More responsive Councillors - Sue's Experience

Chessington South
Residents in Chessington South deserve councillors who will fight for them and deliver real help to people who need it

Before she joined our local team, campaigner Sue Towner tried to get the Lib Dem councillors to fix problems in her area, but they didn't respond, so the Conservative's fixed it.

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Crossrail 2 will transform commuter services

Crossrail 2
Crossrail 2 will transform commuting from the Borough ... have your say.

Conservative-backed Crossrail 2 will double the frequency of services to London and reduce peak overcrowding.

Transport for London has release updated proposals for Crossrail 2 service, including a new factsheet about the impact on New Malden. A further ten trains per hour would stop at New Malden before fanning out to serve Norbiton and Kingston, or Berrylands and Surbiton. The Malden Manor, Tolworth and Chessington branch through Motspur Park would also see a substantially improved service.

However, the level crossing at Elm Road New Malden would have to be closed (or replaced by a bridge or tunnel) as it would not be practical or safe with so many trains.

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Andrew Day extinguishes ‘day burners’

Due to equipment failure, street lights were burning all day in Chessington

Councillor Andrew Day’s intervention has stopped months of energy waste from street lights remaining on during the day.

The street lights on the A243 Hook Road had been ‘day burning’ for months. Acting on behalf of local residents, Cllr Day contacted Transport for London to highlight the problem, which was fixed once the replacement parts had been arranged.

Andrew Day

Cllr Day said:

It has taken a long time to get the special parts needed to stop this problem. Not only is it annoying for people living in the area, but it’s also very wasteful for the lights to be left on during the day. Although it was due to a malfunction, I think it also sets a bad example if people see street lights on during the day, so I am glad we have got the problem sorted.

Bus service extended to help Chessington students

465 Bus

After months of hard work and campaigning by a Conservative Councillor, TfL has announced that an extra Monday to Friday service will operate on the 465 route from Kingston to Leatherhead. 

Andrew Day

Councillor Andrew Day, who represents Chessington North and Hook, welcomed the news of an extra departure leaving Kingston at 0725 on weekdays.

There have been a number of occasions on which students from Chessington have been left behind and hopefully this will rectify the situation.

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Sue Towner

Local Campaigner

Sue has lived and grown her business in Chessington South over the last 28 years and for the last 18 years has been a member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - last 8 of them as a branch chairman and activist. Sue has lobbied MP's in the FSB branch area - Chris Grayling, Paul Scully, Dominic Raab, Sir Paul Beresford, James Berry and Ed Davey! Sue has also made contact with the Councils - Kingston, Elmbridge, Mole Valley, Leatherhead and Sutton. The changes in the FSB made sue decide to cross the divide and help in a different way. She wants to be more involved locally and try to make Chessington South a major part of the Conservative idea of a Better, Brighter Borough.

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Simon Illsley

Local Campaigner

With the exception of his student days at Manchester University studying Chemical Engineering, Simon has lived in Kingston Borough all his adult life. Simon's time at Chessington has been spent at two CCCs. Fifteen enjoable years bowling for the mighty Chessington Cricket club and his first job was as a software engineer at Chessington Computer Centre. Since then Simon has continued to work in computing, managing software development for global applications. Simon's children are now reaching the final stages of their eduucation and he feels it is the right time to try and give something back to a borough that has given so much to him and his family.

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Cllr Andy Johnson-Creek

Local Berrylands Councillor

Andy is passionate about the need to help young people get onto the career ladder. To address this, he and a friend set up a company to give young people a platform to discuss issues with world leaders. Andy says this helps them stand out from the crowd when looking for a career in diplomacy, communications, charity work or politics. To relax, Andy is usually found at Twickenham Stoop cheering on Harlequins, or else in the garden attempting to start the BBQ.

 Email Andy at andy.johnson

tel Call Andy on 07825 093 891


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