Standing up for Chessington

Chessington South Candidates
The Lib Dems in Chessington have let residents down, its time that Chessington had councillors who will do a better job

Over a number of years, the South of the Borough neighbourhood (covering Chessington, Malden Rusett, Hook and Part of Tolworth) has seemed to get less attention and investment from the council as other areas

Part of this has been due to the neighbourhood administration. Kingston Council has 'four neighbourhoods' which control spending on many local and maintenance issues.

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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.

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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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 Campaigner

Andy has lived in Chessington South for the last three years, commuting to London during the week for a job in PR. Prior to that he lived in Berrylands, Surbiton, where he has been a councillor since 2014. Now that he is up for re-election, Andy wants to again represent the place where he lives and where hehas based his young family. His time in the guidhall and as a school governor at Chessington Community College has shown him that the Southern end of Chessington down to Malden Rushett has been poorly represented for a very long time. If electedt as your councillor, Andy will ensure that this is no longer the case; and that Chessington has a loud voice in the guildhall on all issues - big or small. 

 Email Andy at andy.johnson

tel Call Andy on 07825 093 891


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