Securing the best outcome for all residents

New care home in Kingston Vale
Rowena opens the new care home on a former petrol station site

Local residents tell us that over-development is a key issue in the ward, and your Councillors have a strong track record of resisting developments which are detrimental to the character of Coombe Hill.

In the case of the newly-opened Sherwood Grange Care Home in Kingston Vale, developers had proposed that this former petrol station should be given over to blocks of flats for student accommodation. Your Councillors campaigned successfully against this incongruous plan and instead we now have a development which is more acceptable to residents and in keeping with the locality.

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Improving Coombe Hill's appearance

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It's the little improvements that make a great place to live

Eric Humphrey, Gaj Walloopillai and Rowena Bass, your local ward Councillors, are committed to improving public spaces throughout Coombe Hill, including the characteristic and attractive tree cover in our ward.

140 new trees have been planted across the five Maldens & Coombe wards, and this summer residents saw 28 extra trees planted in Coombe Hill across Ullswater Crescent, Bowness Crescent, Keswick Avenue and Coombe Lane.

And we want to plant more - please tell us where!

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Contacting your Coombe Hill Ward Councillors ...

Your Coombe Hill Councillors have a good track record engaging with local residents. We are available by email or on the phone for any issues that concern you: see our contact details on this page.

We also host a surgery on the first Saturday of every month at 10am at the Kingston Lodge Hotel. We look forward to seeing you there.

You can also sign up to our Coombe Hill e-newsletter giving you information about what we are doing in the ward and any updates on local activity. To sign up, please contact one of your Conservative Councillors, or send a message to the Conservative office: office@rpnkconservatives.co.uk.

Cllr Rowena Bass

Deputy Mayor 2016-17

Rowena has lived in Dickerage Road for over twenty years with her husband and three teenage daughters. Rowena qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London and has extensive experience of both the private and public sectors. Locally she is a primary school Governor, neighbourhood watch coordinator and helps run a busy Girl Guide unit. Rowena sits on the Council’s Audit, Governance and Standards Committee and the Residents Committee, as well as the Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood. She represents the Council on the Kingston Chamber of Commerce. Rowena's main priority is to listen to and represent Coombe Hill residents and fight for local issues and help maintain the special nature of Coombe Hill ward.

tweetFollow Rowena at @CllrRowenaBass

email Contact Rowena at rowena.bass @kingston.gov.uk

tel Call Rowena on 07804 561 478

Cllr Eric Humphrey

Local Councillor since 1994

Eric has lived in the ward he represents for more than forty years. He served in the Metropolitan Police, retiring in the rank of Commander. He was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished service. As a councillor, Eric has always done his best to help residents with their problems. From a Borough-wide perspective, he wants to maintain Kingston as good place in which to live and work, and to enhance the environment. Eric believes that the administration should be given clear policy guidance and encouraged to achieve the best outcomes for the borough; they have to be accountable to the public for their performance. Eric sits on the Council’s Adults and Children's Committee and the Audit, Governance and Standards Committee as well as the Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood. He chairs the Pension Fund Panel and represents Kingston Council at Kingston Voluntary Action.

email Contact Eric at eric.humphrey @kingston.gov.uk

tel Call Eric on 020 8549 4030

Cllr Gaj Wallooppillai

Local Councillor

Gaj has spent the last 16 years living in the Coombe Hill and was educated locally at Tiffin Boys. He has been a councillor since May 2012. Gaj sits on the Council’s Development Control Committee, its Growth Committee, and its Treasury Committee as well as the Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood. He represents Kingston Council on the Kingston Safer Neighbourhood Board and Sport Kingston. He also runs his own small business based in the Borough.

tweetFollow Gaj at @GajWall

email Email Gaj at gaj.wallooppillai @kingston.gov.uk

telCall Gaj on 07803 835 524

2014 election results

Conservatives 59%
Labour 18%
LibDems 14%
Conservatives

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