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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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Your Coombe Vale

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Kingston Council have published the response to the "All-in-1" survey: it shows that Coombe Vale residents are pretty happy, but points to areas for improvement.

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Cocks Crescent

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Kingston Council has published its response to the Cocks Crescent consultation.

Conservative councillors are fighting for a better outcome for the Cocks Crescent site

A recently published consultation by Kingston Council shows that residents expressed:

  • the need for a Leisure Centre (and specifically a swimming pool),
  • a desire for a modern play area,
  • negative comments about increased housing,
  • requests for improvement of the local aesthetic (particularly through maintenance and cleaning of the local area) and
  • improved safety in the local area.

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Giving something back

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    Cllr Julie Pickering worked hard all day

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    Local Met PCSO Wayne Griffith lent a hand

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    Even the Mayor, in his best fig and chain, (almost) got his hands dirty!

Coombe Vale councillors were in the vanguard of the team of local volunteers painting the Dickerage railings.

Everyone had a great time on 4th July when local Conservative activists, local children and parents joined the Achieving for Children team and the Police to paint the railings outside the Dickerage Sports and Community Centre.

The children loved it — but we are not sure how much paint went on the fence and how much on them!

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Contacting your Coombe Vale Ward councillors ...

You can contact your councillors at any time via email or by telephoning them, or you can write to them via the Conservative Group Office, Guildhall, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1EU.

Coombe Vale councillors also hold a ward surgery on the second Saturday of the month, except in August and December, from 10 am to 12 noon at the Dickerage Sports & Community Centre. No appointment is necessary, but please bring any relevant paperwork with you, if you can.

Cllr Roy Arora

Mayor of Kingston 2015/6

Roy has lived on Clarence Avenue for the past dozen years, though his connection with the area dates back to some thirty years when he studied at Kingston Polytechnic/University. He is married and has a teenage daughter. Roy holds an MBA and has worked locally as a Project Management Consultant. Previously, he was employed as a Senior Management Consultant for Deloitte and as a Project Manager for the Civil Service. His qualifications, profession and experience have equipped him with a set of skills such as business analysis, problem solving and dealing with people from all walks of life, skills that prove useful in carrying out his duties as a Councillor. Roy is proud to be a resident here and would like to see our residents enjoy quality education, clean environment, good health, safe neighbourhoods and general well being.

email Contact Roy at

tel Call Roy on 07771 976 053

Cllr Julie Pickering

Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder: Partnerships & Contracts

Julie has lived in Coombe Vale ward for two decades. During that time, she has built a management career in Marks and Spencer, met her husband and raised two children. In addition to being a Ward Councillor, she works as a business consultant with emphasis on small businesses and youth employment. Julie is very proud of our community and Kingston. Local residents have discovered during her past few years as a Councillor that, when she commits to something, she gives her full support and can take action in an extremely effective way.

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tel  Call Julie on 07986 568 973


2014 election results:

Conservatives 52%
Labour 17%
LibDems 17%

Cllr Cathy Roberts

Portfolio Holder: Adult Social Care and Health

Cathy has lived in Lime Grove for over thirty years and raised a family here. She undertook a degree as a mature student and then worked for Kingston University for over twenty years, primarily as the manager of the postgraduate programmes for the Faculty of Technology. Cathy's neighbours know that she is fully committed to ensuring that the concerns of local residents are listened to and acted on by the council. Before she was elected, Cathy lobbied the Council to replace rubbish and dog mess bins at several strategic sites, and worked on a successful campaign which led to the council postponing a planning decision for a house re-development until parking issues had been satisfactorily resolved. She believes that local democracy should mean honesty, transparency and fairness when making decisions which will impact on residents lives.

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 Call Cathy on 07752 366 819


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