Lib Dems defeated in efforts to block Parks and Pavements project
Plans to improve local parks and pavements across all areas of Kingston have been approved by Kingston Council, despite Lib Dem efforts to block them.
Conservative Councillors voted through the project which will lead to local parks and pavements across the Borough being regenerated. All parks will have bins, benches and anti dog fouling and littering signage either installed or upgraded.
Cllr Phil Doyle, Portfolio Holder for Residents Services said:
For many years under the previous Lib Dem administration, residents continually told us that their parks and pavements needed to be repaired. The Lib Dems repeatedly failed to act and neglected them, and that is why this Conservative Council has pushed through the Parks and Pavements project. I find it difficult to believe that in 2014 the Lib Dems pledged to nurture Kingston’s green spaces, yet were happy to have blocked our plans to improve Kingston’s local parks and pavements.
Work will be undertaken at the following locations: Athelstan Recreation Ground, Blagdon Road Park, Alexandra Drive Playground, Raeburn Open Space (former Lagoon area), Elm Road Recreation Ground, Fairfields Recreation Ground, Tudor Estate Playground, Canbury Gardens Playground, Woodgate Avenue Playground, Knollmead Playground, The Wood, Latchmere Recreation Ground, Barton Green, Dickerage Recreation Ground, plus tree pits at various locations
The locations for the pavement activities are: Barnfield Gardens, Fairfield, Caverleigh Way, Park Road, Stormont Way, Verona Drive, Garrison Lane, Knollmead, Kings Drive, Lyndhurst Avenue.