More money for Parks and Pavements - you spoke, we listened
When we announced last year that the Council was going to invest a £2 million into the Borough’s parks and Pavements, we were astounded with the amount of positive feedback that we received. Not only did residents want their parks improved in their local areas, they wanted the rest of the Borough’s parks improved as well.
Knowing that the rest of the Borough’s parks needed work done to them, we have decided that as part of this year’s budget to invest a further £1.3 million into the Parks and Pavements Project as part of Phase 2. Not only will this see other parks in the Borough regenerated with safer play areas and modern play equipment, residents will also benefit from safer pavements.
From Amy Woodgate playground in Chessington North to Latchmere Recreation Ground in Tudor, the Parks and Pavements project is delivering real quality improvements for residents and correcting the Lib Dems record of neglect and failure. For 12 years the Lib Dems neglected the Borough’s parks by spending little or no money on them. For 12 years residents suffered as their children had to play with outdated play equipment and unsafe surfaces. By investing in these valuable resources local Conservatives are bringing an end to the Lib Dem record of neglect and failure and put residents first.
Whilst Local Conservatives voted through this year's budget which is seeing extra money be made available to improve parks, the Lib Dems abstained. Through investing more in parks not only can we provide better parks for residents, but we can also continue to provide better services whilst giving residents a council tax freeze.
Cllr Phil Doyle, Portfolio Holder for Residents Services said,
Phase one of the Parks and Playground Project was a great success with parents across the Borough delighted that they once more had parks that their children could play in and inspire new memories. Therefore I am delighted to be able to announce that as part of this year’s budget we are planning to invest a further £1.3 million into Phase two of the Parks and Pavements project.
This extra funding will allow us to regenerate more parks and pavements across the Borough helping create more good memories for children and their families. This is just the latest step that Kingston Conservatives have taken to improve our Borough as we continue to build a Better, Brighter Borough.