Our Pledge to you: Keeping you healthy
With the growth of housing and people in both Kingston and London we need to ensure we do as much as we can to preserve the culture and quality of life that makes Kingston such a great place to live and work.
We have made great strides in the past four years in investing in our parks, playgrounds, planting more trees and increasing our recycling rates but there is still a a great deal more that can be done to help residents stay healthy and lead healthier lifestyles. That is why at this election, Kingston Conservatives are pledging to do more to keep you healthy.
How will the council do more to keep me and my family healthy?
- New Leisure facilities - Kingston Conservatives will build two new swimming pools and take action on our recent indoor sports strategy that envisages four pools; Kingston, New Malden, Tolworth and Chessington. We will also expand our sports facilities at the David Weir Stadium and look at what can be provided in Tolworth for a new shared sports and football facility.
- Building care homes - We know that there is a growing need for more adult social care and that is why kingston Conservatives are pledging to build two new care homes to meet the growing demand that we are seeing in Kingston.
- Cleaner air - It is Conservative Government policy to introduce new methods to improve our air quality. Kingston Conservatives will therefore implement the following initiatives to help keep you and your family healthy:
- Establish a Clean Air Council made up of local businesses, schools and residents groups to work with the University on researching a new approach to clean air policy in Kingston.
- Kingston Conservatives will also work with the Mayor to speed up the pledge to remove diesel taxis and buses from our Borough and to extend the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover all of London.
- We will use planning policy to ensure that all new buildings are as ‘green’ as possible and contribute to reducing and improving emissions.
- Kingston Conservatives will also install up to 300 new electric car charging points and we will explore electric vehicle charging, but also how we can support hybrid vehicles and the emerging hydrogen powered vehicles
- Street trees can significantly contribute to cleaning our air. On taking office in 2014 we discovered the LiB Dems had left us 2,500 empty street tree locations. Kingston Conservatives are committed to replacing all those trees in the next four years.
Cllr Terry Paton, Deputy Leader of the Council said,
As Kingston continues to grow we need to do more to ensure that residents keep healthy and that is why at this election, Kingston Conservatives are pledging to do more to help you and your families stay healthy.
From investing in the Borough’s leisure facilities, to improving Adult Social Care by building new care homes to cleaning up Kingston’s air, Kingston Conservatives are committed to playing a leading role and helping residents.