Tudor Ward: Update on the parking

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Local Conservatives are working hard to find a long term solution to Tudor's parking problems.

Parking in Tudor Ward is a problem that your local Conservative Councillors are working to solve for the long term.

On the 5th September, the Kingston Town Neighbourhood Committee agreed to set up a public engagement group to explore the implications of a Permit Parking Area (PPA). Subsequently, a letter went out to all affected residents inviting them to be part of the group representing their road. Over 40 residents replied asking to be considered, and 14 residents were in attendance.

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A gear change for cycling

Go Cycle initial phase in Portsmouth Road

Your Conservative Council has been running a series of public consultations over the various phases of the Go Cycle which is designed to provide a step change in the provision of cycling across the Borough.

The first section of Portsmouth Road was recently completed and opened, and the remaining sections are now under construction. This work is scheduled for completion by the autumn 2016.

Plans are also being development for improvements along Wheatfield Way and the environs around Kingston Station.

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Illegal moorings update

Zac Goldsmith has been active in coordinating the efforts of Kingston and Richmond and the Environment Agency

After what is now a two year campaign by your local Ward Councillors, who have worked closely with MPs, Council Officers, the police and the Environment Agency, it can now be said that, on the whole, we have reclaimed our riverbank and eradicated the blight of illegally moored vessels.

Our thanks to all the residents who have been vigilant in identifying any new transgressors, which has resulted in swift and effective follow up. The Environment Agency is implementing new enforcement plans, and continues to develop partnerships with councils and landowners along the river bank.

Celebrating HM the Queen’s 90th

North Kingston celebrated HM the Queen’s birthday

Many Tudor Ward residents set about to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday with enthusiasm by holding a series of hugely popular street parties.

Not only did these afford a chance to get to know one’s neighbours better and have a lot of fun (in some cases supported by the local Police and Fire Brigade), they also helped build a greater sense of community.

Your local Ward Councillors were very pleased to fund the Union Jacks along Canbury Parade on the Richmond Road on the brackets provided for the Christmas Trees we put up last year. We think they promoted a real sense of pride and added life and vitality to the area. We hope you did too!

New North Kingston Forum

North Kingston Forum
The North Kingston Forum will help preserve the character of the area

The North Kingston Forum has taken a step closer towards achieving formal recognition.

The Forum wishes to promote and improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of North Kingston through the development of a Neighbourhood Plan, which will be a vehicle to guide, promote and allow balanced and sustainable change.

The Forum will bring residents, businesses, Councillors and other key stakeholders of Tudor and Canbury Wards together to develop a vision of the future, for the place we all call home. At an open meeting in July a constitution was adopted and key officers were elected.

Neighbourhood grants available

Despite challenging economic conditions , your Ward Councillors do have access to a small amount of funding to support grassroots community activities and local initiatives.

New footpathYour Councillors have delivered on the promise of an extra £1 million spent on roads and pavements across the Borough. We’re very pleased with the response from residents who have seen broken and uneven footways being replaced with smart slabs and crossovers.

We’re looking for projects which promote a real sense of community and good neighbourliness across the borough and to support residents to help themselves, and each other, by improving their streets, open spaces and promote local community activities. If you are interested in finding out more drop us an email or come along to one of our regular surgeries (details below).

New CPZ for Latchmere, St Alban’s and Durlston Roads?

We have been approached by a number of residents about the difficulty of parking in their roads due to the encroachment of commuter parking following the recent introduction of a CPZ to the West of Richmond Road and the temporary closure of car parking during the construction of the new Kingston Academy.

CPZWhilst residents closer to the Richmond Road were favourably disposed to restrictions, it would be difficult to control just part of a road. Kingston Traffic Officers normally report on the operation of a new CPZ after a year of operation, and consider the effects on surrounding areas and possible modifications. As there appears to be very strong evidence of problems, your local Ward Councillors believe this period could be reduced.

Controlling mobile phone masts

Mobile phone masts
The mobile phone companies are proving difficult to pin down

Your Ward Councillors have tried, somewhat frustratingly, to engage with the operators bent on installing a number of new mobile phone masts in the Borough.

We are aware that Vodafone and O2, through their joint venture Cornerstone (CTIL), are submitting an application for Prior Approval for a new mast adjacent to the Scout Hut on Park Road, in spite of active local opposition.

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Cllr Hugh Scantlebury

Local Tudor Councillor

Hugh has lived and worked in the area since 1992, during which time he has been an active and engaged member of the local community. A long term member of CARA (Canbury and Riverside Association, for which he was Chair 2005-2011), Hugh has a great deal of experience in working to protect and enhance the amenity of North Kingston, focusing on the considerate development of the Thames riverside and Sury Basin, effective local policing, improved public transport, responsible parking, and the protection of key open spaces, as well as a keen interest in maintaining the sustainability of local shops and businesses.

twitter Follow Hugh on on Twitter at @positive4future.

email Contact Hugh at hugh.scantlebury @kingstonconservatives.com

phone Call him on 07527 191 172

2014 election results:

Conservatives 38%
LibDems 27%
Labour 21%

Cllr David Cunningham

Portfolio Holder: Regeneration

David has lived in Tudor Ward all his working life, first in Tudor Drive then in Cardinal Avenue and Durlston Road. He is married to Rosalind and they have a grown up daughter Catherine and Boogie, a Springer Spaniel. After an early career in design with structural engineering consultants, David became a director of a national construction company.  He then moved on to environmental consulting, specialising in geothermal energy and landfill remedial schemes. David is a long-term Tudor Ward Councillor and has been involved in local campaigns such as keeping open Latchmere Lane, saving the K5, and more recently the Save Tudor Library Campaign. He has been Mayor of the Royal Borough.

 Contact David at david.cunningham @kingstonconservatives.com

 Call him on 07768 510 503

Cllr Maria Netley

Tudor Ward Councillor

Maria Netley has lived in Kingston since the early 90’s. She has worked in the City in a variety of roles since she was a student, and now works in IT. She has been an active governor of St Luke’s school in Acre Road for over a decade, a role that she finds both rewarding and tremendously enjoyable. Maria enjoys cycling and is also keen on rugby. She was a volunteer during the Olympics. She supports the Rose Theatre and also volunteers with Contact The Elderly, a charity which supports those living alone with no family or support network.

Follow Maria on Twitter at @maria4tudor.

email Contact Maria at maria@maria4tudor.co.uk

phone Call her on 07802 415 031


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