Welcome to Kingston: Let's Talk

Here you will find out Kingston Council's latest consultations and engagement opportunities. Have your say on local issues that matter to you and help shape decision-making in Kingston upon Thames.

We will also keep this website updated with the results and outcomes of your feedback.

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Featured engagement opportunities and consultations

Electric Vehicle Charging Point Suggestions

Electric Vehicle Charging Point Suggestions

We want to hear your suggestions for future on-street Electric Vehicle (EV) charging point locations. We are committed to supporting residents and businesses as they make the switch to cleaner, greener vehicles. We want to create a sustainable green economy for Kingston, with everyone taking responsibility for their impact on the environment, and our work on helping residents' transition to EV is part of our wider package of measures to encourage greener and sustainable travel, improve...

Budget Planning 2025-2028

Budget Planning 2025-2028

We provide essential support for those most in need and services for everyone to help make our borough a great place to live, work and study. Along with most councils across the country, we are facing a huge challenge to find money to deliver current services, and the pressure is increasing. More people, families and children are struggling and need help, while the costs of delivering services continue to rise. Currently 60p of every £1 of your council tax is spent on these...

Kingston Let’s Talk Residents' Panel

Kingston Let’s Talk Residents' Panel

Join our Kingston Let’s Talk Residents’ Panel and share your views and experiences to help improve our services and continue to make Kingston a great place to live, work or study. A residents' panel is a group of people who are actively willing to engage with us either face-to-face, over the phone or online to help improve council services and our borough. We run the Kingston Residents’ Panel to consult with, carry out research and inform people on matters of local interest...

Open engagement opportunities and consultations

Trial School Street at Ellingham Primary School

Trial School Street at Ellingham Primary School

Our vision is to create a cleaner, greener Kingston and our streets play a major role in this plan. School Streets limit motor vehicle access to the school gates around school start and finish times making it safer and easier for children and their families to walk, cycle or scoot. They reduce local traffic and parking congestion and engine idling, which improves air quality. We have a planned trial at Ellingham Primary School (SS12), which will include part of Ellingham Road, from...

Trial School Street at St Philip’s School

Trial School Street at St Philip’s School

Our vision is to create a cleaner, greener Kingston and our streets play a major role in this plan. School Streets limit motor vehicle access to the school gates around school start and finish times making it safer and easier for children and their families to walk, cycle or scoot. They reduce local traffic and parking congestion and engine idling, which improves air quality. We have a planned school street trial at St Philip's School (SS11), which will include Harrow Close and...

Elm Road zebra crossing

Elm Road zebra crossing

Our vision is to create a cleaner, green er Kingston and our streets play a major role in this plan. We want everyone to feel our streets are spaces where they can breathe clean air, walk safely and feel connected to the local community Local residents, parents and staff from St Luke’s C.E. Primary School have asked whether a zebra crossing could be installed in Elm Road, to help people cross the road safely. Funding is available from Transport for London to make this happen. We want...

Toby Way Permit Parking Area

Toby Way Permit Parking Area

We want everyone to feel our streets are spaces where they can breathe clean air, walk safely and feel connected to the local community. Parking management in our neighbourhoods ensures streets are safer for all users, help residents and visitors have fair access to parking and can reduce congestion. In response to the work that local councillors and highways officers have been doing with residents of Dean and Drayton Court regarding parking, we are seeking your input on introducing a...

Hunters Road Improvements

Hunters Road Improvements

Our vision is to create a cleaner, greener Kingston and our streets play a major role in this plan. We want everyone to feel our streets are spaces where they can breathe clean air, walk safely and feel connected to the local community. We have carefully developed some proposals to address concerns regarding the mini-roundabout at the junction between Hunters Road and Fullers Way South. The aim is to enhance safety and improve traffic management in the area. There have been ongoing...

North Kingston Healthy Streets

North Kingston Healthy Streets

Our vision is to create a cleaner, greener Kingston and our streets play a major role in this plan. We want everyone to feel our streets are spaces where they can breathe clean air, walk safely and feel connected to the local community. For several years, residents living on King’s Road, particularly the part between Park Road and Queens Road, have expressed concern about the traffic conditions in the area. We have previously engaged with communities to find a solution and considered...

Our Streets

Our Streets play a major role in our vision for a Greener Kingston. We want everyone to feel our streets are spaces where they can breathe clean air, walk safely and feel connected to the local community. 

We really want your views and suggestions for our programmes to improve Kingston’s neighbourhoods for everyone.

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Closed activities

  • Changing Places toilets

    Kingston Council has been given a fantastic opportunity to provide three Changing Places toilets in the borough. Changing Places toilets are larger accessible toilets with equipment such as hoists, privacy screens, adult-sized changing benches, peninsula toilets (where there is space on both...

    Closed 29 February 2024

  • Economic Development Strategy

    We have started to work on a new economic development strategy for the borough which will guide and inform a wide range of services and initiatives over the next five years, to support a thriving and fair local economy. We want to hear from you, as we know the experiences and perspectives of...

    Closed 25 February 2024

  • Kingston 2025 - Celebrating our Past, Present and Future

    In 2025 Kingston will mark the 1100th anniversary of the crowning of King Athelstan, the first King of England, with a borough-wide celebration. The six month programme of cultural events and activities will launch in Spring 2025 and will be created in collaboration with local communities. As...

    Closed 23 February 2024

We asked, you said, we did

Below are outcomes for some of the issues we've recently asked about.

We asked

What do you think of the plans for a shared use pedestrian and cycle path in Canbury Gardens?

You said

Over 130 people responded to the survey. Those in favour of the trial commented: 

  • Existing cycle route is in a poor condition 

  • Conflict already exists between pedestrians and cyclists accessing the riverside

  • Lack of clarity and signage 

  • Support for rewilding and improving the path beside the river and pedestrianising this

Some respondents expressed concern about the trial. The comments raised included:  

  • Concern about potential increase in conflict between pedestrians and cyclists and particular concern about the impact of the trail shared use path on blind and partially sighted people, wheelchair users, children, dogs, elderly and less mobile people. 

  • Prefer to have segregated paths for pedestrians and cyclists.

  • Prefer cycling to be banned from Canbury Gardens altogether and for cyclists to use Lower Ham Road. 

  • Concern about the speed of cyclists using the trial shared path.

We did

As part of the engagement and in response to the feedback received we've taken a number of steps to address many of the issues raised:

  • Held a site meeting with representatives of local groups for people with visual impairments to discuss the proposal and what could be done to address their concerns. We will hold regular meetings together during the trial in order to capture any additional works that may be needed. 

  • Added more tactile  paving to the plan at entrance points and meeting points with other internal pathways.

  • Updated the plan to include additional signage to support the trial scheme, that will encourage cyclists to slow down as they enter the shared use area.

  • Updated the plan to include encouraging those who wish to cycle via a faster route to be encouraged to use Lower Ham Road as an alternative.

This updated plan was taken to Kingston and North Kingston Neighbourhood Committee on 28 November 2023 and approved for a 1 year trial. Weather permitting work will being on site to install the trial shared pathway from 22 January 2024.  We will open a new survey to collect your feedback from using the shared pathway once it is in place. 

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