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

Autism and ADHD Strategy

Kingston Council is working together with local organisations and residents to write a new all age Autism and ADHD strategy. A strategy is a document that shows what we want to do and how we are going to do it. We want to find out what is important to Autistic people and/ or people who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Have Your Say Please tell us what you think about the draft priorities for the strategy. These are the most important areas that the work will...

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...

Canbury Gardens shared pedestrian and cycle path trial

A shared path for pedestrians and cyclists has been installed in the historic green flag park Canbury Gardens for a one year trial period. The shared path has been created on the existing footpath so that cyclists and pedestrians can both use this route. The aim is to make the park safer and more enjoyable for all users. During the trial we want to hear feedback from park users about your experiences using the shared path. The shared path, if it becomes permanent, will allow...

Open engagement opportunities and consultations

The Big Conversation

As part of Communities month Kingston Council are holding Big Conversations all around Kingston Borough . The idea is to make places and services the best possible in order to live, work and grow. The Big Conversation is about: Getting out into the heart of our communities Having face to face conversations with people who have experience of their areas and understanding what they need and what they value. Gathering information and sharing it with the...

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...

Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy

Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) provides a funding source which local community groups, residents’ associations, registered charities, infrastructure providers and charitable companies as well as council departments and other public sector organisations can access in order to fund/part fund local infrastructure projects. NCIL is a portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), a charge that councils and the Mayor of London collects from new developments like new...

Your ideas for Surbiton

We want to hear your ideas! How do you think we can improve Surbiton’s parks, streets and open spaces? Is there a local project which you think would improve the lives of residents and attract businesses to the area? We are updating the Surbiton Neighbourhood Community plan, which is almost three years old, and want to find out how you think we can continue to make Surbiton an even better place to live, work and study. The community plan is used by the Surbiton...

Neighbourhood Community Grants (South of the Borough)

South of the Borough Neighbourhood Community Grants of up to £3,000 per application, are available to fund projects/ activities/ services to benefit communities in South of the Borough. £20,000 in total is available per annum, which is reduced as Neighbourhood Community Grants are awarded throughout the financial year. Groups are able to submit one grant application every year. Events can include: events in community halls to celebrate or raise awareness of important...

Neighbourhood Community Grants (Surbiton)

Surbiton Neighbourhood Community Grants of up to £3,000 per application, are available to fund projects/ activities/ services to benefit communities in Surbiton. £20,000 in total is available per annum, which is reduced as Neighbourhood Community Grants are awarded throughout the financial year. Groups are able to submit one grant application every year. Events can include: events in community halls to celebrate or raise awareness of important causes events to support...

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

  • Park Road proposed traffic calming

    Our vision is to create a cleaner, greener Kingston and our streets play a major role in this. We want everyone to feel our streets are spaces where they can breathe clean air, walk safely and feel connected to the local community. The average speed recorded on Park Road during a...

    Closed 14 June 2024

  • Autism and ADHD Strategy

    Kingston Council is working together with local organisations and residents to write a new all age Autism and ADHD strategy. A strategy is a document that shows what we want to do and how we are going to do it. We want to find out what is important to Autistic people and/ or people who have...

    Closed 13 June 2024

  • Kingston PlayZone

    We are planning to develop a new PlayZone facility in the borough. PlayZones are safe, inclusive and accessible outdoor facilities that bring communities together through recreational forms of football and a range of other sports. The PlayZone Programme is part of the Football...

    Closed 9 June 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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