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  • Acre Road Revised Proposals

    Kingston Council has been working with community stakeholders, internal colleagues and a design team to bring forward proposals to redevelop the former care home on Acre Road, Murray House, to provide genuinely affordable housing, at council rent levels, for Kingston’s older residents and those with learning disabilities. Thank you to all of those who have provided their thoughts and comments so far. Following on from our last round of engagement in October/November 2023, we have made... More
    Closed 26 May 2024
  • 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... More
    Opened 23 May 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 Foundation’s exciting new investment programme aimed at tackling inequalities in physical activity and access to facilities by funding community-led spaces. Using investment from the Premier League,... More
    Opened 21 May 2024
  • Revitalising Kingston’s Ancient Market Place

    The Ancient Market Place is the historic heart of Kingston town centre, and is highly valued by local communities. It hosts one of London’s oldest street markets, with the first recorded in 1242. We heard how important the Market Place is during the community engagement to create a Vision for Kingston Town Centre , which was adopted in 2023. In response to this feedback and recent engagement with stakeholders and market traders, the council is now seeking to revitalise the... More
    Closed 19 May 2024
  • 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 month-long speed survey in March this year (2024) was 22.95mph. However residents are concerned about vehicles speeding on the road. We are therefore proposing to install five additional speed... More
    Opened 10 May 2024
  • 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... More
    Opened 9 May 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 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... More
    Opened 1 May 2024
  • 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... More
    Opened 1 May 2024
  • Help improve council services

    We are always looking for ways to improve our services. We would like to know what matters most to you when you are trying to contact the council or use our services. We want to create better services that are easy to use and provide clear information for our residents, businesses, partners and visitors. Your feedback is essential in shaping our services to better meet everyone's needs. The main part of this feedback form is a 'top tasks' question, in which we are trying to find out... More
    Opened 26 April 2024
  • Making Kingston healthier and more active

    We want to create a thriving and active community to enable everyone to lead healthier lives. We want to transform our borough into a place where residents of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle. To make this happen we have recently created the Active Kingston Framework . This brings together three plans: the Indoor Leisure Facilities Strategy the Outdoor Leisure Facilities Strategy a Physical Activity assessment ... More
    Closed 24 April 2024
  • Green spaces

    Kingston’s public greenspaces, including our parks, woodlands and riversides, are important for our physical and mental well-being. But not everyone who lives, works or studies in the borough has good access to a green space or is able to enjoy and benefit from them. Last year a new vision for our public greenspaces was published. It highlights 11 areas where we want to make improvements over the next 10 years. As a council we cannot achieve this on our own and will need to work in... More
    Closed 24 April 2024
  • Community Safety Survey

    The Safer Kingston Partnership brings the police, council, fire brigade, health and probation service together to coordinate community safety activity at a strategic level to: Deal with crime and disorder Tackle substance misuse Prevent and reduce serious violence Reduce reoffending in their area. Take a look below at what we have already achieved with your support: More
    Closed 22 April 2024
  • 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... More
    Closed 10 March 2024
  • 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... More
    Closed 10 March 2024
  • 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. ... More
    Closed 10 March 2024
  • 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... More
    Closed 3 March 2024
  • 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... More
    Closed 3 March 2024
  • 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 sides of the toilet) and space for carers. They can be used by people with profound and multiple learning disabilities or with physical disabilities who often need extra equipment and space to... More
    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 those who live, work, and employ people in the borough are vital to ensuring we are well-placed to deliver a resilient, dynamic and productive local economy. This engagement will be combined... More
    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 well as amplifying some of the great things already taking place, we want to hear your ideas on how we should celebrate contemporary Kingston’s past, present and future. We will... More
    Closed 23 February 2024
  • Business ratepayers' consultation on Kingston Council's proposed 2024/2025 budget

    We charge business rates on most non-domestic properties, such as shops, offices and warehouses. This is one of the main ways in which local government is financed. The council keeps 30% of the amount payable, pays 33% to central government and 37% to the Greater London Authority. The retained 30%, together with revenue from council tax, locally generated income and grants provided by the Government, is used to pay for the services provided by the council. This includes support... More
    Closed 21 February 2024
  • Kingston’s Night Time Economy

    As part of developing Kingston Upon Thames' Evening and Night Time Economy Strategy, we're conducting a survey to gather insights, preferences, and concerns about the borough after 6pm. This strategy will look at various aspects of the borough after dusk, including: The Night Time Economy (The night time economy refers to the range of economic activities that take place during the evening and early morning hours. It encompasses a diverse spectrum of industries and... More
    Closed 12 February 2024
  • Tolworth Area Healthy Streets

    Following extensive discussions and community engagement in Tolworth, we are now seeking your views on some initial proposals to improve the streets in the neighbourhood. We previously shared a range of potential measures which could be introduced to make travel safer and more sustainable. Based on feedback from residents and the results of a study using the Healthy Streets indicators, on 20 September 2023 the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee approved a package of Healthy Streets... More
    Closed 11 February 2024
  • Kingston’s Draft Suicide Prevention Strategy

    Suicide is always a devastating event, both for the person who takes their own life and for their family and friends. Many others involved in providing support and care, as well as witnesses, first responders and beyond will feel the impact. Kingston’s last Suicide Prevention strategy was published in 2016 and expires in March 2024. There is also now a new national strategy ‘Suicide prevention in England: 5-year cross-sector strategy ’ which was published on 11 Sept 2023. ... More
    Closed 29 January 2024
  • 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... More
    Opened 29 January 2024
  • Children and Young People's Plan

    There are lots of things we can do to improve Kingston for you. This could be in areas like climate change, road safety, play areas and mental health. Where we can't help, we can talk to other organisations that can. If lots of children and young people are concerned about the same thing we will try and do what we can to help. Together, we've already taken action on some of your concerns since we published the last Children and Young People’s Plan in 2017. For example,... More
    Closed 28 January 2024
  • Leisure Centre

    Kingston Council is committed to building a new swimming and leisure centre in Kingston town centre. Following an agreement on procurement earlier this year, the council has used the UK Leisure Framework to bring Alliance Leisure on board to oversee delivery of the project, with award-winning architect Roberts Limbrick appointed to bring a revised building design to life. Accessible, inclusive and sustainable facilities remain at the heart of the project that will deliver... More
    Closed 28 January 2024
  • Single-use plastics

    Over the last few years Government legislation has been published with the aim of banning or restricting a variety of single-use plastic products, in order to help protect the environment and promote sustainability. Examples include: A ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics A ban on plastic earbuds A ban on plastic drink stirrers Restrictions on plastic bag use. New legislation came into place on 1 October 2023 concerning the following single-use plastic... More
    Closed 28 January 2024
  • 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... More
    Opened 25 January 2024
  • 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... More
    Opened 19 January 2024
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