South of the Borough Neighbourhood covers the area south of Red Lion Road and Thornhill Road, to the Borough Boundary by The Star Public House on the Leatherhead Road. The area covers Hook, Chessington and Malden Rushett, as well as parts of Tolworth and Surbiton. The Neighbourhood is made up of three Wards: Chessington North & Hook, Chessington South and Tolworth & Hook Rise. South of the Borough covers half of the Tolworth Broadway District Centre, the Chessington Industrial Estate, Barwell Business Park and Chessington World of Adventures.
Chessington and Hook have their own shopping areas, with various parades offering a variety of stores. With the advantage of being situated close to the countryside and the green belt area of the Royal Borough, and providing a home to Bonesgate and Castle Hill, a local nature reserve, Chessington and Hook have more to offer than originally meets the eye. The Neighbourhood is also home to Tolworth Court Farm (the largest open space in the Borough) and Chessington World of Adventures, one of the country's premier leisure attractions.
The Neighbourhood benefits from sports centres at Tolworth Leisure Centre and Chessington Community College. The main recreation grounds are King George’s at Jubilee Way, King Edward’s on Hook Road and Churchfields on Church Road.
The community can also access a wide range of services and facilities at the Hook Centre, Devon Way Centre and St Mary's Centre.
The A3, A243 Hook Road / Leatherhead Road and the A240 Kingston Road, which are all part of the Transport for London main road network, run through the Neighbourhood. There are also three main-line train stations - Tolworth, Chessington North & Chessington South - and the area is served very well with buses.
The South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committee is made up of the Councillors from the three Wards and is chaired by Councillor Rachel Reid, with Vice Chair, Councillor Alan Dean.
The Committee makes decisions about where you live and is responsible for local issues such as traffic, parking, planning applications, parks and open spaces and local libraries. It also has a Neighbourhood Improvement Fund that is used to fund projects to improve the well-being of the local community.
The Neighbourhood system gives you the opportunity to have a say and influence decisions that affect you. To find out more about the Neighbourhood Committees,
Your Neighbourhood Manager is Barry Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org) tel: 020 8547 5000.
Neighbourhood Management support the Committee and provide the link role between them, other organisations such as Kingston PCT and Kingston Police, and local residents. They bring together communities where everyone has the right to be heard and to influence so that the Neighbourhood is a safer, more prosperous and healthy community where people want to live, work or visit and to be proud of.
To report issues such as potholes, parking, a missed waste collection or for any other environmental query, please contact the Customer First Contact Centre on
020 8547 5000 or email email@example.com
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