Located on the river Thames, Surbiton is one of the classic London suburbs. The town was a small agricultural village until the opening of Surbiton Station in 1838, forming links to both London and the South-East coastline. Following the inauguration of the railway, the town grew and developed due to its commuter attraction and now has excellent transport connections, with fast trains to London Waterloo taking around 20 minutes and excellent road links nearby at Tolworth and Hook.
Surbiton is a highly sought after residential area and a thriving shopping centre, providing a real mix of individually owned shops co-existing alongside smaller chain store outlets. Bar and café culture is also a growing feature of the centre, with newer venues working hand in hand with the older and more traditional pubs and restaurants.
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Surbiton has a number of attractive open spaces including 'Fishponds', formerly the grounds of an 18th century Georgian house and the magnificent Hampton Court Palace and its surrounds are only a short distance further along the Thames.
The Neighbourhood Committee is made up of the Councillors from the four Neighbourhood Wards, Chaired by Councillor Malcolm Self, with Vice Chair Councillor John Burgess.
The Neighbourhood 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, and also has a small Discretionary Fund that is used to fund projects which improve the well-being of the local community. The Neighbourhood system gives you the opportunity to have a say and influence decision-making at a local level about the services that matter to you. To find out more, see:
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, be educated in or visit - and to be proud of.
Your Neighbourhood Manager is Christina Gardner (email@example.com) tel: 020 8547 5000.
To report issues such as potholes, parking, a missed waste collection or for any other query, please contact the Customer First Contact Centre on
020 8547 5000 or email
We want to make sure the public services delivered in your Neighbourhood meet your needs. Tell us what you think by completing the questionnaire on the left of this page.
Your views will help inform the Neighbourhood Community Plan. For regular feedback on how the Plan is progressing, please sign up for the Neighbourhood e-bulletin by emailing:
Join Surbiton Neighbourhood Facebook Group to hear about latest news and events in the Neighbourhood. See the link at the bottom of this page.