How we make decisions
The Borough is divided into four Neighbourhoods, each of which have their own local Committees responsible for decisions that are best made at a local level, typically those which only affect a single Neighbourhood area. They have their own budgets and can make decisions on a range of services, including traffic management, small planning applications, parks, libraries, housing management, youth service and licensing matters.
Meetings are usually held in the area of the Neighbourhood so that more local people can attend. Each Neighbourhood covers between 3-5 wards and all the Councillors representing those wards serve on the Committees.
The current Neighbourhood Committees are:
Kingston Town Neighbourhood Committee, covering Kingston and Norbiton
Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee, covering Surbiton, Berrylands and Tolworth
Maldens & Coombe Neighbourhoods Committee, covering Coombe, New Malden and Old Malden
South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committee, covering Chessington, Hook and Malden Rushett