News published April 2019
Statement re graffiti in Kingston Town Centre
The council was made aware of racist and offensive graffiti in Kingston town centre overnight. Our neighbourhood rangers, working with the Bentall and Eden Walk shopping centres as well as Kingston First, acted quickly and have removed it all.
94% of children in Kingston offered one of their top three primary school choices
Latest figures show five in six children (82%) in Kingston were offered their first preference primary school and 94% received one of their top three preferences, despite an increase in applications.
Easter opening hours 2019
More information about the council's services over Easter.
Kingston Council gains three-year High Court injunction for illegal encampments
Kingston Council has obtained a full three-year injunction order allowing it to prevent unlawful occupation or encampments or depositing of waste or fly-tipping on public land.
Council proposes more flexible approach to street trading
Local people are encouraged to have their say on Kingston Council’s plans to reshape its street trading policy, making it more flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the borough.
Kingston receives £14,900 to support next generation of musicians
Kingston Council has received £14,900 from Arts Council England to inspire young people to get involved with music within their community and develop their talent.
OFSTED praises Kingston Council and Achieving for Children following two day inspection
Kingston Council and Achieving for Children (AfC) have been praised by OFSTED inspectors, following a two day focused visit in March (19-20) looking at services to protect vulnerable adolescents.
Council sets out vision for the next four years
‘Making Kingston Better Together’ is Kingston Council’s new Corporate Plan, setting out the vision, ambitions and priorities for the borough over the next four years (2019-23).
New retail relief scheme for small businesses in Kingston borough
Kingston Council will give a boost to small businesses in the borough through a new retail relief programme starting from April 2019.
Iconic 'Out of Order' tumbling telephone box sculpture refurbished in Kingston for 30th anniversary
The iconic ‘Out of Order’ sculpture, best known as the twelve tumbling telephone boxes has been revealed following its refurbishment, alongside original artist, David Mach.