News published May 2018
Visually impaired student receives ‘Best Learner’ award at the House of Lords
A visually impaired student from Kingston has received an award at this year’s Best Learner Event held at the House of Lords (17 May).
Festival to celebrate the work and life of pioneering Kingston-born photographer
Kingston Museum will be holding a festival to celebrate the work and life of the famous Kingston-born photographer and inventor Eadweard Muybridge, from Tuesday 29 May to Saturday 2 June.
Kingston kicks off food waste challenge for flats
Kingston Council has launched a new initiative to encourage residents living in purpose-built flats to reduce their food waste and be in with a chance to win prizes.
Kingston welcomes new Mayor Councillor Thay Thayalan
Councillor Thay Thayalan was elected and appointed as the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames at Annual Council (22 May).
Gold status for Kingston's Bereavement Service
The council has secured the highest national accredited standard under the Charter for the Bereaved scheme.
International Youth Arts Festival Launches 10th Anniversary Programme
The programme has been announced for the 2018 International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF), which takes place at venues across Kingston from the 6 to 15 July 2018.
Kingston High Street works - traffic changes in May and June
Emergency gas works have led to a delay in the implementation of a one-way system planned for High Street.
Kingston Council’s portfolio holders announced
Following the local elections on 3 May, the Leader of Kingston Council, Cllr Liz Green has announced her portfolio holders.
Chief Executive of Achieving for Children to retire
Nick Whitfield CBE, former Director of Children’s Services for Richmond and Kingston councils, and Chief Executive of Achieving for Children has announced he is retiring later this year.
GoodGym launches new innovative fitness project in Kingston
GoodGym, a running community that combines getting fit with supporting the local neighbourhood, will launch a new project in Kingston on Tuesday 15 May.