News published July 2014
Staying safe: tips for coping in hot weather
As the hot and sunny weather continues, remember a few simple steps to keep you and your home safe and secure.
Putting the cycling in recycling – council worker gets on his bike for Mayor’s charities
A council worker is preparing to saddle up for a 100-mile bike ride to raise money for the Mayor’s charities.
Mayor to lead Kingston ceremony to mark First World War anniversary
A soldier’s diary from the front line and candles snuffed out one by one will be part of Kingston’s commemorations to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.
Kingston and Richmond Councils to share more services
Kingston and Richmond Councils announced today that they would be sharing more services in the future to improve outcomes, reduce bureaucracy and bring significant savings for local residents.
Court orders “dangerous” dog to be muzzled
The owner of a dog that bit a neighbour has been ordered to keep the animal muzzled and on a lead at all times when outside after admitting his pet is a danger.
In the pink - trash turns into cash for Kingston schools
Three Kingston schools have scooped prizes in a regional campaign to stop piles of unwanted electrical appliances and gadgets being binned and recycle them instead.
Kingston celebrates 12-medal haul at London Youth Games
Young athletes have won 12 medals for Kingston at this year’s Balfour Beatty London Youth Games, competing against boroughs across the capital.
Teachers’ strike - 10 July
Most Kingston schools open or partially open despite industrial action.
Benefit cheat gets suspended jail sentence for £14,000 fraud
A woman who worked as a council benefit claims assessor has been found guilty of dishonestly claiming almost £14,000 in housing and council tax benefits and handed a 12-week suspended jail sentence.
£1M boost for better roads in Kingston
Councillors have approved a £1 million boost for improvements to the borough’s roads.