News published July 2015
Contacting Kingston Council now cheaper than ever
In a move to reduce the cost of contacting Kingston Council, all telephone numbers are now chargeable at mobile-friendly, local call rates.
Focus on Kingston creatures as local wildlife group awarded survey kit
8 cameras, 6 memory cards, 48 batteries and a hedgehog house will all form part of the Surbiton Wildlife Group’s new wildlife survey kit, following a £750 grant from Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee.
From Paris to London - world-class cyclists prepare to hit the streets of Kingston on Sunday 2 August
Fresh from the Champs-Élysées, Mark ‘The Manx Missile’ Cavendish and André 'The Gorilla' Greipel will hit the streets of Kingston this weekend.
A new heart for New Malden - Council and residents working together to create a vision for Cocks Crescent
We are working in partnership with local residents and businesses to come up with a vision for the future of the Cocks Crescent area of New Malden.
All bus stops in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames now accessible
We've become one of the first two boroughs in the capital to ensure all our bus stops are fully accessible.
£7k sports grant puts exercise at heart of Kingston community
Residents are being encouraged to get ‘Park Fit’ by taking part in free group exercise classes in two Chessington parks, following a £6,800 grant from Sport England.
Changes to the Council’s constitution to give residents a greater voice in local decision making
We're introducing changes to the way we conduct our business and involve local people, giving them more influence in decision making and building greater trust in local government and elected reps.
Lidl to move UK headquarters to Tolworth following £10m deal with Kingston Council
Kingston Council and Lidl have agreed a £10 million deal that will see the multi-national retailer move its UK headquarters, along with 500 jobs, to Tolworth in south west London.
Kingston kids pledge to use local libraries for Summer Reading Challenge
More than 100 Malden Manor schoolchildren were enthralled by the tales from Arabian Nights at the newly-refurbished Old Malden library on 6 July as part of the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge.
Parking services tariff increase
From Tuesday 14 July 2015 the price of on street parking and multi-storey car parks will increase for the first time since 2011 in-line with inflation.