News published June 2015
Joint funding secures larger homes for growing families in Kingston
£413,000 of joint funding from Kingston Council and the Greater London Authority (GLA) is being used to extend fourteen Council-owned homes.
Council puts its weight behind local business awards
As the closing date for nomination to the Kingston Business Excellence Awards 2015 draws near, Council Leader, Kevin Davis is urging local businesses to take part.
Council Leader calls on faith groups to help rehouse Syrian refugees in Kingston
The Leader of Kingston Council has written to Kingston’s faith group Leaders and their communities asking for their help in finding suitable accommodation for 50 Syrian refugees.
Life expectancy gap falls in Kingston upon Thames
The gap in life expectancy between the most deprived and the most affluent parts of the borough have reduced significantly, according to national statistics released last week.
Regenerating the borough’s housing estates
We are planning to embark on a 15 year programme to regenerate the largest housing estates in the borough.
£2.5 million agreed to provide more places at two borough schools
A £2.5 million plan to expand two of the borough’s schools was agreed at the Children, Youth and Leisure Committee on 9 June.
Kingston Council saves £400,000 through online transactions
We've saved over £400,000 in running costs over the last three years by encouraging residents to pay, report and request things online rather than picking up the telephone or visiting the Guildhall.
Local residents have their say on proposals for the Old Post Office site
Residents were invited to a special meeting of Kingston Council’s Development Control Committee to express their views on proposals for the Old Post Office site in Ashdown Road, Kingston.
Residents asked to pledge support for a community housing trust
An ambitious scheme to give council tenants and leaseholders substantial control over their housing services has been launched by Kingston Council and Kingston Federation of Residents.
Old Malden Library as good as new
The newly refurbished Old Malden Library has reopened to the public after the completion of a major £40,000 refurbishment.