News published June 2018
Statement: Charlie Adan, the Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, will be leaving her post on 30 June.
Ms Adan, who was previously Chief Executive of Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils, was appointed to the role at Kingston two years ago.
Kingston music students to perform at prestigious London Jazz Club
Two youth ensembles from Kingston will perform at The Hideaway, one of London's most popular jazz clubs, next month (Thursday 12 July).
Kingston Celebrates Armed Forces Day
Kingston Council is celebrating Armed Forces Week (25 - 30 June), with the Mayor Cllr Thay Thayalan, marking the start of the week by raising a flag at the Coronation Stone outside the Guildhall.
The International Youth Arts Festival - Best of the Fest
The International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) marks its 10th anniversary this year, and runs at venues across Kingston from 6 - 15 July. Here, we round up 10 highlights.
New Community Refugee Sponsorship organisation launched to help resettle Syrian families in Kingston
The Kingston Community Refugee Sponsorship (KCRS) organisation, which aims to resettle refugees with support from local groups, was officially launched at All Saints Church last week.
The Mayor of Kingston announces his chosen charities
The Mayor has announced that he will be supporting Creative Youth, Kingston Samaritans and Kingston Race & Equalities Council during his mayoral year.
Kingston Council launches free community meeting room in the heart of the town centre
Community groups in Kingston are invited to use a brand new meeting space in the Guildhall for free.
Working in partnership to ‘protect your plate’
During Food Safety Week (4 to 10 June) the council, in partnership with the Food Standards Agency, is raising awareness of food hygiene ratings and the work that goes into protecting consumers’ plates
Ignition Dance Festival celebrates new work and community dance in its fifth anniversary
Ignition Dance Festival returns to the Rose Theatre in Kingston on 15 and 16 June to celebrate its fifth anniversary, where winners of this year’s choreographic commissions will showcase their work.
Civic Service marks the start of the new Mayoral Year
Sunday morning shoppers and town centre visitors were treated to a colourful display as a civic procession made its way from the Guildhall towards All Saints Church for this year's Civic Service.