News published April 2019
OFSTED praises Kingston Council and Achieving for Children following two day inspection
Kingston Council and Achieving for Children (AfC) have been praised by OFSTED inspectors, following a two day focused visit in March (19-20) looking at services to protect vulnerable adolescents.
Council sets out vision for the next four years
‘Making Kingston Better Together’ is Kingston Council’s new Corporate Plan, setting out the vision, ambitions and priorities for the borough over the next four years (2019-23).
New retail relief scheme for small businesses in Kingston borough
Kingston Council will give a boost to small businesses in the borough through a new retail relief programme starting from April 2019.
Iconic 'Out of Order' tumbling telephone box sculpture refurbished in Kingston for 30th anniversary
The iconic ‘Out of Order’ sculpture, best known as the twelve tumbling telephone boxes has been revealed following its refurbishment, alongside original artist, David Mach.
New Malden butcher prosecuted for safety failures that cost a man his hand
A butcher in New Malden, whose safety breaches led to a young man losing his hand in a mincing machine, was sentenced to seven months in prison, suspended for 18 months, at Kingston Crown Court.
New grants programme agreed for Kingston’s communities
Local groups can apply for grants as the council looks to give a boost to dedicated voluntary and community organisations in Kingston.
Kingston Council teams up with Bentall Centre to install first changing places toilet in town centre
Kingston Council is working with the Bentall Centre to improve disabled facilities at Kingston’s iconic shopping centre, with work under way to install the town's first changing places service toilet.