News published July 2019
Trading Standards operation to sniff out illicit tobacco
Sniffer dogs Milo and Molly have put their noses to good use and helped Kingston Council’s Trading Standards team seized 5.55kg of illicit tobacco, as well as unregulated tobacco leaves.
Local GPs welcome cancer prevention jab for boys
GPs in Kingston are welcoming the introduction of the cancer preventing HPV vaccine that will be available to boys aged 12 to 13 in local schools from September.
CirKT new talent callout and gig dates announced
CirKT, Kingston’s live music project offering opportunities for talented musicians from South West London, is putting a final call out for applications to be a part of the programme.
Kingston receives share of £100million Government migration fund
Kingston Council has received £164,442 as part of the Government’s Controlling Migration Fund to help integrate vulnerable migrants and refugees into the local community.
Planning Service delays customer update
The processing of planning applications is currently experiencing significant delays.
New Malden to Raynes Park Go Cycle Route Opens
On Saturday 13 July, the new 1.2km cycle and walking route joining New Malden and Raynes Park opens.
Kingston First contract successfully renewed for another five years
Kingston First recorded its highest ever turnout for a ballot (65%), with 548 businesses and organisations voting in favour of renewing their contract.
Residents invited to help develop plans for the future of Cocks Crescent in New Malden
As part of the next stage of the Cocks Crescent site redevelopment in New Malden, the council will be holding co-design workshops in July asking residents for their views to help shape future plans.
Residents invited to cast their votes on the topic for this year’s State of the Borough debate
This year’s annual State of the Borough debate will be taking place on Thursday 21 November and for the first time residents are being invited to vote on a topic for discussion.
Kingston Council raises rainbow flag to mark London Pride festival
Cllr Margaret Thompson, the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames raised the rainbow flag outside the Guildhall today (1 July) to celebrate the London Pride festival and show the borough’s support for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community.