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The borough’s biggest ever public consultation under starter’s orders

If you could change one thing about the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, what would it be?

We would like to hear from people who live, work and study in this historic and thriving borough – we want them to tell us what we do well and where we could make improvements.

Launching on Friday 17 October, the ‘All in One’ survey is the biggest public consultation ever carried out in the borough. A paper copy of the survey will be sent to every household in the borough, with additional copies available in libraries. Residents will also be able to complete the survey online. See consultations.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Kevin Davis, said:

“These are challenging times for local government finances; our budget is tight just like those of many households. We have some difficult choices in the years ahead. Therefore it’s more important than ever that we are clear about the priorities of local people. The All in One survey is an opportunity for residents to tell us what’s important to them.

“We are also keen to hear from people who don’t live in the borough but have a close connection to it – perhaps they work or study here. I would encourage those who aren’t residents to complete the survey online via the Council’s website.”

The survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete but the results us will help us plan local services for the next three years. As a thank you for their time, everyone who returns a completed survey will be invited to enter into a prize draw with the chance of winning £500 worth of John Lewis vouchers.

We also encourage keen social media users to get involved with the conversation on Twitter by tweeting @RBKingston using our campaign hashtags:

  • #OneThingKingston
  • #OneThingChessington
  • #OneThingSurbiton
  • #OneThingNewMalden
  • #OneThingTolworth

Follow the campaign through our four neighbourhood Facebook groups:

The results will be used to help us understand the priorities of local people so that services can be planned accordingly. A series of meetings will take place across the borough in early 2015 to feedback the results.