Council launches Kingston Conversation
Council Leader Kevin Davis will be hosting eight events across the borough to meet as many residents as possible and discuss the big issues facing the borough and local areas.
These Kingston Conversation events follow on from the All in One survey earlier this year. The All in One was the largest and most comprehensive survey ever carried out into resident’s views about the state of Kingston upon Thames. It has demonstrated a clear need for the Council and its partners to communicate better and work closer with local people and businesses if the future which we all want is to be secured.
Councillor Kevin Davis, Leader of the Council said,
“Kingston, like all local government, is changing fast and we must find ways to secure our future while ensuring the best possible outcomes for our residents.
“We have a massive challenge ahead to secure the best future for our borough and it is a challenge we have to tackle together. Kingston is at a crossroads. Your Council has less money than it used to and this means we must find new ways to do things while ensuring good services for local people continue.
“Like the rest of London, our borough is growing. We believe that growth provides the key to our future success and prosperity and an opportunity for greater control of our own destiny. Managing this growth so it is right for our borough, along with the other changes we face will however provide challenges for all of us.
“These events will provide me and my colleagues with an opportunity to set out our plans for the borough over the coming years. They will also give you a chance to tell us about your concerns and to explore how we can work together to address these.
“We have a fantastic borough with a great history and heritage. Our future however depends on all of us working together. These meetings provide a great opportunity for all of us to better understand each other so that we can do this for the benefit of Kingston upon Thames.
“I hope to meet as many Kingston residents as possible over the coming months.”
Anyone interested in attending an event should visit www.kingston.gov.uk/conversation or telephone 020 8547 6654 (automated service) to book a space.
- Southborough High School, Hook Road, Surbiton, KT6 5AS
Tuesday 1 September 7pm to 9pm
- United Reform Church, Richard Mayo Centre, Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HZ
Thursday 10 September 7pm to 9pm
- Kings Centre, Coppard Gardens, Chessington, KT9 2GZ
Saturday 12 September 10.30am to 12.30pm
- New Malden Methodist Church, 49 High Street, New Malden, KT3 4BY
Thursday 17 September 7pm to 9pm
- The cornerHOUSE, 116 Douglas Road, Surbiton KT6 7SB
Saturday 19 September 10.30am to 12.30pm
- Shiraz Mirza Trust, Manor Park Hall, Malden Road, New Malden, KT3 6AU
Saturday 26 September 10.30am to 12.30pm
- Glenmore House, 6 The Cresent, Surbiton, KT6 4BN
Tuesday 29 September 7pm to 9pm
- Tudor Drive Library Hall, Tudor Drive, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5QH
Saturday 10 October 10am to noon