Kingston highlights community spirit during Communities Month

A group of people stood in front of a church before a volunteering event

June marks Communities Month, an opportunity for Kingston to come together and celebrate those who empower communities and a chance to highlight the borough’s rich culture and heritage.

Throughout the month, there will be lots going on to celebrate these contributions and showcase inspiring local people who make a real difference across our neighbourhoods. 

We will be: 

  • Celebrating Pride Month by acknowledging the achievements, contributions and heritage of our LGBTQIA+ communities whilst continuing to work hard to improve inclusivity and eradicate prejudice and discrimination. You will be able to see the LGBTQIA+ flag flying above the Guildhall on 3 June. 
  • Showing our gratitude to all of our volunteers in the borough during National Volunteering Week (3-9 June). Our volunteers inspire us and contribute to the strength of our community every day. We will also be recognising these amazing contributions at our ‘Celebrating Communities Awards’ on Thursday 6 June 2024. Find out more about this on our EventBrite page.
  • Shining a spotlight on our carers as part of Carers Week (10 - 16 June) to thank them for their hard work and commitment. For information on support for carers, visit Connected Kingston.   
  • Raising awareness of the refugee experience and marking our commitment to becoming a City of Sanctuary during Refugee Week (17 - 23 June) and standing with all our communities. 
  • Continuing our work to become an Age Friendly Borough with the introduction of age appropriate fitness offers and activities. 

Kingston Council is committed to working with people and organisations across the borough to make a positive difference, building strong and connected communities. This month is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate everything that makes our communities great. 

You can find a list of the community events and volunteering opportunities across the borough on our website. 


Published: 3rd June 2024