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Kingston residents invited to share their views

Let's talk

Kingston Council are inviting local residents to talk about the council’s priorities and finances.  

Kingston's ‘Let’s Talk’ events which started in December, continue throughout January. Residents will be able to hear first hand from councillors about the financial pressures facing the borough as it plans the council’s budget for 2019/20. Councillors also want to listen to resident’s views about the council’s priorities.

There will be an opportunity to discuss your thoughts and share ideas with others from the local community, as well as ask the Leader of the Council, Councillor Liz Green, questions.  

The events aim to involve residents more directly in the council's decision making process. Details of the events are:

  • Tuesday 15 January - 7pm - 9pm - Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, KT1 2AQ
  • Thursday 17 January - 7pm - 9pm - Surbiton Library, Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 6AG
  • Saturday 19 January - 10:30am - 12:30pm - New Malden Methodist Church, High Street, New Malden, KT3 4BY

Previous event:

  • Thursday 13 December - 10am - 12pm - Hook Centre, Green End, Chessington, KT9 1AE

If you are unable to attend, or miss an event near you, you can still take part by visiting www.kingstonconversations.co.uk/lets-talk

Leader of the Council, Cllr Liz Green, said:

“With local government facing continued pressure to reduce budgets while striving to improve services, we want to hear from Kingston residents to understand more clearly what their priorities are so that we can ensure that council budgets deliver the best value for money and meets residents expectations.”

You can find out more about the events, book your place and submit questions in advance online at www.kingstonconversations.co.uk/lets-talk. Alternatively you can call 0208 547 4701.

While these Let’s Talk sessions focus on helping to shape the council’s priorities, further Let’s Talk sessions will focus on a range of other topics to ensure residents have their say on local matters that are important to them.