Performance and improvement
Our vision for 2020: the Kingston Plan
Kingston Strategic Partnership
As the Council, we are a key member of the Kingston Strategic Partnership (KSP). KSP consists of partners from the statutory, voluntary and business sectors. Its purpose is to set the overall vision and direction for partnership working in Kingston.
- Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
- Job Centre Plus
- Kingston Chamber of Commerce
- Kingston College
- Kingston Environment Group
- Kingston GP
- Kingston Hospital
- Kingston NHS
- Kingston Race and Equalities Council
- Kingston University
- Kingston Voluntary Action
- Metropolitan Police
- South West London NHS Board
The priorities for the Kingston Strategic Partnership are set out in the borough wide Community Plan.
The Kingston Plan sets out our vision for the borough in 2020 and outlines what we will do as a partnership to get there.
Following widespread consultation the Kingston Plan was approved by the Kingston Strategic Partnership and Full Council in November 2008. It was formally launched in March 2009 and can be downloaded from this page. If you would like a copy posted to you please contact us.
Since the launch of the Kingston Plan the context in which we work has shifted considerably. There are significantly fewer resources available to the Council and its partners at a time when demand for our services is increasing. Partnership working is therefore more important than ever.
The relationship with central government has changed. In 2009 there were a large number of targets and performance indicators that were imposed on local government. Some of these are reflected in the Kingston Plan, however, many of these performance measures were swept away by the coalition government in 2010.
The Kingston Plan remains important as the long-term framework for our partnership working, setting the ten key objectives for Kingston.
Destination Kingston describes the role of the Council and our contribution to partnership working and improving outcomes against our shared priorities.
South London Partnership
We're part of the South London Partnership, which is a collaboration of five London boroughs:
- The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
- Richmond upon Thames
We'll work with Government, the Mayor of London, other local authorities, public sector bodies, business and communities to focus on three goals:
- shaping sustainable growth
- securing devolution to unlock opportunities
- driving efficiency
Find out more from the South London Partnership website.