Category Archives: Kingston

Neighbourhood last night

The Neighbourhood Committee last night lasted 4 hours and a bit. We had a very long debate about the bridge over the railway at the northern end of King Charles Road. This was followed by another one on access to … Continue reading

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Association dinner

Excellent attendance last night at Kingston and Surbiton Conservatives’ annual dinner. Apart from a great meal we were treated to an amusing after dinner speech by Justine Greening MP, just coming to the end of her first term as MP … Continue reading

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What ‘The Daily Telegraph’ ISN’T telling you

While I was pleased to see local MP Edward Davey listed as a ‘saint’ this morning, I am intrigued by the following figures obtainable from the Internet and relating to last year. Credit where it’s due, he isn’t claiming for … Continue reading

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Dirty tricks

Many people have asked me what I think about McBride and his foul insinuations in emails about leading Tory politicians. Of course these are the tactics of a politician in despair, and the fact that he was once a civil … Continue reading

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Budget council: still highest CT in London

Conservative colleagues last week attacked the Lid Dem 3.2% rise, which would have been 4% but for the action of Boris Johnson in freezing the GLA precept at its 2008 level. This was done by pruning some of Ken’s wasteful … Continue reading

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Parents petition for new school

There’s a school place shortage in Surbiton. It’s causing considerable concern to parents with children approaching school age. I have had quite a bit of mail on the subject and visits to ward surgeries. Now there’s an e-petition from Helen … Continue reading

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Surbiton Hospital site could become a ‘Community Hub’

Nick Kilby and I, together with other Surbiton Neighbourhood Councillors have met with representatives from the Police, Primary Care Trust (PCT), GP surgeries and the voluntary sector to explore the exciting possibility of delivering a range of community services from … Continue reading

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