Category Archives: Ward

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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Weak thinking, Brian!

This section from the Lib Dem Mayoral candidate’s transport manifesto should sink his chances with most Kingstonians without trace. The first idea isn’t a bad one but the consequential second policy is just plain barmy:- Scrap the Western Extension Zone … Continue reading

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