Kingston Futures Conference / 27 June 2017 / Rose Theatre, KT1 1HL
19
Jul

Pledge for ballot and affordable housing on Cambridge Road Estate

Kingston Council has pledged to given residents of the Cambridge Road Estate a ballot on the final regeneration scheme, and to ensure that half the project will be affordable housing. The Norbiton estate is to be regenerated and all 853 homes currently on site will be replaced, with 1,200 potentially built in total. The huge...
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16
Jul

Kingston Council approves 950-home Meyer plan in Tolworth

Meyer Homes’ plan for 950 homes along with a £250 million contribution to improve the Tolworth roundabout, have been approved by Kingston Council. The application also includes better pedestrian and cycle links, a new bus interchange and an extension of the 281 bus service. Other benefits of the plans include a community facility, a childrens’...
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11
Jul

Kingston Council joins declaration to transform its digital services for residents

Kingston Council along with the UK Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, as well as the Government Digital Service, have co-published the Local Digital Declaration. The declaration announced at this year’s Local Government Association Conference by MP Rishi Sunak, is a cross sector shared mission, enabling the foundations needed for the future generation of...
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10
Jul

Love Kingston? Love to Ride? Join the cycle revolution

Cycling fever has struck Kingston this month, with more Go Cycle routes opening, RideLondon 2018, a swathe of cycle events and the launch of the Love to Ride challenge. As part of the Transport for London and Mayor of London’s £30 million investment to encourage sustainable travel in Kingston, Kingston Council has opened its third...
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3
Jul

Kingston First outlines plans for the future

Kingston First is commissioning a research project into the health of Kingston town centre to help shape plans for the future. The initiative was outlined in the organisation’s annual report for 2017-18, along with plans for a Halloween extravaganza and a commitment to improve further the resoundingly-successful Christmas market. Achievements from the past year were...
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2
Jul

Kingston Council chief executive stands down

Charlie Adan, the Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, left her post on 30 June. Ms Adan, who was previously Chief Executive of Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils, was appointed to the role at Kingston two years ago. The current Deputy Chief Executive at the Council, Roy Thompson – who has...
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27
Jun

Kingston Business Expo – 4 July

Kingston Business Expo – the Ultimate South London Business Expo – takes place on Wednesday, 4 July 2018 at the Kingston University Business School, Kingston Hill KT2 7LB. The event is free and officially opens at 9.30am but you should register your interest in attending by clicking here. The Kingston Business Expo has grown year...
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27
Jun

The International Youth Arts Festival – Best of the Fest

The International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) marks its 10th anniversary this year, and runs at venues across Kingston from 6 – 15 July. Here are 10 highlights. 1.The Duke (ACT Main House, 7-8 July) A new one man show from Hoipolloi’s Shôn Dale-Jones, weaving together the tale of a family heirloom with the current refugee...
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26
Jun

Kingston University opens doors to community for annual Civic Reception

The University’s role at the heart of the community was highlighted this week as it opened its doors for its annual Civic Reception, illustrating the diversity and breadth of the work of staff and students. Alumni, local residents, council members and the Mayor of Kingston were among the guests at the evening event – which...
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25
Jun

New regeneration and exports funding streams for businesses

Businesses and community groups involved in regenerating their area, or businesses interested in exporting, can apply for funding from new sources. Round 2 of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Good Growth Fund has opened with a further £20m funding available. Working with the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), the fund supports innovative, best practice regeneration activities,...
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