St Mark's Ward Councillors

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Pictured outside 22 Gloucester Road, a large detached property owned by the Council, Councillor Bamford, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Housing said “Keeping this house for our own homeless is a no brainer!” Liberal Democrats are campaigning to see 22 Gloucester Road used for a period of five years for emergency housing. Formerly used as a […]

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Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor at the elections in May 2016, has launched her manifesto for all Londoners. “Caroline is an experienced Greater London Authority Member and her fully costed manifesto commitments show this. She has not stooped to the personal bickering of some other candidates and lets her record on the […]

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In his recent Budget, George Osborne set out plans to convert every primary and secondary school in the country into academies by 2020. Nationally the scale of the challenge is huge as 16,000 primary schools need to become Academies in the next five years. Over the last five years the Government has found it difficult […]

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Local St Mark’s Ward Councillors were promised St Philip’s car park would be resurfaced and repainted over 6 months ago, but we are still waiting. “The lines are so faint that users cannot see the disabled bays,” explained Councillor Diane White “On several occasions local blue badge holders have found no where to park but […]

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Since 2003, the Council has had to develop an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) setting out the measures it intends to put in place in pursuit of National Air Quality Objectives. In several locations in the borough primarily close to busy roads, the Council is exceeding safe limits set in the National Air Quality Objectives […]

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At Budget Council, the Conservative Leader of the Council, Councillor Kevin Davis, took particular exception to a request from the Liberal Democrat Opposition to be allowed to hold a special public Scrutiny Panel to look at the currently £4 million budget spend for Kingston Futures. During the Budget Council debate, Councillor John Ayles, Liberal Democrat […]

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Tempers were frayed in the Council Chamber at Budget Council last night as the Conservative Administration forced through £12.5 million budget cuts for the year ahead. Councillor Liz Green, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, said, “It just goes to show you can’t trust the Tories! They have broken their 2014 promise to freeze Council […]

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Kingston Council will set their budget for 2016/17 tonight. The Conservative’s have proposed many cuts to services as well as a council tax increase of 2%. The Liberal Democrat’s will present an amendment to address some of these shortcomings. We believe that their budget cuts to some vital services are not only unnecessarily, but short-sighted. […]

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There is a dark cloud looming over Tolworth in the form of the current developments proposed for the local area. The gathering storm of tower blocks and urbanisation of a suburban area is outrageous and wrong. TAG is a newly formed concerned group of residents and residents associations and is backed by all Tolworth and […]

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Just fifteen days before the Tory Administration is expected to put up Council Tax by 2%, the Leader of the Council, Councillor Kevin Davis is booked to attend MIPIM – the world’s international property market conference. The confirmed bill for the Leader to attend the shindig and meet developers is £4,014. Appalled that the conference […]

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