Engagement sessions for Kingston’s new leisure centre design announced following election delays

By Oliver Monk

8th Jul 2024 | Local News

Public engagement sessions for the centre's latest designs will start from Saturday 13 July. (Photo: Oliver Monk)
Public engagement sessions for the centre's latest designs will start from Saturday 13 July. (Photo: Oliver Monk)

Kingston residents have been invited to see the latest designs for the town centre's new leisure centre in a new series of public engagement sessions.

The first outreach events for the Kingfisher replacement's new design were announced in late May.

However, these were cancelled later that same day after then-Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called a general election, in compliance with the 'pre-election period of sensitivity', often known as purdah.

Kingston Council said: "We will need to postpone the scheduled events and online engagement that were due to take place, as there are strict rules around the use of council resources during the period running up to an election."

The project's new designs were first revealed in late May. (Photo: Kingston Council)

The five new engagement events are as follows:

  • Saturday 13 July, 11am to 2pm @ All Saints Church, 14-16 Market Place, KT1 1JP
  • Monday 15 July, 4pm to 7pm @ Everyday Church, 46 Union Street, KT1 1RP
  • Friday 26 July, 12pm to 3pm @ Chessington Sports Centre, Garrison Lane, KT9 2JS
  • Friday 26 July, 5pm to 8pm @ The Malden Centre, Blagdon Road, KT3 4TA
  • Saturday 27 July, 1pm to 3pm @ Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT

Those unable to attend in-person can also view the latest designs and information online via the Transform Kingston website here, along with an online survey where residents can share their thoughts.


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