News in Kingston

Decommissioned filter beds at Seething Wells in Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames (Credit: Bill Boaden)

A key area for biodiversity in Kingston upon Thames has featured in a Parliamentary debate as an example of why stronger powers for local authorities may be needed.

The historic Seething Wells filter bed site in Surbiton was used as a case study by Liberal Democrat peer Lord Jonathan Oates in yesterday's House of Lords debate on the Environment Bill as it entered its 6th day at Committee Stage last night (7 July).

Continue Reading
Police recover a sword and 4 knives from the armed men who entered an area in South west London (Credit: Metropolitan Police South west BCU)

Kingston residents have reacted with shock after a giant sword and 4 knives were recovered by police in south west London.

In a Facebook post this morning (7 July), Kingston police revealed that officers from the south west Basic Command Unit found the weapons after stopping 2 men who had recently entered the region.

Continue Reading
Kingston: more school streets to be trialled this autumn

By Ellie Brown - Local Democracy Reporter

6th Jul 2021 | Local News

Kingston is getting more school streets

Two more primary schools in Kingston are set to get School Streets this autumn, Kingston Council has announced.

In a statement last week, the Council confirmed that it had approved a trial of new School Streets for St John's School in Portland Road, Kingston town and Christ Church School in Pine Gardens, Surbiton, though this is subject to an enhanced Equality Impact Assessment.

Continue Reading
Kingston Council and the Institute of Zoology are teaming up to study hedgehog populations in the borough

Kingston Council has teamed up with the Institute of Zoology to monitor hedgehog activity in the borough's gardens and nature reserves, and almost 50 residents have volunteered to help by setting up wildlife cameras in their back gardens.

Volunteers for the study will receive cameras that use infrared motion sensors to detect the movement of animals and trigger the recording of a video.

Continue Reading

Sign-Up for our FREE Newsletter

We want to provide Kingston with more and more clickbait-free local news.
To do that, we need a loyal newsletter following.
Help us survive and sign up to our FREE weekly newsletter.

Already subscribed? Thank you. Just press X or click here.
We won't pass your details on to anyone else.
By clicking the Subscribe button you agree to our Privacy Policy.