Kingston Council does not have to proceed with the 3.99% increase in Council Tax and will instead increase Council Tax by the 2% “social care precept”, as most local authorities are, to cover the increasing demand for and cost of adult social care.
James Berry MP has co-ordinated a response from ten Members of Parliament in the South West London area to the Rail Executive’s consultation on the invitation to tender for the South Western route franchise, currently operated by South West Trains.
A number of local residents have been in touch about street drinking, aggressive begging and drug dealing in the centre of Surbiton. James Berry held a public meeting with the local police team so people could ask their questions.
Last December the council introduced 30 Minutes Free Parking to roads in different areas of the borough. Surbitonbenefitted heavily, with 30 Minutes Free Parking signs appearing on more roads there than anywhere else.
The Conservatives have delivered on their pledge for 30 minutes free parking on roads across the borough. On Small Business Saturday, 5 December 2015, we made roads across the borough free to park on for 30 minutes.
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