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23 February 2022

Planning application for Kingston’s new community leisure complex submitted

As we reach a major milestone in the Transform Kingston programme, Leader of Kingston Council, Andreas Kirsch and members of our local community tell us what the new community leisure facility will mean to them.
Read more on our website

Local elections on Thursday 5 May

This year’s Local Council Elections take place on Thursday 5 May 2022. Local elections are your chance to have your say about the issues that matter to you in your local area, and to choose who represents your immediate community. Everybody has a voice, and local elections are one of your best opportunities to make it count!
If you are not already registered to vote, you must do so by Thursday 14 April 2022 to vote in these elections. It takes less than five minutes! Register now.

Please also be aware that ward boundaries have changed. You can view a map of the new ward boundaries here. You can also download maps for each individual ward here.

Find out more.

Making Kingston Better Together
Community Hub - Change in time for drop-in sessions
Residents seeking advice from Housing Landlord Services should be aware that the opening hours of the Future Workplace Community Hub drop-in sessions at the Hook Centre in Chessington have now changed. 
The sessions were previously every Tuesday from 10am-12pm. This has now changed to every Thursday from 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.
The first of these sessions will be held on Thursday 3 March
Thank you for your understanding and if you have any questions in the meantime, please email 

Have you submitted your question for the State of the Borough panel?

This year's State of the Borough debate will take place on Tuesday 22 March and the theme will be ‘Covid impact and recovery’. The evening will be a question and answer session and we’d like to encourage you to sign up and submit your question for the panel by Sunday 13 March

Author's Digital Book Fair

This International Women's Day, join us on our Libraries Facebook Page for a day of live events and meet authors Kate Muir, Faye Brann, Natalie Haynes, Ellen Apsteen and Kate Thompson. You will be able to ask them questions and discover their latest work. Find out more and register.
Share your memories this LGBT History Month

This LGBT History Month we want to hear your memories, stories, photographs or reflections!

Drop a pin on our 100 Histories map if you have a memory to share. Find out more.
Disability Sports Day

Last week’s Disability Sports Day at Chessington Sports Centre was a fun-filled day with people taking part in all sorts of different free sports, including Wheelchair Tennis, Table Cricket and Disability Line Dancing. Thank you to everybody who came along, and to our Kingston Active4All partners who held sessions!
Keeping Kingston Healthy and Safe
Closing soon: share your thoughts on our draft homelessness strategy

Share your thoughts on our draft 5-year homelessness and rough sleeping strategy, which focuses on supporting those with complex lives and early intervention. Take a look over the strategy and share your thoughts by 11 March. For more information, visit our engagement portal
Return to play grants to help re-introduce people to physical activity after the pandemic

This grant aims to help clubs, community groups, and organisations to provide sport and physical activity whilst responding to the immediate challenge of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way. 

For more information and how to apply.
Covid-19 Changes: ‘Living with Covid’

The government has now announced the lifting of all remaining legal Covid restrictions from Thursday 24 February. Whilst it is positive that we are moving to the stage where we will live with Covid, it’s still a challenging time, and safe behaviours and taking personal responsibility can ensure the great progress we’ve made across Kingston during the pandemic is not undone. 

Testing and self-isolation guidance remains until 1 April. The official recommendation is still to test regularly - especially before meeting those who are vulnerable - and anyone with symptoms should still get a PCR test. Anyone who tests positive is still advised to isolate for 5 full days and avoid contact with others, plus take a test on days 5 and 6. 

Vaccination remains key to living safely in Kingston. We’re proud of the high levels of vaccination we’ve achieved across the borough, and of all of you, our residents who have rolled up your sleeves to protect yourselves and our community. Visit our vaccines webpage for local walk-in vaccination offers.

A full Covid-19 Update newsletter with comprehensive details of all the changes and what they mean for you will follow shortly…

Find out more

Group gardening in New Malden
Free digital support in your library
We are creating a community food growing space - come join us!
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