Kingston: Let's talk...

Kingston Council will be running four resident engagement events over December and January called: ‘Kingston: Let’s talk’. This round of events will focus on the council’s priorities for the future and its budget for 2019/20.

There will be an opportunity to discuss your thoughts and share ideas with others from the local community, as well as raise concerns with Councillor Liz Green, Leader of the Council.

The events aim to involve residents more directly in the council's decision making process, discussing the topics that matter to you.

If you are unable to make any of the events or would prefer to share your views online, please fill in our short survey below. To give you an idea of the context and current situation, you can download the slides from the events and watch Councillor Liz Green's intro.

Kingston Council will be running four resident engagement events over December and January called: ‘Kingston: Let’s talk’. This round of events will focus on the council’s priorities for the future and its budget for 2019/20.

There will be an opportunity to discuss your thoughts and share ideas with others from the local community, as well as raise concerns with Councillor Liz Green, Leader of the Council.

The events aim to involve residents more directly in the council's decision making process, discussing the topics that matter to you.

If you are unable to make any of the events or would prefer to share your views online, please fill in our short survey below. To give you an idea of the context and current situation, you can download the slides from the events and watch Councillor Liz Green's intro.

If you have a question around the council's budget for 2019/20 or the priorities outlined in our draft corporate plan, please let us know below. 

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  • First, thanks for making this forum available. I appreciate the opportunity to have a say. My question relates to the Government's grants for on street charge points for plug in vehicles and Kingston's strategy for utilising the support and prioritising locations. I see from the website that a strategy meeting took place in November. From that I wonder, what will be the rational for deciding where to put a new charge point? Without the security of knowing a charge point will be put in place, prevents people who don't have off-street parking from investing in an electric car.

    Travis asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    An action plan for electric vehicles went to our Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee in November 2018. The report outlines some actions that need to be undertaken around assessing and mapping the demand for electric vehicles before we do anything further. These can be seen in the action plan on pages 13 and 14 of Annex 1 on the council website. 

    The Sustainable Transport Team are now working with Source London to map current and likely future demand using data which includes residents' charge point requests both direct to the council and through powermystreet.co.uk and data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the London Electric Vehicle Company. Colleagues in our planning department are also working to ensure developers sign up to planning conditions which maximise the number of publicly accessible charge points on private land so that people are able to charge when they are out and about, not only at home.

    We will publish the agenda ahead of the committees on our website, so please keep an eye out for future items on this topic and feel free to come along and join the discussion.