KINGSTON COUNCIL NEWSLETTER

 


           

                   Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

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Kingston Council's email guide to news and events for March 2011. We'd like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.


We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter. If you have any comments or suggestions for the newsletter, please do not hesitate to email webmaster@rbk.kingston.gov.uk.


If you would like to promote an event on our website and therefore in this newsletter, please refer to the guidance at the end of this email under Inclusion in the Newsletter <#inclusion> .


If you would like to get in touch about any other matter, please visit the Contact Us page at: www.kingston.gov.uk/contact_us <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/contact_us?src=newsletter> .


For more information about Council news, events and services, please visit the Council's website at www.kingston.gov.uk <http://www.kingston.gov.uk?src=newsletter> .

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 

Now Recruiting full time foster carers for children of all ages

The Adoption and Fostering Team is committed to finding safe  places to stay for children who are not able to live with their birth parents,  and loving adoptive families.

Website:  www.kingston.gov.uk/adoptionandfostering <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/adoptionandfostering?src=newsletter>

Email: fostering@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 6042

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LATEST NEWS

More flats join Kingston's recycling revolution!

During March, we will roll out the third and final phase of its Recycling Service  for Flats to an additional 3,800 properties in the borough.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=113354 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?src=newsletter&id=113354>

Email: environment@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5002


Tolworth woman tagged for benefit fraud

A Tolworth woman who failed to declare her employment and continued to claim benefits worth over £30,000 has been sentenced.

Website:: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=113231 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?src=newsletter&id=113231>

Email: news@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 4614


Council employee goes extra mile for Help the Hospices

Kingston Council employee, Andrew Melham is running this year's Virgin London Marathon to raise  money for 'Help the Hospices' - the leading charity supporting palliative hospice  care throughout the UK.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=113206 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?src=newsletter&id=113206>

Email: news@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 4614


Join our Bike Bus between Sutton and Kingston and beat the traffic jams

If you have a bike, live in Sutton and work in Kingston, then why not join our free bike  bus running between Sutton and Kingston every Monday morning in March?

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=113183 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?src=newsletter&id=113183>

Email: environment@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5002


Mayor's Medals for pupils with exceptional school attendance

On Wednesday 9 February 2011, the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames held a special event to award medals  and certificates to four pupils from local schools for their exceptional attendance  records

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=113173 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?src=newsletter&id=113173>

Email: ming.zhang@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5243


Kingston Arena licensing hearing

Kingston Council has made use of its powers under the Licensing Act 2003 to delay holding the  Licensing Sub-committee Hearing into the Kingston Arena application, for the  former Gala Bingo property at 22-30 Richmond Road, Kingston, pending the submission  of more detailed information by the applicant.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=113065 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?src=newsletter&id=113065>

Email news@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 4614


Trust Grant sets stage for river rowers' repairs

Two important parts of the river scene in Kingston will soon be repaired and restored thanks  to the hard work of dedicated volunteers and funding from The Veolia Environmental  Trust and Kingston Council.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=112928 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?src=newsletter&id=112928>

Email: news@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 4614


London 2012 Cycle Road Races will put Kingston on the World map

The eyes of the world will be on the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames on 28 and 29  July 2012, as the men and women competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games Cycle  Road Races rush through the historic borough.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=112636 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?src=newsletter&id=112636>

Email: news@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 4614


Kingston Libraries provide help to access e-books

Kingston Library Service is holding a series of drop-in sessions for residents to find out about  their e-book and e-audiobook service.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=112347 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?src=newsletter&id=112347>

Email: kingston.library@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5006

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HAVE YOUR SAY - CURRENT CONSULTATIONS AND CAMPAIGNS

Playbuilder Project Consultation

Playbuilder is a national project funded by the Department for Education and  overseen by Play England. We have been awarded 1.1million for the upgrade of  19 existing play areas, and creation of 4 new 'destination parks'. The upgrades  will be completed in two phases, year 1 was completed on 31 March 2010, and  year 2 will be completed by 31 March 2011. To help us develop the design brief  for the Playbuilder, we are seeking views of local children and other people.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/playbuilder <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/playbuilder?scr=newsletter>

Email: preeti.chatwal@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5312


Tenant and Leaseholder Consultation

If you are a Council Tenant or Leaseholder you can now get involved with future  consultations. The Housing Sounding Board, is a database of all council tenants,  leaseholders and housing association tenants in the borough of Kingston who  are interested in being consulted with. If you are interested in joining this  board, we are looking for you to contact us.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/resident_participation <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/resident_participation?scr=newsletter>

Email: respart@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 4779


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CURRENT PETITIONS

The views expressed  in the petitions below are in no way the views of the Council. These petitions  have been raise by members of the public via the Council's electronic petitions  system. For contact details or for further information about the issues raised,  please refer to the supporting information and documentation on the ePetitions  website.


An additional pedestrian  crossing on Park Road, opposite Latchmere Road

To introduce  an additional pedestrian crossing on Park Road close to the Latchmere Road junction  to help improve the safety of the road for pedestrians, including pupils and  their parents walking to the nearby schools.

Website: http://epetition.kingston.public-i.tv/epetition_core/community/petition/1410

Closing Date:  Friday 11 March 2011


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WHAT'S ON

Surbiton and District Historical Society - AGM

Come and find out more about our Society, and perhaps become a member.

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2011

Time: 7.45pm

Location: Surbiton Library Hall

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/agm <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/agm?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 020 8399 4473


Kingston Philosophy Café: Why save the whale?

'Ecology movements: altruism, selfishness or simple conceit?'  asks philosopher Peter Cave.

Date: Thursday 3 March 2011

Time: 5.30 for 6pm to 7.30pm

Location: Bridges Café, 3-5, Thames Street, KT1 1PH

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/philosophy_cafe_whale <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/philosophy_cafe_whale?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 020 8546 4086

Email: info@kingstonphilosophycafe.org.uk


Old World Versus New World Wine Tasting

Discover 8 new wines that distinguish old and new world wineries. Tradition, climate, soil,  time and craft blend together to create the distinct qualities of each wine  presented by owner of Wined Up Here, Charlotte Dean.

Date: Friday 4 March 2011

Time: 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Location: Wellcare House, 53-55  Canbury Park Road, Kingston KT2 6LQ

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/winetasting <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/winetasting?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 020 8547 1552

Email: info@kingstonbereavementservice.org.uk


RHS Garden Wisley - FREE Day Friday

Wisley opens its doors for free to everyone.

Date: Friday 4 March 2011

Time:  10am to 6pm

Location: RHS Wisley

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/rhs_wisley_-_free_day_friday <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/rhs_wisley_-_free_day_friday?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 0845 260 9000

Email: info@rhs.org.uk


Kingston College Open Day

This is the last Kingston College Open Day for September 2011 entry.

Date: Saturday 5 March 2011

Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm (last entry 1pm)

Location: Kingston College

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/kingston_college_open_day <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/kingston_college_open_day?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 020 8546 2151

Email: info@kingston-college.ac.uk


Meet the Minder

Kingston Childminding Association (reg charity no 1056333) invite you to an informal drop in morning  to meet Ofsted Registered Childminders from all areas of RBK.

Date: Saturday 5 March 2011

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: United Reformed Church,  Eden Street, Kingston

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/meet_the_minder <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/meet_the_minder?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 020 8546 6308

Email: kingstoncma@tinyworld.co.uk


Woodcraft Folk activity session for 6-9 year olds

The Woodcraft Folk are running an activity session for 6-9 year olds that shows the sort of  things on offer at weekly Woodcraft Folk group nights.

Date: Sunday 6 March 2011

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Location: Kingston Environment  Centre, Kingston

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/woodcraft_folk_activity_session <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/woodcraft_folk_activity_session?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 020 8390 3083

Email: tolworthkingston.woodcraft@blueyonder.co.uk


Godspell

One of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time, Godspell is  a high-energy musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew.

Date: Wednesday March 9 to Saturday 12 March 2011

Evenings: 7.30pm

Matinee: 2.30pm Saturday matinee

Location: The Adrian Mann Theatre, Epsom

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/godspell <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/godspell?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 020 8942 6867

Email: lguerriero@sky.com


National Science and Engineering Week

National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW), which takes place between 11 20 March, has lots  of public events run by local organisations all across the country. The events  are aimed at all age groups; from young children and families to adults.

Date: Friday 11 March to Sunday 20 March 2011

Time: Various

Location: Various Locations

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/nationalscience <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/nationalscience?scr=newsletter>

Email: nsew@britishscienceassociation.org


The Future of Food

Patrick Holden, former Director of the Soil Association, will speak on the future of food and  how we need to rebuild our food systems for sustainability and resilience.

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2011

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Location: Market House, Kingston

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/the_future_of_food <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/the_future_of_food?scr=newsletter>

Email: fromthegroundupcoop@ttkingston.org


Kingston Philosophy Cafe: Scientific progress and its effects on humanity

Filiz Peach asks what progress there has been and whether its effects have been positive  or negative or both.

Date: Wednesday 16 March 2011

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Location: Ram Jam Club, Grey  Horse, Richmond Road, KT2 5EE

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/scientific_progress_and_its_effects_on_humanity <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/scientific_progress_and_its_effects_on_humanity?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 020 8546 4086

Email: info@kingstonphilosophycafe.org.uk


Maple Village WI Spring Fayre

Come and buy your Easter / Mother's Day gifts!

Date: Saturday 19 March 2011

Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm

Location: St Andrew's Church,  Surbiton

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/spring_fayre <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/spring_fayre?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 07833 252 783

Email: maplevillagewi@googlemail.com


Gardeners' Question time

A panel of knowledgeable and entertaining experts will answer all your gardening questions  in this informal and fun evening organised by the Tiffin Parents Association.

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2011

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Location: Tiffin Boys' School,  Kingston

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/gardeners_question_time <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/gardeners_question_time?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 020 8336 1880


Grow your own weekend

Enjoy planting demonstrations; expert advice from RHS gardeners; Ask the Gardener Q&A sessions  (pre-book on 0845 612 1253) and cookery demonstrations; all to help inspire  you to great things in your own garden.

Date: Saturday 26 March to Sunday 27 March 2011

Time: 10am to 5pm

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/grow_your_own_weekend <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/grow_your_own_weekend?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 0845 612 1253

Email: info@rhs.org.uk <mailto:info@rhs.org.uk>


Orchids in the Glasshouse

Admire the most beautiful and fashionable orchids from the Wisley collection, expertly  showcased in our awe-inspiring Glasshouse.

Date: Saturday 26 March to Wednesday 30 April

Time: 10am to 4:30pm

Location: RHS Wisley

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/orchids_in_the_glasshouse <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/orchids_in_the_glasshouse?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 0845 260 9000

Email: info@rhs.org.uk


Simon Singh on Alternative Medicine in the NHS

Simon Singh, journalist and author of 'Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial' discusses this controversial question

Date: Monday 28 March 2011

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Location: Upstairs, Market House,  Market Place, Kingston KT1 1JS

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/alternative_medicine_in_the_nhs <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/alternative_medicine_in_the_nhs?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 07946 465 701

Email: info@swlhumansts.org.uk

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WHAT'S ON AT THE ROSE THEATRE

As You Like It

Enjoy a bold, fresh approach to this irresistible comedy as the Rose stage becomes the  Forest of Arden.

Date: Friday 18 February until Saturday 26 March 2011. No Sunday Performances

Matinee(s): 2.30pm on Wednesday 23 February, Saturday 26 February, and every Thursday and Saturday from the 3 March 2011.

Evening(s): 7.30pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston,  24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/as-you-like-it <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/as-you-like-it>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


Loving Linda

An evening of comedy and music supporting The Linda Smith Memorial Fund in aid of Target  Ovarian Cancer

Date: Sunday 6 March 2011

Evening(s): 7pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston,  24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/loving-linda-0 <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/loving-linda-0>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


Richard Cohen interviews Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak speaks with Richard Cohen, visiting Professor of Creative Writing and Publishing Studies  at Kingston University, about her writing life.

Date: Monday 7 March 2011

Evenings: 1pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston,  24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/richard-cohen-interviews-elif-shafak <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/richard-cohen-interviews-elif-shafak>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


Time to Talk with Eileen Atkins

One of England's most renowned stage actresses, Dame Eileen Atkins  has been a staple of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and London's West End.

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2011

Evenings: 5pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston,  24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/time-to-talk-with-eileen-atkins <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/time-to-talk-with-eileen-atkins>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


Time to Talk with Stephen Unwin

How often do we really read plays as we do novels? For most of us, not very often.  Having directed over 50 professional plays and 12 operas, there is no-one better  placed than Stephen to provide clear and helpful information to help us understand  the workings of the play.

Date: Monday 21 March 2011

Evenings: 5.00pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston,  24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/time-to-talk-with-stephen-unwin <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/time-to-talk-with-stephen-unwin>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


Time to Talk with Anita Dobson

Award-winning actress Anita Dobson continues to be loved by millions for her long-standing role as  Angie Watts in BBC's Eastenders but is equally revered for her outstanding stagecraft.

Date: Friday 25 March 2011

Evenings: 5.00pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston,  24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/time-to-talk-with-anita-dobson <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/time-to-talk-with-anita-dobson>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store continue their monthly residency presenting the best stand-up from around the globe on  your doorstep.

Date: Sunday 27 March 2011

Evenings: 7.30pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston,  24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/the-comedy-store <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/the-comedy-store>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


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MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Muybridge, Movement and Me: Our lives in Kingstons localities

Pioneering moving image photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), left a valuable cultural  legacy to his home town of Kingston upon Thames. This outstanding collection  of material, unparalleled in the world, includes many rare and beautiful objects  which provide fresh insights into Muybridge's phenomenal career. .

Date: Saturday 12 March to Saturday 26 March

Location: A Kingston Museum exhibition in partnership with and held at The Stanley Picker Gallery.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/2011_exhibition_programme <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/2011_exhibition_programme?scr=newsletter>

Email: kingston.museum@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 6460


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COMMUNITY SAFETY

Safer Neighbourhood Police Briefings

All of the 16 borough wards in Kingston have a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, made up of 3 police officers and 3 Community Support Officers (PCSO's). They listen and talk to you, and find out what affects your daily life and feelings of security. Their priorities are then set by the local community and they work with you and other agencies to find a lasting solution. Come and meet them at one of their briefing sessions and have your say about local policing issues.

Dates, times and locations: please visit Kingston's Safer Neighbourhoods web pages on the Metropolitan Police Website: www.met.police.uk/teams/kingston <http://http:/www.met.police.uk/teams/kingston>

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/safer_police <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/safer_police?src=newsletter>

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YOUNGLIVIN

YU Online

YU Online is an online magazine for young people made by young people in Kingston. New articles will be released on a regular basis and you can leave your comments. Do you want your voice to be heard?

Website: www.younglivin.org.uk/youthunlimited <http://www.younglivin.org.uk/youthunlimited>

Email: barnabas.shelbourne@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 07766 511 089


Ask 4 Help, Email or Text for confidential help and advice

If you need help and would like to talk to a young person's advisor, you can contact us to talk about your worries.

Website: www.younglivin.org.uk/ask4help <http://www.younglivin.org.uk/ask4help?src=newsletter>

Email: linda@younglivin.org.uk

Phone: 020 8547 6788

SMS: 07797 806 523

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INCLUSION IN THE NEWSLETTER

Advertising Events

If you would like to advertise an event on the Council's website and therefore be included in the appropriate month's newsletter, please complete our  Tell Us About Your Event form at: www.kingston.gov.uk/tell_us_about_your_event <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/tell_us_about_your_event?src=newsletter> . You are invited to advertise any community or non-commercial events in the area.

More Information: For more information about advertising events on our website, please contact events@rbk.kingston.gov.uk or phone 020 8547 5016.


Online Ticket Sales

You may want to consider registering as a promoter on our Online Ticketing System to enable people to purchase tickets to your events. These events are also included in the monthly newsletter.

More Information: To find out more about  Online Ticketing, please visit: www.kingston.gov.uk/eticketing <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/eticketing?src=newsletter> , email eticketing@rbk.kingston.gov.uk <UrlBlockedError.aspx> or phone 020 8547 5409.


All Other Enquiries

If you would like to contact us about anything other than the newsletter, events or the website, please visit our  Contact Us page at: www.kingston.gov.uk/contact_us <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/contact_us?src=newsletter>

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ERRORS AND INACCURACIES

Although we work hard to ensure that this newsletter is accurate and up-to-date, occasionally mistakes do happen and we sincerely apologise for this. If you happen to notice any errors, do feel free to report them to us, though unfortunately we cannot guarantee a response to all emails and we are unable to redistribute the newsletter once it has been sent out. We strongly recommend that you visit the corresponding web page for each item mentioned as the web page itself should not contain any inaccuracies. If you discover the web page is incorrect, please notify us and we will ensure that it is corrected immediately.

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If you would like to promote an event on our website and therefore in this newsletter, please refer to the guidance at the end of this email under Inclusion in the Newsletter <#inclusion> .


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For more information about Council news, events and services, please visit the Council's website at www.kingston.gov.uk <http://www.kingston.gov.uk?src=newsletter> .

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Waste Collections and Christmas Tree Collection

Collection crews will be working on the Bank Holidays over the festive season. This means that your andfill waste and recycling will be collected on your normal collection day. Christmas trees will be collected for composting from Monday 3 January to Friday 22 January 2011. Please place your tree out for collection on your normal landfill waste collection day. (You can also take your Christmas tree to the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre on Villiers Road.)

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/holiday_arrangements <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/holiday_arrangements?src=newsletter>

Email: environment@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5002

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LATEST NEWS

Adult social care consultation extended

To reflect requests from local residents who are affected by the consultation, the Council has now extended the deadline for responses by a further four weeks, until 1 February 2011.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110954 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110954&src=newsletter>

Email: haveyoursay@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 6103


New website lifts the lid on waste treatment

Ever wonder what happens to your recycling and rubbish once its been collected from your door step? The answers to this and many more waste-related questions can be found by logging on to the South London Waste Partnership's new website.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110933 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110933&src=newsletter>

Email: contact@slwp.org.uk

Phone: 020 8547 6460


Register for Kingston's Cultural Olympiad

Local event organisers still have until the end of December to register for Kingston's Cultural Olympiad.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110931 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110931&src=newsletter>

Email: Gokingston2012@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5002


Canbury Pavilion Coffee Shop

Drop in to your community coffee shop at Canbury Pavilion for a chat, hot drink and festive treat, from now until Christmas Eve

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110855 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110855&src=newsletter>

Email: news@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 6658


Children's Services continue to perform excellently

Children's Services in the Royal Borough of Kingston are continuing to perform at the very highest level.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110810 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110810&src=newsletter>

Email: news@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 6460


Surbiton Hospital site plans received

Planning and Conservation Area applications to redevelop the Surbiton Hospital site have been received by the Planning Authority.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110771 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110771&src=newsletter>

Email: development.management@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5002


Rising support for Kingston Libraries

The services provided by Kingston Libraries have been bookmarked as top sellers by young readers in the Royal Borough.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110767 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110767&src=newsletter>

Email: mews@rbk.kingston.gov.uk <mailto:news@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 6460


Get Involved with the future of Neighbourhood Policing

Residents and local businesses have the opportunity to get involved in the future of neighbourhood policing

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110744 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110744&src=newsletter>

Email: crime.reduction@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5039


Amy Woodgate care home amongst UK's best

A Kingston care home has been named amongst the best in the country at the UK Over 50s Housing Awards 2010.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110726 <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news?id=110726&src=newsletter>

Email: amywoodgate@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5005


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HAVE YOUR SAY - CURRENT CONSULTATIONS AND CAMPAIGNS

Malden Green Tree Replacement

During the spring and summer of 2010 all the parks and open spaces in Kingston were surveyed to find out if the trees were in a healthy condition. As a result, 23 trees were removed from Malden Green and we are now looking for your vote on their replacement.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/malden_green_poplar <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/malden_green_poplar?scr=newsletter>

Email: environment@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5929


New Contributions Policy for Adults receiving non-residential social care in Kingston

The proposal to introduce a new financial contributions policy will affect people who receive home care, day care, respite care (short breaks) and direct payments. Other services, such as residential care, equipment and adaptations to your home and telecare, will not be affected.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/new_contributions_policy <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/new_contributions_policy?scr=newsletter>

Deadline: Monday 1 February 2011

Email: haveyoursay@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 6103


Playbuilder Project Consultation

Playbuilder is a national project funded by the Department for Education and overseen by Play England. We have been awarded £1.1million for the upgrade of 19 existing play areas, and creation of 4 new 'destination parks'. The upgrades will be completed in two phases, year 1 was completed on 31 March 2010, and year 2 will be completed by 31 March 2011. To help us develop the design brief for the Playbuilder, we are seeking views of local children and other people.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/playbuilder <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/playbuilder?scr=newsletter>

Email: preeti.chatwal@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5312


Tenant and Leaseholder Consultation

If you are a Council Tenant or Leaseholder you can now get involved with future consultations. The Housing Sounding Board, is a database of all council tenants, leaseholders and housing association tenants in the borough of Kingston who are interested in being consulted with. If you are interested in joining this board, we are looking for you to contact us.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/resident_participation <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/resident_participation?scr=newsletter>

Email: respart@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 4779

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CURRENT PETITIONS

The views expressed in the petitions below are in no way the views of the Council. These petitions have been raise by members of the public via the Council's electronic petitions system. For contact details or for further information about the issues raised, please refer to the supporting information and documentation on the ePetitions website.


Save the North Kingston Centre

To prevent the demolition of the North Kingston Centre.

Website: http://epetition.kingston.public-i.tv/epetition_core/community/petition/1293

Closing Date: Monday 17 January 2011


Stop huge increases in domiciliary care charges

In relation to the current proposals on care charges: Cap charges at a reasonable, specific proportion (under 100%) of a person's personal budget or the cost of their services; Take less than 100% of a person's "available" income as a contribution towards their care; Continue to pay service users their full personal budget, to ensure they have sufficient funding for their support needs, and invoice them for contributions/charges.

Website: http://epetition.kingston.public-i.tv/epetition_core/community/petition/1319

Closing Date: Tuesdat 1 Febuary 2011


Stop Expansion of Schools on Unsuitable Sites

We, the undersigned, appeal to the Council to halt all proposals to increase capacity at Christ Church Infant & Junior Schools and Corpus Christi Primary School in New Malden. Whilst we recognise the statutory duty to provide school places, the proposed sites are entirely unsuitable. We urge the Council to find alternatives, including looking for a site for a new school.

Website: http://epetition.kingston.public-i.tv/epetition_core/community/activepetitions

Closing Date: Tuesday 11 January 2011


Tenant and Leaseholder Consultation

If you are a Council Tenant or Leaseholder you can now get involved with future consultations. The Housing Sounding Board, is a database of all council tenants, leaseholders and housing association tenants in the borough of Kingston who are interested in being consulted with. If you are interested in joining this board, we are looking for you to contact us.

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/resident_participation <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/resident_participation?scr=newsletter>

Email: respart@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 4779

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WHAT'S ON

Kingston Philosophy Café: How do you know you're not dreaming?

How do you know you're not dreaming? Or how do know you're not a brain in a jar being artificially stimulated by a mad scientist, and your life and memories all imagined?

Date: Thursday 6 January 2011

Time: 5.30pm for 6pm to 7.30pm

Location: Bridge's café, 3-5, Thames Street, KT1 1PH

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/philosophy_cafe_dreaming <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/philosophy_cafe_dreaming?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 020 8546 4086


Silk, Squalor and Scandal - Hogarth and his times

Mrs Daphne Jefferis starts off the year and the second afternoon lecture in our annual programme.

Date: Tuesday 18 January

Time: 7.45pm

Location: Surbiton Library Hall

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/hogarth <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/hogarth?scr=newsletter>

Phone: 020 8399 4473


Kingston Philosophy Cafe: Alienation and Beyond

Ken Cottell continues our discussion of Marx, but don't worry if you missed the December introduction  this one will be self- contained.

Date: Wednesday 19 January 2011

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Location: Ram Jam Club, Grey Horse, Richmond Road, KT2 5EE

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/philosophy_cafe_alienation <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/philosophy_cafe_alienation?scr=newsletter>

Telephone: 020 8546 4086


Tree and shrub planting

Volunteers from Capital Growth are coming to meet as many of our community as possible, and to help us plant fruit trees and shrubs that will bring fresh vitamins to Kingston residents starting this summer.

Date: Monday 31 January 2011

Time: 10am to 4pm

Location: Kingston Orchard Project, Knowlmead Allotment Site, Tolworth

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/shrub <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/shrub?scr=newsletter>

Email: kingstonorchard@gmail.com

Telephone: Anna Kwilecka on 07940 405578


English Villages

Alan Middleditch, organiser of the Stately Homes Heritage Tours, will give a talk on 'English Villages'.

Date: Saturday 1 February 2011

Time: 7.45pm

Location: Surbiton Library Hall

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/english_villages <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/english_villages?scr=newsletter>

Telephone: 020 8399 4473

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WHAT'S ON AT THE ROSE THEATRE

The Three Musketeers - A New Musical

With dreams of joining his childhood idols, the musketeers, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, a city seething with deadly secrets, romance and danger.

Date: Saturday 27 November to Sunday 2 January 2011 (not every day - check website for details)

Evenings: 7.30pm

Matinees: various - check website for details

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/the-three-musketeers-a-new-musical <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/the-three-musketeers-a-new-musical>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


Magic at the Rose

Join us for an evening of comedy, astounding mind-reading, close-up magic, large-scale illusions and terrific stage acts.

Date: Saturday 8 January 2011

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/magic-at-the-rose <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/magic-at-the-rose>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


Love Is My Sin

Adapted and directed by Peter Brook. With Natasha Parry and Michael Pennington. Musician Frank Krawczyk

Date: Friday 14 January to Sunday 16 January 2011

Time: Friday and Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 5pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/love-is-my-sin <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/love-is-my-sin>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


Time to Talk with Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett talks about his career with Rose Artistic Director Stephen Unwin

Date: Monday 17 January 2011

Time: 5.30pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/time-to-talk-with-alan-bennett <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/time-to-talk-with-alan-bennett>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


Rick Astley and the Luddites

80's pop idol Rick Astley, winner of 'Best Act Ever' at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2008, returns for a charity concert in aid of the Shooting Star Children's Hospice and the Rose.

Date: Wednesday 22 January 2011

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/rick-astley-and-the-luddites <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/rick-astley-and-the-luddites>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


Grimethorpe Colliery Band

The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band celebrate the 15th anniversary of this classic film with a concert featuring popular tracks from the movie.

Date: Thursday 23 January 2011

Time: Matinee 3pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/grimethorpe-colliery-band-0 <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/grimethorpe-colliery-band-0>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen's award-winning book 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt' is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower's versatile lively score.

Date: Sunday 26 January to Thursday 30 January 2011

Matinees: Wednesday 2pm and 4.30pm, Thursday and Friday 11.30am and 4.30pm, Saturday 11am, 2pm and 4.30pm, Sunday 11am and 2pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/we-039-re-going-on-a-bear-hunt <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/we-039-re-going-on-a-bear-hunt>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


The History Boys

One of the great plays of the decade, 'The History Boys' is set in a school in the North of England where a boisterous bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys are attempting to gain entrance to Oxford and Cambridge whilst fending off the distractions of sport and sex.

Date: Tuesday 1 February to Saturday 5 February 2011

Evenings: 7.30pm

Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm, Schools' Matinee Wednesday 1pm

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL

Website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/the-history-boys <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/the-history-boys>

Buy Tickets: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now <http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/buy-tickets-online-now>

Box Office: 0871 230 1552


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MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Muybridge Revolutions

Pioneering moving image photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), left a valuable cultural legacy to his home town of Kingston upon Thames. This outstanding collection of material, unparalleled in the world, includes many rare and beautiful objects which provide fresh insights into Muybridge's phenomenal career. .

Date: Saturday 18 September to Saturday 12 February 2011

Location: Kingston Museum, Wheatfield Way, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/temporary_exhibitions <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/temporary_exhibitions?src=newsletter>

Email: kingston.museum@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8547 6460


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COMMUNITY SAFETY

Safer Neighbourhood Police Briefings

All of the 16 borough wards in Kingston have a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, made up of 3 police officers and 3 Community Support Officers (PCSO's). They listen and talk to you, and find out what affects your daily life and feelings of security. Their priorities are then set by the local community and they work with you and other agencies to find a lasting solution. Come and meet them at one of their briefing sessions and have your say about local policing issues.

Dates, times and locations: please visit Kingston's Safer Neighbourhoods web pages on the Metropolitan Police Website: www.met.police.uk/teams/kingston <http://http:/www.met.police.uk/teams/kingston>

Website: www.kingston.gov.uk/safer_police <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/safer_police?src=newsletter>

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YOUNGLIVIN

YU Online

YU Online is an online magazine for young people made by young people in Kingston. New articles will be released on a regular basis and you can leave your comments. Do you want your voice to be heard?

Website: www.younglivin.org.uk/youthunlimited <http://www.younglivin.org.uk/youthunlimited>

Email: barnabas.shelbourne@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Phone: 07766 511 089


Ask 4 Help, Email or Text for confidential help and advice

If you need help and would like to talk to a young person's advisor, you can contact us to talk about your worries.

Website: www.younglivin.org.uk/ask4help <http://www.younglivin.org.uk/ask4help?src=newsletter>

Email: linda@younglivin.org.uk

Phone: 020 8547 6788

SMS: 07797 806 523

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INCLUSION IN THE NEWSLETTER

Advertising Events

If you would like to advertise an event on the Council's website and therefore be included in the appropriate month's newsletter, please complete our  Tell Us About Your Event form at: www.kingston.gov.uk/tell_us_about_your_event <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/tell_us_about_your_event?src=newsletter> . You are invited to advertise any community or non-commercial events in the area.

More Information: For more information about advertising events on our website, please contact events@rbk.kingston.gov.uk or phone 020 8547 5016.


Online Ticket Sales

You may want to consider registering as a promoter on our Online Ticketing System to enable people to purchase tickets to your events. These events are also included in the monthly newsletter.

More Information: To find out more about  Online Ticketing, please visit: www.kingston.gov.uk/eticketing <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/eticketing?src=newsletter> , email eticketing@rbk.kingston.gov.uk <UrlBlockedError.aspx> or phone 020 8547 5409.


All Other Enquiries

If you would like to contact us about anything other than the newsletter, events or the website, please visit our  Contact Us page at: www.kingston.gov.uk/contact_us <http://www.kingston.gov.uk/contact_us?src=newsletter>

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ERRORS AND INACCURACIES

Although we work hard to ensure that this newsletter is accurate and up-to-date, occasionally mistakes do happen and we sincerely apologise for this. If you happen to notice any errors, do feel free to report them to us, though unfortunately we cannot guarantee a response to all emails and we are unable to redistribute the newsletter once it has been sent out. We strongly recommend that you visit the corresponding web page for each item mentioned as the web page itself should not contain any inaccuracies. If you discover the web page is incorrect, please notify us and we will ensure that it is corrected immediately.

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