Only nine communities in England have royal status as conferred by the monarch – and none are further north than Sutton Coldfield.
Posts Tagged: Kingston
Residents who seek to develop derelict public sector sites need some protection from bureaucratic obstruction.
Those caught carrying acid to be imprisoned on the first offence, not the second. Yet the Lib Dems want to weaken the penalties.
What does it say for our patriotic endeavour that so many of our fellow citizens are literally rubbishing our country?
There are long-running problems with the Piccadilly Line. The antiquated signalling system desperately needs updating.
Our survey identified 15,875 of them. Many of these could be redeveloped to provide new homes.
They may not win many votes – but they offer some direction the other side of the election. In Kingston we have a whole range of detailed policies.
In the last financial year, there were over 500 council employees earning more than the Prime Minister.
Previously the parks were neglected and the roads full of potholes. The Conservatives have started to turn the borough around.
The capital isn’t a single political entity. Rather, it is still in some ways a Napoleon-of-Notting-Hill-style mass of small towns.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
Key voters include those who voted heavily to remain in the EU, and were decisive in the lost Tory seats of Battersea, Kensington, Kingston and Twickenham.
Other public services could learn that less money to spend means rethinking what you do.
There is plenty of innovation taking place. There should not be an ideological veto preventing it from flourishing.
Knocking down semi-detached and detached homes is the wrong way to increase the housing density – build on the post-industrial land instead.