Save the Kingfisher Leisure Centre

KINGSTON campaigners Bob Tyler and Deepa Veneik are calling for the Council to come clean on the situation affecting the leisure centre.

Almost one year on since the Council initially took the decision to close the centre, Kingston’s residents are still in the dark as to when the problems will be fixed.

The Kingfisher Leisure Centre is a crucial amenity for local residents and families in Kingston Town Centre, with its closure forcing residents to use the already overcrowded Malden Centre or go out of borough to swim.

Bob Tyler said: “It is outrageous that the Council still refuse to be honest with residents about the issues that caused the centre to close in the first place.

“As some of our older residents may remember, the ‘temporary’ closure of the Surbiton Lagoon by Kingston Council many years ago became permanent.

“As a borough that is already so poorly served in terms of leisure facilities, we cannot allow the same fate at the Kingfisher.

“We call on the Council to commit unequivocally to reopening the centre safely at the earliest opportunity.”


PETITION: Open an M&S in New Malden!

TO: Marks and Spencer plc

We, the undersigned, urge Marks and Spencer to open one of their new food stores in New Malden.

New Malden is bouncing back post-COVID, with over £100,000 allocated to High Street recovery by the GLA, a vibrant market and despite the economic situation bustling with shops.

Over the years, the food offering in New Malden has declined: the Co-Op closed their doors, Iceland closed their doors and now Wilko is closing. There are two units which could suit a supermarket - these are at the Wilko site and at the former Tudor Williams site.

Residents in New Malden for many years have suggested and requested an M&S in the town, and we are writing to affirm it will be well used by a loyal group of shoppers.

M&S provides something different, and we urge you to support New Malden\'s economy by opening a new store here either at the Wilko site or the Tudor Wiliams site.

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