Free ‘Fit as a Fiddle’ courses for Spring 2014 Are you over 50, live in the borough of Kingston, and want to get fit, lose weight and improve your wellbeing? Why not join a free 5 week course in Spring 2014? Take your pick from gentle exercise to more vigorous activity with either: Cycling for beginners/intermediates YMCA Hawker Centre, Tues 22nd April - 20th May 2014, 10.00 -12.00 midday Aquacise: Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Kingston, Wed 23 April -21 May, 1.30 - 3.15 Body Balance: New Malden Library, New Malden, Thurs 24th April - 22 May 12.30 -2.00pm Chair Based Exercise: Surbiton Medical Centre, Friday 25th April - 23 May 12.30 – 2.00pm All courses include healthy lifestyle/weight loss workshops. For more information and to book a place, please contact: Grace, Fit as a Fiddle Coordinator Tel: 020 8942 8256 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please look at details of parenting courses being run in Kingston.
Where possible, please pass these on to any contacts you have and believe would benefit from them.
On Saturday, November 30th we had a dynamic two part workshop on building inclusive online community engagement in neighbourhoods hosted by Steven Clift in the Kingston Upon Thames Guildhall.
We brainstormed strategies for the Norbiton community in Kingston upon Thames as they launch their new Neighbours Forum with E-Democracy. We had a lively discussion which continued into the Druid’s Head afterwards.
- Do you work in the voluntary & community, housing, health, employment or energy sectors?
- Do you want to address fuel poverty and help identify integrated approaches to energy, health, social justice and climate change?
If so, than this is the event for you!
We are relaunching our petition to fix the gap at Norbiton Station. Please go to Fix the gap to sign the online petition at change.org. Each signature goes directly to South West Trains so if we get a million something may change! We held a protest at Norbiton station on Monday 18th February. Some photographs of the event are here. One result of our activities has been reported by a user of the station – the train announcements have been changed on some services warning travellers to not only mind the gap but also to take great care stepping down off the train!
A combined effort by OneNorbiton, CREST and CRERA resulted in the rejection of the planning application for the development of the Duke’s Tavern site. Residents marched from the Cambridge Estate to the Guildhall and representatives spoke at the planning meeting.There was a public meeting in Queen Mary’s Hall, Cambridge Gardens on Tuesday 28th May to discuss the Planning Application for the Duke’s Tavern Site. After a presentation by the proposers of the application a lively discussion took place, with around 50 attendees all rejecting the plans for a student residence in the area. A report on the meeting can be seen here and a response from David Ryder-Mills. Please look at an article about this proposed development from the CRERA newsletter.
Unfortunately the Council Planning & Development Committee have accepted a revised bid to build student accommodation for almost 300 students on the site.
Check out the Pride of Place day at Piper Hall (Pride of Place poster). View the Community Connected webpage here. This project is building a visual history of Norbiton and all residents can help with their memories, photos and memorabilia.
For background information on OneNorbiton please visit our background page.