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Public Meeting April 2019

Meeting Apr 19

On 2nd April, New Malden Residents’ Association hosted a public meeting on the theme of creating communities. Mia Patterson from Princess Alice Hospice https://www.pah.org.uk/ outlined the many roles their 1400 volunteers play , from fundraising in their 47 shops to the compassionate neighbour scheme, where volunteers undertake weekly visits to a frail or lonely neighbour. Tulloch Kempe of Staywell (previously Age Concern) in New Malden spoke about Connected Kingston, the local name for social prescribing. It has long been recognised that 20% of GP consultations are for issues which medicine can’t really address, such as loneliness or low mood, but many GPs don’t know who to refer the patient to. Connected Kingston https://www.connectedkingston.uk/ trains social prescribers,  who can provide information on a range of 48 local organisations such as exercise classes which may be able to help. Social prescribing is not a new idea but it has now become much more important as part of the new Long Term Plan for the NHS.

 

Julie Pickering then spoke about ambitions for Love Kingston https://www.lovekingston.org.uk/  to establish a Foundation Fund to support local charities; it currently has £100K, whereas Surrey’s fund, set up five years ago, now has £20m. Something to emulate! Love Kingston Director Miranda Jaggers encouraged us to sign up for dragon boat racing or Ride London, but there are many other ways to support Love Kingston. Andrew Connolly then spoke about the Kingston Pound, which helps to ‘recycle our money’ locally. One beneficial side effect of using cash is that children develop a better sense that it doesn’t grow on trees, whereas electronic transactions can seem abstract and encourage overspending.

 

A discussion about the local economy inevitably led to a question about plans for our much-loved Tudor Williams, which will hopefully retain some retail on the site, and also a discussion about the need for affordable venues for local residents trying to set up social groups. For a fuller account of the meeting, look out for next month’s Village Voice.

 

Memorial adjacent to Waitrose

Waitrose Memorial

To read the plaqe's inscriptions click HERE

What a farce......

So, the second attempt to halt faredodgers on the
downline into New Malden Station have failed....
We wonder what costs these attempts have incured?

Station Apr 2019

 

 

Malden Manor Mosaic

Saturdays unvailing of the Mosaic was a great success......

Village Voice Article - February 2019

Village Voice

'New Malden Matters

Our article March 2019
HERE
F
or an archive of all our contributions
use Village Voice tab on left.

Lidl - Costa & Greggs proposal

Proposed Lidl - Costa - Greggs

Please read the full documaent - HERE

KEC 2

April Newsletter - HERE

Salmon Magazine

A new magazine for an ethical and informed Kingston

Salmon Mag Jan 19

 

Their vision: To produce a magazine for ethically-minded
people who live and work in the Royal Borough of Kingston
and the surounding area. It will encourage 'localism and
...sustainability and be endoresed by the Kingston Pound.

The current issue

Contact Information

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New Malden
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