New vision for New Malden

New vision for New Malden

New vision for New Malden

First published in News Surrey Comet: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

New Malden could have new street furniture, public art and a revamped rail station entrance, if fresh ideas for the town go ahead.

Ideas proposed by residents during a summer consultation are likely to be included in a new town centre strategy, which is being put together by Kingston Council.

The consultation found a number of improvements that could make the town centre more inviting.

Suggestions included directions to bus stops, welcome signs and furniture distinguishing New Malden from other parts of the borough.

A regular market and enhanced shop fronts was also suggested, along with improved access and better traffic flow through High Street.

Greater understanding between communities in New Malden, particularly the Korean community, was also found to be important to residents.

Neighbourhood manager Hannah Rees said: "This exhibition is about what people told us they wanted. What they would like to see New Malden as."

Although no funding has been secured yet, options include the Heritage Lottery fund and money from the Greater London Authority.

Collected ideas for the strategy can be seen in an exhibition at the Malden Centre from Saturday, December 8 to Friday, December 21.

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2:37pm Thu 6 Dec 12

SteveC1964 says...

What's that in the illustration? Are we now expected to refer to the "Cheese roundabout" instead of "The Fountain". What would happen if the roundabout was removed altogether and replaced by traffic signals I wonder?
What's that in the illustration? Are we now expected to refer to the "Cheese roundabout" instead of "The Fountain". What would happen if the roundabout was removed altogether and replaced by traffic signals I wonder? SteveC1964
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7:14pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Monitor lizard says...

It all looks very much like castles in the clouds to me. An expensive pipe dream utterly divorced from reality and totally out of kilter with the present economic climate.
It all looks very much like castles in the clouds to me. An expensive pipe dream utterly divorced from reality and totally out of kilter with the present economic climate. Monitor lizard
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9:17pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Beverly RA says...

I wonder if those who pass comments like above have put forward their ideas ? These are aspirations that can be changed, I see nothing wrong in inviting residents to have a say,
Yes money is not currently available , but we should not knock the system gives us hope for the future , so instead of griping come up with something positive for your community
I wonder if those who pass comments like above have put forward their ideas ? These are aspirations that can be changed, I see nothing wrong in inviting residents to have a say, Yes money is not currently available , but we should not knock the system gives us hope for the future , so instead of griping come up with something positive for your community Beverly RA
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10:14am Fri 7 Dec 12

Monitor lizard says...

Having given it some thought, and considering the generally declining state of the UK in general and the Borough of Kingston in particular, I think I'll apply for residence in Australia......
Having given it some thought, and considering the generally declining state of the UK in general and the Borough of Kingston in particular, I think I'll apply for residence in Australia...... Monitor lizard
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10:31am Fri 7 Dec 12

SteveC1964 says...

I see in the Comet an illustration showing the removal of the advertising billboards under the railway bridges by the station: (1) I don't expect that Railtrack would want to lose all the revenue it gets from those sites (2) If advertising like that is considered ugly and intrusive, why has RBK allowed massive advertising billboards in its car parks in Kinsgton (3) How long before the walls are graffitied?
I see in the Comet an illustration showing the removal of the advertising billboards under the railway bridges by the station: (1) I don't expect that Railtrack would want to lose all the revenue it gets from those sites (2) If advertising like that is considered ugly and intrusive, why has RBK allowed massive advertising billboards in its car parks in Kinsgton (3) How long before the walls are graffitied? SteveC1964
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3:19pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Beverly RA says...

Monitor,suggest you read on line the OZ papers on their crime rate,and that's with a very small bottle of beer costing around £6 a throw.
Monitor,suggest you read on line the OZ papers on their crime rate,and that's with a very small bottle of beer costing around £6 a throw. Beverly RA
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