About the Kingston Enquirer

This news site was founded as Coombe Monthly to provide ‘Local News to Local People’ in 2014. In 2017, it was placed on hiatus. We’re back (with a bang!) as it’s become clear Kingston desperately needs a local press that’s more interested in local news and issues than profit margins.

This site will always strive to be a real voice in the community, based on truth – not spin – and provide a platform so often missing from traditional media.

That may result in the council appearing in a less than favourable light at times. That is in their hands, a bit of transparency on their part would reduce the flow of critical stories to a trickle.

The Kingston Enquirer is interested in all aspects of local life in and around Kingston upon Thames: education, local events, theatre, sport, crime, housing, development issues, council matters… the list goes on!

  • the Kingston Enquirer serves as a lightning rod for the issues that affect you, your family and your colleagues. If you have issues with your bin collections, noisy neighbours or dodgy parking, email us with your story. We can publicise your plight and get the attention of your councillors.
  • the Kingston Enquirer will be an ever-watchful observer of life in and around Kingston, keeping tabs on our local political “servants”, their actions and their expenses.

Make sure you comment on what is posted here, and please do send to us the news, announcements, and event details from your part of the borough – your street, your PTA, residents’ association or am-dram group, your sports club or your evening class.

Additional comments about our stories or the website are always welcome. Everything you read here is thoroughly checked with particular emphasis placed on the need for documentary evidence. New submissions will be subjected to similar checks. If you believe anything on this site to be incorrect please let me have the evidence so that a correction can be made.

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