Kingston Council has set up a demographically representative Citizens’ Panel and we were delighted to be invited to facilitate three workshops with members in March, June and October this year to help shape a vision for the town centre area.

The workshops have enabled diverse voices to contribute meaningfully to planning for the future of Kingston. A corporate ambition for ‘heritage-led regeneration’ has stimulated rich discussions during the workshops about what heritage means to the people of Kingston today and about the town’s past and its imagined future.

Citizens have spoken passionately about their experiences of Kingston and about what they value about the town centre and where there may be opportunities for change. The workshops have been a once in a lifetime opportunity for citizens to co-produce a vision for what form that change should take as the town plans for sustainable growth.

Find more information and download a summary of the first two workshops HERE.


“It has been great to have DSE independently facilitate and support our Citizens’ Panel, which is creating a community-led vision for the Kingston town centre area. They have helped encourage full engagement from all attendees and brought an independent perspective, allowing us to better resolve alternative viewpoints among panel members and keep meetings on track. After the workshops they have helped us to capture the discussions and present this in detailed reports which we can share”

Emma Crowe
Communication and Engagement Lead – Local Plan
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames


“Just great … I have grown to see Kingston in a different way and grown to love it even more”

Kingston Citizens’ Panel member



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