Our story so far
New Malden Town Centre Partnership
Officers from Kingston council, local community groups and individuals chose to work together to support their hometown of New Malden to recover post covid. New Malden has lost many shops, a department store and almost all banks, there have been marked changes in the demographic and property development of the area in a relatively short space of time.
In 2022 the council and the GLA helped provide some seed funding to establish New Malden Town Centre Partnership. During our first year we celebrated The Queen's Platinum Jubilee and Christmas events, helped to facilitate the winter lighting in the trees and colourful banners in the High Street, provided summer activities for children, helped create the decorative hoardings on Jubilee Square and supported the re-invigoration of New Malden Business Forum and digital business directory.
In 2023 we collaborated with artists, architects, students, local people and businesses. We created art and designs with Julia Vogl, Carrie Reichardt, the 121 Collective, Creative Youth and the Food of Us Team. The themes have been friendship, cultural diversity, food and homeliness. We have have heard stories, established friendships and built business connections that have delivered fabulous events for the Kings Coronation, summer time children's stories, puppet theatre shows, a cinema, Vegecoopia horticultural swap shops, a co-grow garden with Aulaw Organic, farm to table events and mini markets. We are delighted with the progress we have made and look forward to making 2024 even more extraordinary.