Tolworth and Hook Rise ward was created in 2001/2002 by the Boundary Review Commission.
The makeup of the new ward is parts taken from four old wards... Chessington North, Hook, Tolworth South and Tolworth West all of which had active Libdem FOCUS teams
The purpose of the redrawing of all the wards within Kingston Borough was to reflect population changes so each elected Councillor represented roughly the same number of people.
There are nearly 7000 voters in the Tolworth and Hook Rise ward.
Rolson Davies, Vicki Harris and Rob Lee were first elected in 2002 in this new ward as your local Councillors. Sharon Hartley took up the baton from Rob and along with Rolson and Vicki were elected in 2010 to serve a term of four years.
All residents are welcome to attend Neighbourhood Committee meetings.
The meetings are normally held in local schools throughout the Neighbourhood and deal with local Council issues, such as planning applications, traffic management, transport, housing, street cleaning, road improvements, youth services, libraries etc.
As well as dealing with Council issues, the Neighbourhood Committee has also formed a South of the Borough Community Panel. This panel consists of Council officers, Councillors, Residents Associations, residents and other stakeholders such as the Police, who work together to identify issues and concerns of the community.