Join the Community Conversation in 2019

Have you got something to say about where you live? We want to hear your views about your local area, what matters to you and your ideas about the future.

The Community Conversation

About the Community Conversation

We are developing the Community Conversation, piloted last year with ward meetings – to include not only the local meeting to meet your ward councillors but borough wide events, online opportunities and themed workshops.

The Council is also looking to develop a new ward-based budget. A budget to be spent on local projects or activities, informed by you.

The next round of ward Community Conversations – running from April to October – will provide the opportunity to start identifying local priorities and prepare the ground for the ward budgets to be introduced.

If you have particular issues you would like to be discussed at your ward conversation and you can’t attend the meeting you can submit an issue through community.conversations@richmond.gov.uk or raise it directly with your ward councillor.

We also want to hear your ideas about how we can reach residents who want to have a say online, using social media or by alternative methods. Please let us know by emailing community.conversations@richmond.gov.uk.

Last years' events

See the 2018 Community Conversation minutes and videos.

Event format

  • All events will start at 6.30pm with an interactive exhibition, where residents can have their say on local priorities
  • The 'Conversation' will start at 7pm. There will be a period of time allocated to pre-submitted questions regarding ward issues. This will be followed by an open floor discussion on any other topics
  • Events will finish by 9pm

Following the event, ward councillors will work with the decision-making committees and council officers to resolve any issues and feedback/update residents regularly.

Every event will have an independent chair.

Location and attendance

Below are the dates and locations for the 2019 ward Community Conversations.

Registration

Registration is not required but appreciated, to give us an idea of attendance numbers. To register for your local event, please click on the name of your ward (in the left-hand column) and you will be re-directed to a registration page.

Pre-submit a question

If you would like to submit a question in advance of the event, please email communityconversations@richmond.gov.uk. Please see the table below for the deadline for pre-submitted questions. Please note, residents need to attend the event to ask pre-submitted questions.

Community Conversation events
Wards Date Location Deadline for pre-submitted questions Documentation
St Margarets, North Twickenham and Twickenham Riverside Tuesday 30 April  Clarendon Hall,
York House,
Richmond Road,
Twickenham, TW1 3AA
Tuesday 23 April Agenda (pdf, 128 KB)
Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside Tuesday 7 May  St Richard’s Church, Ashburnham Rd, Richmond TW10 7NL Tuesday 30 April  
Whitton and Heathfield Thursday 16 May Whitton Community Centre, Percy Rd, Twickenham TW2 6JL Thursday 9 May  
Kew Tuesday 11 June The Barn Church, 41 Atwood Ave, Richmond TW9 4HF Tuesday 4 June  
Teddington/Hampton Hill/Fulwell Tuesday 18 June Teddington Baptist Church, 17 Church Rd, Teddington TW11 8PF Tuesday 11 June  
Barnes Monday 1 July Castelnau Community Centre, Stillingfleet Rd, London SW13 9AQ Monday 24 June  
Mortlake and Barnes Common/East Sheen Tuesday 16 July All Saints Church, 63 East Sheen Ave, London SW14 8AX Tuesday 9 July  
Hampton North and Hampton Wednesday 18 September White House, 45 The Avenue, Hampton TW12 3RN Wednesday 11 September  
Hampton Wick Tuesday 1 October Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, TW11 9PS Tuesday 24 September  
North Richmond and South Richmond Thursday 10 October RHACC, Parkshot, London TW9 2RE Thursday 3 October  
West and South Twickenham Tuesday 15 October Waldegrave School, Main Hall, Fifth Cross Road, Twickenham, TW2 5LH Tuesday 8 October  

Further information 

For more details contact us by email at communityconversations@richmond.gov.uk

Updated: 18 April 2019