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 is the Council’s engagement programme. It gives residents and businesses an opportunity to meet their local ward councillors via borough wide events and have their say on what matters to them locally and specific issues via a series of themed discussions.
If you have any 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 email@example.com.
The Local Area Fund is being introduced to support community driven projects and enhance the ability of Ward Councillors to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of their local communities.
Each ward area has an available budget of £10,000 for this financial year 2020/2021. Find out more about the Local Area Fund.
For the past few years, the Council has hosted around 20 local Community Conversation ward events across the borough – giving residents and businesses the chance to come and hear from their local ward councillors and give their views on local issues. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, it is not possible to hold physical events at the moment.
Earlier this year the Council trialled online engagement sessions using Zoom. Over 1,200 people registered for the first round of events, sharing their thoughts on issues such as impact of coronavirus, community safety, environmental issues and education.
The Council is now holding a series of dedicated discussions on Community Safety, in partnership with the local Police. Those who register via the links below will be sent a link to the event 24 hours and 20 minutes before each event.
Participants will be able to hear from local Police representatives and their local ward councillors – and have their say on video.
By registering for the event, attendees are agreeing to the event etiquette and guidance. (pdf, 267 KB).
|Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside||Tuesday 6 October 2020||Register|
|Twickenham Riverside, St Margarets and North Twickenham||Tuesday 13 October 2020||Register|
|Barnes, East Sheen, Mortlake and Barnes Common||Tuesday 20 October 2020||Register|
|Teddington, Hampton Wick, Fulwell and Hampton Hill||Wednesday 4 November 2020||Register|
|Whitton and Heathfield||Wednesday 11 November 2020||Register|
|Richmond North and Richmond South||Monday 23 November 2020||Register|
|Kew||Wednesday 25 November 2020||Register|
|Hampton and Hampton North||Tuesday 1 December 2020||Register|
|West Twickenham and South Twickenham||Wednesday 2 December 2020||Register|
|Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside||Watch the video (YouTube)|
Barnes, East Sheen, Mortlake and Barnes
Twickenham Riverside, St Margarets and North Twickenham
Teddington, Hampton Wick, Fulwell and Hampton Hill
Whitton and Heathfield
Hampton, Hampton North
Richmond North and Richmond South
West Twickenham and South Twickenham
The Community Engagement team will also be running a series of Virtual Themed Conversations across July and August 2020. A panel of professionals will offer guidance and information on each subject, followed by a discussion with attendees focusing on problems and solutions.
These events will be on:
For more details contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: 23 September 2020