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Attend the unveiling of Templeton Place this weekend!

5 September 2023

The local community are invited to the unveiling of Templeton Place on Saturday 9 September from 11am in Hampton Hill.

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Fiona Sacks, will unveil a planter in Templeton Place, Hampton Hill High Street (between Robson’s Butcher and The Lemon Tree Restaurant).

The Dramacube Poetry Competition will also officially announce the results of the winning poem, which will have an inscription on the unveiled planter.

The exciting event is an opportunity to bring residents and visitors together, to enjoy the space. Guests can expect an entertaining day with poetry readings, musical performances from Folk on the Green and creative activities for children.

Dramacube, a local performing arts group for young people, ran the poetry competition earlier this summer as part of their green pledge which supports environmental projects in the borough.

Dramacube have been working with the Hampton Hill Improvement Group, a small group of local residents, businesses and ward Councillors, set up to look at inexpensive ways to improve the area’s local environment and support the High Street.

It was agreed that planters would help green the area as well as create a safer and more attractive public space. Ensuring native pollinators as far as was possible, it’s hoped that as the planting matures the public space will be more pleasurable and more welcoming as somewhere people will want to spend time. An artist’s impression of the re-imagined area was presented for residents’ comment at a Shop Local event in 2021.

With funding and support from the Council as well as the planters, a competition was held seeking artists’ designs to paint and revive the public seating in the area. Having chosen the winning submission, work on refreshing the benches began in June, with a tasteful colour scheme and simple designs reflecting the neighbouring Bushy Park trees.

Stephen Leslie from Dramacube said the goal was to create and enhance green spaces for the local community and provide a better quality of life for the children who live here.

Find out more about the unveiling of Templeton Place.

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Updated: 5 September 2023

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