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Save the date! If you have something to say about where you live, come along to the latest round of Community Conversations kicking off in May.

These events are a chance for ward Councillors to hear what matters most to residents and businesses and share ideas about the future of local areas. They will also provide the opportunity to start identifying local priorities and prepare the ground in preparation for new ward budgets, which will be introduced later this year.

Nine events have been scheduled for 2020. Each will also have a mini exhibition with stalls around the ward budgets (Local Area Fund), Climate Change, the Local Plan consultation and a key local issue.

Dates for 2020 community conversation events

Wards

Date

Location

Kew Community Conversation

Wednesday 20 May

National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew, TW9 4DU

Teddington/Hampton Hill and Fulwell/Hampton Wick Community Conversation

Tuesday 9 June

Teddington Baptist Church, 17 Church Rd, Teddington TW11 8PF

Whitton/Heathfield Community Conversation

Tuesday 30 June

Twickenham School, Percy Road, Twickenham TW2 6JW

Mortlake, Barnes Common and East Sheen Community Conversation

Thursday 2 July

All Saints Church, 63 East Sheen Ave, London SW14 8AX

Barnes Community Conversation

Thursday 9 July

OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, SW15 0LF

Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside Community Conversation

Tuesday 14 July 

St Richard’s Church, Ashburnham Rd, Richmond TW10 7NL

North Richmond and South Richmond Community Conversation

Wednesday 9 September

RHACC, Parkshot, London TW9 2RE

St Margarets, North Twickenham, South Twickenham, West Twickenham and Twickenham Riverside Community Conversation

Wednesday 24 September

Clarendon Hall,
York House,
Richmond Road,
Twickenham, TW1 3AA

Hampton North and Hampton Community Conversation

Tuesday 6 October

White House, 45 The Avenue, Hampton TW12 3RN

 

The agenda for each event:

  • 5.30pm to 6.45pm: Exhibition and Community Idea Surgery
  • 6.45 to 7pm: Ward update
  • 7pm to 7.20pm: Find out more about the Local Area Fund
  • 7.20pm to 8.45pm: 'Question time' style discussion.

Each event will be hosted by an independent chair from the local area.

Attendees can pre-submit questions in advance by emailing: communityconversations@richmond.gov.uk

Cllr Michael Wilson, Cabinet Member for Equality, Communities and the Voluntary Sector said:

“We strive for an ‘open town hall’ approach. We don’t want decisions to be made behind closed doors.  

“To achieve this, we must work in partnership with residents. And, we know that on a day-to-day basis it is the ward Councillors who are out on the door step, listening and engaging with residents.

“If you would like to work with the Council to help make Richmond the greenest, safest and fairest borough in London, please come along to your local event and help us achieve this goal.”

Registration for the events is not required. However, with growing concerns regarding coronavirus, we are asking people to register in advance. Whilst it is not our intention to cancel these events, should circumstances result in the event being postponed, we will be able to contact all those who register to let them know.

Register for your local event

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.

Reference: P076/20

Updated: 11 May 2021