Monday, 22 December 2014
Friday, 28 November 2014
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Speaking about the London Mayor's visit to our village she told conference that "Whitton High Street, in case you don't know Whitton, is one of the best high streets in Twickenham. And Twickenham is the best place to live in London."
Tania's full speech at conference can be viewed below:
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Public buildings and homes will be plunged into darkness when the lights go out in
Everyone in the
Lights Out was created by the Government’s Department of Culture. It marks the start of Richmond Council’s own official commemorations that will take place over the next four years – to mark the length of World War One.
Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Cllr Bond, said:
“Lights Out is a major national event that will honour and remember those who gave their lives during the First World War. In
Friday, 25 July 2014
Prudent financial management has enabled the Council to deliver an extensive capital programme, including sixth forms and increased school places across all phases of education, plus the transformation of Whitton Town Centre. The continuing focus on efficiency will help to keep council tax levels down, after Richmond Council pledged to use savings to minimise any possible future increases.
The Council is already committed to freezing Council Tax in 2015. To keep increases as low as possible in future years, the Council will use the first £1m (plus 25% of anything above that level) of any savings it makes during a financial year, to help keep the following year’s Council Tax down.
Richmond Council Cabinet Member, Cllr Fleming, said:
“Richmond Council is completely committed to keeping Council Tax levels down. This latest pledge is another clear example of how the Council aims to achieve this for its residents in future years. Whether through reducing the Council’s expenditure – or by other means, delivering outstanding services at the lowest possible cost which represent best value for money for our residents is at the heart of what we do.”
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The borough’s First World War heritage will be explored in detail as part of an exhibition created by young people to mark the start of
‘In their Footsteps:
Highlights include pictures and stories of the developments that took place at the Pelabon Works munitions factory, which employed nearly 2000 Belgian refugees. Comic strips which show daily life to sculptures of the many shops that opened to serve the Belgian community are included. Touching accounts of the borough’s very own ‘canary girls’, who were munitions factory workers whose skin tuned yellow due to the chemicals, have also been gathered. The children researched the lives of local soldiers such as Denis Conran who fought in the trenches and Frank Edwards who triumphantly dribbled a football during the
Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Culture, Cllr Bond, said:
“These stories have been brought to life through objects, artwork, creative writing, photographic recreations, and narrative events. Young people explored the changes the First World War brought to the borough and captured these changes through an engaging exhibition. I would urge as many people as possible to view the exhibition and learn about
The work displayed has been produced by children and young people aged six to 21. The youngest groups explored children’s contributions to the war effort such as the National Egg Collection scheme and also the animal mascots of the South African Army - ‘Jackie’ the baboon and ‘Nancy’ the springbok.
Monday, 21 July 2014
Friday, 18 July 2014
- Kneller Road
- Nelson Road
- Jubilee Avenue
- Lyndhurst Avenue
- Powder Mill Lane
- Tranmere Road
Cllr Gareth Elliott and Cllr Grant Healy are pleased to announce that they will be holding surgeries for residents.
Saturday 22nd November 2014
Saturday 17th January 2015
Saturday 25th April 2015
Saturday 25th July 2015
Saturday 17th October 2015
All surgeries will be held at the Church Hall at St Philip and St James on Hounslow Road, Whitton, TW2 7DY.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us if you will be attending and which session.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Friday, 16 May 2014
- Established a Town Centre Opportunities with funding for every High Street Business & Retail Association and contributions for Christmas lights and events.
- Established a Business & Retail Alliance where representatives from all the shopping areas meet bi-monthly and exchange ideas and appointed a Business & Retail Champion
- 30 minutes free parking and opportunities for businesses to offer discounts through the Richmond Card
- Set up a Social Enterprise Partnership and Introduced Richmond’s Den to promote Social Enterprise
- Introduced grants for Pop up Shops & Shop Fronts
- Provided Energy assessments to reduce costs
- Developed the Borough’s first Business Improvement District in Twickenham
- Formed a partnership with Haymarket & Harlequins RFC for a new Enterprise & Education campus to create jobs and train young people in skills of the future
- Extended the Visit Richmond Partnership to boost tourism
- Established a Key Employers’ Group
- Make High Streets more inviting for older people and the less mobile
- Work with local Business Associations and residents on forming Town Teams to shape a vision for their high streets
- Protect employment space and use all means possible to stop betting shops and estate agents taking over our high streets
- Review the scope for extending the 30 minutes free parking
- Support a Business Improvement District in Richmond
- Encourage and support more businesses to grow and expand through exporting
- Help young people to start work for themselves, support the self-employed and start ups
- Cut bureaucracy and aid procurement for those with micro-business ideas
- Sustain a Partnership for Business and work to attract more high tech businesses
- Launch and champion a “Take One Apprenticeship” scheme with employers across the borough
Monday, 12 May 2014
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
To read the Written Ministerial Statement from the Conservative Minister of State for Transport, Stephen Hammond MP, click here.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Sunday, 13 April 2014
|Cllr Gareth Elliott chairing the Summit|
|Minister for Transport, Stephen |
Hammond MP, addressing
|Cllr Gareth Elliott and Whitton |
Candidate Grant Healy with
|Cllr Gareth Elliott speaking with|
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
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Friday, 28 March 2014
Cllr Gareth Elliott said: "I was honoured to be part of the ceremony to bestow the Freedom of our Borough on Sir David Attenborough. He has worked tirelessly over his seven decade bringing natural history to the masses. It was even more exceptional to hear that over and above all his travels around the world he still feels Richmond is the best place on earth. There really is no place like home."
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Friday, 14 March 2014
Following Cllr Elliott's question at Council that ensured that this vital facility is safe in Conservative hands Gareth and Grant popped in to spread the news. Both enjoyed themselves as they shared stories of Whitton now and then and answered questions about the future of the high street and the library.
Cllr Elliott said of his visit: "Whitton Rest Room is run for the elderly completely voluntarily and enjoyed immensely by its customers. I am happy to say that this vital facility is here to stay and I will ensure that it stays that way. It was wonderful to pop in and I look forward to my next visit."
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
|Boris Johnson with Cllr Gareth Elliott speaking|
to Whitton residents.
Friday, 21 February 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014
To read the full Evening Standard article click here.
Cllr Gareth Elliott said:
"The incorrect designation by Royal Mail has several knock-on effects that people living in these areas experience every day. Services other residents take for granted can often be confused across boundaries.