Friday, 30 January 2015

Get Your Votes In - Duke Of Northumberland River Revitalisation - £400,000 Up For Grabs

The picturesque surroundings of the Duke of Northumberland’s River in Whitton could receive a £400,000 revitalisation after Richmond was short-listed for the Mayor of London’s ‘Big Green Fund’.

Richmond is one of seven London boroughs short-listed for the award and the Council now needs the public to get behind the proposals and vote for the project to be chosen.

To vote go to http://www.london.gov.uk/biggreenpoll and vote for the Duke’s River project to receive a grant of £175k.

If successful, Richmond Council, Hounslow Council, Rugby Football Union, SITA Trust and ZSL will provide the remaining amount required for the £400,000 regeneration project. Voting is open for five more weeks.

The Duke of Northumberland’s River runs for four kilometres from where it leaves the River Crane in Kneller Gardens to its confluence with the River Thames in Old Isleworth. The project proposes to make the Duke of Northumberland’s River a key link for wildlife and people between the River Crane and the River Thames. This would be done through a series of coordinated projects designed to create a wildlife corridor for West London, and reinvigorate the local community.

Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Pamela Fleming, said:

“The proposed improvements will link two of the most important green corridors in the capital for all Londoners to enjoy. It’s a great achievement to have been shortlisted. It only takes a couple of minutes to vote and your vote could be the one that makes the difference.”