Sunday, 31 May 2015

Community roads and pavements schemes announced

The 26 most popular roads and pavements schemes nominated for repairs will receive £490k this year under the Council’s ever-popular Community Roads and Pavement fund have been announced.

For the fourth successive year Richmond Council will invest hundreds of thousands of pounds on top of the millions it already spends on repairing roads and pavements across the borough. The latest Community Roads and Pavements nomination exercise ended on February 22 this year and approximately 1,300 residents took part.

Each of the borough’s 14 villages will now receive approximately £35k for roads and pavements repairs.

Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Streetscene, Cllr Stephen Speak, announced the successful schemes today (May 29). 

Last year, thanks to the Community Roads and Pavements Fund, 19 roads and 31 pavements were repaired. This is in addition to the 16 roads and 30 pavements r that were repaired as part of the Council’s regular £3milllion maintenance programme.  

Cllr Stephen Speak, said: 

“Since nominations closed the Council’s Highways officers have worked hard to inspect the most frequently mentioned roads across the borough and produce cost estimates. I’m very pleased that the Council will now be starting work improving the locations that residents have identified in each village.”

Editors’ Notes: 

 

Full list of roads to be repaired under the Community Roads and Pavement budget :

 

Village

Road

Improvements

Barnes

Madrid Road

Pavement repairs

Barnes

Queen’s Ride

Pavement repairs

East Sheen

Derby Road

Road and pavement repairs

Ham and Petersham

Rushmead

 

Road repairs

Ham and Petersham

Ham Farm Road

Pavement repairs

Hampton

Longford close

 

 

Pavement repairs

Hampton

Ormond Drive

Road repairs

Hampton Hill

Myrtle Road

 

 

Pavement repairs

Hampton Hill

Cross Street

Pavement repairs

Hampton Wick

Kingston Lane

 

 

Pavement repairs

Hampton Wick

Normansfield Avenue

Pavement repairs

Kew

Nylands Avenue

 

 

Pavement repairs

Kew

Gloucester Road

Road and pavement repairs

Mortlake

Alder Road

Pavement repairs

Mortlake

First Avenue

Pavement repairs

Richmond

Old Deer Park Gardens

Pavement repairs

St Margarets

Montpellier Row

Pavement repairs

Strawberry Hill

Popes Grove

Pavement repairs

Teddington

Elmtree Road

 

 

 

Pavement repairs

Teddington

Twickenham Road

Pavement repairs

Teddington

Cambridge Crescent

Road repairs

Twickenham

Sherland Road

Copthall Gardens

 

 

Pavement repairs

Twickenham

Copthall Gardens

Pavement repairs

Twickenham

Craneford Way

Pavement repairs

Whitton

Bridge Way

 

 

Pavement repairs

Whitton

Hall Farm Drive

Pavement repairs

 



 

NEWS: By-election for Hampton Wick announced

 A by-election to elect a councillor to serve Hampton Wick Ward will be held on 2nd July 2015.

 

The by-election has been called following the resignation of Dr Tania Mathias, after she was elected as an MP for Twickenham Constituency at the recent UK Parliamentary General Election. 

 

A Notice of Election has been published on the Richmond Council website.

 

Any residents in the ward not already registered to vote must do so by 16 June and the final deadline to vote by post or to change existing postal or proxy arrangements should reach the Council by 5pm on Wednesday 17th June. New applications to vote by proxy must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 24th June.

 

For more information, go to: www.richmond.gov.uk/elections_voting_and_registration

 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Twickenham Parliamentary Candidate Dr Tania Mathias Speaks to Whitton Blog

Dr Tania Mathias said: "Thank you to Whitton blog for this opportunity.
As a local councillor, and resident in the constituency I am constantly impressed by Whitton.
When the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, visited Twickenham constituency I invited him to come to Whitton High Street because I told him that it has the best local shops and best businesses in our area and that is down to the local community supporting the High Street.  The investment of the Conservative Council in the High street has made the unique 1930s heritage look even better. After the jewellery shop was burgled this year I was amazed at the public support and kindness shown to the staff by the local community of Whitton.
Last year, together with the local Conservative councillor Gareth Elliott, I asked the then Transport Minister Stephen Hammond MP to allocate funds to improve Whitton station access and refurbishment and I am glad that this is happening.
As a councillor and NHS doctor I have visited Homelink to see its best practice of day care for older residents and I have campaigned for this to be the standard in the borough. Homelink also have the best fundraising events I have been to.
Twickenham Academy now has a sixth form thanks to the Conservative Council and I hope that although the Liberal Democrat councillors opposed this, parents and pupils are seeing a change for the good.
If elected as MP I will continue to fight for small businesses, excellence in education and protection of our parks and river areas and I will work with local councillors to see that Whitton gains the legacy from the Rugby World Cup that it deserves."
The full article and additional blog posts about Whitton can be found at the Whitton Blog which can be accessed by clicking here.