Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Still time to attend briefing on Rugby World Cup 2015

Residents and businesses who want to get ready for Rugby World Cup 2015 are reminded that there are still two community briefings in July.


Over the past two weeks, Richmond Council, in partnership with the England Rugby 2015 and the Rugby Football Union (RFU), have held two briefing events for Businesses and two for residents in St Margarets and those who live directly around the Stadium. The briefings provide attendees with details on the delivery plans to stage this major sporting event safely and successfully, with minimal disruption.


Those who have been unable to attend the briefings so far are reminded that there are still two more opportunities on 7 July in Twickenham and 14 July in Richmond.


Attendees will be given updates on the Tournament, transport plan and property access implications, Fanzone, community safety, licencing and street cleansing. Representatives from the Council, England Rugby 2015, the RFU and local Police will also be in attendance.


The presentation and exhibition boards are available online  


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


“We are working hard, with the Tournament organisers, Transport for London and neighbouring boroughs to try and minimise this disruption and help people understand the benefits that hosting such a prestigious event will bring. 


“I hope as many people as possible will attend a briefing, or sign up to receive our e-newsletter providing regular information on local activities and news relating to Rugby World Cup 2015.”


To find out more, go to:


Resident briefings

All briefings will be open with a small exhibition from 5pm followed by a short presentation at 6pm. Representatives will be available to answer questions from 5 to 8pm.

·         Tuesday 7 July at Clarendon Hall in Twickenham

·         Tuesday 14 July at Richmond Adult Community College

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