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The Hampton Wick Big Picnic

Sunday 11th June 2017

Last updated: Wednesday 24th May 2017

The Hampton Wick Big Picnic - poster

The Hampton Wick Association, St John ‘s Church and the Friends of King’s Field are together organising a community picnic in Hampton Wick which will take place on Sunday 11th June on the King’s Field.

Come along from 12 noon with a picnic (no glass please), or enjoy the BBQ and Mario’s wonderful home-made ice cream.

Family games and music will run through until about 4pm.
King’s Field is next to the skate park in the Hampton Wick corner of Bushy Park – entrance on Church Grove.

Chestnut Sunday 2017

Report by Mark Merrington

Last updated: Wednesday 24th May 2017

Every year, on the Sunday closest to 11 May, crowds gather in Bushy Park to celebrate the blossom on the horse chestnut trees. This year, Chestnut Sunday was on 14 May and was as successful as ever, helped by some fine weather following a rainy night.

Click here for the full story.

Planning News

May 2017

Last updated: Wednesday 24th May 2017

Planning app clip

This May, in Church Grove, there has been an application for the demolition of a house – The Firs – and the erection of nine new flats. This incorporates a substantial underground car park, accessed by a car lift, and significant landscape works – including felling of trees. The association has objected to the scheme.

In a Conservation Area we would have expected the choice of materials, finishes etc. to be stated and, ideally, to have been detailed to an extent to indicate quality. These matters should not be left to a Condition within a consent. To us, the design quality reflects that of the adjacent flats (Heron House) rather than that of the pre-war houses in that road.

Unusually, the Design and Access Statement is written by the agent rather than by the architect and we feel it reflects the planning process rather than any design vision or thought. There are plenty of examples of fine, well designed, modern residential developments – in a variety of styles – in Richmond Borough and we would welcome some in Hampton Wick.

The Firs is just one of several ‘current’ applications we have concerns over. For more information, please click here.

The Hampton Wick Association Fish & Chip Quiz Night

Thursday 22nd June

Last updated: Wednesday 24th May 2017

Hampton Wick Fish & Chip Quiz Night poster

Everyone is welcome (ticket required) to come along to the ever-popular HWA Fish & Chips Quiz Night.

Date: Thursday 22nd June 2017

Time: 7pm for 7.30pm (prompt) start of the Quiz

Venue: Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club Pavilion

Tickets £7.50 – includes fish & chips

Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Wine, beer and soft drinks will be on sale at the bar.

Full details, including booking information here.

The Friends of Hampton WIck Library

News update

Last updated: Wednesday 24th May 2017

On the last Sunday of each month at 11am the Friends of Hampton Wick Library Gardening Gang meets at the Library to don gardening gloves and do battle with weeds and dead leaves and to help return some vitality to the Library gardens.

Sunday 28th May is our next session and we have much planting and weeding to do. Contact if you wish to help.

We want to show off the work we’ve been doing and to that end we’re planning to hold a Grand Garden Party in the Library gardens in September. If can make a mean cucumber sandwich and you’d like to help, please get in touch.

A breakthrough – well almost! There’s a real chance that the new Library signage (for the Library itself) might be arriving anytime soon – watch this space.

The Friends’ RC Sherriff exhibition is still on display so if you’ve not seen it yet please do make an effort to visit, it’s had some great feedback.

UPDATED - Google Maps changes name of Cobbler's Walk

Cobbler's Walk airbrushed out by Google Maps error

Last updated: Friday 21st April 2017

Google Maps mistake
Google Maps mistake

Google maps has mistakenly labelled a large portion of Cobbler’s Walk in Bushy Park as ‘Nightingale Lane’ – see map above or click here to see the mistake on Google Maps.

Click here for the latest update.

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