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  • Council parking consultation in Hampton Wick ends in confusion

    The results of the parking consultation held over the summer in Hampton Wick have finally been published (click here) and show a large majority of almost 2:1 respondents in favour of change. Despite this, the consultation doesn’t meet the council’s arbitrary rule on CPZ consultations – a rule which we consider to be unfair and indeed unworkable (see separate story). Regrettably, as a result, the Council will not be progressing with the proposals.


  • Richmond council’s policy on CPZ consultations is surely a mistake.

    Richmond council has a policy on CPZ consultations that “…results must show that over 50% of the total households in an area are in favour”

    We contend that this is arbitrary and unfair and surely the result of some mistake.

    Click/tap here for full story...

  • Old Hampton Wick Poem

    Old Hampton Wick Poem
    The original manuscript

    John Previte has shared with us a wonderful old poem presumably written by a former resident of The Wilderness. It begins:

    “Old Hampton Wick, we come to you and dream
    ‘Neath shading branches mirrored in the stream…”

  • We will never forget

    We will never forget
    Hampton Wick Remembrance Sunday 2017

    Once again Hampton Wick turned out in strength to show respect and gratitude to those who have fallen, have been injured or who continue to serve in our Armed Forces.

  • Confusion over planning status of High Street flats - October HWA Planning Update

    Confusion over planning status of High Street flats - October HWA Planning Update

    The HWA welcomes the new business (The Painted Furniture Company) in the former Rose & Crown building (most recently trading as Sanho).

    However, the HWA has discovered that four flats have been built in the upper floors without appropriate planning consent being granted.

    We continue to seek clarification from the council.

    Click headline for more details.

  • Save Our Signs - a new direction

    Save Our Signs - a new direction

    Expert advice leads to rethink on how to protect our local heritage.

  • Hampton Wick in Bloom

    Hampton Wick in Bloom
    Our certificate!

    We are delighted that we have been awarded a SILVER Certificate of Merit In the Best Village in Bloom awards in Richmond on Tuesday 26th September.

    Click news headline for full story.

  • September HWA Planning Update

    There have been 45 planning applications since the start of June. These were essentially domestic or approval of details for consented schemes.

    Click news headline for full article and update on significant developments.

  • Crossrail 2 - Hampton Wick gets update

    Crossrail 2 - Hampton Wick gets update

    Crossrail 2 have provided us with the following update:

    Crossrail 2 has recently submitted an updated Strategic Outline Business Case to the Department for Transport. It builds on the 2015 business case and outlines how Crossrail 2 will improve public transport for the wider south east. We are now awaiting the Transport Secretary’s approval of the business case so that we can move to the next stage of the project’s design. Once we have approval, we intend to consult on revised proposals in the near future…

  • Richmond in Bloom Judging 2017

    This year’s Richmond in Bloom Merit Awards are being held in York House, Twickenham, on 26 September 2017.

    Read more by clicking the headline above.

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