Over 450 people had their say about how to improve their local areas at the All in One events in Twickenham and Kew this weekend.
At the events in the Civic Centre and Darell Primary School, residents were able to see the survey results for Twickenham, St Margarets/East Twickenham, Strawberry Hill and Kew, talk to other residents as well as local councillors, officers and representatives of other organisations. Visitors were also able to put forward their ideas and suggestions about what can be done to address issues together.
Those who attended the Twickenham event were also able to view the proposals for regenerating the local area. Following the Barefoot Consultation, three stages of improvements have been put forward as part of the development of a Town Centre Area Action Plan. They are intended as stages of development for people to comment on, rather than exclusive options. At the event on Saturday, visitors were particularly keen to discuss issues around Heatham House and the future of the farmer's market. The displays are available to view online at:
In Twickenham, St Margarets/East Twickenham and Strawberry Hill, a total of 3,054 residents in the area responded to the All in One survey and 846 in Kew, naming parks and open spaces, shopping and public transport as the most important issues for the area.
In Twickenham and Strawberry Hill the area that was highlighted for most improvement was shopping in the local high street (47% in Twickenham and 33% in Strawberry Hill). In St Margarets and Kew, traffic and congestion was highlighted as a specific issue – particularly the number of large vehicles and delivery vans travelling through the area and the large number of road works. (36% in St Margarets and 39% in Kew).
Other key issues highlighted in all areas included the condition of pavements and the provision of parking.
For those who were unable to attend the events, there is still an opportunity to have your say at the new online community – ‘My Richmond Villages’ online, a series of forums, polls and blogs – giving you the chance to continue the debate online. The new communities for both of these areas will be launched at 9am on Tuesday 14 June at www.richmond.gov.uk/my_richmond_villages.
The next All in One events will be held on Saturday 18 June for residents in Barnes, in Barnes Green Day Centre and in the Old Town Hall for residents in Richmond and Richmond Hill. Both events are from 10-4pm.
To find out more information go to: www.richmond.gov.uk/all_in_one.
Residents can also follow the event live on Twitter throughout the day, where there will be regular updates. Go to: www.twitter.com/lbrut and use the hashtag: #allinone.
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