Keep on running during the Games
20th March 2012
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Transport throughout London will be under considerable pressure during the Olympic period. With so much going on in the borough there will inevitably be an impact on both local roads and public transport.


How might it affect your business?


Deliveries, collections and servicing

Due to temporary changes to the roads during the local events, many businesses such as shops, pubs, hotels and restaurants will need to consider the implications for deliveries. Go to:


An online freight journey planner will be launched this spring to help navigate yourway around the various events, congestion and banned turns. Transport for London

has also produced a practical guide on how to minimise noise from out-of-hours deliveries. Visit


Staff travel

Journeys will be affected across London. To find out more about how roads and public transport will be affected, visit, follow the Twitter feed @GAOTG, or email


Waste and recycling

Please check with your commercial waste contractor if they will continue service as usual during The Games. Road closures and congestion may mean collection times. will need to be changed, particularly during the period 24 July -1 August. Go to: or call 08456 122660



Local briefings

The Games is likely to affect staff, deliveries and customers particularly in the borough. To help you prepare, TfL and the Council are hosting a series of workshops:


Breakfast briefing – Friday 30 March 2012 at 8am - 9am

Evening briefing – Friday 30 March 2012 at 6.30pm - 7.30pm


Both events are in the Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham, TW1 3AA


To rsvp for one of these events email:


There are also a series of briefings specifically for businesses in Twickenham, Ham, Teddington, Hampton Wick, Richmond and St Margaret’s. To see dates and further information, go to:



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Nick T

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I launched The Best of Richmond in 2005 and am passionate about supporting all things local. In particular, we work hard to showcase the best local businesses who give the borough its character and make...

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