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Government omits 22 out of 25 Transport Committee recommendations on Heathrow

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has failed to incorporate 22 of the 25 changes put forward by the Transport Select Committee (TSC) in his updated national planning statement (NPS) – despite telling Parliament this week (5 June) that he had ‘acted…

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Teddington CC look to raise funds for new pavilion

Teddington Cricket Club are aiming to replace their pavilion which has stood since the conclusion of World War II.  Citing that the current pavilion is no longer fit for purpose, they propose to replace it with ‘an exemplar pavilion which…

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Lift to be installed at Teddington Station by 2020

The council will look to introduce a lift at Teddington Station by 2020 to improve access for wheelchairs, prams and people with limited mobility. The station currently lacks sufficient access and has been the target of campaigns from local groups…

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Controversial planning application submitted for building on Udney Park

Quantum, the current owners of Udney Park Playing Fields, has now submitted its planning application to LBRUT to build. Friends of Udney Park Playing Fields strongly oppose the plans as they believe the 3 cricket pitches, and two rugby/football pitches…

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Heathrow criticised for jumping the gun on Government expansion decision

The latest consultation from Heathrow is ‘jumping the gun’ – according to Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead councils. The consultation, which was launched by the airport last week, invites the public to put forward their views on various factors of…

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Whitton library to undergo refurbishment

Whitton Library is to close from Saturday 13th January 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018 as it undergoes refurbishment. The works will include roof repairs, ceiling replacement, the installation of new lighting and a much needed fully accessible entrance door.  The interior…

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Twenty seven pavements to benefit from half a million pounds of improvements

Twenty seven pavements across the borough will benefit from an additional half a million pounds of improvements, including Waldegrave Road and Claremount Road.  Earlier this year 1,342 people nominated 498 local pavements for repair as part of the Council’s Community Pavement…

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Hundreds turn up to see St Mary’s University expansion plans

Over 200 residents turned out to the St Mary’s University drop-in to discuss the proposed £100 million development to their Strawberry Hill campus. Vice Chancellor Francis Campbell’s ‘Masterplan Vision 2025’ will involve building several accommodation halls on the campus. St Mary’s currently…

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Trust’s bid for schools in Teddington rejected

The Stamp Education Trust’s bid for two primary primary schools in Teddington and Surbiton were rejected among an accepted bid for Twickenham. Councillor Paul Hodgins, Richmond’s cabinet member for for schools said he was disappointed that the trust had not…

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Local business Fallow Deer under threat of closing

A popular cafe in Teddington is under threat of closing after Richmond Council could revoke its A3 license. The decision has come under huge scrutiny from local residents who have created a petition to #SaveFallowDeer. Richmond Council have allegedly made…

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