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Hampton Wick in Bloom

We won a SILVER Certificate of Merit

Last updated: Wednesday 27th September 2017

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.

Many congratulations to all those who contributed their efforts. Special mentions to The Royal Paddocks Allotments, St John’s Church, The Friends of Hampton Wick Library, village pubs and shops and everyone else who contributed with hanging baskets and other floral displays. A particular thanks to Chris Drayson and Jenny Bourne for all their efforts.

Crossrail 2 update for Hampton Wick

Crossrail 2 have provided us with the following update:

Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017

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…

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HWA Planning Update


Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017

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

The Firs, Church Grove – the application has been modified to give it a more carefully considered –‘architectural’ front elevation and to improve the underground parking. We feel this revised application is an improvement on those that HWA objected / commented to, and are not making any further objections.

Burgoigne Quay – no news even though, formally, the decision was due last March.

Becketts Place – no news even though, formally, the decision was due a year ago.

97a High Street, now 1a Vicarage Road (ex Bonzo’s Cafe) – will be a maisonette and a flat. The HWA commented on the original application, including that the design was too fussy for a building of that size. We believe that the modified design, following a submission of details for Planning and which is being built, is a significant improvement.

Work continues on the new flats at Sanho’s / Rose & Crown despite there apparently being no planning permission in place and it appearing to be a change of use. We have been in and seen the flats being built. Like the earlier applications there is no provision for parking, which we feel is a major issue in this area. We presume that the First Floor theatre has been demolished. There is no news of a retail or restaurant tenant for the ground floor.

Save Our Signs

Hampton Wick has some lovely old street name signs.

Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017

Some special Hampton Wick Street Name Signs

In our view, these are a defining part of our village’s history and character. We think they should be restored with a lick of paint and stand proud for the future instead of being removed and replaced by unpleasant modern steel printed signs.

We have approached Councillor Arbour to ask him for his or the council’s help. Unfortunately he has no suggestion for statutory protection pointing out that some signs are on private property [most are not] but he added that community groups may be able to help. So, if the council can’t/won’t do anything then The HWA will volunteer to restore these lovely old signs ourselves. In most cases, there is nothing a wire brush, some black and white paint and a steady hand won’t fix.

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