Hampton Wick Association header title
  • boats-summer-2
  • rem-sunday-2014
  • bushy-park-sun
  • skateboard-2
  • library
  • train-letterbox-2

Village Diary

List your local event
email us with details

“Happy 80th Birthday” Hampton Wick Library!

Hmw lib
Hampton WIck Library. Photo © HWA

Our Library is 80 years old! On Thursday 9th December 1937 Hampton Wick’s very own public library was opened by the mayor. It was housed in one room (measuring 320 square feet) in the offices of the Hampton Wick Urban District Council, which had just been disbanded.

There was a small stock of books and the library was open for only a few hours each day, from 4.30pm to 8pm. The handsome building on the High Street remains, described in the council’s current Conservation Area Study as being “idiosyncratic, tall, Dutch gabled”.

There had been a library of sorts before…

Read the full story including our programme of events in this special birthday year.

We’ve persuaded the Council on consultations!

We’re delighted to learn that, following the HWA’s campaign, the Council has changed its crazy consultation policy regarding parking regulations.

We’re taking a small bow on this one!

Full story

HWA visits redevelopment proposals exhibition for Orione House in Station Road

Orione ho

The HWA has been invited by PRC Architecture and Planning to “attend and inform our members” of the redevelopment proposals for Orione House which were exhibited on Wednesday 11th July at Sons of Divine Providence, 13 Lower Teddington Road from 4pm – 8pm. It is a shame that the consultation was for such a short period of time and we are aware of members who were unable to attend in during these hours.

The HWA Planning Officer attended the exhibition and his comments can be read by clicking here.

Hampton Wick News

Sign up to receive regular HWA email news updates