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Hampton Wick News

  • The Return of Our Parish

    The Return of Our Parish
    The Revd. Jerry Field enjoying the Hampton Wick Big Picnic

    On 1st May 2017 Hampton Wick was re-instated as a parish in its own right, with St John’s once more recognised as our parish church.

    During the 1970s, declining church attendance led the Church of England to combine our parish with that of South Teddington, centred on St Mark’s. In 2008, St John’s Church in Hampton Wick was closed down entirely. Apart from anything else, the future looked bleak for one of Hampton Wick’s most important historic buildings.

    The Hampton Wick Association campaigned for the re-opening of our Church and in 2010 the Bishop of London included St John’s in the CofE’s well established ‘church planting’ programme. This programme encourages thriving churches to send members of their congregations to support the start-up or re-opening of other churches to help get them off the ground.

    Read the full story…

  • Save Our Signs

    Save Our Signs
    Some Hampton Wick Street Signs

    Hampton Wick has some lovely old 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…

    Click here to read the full story…

  • HWA Planning round-up UPDATED August 2017

    In this planning article we review the HWA and the ‘Village Planning’ process and several significant planning applications in the area. We also express concerns over local planning in Hampton Wick more generally.

    Click the headline to read the full article.

  • HWA Fish & Chips Quiz Night 2017

    HWA Fish & Chips Quiz Night 2017
    Iain Burgess holds aloft the winners' trophy for the victorious team

    On a sweltering hot June evening some 50 members and guests met up at the Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club pavilion to battle over the famous Hampton Wick Milk Bottle, the trophy for the winners of the Hampton Wick Association’s annual quiz.

    David Rees was again the quizmaster and again he produced a quiz which taxed the general knowledge of all involved. Who knew that Evelyn Waugh’s first wife’s first name was Evelyn or (we can always dream) that we need at least 10 million to qualify as a multi-millionaire? Well, several did…

    Click here to read more…

  • Chestnut Sunday 2017

    Chestnut Sunday 2017

    Every year, on the Sunday closest to 11 May, crowds gather in Bushy Park to celebrate the blossom on the horse chestnut trees. This year, Chestnut Sunday was on 14 May and was as successful as ever, helped by some fine weather following a rainy night.

    Click/tap the headline to read the full post.

  • UPDATED, How to fix the problem - "I am unwilling to leave the world a worse place than I found it" - but Google Maps is having a go!

    UPDATED, How to fix the problem -
    Google Maps mistake

    Google maps has mistakenly labelled a large portion of Cobbler’s Walk in Bushy Park as ‘Nightingale Lane’ – see map above or click here to see the mistake on Google Maps.

    As you can see the portion of Cobbler’s Walk to the east of Chestnut Avenue, north of Heron Pond and west of Park Road, Hampton Wick has been renamed by Google Maps as Nightingale Lane. This is clearly completely incorrect.

  • NEWS: Heathrow expansion – explained

    Residents confused about the impact expanding Heathrow will have on the borough are invited to a public meeting to find out more.

    Organised by The Teddington Action Group (TAG), they are hosting a public meeting to help inform people about the real impact of a bigger Heathrow. It is hoped that the meeting will help residents participate in the current consultation on the airport.

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