Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Messages of support

This October we've had a couple of really helpful messages posted to our Facebook page. For these and others' words of encouragement we remain really grateful. Feel free to join in the conversation. The first was from Richard Cockburn and the second from Rob May.

Radnor Bridge is a necessity, not a luxury. As Mark rightly argues, Twickenham has languished in the last 30-40 years and it needs a big project to instill some energy into the regeneration of the town centre. I cannot think of a better project than Radnor Bridge, offering as it does so many benefits for so many of the local population. I do feel that if regeneration was an in issue on the Richmond side of the river, a solution would have been found well before now. There is an unfortunate perception that those representing Richmond would rather not unbalance the status quo, keeping Twickenham in its place by reinforcing the dowdiness of key areas in the town centre. This nonsense has to stop. It is time for those in both Twickenham and Ham to make their views known to their local councillors, making it that their votes will be contingent upon said representatives getting on with an essential project.

Posted by Charles Cockburn on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

As someone who has only lived in Ham for 12 months, i was wondering whether a bridge to Twickenham had ever been considered (as it seemed like an obvious solution to improve both sides of the river). Nice to have found this site and see people talking about this. From my perspective, if the local council goes ahead with the proposed Ham redevelopment (http://www.richmond.gov.uk/ham_uplift) this would bring additional congestion into the area, particularly increasing cars going to Richmond station via Petersham. Surely having access to Twickenham station via footbridge would be an excellent congestion reduction too...?

Posted by Rob May on Tuesday, October 27, 2015