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Barry May
Chairman

 

CLIMATE CHANGE 

Richmond Council, which declared a Climate Change Emergency in July, has launched a consultation on its draft Climate Change Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan. It wants everyone across the borough “to get ready to take action in the fight to save our planet”. The Plan sets out how the Council aims to reduce its own carbon footprint. You can have your say here. The consultation closes on Thursday 24 October. 

Richmond upon Thames is the only London borough that straddles the river. More than two thirds of its land is protected by either open space or conservation area status.

 

HEATHROW 

There is still time - just - to register your opinion about Heathrow Airport’s consultation on its proposed expansion. The consultation ends tonight at 11:55 pm.

The Richmond Society is the largest partner in the Richmond Heathrow Campaign, which opposes a third runway and provides guidance on the consultation.

 

EVENTS

This Sunday 15 September is Richmond Theatre’s celebration of its 120th anniversary, All the World’s a Stage. It’s at 7:30 pm - but you must have a ticket, which is free.  Contact the Theatre if you haven’t got one. During the day, there are free Theatre tours.

Derek Robinson, a member of the Society, is to give a talk based on his forthcoming book The Richmond Vicars. It focuses principally upon the 17th to 19th centuries. Expect to hear about two who were ejected for their political views, another who inspired Gulliver’s Travels, and a pair of performing poodles. The talk is on Monday 23 September at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Paradise Road, Richmond. Doors open at 7:00 pm, the talk starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets, £5, are available from the Museum of Richmond and its website as well as The Open Book, King Street, Richmond.

Adapting to Change is this year’s theme or our Annual Awards for architectural and landscaping projects on Thursday 17 October. The event will be in two parts: presentation of the awards, then a panel discussion to include a representative of the owners of 80 George Street - House of Fraser - who are proposing substantial changes to the site.

We have raised concerns with the owners and architects about the proposed ratio of retail to offices, increased height of the building, siting of plant and machinery, proposed office entrance on Golden Court and design of the facade.

Our Awards night is at our usual venue, Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the programme starts at 7:30 pm. A wine and cheese party follows.

 

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