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CRIME & ASB

Three days remain to take part in Richmond Council’s Richmond Green & Riverside Anti-Social Behaviour Consultation Survey covering South Richmond ward. The survey, which closes on Friday 27 November, is organised by the Council’s Community Safety Service in response to concerns raised by residents about ASB and crime in the area over summer months. The Council wants to know about residents’ experiences and perceptions of ASB and crime in comparison to previous years and learn about their priorities “and potential interventions subject to resources”. Details here.

Richmond upon Thames tops the list for low crime rates among London boroughs, according to a study by insurance comparison website confused.com. It counted the number of street lights, CCTV cameras and burglaries per 1,000 people in every London borough and ranked Richmond the safest with 64.7 crimes occurring per 1,000 people.

 

RICHMOND PARK TRAFFIC

The movement of motor vehicles through Richmond Park is being controlled during a trial scheme that restricts traffic between Broomfield Hill Car Park and Robin Hood Car Park on weekdays. The link between Sheen Gate and Sheen Cross is closed full-time to motor vehicles. On weekends, the trial restricts all cut-through motor traffic between Roehampton, Sheen and Richmond Gates to create a quiet zone on the north side of the park. The six-month trial ends in February 2021.

A Royal Parks consultation on the trial will end on 10 January 2021. Details here. If you respond to the consultation The Richmond Society’s Trustee responsible for infrastructure matters, Stephen Speak, would be grateful for a copy of your comment, or you can simply give him your views on how the traffic measures are working. Please email him at infrastructure@richmondsociety.org.uk

 

HOMELESSNESS AND ROUGH SLEEPING

Richmond Council wants to know what you think about its plans to address housing need and homelessness in the borough for the next five years. Its Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026 aims to increase affordable homes including new ones and redevelop current social housing. The consultation closes on Monday 7 December. Full details here.

 

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Christmas lights in Richmond town centre will be switched on this Thursday 26 November - without the usual crowds. Due to COVID-19 restrictions it will be a webcast on YouTube. The landlord of the Angel & Crown pub in Church Walk, Nick Botting, who fed and helped homeless and vulnerable people during the first lockdown, will flick the switch at 5:00 pm. A pre-recorded programme of entertainment will include music and carols by local schoolchildren and Richmond Music Trust. The event is financed by members of Be Richmond, the Business Improvement District. Details here.

 

WINTER ART EXHIBITION

This year, for the first time, Richmond Art Society’s Winter Exhibition is strictly virtual. See it here.
 

VOLUNTEERS

The Richmond Society needs more volunteers to help keep Richmond special and play a part in organising events. Please contact us here.

USEFUL LINKS

ARTS - Arts Richmond

BUSINESS - Be Richmond (The Richmond Business Improvement District)

CORONAVIRUS - Richmond Council Coronavirus information

COUNCIL - London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

POLICE - Metropolitan Police South Richmond Safer Neighbourhood Team
Emergencies - call 999
Police non-emergencies - call 101
Report a crime - www.met.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/how-to-report-a-crime/
Call Crime Stoppers at 0800 555 111

If you witness a crime take photos and record number plates. CCTV coverage can help the police to build a case against suspects.
 

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