Archive of posts from April 2006

Local Politics for Local People

The local elections take place on Thursday the 4th of May. You can vote at your designated polling station between 7am and 10pm, but how will you vote? Each ward has three seats on the council. St Margarets and North Twickenham have ten candidates standing.

27 April 2006 | news

Improvements to Playground in Moormead Park

The meeting run by Hamish Waugh, Project Manager for Parks & Open Spaces Richmond upon Thames, on Tuesday 18 April was not well attended. Only a handful of residents some with their children came along to the Winchester Hall to view the plans being considered. A number of playground companies tendered for the Moormead Park project and the top three’s plans were brought along for residents to view and make comment.

20 April 2006 | news

Meeting Reminder : The Environment Forum Election Hustings

The Environment Forum’s next meeting will be a Local Election Hustings. It will be held on Wednesay, 26th April at 7.30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, Twickenham.

The fours main parties have been invited: LibDems, Tories, Labour and Greens, and three have already sent details of their representatives. The evening has been entitled “The Politicians Views on the Environment” and will be chaired by Michael Gold, a former councillor and Trustee of the REIC who is not a candidate in the elections.

20 April 2006 | around_town

Meeting Reminder : Moormead Children's Play Area Plans

On the 18th April at Winchester Hall in the Turk’s Head, there will be a meeting to review the best submissions for the new play area at Moormead Park. This meeting is a follow-up from the most recent Moormead Park Meeting. Hamish Waugh, Project Manager for Parks & Open Spaces Richmond upon Thames, is running the meeting and asking any interested residents and children to review the three best proposals for the playground’s redevelopment.

16 April 2006 | around_town

Notes : St Margaret's Parking Congestion Meeting

The Winchester Hall was full to bursting on 28 March. Cllrs Annie Hambidge and Simon Lamb led the meeting with transport officers Mick Potter and Paul Gellard from the Environment Directorate. The meeting objective was to convey possible options, pros and cons and gather information from the floor. Cllr Hambidge stated that the point of the meeting was not to promote the CPZ solution.

16 April 2006 | news

Friends of Orleans Infants School (FOOI)

Friends of Orleans Infant School is a registered charity that raises money to enhance the pupils learning and their time at the school. They hold a series of events throughout the year including summer and Christmas Fairs, quiz night (parents only) and a valentines disco. This year for the first time they held a popular pamper evening and will be organising a day trip to France (parents only). The numbers of members varies with every school year but there are normally about 8-10 members.

15 April 2006 | around_town

Newsletter Link Problem

Apparently there is a problem with the newsletter links today.

14 April 2006 | editorial

The Easter Lindt?

News about a special Easter Draw for Newsletter subscribers courtsey of Gift and Cutters.

14 April 2006 | around_town

New Pet Shop Opening

Absolute Pets opens it’s doors on Friday, 14 April 2006 at 47b Crown Road St Margarets, the site of the former Mirror Shop. The new shop will cater exclusively to cats and dogs. The owners Lynda Vartuli and Glen Cardno have been on a whirlwind shopping trip to the States to bring back the latest must-have accessories for your pet, including designerwear, collars, leads, carry bags and fragrances from Pucci, Fox & Hound, Dog Design, Cats Rule & Paul Mitchell Grooming Products. They also sell foods from Hills/Science, James Wellbeloved, Arden Grange and more.

12 April 2006 | around_town

Who is the St Margarets Association of Residents?

After posting the Reply to Residents Group Letter on Proposed Indoor Soft Play Area article, we recieved a number of emails asking who the St Margarets Association of Residents was, so we asked them to pass along some information.

Turns out they didn’t have a website, so we have hosted a page for them here.

10 April 2006 | around_town

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