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  • Christmas
    We are hoping to have both trees and lights on our high street at Christmas this year. More details to follow.
    After a lot of discussion and campaigning, we have sadly made the decision to cancel the Christmas Parade this year as we do not have a dedicated person to manage the event. (Oct 2nd Update – there has been a lot of volunteers come forward to help organise the parade. Meeting planned Tuesday 3rd Oct to discuss)

    High street changes:
    • The unit where Il Rustico was based (52 High Street) exchanged hands on 29th September so watch this space for new tenants.
    • Cheers Insurance (44 High Street) have sold their business and will be moving to Kingston from beginning of October. The unit and the 2 bed flat upstairs are now up for rent.
    • Kitchen Market Spanish/Italian restaurant has sadly closed down.
    • The Post Office is being refurbished. It will reopen on Friday 29th September.
    • The United Reformed Church will be undergoing major work on the front of the Church which is due to start beginning of October. Business as usual while the work goes on.
    • Costa Coffee are planning on opening a second branch at 175 High street (the old Peppers Indian restaurant) in between Tesco and HH Pharmacy (and 3 doors down from Bon journo..). Opening planned for end of Nov.
    • Jack & Jill School Clarence House will be opening their doors after half term. Their official opening happens on Nov 16th
    • The YDSCP charity shop has ceased trading (the one beside All4Kids and Sapporo). Please do not put donations outside their shop!
    • Uplift consultation feedback. The council have a live consultation
    for any feedback or comments you may have on the overall works and the parking. Please make your comments here. This closes on Nov 3rd.
    • La Familia has had a complete refurb both on the frontage and inside. Well done guys – it looks amazing.

    Points to note:
    The high street is now 20mph
    New doctor surgery hours – open Monday and Tuesday from 7.30am

    Farewells
    • After many years of running the Greenwood Centre, Fiona Brennan is moving on next month. We wish her every best wishes in her future plans.

    Planning updates:
    • 179 -181 High Street (between Cavan & Tesco)
    Amendments to this planning are now in and open for comments. Click here for direct link www.richmond.gov.uk/planning by using the reference 16/2288/FUL.

    • 63-71 High Street (huge site opposite the Star)
    This is still with the planners with revised drawings and documents. Another round of consultation is expected.

    • 92 High Street (the Old Refectory pub)
    An application was made for a gym use in July but did not include all the required information. The application remains invalid. So no treadmills under the optics just yet …

    • St Clare Business Park
    This was sold earlier this year but there has been no news or planning application todate.

    Consultation:
    Edward road double yellow lines – update. A delay has been agreed to put in the double yellows and discussion are underway to find a solution for all.

    Initiatives
    In an effort to keep our new pavements as tidy as possible, we are going to start an anti-chewing Gum campaign & Scoop the poop. More details on this to follow.

    As ever, please keep watching our website, Twitter (@lovehamptonhill) and FB page LoveHamptonHill for updates.

  • Since the change to the Business Rates from April this year, LBRuT are proposing a Discretionary Business Rates Relief Scheme. Please note this is a PROPOSED scheme. The details can be found on these slides:

    /perch/resources/201704-disc-relief-scheme-2017-3-5.ppt

    If you have any substantive comments on the proposals, please direct them to Susan Shaw, Business and Enterprise Manager at LBRuT

  • Beauty room to rent at Bannnons Hairdressers

    Drop in and talk to Michael or call 0208 979 1481
    171 High Street

  • Cambridge House for sale

    Prestigious and contemporary living within Hampton Hill.
    Prices: £699,950 to £825,000
    70% reserved

    Formerly the Drill Hall of the Middlesex Regiment and dating back to the early 1900s, this iconic building was expanded in more recent times in sympathetic style, now restored and rejuvenated to become seventeen highly desirable homes.

    Cambridge House presents the rare opportunity to acquire an exquisite 2 bedroom apartment or 3 bedroom coach house in an enviable location just seconds from the open spaces of Bushy Park. These fastidiously designed homes have been created around an ethos to deliver the best in contemporary design within the shell of an historic and extended landmark building.

    All details to be found via Chase Buchanan

  • Royalty comes to Park Lane Stables

    Princess Anne visits the renovated Park Lane Stables on Wednesday 17th Feb.

  • Donation to the Cumbria floods relief

    Email received from Keswick Rotary dated 11/1/2016 following the HHBA donation :

    Dear Isolde

    Thank you very much for your contribution of £250 to the flood appeal – it has been very encouraging the way people have rallied round and responded so quickly to the needs of the poor people who have again been flooded.

    We are working in partnership with the Keswick Lions Club, and because of local knowledge Rotary & Lions are well placed to provide a rapid response and will do all they can to get the funds quickly to those who most need them.

    Once again thank you for your support and your good wishes – every message is an encouragement and reminds folk that they are not forgotten!

    Best wishes

    Colin Grant
    Keswick Rotary

  • Please see something of the effect your generous sending of a shoebox makes for kids.

    Please share this with friends who have helped too. So far our little church in Hampton Hill has been a gathering point for over 140 shoeboxes. See here the effect it has had …

    Thank you.

  • Jack and Jill independent girls school wins their application

    5 October 2015 – Clarence house (formerly home to Barclays bank) on our High Street will be turned into an independent girls junior school after Richmond’s planning committee voted against officer recommendations and unanimously approved the proposal..

  • Change of name of the Traders Association

    Hampton Hill Traders’ Association is changing to Hampton Hill Business Association in order to accommodate a lot of members and supporters that are not shops on the high street but are part of this community and business group. This name change will be more inclusive to all involved and welcome additional members who are not on the high street but want to be involved. Moving forward, they will be known as the HHBA instead of the HHTA.

  • Huge congratulations to our very own Richard Sharp!

    Richard has worked tirelessly for the communities of Hampton and Hampton Hill for many years, but in 2014 he was key to organising the Hampton Transport Gala to celebrate 150 years of the Shepperton extension. To mark this fantastic achievement and to recognise all his efforts, Richard has been honoured with a Community Award. Well done Richard – Hampton Hill are lucky to have you!

  • African Revival Needs You!

    Hampton Hill based charity African Revival is looking for passionate, motivated and enthusiastic individuals to help organise and carry out successful bucket collections this October.

  • Details of the Hampton Hill scheme are in the very early stages. However, more detailed plans will be drawn up by the council in partnership with the local community, including residents and businesses. The aim will be to boost local activity and the economy, to create a functional and more enticing local high street and activities could include improvements to the pavements, shop fronts and new high street furniture. The HHTA, the HHA and our Community Links Officers will be involved in communicating the development of this project as and when more details are published. More details

  • The Village plan describes a vision for all of Hampton Hill, businesses and residential areas, and identifies what the council, working with the local people and businesses can do to achieve the vision together. It will set out the key issues and priorities and provides background information on the village area. Village meeting details

  • Hampton Hill Care Home has a hoot of a day

    Birdsong and binoculars were the order of the day at Care UK’s Hampton Hill care home, Laurel Dene, as residents recently enjoyed a special bird-themed event including a visit from a local ornithology group.

  • Campaign to get TFL funding for improvements to Hampton Hill Pavements

    We have a short window of opportunity to get funding for this. PLEASE help us by adding your voice..

  • Friday October 10th – After a public consultation, 5000 residents have voted by 51% to bring the speed limit down to 20 mph. See here for more details from the Richmond Council

  • Friday October 10th – Barclays Bank have closed their branch on Hampton Hill High Street
    Click here for more coverage by the Richmond & Twickenham Times

  • Friday 3rd October – the local Police were working throughout the night primarily to counteract a spate of thefts of mopeds. As they were patrolling near the High Street, they received a call about a burglary at Pizza Firenze at 4.30am. They were able to get to the venue while the suspects were still inside and after a short chase all three suspects were detained and arrested for burglary and all property was recovered.

    A huge thanks and congrats to Sergeant Tim Brown and his great team!

  • Sir Ian McKellen attends The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

    28th September 2014 at the Hampton Hill Playhouse:

    Sir Ian McKellen attended the show in his capacity as Patron of the Little Theatre Guild, of which TTC is a member http://littletheatreguild.org.

    He was quoted on the night:

    “I saw Kate Bush at the 02 last week and Kylie Minogue at the Roundhouse yesterday. Your Little Voice topped them both”.

  • Heathrow's airspace trials

    This tells you more information about the increased aircraft noise and frequency that we have been experiencing over Hampton Hill and surrounding areas.

  • Open day at the Shooting Star Hospice

    Shooting Star House

    Lovehamptonhill.com went along to the Shooting Star House open day to find out more about our fantastic local charity, and take a look at the amazing facilities inside the hospice. Abba has never sounded so good…

  • School restaurant success

    Hampton Hill Junior School

    Pupils from Hampton Hill Junior School taste success with their own pop-up restaurant.

  • Local shop celebrates anniversary

    Milbank Carpets

    Local shop celebrates 25 years of business on Hampton Hill High Street.