Archives from June 2007

Protect Your Home

“Please will you remind everyone that although our area seems to be relatively crime-free there are still criminals about looking for opportunities for easy pickings.

On the night of June 27th a house in Park House Gardens was entered (through a front window that had not been secured) whilst the occupants were asleep – a particularly frightening experience if you wake up to the thief actually removing stuff from the bedroom in which you are sleeping! Valuables, a laptop, money and keys were taken and the thief left through the front door.

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29 June 2007 | news

Turk's Head Does Brunch

The Turk’s Head Pub is starting to serve brunch on the weekends from 7am to

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27 June 2007 | news

Guess Who Pays the Highest Council Tax?

“Richmond-upon-Thames has the highest average council tax bill in the country, sitting at £1,665 for 07/08, the highest in Great Britain. This is 106 per cent higher than in 1997-98 (£807).”

“The average council tax bill has risen by £918 in South Buckinghamshire during the last ten years from £714 in 1997-98 to £1,631 in 2007-08. The next biggest increases have been in Kingston-upon-Thames (£895) and Richmond-upon-Thames (£857).”

“At £1,665, it is more than two and a half times higher than in Wandsworth.”

– from mortgage introducer’s article, Council tax rising ahead of inflation

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24 June 2007 | news

CPZ Poll Thoughts


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22 June 2007 | editorial

More on St Mary's Astroturf

There have been several new comments worth reading on St Mary’s Astroturf Planning Problems. For example, this from a long note and email chain posted by Peter Hunt:

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22 June 2007 | news

Moor Mead and Friend's Group

Thank you to everyone who has given their input and support so far to the discussion regarding Moor Mead Park and the Pavilion. Since the initial meetings in Winchester Hall, with support from the Council, we have achieved the following:

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14 June 2007 | news

'Gross Incompetence' by Gas Company

Vincent Cable MP, St Margaret’s councillors and local traders have protested to the gas infrastructure company, National Grid plc, at what Vincent Cable called “mind bogglingly incompetent project management”.

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14 June 2007 | news

CCTV Parking Tickets

Richmond Council has started issuing parking tickets using the CCTV camera installed on the corner St Margarets Road and Amyand Road. We have had reports of a number of people parking in the loading bays outside Tesco having already received tickets.

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14 June 2007 | news

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