Release Date: 10/07/2012
This summer residents in Richmond upon Thames are being encouraged to look out for their neighbours during the Olympic events.
With over 300 road closures and significant parking restrictions there will be a considerable amount of disruption for local residents. The Council has been working hard to identify vulnerable people that may be impacted and ensure that they receive their regular services. During this time residents are encouraged to think of neighbours who might need help and spread the word about the Olympics.
Councillor Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council’s Strategic Cabinet Member for Community, Business and Culture said:
“Whilst the Olympics are a time of celebration, it is also important to think about those who may experience problems because of the events.
“A small gesture will make a big difference to elderly or vulnerable residents: offer up your driveway for parking if your neighbour has to move their car; help elderly or vulnerable people go shopping in the days before the games; or inform neighbours about road closures and parking restrictions if you think they may not have heard. Residents in our borough already show this sort of generosity every day so please consider lending a helping hand to your neighbours over the next few weeks.”
Over the last two months the Council has hosted 18 resident briefings to pass on information about the Olympics to local residents and there will be TfL leaflet drop in the forthcoming week with information about road closures and parking suspensions.
For more information about the Olympics in Richmond upon Thames, visit the Olympics page.