Join the Community Conversation

Attend one of our regular meetings and have your say about local issues.

About the Community Conversation

We are developing a new programme of community engagement, starting in October 2018, where residents are given the opportunity to have a meaningful dialogue with the council. As part of this, we have committed to hosting regular meetings in each area across the borough.  

The Community Conversation is a series of events, hosted by local ward councillors, with a cabinet member representative at each event. Residents can attend their nearest event and have their say about local council services and issues that matter to them. 

You do not need to send questions in advance as you can ask your questions on the night. However, should you wish your local ward councillors to raise any specific issue, you can email them before the event.

Ward councillors will then work with the cabinet and council officers to resolve any issues and feedback/update residents regularly.  

An example of a typical agenda for a Community Conversation
Time Activity
6.30 to 7pm Informal meet your ward councillors and exhibitions on topical issues.
7 to 7.05pm Welcome and introduction (Ward councillor - Chair).
7.05 to 8.50pm

Local issues (1 hour 15 minutes).
Issues to be identified by residents and ward councillors either in advance or on the evening and read out at the beginning of this section for discussion. 

Borough-wide issues (30 minutes)
To include 10-15 minute introductions to topics such as 20 mph zones for the pilots to open discussion.

Discussion of the Community Conversation format (15 minutes).

8.50 to 9pm  Close and summary of next steps.

Location and start times

  • All meetings will start at 6.30pm with an exhibition on current major council consultations, for example, borough-wide 20mph proposal.
  • The Conversation starts at 7pm.
Dates and locations of Community Conversation meetings

Wards

Venue

Date

St Margarets, North Twickenham and Twickenham Riverside

Clarendon Hall
York House
Richmond Road
Twickenham TW1 3AA

Monday 15 October 

North Richmond and South Richmond

RHACC Parkshot Campus
Parkshott
Richmond Upon Thames
London TW9 2RE

Thursday 1 November 

Teddington and Hampton Wick

Teddington Methodist Church and Community Centre
1 Stanley Road, Teddington TW11 8TP

Monday 5 November 

Ham and Petersham

Grey Court School
Ham Street, Ham
Richmond Upon Thames
Surrey TW10 7HN

Wednesday 14 November 

Kew

Kew Community Centre
St Lukes, The Avenue, Richmond TW9 2AJ

Monday 19 November

Whitton and Heathfield

Whitton Community Centre Percy Road
Whitton TW2 6JL

Thursday 29 November 

Hampton North, Hampton and Fullwell and Hampton Hill

White House
YMCA White House, 45 The Avenue, Hampton TW12 3RN

Tuesday 4 December

West and South Twickenham

Twickenham United Reformed Church, First Cross Road, Twickenham TW2 5QA

Monday 10 December

Barnes, Mortlake and Barnes Common and East Sheen

Mortlake Scout Group Hall, Alder Rd, London SW14 8ER

Wednesday 12 December

Further information 

For more details contact us by email at events@richmond.gov.uk

Updated: 21 September 2018