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Hybrid Q&A - April 2023

The Leader of Richmond Council was joined by the chairs of the Council's decision making committees.

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The video is time stamped so you can easily find the topic you are interested in. The questions covered and the times are also listed below.

There were a number of questions that were not answered in the meeting. Read the Community Conversation Q&A for the answers to those questions.

Questions and timestamps

A list of questions that were covered at the event:

  • What is the timing/process for issuing PCNs – is the Council considering digital (emails/texts) to prevent issues caused by delays in post? - 00:05:50
  • What is being done to tackle flooding/sewage – how can we help e.g. Paved over driveways, greenery. Would you consider a volunteer "Weather Warden" network? - 00:10:40
  • Does the Council set the rules for school acceptance? Accepting siblings of existing pupils – ends up with lots of families travelling from out of borough - 00:21:16
  • As Richmond Council is working with Wandsworth, how is it that the latter is not increasing its council tax at all, whereas Richmond's Council Tax is rising? - 00:27:43
  • What is being done about litter in the borough – both litter in public spaces and items left by collections crews, also bins types and issues with foxes? - 00:30:10
  • What does the council do about people who pave over their front gardens and then drive over the pavement illegally to park there? - 00:43:55
  • What's happening on the future of high streets? What's being done about Richmond Town Centre and protecting small businesses from being taken over by big companies? - 00:49:00
  • Why have so many yellow lines been suddenly painted in Stanley Gardens Road and surrounding areas, without due consideration or consultation with residents? - 00:58:33
  • What can be done to prevent flats in new developments being sold to people who do not intend to live in them or become part of the local community? - 01:17:10
  • Is additional street seating being put in place for people to rest in what is forecast to be another hot summer? - 01:22:30
  • What gives you confidence that affordable housing will be delivered? Also, what is being done to address the shortage of social housing? - 01:29:20
  • Would you consider introducing a mandatory QR code for all temporary roadwork that link to the owners details so residents can quickly access more information? - 01:31:45
  • Would you consider opening, running and maintaining public toilets near to Richmond Riverside, Kew Green/riverside and/or Old Deer Park? - 01:32:40
  • Does the Council consider to add the table tennis amenities to the borough’s parks? There are plenty of space and there are zero of tables at all. - 01:38:09
  • Why does the Council not push back against the GLA element of Council Tax? - 01:42:10
  • Why do we bother separating kitchen waste when it is tipped in with general waste on collection day? - 01:44:20
  • Where does recycling go, is any of it sent abroad and are we sure that it does actually get recycled? - 01:49:27
  • Can the council introduce a forum for each area to formulate a 'neighbourhood priority statement' and local opinion can be fed up the chain more effectively? - 01:50:50
  • What are the council’s plans to support the community’s physical and mental health in a holistic manner? - 01:57:05

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