Release Date: 01/03/2017
It’s back, it’s more popular than ever and if your road has a pavement in need of minor repairs then now’s the time to do something about it – nominations for the Community Pavements Repair Fund are now open!
Yet again in the Annual Residents’ Survey, residents said the condition of pavements is one of their top concerns. In response and yet again, Richmond Council has set aside £500,000 to make these improvements happen. So don’t miss your chance to get involved – you can nominate a pavement where you live that you feel is in need of extra work. The innovative repairs programme is on top of the £4.5m we invest in pavement and road improvements as part of our Highways and Streetscene annual capital programme.
Funding will be directed to pavements that receive the most nominations. Each of the fourteen villages across the borough will receive £35,000. The scheme looks at ‘small fix’ repairs which are normally minor improvements. Work may include replacing damaged paving slabs, blacktop infills or eliminating standing water.
After nominations close on Friday 31 March, Council Highway Engineers will visit nominated areas to review the suggested repairs. Council Officers along with Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Streetscene, Cllr Peter Buckwell, will select the winning pavements. The results will be announced in June.
Cllr Peter Buckwell, said:
“The Community Pavements Repair Fund is tremendously popular with residents and illustrates just how important the environment is to the people of this borough. We’re delighted to be carrying out this additional work and remember that if more people in a road nominate the same ‘small fix’, the stronger the nomination. Why not speak to your neighbours and encourage them to also make a nomination.”
Nominate online at or complete a nomination form which can be collected at our libraries or the Council’s Civic Offices and return to: Catherine Pierce, Community Engagement, Richmond Council, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ. Please do not include defects that you feel are a danger and which should be reported as a hazard.
Updated: 21 June 2017