Name that bridge! Competition closes on Thursday 28 February

Release Date: 21 February 2019

There is still time to submit your idea for naming the borough’s newest footbridge with a competition running since January due to close on Thursday 28 February.

The Council and Network Rail agreed to co-fund the project to build the new footbridge at the White Hart Lane level crossing. The Council has contributed around £1.2 million towards its installation and it is due to be completed by mid-April.

So far over 200 suggestions have been made for the footbridge, which will be constructed over the White Hart Lane level-crossing.  With names ranging from poignant dedications to local residents all the way to eye-watering puns - and yes, we have even had the inevitable Bridgey McBridgeface too.

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Cabinet Member for Transport, Streetscene and Air Quality said:

“Local residents have campaigned over a number of years for a footbridge on this site and it is fantastic that Richmond Council with the support of Network Rail have been able to make it a reality.

 “Harnessing that power of community spirit, we have been calling for residents to suggest names for this new footbridge and I am delighted to say we have already seen plenty of suggestions.  Please do keep them coming, as I am sure that residents have saved the best till last.

 “If you think your name could capture the hearts and minds of the voting public submit it for consideration before the deadline at the end of the month.”

Names can be suggested by emailing campaigns@richmond.gov.uk or tweeting @LBRUT using the hashtag #NameWhiteHartLane.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P053/19

Updated: 26 February 2019