Richmond Park closure to traffic
Park Forum meeting on October 16
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from three boroughs will consider calls by Roehampton residents
for their councils to take over the running of Richmond Park at
next week's meeting of the Richmond Park Forum.
meeting takes place at Wandsworth Town Hall on Wednesday, October
16 - starting at 7.30pm. It will be attended by councillors from
Wandsworth, Kingston and Richmond.
vote of no confidence in the Royal Parks Agency was passed overwhelmingly
at a public meeting held by Wandsworth on October 1.
three councils are holding meetings to allow local residents to
have their say on the RPA's plans to close Robin Hood Gate to
through traffic and the Pen Ponds car park. Both proposals have
been widely condemned by park users.
RPA has refused to carry out its own public consultation but after
pressure from the councils did agree to accept responses up to
October 25. The Government body declined invitations to attend
any of the three local meetings organised by the councils.
Kingston public meeting was held on September 5. The final meeting
- for Richmond residents - is scheduled for October 24.
can view the agenda for next week's Richmond Park Forum on www.wandsworth.gov.uk/richmondpark
can find out more about the RPA's
traffic plans and the council's
long-running campaign on behalf of local people.
on the forum
regarding councils running the park.
Meeting October 1st 24.09.02
of residents against gate closures. 10.09.02
Park - Agency Plans Withdrawn
Court forces RPA
to U turn
review of Richmond Park gate closure
RPA puts gate closure on hold until
meeting with Council.
concerns for residents should Robin Hood
Gate be closed.
to RPA status fuels concerns over future
access to Richmond Park.
of the Proposals made by the Friends of
arguements against closure of the gates
RPA response to the issue
Duffy argues against the plans for restricting
traffic in Richmond Park