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hf.PNGSergio, Jan and Ranjeev continue to work in Heathfield and have released there latest newsletter which is here

Heathfield Team Release newsletter

  Sergio, Jan and Ranjeev continue to work in Heathfield and have released there latest newsletter which is here

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Rhonda Evans, Chair of Twickenham Labour Party, said she was delighted to hear that the local Liberal and Green Parties were proposing an electoral pact in the face of the renewed and revitalised local Labour Party, as it showed that they were already running scared.

Speaking at a local Labour Party meeting Rhonda observed:

The rumours that the local Liberals and Green Party have formed a pact just shows that they realise they are no longer a credible opposition to the Conservatives.

They have given up any idea they can win on their own.

The Liberals spent five years in coalition with the Tories, they will make a deal with anyone, they don’t let principles get in their way.

The Labour Party is attracting new members every day. Labour is the only Party that opposes the austerity measures that the Tories and Liberals introduced during the 2010/15 coalition.

Only Labour will give the money that Local Government needs.

Only Labour Councillors will take up the issues that have been so long neglected in Twickenham.

When the Richmond Park Greens refused to stand a candidate in the 2016 Parliamentary By-election, their supporters were disgusted. Electoral pacts rarely work; many of their supporters and activists decided to join Labour and when they continued with the pact in 2017 they lost.

Voters want a Party that stands for something. Labour will be fighting to win in every ward, in every seat in next year’s elections.

In the General Election, Labour won in Canterbury, in Bristol and in Kensington and Chelsea; no wonder they are worried!

 

LABOUR PLEDGES TO FIGHT IN EVERY SEAT AS OPPOSITION PARTIES PANIC

    Rhonda Evans, Chair of Twickenham Labour Party, said she was delighted to hear that the local Liberal and Green Parties were proposing an electoral pact in the face...

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Labour Councillor Jenny Churchill has slammed Richmond Council’s plans for Twickenham riverside, saying it was a lost opportunity to make a real difference to the riverside development.

    ‘This was an opportunity to listen to the residents who were demanding that the riverside is opened up for social use, that traffic is reduced and that any housing developments are both low key and take in the needs of social housing. None of these demand have been addressed, even though many of these proposals were adopted by the council in 2013, when they endorsed the Twickenham Area Action Plan”

 “The new Plans fail to achieve the most important outcomes for this site and prejudice the future improvement of the embankment area. I believe this site deserves a better, more imaginative, scheme that priorities people over cars and property investors”

 The proposals in “Twickenham Rediscovered “ fail to address a number of issues, including: 

  • The decision to build across the access/service road at the rear of King Street is both unacceptable and contrary to long established planning policy for the site.  The objective should be to remove traffic and parking from the embankment to create open space by the river for pedestrians. 
  • The proposal is incompatible with supposed “key objective” of established planning policy, to reduce traffic and parking in the area. 
  • The proposal clearly fails to keep within the planning policy aim of complimenting the existing riverside developments the proposed new development will tower over the existing (affordable) homes on Water Lane. 
  • The proposal fails to take the opportunity to look at the wider site as a whole, including the Diamond Jubilee Gardens, the playground and, critically, the embankment area to get the best overall redevelopment for Twickenham. 
  • It fails to take the opportunity to relocate parking away from the embankment to the rear of the site or under-ground, a move that has widespread public support. 
  • The proposal ignores the Twickenham Action Plan which stated that any redevelopment of this site should include provision for river-related facilities or activities to attract visitors to the riverside, including the provision of a new landing pontoon for river boats or boat hire facilities.  
  • The proposal includes 39 residential apartments (18 x 1-bed, 19 x 2-beds & 2 x 3-beds). There is no indication as to how many, if any, of these flats will be affordable or social housing and it must therefore be assumed that they will be predominantly luxury unaffordable real-estate likely to be attractive to property investors as part of their asset portfolio rather than as homes for those that need them.

 

Labour Councillor Jennifer Churchill Slams Richmond Council’s Proposals for Twickenham Riverside Development

Labour Councillor Jenny Churchill has slammed Richmond Council’s plans for Twickenham riverside, saying it was a lost opportunity to make a real difference to the riverside development.     ‘This was...

Festive Fun!

Buy your £10 tickets from Richmond Park site Click here to buy a ticket

Twickenham and Richmond Park are getting together for a fundraising Christmas party on 14th December at 7:30 in the Turks Head.

Come along for drinks, chat and maybe even some ill advised boogieing.

Everyone welcome.

Live music from Midnight River Blues Band

Special guest speaker to be announced (is it Jeremy?... probably not)

Raffle including 6 bottles of Parliamentary Whisky

Any questions contact Gordon at twickenhamclp@gmail.com 

Twickenham Christmas Party 14th December

Festive Fun! Buy your £10 tickets from Richmond Park site Click here to buy a ticket Twickenham and Richmond Park are getting together for a fundraising Christmas party on 14th December...

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The meeting was standing room only as the Speakers including Labour Councillor Jennifer Chuchill, and Louise Reagan – President of teaching union NEU-NUT, discussed the multiple problems with the proposed site of the school

Heathfield Campaign team member Ranjeev Walia observed:

 “Heathfield residents are frustrated by the Turing House School plans that are being driven through without proper consultation by the Tory council. They are particularly concerned that the proposals will lead to more traffic congestion and pollution, which will contribute to rising asthma levels. This will affect local residents who will suffer the effects, while there are no assurances that Heathfield children will have any priority rights for the school places. “

Heathfield Campaign team member Jan Kilsby said:

“Residents are demanding answers to their questions. Heathfield is always the forgotten part of the Borough.  We are demanding that if the School is built, the plans are altered to ensure proper regulation of the traffic so that neither residents or children are affected. We also want to have an assurance that the majority of places are for local children, who can walk to school, and so limit the environmental impact.”

Heathfield Campaign team member Sergio Cortes Allsopp promised that the Labour Party would keep fighting the Tory plans.

“These proposals i affects the whole of the Borough’s children. Under Conservative school policies anybody can propose opening a free school, even when they have no site available,  We do need more school places across the Borough, but we believe, after talking to residents,  the proposed site in Heathfield is not the right location.”

In her speech to the meeting, Councillor Jenny Churchill  had  expressed her frustration that the propsed site for the school was on Metropolitian open land, which was meant to be protected green space.

She  concluded that

“There is no capacity in the area for the increased traffic that  a new school would generate. Residents shouldn't, and won't, be bullied into accepting this site for Turing House. It's not their fault the free school system is such a abject failure."

LABOUR CAMPAIGNERS ORGANISE TURING HOUSE MEETING

The meeting was standing room only as the Speakers including Labour Councillor Jennifer Chuchill, and Louise Reagan – President of teaching union NEU-NUT, discussed the multiple problems with the proposed...

The Twickenham CLP AGM will be held at the Turks Head pub, St Margaret's, at 8 pm on Wednesday 8 November 2017. Directions are here -  http://www. turksheadtwickenham.co.uk/ find-us.
At the meeting we will review the year so far and then we will elect a new executive committee (EC) for the year ahead.  
Members, particularly women members, are invited to consider standing for election to the EC. 

Don't forget the AGM 8th November

The Twickenham CLP AGM will be held at the Turks Head pub, St Margaret's, at 8 pm on Wednesday 8 November 2017. Directions are here -  http://www. turksheadtwickenham.co.uk/ find-us. At the meeting we will review...

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Austerity, enforced by Tories and Lib Dems, is decimating local services. Throughout this Labour has been fighting for you.

Click here to donate

In Richmond and Twickenham, our one councillor is continually asking challenging questions, embarrassing the Tories and ensuring they’re accountable to local residents particularly in relation to the childcare funding crisis.

With the May 2018 elections less than a year away, we’re mobilising more than 4,000 members in our two boroughs to fight the biggest campaign for a generation. But to do that, we need resources – and your support.

All campaigns cost money and the more we raise the more seats we can win. We need leaflets, posters, estate agent style boards, adverts and more, so every penny counts.

The Tories and Lib Dems have much more money than Labour, with both raising over £100,000 each locally, so please donate generously. Help us fight the biggest and most successful local election campaign our boroughs have ever seen.

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Please give generously and help us elect Labour councillors on Kingston and Richmond councils so we can hold the Tories and Lib Democrats to account.

* Please note Crowdpac.co.uk is a third party site and Twickenham CLP will not collect or hold any personal data you enter.

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Emily Thornberry MP calls on Labour supporters to help fund May’s 2018 local election

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3sYFMUE_oE Austerity, enforced by Tories and Lib Dems, is decimating local services. Throughout this Labour has been fighting for you. Click here to donate In Richmond and Twickenham, our one...

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Heathfield campaign team went into action last week.. after residents of Conway Road complained that litter was being left uncleared, despite numerous complaints to the Council. Afterwards the team knocked on residents' doors and delivered a letter informing them of what they had done and assuring them that their complaints  would be raised with the Council.

Residents they spoke to expressed their thanks, saying they were happy and grateful with what the team had achieved. 

Heathfield Campaign Team in Action

  Heathfield campaign team went into action last week.. after residents of Conway Road complained that litter was being left uncleared, despite numerous complaints to the Council. Afterwards the team...

The Tories’ Universal Credit programme is pushing people into poverty, debt and homelessness – and soon millions more will be affected. We’re demanding the Tories urgently pause and fix Universal Credit.

Sign the petition here

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Theresa May: pause and fix Universal Credit now

The Tories’ Universal Credit programme is pushing people into poverty, debt and homelessness – and soon millions more will be affected. We’re demanding the Tories urgently pause and fix Universal...

The Labour Party Conference was historic, with  more delegates than ever before. It showed the Party united, determined to end the Conservative  policies of despair and to give the Country hope for the future, for the many not the few.

 Twickenham sent five delegates to the Conference in Brighton. You can read their full report by following this link

 

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LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE

The Labour Party Conference was historic, with  more delegates than ever before. It showed the Party united, determined to end the Conservative  policies of despair and to give the Country...

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