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Welcome to your local Residents' Association website!

Membership of the Ham and Petersham Association is open to anyone living in the Ham and Petersham area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.  The Association was started in 1933 and is a non-political and non-sectarian organisation which is run by a Committee of local residents who work on a voluntary basis.


What are our aims? What do we do?

  • We strive to preserve and maintain the environmental and architectural integrity of this historical and special area.
  • We work to improve local facilities, as well as trying to reduce anti-social behaviour, graffiti and crime generally.
  • We work with, and make representations to, our local Borough Council and representative Ward Councillors, as well as the Police and other authorities, to support local improvements, and encourage high standards of planning and development.
  • We arrange volunteer activities of special concern to Members that foster community spirit, such as the maintenance of Ham Pond, and "clean up" days in the area.
  • We host an annual Garden Party for our Members in the summer.
  • We run occasional events and raise money to benefit the Association's aims.  This enables us to support a variety of local environmental and other groups.

Notices

Fortune House Garden, Ham Open for Breakthrough Breast Cancer Sunday 1st June 2-5pm
Fortune House at 47 New Road, Ham is a three times Gold Award winner for Richmond in Bloom (sustainable garden category). Its small walled garden is organised in a series of separate "rooms" with different styles and functions. There are contrasting formal and informal features and an emphasis on insect friendly plants.

Petersham Open Gardens 1st June
Petersham Village will open 12 lovely private gardens from 11am to 5pm. Tickets will be £8 per adult in advance & £10 on the day for entry to all twelve gardens.
Click here for more details

Ham & Petersham Association AGM
Thursday 1 May 2014, 7.30pm, St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, Ham Common.

Ham Common Woods Volunteer Event, Saturday, 22nd March, 9.30am
The Ham and Petersham Association Held another successful volunteer event to carry out improvement work to the pond by Ham Gate.

Ham Close Consultation
The Princes Trust will be at a public meeting at 6.15pm on Monday 24th at Grey Court School to present their feedback from a series of recent consultations, over the future of Ham Close.

Path Laying At The Edge Of Ham Gate Pond
Please come down and help lay down a path alongside the pond and parallel to the wall of the park if you have an hour free on Thursday 20th February at 10.00am to help.  Please bring along gardening gloves; all necessary equipment and coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Keeping the Avenues Special: Avenues pruning and clearing day
Saturday 18th January 9.30am. Meeting at the junction of Sandy Lane and Great South Avenue.

To welcome in the New Year we are holding a day of pruning and clearing to keep the avenues special. Please come along for as much time as you can spare. Please wear gloves and boots and bring secateurs if you have them.

Coffee and biscuits supplied.

This will be part of 10 days of work in partnership with children from the German School, Grey Court School and volunteers. This work is part of a broader general maintenance programme of the recently restored Avenues and is taking place in January and February. We believe this will keep the Avenues as an area that makes Ham & Petersham truly special.

We do hope you will come and help out and support your Association to keep Ham & Petersham special!

Attention vegetable growers. As part of Richmond Literature Festival on Thursday 21st November, Naomi Schillinger will be talking about her book 'Veg Street: Grow your Own Community.'   The book celebrates the fact that anyone can ‘grow your own,’ and that through vegetable growing you can meet your neighbours and grow your own community too.
The event will be held in the Stables Gallery at Orleans House Gallery at 7pm, and tickets are £7.50 or £6 for concessions. If you would like any more information, then get in touch with 020 8831 6494 or have a look at the festival website. Thursday 7th November 2013

Click here to read a statement from Richmond Council and Richmond Housing Partnership regarding the potential Ham Close rejuvenation
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The Association's position on the Russell and Strathmore Schools planning proposals - as at February 2013.

Click to read: A note about the future of the cows grazing on Petersham Meadow.

Why not join us on a "Clean Up Day" or even better, become a member of the Association?

WE NEED NEW AND INTERESTED MEMBERS WHO WANT TO HELP US WITH OUR WORK.
Click here: How to JOIN or RENEW membership of the Ham and Petersham Association

You can contact our Chairman (Anne Powell) by e-mail: chair@hamandpetersham.com