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.


Read Our Latest News Update 

Ham Close Statement
"The HPA welcomes any attempt to keep Ham & Petersham special but we are really concerned that the urbanisation and density suggested in these plans will undermine Ham & Petersham's unique semi rural village character so we can not support the current proposals."

Petersham Nurseries Licence Extension Application and Change to Access Route
The Petersham Nurseries has applied to vary the opening times of the restaurant and cafe as well as creating a turning area on the corner in Church Lane.
The Nurseries are holding information evenings that you can attend to find out more:
For more information on Management Plan click here and here.

Controlled Parking Zone: Informal Request for Your Opinion
We have been asked to give members opinion about a possible Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). This is a pre consultation informal request for your views. The area under consideration is shown here. The council have been approached by some residents affected by commuter parking and this informal request may or may not be followed by a full consultation. The controlled parking could be for just two hours in the day and the cost for the first car of any household would be £40 per year.

Local Volunteer events

3rd October Great South Avenue, autumn cleaning

7th November Ham Common Pond, autumn cleaning

28th November Tow path litter clean up, Ham street car park to River Lane in Petersham.

Fixing the White Fences on Great South Avenue
Meet at the fences at either the car park on Ham Common or the crossing of Sandy Lane at 10.30 Saturday 5th September

Past Events

27th September Latchmere Brook, autumn cleaning

Ham Pond Clear Up
Ham Pond 10am Saturday 5th September

Shire Horse On Ham Avenue
June 2015, click here for more information

Ham & Petersham Cricket Club Bicentenary Celebrity Match
5th July

Ham & Petersham Association Summer Party
5th July

Ham Open Gardens
16 May 2015 from 2-5pm

Latchmere Brook
March 29th 10.30am
Planting reeds and marginals

Ham Pond Clear Up
4thApril 10am

Ham & Petersham Association AGM
20 April, 7.30pm, Thomas Aquinas Church Hall

March 3rd 10am Great River Avenue Volunteering
March 7th 10am Ham Pond
March 12th 10am Ham Tow Path

Tow Path Big Spring Clean
21 March 10am

Ham Common Woods, February 14th 10am
Planting reeds on the side of the brook and some new trees, installing a bench and permanent information boards

February 11th 10am Great River Avenue Volunteering
February 12th 10am Great River Avenue Volunteering
February 14th 10am Ham Common Woods
February 18th 10am Great River Avenue Volunteering
February 21st 10am Great River Avenue Volunteering

January 13th 10am Ham Avenues Volunteering
January 14th 10am Ham Avenues Volunteering
January 21st 10am Ham Avenues Volunteering
January 22th 10am Ham Avenues Volunteering
January 24th 10am Ham Avenues Volunteering
January 27th 10am Ham Avenues Volunteering
January 28th 10am Ham Avenues Volunteering
February 4th 10am Ham Avenues Volunteering
February 5th Christmas Party
The party was held at The Dysart in Petersham on November 27th at 7.30pm. We would like to thank Barney and the team as well as the generous donations for the raffle.

Latchmere Brook
Bulb Planting and Path Laying 10am Saturday 18th October

Ham Pond Annual Clean-Up
The Ham Pond Group will be holding its annual clean up at 10am on 1st November. Please come along and help ready the area for the winter.

Neighbourhood Forum AGM
The Ham & Petersham Association has been working with Forum on the Neighbourhood plan. We look forward to seeing our members at the Forum’s AGM on 20th November 7.30pm Grey Court School 

Strathmore Development at Grey Court and Russell Schools
As part of the ongoing opportunities to show and discuss the development of the Strathmore projects there are more chances for local residents and parents to see the plans and ask questions about the proposals. These are scheduled on:

  • Wednesday 20 August at Ham Youth Club (Ham Close, off Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7PL), from 4.30 to 7.30pm – both Russell and Strathmore and Grey Court schemes; and
  • Tuesday 9th September at The Russell Primary School (Petersham Rd, Ham, TW10 7AH), from 5.30pm to 7.30pm – the Russell and Strathmore scheme only.
Plans can also be seen at www.richmond.gov.uk/strathmore_school_development
Please email any feedback to admin@hamandpetersham.com

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
Click this link:
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?

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