NSMRA – RESIDENTS’ MEETING AND CAROL SINGING

Newsletter  14 November 2018   –  nsmra.org/

Residents’ Meeting.

20 November at 155 Haliburton Road, at 7.30pm.  Come along and raise anything you think important.  Also settling details of carol singing,

The Big Silence

The event went very well and had around 200 in the audience. Over £300 was raised for a local charity.  The cost of the event was mostly covered by a Civic Pride Grant from the Council, for which we are grateful.  The event brought to a provisional conclusion the last 10 years of investigating the names on the war memorial and remembering the men who died, who were our neighbours, separated from us by the illusion of time.

Local actors, singers and musicians took part.  In due course a video is expected to be posted to YouTube for those who missed it.  The singing involved was useful practice for the Carol Singing (see below)!

Photo courtesy of Steve Lloyd Photography.

Changes to buses….

No apology for repeating this as it is hard to see any upside for our area. TfL is consulting on quite serious changes to local bus routes which affect us.

  1. They are proposing to reduce the frequency of the H37 during non-peak hours.
  2. They are proposing completely to reroute the 110, taking it away from the underserved road segment from Twickenham station to West Middlesex Hospital and instead running it down the A316 from Whitton Road and then following the current H37 route to Richmond.  There are proposals to ramp up the 267 service, but that route has always suffered from bunching because it is too long and gets held up at Hammersmith and Brentford,.

This will mean that the service along Twickenham Road to the hospital and station may revert to what it was a couple of years ago, and unlike the 110, the 267 stops outside the hospital rather than taking patients right up to the entrance. 

Why not take a few minutes to make some comments.   

consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/bus-changes-richmond/

Carol Singing reminder

Will there be a “bleak mid-winter” this year? Or will we be saying: “The sun is shining, the grass is green, the orange and palm trees sway”?   Who knows, but the Craneside Carollers seems like a good name for anyone wanting to sing carols and raise money for a local charity. 

You, too, can take part.  If not by singing, by preparing an extra large bounty for those knocking on your door.

This year it will be on 19 December 2019 from about 6pm.  Carollers get mince pies and mulled wine.  Put it in your diaries…

A few other things…..

  1. There have been fraudsters knocking on doors claiming that some sort of emergency has happened and asking for  money for buses, taxis, etc.  Don’t pander to them and do call the police, having closed your door.  
  2. If you have a new neighbour, why not lean over their fence and tell them about NSMRA and this newsletter,  

Website

The Association has relaunched its website. The link is: nsmra.org/

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