Updated: Mar 22, 2021
Update: Watch the video of the meeting on YouTube here
Richmond Council are hosting a virtual public Q&A meeting for residents of Richmond upon Thames to put their questions about Hammersmith Bridge to the Council Leader. The session will take place on Wednesday 17 March 2021 from 6.30pm.
Residents must pre-register for the event by 5pm on Wednesday 17 March (see link below)
Councillor Gareth Roberts will be joined by a panel of senior engineering, highways and planning officers from the Council who will be able to answer residents' questions about the status of the bridge repairs, and the measures Richmond Council are putting in place to lessen the impact of the closure for residents and businesses in Barnes and the rest of the Borough.
Councillor Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, who represents Richmond upon Thames on the Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce, said:
"Our residents and businesses are more impacted than anyone else by the closure of the bridge. The Council is doing everything in our power to lessen this impact, but we know that many people have many questions about the progress of repairs and the interim measures - both those we have put in place on the south side of the bridge, and those proposed by the Government, Transport for London and Hammersmith & Fulham Council. Richmond Council has limited decision-making powers in the future of the bridge, but I hope that, along with senior officers from the Council, I will be able to update residents on the progress of various measures, including the ferry and a temporary bridge, and answer any questions they have."
The event is open to anyone. Those wishing to attend must register by 5pm on Wednesday 17 March 2021. The last public event on Hammersmith Bridge had nearly 1,000 attendees and large numbers are expected again. For this reason, it will be impossible to answer every question individually, so to ensure questions covering as many topics as possible are selected during the event, when you register, you will be asked to state what topic you would like covered (e.g. towpath lighting, ferry, restoration timelines etc). The event will be hosted on Zoom and joining instructions will be sent to those registered in advance of the event.
For more info and to register click here