December 6, 2012
IT’S THE TRT CHRISTMAS TREE ON DIAMOND JUBILEE GARDENS
IT’S LIGHTS ARE GOING TO BE SWITCHED ON BY THE MAYOR THIS SATURDAY AT FIVE O’CLOCK.
You are invited to come and be part of the creation, assembly and decoration of the first Christmas Tree on the Diamond Jubilee Garden from 11 o’clock onwards.
Why is it UNIQUE? Because with the help of scores of local children recycled plastic drinks bottles, plastic bags, wire coat hangers, etc., have been ingeniously transformed into the DECORATIONS and the TREE itself.
Twickenham Riverside Trust, has held two “workshops” on the DJG for children to help create the decorations, with the third and last workshop and festooning of the tree to be between 11:00 and the switching on of the lights at 17:00.
The idea is inspired by the work (including Christmas trees) of a collective called “Magpie” in a small country town in South Africa, whose art works are made entirely from recycled scrap. Two of their chandeliers hang in the Obama children’s bedrooms in the White House.
November 8, 2012
To All Our Supporters,
The Twickenham Riverside Terrace Group (TRTG) thanks you for your past support, which played a key role in our campaign and in the creation of the now thriving Diamond Jubilee Gardens.
We continue in pursuit of fully achieving the goal “to see that all, or as much as practicable of the buildings and land adjacent to the Diamond Jubilee Gardens are refurbished and or developed for the Community.” To this end, a Charity, Twickenham Riverside Trust (TRT), has been set up, working in parallel with TRTG.
TRTG and TRT will still be pro-active and will continue to value your support.
To enable us to quantify support we would be grateful if you would be kind enough to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as an expression of such support, or leave a comment on this site.
The TRTG and TRT will continue to “keep you posted”.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
John Reekie p.p. TRTG
Edward Davies p.p. TRT
October 14, 2012
We sent an enquiry to the Council on Wednesday (10th October) regarding the progress of our planning application (Application: 12/0719 /FUL, Twickenham Pool Site, The Embankment).
‘Our understanding is that all the information requested by you has been provided.
‘However we are concerned, despite correspondence, that what we consider important, letters and submissions explaining our proposals in more detail in response to comments, have not yet appeared on the Planning website , thus giving an incorrect impression of our modified proposals to the public.
‘Clearly, it would be helpful to have some information on the progress of the above application, particularly as we are anxious to pursue our funding options which are dependant on this permission.
‘With regard to the existing toilet block we are aware that there have been negotiations with F& C Reit concerning the adjoining car park site and the outline TAAP proposals and as an interested party we would welcome information on these matters.’
TRTG’s ultimate goal is to see that all, or as much as possible, of the buildings and land adjacent to the Diamond Jubilee Gardens (the former ‘pool site’) is refurbished and or developed for the community.
We are currently considering further action to support and strengthen our case for continued and much improved community use of the site.
The cost of applying for planning permission, etc , is being funded by the Twickenham Riverside Trust with money donated by the RFU.