Works to improve Hampton Hill High Street are now complete – following a £2.3m investment programme.
As part of the Council’s Uplift Programme, the Council has invested the funding to make improvements in the area. The funding is from the Uplift programme and from the Greater London Authority.
Through the Village Planning process and community consultation, local residents and businesses told the Council they wanted improvements to the flow of traffic, the quality of footpaths and roads, improvements to parking, street furniture and lighting.
This feedback was used to design a new scheme which included renewed footways with high quality, granite paving, resurfacing of the roadway with improved drainage, modernising the signals and layout at Park Road and Hampton Road junction, introducing a signalised pedestrian crossing, revised parking restrictions including increased short stay parking, upgrading street lighting and street furniture, replacing trees and increasing cycle parking.
A commemorative plaque has been installed in the paving on the High Street, to mark the occasion.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Business and Community, said:
“We know from all our consultations, including the All in One, that residents and businesses in Hampton Hill wanted improvements to revitalise their High Street.
“We have listened and worked with resident and business groups. We have invested a substantial amount of money into making vital improvements to the roads, the pavements, the trees and the street furniture. To help with traffic flow in the area, we have also improved the signalling and crossing arrangements.”
Cllr Peter Buckwell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Street Scene, added:
“These improvements already are making a big difference to Hampton Hill High Street. I would like to thank the local residents and businesses for being so supportive and patient whilst the building works were ongoing.
“I hope that the local community enjoy these improvements and spend time on their vibrant High Street, enjoying what local businesses have to offer.”