Twickenham Riverside Terrace Group

A riverside in trust for the community

Press release: the funding challenge

Today, Twickenham Riverside Terrace Group today submitted by letter suggestions to meet the Borough Councils “Challenge” on the redevelopment of The Baths site and Twickenham Riverside.

Although still committed to maximum use of the site for public use the Group at their weekly meeting considered the apparent attitude of the Council Cabinet to press on with some form of commercial development of the site.

The Groups new plans would provide for minimum housing development to meet the council’s insistence on the development while opening up the site for greater public use with terracing and public walks.

“We will discuss these new suggestions with our supporters at the first opportunity” said Mr Reekie group chairman; he went on to say “The Council’s new timetable does not give time for further Public Consultation of any design before today’s closing date for the challenge”.

Further confusion over the riverside’s 20-year history of Council mismanagement of the site was caused by the publication of the Conservative newsletter “In Touch” where they clearly state, the New Council will “Give the Twickenham Riverside Terrace Group a full year in which to raise the money to implement their proposed scheme”. They go on to say “Under a Conservative Council Twickenham riverside will be for local people”.

See our letter to Council Officer Tom McKevitt, attached.

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