The Twickenham Riverside Terrace Garden project is now progressing to more detailed drawings, fund raising and consultation with local societies, amenity groups and residents.
In brief the project provides a first floor terrace overlooking the river, and gardens behind. It creates below the terrace a single storey building for public toilets, river related business use, an information centre, and cafe/restaurant. The building will have an arched elevation to the waterfront. The other existing buildings on the site will be available to accommodate local community groups. In addition there will be ample room to hold the open air events which benefit from a riverside setting.
The public benefit and amenity gain to both residents and visitors to Twickenham will be considerable in terms of open space and unobtrusive buildings which are in harmony with the unique riverside setting of this area.
As the public petition demonstrated, there is tremendous public support for this project.
- The way ahead is to ensure that this support is manifest to our elected representatives on the Council.
- It will only be by the support and strength of public opinion that the Terrace Gardens will be created.
- Readers who wish to ensure that the Twickenham riverside is kept for public use and pleasure for now and for future generations are urged to help by supporting the project.