March 2014 - Ham Close Consultation
During January and February, you told the Prince’s Foundation what was important to you. We now have some initial key principles, and some preliminary thoughts on how things might look in the future.
You can view these key principles and ideas at the Ham Library, in our downloads section or on the Richmond Council website. Please have a look and use the comment cards available at the library to tell us your thoughts on these ideas. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
We work in partnership with many local organisations and groups such as the youth service, local schools, local faith groups, local councilors, the Safer Neighborhood Team and health professionals to bring local communities together and improve the quality of life of the residents of Ham.
Ham Youth Centre
There are a great variety of free activities to get involved with at Ham youth centre, from Taste Youth Café to Boxersise to Parkour. For more information please click here.
Fitness Equipment on Ham Green
Ham is now the proud owner of its very own outdoor gym! Free taster sessions with a personal trainer are being held at a variety of times to suit everyone. To sign up for a session please contact Rachel.
Ham and Petersham Low Carbon Zone
The Mayor of London has selected the area of Ham and Petersham in Richmond to be a Low Carbon Zone. This means that each property in Ham is entitled to a free visit from an energy expert and some free energy saving items for their home. These items are worth up to £150 and can help keep homes warm and save them money whilst helping the environment.
Free items include special brushes and rubber strips to stop cold draughts around your doors, windows and letterboxes; a real time display that shows you how much energy you use in real time; and also a range of items to make your appliances and lights run more efficiently.
All our customers in the area can complete the application form they will receive in the post or, alternatively, can apply on line at www.richmond.gov.uk/gogreen. For more information contact Chris Hunt on 020 8891 7387.
Ham and Petersham SOS HOPE Trips
The HOPE trips are monthly outings for people aged over 60 years living in the Ham area. Each trip is different and trips include a tour of the Houses of Parliament, a live audience viewing of the TV show Loose Women and many more! For those who need them, we can loan wheelchairs for the day as well as provide a volunteer to help push. For any more information about the trips or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sam on 020 8948 1090.
Ham and Petersham SOS Shopping Bus
Every Thursday this shopping service goes to Kingston Sainsbury’s from Rednapp house at 10.15am. To book a place call Sam on 020 8948 1090.
Chair based exercise
Age UK run a weekly chairbased gentle exercise class for people aged over 50 years from Redknap House in Ham. All are welcome and the group is a great way to keep active and meet new people. Please call Chrissie Penfold at Age UK on 0208 876 9365 to find out more.
Ham Children's Centre
Ham Children's Centre on Ashburnham Rd offers a range of activities and courses for children and families. Please contact the centre on 0208 734 3400 to find out what's coming up.
Ham Multicultural Women's Group
The Ham Multicultural Women's Group meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month. The group has a healthy living focus and is based on issues identified by the group. A crèche is provided and the group is a great place to get to know other local families. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.