Welcome to the new Friends of Heatham House website.

We would like to invite you to become a friend of Heatham House. We believe that Heatham House is a brilliant Youth Centre that should continue to provide a unique offering to Young People, and your support will help make sure this happens.

You may be a current or ex-member of Heatham House, or a parent or member of the community, who would like to show their support: you can do this from anywhere via this website. Better still you can attend a meeting or a fundraising event in person, we will be posting dates with venues here.

If you can spare a little more time then organising a fundraising event or sharing your area of expertise would be brilliant. We will also need people willing to join committees and working groups. We welcome offers from individuals, organisations and businesses. Last but not least you can make a donation to help us move forward.

We would like you to help us build the content of the site with stories and photographs and information. On this website you will be able to find out exactly what Friends of Heatham House is about. If you register, you will get news about current issues, event and meetings relating to the centre. We hope to see more information about Heatham House itself - both about the building and its history; as well as the youth projects and activities that we are trying to support; and your stories and photographs!

So the first thing we would like you to do is to sign up, to show your support for Heatham House.

Gym meeting at Heatham House – 17/07/2013

Gym meeting at Heatham House – 17/07/2013
16/07/2013

The council have announced plans to finally undertake some works on the gym. There is an exhibition at Heatham House this Wednesday, 17th July 2013 between 16:00 and 20:00.
We would like to see some friendly faces there and will be sending a representative down for 18:00.

Pregnancy Panic!

10/04/2013

Pregnancy Panic! Fears sex clnic closure could lead to more teen mums.

Livestock Festival – Comminuty Day at Heatham

07/07/2012

Saturday 7th July is “LiveStock Festival” the annual summer community fun day at Heatham House.

This year is bigger than ever with a wide variety of activities for all ages, so come down and have some fun at Heatham!

Official Support from Ken Livingstone

Official Support from Ken Livingstone
25/04/2012

In a letter from 10th March, Ken Livingstone offers his official support to Heatham House Youth Centre and the ongoing campaign to retain this essential facility for young people.

Youth Consultation no.3 Information and Links

Youth Consultation no.3 Information and Links
16/04/2012

Obviously the rule is to keep consulting until you get the answer you wanted in the first place, so the council have decided to run ANOTHER consultation, this time Heatham House v’s Option 4.

Council is Fiddling Youth Club Figures

Council is Fiddling Youth Club Figures
13/04/2012

An astonishing take on democracy as the council combine the votes for both of the new build options into one figure in a desperate attempt to get the result they wanted to see – permission to sell Heatham House.

Youngsters pushed into accepting building of new youth centre

Youngsters pushed into accepting building of new youth centre
06/04/2012

A brilliant letter trashes the third consultation and calls on the council to do some real listening, and local residents to start asking more difficult questions. Richmond and Twickenham Times

Out with the old and in with a new youth club?

Out with the old and in with a new youth club?
06/04/2012

The council claim a new build as favourite, despite the largest single vote being to retain Heatham House with 39%, and launch a fourth consultation to young people. Richmond and Twickenham Times 06.04.2012

Students raise concerns about threatened centre

Students raise concerns about threatened centre
30/03/2012

Orleans Park School students made their headline story “Heatham House’s future hanging in the balance” as part of their fantastic project for the BBC Schools News Report 2012.

“Hands Off Heatham” say young people as YouTube video launched

“Hands Off Heatham” say young people as YouTube video launched
24/02/2012

“Heatham House is not for sale” video creates a buzz, with calls for supporters to upload clips of themselves, sending out a clear message to the council. Richmond and Twickenham Times, 24.02.2012

Friends of Heatham House: Supporting the Youth in our Borough
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