The petition is rapidly gaining numbers, online is over 250 and the paper version is just below the 1,000 figure. We have now set a new target of 3,000 signatures and we need your help to do this.
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.
We’ve just taken delivery of our new Posters and Fliers and now we need your help!
We want to see as many shops in Twickenham town centre and the surrounding areas displaying the poster.
Saturday 23rd July 2011, saw one of the ever expanding Heatham House community open days, this time in conjunction with Splash Art Session and intriguingly titled “F.A.R.M Festival”.
We need people to get involved and help gather signatures. It’s not as hard as you think to fill just one sheet of 12 signatures – just get the people you live with, work colleagues or friends to sign.
New services promised to young people in Richmond have been shelved as part of the council’s cost cutting measures.
So far the campaign has been well received by the local community, local press and to some extent a wider audience outside of the borough.
The Friends of Heatham House demand that Richmond Council carry out a separate consultation into the future of the borough’s flagship youth club. Last month, the Council announced an all-in-one consultation, which included options to turn Heatham House into a boutique hotel.
Raising many issues, including the consultation documents lack of a box to tick that allowed the option of keeping heatham House, then bring up former issues such as the Ice Rink.
The meeting is an opportunity for people who would like to actively support Heatham House through the friends group. The meeting will be an opportunity to to offer help and find out more about what is going on.
The council is asking for response to their Twickenham Town Centre Action Plan which includes: proposals to turn Heatham House into a Hotel.