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Bright future for jubilee gardens, Twickenham
Cultural events and live performances might become the norm at Diamond Jubilee Gardens in Twickenham.
The picturesque riverside gardens, on the site of the former Twickenham Lido, could be protected for public use just one year after opening.
Plans to protect the area for the community will be subject to public consultation.
The Diamond Jubilee Gardens were opened in 2012 and after 30 years of neglect, were transformed into a green space where live performances and events are held.
Councillor Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council cabinet member for environment, said: “Diamond Jubilee Gardens is truly beautiful and the council has worked hard to ensure its transformation benefits the community as a whole.
“This is why we have taken the approach to establish the land as public open space.
“We know how important the environment is for our residents and how much local people value these wonderful new gardens.”
Meanwhile a 21-week regeneration of the Twickenham embankment began on September 30.
Eight horse chestnut trees, which have become infected and are destroying pathways and planters, will be removed and replaced.
There will also be new street lighting and park furniture to link the eastern embankment with Diamond Jubilee Gardens.
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