Residents across Richmond are being encouraged to show their support for community projects across the area.

Earlier this year local communities were asked to submit their ideas for projects which could receive part of the £1 million community fund. There were a total of 28 entries and ten have been shortlisted for the next stage.

The fund comes from a tax collected by the council and is paid for by developers. Each project aims to support and improve the area by meeting the impact of development on physical and social infrastructure.

Members of the public have until July 13 to review and support each proposal. They can support up to two projects.

Cllr Michael Wilson, cabinet member of equality, communities and the voluntary sector said: “The purpose of the Community Fund is to use the Community Infrastructure Levy, paid by developers for developments in the borough, to help improve both physical and social infrastructure in our communities.

“Each of these projects would be worthy recipients of funding and I would encourage people living across the borough to have their say on which projects they feel would be most beneficial to their area.”

The shortlisted projects come from across the borough, including proposals in; Barnes, Mortlake East Sheen, Ham, Petersham, Teddington, Hampton Wick, Hampton Hill, Hampton, Twickenham, East Twickenham, St Margarets, Whitton and Heathfield.

Projects include a new playground, neighbourhood forum, new sporting facilities, refurbishments to youth clubs and extension of the community centre.

The full list can be found here or below:

Barnes, Mortlake & East Sheen

• Friends of Suffolk Road – a new natural playground with improved planting and more seating

Ham & Petersham

• Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Forum – a feasibility study to see the transformation of St Richard’s Square

• Grey Court School – New and improved accessible sports changing facilities

Teddington, Hampton Wick, Hampton Hill and Hampton

• Teddington Cricket Club – a new pavilion offering more space and improved services to the local community

• MTV Youth – Internal refurbishment of derelict building for use by a youth club in need of a home

• Friends of Hampton Junior School – development of a small pavilion offering school and community use

• Hampton Hill URC – Final phase works for ‘A Place to Go’ at the Church

Twickenham, East Twickenham, St Margarets, Whitton and Heathfield

• London Wildlife Trust – enhance and improve the nature trail on Crane Park Island Nature Reserve

• SS Philip and James Church – transform green space around Whitton Church to create a Village Green

• East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association – Extension to the Community Centre with a kitchen and café, and disability access.