Local historian launches his new book on Ham this Saturday.

08.12.2017

Local historian Gordon Elsden launches his new book – ‘Remarkable Ham – the Untold Story ‘ this Saturday Dec 9th with a signing at Ham Village Centre (the former Royal Oak – corner of Ham Street and Sandy Lane) from 12 till 3. The book is a fascinating account of Ham in ancient and medieval …

Switching on the Christmas Tree Lights at Ham Library this Thursday

04.12.2017

A note for your diaries is that this year there will be a Christmas tree in the grounds of Ham Library (corner of Ham Street and Ashburnham Road) and the lights will be switched on this Thursday late afternoon December 7th. There will be refreshments from 3.30pm in the Community Room in the Library followed …

Great results for Ham and Petersham in the Village Planning Fund votes for local community projects!

24.11.2017

Great results for Ham and Petersham in the votes for local community projects to receive funding from the Richmond Borough Village Planning Fund. In our last couple of blogs and notices we asked you to vote for Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts to receive help towards the cost of their much needed new scout hut. …

Great results for Ham and Petersham in the Village Planning Fund votes for local community projects!

30.10.2017

Great results for Ham and Petersham in the votes for local community projects to receive funding from the Richmond Borough Village Planning Fund. In our last couple of blogs and notices we asked you to vote for Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts to receive help towards the cost of their much needed new scout hut. …

WE NEED YOUR VOTE FOR FUNDING FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS !

21.10.2017

PLEASE VOTE ONLINE FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO RECEIVE FUNDING FROM THE RICHMOND BOROUGH VILLAGE PLANNING FUND. VOTING CLOSES OCTOBER 27th SO PLEASE DON’T DELAY ! All London Borough of Richmond residents will have received a leaflet from the Council about the Village Planning Fund. The Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Planning Committee – of which …

The Return of the First Time Buyer

20.09.2017

Every cloud has a silver lining and the one bright spot in the current slower housing market is that lower prices and fewer investor buyers have at last created more opportunity for younger first time buyers to get on the first rung of the ladder. When the market was going full steam ahead, younger buyers …

September Market picks up

08.09.2017

Although there has been some disappointing news in the media regarding property prices – (Sept 1st Evening Standard reporting a larger than average reduction in the asking prices on the Zoopla property website in Richmond and Kingston, for example ) – nevertheless from our perspective activity has certainly picked up following the usual lull in …

Why have leasehold tenure and ground rents become a problem?

26.07.2017

Why have leasehold tenure and ground rents become a problem ? The scandal of onerous increasing ground rents on leasehold properties has been many years in the making but has suddenly been cast into the spotlight by the recent ploys of housebuilders to sell new houses not as freehold but as leasehold, and to draw …

Where is the market going?

12.07.2017

Normally July is a peak month for us in the housing market in Ham, Petersham and North Kingston. The usual busy Spring market tends to build up nicely towards the summer when many buyers are hoping to complete their home move during the summer, many of them in tandem with school years. We do still …