New Data Protection Regulations coming in on May 25th….

13.05.2018

Following the recent controversy about data misappropriated from Facebook, the inappropriate and illegal use of personal data is quite rightly a hot topic. You may have read about new regulations (GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation) effective from May 25th 2018 for how all businesses use and keep personal data. The security and privacy of …

Our sale in Sandy Lane successfully completes at over 1.9 million.

12.03.2018

This house was marketed by Mervyn Smith and two Richmond based estate agencies. Mervyn Smith produced the most offers and the highest offer. Whatever the surface appearance from For Sale boards and canvassing claims, the fact is of all the actual completed sales in Ham and Petersham during calendar year 2017 (as recorded on Rightmove), …

What does 2018 hold in store for the local housing market ?

21.01.2018

Forgive us if we don’t predict a precise price rise (or drop!) for the year ahead, – there’s plenty of others foolhardy enough! Apparently in 2018 house prices are going to rise 1% (Rightmove) or alternatively up to 3% ( Halifax) or stay ‘broadly flat’ (Nationwide) or possibly fall (RICS). But then according to the …

HOUSING MARKET LIFTS GOING IN TO 2018

22.12.2017

The local housing market in 2017 followed a very similar pattern to 2016. In 2016 the market was disrupted in June by the EU Referendum and in 2017 we had a similar hiatus when the General Election in June produced an indeterminate result. In both previous years, activity was much lower than normal for the …

Local historian launches his new book.

08.12.2017

Local historian Gordon Elsden launched his new book – ‘Remarkable Ham – the Untold Story ‘ on Saturday Dec 9th with a signing at Ham Village Centre. The book is a fascinating account of Ham in ancient and medieval times. If you missed the launch you can reserve a copy at remarkableham@yahoo.co.uk or order from …

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 …