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Hampton Square getting ready for all-star unveiling
Film star Samantha Bond will join in celebrations to open the revamped Hampton Square.
The St Margarets resident, famed for her role as James Bond’s Miss Moneypenny and more recently in Downtown Abbey, will help open the new £800,000 community square.
The square, which is between Sainsbury’s and the Hampton Youth Project, includes an illuminated water feature, seating, landscaping and space for community activities.
It was redeveloped as part of Richmond Council’s uplift rejuvenation programme and will be opened with a day of events from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, October 13.
Hampton Market will be in full swing as well as a bandstand with music from the White House Big Band, dance performances by Kristi’s Dance Academy, sports and rock climbing and an exhibition of paintings.
Richmond’s cabinet member for environment, Councillor Pamela Fleming, said: “These improvements have transformed Hampton north and Hampton Square is a wonderful new area for community activities or for local residents to be able to sit down, relax and enjoy the new water feature away from the hustle and bustle of local shopping.
“This area has been unloved for so long and I am so pleased that as part of the council’s uplift work residents now have a village square they can be proud of and will bring back the heart of the community.”
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