• Richmond town centre to be used as huge film set for a week

    December 4, 2019
  • A large-scale film production will begin in Richmond next week.But the council has warned that roads all around the town centre will be closed as a result.”Over the past few months our filming officers have been working with the production company to ensure that the impact on local residents, visitors to the town centre and local businesses is minimised as much as possible,” a statement on the council’s website read.”Regular meetings have been held with local ward councillors and other local groups, to ensure that all are informed of the filming.”Letters from the production company have been sent to all local residents and businesses in the impacted area.”

    As well as the publicity that comes with hosting a movie set, the council also said they will be charging the company from March 31 to April 7 (the days filming are scheduled to take place).”We are charging the production company to film in the borough, along with subsequent charges for parking/road closures etc,” the message read.”This money will be reinvested into local services.

    “In addition, the production company are making significant donations to local organisations to help fund local projects, e.g. improvements to enhance grass area on Hill Rise, restoration of a fountain on Richmond Green and a contribution so the local police are able to put on events to alert people to the dangers from scams at Duke Street Church and Richmond Good Neighbours.”

    Below is a full list of what will be closed during filming and when:

    Sunday March 31

    • Whittaker Avenue, Richmond (road closure): 6am to 8pm
    • Water Lane, Richmond (pavement closure): 7am to 7pm
    • Richmond Riverside (pedestrian diversion in place): 10am to 12.30pm
    • Monday April 1
    • Whittaker Avenue, Richmond (lane closure): 7am to 7pm
    • Whittaker Avenue, Richmond (pavement closure) – 7am to 11pm
    • Lancaster Park, Richmond (road closure): 8am to 7pm
    • Whittaker Avenue, Richmond (road closure): 7pm to 11pm
    • Richmond Riverside (pedestrian diversion in place): 3.30 to 6.30pm

    Tuesday April 2

    • Quadrant Road, Richmond (road closure): 7am to 8pm
    • Duke Street, Richmond (road closure): 10am to 1pm

    Wednesday April 3

    • Victoria Place, Richmond (road closure): 6am to 8pm

    Thursday April 4

    • Whittaker Avenue, Richmond (lane closure): 7am to 7pm
    • Old Palace Terrace, Richmond (road closure): 12 noon to 6pm
    • Whittaker Avenue, Richmond (road closure): 7pm to 11pm

    Sunday April 7

    • Hill Rise, Richmond (road closure): 5am to 7pm
    • The Vineyard, Richmond (road closure between Lancaster Park and Hill Rise): 5am to 7pm
    • Richmond Bridge (traffic management, expect delays): 5am to 11am

    Thank you to Sutton and Croydon Guardian for their Post: https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/17527092.richmond-town-centre-to-be-used-as-huge-film-set-for-a-week/?ref=rss