The Friends of Radnor Gardens (FoRG) is a registered charity – No.1022565. Its objects are:
- to work closely with the London Borough of Richmond to provide or assist in the provision of restoration work and improvements to Radnor Gardens, Twickenham
- to provide or assist in the provision of recreation and other leisure-time occupations in Radnor Gardens for the inhabitants of the Borough to improve their conditions of life.
FoRG consists of a membership of Friends facilitated by a Committee.
Committee members are elected at an Annual General Meeting held each Spring. The Committee meets four or five times a year. The Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer meet informally as Officers between meetings.
Following the AGM held in May 2019, the current elected Committee Members are: -
Clare Head (Chairman)
Pam McMillen (Secretary)
Graham Nugent (Treasurer)
Anthony Bailey OBE,
James Dillon (Manager, Radnor Garden cafe)
Siobhan Dillon (Manager, Radnor Garden cafe)
Beverly Knott (representative of Strawberry Hill Bowling Club)
Paul van Uden (representive of Richmond Brass Band)
Vicky van Uden (representive of Richmond Brass Band)
To become a Friend
To become a Friend, applicants complete a form stating that they support the objectives of the organisation. New members are always welcome. Currently, no subscription is required; however, donations are always welcome. Forms are available from the Friends of Radnor Gardens.
Over many years, FoRG raised monies from special events and concerts including Fundays, music festivals and quizzes.
Our charity relies on donations from FoRG members, local residents and well-wishers. In the recent past we used these finds to contribute towards improvements to the Bowls Club, the renovation and extension of the cafe, toliet facilities and an information board outlining the history of the Gardens.
Can we therefore ask you to donate, either by standing order on an annual basis or a one-off sum?
Our bank details are as follows :-
Natwest Bank, Twickenham Branch
Sort code 60-22-03
Account number 62504258
Account name Friends of Radnor Gardens
Alternatively please contact our Treasurer to discuss other means of payment to our charity.
FoRG holds a licence for the running of the cafe and oversees its management. It works closely with Council officers on the improvement of the gardens and recently supported the consultation which resulted in new playground equipment. It has developed and part-funded an information board which was installed in early Summer 2017.
A small group walks round the Gardens with a Council Officer four times a year to monitor the state of the shrubs, benches and paths and discuss new possibilities. FoRG has submitted a Vision Plan to the Council, covering the years 2017-2020.