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Education
There are six primary & junior schools in the town with two of them being faith schools. The four local authority schools are Heathfield Primary (opened 1931) Healthfield Junior, Chase Bridge Primary and Nelson Primary (opened 1911). Bishop Perrin Primary Church of England (opened 1936) and St. Edmund’s Primary Roman Catholic (opened 1938) are the two voluntary-aided faith schools. (builders in Whitton)

The town only has one secondary school, Twickenham Academy. Whilst there are other schools nearby these are often over-subscribed which results in their being no parental choice for many parents. There are controversial plans to build a permanent home for Turing House School on Metropolitan Open Land at Hospital Bridge Road on the Bridge Farm Nursery site, and a new school called The Richmond upon Thames School has been approved and will be built on part of the Richmond upon Thames College site just over the A316 in neighbouring Twickenham.

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Churches
in 1862 Whitton separated from St Mary’s, Twickenham to become the parish of St Philip and St. James Whitton. In anticipation of this change Church of St Philip and St James (C of E) was built. In 1935, due to population growth, St Augustine of Canterbury, Whitton, was created as a London Diocesan Home Mission church in 1935, within the parish of St Philip and St Paul, and met in the main hall of Bishop Perrin School, Hospital Bridge Road. Later in 1958 it became the parish of ‘St. Augustine Whitton’ to coincide with the opening of new St Augustine’s, Whitton that was opened further up Hospital Bridge Road.

A non-conformist Gospel Hall was built in 1881 on the western side of Nelson Road a few metres to the north of the junction with Warren Road. This became redundant with the opening of Whitton Baptist Church in Hounslow Road in 1935 and was later used by various commercial enterprises. The building of Whitton Baptist Church was funded by the compensation paid for the compulsory purchase of St Margaret’s Baptist Church, which was demolished during the construction of the Great Chertsey Road approach to the new Twickenham Bridge across the Thames in 1932. Another Baptist church, The Free Grace Baptist Church, was formed in 1964 and meets in a former Salvation Army Hall in Powder Mill Lane.

The Catholic Church of St Edmund of Canterbury is in Nelson Road and was opened in 1934 by the Edmundite Fathers (Society of Saint Edmund). In 1988 the Edmundite Fathers left Whitton, since when the parish has been in the care of secular clergy.

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Cycling
Richmond is part of the London Cycle Network, offering on and off-road cycle paths throughout the area. (Construction company in Whitton)

Leisure centres
The local authority operated Whitton Sports and Fitness Centre, based at the Twickenham Academy site, has a modern gym, sports hall and astroturf pitches. There are also three large commercial health clubs just over the town’s boundary at The Stoop, Twickenham Golf Course and Twickenham Stadium.

Sport clubs
There are a number of sports clubs in Whitton including the Whitton Lions rugby club located at the Whitton Park Sports Association, and the Whitton Tennis Club based next to Kneller Hall.

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The Odeon cinema in the high street closed in December 1961 since then residents have had to travel to nearby towns such to visit the cinema. The local council has built a new arts centre in Twickenham which has a 300-seat auditoriam for dual theatre and cinema use. This is due to open in 2017 opposite Twickenham station but has not yet been formally named.

Youth Centre
In September 2013, Richmond Council opened a youth centre located behind Whitton High Street in Britannia Lane.

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Heritage
With the Royal Court often staying in Richmond and Hampton Court in the eighteenth century, Twickenham was a very fashionable place to live and this has left the area with a unique cultural heritage. Many residents remember childhood outings to a number of important historical houses on the doorstep of Whitton including Ham House, Hampton Court Palace, Marble Hill House, Sion House and Strawberry Hill House. The only remaining country house left in Whitton is Kneller Hall which is now home to the Royal Military School of Music.

There is on only one Conservation Area in the area: Rosecroft Gardens. In addition there are a number of listed buildings such as Kneller Hall, the Shot Tower at Crane Park along with a number of locally listed buildings.

Geography
Whitton is located between the two district centres of Hounslow to the north, and Twickenham to the east and is for the most part suburban housing. The land is between 60 and 70 feet above sea level and is noticeable flat and fertile and was once home to extensive market gardens until the turn of the twentieth century. The soil is mainly Taplow gravel with some patches of brick clay.

The borough’s main arterial road, the A316, running between Chiswick and the M3 motorway was built in the 1930s. Over time areas south of the A316 have been transferred to Twickenham apart from the Rosecroft Estate (which can only be accessed via the A316 thus cutting off Whitton from the rest of Twickenham and helping to develop the separate community identity in Whitton.

Nearest places
Whitton is bordered by a number of other residential districts, with the metropolitan centre of Hounslow and the district centre of Twickenham being the nearest large towns. In addition to these Richmond, London and Kingston upon Thames are also very close and have an even greater pull on the town due to their shopping facilities and employment opportunities.

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Economy
Most people travel outside of the town for their work as very little land is in employment use. Kitchen extension in Whitton. Many people travel into Central London making use of the good transport connections, or work in nearby district centres such as Twickenham and Richmond or the bigger metropolitan centres such as Hounslow and Kingston upon Thames. London Heathrow Airport is important to the local economy both through direct employment and the cluster of international firms that have their European headquarters in the Thames Valley area. (Kitchen extension in Whitton)

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The town centre is the third largest in the Richmond upon Thames. In 2014 has received a £2 million programme of economic regeneration including new street lighting, yorkstone pavements and a £5 million redevelopment of the railway station was completed in December 2016. Two new supermarkets have opened, along with a number of upmarket shops leading to some complaints about gentrification as artisan bakeries, coffee shops and wine bars have moved in.

Leisure activities (Kitchen extension in Whitton)
With a third of the borough being green and open space – five times more than any other borough in London, Whitton has much to offer in the way of leisure activities.

Parks and open spaces
The town has one long linear park along the River Crane and five smaller neighbourhood parks that have sport facilities and children’s playgrounds along with three cemeteries. Close to the town are the large Bushy Park and Richmond Park that are managed by The Royal Parks and serve as the larger district parks for the area.

  • Chase Green is located between Redway Drive and Godfrey Avenue, next to Chertsey Road (A316) and is a registered Village Green.
  • Crane Park, the largest park in the town, is on the London Loop walking route. It is managed as a number of wildlife habitats and is home to a number of protected species such as bats and kingfishers.
  • Borough Cemetery along Powder Mill Lane and operated by London Borough of Hounslow
  • Hounslow Heath Open Space is a fragment of the famous Hounslow Heath
  • Hounslow Cemetery along Hanworth Road and operated by London Borough of Hounslow
  • Heathfield Recreation Ground was opened in the 1930s and is laid out to accommodate sport pitches and a pavilion.
  • Murray Park was opened in 1914 and is set out as grassland and children’s playgrounds.
  • Twickenham Cemetery (Kitchen extension in Whitton)

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