Ham’s open green environment – by David Williams

Actually Ham is a combination of suburban and plentiful open space and it is a London suburb, it’s not rural, it has about probably more than half of the geographical area is open space, particularly if you include the half of Richmond Park that is in Ham and Petersham ward and this gives an open green environment which is unusual in London and very valuable.  It also has because it is part of Greater London and part of a London borough, it has very good public services, the schools are excellent, it’s not like you’re in the country where you’re miles from some services, you’re near to health service facilities so it has the advantages of being both a well provided for suburb at the same time as it has a very attractive open aspect.