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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Richmond Councillor Alexander Ehmann calling for better organisation ahead of matches at Twickenham

A Richmond Councillor is calling for better preparation ahead of future rugby fixtures following the 7s match at the weekend.

On Sunday morning, the streets were covered with litter and broken glass leaving some residents up in arms, yet again, about the annual event.

Councillor Alexander Ehmann says the RFU and World Cup 2015 organisers need to understand and correct problems.



An RFU spokesperson said:

“We value our place in and relationship with our local community and are always keen to receive and respond to concerns. We always review every aspect of each Twickenham Stadium event and are similarly carrying out a full review of the recent Marriott London Sevens, both internally and with other stakeholders involved. We are committed to ensuring that events cause the least possible problems for residents, and ask for responsible and considerate behaviour from fans.”

A Richmond Council spokesperson said:

“The Council works closely with the organisers of events at Twickenham Stadium to ensure they take their responsibility for street cleaning seriously when big events are staged. The organisers employed the normal large event staffing levels on Saturday night when the Marriott London 7s played. This is the same level as deployed on previous 7s. The RFU provided additional support by sending staff along for two hours after games are played to ensure roads and pavements were as clear as they could be by midnight and recommenced very early on Sunday morning. On this occasion the scale of the littering was far more than experienced on any previous events.

“Due to mild weather that evening, revellers remained in the borough until the early hours of the morning. It was impossible to clear all roads and pavements before residents awoke the following day – however all surrounding areas were clear and tidy before midday. We are confident our robust plans for the Rugby World Cup will prevent this sort of problem from occurring. The environment is of paramount importance to the Council, a huge amount of money is invested each year in this area because we know how important it is to our residents.”

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