A Whitton councillor is fighting for the Rugby World Cup to leave a positive legacy in the town, including calling for a pedestrian bridge over the A316.

Councillor Gareth Elliott spoke at a full council meeting on Tuesday, citing the Olympic Games in Stratford three years ago as an example of what could be achieved.

He outlined a number of suggestions which could improve Whitton.

He said: "What about the possibility of opening up access to the station from the A316 to allow rugby supporters a direct route to not only Twickenham stadium but also Harlequins’ Stoop?

"Additionally, residents of the Rosebine estate are concerned about being cut off from Whitton and Twickenham.

"They have called for a pedestrian bridge.

"Is not now the perfect opportunity to consider utilising the World Cup to bring about legacy projects such as this that will benefit the long term transportation, access and living requirements of supporters and residents alike?"