News centre

Events and updates from local groups, organisations and the Council.

For press releases and contacts visit the Press office.

Community news

Submit a story

Council meets housing provider to seek fire safety reassurance

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, lead members and senior council officers met with the largest social housing provider in Richmond (Richmond Housing Partnership), to seek reassurances that all possible measures are being taken to ensure their housing stock is safe from fire.

Find out more


Cllr True announces retirement from Council

Cllr Nicholas True, Leader of Richmond Council since 2010, announced at the Cabinet meeting on 22 June that he will not be seeking re-election to the Council in 2018.

As a result, he will be stepping down as Leader of Richmond Council on 4 July to enable a successor to be elected to lead the administration forward up to and beyond next May.

Read the full statement


Council tweets

Congestion improvements in Hampton: Have your say

Plans to improve congestion at a key junction in Hampton are out for public consultation. 

There has been a rise in the number of complaints regarding severe congestion due to vehicles waiting to turn right into Uxbridge Road from Hanworth Road in Hampton. We have reviewed the junction and are now making recommendations for improvement.

You can have your say until Friday 14 July.

Find out more


Teddington Village Fair this weekend

The Teddington Village Fair takes place this Sunday 25 June, from 12 to 5pm.

It’s set to be a fun-filled day for the family with plenty of entertainment and food and drink stalls.

Find out more


Get fit for free in the fresh air

A programme of free exercise classes is being launched this week in Kneller Gardens and Murray Park.

Supervised classes will take place on the following dates:

Kneller Gardens

  • 27 June at 7.30 to 8.30pm
  • 28 June at 9.30 to 10.30am
  • 29 June at 7.30 to 8.30pm
  • 30 June at 9.30 to 10.30am

Murray Park

  • 21 June at 9.30 to 10.30am
  • 29 June at 7 to 8pm
  • 1 July at 10 to 11am

Places are limited, to reserve your place, please email for Kneller Gardens, and for Murray Park.

Find out more


Marble Hill Singers in Teddington this Saturday

On Saturday 24 June from 7.30 to 9.30pm the Marble Hill Singers will be performing at Normansfield Theatre.

The chamber choir will be singing all of your favourites from classic films including Skyfall, Mission Impossible, Cabaret, and Singing in the Rain.

Tickets are £10 and all proceeds will go to the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Find out more


Food Safety made easy with Richmond Foodies

Richmond Foodies are hosting a free workshop for pre-start or newly started busineses, to learn about complying with Food Safety.

Run by Brian Humphreys, MD of Food Safety Assist, the session will guide you step by step through food safety processes.

The workshop takes place from 5.30 to 7.30pm on Thursday 6 July in Richmond Library Annexe. Registration is essential as places are limited. 

Find out more


Artists open their studios for unique exhibition

Starting this weekend, hundreds of local artists will open their doors and invite you to take a look around their homes, studios, galleries and gardens!

Art House Open Studios Exhibition takes place on 23 to 25 June and 30 June to 2 July, and will showcase a wide range of artwork and creative talent from the borough’s artists, including printmaking, photography, wood sculpture and ceramics.

Find out more


Picture Play: Richmond Borough Art Collection

Children and young people from throughout Richmond and neighbouring boroughs will be creatively interpreting the collection for this year’s Artplay exhibition.

This is by working with professional artists and the Orleans House Gallery education team.

This exhibition will take place from 6 July to 20 August 2017 at the Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery.

Find out more


Too hot and want a cooling swim? Check before you visit your outdoor pool

As a result of the warm weather and high demand for a cooling dip, Pools on the Park is very busy. Residents are encouraged to check the website or social media before visiting, to ensure that the outdoor pool has not reached its bather capacity level.

Find out more


St Margarets Fair

The St Margarets Fair is a fantastic day out for the local community - during the height of summer.

The day includes five a side football, the Annual Dog Show and various bands including the super talented Jazz Mondays. There shall also be a number of stalls including a tea tent, beer tent and a Pimms stall.

This event takes place from 9.30am until 7.30pm.

Find out more



12 noon-5pm
Jun 25
Langham Road TW11 9HQ
More details

12 noon-5pm
Jun 25
Church Street, Twickenham TW1
More details

Jun 28
Strawberry Hill House, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4ST
More details

12 noon-7.30pm
Jul 2
Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4ST
More details

Jul 3
Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
More details

Jul 8
Moormead, Moor Mead Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, TW1 1JS
More details

Jul 8
Richmond Adult and Community College, Parkshot
More details

10am - 4pm
Jul 9
Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
More details

Barnes Charity Bike Sale

Recycle your unwanted bike for a share of the proceeds or find yourself a trusty, pre-loved bike at the Barnes Charity Bike Sale, 8 July from 9am to 3pm at St Mary's Church.

A team of enthusiastic volunteers will check and clean all the bikes to make sure they are in working order.

Funds raised will go to Age UK, The Barnes Green Centre and Glassdoor.

Find out more


Richmond Card offers

More offers

Bowled over with £5k boost

Hampton Hill cricketers have been bowled over with a new refurbished artificial match pitch – after funding from Richmond Council.

Thanks to £5,000 from the Council’s Civic Pride Fund, Hampton Hill Cricket club have been able to refurbish their facilities and resurface the artificial match pitch.

This is part of a larger project where the practice pitch will also be re-surfaced at later date.

Find out more


Listen in and share your views on ageing well

Residents are invited to attend a ‘Listening Event’ to share their experiences of ageing in the borough.

The event takes place from 5pm on Wednesday 5 July at Clarendon Hall, York House.

Topics include:

  • Support in older age
  • Living with or supporting those with long term conditions
  • Issues around being a carer

If you would like to attend, please email or call Elizabeth Kingdom on 020 8831 6095.

Find out more


Beetle Mania

Discover the amazing world of insects with M.G. Leonard, author of bestselling Beetle Boy and its sequel Beetle Queen.

There will be a live show for children with fun, facts and beetles and booking is required.

It will take place on 8 July at 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm at Richmond Adult Community College.

Find out more


Over £2000 raised at charity art auction

A charity auction, hosted by BBC Auctioneer Charlie Ross, was held at Richmond upon Thames College on Friday 9 June.

The sale featured the hidden work of the late artist Desmond Jones, who studied at RuTC in the 1940s when it was known as Twickenham Art School.

£2575 was raised, which benefited over 30 charities with a connection to the aritist.

Find out more


Thursday lunchtime charity jazz in aid of Shooting Star Chase

Join the Shooting Star Chase on Thursday 22 June for lunchtime jazz at the Winning Post, Chertsey Road, Twickenham.

Enjoy food and dancing to The Southern Revival New Orleans Jazz Band. Doors open 11.30am with the music playing between 12 noon and 2.30pm.

Admission is £10 on the door and all proceeds go to the Shooting Star Chase.

Contact Tony for further information - 020 8894 4218 or


St Margarets Virtues Camp - this Sunday

The annual St Margarets Virtues Camp is just around the corner and takes place on Sunday 25 June.

In essence, it is a fun day of character-building activities for children aged three to 11.

This event takes place from 10am to 3pm at The Winchester Room, Turk’s Head, St Margarets.

Find out more


Classic Cars in Bushy Park

The Hanworth Classic is returning for its ninth year on Sunday 25 June. The event takes place from 11am to 4pm in Bushy Park.

Visitors can enjoy jive and swing dance on the all weather dance floor, with great sounds from the guest DJ. Entry is free and donations for the day go to the Shooting Star Chase.

Enter your vintage or classic cars online

Find out more


GoodGym Richmond got one coat on

New week, new task, new location and new runners. Richmond GoodGym might be nearly one year old, but they are still keeping it fresh.

Fresh as a lick of new paint, in fact, which is what they were tasked to give some garden benches at Cecil Court Care Home in Kew.

Find out more



Updated: 13 Apr 2017