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Hammersmith Bridge closed to vehicles

Planned maintenance and investigation work on Hammersmith Bridge will cause disruption to roads in Richmond between Christmas and New Year.

The work is being carried out by Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London (TfL). It is scheduled to run from 8am to 6pm on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 December 2017.

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Creating Futures: building a residential community

Children in Care Council (CiCC) has launched its first crowdfunding project to help make a young person’s residence feel more like a home.

The ‘Creating Futures’ project helps to empower young people living in a local residence through working with art therapists, building a community and gaining the skills to succeed.

Find out more and support the project


Check revised Council Christmas opening hours

Over the Christmas and New Year period, there will be changes to some of our opening hours.

Services affected include libraries, sports centres, the Civic Centre, art galleries and waste and recycling. 

Please check these opening hours before your visit. 

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Businesses asked to raise awareness of home fire rules

Businesses in the borough that sell fuel for coal fires or wood burning appliances are being asked to make sure that customers understand the rules around domestic fires.

In a bid to combat rising air pollution levels in London, businesses in the borough are being encouraged to talk to their customers and display promotional materials, reminding them that the borough is in a Smoke Control Area.

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Make a splash in 2018 at Pools on the Park

All new pupil lessons at Pools on the Park are now open to book.

Feel Good Swim School offer group lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Spaces are limited so please call us now on 020 3772 2999 or pop in to the centre for more information or to book.

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Recycle your small electrical items

West London Waste will have a WEEE collection point at Richmond Civic Centre from Monday 8 to Thursday 14 January.

If you have any small electrical items (hairdryers, toasters, drills, wires, small speakers etc.) that you want to get rid of, then bring them along to the Civic Centre in Twickenham.

The collection point will be located inside. Monday to Thursday 9am to 5.15pm and Friday 9am to 5pm

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Stay healthy this Christmas with our winter health page

Get tips and advice on keeping warm and healthy this winter with our new winter health page.

Keeping you and your family warm this winter is important for your health and wellbeing.

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Volunteer at Orleans House Gallery

Volunteers play a vital role in the running of Orleans House Gallery. The gallery is currently offering a wide range of volunteering opportunities for adults and young people.

They are currently looking for a Study Room Volunteer, a Volunteer Exhibition Assistant, a Volunteer Gallery Assistant and Arts Education Volunteers.

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16 community projects supported through the Village Planning Fund

Projects ranging from a toy library scheme to sporting facilities and outdoor space refurbishments will be awarded a total of £826,750 in the first round of Village Planning Fund.

More than 3,000 people showed their support for projects during this round of consultation.

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Young artists enjoy afternoon tea with the Mayor

The children who designed the Mayor's Christmas cards were invited to tea in the Mayor's parlour.

Their designs were chosen from over 450 entries around the borough. 

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Christmas Day at Meet & Deep Newsagents

If you are alone or have nothing to do on Christmas Day pop into Meet & Deep Newsagents on Hampton Road, Twickenham for some mince pies and Christmas cheer!

No purchase required.

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Minister urged to withdraw Heathrow noise claim

Councils opposed to expansion at Heathrow have challenged Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to withdraw his claim, made in October 2016, that an expanded Heathrow will be quieter in 2030 than today.

The Department for Transport’s revised draft consultation on the airports national policy statement includes evidence showing that 92,700 additional people in the area around Heathrow will be exposed to noise by 2030 as a consequence of the third runway.

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Create your own library reading group

Richmond libraries are keen to support and encourage local reading groups. 

Groups can get a reading group membership card so books can be issued for an extended loan period of up to 8 weeks.

To register your group, email or ring 020 8734 3325.

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Police and Council encourage vigilance this holiday season

Neighbourhood watch groups around Richmond are being encouraged to be vigilant about the risk of moped theft in the borough.

Residents should also be mindful not to leave valuables in their cars which will attract thieves.

If you have any information that could help the Police make the borough safer, please contact them directly or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Start the New Year in Old Vienna

Normansfield Theatre will be starting off the New Year with 'New Year in Old Vienna' on Saturday 6 January at 7.30pm. 

There will be music by Mozart, Schubert, Sullivan, J Strauss II, Lehar, Stolz, Kreisler, Ivor Novello and Noel Coward.

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Borough schools at the top of national results tables…again

Pupils attending primary schools in Richmond upon Thames are at the top of the national league tables yet again following publication of the 2017 Key Stage 2 (SATs) results last Thursday.

The results show that the borough has scored the highest in London in nearly all areas with 86% of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, 84% in writing, and 87% in mathematics, all considerably above the national averages.

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Digital Richmond – the future for public services

At last week’s Cabinet Meeting, Members agreed a new Digital Strategy - building on the foundations of an already well connected and highly skilled borough.

More residents than ever are moving away from traditional points of contact with the Council, choosing to access online services via the Richmond online account.

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Council agrees to join business rates pool for London

More of the money generated by business rates in London could be retained locally rather than being distributed to other parts of the country, following approval from Richmond Council’s Cabinet to be part of a London-wide pool.

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Celebrating unsung heroes this Local Charities Day

Charities, unsung heroes and volunteers who devote their time to improving the lives of others are being celebrated as part of Local Charities Day.

Some local voluntary groups have received £500 through the Starbucks Cheer for Good campaign and you can help 'cheer' on twitter for charities to get a £2,000 grant.

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Take care of yourself and others this holiday season

Christmas is around the corner and we are advising people celebrating in the borough to do so responsibly, and look after themselves and others.

In the cold weather there is lots of demand on the borough’s health services.

Unnecessary calls can take services away from other seriously ill and injured patients. This year party-goers are encouraged to think about the consequences of drinking too much.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017