Listen to Talk Richmond – a new podcast for Richmond upon Thames

Release Date: 09 July 2020

Talk Richmond is a fortnightly podcast that discusses a topic of interest in the borough with help from different guests - bringing you closer to what’s happening in Richmond upon Thames.

The host of the podcast is Cllr Jim Millard who is the borough’s Tenants’ Champion and owns a small local business alongside being an actor and writer. He lives in Teddington with his wife and two children.

The first episode of Talk Richmond dives into how the community and the Council responded to the outbreak of COVID-19. The Leader of Richmond Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts, talks about the unprecedented challenges, including protecting the most vulnerable and continuing to run everyday services such as bin collections. Conversation with Kathryn Williamson, the Director of Richmond Council for Voluntary Services, finds a silver lining in the huge outpouring of community spirit over the past few months, with examples of how local organisations have helped people to cope.

Listen to the short 15 minute episode. Feedback and suggestions for future episodes are encouraged. Please email talk@richmond.gov.uk with what you would like to hear.

Upcoming Talk Richmond episodes include an interview with the Director of Public Health for Richmond on avoiding a second peak of coronavirus, and a discussion with business leaders in the borough on the importance of shopping locally.

Cllr Jim Millard said:

“I am thrilled to be hosting Talk Richmond. The great thing about podcasts is that they are so easy to listen to. You can listen and absorb information whilst doing other things, such as getting ready for the day, travelling to and from work, or exercising.

“Whilst the first few episodes of Talk Richmond will focus on the coronavirus pandemic, the podcast will touch on a wide range of topics and aims to keep residents informed and entertained."

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Fenna Maynard on 020 8487 5182.

Reference: P279/20

Updated: 30 July 2020