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Hampton Court Road: Traffic delays

Thames Water teams are currently attending an urgent sewer collapse on Hampton Court Road, near the Esso Garage and opposite Hampton Court Green Car Park.

Council news | 28 Apr 21

RuTC Graphic Design students work with employers on high-quality art projects

Over the past academic year, Richmond upon Thames College’s HNC Level 4 and HND Level 5 Graphic Design students have worked on various art projects with a number of local as well as international employers to produce an impressive amount of high-quality artwork.

Community news on behalf of Richmond upon Thames College | 11 May 21

Bag It, Bin It, Take It Home

In response to ongoing issues with litter in Richmond Park, the Friends of Richmond Park's family activities programme ‘Discoverers' has run a poster competition for children.

Community news on behalf of Friends of Richmond Park | 11 May 21

Arts Richmond May newsletter

Arts Richmond have been busy organizing more events for residents to enjoy or take part in.

Community news on behalf of Arts Richmond | 11 May 21

Find out more this Foster Care Fortnight

This Foster Care Fortnight (10-23 May 2021), find out more about foster care and how you could help change young people’s lives by attending a virtual information session hosted by Richmond Council’s children and foster care service – Achieving for Children (AfC).

Council news | 11 May 21

Shop at your favourite local independent shops – now online!

Richmond upon Thames residents now have the chance to browse online for products from local, independent retailers across the borough – all in one place! 

Council news | 11 May 21

Mental Health Awareness Week

To mark this year's Mental Health Awareness Week (10 to 16 May), residents are reminded of the wellbeing benefits of connecting with nature and the free support services available to them.

Council news | 11 May 21

Richmond Council agrees updates to its SEND Futures Plan

Richmond Council has agreed on the updated SEND Futures Plan and would like to thank all the parents, carers, partners, young people and schools involved in supporting the ongoing development of the strategy which helps improve outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the borough. 

Council news | 11 May 21

Richmond Borough Mind asks supporters to help ‘Carry the Burden’ in the name of better mental health

The #CarryTheBurden campaign involves participants carrying an item of their choosing for 24 hours in recognition of the invisible burden that a mental health difficulty can represent.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Borough Mind | 10 May 21

Lego therapy at Richmond & Hillcroft Adult & Community College

From September 2021, Richmond & Hillcroft Adult & Community College will use Lego as a teaching and therapy tool for students with disabilities and learning difficulties.

Community news on behalf of Richmond & Hillcroft Adult & Community College | 10 May 21

Mayor of Richmond unveils new twinning signs in Barnes to celebrate Europe Day

Europe Day this year marks the 71st anniversary of the Schuman declaration, which ended centuries of conflict in Europe and provided the foundation of what was to become the European Union.

Community news on behalf of The Richmond in Europe Association | 10 May 21

Know your risk to prevent Type 2 diabetes

Today marks the start of Diabetes Prevention Week (10–16 May) and Richmond Council’s Public Health team is urging residents to find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes and make healthy changes to their lifestyle to prevent the condition from developing.

Council news | 10 May 21

Free activities at Ham Youth Centre

Ham Youth Centre has launched an exciting new weekly programme for teenagers.

Council news | 10 May 21

Results declared in Hampton Wick by-election

Following a by-election held on Thursday 6 May, the ballots have now been counted and Petra Fleming has been elected as Councillor of Hampton Wick ward.

Council news | 08 May 21

Join Orleans House Gallery's History Tour

The extremely popular History Tour's at Orleans House Gallery can now be booked for June and July 2021.

Community news on behalf of Orleans House Gallery | 07 May 21

Hear from Cllr Gareth Roberts on our commitment to ending harassment and violence against women and girls

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations in our world today. A staggering one in three women and girls globally experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

Council news | 07 May 21

Young People interview Richmond Council Director of Children's Services

Listen to the Young People Speak podcast from Achieving for Children, a podcast created by young people in Richmond upon Thames.

Community news on behalf of Achieving for Children | 06 May 21

Kew Gardens now open early for members

From Saturday 1 May, members of Kew Gardens can enjoy exclusive early access to the gardens from 8am.

Community news on behalf of Kew Gardens | 06 May 21

Have you recently been made redundant? Join the Career Transition Programme

This programme is an introduction into employability skills designed for residents who wish to return to the workplace after a period of absence.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Work Match | 06 May 21

Hospitality businesses – find out more about next COVID reopening milestone

As we look forward to Monday 17 May, and hopefully the reopening of indoor hospitality, Richmond Council is hosting an event for local hospitality businesses to find out more about what that means for you and your business.

Council news | 06 May 21

Exhibition of original maritime watercolours and prints to open at Turner's House in Twickenham

An exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original maritime watercolours and prints is to open in his former home in Twickenham on Saturday 22 May 2021, thanks to a generous loan from Tate.

Community news on behalf of Turner's House | 05 May 21

SporTedd announces new funding grants

The community group SporTedd have announced it's latest round of financial grants for local projects around Teddington taking the group’s total donations to over £30.000.

Community news on behalf of SporTedd | 05 May 21

Choral scholarship opportunity with Saint Michael & All Angels

Saint Michael & All Angels in Barnes have three choral scholarships available to young singers.

Community news on behalf of Saint Michael & All Angels | 05 May 21

Could you volunteer for the new Parent Champions Network?

The Richmond and Kingston Parent Champions Network is a new volunteer-led project with parents supporting other parents through times of crisis with their adolescent children.

Council news | 05 May 21

Richmond upon Thames policing update

In the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, within the South West Basic Command Unit (SW BCU) and across London, we have been working closely with partners and the wider community to reflect upon recent events and the subsequent expressions of concern and anger.

Comment Spot by Rebecca Robinson | 04 May 21

Local Charity asks supporters to help ‘Carry the Burden’ in the name of better mental health

Richmond Borough Mind is launching a new awareness-raising and fundraising campaign – #CarryTheBurden – and is asking the Richmond community to get involved.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Borough Mind | 04 May 21

Listen to the latest 'On the Record' podcast from The National Archives

In the second episode in their mini-series on trial records, The National Archives look at the long and colourful history of trial by jury.

Community news on behalf of The National Archives | 04 May 21

Voting Week – Don’t forget to have your say

Richmond Council staff are working hard to ensure that polling stations are COVID secure when people go to the polls on 6 May to have their say in elections for the Mayor of London, London Assembly and Hampton Wick by-election.

Council news | 04 May 21

Mayor praises emergency services for response to major fire

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames has praised the emergency services for their quick response to the devastating fire on Platt's Eyot in Hampton on Monday 3 May.

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters were called to a fire at three disused industrial units on Platt's Eyot island. The London Fire Brigade were supported by the Ambulance Service, RNLI and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to ensure nobody was hurt in the fire and as many boats as possible were moved to safety.

Council news | 04 May 21

Heathfield Recreation Ground re-opens following vandalism

The play area at Heathfield Recreation Ground in Twickenham was burnt down last summer.

Council news | 04 May 21

Keep knitting tiny hats to raise money for Age UK Richmond in this year's Big Knit

Age UK Richmond works within the local community to support and deliver services and activities for older people in this borough.

Community news on behalf of Age UK Richmond | 03 May 21

JMK Award-winning production to take place at Orange Tree Theatre

A contemporary play directed by the next JMK Award winner will take place at the Orange Tree Theatre from 28 August to 2 October 2021.

Community news on behalf of Orange Tree Theatre | 02 May 21

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021