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Increasing awareness and access to HIV services and treatment this World AIDS Day

It's World AIDS Day today (1 December 2021) and Richmond Council and its sexual health service providers are calling for a reduction in rates of undiagnosed and late diagnosed HIV by making sure everyone has access to essential services and treatment.

Council news | 01 Dec 21

Over 1,000 people take part in Richmond Climate Week

Around 1,050 people took part in Richmond Climate Week, a series of events which ran alongside the COP26 summit. Richmond Council partnered with local conservation charity Habitats & Heritage to run daily events focused on specific climate emergency-related themes.

Council news | 01 Dec 21

12 Days of Kindness at Richmond upon Thames College

This December, Richmond upon Thames College is launching '12 Days of Kindness', mirroring the famous song '12 days of Christmas'.

Community news on behalf of Richmond upon Thames College | 01 Dec 21

Support local businesses this Small Business Saturday

Richmond Council is encouraging residents to Shop Local this Christmas period and support the borough’s businesses as the Small Business Saturday Tour comes to Twickenham this week.

Council news | 30 Nov 21

"Now is not the time to be complacent regarding COVID", says Council Leader

"The emergence of the Omicron variant is a scary reminder that COVID-19 can still play havoc with our lives, therefore we must all step up our guard and not be complacent", says Cllr Gareth Roberts. 

Council news | 30 Nov 21

International Day of People with Disabilities

'A world that works for everyone' – that was the mantra of our founding member, Richard Kember. He was disabled. He was disabled by a society that didn’t work for him.

Comment Spot by Cathy Maker | 30 Nov 21

Bring back joy and support a local family this Christmas

Home-Start is a charity dedicated to giving children in Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow the very best start in life. This year they want to Bring Back Joy at Christmas, and are asking for your support.

Community news on behalf of Home-Start | 30 Nov 21

Beauchamp Road to Cole Park Road footbridge to close for essential works

The public right of way footbridge from Beauchamp Road to Cole Park Road will close on Monday 6 December for one month.

Council news | 29 Nov 21

Harlequins join forces with Tickets For Troops

Harlequins have announced that they have partnered with the charity Tickets For Troops to offer free tickets.

Community news on behalf of Harlequins | 29 Nov 21

The December Arts Richmond newsletter is now available

The Arts Richmond newsletter has landed, full of exciting events in and around the borough for December.

Community news on behalf of Arts Richmond | 29 Nov 21

A novel idea for a very green Christmas

The Richmond Furniture Scheme works to prevent poverty by supplying donated furniture and household goods at minimal costs to people in need and protect the environment by encouraging reuse/recycling of donated furniture and household goods.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Furniture Scheme | 26 Nov 21

Richmond upon Thames College students save the day for local residents' play

Richmond upon Thames College Performing and Production Arts (Acting) Level 3 students Lila Judge Annie Petchey and Conor Taylor were invited to perform on 5 November in 15-minute radio-play ‘Finders Keepers’ alongside actress Wendy Allnut, for a radio play competition hosted by Arts Richmond.

Community news on behalf of Richmond upon Thames College | 26 Nov 21

New local COVID-19 testing site to open in Hampton

A new COVID-19 PCR testing facility is to open in Hampton, based on the multi-use games area on Bramble Lane, adjacent to the White House Community Centre. 

Council news | 25 Nov 21

Richmond Council is White Ribbon Accredited – showing its commitment to ending male violence against women

In time for the start of this year’s 16 Days campaign, Richmond Council has taken a stand to end all male violence against women by becoming White Ribbon Accredited.

Council news | 25 Nov 21

Apply for funding to improve your local area and make your big idea a reality

The Local Area Fund has funding available to support community driven projects to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of local communities.

Council news | 25 Nov 21

Carers Rights Day 2021

Today is Carers Rights Day, an annual awareness raising event that brings organisations together to help carers in the local community understand their rights and learn how and where to get the help and support they are entitled to.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Carers Centre | 25 Nov 21

Winter wellbeing - time to take care of your mental health

Winter can be a time our mental health suffers. The colder weather and shorter days may leave us feeling low or lethargic without us really knowing why.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Borough Mind | 25 Nov 21

Richmond Music Trust are hiring

Richmond Music Trust are currently seeking to recruit new members of staff for the roles of Operations, Media & Events administrator and Music Centre Manager.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Music Trust | 25 Nov 21

The Real Junk Food Project to open new Twickenham Food Surplus Hub

The Real Junk Food Project are opening a new Food Surplus Hub with takeaway soup, coffee, smoothies and pastries at Linden Hall, Hampton.

Community news on behalf of The Real Junk Food Project | 24 Nov 21

Enjoy an evening of Wine Tasting in aid of the Mayor's charities

Would you like to spend an evening with a local wine expert whose aim is to make your next glass of wine more enjoyable than your last?

Council news | 23 Nov 21

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021