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Drinking fountain on Richmond Green restored with funding from Civic Pride Fund

A 19th century drinking fountain on Richmond Green has been restored after the Friends of Richmond Green were awarded funding through Richmond Council's Civic Pride Fund.

Council news | 24 Sep 21

Council reiterates need to end gender-based violence following Sabina Nessa’s death

Sabina Nessa was a 28-year-old primary school teacher who was found dead in a park in Kidbrooke, southeast London on Saturday 18 September. Police believe she was attacked shortly after leaving her home at about 8.30pm.

Council news | 24 Sep 21

Set sail with the Mayor for a Fish and Chips Cruise along the Thames

Join the Mayor for a scenic cruise aboard the Southern Belle along the Thames on Wednesday 29 September.

Council news | 23 Sep 21

Register for the Full of Life Online Fair and discover what else is happening in the borough to celebrate Silver Sunday

The annual fair for residents aged 55 and over will take place online on Friday 1 October from 10am to 3.30pm with various activities and informal talks to choose from.

Council news | 23 Sep 21

Local community groups encouraged to partake in Richmond Climate Week programme of events

Richmond Council will be supporting Richmond Climate Week and is encouraging local groups to get involved by hosting a climate focused event. Richmond Climate Week is being co-ordinated by local conservation charity Habitats & Heritage and will take place from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 November 2021.  

Council news | 23 Sep 21

Move it or Lose it exercise class for people living with dementia

Move it or Lose it is a fun exercise class for people living with dementia in the borough, organised by Age UK Richmond.

Community news on behalf of Age UK Richmond | 23 Sep 21

Explore the plants, art and culture of Japan this autumn at Kew Gardens

Visit Kew Gardens this autumn to explore the fascinating plants, art and culture of Japan at their new trail and displays.

Community news on behalf of Kew Gardens | 23 Sep 21

Do you have long COVID?

Richmond Council is looking to develop a series of video case studies around long COVID and would like to hear from local people who are suffering with the long term impact of coronavirus.

Council news | 22 Sep 21

Orleans House Gallery launch Families in the Forest tour

Families in the Forest is an interactive experience for families to explore the Orleans House grounds through a series of encounters with inhabitants past and present.

Community news on behalf of Orleans House Gallery | 22 Sep 21

Richmond Rugby take on Nottingham this weekend at the Athletic Ground

Richmond Rugby will play their first home game of the season this Saturday (25 September). Come along and watch some live rugby this weekend the Athletic Ground in Richmond.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Rugby | 22 Sep 21

Hampton Pool development nominated in New London 2021 shortlist

New London Architecture's (NLA) annual New London Awards, presented in association with the Mayor of London, celebrate all scales of projects, both built and unbuilt, that contribute to and enhance a vision for a New London.

Community news on behalf of New London Awards | 22 Sep 21

Calling all green fingered gardeners! Volunteer at Age UK's Teddington allotment

If you are a keen gardener and have some spare time or are looking to get involved in a gardening project, Age UK Richmond want to hear from you.

Community news on behalf of Age UK Richmond | 22 Sep 21

Share your views on new improvements for pedestrians in Richmond Town Centre

Have your say on suggested improvements in Richmond Town Centre including two new crossings and an upgrade to footways and greenery along Hill Rise.

Council news | 21 Sep 21

Mystery local celebrity to open new Sheen Common playground this Sunday

Residents are invited to the grand opening of the new playground which will take place from 3pm on Sunday 26 September with a special guest set to cut the ribbon.

Council news | 21 Sep 21

Get creative and design a colourfield for Orleans House Gallery

Join current artists-in-residence Eloise Moody and Vicky Long and take part in creating a colourfield for Orleans House Gallery.

Community news on behalf of Orleans House Gallery | 21 Sep 21

Local charity Skylarks wins at the National Diversity Awards

After a delay, community organisations and role models from across the UK came together for the much-anticipated 2020 National Diversity Award on Friday 17 September.

Community news on behalf of Skylarks | 21 Sep 21

Jump in with the Lido Ladies and the Richmond Aqua Physio Group

The Lido Ladies will be joining the Richmond Aqua Physio Group for a special interactive discussion at the Teddington Baptist Church on Saturday 25 September.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Aqua Physio Group | 20 Sep 21

Register your place for free e-scooter training this Car Free Day

Car Free Day takes place on Wednesday 22 September. Active travel has many benefits including improved physical and mental health, reducing harmful emissions and save you money.

Community news on behalf of Bikeworks | 20 Sep 21

Birthday surprise for Kew Village Market

The 10th birthday Kew Village Market will be held on Sunday 3 October with over 45 stalls and live music on the day.

Community news on behalf of Kew Village Market | 20 Sep 21

Kneller Hall sold to local school

Kneller Hall in Whitton is likely to become a school, as the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed the site has been sold. New owner Dukes Education has confirmed its intention to transform the Grade II listed building into an Upper School for nearby Radnor House.

Council news | 17 Sep 21

Get a free bicycle safety check this Car Free Day

As part of this year’s Car Free Day Richmond Council are helping residents to get back into the saddle by offering a free bicycle safety check.

Council news | 16 Sep 21

Come along to our pop-up stall this Car Free Day and see how an eCargo bike can benefit you and your business

Richmond Council is supporting Car Free Day and encouraging residents to leave your car at home on Wednesday 22 September. Walk, cycling, or scoot to school, work or the shops to help reduce local air pollution. Active travel has many benefits including improved physical and mental health, reducing harmful emissions and save you money.

Council news | 16 Sep 21

Top ten tips for COVID safe autumn travel

As the summer break draws to an end, residents are reminded that COVID-19 will not be taking a holiday.

Council news | 16 Sep 21

The Children opens at Twickenham Riverside Theatre this weekend

The Children will play for a week at the Mary Wallace Theatre on Twickenham's Riverside beginning on Saturday 18 September 2021.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Shakespeare Society | 16 Sep 21

East Twickenham improvements given go-ahead

Richmond Council will begin design work for a package of public realm works in East Twickenham, after a public consultation found that 68 per cent of respondents want to see improvements for pedestrians in the area.  

Council news | 15 Sep 21

Sunday in Silver Style at the Vineyard Community Centre

Silver Sunday is a national initiative to tackle loneliness of our elders in the community. The Vineyard Community Centre will be celebrating the over 50s, giving guests a much needed opportunity to put on their finery and go to a party.

Community news on behalf of Vineyard Community Centre | 15 Sep 21

Walking rugby classes for over 55s

Are you over 55 and looking for a fun activity to keep you active? Why not try Richmond Rugby's free walking rugby?

Community news on behalf of Richmond Rugby | 15 Sep 21

RichmondLive Theatre concludes the #RichmondLive festival this Sunday

RichmondLive Theatre will showcase the work of local theatre groups Mary Wallace Theatre, Ignite Me Theatre and OSO Arts Centre.

Community news on behalf of Visit Richmond | 15 Sep 21

Emergency road closure on Station Road, Hampton

Thames Water are attending a sewer collapse on Station Road, Hampton at the junction with Warfield Road on an emergency basis.

Community news on behalf of Thames Water | 15 Sep 21

Next phases of bicycle hangar installations begin next week - register your interest!

From Monday, 13 September, CycleHoop will begin works to install the next phase of on-street bicycle hangars. Bicycle hangers will be installed in over twenty locations across the borough.

Council news | 14 Sep 21

Strawberry Vale cycle improvements get the go-ahead

Following the public consultation in July 2021, cycling improvements in Twickenham were decided upon in last night's Transport and Air Quality Committee (13 September 2021) to improve cycling conditions and road safety.

Council news | 14 Sep 21

Consent, do you get it? Sexual Health Week 2021

This week we’re supporting Sexual Health Week, which runs from September 13 to 19, 2021.

Comment Spot by John Dugdale | 14 Sep 21

The Mayor of Richmond and Sarah Olney MP unveil twin towns information board in East Sheen

Last Friday (10 September), Local MP and REA member, Sarah Olney, joined the Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Geoff Acton, to unveil another information board about Fontainebleau and Konstanz outside the East Sheen centre.

Community news on behalf of Richmond in Europe Association | 14 Sep 21

West London's largest running festival returns

RUNFEST, Richmond's annual two-day running festival, returned to its usual format last weekend after having to change 2020's layout due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community news on behalf of Richmond RUNFEST | 14 Sep 21

Register for Richmond CVS' online trustee recruitment event

Being a trustee is a specialised form of volunteering and fulfils a vital role in any charity. Richmond CVS' friendly informal event is one of the best ways to learn more about it, as well as hear directly from a range of local charities that you could get involved with right now.

Community news on behalf of Richmond CVS | 14 Sep 21

Learn about the circular textiles economy with TCC's new exhibition opening next week

The UKRI Interdisciplinary Textiles Circularity Centre (TCC) is a four-year research programme aiming to realise a future circular textiles economy for the UK SME apparel-fashion industry based on bio waste to create a coupling between the bio waste resource flow and wellbeing.

Community news on behalf of UKRI Interdisciplinary Textiles Circularity Centre | 14 Sep 21

Mayor and Leader join paddleboarding litter pick

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Geoff Acton, and Leader of Richmond Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts, joined a team of paddle boarders and litter-pickers for a big clean-up of Richmond riverside.

Council news | 10 Sep 21

Emergency Services Day

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames led Richmond Council’s marking of Emergency Services Day (or #999 Day) today, with the flying of a new flag above the Civic Centre in Twickenham.

Council news | 09 Sep 21

Join the new Play:Make:Art workshops for 2-5 year olds

Have fun with your small children exploring art skills and techniques at Orleans House Gallery's new workshops for 2–5-year-olds.

Community news on behalf of Orleans House Gallery | 09 Sep 21

Local boys scull to victory at the Henley Royal Regatta

After a year without major competition due to the pandemic, a junior crew from Tideway Scullers School achieved an historic win in the Fawley Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta in August.

Community news on behalf of Tideway Scullers School | 09 Sep 21

Richmond Fire Station open day

Visit the Richmond Fire Station open day on Sunday 19 September 2021 from 12 noon to 4.30pm.

Community news on behalf of London Fire Brigade | 09 Sep 21

Arts Richmond launches Young Writers Festival

Arts Richmond have launched their annual writing competition for all young people in the borough. The competition runs from Wednesday 1 September until Friday 3 December 2021.

Community news on behalf of Arts Richmond | 08 Sep 21

#RichmondLive continues this weekend with Celebration of Dance at Marble Hill Park

Join the Visit Richmond team for an afternoon of free dance in the fresh air with the Rambert Dance Company, Marble Hill School of Dance, Boundless Dance and RISE accessible Dance team.

Community news on behalf of Visit Richmond | 08 Sep 21

Richmond to host inaugural 'Frontline Services vs Veterans' charity match this Sunday

Richmond will play host to the inaugural 'Frontline Services vs Veterans' charity match between London Ambulance Service XV and Pals Battalion XV this Sunday, 12 September at the Athletic Ground.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Rugby | 08 Sep 21

The Hampton Wick Village Fete takes place this weekend

Businesses in Hampton Wick are organising a special event on Saturday 18 September to welcome people back to the High Street. There will be music, stalls, family entertainment to keep visitors entertained on the day.

Community news on behalf of Hampton Wick Village Fete | 08 Sep 21

'The Children' set to open at the Mary Wallace Theatre

The latest production at Twickenham's riverside theatre is Lucy Kirkwood's post-apocalyptic drama 'The Children' which opens on Saturday, 18 September and plays for a week.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Shakespeare Society | 08 Sep 21

Pick up your free copy of this month's What's On in Richmond brochure

The September edition of Visit Richmond's What's On magazine is now available from Richmond Libraries and Richmond Station Info Kiosk.

Community news on behalf of Visit Richmond | 08 Sep 21

Arts Richmond to host 'Motion Capture' webinar with Eddie Hyde

Eddie Hyde ARPS has been a lifelong photography enthusiast, starting as a small boy with a Kodak Brownie. He is now an Associate of the RPS and an SPA Judge. He has been widely published and won many awards.

Community news on behalf of Arts Richmond | 08 Sep 21

Opportunity to help revitalise garden for community use following funding award

Local environmental and heritage charity Habitats & Heritage has been awarded funding to help support the revitalisation of a vacant garden site for community use in the heart of Twickenham.

Council news | 07 Sep 21

Council announces new Development Delivery Agreement for affordable housing 

A Development Delivery Agreement between Richmond Council and housing provider Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) is to be implemented aimed at increasing affordable housing in the borough over the next 5 years. 

Council news | 07 Sep 21

Two important days shine a light on the impact of COVID-19 on mental wellbeing

This pandemic has had a devastating impact on mental wellbeing and two days in September shine a light on this fact.

Comment Spot by Val Farmer | 07 Sep 21

22nd town twinning sign unveiled by the Deputy Mayor

On Sunday 5 September, the Deputy Mayor of Richmond upon Thames Cllr Suzette Nicholson unveiled a new town twinning sign which welcomes visitors to Richmond and highlights the borough’s international partnerships.

Community news on behalf of The Richmond in Europe Association | 07 Sep 21

Full of Life is back! Register for a day of free online activities and talks to support healthy and independent living

Full of Life, the annual fair for residents aged 55 and over in the borough, is back this year with a day’s worth of online activities and informal talks to promote healthy and independent living.

Council news | 06 Sep 21

Dance in the Park Richmond begins this week

Dance in the Park with a fun free series of outdoor dance and movement sessions being held in the grounds of Orleans House Gallery this September.

Community news on behalf of DanceWest | 06 Sep 21

Richmond Council recognised for tackling domestic abuse

Richmond Council is one of just five London councils to be recognised for its work on tackling domestic abuse through the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) accreditation Chartermark.

Council news | 02 Sep 21

Richmond Council appeals to landlords to support Afghan refugee resettlement

Richmond Council is urging to private landlords and residents with second homes in Richmond upon Thames to come forward if they are able to offer housing for the Afghan refugee resettlement schemes.

Council news | 02 Sep 21

Room for Work kick-starts stalled careers

Room for Work Online is a prize-winning employability course* designed for skilled workers at all levels, including managers and professionals. If you're a mature person struggling to get back into work - or you know you're under-employed and want a better job - this is the programme for you.

Community news on behalf of Room for Work | 02 Sep 21

'The Children' opens at the Mary Wallace Theatre

Saturday 18 September sees the opening at Twickenham's riverside theatre of Lucy Kirkwood's tense and intriguing drama The Children.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Shakespeare Society | 02 Sep 21

Barnes charity bike sale is back in town

If you have a bike to donate or sell in return for a share of the proceeds please bring it along to St Mary's in Barnes on Saturday 4 or 11 September between 10 and 12 noon.

Community news on behalf of Barnes Charity Bike Sale | 02 Sep 21

Young voices from Israel-Palestine

An opportunity to hear and interact with young people from Palestinian and Israeli backgrounds.

Community news on behalf of Solutions not Sides | 02 Sep 21

Tour of York House this Sunday and the reopening of venue hire!

Members of the public are invited to join the York House Society on a tour of York House from 2 to 4pm this Sunday 5 September.

Council news | 01 Sep 21

Mayor helps mark borough's connection with Chilean hero

Richmond upon Thames' unique connection with Chilean hero Bernardo O’Higgins was marked at a ceremony in Richmond last week (Friday 27 August 2021).

Council news | 01 Sep 21

Calling all businesses! Apply for the eCargo Bike Grant Fund

The Department for Transport’s eCargo Bike Grant Fund has made available £400,000 for the purchase of eCargo bikes, to support businesses switching to a more sustainable transport solution. 

Council news | 01 Sep 21

SW London and St George's Mental Health Trust Annual Public Meeting

Join SW London and St George's Mental Health Trust for their Annual Public Meeting at Springfield Hospital on Thursday 9 September, from 5.30pm.

Community news on behalf of SW London and St George's Mental Health Trust | 01 Sep 21

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021