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Richmond Riverside – no more parked cars

Residents have had their say and a new Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) will operate on Richmond Riverside from Monday 21 September 2020.

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Support active travel and improved air quality this Car Free Day!

Richmond Council is encouraging residents to leave their cars at home and walk or cycle when traveling around the borough on World Car Free Day (Tuesday 22 September).

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Businesses urged to sign up for NHS COVID-19 app

Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas and other venues across the borough are being urged to download QR (Quick Response) codes to prepare for public rollout of the new NHS COVID-19 app.

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Richmond Good Gyms help out the Friends of Ham Lands in Richmond

The Richmond Good Gym gathered last Saturday on the Ham Lands for their regular monthly meet up. The group worked to clear and uproot the invasive brambles and small trees which were causing problems for other plant life on the Ham Lands natural habitat.

The Richmond regulars were joined on the day by some new members and some visitors from Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow. Thank you all for your hard work!

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It’s not too late to renew your garden waste contract

Garden waste contracts with blue stickers are due to end on 31 October 2020. If you are an existing customer, you will receive a discount if you choose to renew your contract. If you are a Direct Debit customer, you do not need to do anything.

From 2 November 2020 the Council will not empty bins with blue stickers.

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Nutrition labelling - have your say

The Department of Health & Social Care is inviting people to have their say on front of pack nutrition labelling.

In particular, they're keen to get your views on: the current recommended 'multiple traffic light label', new international examples such as 'Nutri-score' and Chile's 'Warning label', whether front of pack nutrition labelling should reflect the latest dietary advice on sugar and fibre. 

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Don’t miss out on your chance to vote!

Residents who are not registered to vote are encouraged to go online and register now – to ensure that they are able to vote in the 2021 elections.

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Residents warned to be on guard against coronavirus council tax fraud

The scam, which has been seen in other parts of London, but not yet in Richmond, uses what appear to be official council letters complete with logos, which direct victims to a fake website that is designed to harvest people’s sensitive personal data.

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Win the chance to have your name on the Beveree stadium!

Hampton & Richmond Borough Football Club has just celebrated its 99th birthday and has come up with an innovative way to raise much-needed funds going into its centenary year.

For a £10-per-draw ticket, entrants will have the chance to have the Beveree Stadium named after you, your company, or a charity for the whole of the upcoming 2020/21 season, which kicks off on Saturday 3 October.

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Outstanding Barnes primary school could have new facilities for additional specialist places

A consultation outlining the plans for a new building at one of the borough’s highest performing primary schools is now live. The building will enable a new specialist resource provision for children with autism and associated complex learning needs.

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Don’t Zap the Zip Day of Action today

On Friday 18 September, Child Poverty Action Group is holding a Day of Action as part of its Don’t Zap the Zip campaign, which aims to stop the proposed suspension of free travel for under 18s in London. Everyone is encouraged to like and share social media posts with the hashtag #DontZapTheZip and to Change your profile picture on social media to the Don’t Zap the Zip campaign logo.

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Sep 21
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Sep 28
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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Orleans House Gallery
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More testing capacity is needed to combat coronavirus

The Government needs to “sort out” the coronavirus testing programme to ensure that residents can easily access a test, and not have to travel hundreds of miles.

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Don’t be a COVID-19 spreader at the school gate

Parents are asked by the Council to remember to social distance and wear face coverings if possible at the school gates, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The October Arts Richmond newsletter is out now!

The October edition of the Arts Richmond Newsletter is now available to read online. Find out what’s on in and around the borough of Richmond upon Thames this coming month with plenty of talks, lectures and activities for everyone no matter what you’re interests. Embrace your creativity with drama, visual arts, film, music and much more.

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Want to make a difference? Join Age UK Richmond's Board of Trustees

Age UK Richmond have a great opportunity for passionate local individuals to join their organisation as a new Trustees who can share their skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of their beneficiaries. The key skills they are looking for at Board level are legal, HR and medical.

For a full role description visit the website or contact Rob Burton, CEO Age UK Richmond, for more details and an application pack. Tel. 020 8878 3625 or email

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Have your say on a new sensory garden in Suffolk Road Recreation Ground

As part of Richmond Council’s continued commitment to improve parks and open spaces, a sensory garden has been designed for Suffolk Road Recreation Ground in Barnes.

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Survey results show impact of COVID-19 on Richmond businesses

Impact on cash flow, big falls in customer demand and meeting fixed costs were the main issues raised by over 200 businesses who responded to Richmond Council's survey.

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Exciting opportunity to join Richmond Carers Centre

Richmond Carers Centre are recruiting a new Operations Manager to oversee its Carers Support Team and manage the office environment, reporting to the CEO.

The role is a varied and interesting one with an emphasis on support and development of Richmond Carers Centre services for unpaid carers in the borough. For full details and to apply please check the website.

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Do you have a big idea for the Richmond Community Fund?

Richmond Council is about to the launch the next phase of the Community Fund. Residents or local groups with ideas on potential projects can attend a virtual information session to find out how their idea can be turned into a reality.

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Heathrow urged to end third runway ‘fantasy’

Councils have called on Heathrow to abandon once and for all its bid for a third runway and concentrate instead on working with the aviation industry to achieve zero carbon emissions and reduce noise impacts for overflown communities.

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Updated: 25 Aug 2020