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Last chance to support a Community Fund project

This week is the last chance to show your support for one of the projects looking for funding through the Community Fund. 

Nine projects were shortlisted from a total of 28 projects and have the opportunity to receive a share of the £1 million Community Fund which comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy.

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Join Mayor and the Dialogue Society for an Iftar Dinner

Join the Mayor and the Dialogue Society at Clarendon Hall from 7.30pm on Sunday 12 May for an Iftar Dinner to mark the breaking of fast during Ramadan. The evening offers us a time to think around the theme of unity, and will include talks from the Dialogue Society and the Mayor, music, and a meal to be shared by all.

The event is free but a donation towards the Mayor's charities Refuge and Time to Help UK would be appreciated.

Places are limited so please register your interest by emailing

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Road closures in Kingston

Diversions and road closures around Kingston town centre and on Kingston Bridge will be in place overnight from 8pm on Saturday 23 March to 12 noon on Sunday 24 March.

Teddington and Hampton:

  • Kingston Bridge will be closed from west to east, and road users are advised to travel into Kingston along Portsmouth Road.

Richmond and Richmond Road:

  • Traffic will be unable to return via Kingsgate Road, but will be diverted across Kingston Bridge towards Hampton and Teddington.

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A308 Emergency works

Due to a gas leak emergency works are taking place on the A308 Hampton Court Road towards Kempton Park. SGN will be working towards getting this completed before the scheduled end date of 5 February. Please avoid the area as there will be significant delays as a result.


Virginia Woolf in Richmond

Aurora Metro Arts & Media have launched a campaign to commission a statue of Virginia Woolf in Richmond upon Thames, where she lived with her husband Leonard from 1914 to 1924.

Virginia developed as a writer and wrote short stories, essays, reviews and novels while living in Richmond. She worked with her husband to set up the Hogarth Press in Richmond.

The target for the statue is £50,000 and over £200 has already been raised from those who attended the talk during the Richmond Literary Festival.

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Emergency Thames water works on Richmond Road

UPDATE - Tuesday 13 November 2018

Emergency waterworks are currently being carried out on a large section of damaged sewer main at 391 Richmond Road.

In an effort to complete the works, Thames Water have moved to 24 hour working with expected completion the week commencing 19 November

Due to the prolonged completion of these works, daily fines will be applied to Thames Water from Tuesday 13 November.

Stop and Go boards are being used to manage traffic between 7am to 7pm, and temporary lights between 7pm to 7am. Expect delays in the immediate area.

All queries from affected business should be addressed in the first instance to Thames Water on 0800 316 9800 quoting your address and reference number BB971876.

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South Western Railway strike

An additional strike on the South Western Railway service is due to take place on Saturday 8 September.

An amended timetable will be in operation. Please visit the South Western Railway website for more information.

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EU nationals information evening at York House

A second free public information evening for EU citizens living in the borough will be held at York House on 11 September 2018.

Hear the latest updates on the Brexit developments and find out what steps you need to take to protect your future in the UK.

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Townmead Road festive closing times

Last entry to Townmead Road on Mondays 24 and 31 December 2018 will be 2.45pm. No entry will be permitted after this time.

The site will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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Sign up to Feel Good Fitness in 2019

Start your 2019 fitness resolutions with a Feel Good Fitness programme.

Sign up for a membership today and receive access to six sports centres, four pools, five gyms and over 200 fitness classes. There are specially tailored services from qualified instructors as well as a ten day money back guarantee on all memberships.

Call the team on 0203 772 2999 to find out more.

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Richmond's Volunteer Fair 2019

Get a flavour of some of the huge range of opportunities that are on your doorstep at this year's Volunteer Fair at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College (RHACC) on Thursday 6 June 2019.

With over 40 local organisations attending, the fair will run from 2 to 6pm. You can browse information, talk to staff and volunteers and get inspired to find the right role for you.

If you have any questions about volunteering, contact RCVS on 020 8843 7940.

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Easter collection dates 2019

There will be changes to waste and recycling collections over Easter.

Collections will be made one day later than usual between Friday 19 and Friday 26 April.

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Start your journey to quit smoking

Today is National No Smoking Day - did you know that smoking is the single biggest cause of preventable death?

However, research shows that you are up to four times more likely to quit successfully if you use a local stop smoking service.

If you are looking to quit your smoking habit, take advantage of the free local support available via Stop Smoking Service to find out what support is available and which quit methods will work best for you.

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Adult Social Care Recruitment Fair

Social Workers and Occupational Therapists looking for a new role are being invited to attend Richmond Council’s Adult Social Care Recruitment Fair in Twickenham on Friday 15 February.

Attendees will have the opportunity for on-the-spot interviews and job offers.

If you would like to learn more about this recruitment fair and register, please visit our page Adult Social Care recruitment fair.

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Guide to Carers Rights and Entitlements

To coincide with Carers Rights Day on Friday 30 November, Richmond Carers Centre have produced a helpful guide with links to organisations in the borough offering support for carers.

Whether you are caring for an adult or child, the guide is a valuable resource listing assessments to which you are entitled as well as links to those allowances which may be due as an unpaid carer.

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Halloween in Church Street

There will be lots of spooky things happening this Halloween in Church Street, Twickenham.

The street will be celebrating from 5 to 8pm, on Wednesday 31 October. There will be stalls, face painting, street-food, live music, fair rides and much more. The free event is organised by the Church Street Association and Twickenham Town Business Association.

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Be part of the Christmas Day dinner for care leavers in Richmond

The team who organised Christmas Day Dinner in Richmond for care leavers last year will soon be meeting to discuss this years event. The community group aim to ensure that care leavers aged 18 to 25 living in the borough are not alone this Christmas.

Please get in touch if you would like to help organise or make a donation to the event.

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Richmond Fire Station Open Day

Meet your local firefighters at the Richmond Fire Station Open Day on Saturday 22 September 2018. From 12 noon to 4pm you can chat with firefighters for fire safety advice, meet the fire investigation dogs and watch rescue unit demonstrations.

A fire engine will also be on display along with various stalls and games.

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Volunteer coordinator for new Richmond Freegle group

Freegle is a UK organisation that aim to increase reuse and reduce landfill by offering a free internet-based service where people can give away and ask for things that would otherwise be thrown away.

A dedicated Richmond Freegle group will soon launch and we are looking for a coordinator. As a Freegle volunteer you will act as moderator for the group, publicise the group through social media and keep in touch with other Freegle volunteers.

If you are interested, please complete the online application form.

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Christmas Day at Meet & Deep Newsagents

If you are alone or have nothing to do on Christmas Day pop into Meet & Deep Newsagents on Hampton Road, Twickenham for some mince pies and Christmas cheer!

No purchase required.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018