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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021