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HRH, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh - Funeral

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute’s Silence at 3pm.

All Council buildings and facilities usually open on Saturday, will remain open. Staff will be asking residents and visitors to observe the National Minute's Silence at 3pm.

Council news | 15 Apr 21

Reminder to be responsible when socialising

Residents and visitors are urged to be responsible when socialising and enjoying the borough’s parks, open spaces and outdoor hospitality venues.

Council news | 15 Apr 21

New CPZ scheme comes into effect in Kew North

A new Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) will come into effect in North Kew from 22 April 2021.

Council news | 15 Apr 21

Carlisle Park has a new outdoor gym and toddler play area

As part of the Council’s continued commitment to improve our parks and open spaces, the Council and Friends of Carlisle Park have installed a new outdoor fitness space and relocated the Carlisle Park toddler play area.

Council news | 15 Apr 21

Final call to register for a postal vote!

Elections for the Mayor of London and at the London Assembly elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021 and the Council is making a final call to all residents to make sure that if they are registered to vote and would like to request a postal vote – they do so before Tuesday 20 April.

Council news | 14 Apr 21

Sign up for the Mayor’s Wine Tasting evening in aid of The Mayor’s charities

Funds raised from the event will go to supporting this years Mayor’s charities; Habitats & Heritage and A Dose of Nature.

Council news | 14 Apr 21

Symptom-free COVID-19 testing available across Richmond upon Thames

All residents across Richmond upon Thames can now access rapid lateral flow tests, enabling them to test themselves twice a week.

Council news | 12 Apr 21

Catch up with road out of lockdown business briefings

Last week, hundreds of businesses attended a series of virtual briefings to find out more about the latest Government guidance on the road out of lockdown.

Council news | 12 Apr 21

Deadline looming to have your say on Elleray Hall redevelopment

The deadline to have your say on the latest plans for a new community centre and affordable housing scheme is Teddington is looming. Feedback must be submitted by 11 April 2021.

Council news | 09 Apr 21

Richmond Council secures Defra Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation funding

Richmond Council will receive a share of £150 million in funding to improve community resilience to flooding in the Beverley Brook catchment area, as part of the government’s new Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme.

Council news | 08 Apr 21

Sports facilities continue to reopen

Sports and fitness centres and indoor pools across the borough will start to re-open next week, with those wanting to use the facilities reminded to book a timed session in advance.

Council news | 08 Apr 21

Warning: parking machine fraud

Motorists are reminded to be wary of thieves targeting people at Pay and Display parking machines.

Council news | 08 Apr 21

Council launches Restart Grant Scheme to help local businesses

Many businesses can now apply for a Restart Grant to help them reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Council news | 07 Apr 21

Richmond libraries gearing up to reopen for browsing on 12 April, as lockdown lifts

Seven of the borough's main libraries are set to reopen for browsing in line with the Government’s easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Council news | 07 Apr 21

Council supports the roll-out of regular speedy COVID-19 tests for local businesses

Businesses are encouraged to sign up to the Government’s new rapid home testing programme, enabling their employees to have free, rapid and regular COVID-19 tests that can be taken at home.

Council news | 06 Apr 21

Businesses can now apply for a Restart Grant

Local businesses businesses with a business rates liability on 1 April 2021 are encouraged to apply for the Restart Grant

Council news | 01 Apr 21

Richmond library services open for Easter Saturday

Libraries will close for Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Council news | 01 Apr 21

Hear from a wellbeing coach this Stress Awareness Month

Listen to the twelve-minute Talk Richmond episode for a realistic approach to wellbeing and stress management.

Council news | 01 Apr 21

Appeal for responsible behaviour at Easter

Please act responsibly this Easter is the message to residents and visitors to Richmond ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

Council news | 31 Mar 21

Tick tock – deadline looms to register to vote!

The deadline is looming for people to register to vote and apply for their postal vote for this year's Mayor of London and London Assembly elections and the Hampton Wick ward by-election. The last chance to register is in three weeks on Monday 19 April. 

Council news | 31 Mar 21

Updates to playgrounds!

Wellesley Road Play Area in Strawberry Hill and Vicarage Road Play Area in Teddington have both been updated to encourage more play in the borough's playgrounds.

Council news | 30 Mar 21

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021