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Council wins appeal on injunctions against unlawful traveller camps

Richmond Council is one step closer to being legally allowed to move on unlawful traveller camps immediately, following a successful hearing at the Court of Appeal.

Council news | 14 Jan 22

Apply now for new Omicron business grant

Hospitality and leisure businesses can apply now for a new Government grant.

Council news | 14 Jan 22

Richmond Council's response to potential loss of trees near to Twickenham Green

Richmond upon Thames Councillors will write to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to request a review of Tree Preservation Regulations following concerns raised by residents and local environmental groups on the potential loss of trees near to Twickenham Green.

Council news | 14 Jan 22

Pregnant? Protect yourself and your baby with essential vaccines this winter

All pregnant women should have the flu and the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and their babies, at any stage of pregnancy.

Council news | 13 Jan 22

Primary school application deadline is fast approaching

The deadline for applying for a child to start primary school in September 2022 is 15 January 2022.

Council news | 12 Jan 22

Change to testing rules

The government has made some changes to the COVID-19 testing requirements in England recently in response to the growing rise of Omicron across the country. As you know, there are different tests you can get to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19).

Council news | 12 Jan 22

Urgent appeal for blood donations

With fewer people donating blood last year, the Twickenham blood donor centre is experiencing a shortfall. They are asking people to start this year by doing something amazing and giving blood.

Council news | 11 Jan 22

Nominate your Community Hero now!

Do you know an inspirational person, group, or business who has helped to make Richmond upon Thames and their local community a better place? Nominate them for the 2021 Community Heroes Awards.

Council news | 11 Jan 22

Free vaccines for those looking after loved ones

If you are the main carer for an older or disabled person, or if you receive a Carer’s Allowance, you are eligible for a free flu vaccine. Additionally, if you are aged 16 and over and are the main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19, you are eligible for a free COVID-19 booster vaccine.

Council news | 10 Jan 22

Join our Feel Good Fitness gyms and receive two months membership FREE

We operate six sports centres, four pools, five gyms and over 200 fitness classes across the borough both conveniently located and competitively priced for local residents.

Council news | 10 Jan 22

Help others get moving and be healthier through the Active Richmond Fund

The Active Richmond Fund gives money to local groups and organisations so that they can provide an extended range of activities that promote an active lifestyle for Richmond upon Thames residents.

Council news | 07 Jan 22

2022 brings some changes to COVID-19 testing guidance

The government has announced a number of changes in COVID-19 testing guidance this New Year.

Council news | 06 Jan 22

Underlying health condition? You are entitled to two essential vaccines this winter

Boost your immunity this winter by getting both the COVID-19 booster and the flu vaccines if you are eligible. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, speak to your GP.

Council news | 06 Jan 22

Attend Local Plan virtual events to have your say on the development of the borough

This month we are holding a number of events on Zoom to provide an opportunity to discuss the Local Plan, which sets out a 15 year strategic vision to shape how Richmond upon Thames will develop in the future.

Council news | 05 Jan 22

Try the 30-Day Drink Less Programme for a healthy start to the New Year

Are you looking to drink less alcohol in 2022? The 30-Day Drink Less Programme could help change your drinking habits for good.

Council news | 05 Jan 22

Get your career moving in 2022 with Room for Work’s free Employment Skills course

Richmond Council's Work Match service will be running a free employability course for residents beginning in January to help residents improve their employability skills and help get you ready for your next job.

Council news | 05 Jan 22

Emergency works on The Quadrant, Richmond

The Quadrant, Richmond is currently closed outside no.3 Sweaty Betty sports store. Thames Water are attending on an emergency basis to repair a burst water main and a local traffic diversion is in place.

Council news | 04 Jan 22

Have your say on installing a new outdoor gym in Hampton Hill

As part of Richmond Council's continued commitment to improve our parks and open spaces, the Parks Team is proposing to install a new outdoor gym at Holly Road Recreation Ground.

Council news | 04 Jan 22

Youth Voice podcast on COVID-19 and young people's mental health

Kingston and Richmond Youth Council's Youth Voice podcast explores the impact of COVID-19 on young people and how young people can support each other.

Council news | 04 Jan 22

COVID-19 loves a crowd: be cautious this New Year’s Eve

Unfortunately, COVID-19 levels in the borough are still really high with over 3,000 people testing positive in the borough in the last week alone! We don’t want anyone to kick start 2022 in isolation, or indeed sick.

Council news | 30 Dec 21

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021