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Richmond Council’s Planning Committee has approved the planning application for the Twickenham Riverside redevelopment. The Committee voted unanimously. 

Council news | 25 Nov 22

To promote the importance of early diagnosis and testing, Richmond Council will be holding an HIV testing event, to include other local services such as COVID-19 booster and flu vaccines, mental health support and advice from a local GP, at York House on Wednesday 30 November from 10am to 12.30pm.

Council news | 24 Nov 22

We're looking to recruit to our pool of volunteers who sit on independent panels that hear and make decisions on school admissions appeals lodged by applicants who have been unsuccessful in securing a place at their chosen school.

Council news | 23 Nov 22

Former Richmond upon Thames Mayor Geoff Acton presented Habitats and Heritage and Dose of Nature, local charities he chose to support during his mayoral tenure, with fundraised donations totalling almost £30,000.

Council news | 23 Nov 22

Experts have warned that unscrupulous lenders could try to cash in on the festive period as households struggle to cope with rising food, fuel and energy bills. Loan sharks are targeting vulnerable people seeking credit and trapping them into a cycle of debt with exorbitant interest rates and threats of violence.

Council news | 22 Nov 22

Carers Rights Day is on Thursday 24 November and is a time to highlight the rights of unpaid carers and help raise awareness of how they can get the support they are entitled to. This year’s theme is ‘Caring Costs’.

Council news | 22 Nov 22

As a consultation launches on revised proposals for parliamentary constituencies, the public have until 5 December 2022 to have their say.

Council news | 21 Nov 22

Residents are invited to join a torchlight walk to mark the end of this year’s 16 Days of Action campaign which raises awareness of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Council news | 21 Nov 22

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has been recognised as one of 123 cities and boroughs across the globe for taking bold leadership on environmental action and transparency, despite the pressures of a challenging global economic situation.

Council news | 17 Nov 22

Richmond Council is looking for more hosts to support Ukrainian guests in Richmond upon Thames under the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme, as many families prepare for their first Christmas in the UK.

Council news | 17 Nov 22

Cutting-edge, flood early warning technology has been working hard in Richmond upon Thames this week as heavy rainfall has seen surface water flooding in many parts of the borough. 

Council news | 11 Nov 22

Monday 14 November is World Diabetes Day, and we are encouraging residents to take steps to understand their type 2 diabetes risk and the many local services available to help them prevent and manage that risk.

Council news | 11 Nov 22

Richmond Council will host a virtual public meeting for Richmond upon Thames residents to find out more about the support available to help them through the cost of living crisis.

Council news | 11 Nov 22

Over 55s can participate in free walking rugby organised by Richmond Rugby every week.

Council news | 10 Nov 22

Residents are being asked to take part in a consultation to help develop the Council’s 10-year Dementia Health and Care Strategy, which aims to ensure people with dementia and their carers are supported.

Council news | 10 Nov 22

Residents in and around Twickenham will again be able to access a COVID-19 or flu jab on Friday 18 November 2022 at a pop-up vaccine clinic at York House, Twickenham.

Council news | 09 Nov 22

The River Thames Scheme (RTS) is launching a six-week consultation this autumn for people to have their say on new plans which respond to the challenges of flooding and creating more access to open green spaces and sustainable travel routes.

Council news | 09 Nov 22

Richmond Council's air quality team regularly run idling action events and are looking for resident volunteers. Would you like to help us to reduce air pollution in our borough?

Council news | 09 Nov 22

This year Remembrance Day services are being held across Richmond Upon Thames on Sunday 13 November 2022.

Council news | 08 Nov 22

Residents are once again being offered free bags of grit and rock salt as part of Richmond Council's annual winter initiative to tackle snow and ice.

Council news | 08 Nov 22

Following the success of last year’s grant initiative, the Youth Council is reintroducing the Kingston and Richmond Climate Change Youth Fund (KRCCYF) to support projects designed to help address the climate emergency.

Council news | 07 Nov 22

On Thursday 3 November, residents and councillors took part in a White Ribbon Torch Walk from Mortlake to Barnes Ponds to raise awareness around violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Council news | 07 Nov 22

The 'Come and have a chat about your health' bus will be visiting Twickenham this week to answer your health questions.

Council news | 07 Nov 22

Throughout October, Richmond Council worked with partners to celebrate black culture and recognise that black history should be acknowledged year-round.

Council news | 03 Nov 22

Thames Water are in urgent attendance to repair a burst water main on Petersham Road, Ham.

Council news | 03 Nov 22

Richmond Council is encouraging local voluntary sector groups to apply to the Cost of Living Fund, which provides grants to organisations delivering services to help residents keep warm and fed this winter.

Council news | 02 Nov 22

All households are being given £400 towards their energy bills by the government. For residents with prepayment metres, which require topping up via a key or card in a local newsagent or Post Office, the help with energy bills comes in the form of a voucher. People must claim their voucher as soon as possible as they are only valid for 90 days.

Council news | 02 Nov 22

Richmond Council has reaffirmed that people from Hong Kong are welcome with a new digital resource to assist new arrivals with settling into the borough, including advice on housing, education and employment.

Council news | 01 Nov 22

There are reports of a small number of wild birds that have been found dead in Richmond upon Thames with suspected avian flu. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said that avian influenza is primarily a disease of birds and the risk to the general public’s health is very low.

Council news | 01 Nov 22

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Updated: 13 May 2022