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Help reduce your risk of developing dementia by maintaining a healthy weight

Being overweight or obese can increase your blood pressure and the risk of type 2 diabetes, both of which are linked to a higher risk of developing dementia - in particular Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.

Council news | 27 Jun 22

Everyone has a part to play in helping breastfeeding parents to breastfeed

This National Breastfeeding Week (27 June to 3 July), everyone is encouraged to play their part in supporting breastfeeding with helpful tips on how to do just this.

Council news | 27 Jun 22

Application submitted for Ham Close redevelopment plans

Working in partnership with Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP), housebuilder The Hill Group has submitted a planning application for the regeneration of Ham Close. The proposals, if approved, will deliver new affordable and private sale homes alongside new community facilities and high quality open space for the area.

Council news | 23 Jun 22

Join us for the first ‘Transform Work Life’ employability seminar at Richmond Old Town Hall

Transform Work Life is a new series of seminars delivered by Richmond Libraries that are aimed at developing knowledge of your personal and professional skills.

Council news | 23 Jun 22

Career Transition Employability Programme launched to support residents in their careers

Richmond Work Match have launched the Career Transition Employability Programme to help residents living in Richmond upon Thames with their next career move.

Council news | 22 Jun 22

All aboard the new health bus!

Local residents have been visiting the 'come and have a chat about your health' bus which is due in new locations over the next few weeks.

Council news | 22 Jun 22

Council gets tough on fly-tippers with CCTV at fly-tipping hotspots

Richmond Council is launching a 'Caught on Camera' campaign at recycling sites across the borough to deter and identify fly-tippers, following approval by the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sports Committee on Tuesday 21 June.

Council news | 22 Jun 22

Volunteers wanted for idling action events in the borough

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

Council news | 21 Jun 22

Have your say on the updated Conservation Area Appraisals

Residents are invited to have their say on the newly published Conservation Area Appraisals following the Council's borough-wide review of existing Conservation Area Appraisals to ensure they reflect the current character and appearance of local areas.

Council news | 20 Jun 22

Richmond charity appeals to residents to support child and youth mental health

The Richmond upon Thames Voluntary Fund, which this year is raising money for four local charities supporting child mental health, wants to reach its target of £100,000 but needs your help!

Council news | 20 Jun 22

Steps you can take which may reduce your risk of dementia

A new campaign in Richmond upon Thames is being launched to increase awareness of the healthy behaviours you can adopt which may help reduce your risk of getting dementia.

Council news | 20 Jun 22

Waste and recycling collections update - Friday 17 June

Due to the high temperatures forecasted for Friday 17 June, Richmond Council's household waste and recycling collections will start at the earlier time of 5.30am.

Council news | 16 Jun 22

Reduce waste and support the reuse of materials in your community

This week is London Circular Economy Week (13 – 17 June), a time focused on highlighting how cities, businesses and governments are working to reduce the impact of our consumption of stuff on global heating and carbon emissions, in innovative ways.

Council news | 16 Jun 22

Keeping safe during the hot weather

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Heat-Health Alert for much of the south east and eastern England with temperatures potentially reaching 34C in some places on Friday. This means you should take extra care to protect your health, and the health of those around you, during this hot period of weather.

Council news | 15 Jun 22

Join the Clean Air Challenge!

By committing to three simple changes to everyday activities, you can make a difference to air quality in Richmond upon Thames as well as to your health ahead of this year's Clean Air Day.

Council news | 14 Jun 22

Celebrating Pride month: LGBTQ+ books that inspire us

This year Richmond Council's Libraries team have asked their readers to tell them about the LGBTQ+ books that inspire them.

Council news | 14 Jun 22

Need help to quit smoking?

You can access the Richmond Stop Smoking Service, which gives smokers who live or work in Richmond upon Thames free help, advice and stop smoking medications.

Council news | 13 Jun 22

Calling artists to lead creative sessions with early years

Applications are now open for freelance artists to join our Curious Tots and Play:Make:Art programmes from September 2022 to August 2023.

Council news | 13 Jun 22

Works to widen footway and improve congestion to begin on Barnes High Street

Following last year's consultation, works will begin on Monday 20 June to widen the footway for pedestrians on the south side of Barnes High Street, add a bus stop and alter some of the street's parking bays.

Council news | 13 Jun 22

Men's Health Week

13 to 19 June is Men's Health Week and this year the theme is 'Time for your MOT'.

Council news | 13 Jun 22

Jubilee celebrated in style across Richmond upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames was a hive of activity over the Bank Holiday with a huge array of events taking place across the borough to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Council news | 09 Jun 22

Join Feel Good Fitness gyms and pay just £1 joining fee

Richmond Council operates six sports centres, four pools, five gyms and over 200 fitness classes across the borough all conveniently located and competitively priced for local residents.

Council news | 09 Jun 22

Council to mark Clean Air Day 2022

Richmond Council will mark this year’s Clean Air Day (16 June) with several initiatives, including a pop-up information stall at Richmond Station. 

Council news | 09 Jun 22

Council to host 'Plastic Free July' business networking event

Richmond Council will host an online networking event for all businesses in the borough to share top tips on working towards becoming plastic free.

Council news | 09 Jun 22

Find out about the Nature Kaleidoscope project and events taking place in our parks this summer

Would you like to spend more time outdoors in parks? Join our information event at Kneller Gardens this weekend to find out more about some of the events and activities that are happening in our parks.

Council news | 08 Jun 22

New unpaid carers representative appointed to the Richmond Health and Wellbeing Board

This Carers Week (6 to 12 June 2022), Richmond Council is pleased to announce the appointment of a Carer Representative to the Health and Wellbeing Board, providing direct representation for residents who give unpaid care to their loved ones.

Council news | 07 Jun 22

Looking for a new bicycle? Try Before You Bike

Try Before You Bike offers residents and businesses the chance to try a brand new or nearly new bike for a small monthly fee with no deposit or hidden fees.

Council news | 07 Jun 22

Richmond Council is once again flying the Union Flag above York House

To mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Richmond Council is once again flying the Union Flag above York House.

Council news | 01 Jun 22

Richmond Council takes action to support workplace equality

Richmond Council is one of 18 councils participating in the first wave of a social care Workplace Race Equality Standard (WRES), which is designed to help local authorities adopt anti-discriminatory policies and anti-racist cultures.

Council news | 01 Jun 22

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Updated: 13 May 2022