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From the beginning of February, residents can borrow over 30 useful DIY, gardening, cleaning, repair and home improvement items from the new branch in Patch Twickenham, rather than buying new.

Council news | 25 Jan 24

The first-ever Clean Air Night takes place on 24 January, to shine a light on the harms of indoor wood burning and encourage people to stop.

Council news | 23 Jan 24

Throughout the festive period local organisations and community groups are helping to provide food support across the borough. Learn when and where you can find them. 

Council news | 20 Dec 23

Richmond Council is once again launching its annual Fuel Grant Scheme to help those struggling to pay fuel bills this winter.

Council news | 18 Dec 23

We have gathered advice on ways to keep your home warm, efficient, and safe (and the support available to you to do so), and how best to look after yourself and others through the cold months.

Council news | 01 Dec 23

As the cost of energy continues to rise, we have funded the distribution of warm homes packs to offer residents who need it most the support to keep their homes warm and more energy efficient this winter.

Council news | 07 Nov 23

Could you run an event or activity to support people to stay healthy this winter? Funding is available to support you.

Community news | South West London NHS | 07 Nov 23

The minibus operates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 5 April until 29 November 2023, between the hours of 9.25am and 4.20pm.

Community news | The Royal Parks | 10 Jul 23

The Community Health Champions and Public Health Richmond invite all residents to the free Summer Health and Wellbeing Fair on Saturday 15 July from 12 noon to 3.30pm.

Council news | 21 Jun 23

Hampton Court Palace is piloting a new low-cost entry scheme for people receiving Universal Credit and other means-tested benefits.

Community news | Hampton Court Palace | 12 Jun 23

Households may be eligible for funding from the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding scheme or the Alternative Fuel Payment.

Council news | 11 May 23

The DWP is urging pensioners to check if they are eligible for Pension Credit to avoid missing out on a £301 Cost of Living Payment.

Council news | 10 May 23

For those on Universal Credit or Pension credit, concessionary tickets are available at £1. You will need to present proof of either you Universal Credit, Pension Credit or Employment and Support Allowance on arrival.

Community news | Kew Gardens | 28 Apr 23

We are once again partnering with local charity Ruils Independent Living to host the Ham Community Health Fair for residents on Friday 31 March.

Council news | 16 Mar 23

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Updated: 13 May 2022