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We are inviting representatives from the business, education, public, faith and community sectors, as well as residents passionate about climate action, to our second Sustainability Forum Thursday 13 June 2024 at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham (TW1 3BL).

Council news | 05 Jun 24

Last night, Thursday 16 May, members from across our community were celebrated at Richmond upon Thames’ annual Community Heroes Awards.

Council news | 17 May 24

The new Mayor of Richmond upon Thames and their chosen Deputy were formally announced last night at a special meeting of Richmond Council.

Council news | 15 May 24

As part of Dementia Action Week, residents are invited to join a free drop-in information session on Friday 17 May from 11am to 3pm at Civic Centre in Twickenham. 

Council news | 13 May 24

We are embarking on a campaign to drive improvements in standards of social housing for residents.

Council news | 09 May 24

Ninety-nine percent of Richmond upon Thames primary school applicants have been offered a place at one of their first three preferred choices.

Council news | 17 Apr 24

Richmond Council has condemned proposals for treated effluent to be dumped in the River Crane, risking the water quality of the river and the Local Nature Reserve which is home to endangered water voles and critically endangered European eels.

Council news | 18 Mar 24

We have been rated the best in London for social care-related quality of life and overall satisfaction of people who use services with their care and support. 

Council news | 13 Mar 24

We are hosting an open day showcasing inclusive sports offerings from across the borough, to improve accessibility and encourage residents to be more active.

Council news | 07 Mar 24

87% of in-borough applicants have been offered a place at one of their first three preferred secondary schools.

Council news | 05 Mar 24

We will pay out up to £225,000 to households in the borough who are struggling to pay their annual fuel bills, an increase of over £78,000 compared to last year. 

Council news | 29 Feb 24

We have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, calling on the government to extend the Household Support Fund in next week’s budget.

Council news | 29 Feb 24

We are proposing to raise core Council Tax to address the significant impact social care costs and the homelessness crisis is having on Council budgets.

Council news | 22 Feb 24

At last night’s Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sports Committee, we reflected on the significant progress made against our Climate Emergency Action Plan and agreed our priorities for 2024.

Council news | 21 Feb 24

We have introduced a new business support programme, funded by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to enhance the skills of businesses in the borough and help them make more sustainable decisions.

Council news | 20 Feb 24

It’s the last chance to nominate an inspiring person, group, organisation or business that has helped to make Richmond upon Thames a better place and improve people’s lives.

Council news | 19 Feb 24

We have been granted approval to apply to become a registered provider of social housing, enabling us to access additional funding to directly deliver temporary accommodation and support our ongoing initiatives to address the rising challenges of homelessness within the borough.

Council news | 09 Feb 24

We have joined forces with Library of Things and Twickenham co-working space Patch (42 York Street) to open the borough’s first branch of the community-focused social enterprise. 

Council news | 06 Feb 24

Richmond Council is celebrating the successful renovation of a historic building in Richmond town centre as part of its commitment to reviving neglected spaces and preserving the borough's unique heritage.

Council news | 01 Feb 24

Richmond Council intensifies its call on the government to address the growing housing crisis and urgently uprate the Housing Benefit subsidy cap for temporary accommodation.

Council news | 31 Jan 24

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Updated: 13 May 2022