Press release

Richmond Council is updating its Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and looking for input from residents and community organisations, to ensure plans to protect the borough from flood risk best reflect local needs and priorities.

Council news | 23 Mar 23

A new community-focused enterprise and innovation hub is coming to central Twickenham, as Richmond Council announces that Patch Places Ltd will be bringing the “neighbourhood workspace” to 42 York Street.

Council news | 22 Mar 23

Richmond Council is hosting its next Community Conversation event on 18 April, giving residents from all parts of Richmond upon Thames a chance to put forward ideas for the borough to the Leader of the Council and chairs of the decision-making committees.

Council news | 14 Mar 23

There are over one thousand young people in Richmond upon Thames who care for members of their family, often at a cost to their education, social development and mental wellbeing.

Council news | 13 Mar 23

Richmond Council is proposing to raise core Council Tax by 2.99% and is also proposing a further 2% increase in the precept for Adult Social Care, as allowed under government funding plans.

Council news | 21 Feb 23

Richmond Council is continuing to roll out its food waste recycling scheme to properties in the borough with communal waste and recycling facilities. A further 3,300 properties will receive food waste collections by the end of March 2023.

Council news | 26 Jan 23

Nine new homes have been constructed at Edgar Road on the Hounslow Heath Estate by Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) to help Richmond upon Thames achieve its goal of ensuring the delivery of great quality, genuinely affordable homes.

Council news | 12 Jan 23

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the start of the war in Ukraine, Richmond Council is looking for more hosts to support Ukrainian guests in Richmond upon Thames, under the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Council news | 29 Dec 22

Work will shortly begin on the redevelopment of Elleray Hall in Teddington with a new Community Centre set to be delivered in early 2024, and work on the affordable housing units starting shortly after that.

Council news | 19 Dec 22

Richmond Council’s Planning Committee has resolved to approve the planning application for the Ham Close redevelopment. The committee voted unanimously.

Council news | 19 Dec 22

Richmond Council has been rated the best in London for social care-related quality of life, amongst other achievements highlighted in its Adult Social Care End of Year Performance Report.

Council news | 08 Dec 22

Six young artists have been selected to design the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Julia Cambridge and the Leader of the Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts' annual Christmas cards.

Council news | 07 Dec 22

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

Council news | 25 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

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

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

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames has officially opened Jubilee Meadows in Heathfield Ward. The meadow has been open to the public since July and is already well used by local people seeking somewhere for a quiet walk in a natural setting.

Council news | 26 Oct 22

Richmond Council has awarded the Freedom of the Borough accolade to disability campaigner, Alan Benson MBE. A special council meeting celebrated Alan's achievements including his work as a Trustee for local charity, Ruils, which supports disabled children, adults, and older people to live independent lives. 

Council news | 24 Oct 22

A new specialist resource provision has been officially opened at Teddington School. The bespoke accommodation, which caters for children and young people who have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, has been funded by Richmond Council.

Council news | 20 Oct 22

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Updated: 13 May 2022