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Richmond Council is advocating for private renters by urging sustained government commitment to Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates and introducing new monitoring standards of the local housing landscape.

Council news | 29 Nov 23

Richmond Council has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, calling on the government to unfreeze the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) and raise it to at least 30% of local market rents.

Council news | 21 Nov 23

Richmond Council is investing nearly £7m to bring much-needed community facilities to Ham, as part of the Ham Close regeneration scheme.

Council news | 17 Nov 23

Richmond Council is investing more than ever to keep its roads and pavements in good condition. Over £5 million has been allocated this year to permanently repair potholes and resurface parts of its road network. 

Council news | 16 Nov 23

Richmond Council has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting residents through the cost of living crisis. 

Council news | 16 Nov 23

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has been recognised as one of 119 cities across the globe — and one of three London boroughs — that is taking bold leadership on environmental action and transparency, despite the pressures of a challenging global economic situation.

Council news | 14 Nov 23

Richmond Council is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of long-serving Councillor, Martin Elengorn.

Council news | 09 Nov 23

Richmond Council will host its first borough-wide Sustainability Forum on Wednesday 29 November 2023.

Council news | 09 Nov 23

The Leader of Richmond Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts, has called on Thames Water to take swift action to repair a major main leak at Manor Circus which is disrupting the A316 corridor roadworks.

Council news | 09 Nov 23

Richmond Council has approved plans to finance a new group exercise studio at Pools on the Park to enable greater community activity and improve access to services as part of the work promoting healthier, more active lifestyles for all residents.

Council news | 08 Nov 23

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

Council news | 02 Nov 23

The Leader of Richmond Council, Councillor Gareth Roberts, has reiterated the Council's commitment to tackling hate crime in Richmond upon Thames following an incident on Church Street in Twickenham last night where a group of individuals were witnessed inciting racial hatred.

Council news | 24 Oct 23

Richmond Council has stood unanimously against Thames Water's plan to take water from the River Thames at Teddington Weir and divert it to the Lee Valley Reservoirs, replacing it with waste-water from Mogden Sewage Treatment Works.

Council news | 18 Oct 23

Two new large family homes have been completed by Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) to help Richmond upon Thames fulfil its ambition of delivering high quality, genuinely affordable homes that are fit for growth.

Council news | 28 Sept 23

Richmond Council has launched a new campaign film today encouraging members of the public to help put a stop to problematic and controlling behaviour towards women and girls. The campaign is part of the Council's wider work with local businesses and residents to provide tools and guidance to support anyone to intervene in a safe way.

Council news | 27 Sept 23

Twickenham’s new neighbourhood workspace, Patch, was officially opened last week by Councillor Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council and Chair of the South London Partnership.

Council news | 25 Sept 23

Richmond Council’s Transport Lead, Councillor Alexander Ehmann, has assured residents and businesses that the Council is doing everything it can to push Transport for London (TfL) to address significant traffic issues as a result of their A316 corridor roadworks.

Council news | 19 Sept 23

The annual Full of Life Fair for older residents and carers is back at Twickenham Stadium on Friday 13 October from 10am to 4pm. The fair celebrates active, healthy lifestyles and allows people to connect with local services and activities.

Council news | 31 Aug 23

Richmond Council has shared its congratulations to students in Richmond upon Thames who received their GCSE results. Following the return to pre-pandemic grade boundaries, this year’s local GCSE results have improved on those of 2019. 

Council news | 25 Aug 23

Sixth forms students in the borough continue to achieve above average A-level results, after grades were published by schools last week.

Council news | 21 Aug 23

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Updated: 13 May 2022