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Mechanical fault affecting Bring Sites across the borough

We are currently experiencing some difficulties emptying recycling sites (Bring Sites) across the borough as the equipment that is used to lift the pods as part of the emptying process has failed. Whilst this equipment is under repair our contractor has arranged for vehicles and crews to clear the sites manually.

We understand that a number of sites have now been cleared and additional crews are undertaking evening clearance works.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we will update this information when we have a clearer indication of when our contractor can get the lifting vehicle back into operation.

Earth needs our help, pollution is growing

The environment was the real winner in a primary schools’ air quality competition. Richmond’s young people proved the next generation is greener than ever.

Competition was fierce and the artwork first-class to be crowned winner of the Clean4schools programme from the 3 participating schools .

Arty Arianna Qyra, 9, scooped first place for Darell Primary.

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Richmond Park is one of the best spots for urban wildlife in the UK

Richmond Park has featured in Countryfile's top 5 best spots for urban wildlife in the UK.

Richmond Park is famous for its herds of red deer.

Spring is considered the perfect time to visit as stags begin to test their new-season antlers against each other.

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Councils urge the Government to quit plans to expand Heathrow following Parliamentary report

4 councils are urging the Government to abandon their plans to expand Heathrow, following a Parliamentary report.

The report issued today by the cross party Environmental Audit Committee states that:

  • The Government can't demonstrate that the airport can achieve legal environmental limits
  • There is little evidence that the airport can expand without continuing to exceed legal limits on air pollution

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Council Tax rise to protect key local services

Faced with massive cuts in Government funding, Richmond Council is forced to increase Council Tax to protect key services that residents want.

This is due to a reduced Government Grant Settlement and increasing pressure on social care budgets.

The Council applied the Government’s social care precept to its budget which led to a 1.48% increase in Council Tax in 2016/17.

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Bring a Man to School Day

The annual Bring a Man to School Day at St Richard’s CE Primary School was a huge success once again.

They welcomed 84 fathers, grandfathers, uncles and male friends of the children to spend a day in school.

The men and pupils participated in some amazing workshops including Forest School, rounders, arts and crafts and Mandarin.

Townmead recycling centre closed

Due to continuing high winds in the area, Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre has been closed as a safety precaution.

It is expected to reopen tomorrow (Friday 24 February) as normal.

Temporary signals in Hampton Hill

Road works are underway on the junction of Hampton Hill High Street, Park Road and Hampton Road with temporary signals in place.

The works take place from 20 February for 6 weeks and are scheduled to be completed at the end of March.

Take part in the Big Lunch!

The Big Lunch on Sunday 18 June, is fast approaching. The UK’s annual get-together for neighbours. This year we are planning to be bigger and better than ever.

This is a great get-together to encourage neighbours and communities to come together. To celebrate and connect with each other and find out what more they have in common.

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Have your say on the future look and feel of Twickenham and Strawberry Hill

Have your say on the future look and feel of Twickenham and Strawberry Hill by taking part in the next stage of Richmond Council’s innovative Village Plans project.

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Spring is rapidly approaching - Richmond in Bloom time once again

This is the competition that could make your local area the pride of Richmond.

The combined initiatives of residents and businesses can bring breath-taking improvements to each of the Borough’s 14 villages.

The gardening season is almost upon us. Why not go the extra mile and spruce up your area by taking part in this year’s ‘Best Village in Bloom’.

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Events

8pm
Tuesday 28 February 2017
The Pete Postlethwaite Picture House (Room G5) St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX
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10.30am
Tuesday 28 February 2017
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road SW13 9HE
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10.30am-4pm
Friday 3 March 2017
Castelnau Community Centre, Stillingfleet Road, SW13 9AQ
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10-11am
Saturday 4 March 2017
Ham Common Pond
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Sunday 5 March 2017
The Visitor Centre Richmond Park
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10.30am
Tuesday 7 March 2017
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road SW13 9HE
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11am
Wednesday 8 March 2017
268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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7pm
Thursday 9 March 2017
The Hammond Theatre, Hampton School, Hanworth Road, Hampton, TW12 3HD
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2-4.30pm
Saturday 11 March 2017
Grey Court School, Ham, Sandy Lane entrance TW10 7HN
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4pm
Sunday 12 March 2017
Hampton Hill Theatre, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, TW12 1NZ
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Jump on board and learn to surf the digital wave

Be Online fortnight begins on Monday 27 February at Richmond Libraries.

Broaden your digital horizons and open your mind to all that the online landscape has to offer.

Sessions are taking place at the Information and Reference Library, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond from 27 February to 11 March.

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Take part in Waste Week 2017

Waste Week will take place from 6-10 March.

West London Waste Authority want to encourage recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

Primary schools across west London will be able to sign-up to host free WEEE collections.

By signing up, schools will be automatically entered for the chance to win a prize worth £500.

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Funding boost to help support victims of domestic violence and abuse

Support for the most vulnerable victims of domestic abuse across Richmond and Wandsworth has been given a boost thanks to a £244,000 government grant.

The Department of Communities and Local Government awarded the funding which will:

  • Help establish an outreach service to support victims of domestic abuse
  • Continue to develop a successful specialist service supporting homeless women experiencing domestic abuse

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Join Sheen Gate Choir

If you’re looking for a fun, friendly local choir to join, Sheen Gate Choir could be just what you’re looking for.

During term time they rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 8 to 9.30pm at Christ Church, West Temple Sheen, East Sheen SW14 7AW.

For more information please contact Patricia Joshi via patricia@joshifamily.co.uk or simply turn up.

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Head Chef of Michelin Star Restaurant visits Richmond upon Thames College

On Tuesday 21 January, Professional Cookery students were visited by Head Chef Robert Ortiz from Michelin Star restaurant Lima in Fitzrovia, London.

The aim of the visit was to encourage students to create a Peruvian inspired menu for a competition.

Winners will spend a week in Peru being trained at Central, an award winning Peruvian restaurant.

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Reports of fallen trees around the borough

There have been a number of reports of fallen trees due to high winds.

A large private tree has fallen across Mortlake High Street and St James Road, Hampton Hill and Cumberland Road, Kew have been closed due to fallen trees.

A telegraph pole has also been damaged in St James Road. This was reported to BT who have attended the site and made it safe.

St. Margaret’s Road has a tree blocking the road adjacent to Richmond Lock Surgery. This has been prioritised at the same level as Mortlake High Street and we are aiming to clear these locations as a priority.

Please note there may be disruption in these areas as a result.

Emergency roadworks taking place in Richmond

Emergency roadworks are taking place on Queens Road. Outside Lass O’Richmond Public House near the junction with Star and Garter Hill.

The works will take place from 7am on 22 February to 7pm on 24 February 2017.

This is due to a water leak in the carriageway. There will be temporary two-way traffic signals which will be manually controlled.

The Great Mortlake Bake Off - everyone is welcome!

Great Mortlake’s first ever Bake Off will take place on Saturday 29 April at St. Mary the Virgin Church.

The event, inspired by the well-loved Great British Bake Off TV series, is open to children and adults and there is a number of categories to show off your bread and cake making skills.

Entry costs £3 and tickets can be booked online.

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Richmond Park Academy calls for new Governors

The Richmond Park Academy Governing Board are recruiting new community governors.

They would be very interested in talking to people with a background or in-depth knowledge of the secondary education sector, professional experience in working with young people or a track record in Human Resource Management.

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Updated: 14 August 2015