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Ruils and Micro Enterprise Workshop

Ruils is a local charity who work with disabled children, adults and the elderly to help them stay independent and connected to their communities.

‘Micro Enterprise Workshop’ is being run in partnership with St Mary’s University on Thursday 29 June from 11am to 2pm.

The aim of the free workshop is to enable attendees from the borough, to start small businesses that will have a positive impact on the local community.

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Former Richmond Chief Executive awarded OBE

The former Chief Executive of Richmond Council, Gillian Norton, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

This is in recognition of her services to Richmond upon Thames and local government.

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Strawberry Hill CPZ - have your say

Residents in Strawberry Hill are invited to give their views on a proposed new Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the area around the St Mary’s University Campus.

The consultation is open until 28 July 2017.

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Would you like to get help with using your tablet or mobile phone?

Book your place now for Age UK’s informal and friendly tablet workshop held on Wednesday 28 June in Richmond - the last workshop before they take a break until September.

Bring your own tablet or phone, or borrow one of ours. The cost of the workshop is £10 - please book by emailing Gill Wilson or calling her on 020 8744 1965.

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

Take part in the next stage of Strawberry Hill's Village Planning consultation:

  • Give your views in an online consultation launching on 16 June to identify the vision for this area
  • Come to a drop-in session on Saturday 24 June from 1.30 to 5.30pm at Strawberry Hill Golf Club

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Townmead Road Recycling Centre busier than usual

Due to the hot weather we expect large numbers will wish to visit the site over the weekend. This may result in traffic queues and delays along the approaching road.

We advise you to plan your journey in advance.

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How to help those impacted by Grenfell Tower fire

Thank you to all residents who have already made generous donations of clothing and other items to those impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington. We are advised by Kensington and Chelsea Council that they have been inundated with useful items.

They are therefore asking people to hold off for now. If the situation changes, we will update residents on where and how they can donate.

In the meantime, the British Red Cross have created a relief fund for people to donate.

Anyone who would like to volunteer to help support the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire should email including your name, contact number and availability.

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Morris dancing in Twickenham this Saturday

Kingston Morris shall be touring Twickenham this Saturday with performances of the traditional morris dance at the below times and venues:

  • 11am at the Twickenham Farmers Market
  • 12 noon at The Fox on Church Street
  • 1pm at St Mary's Church
  • 2.30pm at The White Swan
  • 3.30pm at The Barmy Arms

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Kew Midsummer Fete takes place this Saturday

The annual Kew Midsummer Fete takes place on Kew Green on Saturday 17 June from 11am until 6pm.

There will be over 100 stalls, as well as vintage fairground rides, The Friendly Dog Show, a Tug of War competition, charity raffle and much more!

The fete is run by volunteers, and all operating profits are donated to local charities.

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Council helps improve Twick Flicks club

Following an £1,000 grant from the Council’s Civic Pride Fund, Twickenham Cinema Club will be able to buy equipment to help expand their new group.

The club is a new independent member organisation, which aims to show an eclectic mix of cult and classic films from around the world.

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Be Water Aware this summer

With the warm weather set to continue, people in Richmond upon Thames are urged to be more Water Aware this summer.

Richmond Council is joining forces with Richmond Fire Service to encourage residents to Be Water Aware as part of Drowning Prevention Week (16-26 June).

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Salute to the sun with yoga

Celebrate midsummer by enjoying a free yoga session with Tina from Lotus and Lauren Yoga.

It’s open to everyone so set your alarm clock early, bring along your yoga mat and join us there on Wednesday 21 June from 7.30 to 8.15am at Pleasure Ground, Marble Hill, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2NL.


Hot weather is here – think how it will affect you

The Met Office has confirmed that temperatures over the next few days will be high enough to have a significant effect on health.

Take action to protect yourself and be safe in the sun.

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Have your say on the future look and feel of Twickenham

Take part in the next stage of Twickenham's Village Planning consultation with these upcoming activities:

  • Give your views in an online consultation launching on Friday 16 June to identify the vision for this area
  • Come to a drop-in session on Sunday 18 June from 11am to 3pm in the Clarendon Hall, York House

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Electric boost for Richmond motorists on Clean Air Day

New electric vehicle charging points are planned across Richmond to help fuel the growth of clean and green motoring.

We are also working to install nearly 70 fixed charging units later this year across 21 locations that are more suitable for motorists requiring a faster charge.

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Planning search tool unavailable this weekend

Due to essential maintenance, our online planning application search will be unavailable from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Share your Pledge for Clean Air Day

Residents are invited to make a pledge on Thursday 15 June to improve air quality in Richmond. 

To help raise awareness, residents are asked to leave their car at home and use public transport, walk or cycle. 

You can also show your commitment by signing a pledge. To make your pledge:

  • Download our Clean Air Day pledge card
  • Sign it 
  • Take a selfie with your signed pledge card
  • Tweet your pic using #nationalcleanairday and tag @LBRUT.

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New fund for local community infrastructure projects

Residents can now submit their proposals for community projects as part of a new fund in Richmond upon Thames.

The Village Planning Fund comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy, a tax collected by the Council and paid by developers. A portion of the total tax collected will fund local priority projects which address the impact development has on an area.

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Do you know a hero? We’d like to know them too

The nominations for Richmond’s Community Awards are now open. The awards aim to honour local unsung heroes who have gone the extra mile to change the lives of others.

If you know a hero – we want to hear about them! They may be a dedicated volunteer, a motivational coach or someone who has brought credit to the borough through outstanding achievement.

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Church Street Goes Green this weekend

The popular garden event, Church Street Goes Green Summer Fair, returns on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June.

There are a number of stalls including those selling crafts, plants and horticulture, street food and entertainment. The St Margaret's Elastic band and The Richmond Youth Jazz band will be performing on both days.

Come along this weekend and get involved with all the fun!

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Updated: 13 Apr 2017