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Road closures in Kingston

Diversions and road closures around Kingston town centre and on Kingston Bridge will be in place overnight from 8pm on Saturday 23 March to 12 noon on Sunday 24 March.

Teddington and Hampton:

  • Kingston Bridge will be closed from west to east, and road users are advised to travel into Kingston along Portsmouth Road.

Richmond and Richmond Road:

  • Traffic will be unable to return via Kingsgate Road, but will be diverted across Kingston Bridge towards Hampton and Teddington.

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Donate unwanted clothing to TRAID

Residents across the borough have helped extend the life of five tonnes of clothes, equating to over 18,000 garments and saving a total of 8,289,600 litres of water as part of the TRAID 23% campaign.

If you are giving your wardrobe a spring clean, consider donating any unwanted items to TRAID. You can book a free, fast home collection online.

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Councillors attend open debate at local school

On Tuesday afternoon The Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Ben Khosa, the Cabinet Member for Education & Schools, Cllr Penny Frost, and Cllr Avril Coelho from Hampton North attended an open debate at Clarence House Prep School.

Pupils debated whether teenagers should start school from 10am, with the opposition winning the final vote.


New funding to tackle rough sleeping

We have been awarded £223,000 from a pot of cash the Government has set aside as part of a Rapid Rehousing Pathway initiative. The scheme aims to significantly reduce rough sleeping across the country.

If you have any concerns about a rough sleeper, please visit our helping the homeless page.

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Feel Good about the latest offer at Feel Good Fitness

Sign up for a membership today and receive access to six sports centres, four pools, five gyms and over 200 fitness classes! There are specially tailored services from qualified instructors as well as a ten day money back guarantee on all memberships.

Call the team on 020 3772 2999 to find out more.

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LSCB Walking out of Darkness 2019

The LSCB Walking Out Of Darkness fundraiser event will take place in London on Saturday 18 May 2019 at the Battersea Park Bandstand, SW11 4NJ.

This year Walking out of Darkness events will promote Mental Health Equality for All. Join thousands of past participants who have previously donated over £300,000 to mental health or suicide prevention charities.

Thee event will start at 9am, and ticket prices range from £0 to £10.

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Electric vehicle charging points consultation

Have your say on potential locations for new electric vehicle charging points around the borough. We are partnering with Source London to install the new points in Hampton Wick, Heathfield, St Margarets and North Twickenham, Teddington, Twickenham Riverside, West Twickenham and Whitton.

The consultation closes on Thursday 18 April 2019.

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Civic Pride Grant for Kew website

The KewTW9 Association has been awarded a £450 Civic Pride grant to help with improvements to its website.

The improvements will make it easier for local groups to upload information and news to the website. It will also allow to local businesses to publicise services and events.

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Love Your Local Care Home Week

Local charity, Embracing Age want care home staff to know how much the work they do is appreciated by organising Love Your Local Care Home Week from Monday 25 to Sunday 31 March 2019.

Simply pop in to your local care home during these dates with a box of chocolates or a creative gift for the staff, and a little note saying how much their work caring for our older people is valued.

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Virginia Woolf statue in Richmond

Aurora Metro Arts & Media are fundraising to create the first life-size bronze statue of Virginia Woolf in the UK, having now been granted planning permission after successful public consultation.

Virginia Woolf lived in Richmond upon Thames with her husband Leonard from 1914 to 1924 where she developed as a writer and wrote short stories, essays, reviews and novels.

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Emergency water works - Hospital Bridge Road, Twickenham

Thames Water are attending to a damaged water main on Hospital Bridge Road near the Chertsey Road roundabout.

Diversions are in place, expect traffic delays in the area. We are working closely with Thames Water to complete the emergency works as soon as possible.



10am to 1pm
Mar 23
Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7BA
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Mar 23
Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 5HS
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Mar 26
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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5 - 8pm
Mar 26
Richmond upon Thames College Egerton Road Twickenham TW2 7SJ
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10:30am to 12pm
Mar 28
United Reformed Church, Hampton Hill TW12 1NB
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Mar 29
Richmond Library Annexe Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH
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Mar 29
Old Sorting Office, 49 Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LF
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Mar 30
Ham Pond Ham Common Ham TW10 7JG
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Mar 30
The Exchange, 75 London Road, TW1 1BE
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7 to 9pm
Mar 30
St Michael's Church, Wilcox Road, TW11 0SP
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10am to 5pm
Mar 31
Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RS
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12 noon
Mar 31
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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From 12pm
Mar 31
London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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Apr 2
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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Youth Out Loud! Launch event

'Youth Out Loud!' are a group of young people (aged 13-17) working with Healthwatch to improve local health and care services for young people.

The group are hosting a launch event where you can hear from group members and find out about how you can get involved.

Event details:

  • Monday 8 April 2019
  • 12–2pm
  • Heatham House Youth Centre, Whitton Rd, Twickenham TW1 1BH

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Orleans House Gallery After Hours

The next After Hours exhibition at Orleans House Gallery will open on Thursday 4 April. 'Reimagine' will feature new interpretations of the borough art collection - what would you reimagine in Richmond and why?

Enjoy live music, surprise activities and a pop-up bar. This event is free to attend.

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Major gas works on Richmond Road

Major gas mains upgrade works will be taking place on Richmond Road from Monday 25 March and will continue for approximately eight weeks. Works will start opposite St Stephen’s Church on Richmond Road, and will finish at the junction with St Margaret’s Road.

Residents who have concerns or queries should contact Cadent Gas on 0800 1512404 or alternatively email, including your postcode.

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Ham and Petersham's Great British Spring Clean

To get the area looking at its very best for the finals of Britain in Bloom, the Ham and Petersham Association is taking part in the Great British Spring Clean on Saturday 30 March.

Litter pickers will meet at Ham Pond from 10am - join local groups, schools and scouts who will be out to give the area a good spring clean!

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Grant for Whitton Village Green

St Philip and St James Church in Whitton has been awarded a £5,000 Civic Pride grant to create a new village green in Whitton from a currently disused green space.

The new space will serve as a hub for public events in Whitton.

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The suspension is over, time to name that bridge

The vote is now open for you to pick the name of the newest footbridge in the borough!

Week one of the vote will be elimination rounds - the winners from each round will go head to head in the semi-finals next week, with the final vote on the top two.

Head to @LBRUT on Twitter to vote!

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Local author nominated for 2019 Children’s Book Award

John Condon, a local author who lives in Teddington has been chosen by the children of the Children’s Book Award as one of the Top 10 books for the 2019 award in Younger Children category.

His book, The Wondrous Dinosaurium is a quirky, hilarious picture book about the trials and rewards of finding the perfect pet.

The winner will be announced at the Award's Day on Saturday 8 June in Kensington, London.

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Cabinet approves 20mph limit

Cabinet has approved amended proposals for a 20mph limit in Richmond upon Thames. The new proposals take into account the views of residents received during the 12-week consultation held last year.

The new proposals take into account the views of residents, including a revision of the proposed 20mph speed limit on the A308 between Kingston and Hampton, including Hampton Court Road, Upper Sunbury Road and Lower Sunbury Road (excluding Thames Street).

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London Our Space Award is now open

The Our Space Award is a grant scheme, which was launched by the charity Groundwork London back in the spring of 2018, to encourage communities to take ownership and pride in their local spaces.

Local community groups can now apply for a grant between £500 and £5,000 to either create or improve an open space; whether that is a park, housing estate, town centre, woodland, or school grounds.

Applications are open until Monday 25 March, 5pm.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018