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York House goes green for Grenfell

York House in Twickenham will again go ‘Green For Grenfell’ tonight, June 14 as a mark of remembrance, compassion and solidarity.

Council news | 14 Jun 21

Two new affordable housing sites announced for Hampton Wick and Heathfield wards

Two new housing developments in the Hampton Wick and Heathfield wards will deliver new affordable homes for local residents. The sites will be completed by the Council’s housing provider Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP).  

Council news | 14 Jun 21

Take control of your health this Diabetes Week

This Diabetes Week (14 to 20 June), Richmond Council is calling for improved awareness of the health condition and a borough wide effort to better control it.

Council news | 14 Jun 21

Public Consultation opens for Virginia Woolf statue

Virginia Woolf lived in Richmond from 1914 to 1924 and was a renowned pioneer of Modernist Literature and a feminist icon.

Council news | 14 Jun 21

Walk-in clinics open this week for Astrazeneca vaccine

Across South West London, we are working to tackle the spread of COVID-19 by creating additional opportunities for people to vaccinate, including walk-in clinics.

Community news on behalf of NHS | 14 Jun 21

Kew the Movies at Kew Gardens

Book your place now in front of the big screen at Kew Garden's outdoor cinema running through the summer.

Community news on behalf of Kew Gardens | 14 Jun 21

Sign up to Age UK Richmond's 'Time 2 Move' Course

Do you want to improve your health and wellbeing after lockdown? Age UK Richmond's 'Time 2 Move' course can help you to stay active this summer.

Community news on behalf of Age UK Richmond | 14 Jun 21

Sleep Organic selected for best organic fashion and textiles brand

Sleep Organic, an ethical bedding business in Richmond established in 2018, has been selected for Soil Association's Best Of Organic Market (BOOM) Awards Final for Best of Organic Fashion & Textiles Brands.

Community news on behalf of Sleep Organic | 14 Jun 21

Richmond Voluntary Fund smashes £100k for local youth mental health charities

The Richmond upon Thames Voluntary Fund, which raises money for four local youth mental health charities, has so far raised over £100k and it is not too late to donate!  

Council news | 11 Jun 21

Listen to the new podcast episode of 'Youth Voice' on how domestic violence affects teenagers

The Kingston and Richmond Youth Voice Podcast is a podcast channel set up by the Kingston and Richmond Youth Council, where young people discuss topics and issues that matter to young people, such as the environment.

Community news on behalf of Achieving for Children | 11 Jun 21

Residents invited to join Council's webinar on the Circular Economy

Residents are invited to join Richmond Council’s online webinar 'Beyond Recycling: The Circular Economy' to learn more about the Circular Economy in Richmond upon Thames.

Council news | 10 Jun 21

Have your say: Hospital Bridge Road/Turing House School road safety

Residents and businesses local to Hospital Bridge Road in the Whitton/Heathfield area are invited to join local Councillors and Richmond Council officers and have their say about traffic and road safety in the area.

Council news | 10 Jun 21

Stay safe if watching Euro 2020 matches in pubs

Football fans in Richmond are reminded to stay safe and stick to the COVID-19 guidelines if they are going out and watching the Euros.

Council news | 10 Jun 21

Orleans House Gallery seeking new facilitators

We are inviting applications from experienced and engaging artists for three new activity strands as part of our Children and Families and Schools programmes.

Council news | 09 Jun 21

COVID home test kits to be available at Whitton Library

From Thursday 10 June, Whitton Library is being added to the growing list of locations you can pick up home COVID-19 testing kits – helping to reduce the spread of the virus.

Council news | 09 Jun 21

Do the right thing – have the vaccine

All Richmond upon Thames residents aged 25 or over can now get their COVID vaccination – inviting them to join the other 118k local people who have had their first jab.

Council news | 09 Jun 21

Making caring visible and valued in Richmond

The theme of this year’s Carers Week 2021 is ‘Make Caring Visible and Valued’. The national charity Carers UK has joined forces with Age UK, Carers Trust, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Oxfam GB and Rethink Mental Illness to help raise awareness of caring around the country. 

Comment Spot by Cllr Piers Allen | 09 Jun 21

Join FiSH's East Sheen Open Garden event

The ever popular Open Gardens event will be returning to East Sheen on Sunday 4 July 2021, from 1 to 6pm.

Community news on behalf of East Sheen Open Garden | 09 Jun 21

Royal Albert Hall Band celebrate the return of in-person events with care home concert

Cecil Court care home in Richmond has marked the resumption of in-person activities with a special singalong concert performed by musicians from the Royal Albert Hall.

Community news on behalf of Cecil Court | 09 Jun 21

Arts Richmond Diana Armfield Prize for Drawing opens soon

Distinguished artist Diana Armfield has agreed to sponsor a drawing competition with Arts Richmond, to encourage artists aged 16 years and upwards to draw from observation.

Community news on behalf of Arts Richmond | 09 Jun 21

Ham and Petersham SOS seeking office volunteers

Ham and Petersham SOS is a neighbourhood care group for elderly and disabled residents of Ham and Petersham.

Community news on behalf of Ham and Petersham SOS | 09 Jun 21

London's largest children's literature festival returns to Barnes

The Barnes Children's Literature Festival returns this month with a fantastic programme of events for 2021.

Community news on behalf of Barnes Children's Literature Festival | 09 Jun 21

Hear from Richmond Council’s Director of Public Health on variants and vaccines

The ten-minute Talk Richmond podcast episode sees Richmond Council’s Director of Public Health, Shannon Katiyo share an update on the COVID-19 Delta variant.

Council news | 08 Jun 21

VisitRichmond Guide 2021 now available at Richmond Station

Cllr Geoff Acton, The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, and Cllr Richard Baker, Lead Member for Business visited Richmond Station Information Kiosk where the guide is available.

Council news | 08 Jun 21

Richmond Lending Library’s temporary closure due to old bomb damage

Richmond Lending Library – London's oldest public library still in use - will temporarily close from Friday 11 June 2021 at 6pm until mid-September 2021 to complete major repair works to protect the Grade II listed building, which was originally damaged by an incendiary bomb during World War II. 

Council news | 08 Jun 21

Join the celebration of Silver Sunday this year

Silver Sunday is the national day for older people on the first Sunday of October to help overcome loneliness, that is supported by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation.

Community news on behalf of Silver Sunday | 08 Jun 21

Learn to row a Thames skiff

The Skiff Club was founded 126 years ago prompted by the popularity of waterborne activity for leisure at the time and the development of Skiff Racing at local regattas.

Community news on behalf of The Skiff Club | 08 Jun 21

Ensure your organisation has a voice in a survey on the state of the local Voluntary and Community Sector

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Richmond CVS is keen to hear about your voluntary organisation's recent activities and status.

Community news on behalf of Richmond CVS | 08 Jun 21

Do you look after a loved one? Reach out for support this Carers Week

It’s Carers Week and Richmond Council is celebrating its incredible residents who look after their loved ones, who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, could not cope without their support. 

Council news | 07 Jun 21

TfL’s e-scooter rental trial begins!

Transport for London (TfL) is beginning its rental e-scooter 12-month trial today (Monday 7 June), with Richmond upon Thames as one of the trial boroughs.

Council news | 07 Jun 21

Sign up for Rugby Fit ‘Inner Warrior’ fitness classes

Our Parks and the RFU are launching free Rugby Fit ‘Inner Warrior’ sessions for residents starting on Sunday 6 June 2021. The sessions are a full body fitness workout for beginners incorporating rugby-inspired drills.

Community news on behalf of Our Parks | 07 Jun 21

Active Breathing Course

ABC (Active Breathing Course) is a free, six-week course devised specifically to help people recover from the impact of COVID and other respiratory illnesses in a fun, creative way.

Community news on behalf of Voices of Hope | 07 Jun 21

Volunteering opportunities available with Age UK Richmond

Age UK Richmond has several opportunities currently available for volunteers interested in making a difference for older people across the borough.

Community news on behalf of Age UK Richmond | 07 Jun 21

While the Sun Shines comes to the Orange Tree Theatre

One of the most successful productions in Orange Tree history returns for a limited run.

Community news on behalf of Orange Tree Theatre | 07 Jun 21

York House and the Naked Ladies statues have been restored

York House and York House Gardens in Twickenham have been restored for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Council news | 04 Jun 21

Ending stigma on the 40th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS

Richmond Council is calling for an end to HIV stigma on the 40th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS pandemic this Saturday 5 June.

Council news | 04 Jun 21

Help shape the future of your local high street at the next round of virtual community conversation events

Residents of Richmond upon Thames are invited to have their say on community issues, the future of their high streets and town centres, and share their ideas on local priorities following the pandemic, in a series of virtual community engagement events.

Council news | 03 Jun 21

Local community groups receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 

Two local community groups, River Thames Boat Project and Barnes Children's Literature Festival, have been honoured this National Volunteers Week (1 to 7 June) with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.  

Council news | 03 Jun 21

Rainbow flag marks Pride Month

Richmond Council has raised the rainbow flag outside the Civic Centre in Twickenham, to show unity with the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month.

Council news | 03 Jun 21

New Richmond Carers Centre newsletter available now for Carers Week

Check out the brand new Richmond Carers Centre newsletter. The newsletter includes a full schedule of activities for Carers Week 7 to 13 June.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Carers Centre | 03 Jun 21

Walking rugby classes for over 55s

Are you over 55 and looking for a fun activity to keep you active? Why not try Richmond Rugby's free walking rugby?

Community news on behalf of Richmond Rugby | 03 Jun 21

Ham Parade Market takes place this Saturday

Support your local market and traders by visiting this Saturday 5 June, from 10am to 2pm.

Community news on behalf of Ham Parade Market | 03 Jun 21

Kew Village Market takes place this Sunday

Enjoy over 40 stalls selling the finest food and handmade crafts, and a live band playing at the market from 10am to 2pm on Sunday 6 June.

Community news on behalf of Kew Village Market | 03 Jun 21

Sign up for the Richmond CVS online Volunteer Recruitment Event

Are you interested in volunteering? Would you like to support your community? This event will give you the chance to meet and hear from organisations who are looking for volunteers. Make a difference in your local area now.

Community news on behalf of Richmond CVS | 03 Jun 21

Volunteer with Richmond Good Gym for upcoming community projects

Join the Richmond Good Gym for a community missions in and around Richmond. Meet new people, get fit and do good.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Good Gym | 03 Jun 21

Strawberry Hill Bowls Club Open Day

Ever fancied a go at lawn bowls? Now's your chance. Come along this Sunday 6 June from 11am to 4pm to join in the fun.

Community news on behalf of Strawberry Hill Bowls Club | 03 Jun 21

Sign up for summer dance and performing arts workshops

Footlight Studios is a new dance and performing arts school that delivers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, acting and musical theatre.

Community news on behalf of Footlight Studios | 03 Jun 21

Join local celebrities and #CheerForChildren

Local charity Home-Start has launched a campaign this month that acknowledges just how challenging the pandemic has been for so many families and children. The Cheer for Children campaign will run from 8 to 15 June. 

Community news on behalf of Home-Start | 03 Jun 21

Council's swift legal action sees travellers move on from Kew Green

A group of travellers who have been on Kew Green since Thursday have left the site, after swift legal action from Richmond Council resulted in a High Court decision to give the Council powers to evict them.

Council news | 02 Jun 21

Guide your way through everything there is to do in Richmond upon Thames!

VisitRichmond has a new guide for locals and tourists alike showcasing all the borough has to offer.

Council news | 02 Jun 21

Appeal: SPEAR still need your help to address homelessness

Many people are losing and will lose their homes due to the impact of the pandemic. Help charity SPEAR be there to offer both hope and help to fellow Richmond upon Thames community members.

Community news on behalf of SPEAR | 02 Jun 21

Ruils are currently seeking a FriendBee Befriender

Ruils is a charity based in Teddington that supports children and adults with disabilities and the elderly to live independently. Ruils provide information, advice, befriending and activities to their clients and their families.

Community news on behalf of Ruils | 02 Jun 21

Businesses invited to work with Council to develop shared eCargo bike scheme this Bike Week

Richmond Council is inviting local businesses to get in touch to help the Council to shape its shared eCargo bike scheme.  

Council news | 01 Jun 21

Get into the saddle this Bike Week

This week is national Bike Week. If you own a bike but either do not ride it or ride it infrequently, now is the time to get it out of the shed, check it and rediscover the benefits and joys of cycling.

Comment Spot by Cllr Gareth Richards | 01 Jun 21

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021