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HRH, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh - Funeral

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute’s Silence at 3pm.

All Council buildings and facilities usually open on Saturday, will remain open. Staff will be asking residents and visitors to observe the National Minute's Silence at 3pm.

Council news | 15 Apr 21

Listen to the brand new YOL! podcast-celebrating LGBT communities

Youth Out Loud! is a group of young people aged 13 to 17 who work with Healthwatch in Kingston and Richmond who use their voices to make health and care services better for young people.

Community news on behalf of Youth Out Loud! | 15 Apr 21

Reminder to be responsible when socialising

Residents and visitors are urged to be responsible when socialising and enjoying the borough’s parks, open spaces and outdoor hospitality venues.

Council news | 15 Apr 21

New CPZ scheme comes into effect in Kew North

A new Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) will come into effect in North Kew from 22 April 2021.

Council news | 15 Apr 21

Carlisle Park has a new outdoor gym and toddler play area

As part of the Council’s continued commitment to improve our parks and open spaces, the Council and Friends of Carlisle Park have installed a new outdoor fitness space and relocated the Carlisle Park toddler play area.

Council news | 15 Apr 21

Room for Work online course starts next week

Room for Work is a employability course designed for skilled workers at all levels, including managers and professionals.

Community news on behalf of Room for Work | 14 Apr 21

COVID Symptom Study

Residents encouraged to use the COVID Symptom Study app to support vital research.

Community news on behalf of COVID Symptom Study | 14 Apr 21

Final call to register for a postal vote!

Elections for the Mayor of London and at the London Assembly elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021 and the Council is making a final call to all residents to make sure that if they are registered to vote and would like to request a postal vote – they do so before Tuesday 20 April.

Council news | 14 Apr 21

Sign up for the Mayor’s Wine Tasting evening in aid of The Mayor’s charities

Funds raised from the event will go to supporting this years Mayor’s charities; Habitats & Heritage and A Dose of Nature.

Council news | 14 Apr 21

A welcome return for the Arts – Landmark Arts Centre

The blossoms are out and the clocks have gone forward so we know that summer is on its way. This summer will be like no other with everybody looking forward to doing things we all took for granted 12 months ago and which now seem like moments to be cherished.

Comment Spot by Lesley Bossine | 13 Apr 21

Help Three Peas provide 6,000 meals during Ramadan

Three Peas work to make a difference by providing meals to refugees in refugee camps.

Community news on behalf of Three Peas | 12 Apr 21

Symptom-free COVID-19 testing available across Richmond upon Thames

All residents across Richmond upon Thames can now access rapid lateral flow tests, enabling them to test themselves twice a week.

Council news | 12 Apr 21

Catch up with road out of lockdown business briefings

Last week, hundreds of businesses attended a series of virtual briefings to find out more about the latest Government guidance on the road out of lockdown.

Council news | 12 Apr 21

Take part in some of Kew Garden's Wellbeing sessions

Kew Gardens have curated a summer package of wellbeing events for everyone to enjoy.

Community news on behalf of Kew Gardens | 10 Apr 21

AIR:10K gets the green light in Kew Gardens

The AIR:10k has been confirmed to go ahead in Kew Gardens on Saturday 15 May.

Community news on behalf of AIR:RUN | 09 Apr 21

Crossroads Care are recruiting Care Support Workers!

Crossroads Care are a non-profit organisation providing bespoke, high quality home and community respite services in both Richmond and Kingston.

Community news on behalf of Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston upon Thames | 09 Apr 21

Deadline looming to have your say on Elleray Hall redevelopment

The deadline to have your say on the latest plans for a new community centre and affordable housing scheme is Teddington is looming. Feedback must be submitted by 11 April 2021.

Council news | 09 Apr 21

EU citizens! Find out how to apply for British nationality

Join Citizens Advice Richmond's next online webinar for EU citizens living, working or studying in Richmond upon Thames.

Community news on behalf of Citizens Advice Richmond | 08 Apr 21

Get inspired with Art Historical London

Art Historical London have an extensive array of online events to keep you entertained and inspired.

Community news on behalf of Art Historical London | 08 Apr 21

Little Lives UK launches support programme to help children's organisations

Many organisations that work with children will have found this past year extremely tough. Many important services that are provided to children have been unable to function, placing a huge strain on them financially.

Community news on behalf of Little Lives UK | 08 Apr 21

Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond

Dementia Friendly Communities is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative which aims to create communities around the UK which make daily living and activities easier and more accessible to people living with dementia.

Community news on behalf of Age UK Richmond | 08 Apr 21

Richmond Council secures Defra Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation funding

Richmond Council will receive a share of £150 million in funding to improve community resilience to flooding in the Beverley Brook catchment area, as part of the government’s new Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme.

Council news | 08 Apr 21

Sports facilities continue to reopen

Sports and fitness centres and indoor pools across the borough will start to re-open next week, with those wanting to use the facilities reminded to book a timed session in advance.

Council news | 08 Apr 21

Warning: parking machine fraud

Motorists are reminded to be wary of thieves targeting people at Pay and Display parking machines.

Council news | 08 Apr 21

St Margaret's Fair announces 2021 date

The event organisers have announced September 11 2021 as the date for the 2021 St Margaret's Fair.

Community news on behalf of St Margaret's Fair | 07 Apr 21

Explore our beautiful borough while discussing novels!

You are invited to join the 'Novel Steps' library group which meets each month for a friendly and informal small group stroll, to chat about books, life, the universe and everything while getting some fresh air and gentle exercise.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Council | 07 Apr 21

Council launches Restart Grant Scheme to help local businesses

Many businesses can now apply for a Restart Grant to help them reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Council news | 07 Apr 21

Richmond libraries gearing up to reopen for browsing on 12 April, as lockdown lifts

Seven of the borough's main libraries are set to reopen for browsing in line with the Government’s easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Council news | 07 Apr 21

East Sheen looks forwards…

As we cautiously begin to put the long months of lockdown behind us and East Sheen businesses prepare to welcome the community and visitors back, we take a look at how the area is faring and offer an insight into some of what is in store for you.

Comment Spot by Jacquie Duncan | 06 Apr 21

Inclusive singing for health, enjoyment and wellbeing

Join the Whitton Adult Community Singing group. Singers of all types and experience are welcome.

Community news on behalf of Whitton Adult Community Singing | 06 Apr 21

Council supports the roll-out of regular speedy COVID-19 tests for local businesses

Businesses are encouraged to sign up to the Government’s new rapid home testing programme, enabling their employees to have free, rapid and regular COVID-19 tests that can be taken at home.

Council news | 06 Apr 21

Age UK Richmond launch donation appeal

Age UK Richmond are urgently looking for support to ensure they can continue to deliver the vital local services they provide.

Community news on behalf of Age UK Richmond | 01 Apr 21

Businesses can now apply for a Restart Grant

Local businesses businesses with a business rates liability on 1 April 2021 are encouraged to apply for the Restart Grant

Council news | 01 Apr 21

Richmond library services open for Easter Saturday

Libraries will close for Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Council news | 01 Apr 21

Hear from a wellbeing coach this Stress Awareness Month

Listen to the twelve-minute Talk Richmond episode for a realistic approach to wellbeing and stress management.

Council news | 01 Apr 21

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021