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Antisocial Behaviour Awareness Week

Richmond is a low crime borough; indeed against most measures we're one of the safest, if not the safest London borough in which to live. And perhaps that's one of the reasons why, when we come up against issues such as antisocial behaviour, we tend to notice it more.

Comment Spot by Cllr Gareth Roberts | 20 Jul 21

Love Parks Week

We are unusually blessed in this borough to have two large historic Royal Parks, both designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest, containing not only deer, rabbits, owls, geese, swans, and ducks but a range of invertebrates, veteran trees and acid grassland.

Comment Spot by Councillor Martin Elengorn | 13 Jul 21

Support for the South London Mental Ill-Health Prevention and Recovery Programme

I recently represented Richmond Council at a summit hosted by the South London Mental Ill-Health Prevention and Recovery Programme.

Comment Spot by Cllr Piers Allen | 06 Jul 21

Electrifying the borough's trade sites

London Climate Action Week was founded in 2019 and is the largest independent climate change event in Europe.

Comment Spot by Cllr Julia Neden-Watts | 29 Jun 21

Local policing update

The month of May has been challenging for police and understandably concerning for the community. This follows a handful of serious offences that have taken place across the borough in May, including the tragic, fatal stabbing of Tim Hipperson on 17 May and a separate, unrelated violent incident in Teddington.

Comment Spot by Rebecca Robinson | 22 Jun 21

Ten years of the Tenants’ Champion

This year marks ten years since Richmond Council first started its Tenants' Champion service. How did the role come about and why do we have a Tenants' Champion?

Comment Spot by Cllr Jim Millard | 15 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

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

The future of our high streets

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant and detrimental impact on the businesses and shops operating in the borough of Richmond upon Thames and whilst some of these have been short term, there are several longer term challenges that also need to be addressed which are not necessarily as a direct result of the pandemic, but are rather more deep seated. 

Comment Spot by Cllr Richard Baker | 25 May 21

Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week (17 to 23 May 2021) reminds us that one in three of us born in the UK today will go on to develop dementia in our lifetime. By 2025 there will be one million people living with dementia making dementia care one of the greatest challenges facing our society.

Comment Spot by Cllr Roger Crouch | 18 May 21

Volunteering during lockdown

I was fascinated to read that over lockdown more than ten million adults in the UK have volunteered their time in their community, and like me, many for the first time.

Comment Spot by Daniela Jacques | 11 May 21

Richmond upon Thames policing update

In the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, within the South West Basic Command Unit (SW BCU) and across London, we have been working closely with partners and the wider community to reflect upon recent events and the subsequent expressions of concern and anger.

Comment Spot by Rebecca Robinson | 04 May 21

Look after your parks and they will look after you

During the pandemic, the parks have remained open as a refuge for visitors to engage with nature and to boost their mental and physical wellbeing. As restrictions lift, we want to remind people to keep to Government guidelines around social distancing – please stay safe and look out for others.

Comment Spot by Phil Edwards | 27 Apr 21

Discover the rich history on our doorsteps with Habitats & Heritage

For many of us, international travel still seems like a long way off. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go on an adventure and discover something new closer to home!

Comment Spot by Emily Lunn | 20 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

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

TAG Youth Club helping to unlock the potential of young disabled people in the borough

TAG has been operating for the last 21 years and during this time our dedicated team has worked hard to provide fun, safe and fully inclusive clubs, activities and short breaks for local children and young people with a wide range of additional needs.

Comment Spot by Giles Hobart | 30 Mar 21

Everyone will benefit from Census 2021

Census day 2021 will take place this Sunday 21 March. Households across Richmond upon Thames should now have received letters with online codes allowing them to complete their census online.

Comment Spot by Cllr Robin Brown | 16 Mar 21

International Women's Day

Monday 8 March is International Women’s Day. 8 March also happens to be my wedding anniversary, 35 happy years. But for many women this year, 8 March will be ringed on their calendar to mark and celebrate not IWD, but that their kids are going back to school. Hooray!

Comment Spot by Cllr Liz Jaeger | 02 Mar 21

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021