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Antisocial behaviour awareness week - putting the needs of victims at the heart of our practice

This week is antisocial behaviour awareness week Check out part three of our series which provides residents with helpful tips to help report and reduce antisocial behaviour

Council news | 22 Jul 21

Council commits to White House future

Services at the White House Community Centre in Hampton are protected for another 12 months, whilst the Council work with interested parties to secure the long-term future of this important community facility.

Council news | 22 Jul 21

Council appoints first White Ribbon Champion

Richmond Council has appointed Councillor Ben Khosa as its first White Ribbon Champion, with the role of driving forward the borough's work to tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG). 

Council news | 22 Jul 21

The Richmond COVID-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan published

This plan is a collaborative effort developed locally across the council describing the interface with various levels of the national NHS Test and Trace Service, and with the regional service led by Public Health England’s London Coronavirus Response Cell (LCRC).

Council news | 22 Jul 21

Beat the heat: coping with heat and COVID-19

Although most of us welcome the summer sun, high temperatures can be harmful to your health. The heat can affect anyone, but some people run a greater risk of serious harm.

Council news | 22 Jul 21

Antisocial Behaviour Awareness Week - ways to respond to street begging

This week is antisocial behaviour awareness week which runs from 19 to 25 July 2021. Check out part two of our series which provides residents with helpful tips to help report and reduce antisocial behaviour in the borough.

Council news | 21 Jul 21

Have your say on extending the BPAS Clinic PSPO

People are being asked to have their say on the proposal to extend a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) around the British Pregnancy Advisory Service Clinic in Rosslyn Road, Twickenham. 

Council news | 21 Jul 21

Calling children to join our summer challenge to reduce food waste!

Did you know, in the UK we waste 6.5 million tonnes of food every year? This summer challenge aims to encourage children to actively get involved in tackling the food waste problem in our borough.

Council news | 21 Jul 21

Antisocial Behaviour Awareness Week - keeping your riverside safe

This week is the UK’s first-ever antisocial behaviour awareness week which runs from 19 to 25 July 2021. Antisocial behaviour is on the rise. Check out part one of our series which provides residents with helpful to tips to help report and reduce antisocial behaviour across the borough.

Council news | 20 Jul 21

The importance of reporting antisocial behaviour

It's Antisocial Behaviour Awareness Week and Richmond Council is encouraging everyone to report antisocial behaviour wherever it occurs. The term antisocial behaviour (ASB) describes behaviours that can seriously impact the quality of life for people and their communities.

Council news | 19 Jul 21

Kew targeted for vaccine walk-ins this weekend!

As part of a series of vaccine walk-in clinics for areas around the borough with a lower take up rate, residents in Kew are invited to attend an event this coming Saturday!

Council news | 19 Jul 21

Local bike project launches appeal for second-hand bicycles

The Hampton Bike Project at Hampton Methodist Church has launched a public appeal for second-hand bicycles of all conditions to be donated to help get refugees and asylum seekers cycling.

Council news | 19 Jul 21

Richmond urged to keep COVID-19 safety measures up after 19 July

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Richmond residents are being urged to continue doing everything they can to stop the virus spreading after national restrictions come to an end on Monday (19 July).

Council news | 16 Jul 21

Hammersmith Bridge to reopen to pedestrians and cyclists

Hammersmith Bridge will reopen to cyclists, pedestrians and river traffic from this Saturday, 17 July 2021, easing almost a year of anguish for residents and businesses in Barnes and the surrounding area in Richmond upon Thames.

Council news | 15 Jul 21

Volunteers remove graffiti and re-paint bridge at High Park Road in Kew

Local volunteers from the Kew Society along with Cllr Campanale gave North Western Rail’s previously graffiti covered bridge at High Park Road in Kew a freshening up with a repainting in recent days.

Council news | 14 Jul 21

Richmond Council calls on Government to scrap planning reforms

Richmond Council has again heavily criticised the Government’s proposed planning 'reforms' in a motion passed by the Full Council last night. 

Council news | 14 Jul 21

Join The Mayor for The Cultural Reforesting Family Tour at Orleans House Gallery

This family tour is an opportunity for families to explore the Orleans House grounds through a series of encounters with inhabitants past and present.

Council news | 14 Jul 21

Council stands in support of Hong Kong residents

Members across the Council were united last night in their support for the residents of Hong Kong and committed to ensuring the Council welcomed those British national (overseas) citizens seeking to live and work in the borough.

Council news | 14 Jul 21

We must continue protecting each other

“The Government’s announcement about the proposed easing of the mandatory COVID-19 restrictions from 19 July makes it more important than ever that we take personal responsibility for protecting ourselves and those around us”, says Cllr Gareth Roberts – Leader of Richmond Council.

Council news | 13 Jul 21

Don’t push the eight week vaccine rule, says Council Leader

Following a rise in the number of people trying to get their second COVID-19 vaccination too early, Richmond Council is asking residents to be calm and not be abusive or rude to NHS staff when they are turned away.  

Council news | 13 Jul 21

Take the Richmond Learning Disability Partnership Board Employment Survey

Supported employment is where people are helped to find a job and then supported to stay in work. The Council is carrying out a review of supported employment services for people with a learning disability, autism, mental health conditions or physical disability in Richmond.

Council news | 12 Jul 21

Free school meal vouchers offered over the summer holidays

Richmond Council will once again be able to help families entitled to free school meals, and those in hardship, with vouchers to cover the summer holidays.

Council news | 12 Jul 21

Get involved in monthly Wellbeing and Accessible Walks

Walkers of all abilities are encouraged to join a new programme of monthly Wellbeing Walks and Accessible Walks launched by Richmond Council's Parks Team and the Friendly Parks for All project to encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy the borough’s parks and open spaces.

Council news | 12 Jul 21

Heathfield targeted for vaccine walk-ins this weekend!

Following a successful pop-up walk-in clinic in Richmond Town Centre over the weekend, where 500 local people took the vaccine, this coming weekend residents in Heathfield are being invited to have their jab on Saturday!

Council news | 12 Jul 21

Residents encouraged to get their home winter ready with a Green Homes Grant

Richmond Council is urging eligible residents to submit their applications for the Green Homes Grant scheme now, in order to have improvements installed before winter.

Council news | 12 Jul 21

Cervical screening

Last month it was Cervical Screening Awareness Week and Richmond Council would like to remind its residents of the importance of regular cervical screening (a smear test) for women's health.

Council news | 12 Jul 21

Rugby Road, Twickenham: Traffic delays

Cadent Gas teams are currently attending an emergency gas leak on Rugby Road junction with Whitton Road, opposite Twickenham Rugby Stadium. Significant delays are expected in the area until Friday 16 July.

Council news | 12 Jul 21

Zipcar Flex launches in Richmond upon Thames

Zipcar, the car-sharing company, has expanded its car rental club to several new areas in the north of the borough. Zipcar Flex gives residents easy access to a car when they need one without having to own a vehicle.

Council news | 08 Jul 21

Richmond upon Thames announced as most improved borough in this year’s Healthy Street Scorecard

Richmond upon Thames has been announced as the highest mover in this year’s Healthy Street Scorecard. The Scorecard compares each London borough on the actions taken to promote active and sustainable travel in line with the Mayor's Transport Strategy targets.

Council news | 08 Jul 21

Richmond upon Thames to welcome back Parkrun

The Leader of Richmond Council has welcomed productive discussions with the organisers of Parkrun, in anticipation of three local events returning to Richmond upon Thames if England moves to Step 4 of the Government's roadmap on 19 July.

Council news | 08 Jul 21

Update on Townmead Road closure

Richmond Council will be closing bookings for Townmead Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre until further notice while a plan for partial reopening is finalised. All current bookings will be cancelled and residents will be notified via email. The extended closure is required following a major fire in one of the site’s sheds on Sunday 20 June.

Council news | 08 Jul 21

Book your place for Afternoon Tea with the Mayor at Kew Gardens

Join the Mayor for an afternoon tea party in the beautiful Nash Conservatory at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew.

Council news | 08 Jul 21

Sign up for the Mayor’s Tennis Tournament to raise funds for this year's Mayor's charities

Join the Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Geoff Acton for a Tennis Tournament at David Lloyd Health Club, Hampton on Friday 16 July 2021.

Council news | 08 Jul 21

Download the OWL app to receive notifications to help tackle crime

Richmond Council and the Met Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams are encouraging residents to download the new OWL (Online Watch Link) mobile application to start receiving instant notifications by the police to help residents keep themselves and their homes safe.

Council news | 07 Jul 21

Winners for Council's Clean Air Day school's poster competition announced

The Council’s Air Quality team ran a schools poster competition for schools across the borough to mark Clean Air Day which took place on 17 June.

Council news | 07 Jul 21

Grab your vaccine jab in Richmond Town Centre this Saturday

Residents in Richmond are invited to get their COVID-19 vaccine this Saturday, at a walk-in clinic in the Town Centre, with no appointments or NHS numbers required.

Council news | 06 Jul 21

Richmond Council to use innovative sensor technology to monitor air quality in the borough

Richmond Council is one of the first London Boroughs to join the ‘Breathe London’ trial which gives access to a network of air quality sensors and pollution data.

Council news | 06 Jul 21

Share your thoughts on contraflow cycling routes in Richmond upon Thames

Have your say on a new scheme of contraflow cycling routes to support a convenient, accessible and safe cycling network in Richmond upon Thames.

Council news | 05 Jul 21

Have your say on cycle improvements along Strawberry Vale

Following the success of the protected cycle lane on Kew Road, residents are invited to have their say on proposed cycle improvements along Strawberry Vale, Twickenham Road and Manor Road in Twickenham.

Council news | 02 Jul 21

East Sheen Common will get a new playground

As part of Richmond Council’s commitment to improve our parks and open spaces, works have started on a new woodland play area on East Sheen Common.

Council news | 02 Jul 21

Council announces upgrade to trading sites as part of London Climate Action Week

This London Climate Action Week, Richmond Council has announced an upgrade to outdoor trading sites with new electric points to be installed across the borough throughout the year. 

Council news | 01 Jul 21

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021