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Local charity’s week-long wellbeing festival for National Stress Awareness Week!

Local charity Art & Soul is launching a free week-long festival celebrating the many ways in which creativity can support positive mental health and improve our wellbeing, with funding from Richmond Council’s Civic Pride Fund. 

Council news | 28 Oct 21

Apply to be a chosen beneficiary of the 2022 charity appeal for the Richmond Voluntary Fund

Local voluntary and community organisations that provide support for children and young people’s mental health are invited to apply to be the chosen beneficiaries of the 2022 charity appeal for the Richmond Voluntary Fund.

Council news | 28 Oct 21

Change in support service for victims of domestic violence

Support services for victims of domestic abuse in Richmond are changing, with a different organisation providing support and emergency accommodation from 1 November 2021. 

Council news | 27 Oct 21

Richmond Work Match launches Career Transition Programme

The Career Transition Programme is designed to support and help residents prepare for their next career move.

Council news | 26 Oct 21

Quins vaccination site opens for 12-15 jabs during half term

Children aged 12-15 are now able to get their vaccination this half term by booking an appointment at the Quins.

Council news | 25 Oct 21

Get your free grit ready for winter

Richmond residents are once again being offered free bags of grit and rock salt as part of our annual winter initiative to tackle snow and ice.

Council news | 25 Oct 21

Full programme of events released for Richmond Climate Week

The full timetable of events for Richmond Climate Week has been released. Supported and co-organised by Richmond Council and Habitats & Heritage, Richmond Climate Week will take place from 1 to 7 November 2021.

Council news | 22 Oct 21

Are you happy with your local park? Have your say in our Parks Satisfaction Survey

The Richmond Council Parks Satisfaction Survey takes place every two years and aims to assess overall satisfaction with local parks and highlight any areas for improvement.

Council news | 22 Oct 21

Local job opportunities in leisure

Are you interested in a career in sport? We currently have a number of roles, both full time and part time, available for those interested in working in the borough's sports centres and pools.

Council news | 21 Oct 21

Essential conservation works begin to protect endangered native black poplar trees

Richmond Council is undertaking essential conservation works to protect local native black poplar trees. Richmond upon Thames has one of the most important populations of native black poplar in the country.

Council news | 21 Oct 21

Book a vaccine jab for 12–15 year olds this half term

Children under 16 in England will be able to book a vaccination against COVID-19 over the half-term break, the NHS has announced.

Council news | 21 Oct 21

Check your car before ULEZ comes to Richmond upon Thames

Richmond Council is urging residents and businesses who haven’t yet checked their vehicle, to make sure it is compliant ahead of Transport for London’s (TfL) ultra-low emission zone expanding into the borough next Monday, 25 October 2021.

Council news | 20 Oct 21

Sign up for the Mayor's Spooky and Firework Themed Quiz

Join the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames at York House for the Mayor's Spooky and Firework Themed Charity Quiz in aid of the Mayor's charities, Dose of Nature and Habitats & Heritage.

Council news | 20 Oct 21

Stern reminder that COVID-19 continues to play havoc with people’s lives

As COVID-19 cases continue to rocket across London – including in Richmond upon Thames - local people are reminded not to underestimate the damaging impact that coronavirus could still have over the next few months. 

Council news | 19 Oct 21

Get connected and get online this week!

Do you need some extra help and support to improve your digital skills? This week is Get Online Week, where local community organisations will be hosting events to help you get online and stay connected! 

Council news | 18 Oct 21

Richmond upon Thames celebrates 21 Green Flags Awards in 2021

Vine Road Recreation Ground in Barnes has been awarded a Green Flag Award for 2021. This latest award takes the borough’s total number of parks with a Green Flag Award to 21.

Council news | 15 Oct 21

Leader of Richmond Council expresses condolences to family of Hazrat Wali

The Leader of Richmond Council has met with the Metropolitan Police following the tragic fatal stabbing of Hazrat Wali in Craneford Way, Twickenham on Tuesday.

Council news | 14 Oct 21

Free school meal vouchers offered over school holidays

Richmond Council will once again be able to help families entitled to free school meals with vouchers to cover October half term and the Christmas holidays.

Council news | 14 Oct 21

New SEND primary school opens in Twickenham

Capella House, a free school for children with special educational needs and disabilities, has opened its brand new primary school centre in Twickenham thanks to Richmond Council. 

Council news | 13 Oct 21

Little helpers sought to help design the Mayor’s Christmas card

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Geoff Acton, is looking for budding young artists to design the Mayor's annual Christmas card. The winner of the Christmas card competition will have their design made into a real card.

Council news | 13 Oct 21

New woodland play area and nature trail for East Sheen Common

As part of Richmond Council’s commitment to improve our parks and open spaces, and in partnership with the Friends of Sheen Common, East Sheen Common has a new woodland play area and nature trail!

Council news | 12 Oct 21

Cross country trials for the London Youth Games

Richmond Council is calling for young people to join Team Richmond for the London Youth Games 2021 Cross Country

Council news | 12 Oct 21

Help the NHS this winter by sharing your views about the flu vaccinations and COVID-19 booster

The NHS wants to hear from people living in South West London aged 50-64 years and parents of 2 and 3 year old children.

Council news | 12 Oct 21

Have your say: Worple Way Recreation Ground playground upgrade

As part of the Council's continued commitment to improve our parks and open spaces, the Parks Team are proposing a number of upgrades to Worple Way Recreation Ground.

Council news | 11 Oct 21

Council calls for fair, sustainable funding to support local recovery

Richmond Council, as part of the South London Partnership, has made a joint submission to the government's Spending Review, calling on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP to prioritise fair, sustainable funding to support the most vulnerable, to deliver a fair economic recovery and to accelerate the move to net zero.

Council news | 11 Oct 21

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Week is observed every year and aims to raise awareness of pregnancy loss and infant death, including miscarriage, stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) ectopic pregnancy and the death of a newborn.

Council news | 11 Oct 21

Shining a light on support available to children and young people this World Mental Health Day

This World Mental Health Day (10 October 2021), Richmond Council is shining a light on support services available to children and young people who might need help with their mental health.

Council news | 08 Oct 21

No place for hate crime in Richmond upon Thames

This National Hate Crime Awareness Week (9-16 October 2021), the Council, local police and partners are calling for everybody to play their part in reporting hate crime to help make Richmond upon Thames a safe place for everyone. 

Council news | 08 Oct 21

Mayor recognises frontline workers at special civic service in Twickenham

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Councillor Geoff Acton, recognised the work of local frontline workers for their service throughout the pandemic at a special ceremony at York House last Sunday 3 October.  

Council news | 07 Oct 21

New interactive autumn exhibition at Orleans House Gallery

Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham has announced its next major exhibition ‘Brow of a God/Jaw of a Devil: Unsettling the Source of the Nile’, a collaboration with emerging artist Himali Singh Soin and historian of science Alexis Rider. 

Council news | 07 Oct 21

Success for Richmond athletes at the Mini Marathon!

34 athletes represented Richmond upon Thames on Sunday at the Mini Marathon and finished in top 10 positions in each age group.

Council news | 06 Oct 21

Demystifying the COVID-19 vaccine for young people

A new online website has been launched to provide young people in the borough all the information they need to understand the COVID-19 vaccine and testing.

Council news | 05 Oct 21

Find out what’s happening in the borough this Black History Month

Join us in celebrating Black History Month in Richmond upon Thames this October. The main aim of Black History Month is to explore Black history, heritage and culture. It’s a chance to learn more about the achievements and contributions of Black people not just in the UK, but throughout the world, and to improve awareness of Black history.

Council news | 04 Oct 21

Analysis shows lower air pollution levels since 20mph scheme roll-out

Richmond Council has commissioned an independent assessment to review the levels of air pollution in Richmond upon Thames since the implementation of the 20mph scheme in late 2019 and early 2020. The assessment has now shown that levels have dropped since the lower speed limit was introduced.

Council news | 04 Oct 21

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021