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Climate change and environment

We’ve recently launched our Lower Crane Valley Management Plan, which sets out an initial five-year programme for large-scale improvements to the biodiversity and community value of the Crane Valley in Richmond.

Council news | 08 May 24

On Saturday 20 April, Kew The Transition's team of friendly volunteer repairers will offer their time and advice to help the community have a go at reviving items that need a bit of love - including bikes!

Community news | Kew The Transition | 05 Apr 24

Our Air Quality team are looking for residents to volunteer at our next Idling Action event on Monday 18 March. 

Council news | 12 Mar 24

Carbon Literacy Training is set to be delivered to Richmond schools, developed by the Carbon Literacy Trust and The Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, on Thursday 18 April and Thursday 25 April 2024.

Community news | The Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew | 12 Mar 24

On 23 March, the Community BlueScapes Project are holding the first Climate and Nature fair at Lowther Primary School in Barnes.

Council news | 07 Mar 24

Members of eight local primary school Eco Councils and Eco Committees came together this week for an Eco Summit event at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes.

Council news | 01 Mar 24

We partnered with other local authorities to highlight the impact fireplaces and wood burning stoves have on London’s toxic air and now we want to hear from you.

Council news | 13 Feb 24

Last autumn nearly 1,500 people contributed to an engagement project that set out to hear the voice of Richmond Town Centre. 

Council news | 08 Feb 24

From the beginning of February, residents can borrow over 30 useful DIY, gardening, cleaning, repair and home improvement items from the new branch in Patch Twickenham, rather than buying new.

Council news | 25 Jan 24

The first-ever Clean Air Night takes place on 24 January, to shine a light on the harms of indoor wood burning and encourage people to stop.

Council news | 23 Jan 24

The local Community BlueScapes project team is hosting volunteer days this December to help reduce flooding on Rocks Lane and Station Road by directing and filtering rainwater off the road and into Barnes Common.

Council news | 11 Dec 23

In a momentous achievement for the borough, Richmond upon Thames has been named the "happiest place to live" in Great Britain, according to the latest "Happy at Home" index by Rightmove.

Council news | 07 Dec 23

Richmond Council has launched its first Climate Emergency Resident Action Pack, an easy-to-navigate guide for local people looking for guidance on actions they can take to reduce their impact on climate change as well as lower the impact that climate change can have on our borough’s people, homes and spaces. 

Council news | 05 Dec 23

Richmond is home to vast green spaces and beautiful acres of woodland. This National Tree Week, we’re celebrating the immense benefits of our trees, the start of this year’s tree planting season, and the launch of our revamped tree management policy.

Council news | 27 Nov 23

Richmond Furniture Scheme are now selling refurbished appliances, including fridges, washing machines and cookers. 

Community news | Richmond Furniture Scheme | 16 Nov 23

Richmond Council will host its first borough-wide Sustainability Forum on Wednesday 29 November 2023.

Council news | 09 Nov 23

On Monday 6 November 2023, Richmond Furniture Scheme held a small gathering at the store to welcome Vanessa, their new clean, green electric van.

Community news | Richmond Furniture Scheme | 09 Nov 23

As the cost of energy continues to rise, we have funded the distribution of warm homes packs to offer residents who need it most the support to keep their homes warm and more energy efficient this winter.

Council news | 07 Nov 23

Residents may have read about a confirmed sighting of an Asian hornet in East London recently. Originally from China and the Indian subcontinent, sporadic sightings have been recorded since 2016.

Council news | 20 Oct 23

Addressing air quality is a top priority for Richmond upon Thames. We want everyone to be able to get around and access the services they need effortlessly and safely. That’s why we have rolled out a number of initiatives to make active travel easier and greener choices more attractive.

Council news | 17 Oct 23

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Updated: 13 May 2022