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There are still opportunities for eligible residents to receive their flu and COVID-19 seasonal jab at one of the borough’s walk-in vaccination clinics.

Council news | 04 Dec 23

Local organisations and professionals are invited to take part in a short course aimed at understanding the impact of trauma on practitioners and researchers.

Community news | St Mary's University | 23 Nov 23

On Monday 23 October, as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week, we held an event at the Access Project centre in Whitton.

Council news | 26 Oct 23

The Leader of Richmond Council, Councillor Gareth Roberts, has reiterated the Council's commitment to tackling hate crime in Richmond upon Thames following an incident on Church Street in Twickenham last night where a group of individuals were witnessed inciting racial hatred.

Council news | 24 Oct 23

To mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Richmond Council, the Metropolitan Police and Multicultural Richmond are encouraging residents to learn more about hate crime.

Council news | 12 Oct 23

Councillor Katie Mansfield has become the borough’s second White Ribbon Champion following the tenure of Councillor Ben Khosa.

Council news | 05 Oct 23

Our Community Safety Partnership has partnered with Fearless to launch a six-week awareness campaign around the crimes that commonly affect young people and to challenge the misperceptions around ‘snitching’.

Council news | 27 Sept 23

Richmond upon Thames is the safest borough in London and we are committed to continuing to work with local businesses to make the borough even safer for all our residents.

Council news | 12 Sept 23

As temperatures continue to rise, you should take extra care to protect your health and the health of those around you.

Council news | 04 Sept 23

White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, especially men and boys, to act and change the culture that leads to abuse. As White Ribbon accredited organisation, we are committed to preventing violence against women and making the borough a safe place for everyone.

Council news | 08 Aug 23

The Metropolitan Police will be hosting a pop-up event at Bell Hill Quay in Hampton on Wednesday 2 August 2023, 12 noon to 4pm, to talk to young people about the dangers of swimming in the Thames.

Community news | Metropolitan Police | 27 Jul 23

London Fire Brigade will be hosting a pop-up event at Teddington Lock on Tuesday 25 July to mark World Drowning Prevention Day and to talk to young people about the dangers of swimming in the Thames. 

Community news | London Fire Brigade | 21 Jul 23

Join a family fun day at Old Deer Park on Monday 21 August hosted by South Richmond Officers from the Met Police.

Community news | Metropolitan Police | 21 Jul 23

On Monday 24 July, Richmond Borough Metropolitan Police will be holding their first Community Conference.

Community news | Metropolitan Police | 14 Jul 23

Over the past couple of days, hospital services across south west London have seen a surge in people due to extreme heat, pollen, and pollution levels. There are high numbers of people attending with breathing difficulties, and older people who are dehydrated.

Council news | 15 Jun 23

We are extending our Safe Space initiative by 12 months. The Safe Space, which launched in July 2022, has supported numerous vulnerable residents and helped people stay safe during weekend evenings in Richmond town centre.

Council news | 07 Jun 23

We are developing a Night Time Strategy for Richmond upon Thames, and residents, businesses and regular visitors are invited to help shape it!

Council news | 06 Jun 23

We have partnered with Wandsworth Council and Metropolitan Police to facilitate an assembly of organisations working to tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG) as well as domestic abuse.

Council news | 30 Mar 23

We are looking for actors to feature in a short two-minute film promoting the Council’s services. The film will help support victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and to encourage bystanders to intervene when they see it happening.

Council news | 30 Mar 23

A White Ribbon Torch Walk is taking place in Sheen to raise awareness of violence against women and girls.

Council news | 27 Mar 23

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Updated: 13 May 2022