Archives from May 2018

Universal Credit comes to Twickenham on 20 June

Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham, commenting ahead of the rollout of Universal Credit, which will start in Twickenham from the 20 June said, “This simplified system of benefits is supposed in principle to make life easier for people on benefits by collapsing six benefits into one. In particular it is has the intention to help people in work…

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31 May 2018 | news

Richmond Council changes decision-making model

A new decision-making model in which key decisions will require pre-scrutiny has been adopted at the Richmond Council meeting last week.

Key decisions are those which are likely to result in significant expenditure or savings of over £500,000 or which is likely to be significantly affect communities living or working in two or more Wards.

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29 May 2018 | news

GDPR statement

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on 25 May 2018. In fact, it has been pretty hard not to have noticed. We have been receiving dozens of emails day for several months.

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25 May 2018 | editorial

The final peace of 2nd Lieutenant Eric Henderson

On Wednesday 16th May 2018 2nd Lieutenant Eric Henderson of the Post Office Rifles was finally laid to rest amongst his comrades on Messines Ridge in Belgium. He was the Great Uncle of Sarah Foot who lives in Newry Road in St Margarets and she saw him buried in Oak Dump Cemetery along with her two sisters Judith and Lucy.

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25 May 2018 | around_town

Unlock secrets in your family tree

Unlock the secrets in your family tree this London History Day (May 31st) with a free workshop at Richmond Libraries.

The ‘Family History for Beginners’ workshop will run from 2.30pm to 3.30pm in the Local Studies Search Room.

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25 May 2018 | around_town

Volcaltonix Eelpiland-Themed Singalong - 1 June 2018

Join us for a Vocal Tonix-style singalong of hits by artists that performed at the Eel Pie Island Hotel (1956-1970).

No singing ability needed. Lyrics provided.

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25 May 2018 | around_town

Festival of Learning - June 2018

Have a go at something new with June’s ‘Festival of Learning’ programme.

Love to learn? Have a go at something new at one of our libraries as part of the ‘Festival of Learning’ being held throughout June.

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24 May 2018 | around_town

Bank Holiday recycling and waste collection

Following the May Bank Holiday on Monday 28 May, Richmond Council will carry out waste and recycling collections (including Garden Waste Collections) for domestic properties one day later than usual.

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22 May 2018 | news

Consultation on borough-wide 20MPH limit gets fast-tracked

Residents will soon be able to have their say on plans to introduce a borough-wide 20MPH speed limit in Richmond upon Thames.

The new, borough-wide 20MPH speed limit would replace the existing policy under which 20MPH zones are implemented on a road by road basis following petitions from residents. The petition is then evaluated by officers before a formal consultation begins.

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21 May 2018 | news

Holly Lodge summer fund-raising evening - June 2018

Discerning diners are warmly invited to a Summer evening of entertainment, in aid of The Holly Lodge Centre; a small but very hard-working local charity.

Guests will enjoy exclusive use of the beautiful Belvedere suite and terrace and there will be poetry storytelling and music to suit every taste, from opera to boogie woogie.

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17 May 2018 | around_town

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