Archives from May 2019

Army v Navy drunken antics cannot be repeated

Richmond Council has expressed severe concern regarding the behaviour of fans attending the Army and Navy match at the RFU Stadium last Saturday.

It follows many reports over the long weekend from residents expressing outrage at witnessing scenes of drunken behaviour, urination in gardens, fans passed out in the streets, attempted theft and, in one instance, a woman being hospitalised after being struck by a bottle thrown by fans in St Margarets.

11 May 2019 | news

Richmond one of the best

Are you looking to live a happy, healthy life? Then look no further than Richmond upon Thames.

The borough has been rated amongst the best places to live in the United Kingdom in the ‘2019 Thriving Places Index’ by the charity, Happy City.

11 May 2019 | news

Sign-up for a play street on 22 September 2019

Families in Richmond are again being invited to come out and play as part of a national Car Free Day this September, with a scheme aimed at encouraging children to play outside.

Following last year’s successful trial, Richmond Council is encouraging people to hold a play street on the 22nd September, by offering to close their roads to through-traffic for up to four hours.

11 May 2019 | around_town

Councils seeks Heathrow appeal

Following the High Court’s decision on 1 May 2019 to dismiss the legal challenge brought by four London councils and others, expert legal opinion has been sought as to whether there are any grounds to appeal this decision.

There is no automatic right of appeal and permission to appeal is needed, in the first instance, from the court which heard the original legal challenge.

11 May 2019 | news

What do you think of dockless bikes

Can dockless bikes help us to cycle more? That is the question that Richmond Council would like local residents to help answer, following from the withdrawal of ofo bikes last year.

11 May 2019 | around_town

Plan to conserve borough's species and habitat

A Plan to conserve the borough’s richly diverse plant and wildlife for future generations was launched yesterday at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes.

Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Sustainability, Cllr Martin Elengorn joined Sir David Attenborough, members of the South West London Environment Network (SWLEN) and others to help launch the Richmond upon Thames’ Biodiversity Action Plan on Thursday (9th May).

11 May 2019 | news

Billy Pepper and The Pepper Pots

We all know Sir Paul McCartney. We would recognise him if he passed us in the street or we saw him on the telly. We know his voice and his left-handed way of playing the guitar. We can sing many of his songs and know something of his private life, his marriages and his children. We all know Sir Paul …but there are some out there who say that Sir Paul McCartney is not Sir Paul McCartney at all but a clone, a talented lookalike who was brought in after Sir Paul, our Sir Paul, was killed in a road accident on November 9th 1966.

4 May 2019 | around_town

Postal voting deadline for European Parliamentary Election - 8 May 2019

Anyone wishing to apply for a postal vote for the upcoming European Parliamentary Election should do so before the deadline of 5pm on 8 May 2019.

Residents issued with a postal vote should follow the instructions included with their pack and return their completed postal vote pack as soon as possible to ensure we receive them by 10pm on Thursday 23 May 2019.

4 May 2019 | news

Students demand action on plastic pollution

Over 1,500 school children across the London Borough of Richmond have written impassioned letters to the government demanding urgent change to national environmental policy on the use and disposal of plastics.

The action is taking place to honour the children’s local Richmond resident and celebrated naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, whose 93rd birthday is Wednesday 8 May 2019.

4 May 2019 | news

Cathy Cooper: Life Through a Lens at Stables Gallery

Take a journey through six decades of life via the camera lens of photographer Cathy Cooper in the latest exhibition on at the Stables Gallery in Twickenham.

4 May 2019 | around_town

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