Archives from May 2019

Tuesday Pop-Up café - Tea, Toast and Soup

The Real Junk Food Project Twickenham have launched another day at ETNA Community Centre due to the success of the Monday café.

23 May 2019 | around_town

Ben Khosa, honoured to serve as Mayor

It was an immense honour to be selected as Mayor and I am so proud, not least because I was the first Mayor of Indian origin of our delightful borough.

I met so many wonderful people, organisations, societies and businesses and every single one was unfailingly courteous, kind and supportive of me, I am full of gratitude to every single resident of the borough who made this possible.

23 May 2019 | around_town

Dreamcatcher Filmmaking summer camp 2019

It’s that time of year again as we look towards summer and the film camp. The setting is the St Mary’s University. The films made on our Summer Film Camps feature great heroes and anti-heroes, goodies and baddies, exciting chases and dramatic scenes - all scripted, filmed and directed by young people aged 9 - 18.

23 May 2019 | around_town

FORCE works with St Stephens School

With thanks to the staff and pupils of St Stephen’s School, St Margarets. Posters were placed on every bin in Moor Mead Park and throughout Twickenham Junction Rough.

23 May 2019 | around_town

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

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