Archives from November 2020

A memory of Des O’Connor

Des O’Connor died this week – 14th November – at the age of 88 after a fall. I was never much of a fan. He never rang any bells for me but I do have one abiding memory of him in action.

Continue reading …

19 November 2020 | around_town

Win a Christmas hamper and support local environment charities

Richmond residents have the chance to win a Christmas hamper full of goodies from local retailers, as part of the Mayor of the Borough’s Christmas fundraising efforts.

Continue reading …

19 November 2020 | around_town

Share some Winter Sparkle to spread some joy

Richmond Council has joined the #RichmondSparkle campaign encouraging residents to light up their homes, businesses and schools this winter to help spread some joy across the borough.

Continue reading …

19 November 2020 | around_town

Get your flu jab

Flu kills thousands on an average year and this isn’t an average year - act now to your flu vaccine before winter.

Continue reading …

19 November 2020 | around_town

New technology helps Council fill potholes

An innovative new method for repairing the borough’s roads is being rolled out this week as Richmond Council has taken delivery of its thermal repair equipment.

Continue reading …

19 November 2020 | news

Event: The Chair and the bodger - 2 December 2020

The history and enduring appeal of the Ladderback chair.

Continue reading …

16 November 2020 | around_town

25% “No shows” at Townmead Road

Around 25% of people who booked appointments at Townmead Road Household Waste and Recycling centre last month failed to turn up - meaning a longer wait for a slot for other residents.

Continue reading …

16 November 2020 | around_town

149 souls from Isleworth

Resting under an ancient yew tree in the graveyard of All Saints Church in Old Isleworth is a pit containing the bodies of 149 souls who died from the Bubonic Plague of 1665 -1666. In 18 months this epidemic killed an estimated 100,000 people – almost a quarter of London’s population. Unlike the current COVID-19 pandemic which is caused by a virus the Bubonic plague was down to the Yersinia Pestis bacterium, transmitted through the bite of infected rat fleas. Every year thousands of cases of the plague are still reported to the World Health Organization, although with proper antibiotic treatment, the prognosis for victims is now much better.

Continue reading …

12 November 2020 | around_town

Rapid Covid testing for vulnerable residents

Richmond upon Thames is to increase Covid-19 testing of residents in a bid to identify more cases, reduce the spread of infection and protect lives and livelihoods.

Continue reading …

12 November 2020 | news

Beware thieves targeting people at parking machines

Motorists are being warned of new reports of thieves targeting people at pay and display parking machines.

Continue reading …

10 November 2020 | around_town

Older Articles

Monthly archives