Archives from February 2021

2020 Community Heroes

Over fifty inspiring individuals, groups and businesses have been recognised across ten categories, as Richmond Council announces its 2020 Community Heroes’ Awards.

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25 February 2021 | around_town

Richmond Council's half-term work experience programme

Last week, during the school half-term holidays, Richmond Council’s Environment and Community Services Directorate welcomed 16 students for a week-long virtual work experience programme.

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24 February 2021 | around_town

Wilson to raise concern for local schools’ Covid funding plight

Yesterday in the House of Commons, Munira Wilson, MP for Twickenham, secured a commitment from Local Government Minister Luke Hall to meet with her about the government’s failure to financially support schools through the Covid pandemic. Munira will directly raise the plight of local schools which have faced increased costs from making classrooms Covid-secure.

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23 February 2021 | news

Proposals for Twickenham Riverside gets positive feedback

The Leader of Richmond Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts, has welcomed the overwhelmingly positive response to the recent consultation held on the latest version of the plans for Twickenham Riverside.

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23 February 2021 | news

Park Lane Stables saved

Park Lane Stables have raised in excess of £1 million in order to purchase its site in from their landlord, ensuring the stables can stay open and continue to operate as a Riding for the Disabled (RDA) group.

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22 February 2021 | news

London Vocal Studios lessons

We all want to scream at the top of our lungs at what’s happening around us - but we also don’t want our neighbours to phone the police. So, the healthy alternative? Vocalise. Express. Learn to use your voice and empower yourself.

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18 February 2021 | around_town

Council sets out 2021 Climate Emergency Action Plan

Tackling food waste, switching to greener energy, and a tree planting strategy to increase the borough’s canopy are some of the key priorities set out in Richmond Council’s first Climate Emergency Strategy update.

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18 February 2021 | news

Kew Road cycle lane extension

Work is about to begin to extend the borough’s first protected cycle lane in Kew - all the way to Richmond Circus.

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17 February 2021 | news

Council set to restrict Council Tax increase

Richmond Council will be putting household budgets first as it announces its lowest Council Tax increase for five years and freezes fees and charges.

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17 February 2021 | news

Ambitious new housing and homeless strategy agreed

An ambitious new strategy for helping rough sleepers stay off the streets, building new affordable homes in the borough and helping to support the growing number of people at risk of becoming homeless, has been agreed by Richmond Council.

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17 February 2021 | news

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