Archive of posts with category 'news'

National art competition coming to Richmond

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A national art competition, looking for the most Contemporary British Painting will be coming to three local art galleries this summer.

The ‘Contemporary British Painting Prize’ is an artist led organisation which explores and promotes current trends in British painting through group exhibitions, talks, publications and the donation of paintings to art museums.

13 August 2017 | news

Give cold callers the cold shoulder

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Vulnerable residents in Richmond upon Thames can send a ‘clear message’ to cold callers with the help of an initiative being rolled out across the borough.

Residents are being offered a free ‘sticker’ which they can display at their front door warning doorstep traders to stay away.

13 August 2017 | news

Cable calls to end 1st Class seats during Waterlook upgrades

Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham, has backed the calls for commuters to get a better deal during the three and half week upgrade work to Waterloo train station taking place this month.

During the upgrade work South West Trains have said they will only pay compensation to train users under the standard arrangements for compensation for excessively late trains that occurs to their much reduced service.

13 August 2017 | news

Deadline looms to apply for a free better boiler

There are just over three weeks left for local home owners who are on benefits, to apply for a London-wide scheme that could see their home energy bills reduced by installing a new, free boiler.

Residents who have inefficient or broken boilers have until 31 August to apply for the Mayor of London’s £1m Better Boilers scheme. If successful, the boiler could be replaced or repaired for free.

13 August 2017 | news

Jobs now available for young people 16+

Young people aged 16 and above looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship in Richmond upon Thames and Kingston are reminded that Way2Work has a number of local opportunities.

Way2Work is an apprenticeship training provider run by Achieving for Children, on behalf of Richmond and Kingston Councils. They offer apprenticeship vacancies and traineeships opportunities for young people aged 16 and above with local employers who value and encourage them to achieve their full potential.

13 August 2017 | news

Free fire alarms for private renters

Over the next few weeks, local fire fighters will be bringing a fire engine and visiting libraries in Teddington, Richmond and Whitton, to host fire safety information stands. Residents can speak to the crew about the day-to-day work of firefighters, the importance of having a smoke alarm at home and pick up hints and tips about making sure that your property is protected from fire.

13 August 2017 | news

40 years of caring for the tidal Crane

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Crane, yes. But tidal Crane? You could be forgiven for not knowing that the river we glimpse at Moormead and alongside the Cole Park Allotments is tidal in its final stretch from (roughly) the Northcote Road footbridge to the Thames.

6 August 2017 | news

Marble Hill House wins 4 million pound grant

A £4.08 million grant has been awarded to English Heritage to restore and open Marble Hill House to the public for free. The 18th-century gardens will also be renovated for future generations to enjoy. Facilities in the grounds of the house will also be developed, including the installation of a new play area for children, and a women’s changing room at the adjoining sports centre which offers cricket, rugby and football grounds.

6 August 2017 | news

Don't be a stranger - help be a friend this summer!

Residents are being asked to help change the future of loneliness and isolation in the borough and consider volunteering to be a friend to an older resident who is alone.

Following on from International Day of Friendship (30 July), residents are being asked to take 30 minutes out of their week and volunteer on one of the many schemes in the borough that help provide a life-line to older residents.

6 August 2017 | news

Funding for new local projects - due 14 August 2017

Residents only have two weeks left to submit their proposals for new community projects as part of a new fund in Richmond upon Thames.

The Village Planning Fund comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy, a tax collected by Richmond upon Thames Council and paid by developers. A portion of the total tax collected will fund local priority projects which address the impact development has on an area.

6 August 2017 | news

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