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2017 Local Community Awards

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Forty-seven local heroes ranging from across the borough were honoured with Community Awards at a ceremony on Friday.

Richmond Council invited members of the public to nominate residents who they feel have given outstanding service to the community, improved the quality of life for local people or benefited the community through community involvement or volunteering.

22 September 2017 | news

Local Julian Costello Quartet releases album

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Local band, the Julian Costello Quartet has just released their new album, Transitions on 33 Jazz Records. Expect to hear music which encompasses many moods, is energetic, humourous and melodic. They are touring the UK with support from Arts Council of England.

22 September 2017 | news

New secondary school opens

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The borough’s newest secondary school opened its doors last week, welcoming 140 Year 7 pupils.

The Richmond upon Thames School is governed by The Richmond upon Thames School Trust, made up of partner organisations including Harlequins, Haymarket Media Group, Richmond upon Thames College, Achieving for Children and Richmond Council.

22 September 2017 | news

Geeky Kids computer classes at ETNA

We teach children computer programming, for ages as young as Five. Children today have plenty of exposure to technology, but only for using them. What we want to teach is how it all works. Sort of the difference between driving a car and changing it’s engine. We’re starting term-time courses on September 16th the ETNA Centre.

16 September 2017 | news

Pledge to waste less and do more!

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The average family wastes over £700 a year, throwing away food that could otherwise be eaten. Keep Britain Tidy is encouraging everyone to sign up to their ‘Waste Less, Live More Challenge’ between the 14 – 24 September.

16 September 2017 | news

Council licences up to 18 professional dog walkers in parks

Richmond Council has changed rules about walking dogs in parks and increased the number of professional licences.

16 September 2017 | news

Council hears feedback on Twickenham riverside

Feedback from residents who took part in the summer consultation on the future of Twickenham Riverside is now being fed into the designs.

9 September 2017 | news

Travellers moved from Old Deer Park, land at RFU

Travellers who temporarily pitched up in Old Deer Park in Richmond have moved after being given their marching orders by Richmond Council and the local Police.

9 September 2017 | news

Changes at Twickenham Station

From 25 August, the station entrance has moved. Access to trains, ticket machines and other services will be via a temporary construction next to platform three (near the car park).

In addition, near the temporary station entrance there will be one Blue Badge holders bay, one ‘Kiss & Ride’ bay as well as two spaces for taxi set down and pick-ups. Replacement cycle parking facilities are also being provided.

26 August 2017 | news

Electric boost for Richmond motorists

Over 150 new electric vehicle charging points will be installed across Richmond to help fuel the growth of clean and green motoring, thanks to £285,000 from the Government.

Richmond upon Thames will receive the funding from the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles. The money is being distributed as part of the Mayor of London’s investment programme, ‘Go Ultra Low City.’ The scheme aims to make electric vehicles and easier and more practical option for Londoners.

19 August 2017 | news

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