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Essential works begin to protect endangered black poplars

Richmond Council is undertaking essential conservation works to protect local native black poplar trees. Richmond upon Thames has one of the most important populations of native black poplar in the country.

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21 October 2021 | news

MP urges Mayor to keep free access to Townmeade Recycling Centre

The Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion is due to come into effect on the 25th of October with the western boundary of the zone following the A205 south circular into the borough of Richmond Upon Thames, placing Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre and Mortlake Crematorium inside the zone. Some residents with older cars will be forced to pay £12.50 to access these two important community services. Richmond council have contacted Transport for London and requested these key amenities be removed from the zone but have not, as yet, been successful.

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14 October 2021 | news

Statement from Munira Wilson MP regarding fatal stabbing in Twickenham

Following the fatal stabbing in Craneford Way playing fields on the afternoon of Tuesday 12 October, I would firstly like to extend my deepest condolences to all the family and friends of the victim. My thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic and shocking incident, in particular the staff, students and their parents at Richmond upon Thames College, where the victim was a student.

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13 October 2021 | news

Lower air pollution levels with 20mph scheme

Richmond Council has commissioned an independent assessment to review the levels of air pollution in Richmond upon Thames since the implementation of the 20mph scheme in late 2019 and early 2020. The assessment has now shown that levels have dropped since the lower speed limit was introduced.

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4 October 2021 | news

Richmond Council calls for government to prioritise immediate crisis in social care

Richmond Council has voiced concerns that the government’s recent announcement on social care funding reforms is not enough to tackle the immediate crisis facing the sector and the thousands of local residents who rely on state support.

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30 September 2021 | news

Share your views on pedestrian improvements for Richmond

Have your say on suggested improvements in Richmond Town Centre including two new crossings and an upgrade to footways and greenery along Hill Rise.

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21 September 2021 | news

Kneller Hall sold to Radnor House

Kneller Hall in Whitton is likely to become a school, as the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed the site has been sold. New owner Dukes Education has confirmed its intention to transform the Grade II listed building into an Upper School for nearby Radnor House.

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17 September 2021 | news

Urgent: Save our train services

South Western Railway have recently published new timetables that contain alarming proposals for that would slash valuable train services in our local area.

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16 September 2021 | news

East Twickenham improvements given go-ahead

Richmond Council will begin design work for a package of public realm works in East Twickenham, after a public consultation found that 68 per cent of respondents want to see improvements for pedestrians in the area.

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15 September 2021 | news

Cuts proposed to South Western Railway services

Richmond Council and MP Wilson have strongly condemned a proposal from South Western Railway to reduce the frequency of key rail services within the borough.

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2 September 2021 | news

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