Archive of posts with category 'news'

Government night flight consultation changes nothing

Night flights from Heathrow will continue unless the airport is expanded, the Government has confirmed. A move that Richmond and Wandsworth councils argue is a serious gamble with the health of Londoners.

16 July 2017 | news

Richmond best for families

A London Travel Blog has hailed Richmond upon Thames as the best borough to live, with a family, in the Capital.

London Unlocked, a city travel blog dedicated to all aspects of London, has created a guide to boroughs across the Capital, creating a helpful guide for families looking to move house.

30 June 2017 | news

Volunteer appeal for Orleans House Gallery

Orleans House Gallery is looking for an army of volunteers who are passionate for art and heritage to play a vital part in providing assistance to visitors.

The main gallery will reopen this Autumn following a £3.6m redevelopment programme. The work aims to restore the gallery to its former glory as well as making it accessible to even more visitors.

30 June 2017 | news

Celebrating 80 Years of RuTC

Image - RuTC-80th-anniversary

Last night, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) celebrated its 80th Anniversary with a number of special guests including staff, governors, local businesses and the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Councillor Lisa Blakemore.

30 June 2017 | news

Over £2000 Raised at Charity Art Auction

Elaine Samuels and Charlie Ross - Picture by Peter Samuels

On Friday 9th June, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) was the venue for a special charity auction featuring the hidden work of the late artist, Desmond Jones. The auction, which was hosted by BBC Auctioneer Charlie Ross, raised £2575 and benefitted over 30 charities with a local or personal connection to the artist.

22 June 2017 | news

Council checks fire safety of social housing

Lead members and senior council officers from Richmond Council met with the largest social housing provider in Richmond to seek reassurances that all possible measures are being taken to ensure their housing stock is safe from fire.

22 June 2017 | news

Council helps improve Twick Flicks club

A new local cinema club will be able to purchase new equipment – thanks to funding from Richmond Council.

Following a £1,000 grant from the Council’s Civic Pride Fund, Twickenham Cinema Club, a new independent ‘member’ organisation which aims to show an eclectic mix of cult and classic films from around the world, will be able to buy equipment to help expand their new group.

17 June 2017 | news

2017 Community award nominations

Unsung local heroes who have gone the extra mile to change the lives of others will be honoured by Richmond Council. The nominations for Richmond’s Community Awards are now open.

If you know a hero – we want to hear about them! They may be a dedicated volunteer, a motivational coach or someone who has brought credit to the borough through outstanding achievement.

17 June 2017 | news

New fund for local community infrastructure projects

Residents can now 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.

17 June 2017 | news

Vince Cable re-elected

With nearly 80% of the electorate turing out to vote, Vince Cable easily defeated Tania Mathias and Katherine Dunne in this week’s election.

10 June 2017 | news

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