St Margarets Community Website Newsletter

26 March 2020

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Latest News

Retired social workers urgently needed

Retired social workers are being urged by Richmond Council to return to work and help support Richmond residents through the coronavirus pandemic.

Richmond Council is making provisions to offer 7-day-week services, from 8am-8pm, to cope with the increased demand anticipated over the coming months.

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Army delivers protective equipment for Richmond's social care workers

This afternoon, British Army personnel delivered limited supplies to enable staff to continue their work safely. These supplies are now being distributed to care homes and other key workers.

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Covid: Small businesses can apply for support grants online

A package of measures to provide support for businesses was announced by Government last week, including not only the grants but also a business rates holiday for qualifying businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. It is estimated that this overall support package for Richmond businesses is worth around £80m.

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Online workshop to help businesses 'survive' - 2 April 2020

Run by StartUp Richmond - supported by Richmond Council, the free online summit aims to provide businesses with practical advice to help them navigate their business through the current uncertain times and out the other side.

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Live Covid Facebook event with Richmond Council leader - 31 March 2020

On Tuesday 31 March at 3pm, via the Council's Facebook page, Cllr Roberts will be live on video, providing information and answering questions on areas such as the new Community Hub which supports vulnerable residents, changes to local service provision and what residents and businesses can do to help.

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Covid: Household garden waste collections paused

Garden waste collections are being paused from Monday 30 March, until further notice, to direct resources into ensuring weekly household waste and recycling collections can continue during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Mayor sends special message to school children

The Mayor has sent a special video message to children across the borough who are going to school every day - inviting them to send in drawings.

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Support your local shops - 21 March 2020

Please keep supporting our local pubs and restaurants if you can. Here is a list of what we currently know. If you have more information, please leave a comment.

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Richmond Council launches the Community hub

New helpline to support residents in need.

We have set-up a Community Hub to co-ordinate the support being offered by the Council and Richmond's many voluntary organisations.

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Covid: Small businesses to receive grants

Businesses eligible for grants to help during the Coronavirus pandemic are being written to today by Richmond Council, outlining the steps they need to take to claim their funding.

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Friendly French conversation - now online

Calling local Francophiles looking to improve or perfect their French. I have been running friendly French conversation classes in Richmond since 2012.

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Upcoming Events

Here are the events coming up in the next few weeks in our area.

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Upcoming Plays

Here are the plays that are currently running or happening soon in our area.

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