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Possible new bridge across the Thames

The Council is calling for residents to submit their views on a possible new bridge across the River Thames.

Residents have been asking the Council to investigate the possibility of a new pedestrian and cycling bridge over the River Thames. In 2017, the Local Plan, a strategy that sets out planning priorities for development in the borough, made reference to consideration for improving transport links, including a possible bridge.

12 October 2018 | news

Get the jab and defend yourself from flu this winter

Winter is coming and it’s time to set up defences against the flu by getting the jab.

The flu vaccination is particularly important for those who are at increased risk from the effects of flu, these include people aged 65 and over, pregnant women and those with long term health conditions. It is also essential that people who provide care for others at risk get vaccinated this year.

10 October 2018 | news

Richmond Council's new Corporate Plan

We must work together to make Richmond the best borough in London.

Improving local air quality, supporting the most vulnerable and safer roads are just three of the priorities for the Council over the next four years.

2 October 2018 | news

Consultation on borough-wide 20MPH limit launched

Residents are now able to have their say on plans to introduce a borough-wide 20MPH speed limit in Richmond upon Thames.

Earlier this year the Council announced its intention to reduce the speed limit on all roads (except the A316 and A205 which are under Transport for London red-route control) to 20mph.

24 September 2018 | news

New trail to be laid in Crane Park Island Nature Reserve

An enhanced, interactive nature trail will be laid on Crane Park Island Nature Reserve following a £4,228 grant from the Council’s Community Fund.

London Wildlife Trust is working to improve the island’s nature trail by installing numbered oak posts which link to an information map. The posts will have interactive tactile panels which children can use to make rubbings from which will tell them about the history and wildlife of the area.

23 September 2018 | news

Borough's schools top national results tables

Pupils attending primary school in Richmond upon Thames have topped the national league tables yet again following publication of the provisional 2018 Key Stage 2 (SATs) results last week.

These results mean the borough has also scored the highest in London in nearly all areas with 87% of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, 87% in writing, 88% in mathematics, whilst 80% did so in reading, writing and mathematics combined, all considerably above the national averages.

23 September 2018 | news

The sticky problem of gum

We are circling in on the problem of chewing gum this month as part of a campaign that encourages users to dispose of their gum responsibly, rather than dropping it on the street.

23 September 2018 | news

New affordable homes in Twickenham

Twenty nine new shared ownership and sixteen affordable rented properties were officially opened yesterday in Twickenham town centre.

The development is called Queens House, on Holly Road in Twickenham. Thanks to £550,000 of additional support from the Council, the building was purchased by Thames Valley Housing Association (TVHA) and transformed into modern, high quality, low cost homes to buy targeted at local residents and workers on middle to low incomes.

20 September 2018 | news

New Community Kitchen funded

A new community kitchen and café in Twickenham is a step closer with help from Richmond Council.

East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association (ETNA) has been awarded £12,000 through the Council’s Community Fund to help with the project.

19 September 2018 | news

Rambert School extension consultation - 18 September 2018

Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance Weston Studio Extension Drop in consultation sessions Tuesday 18th September 4 to 5pm and 6 to 7pm.

Over the last few months we have been working with MICA Architects to explore options for creating additional dance studio space.

15 September 2018 | news

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