Richmond Council

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Government omits 22 out of 25 Transport Committee recommendations on Heathrow

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has failed to incorporate 22 of the 25 changes put forward by the Transport Select Committee (TSC) in his updated national planning statement (NPS) – despite telling Parliament this week (5 June) that he had ‘acted…

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Richmond Council future cabinet announced

The Leader of the Liberal Democrat majority party at Richmond Council has announced his intended Cabinet today. This includes dedicated responsibilities for priorities such as: Air Quality, the Economy, Employment and Equalities. Following last week’s local election, Cllr Gareth Roberts will…

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Provider announced for Stag Brewery site secondary school

The Department of Education (DfE) has announced that the Aspirations Academies Trust has been selected to run the proposed secondary school on the Stag Brewery site. As part of a current Planning Application to redevelop the former Stag Brewery in…

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Community groups lead the way in fight against litter

A community litter pick has made a huge difference to the environment around the Small Profits towpath and wooded area near Ferry Lane. Following last month’s Oxford versus Cambridge boat race, the group worked tirelessly to pick up litter and…

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Council reveals deadline to apply for Royal Wedding street party

Residents looking to be dancing in the street for the Royal Wedding is reminded to apply to host a street party before the 30th April deadline. Street parties for the Royal Wedding this spring are being encouraged by Richmond Council, which…

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Updates to recycling days over the Easter period

Following the Easter Bank Holidays on Friday 30 March and Monday 2 April, Richmond Council will carry out waste and recycling collections (including Garden Waste Collections) for domestic properties one day later than usual.  For example, Friday collections will take…

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Council announces Turing House gets closer to permanent site

Richmond Council announced the news that the Education Skills Funding Agency has finalised the land acquisition from the London Borough of Hounslow for a permanent site for Turing School, in Whitton. Over the past 18 months, the Education Skills Funding…

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Lift to be installed at Teddington Station by 2020

The council will look to introduce a lift at Teddington Station by 2020 to improve access for wheelchairs, prams and people with limited mobility. The station currently lacks sufficient access and has been the target of campaigns from local groups…

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Council issues tips as worried grow over moped and motorbike thefts

Owners of mopeds, scooters and motorcycles are being asked to stay alert as the number of thefts of these vehicles in the borough continues to be a worry. In the year to December 2017 there were 385 two-wheeled vehicles stolen…

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Borough praised for low child obesity levels

The local council has pledged to continue fighting childhood obesity, despite boasting the lowest percentage of overweight children in London.  A report by the Healthy London Partnership, following research carried out for the ‘Great Weight Debate’, it was highlighted that…

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