Richmond Council

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Co-op to open on Kingston Road, Teddington

The Co-op has confirmed plans to open 100 new food stores across the UK in 2018, creating an estimated 1,600 jobs. The community retailer will invest over £160 million in new stores and major makeovers for a further 150 of…

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Rogue landlord punished for providing sub-standard rental

A rogue landlord has been fined £10,000 for providing sub-standard rental accommodation to a local family following a court case brought by Richmond Council. An investigation by the Council’s Environmental Health team on a property containing three flats rented to…

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Police counter closures must have local benefit calls Richmond Council

The Council Cabinet Member for Community Safety has today voiced his disappointment in the Mayor of London’s announcement that two local police counters will close and insists that any savings must be used to improve frontline policing. Earlier this year…

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Housing scheme helping people into more suitable homes

Richmond Council’s ‘Sponsored Moves Scheme’ is helping housing association residents find a smaller, more manageable property which better suits their needs. The scheme is set up help people with one or more spare-bedrooms and who may have difficulties maintaining a…

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Turing House School pupils will be forced to move next year

Some pupils from Turing House School will be moved to a temporary site just over a mile away from the current premises.  With 150 new pupils joining the school next September, there isn’t enough room to accommodate them. It’s new permanent…

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Council committed to work with others to improve air quality

A new steering group with Richmond Council and community representatives, could be set up to help ensure that measures are put in place to improve air quality across the borough. As part of a new proposed Air Quality Action Plan…

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Travellers given marching orders from Old Deer Park

Travellers who temporarily pitched up in Old Deer Park in Richmond have moved after being given their marching orders by the local Council and Police. Richmond Council received reports of travellers bringing 17 caravans and other vehicles, illegally gaining access…

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Local council celebrates Shared Lives Success

More adults than ever who need additional support to help them stay out of residential care or hospital are now benefiting from a pioneering family-based care scheme. Certitude has delivered the Shared Lives contract for the London boroughs of Richmond,…

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Funding awarded for local stroke club support

A local club aimed at supporting victims of strokes, their families and carers through regular meetings, informal events, activities and friendship, has received funding from Richmond Council. The South West London Stroke Club – Moving On aims to provide the…

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Local council seeks reassurance from Mayor over policing

The Council is seeking reassurance from the Mayor of London that his proposals to cut the number of police front counters in London will not impact frontline policing in Richmond upon Thames. Last week the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan…

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