Richmond Council

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Council welcomes schools funding announcement

The Leader of Richmond Council has welcomed the announcement of £1.3bn new funding for schools, showing the Government has listened to local schools, parents and the Council. This week the Government Education Secretary announced an additional £1.3bn for schools funding…

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New Council Leader now in post

Cllr Paul Hodgins is now the Leader of Richmond Council, following confirmation of his appointment at the last full Council meeting on July 4th. At the meeting, Lord True recommended Cllr Hodgins for the post, following his earlier announcement that…

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Council seeks resident’s views on current Hampton Wick parking controls

Richmond Council are inviting local residents to give their views for a consultation review of a current Controlled Parking Zone in Hampton Wick.  Following a number of comments and requests received by the Council, a consultation is now being carried…

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Free Smoke Alarm Giveaway for private tenants

Privately renting tenants in Richmond upon Thames and their landlords are reminded that they can collect free smoke alarms from Council libraries. Earlier this year, Richmond Council partnered up with the London Fire Brigade to distribute around 1,000 free smoke…

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Council slams criminals who torched bins outside local care home

Residents were evacuated from their care home in Hampton Square last Thursday evening (22 June), following a fire caused by vandals setting fire to rubbish bins outside the building. The fire, thought to be started by a fire in the…

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Former Richmond Council Chief Executive awarded OBE

The former Chief Executive of Richmond Council, Gillian Norton, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of her services to Richmond upon Thames and local government. Gillian Norton was Chief Executive of Richmond Council…

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Former Mayor raises over £21k for local charity

The former Mayor has raised over £21k for a local charity who supports residents with a neurological condition and their families. Cllr David Linnette was Mayor of Richmond upon Thames for 2016-17. One of the main roles of Mayor is…

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Barnes Green relaunched as a “Friendly Park for All”

The borough’s first official “friendly park for all” was launched yesterday in Barnes. As part of the ‘Friendly Parks for All’ project, the Council held a consultation in partnership with the Richmond Dementia Action Alliance to look at how the…

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New Mayor picks children’s charities for local fundraising efforts

The 53rd Mayor of Richmond upon Thames and her deputy were formally announced last night, along with their chosen children’s charities. Cllr Blakemore was first elected as a Councillor for North Richmond in 2010. Since then she was Deputy Mayor…

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Teddington Memorial Hospital rated good in all areas by NHS

Teddington Memorial Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation unit has been rated as ‘good’ overall and ‘good’ for all areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission. The rating comes as part of their re-inspection of the adult rehabilitation service in January and February. The…

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