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Project raising awareness about drug use gets Council support

A drugs education project, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs, has been granted £5,000 funding by the Council. The ‘I love you Mum’ drugs awareness, theatre-in-education project is run by the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation. They will undertake…

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School Sixth Forms Celebrate A-Level Success

Students in Richmond upon Thames school sixth forms are once again celebrating as they receive their A Level results. The recent provisional results show that the 436 pupils in school sixth forms achieved A Level results above those seen nationally.…

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Public views needed as adult social care reaches breaking point

Richmond Council is encouraging all residents and community groups to take part in a major national consultation by the Local Government Association into how to pay for adult social care and support for older people, working age adults with mental or…

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Judicial review launched against Heathrow expansion

Lawyers acting for a consortium of local authorities and others have issued judicial review proceedings in the High Court against the Secretary of State for Transport, on the basis that he has unlawfully designated the Airports National Policy Statement [NPS]…

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Dog Control PSPO to be enforced

A Dog Control Public Space Protection Order, to control dog behaviours such as dog fouling and restrict the number of dogs that can be walked by one person at any one time, will be enforced from October 2018. Last year…

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Council plan Car Free Day next month

Families in Richmond are being invited to come out and play as part of a national Car Free Day this September, with a scheme aimed at encouraging children to play outside. Richmond Council is encouraging people to hold a play…

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Council paves way for “fairer approach” to repairs across the borough

Twenty five pavements across the borough will benefit from an additional half a million pounds of improvements, thanks to Richmond Council. Earlier this year hundreds of people nominated local pavements for repair as part of the Council’s Community Pavement Repair…

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Council moves in on travellers in Ham

Travellers who have temporarily pitched up on Ham Common are being giving their marching orders by Richmond Council and the local Police. On late Thursday evening, Richmond Council received reports of travellers bringing 22 caravans, other vehicles and dogs, illegally…

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Local primary schools expected to top national league tables

Pupils attending primary schools in Richmond upon Thames are expected to top the national league tables yet again following publication of the 2018 Key Stage 2 (SATs) results.  The results show that the borough has scored well above the national…

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Cabinet Member seeks to clarify misunderstandings on Mortlake Petition

Council confirms facts about proposed Mortlake new secondary school, after local petition causes concern.  A petition has been launched by a local resident claiming that the Council has “handed over land” for a new school in Mortlake without any consultation…

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