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20mph Enforcement: Community Roadwatch to be rolled out

As the new 20mph speed limit continues to be introduced across the borough, the Council is supporting local group 20’s Plenty in rolling out a new Community Roadwatch scheme, to help further reduce vehicle speeds on our roads. Community Roadwatch gives local residents the opportunity to work side by side with their local police teams…

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20mph zones go live

The roll-out of the borough-wide 20mph continues, with drivers reminded that as signage is unveiled, the limit is enforced. The 20mph limit has been implemented across Kew, excluding our TfL red route (Mortlake Road and up to Kew Bridge). When the signage was installed, it is initially covered. However, now the whole of the area…

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Improved accessible play could be coming to local park

As part of Richmond Council’s continued commitment to improve parks and open spaces, the Council is seeking the views of residents about a proposed upgrade to the play equipment at Raleigh Road Recreation Ground. We are proposing to make the play space integrated, enabling all children to play together through: The installation of a wheelchair…

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Community Funding

Nine local community projects have been awarded nearly £600k in the latest round of Richmond Council’s Community Fund. The Community Fund comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy, a tax collected by Richmond upon Thames Council and paid by developers (15% or 25% in neighbourhood plan areas). A portion of the total tax collected will fund…

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Council Tax Refund Scam

Richmond Council is aware of a Council Tax refund scam that is currently operating across the borough. A number of residents have reported that they received a text from someone purporting to be from the “Council” saying that they are due a refund on their Council Tax. If people click on the link, they are…

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Work starts on Hammersmith Bridge

Following detailed investigation by a team of world-leading specialist engineers, Transport for London and Hammersmith & Fulham Council have agreed the works needed to repair Hammersmith Bridge. The first stage of the work has now begun and TfL has provided £25million to pay for it. Once completed, the refurbishment will enable cars and buses (including…

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Homebase Site

City Hall has ‘called-in’ the Planning decision on the redevelopment of the Homebase site in Richmond. This follows a resolution by Richmond Planning Committee to recommend refusal. On 3 July, the Planning Committee considered an application for a mixed-use development, creating 385 homes in a four-nine storey redevelopment on the Manor Road site. Following consideration…

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Kew Studios Autumn Programme

Our classes for the autumn term are booking up fast, so get in quickly so you don’t miss out. All the details are here: 1. Etching weekend workshop: 19 & 20 October 2. Get expressive in watercolour:  1 October to 5 November 3. Cyanotype Sunday workshop: 29 September to 24  November 4. Tapestry: Thursday evenings:…

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Hammersmith Bridge Survey Results

The views of over 2,000 local people on the closure of Hammersmith Bridge have been passed to Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL to consider as part of their deliberations on the bridge’s future. In June and July, Richmond Council conducted a survey to establish how the closure of the bridge to vehicular traffic is…

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