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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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20mph limit roll-out begins

The phased roll-out of a borough-wide 20mph speed limit has started in the area around Kew Green and part of Hampton. Following a consultation last year, which had 10,000 responses, it was agreed a 20mph limit would be implemented across the borough excluding TfL red routes, as well as parts of the A305, A308 and…

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Gifts from the Kew Horticultural Society

At a recent Special General Meeting the members of the Kew Horticultural Society agreed to give some of their excess reserves to local community groups and schools with the aim of furthering interest in gardening, horticultural and earth science generally.

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Council Tax Refund Scams

Residents living in Richmond upon Thames are being asked to be on alert following reports of a council tax scams. Scammers are posing as council staff claiming to be able to secure you a council tax refund or threatening fines – but instead stealing people’s personal information and bank details. Fraudsters are contacting residents by…

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Kew Studio ArtHouse Show

Kew Studio will once again be taking part in the Richmond borough ArtHouse Open Studios event at the end of June. Please join us for drinks and nibbles on the opening night of our exhibition, Friday June 28th, or pop in to meet the artists and see the wonderful array of work on show (and…

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