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Coronavirus – Sarah Olney MP – 28th May

Today sees the launch of the Government’s new Test and Trace program which we hope will allow for a more...

Kew Gardens Re-opening for Members from June 1st

Great news - with changes to the government’s lockdown restrictions, Kew Gardens will be opening for members from Monday 1...

Rotary raising funds for the Vineyard Foodbanks

In the current situation, the Rotary Club of Kew Gardens wanted to do something to help those adversely affected by...

Beware: Rogue Builders in Kew

From our Police Safer Neighbourhood Team: I just wanted to update you quickly and ask that you advise your neighbours...

Townmead and Holiday Waste Collection

Residents are asked to “think long and hard” before they visit Townmead this long weekend and if they do visit...

Religious Services and Assistance during Lockdown

Following the government announcement on Monday, all churches have now closed.  However our local churches continue to offer support at...

Nicolas Wine Shop now open

Nicolas wine shop has replaced Oddbins at 5, Station Parade and is now open for business Wednesday to Sunday from...

Work to start on urgent measures to make streets safer

A series of rapid temporary measures will be installed on some of the borough’s busier roads and pavements to help...

Parking Enforcement to be reintroduced

Enforcement on all on-street parking will recommence on Monday 25th May. Since the lockdown, the Council has prioritised enforcement against...

Car Wash

FS Car Valeting Professionals based in the car park at the back of the Pig & Whistle pub on Sheen...

Sweet dreams for younger residents

With children and extended families across the borough not being able to meet up during lock down, Richmond Council is...

Waste and Recycling services due to restart

The borough’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Garden Waste and Bulky Waste services are due to restart later this month,...

Pop-up Coronavirus test centre in Richmond

People who think they may have contracted Coronavirus can get tested at a special temporary testing centre run by the...

Post Office Availability

Kew Post Office has reopened from Monday May 4th.  Opening hours will be 10.30-2.30 Monday to Friday, closed on Saturday...

Great British Bunting for VE Day 75

Kew residents are encouraged to create Great British Bunting to display in windows at home to help commemorate the 75thanniversary...

Free Online Talks from The National Archives

The National Archives has launched 'What’s On-Line', a programme of free online talks and webinars, delivered by specialists and experts....

Stay at home and save lives this weekend – no matter the weather

Residents are reminded to stay at home and save lives this weekend - no matter the weather. This weekend is...

Waste and Recycling Service Update

This week’s missed household residual waste and recycling collections will be collected over the weekend by the new contractor, confirms...

Kew Street Level Support Groups

A large number of very local, street level support groups have been set up in Kew in response to the...

Be Careful!

Beware of fraudulent visitors! Kew Neighbourhood Association made us aware of this report. All KNA volunteers are being encouraged to...

TfL’s webinar on Hammersmith’s temporary bridge

Transport for London (TfL) will hold a webinar on Thursday 2 April at 4pm to give residents an opportunity to...

New Phone Scam

Just received the latest scam.... automated phone call "due to an essential upgrade your internet service will be suspended in...

Volunteers needed to transcribe Royal Navy service records

The National Archives is currently seeking volunteers to help transcribe First World War Royal Navy service records for a free...

Parking Changes

The council has suspended enforcement of on-street and car park facilities for NHS and social care staff. Residents with permits...

Household garden waste collections paused

Garden waste collections are being paused from Monday 30 March, until further notice, to direct resources into ensuring weekly household...

Covid-19 Scam Alert

The council tells us that fake text message being sent to Richmond residents telling them they have been ‘caught’ flouting...

Montien Thai is still open for Take Aways!

Due to the recent law changes, our restaurant service is suspended from Saturday, 21 March 2020 until further notice. We...

Coronavirus – Richmond Housing Partnership

Update from Richmond Housing Partnership: 

Townmead Refuse and Recycling Centre – Closed

The Council has had to close the Townmead Refuse and Recycling Centre in Kew. Please keep your uncollectable refuse on...

Kew Police Newsletter March 2020

Here is the latest update from our Safer Neighbourhood Team. Click on the picture to see it in full detail.

Message from KNA

1) It is imperative Kew's over 70's and vulnerable adults stay at home. KNA is inundated with volunteers who are...

Coronavirus – Kew Neighbour Association Update – 25th March

It is imperative Kew's over 70's and vulnerable adults stay at home.  KNA is inundated with volunteers who are under 70...

Coronavirus: New helpline for those who need support

Vulnerable, isolated residents can now access support from a new Community Hub launched by Richmond Council. The Community Hub has...

St Anne’s Live Streaming

Tomorrow, Sunday, 22 March, St Anne's Church will livestream its regular 10:00 a.m. Sunday service via Facebook Live, and plans...

Food Donations for Elderly and Vulnerable Residents

Local businesses and residents are urged to come forward and help support some of the boroughs older and most vulnerable...

Supermarket Shopping Arrangements

In addition to the wonderful efforts by all of our local businesses, the supermarket chains have now put in place...

Coronavirus Door-to-Door Scam Alert

Local police have sent out the following warning: Please be aware that criminals are posing as officials by knocking at...

Coronavirus – local businesses helping!

Local shops and businesses are doing their best to help - and we need to support them!  The Greyhound pub...

Coronavirus – Police update – 19th March

Dear all, Please the below from Chief Superintendent Benatar. As we are all well aware this is an ever evolving...

Coronavirus Advice – Guidance for Volunteers

Richmond Council have put advice up on their website for all those wanting to volunteer to help others in response...

Beware of Coronavirus Scams

Residents are being warned that fraudsters are exploiting the spread of coronavirus to facilitate various types of fraud and cybercrime....

What’s on around Kew in March

Unfortunately, due to the Corona Virus epidemic, the events, described in this article, are suspended. When the places in and...

Free Jewellery & Antiques Valuation

Kate Bliss from Hansons Auctioneers & Valuers is coming back to the Avenue Club by popular demand. Enjoy free valuations...

Position Vacancy – Part time, flexible hours, 12 hours /week. 12 month fixed contract.

POSITION VACANCY – Part time, flexible hours, 12 hours /week pro rata to £7,500/year (£12.50 per hour). Twelve month fixed...

Update from our local police team

The local police wish to share their latest news: Just  an update as what's been happening locally over the past...

Early Booking for Richmond Music Academy!

Local composer/performer/teacher James Hayes is again running his Richmond Music Academy for young musicians this Easter.  The theme is "Witches...

Be vigilant – ATM fraud on the increase

It appears that there is an increase in the fraudulent scanning of cards at ATMs in our area. This may...

Windham Nursery Rated ‘Outstanding’ By Ofsted

Windham Nursery, the only maintained nursery school in the borough of Richmond upon Thames, has maintained its ‘Outstanding’ rating following...

Richmond Park closed on Sunday 9th February 2020

Storm Ciara and Royal Parks closures. Due to current weather warnings all eight Royal Parks will be closed on Sunday...

Mortlake Brewery Development

Richmond’s Planning Committee reviewed three applications last night (29/1/20) proposing the redevelopment of Mortlake Brewery – the biggest development site...

Update (10:00 Thursday 30th January) on Gas/Electricity supply problem

Cadent's major operation to restore gas supplies in Richmond, after water from a burst water main got into local gas...

Kew Sparkle raises £2250 for the Vineyard Community Centre

Following a very successful evening at Kew Sparkle (6 December 2019) packed with lots of activities, school choirs singing carols...

25th Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens

The Festival celebrates this special anniversary with an exploration of the wonders of Indonesia.  Rainforests and volcanoes are brought to...

A major issue with the gas supply in part of Kew.

A burst water main in Mount Ararat Road on Thursday night forced a hole into a nearby gas pipe, causing...

Planning Application – Doctor’s Surgery

The new doctor's surgery in Levett Square (Richmond Medical Group) has applied to the council planning department for a variation...

Christmas and New Year waste and recycling days

First Week On Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th December, normal day collections will take place. From Christmas Day (Wednesday 25th),...

Free Grit for Icy an Winter

Richmond residents are once again being offered free bags of grit and rock salt as part of the Council’s annual...

Rebel Christmas at The National Archives

From 27 November to 4 January, head to The National Archives for a unique festive offering this season. Exploring the...

DIY Waste Charges Delayed

A new charge for residents wanting to dispose of construction and demolition waste (“DIY waste”) at Richmond’s Household Waste and...

Are you ready for the General Election?

With a General Election scheduled for Thursday 12th December the borough’s electoral services team are ready to make sure everyone...

Unwanted winter coat collection at Chestertons

Calling London and Chestertons have achieved incredible levels of success over the past few years collecting winter coats for vulnerable...

Two Scams

Watch out for TV licence scam emails. The council is warning the public to be aware of an email scam...

DIY Waste Charges

All residents wanting to dispose of construction and demolition waste (“DIY waste”) at Richmond’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre in...

Kew residents harvest school’s friendship

Year six pupils at Broomfield House School in Kew are sharing the spirit of friendship across the generations in celebration...

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...

Kew-based Children’s Charity Raises over £24,000 with Blues Event

The evening had a live performance from blues band, Rawhides Kew-based children's charity, REACT (Rapid Effective Assistance for Children living...

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...

Kew Gardens Autumn Antics

Head to Kew Gardens for an array of fun-filled workshops, performances and storytelling this autumn half term, from 19th October....

Kew Society Campaigns for Step-Free Access at Kew Gardens Station

The Kew Society has been awarded a grant from Richmond Council's Community Fund to explore options for providing step free...

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...

Community Funding

Nine local community projects have been awarded nearly £600k in the latest round of Richmond Council’s Community Fund. The Community...

Council Tax Refund Scam

Richmond Council is aware of a Council Tax refund scam that is currently operating across the borough. A number of...

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...

New Parking Scam in our Borough

Please be aware of an ongoing scam that seems to be gaining popularity. Currently, there appear to be two young...

Kew Horticultural Show – how it went!

The Kew Horticultural Society Annual Summer Show took place in St Anne’s Church Hall on 24th August. It was a...

Chihuly Nights

Kew Gardens are holding special ticketed evenings to view Dale Chihuly’s glass artworks as the sun sets across Kew Gardens.  There's...

August Bank Holiday Rubbish Collection

As usual with refuse and recycling collections for the Bank Holiday on Monday, 26th August, your collection day will be...

Homebase Site

City Hall has ‘called-in’ the Planning decision on the redevelopment of the Homebase site in Richmond. This follows a resolution...

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...

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...

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...

Kew Gardens Family Community Connector Programme

We need your help to introduce families to the wonders of Kew, and to get them excited about plants and...

Kew Library – Space Chase and Storytime

Kew Library, along with others in Richmond, are promoting the annual Reading Challenge for children aged 4-11.  This year, inspired...

Theatre on Kew: Alice in Wonderland

Tickets are available through August for this family-friendly show at Kew Gardens.  The famous Lewis Carroll story is produced by...

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...

Ride London Road Closures

The annual cycle race will again be coming through the area on Sunday, 4th August. The following roads will be...

Old and young party together in Kew

Kew Neighbourhood Association was delighted to hold its annual summer party for clients in partnership with Kew College and their...

Richmond Music Academy

Bookings are now open for this week-long course for young musicians, starting 29th July.  It's at the King's House School...

Pensford Party – how it went!

  Over 200 local residents gathered in Pensford Field on Sunday 23rd June to relax with a picnic. Pimms flowed...

Mayor of London’s Volunteer Awards

Do you know anyone who volunteers for a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation in our part of London that deserves...

Glorious Kew Midsummer Fete – how it went!

Kew Midsummer Fete celebrated its 10th Anniversary in style on Saturday 22nd June with brilliant sunshine as thousands of visitors...

Kew Gardens – advance timeslots for Children’s Garden

Visits to the new Children's Garden can now be booked online for entry from 3rd July.  A 90-minute timeslot, at no extra...

Council Tax Refund Scams

Residents living in Richmond upon Thames are being asked to be on alert following reports of a council tax scams....

A makeover for the War Memorial

The Kew Society gardening team has been hard at work giving the War Memorial on Kew Green a much-needed makeover....

Kew Studio ArtHouse Show

Kew Studio will once again be taking part in the Richmond borough ArtHouse Open Studios event at the end of...

Rain, rain, go away ….

The team beavering away to prepare for the Barn Summer Fair this Saturday, 15th June, 11am – 2pm remind us there's...

Dr Rowan Williams to speak at St Anne’s, Kew

The Parish Church of St Anne announces the visit of Dr Rowan Williams as part of its commemoration of Conrad...

Hammersmith Bridge Progress

From Richmond Council: Residents’ needs on both sides of Hammersmith Bridge are the priority. The Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham...

Village Roadworks

Network Rail, that owns the forecourt area in front of the station entrance on the London-bound side, will be rectifying...

Conservation Project launched at London Wetland Centre

A Plan to conserve Richmond's richly-diverse plant and wildlife for future generations has been launched  at the Centre in Barnes.  ...