Latest News

If you'd like to add a news item, please click the link at the top of this page.

Covid-19 Results

Richmond upon Thames is leading the way on Covid-19 testing, with the highest NHS Test and Trace programme testing uptake...

Homebase Planning Application

As part of the ‘call-in’ by City Hall on the Planning decision for the redevelopment of the Homebase site in...

Safer Neighbourhood Team Update

Dear all, Hope this email finds you well and enjoying the summer. We have been made aware of a return...

Hammersmith Bridge – Sarah Olney MP

Share your views about Hammersmith Bridge I know how important the repairs to Hammersmith Bridge are to many of you....

Coronavirus – Sarah Olney MP – 5th August

SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME - NEW GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS Self-employed parents who did not submit a tax return for 2018/2019,...

Pop-up Coronavirus Test Centre in Richmond

People who think they may have contracted Coronavirus can get tested at a temporary pop-up testing centre in Old Deer...

Tesco Closing for Refurbishment

Tesco in the village is now planned to reopen on Saturday 8th August.

Kew Gardens seeks donations

Kew Gardens have appealed for donations, as they face what they call “A significant financial challenge that threatens our future.” ...

Kew CPZ Review

In light of the removal of parking on Kew Road adjacent to Kew Gardens and the proposal to remove all...

Listen to episode 2 of Talk Richmond

. . .on avoiding a second peak of coronavirus Hear from Shannon Katiyo, Richmond Council’s Director of Public Health, as...

Changes to ‘shielding’ guidance

Vulnerable residents are reminded to take note of changes to the Government’s COVID-19 guidance around ‘shielding’. Anyone who is clinically...

Community Conversation

Help shape the future of where you live in virtual engagement events with an on-line event for Kew on Thursday,...

Online booking system for Townmead Recycling Centre launches

A new online booking system for Townmead Recycling Centre will be launched from the 20th July – enabling people to...

Final NHS clap

Residents on Mortlake Road near the junction with Beechwood Avenue, Kew showed their appreciation to the NHS and support staff...

The National Archives reopens in July

The National Archives will be able to welcome visitors back into their reading rooms from Tuesday 21 July. They will...

Update from Kew Police

Dear all, Hope you are keeping well. A quick over view of  what’s been happening over the past month. Our...

Kew Gardens Glasshouses to re-open on 4th July

Kew Gardens have announced that their glasshouses will reopen from 4th July.  There'll be a one-way system in place. Queues...

Libraries reopen with click and collect service

The Click & Collect service for library books is being resumed by Richmond Council, as services start to reopen following the...

Social Responsibility – Councillor J-F Burford’s Message

"We all enjoy sitting outside on Kew Green, chatting with friends and family, enjoying a beer, glass of wine, cup...

NHS Clap 5th July

We're sure Kew people will want to join in a nationwide clap to thank the NHS on 5th July, in...

Kew Road barriers to be upgraded

The recently installed water barriers on Kew Road, put in to ensure the mandatory cycle lane was protected from parking...

Businesses selling takeaway food and drink should open their toilets

- says Richmond Council. Pubs and cafés across the borough are being encouraged to open their toilets if they are...

New Crime and Community Safety Information System

Richmond Council and the Met Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams, are urging all Richmond residents to sign up to a new...

A Quick Update from Kew Police

From: Lorraine.Childs@met.police.uk Date: 11 June 2020 at 16:34:08 BST Subject: Quick Update Dear all, Hope you are keeping well and...

Be aware of Toxic Moths

Residents out and about enjoying borough parks and open spaces this summer are reminded to be on the lookout for...

Raleigh Road United Church new website

Raleigh Road United Church has launched its new website: https://raleighroadunitedchurch.uk Do try it and tell them what you think.

Council starts work on cycle lane outside Kew Gardens

Under emergency powers, single yellow line parking will be removed from Kew Road outside of Kew Gardens and protective barriers...

Kew Gardens Re-opening from June 1st

Great news - with changes to the government’s lockdown restrictions, Kew Gardens will be opening from Monday 1 June 2020...

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...

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...

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...

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...