Archive of posts with category 'news'

New Brompton bike hire scheme

Image - brompton-bike-locker Commuters in Richmond upon Thames will have more options available to them following the installation of a Brompton Bicycle Rack outside one of the borough's busiest train stations.

17 March 2018 | news

Richmond Council wants you to pass on plastic

Image - lbrut-pass-on-plastic Richmond upon Thames' residents and businesses are being encouraged to pass on using plastics to help preserve the borough's beautiful environment. Every year in London we use 2.3 tonnes of plastic packaging, 13 billion plastic bottles, and 2.5 billion coffee cups. Meanwhile, a staggering 1 million plastic straws are used every day. This has to change.

17 March 2018 | news

Self-driving robots in Richmond

Image - self-driving-robot A fleet of self-driving robots will be trialled across the borough - aimed at reducing carbon emissions and delivery costs. Richmond Council has agreed that Starship Technologies can pilot their latest innovation, a self-driving delivery robot, on the borough's highway network.

14 March 2018 | news

Vote for Richmond Park film in awards

Image - attenboroug-with-stag-beetle Richmond Park - National Nature Reserve, presented by David Attenborough, has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Charity Film Awards and the public can help it win by voting for it now.

14 March 2018 | news

Richmond Council asks Transport Secretary about Heathrow noise impacts

Council leaders have called on the Transport Secretary to say how many years of extra noise he expects local communities to suffer if a third Heathrow runway is built. The Government has so far refused to release updated noise assessments for the four years following the new runway's expected opening in 2026. These were prepared for the revised draft National Planning Statement (NPS) but not included as part of the October 2017 consultation.

13 March 2018 | news

Bikeshare pilot to begin in Richmond

Image - richmond-bike-share A pilot to bring dockless bike share to Richmond upon Thames will launch in April. Advancements in technology means bicycle hire schemes no longer require docking stations, as provided with the current Santander London cycle hire scheme, with the technology now built directly into the bikes themselves.

12 March 2018 | news

Twickenham Riverside redevelopment planning approved

Image - twick-riverside Following lengthy debate last night the application to redevelop Twickenham Riverside was approved by the Planning Committee. On Wednesday 7th March, the Committee discussed an application to redevelop 1, 1A, 1B and 1C King Street; 2-4 Water Lane; the site of the former swimming pool building at the corner of Water Lane and the Embankment; and river facing parcel of land on the Embankment in front of Diamond Jubilee Gardens, Twickenham.

11 March 2018 | news

Richmond Council tax rise planned for 2018

Faced with massive cuts in Government funding, Richmond Council will be raising Council Tax to protect the key services that residents want and need. Historically, under successive Governments, Richmond upon Thames has been poorly funded. The four year Finance Settlement arranged in 2016 has resulted in Richmond losing its Government General Grant by 2018/19. This continues to leave Richmond as the lowest funded Council in London with the Council Tax paid by residents covering an ever higher share of service costs.

10 March 2018 | news

Eel Pie Island gets its own museum

Image - eel-pie-museum A museum dedicated to the rich musical- and river-related history of Eel Pie Island, Twickenham has opened its doors at 1-3 Richmond Road in Twickenham. Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, match-funded by the Mayor of London, and with the sponsorship of local businesses and organisations, and the support of Richmond Council, the Museum now enjoys a permanent location in the heart of Twickenham.

10 March 2018 | news

Richmond Council asks for new approach with level crossings

Image - level-crossings Following feedback from residents, businesses and ward councillors, particularly at recent Village Planning Questiontime events, Cllr Paul Hodgins and Cllr Peter Buckwell met with Network Rail to discuss level crossings in Richmond upon Thames.

10 March 2018 | news

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