Archive of posts with category 'news'

Christmas and New Year waste and recycling collection

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Residents are being reminded that their collection times will be subject to change over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Following the Bank Holiday on Tuesday 26 December, Richmond Council will carry out waste and recycling collections (including Garden Waste Collections) for domestic properties two days later than usual. For example, Monday collections will take place on Wednesday and the Tuesday collections on Thursday.

14 December 2017 | news

Council says third Heathrow runway unbuildable

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Councils opposed to expansion at Heathrow have told the Transport Select Committee that the most recent evidence published by the Government continues to demonstrate that a third runway could not be built at the airport without causing unacceptable air and noise pollution.

6 December 2017 | news

Richmond Council submits planning application for Twickenham Riverside redevelopment

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A Planning Application to redevelop Twickenham Riverside has been submitted and will be open to statutory consultation.

Over the past two years the Council has been consulting with residents and businesses in Twickenham on proposals for a new development on King Street / Water Lane and Twickenham Riverside. The development site includes three properties on the corner of King Street and Water Lane, the car park to the rear and the derelict former swimming pool buildings.

6 December 2017 | news

Northcote Nature Reserve inaugurated with tree planting

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On Sunday 3rd December, local residents planted eight trees to mark the inauguration of the new Northcote Nature Reserve in Isleworth.

The Nature Reserve is the northernmost point of the recently announced Lower Crane Restoration Project, which aims to restore 3km of riverside paths and create a more natural river along the adjacent river Crane.

6 December 2017 | news

20mph limit could be introduced across borough

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A 20mph speed limit could be introduced across the borough it was announced at last week’s Council meeting.

The plans were announced by Cllr Peter Buckwell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Highways, following a rise in the number of community petitions being submitted to the Council, requesting 20mph.

6 December 2017 | news

Views sought on vision for lower River Crane

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Residents across the boroughs of Richmond and Hounslow are encouraged to have their say on a proposed vision to restore 1.8 miles of the lower River Crane.

The Crane Valley Partnership is embarking on the ambitious restoration project between the river’s divide with the Duke of Northumberland and Cole Park Island.

30 November 2017 | news

Council agrees to help Turing House school

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Richmond Council agreed a proposal to provide temporary accommodation for the popular Turing House School at its Cabinet meeting last week.

Turing House is a secondary free school run by the Russell Education Trust. It opened in September 2015 in temporary premises, at Livingston House, Queens Road, Teddington.

23 November 2017 | news

Richmond College delighted with Ofsted result

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In October 2017, a team of Ofsted inspectors visited Richmond upon Thames College, a general further education college based in Twickenham, to carry out a full four day inspection covering all areas of the college provision.

23 November 2017 | news

Richmond Council offers free salt for winter

Residents who may be at risk of slipping on their driveways and footpaths are being encouraged to take advantage of the Borough’s newest community initiative.

The Council will be offering residents the option to collect up to 50kg of free rock salt to assist in the clearance of footpaths and to make areas safer for their use.

18 November 2017 | news

Cable appeals to Richmond Council on tax

Twickenham MP Vince Cable has joined Citizens Advice and other local charities in deploring the council’s decision to impose a 15% minimum council tax charge on the most vulnerable residents who were hitherto exempted from the charge.

18 November 2017 | news

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