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Environment

Climate Emergency declared in Richmond upon Thames

A cross-party group of councillors this week supported a motion to declare a climate emergency in Richmond upon Thames. Cllr Richard Bennett, Leader of the Green Party group put forward the motion at the recent Full Council meeting on 9 July. According to the council’s press release, the motion read: “Council joins the rapidly growing…

Choose Walking or Cycling on Clean Air Day

This Thursday June 20th is National Clean Air Day! As we know, air pollution is real and harmful to the health of millions; luckily, there are many things we can do to reduce our pollutive footprint. Clean Air Day is a chance to learn more about ways we can make the air cleaner and healthier…

Barnes Hospital development

Barnes Hospital Development could get green light despite residents’ concerns

A development with 83 housing units and large underground car park can go ahead on the Barnes Hospital site if the planning committee approves, despite 250 objections from local residents.  The application is for redeveloping Barnes Hospital Site into 83 residential units, mental health facility, GP surgery, SEN school with provision for 81 cars and…

Easter Bank Holiday Bin Days

Easter Bank holiday recycling and waste collection one day later Following the Easter Bank Holidays on Friday 19 April and Monday 22 April, Richmond Council will carry out waste and recycling collections (including Garden Waste collections) for domestic properties one day later than usual.  For example, Friday collections will take place on Saturday and Monday…

Do you want a quieter street?

Traffic behaviour – and policy – is changing across London. As more people use services like Waze and Google Maps, as more goods are delivered, and as more of us worry about air quality and transport safety, the Mayor of London has been asking boroughs to bring forward policies that ask for less traffic, and…

Community consultation about the Barnes Hospital development

A group of concerned locals is holding a community consultation about the planned development on the Barnes Hospital site. There is an application to redevelop Barnes Hospital Site into 83 residential units, mental health facility, GP surgery, SEN school with provision for 81 cars. Access via South Worple Way. The consultation is now completed (with 224…

Free water Refill point at Hamptons

Estate agents Hamptons International is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and as a result the company will have various incentives and projects throughout the year, one of which is Project Planet.  Hamptons International has partnered with Refill to prevent plastic pollution.  You can download the free app and find a refill station for water. …

Last day to comment on additional 25,000 planned flights from Heathrow

Heathrow’s latest public consultation on expansion is closing tonight, at 11.55pm on 4 March 2019. It is seeking feedback on changes to Heathrow Airport’s airspace and future runway operations. Richmond Council, along with four other councils is fighting the airport expansion, saying 25,000 extra flights would be disastrous for the borough.  The Heathrow eight-week public consultation is asking for public…

Heather has returned to Sheen Common

A group of volunteers have received a grant to improve environmental habitats on East Sheen Common. The Conservation Volunteers have received funding from Richmond Parish Lands charity to improve the pond on the common, replace the small bridge, make improvements to the hazel coppice area and create a new amphibian friendly environment. This follows the…