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Environment

May Bank Holiday Bin Days

May Bank holiday recycling and waste collection will be one day later than usual. Following the May Bank Holiday on Monday 3 May, Richmond Council will carry out general waste, food waste, garden waste and recycling collections for domestic properties one day later than usual, for one week.  For example, Monday collections will take place…

Help local hedgehogs by welcoming them in your garden

Do you live in East Sheen? Have you got a garden, however small? Join the Barnes Hedgehog Superhighway and help extend the territory of these lovely little mammals in our area. The Barnes Hedgehog Superhighway is the brainchild of Barnes resident Michel Birkenwald. His ambition is to build the largest hedgehog superhighway in the country…

Community Fund now open for funding applications!

Do you have a big idea about a project for the area where you live but get stuck on how to pay for it? Why not apply now for the Richmond Community Fund?  The Richmond Council Community Fund comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy. A tax paid by developers to help reduce the impact of…

Lucy Loves Lemon Curd Muffins recipe

Lucy Loves…Lemon Curd Muffins

Does the top shelf of your fridge look like mine? Picture this if you will; row upon row of jars in various shapes and sizes. I have every condiment you can imagine up there: mint sauce, mint jelly, horseradish, sambal oelek, lazy garlic and ginger and jam in every flavour you could possibly imagine. And…

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…

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. …