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CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

Richmond Council’s coronavirus COVID-19 webpages are here.

The Council has set up a new Community Hub to provide support and advice with a particular focus on the vulnerable and those most in need in the Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth, which share Council services. You can reach it here. A new call centre staffed by up to 20 people can be reached at 020 8871 6555 or by email here.
 

VOLUNTEERING

Richmond Council for Voluntary Services, which supports voluntary and community sector organisations in the Borough, needs volunteers during the pandemic. Details here.
 

RICHMOND PARK

Richmond Park is staying open but roads in the Park are closed to all traffic except bicycles. The Royal Parks are encouraging visitors to spend time enjoying nature, relaxing or exercising and to follow Government advice on social distancing. If that advice is not followed, the parks may close. Kew Gardens is closed. Updates on the latest situation are here.
 

ALLOTMENTS

Two allotments in Richmond have some of the longest waiting lists in the country. They are Manor Road (481) and Old Palace Lane (383). The UK average is 30. The figures were given by a specialist shed retailer.
 

BICYCLES

Richmond Council plans to install 20 bicycle hangars in the borough, three of them in the town. The hangars are seen as a secure solution to long-term bicycle parking and an effective way to protect cycles from adverse weather and vandalism. The Richmond locations are Kew Road, Onslow Avenue and The Green. Each hangar can store up to six bicycles. They are accessed by people who have signed up to the scheme, paid a membership fee, and received a key. The plan is subject to a final consultation, which ends on 8 April.
 

EVENTS

All Richmond Society events - talks, walks and the Summer Party - are cancelled until the end of June. Those planned for the second half of the year will be reviewed in the Summer.
 

COMMUNICATIONS

The Richmond Society’s quarterly Newsletter is delivered to members by email, by post and by hand. It is also posted on our website. If you usually receive a printed copy now is the time to switch to electronic delivery. Our team of volunteers who get it out to you will not be able to do so during the present emergency. So, please send your email address to us here to ensure you do not miss an issue.

USEFUL LINKS

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames coronavirus information

Metropolitan Police South Richmond Safer Neighbourhood Team

Be Richmond (The Richmond Business Improvement District)
 

JOIN

If this has been forwarded to you and you are not a member of The Richmond Society join us and add your voice to that of a growing community of people who love Richmond and are passionate about preserving and enhancing its natural and built environment. Membership gives free admittance to our talks, 4 quarterly newsletters, and access to a network of more than 1,300 people who care about one of the most beautiful parts of London and want to keep it special.

Membership fees, unchanged for 20 years, are £5 for a single person or £8 for 2 in the same household. In order to put the Society on a sound financial footing for the future, from the start of our next membership year on Thursday 1 October annual subscriptions will be £10 and £16, still excellent value and lower than those of many similar societies.

 

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