Markets have a longstanding place in the towns, cities and villages of the British Isles. They were the cornerstone of every major settlement throughout our history, with people bringing in goods to trade from surrounding settlements in order to feed themselves but also the citizens of the conurbations they visited.
Love Your Local Market is a Call to Action to create more of a buzz about the UK market scene and in 2012, its first year over 400 markets took part in order to promote and highlight their offer. Markets are also a great way to encourage new start-ups and last year 2,000 pitches were created for new traders.
Do you want the Council to consider your road for a 20mph limit? Now you can do it on line>
For anyone who wants to ask the Council to consider investigating the possibility of introducing the speed limit in their road, the new process will make it easier for them to apply.Applicants will still need to provide evidence as to what support they have from their neighbours.
If your road is selected the Council will carry out a speed and volume survey and review the accident record for the road. the council staff will then meet with a representative group of residents to discuss the results of the findings along with possible options.
Cllr Chris Harrison Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transport, said:
“A number of Council’s around the country have introduced blanket 20mph limits across their boroughs. We don’t believe this is necessarily the best thing to do and we want to take a more localised approach – engaging with our communities on the matter.
“In some places, introducing a 20mph limit will improve the street environment for all road users, including car drivers, by reducing the number and severity of collisions and casualties on roads, improving traffic flows and making the borough a safer and better place to live in. To start the local debate and engagement we have therefore introduced an easy online form for residents to be able to highlight their interest in 20mph for their area.”
For more information, or to register your road for investigation, please go to: www.richmond.gov.uk/20mph
From Monday (22nd April), everyone in Richmond upon Thames will receive a ballot card for the local referendum on the future of Heathrow Airport , on a proposal for a third runway there, as well as increasing flights in and out of the airport.
To ensure that residents can make an informed decision on the key issues, the Council has organised a number of information events around the borough, a large Question Time event and will have stalls at the Richmond May Fair and Chestnut Sunday.
‘Have Your Say’ information stalls will be at:
· Twickenham: King Street , (outside Santander ) on Tuesday 23rd April from 10-4pm
· East Sheen: Upper Richmond Road West , East Sheen, (by the War Memorial); from 10-4pm
· Teddington: Outside Boots on Broad Street on Thursday 25th April from 10-4pm
· Richmond’s May Fair, The Green, Richmond , Saturday 11 May 11am to 5pm
· Bushy Park ’s Chestnut Sunday at Bushy Park , Teddington, Sunday 12th May 12.30pm to 5pm.
The Council is staging a Question Time event, with panelists, Zac Goldsmith MP, Vincent Cable MP and the Mayor of London’s aviation adviser, Daniel Moylan, Frank Wingate from West London Business. It will be held at Duke Street Church Hall, Duke Street , Richmond , on Friday 3rd May 6pm to 9pm. Residents will be able to put their questions to the panel.
To find out more about the referendum and how to vote please go to www.richmond.gov.uk/be_heard
Ofgem imposed tough requirements on energy suppliers to ensure they deliver steps towards the Prime Minister’s commitment that all households should be on the lowest available energy tariff.
For too long energy consumers have been bamboozled by an outdated and complex tariff system which makes it difficult for them to decide which tariff they should switch to in order to get the best deal.
To address this, the government has made it clear that a radical shake-up of the energy market is required and that energy companies should start putting people before profits. Read the rest of this entry »
This Morning the LBRuT Recycling Task group got up early to see first-hand the issues involved in increasing participation in recycling. If you have suggestions please do get intouch we would love to hear from you. email@example.com
The Prudential RideLondon cycling events will take place in central London on Saturday 3 August and in London and Surrey on Sunday 4 August.
Here is a map showing the routes of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday 4 August can be found here:
It will be amazing to watch or take part in and goes right through North Richmond and Richmond Park.
Full details will be published by June 2013.
More information on access and road closures during Prudential RideLondon can be found here. Full details of the road closures and travel advice for the Prudential RideLondon weekend will be made available by June 2013.
Nominate Your Road or Pavement to be fixed
The council has set up a fund for residents to suggest the roads and pavments that are most in need of fixing. There is £35,000 for North Richmond.
This is in add to the total of £490,000 annual road and pavement repair budget.
2013 nominations process now open!
Submit your suggestion for North Richmond online here or fill in a paper copy, available at the Civic Centre or any local library.
Only local residents are eligible to take part.
The closing date for nominations is 1 March 2013.
If you have any questions about a suggestion you would like to make please contact me Cllr Katharine Harborne on firstname.lastname@example.org
We have set up a task group to investiage Food Waste in LBRut.
I am looking forward to going out on a round with a LBRuT food waste collection team. This is to see for myself what we can do in Richmond to improve participation in food waste recycling.
We have had some intersting presentations on best practice from round the country.
The best thing everyone can do is cut out wast in the first place:
The good news is that it’s easy to reduce the amount of food you throw away (and save up to £50 a month) with five simple actions:
Here is how:
Find out more about one or all of the food (and money) saving actions by clicking on the links above.
Find more tips, recipes and information on how you can save up to £50 per month throughout this website and on the love food hate waste website