Richmond upon Thames

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Party Seats Change +/-
Conservative Seats 39 Seats +/- +9
Liberal Democrat Seats 15 Seats +/- -9

Council background

Type
London Borough Council
Seats up
54 seats up for election - Whole
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council

17.11.2016

18:16

Councils issue Heathrow action letter

Four London councils threaten to begin legal action if the government does not withdraw its support for Heathrow Airport expansion in 14 days.

27.10.2016

16:30

Goldsmith 'regrets' Heathrow by-election pledge

Richmond's council leader backs Zac Goldsmith running as an independent candidate.

04.09.2015

07:58

World Cup volunteer ban 'disgraceful'

Members of Richmond Council say it is "disgraceful" they have been barred from being volunteers during the Rugby World Cup.

17.04.2015

13:53

Thames restaurant starts sinking

A floating restaurant begins to sink into the River Thames in south-west London, dragged underwater by a pontoon.

24.01.2015

12:40

Job loss fears over 'council merger'

A union says it is concerned plans for two London councils to merge could lead to "massive job losses".

03.10.2014

17:30

Watch: Moorings bye-laws

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Boat owners in south-west London could face fines of up to £500 if they stay too long at moorings under plans from Richmond Council. Gareth Furby spoke to residents and boaters.

14:31

Fines over moorings row

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Boat owners in south-west London could face fines of £500 if they stay moored in one place for too long.

Richmond Council is consulting on the idea following complaints about noise and rubbish left by some people living on boats. Here's more on the by-laws consultation.

12.09.2014

17:41

Brentford home for Gloriana?

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MP for Brentford and Isleworth, Mary Macleod, told Get West London she will write to Lord Sterling, the owner of the royal barge Gloriana, to bring the vessel to Brentford.

Richmond Council has refused to provide a permanent home for the barge.

13:07

No Richmond home for Gloriana

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Image caption It carried the Olympic Torch and took part in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The 94ft (28.6m) Queen's Barge Gloriana, which was one of the stars of a pageant on the River Thames during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, will not get a permanent home in Richmond, the council has said. A public consultation was held earlier this year.

A statement Richmond Council said: "Though results of the consultation have not yet been fully analysed it is clear a substantial majority of respondents were opposed to Gloriana's permanent home at this site."

11.07.2014

14:15

Gloriana boathouse protest

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Local children will protest next week against Richmond Council's plans to build a £1m boathouse for the royal barge Gloriana on Orleans Riverside Gardens in Twickenham.

Image copyright Foster + Partners
Image caption Foster + Partners, which designed the Gherkin, has proposed a design for the boatyard

Paul Bigley, from Friends of Orleans Riverside, said children will gather for a 'Picture Party' at the proposed site on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Bigley said the plans will "destroy an area of natural beauty and legally protected views" in addition to creating a deep canal next to a playground".

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