The local election is this Thursday, so remember to vote and have a say in who runs Richmond Council for the next four years.

Almost 27,500 postal votes have been issued to people who requested them.

If you have a postal vote follow the instructions included and return it as soon as possible to ensure it's included in the count, which starts at 10pm on May 3.

Unfortunately, any votes received by the council after 10pm won't be counted.

Poll cards have been sent to all eligible electors, however you don't need to bring it along to vote.

For those voting in person, polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm and electors must attend the allocated polling station for their address as shown on their polling card.

You can also locate your polling station by going to:

To find out more about how to vote, please go to: or call the council on 020 8891 1411

After polling stations close, make sure you follow the council on Twitter @LBRUT to find out the latest information from the election count.