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Cabinet Member goes back to the floor

Cllr David Marlow helped out at the Woodville Centre in Ham today as part of the Council’s Back to the Floor Programme.

His visit coincided with the sixth birthday of the centre.

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Be happy…live in Richmond upon Thames!

Richmond upon Thames has been voted the happiest place to live in London, after almost 17,000 people across Great Britain were asked to rank how happy they feel in their local area.

Richmond came top in London, a borough with a sense of belonging and community spirit, beating all other boroughs for its nature and greenspaces, friendly and polite residents.

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Hampton Hill improvement works complete

Works to improve Hampton Hill High Street are now complete.

Improvements include renewing footways with granite paving, resurfacing the roadway with improved drainage, upgrading street lighting and street furniture, replacing trees and increasing cycle parking.

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Twickenham Stadium full of life for last week’s fair for older residents

Twickenham Stadium was full of life on Friday with over 1,700 people enjoying a day of activities and socialising at our annual Full of Life Fair.

Over 80 stalls from organisations such as Richmond Furniture Scheme, Embracing Age, Careline and the Richmond Card offered information on their services to attendees.

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Council steps in to help Turing House

The popular Turing House School opened in September 2015 in temporary premises at Livingston House, Teddington. However, it will not have room at its current location to admit a further 150 pupils in September 2018.

So that the school can continue to run, we have offered the use of nearby school site, Clarendon School.

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40th anniversary celebrations in Richmond

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the twinning between Richmond and Fontainebleau. Guests have been invited from Fontainebleau to commemorate 40 years of friendship.

At 9.30am on Sunday 8 October there will be a commemorative service at St. Mary’s Church Twickenham, to which all are invited. This will be followed at 11am by an official unveiling of a commemorative plaque in the grounds of Orleans House.

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Best village in London

Congratulations to Ham and Petersham which has been named best village in London by the London in Bloom competition.

Judges of the competition noted the rural character of the village and described Ham and Petersham as unique. 


New beginnings for Richmond Brass Band

After decades of absence, the Richmond Brass Band played again last weekend.

Under the Musical Direction of local musician Victoria van Uden, the band members will now prepare for their first public event. 

The band welcomes enquiries from events organisers or musicians interested in playing.

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Volunteers wanted to plant bulbs in Barnes

Green fingered volunteers are needed to help us and the Barnes Community Association plant daffodil bulbs on Barnes Green this Halloween.

Volunteers are asked to meet in front of the entrance to Age UK Barnes Green Centre at 9.30am on 31 October 2017.


Teddington Artists' Exhibition this weekend

Teddington Artists are holding a two day exhibition this weekend, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October, at the Normansfield Theatre.

The exhibition is open from 10am to 6pm. Admission is £2 per person.

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Twin towns celebrated this past weekend

Events to mark the 40th anniversary of the twinning agreement between Richmond upon Thames and Fontainebleau took place across Twickenham this past weekend, including a special performance from the European Youth Orchestra.

Talented students from music schools in Richmond, Fontainebleau, Konstanz and Lodi came together for a stunning performance by the 70 strong orchestra at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday evening.

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Have fun learning with the Flying Atoms

This playful, interactive family show will wow with high-flying aerial dance, a magical soundtrack and stunning design to give you a better understanding of physics.

This event takes place at The Exchange in Twickenham on 27 October at 2pm.

Tickets cost from £4 to £8.

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Final designs for Twickenham Riverside now published

The latest proposals for redeveloping Twickenham Riverside have now been published and we are inviting feedback on the designs online and at a series of public exhibitions.

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Get arty this half term at Orleans House Gallery

There’s plenty on offer at Orleans House Gallery for children and families wanting to get artistic this half term.

With activities suitable for children up to 15 years old, including full day and half day workshops, and family events, there’s sure to be something your child will want to try.

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Richmond Carers Centre is recruiting sessional workers

The Young Carers Service in the Richmond Carers Centre has opportunities for sessional workers for their after school groups, school holiday trips and activities.

The activities are for young carers (aged 5 to 17 years) who have a family member with a physical or learning disability, mental health condition, substance misuse problem or long term illness.

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Council steps in to help Turing House

Richmond Council is stepping in to help find temporary accommodation for the popular Turing House School.

Its proposed permanent site in Whitton is likely to be ready for occupation in 2020. However, it will not have room at its current location to admit a further 150 pupils in September 2018. In order to bridge the gap, the Council has stepped in to offer the use of a nearby school site, Clarendon School, in Hanworth Road, Hampton, subject to formal Council decision-making.

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Barnes Community Association is blooming

The London in Bloom judges awarded Barnes Community Association a Silver Gilt for the second year running in the London Village category.

The judges further said that Barnes is an exemplary entrant into the London in Bloom competition while enjoying a superb visit which really focussed on how the community works together.

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Join Teddington Choral Society

If you enjoy singing, why not join Teddington Choral Society? They have just announced their new program for 2017 and 2018 and will perform three concerts under the direction of Sam Evans.

To sign up, contact

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Come down to the country house library study day

The shelves of Horace Walpole’s Library at Strawberry Hill have recently been filled with the loan of books from the library of Aske Hall.

In celebration, a study day is being held on 19 October between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Themes of the day include the evolution of country house libraries and how the libraries of art collectors such as Walpole support and enrich our understanding of their broader collections.

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Spots still open for Mayor’s charity cruise

Tickets are still available for the Mayor’s charity cruise on 11 October.

The £25 ticket price includes a delicious fish and chip supper, complimentary drink and cruise along the Thames on the Yarmouth Belle.

Proceeds go to the Mayor's chosen charities.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017