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Tickets available for Music and Drama sneak preview

The Exchange in Twickenham will be hosting a special opening event on Sunday 4 March and you can be there.

From only £5, residents can get a ticket to an afternoon event of specially curated music, dance and dramatic pieces from some of the borough’s finest performers, including Twickenham Choral Society and Richmond Music Trust.

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South London Partnership – ‘Skills for South Londoners’

South London Partnership are hosting an event for businesses in the borough.

The event will look at how to recruit, retain and develop your workforce. It will take place on Wednesday 28 February at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London Kingston Upon Thames, from 12.30 to 3pm. 

Entrance is free, but booking is essential.

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Green Screen present A Life Story

Green Screen film group will show A Life Story, a film about finding home.

The screening will take place on Sunday 18 March from 5.15pm at Ham Library Annexe. Entry is free, but donations of £3 are welcome (to cover costs).

After the screening everyone is welcome to stay to discuss topics raised in the film. 

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Borough praised for low child obesity levels

In a report issued this week by the Healthy London Partnership, it was highlighted that only 5.3% of Richmond upon Thames children aged 4 and 5 are considered obese, compared to 10.2% in other London boroughs.

Richmond has a number of campaigns and programmes in place to encourage healthy lifestyles for all young people such as the Active Travel programme and Daily Mile.

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Mayor goes green with new electric car

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames is now using a rechargeable, electric powered car – leading by example on eco-travel.

The car can be recharged from a specialist charging point or a standard electric socket. The makers claim the car costs less than 1.5p per mile to run.

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Have your say on proposed community hub

Residents are invited to help shape plans for a new community hub in Teddington.

The drop in session will be on Wednesday 28 February from 4 to 8pm at Elleray Hall, Elleray Road, Teddington, TW11 0HG.

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Creating a local magazine with Richmond Society

Broadcaster and journalist Linda Duberley will join the Richmond Society for a talk on her wide-ranging career and how she has created the popular RiverTribe magazine.

The talk will take place on Thursday 22 February from 7.45pm in The Theatre at Richmond Adult Community College. Refreshments will be available from 7.15pm.

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Volunteers needed to help educate local drivers about air quality

Volunteers are urgently needed to join a series of local ‘Idling Action’ days to educate motorists of the dangers to air quality when leaving their car engines idling on the school run, outside shops or anywhere when parked for a minute or more.

Volunteers are needed for Action Days in Richmond on 21 February and Hampton on 7 March. If you are interested in volunteering, email

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Discover the Barnes Trail

The 2.3 mile Barnes Trail is a circular route which can be completed in one hour.

Historical points of interest such as the riverside, the village pond and common and buildings can be seen along the way.

Just follow the silver ‘Barnes Trail’ discs set in the ground.

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New EU passport checking service now live

European nationals living in Richmond upon Thames are now able to use a new Passport Return Service available at the Register Office.

Eligible residents can bring their passports to the Register Office in Twickenham to be verified, copied and sent on to the Home Office.

The benefit of this service is that applicants can keep hold of their passports while their application is being considered.

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Win one month free gold membership with Feel Good Fitness!

Want to win a free month gold membership worth £51? All you have to do is like the Feel Good Fitness Facebook page and share the competition post to be in with the chance to win.

Open until 4pm on Sunday 4 March 2018. Terms and conditions apply.

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Richmond residents happier than ever with Council

In the fourth annual Residents Survey a statistically representative sample of residents were asked their thoughts on the Council, services and the borough.

The results show that the Council is exceeding the national benchmarks across almost all areas. 

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Richmond Concert Society present Atéa Wind Quintet

The Richmond Concert Society’s next concert will be given by the Atéa Wind Quintet at 7.45pm on Tuesday 20 February at St Margarets Church.

The Atéa are regarded as the foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation. The quintet have earned international praise and are double prize winners at the 2015 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark.

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Litter pick along Church Road & Ham Woods

Ham United Group are organising a litter pick along Church Road and Ham Woods on Sunday 25 February.

Meet at the corner of Church Road and Richmond Road at 11am. Litter picks and hi-vis jackets will be provided. 

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Vigilance urged around theft from vehicles

Police figures show there were 1,303 Theft from Motor Vehicle incidents in the borough in the year to December 2017.

Residents are being encouraged to be more vigilant and not to leave their valuables clearly visible in their parked cars as this attracts thieves.

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Council offers to take control of Hammersmith Bridge

The Leader of Richmond Council has written to Hammersmith and Fulham Council to reiterate his offer to explore the possibility of Richmond Council taking control of Hammersmith Bridge.

The bridge has been undergoing long-term works by TfL and Hammersmith and Fulham Council, causing severe disruption to the borough’s residents, often with little notice.

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Enjoy a Crafty Cuppa in Hampton Wick

Fancy a cup of tea and a chat? If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, come to Crafty Cuppa at Hampton Wick Baptist Church.

The sessions take place on alternate Tuesdays starting on Tuesday 20 February from 2 to 4pm.

Feel free to bring along your knitting or sewing.

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New joint Health Visitor Service for families in Richmond and Wandsworth

The service, provided by Central London Community Healthcare Trust, will offer support and advice to all parents and carers with children aged up to 5 years to promote good health, detect issues early, prevent accidents and ensure immunisation.

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Campaign to #KeepRichmondClean launches

Residents are being asked to #KeepRichmondClean as we launch our campaign to raise awareness and reduce the impact of fly-tipping in the borough.

The campaign follows on from feedback received in 2017, in which two-thirds of people felt fly-tipping was a problem in the borough and only half knew that fly-tipping can result in a fine.

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Trumpets sound as historical local brass band is revived

A local brass band has been revived in Richmond upon Thames and historical recordings published, thanks to funding from Richmond Council.

The Richmond Brass Band was disbanded in 1983 after 50 years. Last year a community group reformed to relaunch the band in Twickenham, with their first performance being part of the British Legion Remembrance day service.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017