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Join the FiSH Befriending scheme

FiSH offers a one to one befriending scheme for people who may be feeling lonely or isolated.

Both face to face visiting and telephone befriending are offered depending on individual requirements.

If you would like to find out more about FiSH Befriending please call 020 8878 8100 or email

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The Christmas Day Dinner in Richmond

The Christmas Day Dinner is an event for fifty young people from Richmond who have recently left care homes. The event has been inspired by poet Lemn Sissay with local community members providing a traditional Christmas day.

You can find out how to get involved by volunteering or donating.

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Councils’ innovative air quality effort wins plaudits

A joint project by Richmond and Merton Councils to improve air quality across central and south London has been nominated for an award at the National Air Quality Awards.

The project has been nominated in the Local Authority & Public Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year category.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 23 November.

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Have your say on changes to local Ham school field

Residents are invited to have their say on proposals to change the boundary of a local school field to enable the future development of Ham Close.

The consultation will be open until Thursday 21 December. 

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RuTC hosts goalball for the All Blacks

Last week, Richmond upon Thames College hosted a goalball session for players from the New Zealand All Blacks.

Students from the college had a chance to meet the rugby players the day before they played against the Barbarians in Twickenham. 

Goalball is a team sport for athletes with visual impairments, originally created for the rehabilitation of visually impaired World War II veterans.

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Feel good about fitness with this festive offer!

Want to get fit in time for Christmas without over stretching your budget? If your answer is “yes” then we have the offer for you.

If you sign up to a Feel Good Fitness membership by 14 November 2017 you won’t need to pay anything until the end of the year.

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Quiz the cabinet at Kew or Ham and Petersham Question Times

The new series of Village Planning Question Times launched last week with two more events planned for Kew/Ham and Petersham.

Each event includes an update on Village Planning in the area and the opportunity to meet Councillors.

The next events take place in Ham and Petersham on 21 November and in Kew on 30 November.

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Donate your winter woollies to Barnardo's

Barnardo's in East Sheen is looking for pre-loved winter clothes for their 'Great Christmas Sort Out'. The children’s charity needs adults’ and kids’ winter clothing as well as quality toys, in a bid to meet the demands of the winter season.

If you can help, please visit the branch at 3 Parkway House, Sheen Lane, SW14 8SL. 

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Barnes Community Players' production tells story of matchgirls strike

'The Matchgirls', based on the 1880 matchgirls' strike in East London, is the Barnes Community Players' winter production.

The musical is thought-provoking, romantic and funny - come along for some great entertainment!

Performances take place from Tuesday 28 November until Saturday 2 December at Kitson Hall in Barnes.

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Win for NPL Sports Club Ground

The NPL Sports Club Ground in Teddington has won the National Governing Bodies Grassroots Sports Grounds Team of the Year 2017.

NPLSC based in Bushy Park is a multi-sport club. The site accommodates a host of sports with two cricket squares, five grass tennis courts and more.

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Richmond's Big Christmas Light Switch

The Richmond town centre Christmas lights will be switched on by TV celebrity Christopher Biggins, on Friday 24 November from 5pm outside Whole Foods Market.

It will be a great festive weekend with loads for the family including Santa's Grotto and live street entertainment. 

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Take an outdoor dip at Pools on the Park this Christmas Eve

The weather outside might be frightful but Pools on the Park has a delightful package of swim sessions to kick off festivities this Christmas Eve.

If you’re keen on a mid-winter swim, come along to one of the sessions at Pools on the Park on Sunday 24 December.

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Don't miss annual Richmond Trustee recruitment evening

The annual Richmond Trustee recruitment evening is back on 23 November for those who are interested in becoming a Trustee of a voluntary organisation.

Attendees will find out more about what the role entails followed by a speed networking event. 

It will take place at Richmond Adult Community College from 6 to 8pm. 

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Richmond Choir Fest takes to the Clarendon Hall

Come along to The Richmond Choir Fest and enjoy the music, support your local choirs and help raise much needed funds for Teddington-based charity Ruils. 

The event takes place on Friday 24 November from 7.30 to 10.30pm.

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Local film 'Kaufman's Game' comes to Richmond

A new film, featuring residents and areas in the borough, will come to Richmond Odeon from 20 to 22 November.

'Kaufman's Game', directed by resident Heiler Bissel-Thomas, features locals Toby Osmond and Rupert Shelbourne. 

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New affordable housing development

A former industrial site, sold by Richmond Council to deliver low cost housing, has been transformed into a 24 home affordable housing development in Heathfield by RHP.

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Council launches dedicated winter health page

Need help staying warm and healthy this winter? We have launched a dedicated web page to help you.

The new ‘winter health’ page includes links to information about NHS services, Council grants, tips and a training guide for frontline staff.

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New exhibition set to light up winter

37 local and national contemporary artists will come together to explore the theme of light at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

The exhibition, which is part of Orleans House Gallery’s programme of themed open exhibitions, runs from Saturday 25 November to Saturday 13 January.

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Fireworks at Richmond Park Academy

Over 2000 people attended the Academy's PTA organised firework display last Saturday.

Over 20 Richmond Park Academy parents were fire marshalls for the day and parents and students were out in force supporting the bar, snacks and novelty stalls.

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How money works in society

Come and hear from Campaign group Positive Money about how money creation remains misunderstood in UK.

The talk is on Monday 20 November, 7.30pm at Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road.

Tickets are free, but registration is required.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017