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Take part in the Festival of Local Crafting 2017

Our festival of local crafting is open to everyone. There are a range of craft events taking place at our libraries.

This Saturday, 25 March, there will be a craft fair from 11am until 3pm at Twickenham Library.

"Make your own felt spectacle case" will also take place this Saturday 25 March from 1 to 3pm at Richmond Library Annexe.

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Free men's health event

Age UK are hosting this event for men over 50 and offering health checks, nutritional advice and ways to build physical and mental wellbeing.

This is on Friday 31 March from 10am until 12 noon at Strawberry Hill Golf Club. There will be a guest speaker and refreshments provided.

Booking is essential. Please email communityservices@ageukrichmond.org.uk or phone 020 8744 1965.

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Afternoon tea with Ham and Petersham SOS

Spring and sunshine has arrived and so is the perfect time for enjoying a piece of cake in the sun!

Ham & Petersham SOS invites all Richmond residents to their festive 'Easter Afternoon Tea'.

This takes place on 7 April at the Woodville Day Centre.

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The Great European Council

In November 2017, the great European Council will take place on the occasion of the 2nd Constance Council Award. It aims to bring people together from Konstanz and its 4 European twin cities – including Richmond.

The Richmond in Europe Association are looking for people aged 18-25 to act as ambassadors for Richmond and attend the Council.

Flights and accommodation will be covered by Konstanz Council.

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A busy night for GoodGym

GoodGym Richmond runners had a busy night on Monday. Their first task of the evening was to deliver leaflets for East Twickenham Community Centre.

Once they finished their first task, they regrouped at The Vineyard Community Centre where they dropped off bags of clothes.

The Vineyard Community Centre helps feed, clothe and support the poorest and most vulnerable in the borough.

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MASC Public Meeting on Air Pollution

Air pollution in Greater London is regularly exceeding legal limits.

MASC (Making Air Safe and Clean) will host a talk about Air Pollution along with several guest speakers. Following the talk there will be a question and answer session with cabinet members.

The event is on Tuesday 28 March at 7pm in the National Archives, Defoe Avenue, Kew, TW9 4DU.

Time for a Cuppa 2017

As Barnes Green is set be the first dementia friendly park, have a cup of tea in support.

Hold a Time for a Cuppa tea party with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to help provide more Admiral Nurses for people facing dementia.

Order your free Time for a Cuppa 2017 tea party pack. Events take place from 1 to 8 March.

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A night of weeding for GoodGym

Goodgym kicked off this week’s run by welcoming 2 new runners to the group.

After warming up, they gathered their tools to tackle the weeds in the car park of the East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association (ETNA) Community Centre.

It proved to be quite a task for the runners as it was a wet and windy night.

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Richmond Park is one of the best spots for urban wildlife in the UK

Richmond Park has featured in Countryfile's top 5 best spots for urban wildlife in the UK.

Richmond Park is famous for its herds of red deer.

Spring is considered the perfect time to visit as stags begin to test their new-season antlers against each other.

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Head Chef of Michelin Star Restaurant visits Richmond upon Thames College

On Tuesday 21 January, Professional Cookery students were visited by Head Chef Robert Ortiz from Michelin Star restaurant Lima in Fitzrovia, London.

The aim of the visit was to encourage students to create a Peruvian inspired menu for a competition.

Winners will spend a week in Peru being trained at Central, an award winning Peruvian restaurant.

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Community and wildlife to benefit in London as local ponds secure a grant

The conservation charity Froglife have secured a grant of £25,530 from Biffa Award.

This is a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.

The project will improve and enhance the biodiversity value of an area of woodland at Ham Common Woods by creating 2 new ponds.

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Events

10.30am-4pm
Friday 24 March 2017
Sainsbury's St Clares 303 Uxbridge Road, TW12 1AW
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10.30am-4pm
Saturday 25 March 2017
Sainsbury's St Clares 303 Uxbridge Road, TW12 1AW
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12 noon-3pm
Sunday 26 March 2017
275 St. Margarets Rd, Twickenham TW1 1PN
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12 to 3pm
Sunday 26 March 2017
Kilmorey Mausoleum, Twickenham
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8pm
Tuesday 28 March 2017
The Pete Postlethwaite Picture House (Room G5), St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX
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10.30am-4pm
Thursday 6 April 2017
Boots 59 Broad St, Teddington TW11 8QZ
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10.30am-4pm
Friday 7 April 2017
Boots 59 Broad St, Teddington TW11 8QZ
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10.30am-4pm
Friday 7 April 2017
Boots 59 Broad St, Teddington TW11 8QZ
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4.30-6.30pm
Friday 7 April 2017
The Woodville Centre, Woodville Road, Ham. TW10 7QW
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10.30am-4pm
Saturday 8 April 2017
Boots 59 Broad St, Teddington TW11 8QZ
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10.30am-4pm
Thursday 20 April 2017
Sainsbury's, Lower Richmond Road, TW9 4LT
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6.30 -10pm
Friday 21 April 2017
St Luke’s in The Avenue, Kew, Richmond, TW9 2AJ
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10.30am-4pm
Friday 21 April 2017
Sainsbury's, Lower Richmond Road, TW9 4LT
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GoodGym practice their gardening skills

For their run this week, GoodGym Richmond had a gardening task at Thomson House Primary School in Mortlake.

It was a straight and fast run from Richmond to Mortlake before they began their task of the night.

Once they arrived, they swept up any loose bark and litter to help maintain the playground as a safe place to play.

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Students get a Taste of Apprenticeships at RuTC

On Wednesday 8 March, current and potential students attended an apprenticeship taster session at Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC). This was to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2017.

This year’s National Apprenticeship Week theme focussed on a ladder of opportunity.

The prospective RuTC apprentices had the chance to meet with the college's teachers and take part in a CV skills workshop.

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Richmond RUNFEST hit £1 million charity target!

Richmond RUNFEST announced they have raised over £1 million for charity in only 4 years of running.

In 2016, this included 27 partner charities. This year it will be in a new weekend format.

On Saturday 16 September, the new Kew Gardens 10k will take place and on Sunday 17 September there will be the Richmond half and full marathon.

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Students rap poetry with Karl Nova

As part of World Book Day celebrations, poet, rapper and soon to be published author Karl Nova visited Hampton High and talked to Year 9s.

Nova performed some of his own pieces to the pupils. This included an acrostic poem of the alphabet with each line using alliteration.

Many pupils were enthusiastic and had a go at writing rap poetry.

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Petersham Common conservators meeting

The next meeting for the Petersham Common conservators will take place on Monday 27 March at 6pm. 

If you would like to attend, please email frostp@blueyonder.co.uk or call 020 8940 2941. 

Informative evening with Relate and Marriage Care

Join Relate and Marriage Care for an informative discussion about the importance of relationships in a thriving society and why preventative support is so important.

This event will take place on 6 March at Richmond Adult Community College from 4 to 8pm. Admission is free but registration is essential. 

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Take part in Waste Week 2017

Waste Week will take place from 6-10 March.

West London Waste Authority want to encourage recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

Primary schools across west London will be able to sign-up to host free WEEE collections.

By signing up, schools will be automatically entered for the chance to win a prize worth £500.

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Temporary signals in Hampton Hill

Road works are underway on the junction of Hampton Hill High Street, Park Road and Hampton Road with temporary signals in place.

The works take place from 20 February for 6 weeks and are scheduled to be completed at the end of March.

Bring a Man to School Day

The annual Bring a Man to School Day at St Richard’s CE Primary School was a huge success once again.

They welcomed 84 fathers, grandfathers, uncles and male friends of the children to spend a day in school.

The men and pupils participated in some amazing workshops including Forest School, rounders, arts and crafts and Mandarin.

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Updated: 21 November 2014