Hamptons and Teddington news

Jo launches in Richmond this week

Jo, the first digital assistant for local businesses launches this week in Richmond upon Thames.

Jo has been in development for 6 months with support from us alongside local high street champions, 100s of independent shopkeepers and dozens of industry experts.

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Award winning vocalist pays tribute to Bowie’s legacy

The music of David Bowie has influenced generations of musicians and fans in Richmond can get a chance to enjoy his music on Thursday 22 March when Simply Bowie comes to the Landmark Arts Centre.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets can be bought from box office on 020 8977 7558. 

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Donate to school gardening grant appeal

Richmond Borough in Bloom are seeking help to restart their ‘gardening grants for schools’ scheme with donations to their crowd-funding appeal which aims to reach £5,000.

The fund would provide small grants of up to £250 to help meet the costs of plants or equipment for gardening and wildlife projects in schools.

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Can you help Powerjam?

Powerjam are a not-for-profit youth band who hold workshops in Heatham House, in partnership with Achieving for Children.

Powerjam are currently on the lookout for a local fair or event that they can perform at. If you are interested please email annatexier.powerjam@gmail.com

Powerjam will perform at the Music and Drama Festival on 10 March at Heatham House at 6.30pm.

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GoodGym Richmond reaches out to older people

GoodGym Richmond are keen to increase their help of isolated, older people in this cold snap.

Know an older person who needs help in this cold weather? GoodGym would welcome more individuals and older people’s organisations to come forward with tasks.

To set up a practical household or garden task for a person over 60, email: tasks@goodgym.org or call GoodGym Central Office on 0203 432 3920

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Take a tour around Normansfield

Come and listen to a talk using maps, architectural drawings and photographs to trace the development of the Normansfield site.

This will be followed by an hour long walk around the original grounds.

The event takes place on 31 March from 11am to 1pm.

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Don’t miss a quiz night in Teddington

The Charities Group of St Frances de Sales are hosting a quiz night on 3 March at St Frances de Sales Catholic Church in Teddington. Doors open at 7pm.

You can bring your own team or come along and join one! Tickets are available on the door.

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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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Spring Serenade: All At Sea!

Cantanti Camerati, a chamber choir formed in 1968, present a nautical medley of works celebrating the richness and diversity of the ocean waters.

It includes extracts from HMS Pinafore, and audience participation.

Two concerts will be held on Saturday 10 March at 2.30pm and 7.30pm at Normansfield Theatre. 

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Half term fun at Landmark Arts Centre

Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre has got something for all ages this half term. 

The week starts on Saturday 10 February with Paddington’s First Concert. There will also be storytelling of Parrots Don’t Live in the City!, an arts workshop and a film club. 

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Justice served on antisocial resident

A fly-tipper who illegally deposited their household waste on Teddington High Street has been issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice.

The Council would like to remind residents that they must keep their waste within their property, only placing it on the pavement at the front of their address after 8pm the evening prior to collection and before 6am the following morning.

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Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington, TW11 9NN
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Skating returns to Richmond!

The high-quality synthetic ice rink for children and adults returns to Richmond on Saturday 17 March from 10am to 5pm at the Vineyard School.

The will also be attractions including a snow machine, a bouncy snowman, a mega slide, and other children activities to celebrate our new library and World Book Day.

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A grave concern for GoodGym Richmond

This week's task was to clear overgrown ivy and brambles off gravestones. 

GoodGym headed along Richmond high street and turned left up Richmond Hill. After a few drills of press ups, lunges and squats, the team set off again downhill on Queens Road, before taking a right towards Old Richmond Cemetery.

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Walking for health walk leader training

Want to help people in your community to get active and healthy?

Come along to the Walking for Health free walk leader training on Thursday 12 April at York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA, from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

For more information and to book your place please email Pam.McMillen@RichmondandWandsworth.gov.uk

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Age UK Richmond Scam Prevention and Support Service

Age UK provides support to educate older people on common types of scams, how to report them and steps to avoid them.

Scams come in many different forms - over the phone, in person, on the doorstep and online. If you would like support, or know someone who might, please get in touch.

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Richmond Station cycle hub focus group

Customers of Richmond Station have been invited to have their say on plans for a new cycle ‘super hub’ and how cycling facilities could be improved in the future.

A focus group will also be held in central Richmond on 27 February at 6.30 to 8:30pm. There will be a £20 train voucher for each participant and refreshments will be provided.
If would like to take part in the focus group please contact cyclesurvey@swrailway.com

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GoodGym help ETNA Community Centre

This week, 12 GoodGym runners made their way from Richmond to ETNA Community Centre in Twickenham and used their gardening skills to start planting bulbs to get the centre ready for spring time. 

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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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Freedom Pass renewal

If your freedom pass expires in 2018, you will have been written to in February asking you to renew your pass.

If you received a letter, it’s quick and easy to renew your pass online at: www.freedompass.org/renew. You just need your current freedom pass with you and the letter containing your unique renewal number.

Your new pass will be sent within three weeks once you’ve completed the renewal.

If you have any questions, please contact the Freedom Pass team at: info@freedompass.org or call: 0300 330 1433.

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Join a new Hampton Hill group for older people

A new group, Connections is being launched at St. James' Hampton Hill on the first Tuesday of the month from 11am. 

Meet people and make friends in your local community over tea, coffee and cakes.

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Updated: 13 Apr 2017