Hamptons and Teddington news

New Station Road book

A new book on the history of Station Road by John Sheaf is now available.

In The Changing Face of Station Road, Hampton, Sheaf provides a detailed history of the road.

The book splits the road into sections, with maps to help readers follow the text. It includes illustrations both modern and historical and information on the occupants and uses of each building.

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Cast announced for An Octoroon at Orange Tree Theatre

The cast for the European premiere of Branden Jacobs -Jenkins’ OBIE award winning play has been announced.

It includes Cassie Clare, Emmanuella Cole, Celeste Dodwell, Iola Evans, Ken Nwosu, Vivian Oparah, Alistair Toovey and Kevin Trainor. They will be joined by cellist James Douglas.

An Octoroon runs from 18 May to 24 June 2017 at the Orange Tree Theatre.

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Have your say on St Mary’s University Masterplan

St Mary’s University are inviting residents to take part in a public consultation on their proposals to develop the Strawberry Hill and Teddington Lock campuses.

This will help them accommodate the planned growth in student numbers and academic activity.

Have your say online or attend a drop in event at the Strawberry Hill campus:

  • Monday 24 April, 6 to 9pm
  • Saturday 6 May, 10.30am to 4pm

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Interactive workshops at YMCA

YMCA's Employment and Life Skills workshop is a Big Lottery-funded initiative that helps improve the employability of people with a disability and mental illness. It also teaches invaluable life skills.

The workshop sessions are free and are led by inspirational Paralympian runner Tim Prendergast.

The next workshop starts on Thursday 20 April from 10.30am to 2pm at Richmond Adult Community College.

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Saturday Handyperson Service

Do you need help with little jobs around the house but are out during the week? Age UK's popular Handyperson Service is now available for weekend work on Saturday 29 April.

They are offering:

  • Painting/decorating (‘refreshing rooms’)
  • Change taps/plumbing/maintain boilers/fit sinks
  • Electrics – change plugs/light fittings/repairs
  • Carpentry – door hanging/hinges
  • Repairing/refitting windows
  • Plus all household minor repairs and maintenance

Please contact their Home Services team to book on
020 3326 9432 or email them at handyperson@ageukrichmond.org.uk

GoodGym scores a leaflet hat-trick

For this week's run, GoodGym had 3 charity events to help with.

After a warm up in Richmond town centre, the team headed to East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association (ETNA) Community Centre where they collected leaflets to distribute.

The 3 sets of leaflets were for The Poppy Factory, The Holly Lodge Centre and a charity auction supporting 30 different charities.

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North Teddington community parking zone launched

A new community parking zone (CPZ) has now been launched in Teddington following a public consultation by Richmond Council.

The changes include an increase in the hours of the CPZ in Waldegrave Road and a new CPZ in a number of roads north of Teddington High Street. Feedback from residents taken at the time of the consultation, which was carried out last year, showed support for both measures which were designed to alleviate congestion and parking pressure.

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Plan your trip to Townmead Road

We have been experiencing high demand for use of the Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre since its re-opening on 1 April, following refurbishment works, 

This has resulted in traffic queuing and delays on local roads.

If possible, users are advised to visit the site from Tuesday to Friday as there may be significant delays between Saturday and Monday.

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Over 1,500 entries for Community Pavement Repair fund

The deadline has now passed and over 1,500 residents submitted an application for the Council’s annual Community Pavement Repair Fund.

The Fund sees £35k allocated to each of the borough’s 14 villages for pavement repairs.

Over the next few weeks, Council Highway Engineers will visit nominated areas to review the suggested repairs. The results will be announced in June.

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Want to volunteer in Richmond?

Home Start provide support and friendship for families in the Borough.

Home Start volunteers represent a lifeline for many families who are finding it hard to cope. This is by volunteering with a family in their own home and offering friendship.

Their next volunteer course starts this month. To register your interest or to find out more, please contact them.

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Try new classes with Age UK

Age UK's popular Hydrotherapy sessions and Bowls course are back for the summer.

Hydrotherapy takes place at Teddington Hydro Pool on either 9 May or 13 June for 5 weeks from 1 to 1.30pm.

Bowls takes place at Hampton Bowling Club on 1 June for 6 weeks from 2 to 4pm.

To book a place, please contact Community Services by phoning 020 8744 1965 or email susan.hollins@ageukrichmond.org.uk.


Tuesday 25 April 2017
The Pete Postlethwaite Picture House (Room G5), St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX
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Wednesday 26 April 2017
Whitton Library, Whitton Library, 141 Nelson Road, Whitton, Middlesex, TW2 7BB
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Sunday 30 April 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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Monday 1 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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Tuesday 2 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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Wednesday 3 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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Thursday 4 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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Friday 5 May 2017
Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4ST
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Friday 5 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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Saturday 6 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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10am to 4pm
Friday 12 May 2017
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
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Saturday 13 May 2017
The Coach House, Orleans House, Twickenham Riverside, TW1 3DJ
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Sunday 14 May 2017
Chestnut Avenue (at Teddington Gate), TW11 0EW
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Teddington village fair and pram race

Come along to a wonderful free day out for all the family. There will be pony rides, music, dancing, boats, cars and all manner of entertainment.

The pram race starts at 1pm. Prizes will be awarded by The Mayor of Richmond at 3.30pm.

You can apply for a stall or enter a team. This event takes place on Sunday 25 June from 12 noon to 5pm.

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Springtime Safari

Springtime Safari is back for another wonderful activity-packed afternoon of creatures, wildlife, pond life, arts and crafts and wild stories for children and families.

This is a free event on the Sunday afternoon of the Spring Bank Holiday.

It will take place on Sunday 30 April from 1.30 to 4.30pm at Orleans House Gallery and Grounds, Twickenham Riverside TW1 3DJ.

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Running to support carers

Mark Barun will run his first ever London Marathon in 11 days’ time.

He is raising money for Richmond Carers Centre to support those people in the Richmond Borough who have given up their time, energy, hobbies, social lives and often employment to care for a loved one.

This organisation provides essential advice, information and emotional support to aid all the unpaid carers within Richmond.

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Bank Holiday recycling and waste collection days one day later

Following the Easter Bank Holidays on Friday 14 and Monday 17 April, we will carry out waste and recycling collections for domestic properties one day later than usual.

Normal domestic collection schedules will resume a week later on Monday 24 April.

The Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Townmead Road will be open on the bank holidays, operating Sunday hours on both days.

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TryCycle Twickenham

Join Try Twickenham BID Businesses for an afternoon of TryCycle fun and earn a TryCycle medal on their Mini Grand Prix.

There will be lots of free activities suitable for all the family, so bring your bikes and scooters along (or borrow one from Try Twickenham).

This will take place at the Embankment and Diamond Jubilee Gardens on Twickenham Riverside on 7 May from 1 to 5pm.

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Apprenticeships at RHP - a ladder of opportunity

In partnership with Way to Work, Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) Apprenticeship scheme provides meaningful opportunities and demonstrates a commitment to invest in local people.

The scheme provides an excellent foundation in business administration and customer service and it is a fantastic opportunity to achieve a professional qualification.

By the end of training, apprentices will have the skills to go on to permanent employment.

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Council listens to parents concerns about the future of Croft Cottage

Richmond Council has agreed to keep a local service open that offers short breaks for disabled children. This is following discussions with parents until planned, new facilities are available.

Croft Cottage provides overnight short breaks for disabled children referred by Richmond Disabled Children’s Service.

The service supports a small number of children throughout the day and night with qualified, trained and experienced staff.

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Community commemorate ‘The Belgian Village on the Thames’

A traditional Flemish children’s song filled the air when a public monument was unveiled on Saturday.

This was to commemorate the stories and tales of the 6,000 refugees who made ‘The Belgian Village on the Thames’.

The artwork rests at the heart of Warren Gardens in East Twickenham where an army sentry once guarded the Belgian Munitions Factory.

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Curtain falls on 2017 Music and Drama Festival

The curtain has now fallen on the 2017 Music and Drama Festival.

It was a celebration that saw over 50 events and more than 10,000 attendees enjoying the best artistic performers in the Borough.

Events ranged from concerts and plays, choral workshops, folk and rock and roll, jazz collectives, musical theatre, to opera and even a lost Shakespeare play.

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Updated: 21 November 2014