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Mechanical fault affecting Bring Sites across the borough

We are currently experiencing some difficulties emptying recycling sites (Bring Sites) across the borough as the equipment that is used to lift the pods as part of the emptying process has failed. Whilst this equipment is under repair our contractor has arranged for vehicles and crews to clear the sites manually.

We understand that a number of sites have now been cleared. However, in some instances this is proving to be a fairly difficult task and additional crews are now being introduced to undertake evening clearance works.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we will update this information when we have a clearer indication of when our contractor can get the lifting vehicle back into operation.

Have your say on the future look and feel of Twickenham and Strawberry Hill

Have your say on the future look and feel of Twickenham and Strawberry Hill by taking part in the next stage of Richmond Council’s innovative Village Plans project.

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Complimentary curry dinner at Sheesh Mahal in Twickenham

StreetInvest are inviting you to complimentary curry dinner at Sheesh Mahal, Twickenham on Wednesday 8 March at 6.45 for a 7pm start.

This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about their street work around the world.

With a particular focus on Calcutta, India, where tens of thousands of children call the streets and the city's train stations home.

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At a loss for moss! Can you beLEAF it!

Goodgym have welcomed a new face to their ever growing group. Adam has joined them from the American university in Richmond. 

They were faced with the mammoth task of clearing the leaves on the tennis court at Pools at the Park. Eight bursting bags later, they accomplished it and did a spontaneous circuit on the outdoor gym.

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Councils help residents understand true impact of airport expansion

Councils and community groups from across the south east are working together to expose the true impact of expanding Heathrow Airport.

This is amid claims the Government’s on-going consultation is designed to mislead millions of people.

To ensure residents have a more balanced picture, the councils are sending out information to residents across their boroughs over the next few weeks.

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Benevolent Barnes funds community bus (almost!)

In just 3 weeks, residents of Barnes, East Sheen and Mortlake have donated 84% of the £30,000 needed for a community bus.

The adapted minibus provides accessible transport by ferrying people on appointments, trips and outings.

Residents have come to rely on this service by FiSH transport which will continue to be part of the community, thanks to local generosity.

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Life Drawing at Orleans House Gallery

Come along to Orleans House Gallery and make the most of your creative skills.

Draw from a life model under the guidance of an artist and learn the simple and effective techniques to develop and enhance your drawings.

All abilities welcome. 

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Prolific flytipper receives suspended prison sentence and community service

Ryan Smith collected waste for payment and dodged disposal costs by flytipping rubbish he collected from commercial businesses in Twickenham, Staines and Redbridge in 2015.

He will have to carry out community service following enforcement action by Richmond Council.

This was made possible from the dedicated work of Richmond Council’s enforcement team working with officers from Spelthorne Council.

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Have your say on future of local health services

Richmond residents are invited to a Health and Care Forum to have their say on the future of local health services.

All parts of the local NHS have worked together with the Council on a plan that aims to make services sustainable for the long term.

The forum is on Thursday 2 March from 6 to 9pm at Clarendon Hall.

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Brush up your skills with an art workshop at Orleans House Gallery

Keen artists can pick up a brush or pencil and take part in a series of courses this spring as part of Orlean House Gallery's 2017 programme.

Courses including a range of techniques including life drawing and creative writing.

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Free tickets to Music and Drama Festival opening event

Join us at the Music and Drama Festival 2017 launch event which will showcase performances curated especially for the festival.

It will feature:

  • Richmond's Chamber Choir Cantanti Camerati
  • A musical extract from Philip Glass & Robert Moran's opera The Juniper Tree
  • A finale performance from the internationally renowned London Conchord Ensemble

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

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Wednesday 22 February 2017
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew, Richmond, TW9 4DU
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7 to 9pm
Saturday 25 February 2017
Priory Park Tennis Club, Riverside, end of Forest Road, Kew. TW9 3BZ
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Tuesday 28 February 2017
The Pete Postlethwaite Picture House (Room G5) St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX
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Tuesday 28 February 2017
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road SW13 9HE
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Friday 3 March 2017
Castelnau Community Centre, Stillingfleet Road, SW13 9AQ
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Saturday 4 March 2017
Ham Common Pond
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Sunday 5 March 2017
The Visitor Centre Richmond Park
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Tuesday 7 March 2017
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road SW13 9HE
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Wednesday 8 March 2017
268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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Richmond Park Academy - Call for new Governors

The Richmond Park Academy Governing Board are recruiting new community governors. They would be very interested in talking to people with a background or in-depth knowledge of: the secondary education sector, professional experience in working with young people or a track record in Human Resource Management.

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Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference with journalist and TV presenter John Stapleton and Sir Vince Cable

‘Inspirational speakers’ is a cutting-edge programme of professional Chamber business seminars and quality high net worth business networking. You will enjoy entrepreneurs at all stages of their business life by booking on to this year’s Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference.

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Mystery of Spitfire Fuselage

Scouts are appealing for information on a Spitfire fuselage that has supposedly been buried in Douglas House Meadow.

It could really boost their new hut building fund now standing at £350,000, total cost £756,000.

They are hoping to make up the shortfall with the help of supporters and well-wishers giving them grants, donations or interest free loans.

Silk River is to be part of the UK-India Year of Culture

The Queen is to launch a UK-India Year of Culture at Buckingham Palace on 27 February to strengthen the cultural partnership between the countries.

Silk River is a project exploring the relationship between communities in London and Kolkata along the Thames Estuary and India’s Hooghly River.

Kinetika has brought partners in the UK and India together to deliver this project.

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A family affair!

The concert at St Michael’s Church, Barnes on Saturday 25 March will be conducted by former Westminster Abbey organist Martin Neary.

Martin will be joined by his daughter, Alice (cello) and her husband David Adams (violin), both outstanding instrumentalists.

They will perform the moving setting of Psalm 137 "By the waters of Babylon" by former Barnes resident, Herbert Howells.

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Businesses asked to help inform residents on home fire rules

In a bid to combat local air pollution levels, local businesses are reminding their customers that the Borough is in a Smoke Control Area.

Over the past few months, air pollution in London has peaked.

One of the main contributors is the extra cold weather, combined with traffic pollution and air pollution from wood burning.

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Report a pothole - don't ignore

This year, Richmond Council has put aside more than £3.7m to repair roads and pavements in the Borough.

Whilst a lot of this funding will go towards scheduled maintenance and repair work, some of the funding is used to deal with urgent issues when they are reported.

Residents can report potholes online.

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Great Masters of Landscape Painting at Orleans House Gallery

This series of five lectures, delivered in partnership with Mariska Beekenkamp-Waldimiroff of Art Historical London, focuses on the art of landscape painting.

They cover a range of topics from its first appearance during the Golden Age of Dutch Art to Modern interpretations.

The series starts on Tuesday 21 February.

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Hunt for teachers for new exciting secondary school begins

The Headteacher and trustees for The Richmond upon Thames School have begun the hunt for the new school’s senior teaching staff.

The Richmond upon Thames School will open in September 2017 and will be for 11 to 16 year olds.

It will be co-educational, non-selective and non-faith based and admit five forms of entry (150 children) per year.

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Updated: 14 August 2015