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Bank Holiday recycling and waste collection days one day later

Following the May Bank Holiday on Monday 28 May, we will carry out household and garden waste and recycling collections one day later than usual.

For example, Monday collections will take place on Tuesday and Friday collections on the Saturday. Normal domestic collection schedules will resume a week later on Monday 4 June.

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Have a magical half-term at Orleans House Gallery

The half-term programme at Orleans House Gallery everything from painting to costume design and from 3D construction to traditional photographic printing techniques.

Your child can create their own dream catcher, transform themselves into a magical beast and much more with full and half day workshops available for children aged 4 and over.

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Assistant Cabinet Members team announced

A team of councillors have been announced to provide additional support and capacity for the new Cabinet.

In order to widen member participation in Council business, nine Assistant Cabinet Members have been appointed to work with Cabinet Members. The Assistant Cabinet Members are not paid and do not have the ability to vote on Cabinet decisions.

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Townmead Road re-use and recycling centre closed to trade

Townmead Road re-use and recycling centre is currently closed to trade. It will also be closed to trade until 10am on Wednesday 23 May. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

It will be open to trade as normal tomorrow. 

 

Trumpeters’ House Garden Party

Join The Poppy Factory and explore the beautiful gardens of Trumpeters’ House on 2 June from 2 to 5pm.

This is a rare opportunity to view the gardens of this beautiful, walled, private residence in the heart of Richmond with live music, lawn games and plenty of flora on show! All proceeds go to The Poppy Factory.

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Chief Executive of Achieving for Children to retire

Nick Whitfield CBE, Chief Executive of the award-winning council-owned company Achieving for Children, has announced that he is retiring later this year.

Nick became Director of Children’s Services at Richmond Council in 2008 and took up a joint position with Kingston in 2012. This joint role enabled him to lead the work establishing Achieving for Children.

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Richmond Good Neighbours need drivers

Richmond Good Neighbours are looking for local residents who can drive and have some time to spare. 

Volunteers are needed to drive elderly residents to various places such as medical appointments. 

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Find your volunteer opportunity at Richmond Volunteer Fair

Are you looking to get more involved and give back to your local community? Come along to Richmond’s annual Volunteer Fair and find out what opportunities might be best suited to you.

The Fair is free to attend and takes place from 2 to 6pm on Thursday 7 June at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond.

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Civic minded person sought to maintain standards of public life in Richmond and Wandsworth

Richmond Council and Wandsworth Council are looking for independent persons to assist in promoting and maintaining standards of conduct amongst our elected councillors and co-opted members.

If you are interested, and able to review information to reach evidence based conclusions, have strong personal ethics and high standards of probity, you are encouraged to apply before the 29 May deadline.

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A new club launched for ADHD in Richmond

ADHD Richmond and Achieving for Children are inviting young people with ADHD & High Functioning ASD in Years 6-11 to become members of their own free club.

Parents are also invited too, to meet and chat with advisers, or simply drop-off.

The first club session is on Monday 21 May 3.45 to 5.15pm at Whitton Youth Zone, Brittania Lane, Whitton TW2 7JX.

Booking is via communications@adhdrichmond.org.

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New shared ownership properties in Twickenham

Twenty nine new shared ownership properties have launched on Holly Road in Twickenham.

So Resi, a brand of shared ownership properties owned by Thames Valley Housing is selling the one and two bedroom apartments.

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Events

7.30pm
May 23
Outside Richmond Station The Quadrant Richmond TW9 2NA
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11am to 3.30pm
May 24
Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH
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1.30 to 3.30pm
May 24
ETNA Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road East Twickenham TW1 2AR
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10am
May 26
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes, London SW13 9WT
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10am to 6pm
May 26
St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall Ham Common TW10 7HT
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10am to 6pm
May 27
St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall Ham Common TW10 7HT
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10am to 6pm
May 28
St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall Ham Common TW10 7HT
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8am to 6pm
May 29
MEADLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL BROUGHTON AVENUE HAM RICHMOND TW10 7TS
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11am
May 31
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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11am
May 31
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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11am to 1pm
May 31
Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Rd, Little Green, TW9 1DH
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8am to 6pm
May 31
MEADLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL BROUGHTON AVENUE HAM RICHMOND TW10 7TS
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11am to 1pm
May 31
Richmond Library Annex, Quadrant Rd, Little Green TW9 1DH
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1 to 4pm
Jun 2
1 O'Clock Club Marble Hill Playcentres Richmond Road TW12NL
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11am
Jun 5
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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1 to 2.30pm
Jun 5
Orleans House Gallery Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ
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All Hallows Summer Garden Party

The All Hallows Twickenham Annual Fete this year takes place on Saturday 30 June opening at 12 noon.

This summer garden party will include a BBQ, stalls selling cakes, books, tombola, a bouncy castle, picnic areas, children's games and much more. Local high energy band As The Crow Flies will be entertaining us from 12.30pm.

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Consultation on borough-wide 20mph limit gets fast-tracked

Residents will soon have their say on plans to introduce a borough-wide 20mph speed limit in Richmond upon Thames.

The new, borough-wide 20mph speed limit would replace the existing policy under which 20mph zones are implemented on a road by road basis following petitions from residents. The petition is then evaluated by officers before a formal consultation begins.

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Art therapy programme to continue

FiSH Neighbourhood Care is stepping in with funding to enable the popular art workshops delivered by Picassos in the Park to carry on in Barnes.

The workshops, which are open to people living with early stage dementia and their carers, will now continue this summer. Classes will run on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30pm from 5 June to 17 July at the OSO Arts Centre. To find out more or book a place, please contact Liz on 020 8878 8100 or email liz@fishhelp.org.uk

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Sign up for a bright future as a graduate trainee

Future public sectors stars can apply now to the Richmond and Wandsworth Councils’ Graduate Development Programme.

The two-year programme offers graduates opportunities in at least four different placements in key areas of the Shared Staffing Arrangement for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. This could include working in the parks department, business, children’s services, housing, regeneration or adult social care.

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West London Waste library tour

The West London Waste Library Tour will be visiting Hampton Library on 11 June where they will be sharing practical hints, tips and advice on reducing waste.

They will be bringing along loads of information and things for you to take home that can help you save up to £60 a month.

For more information about West London Waste events, call on 020 8825 9468 or email info@westlondonwaste.gov.uk

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Royal party organisers encouraged to go plastic-free

Royal wedding street partiers are being asked to keep the environment in mind and banish single-use bunting and throwaway plates from the realm of any street party in the borough.

However just because the wedding is a one time event doesn’t mean the decorations should be too. Visit the Council’s website for helpful tips on how to go plastics free.

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Monitoring stress levels important for mental health

Everyone across the borough is being encouraged to monitor their stress levels and take care of their emotional wellbeing during this Mental Health Awareness Week (14 – 20 May).

As part of the national week, The Mental Health Foundation has launched a new online stress checker, helping people gauge how stressed they are and providing ideas on how they can help deal with their emotional wellbeing.

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Discuss White Hart Lane footbridge with new Cabinet Member

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, the Cabinet Member Designate for Transport, Streetscene and Air Quality, will visit the junction between White Hart Lane and Railway Side from 4.30pm on Thursday 17 May.

This is a chance for the community to give their views to Cllr Ehmann about plans for a new footbridge ahead of a decision on the scheme by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and Network Rail later this month. Residents and businesses are invited to come along and have their say.

 

Government praises local adoption services

The quality and timeliness of adoption services delivered to children and families in the borough has been praised in the Government’s latest Adoption Scorecards.

Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families said he was ‘particularly impressed with the commitment Richmond upon Thames is showing in ensuring that children are found a permanent home without delay.’

The adoption services in Richmond are delivered by Achieving for Children.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017