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Former Mayor raises over twenty-one thousand pounds for local charity

Cllr David Linnette was Mayor of Richmond upon Thames for 2016-17. One of the main roles of Mayor is to raise money for a local charity.

He selected Twickenham based charity, Integrated Neurological Services (INS).

Throughout his time as Mayor, Cllr Linnette held a number of fundraisers. As a result, he is now able to present INS with a cheque for £20,000.

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Teddington in Flower

Once again, the Teddington Society are asking you to open your back garden for charity. You will need to have a side entrance to your garden so people don't enter through your house.

This will take place on 11 June from 2 to 6pm.

To take part please contact organiser Sian Morgan on 07930 331107 or

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Make a splash at Ham Pond Clear Up

Take some pride in your local area, roll up your sleeves and join the Ham and Petersham Association for the Ham Pond Clear Up at 10am on Saturday 3 June. 

Equipment will be provided, but all volunteers are asked to wear suitable outdoor clothing.

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New Mayor presents awards for blooming marvellous posters

Wenlan Chang, 12, from The Lady Eleanor Holles School was presented with an award for her artistic talents by the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames.

Chang, along with 13 other children, attended the event at York House after being shortlisted for an art competition.

All the award-winning paintings will be on public display as part of an exhibition in June at the Landmark Arts Centre.

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Stanley Primary School May Fair

All are welcome at Stanley Primary School’s May Fair this Sunday 21 May, from 12 to 3pm at Strathmore Road, Teddington, TW11 8UH.

Come along for live music, a treasure hunt, barbecue, tombolas and more!

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Holiday activities taking place at Orleans House Gallery

Orleans House Gallery will be hosting a series of workshops for all ages inspired by their new Stables Gallery exhibition.

Each workshop will be delivered by a professional artist, specialising in a range of different techniques from drawing, painting and print-making to sculpture and textiles.

The next holiday activities take place from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June 2017.

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New Mayor picks children's charities for local fundraising

On Tuesday 16 May Cllr Lisa Blakemore was formally announced as the Mayor of the borough, along with her deputy, Cllr Benedict Dias. 

Over the next 12 months both councillors will hold events to raise money for three chosen charities. They are Me Too and Co, Cavernous Angioma Alliance and Off the Record.

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Mayor helps celebrate centenary birthday

Lifelong resident Molly Pearce received a Mayoral visit and a card from the Queen as part of her 100th birthday celebrations.

A birthday party was attended by her daughter, friends and neighbours.

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Visit to Twickenham & Thames Valley Beekeepers Association

Come along to Twickenham Apiary at 10.30am on Wednesday 31 May to find out more about the lifecycle of the honey bee, and their effect on the environment.

Children are welcome so this makes for a perfect half term activity! Booking is required, tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £1 for children.

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Mum2Mum market

The Teddington Mum2Mum market will take place on Saturday 20 May from 2 to 4pm at Teddington Baptist Church.

There will be 26 stalls selling a range of gently used items, refreshments, goody bags, massage and loads more. All proceeds will go to local charity Baby Basics.

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HANDS fair at Twickenham Green this Bank Holiday Monday

Make the most of the bank holiday weekend and come along to HANDS (Help a Neighbour in Distress) fair on Monday 29 May.

There will be a variety of stalls selling cakes, plants, gifts and refreshments.

This event takes place on Twickenham Green from 10am until 3pm and is perfect for the whole family.

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Wednesday 24 May 2017
Richmond Station (upper concourse)
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Saturday 27 May 2017
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
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Monday 29 May 2017
Twickenham Green, TW2 5AB
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10am to 4pm
Monday 29 May 2017
Twickenham Green
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Friday 2 June 2017
Sheen Lane Centre, SW14 8LP
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Sunday 4 June 2017
Kew Station Parade, TW9 3PZ.
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Sunday 4 June 2017
Starts at Richmond Station
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Sunday 4 June 2017
One Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2NQ
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Tuesday 6 June 2017
OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, SW13 0LF
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Get active this summer with Richmond Aid

Into Sport will be running 4 extra activity groups this summer.

If you have a disability and would like to try a sport or physical activity, then this may be for you.

If you're interested in joining or volunteering come along to a session. Contact Tia for more information by emailing or phoning 020 8831 6129.

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'The Calvary Behind You" comes to OSO Arts

A new Great War drama from the writer of “The Wives of Others” comes to the Old Sorting Office Art Centre (OSO) from 6 to 10 June.

The Calvary Behind You explores the final months of the First World War and brings six young souls into the fold, and into each other’s lives.

Tickets are now available online.

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Barnes Green relaunched as a 'Friendly Park for All'

Following a consultation held in partnership with the Richmond Dementia Action Alliance, we have transformed Barnes Green into a friendly open space for all, especially those users with dementia.

Paths have been levelled and resurfaced, additional benches installed and access to the pond improved.

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Take a stroll with Richmond Society

The Richmond Society have a number of summer evening guided walks and visits taking place over the coming months. 

The walks start at 7.30pm from Richmond railway station upper concourse and finishes at about 9pm. A donation of £2 is requested to Richmond Society's Landscaping Fund. 

The next walk will take place on 24 May.

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Improve your business social media presence

Businesses around the borough are invited to a free Marketing and Social Media workshop to learn how tweeting, posting, clicks and hashtags can help make their business a success.

The workshop is on Wednesday 28 June from 4 to 6pm in Richmond Library Annexe.

Places are limited so businesses are encouraged to apply online early.

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Dementia Awareness at an all time high

This week is Dementia Awareness Week, and Richmond is celebrating the fact that 4,500 local residents have already signed up to support a national campaign to be a ‘Dementia Friend’.

Dementia Friends are one of the ways that people’s lives are being made better in Richmond, as they challenge the stigma around dementia.

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Count on Us Secondary Challenge

On Friday 12 May Richmond Park Academy took part in The Count on Us Secondary Challenge, a London-wide maths challenge that features a combination of mental arithmetic and problem-solving tasks.

They won the heat which now means they move on to the semifinals at City Hall. 

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Richmond CVS Trustee Network event

Join Richmond Council for Voluntary Service (RCVS) for their Trustee Network event on Monday 22 May from 6.30 to 8.30pm at Heatham House.

Featuring guest speaker Charlotte Ravenscroft, the session will also offer the opportunity for discussion and networking. 

This event is free for organisations based in Richmond (£20 for others), and light refreshments will be provided. Places are limited to two per organisation. 

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Become tech savvy with Age UK

Would you like to get help with using your tablet or mobile phone? Book your place now for Age UK's informal and friendly tablet workshops held on Monday 22 May and Wednesday 28 June in Richmond.

Bring your own tablet or phone, or borrow one of ours. Booking is essential. 

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Updated: 14 August 2015