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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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Council lawyers receive industry accolades

A legal partnership of five London boroughs has been shortlisted for another industry award, recognising their innovative approach to providing council services.

The nomination recognises the Partnership’s role in creating a new, revolutionary scheme of ‘Paperless Courtrooms’.

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Big thank you to all our foster carers

Over 80 fostering households across Richmond and Kingston will receive a special ‘shout out’ this week, as part of a dedicated fortnight celebrating their vital role in the boroughs.

Achieving for Children, who provides children’s services on behalf of Richmond and Kingston Councils, has sent a ‘thank you’ card to all those who have welcomed a young person into their home.

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Q2 Players presents Blithe Spirit

Kew's only amateur theatre group, Q2 Players, will host Blithe Spirit at St Luke's in The Avenue, Kew.

This will take place from 15 to 17 June at 2.30pm and 8pm.

For tickets email or call 07957 587230 after 17 May, between 6 and 8.30pm. 

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Plight of endangered animals explored through art

The plight of endangered animals will be explored in a contemporary exhibition in Richmond later this month.

Artist Susan Gibbons will open her first solo exhibition ‘Endangered Species and Disenchanted Animals’ at the Richmond Riverside Gallery on 20 May.

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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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Get a sneak preview of this year’s Art House Open Studios

Residents can get a sneak peek at this year’s ARTHouse Open Studios festival in a preview exhibition at Orleans House Gallery.

In the run up to the festival, this year’s participating artists will be exhibiting their work at an Art House Group Exhibition from 8 June to 2 July in the Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery.

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Register now for Richmond Volunteer Fair

If you've been thinking of how you could add to your community, come and see what is on offer at this year's Volunteer Fair at RACC.

There will be over 40 local organisations attending. You can browse information, talk to staff and volunteers and get inspired to find the right role for you.

It will take place on 8 June from 2 to 6pm at Richmond Adult Community College.

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Have your say on West Twickenham Community Parking Zone

Residents in West Twickenham can have their say on a Council consultation which proposes to introduce a new community parking zone (CPZ).

In July to September 2016, we invited feedback from the community about parking in the Twickenham Green area.

The consultation is to confirm whether there will be support for the CPZ in the proposed area. The closing date is Friday 23 June 2017.

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Come dance with FiSH

FiSH gentle dance classes for elders, held in association with Rambert Ballet, are a chance for older residents to learn some new moves.

The sessions take place every Friday morning at Barnes Green Centre from 10.45 to 11.45am. Participants are asked for a donation of £5 per session, which includes refreshments.

All levels of mobility can be accommodated.

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Updated: 14 August 2015