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Work has begun on the new East Twickenham primary school

Work has now started on the new home for Deer Park School which will feature a large dining hall, dedicated library, playground and a specialist classroom for design and technology.

The school will occupy the first and second floor of the new mixed development from the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Come along to FiSH Coffee Corner

Do you sometimes wish you had someone who would just sit and listen whilst you share things on your mind or your concerns?

The FiSH Coffee Corner meets in the foyer of East Sheen Library on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings (except the first Friday of the month) from 10:30am. Come along for coffee and company.

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Richmond Film Society have moved location

Richmond Film Society has relocated to The Exchange, the new community facility opposite Twickenham Station with a comfortable 300 seat theatre, a cafe and a bar.

Everyone is very welcome. Discounted memberships for the second half of the season are now available. Tickets on the night for non-members are £6 (£4 full-time students).

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Local economy performing strongly

Richmond upon Thames continues to outshine most regions in the United Kingdom when it comes to our contribution to the national economy.

Recent data shows the value that goods and services produced per capita in Richmond and Hounslow added to the UK economy in 2016 was the seventh biggest contribution nationally.

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Free salt for residents at risk of slipping on ice

We will once again be offering residents the option to collect up to 50kg of free rock salt to help clear their footpaths, making them safe to use.

The rock salt will be available for collection at the Council’s Depot in Langhorn Drive, Twickenham on Saturday 13 and Saturday 20 January between 9am and 2pm.

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Outstanding Ofsted result for Orleans Park School

Orleans Park School in Twickenham should be incredibly proud after being rated as ‘outstanding’, the highest possible result, in its latest Ofsted inspection.

The report praised the school’s ‘inspirational teaching and learning environment’, ‘excellent community ethos’ and ‘strong culture of safeguarding’.

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Quit smoking this new year

We are committed to helping people quit smoking and improve their health.

To help this, we provide a free Stop Smoking Service to people who wish to quit, including confidential face-to-face advice as well as free support materials and medication.

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Take part in Dry January

By taking part in the 'Dry January' campaign, 2018 could be the year of health for you.

See your mood become more stable, your skin become clearer, lose weight and get a better night's sleep.

Residents can use Richmond's free online drink checker to help set goals to drink less, see how much they can save in cash and calories by reducing their drinking and find information about local support services.

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Volunteer with Embracing Age

Embracing Age is a faith inspired charity dedicated to improving the lives of older people.

The are currently looking for a number of volunteers to join them in their day to day work including Care Home Friends, Dementia Volunteers, Ebay Volunteers and Gardening Volunteers.

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CD/DVD sale at Richmond Library

Richmond Library will be hosting a CD and DVD sale on Saturday 6 January.

All stock is ex-library stock and sold as seen. Stock includes DVD boxsets. Prices range from 50p to £4.

It will take place from 11am to 3pm at the Library Annexe. 

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Richmond Rotary open evening

Find out how you can help your local community, fundraise for charity and network with like-minded people at the Richmond Rotary open evening. 

It will take place on Thursday 18 January at The Sun Inn, Richmond from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. 

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Suggest topics for the Scrutiny Panel

Scrutiny Panels are small groups of councillors that are set up to examine specific issues in detail on behalf of the Council. Past reviews have included domestic abuse, cemetery space and development of residential basements.

You can suggest a topic by completing our online form before Friday 23 February.

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Richmond Concert Society present Christianne Stotijn and Julius Drake

Richmond Concert Society have a new line up of concerts for 2018 including Dutch mezzo Christianne Stotijn.

Stotijn sings songs by Brahms, Mahler, Dvorak and Respighi and is accompanied by her long-term partner, British pianist Julius Drake.

The duo will play in St Margarets Church on Tuesday 16 January from 7.45pm.

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Twickenham Station closures in January

Twickenham Station will be closed on Sunday 14, Saturday 20, and Sunday 21 January 2018 to faciliate works taking place at the station.

If you have a question about the project or forthcoming work, please email

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New production from Teddington Theatre Club

A View From the Bridge is Teddington Theatre Club's next production.

It will be showing at Hampton Hill Theatre from 28 January until 3 February. Perfomances will take place on weekdays at 7.45pm and Sundays at 4pm.

Tickets are available from the box office on 0845 838 7529. 

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Get the best out of your digital device with IT help sessions

Our friendly Libraries Team are putting on a range of sessions to help you get the most out of your new tablet, laptop or mobile phone.

You can bring your new device along to one of our drop-in sessions and get tips and advice from our knowledgeable staff.

No booking is required, just turn up on the day.

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Join a new coding club at Richmond Library

Richmond Library are starting a new monthly coding club for those looking to explore HTML, design websites, video games and graphics. 

Richmond Coder Dojo is free for young people aged 7 to 17. The first class takes place on 27 January from 1 to 3pm at Richmond Information and Reference Library. 

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GoodGym are back doing good deeds

GoodGym were back running the streets of Richmond upon Thames yesterday starting off the new year by helping ETNA clean up their yard. 

12 runners met in Richmond and ran to ETNA Community Centre in St Margarets where they cleared up weeds and leaves. 

The next GoodGym run will take place on 8 January for a Barnes tidy up. 

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Time to say goodbye to your Christmas tree

From 8 to 19 January, we will begin collecting Christmas trees for free on scheduled collection days.

Trees will then be shredded and turned into compost, which will be used to feed plants in gardens, green spaces and flowerpots across the borough.

Residents are reminded that trees won’t be collected if they’re still decorated, not real, in soil or in a pot or stand.

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Sign up to Feel Good Fitness today

Our Feel Good Fitness membership gives you access to the borough’s six sports centres, four pools, five gyms and more than 200 fitness classes.

Sign up today and start the new year as you mean to go on.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017