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Attend a health walk with Age UK Richmond upon Thames

Join Age UK Richmond upon Thames for a health walk with a guided tour around the gardens of Strawberry Hill House on 5 October from 2.30 to 3.30pm

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Contact Sue Hollins on 020 8744 1965 to reserve your place.

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47 local heroes honoured with Community Awards

47 local heroes from across the borough and nominated by members of the public were honoured with Community Awards in a ceremony last week.

The event celebrated and gave thanks to those who have given outstanding service to the community, improved the quality of life for local people or benefited the community through community involvement or volunteering over the past twelve months.

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Exciting new secondary school opens in Twickenham

The Richmond upon Thames School opened its doors last week, welcoming 140 Year 7 pupils.

The school is currently based inside Richmond upon Thames College. This secure space has been adapted to suit the needs of a school, with classrooms, SEN facilities, dedicated outdoor provision and reception area.

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Take a guided tour of the National Archives

History buffs are invited to attend a guided tour of the National Archives in Kew on Friday 22 September.

The tour will begin at 11am and will take attendees on a journey through 1,000 years of iconic national documents in the building which currently serves as the UK Government’s official archive and publisher.

The ticket for the guided tour costs £10 per person.

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Scrub up for streets

High streets in Whitton, Twickenham and Richmond will be cleaned next week, in response to resident feedback.

In recent months there have been a number of complaints by residents regarding the staining on the pavements caused by pollution, general wear and tear and chewing gum.

Roads include: Whitton High Street, King Street and George Street.

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Hate crime: Recognise it, report it

Residents are invited to take part in a forum on hate crime, how to recognise it and how to report it. The Police Borough Commander and representatives from the Ministry of Justice and the Crown Prosecution Service will be attending. 

The event takes place on Wednesday 4 October from 9.30am to 4pm at York House. 

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Council makes decision on dog walking in parks

Earlier this year, we held a consultation on proposals for new Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO). This was agreed by the Regulatory Committee in July and on the basis that it would be reviewed after one year.

Last night full Council agreed a small increase in the number of licences available for dog walkers to 18 from 15, for walking up to 6 dogs in 6 of the borough's larger open spaces. This would ensure a better balance of use of open spaces across the borough.

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GoodGym runners help their local community again

Fifteen runners from Richmond GoodGym ran 8km from Richmond to Mortlake to spruce up the Brownie hall in Mortlake ahead of its 100-year birthday.

They dusted off cobwebs, swept the floors, washed down the wood and painted the walls to get the venue ready for the celebrations.

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Google and Facebook to present at local business conference

Local independent retailers are invited to find out how they can become better connected and digitally enabled at the very first ‘High Street Leaders’ Conference later this month.

The event has been organised by and will include presentations from global companies Google and Facebook who will be sharing insights into the future of the high street.

It takes place at Richmond Adult Community College on 25 September.

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Catch a cruise for a good cause

Tickets are still available for the latest dinner cruise up the Thames in support of the Mayor of Richmond’s charities.

The latest Mayor’s Fish and Chip Cruise will set sail on Wednesday 11 October from St Helena Pier.

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The Museum of Richmond calls on local families for help

On Saturday 7 October The Museum of Richmond is running a focus group for local parents and carers, to encourage local families to visit and would like people to take part.

They are offering £20 and refreshments to people who take part.

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Council committed to work with others to improve air quality

As part of a new proposed Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP), we are making a number of recommendations, including the establishment of an air quality steering group.

We are currently inviting the views of residents and stakeholders over the next six weeks.

Comment on the proposed plan by 30 October.

Have your say


Local athletes celebrated at the Stoop

Team Richmond’s sporting stars were honoured at a ceremony held at The Stoop last week.

The team of youth athletes finished third at the 2017 London Youth Games, collecting 28 top ten finishes and nine podium finishes.

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Ride40 anniversary celebrations

Eighteen cyclists have set off from Fontainebleau to mark the town’s fourtieth Twinning Anniversary with Richmond.

They will arrive at Orleans House Gallery on Sunday where a celebratory event will take place. 

The event takes place from 12 noon until 5pm.

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Pledge to waste less and do more!

Residents are invited to pledge to ‘waste less’ next week as part of a national campaign aimed at reducing environmental impact.

The average family wastes over £700 a year, throwing away food that could otherwise be eaten.

Keep Britain Tidy is encouraging everyone to change their habits and sign up to the ‘Waste Less, Live More Challenge’ between 14 and 24 September.

Sign the pledge


Next Petersham Common Conservators meeting

The next Petersham Common Conservators meeting will be held on 9 October at 6.30pm.

The meeting will take place in Ham Library Community Room.

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Arty afternoon club opens for new members

An after school club for artistic children and young people will shortly open for the autumn term at Orleans House Gallery.

The club runs on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday during term-time for children aged 5 to 15 years giving budding young artists the opportunity to explore a range of artistic media and work alongside professional artists.

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Join Strawberry Hill’s after school art club

Young aspiring artists and art lovers in Strawberry Hill are invited to take part in a 10-week after school art club.

The club will take place on Wednesdays, starting on 27 September at 4pm at Strawberry Hill House. The course will cost £10 per class.

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Teddington Theatre Club opens its 90th season

In celebration of their 90th birthday, Teddington Theatre Club are opening their autumn/winter season with “Under Milk Wood” by Dylan Thomas.

The play will be held from 17 to 23 September at the Hampton Hill Theatre at Coward Studio.

Tickets are now on sale from £10.

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College celebrates achievements at student awards

The achievements of Richmond upon Thames College students were celebrated at the annual awards ceremony at York House last week.

Around 130 guests attended the ceremony including students, parents, staff and members of the local community such as Twickenham’s MP Sir Vince Cable and the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Councillor Lisa Blakemore.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017