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Award winning vocalist pays tribute to Bowie’s legacy

The music of David Bowie has influenced generations of musicians and fans in Richmond can get a chance to enjoy his music on Thursday 22 March when Simply Bowie comes to the Landmark Arts Centre.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets can be bought from box office on 020 8977 7558. 

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You are all welcome to join our Wellbeing Walks

The Wellbeing Walks are an opportunity to get outside, socialise and learn a little about the local environment, ecology or history of a park. 

The walks will take place on the second Thursday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

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Almost £1,000 raised for charity at Mayor’s Madhatters tea

More than 60 children and parents joined the Madhatter, the white rabbit, Alice and the gang for afternoon tea at York House last weekend, raising almost £1,000 for the Mayor’s charities.

Donning their maddest hats attendees were treated to heart shaped desserts and fancy sandwiches for Wonderland’s most famous activity.

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Donate to school gardening grant appeal

Richmond Borough in Bloom are seeking help to restart their ‘gardening grants for schools’ scheme with donations to their crowd-funding appeal which aims to reach £5,000.

The fund would provide small grants of up to £250 to help meet the costs of plants or equipment for gardening and wildlife projects in schools.

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Volunteer to be a ‘Nature Buddy’

Let’s Go Outside & Learn want to create a network of volunteers who will lead activities helping local people discover and enjoy the green spaces on their doorstep.

The volunteers will receive regular training and support to deliver key messages and promote the health and wellbeing benefits of being outdoors.

The next training session takes place on Thursday 15 March. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Nature Buddy, email

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Don't miss police scam advice event

Join police officers, crime experts and partners at Twickenham RFU Stadium this weekend for a free event aimed to help protect you against fraudsters. 

Richmond Police will be sharing advice on how to avoid falling victim to dodgy doorstep salesmen, cunning cold-callers or illegal internet scammers.

The event is on Saturday 10 March from 10am to 2pm at Twickenham Stadium. There is no need to book.

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Adult social care with #CareAware

#CareAware is a new national campaign by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) aimed at raising awareness of CQC among people choosing adult social care, for themselves or others.

The campaign wants more people to be aware that if they are choosing home care or a care home, CQC can help them make that decision. 

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Businesses we want to hear what’s on your mind!

New and existing businesses in the borough are being encouraged to have their say about their plans for investment, recruitment, meeting the challenges of Brexit and their overall business confidence.

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Council Tax rise to protect key local services

Faced with massive cuts in Government funding, we will be raising Council Tax to protect the key services that residents want and need.

On Tuesday 6 March, we will discuss proposals to accept a further 2% Government precept for social care as well as a 1.99% increase in our element of the Council Tax.

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New residential children’s home will open in Teddington

A new children's home will now open in Teddington, giving a local home to five vulnerable teenagers.

A proposal has been agreed to open the first local home in the borough for more than ten years. The home, on Queens Road, will provide residential care for up to five young people aged between 14 and 18. It is hoped to open next year.

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Teddington Station to get a lift

Teddington Station is on track to be made fully accessible for those with limited mobility, heavy luggage or prams. National Rail funding is available for the scheme which will see lifts installed by 2020.

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Residents on board with #KeepRichmondClean

The borough’s residents are getting on board with our #KeepRichmondClean campaign and urging others to recycle their household waste.

It comeswe want to raise awareness and discourage the practice of fly-tipping and littering in Richmond.

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A grave concern for GoodGym Richmond

This week's task was to clear overgrown ivy and brambles off gravestones. 

GoodGym headed along Richmond high street and turned left up Richmond Hill. After a few drills of press ups, lunges and squats, the team set off again downhill on Queens Road, before taking a right towards Old Richmond Cemetery.

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Have your say on re-provision of community facilities on Ham Close

As part of the wider Ham Close redevelopment programme, RHP and the Council are holding two drop-in sessions at Ham Library for Ham Close residents and the wider community to have their say on the re-provision of community facilities.

These are being held on:

  • Wednesday 7 March from 2 to 4pm (part of the RHP Customers drop-in session) 
  • Tuesday 13 March from 5.30 to 7.30pm

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New school places for children with SEND proposed

A four-week consultation has begun over Richmond Council’s plans to create 56 extra places for pupils with special educational needs at schools across the borough.

New specialist resource provisions would be created in two schools, and eight existing provisions would be expanded.

To see the proposals and have your say, visit the AFC Info website.

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Got a pavement in need of fixing? Nominate it before 9 March!

There’s still time to nominate your pavement for repair through the Community Pavement Repair Fund.

We have set aside £500,000  to fund community nominated improvements. You can get involved by nominating a pavement you feel is in need of work. Nominations will stay open until 9 March 2018.

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Curtain up on the music and drama festival!

A packed programme of brilliant musical and theatrical talent is taking place across the borough in a three week festival that starts today.

Tickets are still available for all events, including the showcase preview at The Exchange in Twickenham on Sunday 4 March.

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Can you help Powerjam?

Powerjam are a not-for-profit youth band who hold workshops in Heatham House, in partnership with Achieving for Children.

Powerjam are currently on the lookout for a local fair or event that they can perform at. If you are interested please email

Powerjam will perform at the Music and Drama Festival on 10 March at Heatham House at 6.30pm.

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Get rid of those winter blues and sign up to Feel Good Fitness

Sign up and access our six sport centres, four pools, five gyms and over 200 fitness classes.

Join one of our six week programmes and get access to specifically tailored services by qualified instructors at any of our fitness centres.

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La Boheme is coming to Normansfield Theatre

Villa Incanto will perform Puccini's masterpiece La Boheme on Sunday 25 February.

This enduringly popular opera with memorable tunes tells stories of love and romance in the Parisian art world.

Tickets are available from the box office on 0333 1212 300.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017