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Get creative at Richmond Art School

A new term is starting soon at Richmond Art School, part of the Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College.

There are a variety of creative courses available in ceramics, painting, woodworks, printmaking and more. Learn from expert tutors to develop your creativity for your personal enjoyment or creative career.

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Council remove breaches at Hampton Riviera Boatyard

Part of the River Thames has been returned to a more natural state after the removal of unlawful piles and pontoons in Hampton.

The cost of the works will be charged back to the owner of the land. Further enforcement action is now being considered in relation to the use of the site.

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Take our online business survey

Residents and businesses in the borough are encouraged to take part in an online survey that aims to help identify and maximise available work space in the borough.

The results of the survey will be used to help identify local space and resource needs in the future.

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Richmond Fire Station Open Day

Meet your local firefighters at the Richmond Fire Station Open Day on Saturday 22 September 2018. From 12 noon to 4pm you can chat with firefighters for fire safety advice, meet the fire investigation dogs and watch rescue unit demonstrations.

A fire engine will also be on display along with various stalls and games.

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Twickenham Studios Short Film Competition

There are only a few weeks remaining to enter the Twickenham Studios short film competition.

Budding filmmakers are invited to submit a three minute promotional film about the local area.

Shortlisted entries will be screened at a red-carpet VIP film festival TW1 Film Fest at Twickenham Studios.

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Superheroes day

Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway are holding a superheroes day on Sunday 19 August 2018 from 10.45am to 4pm.

Those dressed as their favourite superhero will ride the train for free. This is an ideal family day out, with a great picnic and play area.

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Join the Mayor skydiving fundraiser challenge

Councillor Ben Khosa, Mayor of Richmond, will plunge 15,000ft through the air during a skydiving challenge to raise money for his mayoral charity, Refuge Richmond. 

Cllr Khosa will take to the air in early 2019 and is keen to recruit a team of fundraisers to join him in his challenge. Full training and equipment would be provided. Those keen to sign up need to raise a minimum of £300 to cover the cost of the skydive.

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Championing the needs of disabled people at work

Richmond and Wandsworth councils have been awarded Disability Confident Employer status under the Disability Confident Scheme. The scheme recognises organisations who are committed to ensuring disabled and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

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Richmond Green Gym August Programme

Richmond Green Gym offer unique and free opportunities for locals to get involved in transforming Mereway Nature Park and Orchard for the benefit of wildlife and the local community. 

There are a number of activities scheduled this month including the construction of a raised bed and a litter pick walk. The group meet every Wednesday at 10.45am, all volunteers regardless of experience and levels of fitness are welcome.

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Twickenham Record Fair

Twickenham Record Fair is a new monthy Record Collectors' Fair, taking place on Saturday 18 August 2018, 9am to 4.30pm on Church Street, Twickenham.

Just around the corner from the fair is Eel Pie Island Museum, which celebrates the extraordinary history of the island in the middle of the River Thames, especially its critical role in the development of the British jazz and RnB scenes.

Entrance to the fair is a £1 charitable donation.

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EU nationals information evening at York House

A second free public information evening for EU citizens living in the borough will be held at York House on 11 September 2018.

Hear the latest updates on the Brexit developments and find out what steps you need to take to protect your future in the UK.

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7 - 9pm
Aug 16
Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
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12 noon to 4pm
Aug 16
Jersey Road, Isleworth, London, TW7 4RB
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6.30 to 8.30pm
Aug 16
Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU
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9am to 4.30pm
Aug 18
Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NJ
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10am to 2pm
Aug 18
Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LW
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9am to 1pm
Aug 18
Holly Road, Twickenham, TW1
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12.30 to 4pm
Aug 19
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ
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10am to 6pm
Aug 25
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey KT8 9AU
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Aug 25
St. Ann’s Church Hall, Kew Green, Kew
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10.30am to 5pm
Aug 26
Heron Square, Richmond, TW9 1TP
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Aug 27
Hampton Village Green, Station Road, Hampton TW12 2AS
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Garden Waste Renewal

New and existing users of the Council's garden waste service are encouraged to sign up or renew their contract now and they will pay nothing until November.

Annual contracts run from 1 November 2018 until 31 October 2019 but all customers who apply now will receive their bin and sticker within 10 working days and pay nothing until November.

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Cycle to Work Day

We are encouraging commuters to hop on a bike on Wednesday 15 August 2018 to mark Cycle to Work Day, as there are plenty of cycling options available in the borough.

Brompton have a bicycle rack near Twickenham station that can be hired on a daily or weekly basis and more than 100 Ofo bikeshare bikes are located around the borough for your convenience.

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Nature in Richmond photography competition

The South West London Environment Network (SWLEN) inaugural nature photography competition has officially launched to coincide with the new Biodiversity Action Plan for the borough.

SWLEN are looking for photos that celebrate the diversity and fragility of nature in Richmond. The competition will run until Sunday 30 September 2018.

Finalists will be invited to attend the launch event where their images will exhibited. 

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Stay fit and active this autumn

As summer holidays are drawing to a close, those looking to keep fit and active on their return to work are encouraged to take advantage of our autumn sports and fitness programme.

Packed with courses for both adults and juniors, the programme offers a range of activities including badminton, trampolining, netball, gymnastics, and martial arts. There will also be a programme of disability sports and activities on offer.

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Hammersmith Bridge maintenance closure

We are giving residents and businesses advance warning of planned maintenance and investigation work on Hammersmith Bridge that will take place next week.

The work is being carried out by Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London, and is scheduled to run from 7am to 7pm on Monday 20 August until Thursday 23 August 2018.

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Support the Sherland Road Community Garden project

South West London Environment Network (SWLEN) are looking to raise £550 to enhance Sherland Road Community Garden as a haven for both local residents and wildlife to enjoy. Money raised will go towards the cost of the materials for the laying of the hedge as well as building new compost bins at the back of the garden.

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Summer activities at Kew Gardens

Explore the Here Be Dragons exhibition next to Kew Palace these holidays to celebrate the restoration of 80 magnificent dragons on the Great Pagoda. Use the Dragon Trail to hunt for the sculptures within the grounds where you can also enjoy free family art activities from 6 to 19 August 2018.

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Collection Curiosities at Orleans House Gallery

A new exhibition displaying some of Orleans House Gallery's storeroom collections will be taking centre stage later this month.

Collection Curiosities will exhibit strange portraits of the dead and phantoms, images of long-demolished buildings and vanished gardens, atmospheric watercolours, amusing caricatures, macabre objects and much more.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 25 August to late November.

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Judicial review against Heathrow expansion

Lawyers have issued judicial review proceedings in the High Court against the Secretary of State for Transport on the basis that he has unlawfully designated the Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) under the Planning Act 2008.

The grounds of challenge are on air quality, inadequate environmental assessment, climate change, surface access, breach of the habitats directive and a flawed consultation process.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017