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Emergency Thames water works on Richmond Road

UPDATE - Tuesday 13 November 2018

Emergency waterworks are currently being carried out on a large section of damaged sewer main at 391 Richmond Road.

In an effort to complete the works, Thames Water have moved to 24 hour working with expected completion the week commencing 19 November. 

Due to the prolonged completion of these works, daily fines will be applied to Thames Water from Tuesday 13 November.

Stop and Go boards are being used to manage traffic between 7am-7pm, and temporary lights between 7pm-7am. Expect delays in the immediate area.

All queries from affected business should be addressed in the first instance to Thames Water on 0800 316 9800 quoting your address and reference number BB971876.

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Book still open on this year’s Literature Festival

There are only two weeks left to get involved in the borough’s literary bonanza at the 2018 Richmond Literature Festival.

With another 22 events still to come this November there’s plenty on offer for the borough’s boisterous bookworms, culture vultures and curious children to come along to.

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Get checked this HIV Testing Week

17 to 24 November is National HIV Testing Week and we are calling on people in the borough who may be at risk to get themselves checked.

Anyone who lives in Richmond upon Thames can get a free, fast, confidential HIV test with results in 20 minutes.

Checks are taking place at:

  • Heatham House in Twickenham from 11.15am to 2.30 pm on Fridays 2 and 30 November
  • Vineyard Community Centre in Richmond from 8.45 to 11am on Wednesday 21 November.

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Normansfield Christmas Craft Fair

Visit the annual Normansfield Christmas Craft Fair this Saturday 24 November from 11am to 4.30pm.

All items for sale are handmade, including prints, jewellery, cards, gifts and much more. A coffee shop will be open all day serving delicious coffees and cakes, with a children’s craft activity table and a tombola.

All proceeds from the table hire, coffee shop and tombola are going to the Down’s Syndrome Association.

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Donate your unwanted winter coats

This month Chesterstons Richmond are collecting unwanted winter coats as part of the Calling London Winter Coat Collection 2018. The charity are then distributing the coats to the homeless and families that are struggling financially.

To donate, please visit Chesterstons Richmond, or for more information please call 020 3758 3222

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York House to light up red this weekend

York House in Twickenham will be lit in red on Saturday and Sunday night as a mark of respect to our armed forces on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. This forms part of a range of activities and civic ceremonies taking place across the borough. 

the Leader of the Council, Cllr Roberts, will join the Mayor and other councillors at a special Commemoration Service at St Mary’s Church in Twickenham on Sunday night. The service begins at 6pm and all are invited.

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Mayor unveils new sculpture in Heathfield Recreation Ground

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Ben Khosa, unveiled a new sculpture in Heathfield Recreation Ground yesterday. The sculpture is of a large arm chair which symbolises home, comfort and security and was designed by former Richmond upon Thames College student, Aleksandra Piechocinska, following a competition with schools. 

The installation is part of a number of improvements in Heathfield Recreation Ground, making it more accessible and supportive for people suffering from dementia.

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Back to Basics - November IT sessions at libraries

Discover the huge range of services available online at IT Taster Sessions at the Information & Referency Library in Richmond.

All sessions are free but booking is essential.

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Join the Poetry of War class this weekend

Join poet and writer, Agnieszka Studzinska at Orleans House Gallery this weekend to learn how to generate ideas for poetry writing which respond to the works of First World War artists.

The class which takes place from 10am to 12noon on Saturday 10 November is part of this year's Literature Festival Programme. 

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Teddington primary school wins award for SEN support

Stanley School on Strathmore Road has won the Nasen Excellent Practice in Primary School Award. The award recognises schools who have improved outcomes for children with SEND through outstanding practice.

The school were nominated for the award by the mother of Alexander, a pupil at Peartree, the specialist resource provision for children with SEND at Stanley. 

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Sign up to Purple Tuesday

Local businesses are encouraged to sign up to Purple Tuesday, the UK’s accessible shopping day on Tuesday 13 November.

Purple Tuesday is a new campaign to encourage retailers to make shopping experiences more accessible and inclusive for disabled customers.

To encourage even more businesses across the borough to make the shopping experience more inclusive and accessible for disabled customers, we are offering 20 local businesses initially in Teddington or Twickenham the chance to apply for a free wheelchair ramp.

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Events

2pm
Nov 13
The Hyde Room York House York Street Twickenham TW1 3BZ
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11am
Nov 13
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HE
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8.30pm
Nov 13
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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7.45pm
Nov 13
St Margarets Church, East Twickenham, TW1 1RL
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2 to 3:30pm
Nov 14
Cambrian Centre 1 Grove Road, Richmond TW10 6SN
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6 to 8pm
Nov 14
Hampton Sports and Fitness Centre, Hanworth Road, Hampton, TW12 3HB
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6 to 8pm
Nov 15
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College (RHACC), Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE
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10am to 1pm
Nov 16
Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
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11am
Nov 16
Richmond Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1JP
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9.30am
Nov 16
Tide Tables Cafe, 2 The Arches, Richmond, TW9 1TH
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10am to 4pm
Nov 16
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
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7.30pm
Nov 17
St. James's Road, Hampton Hill TW12 1DQ
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9am to 4.30pm
Nov 17
Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NJ
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11am
Nov 19
The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ
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11am
Nov 20
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HE
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10.30am
Nov 20
Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
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6.30 to 8am
Nov 21
Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2NL
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6 to 8pm
Nov 23
Strawberry Hill House 268 Waldegrave Road Twickenham TW1 4ST
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10.30am to 12.30pm
Nov 23
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ
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10am to 2pm
Nov 24
Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LW
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10am to 4pm
Nov 25
Strawberry Hill House 268 Waldegrave Road Twickenham TW1 4ST
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10.30am to 5pm
Nov 25
Heron Square, Richmond, TW9 1TP
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10am to 4pm
Nov 25
268 Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4ST
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10.45 to 11.45am
Nov 26
Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
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11am
Nov 27
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HR
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8pm
Nov 27
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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9.30 to 11am
Nov 27
Garfield Rd, Twickenham, TW1 3JT
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7pm
Nov 27
Riverside Room, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
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Donate socks for the homeless

Donate your unwanted, unworn socks to St Margarets Foot Clinic this month, where they will be donated to Sikh Welfare & Awareness Team (SWAT)

SWAT are a charitable organisation based in West London who unite and transform financially disadvantaged communities by focusing on projects which make a difference to people’s lives.

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Garden waste contracts

The new garden waste contracts for 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019 have now started.

If you have renewed your contract and have not received your new yellow sticker within five working days, please submit a replacement sticker request. Please be aware that the waste crew will not empty bins with an orange sticker.

If you have not renewed your contract, you can renew online.

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Schumann: The Faces and the Masks

A unique Richmond Literature Festival event comes to the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre this Thursday 15 November at 7pm.

Judith Chernaik will discuss Schumann: The Faces and the Masks, her groundbreaking account of a major composer whose life and works have been the subject of intense controversy ever since his early death in an asylum in 1856.

Visit the OSO website for more details and to book tickets.

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Illustration on Richmond’s First World War stories

The Richmond Council Art Service have commissioned an artist to bring local stories from the Great War to life as part of the borough’s First World War Commemoration Programme.

The illustrations will later be published in a book available to view through the borough’s local history archive and at Orleans House Gallery.

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Council slams dangerous and senseless school bus burning

Vandals who set fire to a school bus in St Margarets overnight should face the full weight of the law for their dangerous and senseless behaviour.

Councillors and Council officers were alerted to the burning school van overnight and have been working with the police and the vehicle’s owner on the investigation and clean up. 

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Free support sessions for businesses this November

Now is your last chance to book a space at one of our free online webinars and workshops for local businesses this November.

Launched earlier this summer, the Richmond Enterprise Challenge: Step Up. Start Up. Scale Up is a new, free programme of businesses support, launched by Richmond Council and delivered by CPG Executive Consulting Ltd.

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Watch The Script Room at Whitton Library

On 22 November, Optik Theatre will bring ‘The Script Room’ to Whitton Library, a performance aimed at giving professional support to new theatre scripts and writers.

The Script Room is an exciting initiative that offers people a chance to hear dramatised readings of new scripts. Performances start at 7.30pm and tickets are available online.

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Helping south Londoners into better jobs

Residents across five south London boroughs will be given more opportunities to learn the skills needed to find better jobs, thanks to the launch of a new sub-regional group.

The South London Skills and Employment Board is made up of business leaders, training providers and colleges, voluntary sector and council representatives from Richmond, Sutton, Croydon, Kingston and Merton. Together they form the South London Partnership (SLP).

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Over 50 heroes shortlisted for Community Awards

More than fifty individuals and community groups have been shortlisted across eight categories for the Community Heroes’ Awards.

Winners will be recognised for their heroic achievements in everything from sporting activities and community events to care work.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018