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Family fun day at Marble Hill PlayCentres

Marble Hill PlayCentres is holding a family fun day on Sunday 29 September from 11am to 4pm and everyone is invited!

They are joining together with two local charities, Skylarks and Otakar Kraus Music Trust, in a celebration of all the services they offer to families. Everyone is invited to come and join in drumming, yoga, family fun and games, stalls, barbecue, raffle, face painting, henna tattoos and much more.

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Afternoon tea with the Mayor

The Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Nancy Baldwin was joined by ten young individuals yesterday (Tuesday 17 September 2019) for an afternoon tea party in York House to thank students for submitting artwork to be displayed in the Mayor's Parlour.

Next time you visit Twickenham be sure to stop by York House and check out the amazing artwork!

 

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Apply now to attend our Climate Change Summit

Residents are invited to apply to attend a summit at York House on Saturday 19 October to share ideas on how the borough can fight climate change.

The summit will form part of the Council’s wider engagement on its draft Climate Change Strategy, which is currently open for consultation. Attendees will be selected to reflect the diverse range of community groups, age groups, interests and wards which make up the borough.

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Chef needed for care leavers Christmas dinner

The volunteers behind Christmas Day Dinner Richmond are looking for a chef who would be available on Christmas Day to cook a traditional Christmas dinner for a total of 80 people.

The event is organised for young people who have left the care system and without this day spend it alone. If you would like to be part of something wonderful, contact Sian at christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com.

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Autumn Concert - Middlesex Yeomanry Concert Band

The next Middlesex Yeomanry Band Concert will be held on Sunday 22 September from 2.30pm at the White House in Hampton.

The programme commemorates the D-Day landings on the Normandy beaches with the march Arromanches; music from stage and screen including My Fair Lady, James Bond and other concert favourites.

Tickets cost £12 (children free) including a programme and refreshments. Contact judy.morrison1@btinternet.com or phone 020 8941 1227 to book.

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Unsung heroes take centre stage at Dignity in Care Awards

Care workers and personal assistants who go the extra mile to provide outstanding care and support to local residents were championed by Richmond Council at a prestigious awards ceremony last Friday.

Now in its seventh year, the Dignity in Care awards recognise good quality care within the borough, raises awareness of dignity in care, inspires local care workers and personal assistants to deliver outstanding care and support and rewards staff and teams that make a difference.

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Sports Fest 2019

Head to Grey Court school this Saturday 21 September for the Sports Fest event from 1.15pm. There will be lots of fun activities for the family with sport taster sessions, stalls, a knock-out obstacle course, live music, refreshments and fireworks.

Tickets are now on sale, £10 adults and £5 kids.

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Harlequins Women v Richmond FC

Harlequins Women will take on their historic rivals on the opening weekend of this season’s tournament on Sunday 21 September.

This will be the third time that the two sides have gone head-to-head at The Stoop, with the home side looking to maintain their 100% winning record at the home of Harlequins against their south west London counterparts.

Tickets are only £5 for adults and £3 for kids.

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New outdoor nursery coming to Richmond

Outdoor Owls is a new, full-time outdoor forest nursery for 2 to 5-year olds coming to Richmond in January 2020. Based on Ormond Road, children will enjoy outings to the local community and spend the majority of the day on the green spaces around Petersham Meadows.

The waiting list has now opened - visit the Outdoor Owls website to learn more and attend an info day.

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Healthwatch Richmond seeks new committee members

Do you have an interest in shaping NHS and social care? The Healthwatch Committee engages with key stakeholders, including the Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group and London Borough of Richmond, to review major changes to services and policies and to oversee the quality of local care.

The role is an exciting and interesting way to find out about the care that Richmond’s population receives and to make a difference to the things that matter to local people.

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The Red Box project arrives in Richmond

The Red Box Project is a nationwide initiative which is trying to eradicate period poverty.

We have set up a donation box in the Civic Centre and plan to roll out boxes in other locations across the borough. Residents and staff are asked to donate new packets of tampons, sanitary pads and press-on towels.

Donations can be left at the Civic Centre reception in Twickenham during opening hours, Monday to Friday from 9am till 5pm.

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Events

11am to 12pm
Sep 20
Richmond Old Town Hall Whittaker Suite Whittaker Avenue Richmond, TW9 1JP
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10am to 4pm
Sep 20
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth' Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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1.15pm
Sep 21
Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7HN
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9am to 1pm
Sep 21
Holly Road car park, Twickenham TW1 4HF
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10.30am
Sep 21
Meet at the Shot Tower, Ellerman Avenue, Twickenham TW2 6AB
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12 noon to 3pm
Sep 22
Thornton Road, East Sheen SW14 8NS
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9.30 to 11am
Sep 22
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth' Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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7pm
Sep 23
Church Walk, Richmond TW9 1SN
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8pm
Sep 24
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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11am
Sep 24
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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10am to 12 noon
Sep 25
Whitton Youth Zone, 1 Britannia Lane, Whitton TW2 7JX
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11am to 1pm
Sep 26
Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH
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11am to 12pm
Sep 27
Richmond Old Town Hall Whittaker Suite Whittaker Avenue Richmond, TW9 1JP
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7.45pm (Mon to Sat), 6pm (Sun)
Sep 28
Hampton Hill Theatre, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton TW12 1NZ
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7.30pm
Sep 28
All Saints Church, East Sheen Avenue SW14 8AX
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9am to 1pm
Sep 28
Holly Road car park, Twickenham TW1 4HF
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11am to 4pm
Sep 29
Marble Hill PlayCentres, Marble Hill Park, Richmond Road Twickenham TW1 2NL
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11am
Sep 29
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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11 to 4pm
Sep 29
Marble Hill Playcentres, Marble Hill Park, Richmond Rd, TW1 2NL
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9.30am
Sep 29
Meet at the Pheasantry Cafe Car Park, TW11 0EW
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11am
Oct 1
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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Bushy Park Tree Walk

Come along to the free Tree Walk in Bushy Park on Friday 20 September at 11am. The walk, hosted by Richmond Health Walks, will showcase the special trees and Champion Trees of both Woodland Gardens.

The walk will set off from the Pheasantry car park by the outdoor cafe kiosk at 10.50am and will last approximately one hour.

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Nature trail fun coming to Sheen

In partnership with the Friends of Sheen Common, we are proposing to install natural play equipment in an area of woodland to the south of the football pitch and west of the pavilion on the common.

The suggestion is for a small number of natural play structures aimed at children of up to 10 years old and would consist of a mixture of basket swings, a small climbing tree frame, small multi-play units and a balance beam.

Have your say before Sunday 13 October 2019.

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Richmond Runfest a huge success!

Richmond’s annual two-day running festival saw the sun shine as more than 13,000 runners signed up for races in Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Old Deer Park, Richmond.

With the addition of a brand new evening 5K, the weekend-long event included a 10k half marathon, full marathon, kids’ one mile and the family mile event.

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Richmond Museum presents a talk by Anita Anand

With 'The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj' Anita Anand tells the remarkable story of one Indian's twenty-year quest for revenge, which took him around the world in search of those he held responsible for the Amritsar massacre of 1919, which cost the lives of hundreds.

Book signing will take place at the end of the talk on Wednesday 11 December at RHACC in Richmond. Doors open 7pm and tickets are £10 per person.

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Like your food? Not as much as Queen Victoria!

Tickets are still available for a raft of events celebrating the boroughs rich and vibrant history, including a talk on The Greedy Queen!

The event is on Thursday 26 September from 7.30pm at Richmond Old Town Hall.

Tickets cost £10 and can be booked online.

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Vacancy on Council’s Audit Committee

We have a vacancy for someone to serve as an independent Member of Richmond Council’s Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee oversees all processes for risk, control and governance for the Council. The purpose of the committee is to provide independent assurance and to support strong financial management and good governance.

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Fresh proposals for the future of Elleray Hall

The Council has taken a fresh look at providing a fit for purpose building for Elleray Hall Social Centre.

Elleray Hall in Teddington is a popular daytime social centre for local adult residents. It is especially well used by older people for whom it is something of a social lifeline. Last year, Richmond Council held a consultation on proposals for a possible new community hub in the area.

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Visit the Twickenham Farmers' Market

Twickenham Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday from 9am to 1pm in Holly Road car park.

Purchase fresh produce all from local providers, including organic eggs and meat, milk, free range poultry and vegetables.

Be sure to take your own bags and food containers to save using new plastic.

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Kindred Spirit Band album launch

The new Kindred Spirit Band album, 'Elemental', is launching at All Hallows Church Hall in Twickenham on Saturday 2 November.

Money from sales of the new album is going to be donated to Home Start, a local charity which provides expert help to struggling local familes with young children.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018