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May bank holiday recycling and waste collection services

Following the bank holiday on Monday 27 May, the waste and recycling collections (including Garden Waste collections) for domestic properties will take place one day later than usual.

For all enquiries about collections, please telephone 020 8891 1411.

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Bat species under threat

Despite Richmond being home to eleven bat species, numbers have been in consistent decline for decades. 

The South West London Environment Network have launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise £1,560 to buy a state-of-the-art Anabat Swift Bat Detector.

This will be deployed at various sites at threat of development and will collect vital evidence of bat activity crucial in protecting their homes and feeding grounds.

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Gardens Open for Charity

Kew Green Gardens will be open to the public for charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 26 May from 2 to 5pm, and Sunday 2 June from 6 to 8pm.

Entrance to the gardens is from the towpath just west of Kew Bridge.

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Hampton Wick Big Picnic

You're invited to the Big Picnic in Hampton Wick on Sunday 23 June from 12 noon to 3pm.

The day will include live music from local bands and singers, bouncy castles, bbq and ice creams. Kids can also enjoy sports games including an egg and spoon race, tug of war competition and tombola.

This is a free event organised by St John’s Hampton Wick, the Hampton Wick Association and the Friends of Kings Field.

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Working together to keep Richmond safe

Following a number of recent reports of robberies in the Richmond area, the Police and Council are taking action.

The Police will be increasing their presence, with high visibility patrols in those public and open spaces that are crime hotspots, such as town centres, parks and commons.

Meanwhile, the dedicated burglary and robbery team are actively investigating the robberies in Richmond. They are dedicated to identifying and bringing the perpetrators to justice and offering support to those affected.

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Take a positive step for air quality this Walk to School Week

This week is Walk to School Week (20 to 24 May) and we are encouraging parents to take a positive step towards improving air quality around our schools by turning off their engines and completing school trips on foot.

We have taken a number of steps already to make walking to school a safer, hassle free choice including implementing a borough-wide 20mph speed limit, and taking steps to reduce instances of engine idling in the borough.

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Twickenham Green village fete

Support the local community on Sunday 7 July for an afternoon of fun, food and drink, music, art, sport and more at the Twickenham Green village fete.

There will be a variety of stalls and live bands performing throughout the day from 12 noon to 8pm. This is a free event for all.

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Visitors from Fontainebleau

Following a stimulating cultural trip to our twin town of Fontainebleau earlier this month, the Richmond in Europe Association welcomed guests from Fontainebleau to Richmond this past weekend.

Alain and Lorna Guerin had come both to play pétanque and to discuss the 60th anniversary of the twinning with Konstanz and Fontainebleau, which will take place in Richmond next year.

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Join the Plog-olution!

To raise awareness of the scourge of single-use plastic, the co-founders of Plogolution, along with a team of ploggers, will be running an Ultra Plog along the length of the Thames from 27th May to 1st June 2019

Richmond residents are welcome to join! The Ultra Plog will be passing through our borough on Friday 31st May, during the 28 mile stretch from Staines to Putney.

Plogging is an ecofitness activity that combines running and picking up rubbish at the same time. 

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Tell us what you think of our website

We are currently seeking feedback on our website from residents. 

Each week over 83,000 visits are made to our website. Your feedback will help us continue to make improvements, and ensure that the site works for all of our users.

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Apply to be a stallholder at Full of Life 2019

We are now welcoming stallholder applications for the annual Full of Life Fair which will take place on Friday 4 October 2019 at the RFU Twickenham Stadium from 10am to 4pm.

The fair is hugely popular among the senior residents and in 2018 was attended by over 1,000 people.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 31 May 2019. Due to limited space at the venue, all applications will be reviewed and successful stalls will be invited to register as a stallholder and submit payment in late June 2019.

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Events

10am to 3pm
May 27
Twickenham Green, TW2 5AB
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8pm
May 28
The Exchange, 75 London Road Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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2 to 4pm
May 28
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10.30am to 12.30pm
May 28
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10.30am
May 28
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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10am
May 28
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth' Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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7:30pm
May 29
Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1DH
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10am
May 29
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth' Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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11am to 12 noon
May 30
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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8pm
Jun 1
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10.30am
Jun 1
Shot Tower near Crane Park Twickenham TW2 6AB
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10.30am
Jun 4
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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2 to 6pm
Jun 6
Richmond and Hillcroft Community and Adult College, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE
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8pm
Jun 7
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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10.30am to 12.45pm
Jun 8
The National Archives Bessant Drive, Kew TW9 4DU
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King Charles III at Kitson Hall

Barnes Community Players and Wild Duck Productions present King Charles III at Kitson Hall in Barnes this June.

There are only five performances from Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 June at 7.30pm. Tickets are from £10.

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Marble Hill Sunday Funday

Organised by Inspired Women group, visit Marble Hill Park on Sunday 9 June from 2 to 5pm for a fun, free event for families.

The day will include attractions, workshops, stalls, play area and demonstrators, storytime, youth bus, character visits, rides, arts and crafts and much more!

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Carnaby Army – Beatles vs The Stones

Join The Carnaby Army and Eel Pie Island Museum for a fabulous fundraising night of classic 60’s tunes on Friday 14 June 2019, with special guest appearances from original Eel Pie artists too.

Book your tickets now for £10 or £8 concession and Eel Pie Museum members. All profits will go to the Eel Pie Island Museum.

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Help shape the future of health and care in the borough

We have been working with the local NHS and the voluntary sector to review the local community’s health and care needs and develop an action plan to improve services.

Residents can now share their views on the local health and care plan which has been developed for the borough.

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12 men convicted for a series of moped-enabled robberies

Members of an organised crime group who carried out multiple robberies and moped offences across London have been jailed.

The gang of 12 men have been sentenced to a combined total of 67 years and 10 months imprisonment for a series of moped-enabled robberies across south and west London last year, including one in the Ham and Petersham area.

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Marshgate Primary School annual summer fair

Join in the Medieval fun at Marshgate Primary School's annual summer fair on Saturday 15 June between 11.30am and 3.30pm.

There will be many fun and exciting activities including a climbing wall, bouncy castle, BBQ, cakes and more!

Admission is £3 for adults, kids go free.

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Congratulations Team Richmond

On Sunday 19 May the Team Richmond Tennis Team gave an outstanding performance and made it through the qualifying round of the London Youth Games finals.

Good luck in the next round!

 

Tourwise of London pledges to be idle free

Tourwise of London in Richmond has signed the pledge to help make Richmond upon Thames an idle free borough.

It is one of over 500 people, community groups and businesses to have signed the pledge so far in the borough.

If you support an idle free Richmond upon Thames like Tourwise of London, then sign the pledge today.

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Rainbow flag flies outside Civic Centre

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Nancy Baldwin, was joined by Leader of the Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts, a cross-party group of councillors and staff from the Council’s LGBT Equality and Ally group to raise the flag and show the borough’s support for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex (LGBTQI+) community.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018