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The suspension is over, time to name that bridge

The vote is now open for you to pick the name of the newest footbridge in the borough!

Week one of the vote will be elimination rounds - the winners from each round will go head to head in the semi-finals next week, with the final vote on the top two.

Head to @LBRUT on Twitter to vote!

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Local author nominated for 2019 Children’s Book Award

John Condon, a local author who lives in Teddington has been chosen by the children of the Children’s Book Award as one of the Top 10 books for the 2019 award in Younger Children category.

His book, The Wondrous Dinosaurium is a quirky, hilarious picture book about the trials and rewards of finding the perfect pet.

The winner will be announced at the Award's Day on Saturday 8 June in Kensington, London.

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Cabinet approves 20mph limit

Cabinet has approved amended proposals for a 20mph limit in Richmond upon Thames. The new proposals take into account the views of residents received during the 12-week consultation held last year.

The new proposals take into account the views of residents, including a revision of the proposed 20mph speed limit on the A308 between Kingston and Hampton, including Hampton Court Road, Upper Sunbury Road and Lower Sunbury Road (excluding Thames Street).

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London Our Space Award is now open

The Our Space Award is a grant scheme, which was launched by the charity Groundwork London back in the spring of 2018, to encourage communities to take ownership and pride in their local spaces.

Local community groups can now apply for a grant between £500 and £5,000 to either create or improve an open space; whether that is a park, housing estate, town centre, woodland, or school grounds.

Applications are open until Monday 25 March, 5pm.

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The Petersham Consort: Renaissance choral classics for Lent

Visit the historic and intimate setting of St Peter’s Church in Petersham on Sunday 24 March at 6pm for the Petersham Consort. A performance of choral classics acappella from across Europe, in the medieval and renaissance periods.

Tickets are £10, £5 for concessions. To book please email petershamconsort@gmail.com.

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Trumpeter's House Garden Party

Relax in the beautiful gardens and listen to the summer sounds from the Barnes Concert Band at Trumpeter's House Garden Party on Saturday 15 June from 2 to 5pm.

Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children aged 4 to 13, and under 4s go free. Tickets include a glass of wine or a soft drink, tea and cake, and can be purchased online or on the door.

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The Eel Pie Club music night

Twickenham's only not for profit band project, Powerjam, presents an evening of live rock and pop music for both adults and students of all ages!

The Eel Pie Club will open its doors on Wednesday 27 March from 6.30pm, offering a rare opportunity to enjoy live music.

Tickets are £5 for adults, £2 students and £2 for Eel Pie Club Members. For more information email annatexier.powerjam@gmail.com.

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Spring has sprung in our Friendly Parks for All

We have developed a programme of accessible activities for Barnes Green, Ham Village Green and Heathfield Recreation Ground over the spring and summer months. These parks have pathways suitable for wheelchair and walking aid users.

All activities are free and will go ahead no matter what the weather is like or how many people turn up. Booking is not required.

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Pledge to help make LBRUT idle-free

Did you know that car idling produces up to 150 balloons of harmful exhaust emissions per minute?

Over 370 residents and businesses have already pledged not to idle their vehicles. Will you join them? Sign the pledge now!

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Make a splash this Easter with Feel Good Swim School

Make a splash these Easter Holidays by signing up to Feel Good Swim School. Come along to Teddignton Pools and Fitness Centre for crash courses, to fun floats and dedicated workshops.

Courses dates:

  • Monday 8 to Friday 12 April
  • Monday 15 to Thursday 18 April

Meanwhile, swimming lessons for children aged 3 to 5, and 5+ are taking place at Pools on the Park in Richmond from Monday 8 April to Thursday 18 April.

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Civic Pride Grant for Kew website

The KewTW9 Association has been awarded a £450 Civic Pride grant to help with improvements to its website.

The improvements will make it easier for local groups to upload information and news to the website. It will also allow to local businesses to publicise services and events.

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Events

10.30am
Mar 19
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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8pm
Mar 21
All Saints Church, 63 East Sheen Avenue, London SW14 8AX
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7pm
Mar 21
Riverside Room, Old Town Hall Richmond, TW9 1TP
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6.30 to 7.45pm
Mar 21
Fifth Cross Road, Twickenham, TW2 5LH
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10am to 1pm
Mar 23
Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7BA
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9am
Mar 23
Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 5HS
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10.30am
Mar 26
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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5 - 8pm
Mar 26
Richmond upon Thames College Egerton Road Twickenham TW2 7SJ
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10:30am to 12pm
Mar 28
United Reformed Church, Hampton Hill TW12 1NB
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11am
Mar 29
Richmond Library Annexe Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH
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4pm
Mar 29
Old Sorting Office, 49 Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LF
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2.30pm
Mar 30
The Exchange, 75 London Road, TW1 1BE
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7 to 9pm
Mar 30
St Michael's Church, Wilcox Road, TW11 0SP
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10am to 5pm
Mar 31
Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RS
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12 noon
Mar 31
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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From 12pm
Mar 31
London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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Love Your Local Care Home Week

Local charity, Embracing Age want care home staff to know how much the work they do is appreciated by organising Love Your Local Care Home Week from Monday 25 to Sunday 31 March 2019.

Simply pop in to your local care home during these dates with a box of chocolates or a creative gift for the staff, and a little note saying how much their work caring for our older people is valued.

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Virginia Woolf statue in Richmond

Aurora Metro Arts & Media are fundraising to create the first life-size bronze statue of Virginia Woolf in the UK, having now been granted planning permission after successful public consultation.

Virginia Woolf lived in Richmond upon Thames with her husband Leonard from 1914 to 1924 where she developed as a writer and wrote short stories, essays, reviews and novels.

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Have your say on transport strategy

Businesses across the borough are being invited to help shape the next Transport for the South East’s Transport Strategy.

Have your say on the key issues and challenges that businesses face including congestion, journey times, connectivity, and the impact of new technology. You can also express your views on how the transport network could develop to support future growth plans.

Complete the survey by 31 March 2019.

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Eel Pie Island Jazz and Wine Tasting River Cruise

Tickets are now on sale for the the one and only Eel Pie Island Jazz and Wine Tasting River Cruise on the New Southern Belle. Taking place on Wednesday 19 June, the cruise is part of the Twickenham Festival.

Cruise from Eel Pie Island to Hampton Court and back between 7 and 11pm. Enjoy a fish and chip supper, live jazz and wine tasting for £45 for a single ticket and £80 for two.

For tickets please call Crusader Travel on 020 8744 0474.

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Spring at the Bandstand

The next Middlesex Yeomanry Band Concert, Spring at the Bandstand, will be held on Sunday 31 March from 2.30pm at YMCA White House in Hampton.

The programme includes music from stage and screen, concert favourites, foot-tapping marches, and much more.

Tickets are £12 (children free), and include a programme and refreshments. For more information email judy.morrison1@btinternet.com or phone 020 8941 1227.

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Court agrees firmer enforcement approach on unauthorised encampment

Last week, the High Court agreed to a temporary borough-wide preventative injunction to protect all of our parks, open spaces and highways. This will expedite matters and prevent encampments relocating to other council land.

The temporary injunction will last for three months, upon which we will apply for a permanent measure.

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Richmond’s largest children's fun run is back!

Richmond Runfest are excited to announce that registration for the Kids Mile is now live. The race will take place on Saturday 14 September in Old Deer Park.

To celebrate the launch, they have released a 50% early bird discount of £7.50 for the first 100 registrants! Around 800 free places will be offered to local participating schools.

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Businesses: preparing for Brexit

Businesses around the borough can now use a local one stop shop for all information on Brexit, including exporting and importing, recruitment, GDPR, education and rights of EU citizens in the UK.

The new web pages bring together links to all the latest news and will be updated as more information is made available.

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Future High Street strategies seminar

Come along to a Chamber of Commerce seminar, sponsored by Richmond Council to learn more about the Business Rate Relief scheme.

The seminar will be held at York House, Twickenham, on Tuesday 30 April from 2 to 4pm. This event will include an external speaker to discuss the borough's high streets and appropriate future strategies. Also, it will be discussed how to change expectations of consumers, communities, workers, suppliers, local environment and the impact of the internet.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018