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Check your route before you travel this Christmas

Planned works and service updates may affect your journey between 23 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.

There will be some key changes to TfL timetables over the Christmas period including:

  • No TfL services on Christmas Day
  • Early finishes on some transport on Christmas Eve
  • Free travel all evening on the TfL network on New Year's Eve

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Find out what's happening with FiSH this week

FiSH Neighbourhood Care in Barnes have a range of activities taking place this week.

Activities include a coffee morning, a game of chess, a trip to Squires Garden Centre and bridge.

FiSH combats loneliness and social isolation in older and vulnerable people living in Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen.

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Children in Richmond benefit from book gift

To celebrate Bookstart’s 25th anniversary, the Library Service held a very special Tiny Teddies session at Twickenham Library with guests including the Bookstart Bear.

Bookstart is the world’s first national bookgifting programme. Every child in England is entitled to a free Bookstart pack at 0 to 12 months and 3 to 4 years. 

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Barnes teen wins national art award

12 year old Lottie, who has just started at Richmond Park Academy, has won the National Open Art Seaward Properties Chichester Art Award for Lost Memories.

Lottie, who has won £700 for her school’s art department, created the pen-drawing of a woman with Alzheimer’s.

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Students’ sustainable transport efforts recognised

East Sheen Primary won the Top School Award for the Southern Region, Barnes Primary was voted a School of Excellence for Cycling and Hampton Prep and Pre Prep voted a School of Excellence for pupil-led projects.

The TfL STARS Top Schools Awards ceremony was held at City Hall this week to recognise the hard work that the top schools have been putting into developing their travel plans. 

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Christmas at Hampton Hill URC Church on the High Street.

Christmas activities are still going ahead at the Hampton Hill 'church on High Street' despite the hoardings and all Christmas services will be on as usual. 

The rebuilding work is going well. The new christian community facility will be open for everyone in spring 2018, with a wonderful new stained glass window too!

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Have your say on Barnes and Mortlake conservation areas

Local residents are invited to have their say on plans to extend and create a number of new conservation areas in Barnes and Mortlake.

Conservation areas are special groups of buildings or areas designated for their architectural quality.

The consultation runs until 17 January 2018.

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Planning process commences for Twickenham Riverside redevelopment

The designs submitted have been developed using resident feedback and include two buildings – one on the riverside and one on King Street, stretching down Water Lane.

Over the past two years we have been consulting with residents and businesses in Twickenham on proposals for a new development.

It is hoped that the application will be considered by the Planning Committee in March 2018.

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Get into the festive spirit at Barnes Christmas Festival

The Barnes Christmas Festival takes place on Friday 8 December and kicks off with the BCA Christmas Lights Fair at The Sun Inn from 11am.

There will be festive performances from St Osmund’s School and local choirs throughout the day and opportunities to shop for gifts at stores in the area and the OSO Christmas Market.

Santa will be making an appearance too, with his visit starting from 5.30pm at The Castelnau Centre.

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Quiz the cabinet at 2018 Question Time events

​The next Village Planning Question Times have now been scheduled, giving residents the opportunity to quiz the Leader and Cabinet Members about priorities for their local areas. ​

The first events in 2018 are:

  • East Sheen on 25 January
  • Teddington and Hampton Wick on 1 February
  • Hampton and Hampton Hill on 27 February

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Keep your property safe this Christmas

Residents are being advised to keep their homes safe from burglaries this Christmas. 

We've put together some tips on how to keep your homes, sheds and valuables safe and secure.

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Dec 11
Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH
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Dec 12
Teddington Community Sports Ground Udney Park Road Teddington TW11 9BB
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Dec 12
The Pete Postlethwaite Picture House, St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX
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Dec 12
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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Dec 14
The Woodville Centre, Woodville Road, Ham, TW10 7QW
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Dec 15
York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 3AA
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Dec 19
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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8 to 6pm
Dec 22
East Sheen Primary School SW14 8ED
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Kneller Hall concert raises money for Mayor’s charities

More than 150 people joined the Mayor for a night of festive music this week at Kneller Hall in support of the Mayor’s charities.

The concert, featuring the Band of the Royal Engineers, raised more than £3,600 for Off the Record, Me Too & Co and Cavernoma Alliance UK, who do great work in our community.

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Have your say about Old Deer Park, Richmond

We have been working with residents, businesses, community groups and organisations to help create planning guidelines for the Old Deer Park Conservation Area.

Representatives will be available to discuss the proposals at Pools on the Park from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday 6 January and at Richmond Adult Community College from 4 to 8pm on Thursday 11 January.

Have your say in the online consultation by Monday 22 January.

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Local choir leader features in ITV Christmas Special

Local choir leader Seb Valentine will feature along with his Blue Light Symphony Orchestra in the ITV Christmas special, A Night for the Emergency Services, on Wednesday 20 December.

Ahead of his TV appearance, you can see Seb conducting the choir at the evening Christmas Concert this Sunday 10 December at St Mark’s Church Teddington.

Tickets are £10 (concessions £8, children free) on the door. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available during the interval.


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Third Heathrow runway ‘unbuildable’

The latest evidence which has been published as part of the Government’s revised National Policy Statement (NPS) fails to show how an expanded airport could meet air quality limits in an area where pollution levels are deteriorating.

This makes a third Heathrow runway unbuildable while expansion at Gatwick could go ahead without this risk.

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Consultation on draft Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Plan

The draft Neighbourhood Plan, which puts forward the Neighbourhood Forum’s long term vision for the local area, seeks to retain the area’s identity as a distinct and sustainable mixed residential community.

The consultation will run from Wednesday 6 December 2017 until Friday 26 January 2018.

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Cheer for ETNA Community Centre with Starbucks

This Christmas, ETNA Community Centre has been nominated to take part in Starbucks Cheer for Good by customers and Starbucks partners at the Twickenham branch.

If they win, there is an opportunity for ETNA to be awarded up to £2,000.

ETNA Community Centre is asking the local community to 'cheer' for them on Twitter using the hashtag #CheerforGood and @ETNACentre until midnight on Wednesday 20 December. 

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Get your tickets for LNYDP Festival concert

A series of concerts will be taking place, starring some superb international bands and orchestras, as part of London’s New Year’s Day Parade and Festival 2017.

All proceeds from the tickets sold through the Richmond Mayor's Office will go directly to the Mayors charities.

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Take part in Christmas activities at Orleans House Gallery

Get into the festive spirit throughout December with our range of children and family activities including Christmas card making, printing, arts, crafts and much more.

Activities are suitable for children up to 11 years.

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Volunteer with Ham and Petersham SOS

Ham and Petersham SOS are looking for volunteers to help with their weekly shopping bus service.

Volunteers are needed to drive the mini bus and assist individuals to stay mobile, reduce isolation and improve the health and social well being of local residents.

Full training will be provided.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017