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Church Street Goes Green

For two days (16 to 17 June) of the Twickenham Festival, the garden event returns to Church Street which is grassed for the occasion.

We like to keep it horticultural, with a holistic, eco-friendly theme.

It has a Summer Fete atmosphere with myriad of stalls including crafts as well as plants and horticulture stalls, street food and entertainment.

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All welcome at Dementia Doesn’t Stop Me event

Dementia Doesn’t Stop Me is a public event on Thursday 24 May at the Richmond Library Annexe to show people that having dementia does not stop you doing what you love to do.

People affected by dementia will be showcasing a wide range of creative work, for example drawings, paintings, photography, creative writing and music.

11am: free 45 minute Dementia Friends workshop
12noon: opening by Zac Goldsmith MP
12noon to 3.30 pm: open event, all welcome

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Local author at East Sheen Library for Cityread 2018

One of the borough’s talented short story writers will be discussing her latest work as part of Cityread London later this month.

Tickets are still available for the event with local author Vesna Main at East Sheen Library from 7 to 8pm on Thursday 24 May.

Tickets cost £3.00 and include refreshments. Visit your local library or book online.

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Burst water main in York Street

Thames Water are attending to a burst water main in York Street, Twickenham at the junction with London Road.

Please avoid the area if possible as there are major delays.


A new exhibition comes to Strawberry Hill House

The large collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and curiosities created by Horace Walpole for his celebrated gothic villa at Strawberry Hill will be reassembled for a once in a lifetime exhibition. 

Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s Collection will run from October 2018 to February 2019 at Strawberry Hill House. 

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Cityread London 2018

Cityread is back! Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that brings reading to life for the whole capital.

Bookworms are encouraged to come together and discover this year’s Cityread London book, The Muse, by bestselling author Jessie Burton.

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Young athletes putting Richmond on the map

Five athletes from Orleans Park School were part of a triumphant West London Boccia team at the under 19 Lord’s Taverners Schools.

The group from Orleans Park School were representing West London. The team went undefeated as they were crowned national under 19 Boccia champions 2018 having come through a nervy opening 6-5 win over Yorkshire.

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Bank holiday recycling and waste collection days one day later

Following the May bank holiday on Monday 7 May, Richmond Council will carry out waste and recycling collections (including garden waste collections) for domestic properties one day later than usual.

For example, Monday collections will take place on Tuesday, and Friday collections on the Saturday. Normal domestic collection schedules will resume a week later on Monday 14 May.

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Local heritage railway goes solar!

Andy Kerswill, Chairman of the Heathrow Community Fund recently unveiled a plaque at the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway South West London to commemorate their grant to provide solar power for the railway.

The Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway Limited was set up in 2013 to take over the building and operation of the railway. It's open from 10.30am to 4.00pm every Sunday until 18 November and some Saturdays too. 

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Change a child’s life by becoming a foster carer

Achieving for Children and Richmond Council are on the lookout for anyone interested in providing a stable and caring home to some of the most vulnerable children in the borough.

We’re looking for foster carers for children of all ages, but particularly for young people over the age of 12. You will be providing a home to a child whose parents are unable to look after them for any number of reasons.


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Free fast home collections service for clothes

Every household in the borough will soon be able to book a free fast collection for their unwanted clothes and shoes.

It is part of a new partnership between the West London Waste Authority and London based clothes reuse charity TRAID.

The scheme will be launched Saturday 12 May at the Richmond May Fair.

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Fresh start for the borough promised

Following Thursday’s election, the Leader of the Liberal Democrat majority party for Richmond has promised residents that his new administration will make the borough the greenest, safest and fairest place in London.

Cllr Gareth Roberts has committed to residents that he will lead a council that all local people can be proud of.

It is anticipated Cllr Roberts will be elected Leader of the Council at the annual Council meeting on the 22 May 2018.

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Turing House community CoderDojo

CoderDojo is a worldwide community of non-profit, volunteer-led, free computer programming clubs for young people aged 7 to 17.

Once each school term, on a Saturday afternoon, we host a community CoderDojo event at Turing House School.

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Free taster sessions at the Skiff Club

The Skiff Club invites you to enjoy free taster sessions learning to row in traditional boats from their club in Trowlock Way, Teddington

Skiffing is a form of rowing in stable boats, which makes it easy to learn basic skills and a good form of exercise.

Contact to arrange a taster session.

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Come along to the Hampton Wick Big Picnic

The Hampton Wick Association, the Friends of King’s Field and St John’s Church bring you the Hampton Wick Big Picnic at Kings Field on Sunday 10 June. 

There will be music from various local performers, traditional games, face painting, crafts and a bouncy castle.  Come and meet local charities and associations, and most importantly your neighbours in Hampton Wick!

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Keep track of your drinking this summer

Use the Richmond DrinkChecker to help you set goals to drink less, see how much cash you could save and reduce your drink calorie intake.

It aims to help residents be aware about the potential damage that excessive drinking can cause and direct you to information about local support services.

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GoodGym help Marble Hill playcentre

GoodGym Richmond had an army of 21 runners join them on Monday for a run around Richmond.

This week the runners ran 6.3km to help Marble Hill playcentre. The runners had the task of turning over wood chips, creating a compost pile ready for growing vegetables and organising the inside of the playcentre.

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Richmond Film Society - new membership

Following the success of Richmond Film Society's relocation to The Exchange in January, Richmond Film Society is reducing its membership fee for Season 56 by one third.

In addition, they are extending their film programme from 15 to 16 films. Accordingly, the cost of membership for next season, which commences in September, will be £40 - £2.50 per film.

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Off The Record Twickenham is recruiting

Off The Record in Twickenham is recruiting for a part time accounts assistant based in their Church Street offices.

The right candidate would need to have advanced knowledge of Excel and solid understanding of accountancy practice. The role would require a small weekly commitment of 2 to 4 hours per week worked in a flexible pattern. Closing Date is Thursday 31 May.

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Make sure you use your vote!

Residents are reminded to use their vote in the local election this week. On Thursday 3 May the election will decide who runs Richmond Council for the next four years.

After polling stations close, make sure you follow the council on Twitter @LBRUT to find out the latest information from the election count.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017