Hamptons and Teddington news

Overground line closure

There will be no service between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018.

An amended service will run between Richmond/Willesden Junction and Stratford with trains running about every 15 minutes between Richmond and Stratford. To plan an alternative route, please visit tfl.gov.uk

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Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway picnic

Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway are hosting a teddy bears’ picnic and inviting children of all ages to attend for a free train ride.

The picnic will take place on Sunday 15 July, 11am to 3.45pm, and will include a teddy bear hunt with prizes to be won.

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Stanley School looks forward to new school year

Last week, Stanley Primary School welcomed all the parents of those joining the school in September to meet headteacher Ian Dickinson and the school staff. They also heard from two children who did a Q and A.

It was a lovely energetic evenin, and all our excited about welcoming the new intake in September!

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Explore the heritage of your local area

The Local Studies Library and Archive are running a 5 day summer course for 9 to 14 year-olds living in the borough to explore the heritage of their local area using archives.

Join the Archive Explorers and become a detective, hunting for clues to uncover the secrets of past people, and bringing them to life through a range of fun activities. Whether you love history, art, or telling stories, there’s a role for you in the Archive Explorers.

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Live music at Hampton Pool

Enjoy this season of summer at Hampton Pool. It is the perfect setting to enjoy a musical programme that mixes classic acts, brilliant performers and timeless music in a relaxed atmosphere. See Live on Mars plus T-Rextasy or Canned Heat plus Dr. Feelgood perform this month!

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Final weekend of Art House Open Studios

It's the last weekend of Art House Open Studios 2018, don't miss your chance to see some of the borough's finest artists at work in their homes, studios, galleries & gardens!

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Changes to HMO licensing

From 1 October 2018 houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) rented to five or more unrelated people must have a council HMO licence. The law change is designed to make sure that rented shared houses are of a good standard and are safe to live in.

Landlords seeking a HMO licence will need to demonstrate that the property meets national safety regulations. We will be conducting inspections of properties over the coming months, and as of 1 October any landlord renting out a HMO without a licence will be committing an offence and could be subject to a fine.

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Are you at risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes UK have developed a Know Your Risk online tool to help people find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Taking part only takes a few minutes and is an easy way to find out your level of risk and get advice.

According to The Diabetes UK Richmond and Twickenham Group, it is estimated that just over 6,000 people in the borough are diagnosed with diabetes.

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Take part in a Tennis League

If you enjoy playing tennis, join one of the three tennis leagues taking place in the borough. The leagues are open to anybody aged 18 and over and are available in Barnes, Hampton or Richmond.

Players are organised into groups of six to eight players and matches can be arranged at mutually convenient times. Any court that suits both players can be used. 

Anyone who completes three matches before the halfway point in the league is sent a free can of tennis balls. Prizes are available for the winner of each group.

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Stop plastic polluting our river

Get involved with Be Richmond on Thursday 21 June and take part in the stand up paddle board event which aims to tackle the issue of pollution along the river.

An estimated 90 paddleboarders will complete a plastic litter collection journey, passing through iconic sites including Kew Gardens, Old Deer Park and Richmond Riverside.

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Celebrating 40th anniversary of Twinning

The Richmond in Europe Association was recently presented with a beautiful engraving of the borough's twin town of Fontainebleau by Evelyne Wenzel.

The Mayor of Richmond, Cllr. Ben Khosa has mounted the engraving outside his parlour in York House.

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Jul 28
Langdon Down Centre 2a Langdon Park Teddington TW11 9PS
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10:45am to 1pm
Jul 30
St Mary’s University, Twickenham Waldegrave Road Strawberry Hill London TW1 4SX
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Shakespeare steampunk dream in Twickenham

Richmond Shakespeare Society's annual open-air production will start on Monday 16 July, taking place in the Fountain Gardens, Champion's Wharf by Twickenham Riverside.

This will be an exhilirating experience, taking place in exquisite surroundings with the opportunity for picnics. The event will take place for one week.

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Teddington Society history boards on show

'Teddington 800' history boards are now on show in a free exhibition at the Twickenham Museum, open Tuesdays and Saturdays 11 to 3pm and Sundays 2 to 4pm.

A lovely local history museum in an 18th century house down by the riverside – go and see for yourself!

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Hampton Court Flower Show

The Hampton Court Flower Show is on this week until 8 July showcasing amazing garden exhibitions and plant pavilions.

VisitRichmond will be part of this years show at stand H520 where you can learn more about the Richmond Furniture Scheme, British Legion and all the wonderful things to see and do in the borough.

Be sure to collect your free Forget-me-Not seeds from the Visitrichmond stall.

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Community Consultation launched for Turing House School

Turing House School are proposing to build their permanent home on Hospital Bridge Road, and are running a community consultation programme on their plans.

You are invited to come along to the public exhibition on Friday 13 July from 3 to 8pm and Saturday 14 July from 10 to 2pm. Alternatively, you can share your views via an online feedback form on the website.

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Have a smashing summer with local tennis leagues

Local tennis leagues are now running in Richmond, making it easy for everyone to play friendly, competitive tennis matches regardless of their skill level.

There are 3 different leagues available across the borough which are open to men and women of all abilities aged 18 and over.

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Classics on the Green

Taking place on Sunday 1 July, this annual family day out is organised by the Hampton Village Traders.

The event takes place between 11am and 4pm on Hampton Village Green, where there will be many amazing classic cars, modern classics and motorbikes which visitors can vote for their favourite.

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Flying visit from Konstanz

Michael Jack, the President of Konstanz Tennis Club, made a flying visit to Richmond last week.

The borough is twinned with Konstanz, and their local tennis club is twinned with the borough's St Mary's Tennis Club. Mr Jack met with Alan Mockford from the Richmond in Europe group, just before cycling home to Konstanz. 

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The Armistice and Armed Forces Communities Programme

The Armistice and Armed Forces Communities Programme has launched giving awards to community groups, places of worship, charities and schools, to support events in their local area.

The programme is for organisations who would like to apply for an award to bring their local community together. Applications close on Saturday 30 June 2018.

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Hampton Hill Summer Fair this Saturday

Hampton Hill Summer Fair is taking place from 12 noon on Saturday 16 June. The fair will be held on Hampton Hill High Street and Bushy Park.

There will be entertainment including a dog show, petting zoo and pony rides, as well as a craft fair, live music and more.

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Updated: 13 Apr 2017