Hamptons and Teddington news

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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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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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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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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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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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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Children's Garden in Kew

A brand new Children's Garden opens this weekend at Kew Gardens. A fun, interactive space to climb, run, jump and explore everything that a plant needs to grow. 

Visitors arriving at the Children’s Garden will be allocated a time for a 90-minute session. Time slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and in busy periods some visitors may have to return later in the day for their time slot.

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International Museum Day

This Saturday, 18 May 2019, we celebrate International Museum Day, so why not visit one of the local museums in the borough!

Visit the Where the Heart Is exhibition at Richmond Museum, a pop-up exhibition that explores life in Ham and Petersham.

The Eel Pie Island Museum brings Twickenham history to life showcasing the musical and river related heritage, and the creative and inventive nature of many of its inhabitants.

Or explore Twickenham Museum, the history centre for Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons.

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High Tide Music Festival

High Tide Festival will be a brilliant day of top quality musical entertainment spread over four performance areas on Saturday 22 June. It will include nationally known artists like Goat Girl and The Errol Linton Band as well as stage for young acts curated by The Basement Door youth charity.

While this is a free event, Eel Pie Records are calling on lovers of live music in our community and beyond to support the local event. Funding will go towards staging, performers and a PA.

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What's on at the Richmond May Fair

St Mary Magdalene Church in Richmond will be showcasing several local school choirs and orchestras at the Richmond May Fair this weekend.

You can also enjoy the plant sale between 10:30am to 12pm and 2 to 3pm.

Enjoy a weekend of great music!

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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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Events

3 to 5pm
May 24
Richmond & Putney Unitarians Church, Ormond Rd, London TW10 6TH
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9.30am to 5.30pm
May 25
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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10am to 6pm
May 25
St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, Ham Common, TW10 7HT
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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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1 to 2.30pm
Jun 10
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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7pm
Jun 11
Whitton Library 141 Nelson Road Whitton TW2 7BB
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8pm
Jun 12
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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10am to 2pm
Jun 12
York House Richmond Rd Twickenham TW1 3AA
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1 to 4pm
Jun 14
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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8pm
Jun 14
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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10am to 4pm
Jun 14
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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7:30 to 10:30pm
Jun 14
St Mary's Church, Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NJ
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7.30pm
Jun 15
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road TW11 9NN
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11.30am
Jun 15
157 Queens Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6HY
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7.30pm
Jun 15
St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NJ
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2pm
Jun 15
Old Deer Park, Twickenham Rd, Richmond, TW9 2SF
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2pm
Jun 16
Old Deer Park, Twickenham Rd Richmond, TW9 2SF
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1pm
Jun 22
Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NT
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11.30am to 5pm
Jun 23
Trumpeters House Old Palace Yard Richmond TW9 1PD
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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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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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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!

 

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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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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Bus changes from 18 May 2019

Transport for London (TfL) are making changes to the local bus network from 18 May 2019.

  • Routes 33, 72, 209, 419, and 485 will run shortened or altered routes
  • A new route, route 533 will run between Barnes and Hammersmith via Chiswick Bridge
  • TfL will run more buses on route 265 between Roehampton and Putney Bridge station

The changes are designed to enhance direct links between Roehampton, Mortlake, Barnes and the Tube network at Putney Bridge and retain a direct link between Barnes, Mortlake and Hammersmith, where there is step-free access to the Tube.

Route 72 will be reinstated to its full length north of the river so it again runs between Hammersmith and East Acton.

You can see details of the changes and provide feedback on the TfL consultations page.

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Vive la France!

A group of Richmond in Europe Association (REA) members enjoyed traditional French hospitality in our twin town of Fontainebleau last week.

REA members had been invited for a cultural tour of the area by our corresponding association in Fontainebleau.

The tour included the world famous chäteau and artists' village of Barbizon.

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Richmond Carers Wellbeing Day

Carers Wellbeing Day on Wednesday 12 June is an event organised by Richmond Carers Centre and supported by Richmond Parish Lands Charity. The programme is part of Carers Week 2019, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Take this opportunity to meet other carers, learn new relaxtion techniques or speak to local organisations offering information and advice.

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Repair Cafe Richmond

Repair Cafe Richmond is back on Saturday 18 May, at Avenue Halls, Kew, Richmond.

Between 2 to 5pm, Richmond residents are invited to bring damaged clothes, broken bicycles to the cafe where they can learn to fix them for free, over delicious tea and cake.

There will also be a WEEE drop off point where you can safely recycle old unwanted electricals.

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Updated: 13 Apr 2017