News centre

Events and updates from local groups, organisations and the Council.

For press releases and contacts visit the Press Office.

Check out our Cabinet Member Comment Spots.

Sign up for weekly e-updates.

Community news

Submit a story

Help with repaint of Murray Park community hall

Come down to Murray Park in Whitton and support the revamping of the community hall as part of a #Together event on Thursday 25 October between 11am and 3pm.

We are also working alongside the Metropolitan Police, Friends of Murray Park, charities, local businesses and council services to deliver a range of events on the day for the local community.

Find out more

 

Don’t just plod along, when you can plog along!

A group of keen volunteers are hitting the tow path this Halloween as part of a new ‘plogging’ trend, and are inviting others to join.

‘Plog-olution’ is the brain child of two West Londoners who set up the movement to try to bring local communities together, encourage healthy living and help keep our parks and open spaces clean.

On 31 October from 8pm they will be organising some ‘spooky’ fun as they ‘plog’ 5k down the riverside in Richmond, picking up litter as they go.

Find out more

 

Council tweets

Have your say on proposed improvements to Heathfield Rec

Have your say on proposed improvements to the fitness equipment at Heathfield Recreation Ground.

Proposed changes will be part-funded through a £20,000 grant from the London Marathon Charitable Trust awarded to the Council earlier this year. They form part of our ‘Friendly Parks for All’ policy to develop a dementia-friendly community to make the borough accessible for everyone.

Find out more

 

Adult Art Workshops at The Exchange

The Exchange in Twickenham are offering a six week introductory art course, starting Wednesday 7 November. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who would like to develop their artistic skills in a fun, creative, supportive environment.

During the course learners will explore drawing and painting using pencil, watercolours and acrylic paint. Classes will include a range of materials, tools and methods and will focus on observation and still life.

Find out more

 

Marking Hate Crime Awareness Week

Young people from Ham Youth Centre welcomed our Mayor and Cabinet Members to talk to them about work being done to raise awareness about hate crime.

To mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week, the young people screened a short film they made to educate their peers about hate crime.

Find out more

 

Support a local charity and become a trustee

The Richmond Council for Voluntary Service are hosting a networking event on Thursday 15 November. There will be opportunities to network with local charities and organisations, and to find out what it takes to be a trustee.

This event is free to attend, and takes place from 6 to 8pm at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College (RHACC), Parkshot, Richmond.

If you are interested in attending the event, please register online.

Find out more

 

One week left to register for the Full of Life Fair

There’s one week left to register for this year’s Full of Life Fair, the annual event for residents over 55. The Fair takes place on Friday 26 October, from 10am to 4pm at Twickenham RFU Stadium.

The Fair aims to promote healthy and independent living, tackle isolation and loneliness, and enhance digital skills. There will be over 70 stalls, a free cafe for visitors and various music and dance performances. 

Registration is essential if you are attending between 10am and 12.30pm.

Find out more

 

Volunteer coordinator for new Richmond Freegle group

Freegle is a UK organisation that aim to increase reuse and reduce landfill by offering a free internet-based service where people can give away and ask for things that would otherwise be thrown away.

A dedicated Richmond Freegle group will soon launch and we are looking for a coordinator. As a Freegle volunteer you will act as moderator for the group, publicise the group through social media and keep in touch with other Freegle volunteers.

If you are interested, please complete the online application form.

Find out more

 

Barnes Music Festival 2019

The programme has now been released for the 2019 Barnes Music Festival with the theme Music & Invention, inspired by the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci.

The festival includes music and musicians of the highest calibre for fresh interpretations, and also explores new ways for performers and audiences alike to experience the music, with over 800 musicians taking part. 

The festival will run from 9 to 24 March 2019.

Find out more

 

Half Term at Orleans House Gallery!

Keep the kids creative this half term and join us for a week of artistic workshops. Looking at the Art of Play, explore several techniques including printmaking, drawing, 3D sculpture and more while making fantastic creations!

Full and half day sessions are available for children agead four to ten.

Find out more

 

Richmond delegation receives a warm welcome in Fontainebleau

Members of the Richmond in Europe Association received a warm welcome this week in the borough's twin town of Fontainebleau. Among the highlights were a reception and concert in the theatre, a tour of the world famous château and a hike in the forest.

New links were also established between schools, universities, sports clubs and cultural associations in the twin towns.

Find out more

 

Events

9am to 4.30pm
Oct 20
Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NJ
More details

3 to 5pm
Oct 20
Studio Kew, TW9 3AW
More details

10am to 5pm
Oct 20
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
More details

4 to 6.30pm
Oct 22
Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4ST
More details

10am to 12 noon
Oct 22
Orleans House Gallery, Riverside Twickenham TW1 3DJ
More details

1 to 1.45pm
Oct 22
67 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ
More details

10.45 to 11.45am
Oct 22
Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
More details

4.30pm
Oct 25
Kew Library, North Road, Kew TW9 4HJ
More details

10am to 3pm
Oct 25
Orleans House Gallery Riverside Twickenham TW1 3DJ
More details

6 to 10pm
Oct 26
Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4ST
More details

10am to 1.30pm
Oct 26
Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE
More details

10am to 2pm
Oct 27
Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LW
More details

1.30 to 5pm
Oct 27
St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3NJ
More details

10.30am to 5pm
Oct 28
Heron Square, Richmond TW9 1TP
More details

6.30 to 8am
Oct 31
Marble Hill House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2NL
More details

8.15 to 9.30am
Oct 31
3 Water Lane, Richmond, TW9 1TJ
More details

6.30 to 9pm
Nov 2
Richmond Art School RHACC Parkshot London TW9 2RE
More details

6.30pm
Nov 2
Richmond Art School, Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE
More details

5:30pm
Nov 3
Barnes Sports Club Lonsdale Road SW13 9QL
More details

Official opening of Twickenham Rough

A group of local volunteers from Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) were joined by Councillors, Council officers and the developer St James to brave the rain and officially open the borough’s newest green space.

The site has now been opened to the public with a footpath and cycleway running through it. The shared use path starts behind the M Bar and Grill and extends to the Marsh Farm Lane footbridge by Craneford Playing Fields.

Find out more

 

Richmond celebrates another successful GCSE year

Congratulations to all local schools following the publication of this year’s provisional GCSE results, which once again show excellent outcomes despite the new, tougher tests.

Find out more

 

Arty youngsters invited to draw Christmas cards

Children in the borough are invited to submit a design for the official Mayor and Council Leader annual Christmas cards competition. The overall winners will have their design produced into actual cards and will be invited to have tea with the Mayor and Leader in the Mayor’s parlour.

The competition is open to children between the ages of 5 and 11 who live or go to school in the borough. The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Monday 12 November 2018.

Find out more

 

WRAP up warm this winter

Advice and support is available to keep older and vulnerable people warm and safe during cold weather.

The WRAP service is a one stop shop for support during the winter months, helping you with heating, energy efficiency, benefits and more. For eligible residents, WRAP may conduct a home visit to see how they can best help you.

If you or someone you know is worried about keeping warm this winter, call WRAP on 080 0118 2327, text 07928 394 482 or email.

Find out more

 

Rugby for Heroes Charity Match

On Sunday 11 November, Rugby for Heroes will host a commemorative rugby match at Richmond Athletic Ground.

The Armistice 100 Remembrance Rugby Match between Rugby for Heroes International XV and French Legends XV will kick off at 3pm and is being held in aid of Rugby for Heroes and The Royal British Legion. 

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children and are available to purchase online.

Find out more

 

Flat dwellers to recycle their food waste for starters

Residents of more than five hundred flats across the borough are to take part in a food waste recycling trial starting later this month.

Flats in Kew, Twickenham and St Margarets are taking part in the initial trial and will receive information leaflets, caddies, liners and communal bins from West London Waste Authority prior to the first collections beginning on Saturday 20 October.

Find out more

 

Barnes Tidy Towpath Group celebrate first anniversary

Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) are celebrating their first anniversary. In 31 clean-ups with 564 volunteer hours, 396 bags of rubbish were collected from the three mile stretch of towpath and foreshore.

BTTG are a community group who are passionate about the environment. To help create a litter free environment, join the weekly group litter picking sessions along the Barnes towpath and foreshore.

Find out more

 

New Comment Spot posted

Read this week's new Comment Spot post to find out what Cabinet Members have been up to and what they have planned.

Read the latest post

 

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe in Barnes

To commemorate the 120th anniversary of the birth of author C.S. Lewis, Barnes-based theatre company Shadow Road are staging a special production of his enchanting children's classic at St Mary's Barnes.

Performances will be at 7.45pm from Monday 29 October to Saturday 3 November. Tickets can be purchased online or at St Mary's Church office.

Find out more

 

 

 

Updated: 04 Sep 2018