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Works in Mereway Nature Reserve

The Environment Agency are carrying out ground investigations in Mereway Nature Reserve between Monday 22 July and Monday 5 August 2019. The plan is to replace the existing weir on the River Crane located at the end of Mereway Road as it is coming to the end of its 30 year lifespan.

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Richmond Open Air Cinema

Silent Summer Screenings presents 'A Star is Born' at Old Deer Park on Thursday 15 August from 7.20pm. You will be provided headphones throughout the duration of the event. 

Tickets are £13.95 for adults and £6.89 for children. All you need to bring is a blanket or chair to enjoy the movie. Food and drinks are available for purchase on the night.

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First brick laid for new Ham housing development

Richmond Council, PA Housing and Certitude are working together to deliver an innovative and exciting new housing development for young people with learning disabilities and autism.

The much-needed development will comprise of three one bedroom flats (plus carer’s accommodation) in a small two storey block, and a two bedroom bungalow to include a carer’s bedroom. The homes reflect the Council’s commitment to help meet the needs of young and vulnerable adults.

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Rugby coach needed in Twickenham

Thamesians Rugby Club, based on Twickenam Green, are currently looking for a new part-time Head Coach. If you are interested or would like to find out more information, email first15@thamesians.co.uk.

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Good Gym Richmond celebrates three years

Happy Birthday to Good Gym Richmond for celebrating three years of doing good in the community.

Each week, a group of volunteers come together and run the streets from Barnes to Richmond Park, helping those most in need.

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European Celebration

Richmond's long standing friendship with Fontainebleau in France and Konstanz in Germany will be celebrated between Friday 26 and Sunday 28 June 2020.

Children and young people under 18 years old are invited to design a poster to publicise the event throughout the borough and in France and Germany. The competition closes on 31 July 2019.

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Former Hampton resident Alan Turing face of new £50

Alan Turing has recently been announced as the new face of the 50 pound note. Did you know he lived at Ivy House in the High Street, Hampton between 1945 and 1947 while working at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington?

These are just two of the many historically significant locations to visit in the borough. Check out the VisitRichmond site to find out more.

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Richmond Park Academy wins London wide maths competition

The year nine team from Richmond Park Academy have won the London-wide Count on Us Secondary challenge organised by the Mayor’s Fund for London and the Jack Petchey Foundation.

The five student team of Elizabeth Pass, Farah Shaheen, Jamin Chi Wai Kwong, Omed Amiri and Venla Mantyla were convincing winners beating ten teams in their heat and twelve more in the final at City Hall in central London.

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Octopus electric vehicles pledges to go idle free

Octopus electric vehicles has signed the pledge to help make Richmond upon Thames an idle-free borough.

It is one of over 500 people, community groups and businesses to have signed the pledge so far.

If you support an idle-free Richmond upon Thames like Octopus Richmond, then sign the pledge today.

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Turing House planning application

At a meeting of the Planning Committee held on Wednesday 10 July, permission was granted to build Turing House School on land adjacent to Hospital Bridge Road in Heathfield Ward. Five members of the Planning Committee voted in favour of the proposal, two members against and one member abstained.

The Committee agreed with the recommendation to approve the application conditional upon a further review of the access arrangements. The application must now be reviewed by the Greater London Authority and the National Planning Policy Casework Unit who will ultimately decide upon the application.

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Join our Health Walks

Richmond Health Walks' latest volunteer walk leader, Alan Laird was last week presented with his walk leader certificate by Richmond Park Health Walk leaders last week.

The Richmond Health Walks are free, organised group walks of between 45 and 70 minutes for people who are currently not very active but would like to increase their physical activity.

Walk leaders receive training from a nationally recognised and well respected scheme.

There are walks every day of the week throughout the year except Saturdays and public holidays. Come to the starting point 10 minutes before the stated start time. The first time you attend you will be asked to complete a brief health questionnaire.

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Events

5pm
Jul 19
Strawberry Hill Golf Club Wellesley Road Twickenham TW2 5SD
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10am to 4pm
Jul 20
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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9.30am to 5:30pm
Jul 20
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth' Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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10am to 3pm
Jul 21
Kilmorey Mausoleum, 275 St Margarets Road, Twickenham TW1 1PN
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3 to 5pm
Jul 21
Creations, 79 Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HH
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9.30 to 11.30am
Jul 23
Twickenham Library, Garfield Road, Twickenham TW1 3JT
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11am
Jul 23
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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10.30am
Jul 24
Mereway Nature Reserve, Mereway Road, Twickenham TW2 6RG
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3 to 5pm
Jul 28
Creations, 79 Church Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9HH
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9.30 to 11.30am
Jul 30
Twickenham Library, Garfield Road, Twickenham TW1 3JT
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11am
Jul 30
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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6.30 to 9pm
Aug 2
ETNA Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, St Margarets, Twickenham TW1 2AR
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7 to 10pm
Aug 2
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT
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Kneller Gardens set to become fourth Friendly Park for All

As part of the project, Richmond Council’s Parks team are partnering with local volunteer, Jacqui Davidson and her dog Ralph to deliver free, guided monthly walks around Kneller Gardens for people with dementia and their carers.

Walks will take place from Thursday 18 July 2019, meeting at the pavilion at 10.15am.

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Ultrafast broadband arrives in Twickenham

Ten thousand residents and businesses can now order full-fibre, ultrafast broadband in Twickenham.

Openreach is investing billions of pounds in full-fibre infrastructure in the UK, and working to connect Twickenham up to ultrafast broadband as part of Openreach’s Fibre Cities project.

Twickenham residents and businesses can use the Openreach fibre checker to see if FTTP is available to them.

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Join the Freegle community

There are now over 1,000 Freeglers in Richmond upon Thames!

Freegle aims to increase reuse and reduce landfill by offering a free online service where people can give away and ask for things that would otherwise be thrown away.

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New sculptures installed at Turner House

Turner’s House artist in residence, Nicky Carvell, will unveil two new sculptures this weekend on Sunday 21 July. The sculptures are inspired by the 19th Century artist and the garden and house he designed for himself and his father in Twickenham.

Both works are the culmination of a six month residency, sponsored by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Family Fun at World Rugby Museum

The World Rugby Museum's Family Fun holiday programme kicks off later this month with arts and crafts workshops running ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year.  

Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August

  • Journey to Japan: Japanese inspired arts and crafts for families (5 to 13 years old)

Wednesday 7 and Tuesday 27 August

  • Design Your Own Cap: family workshop for children (5 to 13 years old)

Tuesday 20 August

  • Calling All Mini-Astronauts (under 11s): journey into space at World Rugby Museum with arts and crafts

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East Sheen family's rowing triumph

Three siblings from East Sheen are putting clear water between themselves and their competition in their rowing exploits this year.

The Regan family boast three national standard rowers, 16-year-old Finn, 15-Year-old Emilia and 13-year-old Indy. Finn and Emilia both won gold rowing for the J16 Great Britain squad against France this week. Finn successfully competed in the quadruple sculls while Emilia came out on top in the women’s eight.

This follows on from Finn and Indy’s success last year where Indy coxed his brother’s J15 coxed quadruple scull gold medal in the Junior British Rowing Championships in 2018.

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Grant helps Turner Works return to Twickenham

Works by artist J.M.W. Turner could be set for a return to his old home at Sandycombe Lodge thanks to a £5,000 Civic Pride Fund grant for Turner's House Trust.

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Art House competition winner announced

Congratulations to Lady Eleanor Holles School - the winning artwork (pictured) is a mixed-media landscape project submitted by a year 11 student. Well done to the three Highly Commended winners at Radnor House, Twickenham School and Turing House School.

There were over 120 amazing pieces of art shared using #ArtHouse19, and we would like to thank everyone for submitting their entries.

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Recycling bank update

Public recycling sites are currently experiencing problems with waste clearance, due to a specialist vehicle being out of service for necessary mechanical work.

Contractors are working to clear the public recycling areas, but some containers may not be emptied until the vehicle is back in operation.

We hope to resume normal service by Monday 15 July and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

 

Updated: 04 Sep 2018