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Extended utility works on Whitton Road

Major utility works will take place outside 84 Whitton Road, TW1, in order to provide essential services to 9 new-build residential properties.

Works will begin with a sewer connection from 8 January until 19 January, followed by collaborative works by Gas and Thames Water from 22 January until 27 January.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place. Please expect delays to your journey during this time. 

 

Join Barnes Tidy Towpath Group

Barnes Tidy Towpath Group are a community group who are passionate about the environment and keeping the Thames towpath and waterways clean.

The group organise weekly group litter picking session along the Barnes towpath and foreshore and are currently looking for volunteers to join.

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Business planning workshop

Writing a business plan can seem daunting but this is a crucial step in starting your own business. 

Come along to the Business planning workshop on Wednesday 28 February at 10.00am to 12.00noon at The Exchange, Twickenham. Learn about the structure of a good plan and what information and metrics can work best to measure your success.

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Pools on the Park to open for longer to meet demand

From Monday 5 February, the pool will be open from 6.30 to 11am, Monday to Friday, and from 7am to 2pm at the weekend.

In response to customer feedback, Pools on the Park has invested in a greater number of staff to ensure the pool can open for extra hours during the winter season.

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Council Leader slams expansion of Heathrow at House of Commons committee

At the Transport Select Committee, Cllr Paul Hodgins gave evidence on behalf of Richmond, Wandsworth, Hillingdon and Windsor and Maidenhead councils at why the case for expansion is flawed.

At the meeting he reiterated the impact that expanding the airport would have on West London.

He outlined the damage that would be caused to the environment and people’s health, and all this at a potential cost to taxpayers of £15bn.

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Book your place at our free tech leaders event

New and aspiring tech entrepreneurs are being encouraged to attend a special event to explore key tech trends and issues.

Attendees will hear from industry leaders about how tech companies can meet the challenges of finance, Brexit, adaptation and using the ‘Internet of Things’.

The event is free but booking is required.

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Get healthier and save money in 2018

If you are committed to your fitness goals and want to save some money then our annual membership option is perfect for you.

All you need to do is pay for the whole year in advance and you will receive two months free.

For more information call 020 3772 2999 or email us at leisure@richmond.gov.uk.

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Win one free month gold membership with Feel Good Fitness!

Get healthier with Feel Good Fitness! We're giving away a free month gold membership worth £51. All you have to do is head over to the Facebook page, like the page and share the competition post for a chance to win.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 28 January at 5pm. Terms and conditions apply. Good luck!

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Have your say on new 'Quietway' for Ham

With funding from TfL, we have launched a consultation on revised proposals for a new ‘Quietway’ route in Ham.

The route comes from the borough of Wandsworth, through Richmond Park and via Ham Gate towards Teddington Lock footbridge.

The deadline for feedback is Monday 12 February 2018.

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Learn to swim with Feel Good Fitness

Sign up to Feel Good Swim School today! We offer classes for babies, toddlers, juniors and adults at Teddington Pools. Spaces still available.

For information on classes and availability please call 0203 772 2999 or pop into the centre.

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Twickenham Station closures in January

Twickenham Station will be closed on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018 to faciliate works taking place at the station.

If you have a question about the project or forthcoming work, please email community@twickenhamforward.com.

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Events

9.30am to 12pm
Jan 20
Ham Common Car Park TW107JQ
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8pm
Jan 20
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, SW13 0LF
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4pm and 7.30pm
Jan 20
RACC Theatre, Richmond, TW9 2RE
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4pm and 7.30pm
Jan 21
RACC Theatre, Richmond, TW9 2RE
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11am to 1pm
Jan 22
The Exchange 75 London Road Twickenham TW1 1BE
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1 to 4pm
Jan 23
Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SB
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10.30am
Jan 23
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes London SW13 9HE
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8pm
Jan 23
Twickenham Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE
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1.30pm
Jan 24
East Sheen Baptist Church, Temple Sheen Road, East Sheen, London, SW14 7PY
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8pm
Jan 25
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, SW13 0LF
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2 to 4.45pm
Jan 25
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes London SW13 9HE
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10.15 to 11.15am
Jan 28
Pheasantry Car Park TW11 0EW
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11 to 11.30am
Jan 29
Concourse in front of Richmond railway station, The Quad, TW9 1EZ
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10.30 to 11.40am
Jan 30
Cambrian Centre car park, Grove Road, Richmond Hill, TW10 6SN.
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10.30am
Jan 30
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes London SW13 9HE
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10.30 to 11.40am
Jan 31
In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
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7 to 9pm
Jan 31
St Stephens Church, Richmond Road, East Twickenham, TW1 2PD
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10.30 to 11.30am
Feb 1
In front of Ship Inn, Ship Lane, Mortlake, SW14 7QR
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10.30 to 11.40am
Feb 2
Laurel Road park entrance, (off Hampton Road), TW12 1JH
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8pm
Feb 2
Twickenham Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE
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12.30pm
Feb 2
St Michael & All Angel’s Community Centre Charles Street Barnes London SW13 0NZ
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Holocaust Memorial Day marked at Hampton School

Eight schools, including six from Richmond upon Thames, took part in a workshop to learn more about the Holocaust during the day.

The evening community event saw attendees hear from Mrs Bea Green, a Holocaust survivor who lives in the borough, about her life and experiences.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on Saturday 27 January.

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There's a new venue for Richmond Good Neighbours

Richmond Good Neighbours has moved from St Matthias Centre to a new office at ETNA, 13 Rosslyn Road, East Twickenham TW1 2AR. Their phone number is now 020 8332 9741, and new e-mail address is organiser@richmondgoodneighbours.org.uk.

They offer a variety of non-specialist help to people living in central Richmond and welcome volunteers, especially drivers, who can spare an hour or two from time to time.

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Record breaking Richmond recyclers

Richmond residents have set a new record by recycling 1,882 small electrical items during January’s WEEE collection held by the Council and the West London Waste Authority.

Anyone who still has old or broken small electrical items that they wish to get rid of can do so all year round at a number of disposal points across the borough. Items can be taken to Townmead Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Kew, or to Twickenham Library or Ham Library. 

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Liberty Hall premier in Barnes

Rare Fortune Productions are staging the professional premiere of Liberty Hall at the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre in Barnes. 

Liberty Hall is written by Twickenham based actress and writer Robin Jennifer Miller

It takes place on 6 to 10 February at 8pm, with a Saturday matinee. 

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Helping children through Horse Rangers

The Horse Rangers Association in Hampton Court received £5,000 from us towards the provision of 10 activity days for disadvantaged children and young carers.

Participants will learn about stable management and horse care and will be given a stable tour to meet the horses followed by a ride through Bushy Park.

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Memorials to be inspected for safety

We will be carrying out health and safety inspections on memorials in the borough's cemeteries and council maintained churchyards, starting this January 2018, as required under UK legislation.

These inspections will be carried out sensitively with as little impact as possible, although there may need to be certain steps taken when a memorial is found to be unsafe. 

Our inspection procedures will follow national guidance and our Memorial Safety Policy.

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There was no 'Blue Monday' for GoodGym

16 GoodGym runners braved the cold and headed out on 5km run yesterday. 

They made their way uphill to help clear the garden and car park at the Silver Birches care home in Richmond.

GoodGym meet on Mondays at 6.45pm outside Wholefoods in Richmond. 

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London Youth Games – your borough needs you!

Applications are now open to compete for Team Richmond in the 2018 London Youth Games.

Participants need to live or go to school in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and be of the eligible age and ability for each sport.

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Richmond Park Academy impresses Ofsted

Ofsted published Richmond Park Academy's Ofsted report this week. The school achieved a "Good" judgement in all categories with some very positive feedback from the inspectors.

This report, together with an improvement in GCSE results of 23%, improved A Level results and attendance above the national average are all positive indicators that the school is moving in the right direction.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017