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The American International University to begin Counselling Skills courses

From September to November, The American International University Richmond will begin its online counselling skills courses. From January (in line with Government guidance) the university will hope to continue the course at Richmond, The American International University in person. If you are interested in a place, why not sign up to today?

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Continue to climb the ladder with the Autumn Employability Course

Room for Work is a free employability skills course delivered via Zoom. It offers tailored, online mentoring with one-to-one meetings.

The course is for skilled workers aged 45-plus with work experience ranging from administrative to managerial and professional roles. The course is designed for those who are unemployed or economically inactive. The course is free and will run on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 1pm with the next course starting on 22 September 2020.

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Cycling lessons for children and those who have missed Year 6 cycle training

Pedal Up are offering children across the borough the chance to catch up and learn valuable skills to enable them to safely cycle on our roads. Pedal Up are offering a four-day summer safe cycling course for kids delivered by their friendly team of cycling instructors. 

All classes are offered in full compliance with latest COVID-19 guidelines. Pedal Up are offering two classes a day through the month of August running from 10am to 12 noon or 1 to 3pm. 

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Share your Community Heroes story!

This year’s Community Heroes programme will recognise more people than ever before - celebrating those who voluntarily help improve the lives of residents and the wider community, as well as recognising those who have gone above and beyond to help with the borough’s COVID-19 response.

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AFC launch extensive programme of events for kids this summer

AFC Kingston and Richmond has announced a wide array of activities for kids to enjoy this summer. Activities include badminton, table tennis, football, basketball, parkour, tennis, mountain biking and art classes.

Due to COVID-19, all activities will be outdoors, mainly on Ham Green. They will be organised in bookable slots with a limited number of young people. Strict social distancing and hygiene measures will be followed.

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Calling residents in Teddington, Hampton Wick, Whitton and Kew

Next week we will be holding virtual events for residents in Teddington, Hampton Wick, Fulwell and Hampton Hill, Whitton, Heathfield and Kew.

As part of our Community Conversation programme, you can register now to have your say in a live Zoom chat with your local ward councillors. If you have something to say about the area in which you live – register now!

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Residents are being asked to have their say on parking in Kew

A review of parking in the Kew area has been launched to ask local residents for their views and opinions on potential new and increased parking measures.

The consultations cover proposals for North Kew, the west side of Kew Road, and the Niton Road / Chilton Road area.

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Don’t come to Townmead Road without an appointment!

Residents are reminded not to come to Townmead Road, Household Waste and Recycling Centre without an appointment.

Last week, Richmond Council launched an online booking system to help ease the queueing at the centre. Due to the reduced capacity available at Townmead - and as a result of social distancing measures - traffic queue times at the site were regularly reaching two hours.

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Three New Patrons for the Richmond in Europe Association

Richmond Mayor, Geoff Acton, has accepted an invitation to become patron of the Richmond in Europe Association alongside the mayors of Fontainebleau and Konstanz, Richmond's twin towns. This public endorsement of the twinning by the three mayors symbolises the strong bonds of friendship between the three European towns, which will be reaffirmed and celebrated in Richmond next year.

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Two more libraries now offering click and collect

Library services continue to reopen in a phased approach. Ham Library is open from today (27 July) and East Sheen Library opened on Monday 20 July offering a click and collect reservation service. Additionally, the Information and Reference Library in Richmond is now also open for essential public computer access.

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RuTC Supported Learning donate to Hounslow Community FoodBox

When Richmond upon Thames College closed for the coronavirus lockdown, Supported Learning staff acted quickly and donated excess food and drinks from the college shop, Serious Snacks, to the Hounslow Community FoodBox to help others in need.

Hounslow Community FoodBox is a charity which provides emergency food and support to those in need living in the London Borough of Hounslow.

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Aug 5
Ham Green
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1:30 - 3:00pm
Aug 5
Ham Green
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10am to 5pm
Aug 7
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10am to 5pm
Aug 8
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10am to 5pm
Aug 9
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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Aug 15
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Richmond Art House announce Art Unlocked festival for October

This October, Richmond Art House will host 'Art Unlocked' at Orleans House Gallery. The exhibition will feature over 80 of Richmond's open studios artists and will provide artists, designers, makers and residents alike an opportunity to reflect on the unfurling of COVID-19 with artwork created in response to the pandemic.

The exhibition is planned to take place at Orleans House Gallery from 2 to 4 October 2020.

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Government needs to step up with funding for Hammersmith Bridge

The Government must step in and help fund the restoration of Hammersmith Bridge, a bridge that is vital to the future economy of the capital, says Richmond Council.

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Travel the world at Kew Gardens this summer

With foreign summer holidays not happening for many this summer, Kew Gardens is aiming to satisfy resident's desire for foreign adventure with its themed gardens.

Bask in the glory of the Californian summer with the Redwood Grove, explore Spain with the Mediterranean Garden, adventure around Asia in the Japanese Garden and experience the Himalayas in the garden’s incredible Rhododendron Dell. Advanced ticket booking is essential. 

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Final chance to apply to be a census engagement manager

Could you be a census engagement manager? The census is a once-a-decade compulsory survey of the entire population of England and Wales. It provides detailed information and statistics that drive future decisions and the direction of the country.

As an engagement manager, you will work with councils and diverse communities to help make Census 2021 a success in your area. The closing date for applications is this Friday, July 31.

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Making history: photos of life during COVID-19

Can you help create a visual diary of the COVID-19 pandemic for future generations to study and learn from?

Richmond Library Services is looking for photographs that document life in Richmond upon Thames during the pandemic.

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Powerjam release video to thank Richmond upon Thames community on their 5th anniversary

To celebrate their 5th anniversary, Powerjam have released a video showing the positive impact the support they receive has made on the many local young musicians they work with. Powerjam is currently releasing professionally recorded songs on major streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, and iTunes.

Powerjam is a not-for-profit project that works with at risk and disadvantaged youth to offer an opportunity to showcase their talent, entertain and play music with likeminded young people. 

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St Mary's University launches new physiotherapy degree

The Department of Health Sciences at St Mary's University has launched a new BSc Physiotherapy programme, with places available for students to start this September.

Students will complete 1,000 hours of clinical placement work within the NHS or the private sector as part of their studies, and will learn in small groups from a team of dedicated lecturers with strong clinical experience.

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Rotary raises £12,700 for The Vineyard foodbank

The Rotary Club of Kew Gardens have helped to raise an amazing amount of money for the Vineyard foodbank. Up to 300 local residents are provided with food every week by the Vineyard and due to the pandemic, demand has soared 4-fold.

Food e-vouchers are obtained from GPs and local agencies, and the food is distributed by volunteers in vehicles loaned by local businesses. Further funding and Gift Aid has brought the total raised to £12,700.

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Looking lively, and arty, from your sofa

The Arts Society Richmond have a range of online lectures, study days and virtual walks for the enjoyment of members and non-members. Coming up are a number of talks about Delftware apothecary jars, London Underground design, the history of tailoring and Punch and Judy.

Online vsits will include the London Skyline, highlights of the British Museum and the Queen's jewellery collection. 

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Updated: 11 Mar 2020