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Richmond Open House events

This weekend see inside some of Richmond's best venues during London's Open House festival!

Enjoy free tours of York House, Ham House, Orleans House Gallery and more. Get your brochure at the Visit Richmond Information Kiosk at Richmond Station.

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Grand opening for new affordable homes in Twickenham

Twenty nine new shared ownership and sixteen affordable rented properties were officially opened yesterday in Twickenham town centre.

The affordable rent homes will be offered to those with an urgent priority for low cost rented housing including those needing to transfer from existing social housing.

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Cricket facilities in Teddington boosted by Community Fund

Teddington Cricket Club will be able to offer improved and more accessible facilities to local people after receiving a £52,500 Community Fund grant.

The grant will help with upgrade work on the club’s pavilion allowing for use by men’s, women’s, junior and disability teams.

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Mindfulness Monday walk in Kew Gardens

Richmond Borough Mind have teamed up with UK Active and Kew Gardens to host a free event on Monday 24 September, as part of the #BeActive European Week of Sport.

The Mindfulness walk will take place in the tranquility of Kew Gardens. Participants can enter the gardens through the Victoria Gate from 10am. The guided walk is open to everyone and will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

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Barnes Film Festival

Barnes Film Festival will be hosting its third annual celebration of young filmmakers, from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 September 2018. There will be an open air screening, a panel talk with prominent women in British film, and Q and A with Kevin Macdonald.

The festival will also be hosting its prestigious Filmmaking Competition, workshops, discussions, screenings and gatherings, all of which will be led by successful figures from the film, documentary and animation industries.

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New telescope installed on Richmond Hill

Richmond residents can once again admire a protected view after a new telescope was installed on Richmond Hill, with the help of our Civic Pride Fund.

The new, coin-free telescope consists of two binoculars set at different heights, offering an enhanced opportunity to explore the view that makes Richmond famous. Cllr Ben Khosa, Mayor of Richmond, officially unveiled the telescope by cutting a garland of ivy picked from Richmond Hill.

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Greetings from your local library

A new collection of greeting cards are now on sale in Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington libraries.

The unique designs for the cards feature a variety of local images, quirky characters and inspirational quotes and are designed by photographer Nicola Argent. Individual cards are on sale for £1.50, with all money raised going back into library services.

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Donations needed for charity auction

Be Richmond are once again running Bid with The BID, an online charity auction in aid of The Poppy Factory, who work with veterans with disbailities to help them settle back into meaningful work.

Local businesses are encouraged to donate an auction lot to support the cause. If you wish to donate, please email Be Richmond.

 

Join in the Richmond Health Walks

Richmond Health Walks are free, organised group walks to increase physical activity in a safe and social atmosphere.

Each walk lasts between 45 and 70 minutes and will be supervised by at least two walk leaders. Shorter and slower walks are also available for beginners and those with limiting health conditions.

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Borough’s schools top national results tables

Primary school students in Richmond upon Thames have topped the national league tables yet again, following publication of the provisional 2018 Key Stage 2 (SATs) results last week.

These excellent results place Richmond first out of all local authorities nationally, for the proportion achieving the expected standard in all three subjects combined and maintain the high levels of attainment seen in recent years.

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Mayor welcomes Konstanz students

The Mayor, Cllr Ben Khosa, joined Richmond in Europe chair, Alan Mockford, at Teddington School last Friday afternoon to welcome visiting students from our twinned city, Konstanz.

The students were here for a week during which time they were planning to explore what the borough had to offer.

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Events

9.30 to 11am
Sep 23
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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10.45 to 11.45am
Sep 24
Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
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9.30 to 11.30am
Sep 25
Garfield Road, Twickenham, TW1 3JT
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7:45pm
Sep 25
St Mary the Virgin Church, Riverside, Twickenham
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11am
Sep 25
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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11am to 7pm
Sep 25
Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AH
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6.30 to 8am
Sep 26
Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2NL
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10am to 4pm
Sep 28
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
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10 to 12pm
Sep 29
Ham Library, Ham St, Richmond TW10 7HR
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10am to 2pm
Sep 29
Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LW
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10am to 5pm
Sep 29
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS
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11.30am
Oct 2
Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
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8pm
Oct 2
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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8pm
Oct 2
Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond, TW1 1NL
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11am
Oct 2
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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2pm
Oct 7
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
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1pm
Oct 7
Twickenham and Thames Valley Beekeepers Association Apiary, 41 Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BH
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3pm
Oct 7
The Exchange 75 London Road Twickenham TW1 1BE
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Have your say on Clarion's affordable housing scheme

Clarion Housing Group plans to deliver much-needed affordable housing in the borough of Richmond. Under the proposals they will develop 180 new affordable homes on Egerton Road, the former Richmond College site. 154 will be for shared ownership and 26 will be for affordable rent.

Visit the exhibition and give your feedback on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September from 3 to 8pm.

If you are unable to attend the consultation but would like to have your say email Clarion Housing Group.

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New Community Kitchen on the way in East Twickenham

East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association (ETNA) has been awarded £12,000 through our Community Fund to help with their Community Kitchen project.

The project will allow the community centre to run a café in partnership with The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) who will use surplus food collected from local supermarkets, bakeries and other retailers. The project aims to tackle social isolation through sharing food while reducing landfill by using the collected food.

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Vote for Barnes High Street

Residents are being encouraged to show their support for Barnes High Street, following the annoucement that the high street has been shortlisted for the national Great British High Street Awards. 

If successful in the Rising Star category, Barnes High Street could win £5k towards a local community/technology project and be in with a chance of winning the overall £10k prize. Show your support for Barnes High Street using #MYHIGHSTREET and #GBHSBARNES on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Expert local property advice for businesses

As part of a London-wide funded programme, local businesses looking for new commercial premises can now receive free advice from a local property expert.

Small to medium sized businesses can apply for free one-to-one sessions with property experts to benefit from their expert guidance and learn how to avoid common pitfalls. The sessions include a range of accessible online content including articles, blogs, masterclasses, podcasts and videos.

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The Poppy Factory need your help

The Poppy Factory are looking for Volunteer Tour Assistants and Volunteer Receptionists to support day to day activities. The factory is the country's leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments.

If you are looking to gain valuable experience within a national charity and enjoy communicating with people from all walks of life, apply to be a volunteer today.

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Path to nature trail laid with help from Community Fund

An enhanced, interactive nature trail will be laid on Crane Park Island Nature Reserve, following a £4,228 grant from our Community Fund.

London Wildlife Trust is working to improve the island’s nature trail by installing numbered oak posts which link to an information map. The posts will have interactive tactile panels which children can use to make rubbings which will tell them about the history and wildlife of the area.

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Rambert School Open House event

Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance will open its doors as part of the Open House Scheme on Saturday 22 September, offering a unique occasion to discover one of London’s secret venues.

Visitors will be offered a free tour of the Clifton Lodge, the last remnant of St Margarets House and the Violet Needham Chapel. Doors will open at 1pm with talks and demonstrations scheduled throughout the afternoon.

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New accessible play area for Suffolk Road Rec

Friends of Suffolk Road Recreation have been awarded £15,000 to create a new dog free area in the Park with more seating and a playground with swings, climbing frames, a slide, trampoline and sandpit.

The project will also see new shrubs, trees and a wildflower meadow planted with picnic tables and benches helping to make the area family friendly.

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Volunteer for a project at Kneller Hall

The Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall are seeking local volunteers to help deliver an ambitious project to chronicle 160 years of military music at the celebrated institution.

Music and history lovers are needed to help with a range of creative activities at the school including research, tour guiding, creative writing and social media. Training will be provided where necessary. If you are interested, please email Legasee.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018