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Easter collection dates 2019

There will be changes to waste and recycling collections over Easter.

Collections will be made one day later than usual between Friday 19 and Friday 26 April.

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The Future of our High Street: New business support session

Tickets are still available for a free business support workshop, looking at the future of the High Street. Organised by Richmond Council and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the event aims to look at the changing shopping behaviour of consumers, the expectation of the shoppers, the focus on health and our environment and the internet.

The event will take place on Tuesday 30 April at 2pm in York House.

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Get on Board 2019 - Say no to plastic pollution!

This year's event takes place on Friday 21 June and runs from Kew Bridge to Richmond. The aim of Get on Board is to highlight the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways. But it is also about building on the success of 2018 and creating a great community event involving residents, businesses, workers and charities both on the water and on the towpath.

This event is run by Richmond BID. If you would like to take part, early registration is recommended.

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Join Mayor and the Dialogue Society for an Iftar Dinner

Join the Mayor and the Dialogue Society at Clarendon Hall from 7.30pm on Sunday 12 May for an Iftar Dinner to mark the breaking of fast during Ramadan. The evening offers us a time to think around the theme of unity, and will include talks from the Dialogue Society and the Mayor, music, and a meal to be shared by all.

The event is free but a donation towards the Mayor's charities Refuge and Time to Help UK would be appreciated.

Places are limited so please register your interest by emailing westlondon@dialoguesociety.org.

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Reminiscence Café at Twickenham Library

Are you aged over 65 years and interested in socialising in an informal and friendly setting? Do you enjoy sharing memories and stories with others?

Then our Reminiscence Café is just the right thing for you! Come and enjoy some cake and a cup of tea, and share memories of the local area and times gone by.

  • Date: Third Friday of the month
  • Time: 11am to 12 noon
  • Price: Free

To book a place, visit Twickenham Library or telephone 020 8734 3340.

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10,000th visitor welcomed to Turner’s House

This week, Turner’s House Trust in Twickenham has a double celebration as today is the anniversary of J.M.W Turner’s birth (1775) and on Thursday 18 April they welcomed their 10,000th visitor since the house reopened.

The house, which was designed as a rural retreat by the great landscape artist J.M.W. Turner, has won a string of awards since its restoration and opened to the public in the summer of 2017.

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BCA Community Day

The Barnes Community Association (BCA) Community Day will be held at the OSO Arts Centre on Saturday 27 April between 10am and 2pm.

Find out what’s on the calendar in Barnes for 2019, chat to organisers of popular community events and hear more about the wealth of fantastic local clubs, societies and organisations catering for most interests and passions. This is a free event and will include live music, delicious treats, drinks and food courtesy of the OSO café.

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Join the Mayor for afternoon tea in York House Gardens

Enjoy a special Darjeeling afternoon tea with the Mayor in the Winter Gardens at York House. Attendees will be invited to a tour of the building, gardens and the famous Naked Ladies fountains with guides from the York House Society. There will also be performances from the Richmond Academy of Dance.

The event will take place on Friday 10 May from 3.30pm until 5pm. Tickets cost £20 and include afternoon tea and prosecco.

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Richmond young carers charity receives £98,000 grant

Richmond Carers Centre Young Carers Service has received a £98,000 grant from the charity Global’s Make Some Noise. This will fund a project coordinator, equipment, more outings and extra mentoring. 

Every year the service supports over 450 young carers, aged from 5 to 18 years, and their families, across the borough.

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Strawberry Hill Golf Club open day

If you’re new to golf or are thinking of joining a golf club, Strawberry Hill Golf Club is holding an open day on Monday 6 May from 10am to 4pm.

All are welcome to join the fun social event which will include free beginners coaching and nine holes of golf. There will also be a bbq from 12pm.

Reservations are essential - call 020 8894 0165 or email secretary@shgolf.co.uk.

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Bingo Extravaganza at Ham Library

Need a midweek pick-me-up? Eyes down and have a bit of fun! Weekly prizes to be won.

Bingo at Ham Library takes place on the first Wednesday of every month, starting from Wednesday 6 March, from 2.15 to 3.45pm.

To book, visit Ham Library or phone 020 8734 3354 and speak to a member of staff.

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Events

7.30pm
Apr 25
St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Walk, Richmond TW9
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4pm
Apr 25
Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa Richmond Hill Richmond TW10 6RP
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10am
Apr 25
Normansfield Theatre, 2A Langdon Park, Kingston Road, Teddington, TW11 9PS
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11am to 1pm
Apr 25
Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH
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2pm
Apr 27
Twickenham Club 7 Church Street Twickenham TW1 3NJ
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10am to 7pm
Apr 27
Twickenham Road (A316), Richmond, TW9 2SF
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10am to 2pm
Apr 27
Richmond upon Thames College Egerton Road Twickenham Middlesex TW2 7SJ
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5am
Apr 27
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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10am to 3pm
Apr 28
Kilmorey Mausoleum 275 St Margarets Road TW1 1PN
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6pm
Apr 28
St Mary’s, Church St, Twickenham TW1 3NJ
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8pm
Apr 30
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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9.30 to 11.30am
Apr 30
Twickenham Library, Garfield Road, TW1 3JT
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10 to 11.30am
Apr 30
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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8.15pm
May 1
Strawberry Hill House 268 Waldegrave Road Twickenham TW1 4ST
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7:30pm
May 2
The Exchange (The Conservatory) 75 London Road Twickenham TW1 1BE
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4.30am
May 5
Crane Park, Ellerman Ave, London TW2 6AA
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8pm
May 5
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
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9.30am to 5.30pm
May 6
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth' Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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10am to 4pm
May 6
Wellesley Road Strawberry Hill Twickenham TW2 5SD
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7pm
May 7
Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH
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Photography exhibition at Stables Gallery

Take a journey through six decades of life via the camera lens of photographer Cathy Cooper in the latest exhibition on at the Stables Gallery in Twickenham.

Cathy Cooper: Life Through a Lens showcases images from the near six decades Cathy has spent photographing the world around her. The free exhibition runs until Tuesday 28 May 2019.

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Whitton Youth Zone relaunch

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Ben Khosa, joined dozens of young people, councillors, the police, a local MP, community outreach group Gloves up, Knives Down, and youth workers at the relaunch of Whitton Youth Zone last week.

Volunteers were outside replanting the outdoor garden beds while others trialed the brand new gym equipment that was donated by Matrix Fitness, who also provided boxing equipment from Hatton Boxing.

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What's on at WWT London Wetland Centre

See what's on at the WWT London Wetland Centre this May! There are lots of fun activities for the whole family including a reed bed walk, spring wildlife photography courses, drawing workshop as well as an introductory session on identifying birdsong.

Registration is essential.

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Surrey Food Festival 2019

This weekend is the Surrey Food Festival at Old Deer Park! Gates will open at 10am on both Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April for a thoroughly extravagant foodie sensual assault.

Local businesses will be showcasing an exquisite range of different food and drink, traders will be demonstrating and selling their products in the Marketplace and there's even a Kids Zone to keep your little ones entertained while you indulge. All proceeds will go towards local charities.

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Register to vote in European Parliamentary Election

The deadline to register to vote in European Parliamentary Election is midnight on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

If you are an EU citizen living in the United Kingdom, you can either vote in the UK or your home country. To vote in the UK you must be registered to vote and need to complete a form stating you wish to vote here rather than in your home country.

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60th anniversary plans announced

The provisional programme for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the twinning between Richmond, Fontainebleau and Konstanz, which will take place in Richmond between Friday 26 and Sunday 28 June 2020, has just been announced.

The programme includes a parade, concert, exhibition and reaffirmation ceremony in the grounds of York House. Scores of local schools, clubs, societies and associations - which have partners in Fontainebleau and Konstanz - will be welcoming guests from overseas.

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Volunteer at Orleans House Gallery

Orleans House Gallery are now recruiting for volunteers! Whether you’re a budding storyteller, a green fingered gardener, or an art and history enthusiast, they have opportunities for you to get involved with and be at the heart of the action.

This is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer right in the heart of the action of a public Grade 1 listed building, home to the Richmond Borough Art Collection.

Apply now

 

Barnes Literature Festival 2019

The Barnes Literature Festival is back for it's fifth year, featuring many big name authors and illustrators, amazing children’s shows and attracting thousands of families.

The festival will take place from Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 May. You can collect the two-day programme from your local library or download it online.

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Pack and Send pledges to be idle free

Pack and Send Richmond has signed the pledge to help make Richmond upon Thames an idle free borough.

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

If you support an idle free Richmond upon Thames like Pack and Send, then sign the pledge today.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018