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Fines issued for fly-tipping

23 Fixed Penalty Notices of up to £400 have been issued to fly-tippers in Richmond upon Thames this year.

Many people and businesses may not be aware that fly-tipping is not just anti-social behaviour but a criminal act.

The Council has the power to issue Fixed Penalty Notices and fly-tippers could face fines worth hundreds of pounds.

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Views invited on a proposed new community hub for Teddington

Residents in Teddington can now help shape plans for a new community hub.

We are running an online survey on the proposals until Saturday 10 March. A drop in session will also be held at Elleray Hall on 28 February from 4 to 8pm.

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Volunteers ask drivers to switch off for air quality

Dozens of volunteers turned out in Richmond to ask drivers to switch off their engines whilst they are stopped at level crossings and when waiting to collect children from school. This was to raise awareness of the effects idling cars can have on air quality in the borough.

Volunteers are still being sought for the Action Day in Hampton on 7 March.

If you are interested in volunteering email: carol.lee@richmond.gov.uk. For more information about Idling Action visit the Idling Action website.

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Q2 Players present Ravenscroft

The next performance by Q2 Players will be gothic comedy murder mystery, Ravenscroft, by Don Nigro. 

Performances will take place from 26 to 28 April at Kew Community Trust. To book tickets call 07957587230 or email tickets@q2players.org.uk 

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GoodGym help ETNA Community Centre

This week, 12 GoodGym runners made their way from Richmond to ETNA Community Centre in Twickenham and used their gardening skills to start planting bulbs to get the centre ready for spring time. 

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Acclaimed actress to serve as compère for Nick Hornby event

Actress Sally Phillips, known for her work on Miranda and in the Bridget Jones films, has signed up to be part of the VIP public Q&A with Nick Hornby, held in support of the Mayor’s Charities.

The event will take place on Tuesday 13 March from 7.30 to 9pm at Twickenham Studios. 

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Friends group wants people to be aware of fly-tipping practices

Friend of the River Crane are encouraging people to be more aware of how they dispose of rubbish, as part of Richmond Council’s #KeepRichmondClean campaign to reduce fly-tipping and litter in the borough.

The group do regular clean ups in and around the river, often finding glass and plastic bottles lying on the banks or floating in the river.

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Tickets available for Music and Drama sneak preview

The Exchange in Twickenham will be hosting a special opening event on Sunday 4 March and you can be there.

From only £5, residents can get a ticket to an afternoon event of specially curated music, dance and dramatic pieces from some of the borough’s finest performers, including Twickenham Choral Society and Richmond Music Trust.

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South London Partnership – ‘Skills for South Londoners’

South London Partnership are hosting an event for businesses in the borough.

The event will look at how to recruit, retain and develop your workforce. It will take place on Wednesday 28 February at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London Kingston Upon Thames, from 12.30 to 3pm. 

Entrance is free, but booking is essential.

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Green Screen present A Life Story

Green Screen film group will show A Life Story, a film about finding home.

The screening will take place on Sunday 18 March from 5.15pm at Ham Library Annexe. Entry is free, but donations of £3 are welcome (to cover costs).

After the screening everyone is welcome to stay to discuss topics raised in the film. 

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Old Deer Park Spring Clean

As part of Keep Britain Tidy's national campaign, Great Britain Spring Clean, join a group of volunteers for a litter pick at Old Deer Park.

It will take place on 3 March from 10am to 12 noon, meeting at Pools on the Park.

Bring gloves, litter pickers if you own some and a high vis jacket. All are welcome.

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Events

7.30pm
Feb 25
Normansfield Theatre Langdon Down Centre 2a Langdon Park Teddington TW11 9PS
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7pm
Feb 27
Riverside Room Old Town Hall Whittaker Avenue Richmond TW9 1TP
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8pm
Feb 27
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, Surrey, TW1 1BE
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10.30am
Feb 27
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes London SW13 9HE
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12.30pm
Mar 2
St Michael & All Angel’s Community Centre Charles Street Barnes London SW13 0NZ
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2 to 4.30pm
Mar 3
Grey Court School, Ham, Sandy Lane entrance TW10
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8pm
Mar 3
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, SW13 0LF
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10am to 12pm
Mar 3
Meet at Pools on the Park, Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SF
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11am to 5pm
Mar 3
Normansfield Theatre Langdon Down Centre 2a Langdon Park Teddington TW11 9PS
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10 to 10.30am
Mar 3
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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10.30am to 12.30pm
Mar 3
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes London SW13 9HE
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11am to 5pm
Mar 4
Normansfield Theatre Langdon Down Centre 2a Langdon Park Teddington TW11 9PS
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10.30am
Mar 6
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes London SW13 9HE
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9.30-10.30am
Mar 7
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes London SW13 9HE
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12.30pm
Mar 8
Hillcroft College, 11 S Bank, Surbiton KT6 6DF
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Don’t miss a quiz night in Teddington

The Charities Group of St Frances de Sales are hosting a quiz night on 3 March at St Frances de Sales Catholic Church in Teddington. Doors open at 7pm.

You can bring your own team or come along and join one! Tickets are available on the door.

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Check your heart age

Residents in Richmond are being encouraged to check their heart age and make changes to their lifestyle to keep their hearts healthy.

You can ask your GP for details, or visit selected pharmacies in the borough. 

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Ham Village Green to become a Friendly Park for All

Ham Village Green is the latest outside space in the borough to join the ‘Friendly Parks for All’ programme.

Plans have been developed with The Friends of Ham Village Green for a new marked circular walking route with mosaics.

The initiative will also include the young as well as older people in a project with Grey Court School to design a piece of community art for the Village Green.

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Nominate tree locations for planting

Residents and community groups will be able to suggest locations for where trees should go, as well as what species of trees should be grown.

The initiative comes following a successful application to the Mayor of London’s Greener City Fund and planting will taking place during the current season which ends in March.

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Quiz the Cabinet at Hampton and Hampton Hill Question Time

Residents in Hampton and Hampton Hill are reminded that the Village Planning Question Time will be coming to their area next week.

The event, on Tuesday 27 February, will give residents the opportunity to quiz the Leader and Cabinet Members about priorities for their local area.

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Barnes Duck Race

The annual Barnes Duck Race is back! Ducks are available to buy in advance from the BCA at Rose House, and from Natsons newsagent in Church Road

‘Quack-off’ is on Saturday 31 March at 12 noon, upstream from the bridge over Beverley Brook.

All entrants will receive a small Easter egg and there will be prizes for the owners of the first, second and third-placed ducks.

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Win one month free gold membership with Feel Good Fitness!

Want to win a free month gold membership worth £51? All you have to do is like the Feel Good Fitness Facebook page and share the competition post to be in with the chance to win.

Open until 4pm on Sunday 4 March 2018. Terms and conditions apply.

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Richmond residents happier than ever with Council

In the fourth annual Residents Survey a statistically representative sample of residents were asked their thoughts on the Council, services and the borough.

The results show that the Council is exceeding the national benchmarks across almost all areas. 

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Richmond Concert Society present Atéa Wind Quintet

The Richmond Concert Society’s next concert will be given by the Atéa Wind Quintet at 7.45pm on Tuesday 20 February at St Margarets Church.

The Atéa are regarded as the foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation. The quintet have earned international praise and are double prize winners at the 2015 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017