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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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Litter pick along Church Road & Ham Woods

Ham United Group are organising a litter pick along Church Road and Ham Woods on Sunday 25 February.

Meet at the corner of Church Road and Richmond Road at 11am. Litter picks and hi-vis jackets will be provided. 

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Vigilance urged around theft from vehicles

Police figures show there were 1,303 Theft from Motor Vehicle incidents in the borough in the year to December 2017.

Residents are being encouraged to be more vigilant and not to leave their valuables clearly visible in their parked cars as this attracts thieves.

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Council offers to take control of Hammersmith Bridge

The Leader of Richmond Council has written to Hammersmith and Fulham Council to reiterate his offer to explore the possibility of Richmond Council taking control of Hammersmith Bridge.

The bridge has been undergoing long-term works by TfL and Hammersmith and Fulham Council, causing severe disruption to the borough’s residents, often with little notice.

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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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Events

11am to 1pm
Feb 22
Richmond Library Annex, Quadrant Rd, Little Green TW9 1DH
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6.30 to 8.30pm
Feb 22
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School, Whitton
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8pm
Feb 22
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, SW13 0LF
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8pm
Feb 23
Twickenham Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE
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8pm
Feb 23
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, SW13 0LF
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7.30pm
Feb 24
Normansfield Theatre Langdon Down Centre 2a Langdon Park Teddington TW11 9PS
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8pm
Feb 24
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, SW13 0LF
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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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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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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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Borough praised for low child obesity levels

In a report issued this week by the Healthy London Partnership, it was highlighted that only 5.3% of Richmond upon Thames children aged 4 and 5 are considered obese, compared to 10.2% in other London boroughs.

Richmond has a number of campaigns and programmes in place to encourage healthy lifestyles for all young people such as the Active Travel programme and Daily Mile.

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Mayor goes green with new electric car

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames is now using a rechargeable, electric powered car – leading by example on eco-travel.

The car can be recharged from a specialist charging point or a standard electric socket. The makers claim the car costs less than 1.5p per mile to run.

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Have your say on proposed community hub

Residents are invited to help shape plans for a new community hub in Teddington.

The drop in session will be on Wednesday 28 February from 4 to 8pm at Elleray Hall, Elleray Road, Teddington, TW11 0HG.

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Creating a local magazine with Richmond Society

Broadcaster and journalist Linda Duberley will join the Richmond Society for a talk on her wide-ranging career and how she has created the popular RiverTribe magazine.

The talk will take place on Thursday 22 February from 7.45pm in The Theatre at Richmond Adult Community College. Refreshments will be available from 7.15pm.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017