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St Margarets Fair

The St Margarets Fair is a fantastic day out for the local community during the height of summer.

Come along on Saturday 7 July from 12pm to 7pm for a jam-packed, full day of fun with live music, displays, fair rides, beer tent and BBQ and the legendary Dog Show on little Moormead.

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Explore the heritage of your local area

The Local Studies Library and Archive are running a 5 day summer course for 9 to 14 year-olds living in the borough to explore the heritage of their local area using archives.

Join the Archive Explorers and become a detective, hunting for clues to uncover the secrets of past people, and bringing them to life through a range of fun activities. Whether you love history, art, or telling stories, there’s a role for you in the Archive Explorers.

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Low income households exempt from tax

The previous policy where lower income residents contribute a minimum of 15% to their Council Tax wil be reversed.

Cabinet Member for Finance, Cllr Robin Brown has committed to axing the scheme so the most disadvantaged in the borough are protected and finances are fairer.

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Experience Animal Magic this weekend

Discover Animal Magic this Saturday 7 July at Diamond Jubliee Gardens! The free show runs from 12.15pm and has been organised by the Twickenham Riverside Trust. 

You will meet the animals, learn about the animal kingdom and there will even be face-painting and activity tents for the kids.

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Leader slams Heathrow broken promises

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts slammed the Prime Minister’s broken promises over Heathrow expansion at a meeting last night.

Cllr Roberts reaffirmed our opposition to a bigger Heathrow and criticised the multiple promises that have been broken.

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Live music at Hampton Pool

Enjoy this season of summer at Hampton Pool. It is the perfect setting to enjoy a musical programme that mixes classic acts, brilliant performers and timeless music in a relaxed atmosphere. See Live on Mars plus T-Rextasy or Canned Heat plus Dr. Feelgood perform this month!

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Bishop Perrin Primary School Summer Fete

Make your way along to the Bishop Perrin C of E Primary School Summer Fete on Sunday 15 July from 12 noon. The school is on Hospital Road, Whitton.

The day is lined up to be a fun day out for the whole family with raffles, crafts, music, magic and science shows and more.


Working together to deliver social care

2 to 6 July is National Co-production Week, a chance for Richmond upon Thames Borough to recognise the benefits of working together to deliver care in our communities.

Co-production encourages a community-wide approach to delivering services that support a person's needs and makes the best possible difference to their life. 

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Community Consultation launched for Turing House School

Turing House School are proposing to build their permanent home on Hospital Bridge Road, and are running a community consultation programme on their plans.

You are invited to come along to the public exhibition on Friday 13 July from 3 to 8pm and Saturday 14 July from 10 to 2pm. Alternatively, you can share your views via an online feedback form on the website.

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Celebrate the success of Twickenham Festival

Join the Twickenham Town Business Association for a celebratory gathering to wrap up the Twickenham Festival, which has raised over £5,000 for festival charity TAG Youth Club for disabled young adults.

The celebration will start from 6.30pm on Monday 2 July in Church Street Square, where the festival raffle will be officially drawn and the Tug of War Shield will be presented to this years winners, 'Richmond Heavies'.

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Barnes Charity Bike Sale

This year’s annual charity sale of second hand bikes at St Mary’s Church will take place on Saturday 14 July (Barnes Fair Day) from 9am to 2pm.

A sale of children’s bikes will also be held on Friday 13 July from 3.30 to 5pm.

All funds raised will go to St Mary’s Church, Castlenau Community Centre, Glassdoor, Under tree schools, Age UK, Barnes Green Centre and other charities supported by the church.

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The NHS celebrates 70 years

Today marks the 70 year anniversary of the NHS, with the institute's achievements being celebrated and staff being recognised for their vital work.

Our Cabinet Member for Health, Cllr Piers Allen, has praised the difference the NHS has made to thousands of lives in the borough.

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Help nurture the borough's newest trees

Over the last two years, we have planted over 600 new trees in the borough’s streets, parks and open spaces.

Due to the hot and dry weather conditions, we are asking residents to lend a helping hand. If there’s a new tree planted outside your house please do water it. A five litre watering can every other day will help to supplement our efforts and allow our trees to thrive.

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Members debate Turing House petition

At a full Council meeting, members debated a petition criticising proposals to create a permanent site for Turing House school on Hospital Bridge Road in Heathfield.

Turing House and the Education, Skills, Funding Agency (ESFA) are holding consultation events on Friday 13 July from 3 to 8pm and on Saturday 14 July from 10am to 2pm at Whitton Methodist Church, Percy Road, TW2 6JL.

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Join the Mayor for a Service of Thanksgiving

You are invited to join a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the beginning of the new Mayoral year taking place at St Mary's Parish Church Twickenham from 11.30am on Sunday 8 July.

It will be attended by all councillors including the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Councillor Ben Khosa and the Leader of the Council, Councillor Gareth Roberts.

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Hampton Court Flower Show

The Hampton Court Flower Show is on this week until 8 July showcasing amazing garden exhibitions and plant pavilions.

VisitRichmond will be part of this years show at stand H520 where you can learn more about the Richmond Furniture Scheme, British Legion and all the wonderful things to see and do in the borough.

Be sure to collect your free Forget-me-Not seeds from the Visitrichmond stall.

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Have yourself a slammin’ summer of tennis

Start your own summer of tennis at one of the borough's thirteen tennis sites.

In partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, we are offering a family membership scheme which gives the whole family access to our tennis courts. There's also a junior membership package for under-16s, who can book and play tennis for free.

There are three tennis leagues open to anybody aged 18 and over which are available in Barnes, Hampton or Richmond. 

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Richmond's resources for healthier living

This Health Information Week, get to know the resources available to help you live a happier and healthier lifestyle. Take advantage of the online tools which cover various topics including safe drinking, smoking and sexual health.

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Visit the Puppet Theatre Barge in Richmond this summer

For over 30 years, the Puppet Theatre Barge has been putting on a programme of unique and magical puppet shows on a converted Thames River barge.

Running from 21 July to 5 August, 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse' is a story about adventure with rod puppets, music and sing along songs for children aged 3 to 8.

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Help us mark 100 years since the end of WWI

Stop by the VisitRichmond stand at the Hampton Court Flower show from 2 to 8 July, as we mark 100 years since the end of World War I with a special thank you campaign.

For a pound coin donation, purchase a poppy to form part of a large floral display spelling out 'VisitRichmond', and collect a free packet of forget-me-not seeds to remind you to visit the borough.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018