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Strawberry Hill Music and Fun Day

Join Strawberry Hill House for the annual Music and Fun Day on Sunday 29 July.

Together with a fabulous line up on the main stage there will be street food, art and craft stalls, fairground attractions, water zorbs, face painting, children’s crafts and more.

Entry is by donation with all proceeds going to the House. Gates will open to the public from 12pm.

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Sniffer dogs descend on the Civic Centre

Sniffer dogs descended on the Civic Centre in Twickenham on Tuesday as the Illegal Tobacco Roadshow stopped off in Richmond upon Thames.

Supported by London councils, the roadshow is part of a campaign to highlight the dangers of the illegal tobacco trade and encourage members of the public to report premises and individuals involved in the trade.

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Support reaffirmed for Richmond's EU citizens

Leader of the Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts, has reaffirmed support during the Brexit process for EU citizens living in the borough.

Cllr Roberts addressed Citizen Advice Richmond's public information event for EU citizens, assuring those attending that they have friends at the Council.

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Creative writing and discussion group

Richmond based charity Ruils, who support independent living, are holding creative writing and discussion groups at the Twickenham Wellbeing Centre. During the session you will hear from guest authors to inspire your writing. The group is suitable for all abilities but aimed at beginners and novice writers.

The next group is on Monday 30 July at 2pm.

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Team Richmond finish second!

A big congratulations to Team Richmond who finished in second place at the London youth Games finals last weekend.

It was a weekend of nail-biting action with some fantastic performances throughout from all of the teams involved.

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Help your bright idea light up the business world

Entrepreneurs and community groups are invited to a free workshop delivered by the Social Enterprise Knowledge Network where they will receive tips on how to develop their ideas and gain funding.

The Power to Change: Funding opportunities for community businesses workshop takes place from 10.45am to 1pm on Monday 30 July 2018 at St Mary's University.

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Celebrating SEND

An event, organised by Achieving for Children, was held at the Stoop last week to celebrate inclusion and diversity in our communities.

Attendees, including the Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Schools, reflected on the progress that has been made since SEND reforms were introduced in 2014, and heard inspiring presentations from six young people with disabilities, as well as parents, headteachers and AfC leaders.



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Shakespeare steampunk dream in Twickenham

Richmond Shakespeare Society's annual open-air production will start on Monday 16 July, taking place in the Fountain Gardens, Champion's Wharf by Twickenham Riverside.

This will be an exhilarating experience, taking place in exquisite surroundings with the opportunity for picnics. The event will take place for one week.

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Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway picnic

Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway are hosting a teddy bears’ picnic and inviting children of all ages to attend for a free train ride.

The picnic will take place on Sunday 15 July, 11am to 3.45pm, and will include a teddy bear hunt with prizes to be won.

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Take part in an online health survey and win

Young residents living in the borough are needed to help shape the future of local drug and alcohol support services and prevention efforts by taking part in a quick survey.

The online survey is totally anonymous and is open to all young people from Richmond upon Thames aged 11 to 19 years old, or up to 25 if they have a disability. All who take part will be entered into a free prize draw with a prize of up to £50 for a high street shop of their choice.

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Twickenham Studios launches short film competition

Twickenham Studios today launched a short film competition for amateur filmmakers living and working in St Margarets and the surrounding area.

Budding filmmakers are invited to submit a 3 minute promotional film about the local area. Final shortlisted entries will be screened at a red-carpet VIP film festival ‘TW1 Film Fest’ at Twickenham Studios in the next few months.

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Whitton Park Lawn Tennis Club open day

Whitton Park Lawn Tennis Club will be holding an open day on Sunday 15 July to recruit new members and raise much-needed funds.

Visitors of all ages and skill standards are welcome to try out the courts between 10am and 12.30pm. The clubhouse will be open all afternoon serving food and drink, and showing the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final and the World Cup Final live on the big screens!

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Next Step Sport holiday activities

Next Step Sport are providing active, affordable and exciting childcare for primary school aged children from 4 to 11years.

The activities aim to inspire children with a passion for health and fitness through innovative activities and unique approaches.

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Leader commits support for Stanley School

At a school meeting last week, Cllr Gareth Roberts, Cllr Penny Frost and Council officers met with parents to confirm our commitment to ensuring the Stanley School building programme is carried out to time.

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Celebrating 40th anniversary of Twinning

The Richmond in Europe Association was recently presented with a beautiful engraving of the borough's twin town of Fontainebleau by Evelyne Wenzel.

The Mayor of Richmond, Cllr. Ben Khosa has mounted the engraving outside his parlour in York House.

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Young artists invited to decorate Mayor’s Parlour

The Mayor is looking for eight pictures created by children aged 5 to 11 years old, who live or go to school in Richmond upon Thames to help decorate the Mayor's Parlour in York House. 

The theme is 'beautiful borough' and young people are invited to depict their favourite place in the borough. 

The eight winning artists will have their masterpieces displayed and will be invited to a reception at York House to meet the Mayor and see their work on display.

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Unbroken - mental health awareness festival

OSO Arts Centre in Barnes will host a three day arts festival in August to draw awareness to mental health.

The event will include the Short Film Prize, art exhibitions, live music, practical workshops and much more.

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Twickenham Work Club Library sessions

The Work Club will be running sessions every Tuesday in July, from 9.30 to 11.30am at Twickenham Library. 

Knowledgeable volunteers with experience in careers guidance are available to help you with online job search skills, writing your CV and achieving work related goals. 

The Work Club is available to everybody and personalised one to one sessions can be arranged by referral. 

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Sheen Mount London to Bruges Cycling Challenge

Sheen Mount's team of 30 volunteers will be cycling 250km over two days from London to Bruges to help raise funds for its local community school and charity.

The cycling challenge will take place on July 13 and 14 and aims to combat funding cuts.

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Stanley School looks forward to new school year

Last week, Stanley Primary School welcomed all the parents of those joining the school in September to meet headteacher Ian Dickinson and the school staff. They also heard from two children who did a Q and A.

It was a lovely energetic evening, and all our excited about welcoming the new intake in September!

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017