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Find out about STEM careers

A new information board outside the ticket machines at Twickenham Station is helping people learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and how to enter a career in this field. 

The Council’s Economic Development Team has teamed up with engineers Osborne and The Science & Engineering Hoardings Company in launching the board, which illustrates key aspects of the design and construction work involved at the site.

Check it out next time you're there.

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Safe drinking this summer

As summer continues with sunnier weather and warmer temperatures, more people will want to enjoy themselves with a drink or two. 

Staying hydrated is very important, particularly in warmer weather. If alcoholic drinks are your tipple, make sure your drinking remains within safe levels.

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Have your say on proposals for Buccleuch Gardens café

We are inviting the community to have their say on plans for a new café facility in Buccleuch Gardens. Currently a disused toilet block, the existing building infrastructure would be reconfigured to include a café, toilet facilities and a new terraced seating area at the front of the building.

It is proposed that the new facilities would be funded from money paid by the developer of the Star and Garter under a legal agreement.

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Summer fun in Richmond Park

The Holly Lodge Centre are hosting free pop-up activities in Richmond Park for children with special needs or disabilities and their families.

There will be a range of activities including crafts and storytelling, running from 11am to 2pm on 24, 25 and 26 July 2018. 

Booking is not required as all activities are drop in sessions. 

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Recycle your small electrical items

West London Waste Authority and Richmond Council are once again partnering to provide the opportunity for borough residents to get rid of broken or unwanted small electrical items responsibly.

Residents can bring along smaller electrical items for recycling to the Civic Centre in Twickenham from 9am to 5.15pm Monday 16 July to Thursday 19 July, and 9am to 5pm on Friday 20 July.

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Clarifying misunderstandings on Mortlake petition

A petition launched by a local resident claims that the Council has handed over land for a new school in Mortlake without any consultation or due diligence. This has raised a number of concerns as the information provided is misleading.

The current process in England to set up a new school is via the Free School application route. Whilst there is local discussion, decisions on which applications are approved are taken by the Government, not the Council.

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Eel Pie Club Twickenham Sixties Day

On Sunday 5 August, meet outside The Barmy Arms just over the bridge from Eel Pie Island, to celebrate Twickenham in the 1960s.

Enjoy drinks and BBQ all afternoon, see the Mods showing off their fabulous Lambrettas and scooters, and watch a performance from The Eel Pie All-Stars from 2 to 4pm. 

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Happy birthday GoodGym

Today GoodGym Richmond celebrates two years of doing good deeds in the borough.

GoodGym are a local running group who combine fitness and community service by volunteering to complete ad-hoc tasks for elderly residents.

You can volunteer by visiting the GoodGym website. 

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Visit the Puppet Theatre Barge these summer holidays

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 on Petersham Road.

Running from 8 August to 30 September, Red Riding Hood is a new and humorous twist on the classic tale.

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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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Nominate your favourite high street

Applications for the Great British High Street Awards 2018 are now open.

Recognising local achievements on our high streets, the awards celebrate individual businesses and people who are playing a leading role in making our high streets special. 

Show your support by nominating one of your favourite high streets in the borough.

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Overground line closures

There are services changes planned from this weekend on London Overground: 

  • There will be no service between Shepherd's Bush and Willesden Junction and between Richmond and Gospel Oak on Sunday 22 July 2018.
  • The 0015 train from Stratford will terminate at Camden Road from Monday 23 July to Thursday 26 July 2018.

Use local buses to complete your journey, please the TFL website to plan an alternative route.

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Eighteenth borough park awarded Green Flag

North Sheen Recreation Ground has been recognised by the Green Flag award scheme as one of the best parks in the country, becoming the eighteenth Richmond borough park to achieve this status.

The Green Flag award scheme began in 1996 as a way of recognising the importance of parks and green spaces and encouraging the provision and attainment of high environmental standards.

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Innovate TfL summer programme

An exciting opportunity for year 12 and 13 students to work with TfL is now open for registration. Working in teams, attendees will design, develop and propose an innovation to the iconic transport network and learn how different careers come together to turn an idea  into reality.

The Innovate TfL project runs from September 2018 to January 2019 with prizes and work experience opportunities to be won.

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Hate crime doesn't belong in the UK

Over 50 students from schools across the borough came together to discuss media portrayal of refugees and immigrants, stereotyping of different groups and the relation between hate crime and racist bullying in school or on social media in the UK.

Organised by Achieving for Children, attendees heard from two inspirational speakers from Richmond Ethnic Minorities Advocacy Group and Stop Hate UK.

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Summer at Orleans House Gallery

Join the team at Orleans House Gallery for a summer of creation and exploration.

Families are being encouraged to check out Orleans House Gallery's Summer Programme and to take part in events. The programme is open to children aged up to 15 years with half-day, full-day and 3-day workshops available, as well as family events.

There are also two days dedicated to creative activities for dads or male carers and their children.

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White Swan annual raft race

The White Swan raft race has been an annual Twickenham summer tradition since it was launched in 1970 to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Contestants must paddle their self-built rafts across the river to the bank at Ham and back, in a series of heats. Entrants are asked to come in fancy dress, with a prize given to the best team costume.

This year the race will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 4 August.

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Turner's House wins two Civic Voice awards

Turner’s House in Twickenham won two accolades at last night’s Civic Voice Design Awards, placing first in The People’s Award and highly commended in the Historic Buildings category.

The awards recognise Turner’s House as a community asset loved by local people for its high quality design and restoration. It is also a recognition of the positive impact it has had on the local community, thanks to the support of a team of enthusiastic volunteers.

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RHACC Business Networking Event

Richmond Business School are hosting a digital skills networking event on Wednesday 18 July from 6 to 8pm.

You will have the opportunity to engage with local business, learn more about the Richmond Business survey findings, and explore the exciting new business offer available at RHACC this summer.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded people. 

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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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Updated: 04 Sep 2018