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Improve your photography skills!

If you are looking to take up a new hobby in 2019, or share your current passion with fellow enthusiasts, the Hampton Hill Photographic Society are welcoming new members.

They meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 8pm. The first meeting of 2019 will be on Wednesday 16 January, and will feature a talk from Darren Pullman. 

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Valentines Extravaganza in Church Street

Don’t miss the Church Street Valentine Fayre on Saturday 9 February! There will be stalls with gifts, flowers, cakes, chocolates and street food as well as live music and other entertainment.

The street will be pedestrianised and it is free entry.

If you would like to run a stall it is £40 for the day. Email for details.

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Local language school raises money for Save the Children

Twickenham language school, LAL, has started raising money for Save the Children and is inviting local people to donate.

The school, based in London Road, accepts full-time English language students from all over the world. Every year students decide on an annual charity to support. This year, the global children's charity has been selected. If you would like to donate, pop along to the school on the first floor of Allied House, between 8am and 5pm.

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Spark! is the main act at the big game

Street theatre group Spark! will light up London’s greatest stage as the main act at this year’s big game when Harlequins face historic rivals Wasps on Saturday 29 December.

A spectacular live light and music show will transform Twickenham Stadium at half-time during the match, which has already sold over 70,000 tickets.

Tickets are still available.

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Stay safe this New Year’s Eve with Circle

We are encouraging residents to use a new personal safety app called Circle to help them stay connected with friends and family should they find themselves in a difficult or dangerous situation.

The app has directions to safe places and a function to send a message to friends and family with one tap as well as other features designed to make finding safety as easy as possible.

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College festive fundraiser for Shooting Star Chase

Richmond upon Thames College has raised over £300 for local children's hospice, Shooting Star Chase, by hosting an annual Christmas fundraising day.

Activities included festive carol singing, a bake sale, raffle and lunch.

Well done Richmond College!

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Make your way to Richmond upon Thames in 2019

The 2019 VisitRichmond guide is now available, packed with all the borough has to offer from wild days out in one of the borough’s much-loved parks to a touch of class at one of our historic houses and palaces, and everything in between.

Thank you to Vivi Hanson Sacredote for this photograph!

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Mayor thanks Health Walks leaders

The Mayor was on hand last week to hand out certificates to the volunteers who have led the borough's Health Walks throughout the year.

At a special Christmas meeting the Mayor thanked the walk leaders for their dedication not just this year but over a number of years in getting people out into the bourough's wonderful green spaces.

The Walks will not be running from the 24th December - 1st January. We look forward to welcoming you back from 2nd January. 

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Richmond schools star in TfL awards

Three of the borough’s schools have been recognised for their hard work in improving travel plans and getting more active in their journeys to and from school.

The School Champion Awards are part of TfL's STARS schools initiative to inspire young Londoners to travel sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely. These awards recognise and celebrate the success of the important role these champions do to embed active and safer travel within the school community.

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Fitter, healthier, lighter you with new men’s health programme

A new weightloss programme delivered by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s exercise specialists to help men live healthier lives will be trialled in January.

The programme costs £5 per week and will run over 12 weeks at Hampton Sports and Fitness Centre and is open to men aged between 40 and 60 who either live in the borough or attend a local GP.

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Art workshops for those living with early dementia

FiSH Neighbourhood Care is working with Picassos in the Park to deliver art therapy workshops open to people living with early stage dementia and their carers.

These workshops take place weekly at the OSO Arts Centre in Barnes.

To find out more and to book a place, please contact Liz on 020 8878 8100 or email

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Warning: road closure in Richmond

Following a burst water main, Manor Road in Richmond has been closed to enable Thames Water to complete emergency repair works. All buses and traffic are on diversion.

The repair works are expected to be completed on 2 January 2019.

For more information, contact the Thames Water emergency line on 0800 714 614.

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Get the job you want in 2019

Room for Work is a prize-winning employability course designed for skilled workers at all levels, including managers and professionals. 

This is a free course, part-funded by Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity. In their free 12-week programme participants learn current job search techniques, develop social media skills, improve CVs, and practice competency-based interviews.

To join the winter 2019 course, commencing 8 January, register online.

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A novel way to bring a new show to Hampton Hill Theatre

A Twickenham based theatre director has launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring a new children’s musical with an important message about climate change to Hampton Hill Theatre.

Stephen Leslie was inspired to create this production after hearing about Ellie and Starlight, a story by a local writer that explains climate change in a heart-warming way to young children. He is crowdfunding with SWELN, a charity that supports environmental initiatives in South West London. They need to raise a further £4k for the musical to go ahead, and residents who pledge their support will be eligible for free tickets if the show reaches its fundraising target.

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Take the One You Health Quiz

Public Health England have launched the 'How Are You' free online health quiz to measure your health and start the fight back to a healthier you.

One You provides tips, tools, personalised support and encouragement every step of the way to help improve your health. 

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Free employability course

Room for Work are offering a free course for adults looking to get back into work, or wanting to find a better job. The 12 week programme will help you learn current job search techniques, develop social media skills, improve your CV and practice interviewing. 

The next course starts on 8 January 2019.

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Richmond Riverside Walk proves a big success

Over 40 walkers took part in the second annual Richmond Riverside Walk earlier this year, led by the Richmond and Kew Christian Aid group.

The Thames Path from St Matthias Church, Richmond to St Anne’s Church, Kew was blessed with supporters wearing the well-known red Christian Aid t-shirts and raised over £4000.

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Richmond Runfest reach a new record

Runners at this year’s Richmond RUNFEST raised over £630,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital, setting a new fundraising record for the event.

Since the inauguration in 2013, the event has now raised over £2 million for charities and local community groups.

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Guide to local NHS services over Christmas period

We're reminding residents that GPs and pharmacies will have different operating hours over the Christmas and New Year preiod.

Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns. But did you know they can also help with common illnesses like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains. Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You don’t need an appointment – you can just walk in.

GP appointments during the Christmas period, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, may be accessed by calling your GP practice during opening hours or at other times through NHS 111.

Meanwhile, if you need medical help or advice urgently but it’s not a life-threatening situation call 111.


Sign up to Feel Good Fitness in 2019

Start your 2019 fitness resolutions with a Feel Good Fitness programme.

Sign up for a membership today and receive access to six sports centres, four pools, five gyms and over 200 fitness classes. There are specially tailored services from qualified instructors as well as a ten day money back guarantee on all memberships.

Call the team on 0203 772 2999 to find out more.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018