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GoodGym clean up Ham Meadow

GoodGym Richmond and a team of 11 runners braved the warm weather and ran 9km last night.

The run finished at Ham Meadows, where the team removed ragwort that had been growing in the area.

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New approach to pavement repairs in the borough

Earlier this year, residents nominated local pavements for repair as part of our Community Pavement Fund, which previously allocated set funds for each village based on the number of nominations submitted.

For the first time, each of the 18 wards in the borough will benefit from the scheme. Residents are now encouraged to raise damaged pavements with their councillors. Community representatives will work with us to deliver repairs to the areas that are most in need of work.

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Bridge and road closures for RideLondon

This Sunday will see bridge and road closures throughout London including Richmond Park, Hampton Court Road, parts of the A316 and the Upper Richmond Road for the RideLondon cycling event.

All of these roads form part of the outbound route for the cyclists taking part in the events, which start in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and runs through London, Richmond upon Thames and Surrey before returning to the capital to finish along The Mall.

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Emergency water works in Hampton Hill High Street

Hampton Hill High Street near the junction of Holly Road has been closed to through traffic due to emergency works, following a water leak over the weekend.

It is anticipated that the road will be re-opened later on today (Monday 23 July).

A local diversion is in place.

 

Library teams recognised for delivery of Cityread programme

The Libraries team have been recognised at the first annual Cityread awards for their delivery of the borough's Cityread 2018 programme during May.

The team were honoured for delivering a fantastic programme for the Cityread festival, with 11 events taking place throughout the borough.

Members of the team were also honoured as stars of Cityread for their efforts in organising, running and promoting the borough’s events programme.

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Launch the Summer with Hampton Methodist Church

Hampton Methodist Church invite you to launch the Summer at their celebration on Tuesday 30 July 2019, from 10.30am to 2pm. 

Join in a day of fun for all the family with church activites, plant stalls, singing and much more!

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Major filming: Richmond town centre

A large scale film shoot will be taking place in Richmond town centre for six days (31 March, 1 to 4 April and 7 April). Throughout this time, filming will be based in a number of locations, including; Richmond Riverside, Richmond Green area and Whittaker Avenue.

Richmond will be fully open for business during the filming, however residents are encouraged to look at the following web pages to make sure that they are aware of the road closures and parking restrictions.

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Job vacancy at Landmark Arts Centre

The Landmark Arts Centre has a vacancy for a full time Administrator. Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 8 March and the successful applicant will start in April.

So if you are interested in the arts, have at least one year's experience in administration, enjoy working with the general public and want to join a friendly team at a local arts charity - get in touch! 

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February Half Term at Orleans House Gallery

Get creative this February half term with a selection of exciting artistic workshops happening at Orleans House Gallery. Become inspired by the Gallery and its surroundings, and experiment with print, collage, plaster and more while working with experienced artists!

Workshops commence from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February 2019. All materials are included, SEND concessions are also available.

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Garden waste contracts

The new garden waste contracts for 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019 have now started.

If you have renewed your contract and have not received your new yellow sticker within five working days, please submit a replacement sticker request. Please be aware that the waste crew will not empty bins with an orange sticker.

If you have not renewed your contract, you can renew online.

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Become a member of Quintin Boat Club

Quintin Boat Club are looking for motivated athletes to join their rowing team and to help them re-establish themselves as a winning contender at future events.

There are many exciting upcoming plans for the club and its members including international coaching, facility upgrades and frequent competitive and social racing.

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Make a splash with the summer swim programme

Children who want to learn to swim or improve their skills in the water can dive into the summer swim programme taking place at Pools on the Park and Teddington Pool from Monday 23 July to Friday 31 August.

A great range of water based clinics are on offer, including stroke technique, diving skills and basic synchronized swimming!

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Stay cool this summer – take our Summer Quiz!

With the spell of hot weather set to continue, just how well do you know your summer health facts?

Whether you are heading abroad, having a staycation or just making the most of the hot weather, take our short quiz and find out how much you know about staying cool and healthy this summer.

Once you've taken the quiz check out the NHS guidance on how best to cope with the heat.

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Enjoy some sociable shopping at Kew Village Market

Kew Village is home to Kew Village Market, a community market with around 42 stalls selling quality foods and beautiful crafts.

The market takes place on the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 2pm. 

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Contribute to Civic Centre poppy display

VisitRichmond and the British Legion are once again partnering up to mark 100 years since the end of World War I with a special 'thank you' campaign.

If you’re visiting the Civic Centre this week you can pop your very own poppy in our floral display for a pound coin donation, and help spell out the word ‘Richmond’.

Whilst you’re there, find out all the big and little ways you can say thank you to the First World War generation by picking up a brochure from the stand.

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Trumpeters House Art Fair

You are invited to the magnificent grounds of Trumpeters House for an Art Fair and Garden Party on Sunday 23 June from 11.30am to 5pm.

It will be a fantastic day out for the whole family with a range of activities on the day as well as glorious art to buy. This event is run by SPEAR London who enable homeless people in South and West London to find secure accommodation and work towards a positive future.

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Major gas works on Richmond Road

UPDATE 3/5/2019

The directional closure on Richmond Road and accompanying parking restrictions on Crown Road in Twickenham to facilitate major gas works have been temporarily lifted for operational reasons. Bus stops on Richmond Road have also been temporarily lifted.

The restrictions and closures of bus stops will resume on Tuesday 7 May and are expected to remain in place for a further 2 weeks with expected completion by Sunday 19 May. We apologise for the inconvenience to residents and businesses in the area during this time.

Residents who have concerns or queries should contact Cadent Gas on 0800 1512404 or alternatively email customer.care@triio.co.uk, including your postcode.

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Gritters assemble!

The Council's gritters are on the frontline battling the latest cold snap with 4 main routes being gritted a total of 6 occasions since Tuesday. In that time, they've spread 180 tonnes of salt covering 780 miles.

And they will be out again tonight from 8pm through to tomorrow morning gritting primary and secondary routes. Primary footways will also be gritted from 6.30am if there is snow accumulation on them.

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Christmas events road closures

There are a number of Christmas events taking place across the borough this weekend which will cause road closures.

Whitton High Street Christmas lights switch on will take place on Sunday 25 November. Whitton High Street will be closed from 9am to 7pm. 

Twickenham Christmas lights switch on will take place on Sunday 25 November. Water Lane and Church Street will be closed from 9am to 7pm.

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Have your say on proposed bus route changes

Residents across the borough are encouraged to take part in Transport for London’s consultation on its proposed changes to bus routes 110, 419, H37, 493 and H22.

You can have your say online, by emailing consultations@tfl.gov.uk, or in writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS before the deadline on Sunday 6 January 2019.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018