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Join Whitton Adult Community Singers

Whitton Adult Community Singers are looking for new members. They are a friendly, supportive and inclusive choir. Everyone is welcome!

Come along on Saturdays from 11.15am-12.15pm at Whitton Community Centre. The new term starts on 7 April.

For more information email


Walk with YMCA

YMCA in Hampton hold fortnightly walks starting from the White House and walking to a variety of locations. 

The next walk, about 4 miles long, will take place on 12 April walking through Richmond Park and strolling around the Isabella Plantation. Walks start promptly at 10am. 

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Sign up for Easter holiday swimming lessons

Sign your children up for swimming lessons at Teddington Pool and Fitness Centre this Easter break.

Lessons will take place from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 April and from Monday 9 to Friday 13 April between 8.30 and 10.30am, depending on age group and ability.

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Win one free month gold membership with Feel Good Fitness!

To celebrate reaching 200 followers on Instagram, Feel Good Fitness are giving away one free month gold membership worth £51!

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is follow @feelgoodfitnesslbrut and @richmond_council on Instagram and tag a friend in the competition post. The competition closes on Sunday 8 April at 5pm. Good luck!

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Walking football sessions open to men over 50

Castlenau Community Centre are now holding walking football sessions on Wednesdays from 1 to 3pm.

Walking football is designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age and fitness.

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Attend Petersham Common Conservators public meeting

Members of the public are invited to attend the Petersham Common Conservators meeting on 24 April 2018 at 6.30pm.

The meeting will be held in the Ham Library Community Room, Ashburnham Road TW10 7HR.

For details of the agenda and accompanying papers,  contact the secretary on 020 8940 2941 or email


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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Christmas Day Dinner Richmond need your help

The volunteers behind the Christmas Day Dinner in Richmond are kindly asking for gift donations to fill 50 stockings for young adults aged 18 to 25 from across the borough who have recently left the care system.

Presents for the guests can be dropped off at Positive, Willoughby House, 439 Richmond Road, TW1 2AG on Friday 14 December between 9.30am and 5pm

View the wishlist on Amazon and find out how you can get involved and make this Christmas a special one to remember.

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Road closures in Kingston

Diversions and road closures around Kingston town centre and on Kingston Bridge will be in place overnight from 8pm on Saturday 23 March to 12 noon on Sunday 24 March.

Teddington and Hampton:

  • Kingston Bridge will be closed from west to east, and road users are advised to travel into Kingston along Portsmouth Road.

Richmond and Richmond Road:

  • Traffic will be unable to return via Kingsgate Road, but will be diverted across Kingston Bridge towards Hampton and Teddington.

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Mayor visits Teddington Nursery

Buttercups Nursery in Teddington received a special visit this week from the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Councillor Lisa Blakemore.

The Mayor sat with the nursery children for half an hour and told them all about her role and responsibilities. She brought along her trusty helper Millicent the Mayor bear and an information leaflet about being a Mayor written by her grandchildren.


Cracking Easter Hunt raises £560 for Mayor’s Charities

More than a hundred children joined the Mayor in the York House gardens last weekend for a very special Easter Egg hunt.

The event helped raised over £560 for the Mayor’s charities, Off the Record Twickenham, Me, Too and Co and Cavernoma Alliance UK.

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Put a spring in your step at Twickenham Library’s craft fair

Come along to a fabulous craft fair at Twickenham Library where local crafters will be displaying their wares on Saturday 21 April from 11am to 3pm.

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Free and confidential sexual health services in Richmond

Contraception and sexual health services are available in Richmond for people of all ages.

The clinics, run by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH), offer a confidential, non-judgmental service which is open to everyone. No attitude – just friendly, professional staff with state-of-the-art diagnostics.

Contact the team now on 0333 300 2100 (lines open 8am to 8pm on Monday to Friday).

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Easter recycling and waste collection days one day later

Following the Easter Bank Holidays on Friday 30 March and Monday 2 Apri, waste and recycling collections (including garden waste collections) for domestic properties will take place one day later than usual.

Normal domestic collection schedules will resume a week later on Monday 9 April.

Residents are asked to put recycling or refuse out early on collection day, but not to leave it on the streets the day before to avoid bags being ripped and to keep roads clean and tidy.

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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, or in writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS before the deadline on Sunday 6 January 2019.

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Last chance to support a Community Fund project

This week is the last chance to show your support for one of the projects looking for funding through the Community Fund. 

Nine projects were shortlisted from a total of 28 projects and have the opportunity to receive a share of the £1 million Community Fund which comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy.

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Start your journey to quit smoking

Today is National No Smoking Day - did you know that smoking is the single biggest cause of preventable death?

However, research shows that you are up to four times more likely to quit successfully if you use a local stop smoking service.

If you are looking to quit your smoking habit, take advantage of the free local support available via Stop Smoking Service to find out what support is available and which quit methods will work best for you.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018