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Jack and Jill School May Fair 2018

The Jack & Jill May Fair is back on 13 May with everything from funfair rides and jolly jars, to vintage games, live bands, face painting and glitter tattoos. Plus the incredible Silent Auction and great raffle prizes!

The fair takes place on Twickenham Green from 12 noon to 5pm. All the money raised on the day will go to three charities, African Revival, Shooting Star Chase and Scarlett Lill fund. 

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The Great Mortlake Bake Off returns this May!

The Great Mortlake Bake Off returns this May. Come along to showcase your baking talent or admire that of other locals at the event from 1 to 5pm, Saturday 12 May at St Mary the Virgin Church, Mortlake, SW14 8JA.

The five baking competition categories are Primary school, Secondary school, Chocolate, Sponge, Showstopper. Competitors and spectators must buy tickets in advance. 

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Community groups lead the way in fight against litter

A community litter pick has made a huge difference to the environment around the Small Profits towpath and wooded area near Ferry Lane.

Led by the Barnes Tidy Towpath Group, the nine litter picker members collected a whole range of items including small plastics, bits of polystyrene and bottle tops, enough to fill a number of bags that the Council were able to collect.

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Get a spring in your step with our Healthy Walks

Keen walkers can now keep fit and healthy whilst enjoying the surroundings the borough has to offer.

Richmond Health Walks are free for all to join and include shorter and slower walks available for beginners and those with limiting health conditions.

Take a look at our walk timetable and find the perfect walk for you.

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Provider announced for Stag Brewery site secondary school

The Department of Education (DfE) has announced that the Aspirations Academies Trust has been selected to run the proposed secondary school on the Stag Brewery site.

As part of a current planning application to redevelop the former Stag Brewery in Mortlake, it is proposed to create a new sixth form entry secondary school.

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Nasty spring guests getting the boot from borough’s trees

This spring, specialist tree contractors will once again be treating oak trees in the borough affected by the hatching of the oak processionary moth.

The moth is a risk to the health of oak trees, people and animals. Do not handle the creatures or remove or disturb the nests. 

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Celebrate The Museum of Richmond's 30th birthday

The Museum of Richmond are celebrating their 30th birthday with a garden party at Trumpeters' House, Richmond on Sunday 3 June from 2 to 5pm.

There will be music from Barnes Concert Band, a champagne raffle and a best hat competition for adults and children.

Tickets can be purchased online.

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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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Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre busier than usual

We are currently experiencing high demand for the use of Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre, resulting in traffic queuing and delays on the surrounding road network.

Residents are advised to make their journey in the morning, if possible, and expect delays in the area.

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Book a stall at St Margarets Fair

St Margarets Fair is an annual community event and they are looking for local businesses and organisations, both big and small, to hold a stall on Saturday 7 July 2018.

All the profits they raise on the day go to local schools and charities. If you have any queries, please email

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Woodville Centre raising awareness of dementia

Family, friends and carers of people who live with dementia are invited to attend a Dementia Awareness Day in the borough.

The event will take place from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Monday 21 May at the Woodville Centre, Woodville Road, Ham, TW10 7QW. Attendees will be able to see how we can work together to help people live well with dementia.

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Spring online with Richmond Library's IT sessions

We are offering a number of IT help sessions at the Information & Reference Library in Richmond this month to help you make the most of your technology. 

Sessions are free of charge but should be booked in advance, with the exception of Tablets Made Easy which is a drop-in session.

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Library greeting cards opened for local talent

Richmond Library Services is looking for a local artist, photographer or designer to provide a varied collection of greeting cards to sell in three of the borough’s libraries over the next two years.

Offering greeting cards for sale in local libraries has proved popular, with over 5,000 cards sold over the last twelve months.

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Paddling pools will open in May

Every year, we aim to open the paddling pools over the second bank holiday weekend in May and keep them open until September.
The outdoor pool at Pools on the Park is currently open as follows:
  • Monday - 6.30am to 7.45pm
  • Tuesday to Friday - 6.30 to 8pm
  • Weekends - 7am to 5.45pm

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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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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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Updated: 04 Sep 2018