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Tell the Government to properly fund SEND

The Council has launched a campaign to get Secretary of Education, Damian Hinds MP to address the shameful underfunding of special needs education in the borough.

You can join our calls by using our website to send an email to Mr Hinds urging him to take action. Send a letter using this link on our webpage.

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Young Actors Company at the Mary Wallace Theatre

The Young Actors Company is presenting a double-bill of cutting-edge, contemporary plays set in the formative world of the academic institution at the Mary Wallace Theatre in Twickenham.

In PUNK ROCK and BASSETT expect the unexpected as the company take you into the hearts and minds of to-day's youth. Playing Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February 2019.

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Free information evening for EU citizens

A free public information evening for EU citizens living in the borough will be held at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Parkshot TW9 2RE from 6pm on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

It is free to attend but registration is required. You can also sign up for e-updates from Citizens Advice Richmond.

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Gold medals for catering students at Salon Culinaire

Congratulations to four of Richmond upon Thames College’s (RuTC) catering students who participated last January  in the annual chef competition Salon Culinaire in Birmingham, winning two times gold as well as one bronze medal and one merit.

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DSActive Open Night

Meet the DSActive team, ask questions and share new ideas. This event is suitable for sports clubs, sport coaches, person with Down's syndrome, parents/carers, family/friends or anyone caring for a person with Down's syndrome.

The event will take place at the Langdon Down Centre on Monday 4 March from 7pm. For more information email or call 0333 1212 300

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Moorfields Teddington Eye Clinic relocation

Moorfields Teddington Eye Clinic is being relocated to nearby hospitals in South West London to ensure the best possible care for patients.

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Whitton Day Nursery wins National Award

Congratulations to the team at Whitton Day Nursery who were voted as the Nursery of the Year - South in the National Nursery Recognition Awards for 2019, held in Leicester on Saturday 26 January.

Whitton Day Nursery is an independent, family-owned business close to Whitton High Street; along with their sister nursery, Twickenham Day Nursery, they support several local primary schools and business associations with sponsorship and raffle donations.

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St Georges Day in Whitton

Whitton Business Associaiton will be celebrating St Georges Day on Saturday 20 April on the High Street and need your help!

The group are currently looking for parade participants (youth and community groups), performers, stallholders and volunteers. If you would like to take part in the huge community event, please contact at or call on 07860 465 769.

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Make The Stoop your office!

Former Harlequins player, Matthew Hopper is turning The Stoop into inspirational and affordable office and co-working space, inviting all local businesses and entrepreneurs to a tour on Friday 15 February where you can watch the First XV train, network and see the space for yourself.

With free parking, flexible contract options and an epic pitch side view all from just £150 per month, this is an amazing opportunity to set up your company in an iconic sports venue.

Email for more details or to reserve your place.

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Brexit Contingency Planning

Residents and business owners of all nationalities have been assured the Council stands ready to support them as the Government’s chaotic Brexit preparations raise concern for local authorities.

We have already taken a number of steps including writing to our adult social care providers to ensure they have Brexit readiness plans, creating advice pages for businesses, and commissioning Citizens Advice to offer information and support to EU nationals in the borough.

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Find work that makes you happy

Are you struggling to find a happy work life balance?

Join a five week course to help you find balance, fulfillment and happiness in your working life and to breathe new life in to your career.

Workshops will commence on Wednesday 27 February from 9.30am at Twickenham Training Centre, Grimwood Road, Twickenham TW1 1BY.

For more information, send an email at


Work Club at Twickenham Library

The Work Club can help you with any activity related to job searching and is available to all.

Each session is run by experienced, supportive volunteers at Twickenham Library every Tuesday from 9.30 to 11.30am, and no booking is required.

If you have any queries, please email or speak to a member of our friendly Library staff.

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Step-free entrance at St Margarets Station

A new step-free access gate will be installed at St Margarets station to make travelling easier for people with mobility issues. The scheme is being jointly funded by South Western Railway (SWR) and the London Borough of Richmond. 

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Petersham Nurseries charity fundraising banquet

Join Petersham Nurseries for an inspiring evening on Thursday 14 March, in memory of Filippo Corsini - a young Italian who tragically died in a London cycling accident in October 2016.

Guests will enjoy a spring banquet within the candlelight glasshouse restaurant. Tickets include a three-course feasting-style sharing menu, wine and a glass of prosecco on arrival.

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Dementia Awareness Day at Marling Court Care Home

Last week, Marling Court Care Home in Hampton hosted a successful Dementia Awareness Day on Thursday 7 February. The day aimed to give people a better understanding of how dementia affects those living with the condition, and enabled attendess to experience what its like living with dementia through a virtual tour.


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Safe in Faith Conference

Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Boards are hosting a conference for all churches and faith group leaders who play a vital role in the lives of many children, young people and adults. Responding effectively when someone comes forward to share concerns or disclose abuse is key to all safeguarding.

The free event will take place at Kingsgate Church in Kingston on Thursday 28 February from 2 to 5pm. For more information email

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Youth Hate Crime event

The Hate Crime Forum in Richmond are hosting a day event at York House on Wednesday 20 February for young people aged 11-18 years. The event intends to provide an understanding of what hate crime is, what it is like to be a victim, how you should report it and what to do if you witness a hate crime.

The event is free to attend, but booking is required. You can book your place sending an email at


Gas works disruption around Barnes High Street

Major gas mains replacement works taking place in Barnes High Street are planned to begin on 15 February and will continue for approximately 10 weeks.

Temporary traffic signals will be in place throughout the works, which will be manually controlled between 7am and 7pm daily to optimise traffic flow. Residents are advised that their gas supply may be affected and there may be a need to temporarily turn-off supply for a short period during this time.

Residents who have concerns or queries should contact Cadent Gas on 0800 1512404 or alternatively email including your postcode.

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Recycle your old or broken electrical items

From Monday 11 to Friday 15 February you can drop off your small electrical items at the Civic Centre in York Street, Twickenham. This includes alarm clocks, toys, kettles, hair dryers and more!

You can also donate electrical items at nine of the borough's libraries. 

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New Freegle community for Richmond and Twickenham

Residents can now register for the Richmond and Twickenham Freegle community!

Freegle is a UK organisation that aim to increase reuse and reduce landfill by offering a free online service where people can give away and ask for things that would otherwise be thrown away. Whether you are an individual, local organisation, sports club, school or business you can benefit from joining Freegle.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018