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Thames Water Works - York Street, Twickenham

Thames Water will shortly be undertaking urgent works to repair a damaged water main on York Street at the junction with London Road.

These works will take place on the weekend of 2 to 3 March only, in order to minimise disruption and inconvenience to residents and other road users.

Traffic will be managed using multiway signals. For more information, call 0800 316 9800.

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Barnes Music Festival 2019

The Barnes Music Festival is fast approaching next month!

The festival, 9 to 24 March, will include music and musicians of the highest calibre for fresh interpretations. It will also explore new ways for performers and audiences alike to experience the music. 

Book your tickets now.

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We believe in Fairtrade, do you?

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from Tuesday 25 February to Sunday 10 March, and the Council is reaffirming its commitment to making this a fairtrade borough. We have a newly reinvigorated steering committee that is looking for volunteeers.

Email if you are interested in being part of Steering Committee.

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Join the Big Knit Get-Togethers

This is a chance for knitters or crochet-lovers to get together and help make tiny Innocent Smoothie hats to help raise money for isolated older people in the borough.

There are two events taking place across the borough:

  • Tuesday 5 March, from 12 to 3pm, at the eBay offices in Richmond
  • Tuesday 19 March, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, in the cafe area at Richmond Adult Community College (RHACC)

All materials will be provided and bookings are essential. Please call at 020 8744 1965 or email for more information or reserve your seat.

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Schools encouraged to get pedaling

Local schools are encouraged to get active and take part in the Sustrans Big Pedal 2019, from the 25 March to 5 April. This will be open to all primary and secondary schools, including SEN schools.

The most active school communities will enter into a daily prize draw, prizes will include equipment and accessories.

Get your school active and register at Sustrains Big Pedal website.


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Russell Brand – The Program

The Exchange, Twickenham are hosting Russell Brand and his new live show which explores all aspects of society including addiction, sexual health and relationships.

The Program is showing on Monday 4 March from 6pm. Book your tickets before the event sells out!

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Final week to apply for a fuel grant

Grants of up to £85 per household are now available from the Council to protect residents who are at risk from living in fuel poverty.

Download the Fuel Grants application form from the Council website or pick up a hard copy from the Civic Centre in Twickenham or Council libraries across the borough. The deadline for applications is the 1 March 2019. Please note, applications received after the closing date will not be processed. Successful applicants will not be notified of the outcome until after the closing date.

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Harlequin's Flagship Women's Match

Harlequins have launched The Game Changer: an annual celebration of the women’s game at The Stoop on Saturday 30 March.

Secure your seat for the game from just £10 for adults and £5 for juniors.

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Community Money Mentor Course

Want to learn ways to manage your money? Learn about personal budgeting and save on your bills weekly shopping! Richmond AID are running a 12 week Money Advice course starting Friday 1 March from 1 to 4pm.

The course will be held at the Richmond AID, Disability Action and Advice Centre, 4 Waldegrave Road, TW11 8HT. 

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Talk on Air Quality

Mortlake with East Sheen Society are presenting a talk on the topic of Air Quality talk on Monday 11 March at All Saints Church Hall from 8pm.

Professor Roger Mason, the chair of Kew Society will explain where pollution comes from and how the overall air quality in the borough - particularly East Sheen and Mortlake, can affect your health. 

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London Teacher of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 London Teacher of the Year Awards!

Organised by educational charity Inspire Schools, the awards recognise school staff’s expertise, dedication and the vital contribution they make to the wider community. Winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s headquarters in Mayfair in June.

Nominations close at 12 noon on Thursday 7 March.

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Social care delivery recognised

The Adult Social Services department for Richmond and Wandsworth councils has been shortlisted for a Public Finance Award, recognising outstanding individuals or teams that have responded to financial challenges by developing innovative, alternative models of service delivery.

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What's on at the Museum of Richmond

There are two pop-up exhibitions coming up at the Museum of Richmond this Spring.

Visit 'Explosive History', from 2 March to 9 May 2019, to explore the history of the Hounslow gunpowder mills during the First World War.

Learn about the life in Ham and Petersham over the last 80 years through a range of stories and pictures with the pop-up exhibition 'Ham is where the heart is'. This will be open to public from 11 May to 13 July 2019.

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Charity Quiz night

You are invited to the Greenwood Community Centre Quiz night on Friday 8 March at 7pm!

All funds raised will go towards revitalising and developing the Greenwood Community Centre, and Hampton and Hampton Hill Voluntary Care services.

Tickets are £10 per person and includes a light buffet. Teams can be booked for up to 6 people, you can register in advance by calling 020 8979 9662.

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Swan ruffles feathers in Barnes

A visiting swan caused quite the commotion in Barnes this week.

Onlookers were in awe as they witnessed the swan chewing and pecking at a car before moving towards a local bus. All traffic was halted to a complete stop while residents tried to lure the fearless creature off the road. Eventually, a local hero saved the day and directed the swan back to safety!

Thank you to Aleeza Bilal for submitting this story!


Name White Hart Lane Footbridge

There is only one week left to submit name suggestions for the borough's newest footbridge at Whire Hart Lane level crossing.

Over 200 suggestions have been made to date! Submit your entry by emailing or tweeting @LBRUT using the hashtag #NameWhiteHartLane before the competition closes on Thursday 28 February.

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Hear from the CEO of The Poppy Factory

Join the Teddington Society at the Lensbury Club in Teddington on Thursday 28 February at 7:30pm to hear Deirdre Mills, CEO of the Poppy Factory, talk about the inspiring work of the Richmond-based charity.

Deirdre will outline the history of this remarkable national institution and will look ahead to a future that’s as important as its past. Bookings essential – tickets cost £5 and can be purchased by calling 020 8977 9404.

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British Science Week at The Exchange

As part of British Science Week, The Exchange in conjuction with Richmond Film Society are screening Hidden Figures on Tuesday 12 March at 8pm. 

You can also join Helen Scales and Tim Pond as they discuss Wondrous Forms of Life, exploring the diversity of animal life we share our planet with.

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Chair-based pilates at Elleray Hall

Elleray Hall are offering a refreshing, mind-body workout that can help to improve posture, balance, muscle tone and joint mobility. The six week course starts on Tuesday 26 February from 1 to 1.45 pm.

First session is free and subsequent classes are £5 each. 

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Apply for 33% off Business Rates

Independent retailers are invited to apply for a third off their business rates bill for 2019/20 and 2020/21, as part of the Council’s Pink Envelope campaign.

Nearly 1,000 pink envelopes have been sent out containing a letter urging eligible shops, restaurants, cafes and other high street businesses to apply for a share of a new funding pot made available by the Government to help rejuvenate local high streets.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018