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Join the Bank of England citizens' panel

The Bank of England are looking for members to join their citizens’ panels. This is a new initiative to listen to people’s views and experiences of every aspect of the economy including jobs, pay, the cost of living and housing.

Join in the conversation on Thursday 25 April 2019. Registration is required and applications close on Wednesday 10 April.

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Pick up free compost this weekend

The Council is partnering with West London Waste Authority and Veolia on a compost giveaway on Sunday 14 April, from 2 to 3:30pm in Holly Road car park, Twickenham.

We have 10 tonnes of compost to give away, and we wil also be running a small WEEE bring back event at the same time.

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Easter Egg Hunt in York House Gardens

Join the Mayor on Sunday 14 April, from 2 to 3.30pm, for an Easter Egg Hunt in York House Gardens.

Children must be eight years or under, accompanied by an adult and wear appropriate outdoor clothing. 

Tickets are £3.50 with proceeds going to the Mayor's charity, Refuge.

Book your tickets online or by calling 020 8487 5388.

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Big Community Picnic

Lincoln Avenue Estate Residents Association in partnership with Friends of Kneller Gardens are hosting The Big Picnic on Saturday 27 July 2019.

The day will include entertainment for the whole family including face painting, treasure hunts, circus skills and more!

Bring along a picnic and celebrate the National Park City Festival.

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Strawberry Hill House welcomes Sir Vince Cable

Strawberry Hill House welcomed Sir Vince Cable, Member of Parliament for Twickenham, on Friday 5 April as part of the English Tourism Week Constituency Day and met with our Director Nick Dolan, before joining members of the Alzheimer Society coffee morning.

English Tourism Week took place from Sunday 30 March to Sunday 7 April 2019, shining a spotlight on the local area’s tourism industry.

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The Beatles and Twickenham

To celebrate 50 years since The Beatles recorded their final studio album at Abbey road, The Exchange have a number of amazing events covering the fab four and their often underrepresented links with Twickenham.

The project was part funded by Richmond Council through the Civic Pride Fund.

Events include:

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Condemning Government underfunding of education

The Leader of Richmond Council, Gareth Roberts, joined over 30 councillors from across the country last week to present a cross-party letter to Educatoin Secretary, Damian Hinds demanding an end to the funding crisis in our schools.

The letter, organised by the National Education Union and signed by over 1,000 councillors, expresses concern about the desperate state of school funding in England and Wales.

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Parlez-vous français?

The children of St James' Catholic Primary School in Twickenham can. They begin to learn French from the moment they start school, which is the best time to learn!

The Richmond in Europe Association is promoting the school's excellent practice as well as the links with our twin town of Fontainebleau.

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Art Clubs at Orleans House Gallery

Get out of the classroom and into a creative space!

Orleans House Gallery are offering exciting weekly workshops offer budding young creatives the opportunity to explore a range of artistic media with our experienced artists.

Projects are delivered in group sizes of no more than sixteen in specially equipped workshop spaces allowing participants to try messy and adventurous media!

Booking for the Summer Term is open now! Please note there are limited spaces available.

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Funding for adult learning providers

Applications are now open for Richmond Council’s Community Learning Fund, which supports community groups wishing to provide adult learning in Richmond upon Thames.

Applications can be made by downloading the form, or emailing

The closing date for applications is Tueday 30 April 2019.

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Signed, sealed, delivered

Users of the borough's newest footbridge, opened last week over White Hart Lane level crossing, may notice a new addition after a sign bearing the bridge's offical name "Hart Bypass'" was put up this week.

The name was chosen following a Twitter poll, where it beat out seven other shortlisted names and dozens of suggestions.

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Room for Work Summer Course

Room for Work is a prize-winning employability course designed for skilled workers at all levels, including managers and professionals.

If you are a mature person struggling to get back into work, or you know you are underemployed and want a better job, this is the programme for you.

In a 12 week programme, participants will learn current job search techniques (with emphasis on networking), developing social media skills, improving CVs, and practising competency-based interviews.

This is a free course, part-funded by Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity.

The Summer course will commence on Tuesday 30 April and will run until Tuesday 23 July 2019.

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Drawing workshop for adults

Be inspired by Richmond Museum’s collections and take some time to be mindful, observe and draw, with no pressure to create a master piece.

Join local artist Louise Anderson for relaxing, artist-led drawing sessions. Working with Museum staff, you will be led on a journey exploring a new part of the collection and exhibitions each month, allowing you to create some stillness and tranquillity through drawing and being creative, leaving the workshop with your own original pieces to treasure.

  • When: Saturday 13 April 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Where: Museum of Richmond, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP

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LAERA vintage afternoon tea

The Lincoln Avenue Estate Residents Association are hosting a vintage afternoon tea at the Crane Community Centre on Friday 10 May, from 2 to 4.30pm.

There will be live entertainment with sing-alongs. This is a free event, donations are welcome on the day.

If you would like to volunteer at the event, email with your name and telephone number.

To book your tickets, contact Allison on 0208 894 6254.

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New co-working and office space opens in Richmond

A vibrant new co-working and office space facility has opened in central Richmond.

The Bridge at RHACC includes space for 35 hot-desking co-workers, has seven permanent offices, and offers kitchen, bathroom and shower facilities to all users.

Just two minute walk from Richmond Station, The Bridge at RHACC offers an office space solution in the heart of Richmond. Special reduced rates are also available for a limited time!

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Stanley School sing loud and proud

Stanley Primary School in Teddington has created a mini YouTube sensation with its song ‘Stanley is Good’, which celebrates its latest Ofsted results.

The Teddington primary school was previously considered as requiring improvement in 2017. However, in an inspection carried out earlier this year, the school received a Good grade.

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Teddington Athletic girls squad

Teddington Athletic are looking to start new girls squads for next season. Girls in years 3, 4, 5 and 7 looking to play football in a fun, safe and friendly environment should head to trials at Udney Park Road on 11, 18 or 25 May 2019 between 9 and 10.30am.

Practice is on a weekly basis by FA level 2 coaches, with matches played on Sundays starting in September. For further enquiries please contact Lilian at

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Age UK Richmond drop in sessions for IT

Do you need help with your tablet or mobile phone?

Age UK Richmond hold regular weekly drop in sessions every Wednesday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the Twickenham Wellbeing Centre, Arragon Road, Twickenham.

Get one to one help for only £1 or free of charge to centre members.

To find out more, call 020 8538 9254 or visit Age UK for more details.

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New community space for Whitton Library

Work to upgrade the old Whitton Rest Room is near completion and will provide a well-equipped, flexible hall for community events and a wide range of activities.

The space will be available for hire both inside and outside of library hours and includes the potential to hire a full set of professional sound and lighting equipment to support pop-up theatre events and presentation equipment for group work. There is also a small kitchen area to provide for light refreshments.

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Primary school children help open newest footbridge

Children from Barnes Primary and Thomson House School joined representatives from Network Rail and Richmond Council to help offiically open the neweset footbridge over White Hart Lane level crossing.

The installation of the footbridge follows campaigning over a number of years by local residents. Over the past three weeks we have been running a Twitter poll to name the bridge with residents selecting ‘Hart bypass’ from a shortlist of eight names.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018