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Are you ready for the General Election?

With a general election scheduled for Thursday 12 December, the borough's electoral services team are ready to make sure everyone who is entitled to vote or intends to stand for Parliament is able to do so.

Check if your name appears on the electoral register.

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Be safe this Bonfire night

As the nation moves into the fireworks season, residents who are planning to hold their own private back garden displays are being urged to show consideration for their neighbours - and especially towards those with family pets.

The Annual Richmond Family Fireworks Display on Sunday 3 November at the Athletic Ground in Richmond. Find out more information and book tickets on The RAA website.

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Eel Pie Island Museum wins MERIT Award

The Eel Pie Island Museum has won a MERIT Award, confirming the museum as one of the top new tourism projects in the UK and Ireland category for 2019.

Explore Richmond upon Thames musical history as it is brought to life and see just what the little island in the centre of Twickenham has to offer in the way of musical and river-related heritage.

The museum is open Thursday to Sunday 12 noon to 6pm (last admission 5.30pm) and costs £3 entry.

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A day of Remembrance

This year's Remembrance Day Services are being held throughout the borough on Sunday 10 November.

Wherever you are in the borough, there will be a service near to you where you can pay your respects to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

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Have your say on new political map of Richmond upon Thames

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Richmond upon Thames to comment on its draft proposals for new Council ward boundaries.

The Commission’s plans would mean changes to most wards in Richmond upon Thames. The proposed changes only relate to local government ward boundaries and do not in any case come into effect until 2022. They will not have any impact on any future General Election.

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Celebrations as builders leave Stanley School

Children, staff and Council representatives were celebrating on Friday after the final builder left Stanley Primary School in Teddington after eight years!

See the video of the new Stanley and hear from Ian Dickinson and some of the children at the school.

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Halloween safety tips

Taking part in trick or treating this Halloween? Parents and children are asked to follow our handy safety tips to avoid a fright this Halloween night.

Tips include making sure younger children are accompanied by an adult, only visiting houses that are happy to welcome trick or treaters, staying in well lit areas and looking carefully before crossing the road.

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Richmond Restoration Station

Join West London Waste at the Richmond Restoration Station - a fun, fashion filled evening taking place in the Old Ship Pub on King's Street on Wednesday 13 November from 7pm.

The evening will consist of a film screening a variety of short sustainable fashion videos as well as a repair and mending activity teaching key sewing skills to attendees. Please bring along items that you would like to work on at the event.

A free glass of wine will be available at the event, on a first come first served basis, so arrive early. Tickets to the event are £5.

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England girls take NEVZA silver medal

Katie Keefe (no. 6) and resident of Mortlake, Captained the England U17 National Indoor Volleyball Team to a Silver medal in Ikast, Denmark earlier this month and was also named as the best outside hitter of the Tournament.

The Silver Medal was a first ever for the England girls in an international tournament and the highest ever placing for either a girls or boys England National Indoor Volleyball team. This follows on from Katie’s Gold Medal success for England in Beach Volleyball over the summer in Sweden.

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Buy tickets to the Mayor's charity pantomime

Tickets are still available for 'Sleeping Beauty', the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames' first charity pantomime at the Twickenham Exchange on 20 December at 7pm!

The production will see children from local dance schools and West End professionals performing together in a Christmas spectacular. Starcatcher Productions have agreed to collect donations at the end of each performance for the Mayor of Richmond’s two charities, Otakar Kraus Music Trust and Home-Start.

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The flu can be life-threatening - get vaccinated now

Residents are encouraged to defend themselves against getting the flu by having a flu jab now.

The best time to have a flu vaccine is in the autumn, from the beginning of October to the end of November. Whilst anyone can get vaccinated throughout winter, it is important to get protected before the cold weather settles in.

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Cooking workshop at the Vineyard Community Centre

Earlier this week, Head Chef Geo Bassani from the Angel & Crown pub in Richmond offered an amazing cooking workshop at the Vineyard Community Centre to over 30 adults who are either vulnerable or in difficult financial situations.

Geo provided all attendees with a meal and taught a lesson on how to cook on a budget.

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Wednesday Printmakers

An exhibition of prints is running at the Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College from 5 to 28 November. Works include etchings, linocuts, screenprints and monoprints. Entrance is free and all work is for sale.

Opening times are Monday to Thursday 9am to 9.30pm, Fridays 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. Closed on Sundays.

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RUNFEST’s Charity of the Year 2020

The Richmond RUNFEST is proud to announce Children with Cancer UK as the new Charity of the Year for 2020.

Over 150 runners will be taking on the Kew Gardens 10k, the Richmond Half and Richmond Marathon for Children with Cancer UK on 12 and 13 September. Money raised will go directly into funding groundbreaking research to improve survival rates of children with cancer and raise awareness to inspire others to help.

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Art, Prose & Poetry project appeal to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

Residents, community groups, businesses and schools are invited to take part in this Richmond Council Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) project.

HMD 2020 is particularly poignant as it is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and this will be a moving tribute to the millions who died.

Artwork by Basildon Children’s Support Service, for a project by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, 2015.

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Townmead Road Winter trading hours

From 28 October 2019 Townmead Road will run on winter trading hours:

Public: Monday to Saturday closes 5pm (last entry 4.45pm), Sunday closes 4pm (last entry 3.45pm).

Trade customers: Monday to Friday closes 4pm (last entry 3.45pm), closed all weekend.

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Richmond Mental Health Mates

Richmond Mental Health Mates are monthly peer support groups offering a safe place to talk, walk, laugh, share stories and make new connections without fear of judgement.

The next walk in Richmond will be taking place on Saturday 30 November at 11am, meeting at the Tide Tables Cafe - look out for the blue balloons.

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Kew residents harvest school’s friendship

Year six pupils at Broomfield House School in Kew are sharing the spirit of friendship across the generations in celebration of the harvest festival.

The children prepared and hand delivered wonderful harvest hampers to treat older members of the community. 

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Fundraising festive craft workshop

Works of Love is a sewing community and they will be running some fundraising workshops, where you will learn to make a hand tied festive wreath on Thursday 14 November, 6.30 to 9pm, or Saturday 16 November, 10am to 12.30pm. This is a family event and all material is included!

The workshop is run in Works of Love’s beautiful sewing studio at Dickson House. The suggested donation is £25, children £5.

Spaces are limited, please email Cornelia at to book a place.

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White Hart Lane and South Worple Way road closure

As part of the work to the new development at 97A White Hart Lane, night closures of White Hart Lane ad South Worple Way at the level crossing are required to make improvements to the sidewalk and utility connections.

The works will commence each night from Monday 25 November to the morning of Monday 2 December 2019 between 7pm and 5am. Temporary parking restrictions will be imposed.

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Updated: 11 Mar 2020