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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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Public Inquiry: Udney Park Road

A Public Inquiry is to be held at York House from Tuesday 5 November 2019.

The Inquiry relates to a planning application for the Former Imperial College Sports Ground, Udney Park Road, Teddington TW11 9BB.

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Christmas Day Dinner Richmond need your help!

The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner team are looking for volunteers who have time to get involved in the preparation of the event.

Each year the award-winning group provide a Christmas Day lunch for young people aged 18 to 25, who are leaving foster care. Without this event many would spend the day alone.

For any questions, please email Applications must be submitted by 4pm on Friday 1 November 2019.

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Recruiting choir members

A new choir is being formed for the Richmond Christmas Lights Switch On event on Thursday 21 November!

Rehearsals are starting on Tuesday 29 October from 6.15pm at Duke Street Church in Richmond. To join the choir or find out more information, please email

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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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£50k for more cycle parking

New cycle stands and bikehangars will be installed around the borough, thanks to a successful application for funding to TfL.

The cycle stands will provide more locations for residents to safely park their bikes around the borough. New bikehangers will provide long-term cycle parking for residents near their homes, as well as offering an effective way to protect bikes from tough weather conditions and vandalism.

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Celebrate Halloween in Church Street Twickenham

There will be lots of spooky things happening in deepest darkest Church Street this Halloween!

Bring your little ones for some spooky fun on Thursday 31 October from 5 to 9pm with gift stalls, face painting, street food, live music, fair rides and more!

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New disposal charge for DIY waste introduced

All residents wanting to dispose of construction and demolition waste DIY waste at Richmond’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Kew will be charged from Monday 2 December 2019.

DIY waste is considered anything that was once fixed to a property or outside space. This could include construction and demolition materials such as stone, rubble, clay, concrete, bricks, blocks, sand, tiles, paving slabs, and ceramic bathroom suites.

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Café reopens at Orleans House Gallery

The courtyard at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham is once again home to a charming café serving seasonal dishes, freshly baked cakes and locally roasted coffee.

The Stables Café is now open from Tuesday to Sundary, from 9am to 5pm.

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Updated: 25 Aug 2020