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The 12 scams of Christmas: pop-up shops

Online pop-up shops claim to deliver in time for Christmas. They will not. They will take your payment and vanish.

High Street pop-ups often sell counterfeit or faulty items.

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Bringing joy to the world!

For some years, KingsGate Church in Ham has been putting together Christmas Hampers for local schools to distribute to families who could really do with a boost at this time of year.

In the first year, 10 hampers were distributed by St Richard's CE Primary. This year, many of the local Ham and Petersham Churches have contributed financially to the project and over 65 hampers were put together to be distributed via all local schools.

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Christmas and New Year waste and recycling collections

Waste and recycling collection times will be subject to change over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Garden waste collections will continue until Friday 20 December 2019 and recommence on Monday 6 January 2020.

Find out when Christmas trees will be collected in 2020.

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Eel Pie Club Christmas Party

Head to the Eel Pie Club Christmas Party on Wednesday 18 December to enjoy great music, free mince pies and mulled wine, for the best party in town.

Performing on the night from 8pm are the Eel Pie Stars as well as guest musicians. Book your tickets online today!


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Bring back Christmas to Twickenham Riverside

Residents are invited to show their Christmas and community spirit by helping to decorate a new Christmas tree on Diamond Jubilee Gardens this Saturday 14 December from 1 to 4pm.

Following an attack by vandals earlier this month, a new tree will be installed and we are asking residents to bring decorations for a seasonal tree dressing. The afternoon will also include music, stalls, mulled wine and mince pies.

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Last few 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 Friday 20 December at 7pm.

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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Over 200 new trees planted in Twickenham by Conservation Volunteers

18 volunteers came together to plant over 200 trees over a two-day period, making a huge difference to the community and wildlife.

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Christmas French market in Twickenham

Soak up the Christmas atmosphere in Church Street at the festive, fun and authentic annual Christmas French Market.

Find last minute presents including French soap, honey, basket ware, clothing and accessories, delicatessen and more. Visit on Saturday 21 December from 9am to 5pm or Sunday 22 December from 10am to 4pm.

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Help us keep everyone safe this festive season

We are supporting Counter Terrorism Police’s campaign to help keep crowded places safe over the festive period.

Officers are calling on the public and those who work in our busy towns and cities to remain vigilant and report any concerns to staff, security or - in confidence - to the police using their report online form.

This annual campaign asks everyone to be the extra eyes and ears of the police, so we can work together to tackle terrorism.

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Cycleway 9: work starts at Kew Bridge junction

Transport for London are planning to start building Cycleway 9 at the Kew Bridge junction.

Enabling works: from Thursday 12 to  Thursday 19 December, working off-peak during the day (10am to 3pm) and overnight (8pm to 5am).

Main works phase: from Sunday 22 December to late Autumn 2020.

Find out how your journey may be affected


The 12 scams of Christmas: bogus charities

Fraudsters are all too ready to take advantage of the feeling of Christmas goodwill. If you receive a marketing email, check it is genuine.

Check the header or hover your mouse over the link - it should read along the lines of If it does not it is probably a scam.

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The 12 scams of Christmas: subscription trap

This scam offers a free gift or trial offer, if you pay postage and packing to receive a gift.

Beware as you may unwittingly be setting up a Continuous Payment Authority (CPA) which allows the firm to take any amount out of your bank account at any time!

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Richmond Rugby Christmas offer

Richmond Rugby are excited to announce all match tickets for this Saturday's home fixture against Birmingham Mosely are just £10. Kick off is 3pm at Richmond Athletic Ground.

Be quick, offer ends 5pm on Friday 13 December.

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Twickenham Jazz Club

Join Twickenham Jazz Club at their Christmas Party on Tuesday 17 December from 8pm.

Admission to the event is £14

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Check your polling station before voting

Voters in Richmond upon Thames are reminded to go online and check their polling station for the upcoming General Election on Thursday 12 December.

The interactive Polling Station Finder, available as part of the My Richmond pages on our website, enables you to search for specific polling station.

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See a seasonal performance from the Whitton Adult Community Singers

Whitton Adult Community Singers warmly invite you to join them for an information and fun seasonal performance followed by mince pies and light refreshments.

This is a free event in the Hewitt Room at the Whitton Community Centre on Saturday 14 December from 11.45am to 12.45pm.

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Richmond's New Year's Day Parade needs you!

It's been more than a decade, but Richmond is back at London's prestigious New Year's Day Parade.

A group of volunteers will be working together to showcase the very best of Richmond at this year's parade, to celebrate Richmond's love of life as they march through central London.

You can help support the group by donating funds towards the logistics to make Richmond's parade entry an absolute triumph. Any money we raise in addition to this will be donated to the Mayor's official charities.

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Notice of upcoming work at Twickenham Station

This weekend, Solum will be carrying out works at Twickenham Station from 10pm Saturday 7 December to 6am Monday 9 December 2019.

This includes the installation of remaining cladding to the main balcony, a new platform canopy roof cladding as well as works to the River Crane Embankment and track landscape.

Sign up to the latest construction updates.

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Last tickets to the Mayor's cinema experience

Join the Mayor of Richmond for a special screening of The Lion King (1994) at the beautiful Curzon Cinema in Richmond this Saturday 14 December at 10am.

Secure yours today for only £5, with all funds going to Home-Start UK and Otakar Kraus Music Trust.

Tickets are selling fast!

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Christmas lunch at Twickenham Wellbeing Centre for over 50's

Age UK Richmond are inviting residents to a festive afternoon on Thursday 19 December at the Twickenham Wellbeing Centre. Enjoy a delicious three course Christmas lunch and live entertainment for £20 per person.

You do not need to be a member, so don't forget to invite your friends and book by Wednesday 11 December to reserve your place. To book or find our more, call the Twickenham Wellbeing Centre on 020 88538 9254.

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Updated: 11 Mar 2020