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Join the Bushy Park parkrun on Saturday

Join the Mayor of Richmond and patients from Hampton Wick Surgery at Bushy Park parkrun on Saturday 23 November at 9am.

Parkrun organise 5km runs every Saturday morning in green spaces around the world. They are open to everyone, free and easy to take part in. 

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Join a new reading group

A new reading group is coming to the Information and Reference Library in Richmond this Wednesday 20 November from 2.30 to 4pm

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while you listen to or read a selection of non-fiction material. The session is free and open to all.

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Home-Start Carol Service

Tickets are now on sale to the Home-Start fundraising Carol Service at St Mary's Church in Barnes on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

The evening will feature an exclusive performance by the choir from St Osmund’s Primary School as well as musical contributions from Barnes residents. Tickets are £20 each and include festive refreshments. All money raised will go towards supporting local children and families experiencing difficulties in the London Boroughs of Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow.

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Residents’ Christmas cards help raise money for Royal Star & Garter

Veterans are helping raise money for charity, Royal Star & Garter by designing Christmas cards.

Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care for veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia. You can view the Christmas card collection online, and all profits from the sale of the cards will be donated to the charity.

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Sheen Gate Choir celebrates 10 years

Sheen Gate Choir is celebrating 10 years of singing with a concert on Saturday 30 November in Christ Church, West Temple Sheen at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm).

Tickets for the concert are £10 on the door. All are welcome to join.

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Celebrate Christmas at the Church Street Christmas Fair

Church Street is celebrating the start of the festive season with its Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 8 December from 11am until 5pm.

You will find a great variety of craft stalls from local artists and businesses, while the Church Street traders will also be getting into the Christmas spirit with festive gifts, offers and displays. There will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

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Graffiti removed from station wall

In partnership with the Whitton Business Association, we have returned the wall outside Whitton station to its former glory.

Members of the public and local businesses have expressed concern over the graffiti-style coating that has been covering the wall outside of the train station. High Street traders particularly feel that the bridge is an ‘architectural landmark’ and an ‘important anchor at one end of the High Street’.

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Get ready to light up this Christmas

Get ready for the Christmas season with light switch-ons around the borough planned over the next few weeks, and many other seasonal events.

We have invested nearly £30k towards local festivities and are supporting local businesses and trading organisations in organising events that will help the borough become a carnival of colour, lights, music, food and fun!

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Roar with delight this Christmas

Children and families can join the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames for a charity screening of Disney’s original Lion King this Christmas on Saturday 14 December.

Tickets are now on sale and cost only £5. All money raised will be donated to the Mayor’s Charities: Home-Start and the Otakar Kraus Music Trust.

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Free Magic Shows on Diamond Jubilee Gardens

On Sunday 24 November, Christmas is coming to Twickenham Riverside! The ever-popular reindeer are making a return appearance, this year accompanied by free face painting and a Hall of Bendy Mirrors.

The star attraction in the Big Tent will be the free Magic Shows starting at 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm and 5pm. Free tickets to all four shows are available on the day only, from 11.30am up on the Gardens.

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Donate sanitary products to the Richmond Box Project

The Richmond Box Project is a local not for profit partnership that provides free sanitary products to young women in the Richmond upon Thames area.

The group are hoping to supply free sanitary products into a local college, youth groups and care leavers event.

You can also drop off sanitary products to the red box at the Civic Centre in Twickenham or visit their Richmond Box Project wishlist on Amazon.

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Donate your unwanted winter coats

Chestertons are collecting unwanted winter coats and parkas for both adults and children as part of the Calling London Winter Coat Collection 2019.

The charity are then distributing the coats to the homeless and families that are struggling financially. Drop off your coats to your local branch.

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900 Don't Be Idle pledges and counting

Thank you to the over 900 individuals, local businesses, schools and community groups who have pledged not to leave their engines idling. Join our campaign for better air quality in Richmond upon Thames - sign the #DontBeIdle pledge today!


1657: Rebel Christmas at the Keeper's Gallery

Head to The National Archives for a unique festive offering this season. Exploring the centuries-old traditions forced to go underground when Christmas was outlawed.

1657: Rebel Christmas includes an immersive gallery experience and exciting events programme suitable for all ages.

The exhibition will run between Wednesday 27 November 2019 to Saturday 4 January 2020.

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Royal Oak is emblem for Year of the Tree

The iconic, ancient Royal Oak tree in Richmond Park is the subject of a stunning new artwork by acclaimed artist Mark Frith, commissioned by the Friends of Richmond Park (FRP) as emblem for their conservation campaign, Year of the Tree.

Limited edition prints of the artwork are available, with net proceeds going towards funding tree conservation projects in Richmond Park.

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Join the spinathon at Anytime Fitness

The volunteers behind Christmas Day Dinner Richmond are raising money by holding a 24-hour spinathon at Anytime Fitness in Twickenham.

The classes take place from 8am on 14 December to 8am on 15 December 2019. Each class runs for 30 minutes and costs £5 and a roll of wrapping paper. To book, call 020 8432 2024. 

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Support the Linden Hall chair appeal

Linden Hall have launched a campaign to raise £8000 to provide the local elderly community that use their facilities with new chairs. So far over £1000 has been raised but they need your help to raise additional funds.

Linden Hall offer community services especially to older, younger and disabled residents of Hampton and the surrounding area.

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Bank your bras at Richmond Council

We have teamed up with Against Breast Cancer to collect old bras. For every tonne of bras collected, the charity receives vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research.

A collection point has been placed in the Civic Centre reception. The collected garments will be sorted by the charity and wearable bras will be given a new lease of life, sent to developing countries such as Togo, Ghana and Kenya, where bras remain too expensive to produce locally.

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Take Action to Climate Change

On Tuesday 12 November we held afternoon tea party with the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Nancy Baldwin to congratulate the winner and four runners-up designs in the Climate Change flag competition for primary schools in the borough.

The winner was Skye Vanderhart from Thomson House School, whose design has now been produced on a full size flag to be flown outside of the Civic Centre in Twickenham. Each of the finalists received a personalised and signed copy of David Attenborough's book.

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New trail arrives at the Landmark Arts Centre

The Landmark in Teddington has launched a new Family Trail to open up the community space to more families and schools.

The project has been developed to encourage children to explore the centre to learn more about the history of the 19th century building and what it has to offer.

The trail is free, open to all during normal opening hours with no need to book. For more information call 020 8977 7558.

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Updated: 25 Aug 2020