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New programme to help people get back into work

A new programme funded by the Department of Work and Pensons and the European Social Fund has been set up to help people with disabilities and health conditions, those who have been long term unemployed and other priority groups to find work.

The Better Working Futures programme will begin in March and help deal with some of the complex issues that prevent people from getting back to work.

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Lots to see and do in Richmond!

You can now pick up the latest VisitRichmond Guide 2018 to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

The free guide is available from Richmond Station information kiosk and your local libraries.

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Join the Richmond Reading Round

Funded by the Royal Literary Fund, there are still a few free places left for residents interested in joining a weekly, author-led reading group.

Short stories, articles, scripts, poetry are selected to delight, challenge and entertain. It takes place on Tuesdays between 1.15 and 2.45pm during school terms at Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond. TW9 1TP. 

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Leader of the Council urges residents to have their say on London Plan

The draft London Plan outlines the policy framework to be followed by London boroughs when setting their priorities.

In a letter to residents, Cllr Paul Hodgins urges residents to go online and have their say. The consultation closes on Friday 2 March.

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Richmond’s job growth second strongest in London

A working paper recently published by the GLA shows the number of jobs in the borough has grown by more than 50 per cent in the period 1971 to 2015.

The borough’s result has been driven by strong performances from the ICT, entertainment and real estate sectors.

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Get tickets for the Mayor's Murder Mystery Night

Join the Mayor for a Murder Mystery Night in York House on Friday 23 February.

Tickets include a three course meal and a glass of prosecco. Proceeds go to Off the Record (Twickenham), Me, Too and Co and Cavernoma Alliance UK.

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Richmond Rotary open evening

Find out how you can help your local community, fundraise for charity and network with like-minded people at the Richmond Rotary open evening. 

It will take place on Thursday 18 January at The Sun Inn, Richmond from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. 

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Suggest topics for the Scrutiny Panel

Scrutiny Panels are small groups of councillors that are set up to examine specific issues in detail on behalf of the Council. Past reviews have included domestic abuse, cemetery space and development of residential basements.

You can suggest a topic by completing our online form before Friday 23 February.

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Richmond Concert Society present Christianne Stotijn and Julius Drake

Richmond Concert Society have a new line up of concerts for 2018 including Dutch mezzo Christianne Stotijn.

Stotijn sings songs by Brahms, Mahler, Dvorak and Respighi and is accompanied by her long-term partner, British pianist Julius Drake.

The duo will play in St Margarets Church on Tuesday 16 January from 7.45pm.

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Free salt for residents at risk of slipping on ice

We will once again be offering residents the option to collect up to 50kg of free rock salt to help clear their footpaths, making them safe to use.

The rock salt will be available for collection at the Council’s Depot in Langhorn Drive, Twickenham on Saturday 13 and Saturday 20 January between 9am and 2pm.

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Teddington arts charity get their grand piano

Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre finally got their delivery of a concert grand piano.

The centre had long dreamt of having its own concert piano and four years ago launched an appeal to raise the funds to realise the dream.

The piano made its performance debut at the Landmark on 6 January at a concert given by the Thames Youth Orchestra.

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Twickenham Valentine Fayre

Come along to the Valentine Fayre in Church Street, Twickenham on Sunday 11 February from 12 noon until 6pm. 

There will be stalls with all kinds of gifts, flowers, cakes, chocolates and street food as well as live music.

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Ham Parade Market launches 'Ham Made'

Ham Parade Market is launching a label, HAM MADE, to support the creative talent in the local area.

They are looking for local people who can knit, sew, paint or create crafts. This is an opportunity for those who would like to sell their products but don't have the resources to fund their own stall. 

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Twickenham landlord prosecuted

A landlord who rented out a property on Whitton Road was investigated and found to be without a licence for a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

Other issues including fire and electrical safety concerns were identified. Following a court hearing, the landlord was fined and instructed to pay a victim surcharge and council costs.

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Barnes Men's Shed gets funding

Barnes is set to get its own Men's Shed after winning a grant for £10,000 from our Village Planning fund.

The scheme is to bring retired men and women together for a chance to socialise and also continue using their woodworking and mechanical skills.

The BCA are now looking for volunteers to join their working committee to get the shed up and running. If you are interested, please email  

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Work has begun on the new East Twickenham primary school

Work has now started on the new home for Deer Park School which will feature a large dining hall, dedicated library, playground and a specialist classroom for design and technology.

The school will occupy the first and second floor of the new mixed development from the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Come along to FiSH Coffee Corner

Do you sometimes wish you had someone who would just sit and listen whilst you share things on your mind or your concerns?

The FiSH Coffee Corner meets in the foyer of East Sheen Library on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings (except the first Friday of the month) from 10:30am. Come along for coffee and company.

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Richmond Film Society have moved location

Richmond Film Society has relocated to The Exchange, the new community facility opposite Twickenham Station with a comfortable 300 seat theatre, a cafe and a bar.

Everyone is very welcome. Discounted memberships for the second half of the season are now available. Tickets on the night for non-members are £6 (£4 full-time students).

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Local economy performing strongly

Richmond upon Thames continues to outshine most regions in the United Kingdom when it comes to our contribution to the national economy.

Recent data shows the value that goods and services produced per capita in Richmond and Hounslow added to the UK economy in 2016 was the seventh biggest contribution nationally.

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New production from Teddington Theatre Club

A View From the Bridge is Teddington Theatre Club's next production.

It will be showing at Hampton Hill Theatre from 28 January until 3 February. Perfomances will take place on weekdays at 7.45pm and Sundays at 4pm.

Tickets are available from the box office on 0845 838 7529. 

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017