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Find out more about the borough's newest Sixth Form

Looking at post-16 education options for September 2020? Turing House invites you to come along to the open evening on Thursday 17 October to see what the borough's newest Sixth Form has to offer.

Visit the website to find out more about courses and to book your place.

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Give loneliness the 'Big Push'

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) volunteers charity in Twickenham are spreading awareness with a charity walk on Saturday 12 October at Crane Park.

The Big Push is a group walking event that brings volunteers and the community together. It also fundraises to combat loneliness in parents and families. Overcoming loneliness is at the heart of NCT's common purpose and its mission to create networks by forging vital friendships. 

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Non-emergency patient transport changes in Richmond and Kingston

From Tuesday 1 October 2019, there is a new provider for the community non-emergency patient transport and eligibility assessment call centre for Richmond and Kingston Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

Healthcare and Transport Services (HATS) will continue to provide the eligibility assessment service for all hospital and community appointments and provide non-emergency patient transport for patients attending community appointments with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH) in Richmond.

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The Cabbage Patch 10 returns this month

The Cabbage Patch 10 (miles) returns to the borough on Sunday 13 October 2019. Starting at Twickenham Town Centre at 9am, the 10 mile race will welcome 1600 runners from elite to all abilities, making this a major mass-participation event that will raise money for the charity supporting Princess Alice Hospice, Clarendon School and MDS Patient Care.

The route follows road and river towpaths either side of the Thames, crossing at Kingston and Richmond bridges. 

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Help track hedgehogs in Barnes

The Zoological Society of London has launched a crowdfunding campaign to study hedgehogs in Barnes and Putney Lower Commons, Roehampton golf course and Palewell Common.

One hundred six camera sites have been set up and the money raised will be used to work out where hedgehog populations are, how they move about, and what threatens them.

The tracking is crucial to building healthy populations. You can help by donating to the cause!

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Full of Life Community Action Mini-Fairs

Head to the Richmond or Barnes Community Action Mini-Fair next week to find out how you can utilise your spare time and re-invest it back in to your local community!

Part of our flagship Full of Life Fair, these events are designed to bring together local groups and charities with residents from the community who have time and skills to give back in retirement and later life. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available at the venue.

Register now

 

Hammersmith Bridge: Extension of Dial-a-Ride service

TfL has extended its Dial-a-Ride (DaR) services to meet the needs of customers with mobility issues who live near Hammersmith Bridge.

Residents living within one mile of the bridge who meet DaR's membership criteria can call a dedicated helpline to arrange for assistance to take them to a pre-agreed location on the other side of the river.

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Try the tango for free!

Tango dancing improves wellbeing, reduces stress and alleviates symptoms of depression. Among the elderly, tango dancing has also been shown to improve balance, help maintain cognitive function and reduce the risk of falls, as well as being used as a beneficial treatment for dementia, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease.

Freedom Tango are hosting a special free event on Saturday 19 October at St Mary's Parish Hall, Teddington to encourage people of all ages to try tango, watch dance demonstrations and enjoy homemade cakes and snacks.

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Hampton Library closure

Due to urgent health and safety repairs, Hampton Library will be closed from Monday 30 September to Wednesday 2 October, and will reopen on Friday 4 October. The nearest alternative library is Hampton Hill Library which will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Kneller Gardens travellers move on after Council action

On Saturday 28 September, Richmond Council received reports of travellers with cars and caravans, illegally establishing themselves on the open land.

The travellers have now moved on from Kneller Gardens following legal action. Council officers are visiting the park to assess any damage and plan repairs.

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LEAH Bollywood dinner and auction

Join Learn English at Home's annual fundraising dinner at the Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in Old Deer Park for an Indian-themed evening of food and entertainment on 25 October from 7pm.

Enjoy a feast of delicious meat, vegetarian and vegan main dishes, accompanied by a selection of tasty sides for £40. There will be a cash bar for wine and beer, with Bollywood music and dance. There will be an auction as well as raffle prizes. So, why not book a table for an evening of fun, friendship and fundraising?

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Second Cross Road Area Parking Consultation

Residents are invited to attend a 'Drop in' session on Monday 14 October 2019 at the Crane Community Centre, Meadway, between 6pm and 8.30pm.

The revised proposals will be on display in the hall and Council officers will be in attendance to discuss them and answer any questions, along with Ward councillors and The Fire Brigade.

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Get crafty with Richmond libraries

Discover your creativity at a free arts and crafts pop-up makerspace, as part of National Libraries Week!

For one day only (Saturday 12 October from 1.30 to 3.30pm) the Information and Reference Library at the Old Town Hall in Richmond will be transformed into a makerspace with lots of glitter, feathers, paper and sticky back plastic – all waiting to be transformed into an artistic masterpiece.

The event is free, with no booking required.

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20mph rollout continues at pace

Roads in Richmond upon Thames are set to be safer as the phased rollout of a borough-wide 20mph continues, with drivers reminded that as signage is unveiled, the limit is enforced. When signage is installed it is initially covered. However, when the area is complete, the covers are removed and the 20mph limit formally goes live in that area, and is therefore enforced.

Officers are working hard to remove any remnants of previous 30mph speed limit signage in each area. However, if you notice signs that you believe conflict with the new 20mph signage, please report these locations to 20mph@richmond.gov.uk.

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Borough links with famous literary masterpiece

As part of the programme of activity for Libraries Week, Teddington Library will be hosting a talk at 7pm on Thursday 10 October 2019.

Join local historian Ken Howe for an illustrated look at the way in which Blackmore began writing the novel. Hear about some of the real life characters and events that provided the inspiration for the book, which went onto find enormous critical acclaim.

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The Vinyl Revival

The Vinyl Revival is a 43-minute documentary that follows on from acclaimed "Last Shop Standing", directed and produced again by Pip Piper. The Twickenham screening will take place on Thursday 3 October from 7.30 to 9pm at Eel Pie Records and will also include a Q&A session with Graham Jones.

To buy a ticket and for more information contact phil@eelpierecords.com.

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Barnes Charity Fashion Show

The boutiques of Barnes take to the catwalk for a 9th year and another two nights of fashion, fizz and all things fabulous on 9 and 10 October. The Barnes Community Association has joined forces with The Friends of St Mary’s Barnes to host the Barnes Charity Fashion Show.

Last year’s event raised £10,000 for charity. Tickets are £25/35 and available online or from Knight Frank on Barnes High Street.

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Marble Hill Community Project - Public Consultation

This is an opportunity for the public to review Marble Hill Community Projects proposed plans, provide feedback and ask questions to the architect behind the Marble Hill Community Project.

Visit the Hyde Room, York House, Twickenham between 6 and 8pm on Monday 7 October 2019.

 

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Celebrating libraries in a digital world

Libraries Week is an annual celebration of libraries taking place across the UK between 7 and 12 October.

This year the focus is on all things digital, so take the opportunity to get skilled, get creative and get connected as Richmond Council’s libraries showcase their fantastic range of digital services and resources.

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Kew Village Birthday Market

Kew Village Market is celebrating its 8th birthday this Sunday from 10am to 2pm. There’ll be balloons, birthday cake and a brilliant bubble show, as well as over 50 stalls selling the finest food and quality crafts, live music from Richmond Youth Jazz Band and GinSing Quartet (think ladies barbershop), plus birthday presents in the form of cheques for three local good causes, bringing the total charity donations to over £74,000.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018