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Jack and Jill School May Fair

The annual Friends of Jack and Jill School May Fair will be taking place on Twickenham Green from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday 19 May 2019.

It promises to be a great family day out with funfair rides and vintage games, face painting, live music, food and drink stalls, craft stalls and much more. Money raised will go to three charities: Shooting Star Chase, REACT and The Brain Tumour Charity.

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Join Off the Record Twickenham

Would you like to help provide drop-in counselling, information and sexual health services for young people aged 11 to 24?

Off the Record Twickenham help more than 2,000 young people every year, offering free and confidential service. This service is open 6 days a week, offering easy access to all young people that live, work or study in the borough of Richmond.

Apply now and join the team as a Counselling Satellite Manager. Deadline for applications is Friday 24 May 2019.

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The World Around Photography Exhibition

The London Photo Gallery asked global photographers to submit images of where they lived and what a sense of place looked like to them. 30 of the best photos were selected for an exhibition at Harris + Hoole in Twickenham.

You can view the photographs until Wednesday 31 July 2019.

 

Open the book on Cityread 2019

London’s annual celebration of reading, Cityread returns for 2019 and the borough’s libraries are joining the festivities with a range of themed talks and events planned throughout May.

All our events connect to the theme of this year’s Cityread book, Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik.

You can book your tickes online or by visiting your local library.

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A "Gintastic" May Fair

Richmond Good Neighbours will be back on Richmond Green at The May Fair on Saturday 11 May with a "Gintastic” tombola stall.

All donations this year include the word "gin"; from bottles of gin, ginger biscuits, ginger beer, virgin olive oil, stem ginger, ginger truffles to gin and tonics in a tin, and we have been overwhelmed by the range of items donated.

Donations can be sent to the office at ETNA Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, East Twickenham TW1 2AR.

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Join Age UK at Richmond RunFest

Age UK Richmond are looking for runners to join their team for Richmond RunFest!

Runners will receive a full charity induction, support with a personal training plan and a branded goody bag.

Join Age UK and help raise money to support older people in the borough.

On your marks, get set and go register!

Register your interest

 

Nature trail project boosted by Civic Pride grant

The London Wildlife Trust has been awarded £3,870 through the Council’s Civic Pride Fund to help make the Crane Park Island Trail more accessible to children and those with disabilities.

In 2018, with the help of the Council, the Trust installed numbered oak posts linking to an information map along the trail. The posts have interactive tactile panels which children can use to make rubbings which will tell them about the history and wildlife of the area.

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Desperate Artwives present The M Word

The M Word exhibiton has been curated by local artist and mother of three, Amy Dignam as a visual and material representation of concepts that revolve around the maternal experience, motherhood and maternal mental health.

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 1 to Sunday 12 May 2019 at One Paved Court Art Studio in Richmond.

You can join in a series of events including workshops as well as an artists' talk.

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Coffee morning at Castelnau Library

Join us in a friendly and welcoming environment and meet new people, share news and have a chat over a cup of coffee and a biscuit. If you fancy a change from your usual morning routine then we look forward to meeting you!

Coffee mornings take place on the first Wednesday of every month between 10.30am and 12 noon. It's free of charge and refreshments are provided. No booking necessary.

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Hampton High hailed in latest Ofsted report

Hampton High has been hailed as a good school following an inspection by Ofsted last month. This is the first time in the school's history that it has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

Ofsted had particular praise for the school’s pupil behaviour, teachers’ subject knowledge, the clarity of its overall vision and its focus on ensuring all pupils are making strong progress in their education. The school was also recognised for making its students feel safe and happy at the school.

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Richmond Carers Centre summer programme

Richmond Carers Centre summer programme is out now, with a programme of free workshops including relaxation techniques, gardening on a budget and a guide to the carers allowance.

You can also join their regular programme of carer events, including the art group, book club, River Crane walks and the carers culture club!

If you are a carer or unpaid carer seeking advice or information about local services, contact Richmond Carers Centre on 020 8867 2380 or email info@richmondcarers.org

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Plant Sale in Teddington

Visit the annual Teddington School PTA Plant Sale on Saturday 11 May between 10am to 12pm.

There will be a selection of quality plants for sale including bedding and patio plants, herbs and vegetable seeds, and garden shrubs.

Tea, coffee and home-baked goods will also be on sale with all profits going to the pupils of Teddington School.

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Posession by Julie Derbyshire

Possession is a solo show from photographic artist, Julie Derbyshire, introducing a new body of work that engages with the devastating impact of scamming.

Julie’s new body of work, Possession, engages with the increasingly damaging social issue of scamming, particularly as it touches vulnerable elderly individuals, and the impact it has upon countless families from all walks of life.

Visit the exhibiton from Wednesday 15 May to Sunday 2 June 2019 at One Paved Court Art Studio in Richmond.

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Bells on the Green

Join the Richmond Brass Band in the wonderful Twickenham Green Baptist Church for an afternoon of beautiful music on Sunday 5 May from 3 to 5pm.

Book your tickets for £5 and enjoy a great concert full of different styles, soloists and surprises!

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Singing Group in Twickenham

Would you like to sing in a choir with an acoustic guitar, great songs and great energy? Join a new choir led by an excellent conductor, singer, songwriter, vocal arranger and multi-instrumentalist.

The group meets every Wednesday at 8pm at the Cabbage Patch in Twickenham.


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It's time for Richmond in Bloom

Will you be entering this year's Richmond in Bloom competition?

Richmond Borough in Bloom, founded in 1990, is an independent community group committed to enhancing the borough’s natural environment for the benefit of all who live, work or visit here. Every year a judging panel from across the borough reviews submissions across ten categories.

Deadline to apply is Friday 28 June 2019. For more information and to download an application form visit Richmond Borough in Bloom.

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SMEs Brexit workshop

The London Growth Hub is running a workshop for small and medium sized enterprises on how to navigate Brexit.

The workshop will be delivered by Brexit experts and will equip businesses to spot relevant developments in the Brexit process including:

  • How doing business can change post-Brexit
  • What your EU touch points are and impact of Brexit on your business
  • How to use Brexit information resources for your business
  • How to deal with uncertainty and to spot opportunities

This event will be hosted by Richmond Council at York House from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday 29 May.

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Health and Wellbeing Network meeting

Join the next Health and Wellbeing Network meeting hosted by Richmond CVS on Monday 20 May between 10am and 12.30pm at The Exchange, Twickenham.

This will be an excellent opportunity to hear about significant health and care developments that are relevant to the local voluntary and community sector. The key discussion topic will be the draft Local Health and Care Plan, which was developed following engagement activity in Richmond last year. This meeting is a chance to hear what’s in it and provide comments that can be considered before the Plan is finalised in June 2019.

This is a free event, however registration is essential.

Register now

 

Brilliant Nannies pledges to be idle free

Brilliant Nannies in Teddington has signed the pledge to help make Richmond upon Thames an idle free borough.

It is one of over 500 people, community groups and businesses to have signed the pledge so far in the borough.

If you support an idle free Richmond upon Thames like Brilliant Nannies, then sign the pledge today.

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ID document scanning service now in Richmond

EU citizens living in Richmond upon Thames who intend to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme can now use an ID document scanning service offered by Richmond Council. The service is provided by our Register Office free of charge to residents of the borough and with a £14 fee to non-residents.

Appointments are available on Mondays and Thursdays only. Book appointments via our website.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018