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Richmond Society heritage walk

The next Richmond Society walk will focus on historic lanes, courts and alleyways of Richmond. It will also look at some of the long-lost byways, finishing with an adjournment to The Victoria on Hill Rise.

It takes place on Wednesday 9 May at 7.30pm meeting at Richmond station. Walks are open to all. A donation of £2 is requested towards their landscaping fund.

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Ofo to provide dockless bike service in Richmond upon Thames

People will be able to ride for just 50p per half hour, with a maximum daily cap of £5. Simply collect and leave Ofo bikes anywhere on the public highway, but you must not block the pavement. 

Users of the new system will register on an app and use this to locate the closest bike, to release it using a given code and to pay for the hire.

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Developing a long term vision for The Stoop

Harlequins has committed to creating a fantastic new mixed-use destination at The Stoop with a new state of the art stadium at its heart.

In the coming months, they will be consulting with the community using a project website called Quins Vision. To be kept up to date, please contact vision@quins.co.uk.

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RISE Open Day 2018

RISE events are to highlight the inclusive and disability specific sports and exercise activities that are available in the borough.

The open day will take place on Saturday 28 April from 11am to 4pm at Teddington Sports Centre. It is free to attend.

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Have you seen Winston?

Winston, a French Bulldog, has been missing since Sunday 8 April 2018. He was last seen around Richmond riverside near the White Cross pub. 

He was wearing a blue LED glow in the dark collar and is microchipped. If you see him please call Cara on 07584 702804 or 07899 095494.

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Barnes war hero honoured with paving stone

Captain Alfred Carpenter RN VC, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for feats of most conspicuous gallantry, has been honoured with a paving stone in his birthplace of Barnes.

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Find out how to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

Today (16 April) marks the start of Diabetes Prevention Week and Richmond residents are being encouraged to lose weight, eat healthily, and lead a more active lifestyle to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes.

You can find out your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by completing a quick and easy questionnaire online. All you need is an accurate measurement of your height, weight and waist size.

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New production at Mary Wallace Theatre

The 39 Steps, John Buchan's famous novel of spies, suspense and adventure, later a celebrated Hitchcock film, now reaches the stage of the Mary Wallace Theatre.

The production will run from Saturday 21 April for a week. Tickets are available from the box office on 07484 927662 between 10am to 7pm.

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Got a second? Try a spot of micro-volunteering!

Sunday 15 April is international micro-volunteering day, a great time for the borough’s residents to muck in with their community as and when they can.

Have you got a spare 30 minutes each month? If so, you could volunteer.

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High Court Judge supports dog control order

Last year we approved a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to address antisocial activities in public places. This set a limit on the number of dogs walked by one person, to a maximum of four. 

Following a legal challenge, the order has been ruled lawful by a High Court Judge. 

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Serving up a super summer of tennis memberships

Richmond Council, in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, is offering a family membership scheme which gives the whole family access to our tennis courts. 

You’ll have access to the borough’s eleven tennis sites which include 44 courts where you can have a social hit out, play in competitions and tournaments, and receive individual coaching.

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Events

6.30pm
Apr 20
St Luke's Church, Kew The Avenue Kew Surrey TW9 2AJ
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8pm
Apr 20
OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Rd, Barnes, London, SW13 0LF
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7 to 10pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Apr 20
St. Luke's Church, Kew The Avenue Kew Surrey TW9 2AJ
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10am to 4pm
Apr 20
London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes, London SW13 9WT
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11am
Apr 21
Shot Tower beside Crane Park 3 minutes walk from Ellerman Avenue Twickenham TW2 6AA
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10.30am
Apr 22
Strawberry Hill House 268 Waldegrave Road Twickenham TW1 4ST
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2.30pm
Apr 22
YMCA White House 45 The Avenue Hampton TW12 3RN
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9.30 to 11am
Apr 22
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes, London SW13 9WT
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1 to 2.30pm
Apr 24
Orleans House Gallery Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ
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8pm
Apr 24
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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10.30am
Apr 24
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes London SW13 9HE
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7.45pm
Apr 26
The Theatre, Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE
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11am to 1pm
Apr 26
Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Rd, Little Green, TW9 1DH
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7.45pm
Apr 26
The Theatre Richmond Adult & Community College Parkshot Richmond TW9 2RE
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11am to 1pm
Apr 26
Richmond Library Annex, Quadrant Rd, Little Green TW9 1DH
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11am to 12 noon
Apr 27
Richmond Old Town Hall, Whittaker Suite Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1JP
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11am to 12noon
Apr 27
Richmond Old Town Hall, Whittaker Suite Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1JP
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10am to 1pm
Apr 27
Strawberry Hill House 268 Waldegrave Road Twickenham TW1 4ST
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7.30pm
Apr 28
The Waldegrave Suite St Marys University Waldegrave Road Twickenham TW1 4SX
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5am
Apr 28
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT
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2 to 4pm
Apr 28
All Hallows Church Hall Erncroft Way Twickenham TW1 DA
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9am to 3pm
Apr 29
Kilmorey Mausoleum's wildlife garden, 275 St Margaret's Road, TW1 1PN, Twickenham
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10 to 11.30am
Apr 30
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes, London SW13 9WT
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£1.25 million to help improve social worker recruitment and retention

More social workers will be recruited and trained in Richmond upon Thames as a result of extra funding received by the South West London & Surrey Social Work Teaching Partnership.

The funding will ensure the partnership is able to attract and retain the best and brightest social workers to help deliver important services and support to families in South West London.

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Looking for volunteer opportunities? Attend upcoming open day

The Barnes Societies & Volunteer Open Day will take place on Saturday 28 April at the OSO, Barnes Green from 10am to 2pm.

This annual event is an opportunity for not-for-profit organisations to showcase to local residents what they do and to attract new supporters, volunteers and members. 

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Pop-up cinema in Hampton Hill

St James's Church Hampton Hill are hosting a free pop up cinema on Saturday 21 April showing Paddington 2.

This free family event will run from 3.30 to 5.30pm. Booking is not required, just arrive in plenty of time on the day.

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Local marathon runner raising funds for Barnes defibrillators

Barnes resident, Carol Sutherland, will be running 26.2 miles in the London Marathon to raise money for the BCA defibrillator project.

The project is aiming for funds for two units situated in Barnes – one at Essex House Surgery and the other in the old phone box outside the Olympic Cinema.

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Join the Mayor for a right royal test of knowledge

In celebration of Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle the Mayor is hosting a Royal themed quiz at York House on Saturday 19 May from 7pm.

Tickets are £12.50 and this includes a delicious buffet supper, with proceeds going to the Mayor’s charities: Off the Record (Twickenham), Me, Too and Co and Cavernoma Alliance UK.

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Another great compost giveaway!

On Sunday 22 April, Richmond Council, along with West London Waste Authority and Veolia, will be hosting a compost giveaway from 11am at Holly Road car park, Twickenham.

There will be 10 tonnes of compost to give away, with residents being able to take home two bags of compost per household for free.

A WEEE takeback facility will also be available for residents who want to dispose of any small electrical items they no longer need.

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Exhibition inspired by nature on at Riverside Gallery

An exhibition of paintings and prints focusing on the natural world is being held at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

The ‘Tracing Time, Placing Marks: Four London Artist Printmakers’ exhibition will show works inspired by ancient trees and neolithic structures, industrial remains on rocky coasts, eroded limestone seashores and delicate threads of textures from nature.

The exhibition runs until Saturday 5 May 2018.

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Support Macmillan and add some colour to your garden

On Saturday 28 April, Macmillan will be holding a garden plant sale to raise funds whilst giving you the chance to add some new plants to your garden or allotment.

There will also be homemade local produce, a raffle and yummy cakes! It will take place from 11am to 1pm at 23 Berwyn Road, TW10 5BP.

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Foster carers must inform Council of arrangements

Parents and caregivers in Richmond are being reminded of their legal obligations when undertaking private fostering.

We must be informed of the arrangement at the earliest opportunity, and of any changes within 48 hours.

To notify us of a private fostering arrangement you can either contact the Single Point of Access, or visit or write to The Fostering Team, 42 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BW.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017