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Police safety message following Manchester attack

Following last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester, the Metropolitan Police is stepping up patrols on the streets of London.

Over the next few days people will see increased numbers of officers on duty - both armed and unarmed.

This is to provide a highly visible and reassuring presence across London. The additional patrols will continue for the time being.

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Join the twinning anniversary celebrations

This year marks the 40th Twinning anniversary between Richmond and Fontainebleau. In honour of the event, a 263 mile cycle ride is being held between the two towns from 13 to 17 September.

The event will raise money for Twickenham-based charity, StreetInvest.

Register by Friday 23 June for a free limited-edition cycle jersey worth over £50.

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Celebrate your furry friends at dog show

Bring your furry friend along to an afternoon of fun at the Diamond Jubilee Garden's inaugural Dog Show. Show categories include Waggiest Tail, Best Biscuit Catcher and Best Golden Oldie (7+) among others!

The event takes place on Saturday 10 June from 2 to 4pm with registration taking place from 12.30 to 1.30pm.

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Online payment system downtime

Update (10.09am): Our payment system is now available. 

We would like to thank you for your patience and apologise again for any inconvenience caused in this time. 


Our online payment system is unavailable due to urgent upgrade work, so we are unable to process payments made via phone or our website.

We are working to restore services as quickly as possible and apologise for any incovenience caused.

Visit Kew Village Market

Local village streets will be closed to traffic and there will be over 40 stalls, all from independent traders.

They will be selling organic meat and fish, the most colourful fruit and vegetables and hot food and snacks to tickle your taste buds.

The next market takes place on Sunday 4 June from 10am until 2pm on Kew Station Parade TW9 3PZ.

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Bank Holiday recycling and waste collection days one day later

Following the May bank holiday on Monday 29 May, waste and recycling collections (including garden waste collections) for domestic properties will take place one day later than usual.

There will be no change for those businesses receiving commercial waste and recycling collection services.

Normal domestic collection schedules will resume on Monday 8 June.

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Free historic guided scenic walk to Ham House

Make the most of our beautiful surroundings and join a free guided walk from Richmond Station to Ham House and its gardens.

No booking is required, just meet inside the station entrance.

This free guided walk takes place on Sunday 4 June from 11am until 1pm.

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Celebrate your inner elephant at Elmer Day

Elmer Day, 27 May, is a national event celebrating Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, a popular children’s character, created by David McKee.

Libraries across the borough will be bringing the heart-warming tale to life, holding special Elmer storytimes across the borough’s libraries from 27 May until 1 June.

As part of each library’s storytime session, children are being invited to dress in their brightest colours and join in the fun.

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Former Mayor raises over twenty-one thousand pounds for local charity

Mayor of Richmond upon Thames for 2016-17, Cllr David Linnette, raised a staggering £20,000 for his chosen charity, Integrated Neurological Services (INS).

Cllr Linnette had a busy year as Mayor and hosted a number of fundraising events, such as the popular Fish & Chip Cruise, with all proceeds going to charity.

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Open up your garden for Teddington in Flower

The Teddington Society are asking residents to open their back gardens to the public for Teddington in Flower.

Share your beautiful blooms on 11 June for a small entrance fee of £1 with all proceeds going to local charities.

To take part please contact organiser Sian Morgan on 07930 331107 or

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Take a tour of Kew Palace and The Royal Kitchens

The Kew Society are hosting a private guided tour of Kew Palace and The Royal Kitchens on Friday 2 June.

Tickets are £8 per person and include a glass of wine at the end of the tour.

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Friday 2 June 2017
Kew Gardens at Elizabeth Gate, Kew Green
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Friday 2 June 2017
Sheen Lane Centre, SW14 8LP
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Sunday 4 June 2017
Kew Station Parade, TW9 3PZ.
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Sunday 4 June 2017
Starts at Richmond Station
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Sunday 4 June 2017
One Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2NQ
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Tuesday 6 June 2017
OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, SW13 0LF
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2 to 6pm
Thursday 8 June 2017
Richmond Adult and Community College, Parkshot
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12 noon - 3pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
St John's, Hampton Wick
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10am - 4pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
WWT London, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
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10.30am to 4pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
Hospital Bridge Rd
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Walk and talk with RACC

Ricmond Adult Community College are holding a Walk and Talk course on Friday 9 June.  

This one day course will involve walking at a comfortable pace to increase heart rate and breathing but allowing all participants to talk as they walk to promote positive wellbeing and health.

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Come and find treasure at local market

East Sheen antiques and collectables market takes place on the first Friday of each month and the next market is on Friday 2 June.

Stalls include good such as jewellery and silver, ceramics and glass, books and postcards, clothing and textiles, toys and games and much more.

There will be home-made refreshments and this free market takes place at Sheen Lane Centre, SW14 8LP from 9am until 1.30pm.

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Richmond Foodies event for your business

Richmond Foodies are hosting their next event, 'Selling Your Products Into A Large Retailer', in association with Richmond Council on 7 June.

This workshop will explore what it takes to get your product on the shelf of the leading retailers. This is an opportunity to meet and learn from a select group of successful FMCG business owners.

It will take place from 10am to 12noon at Richmond Library Annexe. Registration is essential.

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Triumphant effort from Team Richmond in London Youth Games events

Youngsters from across the borough took part in tennis and trampolining competitions this weekend, hoping to bring home medals in both sports.

The teams competed against various teams from Hillingdon, Wandsworth and Harrow.

A string of fantastic individual performance combined to give Team Richmond a total of 214.4. This propelled the Team onto the podium to collect Silver medals.

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Hampton Wick Big Picnic

Following the success of last year's event, St John's Hampton Wick, the Hampton Wick Association and Friends of Kings Field are organising another community picnic.

The picnic will take place at Kings Field, Church Grove on Sunday 11 June between 12 noon and 3pm. Bring your picnic and enjoy lots of fun activities suitable for all ages!

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Dine outdoors on Church Street

Thursday 25 May marks the start of the Al Fresco Dining Season in Church Street, Twickenham. The street will be closed to traffic so that visitors may enjoy their dinner outdoors and make the most of warm summer evenings. The al fresco hours are:

  • Thursdays from 6 to 11pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 11.30pm
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10.30am to 10pm
The dining season will end on Sunday 3 September.

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Local galleries call to all artists

Local artists are invited to submit their applications to showcase their work at three top art galleries in the borough.

All artists must apply in writing to take part and submissions will be considered by a selection panel.

Successful applicants will be able to use the gallery spaces for free but exhibiting artists must cover all exhibition costs.

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HANDS fair at Twickenham Green this Bank Holiday Monday

Make the most of the bank holiday weekend and come along to HANDS (Help a Neighbour in Distress) fair on Monday 29 May.

There will be a variety of stalls selling cakes, plants, gifts and refreshments.

This event takes place on Twickenham Green from 10am until 3pm and is perfect for the whole family.

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Get active this summer with Richmond Aid

Into Sport will be running 4 extra activity groups this summer.

If you have a disability and would like to try a sport or physical activity, then this may be for you.

If you're interested in joining or volunteering come along to a session. Contact Tia for more information by emailing or phoning 020 8831 6129.

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Updated: 14 August 2015