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Try out our one pound workout

Fancy trying a range of fitness classes for just £1?

This month, Richmond Council’s Sports and Fitness Service is offering 20 fitness classes for £20 across four sports centres.

This means that each fitness class will cost only £1 and can be used over an eight week period.

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Young artists celebrate blooming borough

A poster designed by a young artist from Lady Eleanor Holles School has been chosen to promote Richmond in Bloom 2017.

Whelan Chang, age 12, was announced as this year’s winner at the judging ceremony last Friday.

The winning poster will be used to publicise the upcoming Merit Awards Gardening Competition run by Richmond Borough in Bloom.

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Take a trip back to the 1960s as part of Museums at Night!

The National Archives in Kew is holding an evening of entertainment with a whole range of iconic sixties records.

There will be sixties music all night, vintage badge making, a themed photobooth and much more.

It will take place on 19 May from 6.30 to 10pm and tickets are £15.

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Christ Church in East Sheen to host choir event

Come along and enjoy a lovely evening of choral music with the Voices of Cambridge Ensemble at Christ Church in East Sheen.

Entry is free and there will be a collection in support of Macmillan Cancer Care.

The event takes place on Saturday 29 April from 7pm.

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New Station Road book

A new book on the history of Station Road by John Sheaf is now available.

In The Changing Face of Station Road, Hampton, Sheaf provides a detailed history of the road.

The book splits the road into sections, with maps to help readers follow the text. It includes illustrations both modern and historical and information on the occupants and uses of each building.

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Twickenham War Memorial given special listed status

A war memorial in a Twickenham park has been given a special Grade II* listed status. This celebrating its historic importance and offers the park special protection for the future.

In the heart of Radnor Gardens is a memorial installed in the 1920s.

The commemorative text is for both the soldiers of Twickenham in the First World War and, added later, the Second World War.

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Could you be a volunteer at Whitton Community Centre?

Whitton Community Centre is a self-funded, non-profit making registered charity.

Their aim is to provide facilities in the areas of social welfare, recreation, health and fitness, leisure and education. This is for residents of Whitton and the surrounding neighbourhood.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bron by emailing bron@whittoncommunitycentre.org.

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Foodies programme is recipe for success

We have a new business support programme, that has been set up to help the borough’s food, catering and hospitality businesses.

The free programme is being delivered on our behalf by CPG Executive Consulting and aims to grow the borough’s food sector and make it more professional and sustainable.

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Have a chipper time on Mayor's Cruise

Tickets are still available for a charitable cruise up the Thames to beautiful Hampton Court and back. The aim is to raise a smile and cash for the Mayor's Charity.

The annual Mayor’s Fish and Chip Cruise will set sail on Wednesday 26 April.

Tickets are just £20 per person. This includes a fish and chip supper, complimentary drink and cruise along the Thames on the Yarmouth Belle.

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Primary school offers day

Ninety-four percent of in-borough applicants have been offered a place at one of their first three preferred state-funded primary schools.

On 18 April, Richmond Council made the initial allocations of Reception class offers for this September.

This year, 2,363 in-borough parents applied for a place – compared with 2,413 last year.

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WEEE love free compost

Ten tonnes of compost will be available for free next month, just in time for the spring gardening season.

To help residents get the most out of the giveaway. Our waste and recycling team, along with Veolia and West London Waste Authority, will be on hand to provide waste and recycling advice about composting.

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Events

7-8pm
Wednesday 26 April 2017
Whitton Library, Whitton Library, 141 Nelson Road, Whitton, Middlesex, TW2 7BB
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7-8.30pm
Thursday 27 April 2017
Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2RE
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6pm
Sunday 30 April 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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7.45pm
Monday 1 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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7.45pm
Tuesday 2 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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7.45pm
Wednesday 3 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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7.45pm
Thursday 4 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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10am-4pm
Friday 5 May 2017
Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4ST
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7.45pm
Friday 5 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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7.45pm
Saturday 6 May 2017
Teddington Theatre Club Ltd, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12 1NZ
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Traylen’s Fun Fair at Old Deer Park

Celebrate this bank holiday weekend and come along to Traylen’s Fun Fair at Old Deer Park.

This family fun fair is a great day for the whole family and takes place from Saturday 29 April until Monday 1 May at 12 noon to 8pm.

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Update: Richmond Council statement regarding Fallow Deer Café

In April 2014, the Fallow Deer Café and Bar in Teddington was issued a notice to confirm a temporary change of use.

This was for 2 years from a retail unit (A1) to a restaurant (A3) and was lawful. At the end of the two years, the applicant requested to continue operating as a restaurant. However it was refused due to planning policies that aims to protect high streets.

The proprietors of Fallow Deer are aware that they need to submit a Planning Application, which would be determined at a full Planning Committee. As yet an application has not been received by the Council.

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Get your green fingers ready for MacMillan garden plant sale

On Saturday 29 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. Please do come along and support this amazing charity.

The event takes place on from 10am until 1.30pm at 23 Berwyn Road, TW10 5BP. 

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Health scrutiny committee meeting cancelled

The Health Scrutiny Committee meeting due to take place on Monday 24 April has been postponed following the General Election announcement. 

Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem coming to Hampton Hill Theatre

It has been described as one of the best dramas of the 21st century by the Guardian.

Jerusalem will run from Sunday 14 to Saturday 20 May at Hampton Hill Theatre.

It will play on Sunday at 6pm and on weekdays at 7.45pm. Tickets can be purchased from the box office by phoning 0845 838 7529 from 10am to 8pm.

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Try new classes with Age UK

Age UK's popular Hydrotherapy sessions and Bowls course are back for the summer.

Hydrotherapy takes place at Teddington Hydro Pool on either 9 May or 13 June for 5 weeks from 1 to 1.30pm.

Bowls takes place at Hampton Bowling Club on 1 June for 6 weeks from 2 to 4pm.

To book a place, please contact Community Services by phoning 020 8744 1965 or email susan.hollins@ageukrichmond.org.uk.

Stub out cigarettes for good with Richmond's new stop smoking service

A new stop smoking service has been launched in Richmond, giving a boost to smokers hoping to quit this year.

The Council recognises that smoking is the biggest cause of preventable ill health causing cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

This new service that we manage, is a FREE service for people who live, work, or are registered with a GP based in the borough.

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The annual Trumpeters’ House Open Garden

The annual Trumpeters’ House Open Garden takes place on Sunday 28 May.

There will be lawn games and a children’s treasure hunt, along with refreshments available for purchase.

This event takes place from 2 to 5pm at Trumpeters’ House Gardens, Old Palace Yard on Richmond Green.

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Want to look swish this spring - just ask an expert

Residents are being given the opportunity to challenge the fashion industry on what they are doing to reduce their impact on the environment and get hints and tips on how we can do the same.

To celebrate Fashion Revolution Week, WLW are hosting a live twitter chat on 26 April from 1 to 2pm on textile waste with fashion industry experts.

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Updated: 14 August 2015