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WEEE collect the most!

Richmond Council and West London Waste Authority hosted a WEEE recycling collection point for old, unused, small electronic equipment at the Civic Centre in York Street last week.

Thank you to everyone who de-cluttered their homes of broken or unwanted small electrical items such as alarm clocks, toys, kettles, and hair dryers.

The recycled items have now been collected and weighed, tipping the scales at 460kg in total - the largest amount collected by participating councils.

Tell us your favourite teen reads

Did you know you can browse our teen reads online by genre? If you recommend a book you’ve enjoyed, you could win a £20 High Street voucher! 

Submit your suggestion(s) by 28 February 2017. We’ll post some of our favourite reviews throughout the competition.

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Book your place for February half term activities at Orleans House Gallery

The next holiday activities take place from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 February 2017 at Orleans House Gallery. Get creative with professional artists this Spring specialising in a range of different art-forms.

There will be a range of activities including make and draw, printed patterns, paint and landscape and many more.

Activities are suitable for children ages 4+.

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RichDance 2017 - apply by 25 January

Time is rapidly running out to make some moves at this year’s RichDance 2017 – nominations close next Wednesday 25 January, so don’t miss out!

Now in its 16th year, RichDance is the borough’s annual platform for new dance and will take place on Friday 3 March and Saturday 4 March at the Hammond Theatre, Hampton School.

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Roses are red, violets are blue, use your Richmond Card to say I love you

Impress your loved one and boost the local economy in one fell swoop by picking up the perfect Valentine's Gift locally with the Richmond Card.

The Richmond Card now has more than 200 offers from local independent businesses. To claim, simply show your Richmond Card when you make a purchase.

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There's no mystery to Richmond's library visitors

Richmond Libraries booked their place as a top visitor location after figures reveal our much-loved service received more visits than Hampton Court Palace, London Zoo and Stonehenge in the previous year.

Our residents are not just walking through the doors to borrow the service’s excellent collection of books either. The record-breaking ‘click and collect’ reservation service ensures 78 per cent of requested books are available within seven days, which is the best rate of the 33 London boroughs.

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Free wellbeing courses with RACC

Richmond Adult Community College are offering free short wellbeing courses as part of a research project.

The courses start in January and run for a few weeks. A wide range of other courses are available including ceramics, film making, connecting with nature, managing stress and more.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact them for an appointment on 020 8439 8943 or wellbeing@racc.ac.uk.

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Community consultation event for restoration of Marble Hill House

You will be able to learn about plans for a major restoration and conservation project at Marble Hill House and park in Twickenham.

The consultation event is on Wednesday 25 January from 7 to 8.30pm at York House, TW1 3DD.

A separate consultation event for local sports groups is on Tuesday 24 January from 6.30 to 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, TW1 3NJ.

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Don't miss the 15 January deadline for primary school applications

The deadline for applications to start primary school in September 2017 is fast approaching. This affects children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013.

Parents wishing to a make an application for a Richmond primary school place should do so by the deadline of Sunday 15 January.

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Feedback from Ham Close consultation now published

Over the past three years Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP), in collaboration with Richmond Council, has been working with local residents to develop a vision for Ham Close.

Headline results have now been published following a consultation with over 300 Ham residents on the proposed redevelopment of Ham Close, including the creation of additional new affordable homes in Ham.

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Come along to drop in sessions with Together as One

Together as One is a Twickenham based charity run by clients and volunteers. They provide support for anyone experiencing loneliness or social isolation.

Come along to drop in sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am to 4.30pm at the Pavilion on Twickenham Green. Social activities, art groups and movement sessions are free and meals are provided at a low cost.

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Events

10am-3pm
Tuesday 24 January 2017
Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
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10.30am
Tuesday 24 January 2017
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road SW13 9HE
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10.45- 11.45
Friday 27 January 2017
Barnes Green Centre
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7.30pm
Saturday 28 January 2017
Richmond Unitarian Church Ormond Road Richmond upon Thames TW10 6TH
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10am-3pm
Tuesday 31 January 2017
Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
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8pm
Tuesday 31 January 2017
The Pete Postlethwaite Picture House (Room G5), St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX
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7pm
Thursday 2 February 2017
The Hammond Theatre, Hampton School. Hanworth Road, Hampton, TW12 3HD
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10am-3pm
Tuesday 7 February 2017
Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
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5-8pm
Tuesday 7 February 2017
Richmond upon Thames College Egerton Road Twickenham Middlesex TW2 7SJ
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Free music and magic with SEND

SEND Family Voices invite you to a fun-filled music and magic afternoon on Saturday 4 February from 3 to 6pm at The Langdon Down Centre, Teddington, TW11 9PS.

There will be a music workshop all afternoon and a magician to entertain everyone. Refreshments, creative pottery, facilitated Lego play and goodie bags will be provided and it's all free! This event was part funded by Healthwatch. 

To book a place, please email sendfamilyvoices@outlook.com or text/call 07469 746 145.

Community Parking Zone in Cambrian Road, Chisholm Road and the surrounding area - have your say

Have your say on a Council consultation which is seeking feedback from residents on whether a new community parking zone (CPZ) should be introduced in Cambrian Road, Chisholm Road and the surrounding area in Richmond.

The consultation deadline is on Friday 24 February.

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Local history the winner of latest Civic Pride funding

The rich and diverse cultural heritage of the borough is the winner of the latest raft of Richmond Council’s Civic Pride awards.

The Museum of Richmond received £5,000 to help set up a temporary exhibition looking at the history of Old Palace Lane in Richmond.

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Zac Goldsmith to join the fight against Heathrow

Former Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith has been appointed as a spokesman and organiser for the four-council anti-Heathrow expansion campaign for Richmond, Wandsworth, Hillingdon and Windsor and Maidenhead councils.

The appointment was announced at Richmond Council's full council meeting on Tuesday 17 January. 

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Join our new friends group for Oak Avenue Nature reserve in Hampton

Do you love Oak Avenue Nature reserve in Hampton? A new friends group is starting up and it needs your support.

Community involvement helps protect our special green spaces. Please come along!

This event will take place on Wednesday 25 January from 7 to 8pm at Room 3, YMCA White House, Hampton, TW12 3RN.

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Free Group Walk for everyone on Fridays in January at Richmond Park

If you would like to be more active and get out to meet new people, this may be the activity for you. Join local osteopath Robyn Phillips and others for a walk in Richmond Park.

Meet in Pistachio’s Café, Palewell Park at 9.30am. The group aims to be back at about 11am. Wear comfortable clothing and supportive shoes.

For more information phone Robyn on 07914 821259 or email robyn@parksideosteopathy.co.uk.

GoodGym complete their first starter run of 2017

GoodGym Richmond's first Starter Runs took place on Saturday 14 January. They are designed as taster sessions for GoodGym so you can get a feel of the good work they do.

This week they were tasked to break down some of the overgrown bramble and holly in East Sheen Common.

The second Starter Run will be on Saturday 28 January.

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Want a smoking hot start to the New Year? Give up cigarettes with Richmond Council

Smokers who want to kick-start the New Year by giving up their deadly habits are being urged to take advantage of a range of free Council services to help them quit.

Free support services to help smokers are available through the Council's Kick-It service with confidential advice to any smoker who lives or works in Richmond or Kingston.

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St Margarets Community Parking Zone - Have your say

In September 2015, St Margarets Riverside Parking Scheme was implemented and the existing St Margaret’s North zone was extended.

Since then, a number of requests and petitions have been submitted to the Council, requesting that the existing CPZ be extended to cover Northcote Road, Newry Road, Haliburton Road, Heron Road, Talbot Road, Kilmorey Gardens and Kilmorey Road.

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Updated: 14 August 2015