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Petersham House Open Gardens

To raise funds for local charity, The Vineyard Community Centre, the gardens of Petersham House will be open to the public this Sunday 1 July from 11am to 5pm to enjoy afternoon tea in the summer gardens.

Since 2012 the Vineyard Community Centre have offered help, comfort and hope to those in crisis, the lonely and the marginalised.

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Twickenham Riverside planning application withdrawn

The application outlining plans for the future of Twickenham Riverside has been withdrawn subject to a review of the proposals. Over the coming weeks, we will set out to review the brief for developing and a programme of engagement with residents and businesses.

A new planning application will hopefully be submitted early 2019.

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Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts

Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts are the happy recipients of £9,200 after receiving one third of the ticket sales from the Petersham Open Gardens. The contribution will go towards the new Phoenix scout hut project to build an energy efficient hall with wheelchair access for members.

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Students learn about the importance of air quality

The Assistant Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Julia Neden-Watts, joined students from St Stephen’s School in Twickenham to mark Clean Air Day last week.

Parents and students were encouraged to walk to school on the day and children took part in activities including a smoothie bike.

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Classics on the Green

Taking place on Sunday 1 July, this annual family day out is organised by the Hampton Village Traders.

The event takes place between 11am and 4pm on Hampton Village Green, where there will be many amazing classic cars, modern classics and motorbikes which visitors can vote for their favourite.

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Make a difference to our air quality

Today is Clean Air Day and the borough's residents are being encouraged to help improve air quality in the borough by making small changes to their lives.

Our Clean Air Day stand will be available to visit today for more information about air quality. The stand will be outside Richmond Station from 10.30am to 4pm, and there will be a electric car on display in Lower George Street.

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Changes to borough Air Quality Strategy

As part of prioritising the air quality issue in the borough, we have committed to strengthening our Air Quality Strategy. Resident feedback from last years Air Quality Strategy was that the plan lacked ambition and specific targets that would make a meaningful change to air quality in the borough. 

Cllr Alexander Ehmann has reviewed the feedback and is committed to redrafting the plan, putting forward ambitious, tangible targets for the future, as part of the new administration's commitment to tackling the issue.

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Mayor attends opening of The People Hive

Cllr Ben Khosa, Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, attended the opening of a new business in Twickenham which is partially staffed by volunteers with learning difficulties. It will give volunteers an opportunity to gain valuable work experience to help them into paid employment. 

The People Hive, run by RHLT, will be selling locally sourced, handmade products including candles, chocolates, handbags and jewellery. Find out more by calling 020 8977 5447.

 

Residents give thumbs up to electric charging points

Proposals to install on-street electric charging points are proceeding to planning after receiving positive response from local residents. Following a consultation, 76% of those who took part were in favour of installing more free standing kerbside EV charging points. 

Planning applications will now be submitted for the units. As part of this process, residents will have a further opportunity to have their say on proposals.

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Construction for new Richmond campus

Richmond upon Thames College and construction partner ISG have marked the beginning of a major £80 million campus redevelopment. 

Over 70 people attended a ceremony on Friday 15 June to celebrate the beginning of phase 1 construction. 

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Accessible community allotment opens in Teddington

Local charity Ruils have created a fully accessible allotment in the heart of Teddington. Located on Shacklegate Lane next to Teddington cemetery, the new garden boasts wild flowers and a vegetable and herb patch and is fully accessible to wheelchairs and those with mobility needs.

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Events

10:45 to 11:45am
Jun 25
Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
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2 to 5:30pm
Jun 30
St James's Church, Hampton Hill, Hampton TW12 1DQ
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7pm
Jul 1
Normansfield Theatre Langdon Down Centre 2a Langdon Park Teddington TW11 9PS
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12 noon to 8pm
Jul 1
Twickenham Green
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11am
Jul 3
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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8pm
Jul 3
OSO Arts Centre Station Road Barnes SW13 0LF
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9.30-10.30am
Jul 5
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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12 noon to 7pm
Jul 7
Moormead Park, Moor Mead Road, Twickenham, TW1 1JS, United Kingdom
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5pm
Jul 8
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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5pm
Jul 8
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10am to 4pm
Jul 8
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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8.30 to 9.30am
Jul 9
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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New Disability Champion to work for an inclusive borough

Councillor Rob O'Carroll has been announced as our new and first ever Disability Champion as we work to make the borough acessible for everyone who lives and visits here. 

Cllr O’Carroll will work with the Cabinet Member for Equality, Communities and the Voluntary Sector to support and advocate for the disabled community.

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A third runway at Heathrow could mean arrivals before 5am

Figures now show that an additional 38 arrivals and 25 potential departures could be entering and leaving Heathrow airport before 5am if the third runway goes ahead.

Residents already suffer noise from around 15 or 16 flights every morning before 6am and council leaders fear that local people will pay the price for the expansion with more early morning noise.

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London Mayor joins Councils in opposing Heathrow expansion

Today it was announced that the Mayor of London will join the cross-party campaign fighting the Heathrow airport expansion should MPs 'vote Heathrow' in the House of Commons on Monday night.

Leaders of Richmond, Wandsworth, Hillingdon and Windsor & Maidenhead councils have already signaled they will be exploring the possibilities of a judicial review of the Government’s intention to build the third runway if the plans are approved.

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Twickenham Green Village Fete 2018

Support the local community on Sunday 1 July for an afternoon of fun, food and drink, music, art, sport and more at the Twickenham Green Village Fete.

There will be a variety of stalls and live bands performing throughout the day, you can even watch the Twickenham Cricket Club play.

The fete is a free, family-friendly event and it will run from 12 noon to 8pm.

 

Flying visit from Konstanz

Michael Jack, the President of Konstanz Tennis Club, made a flying visit to Richmond last week.

The borough is twinned with Konstanz, and their local tennis club is twinned with the borough's St Mary's Tennis Club. Mr Jack met with Alan Mockford from the Richmond in Europe group, just before cycling home to Konstanz. 

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Are you at risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes UK have developed a Know Your Risk online tool to help people find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Taking part only takes a few minutes and is an easy way to find out your level of risk and get advice.

According to The Diabetes UK Richmond and Twickenham Group, it is estimated that just over 6,000 people in the borough are diagnosed with diabetes.

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Active travel a priority for Richmond Council

The Cabinet Member for Transport, Streetscene and Air Quality has announced the creation of an Active Travel Advisory Group to replace the previous Cycling Liaison Group.

This consultative group will be made up of representatives from local organisations that promote and support active and suistainable forms of travel including cycling, walking and urban realm improvements.

Proposals will be developed over the next month and are expected to be in place by early Autumn.

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Take part in a Tennis League

If you enjoy playing tennis, join one of the three tennis leagues taking place in the borough. The leagues are open to anybody aged 18 and over and are available in Barnes, Hampton or Richmond.

Players are organised into groups of six to eight players and matches can be arranged at mutually convenient times. Any court that suits both players can be used. 

Anyone who completes three matches before the halfway point in the league is sent a free can of tennis balls. Prizes are available for the winner of each group.

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Bikeshare pilot launches in time for Clean Air Day

In the lead up to Clean Air Day this Thursday, an additional 150 bikes will be arriving in the borough as part of the ofo bikeshare scheme launched in the borough earlier this year.

In April around 50 ofo bikeshare bikes were placed in Richmond and Twickenham town centres for the initial pilot. Users of the system can register on the ofo app, using it to locate the closest bike, release it using a given code and to pay for the hire. The bikes can then be left and re-locked, ending the hire period anywhere in the area of operation.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017