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Emergency Thames water works on Richmond Road

UPDATE - Tuesday 13 November 2018

Emergency waterworks are currently being carried out on a large section of damaged sewer main at 391 Richmond Road.

In an effort to complete the works, Thames Water have moved to 24 hour working with expected completion the week commencing 19 November

Due to the prolonged completion of these works, daily fines will be applied to Thames Water from Tuesday 13 November.

Stop and Go boards are being used to manage traffic between 7am to 7pm, and temporary lights between 7pm to 7am. Expect delays in the immediate area.

All queries from affected business should be addressed in the first instance to Thames Water on 0800 316 9800 quoting your address and reference number BB971876.

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Join Feel Good Fitness and pay nothing until 28 January

Get fit this winter with Feel Good Fitness, sign up for a membership today and pay nothing until 28 January 2019.

Our Feel Good Fitness membership programme gives you access to:

  • 6 sports centres
  • 4 pools, 5 gyms and over 200 fitness classes
  • Specially tailored services
  • 10 day money back guarantee on all memberships
Call us today on 020 3772 2999.

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Conference gathers to raise awareness of child neglect

Nearly 100 representatives from local schools and other organisations who work with children and young people across the borough came together on Tuesday to learn more about how to tackle child neglect.

The event was organised by the Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) for Richmond and Kingston, where attendees took part in workshops to make sure they were aware of how to spot neglect and how to combat it.

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Toddlers at risk of flu in Richmond

We are urging local parents to vaccinate their toddlers against the flu this winter, after figures revealed that only 39.05% of 2-3 year olds in the borough received the free flu vaccination last year which is below national average of 43.5%.

Children are at even greater risk than adults of contracting the virus and unfortunately, some children also go on to develop a very high fever or complications such as bronchitis or pneumonia, and may require hospital treatment to feel better.

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Volunteers sought for Idling Action Campaign

Volunteers are being sought to help with anti-idling days taking place at Manor Road and White Hart Lane Level Crossings later this month. 

The first event takes place from 2 to 5pm, on Wednesday 21 November at Darell Primary School to campaign around the school and Manor Road level crossing.

The second is on the afternoon of Friday 30 November based at Thomson House School, to campaign around Sheen Lane and White Hart Lane level crossings.

Email Carol Lee for more details and to get involved.

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Know your risk this World Diabetes Day

Could you prevent diabetes in your family? Reducing your family’s diabetes risk starts at home.

Check your diabetes risk today and see what’s available in Richmond to support you and your family in making small lifestyle changes.

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Celebrating Purple Tuesday at the People Hive

Cllr Geoff Acton visited The People Hive in Twickenham to celebrate Purple Tuesday, an initiative that aims to increase awareness of the value and needs of disabled customers, and make sustainable changes to improve customer experiences.

As part of Purple Tuesday, we are offering 20 local businesses in Teddington or Twickenham the chance to apply for a free wheelchair ramp.

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Sign up to Purple Tuesday

Local businesses are encouraged to sign up to Purple Tuesday, the UK’s accessible shopping day on Tuesday 13 November.

Purple Tuesday is a new campaign to encourage retailers to make shopping experiences more accessible and inclusive for disabled customers.

To encourage even more businesses across the borough to make the shopping experience more inclusive and accessible for disabled customers, we are offering 20 local businesses initially in Teddington or Twickenham the chance to apply for a free wheelchair ramp.

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Donate socks for the homeless

Donate your unwanted, unworn socks to St Margarets Foot Clinic this month, where they will be donated to Sikh Welfare & Awareness Team (SWAT)

SWAT are a charitable organisation based in West London who unite and transform financially disadvantaged communities by focusing on projects which make a difference to people’s lives.

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Garden waste contracts

The new garden waste contracts for 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019 have now started.

If you have renewed your contract and have not received your new yellow sticker within five working days, please submit a replacement sticker request. Please be aware that the waste crew will not empty bins with an orange sticker.

If you have not renewed your contract, you can renew online.

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Armistice Day 2018 in Fontainebleau

Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Schools, Cllr Penny Frost represented the borough and the Richmond in Europe Association (REA) at the Armistice Day commemorations in Fontainebleau.

Joining the Mayor of Fontainebleau, the Oberbürgermeister of Konstanz and REA vice chair, Helen Baker, Cllr Frost attended a concert for peace and reconciliation, visited the First World War exhibition and took part in the joint laying of wreaths.

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Events

6 to 8pm
Nov 15
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College (RHACC), Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE
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10am to 1pm
Nov 16
Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
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11am
Nov 16
Richmond Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1JP
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9.30am
Nov 16
Tide Tables Cafe, 2 The Arches, Richmond, TW9 1TH
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10am to 4pm
Nov 16
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
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7.30pm
Nov 17
St. James's Road, Hampton Hill TW12 1DQ
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9am to 4.30pm
Nov 17
Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NJ
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11am
Nov 19
The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ
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11am
Nov 20
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HE
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10.30am
Nov 20
Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
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6.30 to 8am
Nov 21
Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2NL
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6 to 8pm
Nov 23
Strawberry Hill House 268 Waldegrave Road Twickenham TW1 4ST
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10.30am to 12.30pm
Nov 23
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ
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10am to 2pm
Nov 24
Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LW
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10am to 4pm
Nov 25
Strawberry Hill House 268 Waldegrave Road Twickenham TW1 4ST
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10.30am to 5pm
Nov 25
Heron Square, Richmond, TW9 1TP
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10am to 4pm
Nov 25
268 Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4ST
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10.45 to 11.45am
Nov 26
Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
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11am
Nov 27
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HR
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8pm
Nov 27
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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9.30 to 11am
Nov 27
Garfield Rd, Twickenham, TW1 3JT
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7pm
Nov 27
Riverside Room, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
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10.45am to 2pm
Nov 28
Meadway, Whitton, TW2
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8pm
Nov 29
St Anne's Church, Kew Green TW9 3AA
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4.30pm
Nov 29
Kew Library, North Road, Kew, TW9 4HJ
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Get your free grit ready for an icy winter

Richmond residents are once again being offered free bags of grit and rock salt as part of the Council’s annual winter initiative to tackle snow and ice.

We will again be offering residents the option to collect up to 50kg of rock salt from our depot in Langhorn Drive, Twickenham.

Collection will be available from Monday 26 November until Friday 30 November between the hours of 9am and 3pm. As the depot is a secure area, you will need to sign in at the gate reception so please ensure you have photo ID and proof of address with you when you arrive.

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Open letter explaining the rationale behind 20mph

A group including councillors and the borough’s MPs have written an open letter to Richmond upon Thames residents to explain the rationale behind a 20mph borough-wide limit.

The letter outlines the evidence of benefits to public safety, air quality, and public health which arise from introducing 20mph limits. It includes an outline of results seen in places like Islington, Southwark, and Brighton and Hove which have introduced such a limit.

We are consulting on the plans through to 21 December 2018. 

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Sports and fitness centres phone fault

The sports and fitness centres phone system has a fault and we are currently unable to make or receive calls. Until this fault is fixed, please direct your enquiry by email to leisure@richmond.gov.uk.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

German School Concert for peace and reconciliation

A concert of peace and reconciliation to mark the centenary of the ending of World War I will take place at The German School in Petersham, on Thursday 22 November.

The concert has been organised by Churches Together in Ham and Petersham, with support from all local schools and the Petersham Sea Scouts.

The reception starts at 7pm, with the concert starting at 7.30pm. Entry is free and no booking is required.

 

Friendly Christmas carol service for all

Following the success of last year’s first ever dementia-friendly Christmas service in Barnes, the Barnes Community Association (BCA) have now made it a fixture on their calendar.

This year Holy Trinity Barnes will host the carol service with the FiSH Choir on Wednesday 12 December from 2.30 to 3.30pm

If you would like more information about the service, please call 020 8876 3765 or email merlene@barnes-ca.org.

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Negotiating the best commercial lease for your business

A masterclass on negotiating the best commercial lease for your business will be held on Thursday 22 November, from 10am to 12.45pm at Revolution Putney.

The tips from this mastercalss will equip you with the fundamentals you need to put in place to ensure you can get the best property lease for your business. The session will be delivered by Panikkos Euripides, a UK Commercial Lease expert and a fully qualified member of the RICS.

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Book still open on this year’s Literature Festival

There are only two weeks left to get involved in the borough’s literary bonanza at the 2018 Richmond Literature Festival.

With another 22 events still to come this November there’s plenty on offer for the borough’s boisterous bookworms, culture vultures and curious children to come along to.

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Get checked this HIV Testing Week

17 to 24 November is National HIV Testing Week and we are calling on people in the borough who may be at risk to get themselves checked.

Anyone who lives in Richmond upon Thames can get a free, fast, confidential HIV test with results in 20 minutes.

Checks are taking place at:

  • Heatham House in Twickenham from 11.15am to 2.30 pm on Fridays 2 and 30 November
  • Vineyard Community Centre in Richmond from 8.45 to 11am on Wednesday 21 November.

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Normansfield Christmas Craft Fair

Visit the annual Normansfield Christmas Craft Fair this Saturday 24 November from 11am to 4.30pm.

All items for sale are handmade, including prints, jewellery, cards, gifts and much more. A coffee shop will be open all day serving delicious coffees and cakes, with a children’s craft activity table and a tombola.

All proceeds from the table hire, coffee shop and tombola are going to the Down’s Syndrome Association.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018