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Volunteers needed for Christmas Day Dinner

Christmas Day Dinner Richmond are delighted to announce they are back for the third year!

Each year the award-winning group provide a Christmas Day lunch for young people aged 18-25, who are leaving foster care. Without this event many would spend the day alone.

You do not need to be available on Christmas Day to help out. If you would like to be involved in the preparation this year, please email christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com.

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Autumn Art Fair at the Landmark Arts Centre

Visit the bi-annual contemporary visual art fair in Teddington, where the work over over 75 exhibitors will be for sale. 

Both local and national artists will be displaying their work, across a wide range of mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics and sculpture.

The fair takes place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019. Admission is £4 or £3 for concessions, and free for under 16s/LAC members.

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Local railway creates ‘Fido’ the dinosaur train

Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway volunteers have been working flat out creating their very own roaring T Rex train ‘Fido’ for their popular Dinosaur Day on 8 September.

Trains run from 10.30am to 4pm, no booking required. Tickets are £3 for adults and £1 for children aged 5 to 15 (under 5's ride free). Dress as your favourite dinosaur and ride the train for free!

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The HandleBards present 'Much Ado About Nothing'

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Join their all-male troupe at Strawberry Hill House and Garden for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ’Much Ado About Nothing’ at Strawberry Hill House on Sunday 8 September from 7pm. Tickets are £16 for adults and £10 for children.

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Have your say

Residents in East Sheen are invited to have their say on proposals that aim to reduce the impact of traffic on residential roads between Richmond Park and the Upper Richmond Road West.

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Read the latest Comment Spot

Have you read the latest Comment Spot? Our Spokesperson for Business, Cllr Geoff Acton, outlines a number of resources that local businesses can use to reduce their carbon footprint on the environment.

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Learn to play petanque

Join Twickenham Riverside Trust at the Diamond Jubilee Gardens on Tuesday 10 September for a free petanque (French boules) taster session from 11.30am to 3pm.

All equipment and instruction will be provided, no booking necessary. For more information email diamondjubileegardens@gmail.com.

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August bank holiday recycling and waste collection services

Following the bank holiday on Monday 26 August 2019, the waste and recycling collections (including garden waste collection) for domestic properties will take place one day later than usual.

For all enquiries about collections, please telephone 020 8891 1411.

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Clarendon School signs idle-free pledge

Clarendon School in Twickenham have signed the pledge to help make Richmond upon Thames an idle-free borough.

It is one of over 650 people, schools, community groups and businesses to have signed the pledge so far in the borough.

If you support an idle-free Richmond upon Thames like Clarendon School, then sign the pledge today.

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Learn to row with Putney Town Rowing Club

Join the Putney Town Rowing Club six-week 'Learn to Row' course starting this September. Members will learn all the ins and outs of rowing in the lead up to the annual end of course finale.

The next open days at the Club are Tuesday 3 September at 7pm and Sunday 8 September at 1pm. You must attend an open day to be considered for a place on the course.

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MeetUpMondays are coming to East Sheen

FiSH Neighbourhood Care is partnering with The Hare and Hounds in East Sheen to host MeetUpMondays. The sessions will run every week from 11am to 1pm, starting on Monday 9 September.

A great way to start the week, MeetUpMondays are a chance for neighbours to get together in a community space, have a free cup of tea or coffee, a few nibbles and some good conversation whilst making new friends.

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Events

12.30 to 1.30pm
Aug 28
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew TW9 3AB
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11am to 1pm
Aug 29
Richmond Library Annex, Quadrant Rd, Little Green TW9 1DH
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4 to 8.30pm
Aug 30
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT
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3pm
Aug 31
London Wetland Centre, Barnes SW13 9WT
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1pm
Sep 1
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew TW9 3AB
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11am
Sep 3
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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10.30am to 4.30pm
Sep 3
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew TW9 3AB
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7pm
Sep 3
Putney Town Rowing Club, Kew Meadow Towpath, Richmond TW9 4EN
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7.30pm
Sep 4
The Hyde Room, York House, York Street, Twickenham TW1 3BZ
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2pm
Sep 4
York House, Twickenham TW1 3AA
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From 7pm
Sep 6
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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6am
Sep 7
Old Deer Park, Richmond TW9 2SF
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10 to 11am
Sep 7
Upper Ham Road, Ham, TW10 5LA
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10am to 4pm
Sep 7
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN
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7pm
Sep 8
Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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7.30pm
Sep 8
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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1pm
Sep 8
Putney Town Rowing Club, Kew Meadow Towpath, Richmond TW9 4EN
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10am to 4pm
Sep 8
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth' Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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The Father at the Mary Wallace Theatre

The Richmond Shakespeare Society presents The Father, a tragi-comedy exploring the mind of a man whose grasp on reality is gradually fading. Is Andre living alone or with his daughter? Has the carer stolen his watch? Heartbreak and black humour combine in this moving drama by prize-winning playwright Florian Zeller.

Peformances are from Saturday 14 to Saturday 21 September at the Mary Wallace Theatre in Twickenham. Tickets are £10 per person.

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Richmond celebrates another successful GCSE year

Provisional figures show that 78% of pupils achieved a grade four or above in English and Mathematics, which is roughly equivalent to the old C grade or above.

This represents a 6% point increase since last year and is well above the 2019 national average of 66%. 56% of pupils also secured a ‘good’ pass in both subjects, achieving a grade 5 or above.

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Mayor helps mark borough’s connection with Chilean hero

Richmond upon Thames’ unique connection with Chilean hero Bernardo O’Higgins was marked at a ceremony in Richmond on Tuesday 20 August.

Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Nancy Baldwin, joined delegates from the Chilean Embassy at O’Higgins Square in Richmond to mark the birth of one of the key figures in the Chilean independence movement and head of the country’s first national government.

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Heroes assemble! Inspiring group of nominees for 2019 Community Heroes’ Awards

Over fifty inspiring individuals, groups and businesses have been shortlisted across eight categories for the 2019 Community Heroes’ Awards.

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England v Ireland match

On Saturday 24 August, England will play Ireland in a pre-World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium. Kick-off is at 3pm and 82,000 people are expected to attend.

Whitton Road, Rugby Road and London Road will close from around 1 to 3pm, and 4.30 to around 7pm.

The CPZ will be in force, so please remember to display your permits. Live traffic updates will be posted on Twitter. The Community Helpline is 07894 814 180 (afternoon of the match only).

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Council leads the capital in support for troubled families

The Troubled Families programme was launched in 2015 for Councils and local partner organisations to work together with local families who have multiple problems including crime, anti-social behaviour, truancy, unemployment, mental health problems and domestic abuse.

In a recent review, the Government has found that Richmond has already helped 78% of families, placing the borough at the top of the league table in London.

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Richmond's new 5k RUNFEST event

Richmond based healthy snack company, Graze, has been revealed as the new title sponsor for Richmond Sundown 5k in September 2019.

The 5k run will be held on Saturday 14 September, at 7pm. After the run, the festival will continue with be live music from Sharlene & Vula from Basement Jaxx, Richmond Food and Fitness Expo, and the Fuller’s bar.

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School Sixth Forms buck national A-level results

Students in Richmond upon Thames school sixth forms are once again celebrating following receipt of their A-level results – with the borough seeing an increase of 2% in A* to C grades.

Yesterday’s provisional results show that 84% of all the entries in borough school sixth forms achieved A* to C grades, considerably above the national average of 76%.

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An evening with Missing People

East Sheen-based charity Missing People is opening its doors to the community and local businesses on Thursday 12 September from 6pm for an evening of networking, nibbles and speeches. There will also be a free prize draw.
 
Missing People is a lifeline when someone disappears, offering practical and emotional support via a free, 24/7 and confidential helpline. Registration is essential.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018