Hamptons and Teddington news

Visit to the Royal Tennis Court at Hampton Court Palace

On Sunday 24 March the President and Vice-President of the Jeu de Paume Club in Fontainebleau visited Hampton Court.

They were there to meet Michael Day, the chairman of the Royal Tennis Court & Alan Mockford. REA chairman, to discuss the twinning of the two real tennis clubs.

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Volunteer at Turner's House

Do you have passion for history and enjoy talking to people?

Turner's House are looking for passionate weekend volunteer guides to tell the fascinating story of J.M.W. Turner and his house at Twickenham.

Visit Turner's House website to learn how you can get involved as a volunteer. 

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Marble Hill Playcentre launch party

You are invited to the Marble Hill Playcentre pre-season launch party at the Adventure Playground and One o'clock Club. This will be an amazing day of fun for the entire family!

The party takes place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 6 April at Marble Hill Park, Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2NL.

This is a free event - registration is not required.

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The Remarkable Ancient History of Ham

Gordon Elsden, author of Remarkable Ham—the untold story, will give a fascinating insight into the prehistoric and ancient events that occurred in Ham during a talk at the Museum of Richmond.

The talk will take place from 7pm on Thursday 23 May in the Riverside Room, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP.

Tickets are £5 per person or £4 for Friends. 

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Emergency water works - Hospital Bridge Road, Twickenham

Thames Water are attending to a damaged water main on Hospital Bridge Road near the Chertsey Road roundabout.

Diversions are in place, expect traffic delays in the area. We are working closely with Thames Water to complete the emergency works as soon as possible.

 

Youth Out Loud! launch event

Youth Out Loud! are a group of young people (aged 13-17) working with Healthwatch to improve local health and care services for young people.

The group are hosting a launch event where you can hear from group members and find out about how you can get involved.

The event will take place from 12 noon to 2pm on Monday 8 April 2019 at Heatham House Youth Centre.

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Ham and Petersham's Great British Spring Clean

To get the area looking at its very best for the finals of Britain in Bloom, the Ham and Petersham Association is taking part in the Great British Spring Clean on Saturday 30 March.

Litter pickers will meet at Ham Pond from 10am - join local groups, schools and scouts who will be out to give the area a good spring clean!

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Local author nominated for 2019 Children’s Book Award

John Condon, a local author who lives in Teddington has been chosen by the children of the Children’s Book Award as one of the Top 10 books for the 2019 award in Younger Children category.

His book, The Wondrous Dinosaurium is a quirky, hilarious picture book about the trials and rewards of finding the perfect pet.

The winner will be announced at the Award's Day on Saturday 8 June in Kensington, London.

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Trumpeter's House Garden Party

Relax in the beautiful gardens and listen to the summer sounds from the Barnes Concert Band at Trumpeter's House Garden Party on Saturday 15 June from 2 to 5pm.

Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children aged 4 to 13, and under 4s go free. Tickets include a glass of wine or a soft drink, tea and cake, and can be purchased online or on the door.

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The Petersham Consort: Renaissance choral classics for Lent

Visit the historic and intimate setting of St Peter’s Church in Petersham on Sunday 24 March at 6pm for the Petersham Consort. A performance of choral classics acappella from across Europe, in the medieval and renaissance periods.

Tickets are £10, £5 for concessions. To book please email petershamconsort@gmail.com.

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Pots of Love Open Day

Meet the Sheen Pottery makers at their spring show, exhibiting works in clay by 30 potters.

Purchase functional wares, sculptural and hand-built vessels of all shapes and sizes!

The event takes place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 6 April at Sheen Pottery, Unit 5, 26-28 Priests Bridge SW14 8TA

RSVP by email to lindy@sheenpottery.co.uk.

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Events

10.30am
Mar 26
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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10:30am to 12pm
Mar 28
United Reformed Church, Hampton Hill TW12 1NB
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11am
Mar 29
Richmond Library Annexe Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH
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10am
Mar 30
Ham Pond Ham Common Ham TW10 7JG
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2.30pm
Mar 30
The Exchange, 75 London Road, TW1 1BE
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7 to 9pm
Mar 30
St Michael's Church, Wilcox Road, TW11 0SP
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8pm
Apr 2
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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10.30am
Apr 2
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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1:30 to 5pm
Apr 6
St Mary's Church Church Street Twickenham TW1 3NJ
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9.30am to 5.30pm
Apr 6
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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9.30am to 12.30pm
Apr 12
94-102 High St, Hampton Hill, Hampton TW12 1NY
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7pm
Apr 12
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew TW9 4DU
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10am to 4pm
Apr 12
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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10.30am
Apr 16
Barnes Green Centre Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE
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Congratulations Sainsbury's Whitton

Congratulations to Sainsbury's in Whitton for being awarded the Best Overall Store in the Region, beating off 14 other Sainsubury's store.

Store manager, Michael Fulker commended the consistent hard work of his staff and thanked Whitton residents for their custom.

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100 Voices Sing for Princess Alice Hospice

On Sunday 31 March the Strawberry Hill House choir will join forces with The Princess Alice Hospice community choir to form the ‘100 Voices Sing for Princess Alice Hospice’.

The event will be a show tune journey, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to the present day, whilst fundraising money for charity.

The concert will take place at Cadogan Hall in Chelsea. Tickets range from £15 to £35 and can be booked online.

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Donate unwanted clothing to TRAID

Residents across the borough have helped extend the life of five tonnes of clothes, equating to over 18,000 garments and saving a total of 8,289,600 litres of water as part of the TRAID 23% campaign.

If you are giving your wardrobe a spring clean, consider donating any unwanted items to TRAID. You can book a free, fast home collection online.

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Councillors attend open debate at local school

On Tuesday afternoon The Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Ben Khosa, the Cabinet Member for Education & Schools, Cllr Penny Frost, and Cllr Avril Coelho from Hampton North attended an open debate at Clarence House Prep School.

Pupils debated whether teenagers should start school from 10am, with the opposition winning the final vote.

 

LSCB Walking out of Darkness 2019

The LSCB Walking Out Of Darkness fundraiser event will take place in London on Saturday 18 May 2019 at the Battersea Park Bandstand, SW11 4NJ.

This year Walking out of Darkness events will promote Mental Health Equality for All. Join thousands of past participants who have previously donated over £300,000 to mental health or suicide prevention charities.

Thee event will start at 9am, and ticket prices range from £0 to £10.

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Love Your Local Care Home Week

Local charity, Embracing Age want care home staff to know how much the work they do is appreciated by organising Love Your Local Care Home Week from Monday 25 to Sunday 31 March 2019.

Simply pop in to your local care home during these dates with a box of chocolates or a creative gift for the staff, and a little note saying how much their work caring for our older people is valued.

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Virginia Woolf statue in Richmond

Aurora Metro Arts & Media are fundraising to create the first life-size bronze statue of Virginia Woolf in the UK, having now been granted planning permission after successful public consultation.

Virginia Woolf lived in Richmond upon Thames with her husband Leonard from 1914 to 1924 where she developed as a writer and wrote short stories, essays, reviews and novels.

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Eel Pie Island Jazz and Wine Tasting River Cruise

Tickets are now on sale for the the one and only Eel Pie Island Jazz and Wine Tasting River Cruise on the New Southern Belle. Taking place on Wednesday 19 June, the cruise is part of the Twickenham Festival.

Cruise from Eel Pie Island to Hampton Court and back between 7 and 11pm. Enjoy a fish and chip supper, live jazz and wine tasting for £45 for a single ticket and £80 for two.

For tickets please call Crusader Travel on 020 8744 0474.

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Have your say on transport strategy

Businesses across the borough are being invited to help shape the next Transport for the South East’s Transport Strategy.

Have your say on the key issues and challenges that businesses face including congestion, journey times, connectivity, and the impact of new technology. You can also express your views on how the transport network could develop to support future growth plans.

Complete the survey by 31 March 2019.

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Updated: 13 Apr 2017