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Understand your risk of Type 2 diabetes and how to prevent it

Today marks the start of Diabetes Prevention Week (23 to 29 May) and Richmond Council is urging residents to find out their risk and make healthy changes to their lifestyle to prevent the disease from developing.

Council news | 23 May 22

Have you heard about monkeypox?

You may have heard about monkeypox in the news recently. But what is it, what are the symptoms and how can you access help and information?

Community news on behalf of UK Health Security Agency | 23 May 22

Help The NHS by sharing your views on pharmacy services

The NHS wants to hear from residents on how you use your pharmacy in order to help them with a future campaign.

Community news on behalf of NHS South West London CCG | 23 May 22

100 years of The Hampton War Memorial Charity

This year marks 100 years of the Hampton War Memorial Charity and the building of four bungalows for the use of local Hampton and Hampton Hill residents and their wives or widows who had served in the armed forces.

Community news on behalf of The Hampton War Memorial Charity | 23 May 22

Reconciliation at the Mary Wallace Theatre?

The atmosphere at the Mary Wallace this week is far from relaxed as the two couples in God of Carnage meet to discuss a playground dispute between their respective children when one child has injured the other.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Shakespeare Society | 23 May 22

Food Forever After Hours at Kew Gardens this summer

Kew Gardens will host entertaining and thought-provoking evenings of art, food tasting and performance, exploring the future of food in a changing world.

Community news on behalf of Kew Gardens | 23 May 22

Council provides update on ongoing disruption to Sport and Leisure services

Richmond Council has provided an update to residents on some of the current issues being faced by the Council's Sport and Leisure team that has resulted in some facilities being closed.

Council news | 20 May 22

Does your family include a child with special education needs or a disability?

Achieving for Children (AfC) is consulting with parents and carers to find out how independent, impartial information and advice services can work better for families.

Council news | 19 May 22

Share your experience of pregnancy with the NHS

Are you pregnant, or have had a baby in the past two years? Have you experienced problems related to your pelvic floor e.g. incontinence, prolapse, birth trauma?

Community news on behalf of NHS South West London | 19 May 22

East Twickenham's best kept secret

Fancy a delicious home-made lunch, snack, or just a coffee and a croissant? Then head for The Real Junk Food Project Café in the beautiful ETNA Centre, just a five-minute walk from Richmond Bridge.

Community news on behalf of The Real Junk Food Project | 19 May 22

Summer at the OSO Arts Centre

The summer term is finally upon us and the OSO Arts Centre has plenty to keep you and your family entertained with over twenty-five shows scheduled, every genre, every age and every taste is covered.

Community news on behalf of OSO Arts Centre | 18 May 22

Merrily We Roll Along comes to Hampton Hill Theatre

BROS Theatre Company, one of the leading local amateur theatre organisations, will bring Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s unique, beautiful, and inspiring Merrily We Roll Along to Hampton Hill Theatre from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 June 2022.

Community news on behalf of BROS Theatre Company | 18 May 22

Inspirational women events in Richmond upon Thames

Inspired by Henrietta Howard, the visionary behind Marble Hill, a series of five inspirational women events to inspire your inner entrepreneur are set to be held at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College.

Community news on behalf of English Heritage | 18 May 22

Richmond Hearing Voices Friendship Group

The Hearing Voices Friendship Group supports residents who hear voices and those who support them.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Hearing Voices Network | 18 May 22

Rainbow flag flies above Richmond Council for IDAHOBIT Day

Richmond Council is flying the rainbow flag today (Tuesday 17 May), to recognise IDAHOBIT Day 2022

Council news | 17 May 22

COVID-19 vaccine pop-up returns to Twickenham after previous success!

It is never too late to get your COVID-19 vaccine and residents in and around Twickenham can get theirs on Monday 23 May 2022 at a local pop-up vaccine clinic.

Council news | 17 May 22

Work Match Employment Brokerage Services

With so much growth and positive change occurring in the Borough of Richmond, the Work Match team are reflecting on a successful year but, critically, seeking to highlight our offering to employers and residents looking for their next opportunity.

Council blog | 17 May 22

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Awards launched

20 national charitable organisations will be recognised by the Queen for their work helping to empower young people.

Community news on behalf of GOV.UK | 16 May 22

Volunteers wanted for Idling Action events in the borough

Our air quality team are running regular idling action events again and we are looking for volunteers to help make the events a success. Would you like to help to reduce air pollution in our borough?

Council news | 13 May 22

Dementia Action Week 2022: the importance of diagnosis

If you or someone you are close to is experiencing potential symptoms of dementia, you are encouraged to act on it and seek guidance this Dementia Action Week (16 to 22 May).

Council news | 13 May 22

The annual Richmond Volunteer Fair returns

The Richmond Volunteer Service is delighted to invite all residents to meet a wide range of local organisations and join ‘Team Richmond’.

Community news on behalf of Richmond CVS | 12 May 22

Volunteer for VisitRichmond

Would you like to help promote the delights of our borough to visitors who arrive at Richmond Station?

Council news | 11 May 22

Find out more about Living with Long Covid

Join a panel of healthcare professionals to find out more about Long Covid, from self-management to mental health.

Community news on behalf of Healthwatch Richmond | 11 May 22

Kew Club relaunches weekday lunches

Kew’s Avenue Club - the daytime social club based at Kew Community Centre for people in their 50s and beyond – is bringing back its lunchtime food offering.

Community news on behalf of Kew Community Trust | 11 May 22

Kew the Music returns for 2022

With iconic names in a spectacular settings, Kew the Music is back this July with an amazing line up.

Community news on behalf of Kew Gardens | 11 May 22

Tickets now on sale for the Mayor's charity lunch and summer jazz garden party

Join the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames for two special events taking place in May in aid of this year's Mayor's charities; Dose of Nature and Habitats & Heritage.

Council news | 10 May 22

Ham Open Gardens returns for 2022

Once every two years, residents have a unique opportunity to go ‘behind the garden wall’ of a selection of the most beautiful private gardens in Ham.

Community news on behalf of Ham & Petersham SOS | 10 May 22

'Carnage' at the Mary Wallace Theatre

Following their epic production of Henry IV, a further conflict is currently in rehearsal at Twickenham Riverside's Mary Wallace Theatre.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Shakespeare Society | 10 May 22

Lift someone out of loneliness this Mental Health Awareness Week

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme for this year is loneliness - something we all can experience at some point in our lives, which can have a huge impact on our wellbeing.

Council news | 09 May 22

Summer programme of art history events announced for Richmond

The Old Town Hall in Richmond will host an extensive programme of art history talks and events throughout the summer months.

Community news on behalf of Art Historical London | 09 May 22

French Market returns to Church Street Twickenham this weekend

Come and sample the delicious French Produce and French styles at the return of the popular and authentic French Market on Church Street in Twickenham.

Community news on behalf of Church Street of Twickenham | 09 May 22

Skylarks charity is recruiting

Skylarks, a local charity which supports families who have children with additional needs and disabilities, are looking to hire in a number of roles.

Community news on behalf of Skylarks | 09 May 22

Richmond Libraries to host teen author event with Lisa Williamson

In celebration of Cover Story, Richmond Libraries' annual pick of the best teen reads for 11 to 14 year olds, actor and author Lisa Williamson will be joining us to talk about her latest book, the dramatic First Day of My Life.

Council news | 06 May 22

Festival of Trees begins this weekend at Terrace Gardens Richmond

What do trees mean to you? Join us this Saturday (7 May) for a walk exploring the significance of trees to different cultures.

Council news | 05 May 22

Summer painting course with Tim Wright at Turner's House

In the beautiful setting of JMW Turner country retreat in Twickenham, join award winning artist Tim Wright for a five-session summer watercolour painting course.

Community news on behalf of Turner's House | 05 May 22

Barnes Open Gardens in aid of FiSH Neighbourhood Care

The Barnes Open Gardens takes place on Sunday 15 May from 1 to 6pm.

Community news on behalf of FiSH Neighbourhood Care | 04 May 22

New Butterfly Volunteer role at local hospital

An exciting new Butterfly Volunteer role is being sought by West Middlesex University Hospital.

Community news on behalf of West Middlesex University Hospital | 04 May 22

Do you have questions about Dementia?

Come along to Age UK Richmond's Dementia Information Day and get all your questions answered in one day.

Community news on behalf of Age UK Richmond | 04 May 22

The OSO Arts Centre hosts its annual Spring Fair

The OSO Art Centre will be hosting its annual Spring Fair on Saturday 14 May 2022 where residents can pick up a whole host of artisan products.

Community news on behalf of OSO Art Centre | 03 May 22

Spring Art Fair at The Landmark Arts Centre

The Spring Art Fair will showcase the work of over 70 artists with something to suit all tastes and all budgets.

Community news on behalf of The Landmark Arts Centre | 03 May 22

Ham Parade Market takes place this Saturday

The Ham Parade Market returns this weekend. Support your local market and traders and visit the market this Saturday 7 May, from 10am to 2pm.

Community news on behalf of Ham Parade Market | 03 May 22

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Updated: 13 May 2022