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Council news | 18 Oct 21

Let's Discover! Free family autumn half term trail in Richmond Park

The Friends of Richmond Park are offering a new short trail for families to explore the wonderful trees of Richmond Park and their wildlife.

Community news on behalf of The Friends of Richmond Park | 18 Oct 21

Sponsored firewalk kicks off Crossway's Fantastic Fundraising Feats challenges

Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre is a charity that delivers a range of services located in Twickenham in South West London.

Community news on behalf of Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre | 18 Oct 21

Thames Water to carry out essential work in Twickenham

Thames Water will be undertaking essential engineering works in the carriageway on Percy Road junction with Hospital Bridge Road, Twickenham from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 October 2021.

Community news on behalf of Thames Water | 18 Oct 21

Get a free £30 voucher and help the NHS by sharing your views about the flu and COVID-19 booster vaccinations

Your feedback will help ensure that you have the best information about the Flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster vaccine so that you can make an informed decision.

Community news on behalf of NHS | 18 Oct 21

Richmond upon Thames celebrates 21 Green Flags Awards in 2021

Vine Road Recreation Ground in Barnes has been awarded a Green Flag Award for 2021. This latest award takes the borough’s total number of parks with a Green Flag Award to 21.

Council news | 15 Oct 21

Join Habitats & Heritage for a Night at the Mausoleum

Join Habitats & Heritage this Halloween for a unique chance to tour the Kilmorey Mausoleum in St Margarets after dark.

Community news on behalf of Habitats & Heritage | 15 Oct 21

Age UK Richmond's Advice Extra service can provide you with free and confidential support

From time to time we all need more in-depth support. Age UK Richmond's high quality, free and confidential Advice Extra service has helped with almost 900 contacts this year at those times when things might feel overwhelming.

Community news on behalf of Age UK Richmond | 15 Oct 21

Local photographer raising money for WWT London Wetland Centre

Andrew Wilson is a publisher and photographer who is aiming to raise £5,000 for the WWT London Wetland Centre in Barnes through sales of his new book Wild about the Wetlands.

Community news on behalf of London Wetland Centre | 15 Oct 21

A Manifesto for Richmond from The Richmond Society

Civic pride, community engagement and a passion to enhance and preserve Richmond’s special character are at the heart of a new declaration of aims by The Richmond Society.

Community news on behalf of The Richmond Society | 15 Oct 21

Leader of Richmond Council expresses condolences to family of Hazrat Wali

The Leader of Richmond Council has met with the Metropolitan Police following the tragic fatal stabbing of Hazrat Wali in Craneford Way, Twickenham on Tuesday.

Council news | 14 Oct 21

Free school meal vouchers offered over school holidays

Richmond Council will once again be able to help families entitled to free school meals with vouchers to cover October half term and the Christmas holidays.

Council news | 14 Oct 21

Let’s pause for the menopause...

It’s World Menopause Awareness Day on 18 October.

In Richmond, nearly 24,000 women are aged between 45 and 60, that’s more than 1 in 10 residents. This is the age group for whom perimenopause and menopause are significant life events.

Comment Spot by Sonia Borrero and Lisa Wilson | 14 Oct 21

Half term Halloween panto from Teddington Theatre Club

Cinderella Meets The Monsters will be the Halloween panto at the Teddington Theatre Club this half term, for kids of all ages.

Community news on behalf of Teddington Theatre Club | 14 Oct 21

Church Street Twickenham celebrates a spooktacular Halloween

Come to deepest darkest Church Street this Halloween for all kinds of tricks and treats! There will be ghoulish and spooky attractions for young and old.

Community news on behalf of The Church Street Association | 14 Oct 21

Join Orleans House Gallery for their Families in the Forest tour’

Families in the Forest is an interactive experience for families to explore the Orleans House grounds through a series of encounters with inhabitants past and present.

Community news on behalf of Orleans House Gallery | 14 Oct 21

New SEND primary school opens in Twickenham

Capella House, a free school for children with special educational needs and disabilities, has opened its brand new primary school centre in Twickenham thanks to Richmond Council. 

Council news | 13 Oct 21

Little helpers sought to help design the Mayor’s Christmas card

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Geoff Acton, is looking for budding young artists to design the Mayor's annual Christmas card. The winner of the Christmas card competition will have their design made into a real card.

Council news | 13 Oct 21

Cygnets Art School Richmond now booking half-term art workshops

The Cygnets Art School are now taking bookings for their October half-term workshops in Richmond.

Community news on behalf of Cygnets Art School Richmond | 13 Oct 21

Get Fit for Free with The Royal Park's 'Our Parks' classes

Although it may be colder and darker and you might feel your motivation slipping, The Royal Park's 'Our Parks' classes can help you stay active with free fitness classes in Richmond Park.

Community news on behalf of The Royal Park | 13 Oct 21

Kingston and Richmond Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament candidate recruitment

Do you want to make a positive change for young people in Richmond and Kingston?

Community news on behalf of Kingston and Richmond Youth Council | 13 Oct 21

Move it or Lose it exercise class for people living with dementia

Move it or Lose it is a fun exercise class for people living with dementia in the borough, organised by Age UK Richmond.

Community news on behalf of Age UK Richmond | 13 Oct 21

New woodland play area and nature trail for East Sheen Common

As part of Richmond Council’s commitment to improve our parks and open spaces, and in partnership with the Friends of Sheen Common, East Sheen Common has a new woodland play area and nature trail!

Council news | 12 Oct 21

Cross country trials for the London Youth Games

Richmond Council is calling for young people to join Team Richmond for the London Youth Games 2021 Cross Country

Council news | 12 Oct 21

Help the NHS this winter by sharing your views about the flu vaccinations and COVID-19 booster

The NHS wants to hear from people living in South West London aged 50-64 years and parents of 2 and 3 year old children.

Council news | 12 Oct 21

It’s never too late to quit smoking and make health gains

Even some 40 years later, I can still remember the look of severe disappointment on my father’s face when I came home for the weekend and nonchalantly (or so I thought) lit up a cigarette.

Comment Spot by Cllr Piers Allen | 12 Oct 21

Hampton and Molesey Riverside Trust AGM

The Hampton and Molesey Riverside Trust have served notice of their Annual General Meeting which will take place on Tuesday 19 October 2021 at 7.30pm.

Community news on behalf of Hampton and Molesey Riverside Trust | 12 Oct 21

London Rivers Week announces amazing programme of events

London Rivers Week is an annual celebration of London's rivers and wetland habitats and runs from 23 to 31 October. There will be a wide selection of free events, talks and walks throughout the week.

Community news on behalf of London Rivers Week | 12 Oct 21

Healthwatch Richmond invite you to celebrate Black History Month at York House

Date: Tuesday 26 October 2021
Location: The Salon, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham
Time: 6pm

Community news on behalf of Healthwatch Richmond | 12 Oct 21

Have your say: Worple Way Recreation Ground playground upgrade

As part of the Council's continued commitment to improve our parks and open spaces, the Parks Team are proposing a number of upgrades to Worple Way Recreation Ground.

Council news | 11 Oct 21

Council calls for fair, sustainable funding to support local recovery

Richmond Council, as part of the South London Partnership, has made a joint submission to the government's Spending Review, calling on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP to prioritise fair, sustainable funding to support the most vulnerable, to deliver a fair economic recovery and to accelerate the move to net zero.

Council news | 11 Oct 21

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Week is observed every year and aims to raise awareness of pregnancy loss and infant death, including miscarriage, stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) ectopic pregnancy and the death of a newborn.

Council news | 11 Oct 21

The Gruffalo's Child at Kew Gardens this half term

Little ones can join the Gruffalo's Child this October half term and become a curious explorer as you follow the enchanting trail around Kew Gardens.

Community news on behalf of Kew Gardens | 11 Oct 21

The Duchess of Malfi comes to the Mary Wallace Theatre in Twickenham

Husband and wife John and Amy Dodero will be playing the doomed Duchess and her lover in Richmond Shakespeare Society's undated version of John Webster's acclaimed The Duchess of Malfi.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Shakespeare Society | 11 Oct 21

Shining a light on support available to children and young people this World Mental Health Day

This World Mental Health Day (10 October 2021), Richmond Council is shining a light on support services available to children and young people who might need help with their mental health.

Council news | 08 Oct 21

No place for hate crime in Richmond upon Thames

This National Hate Crime Awareness Week (9-16 October 2021), the Council, local police and partners are calling for everybody to play their part in reporting hate crime to help make Richmond upon Thames a safe place for everyone. 

Council news | 08 Oct 21

Christmas Day for young care leavers

The Christmas Day Dinner is an annual local event for local care leavers aged 18-25 to celebrate their resilience and create positive memories.

Community news on behalf of Christmas Day Richmond | 08 Oct 21

Mayor recognises frontline workers at special civic service in Twickenham

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Councillor Geoff Acton, recognised the work of local frontline workers for their service throughout the pandemic at a special ceremony at York House last Sunday 3 October.  

Council news | 07 Oct 21

New interactive autumn exhibition at Orleans House Gallery

Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham has announced its next major exhibition ‘Brow of a God/Jaw of a Devil: Unsettling the Source of the Nile’, a collaboration with emerging artist Himali Singh Soin and historian of science Alexis Rider. 

Council news | 07 Oct 21

Arts Richmond Radio Plays presentation

Join Arts Richmond for the final of their Radio Plays Competition in memory of Twickenham actor Colin Skipp. Colin played the beloved farmer, Tony Archer, for 46 years.

Community news on behalf of Arts Richmond | 07 Oct 21

Local derby this weekend as Richmond Rugby take on London Scottish at the Athletic Ground

Following last weekend's narrow defeat to Coventry, Richmond Rugby will look to return to winning ways this Saturday as they take on London Scottish in a much anticipated local derby.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Rugby | 07 Oct 21

London Fire Brigade launch Home Fire Safety Checker tool

The Fire Safety Checker tool provides households with advice on how to stay safe, tailored to your home and household.

Community news on behalf of London Fire Brigade | 07 Oct 21

Register for Richmond CVS' online trustee recruitment event

Being a trustee is a specialised form of volunteering and fulfils a vital role in any charity. Richmond CVS' friendly informal event is one of the best ways to learn more about it, as well as hear directly from a range of local charities that you could get involved with right now.

Community news on behalf of Richmond CVS | 07 Oct 21

The Teddington Fiverfest begins this weekend

Starting this Saturday 9 October the Teddington Fiverfest will see local independent traders offering a selection of £5 offers to shoppers.

Community news on behalf of Totally Locally Teddington | 07 Oct 21

Success for Richmond athletes at the Mini Marathon!

34 athletes represented Richmond upon Thames on Sunday at the Mini Marathon and finished in top 10 positions in each age group.

Council news | 06 Oct 21

Give rutting deer respect and space in Richmond and Bushy Parks

The Royal Parks charity is urging visitors to Bushy and Richmond Parks to be extra vigilant and keep a minimum distance of 50 metres away during the annual deer rut.

Community news on behalf of The Royal Parks | 06 Oct 21

Young Writers' Festival 2021 is now open for entries!

Arts Richmond Young Writers' Festival is open to all young people who either live or attend school/clubs in the borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Community news on behalf of Arts Richmond | 06 Oct 21

German School London Celebrates its 50th Birthday

On Tuesday 21 September the German School London celebrated its 50th Birthday, having first opened its doors on 21 September 1971.

Community news on behalf of German School London | 06 Oct 21

Short film 'Tears Dry To Frost' to premiere at The Exchange in Twickenham

Following funding from Richmond Council's Local Area Fund, local creatives have collaborated to produce the short film 'Tears Dry To Frost'. Starring Anastasia Martin, the film is about how, as she endures more turbulence from her partner, a young woman realises the need to liberate herself.

Community news on behalf of The Exchange | 06 Oct 21

Demystifying the COVID-19 vaccine for young people

A new online website has been launched to provide young people in the borough all the information they need to understand the COVID-19 vaccine and testing.

Council news | 05 Oct 21

Fostering - A sense of achievement

Children and young people can come into local authority care for lots of reasons, through no fault of their own. Usually, this happens when their parents can't look after them because of drug, alcohol or mental health problems, or there’s been a family crisis. Fostering is a way of providing a short-term home for a child until a permanent solution is found, although how long they’ll be in foster care for isn’t always known.

Comment Spot by Mandy Rimer | 05 Oct 21

Whitton Community Big Band gear up for first gig following launch

The Whitton Community Big Band are a relaxed and friendly community band which plays swing, Latin jazz, funk and rock in a Big Band format.

Community news on behalf of Whitton Community Big Band | 05 Oct 21

Richmond running events for kids

Marathon Kids UK is a free programme that runs in parks all over the UK on weekends and in the school holidays, allowing children to maintain regular exercise even when school’s out.

Community news on behalf of Marathon Kids | 05 Oct 21

Find out what’s happening in the borough this Black History Month

Join us in celebrating Black History Month in Richmond upon Thames this October. The main aim of Black History Month is to explore Black history, heritage and culture. It’s a chance to learn more about the achievements and contributions of Black people not just in the UK, but throughout the world, and to improve awareness of Black history.

Council news | 04 Oct 21

Analysis shows lower air pollution levels since 20mph scheme roll-out

Richmond Council has commissioned an independent assessment to review the levels of air pollution in Richmond upon Thames since the implementation of the 20mph scheme in late 2019 and early 2020. The assessment has now shown that levels have dropped since the lower speed limit was introduced.

Council news | 04 Oct 21

Join Richmond Borough Mind for their ultimate Resilience toolkit workshop

To celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Richmond Borough Mind is inviting you to join them for an exclusive workshop, sharing a variety of exercises and resources that can be used in everyday life to build resilience during challenging times.

Community news on behalf of Richmond Borough Mind | 04 Oct 21

A sunny and historic unveiling at Park House Mansion

On Sunday 26 September around 90 members of the Twickenham Park Residents Association (TPRA) gathered at the original Victorian pillars of Park House Mansion in East Twickenham to unveil a plaque about the history of the mansion.

Community news on behalf of Twickenham Park Residents Association | 01 Oct 21

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Updated: 24 Mar 2021