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Travellers in Old Deer Park

The Council has been made aware that there is a traveller camp in Old Deer Park. Officers are inspecting the site to begin the legal process of ensuring their removal.


Fourth at London Youth Games

Team Richmond finished this year's London Youth Games in fourth place, picking up 1,138 points and 30 top 10 finishes over the last nine months of competition.

Notable performances from the final weekend of competition include the Girls Basketball squad winning overall gold, with the Girls Hockey and Boys Basketball winning overall silver and the Boys Athletics and Diving squads winning bronze.

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'Reimagine' digital exhibition

Patients from West Middlesex University Hospital created their own interpretations of the 'Reimagine' exhibition at Orleans House Gallery, in which 11 artists explored a variety of approaches to reimagine artworks from the Richmond Borough Art Collection.

The workshops have been delivered in partnership with hospital charity CW+ as part of their arts in health programme.

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Sustainable fashion event coming to St Margarets

The Environment Trust is looking to host its first ever Clothes Swap event on the evening of Friday 2 August at the ETNA Centre in Twickenham for drinks, nibbles and fashion tips.

You can now drop off your clothes at the ETNA Centre in Twickenham between now and 2 August. Please note that clothes should be in good condition and washed. Tickets to the event are £10 (£8 for members of Environment Trust).

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RideLondon returns for 2019: how you can prepare

Prudential RideLondon 2019 events will take place in central London on Saturday 3 August 2019 and in London and Surrey on Sunday 4 August 2019.

Residents are encouraged to plan early this year, making sure they are well aware of the road closures and plan their day accordingly. There will also be significant delays to all road journeys.

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What's on at The Exchange

On Saturday 13 July, see the students from the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy perform their Summer Show. Tickets are £9 for adults and £5 for under 16's.

At the end of the month, see Elizabeth Samuels Drama School present The Wizard of Oz on Friday 26 July at 6.30pm. Tickets are £8 and £6 for concessions.

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Come along to Twickenham Work Club

The Work Club will be running sessions every Tuesday from 9.30 to 11.30am at Twickenham Library.

Knowledgeable volunteers with experience in careers guidance are available to help you with online job search skills, writing your CV and achieving work related goals.

The Work Club is open to everyone, and personalised one to one sessions can be arranged by referral.

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Heathrow expansion public meeting

Richmond Heathrow Campaign is organising a public meeting at Duke Street Church on 23 July at 7.30pm for residents about Heathrow Airport's consultation on its preferred masterplan.

Key topics to be discused include Heathrow’s expanded operations, noise, air pollution from surface traffic and aircraft, and impact on climate change.

The panel wil lbe made up of Nigel Milton (Director of Communications, Heathrow Airport Ltd), Cllr Martin Elengorn (Chair of Richmond Council's Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sports Services Committee), Cait Hewit (Deputy Director, Aviation Environment Federation) and Peter Wilson (Chair, Richmond Heathrow Campaign)

Please email questions in advance to There will also be an opportunity to ask questions on the night.

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Self-made man sculpture brought to life

A sculpture entiteld 'the self-made man', carved by Derek Pearce, took shape in Moormead Park, St Margarets yesterday.

The sculpture has been created from the stump of a tree which was felled in 2018, after its condition had declined beyond being able to recover naturally. It includes a special wood stain which staves off UV light. It takes the shape of a man carving himself out of the tree stem and will incorporate a QR barcode which will play music when scanned.

It comes following a consultation on the proposed sculpture earlier this year.

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Host a picnic this summer and help change a veteran’s life

Round up your troops and roll out the picnic blanket in aid of Richmond-based veterans’ employment charity, The Poppy Factory.

You can make a huge difference to the lives of wounded, injured and sick veterans simply by hosting a picnic and collecting donations for this important cause. Plan your picnic any time this summer!

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BAFTA Award for Richmond upon Thames College student

Last month, Richmond upon Thames College student Elizabeth Orji-Smith attended the BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) award ceremony, where she won the Game Concept Award for 15-18 year olds.

The ninth annual YGD competition celebrates and acknowledges the creativity that is required when designing games. It gives young people an understanding of how rewarding a career within this industry can be.

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Children's Summer Art School

The Landmark Summer Art School offers you the opportunity to discover your creative potential. Enjoy a moment of uninterrupted time to develop your art skills with individual tuition and guidance.

Sessions are available from July to August 2019 and are suitable for children aged 8 to 14 years old.

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Summer Holidays at Orleans House Gallery

There's plenty happening these summer holidays at Orleans House Gallery!

With our three day camps, young creatives can plan, prototype and build a sanctuary of the future. Or if they love to move and groove, they can be led by the dynamic DanceWest Team to explore contemporary, hip hop and more.

There is also a fantastic free event on Sunday 4 August with workshops, interactive experiences, food and drink stalls. All of this alongside our regular family sessions and free exhibitions, you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained along the river.

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Kilmorey's Wild Neighbours

Celebrate the wonderful wildlife on our doorstep and explore at the historic Kilmorey Mausoleum Wildlife Garden in St Margarets on Sunday 21 July between 10am and 3pm.

Discover hidden wild neighbours on an adventurous nature trail, learn about the vital work bees and hedgehogs do from nature experts and make a mini-bee-nursery for your garden to expand their habitat! Coffee, tea and delicious homemade cakes will be available as well as a raffle with lots of great prizes to be won.

All proceeds will support Environment Trust's nature and heritage conservation work.


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Join the ACT Awareness presentation

Residents and businesses are invited to attend an Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) event delivered by Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Officers.

The presentation will cover topics including the current threat posed to the UK by international and domestic terrorism and extremism, reporting and dealing with suspicious behaviour and how to stay safe in the event of a firearms or weapons attack.

This free event takes place on Wednesday 10 July from 5 to 7pm in the Council Chamber at York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 3AA. Please email Steve Barr with the names and organisations of those attending.


Voodooh pledges to be idle free

Voodooh in Richmond have signed the pledge to help make Richmond upon Thames an idle free borough.

It is one of over 600 people, community groups, schools and businesses to have signed the pledge so far in the borough.

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

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Age UK Richmond's engAGE Music Festival

Make your way to the friendly Age UK Richmond local festival and enjoy a fantastic family day out on Sunday 14 July, from 2 to 7pm, at Barnes Home Guard Association, East Sheen.

Enjoy live music, comedy, market stalls, delicious food and a silent online auction with amazing items to bid for.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door on the day at £10 adults or £5 for under 12's

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Buy a second-hand bike

The Barnes Charity bike sale is on this week!

Visit the children's sale on Friday 12 July at St Mary's Church in Barnes from 3.30 to 5pm, with a huge range of different bikes available all for a reasonable price.

The adult bike sale will take place at the Barnes Fair on Saturday 13 July from 9am at St Mary's Church.

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BCA Barnes Fair

The Barnes Fair is the largest community fundraising event in Richmond with around 300 stalls, live music, events stage and more.

The fair will take place on Saturday 13 July from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Also, this year there is an animal-themed fancy dress parade which is open to all children under 11 years old.

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Shakespeare in the park

Richmond Shakespeare Society will be presenting their delightful open-air production of Much Ado About Nothing in the Fountain Gardens at York House in Twickenham.

Bring a blanket, picnic and enjoy sunshine and Shakespeare from Monday 15 to Saturday 20 July. Purchase tickets by calling 07484 927 622. or book online.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018