Archives from November 2006

Beware Bogus 'Charities' and Third World Appeals

Residents regularly receive leaflets asking for items of clothing and household goods to be left for collection.

30 November 2006 | editorial

Play Reminder: Humpty Dumpty

From 7th to 16th December the Richmond Shakespeare Society stages this evergreen Xmas classic right on the doorstep at the eggscellent Mary Wallace Theatre beside the Thames at Twickenham, and so the youngest fans don’t miss their bedtime, there’ll be two Saturday matinees, not one.

30 November 2006 | around_town

Event Reminder: Music at Christmas

Remember the Fancy a Good Sing article? Well, despite being short a few tenors – hint, hint – the recently formed choir are ready for a Christmas concert at Richmond College.

30 November 2006 | around_town

Local Schools Launch Cookery Book

The PTAs at St Stephens Junior School and Orleans Infant School have joined forces to produce a cookery book to raise funds for their schools. Comprising 65 recipes from parents, governors and teachers at the schools, Come and Get It is lavishly illustrated with children’s drawings and is published on Friday December 1st.

29 November 2006 | around_town

Event Reminder: Fighting Alcohol & Drugs Seminar

Drug and Alcohol Seminar Poster

29 November 2006 | around_town

No Christmas Fair on Crown Road

Sadly there will be no Christmas Fair in Crown Road this year. The St Margarets Traders Association, who normally organises the event, has decided to take a year off from hosting the event. The fair is an enormous amount of work for the Traders Association and requires coordination with the traders, local school PTAs, Richmond Council, Met Police, fun fair people, craft stalls, bands, street performers, street closure, insurance, lighting and clean-up to name a few. Hopefully next year the tradition returns.

28 November 2006 | around_town

CPZ Consultation in St Margarets Delayed

bq.. “The consultation for the proposed Controlled Parking Zone [CPZ] in St Margaret’s village will not start until late January at the earliest. The Council’s Cabinet plans to decide at its meeting on Monday, 15 January 2007, on the details of its new charging scheme for CPZs, which is currently out to consultation (see Consultation on emission based charging for parking permits and note the deadline for receipt of completed questionnaires and comments is 15 December 2006.)

If all runs to plan, the consultation will start as soon as is feasible after January 15 and will contain full details of the charges that will apply if a CPZ is created. A legal challenge to the new scheme (unlikely but possible) will delay matters further.”

22 November 2006 | news

Art Deco London - Local Book, Local Bargain

Art Deco London written by local resident Colin Hines with photographs by Paul Riddle and Keith Cheetham is the first ever guide book to the 20’s and 30’s deco delights of the capital. Its 60 pages contain 110 superb colour photographs and shows where in London magnificent examples of art deco can be found, eaten and quaffed in, slept in, shopped in, and campaigned for. Its deco delights range from ‘palaces of the people’ cinemas (many saved thanks to bingo), theatres, hotels, homes, shops, museums, a deco hospital and even a ‘decover and out’ crematorium.

22 November 2006 | around_town

Exhibition Reminder: Landscapes - Seen and Imagined

Currently running, there is a new joint exhibition featuring recent paintings by local artists, Idun Eustace and Jane Butcher.

Curator of Orleans House Gallery Mark De Novellis said: “This is a very accomplished exhibition of work by local talent.”

The show runs through 14 January 2007.

22 November 2006 | around_town

Lifetime Achievement Award for Sunvil's Noel Josephides

Noel Josephides, the co-founder of Sunvil Holidays, based in Old Isleworth, Middlesex, has been awarded the British Guild of Travel Writers’ highest honour, the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to the world of travel, which includes his pioneering campaign for ‘green’ tourism long before the concept was adopted by other sectors of the travel industry.

20 November 2006 | around_town

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