Archives from February 2007

Planning Permission Refused for Hand Car Wash

On the 16th February 2007 the Richmond Council Planning Committee refused permission for a proposed hand car wash to be located near the Book Data building on the A316.

27 February 2007 | news

Event Reminder: Biking for Children in Care

UPDATE: Change of plan… the bike ride will start from Sunningdale at 9.15 on Saturday 3rd March as the train track between Staines and Windsor is being repaired. If you do plan on coming there is a train leaving Twickeham at 8.40am which arrives in time for the 9.15 departure. Please let Gill Timmis ( know if you intend coming.

27 February 2007 | around_town

Event Reminder: Turkstock II

Forget Woodstock and Reading, the place to be this Friday is the Winchester Hall in St Margarets when the doors open promptly at 7.30pm for Turkstock II a band fundraiser for St Stephen’s CofE School.

Last year’s event raised a fantastic £600 for St Stephen’s CofE School and this year’s bash promises to be even bigger and better with four hot local bands. The line-ups are all St Margaret’s bred talent, featuring dads from St Stephen’s CofE School.

27 February 2007 | around_town

Marathon Duet

Rachel Evans, a local woman, is running in the London Marathon in April. She has committed to raise £2000 for the NCH ‘the children’s charity’ and St Martin-in-the-fields Building Project As Rachel happens to be a soprano with St Martin-in-the-fields, to help raise funds she has organised A Concert for Mother’s Day – an evening of Arias Duets and Trios from Oratorio, Opera and Shows at St Mary the Virgin Church in Twickenham on 18th March. Rachel will be performing with Loretta Hopkins with special guest Gregory Tassell.

26 February 2007 | around_town

Event Reminder: February Fools Cricket Match


25 February 2007 | around_town

Event Reminder: Hamlet

scene from Hamlet

25 February 2007 | around_town

Minutes from Area Consultation Meeting

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25 February 2007 | news

Strong Dog Fouling Enforcement Coming

The Council will be adopting new dog fouling powers that will increase the maximum penalty for failing to remove dog faeces deposited on the highway to £1000 on conviction. The Council will be targeting its enforcement operations at known hotspots in the vicinity of Primary schools.

New signage and publicity in the local newspapers will advertise this new power in the next couple of months. Leaflets will also be handed out to dog walkers and local residents in the vicinity of targeted enforcement areas. The Council will be offering those actually caught in the act of failing to remove faeces the opportunity of paying a fixed penalty notice of £80. If the notice is not paid, legal proceedings will be issued. Such operations will be dependent on Council resources and the level of Police support that can be made available.

25 February 2007 | news

Local Schools Offer Mother's Day Special

Come and Get It Cover

25 February 2007 | around_town

Hawk in Moormead Park Threatens Small Birds

“I thought local ‘bird loving’ residents may be interested to hear that a large hawk has been seen at the top of Sidney Road and also on Moormead Park.

I have spoken to a few residents that have thought squirrels may be to blame for the recent significant reduction of small birds in the area, and this bird of prey may be the cause.

If the hawk decides to nest in the area, it could decimate the local bird community; especially, as it is large enough to take a cat or very small dog. I personally saw it catch a black song bird and its mate in one claw, but was unsuccesful in getting the bird to drop its prey. The bird stands approximately two feet high, and has a wingspan of over three feet.

The sighting has been reported to both the RSPCA and the local council.”

from Jonathan Blair, local resident

25 February 2007 | news

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