Archives from August 2009

The Dog Days of Summer

bq. “In the mydle of the monthe Iulius the Canicular dayes begyn.”

Bartholomeus De proprietatibus rerum, 1398: John de Trevisa

Well, fellow St Margarethans, I think we’ve made it! The gods have smiled upon us once again and it looks like we’re going to survive. I’m not talking about getting through the trials and tribulations of the School holidays either. My concern is with the Dog Days which according to ancient wisdom ran from early July to late August …

27 August 2009 | around_town

Hockey Anyone?

The Teddington Tigers, an over 40’s men’s hockey side and part of Teddington Hockey Club, are looking to get some new members. They play every two weeks over the winter and are a very friendly and gentlemanly team! The hockey is of a reasonable standard and not too demanding and there’s a really good bunch of members.

27 August 2009 | around_town

Event Reminder: Baby & Young Children's Disco Dance

The National Childbirth Trust, Twickenham branch and Diddi Dance is calling all children aged (0-7) and their parents to come and join for a great Disco dance and boogie.

27 August 2009 | around_town

Their Royal Highnesses Request the Pleasure...


Following their recent attendance at a Buckingham Palace Garden Party - in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall - the 1st St. Margarets Cub Scouts offer this advice, just in case you receive the official summons yourself one day…

5 August 2009 | around_town

St Margarets Community Survey - Last Week to Have Your Say

The St Margarets Community Survey deadline has been extended to Friday 14th August. Residents living in the St Margarets and North Twickenham voting ward, or any of the streets in the St Margarets area which received a copy of the Survey, are eligible to complete this questionnaire. The Survey is organised by the St Margarets Alliance and enables residents to set priorities for a St Margarets Community Action Plan - funded by government and community funds and part of a nationwide strategy to create a more local form of democracy.

Complete the Survey now

5 August 2009 | around_town

Appointment of Architects for Expansion of Local Schools

The Council has announced that it is about to decide on the appointment of architects for the Orleans Infant & Nursery School and St Stephens Junior School Expansions. Details of the proposed decisions may be viewed here and here These decisions will not be made before 10 August 2009. It is proposed to appoint DLA Architecture Ltd to do Orleans for a fee of £160,000 and Reformat LLP to do St Stephens for a fee of £450,000. The total budgets are £3.1 mn and £2.0 mn. The build costs are £2.0 mn. and £1.2 mn.

3 August 2009 | news

New Street Lights on the Warren Footpath

Work will start on Tuesday 28th July starting at the Richmond Bridge end working towards Orleans Road. During the time of installation, trenching and removal work, sections of the footpath will be closed. The closures are planned to take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 10 weeks between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Some sections of the footpath will always remain open but you may have to divert fairly far off the river footpath to pass the closed works areas depending on the location of the works. On closure days you can divert by using the Surrey towpath between Richmond Bridge and Ham House and take Hammerton’s ferry to cross. The ferry will be free for pedestrians and cyclists on the closure days and operate from 9 am to 6 pm for the 10 weeks of works (Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays).

3 August 2009 | news

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