Archives from August 2015

Grigg Motorcycles


British motorcyclists are a sentimental bunch. They can get just as excited by a list of British motorcycle ‘marques’ as doing the ton up the Kingston by-pass on the back of a 1959 650cc Bonneville Twin and who can blame them? It is an illustrious catalogue - B.S.A, Triumph, Arial, Norton, Vincent, Matchless, Royal Enfield and so on. But there is one name missing from that roll of honour…

28 August 2015 | around_town

Join the Teddington Choral Society

Do you enjoy singing? Come and join Teddington Choral Society, a friendly and welcoming local choir. Discover your voice and make new friends. Tenors & Basses especially welcome. Newcomers and Experienced singers equally welcome.

28 August 2015 | around_town

Can You Find Pirate Treasure in St Margarets?

Under the cover of darkness pirates invaded St Margarets last night!

A notorious pirate gang has hidden treasure all over St Margarets…

Can you help to find the treasure before they return to collect it?

28 August 2015 | around_town

The Guardian: Rugby World Cup: what's in it for the residents of Twickenham?

Martyn Day’s article Me No See RWC Legacy was picked up by The Guardian on 17 August 2015.

Drunken fans, traffic chaos, rubbish everywhere - Richmond council wants pubs to close early, but some locals think there should be more of a legacy in return.

28 August 2015 | news

Speed Volunteering Opportunity at Ham House - 7 to 11 September 2015

This September, a huge project will be taking place at Ham House. Over five days, one hundred volunteers will take part in the effort to clear the historic avenues that lead up to the house. We’re looking for groups from the local community to help make this happen.

28 August 2015 | around_town

New Licensing for Rugby World Cup 2015 Agreed

The Council, Metropolitan Police Service, RFU, local publicans and Tournament Organisers, England Rugby 2015, have agreed a more flexible approach to managing licensing during Twickenham based evening matches during Rugby World Cup 2015.

28 August 2015 | news

Me No See RWC Legacy

I’ve heard most of the arguments about the Rugby World Cup being good for the local economy - and I suppose, like most people, I am ready and prepared to put up with the inconvenience - the traffic diversions, the closed streets, the hoards of fans, the ‘porta-potty’ toilets, the crowded trains, the litter and the noise into the early hours of the morning. This the price of living next door to Twickenham Stadium at the time of the Rugby World Cup. I accept this. What I cannot accept is the apparent lack of any recognition, recompense or legacy for the thousands of people who will have to put up with it.

13 August 2015 | editorial

Sir David Attenborough Becomes a Patron of the Holly Lodge Centre

The Trustees of the Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park are extremely pleased to announce that Sir David Attenborough has agreed to become a patron of the Centre.

13 August 2015 | around_town

Event Reminder: The Music of Bond: James Bond - 9 October 2015

This autumn the Royal Albert Hall presents its annual Friendship Matinee for anyone who receives support from a charity or who belongs to a community or voluntary group. This year’s concert on Friday 9 October 2015 at 3pm features the Music of James Bond and all tickets are just £5!

13 August 2015 | around_town

Rugby World Cup Road Closure Trial Weekends - 15 August and 2 September 2015

On Saturday 15 August, a sporting event will take place at Twickenham Stadium at 20.00 and again on 2 September at 14.30. This event will be used to test new travel arrangements for Rugby World Cup 2015, which will take place from Friday 18 September until Saturday 31 October.

12 August 2015 | around_town

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