Archives from October 2017

If invaders come

Hanging on my kitchen wall is an old wartime poster. Set in an upper case ‘Keep Calm’ font against a red background it advises ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’.

This morale raising poster was first published by the Government in 1939 when the nation was on the brink of war with Germany and threatened with mass air attacks and invasion. About 2.45 million copies of the poster were printed but it was not widely displayed. The campaign was soon forgotten until 2000 when a copy of the poster was rediscovered in a bookshop in Alnwick.

28 October 2017 | around_town

Teddington Baptist Church Craft Fair - 18 November 2017

The popular annual craft fair held at Teddington Baptist Church returns on Saturday 18th November between 10.30am and 3.30pm featuring regular favourites alongside new stalls to get you in the festive spirit. The Mayor will be attending the event and there will be over 20 stalls where shoppers will be able to enjoy a range of professional designer/makers including jewellery, textiles, Christmas decorations, art, stationery, ceramics, handicrafts and handmade chocolates. Food and drink will be available in the café throughout the day, and a charity cake stall will be on hand to provide sweet treats.

28 October 2017 | around_town

Deadline nears for secondary school applications

The deadline to apply to secondary schools in September 2018 is Tuesday 31 October. This crucial deadline applies for children who were born between 1 Sept 2006 and 31 August 2017.

28 October 2017 | around_town

Halloween tips from Richmond Council

Avoid a nightmare this Halloween - tips to keep your home and family safe.

Richmond Council is asking parents to speak with their children if they are planning to go out on Halloween night and evenings across the holiday week.

28 October 2017 | around_town

The Great Silence

This time next year the North St Margarets Residents Association - the NSMRA, and their local church, All Souls on Northcote Road, will be completing preparations for two events they are planning to mark the end of the 1st World War and the silence of the guns on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The day of the Armistice.

18 October 2017 | around_town

Marble Hill Yoga

Join early morning yoga sessions, run by Lotus and Laurel Yoga, in the beautiful surroundings of Marble Hill Park.

Classes take place on Wednesday mornings from 6.30 to 8am with no fixed cost, just bring along a donation. There is no need to book, just meet on the pleasure ground between the house and the river. Dress warmly. Beginners, children, dogs all welcome and late arrivals definitely not a problem. Mats available.

18 October 2017 | around_town

Village Planning Fund - public consultation

Eighteen community projects from across the borough are out for public feedback and the Council is asking for public support as to which should receive funding.

18 October 2017 | around_town

Toy Shop - Halloween half-term activities

Autumn is well and truly here and time is flying by.

If you fancy getting stuck into some wonderful activities over the half terms break, then join the team at The Toy Shop for a week of Halloween inspired activities.

18 October 2017 | around_town

Richmond Library's Workspace nurturing new businesses

A workspace operated by Richmond’s Library Service which caters for lone workers, small businesses and freelancers, has helped a new business in Richmond take flight.

18 October 2017 | news

Richmond Council parks survey

Richmond Council is asking residents to give their views on the Council’s parks.

The Richmond Council ‘Parks Satisfaction Survey’ 2017 will take place over the next four weeks and aims to assess overall satisfaction with local parks and, importantly, highlight any areas for improvement.

18 October 2017 | news

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