Archives from October 2018

The Originator of Jazz

There have been many claimants to the title “Originator of Jazz” and many more who have had the title thrust upon them. Buddy Bolden and Louis Armstrong fell into the second group whereas ragtime pianist Jelly Roll Morton placed himself firmly in the first - but there was one other musician who felt that if anyone deserved the title “Originator of Jazz” it was him…

31 October 2018 | around_town

Richmond Council launches DataRich website

Richmond Council has relaunched its online resource that aims to help local organisations, groups and businesses understand more about the people who live in the borough and their needs.

30 October 2018 | news

Consultation on special educational needs and disabilities funding

Have your say on future funding of services for children and families with SEND. Richmond Council is asking families for their view on the future of services for children and their families with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

29 October 2018 | news

Consultation on proposed pregnancy clinic protection area

People are now able to have their say on a proposal to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) around the British Pregnancy Advisory Service Clinic in Rosslyn Road, Twickenham.

29 October 2018 | news

The Red and White

On May 3rd 1915, after attending the funeral of his friend Alexis Helmer killed during the 2nd Battle of Ypres, soldier and physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae sat down and wrote one of the best-loved poems of the Great War - ‘In Flanders Fields’

28 October 2018 | around_town

Trustee Recruitment Event - 15 November 2018

There are literally hundreds of not for profit organisations in our borough that enrich and enliven the local community and they couldn’t do it without their trustees. If you would like to support and guide a particular organisation’s work, volunteering as a trustee could be perfect for you.

28 October 2018 | news

Halloween safety tips

Avoid a fright this Halloween night by following simple safety steps to keep your family and your home safe.

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

24 October 2018 | around_town

A day of Remembrance

This year’s Remembrance Day Services are being held throughout the borough on Sunday, 11 November.

Wherever you are in the borough there will be a service near to you where you can pay your respects to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

24 October 2018 | around_town

Recycle your pumpkins this Halloween

With an estimated 5 million pumpkins being sold nationally in the days leading up to Halloween, Richmond Council is encouraging residents to recycle their Jack o’ lanterns once the celebrations are over.

24 October 2018 | around_town

Stand in the Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament elections

If you think you have what it takes to represent the voices of 15,000 young people living in Richmond, then maybe you should consider registering to run in the Richmond and Kingston Youth Elections 2018.

24 October 2018 | news

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