Archives from August 2019

School Sixth Forms buck national A-Level results

Students in Richmond upon Thames school sixth forms are once again celebrating following receipt of their A Level results - with the borough seeing an increase of 2% in A* to C grades.

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16 August 2019 | news

Richmond Riverside Music Festival - 24 to 25 August

Richmond’s Riverside is set to rock this August Bank Holiday weekend with the return of the hugely popular Richmond Riverside Music Festival 2019 (24 to 25 August).

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15 August 2019 | around_town

A shot of rhythm and blues

There was a time when young people in Richmond and Twickenham dressed to impress. They wore hipster trousers and button-down Ben Sherman shirts, Biba dresses and Mary Quant skirts. Hairstyles were by Vidal Sassoon and John Anthony, the hairdresser in Heath Road. Shoes came from Ravel and suits from Italy via the East End of London. The ‘faces’rode motor scooters and went to clubs like the Pontiac, Klooks Kleek, the Carousel in Farnborough and the Ricky Tick in Windsor.

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14 August 2019 | around_town

Famous actors and artists line up to donate art to Environment Trust's Secret Art Sale

Would you like the chance to buy a unique piece of art created by Dame Emma Thompson or Sir Quentin Blake for just £40? Then come along to Environment Trust’s annual Secret Art Sale at The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September from 11am until 5pm to view and purchase art works donated by famous celebrities.

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14 August 2019 | news

Richmond Council gets 4 million grant to build an enabling IoT project

The South London Partnership boroughs, which includes Richmond Council, has been awarded £4m for Internet of Things project which will help people live better, healthier lives through better transport, environment, health and other areas while also improving business retention and sustainable economic growth.

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14 August 2019 | news

Consultation on violence against women and girls

Residents are invited to have their say on a new strategy aimed at preventing violence against women and girls.

The Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy seeks to tackle domestic violence and abuse, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, so-called ‘honour-based’ violence, forced marriage and stalking and harassment.

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9 August 2019 | news

GASS Day - Saturday, 31 August 2019

In other places it might be called “A Yard Sale” or “A Garage Sale” or even “A Car Boot Sale” but not in North St Margarets. There is a ‘Sale’ coming all right but you won’t find a Car or a Boot, or a Garage or a Yard for that matter. In North St Margarets their street sale is called “G.A.S.S Day” which fans of acronyms might recognise as “Grand Annual Street Sale”. Acronym fans will also recognise that it is run by NSMRA - the North St Margarets Residents Association - and like all good street sales it takes place in the street.

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8 August 2019 | around_town

Two stunning new sculptures unveiled at Turner's House

Two new sculptures by Turner’s House artist in residence Nicky Carvell were unveiled today, Sunday 21st July, inspired by the great 19th century artist and the house he designed in Twickenham.

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8 August 2019 | news

20mph limit roll-out begins

Roads in Richmond upon Thames are about to become safer for all our roads users with the phased roll-out of a borough-wide 20mph speed limit beginning on 5 August with the area around Kew Green and part of Hampton.

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8 August 2019 | news

Council calls for increased police presence

Leader of Richmond Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts has written to head of the South West Borough Command Unit, Chief Superintendent Sally Benatar calling for an increased police presence in Richmond town centre.

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8 August 2019 | news

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