Archives from October 2021

Walking the dog!

In the early 60’s something rather strange was taking place in Britain and particularly around Twickenham. Roy Carr of the ‘New Musical Express’ summed it up rather neatly…

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21 October 2021 | around_town

Richmond Climate Week

Richmond Climate Week will take place from 1 to 7 November 2021

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21 October 2021 | around_town

Local job opportunities in leisure

Are you interested in a career in sport? We currently have a number of roles, both full time and part time, available for those interested in working in the borough’s sports centres and pools.

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21 October 2021 | around_town

Essential works begin to protect endangered black poplars

Richmond Council is undertaking essential conservation works to protect local native black poplar trees. Richmond upon Thames has one of the most important populations of native black poplar in the country.

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21 October 2021 | news

Book a vaccine jab for 12–15 year olds this half term

Children under 16 in England will be able to book a vaccination against COVID-19 over the half-term break, the NHS has announced.

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21 October 2021 | around_town

The opening of Kilmorey Mausoleum - 29 October 2021

What is that eerie screech you can hear echoing across the deserted garden? A two-ton bronze door perhaps swinging open on a Victorian mausoleum or the rasp of fingernails scratching across a wooden coffin lid? Who are those lost souls sighing in the night, so many years apart, now finally reunited? Could it be Black Jack Kilmorey, dead now for 140 years, reaching through eternity for his one true love the beautiful Priscilla Hoste dead since 1854 but not forgotten?

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15 October 2021 | around_town

Old Isleworth Market

Join us for fresh local produce, arts, crafts, homeware and beauty products. Enjoy live music. Grab a bite for breakfast, choose a sweet treat, pick up lunch, find a gift for a loved one or treat yourself!

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14 October 2021 | around_town

MP urges Mayor to keep free access to Townmeade Recycling Centre

The Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion is due to come into effect on the 25th of October with the western boundary of the zone following the A205 south circular into the borough of Richmond Upon Thames, placing Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre and Mortlake Crematorium inside the zone. Some residents with older cars will be forced to pay £12.50 to access these two important community services. Richmond council have contacted Transport for London and requested these key amenities be removed from the zone but have not, as yet, been successful.

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14 October 2021 | news

Statement from Munira Wilson MP regarding fatal stabbing in Twickenham

Following the fatal stabbing in Craneford Way playing fields on the afternoon of Tuesday 12 October, I would firstly like to extend my deepest condolences to all the family and friends of the victim. My thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic and shocking incident, in particular the staff, students and their parents at Richmond upon Thames College, where the victim was a student.

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13 October 2021 | news

Young Writers' Festival 2021/22 launch

Arts Richmond’s Annual writing competition For all young people in the borough.

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9 October 2021 | around_town

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