Archives from December 2021

Mentioned in despatches

When Peter Mahnke¸ the esteemed publisher and editor of the St Margarets Community Website, recently announced the sad news that he was closing the site he mentioned my name and how I write about local history. Living in St Margarets that is an easy task. Take a simple walk from one end of our neighbourhood to the other and history is there for you, waiting to be noted and reported. So….

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30 December 2021 | around_town

Closing down the St Margarets Community Website

The St Margarets Community Website was started in 2005 and over the past 16 years I have been publishing this site regularly, but as a new year begins, I feel this is the right time to start closing down the site.

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28 December 2021 | editorial

St Margarets Community Website 2021 review

As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to share some quick stats on the year that’s gone by, as we have in previous years. This year is notably different, like 2021, as Covid stopped a lot of events.

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28 December 2021 | editorial

Gary Stewart's Graceland at the Landmark Arts Centre - 14 January 2021

Legendary troubadour Gary Stewart and his incredible six piece band recreate Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album in all its glory in next month in Teddington.

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23 December 2021 | around_town

Explore the wildlife on the River Crane

The Ealing Wildlife Group have released a wonderful new video which explores some of the magnificent wildlife found within the River Crane.

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22 December 2021 | around_town

Struggling to get lateral flow tests? Visit a library

We know that many people are struggling to get lateral flow tests online, and want to ensure that they are regularly testing - particularly in the lead up to the Christmas period when people will be mixing more.

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16 December 2021 | around_town

PCR testing expanded in Richmond

The mobile PCR testing facility based at Old Deer Park in Richmond is now seven days a week. As levels of COVID-19 remain high in the borough, we want to make it as easy as possible for local people to get tested.

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16 December 2021 | around_town

Free video tablets to help tackle loneliness

Do you know someone who might benefit from an easy-to-use video communication tablet, so that they can stay connected with their loved ones and/or carers this Christmas?

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16 December 2021 | around_town

Christmas services in our area - 2021

Here is a list of church services for Christmas Eve and Christmas for some local churches in the St Margarets area. Some require booking and all have Covid restrictions, so please visit the websites before turning up.

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10 December 2021 | around_town

Richmond Community Choir Christmas concert - 11 December 2021

Yes, we are back! Our last Christmas concert was two years ago in the heady days before Covid.

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9 December 2021 | around_town

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