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An uneasy Christmas Eve

Just before we settle into three weeks of non-stop ‘knees-up‘and conspicuous consumption let us consider, if only in the name of balance, some of the less cheery fire-side folklore lurking in the darker corners of Christmas Eve.

8 December 2018 | around_town

Recycle your electrical waste at the library

To make recycling across Richmond upon Thames even easier, recycling points for unwanted electric and electronic items are being made available at most libraries across the borough.

8 December 2018 | around_town

Christmas eve lunch for lonely and isolated residents

Older residents who might be alone this Christmas can apply to attend a Christmas Eve lunch, hosted by the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames.

Sponsored by Radfield Home Care, the lunch, on the 24th December, is aimed at spreading a little joy to older residents who face the prospect of Christmas alone.

8 December 2018 | around_town

Be a good neighbour this Christmas

Richmond Council is encouraging residents to be a good neighbour this Christmas and check on the wellbeing of older people in their communities who live alone.

Christmas is about fun, laughter and spending time with family and friends. But for many older people, Christmas can be very lonely. In addition, as the temperatures plummet, the health of older residents can also deteriorate.

8 December 2018 | around_town

Consultation on new Council Tax reduction scheme

Residents can have their say on Council proposals to axe Council Tax contributions for the most hard-pressed residents.

29 November 2018 | around_town

New exhibition weaves its way to Orleans House Gallery

The British Tapestry Group: Sound and Weave / Rhythm of the Weave is expected to transform woven tapestry away from a two-dimensional historical document towards an imaginative, and more multi-disciplinary approach through sounds and distorted dialogue.

29 November 2018 | around_town

Try the DrinkChecker website

Are you drinking responsibly? Keep track of your intake with the Richmond DrinkChecker website. Richmond’s residents are being encouraged to drink responsibly and keep track of their drinking.

19 November 2018 | around_town

Christmas at Kilmorey

It isn’t every day of the week that you receive a warm invitation to a rather unusual Christmas Party being held in a rather unusual location from an even more unusual couple who have been dead for over 100 years. When once such invitation comes your way, you should take it up!

17 November 2018 | around_town

Friendly French conversation classes

Calling local Francophiles looking to improve or perfect their French. I run friendly French conversation classes (only for adults during school hours I’m afraid) at intermediate and advanced levels.

15 November 2018 | around_town

Council offers free grit

Richmond residents are once again being offered free bags of grit and rock salt as part of the Council’s annual winter initiative to tackle snow and ice.

14 November 2018 | around_town

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