St Margarets Community Website Newsletter

8 March 2018

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Latest News

A great uncle returns - part 2

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Through their Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre the Ministry of Defence supports a continuing service recovering 'missing' British and Commonwealth service personnel killed in conflict from the 1st World War right up to the Korean War in the 1950's… and it is this small team of six dedicated people who are providing Uncle Eric with the formal military funeral that he never received in 1917.

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Join the Mayor's egg hunt

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Be a part of our Eggs-ellent adventure

Children and families are invited to be part of an eggs-ellent adventure and join the Mayor's Easter Egg Hunt in York House Gardens from 2pm to 3pm on Sunday 25th March.

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Yogalates spring 2018 term

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Ready for real transformation before summer arrives?

Feel tall, confident and toned in the sunshine with my award-winning blend of Hatha Yoga and Pilates, every Sunday evening in St Margarets.

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Twickenham Riverside redevelopment planning approved

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Following lengthy debate last night the application to redevelop Twickenham Riverside was approved by the Planning Committee.

On Wednesday 7th March, the Committee discussed an application to redevelop 1, 1A, 1B and 1C King Street; 2-4 Water Lane; the site of the former swimming pool building at the corner of Water Lane and the Embankment; and river facing parcel of land on the Embankment in front of Diamond Jubilee Gardens, Twickenham.

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Richmond Council tax rise planned for 2018

Faced with massive cuts in Government funding, Richmond Council will be raising Council Tax to protect the key services that residents want and need.

Historically, under successive Governments, Richmond upon Thames has been poorly funded. The four year Finance Settlement arranged in 2016 has resulted in Richmond losing its Government General Grant by 2018/19. This continues to leave Richmond as the lowest funded Council in London with the Council Tax paid by residents covering an ever higher share of service costs.

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Eel Pie Island gets its own museum

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A museum dedicated to the rich musical- and river-related history of Eel Pie Island, Twickenham has opened its doors at 1-3 Richmond Road in Twickenham.

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, match-funded by the Mayor of London, and with the sponsorship of local businesses and organisations, and the support of Richmond Council, the Museum now enjoys a permanent location in the heart of Twickenham.

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Richmond Council asks for new approach with level crossings

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Following feedback from residents, businesses and ward councillors, particularly at recent Village Planning Questiontime events, Cllr Paul Hodgins and Cllr Peter Buckwell met with Network Rail to discuss level crossings in Richmond upon Thames.

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Sponsor an Elm in Richomond Park - ONLY 5 LEFT!

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The Friends of Richmond Park, and The Royal Parks, have launched an exciting project to plant over 40 disease-resistant elm trees in Richmond Park.

Elm Walk will be a new avenue of trees along the path from Petersham Gate. The start of the Elm Walk will be marked with an elm tree presented by the Friends to Sir David Attenborough on his 90th birthday.

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History of Orleans House comes alive

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Fancy spending a lunchtime strolling through the gardens of one of Twickenham's iconic landmarks? Are you a history or architecture enthusiast? If your answer is yes, then a new permanent interpretation in the grounds of Orleans House Gallery could be just the thing for you.

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