Archives from October 2020

The night a giant visited Twickenham and St Margarets

On the night of January 29th 1918, the sleeping residents of Twickenham and St Margarets would have been disturbed by the sound of powerful engines approaching from the north-east and the heavy ‘crump’ of exploding bombs. Those who got up from their beds to find out what was going on would have seen from their windows a colossal plane filling the night sky.

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30 October 2020 | around_town

Online talk on the Islamic collection at Emery Walker's House

Emery Walker’s House and The William Morris Society are holding an online talk on objects in their Islamic collections and how they sit within the wider narrative of Islamic art and its influence on British Arts & Crafts.

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27 October 2020 | around_town

Little Crumpets - before and after school care

Before and After School Care for 4-11 year olds.

Little Crumpets is a happy, wholesome Breakfast and Supper Club for 4-11 year olds.

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27 October 2020 | around_town

New poppy crossing to commemorate our veterans

The pelican crossing outside The Poppy Factory in Petersham Road Richmond has had a ‘poppy’ uplift just in time for Remembrance Day 2020.

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27 October 2020 | around_town

Christmas is illegal

You can relax. Christmas isn’t actually illegal at the moment but judging by the way the COVID-19 tide is taking us we may find ourselves locked up by the end of December, leaving some of us depressed by the thought we won’t be allowed to meet up with our families over the turkey and others cheerful because we don’t have to drive up to Huddersfield to visit Great Aunt Maud.

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24 October 2020 | around_town

Richmond Council will provide meal support for most vulnerable school children, after Government fails

Following the Government announcement that they will not be extending a school meal voucher scheme, Richmond Council is developing a Covid19 half-term food support package for vulnerable children, meaning that children from the borough’s lowest-income families don’t go hungry over the schools’ break.

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23 October 2020 | news

Council slams Government TfL bailout proposal

The Leader of Richmond Council has written to the Government to slam their request that the congestion charge zone be expanded to the suburbs and a new Council Tax precept be introduced to cover the financial bailout of TfL.

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23 October 2020 | news

York House exterior to be restored

York House in Twickenham will be benefiting from some restoration works over the next few weeks, repairing damage that has occurred to the external façade as a result of weather damage over recent years.

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21 October 2020 | news

Renewal of orders to protect our parks and open spaces

Following a public consultation, two local Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) which aim to address anti-social activities in public spaces in the borough have been renewed.

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21 October 2020 | news

New financial help online guide

A new online guide has been launched for those needing some additional help accessing food, household essentials, paying for bills, rent or their mortgage as a result of Covid-19.

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20 October 2020 | around_town

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