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The National Archives gets a full licence

Follow this link to see the Richmond and Twickenham Times article.

Community encouraged to take advantage of crowd funding initiative

If you’re a local resident or community group with environmental projects you would like support for, or are inclined to...

Temporary traffic signals in place as Rocks Lane Bridge undergoes essential works

Slightly further afield: Rocks Lane Bridge outside Barnes station will be restricted to single lane operation whilst it undergoes essential...

New approach needed for level crossings

Following feedback from residents, businesses and ward councillors, particularly at recent Village Planning Questiontime events, Cllr Paul Hodgins and Cllr...

Stolen School Bag – can you help?

Last night a car was broken into just off Kent Road (between Mortlake Road and Gloucester Road). While nothing of...

Vigilance urged around theft from vehicles

The borough’s residents are being encouraged to be more vigilant and not to leave their valuables clearly visible in their...

Proposed Electric Charging Points

The council is consulting on where to install  proposed electric vehicle charging points throughout the borough. They are to select...

How To. . .

Useful advice from the Met Police, Richmond on how to teach young children to act in an emergency. Follow the...

Volunteers Needed

Richmond Council in conjunction with Idling Action (see  here) are holding an action day at Manor Road crossing on 21st February asking cars...

Security Tips for your Home

Some useful hints from Operation Lockout can be found here.

The Community Pavement Fund is back!

Does your road have a pavement in need of minor repairs? Well, now’s the time to do something about it...

Watch This!

From the Richmond and Twickenham Times: Play (after the advert). Just by Kew Plaza at the junction of West Park Road...

New Community Safety Strategy

Working in partnership to create a borough that is safer for all is at the heart of the borough’s new...

Advice on Avoiding Fraud and Scams

Local residents are invited to a free information event, with Police Commissioner Cressida Dick and TV presenter Gloria Hunniford, to...

Hammersmith Bridge to be closed to vehicular traffic

Richmond Council is giving residents and businesses advanced warning of the planned maintenance and investigation work on Hammersmith Bridge this...

Keep Britain Tidy Weekend

Litter Heroes are needed for the GB Spring Clean on 3rd and 4th March. Organised by Keep Britain Tidy would...

Kew Studio Art Classes Spring 2018

There are still a few spaces left in the following classes and workshops at Kew Studio this spring. Please click...

Yoga Classes under Kew Bridge

Start your weekend right with a hot energising Vinyasa flow. Mixed levels, beginners welcome. Next session: Saturday 3rd February 2018,...

Volunteers needed to help educate local drivers about air quality

Volunteers are urgently needed to join a series of local ‘Idling Action’ days, educating parents, carers and motorists of the...

Celebrate the Royal Wedding with a Street Party

Street parties for the Royal Wedding this spring are being encouraged by Richmond Council, which is again covering the costs...

Ballroom and Latin American Dance Classes

Dance Savoir Faire Ltd is owned and directed by former BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional and international championship competitive dancer...

Pond Filling

The Friends of Kew Pond are looking for volunteers to help occasionally with the monthly pond filling. Many local people...

Intelligent Ageing

Join Drs. Robert Owen and Mariette Jansen for an in depth session on how to keep yourself fit, active and...

Tango at The Avenue Club

Join us for a mix of dance and socialising. Gentle Walking tango is good for maintaining fitness and balance and...

Kew Horticultural Society Quiz

This year's quiz is being held on Friday 9th February at St Winefride's Parish Hall with doors opening at 7...

Another Chance to Collect Salt

Residents who may be at risk of slipping on their driveways and footpaths are being encouraged to take advantage of...

Christmas Tree Recycling

Only Until Sunday 7th January; Only Brentford Gate. Only Real Trees! Don't forget that you can bring your natural Christmas...

Hammersmith Bridge Closures

Work is being carried out on Hammersmith Bridge by Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London (TfL) and is...

Email Scam: TV Licensing

Another phishing email doing the rounds. This time from TV Licencing offering a refund. Don’t click the links!

20 mph

A 20mph limit could be introduced across borough. The plans were announced by Cllr Peter Buckwell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member...

Queens School Christmas Fair 9th December 2017

Poster designed by Year 3 pupil Issy Tilt The Queen’s School Christmas Fair is on Saturday...

Kew Gardens Station Ticket Office Closing

TfL has installed new and improved ticket machines at Kew Gardens and the ticket office will be closed from Saturday...

ART CLASSES AT KEW STUDIO

GRAB ONE OF OUR LAST AVAILABLE WORKSHOP SPACES THIS YEAR, OR SURPRISE SOMEONE AT CHRISTMAS WITH THE GIFT OF A...

Casing the Joint

A resident of Sandycombe Road found a middle-aged woman peering through her front window late yesterday afternoon around 5 pm....

Slipping on Ice

Residents who may be at risk of slipping on their driveways and footpaths are being encouraged to take advantage of...

November coat collection for vulnerable Londoners

Chestertons Kew office on Sandycombe Road are collecting coats throughout the month of November for vulnerable Londoners. If you have...

2 New Scams

  Unless you are expecting a parcel - don’t call the number!!!! “A card was put through my door about...

Survey Help Request – British Transport Police

Richmond Police ask if you can find time to help British Transport Police by completing a survey to find out...

Crime Prevention Update

From the Richmond Police: This picture was taken showing the method a burglar used to gain entry to a property...

Security Advice

Dear all, Unfortunately, over the past couple of weeks we have seen a number of burglaries across the ward. These...

Police Front Counter to Close

The Mayor of London announced that Richmond (Sovereign Gate) front counter will close (as well as Teddington), following a drop in...

New Road Layout at Station Forecourt

The council is proposing to make significant changes to the road and pedestrian routes outside the station. The main features...

Tennis in Westerley Ware

Sheen Park Tennis, a small company set up by 2 female tennis coaches from East Sheen, are delighted to be offering...

Another Scam

Another email scam has been reported, this time purporting to be from HMRC. A screen shot can be seen here but...

Vote to show your support for Kew Projects

Four Kew based projects are battling it out, along with fourteen other Richmond based projects, to get your vote for...

A Message From Richmond Police

I would like to draw you attention to a recent discovery by Surrey Police that some burglary victims had been...

Another Phone Scam

Richmond Council and the Metropolitan Police are urging people to be vigilant of potential phone scams with £100,000 lost in...

Adult Ballet Classes

There are adult ballet classes on Friday mornings at St Luke's in the Avenue to improve balance, strength and flexibility....

Kew Volunteer Fair – request for expressions of interest

Are you a Kew based charity or voluntary sector organisation looking for local volunteers? Kew Community Trust have offered to...

Increase in Burglaries Locally

Please be aware that the ward has experienced an increase in burglaries. Since approximately 1st August there have been 16;...

Kew Christmas Lights Fund

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is...

Get active with free gym classes

A programme of free exercise classes is being launched this week in North Sheen Recreation Ground in Kew. The free...

Outside Gym in North Sheen Rec

New outdoor fitness equipment has been installed at North Sheen Recreation Ground, thanks to the local friends group and Richmond...

Gardening Services

Daniel Butcher, who has 12 years of experience working with a highly skilled gardener, is happy to come and maintain...

Level Crossing Incident

BTP Appeal for Information - North Sheen, Richmond We are appealing for information following a misuse of a level crossing...

Car Thefts

From Kew Safer Neighbourhood Team: We have had information that a number of vehicles have been broken in to with...

Doorstep Scam

From Kew Safer Neighbourhood Team: Just to make you aware that we are receiving reports of a male knocking at doors...

Crime Prevention Advice for Warmer Weather

As we will be spending more time outside, we do not want to be leaving our homes insecure, whether that...

D Stock Farewell Tour

You may have noticed that the old tube trains - known as D Stock - have now almost been fully...

Volunteering at Turner’s House in Twickenham

Turner’s House, Sandycombe Lodge, was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner, working here...

Outdoor lido opens at Pools on the Park

A popular summer destination for families is now open for summer 2017. As the weather has now started to improve...

Kew Studio’s Programme of Classes

Kew Studio’s programme of classes for the summer term is open for booking. SCREEN PRINTING – Kew Studio’s screen print...

Latest Newsletter

The Avenue Club's latest Newsletter has been published. It can be found here.

Kew Bridge Refurbishment Extended

Works extended until May 2017 Letter from TfL As you may be aware, we are currently refurbishing Kew Bridge and...

Admin Assistant Wanted

Wanted! An Administrative Assistant for The Avenue Club – a day time Social Club mainly for Older People based in...

Book Jungle Open for Business

The Book Jungle is officially open at Kew Riverside Primary School and the opening was marked by a swinging visit by...

Job opportunity – Kew (TW9) part time Companionship (Befriending) Co-ordinator

Local registered charity, Kew Neighbourhood Association, is looking to hire a person with empathetic people skills to develop and manage...

French Cheese Man

Some of you may have already discovered the joy of buying your wonderful French cheese from the delightful Michel' van...

Works in the Village

BT is planning to install ducting under the pavement and carriageway in Station Parade (outside Starbucks) between 23 & 27 March.

Tree Pruning on Mortlake Road

Tree pruning is planned to take place on Mortlake Road between the Green and the Retail Park on the weekends...

Mortlake Road Pothole Repairs

Pothole repairs are planned for Thursday 23/3 and Friday 24/3 on Mortlake Road around West Park Avenue.

Kew Crime Updates

The latest Kew Crime Report from the Kew Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team can be found here.

Council Tax Scam

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against a new scam that promises people a refund on their...

Manor Circus Roundabout Spruce-Up

  Manor Circus roundabout has had a spruce-up ready for Spring thanks to partnership work between Richmond Council and Transport...

Townmead Recycling Centre – Temporary Closure

  Townmead Road Household Re-use and Recycling Centre is set for an upgrade and will be closed for five days...

Doorstep Safety Pack

  Richmond Council has teamed up with Richmond Age UK and the Richmond Safer Neighbourhood team to provide free doorstop...

More of Kew Protected by Conservation Area Status

The borough has a strong reputation for protecting the environment, and the Council has just designated / extended 4 further...

Tree Across Cumberland Road

In that brief but intense gusty rain shower early this morning, a tree from the Queens School playing fields came...

North Sheen Rec to get Outside Gym

A £15,000 outdoor gym will be installed in North Sheen Recreation Ground thanks to partnership work between Richmond Council and...

Telephone Scam

Chief Inspector Duckworth and Inspector Evans would like me to make you aware of a good news story that took...

Embracing Age and the Waitrose Green Tokens Pot

Embracing Age provides support across all the local care homes in LBRUT by sending in trained volunteers to offer companionship to...

Another Doorstep Scam

Richmond Council’s Trading Standards Team is currently warning residents to be on their guard against a delivery scam. A person...

Bogus Callers – Get Free Security Devices and Advice

Richmond Council has teamed up with Richmond Age UK and the Richmond Safer Neighbourhood team to provide free doorstop security packs...

Kew Studio’s programme of classes

Kew Studio’s programme of classes for the spring and summer terms is now open for booking. WATERCOLOUR – Kew Studio...

Hammersmith Bridge closure

Hammersmith Bridge will be closed between Saturday, February 11 and end on Monday February 20. The bridge is currently operating under severe...

Beware: Scam Emails

We have had notification from the Met Police Safer Neighbourhood Team of two new scam emails doing the rounds and...

There is still time to apply for Richmond Fuel Grants

Over 300 people have already applied for a one-off grant of £85 this winter to help with their fuel bills…...

1-9 Sandycombe Road Planning Applications

There are two new planning applications in process proposing to convert the site of the 5 industrial units at the...

More Roadworks on Petersham Hill

Petersham Road will have temporary traffic lights on 8 January outside Russell School for a new electric connection to the school. From...

Can you help Kew Horticultural Society?

Happy New Year and good gardening for 2017. This missive is not primarily a new year greeting, I am afraid,...

Water Maintenance in North Road

The repairs to the water main at the back of the station are due to be completed on Tuesday 10th...

Local Amnesty for old electrical goods

Residents are encouraged to kick start 2017 by de-cluttering their old or broken electrical items. Richmond Council and West London...

Christmas Tree Recycling

Don't forget you can recycle your natural Christmas tree (minus decorations!) for free by leaving it at Brentford Gate until...

sales@balloonworks.co.uk

Our shop Due to a pending retirement The Balloon Works, established in Kew nearly 30 years...

North Sheen Rec Pavillion

It is extremely regrettable that vandals set fire to the KPR picnic benches at the front of the Pavilion in...

Crime Prevention Advice

Advice from the Police on how to keep your home safe over Christmas can be found here.

Roadworks in Kew in the New Year

There are a number of roadworks scheduled in Kew early in the the New Year including the Kew Road and...

Christmas Church Services

The Kew churches have announced details of their Christmas services for 2016. Christmas Day Services are as follows: St Anne's...

Chiswick Brothers Make School Proud at National Kung Fu Championship

The Crabb brothers proudly wear their medals Right Sebastian left Ollie Crabb Two Chiswick brothers from...