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ANUARY brings with it a new year and an opportunity to press a big existential reset button and start afresh, from one day to the next, just like that! Which means it’s time to get to work on your ‘what I’d like to manifest in 2018’ list. I am a great believer in setting goals, although too often forget to remember them. If you are embarking on a big change; whether it’s health, home, work or family related, I wish you an abundance of determination, resilience and a big helping of luck.

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OLD WEATHER CAN BE TOUGH ON your it often means low humidity, which skin, out skin strippin dries g moisture from Some conditions, exposed skin. such as eczema, up and itchy dry can flare patches, rough, cracked, and rough tightene red skin can appear. d, Knowing how to protect your skin damage being you can avoid done. TEMPERATURE CHANGES Trying to avoid sudden tempera ture changes can help, going from the cold to centrallyheated building s causes the capillari face to contract and expand rapidly es in the lead to broken veins and redness which can warm in the cold . Wrap up and don’t turn up the too high to avoid differences between heating and outside tempera inside tures.

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The cold can rejuvena te the skin as you protect it well long as screens can tightenwith a moisturiser and sun pores preventi getting clogged ng them from making it feel tight and radiant. A slight reddenin g means you can blusher at home leave the and can reduce inflamm increased blood circulation ation and puffines the eyes and face. s around The production which waterpro of sebum, ofs cold conditions, the skin, slows down in keeping shine at reduces acne. While air quality bay and and levels improve in the winter months,high ozone clean air makes walking and being crisp more simulating in increasing deeper nature rejuvenating the breaths and skin. HOT BATHS AND SHOWER A hot bath or shower S especially if you’ve sounds amazing, coming in from cold, but try to the freezing resist sake of your complex the temptation for the ion. When the hot the skin’s water is too protective barrier can dissolve which will eventua lly warm bath or shower lead to dryness, have a instead. SLEEP Vital for skin health, 16 | TW MAG

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internal tempera ture occurs around after sleep. Most two hours scientists believe cool bedroom a slightly promotes better sleep, reducing circles under the eyes and helps complexion and with a glowing new cell product ion. SKIING This can be the best part of winter, extreme cold and but the UV rays reflectin snow takes its toll on your skin. g off the The windy, cold conditions will but because most drain your skin of moisture, of you’re on the slopes, your skin is covered when you don’t have surface area to worry about, howeve much and lips must always be protecte r the face sunscreens on d top of a rich moisturiwith high ser. Because the skin on your lips is more sensitive to the element s than potential for irritation the rest of your face, the cracked, or peeling is increased. Chapped, sore. Keep a tube lip are uncomfortable and of times with sunscre lip balm on hand at all body you can get en in, like any part of your cancer on your protect them. lips, so always

WINTER SKIN ROUTINE Swap your cleansin g gel or wash for oil, avoid soaps a cream or as oils. Use a gentler these will strip away natural toner; one with or rose in it and witch hazel exfoliate the skin week with a gentle about twice a natural product be very fine in . This should texture or even a liquid, so it leaves the skin feeling radiant and refined not red or sore. As we get older, our ability to make protective oils (sebum) declines more natural , use mask to trap in the moisture once a hydrating a week.

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Contents

As always there are fewer events in January; is it that we are too cosy to leave the house, saving our pennies or is it that everyone’s gone skiing?, I don’t know, but our calendar and expanded listings will return in February’s issue.

Welcome – Page 1 A Call to the Unknown – Pages 2 & 3 Events Listing – Pages 4 & 6

With our regular columns and a round up of what is going on locally, I hope you enjoy this issue of TW Mag and look forward to seeing you again next month.

Adult Colouring – Page 8 Children’s Activities – Pages 10 & 12 Children’s Puzzle – Page 14

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Councillor’s Update – Page 18

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Self Development A Call to the Unknown

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VERY YEAR MANY OF US APPROACH the new year by drawing a line in the sand and declaring our intention to abstain from some too long tolerated foible. Excessive drinking, eating, device use, spending and gaming are some of the more recognisable ones. Or the opposite end of the spectrum, where we take an oath to the god of self control to do more of something; exercise, sort out paperwork, call family, have a wardrobe cull. But how many of us get to the end of the designated period celebrating a smashed goal, sadly far too few of us. It can become disheartening and demotivating, and can be a catalyst for berating ourselves about another failed attempt to exert our incapably weak and feeble will power. So how do we break the spell and become the person who glides through life without the baggage of unrequited personal promises. HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS I would suggest that the first step is acknowledging that no such person exists, it is a fallacy to contend that even the most outwardly ‘together’ person doesn’t have ‘stuff’ to deal with on some level. And believe it not the most dynamic of business mogul or driven athlete is likely to be trying to compensate for some aspect of their life that doesn’t work anywhere nearly as well as they’d like it to. It goes with the territory of being human, there’s nothing to be ashamed of, none of us are immune. ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS So why is it that we can be so committed to an idea or course of action, but be so incapable of delivering meaningful results. And here’s where the fun bit starts, there are answers to these questions, admittedly layers and layers of answers, but you may be surprised to know that the person with the answers, all of them in fact, is you. You are an unmitigated expert on you, but know this at the outset, we have all become gold medallists at hiding the answers 2 | TW MAG – January 2018

from ourselves, but don’t for one minute let that put you off. We all have the innate capacity to allow the fascinating truth about our complex inner lives to be revealed, if we can create an environment that allows the unfurling to be nurtured. This comes from the art of self reflection, having a willingness to ask questions of ourselves. What am I feeling? What triggered that feeling? What did I truly mean when I said that? How did it feel when he said that? Why did I feel that I had to react like that? There are thousands of little clues bubbling to the top of our consciousness every day in the process of just living life, they are sign posts pointing to a better, deeper understanding of where we are at. We just have to be prepared to ask, and then listen to the answers. Do note here that I said ask, not demand, not scream, not bully, just ask. As you’d ask a child about their day on returning home from school, interested and attentive and ready to explore the response you hear. KNOW THYSELF The ancient Greeks, and Buddhists, well yes all the major religions actually have known the importance of this simple yet revealing key.


Jumping genres for a moment, have you ever noticed that reality television contestants revel in the ‘journey’ they’ve been on? The experience is literally life changing, and they positively buzz with it. Could it be that in the constant spot light, filtering all of their experiences through the eyes of the viewer, that the contestant has had a tangible taste of becoming more self-aware. Instead of plodding along acting out of learnt behaviour, unquestioned and on auto pilot. IGNORE THYSELF A great deal of energy is expended keeping things hidden from ourselves, energy that would be far better deployed in building a relationship instead of blocking that partnership. We build mechanisms to ‘protect ourselves’ from the truth, in a misplaced belief that we may not be able to cope, when the reality is that we need these interactions to build trust, develop intuition, resilience and strength. It’s natural to be a little wary of strangers when we first meet them, but given the chance these strangers can become loved and cherished, it is the same when we come to know ourselves. LET YOUR BODY HELP When we are learning to develop our inner voice, a calm, relaxed, empty body plays a vital role. Meditation, yoga, prayer, chi quong, tai chi and breathing are just some of the techniques that can help. Everyone has a perfect match to help them access their hidden yet magical inner depths. It is just a matter of finding your match, explore options, but give it a good, committed go, time and investment of attention will pay dividends. KICKING THE HABIT Trying to tackle ‘bad’ habits or initiate new ‘good‘ ones has its benefits, but perhaps it would be more helpful to change the perspective of this thorny topic. Instead of just identifying a behaviour we want to change or don’t like, try to re-frame the issue to ask why... do I smoke when I know it’s really bad for me? When... do I most feel like eating

when I’ve promised myself I wouldn’t? What... do I gain from continuing to let my finances go unchecked? Who... benefits from me not achieving my goals?. Let the trials and tribulations of living life be the grist for your mill. The temptation will be to answer ‘that’s just what I do’, ‘it’s what I’ve always done’, but this is only a small part of the story, and it is a story, mainly fiction. There will be much more significant answers, closer to the truth, that will become clear as you give them space to emerge. Don’t expect the answer to life, the universe and everything from the off, it takes time, with exciting break throughs and frustrating set backs. WAKE UP TO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP It will be the most significant relationship of any life should you choose to really develop it. With ever growing evidence of the value to mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health the benefits are vast and extensive. Where ever you are on your journey into knowing yourself, I wish you every success and joy.

Amanda Steel is a local relationships councillor and author


Local Events Dates for your Diary Richmond Film Society Tuesday 16th January, 8pm ‘Paterson’ (USA) - Director Jim Jarmusch Tuesday 30th January, 8pm ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ (Colombia) - Director Ciro Guerra Please note the change of location - from January 2018, all films will be screened at The Exchange, the new community facility opposite Twickenham Station at 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE. Discounted memberships for the second half of the Season - comprising eight films and commencing with ‘Paterson’ on 16th January - are now available for £35. Tickets on the door £6. Tel. 020 8893 3503, richmondfilmsoc.org.uk, richmondfilmsociety@ btinternet.com, twitter.com/Richmond_Film

Eel Pie Club Thursday 11th January Bluesclub Thursday 25th January The Rollin’ Stoned See eelpieclub.com for full details. Eel Pie Club at The Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ

Saturday 6th January, 7.30pm New Year in Old Vienna With music by Mozart, Schubert, Sullivan, J Strauss II, Lehar, Stolz, Kreisler, Ivor Novello and Noel Coward. This is the ideal way to start the new year! Helen Clutterbuck (soprano), Daniel D’Souza (baritone) Tony Lamb (clarinet), Tom Higgins (piano). Tickets: £12 and £10 from 0333 1212 300 or online at langdondowncentre.org.uk 4 | TW MAG – January 2018

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Sunday 14th January, 2.30pm The Simon Ferris Trio In this exciting programme, Mendelssohn’s ever-popular and lyrical Piano Trio in D minor will sit alongside the turbulent Shostakovich Trio no.2 composed in the midst of the Second World War. Tickets: £13.50 adults / £12.50 concs / £11.50 series discount & LAC Members info@landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Saturday 20th January, doors 7pm, show 8pm Comedy at the Brewery Four fresh comics ready to earn their keep. Drink craft beer brewed right on the premises or sip a selected wine with the fairest drink prices in town. Please contact brewerycomedy@gmail. com for further queries. There is level access into the brewery. Please if you have any access requirements call 078 415 097 35 or email the above brewerycomedy.com/twickenham Cost: £8 tickets £10 on door, 18+ Twickenham Fine Ales, 18 Mereway Road, Twickenham, TW2 6RG

Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th January Evenings at 7.45pm except for Matinee at 3pm on Sunday 21st January • No performance on Wednesday 24th January

Bette and Joan By Anton Burge, Directed by Harry Medawar. Robert Aldrich’s 1962 film Whatever happened Continues on page 6


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Local Events to Baby Jane? tells the story of Blanche and Jane Hudson, two sisters bound forever by guilt and deceit. Playing the title role, Bette Davis was nominated for an Oscar while her co-star, Joan Crawford, was not. This highly entertaining comedy gives us Hollywood’s grandest grandes dames at close quarters. Call the box office (between 10am - 7 pm only please) on 07484 927 662. richmondshakespeare.org.uk Richmond Shakespeare Society at The Mary Wallace Theatre, The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU

Friday 26th January, 8pm Martin Simpson – Trails and Tribulations A guitarist of formidable talent, Martin Simpson is one of the world’s finest fingerstyle guitarists and a master of both acoustic and slide guitar. Equally at home playing English and American folk, blues and his own compositions, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Tickets: £17 / £16 concs / £15 LAC Members) Pre-show supper available; £9.50 per person. landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Sun 28th January – Sat 3rd February, 7.45pm except Sunday at 4pm

A View from the Bridge By Arthur Miller. A tragic masterpiece of love, family and betrayal. Eddie Carbone ekes out an existence working the docks in 1950s Brooklyn, where he lives with his wife Beatrice and her young niece Catherine. Now a teenager, Catherine elicits a longing in Eddie that he does his best to repress. But when two illegal Italian 6 | TW MAG – January 2018

immigrants arrive and one of them falls for Catherine, Eddie’s inner turmoil violently explodes and the stage is set for tragedy. Cost: £16 / £12 Box Office: Telephone: 0845 838 7529 (10am – 8pm) Online: ttcboxoffice.org.uk teddingtontheatreclub.org.uk Hampton Hill Theatre: Main Auditorium

Sunday 28th January, 2.30pm Anthea Fry – An Afternoon at the Theatre Anthea Fry (piano) performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and her programme for this concert is based on themes from opera and ballet. Tickets: £13.50 adults / £12.50 concs / £11.50 series discount & LAC Members info@landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Sunday 4th February, 10.30am – 3.30pm Landmark Spring Wedding Fair An essential date in the diary for brides and grooms-to-be seeking inspiration for their perfect day. Over 50 hand-picked creative and desirable wedding suppliers will be exhibiting, sharing their expertise and advice on how to make your big day unique both for you and your guests. Visitors will also be treated to two fashion shows during the day, featuring stunning bridal gowns and the latest in bridesmaid fashion. £4 / £3 concession. landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11


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Chatterbooks

One Thursday a month: 4-5pm, school yrs 4-5 Chat about books, play games, do quizzes, find out about authors and have a lot of fun together! Contact: 020 8734 3304, twickenham.library@richmond.gov.uk Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT Tel: 020 8734 3340

Dragon Drama

Improvisational theatre, storytelling, acting, movement, mime, magic and mayhem! Workshops for preschool – eighteen years old. Contact 07590 452 436 or askus@dragondrama.co.uk. dragondrama.co.uk

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Saturdays at St. Mary’s University, Drama, Music & Movement (4-6 years, 9.3011.00am and 10.30-12pm), Acting, Singing & Dance (7-11 years, 9.3012.30pm) & (11-16 years, 2-5pm), Musical Theatre Productions (7-16 years, 2-5pm) Contact 020 8408 0245 or email contact@ dramacube.co.uk United Reformed Chruch Drama, Music and Movement (4-6 years, Sat 10.30am - 12pm. Musical Theatre Training (7-16 years Weds 4.45-7.30pm)

Frankie & Flo’s Play Cafe

Tues/Weds/Thurs, 2.30-5.00pm 5 years and under, older siblings welcome. A friendly environment with bouncy castle, ride on toys, craft activities, baby area, dressing up clothes, play shop, roller coaster. Cost: Under 1 yr £2.50, 1 yr and over £4.50, 1st Sibling £2, additional siblings £1 (under 6 months free) Contact: Jenny on 07828 450145

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St Mary’s Parish Hall, Langham Rd, TW11

The Hot House Funky Dance Class

Tuesdays – 4–4.45pm Ages: 5–7 years & 8–11 years Fun, confidence building, street-style dance classes for boys and girls as taught at Newland House and St Catherine’s schools. Cost: £75 per school term Contact: Kym on 07979 108717 or kymrichards@hotmail.com Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, Tw11 9NN

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Mondays: 10.15am mixed ages family time. 11.10am 3mths-walking. Music, singing and movement classes for babies and pre-school age children from 3 months to 5 years of age. Tel. 020 8241 8139 twickenham.jojingles.com Holy Trinity Church, Vicarage Rd, TW2 5TS

Kids’ ART Club

Saturday 21st January, 10am – 12 noon 5 -11 yrs, Fun workshops with a different project for each session. January’s workshop is Pop Up Puppets! Limited places, so early booking essential. Tutor: Sarah Richardson. Cost: £13.50 per child, per session, inc. mats. Contact: 020 8977 7558 or info@ landmarkartscentre.org

Little Wrigglers

Dance, Perform & Play. Monday 2-2.45pm 2-4 years, Thursdays: 9.30-10.15am, 3-4 years, 10:30-11.15am, 2-3 years. A creative mix of dance, music and mime to inspire your child to move to music. Contact: Rachel 07817 691660 rachel@littlewrigglers.co.uk, littlewrigglers. co.uk. Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

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Fridays Times according to age group. Age: 3 mths-4 yrs. Pre-school music classes that captivate through catchy songs, activities, percussion instruments & props. Encourages children to grow in confidence, improve listening, communication & concentration skills Contact: Claire Slade 020 8847 4031 All Souls Church, Northcote Road Continues on page 12


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For new mums carrying their babies in a sling or carrier. Toddler Dance sessions (1-4yrs) full of Latin beats. Fridays 1-1.40pm Tots (1-4 yr) 1.45-2.30pm Mum & Baby (baby carrier required). Free All Souls Church Hall, Northcote Road (off St. Margaret’s Road), TW1 1PB info@latinobambino.co.uk

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Tuesdays: 3.45pm. Free weekly story time for the under 5s. Tel: 020 8734 3340, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT

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Friday morning, 10.30am - 12.30pm Under 5’s Play and explore in multi-sensory sessions designed to encourage creativity, curiosity and develop skills in communication, coordination and social interaction. Drop-ins welcomed. Contact: 020 8831 6000, artsinfo@richmond.gov.uk Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, TW1 3DJ

Singing Hands

Learn how to sign using Makaton to develop your child’s communication skills with puppets, multi-sensory props and instruments. Baby Signing Class suitable for 6 months upwards Thursday afternoons 1.30pm – 2.10pm All Souls Church Hall, Northcote Road, St Margarets, TW1 1PB Starts Thursday 8th June for 5 weeks Class will run for a full 10 week term from September Contact: 020 8288 1706,singinghands.co.uk

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Singing, Dance & Drama: Build confidence, have fun, make friends! Fri and Sat, various times and ages. St Catherine’s School, Cross Deep, TW1 & Waldergrave School twickenham@stagecoach.co.uk 0208 9770843/ 07824 999414

Tiny Teddies

Second and fourth Friday of the month: 10.30-11am. Bounce and rhyme for babies and toddlers. Contact: 020 8734 3340

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Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT.

Tiny Tunes

Thursdays 10am and 11am mixed ages 3 months-5 years £6 per child/£2.50 siblings. Contact: Lisa 07977 585020, info@ tinytuneslive.com Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT

Toddler Time

Every Friday, 10am-noon Drop-in group for Parents, carers with babies, toddlers. More information contact Charlotte 07879606852 or cstryton@betinternet.com United Reformed Church, First Cross Road, Twickenham, TW2 5QA

Tempo Tots

Mondays and Fridays. Time according to age. Music making with singing and dancing. Each week there’s a different theme. Contact: 07956 447118, bookings@tempotots.com, tempo-tots.com The Hyde Room, York House, Richmond Rd, TW1 3AA and The Maple Room, The Crossways, St Stephen’s, 306 Richmond Rd, TW1 2PD

White Rabbit Tuesdays

Teaching children to use their own imaginations and experiences to create fun & exciting drama. Bunnies, Pre-school - 2∞, 10.15-10.45am Little Rabbits, 4-5 yrs, 3.15-3.50pm Intermediate Group 1, 7-9 years, 4-4.50pm Intermediate Group 2, 9-11 yrs, 5-5.50pm whiterabbitdramaclub.co.uk Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT

Zenchild Yoga

Tuesdays 4–4.45pm. Ages: 5–8 years Children’s yoga in a fun and noncompetitive environment. Relaxing bodies and minds through yoga postures, breathing exercises and creative relaxations. Courses run on a half termly basis and are to be booked and paid for in advance. A Free Taster session available. £45 for a 6 week course Philippa at zenchildyoga@gmail.com


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OLD WEATHER CAN BE TOUGH ON your skin, it often means low humidity, which strips moisture from exposed skin. Some conditions such as eczema can flare up and itchy, dry patches, rough, tightened, cracked, and rough red skin can appear. Knowing how to protect your skin can help avoid winter damage. TEMPERATURE CHANGES Avoiding sudden temperature changes can help, going from the cold to centrallyheated buildings causes the capillaries in the face to contract and expand rapidly which can lead to broken veins and redness. Wrap up warm in the cold and don’t turn up the heating too high to avoid stark differences between inside and outside temperatures. The cold can rejuvenate the skin as long as you protect it well with a moisturiser and sun screen can tighten pores preventing them from getting clogged making it feel tight and radiant. A slight reddening means you can leave the blusher at home and increased blood circulation can reduce inflammation and puffiness around the eyes and face. The production of sebum, which waterproofs the skin, slows down in cold conditions, keeping shine at bay and reduces acne. While air quality and high ozone levels improve in the winter months, crisp clean air makes walking and being in nature more simulating increasing deeper breaths and rejuvenating the skin. HOT BATHS AND SHOWERS A hot bath or shower sounds amazing, especially if you’ve coming in from the freezing cold, but try to resist the temptation for the sake of your complexion. When the water is too hot the skin’s protective barrier can dissolve which will eventually lead to dryness, have a warm bath or shower instead. SLEEP Vital for skin health, the body’s natural drop in internal temperature occurs around two hours 16 | TW MAG – January 2018

after sleep commences. Most scientists believe a slightly cool bedroom promotes better sleep, reducing circles under the eyes and helps with a glowing complexion and new cell production. SKIING This can be the best part of winter, but the extreme cold and UV rays reflecting off the snow takes its toll on your skin. The windy, cold conditions will drain your skin of moisture, but because most of your skin is covered when you’re on the slopes, you don’t have much surface area to worry about, however the face and lips must always be protected with high sunscreens on top of a rich moisturiser. Because the skin on your lips is more sensitive to the elements than the rest of your face, the potential for irritation is increased. Chapped, cracked or peeling lip are uncomfortable and sore. Keep a tube of lip balm on hand at all times with sunscreen in, like any part of your body you can get cancer on your lips, so always protect them. WINTER SKIN ROUTINE Swap your cleansing gel or wash for a cream or oil, avoid soaps as these will strip away natural oils. Use a gentler toner; one with witch hazel or rose in it and exfoliate the skin about twice a week with a gentle natural product. This should be very fine in texture or even a liquid, so it leaves the skin feeling radiant and refined not red or sore. As we get older, our ability to make more natural protective oils (sebum) declines, use a hydrating mask to trap in the moisture once a week. With so many moisturising products on the market, how do you choose what to buy? Think about your major concerns aging, acne, rosacea (where the skin is permanently flushed and red), pigmented or to hydrate, there are so


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OUR LOCAL COUNCILLORS WISH ALL the residents of South Twickenham a very Happy New Year and hope that 2018 brings fulfilment of the hopes of everyone living in our wonderful Borough. Your Council will strive to provide the services needed by residents to ensure that the Borough continues to be the best in London for bringing up a family as shown in a recent survey but, according to another survey, Borough residents are the happiest in London. Happiness is not a commodity that is easily measured or provided by local Councils, but perhaps we can provide the amenities for enjoying life. For example, we have well maintained parks, playgrounds and open spaces for all to enjoy. The Council is supporting improvements to the cafe in Radnor Gardens and the refurbishment of the pavilion on Twickenham Green. This funding was sponsored by your local Councillors and is provided by the Borough’s Village Planning Fund. We look forward to seeing these improvements in 2018. As Cabinet Member for Social services I will be keen to maintain services as among the best in London protecting the front line services for our most vulnerable residents. Sharing staffing with Wandsworth has enabled the Council to make savings at senior management level. Recent surveys have shown excellent performance, in particular, the level of customer satisfaction. I am always open to ideas where services could be improved. Although I am responsible for adult social services, I am very interested in children’s social services. A recent Ofsted report confirmed that the Borough’s children’s social services are still one of the best in the country. The report follows an inspection in the autumn. Inspectors considered areas such as: leadership, management and governance; adoption performance, experience and progress of care leavers; children who need help/protection and children looked after.

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Inspectors praised all service areas as ‘good’ commenting that services have further improved since the last inspection in 2012, when services were also judged as ’good’. The Inspectors particularly praised the decision from Richmond and Kingston Councils to establish Achieving for Children believing the company has ‘added value to the delivery of services to children’. Currently, more than two thirds of other local authority children’s social services are judged to be ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’. Richmond is one of only 20% that has received a judgement of ‘good’ across all four inspection categories. Richmond’s Children’s Services are delivered by Achieving for Children (AfC), the award–winning social enterprise jointly created by Richmond and Kingston Councils in 2014. AfC is one of seven ‘Partners in Practice’ across the country chosen by the government to lead improvement across the sector. I would like to echo the words of the Leader of the Council, Cllr Paul Hodgins, when he states, ‘We must keep our most vulnerable children safe and ensure they receive the right support. Not only is this rating a testament to all AfC staff – who I would like to thank – but also reflects the great work that we deliver in partnership through our schools, voluntary sector partnership, the police, NHS and, of course, our parents and carers.’ Your Councillors are available at our surgery on the second Monday of every month at 7pm to 8pm at York house, Twickenham. No appointment is necessary.

Cllr David Marlow Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health cllr.dmarlow@richmond.gov.uk


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• The Twickenham Society twicksoc.org.uk • Twickenham Town Business Association Tel: 020 8744 0474 email: bruce@ttba.org.uk twickenhamthetown.org.uk • York House Society yorkhousesociety.org.uk Twickenham Library Garfield Road, TW1 3JT Tel: 020 8734 3340 email: twickenham.library@richmond.gov.uk OPENING HOURS: Monday: 9.30am-7pm, Tuesday: 9.30am-6pm Wednesday: 10am-7pm, Thursday: 9.30am-6pm Friday: 9.30am-6pm, Saturday: 9.30am-4pm Sunday: Closed Twickenham Museum 25 The Embankment, TW1 3DU Tel: 020 8408 0070 twickenham-museum.org.uk OPENING HOURS: Tuesdays and Saturdays: 11am-3pm; Sundays: 2pm-4pm South Twickenham Safer Neighbourhoods Team Twickenham Police Station, First Floor, 41 London Road, TW1 3SY SouthTwickenham.snt@met.police.uk Phone: 0208 247 7015 Try Twickenham Tel: 020 3417 0809, info@trytwickenham.com trytwickenham.com facebook.com/trytwickenham Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre Vicarage Road, TW11 8EZ Tel: 020 8977 9911 Richmond Talking Newspaper richmondtalkingnewspaper.org.uk


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