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he keen eyed amongst you will have noticed there’s a new publisher of TW Magazines and I count myself very lucky to be taking over these useful little magazines.

The previous publisher Dawn, launched the business eight years ago, with the intention of creating a platform to celebrate all the interesting and positive people and happenings that Strawberry Hill has to offer. She has produced 70 issues since 2012. Dawn has moved and is now living in leafy Sussex where she’ll be setting up a rural business with her husband. Please join me in wisher her Good Luck. With some NEW columns and a round up of what is going on in the area, I would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with ideas or feedback, I’m really keen to know what you’d like to appear in your local magazine. We will be back with the September issue, have a great summer.

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‘Our plastic pollu too big for recyc tion crisis is ling to fix’

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HIS IS A STRONG COMMENT from Annie Leonard, Executiv USA. In her article e Director of Greenpeace for The Guardian published on 9th (USA), June, Annie claims ‘Recycling alone that will never stem the flow of plastics into our ocean. We must problem at the address the source’.

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But did you know that plastic waste these recycling travels from bins, through the network, and is distribution then sent to Poland sorting, where for hand it is separated into different polymer types and colours? Annie’s oppinion is that ‘Every minute, In cases where single day, the the every equivalent of a polymer type truckload of plastic enters our or oceans. In the colour is appropr name of profit and convenience, iate corporations are for use in the choking our planet Tesco literally ‘Bag for Life’, it not just “go away” with a substance that does is when we toss sent to German Since the 1950s, it y for some 8.3bn tons into a bin. manufacture. been produced of plastic have The worldwide and, remaining polymer to date, of that has been recycled. Our oceans only 9% types are then brunt of our plastics sold bear the for final reproces epidemic – up tons of plastic to 12.7m sing end up in them and I have been every year’. informed that Tesco is consider This is all very ing shocking, so what closed loop manufac other options for about it at home can ture. and in our commun we do you, I separate my waste accordin ity? Like In the Septemb paper & plastic. g er issue, I will Food waste goes to glass, be reporting on one of our very caddy and I have into the food own local solution a composter for plastic waste; s to reducing waste, but there the garden the Refill still of its kind in Richmon Larder, which is the first mountain of plastic seems to be a weekly d Borough. Opening bags and film. September, this on 1st news is that not The good will offer eco-con all plastic bags an alternative scious shopper and film have to go to landfill way to help reduce s because some plastic usage. can be recycled Check the recycle Watch this space!!! personal . logo on your packagin g; if it carries an arrow that is not crossed out it can be recycled. Tesco’s have carrier bag collection bins which take plastic bags & I love this film displaying sustainable idea the correct of reusable drawstri recycling logo. ng fruit and veg bags. recycling bin. 2 | TW MAG – July / August 2018

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Contents Welcome – Page 1 More Plastic Than Fish – Page 2 Ted’s Talk – Pages 4 Local Events – Pages 6 & 8 Local News – Page 10 Children’s Events – Pages 12 & 14 Summer Recipe – Page 16 Local Contact Information – Page 18

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More Plastic Than Fish ‘Our plastic pollution crisis is too big for recycling to fix’

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HIS IS A STRONG COMMENT from Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. In her article for The Guardian (USA), published on 9th June, Annie claims that ‘Recycling alone will never stem the flow of plastics into our ocean. We must address the problem at the source’. Annie’s opinion is that ‘Every minute, every single day, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. In the name of profit and convenience, corporations are literally choking our planet with a substance that does not just ‘go away’ when we toss it into a bin. Since the 1950s, some 8.3bn tons of plastic have been produced worldwide and, to date, only 9% of that has been recycled. Our oceans bear the brunt of our plastics epidemic – up to 12.7m tons of plastic end up in them every year’. This is all very shocking, so what can we do about it at home and in our community? Like you, I separate my waste according to glass, paper & plastic. Food waste goes into the food caddy and I have a composter for the garden waste, but there still seems to be a weekly mountain of plastic bags and film. The good news is that not all plastic bags and film have to go to landfill because some can be recycled. Check the recycle logo on your packaging; if it carries an arrow that is not crossed out it can be recycled. Tesco’s have carrier bag collection bins which take plastic bags & film displaying the correct recycling logo. recycling bin.

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But did you know that plastic waste travels from these recycling bins, through the distribution network, and is then sent to Poland for hand sorting, where it is separated into different polymer types and colours? In cases where the polymer type or colour is appropriate for use in the Tesco’ ‘Bag for Life’, it is sent to Germany for manufacture. The remaining polymer types are then sold for final reprocessing and I have been informed that Tesco is considering other options for closed loop manufacture. In the September issue, I will be reporting on one of our very own local solutions to reducing plastic waste; the Refill Larder, which is the first of its kind in Richmond Borough. Opening on 1st September, this will offer eco-conscious shoppers an alternative way to help reduce personal plastic usage. Watch this space!!!

I love this sustainable idea of reusable drawstring fruit and veg bags. Do you have any ideas/initiatives you would like to share? Please contact christiane@twmagazine.co.uk


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HIS IS THE FIRST OF A SERIES of articles about collecting that I will be writing over the coming months. We have been a nation of collectors for hundreds of years. I often wonder when and where it all started, who was the first collector, and what it was that they collected. I know that back in the 17th century, the wealthy were travelling to exotic locations and bringing back wonderful curios. However, I do not think that this was the true essence of collecting; this was just the wealthy minority buying such treasures in order to fill their mansions. The majority of people could not even afford the bare essentials. Nowadays, collecting is possible for everyone right across the world. Did you know that eBay was set up by a couple in California to enable collectors to buy and sell amongst themselves? I am sure people would never have foreseen what it would grow into. Collecting can be a great investment, but it is more about the fun of looking for things to increase or enhance your collection, than the financial reward. If you collect items that are in limited supply, you can get a real buzz out of finding something new. Obviously, as your collection grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to add to. This is what gives collectors the drive to go to extraordinary lengths to find those final pieces which will complete a set. There is a huge variety of things that you can collect, ranging from McDonald’s toys, coins and stamps through to classic cars and works of art that can cost millions. In fact, recently a vintage Ferrari was sold for £52 million! A lot of my collections revolve around social history, particularly items of local interest. Postcards fall nicely into this category and are what I shall be talking about this month. Once again, like many collectables, postcards can be

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broken down into categories and if you decide to collect them it would be best to establish what it is you are going to collect. There are so many different subjects, such as local towns, dogs, cats, castles, churches and many more. Postcards were first produced around the 1900s and by 1910 they were being sent in their millions. Back in those days there were no telephones or computers. Just as nowadays we send text messages or post things on Facebook, back then they would have sent a postcard. This gives you two interesting aspects; the picture on the front and the message on the back. The early postcards only allowed the name and address on the back with the message having to be written on the front. This is known as an undivided back and was phased out after a couple of years. Real photograph postcards are the ones I particularly like and find most interesting. Street scenes, shop fronts and general views of everyday life from that time appeal to me most. It can be quite fun to stand in the same position as where the photograph was taken and see how much things have changed over the years. The most noticeable difference is how empty the streets are, especially in smaller villages. I am sure there are many postcards that you can collect from the surrounding area which will show you how much the area has changed. Luckily in this area, many of the original old buildings and Victorian houses still remain. Next month, I will be talking about collecting old bottles, pots and items of interest that appeared in rubbish dumps 100 years ago.

Ted is a local resident and keen collector. Want to get in touch? Email Ted on e.hiscock953@btinternet.com


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Local Events Dates for your Diary Friday 6th July, 8pm The Bratislava Hot Serenaders with the Serenader Sisters The only London date on their 4th UK tour, this outstanding 21 piece, internationally acclaimed, Big Band play the music of Paul Whiteman, Ellington, early Basie and the famous Jack Hylton and Carroll Gibbons orchestras. With vocals by the beautiful Serenader Sisters trio, don’t miss this exciting and authentic ensemble. Tickets: £20 / £18 LAC Members Pre-show supper available; £9.50 per person info@landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Tuesday 10th July, 11am Getting Back to Work: How to Make it Work for You This condensed coaching workshop led by Juliet Turnbull, from 2 to 3 days, will help new parents to approach their postnatal career with confidence in their ability to create the career they want. Babies welcome to come too. SpoonFed Talks is a new venture - it’s a monthly meet up in Twickenham with brain quenching, grown up talks for parents at baby friendly venues. Cost: £10 spoonfedtalks.com/events-1 Turks Head, TW1 1LF

Saturday 7th – Friday 13th July Weekdays 7.45pm, Sunday 6pm

The Matchgirls

Sunday 8th July, 5pm Wizards, Wookies, War and Westerns – the World of Hollywood Richmond Orchestra presents this family friendly concert with your favourite film music, old and new, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Schindler’s list and lots more. Join them on a musical adventure from the lonely wastes of the prairies to the mysterious depths of space. Wands, cloaks, lightsabers and Stetsons all welcome! Tickets: £15 adults / £12 Concs /£6 St / £3 U12yrs info@landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11 6 | TW MAG – July / August 2018

A fight for justice; the original girl power musical. Spring 1888. Frustrated by their terrible working conditions, a group of angry female match factory workers discuss their treatment by the factory owners. Anger soon turns to strike action and with the help of liberal reformer Annie Besant, they do battle with a callous and brutal management. But strike leader Kate is soon forced to choose between a new life in America or fighting on till victory. Ticket prices: £12 / £16 Box Office: Telephone: 0845 838 7529 (1pm – 8pm) Online: ttc-boxoffice.org.uk teddingtontheatreclub. org.uk/production/thematchgirls Main Auditorium, Hampton Hill Theatre Continues on page 8 Continues on page 8


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Local Events Thursday 12th July, 8pm The Landmark Choirs Annual Concert The Landmark’s two resident community choirs join forces for their annual summer concert. With both choirs studying a wide repertoire come along and enjoy a wonderful evening encompassing traditional folk songs, world music, jazz, pop and much more. Tickets: £5 adults / Free U16s. info@landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th July, 10am - 4pm The Art Course Show Annual exhibition of work produced by participants of the Landmark’s year-round programme of visual arts and crafts classes. Covering a wide range of media including painting, drawing, illustration, creative textiles and more. Free Event. info@landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Monday 16th - Saturday 21st July, 7.45pm, Saturday 21st 3pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare’s most popular and delightful comedy – set largely in a wood outside Athens and culminating in a massed wedding – is the perfect summer evenings entertainment for their annual summer show. The play brings together the formality of the military court, the boisterous enthusiasm of ‘The Rude

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Mechanicals’ and the mysterious charged night-world of the Fairie. The production will be inspired by the 1940s and steampunk. Telephone bookings open: Call the box office, between 10am and 7pm only please, on 07484 927 662 Tickets: £13 / £10 Richmondshakespeare.org.uk The Fountain Gardens, Champions Wharf, The Embankment, Twickenham Riverside, TW1 3DU

Thursday 19th July, 8pm Badback Mountain in ‘The Rockford File’ This appealing ‘Homage’ to 1970’s TV Private Eye Jim Rockford channels classic Ealing comedy and brilliant live Roots music. Two charming third age blokes deliver a funny, poignant, foot tapping show. Come an enjoy virtuoso original alt country music accompanied by some odd (and not so odd) humour, packaged within a cunning plot with a delicious sting in the tale. Tickets: Adult £8/ Concs £6 Exchangetwickenham.co.uk The Exchange, 75 London Rd, Twickenham, TW1 1BE

Sunday 29th July, 12 noon – 7.30pm Strawberry Hill Music & Fun Day Together with a fabulous line up on the Main Stage there will be street food, art & craft stalls, fairground attractions, water zorbs, face painting children’s crafts and more. Helping to raise funds for the continued restoration and development of Walpole’s Gothic Castle. Entry is by donation with proceeds going to the House. strawberryhillmusicday.co.uk Strawberry Hill House, Waldegrave Road


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LLA’S CHOIR is a community fundraising choir which started in September 2017 to raise funds for the charity React, based in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The money they raise helps to improve the comfort, dignity and quality of life for seriously ill children. It is wonderful knowing that their singing makes a lasting difference to these children. Ella Choir raise funds through weekly subscriptions from their devoted members and also perform in concerts and showcases. They are also available for private hire. In December 2017, Ella’s Choir performed at The Ivy Café raising £750 for React. They were privileged to have the fabulous Elio Pace accompany Ella’s Choir on the piano! There are several reasons why conductor Helen from The Helen Astrid Singing Academy, chose to support React, ‘I was staggered by the kindness of the staff in the office. It’s also a coincidence that the premises lie where my former primary school, St Luke’s, was located. Also I don’t have any children of my own so this is a way for me to give back to society doing something worthwhile for a fantastic cause.’ Ella’s Choir meets every Thursday evening at Jack

and Jill Nursery School, 20 First Cross Road, Twickenham, TW2 5QA at 7 – 8.30pm. Helen says ‘No former experience or ability to read music is required, just a willingness to give it a go and enjoy a good sing. Our songs range from popular classics, gospel, folk, classical and show tunes. We learn some fabulous harmonies and offer solos to our members. Music and lyrics are provided each week.’ At the end of each term, there is a social gettogether in the local pub or pizza restaurant. It’s always lots of fun and many lovely friendships have been made.

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E ARE DELIGHTED to report that Strawberry Hill’s Golf Club Junior Captain, Abhisaran Singh Sohal (Abhi) has recently been awarded the Mackenzie Award from the Golf Foundation. This award is presented to an individual who has integrated ‘Skills for Life’ into their work with young people. This is a national award and the winner was selected from 450 individuals who had won a ‘Skills for Life Trophy’ from the Golf Foundation in the previous year. Abhi has successfully demonstrated the personal skills that golf can help foster. Abhi was presented

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with his award on 25th May at a ceremony held in the ballroom at Wentworth, coinciding with the Pro-Am day at the PGA tournament.

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Baby Sensory

Booking in advance required, teddington@ babysensory.co.uk. Classes last 1 hour. £8.50 per session. Monday, 10am - 7-13 mths, 11.30am - birth - 6 mths, 1.30pm - birth-6 mths, 3pm - 7-13 mths Sari - 07932089848. Teddington Baptist Church

Catch-a-balls

Thursdays: various times and ages. Fun games and activities including ball handling skills, bat and ball techniques and agility. Develop balance and posture, coordination and spatial awareness and social skills. Book your free trial class now. Contact: 020 8398 3034, heather@catcha-balls.co.uk, catch-a-balls.co.uk. The Crossway, St Stephen Church, 306 Richmond Rd, Twickenham, TW1 2PD

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

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Saturdays at St. Mary’s University, 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 Church 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. Contact: Jenny on 07828 450145 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. 12 | TW MAG – July / August 2018

Cost: £75 per school term Contact: Kym on 07979 108717 or kymrichards@hotmail.com Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, Tw11 9NN

Jo Jingles

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

7th July 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

Mini Professors

Fun science for pre-school children. Booking required in advance - £9 per session, Classes last 40 minutes. Thursdays – 10am 3-4 yrs, 11.30am – 2-3 years, 12.30pm – 3-4 years. richmond@miniprofessors.co.uk. Nansi - 07951535734. Teddington Baptist Church.

Monkey Music

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 14


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Mum&Baby Dance/Fitness Classes

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

Story Time @ Twickenham Library

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

See Saw

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

Stagecoach

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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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 Drama Club

Imaginative, inspiring, confidencebuilding drama! Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Twickenham Library and The Exchange. Various times and classes for ages 2-11 years. www.whiterabbitdramaclub.co.uk (whiterabbitdramaclub@gmail.com).

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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Summer Recipe Roast Cod with Lemon, Garlic and Parsley Crust PREPARATION TIME: 20 MINS COOKING TIME: 10 TO 30 MINS SERVES: 4

METHOD Season the cod well with salt and pepper to taste.

INGREDIENTS 675g/1lb 8oz cod fillet, 3cm/11/4in thick

Mix the breadcrumbs with the parsley, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper, then add butter and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly with your fingers.

85g/3oz white breadcrumbs, soft or slightly stale 3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

Place the cod in a shallow, ovenproof dish and press the buttered crumbs firmly onto the cod to make an even crust.

2 cloves garlic, crushed Finely grated zest 1/2 lemon 60g/21/4oz butter, melted

Bake at 220C/425F/Gas 7 for 20-25 minutes until the crust is browned and the fish just cooked through. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and green salad or steamed broccoli.

Squeeze of lemon juice Salt and pepper Lemon wedges, to serve

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Local Contact Information Hospitals Kingston Hospital NHS Trust Galsworthy Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7QB. Tel: 020 8546 7711 West Middlesex University Hospital Twickenham Road, Isleworth, TW7 6AF chelwest.nhs.uk/, Tel: 020 8560 2121 NHS Walk-in-Centre Tel. 020 8714 4000 Open Mon-Fri, 8am-9pm, Weekends and bank holidays 9am–9pm Teddington Memorial Hospital, Hampton Road Coastguard 020 8312 7380, mcga.gov.uk Local MP Sir Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat vince.cable.mp@parliament.uk Tel: 020 8977 0606 Council London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Tel: 08456 122660 richmond.gov.uk Emergencies (out of hours) Tel: 020 8891 7413 Local Councillor Public Surgery South Twickenham Ward 1st Monday of each month at York House at 7pm. (except August) No appointment necessary Associations • Borough of Twickenham Local History Society botlhs.co.uk • Friends of Radnor Gardens friendsofradnorgardens.org.uk • Friends of Twickenham Green email: friends@twickenhamgreen.org twickenhamgreen.org • Richmond Talking Newspaper richmondtalkingnewspaper.org.uk • Strawberry Hill Residents’ Association shra.org.uk 18 | TW MAG – July / August 2018

• Twickenham Choral Society email: joining@twickenhamchoral.org.uk twickenhamchoral.org.uk • Twickenham upon Thames Rotary Club tutrotary.org • 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


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Councillor’s Update Waste and Recycling – Some Facts

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HE COUNCIL PROVIDES A WEEKLY box-based recycling service to 65,000 households with mixed papers and card in the blue box and comingled containers in the black box. Over 8% of the material which residents put in the black boxes should not be there (contaminant). The Council also provides a food waste recycling service to these households. At the same time it provides a weekly estates recycling service to 17,500 multi-occupancy sites and a fortnightly chargeable garden waste recycling service to 14,000 households. In recent years the recycling rate has fallen from 46% to 41% and the tonnage of household waste has increased from 10,000 to 11,000 tonnes per quarter. The contractor is Veolia and the value of their contract, which is until March 2020, is £5.4m per annum.

card and paper was collected in Richmond Dry co-mingled recycling (DCR) (ie. plastics bottles and other items in black box) is taken to Veolia materials recycling depot in Rainham. During 2016/2017, 8,500 tonnes of DCR was collected in Richmond During 2016/2017, 380 tonnes of textiles and shoes and 800 tonnes of metals were collected in Richmond. Some recyclates such as paper and card, textiles and metals make a clear profit to the Council. All others are less expensive to dispose of than if they were part of general black bag waste. For example food waste is nearly five times as expensive to dispose of if it is part of General waste rather than dealt with separately. SOUTH TWICKENHAM SURGERIES We will be holding them on the first Monday of every month (except August) at 7pm in York House. No appointment is necessary.

Non-recycled waste (including black bag waste) is taken by train from Brentford to the Energy From Waste facility at Severnside in South Gloucestershire. This allows 96% of the general waste collected to be diverted from landfill. During 2016/2017, nearly 35,000 tonnes of general waste was collected in Richmond Separately collected food waste is sent for anaerobic digestion and garden waste for composting. During 2016/2017 nearly 3,000 tonnes of food and 5,500 tonnes of garden waste was collected in Richmond. Paper and card is processed in a mill in Belgium. During 2016/2017, 11,000 tonnes of 20 | TW MAG – July / August 2018

Michael Butlin, Liberal Democrat Party cllr.m.butlin@richmond.gov.uk


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