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AY is a fun month, not one but two bank holidays and spring in full swing, it’s a winner as far as I’m concerned. Then throw into the mix a royal wedding, and after all who doesn’t enjoy a wedding? Street parties will abound as the area embraces romance and a right royal excuse for a knees up.

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Just in case we are not able to avoid snow, floods and heatwaves all in the same month, our style guru Julia van den Berg, has some great tips to help you stay sartorially on point while navigating the ever changing weather, see page 2.

a complete tropical trousers and jacket outfit and wear the separately. HOW TO TRANSITI ON • On cooler days team or ditch your tights a midi dress with boots and boots and summer sandals wear on warmer days. • Layering a utilitaria n jacket over a tropical top interesting contrastcreates an • Invest in a trench . if a longer coat over you need dresses.

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Contents Welcome – Page 1 Spring / Summer Survival Kit – Pages 2, 3 & 4

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.

Events Listing – Pages 6 & 7 Mental Health Awareness – Pages 7 & 11

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Children’s Activities – Pages 8 & 10

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Children’s Puzzle – Page 12 Councillor’s Update – Page 14

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Fashion Focus Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe Survival Kit

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T THE BEGINNING OF APRIL WE were buttoning up our winter jackets waiting impatiently for Spring. Roll forward three weeks when an unexpected heat wave sweeps across the country creating a wardrobe crisis of what to wear. Surviving the yo yo weather and transitioning the seasons is easy when you know how. So I’ve put together a Spring/Summer wardrobe survival kit. It explains the key Spring/Summer trends that have already landed on the High Street and how to pull them together whatever the weather. The Five key fashion trends you need to know for Spring/Summer 2018 are:

a complete tropical outfit and wear the trousers and jacket separately. HOW TO TRANSITION • On cooler days team a midi dress with boots or ditch your tights and boots and wear summer sandals on warmer days. • Layering a utilitarian jacket over a tropical top creates an interesting contrast. • Invest in a trench if you need a longer coat over dresses. ACCESSORISING TIPS • Basket weave and artisan designs on bags and shoes • Waist belts to give focus • Simple jewellery in metal finishes

1. TROPICAL UTILITY

2. TRANSFORMED TRADITIONS

M&S

Warehouse

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This trend combines a modern utility feel with feminine waist-defining silhouettes and pretty, botanical prints to update commercial utility looks. If you like to make a statement with your clothes use bold tropical prints in trousers, jackets, dresses and tops. STYLE NOTES: • Dress hemlines are asymmetrical and longer this season; trousers legs are wider. • Jackets look utilitarian but are practical and weatherproof. • Mix and match your outfits. You can invest in 2 | TW MAG – May 2018

Hobbs

Debenhams

Whistles

Tailoring continues to develop its presence within the fashion arena. You will see tailored, knotted and wrap around shirts; waist defining dresses and slim cut suits that inject newness to formal wear. A clever approach to this trend is to mix formal tailored pieces with casual ie wide legged trouser with a wrap shirt. Sleeve detail continues - look out for balloon sleeves.


STYLE NOTES: • Fondant summer tailored trousers suits. • Whistles shows us the silhouette of the season, wide trouser with a wrap around top. • Use stripes and checks for your work wardrobe. HOW TO TRANSITION • Wear darker colours when it’s cooler. • Wear lighter colours when its warmer. • Use cardigans over summer dresses and shorter length jumpers with trousers. ACCESSORISING TIPS: • Use individuality when it comes to choosing your handbag • Sock boots • Circular designed jewellery

STYLE NOTES: • Smart casual comfortable styling. • Return of the crop jean, pinafore dresses and dungarees. • Tunics and midi dresses worn over straight legged jeans. HOW TO TRANSITION • Boots and jackets with jeans for cooler days. • Cut out trainers to keep feet cooler in summer. • Midi dresses/tunics worn over straight jeans/trousers on cooler days. • Pinafore dresses/dungarees worn with jumpers/tops underneath on cooler days. ACESSORISING TIPS • Ear cuffs • Hair accessories • Interchangeable backpacks and totes

3. ELEVATED BASICS

4. SUMMERTIME BRIGHTS

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Simply Be

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It’s all about the details that transform your basic outfit into something smarter. Mix the opulent - ruffles, embellishment, silk with something casual such jeans. Crop jeans offer a new silhouette for the season teamed with ruffled tops, asymmetric hemlines on t-shirts and colour to create impact. Wearing midi dresses as tunics introduces proportion-play layering, offering a fresh style.

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An exciting bold and vibrant palette of bright colours underpin this high-summer trend. Wraparound detailing and asymmetric silhouettes lead the way for dresses. Ruffles continue to be an on-trend statement for a sassy, flamenco inspired look. Continues on page 4


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STYLE NOTES: • Colour blocking. • Work layered styling with wrap around dresses. • Boost your mood and your holiday wardrobe with bright bold colours. This is how to transition into high summer – perfect holiday outfits. ACCESSORISING TIPS • Bold bright earrings in drop styles • Fringe and tassels on bags • Raffia sandals with holiday ready fabric wrap around detail.

Monsoon

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STYLE NOTES: • Floaty and feminine softly draped silhouettes. • Vintage florals nodding to a romantic mood. • Shoulder baring silhouettes return for another season providing easy updates for loose-fitting dress and blouse shapes. HOW TO TRANSITION • Floral coats and jackets over lighter weight dresses and trousers give an extra layer of warmth. • Embroidered jeans and jackets for cooler days. • Maxi dresses are a cool alternative on a hot day

5. SPRINGTIME WHIMSEY

ACCESSORISING TIPS • Pearl earrings and necklaces • Floral appliques • Opulant sparkle on shoes and bags

Dorothy Perkins

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This trend is centred around the maxi/midi dress. Semi-sheer cottons and pretty ruffle details and vintage florals nodding to a bohemian and romantic mood. Look out for one shoulder tops and tiered layering.

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Wishing you a colourful and stylish summer wardrobe.

Julia van den Berg is a local Personal Stylist at House of Colour Tel. 0800 0932406


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Local Events Dates for your Diary Richmond Film Society Tuesday 8th May, 8pm ‘Hotel Salvation’ (India) - Director Shubhashish Bhutiani Tuesday 22nd May, 8pm ‘Le Havre’ (Finland) - Director Aki Kaurismäki Tickets on the door £6. Tel. 020 8893 3503, richmondfilmsoc.org.uk, richmondfilmsociety@ btinternet.com, twitter.com/Richmond_Film The Exchange, Twickenham Station, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE.

Thursday 10th May, 8pm The Budapest Café Orchestra Back by popular demand, the hugely entertaining Budapest Café Orchestra’s traditional folk and gypsy music from across the Balkans and Russia will make you want to book a holiday along the Danube! Tickets: £16 / £15 LAC Members. info@landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th May, 10am – 5pm Spring Art Fair This year’s Spring Art Fair will feature around 100 artists showing a huge range of work in a wide range of media. Painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, illustrators, ceramicists, plus a small selection of carefully selected jewellers, make for a truly diverse and visually spectacular event. Admission: £4 / £3 concessions / LAC members & U18s free. info@landmarkartscentre.org, 6 | TW MAG – May 2018

020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Wednesday 23rd May, 8pm Comedy Double Bill Lucy Porter: Pass It On A new show from Lucy, who you may have seen on QI, Room 101, Live at the Apollo or heard on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show. Lucy muses on what we receive from our ancestors and what we pass on to future generations. Lucy’s inherited dodgy knees and global warming from her parents, but can she leave a better legacy for her children? Viv Groskop presents Vivalicious A new show from Teddington-based comedian Viv Groskop, star of BBC1’s ‘This Week’ and BBC Radio 4’s ‘It’s Just a Joke, Comrade’. In this age of therapy and reinvention, Viv’s latest workin-progress is about being the best version of yourself you can be. In Viv’s case – her most Vivalicious self. Is it essential to constantly selfimprove? Or is it a fool’s errand? Does there come a time when you should just give up and accept you are not that great a human being and never will be? exchangetwickenham.co.uk Tickets: £12/£10 (concs) The Exchange, 75 London Rd, TW1 1BE

Sunday 27th May, 6pm Bach by the River A free Sunday evening concerts with three of the country’s best Baroque music specialists playing music for recorder and flute, violin and viola d’Amore and harpsichord. The programme will be based around Bach and Handel but with the inclusion of some more folky repertoire by Carolan and Batlzar. The concert will take about


one hour, and there will be refreshments served afterwards in the chancel. St Mary’s, Twickenham

Sat 2nd – Sat 9th June, 7.45pm Matinee Sunday 3rd June at 3pm • Wed 6th June - No performance

Joking Apart Richard and Anthea are the lucky couple who seem to have all the good fortune fall into their lap; yet in a very British way, they are thoroughly nice and eager to help their friends and neighbours. The only problem is that, with the best of intentions, they end up sucking out their independence and self-respect, in short the life out of them. Ayckbourn is on record as saying that this play is his personal favourite,

Dementia Doesn’t Stop Me

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LZHEIMER’S SOCIETY RICHMOND IS CALLING on residents to unite and take action to make a difference to people affected by dementia this Dementia Action Week (21-27 May). Dementia Doesn’t Stop Me – Thursday 24th May, 11am-3pm, Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH. • Come and see creative work made by people with dementia and learn more about the condition. • Join the free one hour Dementia Friends workshop at 11am or drop in to chat anytime before 3pm. • Meet clinical experts and learn about research trials and how to sign up for them. Throughout Dementia Action Week the team will deliver Dementia Friends sessions to local businesses and organisations. Residents can visit libraries around the Borough to learn about dementia and the Alzheimer’s Society services. The aim of the event at Richmond Library is

which is quite an accolade. Telephone bookings: call between 10am and 7pm only please, on 07484 927 662 richmondshakespeare.org.uk/ Richmond Shakespeare Society at The Mary Wallace Theatre, The Embankment, TW1 3DU.

Saturday 9th June, 11.30am – 3.30pm ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Summer Fair BBQ and food, children’s toys, homemade cakes, plants, jams and chutneys, tea tent, books, flower displays, children’s entertainment and activities, raffle and silent auction. See stmarytwick.org.uk for more details. St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Street, TW1 3NJ to encourage people to think about dementia friendly actions they can take in their everyday lives to support those affected by the condition. A member of the dementia research team at Barnes Hospital will also speak about the benefits of research trials and explain how people can sign up. Representatives from local voluntary groups will explain how the public can volunteer to support people living with dementia, empowering them remain part of community life. Hilary Dodd, Alzheimer’s Society Services Manager for Richmond, said ‘In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes and almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected. Yet too many people face the condition alone without adequate support. We’d love to see Richmond residents taking action for people affected by dementia. Whether that’s visiting a neighbour living with the condition, or watching our online Dementia Friends video – every action counts.’ To find out more about Alzheimer’s Society services contact the Richmond team on 020 8611 6800.


Chil dr en ’s A ct iv it ie s 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

Dramacube

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. 8 | TW MAG – May 2018

If you are interested in attending any of these activities, please phone first to check the details.

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

Saturday 5th May, 16th June 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 10


Childr en ’s A ct i v it ie s 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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If you are interested in attending any of these activities, please phone first to check the details.

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 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


Mental Health Awareness Week Healthy Minds

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HERE HAS BEEN MORE AND MORE in the news lately about mental health and it’s becoming apparent that it’s important to look after our minds as well as our bodies. Mental Health Awareness week (14-20 May) gives us another opportunity to consider what mental health is all about, and what steps we can all take to improve and maintain our emotional wellbeing. Put simply, mental health is about the ways we think, feel and behave. Everyone feels down or worried from time to time, especially at times of change such as the loss of a loved one, or relationship breakdown. Sometimes past traumas, or anxiety about the future, can have a negative effect on how we feel. Tips for maintaining good mental health: • Be physically active: exercise releases endorphins and has been shown to improve mood. If you’re able to get out and about, even a walk around the block can give you fresh air and a welcome change of scene. • Eat and sleep well: taking care over diet and getting the rest you need, will benefit you both physically and mentally. Disturbances to eating and sleeping can be one of the first signs something is wrong. • Talk about your feelings: keep in touch with friends and family, by phone if you can’t see them in person. Loneliness is a key contributing factor to poor mental health. The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness week is stress, a key contributing factor to mental health problems, which are experienced by as many as 16 million people in the UK every year. A small degree of stress in life is normal, and in fact stress evolved in humans as a survival strategy to activate our ‘fight or flight’ mechanism in the face of threat. However, living in a chronic state of stress can lead to serious physical health problems including heart disease.

Difficulties with mental health can arise when feelings of low mood or stress outweigh more lucid thinking and start to interfere with your day to day life. If this happens to you, you’re not alone: we know that 1 in 6 adults in the UK have a common mental health disorder, like depression or anxiety, at any time. If you’re concerned about your mental or emotional wellbeing, it’s a good idea to: • Visit your GP, to rule out any physical causes • Consider counselling Counselling can take many forms, including one-to-one, group therapy, telephone or online. The relationship between client and counsellor focuses solely on the client’s needs. Everything that is discussed is confidential and the counsellor will not judge you. For these reasons many people find it easier to talk to an objective professional than to their friends and family. A counsellor will not generally offer advice or tell you what to do, but will guide you through exploring your options and reaching your own conclusions. There are many different types of counselling, from cognitive-behavioural techniques which focus on changing thoughts and behaviours, to psychodynamic counselling which explores how your past experiences are affecting your present reality, plus many others. Any trained professional, or organisation that offers counselling, can guide you towards the service that is likely to be best for you. With a little help, we can all keep stress levels down and improve our mental health. Age UK Surrey – to find an accredited counsellor, check counselling-directory.org.uk or contact Age UK Surrey for advice: ageuk.org.uk/surrey, tel: 01483 503414 or email: enquiries@ageuksurrey.org.uk


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Councillor’s Update

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S I WRITE, POLLING DAY is looming for the local elections due to happen on Thursday 3rd May when council elections take place all across London. Richmond-upon-Thames Borough is split into 18 wards of broadly similar size in terms of the number of residents. Each of these wards elects three councillors giving a total of 54 elected members. Twickenham is split into four wards Twickenham North and St Margaret’s Twickenham Riverside West Twickenham South Twickenham Given that each of these four wards elects three councillors and that they are currently split between Conservatives (7) and Liberals (5) Twickenham is likely to have a major say in the outcome of the local election in Richmond. Although it is by no means the most high profile level of politics, local councils manage lots of the day-to-day services which impact on all residents, such as roads, pavements, street cleaning etc. In addition the council is the front-line provider of most social services for vulnerable people such as the homeless, the very frail, residents with disabilities and children who are at risk of harm. Local councils really matter! Most of the readers of TW Mag live in South Twickenham which consists of Strawberry Hill and the roads to the North of Twickenham Green.

consultation are being processed and will be communicated shortly after the election. PROPOSED ST MARY’S EXPANSION Your three ward councillors are opposed to the current plans for expansion. We believe that the proposals are simply too big for Strawberry Hill and will lead to unacceptable issues with parking and congestion and will compromise the quiet residential nature of Strawberry Hill. TWICKENHAM RIVERSIDE A proposal went to the Planning Committee recently and was passed subject to certain conditions. As with all Council topics this will be progressed by the new Council and so this could change.

The major issues for us recently have been parking (CPZ), proposed St Mary’s expansion and although strictly not in our ward, Twickenham Riverside. CPZ UPDATE Large parts of South ward have been consulted as to whether residents would like a Controlled Parking Zone. The results of the latest phase of 14 | TW MAG – May 2018

Cllr David Porter Cllr.DPorter@richmond.gov.uk


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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 2nd Monday of each month at York House between 7pm-8pm. 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 16 | TW MAG – May 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


Student accommodation wanted We are constantly in need of short and long term affordable accommodation in the local area for our undergraduates, postgraduates and international students. If you have a house, flat, bedsit, loft conversion or room in your home that you would like to offer to our students from June onwards, please visit www.stmarysstudentpad.co.uk to advertise your property to St Mary’s students.

For more information, please contact: The Accommodation Service 020 8240 4034 accommodation@stmarys.ac.uk www.stmarys.ac.uk

TW Mag May '18  

TW Mag is a glossy A5 magazine, distributed free of charge every month to a minimum of 5,000 homes within the South Twickenham/Strawberry Hi...

TW Mag May '18  

TW Mag is a glossy A5 magazine, distributed free of charge every month to a minimum of 5,000 homes within the South Twickenham/Strawberry Hi...

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