Event Reminder: Crown Road Community Christmas Fair 2014

crown road xmas fair 2014

Crown Road will be closed for the day so our Christmas market can fill the street and make your Christmas gift shopping a breeze!

There’ll be the usual diverse mix of stalls, food vendors, children’s entertainment, fairground rides and attractions, real-life reindeer (!) with a very special jolly visitor from the North Pole who’ll be ready to hear your Christmas wish lists! There’ll be a few special surprises too so make sure you come along and join in the fun!

If you would like more information, or like to book a stall at our event, please contact pr@mystmargarets.com

24 October 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

Event Reminder: Speak Up for Kew - 22 October 2014

Kew Gardens public leaflet

Please come to a public meeting to hear about the impact of budget and staffing cuts on the service that Kew provides on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 from 7.00pm to 8.45pm.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is more than just a set of beautiful gardens - it is a world leader in conservation and botanical science with over 250 years of history. Kew has faced year-on-year cuts to operating grant in aid funding from the government. In 1983 90% of Kew’s funding came from the UK government as grant in aid, now funding has been reduced to under 40%. Despite a temporary reversal of this year’s cut by Nick Clegg, Kew remains under threat. Unless we can persuade the government to assure an adequate operating budget, Kew will axe the posts of further dedicated expert staff including those doing essential botanical work unique in the UK. The cuts are unsustainable and make no sense as staff cuts actually reduce Kew’s ability to increase its own income generation.

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17 October 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

The Duel - A Combat of Honour

Duel with pistols

Hounslow Heath once had a fearsome reputation for a wide variety of unsavoury activities, including murder, highway robbery, the general seduction of the innocent and gullible and the execution of assorted miscreants and subsequent grisly exhibition of their corpses. It was also, at a time when individuals settled their differences with swords and pistols, a perfect place for duels. In his admirable history of the area, “And So Make A City Here”, historian G.E Bate notes a couple for our interest…

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16 October 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

Councillors Collect 500 Signatures Against Chelsea FC

lib dems at RFU

Local St Margarets and North Twickenham Councillor, Alexander Ehmann has turned up the heat on the Board of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Only a week after he and local Councillors Ben Khosa and Geoff Acton wrote to the Board of the RFU to express their serious concerns about Chelsea Football Club’s proposed move to Twickenham Stadium, Cllr Ehmann has recruited over 500 local residents to the campaign against Chelsea’s move.

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16 October 2014 | Category » news | Comments [3]

Fireworks 2014 from For Sanity's Sake

Guy Faulk’s night can be great fun but beware that small children are terrified of the loud bangs or sometimes imagine the fireworks will fall out of the sky on to their heads…which can spoil the enjoyment somewhat! Try and…

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16 October 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

Scrummy Mummies Healthy Cooking Club

October half term looms! What does this mean to you? The inconvenience of not being able to rely on the usual termly routines and activities? The unnerving prospect of keeping the kids entertained and away from each other’s throats while…

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16 October 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival 2014

ad mag summer 2013

The 23rd annual Richmond Literature Festival will run throughout November and once again feature a range of literary figures and personalities covering a variety of subjects including history, music, art, politics and war. Highlights from this year’s programme include esteemed actor Sheila Hancock, journalist Peter Snow and Dr Anthony King. We are also delighted to be hosting hugely popular - and local author, Jacqueline Wilson as part of the children and young people’s programme.

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16 October 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

North St Margarets Remembers - Two Events

Lord Kitchener

Two local events in St Margarets commemorating the 1st World War

Our memories of the 1st World War and the men and women who lived through it are fixed in bronze statues, names carved in wood and stone, elegaic music, first-hand memoirs and poetry by the likes of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. Somewhere along the line we seem to have forgotten that most of those who took part in that terrible conflict were just like us, living in the same houses that we still live in, walking the same streets as us and sharing the same hopes and aspirations.

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9 October 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

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