29/09/2016

What’s On

There are lots of fantastic environmental events happening locally every week including talks, walks and ad-hoc volunteering on conservation work parties/days and gardening activities. Please contact the event organisers for further information.

Use the ‘categories’ to select the type of activity and the ‘Tags’ for the specific themes i.e. Friendly Parks for All, a programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers.

Please see this page for information on different types of volunteering in the environmental sector.

May
25
Thu
Evening Botany Walk with Friends of Barnes Common
May 25 @ 8:30 am

Join FoBC for this fantastic double opportunity – led by botany expert, Mary Clare Sheahan and joined by photographer Andrew Wilson who will kindly share tips and ideas on how to get ‘that shot’.  Time and meeting point TBC.  No charge, but booking required  as this is likely to be heavily oversubscribed.

Meet at 18.30 at Barnes Station north side (near the bench/weekday coffee kiosk). Click here for more information on this and other events run by FoBC

Conservation Day with TCV
May 25 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Fancy getting involved in practical conservation projects and being outdoors? Join The Conservation Volunteers and their Biodiversity Action Team in Richmond and Hounslow.

They have projects running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and occasional weekends. Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie Island at 9.55am or at 10.20ish at the site, returning by around 4pm.

Nature’s Gym Thursdays
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Take part in practical nature conservation activities around Richmond’s local parks, nature reserves and open spaces with Nature’s Gym every Thursday from 10am to 1pm.

These are an excellent way to become fitter and healthier while doing something positive for you and for your local environment. Please click here to see the different locations where the Nature’s Gym activities take place.

Nature’s Gym is free, fun and no experience is needed. The sessions are catered for a range of abilities and there are usually a variety of tasks to carry out. It is a great way to visit local sites that you may not know about and lend a helping hand to improve the parks and nature reserves in the Borough.

These sessions are run by Glendale’s Nature Conservation Officer at different locations. For more information on activities and where they take place, please contact Glendale Nature Conservation Officer: 07825 860 45, or visit Nature’s Gym website.

May
28
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Crane Park Island is a London Wildlife Trust designated Local Nature Reserve located in Crane Park in Whitton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Volunteer conservation days are run on every last Sunday of the month to maintain and enhance the natural environment around the island.

The workday hours are from 10.30am to 3.30pm (or thereabouts) with a break for lunch.

Meet at the small building next to the Shot Tower in Crane Park in Whitton

There is no need to book and you don’t have to commit for a whole day — even if you can only spare an hour or two you will always be welcome. Afternoon sessions start around 1.30pm. with activities including general habitat maintenance and improvement, and keeping paths, etc. clear and safe for visitors, and other tasks to age and ability as needed.

The workdays are not suitable for very young children but older children might enjoy them. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Wear old clothes (be prepared to get muddy on occasions) and strong footwear (it is a good idea to bring wellies if you have them, although we have a selection), bring water, especially in summer, and bring lunch if you are thinking of staying all day, as it is quite a walk to the nearest shop. We provide tea or coffee at lunchtime. All tools and equipment are provided.

May
29
Mon
Hand Annual Charities Fair, Twickenham Green
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hands Care Group organises this fun day out for individuals and families. Join in and support local charities.

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames is invited to do a walkabout tour of the stalls to meet and greet from 11am onwards.

Over seventy charities and voluntary organisations have stalls around the Green selling a variety of goods including plants, toys, home produce, jams, cakes, craft, jewellery, gifts, books, bric-a-brac, refreshments, barbecue. There will be music, crafts, nature with Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) and more. Click here for more information

May
30
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join FoBC on Tuesday mornings at Vine Road Recreation Ground SW13 0NE.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a rewarding activity outdoors and meet new people!

All ages welcomed on the following times:

10.15 – 11.00 Under 5’s

11.00 – 13.00 Adults and older children

To keep up to date with the latest information and all activities run by the friends please click here to visit their website.

 

 

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
May 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a regular drop in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website. 

 

May
31
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
May 31 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm

Join the volunteer gardeners at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, to help look after the gardens and woodland grounds.

When: Wednesday mornings from 9.45am to 12.30pm

Where: Orleans House Garden, Orleans House on Twickenham Riverside.

The morning is led by an experienced gardener Joy Lee, with a small and friendly group. The sessions always happen unless the weather is very wet.

You can email Joy for more information, or just turn up at the start of the session at 9.45am and find Joy at the gardening tool shed behind the main gallery at Orleans House.

To find out more about Orleans House Gallery and to get directions, pelse visit their website.

 

 

Nature’s Gym Wednesdays
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Take part in practical nature conservation activities around Richmond’s local parks, nature reserves and open spaces with Nature’s Gym every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm.

These are an excellent way to become fitter and healthier while doing something positive for you and for your local environment. Please click here to see the different locations where the Nature’s Gym activities take place.

 

Nature’s Gym is free, fun and no experience is needed. The sessions are catered for a range of abilities and there are usually a variety of tasks to carry out. It is a great way to visit local sites that you may not know about and lend a helping hand to improve the parks and nature reserves in the Borough.

These sessions are run by Glendale’s Nature Conservation Officer at different locations. For more information on activities and where they take place, please contact Glendale Nature Conservation Officer: 07825 860 45, or visit Nature’s Gym website.

Conservation Day with TCV
May 31 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Fancy getting involved in practical conservation projects and being outdoors?  Join The Conservation Volunteers and their Biodiversity Action Team in Richmond and Hounslow.

They have projects running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and occasional weekends.  Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie  Island at 9.55am or at 10.20ish at the site, returning by around 4pm.

Jun
1
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Jun 1 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Fancy getting involved in practical conservation projects and being outdoors? Join The Conservation Volunteers and their Biodiversity Action Team in Richmond and Hounslow.

They have projects running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and occasional weekends. Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie Island at 9.55am or at 10.20ish at the site, returning by around 4pm.

Intro to Heathfield Friendly Park: Mindfulness in the Park
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to Heathfield Friendly Park: Mindfulness in the park. An event as part of the Friendly Parks for All programme for people with dementia and their carers.

Nature’s Gym Thursdays
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Take part in practical nature conservation activities around Richmond’s local parks, nature reserves and open spaces with Nature’s Gym every Thursday from 10am to 1pm.

These are an excellent way to become fitter and healthier while doing something positive for you and for your local environment. Please click here to see the different locations where the Nature’s Gym activities take place.

Nature’s Gym is free, fun and no experience is needed. The sessions are catered for a range of abilities and there are usually a variety of tasks to carry out. It is a great way to visit local sites that you may not know about and lend a helping hand to improve the parks and nature reserves in the Borough.

These sessions are run by Glendale’s Nature Conservation Officer at different locations. For more information on activities and where they take place, please contact Glendale Nature Conservation Officer: 07825 860 45, or visit Nature’s Gym website.

Jun
3
Sat
Community Gardening Session at Landmark Arts Center, Teddington
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join a small group of volunteers to help look after the garden at Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington.

The centre will be open for the Floral Art expo with tea/coffee and cake for the volunteers.

The work being carried out is leading to re- establishing the pathway through the ‘wilderness’ area and making that area more user friendly for all to enjoy.

The sessions start at 10am until around 1pm
Next sessions on:
8th July
12th August
Photo: the “wilderness” that is to be tamed
Friends of School House Lane Orchard Work Morning
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Friends of School House Lane Orchards  for a workday. The Group needs as much help as possible with conservation activities and everyone, whatever their age or experience are invited to come and join in. It’s fun, rewarding and a good chance to catch up with the neighbours!

When: Meet on every first Saturday of the month at 10am. Please contact David at david.harnden@btinternet.com as if the weather is too bad the session could be moved to Sunday instead.

Where: School House Lane Orchard

School House Lane, Teddington, TW11 9DP

 

For more information go to the Friends of School House Lane Orchards website and learn more about this special community green space which has consistently won Green Flag Awards.

Walk/Talk: Wildlife at Mogden with FORCE
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A visit to Mogden Sewage Treatment Works in Isleworth to learn about the site’s wildlife, including a demonstration of the eel pass and monitoring station. You will be surprised at the range of species and habitats found here, and the work done to ensure they can live alongside a busy operational site. Lydia Blake from Thames Water will be showing around and giving a talk.

The walk is limited to 15 participants. Please wear sturdy, closed toe, footwear and outdoor clothing, and let us know if there are any children in your party.

This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area, in conjunction with Thames Water.

Although the event is free, booking is essential

For more information, please visit Friends of the River Crane Environment community website

Jun
5
Mon
Green Drinks in Ham
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ham Green Drinks meets on the first Monday of the month.

When: 7pm until 9pm

Where: The New Inn 345 Petersham Rd, Ham, Richmond TW10 7DB

Green Drinks Ham is a free social event open to everyone. This is a social networking opportunity for people involved in local environmental groups, people interested in what’s happening in and around their local environment, and people who are interested in environmental volunteering.

For more information join our mailing visit Ham United Group Website

And join the group on Facebook 

 

Hosted by Sufiyo Andersson.

 

Jun
6
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join FoBC on Tuesday mornings at Vine Road Recreation Ground SW13 0NE.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a rewarding activity outdoors and meet new people!

All ages welcomed on the following times:

10.15 – 11.00 Under 5’s

11.00 – 13.00 Adults and older children

To keep up to date with the latest information and all activities run by the friends please click here to visit their website.

 

 

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Jun 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a regular drop in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website. 

 

🌸Green Drinks
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month from 6pm at: The Eel Pie, 9-11, Church St, Twickenham TW1 3NJ

Green Drinks is a social event open to all environmentally conscious people living, working or volunteering locally. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month.
We gather from about 6pm till 9ish with people dropping in and out. Sometimes we stay later and sometimes we stay till closing time. Please look for the little green drink picture on our table, shown below. Food is served in The Eel Pie so you can pop by for a soft drink and a bite to eat. Further information about Twickenham Green Drinks, can be found on SWLEN Green Drinks webpage.
There are over 100 Green Drinks networks around the world and in other locations around London, details of these can be found on the Green Drinks website. We subscribe to the Green Drinks Code.