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.

Jun
27
Tue
London Rivers Week
Jun 27 all-day

Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017

The first London Rivers Week took place in 2016 to celebrate achieving the London Plan target of 15 kilometres of river restoration by 2015. It was a huge success, with 34 events across the week providing Londoners with opportunities to learn more about the city’s rivers and to find out how they are being improved for people and wildlife.

London River Restoration Group wants to make London Rivers Week 2017 bigger and better. Running from Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017 we want to continue the celebration of London’s rivers and raise the profile of river restoration among the public, developers, politicians and policy makers alike. We want you to support London Rivers Week by delivering a public event, such as a walk and talk at a restoration site; by running river related activities; or by flooding the social media airwaves with facts, photos and thoughts about river restoration in London.

Please visit Thames21 website for more information on this event.

Click here to see all the events running during London Rivers Week

Jun
28
Wed
London Rivers Week
Jun 28 all-day

Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017

The first London Rivers Week took place in 2016 to celebrate achieving the London Plan target of 15 kilometres of river restoration by 2015. It was a huge success, with 34 events across the week providing Londoners with opportunities to learn more about the city’s rivers and to find out how they are being improved for people and wildlife.

London River Restoration Group wants to make London Rivers Week 2017 bigger and better. Running from Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017 we want to continue the celebration of London’s rivers and raise the profile of river restoration among the public, developers, politicians and policy makers alike. We want you to support London Rivers Week by delivering a public event, such as a walk and talk at a restoration site; by running river related activities; or by flooding the social media airwaves with facts, photos and thoughts about river restoration in London.

Please visit Thames21 website for more information on this event.

Click here to see all the events running during London Rivers Week

Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Jun 28 @ 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.

Click here to find out more about Orleans House Gallery and to get directions to the site

 

 

 

 

Nature’s Gym Wednesdays
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 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
29
Thu
London Rivers Week
Jun 29 all-day

Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017

The first London Rivers Week took place in 2016 to celebrate achieving the London Plan target of 15 kilometres of river restoration by 2015. It was a huge success, with 34 events across the week providing Londoners with opportunities to learn more about the city’s rivers and to find out how they are being improved for people and wildlife.

London River Restoration Group wants to make London Rivers Week 2017 bigger and better. Running from Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017 we want to continue the celebration of London’s rivers and raise the profile of river restoration among the public, developers, politicians and policy makers alike. We want you to support London Rivers Week by delivering a public event, such as a walk and talk at a restoration site; by running river related activities; or by flooding the social media airwaves with facts, photos and thoughts about river restoration in London.

Please visit Thames21 website for more information on this event.

Click here to see all the events running during London Rivers Week

Conservation Day with TCV
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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
30
Fri
London Rivers Week
Jun 30 all-day

Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017

The first London Rivers Week took place in 2016 to celebrate achieving the London Plan target of 15 kilometres of river restoration by 2015. It was a huge success, with 34 events across the week providing Londoners with opportunities to learn more about the city’s rivers and to find out how they are being improved for people and wildlife.

London River Restoration Group wants to make London Rivers Week 2017 bigger and better. Running from Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017 we want to continue the celebration of London’s rivers and raise the profile of river restoration among the public, developers, politicians and policy makers alike. We want you to support London Rivers Week by delivering a public event, such as a walk and talk at a restoration site; by running river related activities; or by flooding the social media airwaves with facts, photos and thoughts about river restoration in London.

Please visit Thames21 website for more information on this event.

Click here to see all the events running during London Rivers Week

Jul
1
Sat
London Rivers Week
Jul 1 all-day

Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017

The first London Rivers Week took place in 2016 to celebrate achieving the London Plan target of 15 kilometres of river restoration by 2015. It was a huge success, with 34 events across the week providing Londoners with opportunities to learn more about the city’s rivers and to find out how they are being improved for people and wildlife.

London River Restoration Group wants to make London Rivers Week 2017 bigger and better. Running from Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017 we want to continue the celebration of London’s rivers and raise the profile of river restoration among the public, developers, politicians and policy makers alike. We want you to support London Rivers Week by delivering a public event, such as a walk and talk at a restoration site; by running river related activities; or by flooding the social media airwaves with facts, photos and thoughts about river restoration in London.

Please visit Thames21 website for more information on this event.

Click here to see all the events running during London Rivers Week

Friends of School House Lane Orchard Work Morning
Jul 1 @ 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.

Ham Big Clean Up
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

As they entered the competition London in Bloom, Ham and Petersham needs help to clean the area of litter.
Litter pickers, bags and gloves are provided.

Cold drinks and biscuits for all the volunteers after the clean up.
All ages and dogs are welcome!
This event is organised by Ham and Petersham Association.

 

Join the Facebook event to stay up to this 

WALK: River Crane, part 2: Bulls Bridge to Hanworth Road (with FORCE)
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment for walk along the River Crane from its source in Hillingdon to Isleworth where it enters the Thames. This second walk will start at Tesco Bus Station, Bulls Bridge Industrial Estate, Hayes Road, Hounslow at 10.00 and end at Hanworth Road in Twickenham around 1.30pm.

The walk goes for around 7km, taking in Cranford Park and skirting Heathrow Airport before travelling through Donkey Woods, Brazil Mill Woods and Pevensey Nature Reserve. The route follows the river throughout and reveals a remarkable environmental and historically interesting landscape corridor through urban west London. Trustees from FORCE will be guiding the walk and pointing out areas and sights of particular interest.

This is a very sociable group that welcomes new people.
Please bring refreshments and drinks for yourself as there is little along the way. If you prefer to leave the walk early, Hatton Cross makes an exit point. Wear appropriate attire and footwear for mud plus sun-cream if the weather is warm.

This event is free but booking is essential. Click here to register.

Jul
2
Sun
London Rivers Week
Jul 2 all-day

Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017

The first London Rivers Week took place in 2016 to celebrate achieving the London Plan target of 15 kilometres of river restoration by 2015. It was a huge success, with 34 events across the week providing Londoners with opportunities to learn more about the city’s rivers and to find out how they are being improved for people and wildlife.

London River Restoration Group wants to make London Rivers Week 2017 bigger and better. Running from Monday June 26th to Sunday July 2 nd, 2017 we want to continue the celebration of London’s rivers and raise the profile of river restoration among the public, developers, politicians and policy makers alike. We want you to support London Rivers Week by delivering a public event, such as a walk and talk at a restoration site; by running river related activities; or by flooding the social media airwaves with facts, photos and thoughts about river restoration in London.

Please visit Thames21 website for more information on this event.

Click here to see all the events running during London Rivers Week

Annual Fete Village of Twickenham Green
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
3
Mon
Green Drinks in Ham
Jul 3 @ 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.

 

Jul
4
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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.

 

Jul
5
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Jul 5 @ 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.

Click here to find out more about Orleans House Gallery and to get directions to the site