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

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.

Oct
17
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 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. 

 

Oct
18
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Oct 18 @ 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

 

 

 

 

Fungi Walk along the River Crane with FORCE
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Come along to the Shot Tower beside the River Crane for a fun morning looking for mushrooms and fungi. This is a morning specifically to enjoy and learn about fungi from expert Andy Overall along the river banks and fallen wood of the surrounding area. Any fungi found are left in their location during the walk.

Please come along with sturdy footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. This is a free event but booking is essential.

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. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Conservation Day with TCV
Oct 18 @ 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.

Green Gym at Mereway Nature Park, Twickenham
Oct 18 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Richmond Green Gym offers a unique and free opportunity for local people to get involved in transforming Mereway Nature Park and Orchard for the benefit of wildlife and the local community

Volunteering is free, simple and no experience necessary.

Richmond Green Gym meets every week on Wednesday at 10.45am – 2pm. The meeting point is at Kneller Gardens café (TW2 6PH) at 10.45am.

Contact Chloe 07717494476 or gg-richmond@tcv.org.uk to book your place or just turn up on the day.

Oct
19
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Oct 19 @ 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.

Autumn Nature Palate – Craft Activity at Barnes Green
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Autumn nature palate – craft activity. An event, part of the Friendly Parks for All programme for people with dementia and their carers.

Oct
20
Fri
The Holly Lodge Centre’s Annual Quiz Night
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park is inviting  you to a fun night to “pit your wits” against other Quiz teams in their popular annual quiz night!
About The Holly Lodge Centre
The Centre offers a range of educational activities for groups of children, young people and adults – particularly those with disabilities, focused on the nature and Victorian heritage of the Park.  HRH Princess Alexandra has been the Centre’s Royal Patron since 2007.  Other patrons include Mike Fitt OBE (Founding Patron), Sir David Attenborough, Peter Davison, Baroness Susan Kramer, Ben Shephard, Tenors Un Limited (Paul Martin, Jem Sharples and Scott Ciscon), Robert Holmes and Adrian Mills.

The Centre operates on a budget of approximately £80,000 a year together with volunteer time valued at at least £70,000.  Funding comes from trusts and foundations, fund-raising events and individual donations.  Charges to visitors amount to only 15% of our costs: the Centre does not receive any monetary funding from central or local government.

Oct
21
Sat
WALK: Introduction to Fungi. Friends of Barnes Common
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This walk led by expert Mark Spence is an introduction to the fascinating and diverse world of fungi to explore their role in the environment and address some basic identification tips necessary when learning their identities. Please note: the walk will not address culinary interests and is NOT a foraging activity.

Places MUST be booked in advance by contacting the email given above

Oct
24
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 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. 

 

TALK: Future of Solar, Richmond
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join PEP (Politics, Environment, People) in an insight by SoGoSolar founder Ben Saunders, who has over 20 years experience in the environmental sector and is responsible for the overall direction and growth of the business.

How has solar been effected by the government cut to the Feed-In-Tariff(FIT).
Will it mean an end to solar as domestic and commercial viable renewable source of energy.
Will Solar energy beomce too expensive for most people?
Is Britain really sunny enough for solar?
Will it only work when the sun is shining?
And with seamless integrated solar roof tiles, energy storage batteries and solar driven cars mean have we just seen the start of an energy revolution?

Doors open at 7pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm

Oct
25
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Oct 25 @ 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

 

 

 

 

Conservation Day with TCV
Oct 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.

Green Gym at Mereway Nature Park, Twickenham
Oct 25 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Richmond Green Gym offers a unique and free opportunity for local people to get involved in transforming Mereway Nature Park and Orchard for the benefit of wildlife and the local community

Volunteering is free, simple and no experience necessary.

Richmond Green Gym meets every week on Wednesday at 10.45am – 2pm. The meeting point is at Kneller Gardens café (TW2 6PH) at 10.45am.

Contact Chloe 07717494476 or gg-richmond@tcv.org.uk to book your place or just turn up on the day.

Oct
26
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Oct 26 @ 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.

Oct
29
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Oct 29 @ 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.

Oct
31
Tue
Bulb Planting on Barnes Green
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Volunteers Sought for Bulb Planting on Barnes Green, Tuesday 31st October

Meeting point in front of the entrance to Age UK Barnes Green Centre, 0930 till 1pm

Last year with the help of willing volunteers the BCA planted over 4000 daffodils and crocus bulbs on Barnes Green. This year we aim to plant a stretch alongside The Crescent hedgerow with assorted daffodils with varied flowering periods. All volunteers are welcome and should bring appropriate footwear and if possible a stout spade. You can simply turn up but if you have a query or would like to register your interest you can contact commonkeeper@barnes-ca.org . Minors must be accompanied by adults.

 

Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Oct 31 @ 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.