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.

Nov
23
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Nov 23 @ 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.

Nov
25
Sat
Work Party at Pensford Field Nature Reserve, Kew
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join a wonderful group of volunteers at Pensford Field in their last work party of the year.

Once the autumn leaves have fallen the final conservation session of the year will tackle a few jobs that did not get completed last time. Some orchard trees still need weeding and mulching; controlling the blackthorn invasion near the tennis wall needs completing; the Pond needs to be raked for fallen leaves and the studio needs a thorough cleaning. If you have a few hours to spare on Saturday Nov 25th come and join at 10.00. Hot drinks and homemade biscuits will be served.

Please contact John O’Brien if you would like to join in.
info@pensfordfield.co.uk

Nov
26
Sun
Walk: Bushy Park, Richmond Health Walks
Nov 26 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Join Richmond Health Walks every  Sunday at 10.15 am. The walks are free for all to join and there is no need to pre-register, just turn up at the meeting point: Pheasantry Car Pak TW11 0EW (Bushy Park)

No special equipment needed – just wear sturdy, comfortable footwear.

Unfortunately no dogs allowed except hearing assistance dogs and guide dogs.

Walks are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs – due to the variety of surfaces and terrain.

 NB – Walks do NOT take place on Bank Holidays, Easter or between 23 – 31 December inclusive.

For more walks please visit: walkingforhealth.org.uk

Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Nov 26 @ 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.

Nov
27
Mon
Walk: Richmond Health Walks for begginers
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Richmond Health Walks every  Monday at 11.00 am. This is a short easy walk for beginners he walks are free for all to join and there is no need to pre-register, just turn up at the meeting point: Concourse in front of Richmond railway station, The Quad, TW9 1EZ

No special equipment needed – just wear sturdy, comfortable footwear.

Unfortunately no dogs allowed except hearing assistance dogs and guide dogs.

Walks are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs – due to the variety of surfaces and terrain.

 NB – Walks do NOT take place on Bank Holidays, Easter or between 23 – 31 December inclusive.

For more walks please visit: walkingforhealth.org.uk

Nov
28
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Nov 28 @ 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
Nov 28 @ 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. 

 

Nov
29
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Nov 29 @ 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
Nov 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.

Nov
30
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Nov 30 @ 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.

Dec
2
Sat
Work Morning with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 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.

Dec
3
Sun
Walk: Bushy Park, Richmond Health Walks
Dec 3 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Join Richmond Health Walks every  Sunday at 10.15 am. The walks are free for all to join and there is no need to pre-register, just turn up at the meeting point: Pheasantry Car Pak TW11 0EW (Bushy Park)

No special equipment needed – just wear sturdy, comfortable footwear.

Unfortunately no dogs allowed except hearing assistance dogs and guide dogs.

Walks are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs – due to the variety of surfaces and terrain.

 NB – Walks do NOT take place on Bank Holidays, Easter or between 23 – 31 December inclusive.

For more walks please visit: walkingforhealth.org.uk

FILM: Love Thy Nature. Ham Green Screen
Dec 3 @ 5:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature points to how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature – and takes us on a mesmerizing cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.

When: Sunday 3rd December 2017, doors open 5.15pm, film starts 5.30pm. Run-time is 76 minutes, after which everyone is welcome to stay for a discussion about the topics raised in the film.
Where: Ham Library Annexe (Community Space), Ham Street, Ham, Richmond upon Thames (west London), TW10 7HR.

How to get here:  bus 371 from Richmond or Kingston to Ashburnham Rd, or bus 65 to Ham Common and walk along Ham Street towards Ham Library (approx. 5-10mins).

Cost: entry is free, but donations of £3 are welcome (to cover costs).

Refreshments: tea/coffee and biscuits are provided.

Ham United Group screenings aim to inform and inspire. Topics include environmental issues (human health, wildlife, carbon footprint, resources), governance, corporations, individual choices/actions, architecture and urban planning.To stay up to date with Green Screen, follow them on Facebook

Dec
4
Mon
Walk: Richmond Health Walks for begginers
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Richmond Health Walks every  Monday at 11.00 am. This is a short easy walk for beginners he walks are free for all to join and there is no need to pre-register, just turn up at the meeting point: Concourse in front of Richmond railway station, The Quad, TW9 1EZ

No special equipment needed – just wear sturdy, comfortable footwear.

Unfortunately no dogs allowed except hearing assistance dogs and guide dogs.

Walks are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs – due to the variety of surfaces and terrain.

 NB – Walks do NOT take place on Bank Holidays, Easter or between 23 – 31 December inclusive.

For more walks please visit: walkingforhealth.org.uk

Dec
5
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 5 @ 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 started this local social opportunity around 10 years ago for people interested in the environment and nature to come together. 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.

 

Dec
6
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Dec 6 @ 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
Dec 6 @ 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.

Gardening Session at Mortlake Community Association
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Mortlake Community Association runs a regular gardening session, a nice fresh air activity for outdoor enthusiasts and for those looking to improve their gardening skills and meet new people.

When: Come and have a look and join us at next sessions on Wednesdays 15 November, 6 December and 7 February, 10.30 – 11.30am. After these dates the sessions swill take place regularly on the first and third Wednesday of the month, but you are welcome to go any time to garden or sit and enjoy it.

Where: Alder Road, Mortlake, halfway down the road, behind the Scout Hut. SW14 8ER

Please click here to visit their website and learn all about the garden and other activities run by the association.