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.

There is a ‘tag’ specifically for Love Parks Week events and activities.

 

Jul
30
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Jul 30 @ 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.

Aug
1
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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.

 

Aug
2
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Aug 2 @ 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

 

 

 

 

Community Learning. Guided workshops in traditional conservation skills with FORCE and TCV
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Activity: Grassland Management Scything plus Insect survey with entomologist Richard Jones on August 2nd and 16th

Would you like to learn traditional conservation skills from experts? Join a programme of free activities on sites in Crane Park, Richmond working in Partnership with The Conservation Volunteers. This day is about  re-planning the banks of the River Crane to fortify the margins from erosion and degradation, in partnership with our friends FORCE

For further information about the project please email Friends of the River Crane Environment:  info@force.org.uk

Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage which is almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie Island at 9.55am or at 10.30am at the site, returning by around 4pm.

All equipment is provided, but please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Refreshment is provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Conservation Day with TCV
Aug 2 @ 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 Wednesdays
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Take part in practical nature conservation activities around Richmond’s local parks, nature reserves and open spaces with Nature’s Gym every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30am to 3pm.

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.

 

Aug
3
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Take part in practical nature conservation activities around Richmond’s local parks, nature reserves and open spaces with Nature’s Gym every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30am to 3pm.

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 860 459, or visit Nature’s Gym website.

Playing in parks: Heathfield Recreation Ground
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Playing in parks – share your memories of playing in parks as a child. An event as part of the friendly Parks for All programme for people with dementia and their carers.

Aug
4
Fri
Butterfly Walk along River Crane with FORCE
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment at Mereway Nature Park beside the River Crane for a fun morning learning about butterflies. This event specifically arranged to help you take part in the Big Butterfly Count which takes place between 14th July and 6th August. Learn to identify butterflies in the local area with expert Jack McCrickard from TCV. Butterflies don’t like wet and windy weather but if the weather is bad on the day the walk will still go ahead highlighting where they are located and interesting facts about them. Follow them on Facebook for updates.

Please come along with sturdy footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Also bring water and suncream as we hope it will be a glorious sunny day ! Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

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. Photograph of the Red Admiral butterfly is courtesy of CloseEyeOnTheCrane by Keith Martin.

 

Meet ate Mereway Park beside the bridge over the river  Off Mereway Road beside Kneller Gardens  Twickenham  TW2 6RG

Aug
5
Sat
Friends of School House Lane Orchard Work Morning
Aug 5 @ 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.

Aug
7
Mon
Mindfulness Walk, beside the River Crane with FORCE
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment in this rare opportunity to explore how our relationship with the natural world can build a sense of stillness, wonder, and emotional resilience. Andrea Hosfeld, a local mindfulness teacher with Space to Be, will be leading us on a walk along the River Crane which will include periods of mindful movement, breath meditation, silence and reflection. Mindfulness is a practice which involves paying attention to your present moment experience with acceptance and non-judgement. When we walk with mindfulness we open ourselves up to all of our senses. If you’re interested in experiencing the River Crane through a different lens with an open heart and mind, please come along!

Please come along with sturdy footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Booking is essential as we need to know how many folk will attend. 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.

Green Drinks in Ham
Aug 7 @ 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.

 

Aug
8
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Aug 8 @ 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
Aug 8 @ 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. 

 

Aug
9
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Aug 9 @ 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
Aug 9 @ 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 Wednesdays
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Take part in practical nature conservation activities around Richmond’s local parks, nature reserves and open spaces with Nature’s Gym every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30am to 3pm.

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.