29/09/2016

What’s On

Find environmental events happening locally every week including talks, walks and ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties/days and gardening activities. Please contact the event organisers for further information. 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 i.e. ‘walks’ ‘conservation’ and the ‘tags’ for the specific themes i.e. ‘Great British Spring Clean Up (2nd – 25th March), Love Parks Week (13th – 20th July) National City Park Week (21st – 29th July) and ‘Friendly Parks for All‘, a programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers which runs throughout the year in Richmond upon Thames Borough.

May is National Walking Month and to encourage people to take advantage of the beautiful parks and walking routes in Richmond Borough, here are some great resources!

For environmental themed walks across the borough, please see our calendar below or check: Richmond Health Walks Walk This Way (discovery walks for families) – Walks by Friends of Richmond Park

Nov
19
Mon
Conservation Day with TCV Green Gym at Pevensey Road
Nov 19 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Pevensey Road Green Gym takes place every Monday 10.45 – 2 pm, at Pevensey Road Local Nature Reserve, which features areas of meadow scrubland, woodland and wetlands alongside the River Crane. It links with other sites making it part of a crucial wildlife corridor.  The site is dedicated to the memory of local naturalist Peter Cribb who did much to promote and protect the wildlife of this amazingly diverse area. It is a beautiful, ecologically important reserve.

New volunteers meeting point is the main double gate entrance on Hanworth Road, close to the corner of Pevensey Road. To book your first session or for more information contact Chloe on 07717 494476 or chloe.crompton@tcv.org.uk

Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre – East Twickenham
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join  The Real Junk Food Project coffee morning every Monday 11.00am to 1.00pm at E.T.N.A. Community Centre.

Come along and enjoy a bite to eat, a drink and good company at our ‘pay-as-you-feel’ community cafe.

Come along and meet Crissy and Clare who look forward to welcoming you and share with you the surplus food donated by local businesses and chatting to you about this wonderful project.

💗   Please consider donating to this project at SWLEN Crowdfund

Forming the Friends of Heathfield Rec.
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Heathfield Recreation Ground (Heathfield Rec.) is in the Heathfield Ward of Whitton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is owned and managed by Richmond Council’s and its Parks and Open Spaces Service.

South West London Environment Network (SWLEN), is looking to facilitate the set-up of a friends group for Heathfield Rec. This public meeting will be the first stage of the process to form a friends group. We work with, and support, 90 similar groups across South West London, 60 of these are in Richmond Borough. We believe parks are best protected and enhanced through active community involvement working collaboratively with the park’s owner. Richmond Council also shares our vision, there are more than double the number of friends group in Richmond Borough than any other, the Council actively works with these groups, and they fund our charity to support and empower the friends groups so they can be open, democratic and successful.

There is a further information about the work to form the friends group, how you can become involved, the public meeting and how to register to attend are on a new website we have set up, this can be found at https://e-voice.org.uk/friends-of-heathfield-rec/

 

Nov
20
Tue
Hounslow Heath Green Gym
Nov 20 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Hounslow Heath Green Gym is a volunteer-led group running every Tuesday, 10.45 – 2 pm

Volunteers meet at 10.45am outside the visitor centre by Hounslow Heath car park.

For more information contact the group on 07806739266 or email hounslowheathgg@outlook.com.

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham @ Strawberry Hill House | England | United Kingdom

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
21
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:45 pm
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside @ Orleans House Garden, Orleans House | England | United Kingdom

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

Come along every Wednesday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.30pm

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 just before 10 am and find Joy at the gardening tool shed behind the main gallery at Orleans House.

 

Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join Friends of Barnes Common on every Wednesday from 10.00 to 12.30pm for a conservation morning at different locations across the Common.

Tasks are quite likely to change to meet weather conditions, numbers of volunteers and other more urgent work commitments that may arise.

Please let the friends know you are joining so they can make sure they have enough gloves, tools – and tea n biscuits, of course! Always dress for mess –  with good protection against arms or legs getting scratched. Footwear should be appropriate to the task, ideally reinforced boots or as sturdy possible. Protective equipment suitable to task is provided and must be worn if advised. Safety training/familiarisation with tasks and tools is provided at the start of each session.

Please click here to visit FoBC website for more information

Conservation Day with TCV, Richmond
Nov 21 @ 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
22
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV, Richmond
Nov 22 @ 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.

Bushy Park and the surrounding area in old photographs
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Friends of Bushy and Home parks on a talk by John Sheaf about “Bushy Park and the surrounding area in old photographs”. John is a well-known local historian and author who has lived in the oldest building in Hampton for 40 years.

Refreshments are available from 7.15 pm.

 

 

Nov
23
Fri
Friendly Parks for All activity at Heathfield Recreation Ground
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join the program, Friendly Parks for all at Heathfield Recreation Ground, Powder Mill Lane, Twickenham, TW2 6EG

Meeting place – beside children’s playground.

This is an opportunity to get outside and make use of your local parks.

These are sociable activities for people to spend more time outdoors and benefit from fresh air, nature and meeting new people.

All activities are free and there is no need to book. Carers are welcome:

Friendly Parks For All (varios locations)
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Friendly Parks for All project aims to improve opportunities for all residents in London Borough of Richmond to enjoy and benefit from the natural environment.

In addition to Barnes Green, and Heathfield Recreation Ground we are now working with the Friends of Ham Village Green and local organisations in Ham to provide a Friendly Park for All on Ham Village Green.
Check the program below containing all activities which are free of charge and no booking is required.

Please contact Frances Bennett outdoor.learning@outlook.com or parks@richmond.gov.uk for more information

Nov
26
Mon
Conservation Day with TCV Green Gym at Pevensey Road
Nov 26 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Pevensey Road Green Gym takes place every Monday 10.45 – 2 pm, at Pevensey Road Local Nature Reserve, which features areas of meadow scrubland, woodland and wetlands alongside the River Crane. It links with other sites making it part of a crucial wildlife corridor.  The site is dedicated to the memory of local naturalist Peter Cribb who did much to promote and protect the wildlife of this amazingly diverse area. It is a beautiful, ecologically important reserve.

New volunteers meeting point is the main double gate entrance on Hanworth Road, close to the corner of Pevensey Road. To book your first session or for more information contact Chloe on 07717 494476 or chloe.crompton@tcv.org.uk

Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre – East Twickenham
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join  The Real Junk Food Project coffee morning every Monday 11.00am to 1.00pm at E.T.N.A. Community Centre.

Come along and enjoy a bite to eat, a drink and good company at our ‘pay-as-you-feel’ community cafe.

Come along and meet Crissy and Clare who look forward to welcoming you and share with you the surplus food donated by local businesses and chatting to you about this wonderful project.

💗   Please consider donating to this project at SWLEN Crowdfund

Nov
27
Tue
Hounslow Heath Green Gym
Nov 27 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Hounslow Heath Green Gym is a volunteer-led group running every Tuesday, 10.45 – 2 pm

Volunteers meet at 10.45am outside the visitor centre by Hounslow Heath car park.

For more information contact the group on 07806739266 or email hounslowheathgg@outlook.com.

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Nov 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham @ Strawberry Hill House | England | United Kingdom

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
28
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:45 pm
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside @ Orleans House Garden, Orleans House | England | United Kingdom

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

Come along every Wednesday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.30pm

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 just before 10 am and find Joy at the gardening tool shed behind the main gallery at Orleans House.

 

Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join Friends of Barnes Common on every Wednesday from 10.00 to 12.30pm for a conservation morning at different locations across the Common.

Tasks are quite likely to change to meet weather conditions, numbers of volunteers and other more urgent work commitments that may arise.

Please let the friends know you are joining so they can make sure they have enough gloves, tools – and tea n biscuits, of course! Always dress for mess –  with good protection against arms or legs getting scratched. Footwear should be appropriate to the task, ideally reinforced boots or as sturdy possible. Protective equipment suitable to task is provided and must be worn if advised. Safety training/familiarisation with tasks and tools is provided at the start of each session.

Please click here to visit FoBC website for more information

Conservation Day with TCV, Richmond
Nov 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.

Nov
29
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV, Richmond
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.