What’s On

Find walks/talks, ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties, gardening days and more environmental activities happening locally. Learn more about the different types of volunteering here 

Find walks/talks, ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties, gardening days and more environmental activities happening locally.

Learn more about the different types of volunteering here 

NOTICE

Due to the current situation surrounded COVID -19 and the Government’s advice to self-isolate voluntarily, we regret that all volunteer and social events such as walks, talks, conservation & litter picking sessions, etc. are now cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Please contact the event organiser directly for more information

Apr
5
Sun
Family Learning Session at Crane Park Island with LWT
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

London Wildlife Trust hosts a programme of family learning opportunities at Crane Park Island aimed at the Richmond community through funding from Richmond Borough Council. These are 2-hour workshops to introduce as many Richmond residents to nature as possible. Each person can only participate once in a workshop from December 2019-July 2020. Booking is essential through our events page https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/events

Below is a full list of the workshops up to 31st July 2020.

Day Date Time Title of workshop
Sunday 08-Dec-19 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 05-Jan-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 02-Feb-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Tuesday 18-Feb-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 18-Feb-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 20-Feb-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Sunday 01-Mar-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 05-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Tuesday 07-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 07-Apr-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 07-Apr-20 7.00pm-9.00pm Brilliant Bats
Thursday 09-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Tuesday 14-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 14-Apr-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 16-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Sunday 03-May-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Tuesday 26-May-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 26-May-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 28-May-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Sunday 07-Jun-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 05-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Thursday 23-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Tuesday 28-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 28-Jul-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 30-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Apr
6
Mon
Accessible Wellbeing Walk
Apr 6 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Friendly Parks for all brings a series of accessible walks open to all but suitable for people in wheelchairs and people using walking aids.

The walk starts at the Twickenham Exchange (see meeting point) to Kneller Gardens and return

These are free guided walks with support from volunteers to help you spend time enjoying nature with others.

Upcoming walks

Hounslow Heath Community Green Gym
Apr 6 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Hounslow Heath Green Gym is a volunteer-led group running every Tuesday, 10.45 – 2pm on Hounslow Heath. Meet the volunteers outside the visitor centre by Hounslow Heath car park.

For more information contact the group on 07806739266 or email hounslowheathgg@outlook.com. Check out their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/groups/Hounslow.Heath.Green.Gym

Pevensey Road Green Gym™ Rangers
Apr 6 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Pevensey Road Green Gym Rangers is a community group offering practical conservation activities with Hounslow Rangers every Monday, 10.45 – 2pm at Pevensey Road Nature Reserve. New volunteers are always welcome and no experience is necessary!

To book your first session or for more information contact Gareth at countryside@hounslow.gov.uk and 07887410808. Check out their Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/PevenseyRoadGG/

Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre – East Twickenham
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join  The Real Junk Food Project’s award-winning community cafe every Monday 11.00am to 1.00pm at E.T.N.A. Community Centre (except Bank Holidays)

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 Penny who looks forward to welcoming you and share with you the surplus food donated by local businesses and chatting to you about this wonderful project.

Health Walks in Richmond – Mondays
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Health Walks in Richmond - Mondays @ England | United Kingdom

Join these FREE guided strolls from Richmond Health walks, part of Walking for Health. Monday walks are on short and easy around the green spaces local to Richmond

No booking needed, just turn up on time a the meeting place in front of Richmond railway station just before 11am

For more walks in other parks around the borough, please visit walkingforhealth.org.uk

Citizen Science training sessions for Eel monitoring with ZSL
Apr 6 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Citizen Science training sessions for Eel monitoring with ZSL

BECOME A CITIZEN SCIENTIST AND HELP MONITOR THE MIGRATION OF THE EUROPEAN EEL

The Zoological Society of London  ZSL and project partners are recruiting volunteer citizen scientists to monitor the migration of the European eel in London rivers.

The European eel (Anguilla Anguilla) is critically endangered. Recruitment of young eels back into European rivers has rapidly declined over the last 40 years ZSL has been monitoring the migration of eels into the Thames catchment since 2005 and now we need your help to:

  • Check eel traps
  • Count, measure and release any eels present
  • Upload the data onto the ZSL website

Monitoring runs from April to September, so you can enjoy the summer on the river while collecting vital data to understand eels. At the end of the monitoring, you will be invited to the 2020 Citizen Science Forum at ZSL London Zoo.

Choose from any of the following training days and locations:

For more information, visit https://www.zsl.org/eels

Apr
7
Tue
Family Learning Session at Crane Park Island with LWT
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

London Wildlife Trust hosts a programme of family learning opportunities at Crane Park Island aimed at the Richmond community through funding from Richmond Borough Council. These are 2-hour workshops to introduce as many Richmond residents to nature as possible. Each person can only participate once in a workshop from December 2019-July 2020. Booking is essential through our events page https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/events

Below is a full list of the workshops up to 31st July 2020.

Day Date Time Title of workshop
Sunday 08-Dec-19 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 05-Jan-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 02-Feb-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Tuesday 18-Feb-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 18-Feb-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 20-Feb-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Sunday 01-Mar-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 05-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Tuesday 07-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 07-Apr-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 07-Apr-20 7.00pm-9.00pm Brilliant Bats
Thursday 09-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Tuesday 14-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 14-Apr-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 16-Apr-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Sunday 03-May-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Tuesday 26-May-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 26-May-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 28-May-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Sunday 07-Jun-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Sunday 05-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Minibeast Magic
Thursday 23-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Tuesday 28-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Nature Crafts
Tuesday 28-Jul-20 1.30pm-3.30pm Nature Crafts
Thursday 30-Jul-20 10.30am-12.30pm Wildlife in Water
Health Walks in Richmond – Tuesdays
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Health Walks in Richmond - Tuesdays @ England | United Kingdom

Join these FREE guided strolls from Richmond Health walks, part of Walking for Health. Tuesday walks take place in Richmond Park

No booking needed, just turn up on time a the meeting place at Cambrian Centre car park, Grove Road, Richmond Hill, TW10 6SN.

For more walks in other parks around the borough, please visit walkingforhealth.org.uk

Walks do NOT take place on Bank Holidays (6 & 27 May 2019), Easter (19 – 22 April 2019) or between 22 December to 2nd January inclusive.

Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project – Hampton Hill [CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE]
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join  The Real Junk Food Project coffee morning every Tuesday 11.00am to 1.00pm at Greenwood Community Centre, Hampton Hill

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 the volunteers 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.

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Apr 7 @ 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.

 

Apr
8
Wed
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes @ Vine Road Pavilion | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Barnes Common’s  on most Wednesdays from 9.00 to 12.30pm for the chance to get outdoors, meet new people and make a real difference to your local greenspace

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

Please always CHECK HERE before setting off for the most recent updates, where to meet and any changes due to weather.

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 for the task is provided and must be worn if advised. Safety training/familiarisation with tasks and tools is provided at the start of each session.

 

Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 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.

 

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ Crane Park Meadmay | England | United Kingdom

Do something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

This practical conservation activity takes place every Wednesday and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Site: Crane Park (Meadway Entrance) Crane Park Meadmay TW2 6PH (this is for a house on the Meadway, near to the entrance to the park)

Brief description: Crane Park Meadway Entrance – working with FORCE to lay a new stretch of hedgerow – beginners welcome!

All the information can be found at https://www.tcv.org.uk/london/richmond