What’s On

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

Explanation of the different types of volunteering 

Please contact the event organisers for further information.

Use ‘Categories’ to select the type of activity and ‘Tags’ for specific themes i.e. ‘Great British Spring Clean Up (22 March – 23 April 2019), Love Parks Week or Friendly Parks for All, (activities for people with dementia and their carers around Richmond upon Thames Borough).

Remember May is National Walking Month and to encourage people to take advantage of the beautiful parks and walking routes in Richmond Borough check: Richmond Health Walks – Walk This Way (discovery walks for families) – Walks by Friends of Richmond Park

Jun
27
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

River Work : Community day with TCV at the River Crane
Jun 27 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
River Work : Community day with TCV at the River Crane

Join The conservation Volunteers to carry out in-stream river work in Crane Park. This activity gives volunteers the opportunity of a new activity and help look after the River Crane too. The exact location isn’t decided yet so please come back and re-visit this website nearer the time.

This is a community learning day and more details can be found here. All are welcome to come and join for an hour or two, or all day.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear for the weather on the day, and bring yourself a packed lunch.

 

Jun
29
Sat
WALK: 3 Rivers: Kneller Gardens to Isleworth, Richmond and return by FORCE
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment ( FORCE) in this walk along three rivers: Starting at Kneller Gardens in Twickenham, the walk will go via the Duke of Northumberland River to the River Thames taking in the locale and features, with informed Trustees noting old industrial workings along the riverbanks, wildlife and sights of interest. Then return along the Thames, stopping at the White Cross pub in Richmond for lunch (at your own cost), before completing the circle along the Thames and River Crane to Kneller Gardens for around 3pm.  You can join for the whole day, or just walk part of the way and catch the bus or train home from Isleworth, Richmond and various points en route.  This is a very welcoming and sociable group, so come a join in!

Please wear appropriate attire and sturdy footwear. This walk if free but booking is essential.

Jun
30
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT @ Shot Tower beside Crane Park,3 minutes walk from Ellerman Avenue | England | United Kingdom

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.

 

Nature Safari with Friends of Ham Lands
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nature Safari with Friends of Ham Lands @ The Young Mariners | England | United Kingdom

Join the Friends of Ham Lands on a wonderful safari around Ham lands.

We meet at the main entrance to The Young Mariners, on Riverside Drive. During the day, you’ll learn more about the insects on Ham lands guided by local naturists Paul Cook and John Gard who share a vast knowledge and passion for nature and have studied the area for decades.

Well behaved dogs are welcome but need to be kept on a lead

This is a free event but spaces are limited, please book yours at:

For more information please see the Friends of Ham Lands community website

Jul
1
Mon
English and Gardening Sessions
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
English and Gardening Sessions @ Ham Youth Centre | England | United Kingdom

Practice speaking English while learning about plants and gardening! This event offers an opportunity for a community to come together and learn together about their surrounding environment, while also improving their English speaking abilities. Gardening sessions with Cultivate London give a space for attendees to practice their English and become more comfortable with it in a safe, learning conducive environment with LEAH (Learning English at Home). This combination aims to decrease isolation, and help those who do not speak English as their first language integrate into community activities.

Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre – East Twickenham
Jul 1 @ 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 (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 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.

Jul
2
Tue
Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Jul 2 @ 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.

 

Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre @ E.T.N.A. Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, | England | United Kingdom

Continuing with their mission to tackle food waste, The Real Junk Food Project – Twickenham has now launched Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays at the ETNA Community Centre every Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm

Join in and tell and bring your friends and family for a nice homemade soup, toast and much more and ‘Pay As You Feel’ 

 

🌸Green Drinks
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
🌸Green Drinks @ The Eel Pie | England | United Kingdom

Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month from 6.30 pm 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 6.30 pm 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.

We subscribe to the Green Drinks Code, 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.

Extinction Rebellion Meet-up
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local branch of  meets on Tuesdays at 7. 00 pm at One Kew Road Pub & Restaurant, opposite Richmond Station. All welcome!

Time is running out to limit the effects of . Join in!

 

Jul
3
Wed
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) – Monthly Clean Up!
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) - Monthly Clean Up! @ Barnes  | England | United Kingdom

Join BTTG on a litter pick session every first Wednesday of the month from 10.00 am to noon. This is a friendly and welcoming group of volunteers caring for the Towpath in Barnes. A great chance to come outdoors, led an activity life that can make a positive difference in your local environment and meet new people!

Please note, the group has different meeting points depending on the day and activity so please check https://e-voice.org.uk/bttg/upcoming-dates/ for latest updates and all you need to know to join this clean up.

To join please email barnestidytowpathgroup@gmail.com to reserve a place as equipment and spaces are limited. Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear/wellies (no sandals) and waterproof gloves.

 

Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Jul 3 @ 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 – Richmond
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Gardening Session at Mortlake Community Association
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Gardening Session at Mortlake Community Association @ Mortlake Community Association  | England | United Kingdom

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: The sessions will 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, from 10.30 am to 12

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

 

Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this Health Walks every Wednesday  at  10.30 am

Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) – 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of the walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

Jul
4
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jul
6
Sat
Ham Pond Tidy Up!
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ham Pond Tidy Up! @ Ham Pond | England | United Kingdom

Every First Saturday of the month, meet at the Pond from 10 am until 11 am and help  Ham and Petersham Association look after this wonderful green space

For hundreds of years, Ham Pond played a vital part in village life as a drinking place for the sheep and cattle on the common. Today the pond has new roles as a place for calm public enjoyment, a wildlife haven.
The Pond is cared for by the Ham Pond Group, supported by the Ham and Petersham Association, and working in collaboration with Richmond Council, since it was formed to look after the pond in 2000.

Vanessa Fison organises regular monthly tidy-ups around the Pond on Saturday mornings. If you would like to lend a hand and join her rota, please email Vanessa.

Bring gloves with you – all welcome – meet new people while you help clean up around the pond.

More information in the Ham and Petersham Resident Association website

St Margaret’s Fair 2019
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
St Margaret's Fair 2019 @ Moormead | England | United Kingdom

The St Margarets Fair is a fantastic day out for the local community, during the height of summer.

Held on Moormead, it is a day jam packed full of fun that will keep you thoroughly entertained. We’ve got all the details for the 2019 fair below.

The Fair programme will be delivered to local homes a few weeks before the Fair and you can keep up to date with the Fair news by following our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

 

Please visit St Margaret’s Fair Website for more

Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond @ Vinyard Passage

The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground (VPBG) dates from 1790 but has been closed for burials for some 150 years and was declared a public open space in 1964. This prompted a comprehensive planting of ornamental trees and shrubs throughout the 1.5 acres site to create a woodland garden which is the green urban oasis seen today.

While Richmond Council carry out routine maintenance work, the VPBG Group of volunteers formed in 1995, under the aegis of the Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames, to undertake additional work on the care of the VPBG. This includes fund raising initiatives to support the wider aims of providing replacement and new trees, shrubs and plants and the repair of worn and broken monuments.

They meet at 10.30am on the first Saturday of each month to clear the grounds of litter and to continue the work on the VPBG’s detailed care.