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

May
27
Mon
London Rivers Week 2019
May 27 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

HAND Charity Fair, Twickenham Green
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

HAND Charity Fair is held each year on Twickenham Green on Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday, this year 27th May. The FAIR has been running since 1981, and is intended to enable charities and local voluntary organisations to raise funds, and/or increase their profile, knowledge of their work and services, and also attract volunteers and members.

Organised through HANDS (Help a Neighbour in Distress), the FAIR attracts over 60 stalls with a variety of local charities for all kinds of causes and it’s a wonderful day to meet your local charity and the work they as well as a way to enjoy the local community, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a family day out!  There will also be a variety of goods being sold; this includes plants, toys, home produce such as jams, cakes, bric-a-brac and more.

 

 

May
28
Tue
London Rivers Week 2019
May 28 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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’ 

 

Extinction Rebellion Meet-up
May 28 @ 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!

 

May
29
Wed
London Rivers Week 2019
May 29 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 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.

 

Walking for Health: Ham Lands
May 29 @ 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

May
30
Thu
London Rivers Week 2019
May 30 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
May 30 @ 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.

 

May
31
Fri
London Rivers Week 2019
May 31 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

Jun
1
Sat
London Rivers Week 2019
Jun 1 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

Ham Pond Tidy Up!
Jun 1 @ 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

Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond
Jun 1 @ 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.

WALK: River Restoration Walk with FORCE
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment in this walk will be looking at the river and habitat restoration works over the last 10 years and talking about the opportunities for further river restoration work over the next ten years.  The event will start at the Shot Tower near Crane Park walking along the River Crane ending at Twickenham Station, and will be led by Rob Gray, FORCE Trustee.  This walk is planned to support London River’s Week.

The walk is on varied terrain and some of the ground may be muddy, so please wear appropriate attire and footwear.  The walk is free but please register here 

Gardening with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington
Jun 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 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 10 am. 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.

Jun
2
Sun
London Rivers Week 2019
Jun 2 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

Jun
3
Mon
Friendly Parks for All -Walks and Wheelchair Walks
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

These activities offer the opportunity to get outside and make use of the newest Friendly Park for All. The activities are designed to be accessible, and provide a safe, sociable activity for people who spend more time than they would like indoors.

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