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
19
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 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

Jun
20
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jun 20 @ 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.

 

Jun
21
Fri
Friendly Parks for All -Walks and Wheelchair Walks
Jun 21 @ 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.

Friendly Parks for All at Heathfield Recreation Ground
Jun 21 @ 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.

Get On Board 2019 – Towpath Litter Pick
Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Be Richmond & South West London Environment Network organise this event with the aim of highlighting the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways.

Be Richmond Chairman Erick Kervaon said:

“The river is an integral part of Richmond and one of its greatest assets. A clean, healthy river is vital to the town for both business and recreation. Get on Board 2019 will demonstrate our commitment to the environment and be a great fun event for participants and spectators alike.”

In addition to the popular paddleboard event, a towpath litter pick is also undertaken. In scaling up this years event, we are increasing the number of routes litter picked:

  • Kew Bridge to Richmond Bridge along the Surrey bank
  • Ham to Richmond Bridge along the Surrey Bank
  • Isleworth to Richmond Bridge along the Middlesex bank
  • Twickenham to Richmond Bridge along the Middlesex bank

Please sign up at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-on-board-2019-towpath-litter-pick-tickets-61747380076

See the 2018 video and media coverage

 

Jun
22
Sat
A Walk on the Wild Side: Bushy Park’s Nature Reserve
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Friends of Bushy and Home Parks on a walk with Pippa Hyde ‘A Walk on the Wild Side: Bushy Park’s Nature Reserve’

Meet at 11.00 am at the Stockyard. The walk will be over uneven ground and last approximately 2 hours.

Jun
24
Mon
Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre – East Twickenham
Jun 24 @ 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.

Jun
25
Tue
Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 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!

 

Jun
26
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 26 @ 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

River Work : Community day with TCV at the River Crane
Jun 26 @ 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.

 

The Time Is Now – join the March for Climate Change
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm
The Time Is Now – join the March for Climate Change @ England | United Kingdom

On 26th June thousands of people will come together in London to tell our politicians the time is now to take action on climate change and environmental decline.

The Time is Now is supported by a wide range of organisations, representing a diverse range of people from across the UK unified by one thing: the passion to protect the things we love from climate change and environmental damage.

The Time is Now mass lobby is being organised by The Climate Coalition and Greener UK, two coalitions of organisations that represent millions of people across the UK.

This summer the government will decide whether to end the UK’s contribution to climate change by committing to an ambitious net zero emissions target. They will also have the chance to end nature’s decline by committing to a strong Environment Bill. Now is the time to push for bold action.

On June 26th, thousands will rally around Parliament and come face to face with our MPs to tell them that The Time Is Now for action on climate change and the environment. It’ll all kick off at 1pm. The march snake round Westminster, organised town by town, village by village, and people will meeting their MPS one-by-one to tell them that they want action!

Spread the word! Email your MP and tell them you’re coming. Invite your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours.

The aim is to show the government that this is an issue their constituents care about. If you are unable to make it to London why not encourage your community to organise a regional meeting with your MP?

Sign up here https://www.thetimeisnowmap.co.uk or drop us a line on campaigns@theclimatecoalition.org

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.