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  NOTICE Due to the current situation surrounding COVID -19 and in line with the Government’s advice, we regret that all volunteer and social events such as walks, talks, conservation & […]

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 surrounding COVID -19 and in line with the Government’s advice, 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

May
29
Fri
Health Walks in Richmond – Fridays
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Health Walks in Richmond - Fridays @ England | United Kingdom

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

No booking needed, just turn up on time a the meeting place at Laurel Road park entrance, (off Hampton Road), TW12 1JH – 10.30 am

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

May
31
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
May 31 @ 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.

 

Jun
1
Mon
Hounslow Heath Community Green Gym
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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

Jun
2
Tue
Health Walks in Richmond – Tuesdays
Jun 2 @ 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]
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 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.

 

Jun
3
Wed
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun 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 (TCV)- Richmond
Jun 3 @ 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

Richmond Green Gym™
Jun 3 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Richmond Green Gym™ @ The meeting point is at Kneller Gardens café | England | United Kingdom

Every Wednesday Richmond Green Gym volunteers meet at Meadway Orchard from 10.45am to 2pm at Kneller Gardens café (TW2 6PH) at 10.45am.

From sowing meadows to planting trees, the group partake in conservation tasks running every week to help you get active while working to improve our local green spaces before enjoying a nice chat over a cup of tea or coffee accompanied by some healthy snacks.

Activities are free and no experience is needed so everyone is welcome, simply show up to one of the sessions.

 

Jun
4
Thu
Health Walks in Richmond – Thursdays
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Health Walks in Richmond - Thursdays

Join these FREE guided strolls from Richmond Health walks, part of Walking for Health. Thursday walks are on Mortlake and will take you on a number of routes along the riverside.

No booking needed, just turn up outside the Shi Inn, Ship Lane SW14 7 QR at 10.30 am

 

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