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

Mar
30
Sat
Sweep Ham and Petersham Clean! – Great British Spring Clean
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweep Ham and Petersham Clean! - Great British Spring Clean @ Ham Common, Richmond,  | England | United Kingdom

Meet at Ham Common to help local volunteers do a litter clean up for a couple of hours, but feel free to come along for a shorter time.

Bags and litter pickers are provided, but please wear strong gloves to in case pickers finish.

Stay for hot drinks and cake after the cleanup!  All ages are welcome!

Organised by Ham and Petersham Association

 

Mar
31
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Mar 31 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 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.

 

Apr
3
Wed
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) – Monthly Clean Up!
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) - Monthly Clean Up! @ Small Profit Lonsdale Rd, London  | 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/news/ for latest updates and all you need to know to jin this clean up.

Meeting points have been: at Barnes Bridge, on Small Profit Dock (near Nassau Road), at the towpath end of Ferry Lane (adjacent to the Swedish School) or by the towpath bench on the Barnes side just west of Hammersmith Bridge.

Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear/wellies (no sandals) and waterproof gloves.

 

Apr
6
Sat
Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond
Apr 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.

Clean up at Palewell Common (East Sheen) – Great British Spring Clean
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Clean up at Palewell Common (East Sheen) - Great British Spring Clean @  Pistachios Cafe | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Palewell Common on a session to clean around this beautiful and well used public space

Saturday, 06 April 2019
12:00 – 13:00

Meeting point by Pistachios Cafe on the Common  SW14 8RE – Sign up for this clean up here

 

Apr
7
Sun
Clean up Twickenham Riverside – Great British Spring Clean
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Clean up Twickenham Riverside - Great British Spring Clean @  Pistachios Cafe | England | United Kingdom

Twickenham Riverside councillors want to do their bit to keep things tidy: clearing litter & recyclables from parks & hedges where they harm wildlife and being sociable while at it. You’re most welcome to join!

  • Date: Sunday, 07 April, 2019
  • Time: 14:00 – 18:00
  • Address: TW1 3DU

– Sign up for this clean up here

 

Apr
28
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Apr 28 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 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.

 

May
1
Wed
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) – Monthly Clean Up!
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) - Monthly Clean Up! @ Small Profit Lonsdale Rd, London  | 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/news/ for latest updates and all you need to know to jin this clean up.

Meeting points have been: at Barnes Bridge, on Small Profit Dock (near Nassau Road), at the towpath end of Ferry Lane (adjacent to the Swedish School) or by the towpath bench on the Barnes side just west of Hammersmith Bridge.

Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear/wellies (no sandals) and waterproof gloves.

 

May
4
Sat
Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond
May 4 @ 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.

May
26
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
May 26 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 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
Sat
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.

Jun
5
Wed
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) – Monthly Clean Up!
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) - Monthly Clean Up! @ Small Profit Lonsdale Rd, London  | 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/news/ for latest updates and all you need to know to jin this clean up.

Meeting points have been: at Barnes Bridge, on Small Profit Dock (near Nassau Road), at the towpath end of Ferry Lane (adjacent to the Swedish School) or by the towpath bench on the Barnes side just west of Hammersmith Bridge.

Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear/wellies (no sandals) and waterproof gloves.

 

Jun
30
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 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.

 

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! @ Small Profit Lonsdale Rd, London  | 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/news/ for latest updates and all you need to know to jin this clean up.

Meeting points have been: at Barnes Bridge, on Small Profit Dock (near Nassau Road), at the towpath end of Ferry Lane (adjacent to the Swedish School) or by the towpath bench on the Barnes side just west of Hammersmith Bridge.

Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear/wellies (no sandals) and waterproof gloves.

 

Jul
6
Sat
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.

Jul
28
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Jul 28 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 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.

 

Aug
3
Sat
Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond
Aug 3 @ 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.

Aug
7
Wed
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) – Monthly Clean Up!
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) - Monthly Clean Up! @ Small Profit Lonsdale Rd, London  | 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/news/ for latest updates and all you need to know to jin this clean up.

Meeting points have been: at Barnes Bridge, on Small Profit Dock (near Nassau Road), at the towpath end of Ferry Lane (adjacent to the Swedish School) or by the towpath bench on the Barnes side just west of Hammersmith Bridge.

Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear/wellies (no sandals) and waterproof gloves.

 

Aug
25
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Aug 25 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 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.

 

Sep
4
Wed
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) – Monthly Clean Up!
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) - Monthly Clean Up! @ Small Profit Lonsdale Rd, London  | 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/news/ for latest updates and all you need to know to jin this clean up.

Meeting points have been: at Barnes Bridge, on Small Profit Dock (near Nassau Road), at the towpath end of Ferry Lane (adjacent to the Swedish School) or by the towpath bench on the Barnes side just west of Hammersmith Bridge.

Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear/wellies (no sandals) and waterproof gloves.