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Children

26 September (Sunday) – East Sheen Common Playground Grand Opening

After 6 years of planning and local funding being made available to develop the new Playground we are pleased to announce this exciting addition to East Sheen Village! Hidden in the woods just off Sheen Common the playground has been built with nature and fun in mind! With climbing frames and slides made out of…

Cash grants are still available for local people

Local families and individuals who are struggling financially due to the impact of COVID-19 and need help and support accessing food, paying for school uniforms, energy bills or other household essentials, can still come forward to apply for financial help! Last year, the Council awarded a number of grants to local organisations to enable them…

The Friends Need Your Help in Upgrading the Vine Road Recreation Ground

The Friends of Barnes Common are crowdfunding to upgrade the Vine Road recreation ground to build a temporary pump track for skateboarders and scooters, a sand and water play area for smaller children and plant more trees.  Their crowdfunding project already has over 70 supporters and over £6000 pledged. The Vine Road recreation ground’s catchment…

Laidlaw Education are launching the Laidlaw Virtual Academy today

Launching on Monday 18th January with a programme for Primary aged children designed to support them and you while schools are closed. The programme offers one lesson per day, Monday to Friday, for each year group. The content of lessons will be based on this term’s National Curriculum in Maths and Literacy.  Lessons are taught in…

Toddlers need their free flu nasal vaccination this winter

Parents and carers are reminded to protect children aged 2 and 3 from the flu by booking the free, quick and painless nasal spray vaccination. According to the council’s press release, children are ‘super spreaders’ of the winter flu virus and so the vaccination not only protects them from a potentially life-threatening illness, but also…

Grants Available to Struggling Richmond Residents

If you or someone you know are experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid, struggling to afford food or other essentials, Richmond AID and Citizens Advice Richmond (CAR) may be able to help with a DEFRA emergency assistance grant for food and essentials. The grant can be up to £500 for households with two children or £300…

Join the socially distanced Pumpkin Trail

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, SPOOKILY ENOUGH THERE IS A WAY… Fun is not officially cancelled this Halloween, in fact, it’s time to have some extra, and guess who’s behind SW14’s Halloween activity? None other than our very own A Party Palace, of course! So, what’s in store? A Pumpkin Trail with a difference and one that’s been…

Donate to our local Family Food Fund

A group of local families living in and around East Sheen have been inspired by Marcus Rashford’s moving efforts to prevent children going hungry. While the impacts of COVID-19 are far-reaching, those most in need have been disproportionately affected by the current crisis, as exemplified by the sharp rise in children seeking free school meals….

Try a free pre-school gymnastics class at Richmond Gymnastics in Kew

Finding activities that are fun, hold your child’s attention and are healthy can be a difficult task. Luckily, Richmond Gymnastics’ Richmond Romper pre-school programme for 3-4 year olds can provide all this and more.  Learning and successfully completing gymnastics moves with the exclusive Rompers Award scheme creates a sense of accomplishment, which in turn supports…