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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…

Help Pickle & Rye open a bigger restaurant!

NEWS FLASH: OVER £21,000 RAISED, MORE THAN DOUBLING PICKLE & RYE’S GOAL – WOW! THERE ARE STILL SOME GREAT REWARDS TO BE CLAIMED THOUGH & STILL TIME TO CONTRIBUTE! You may have heard the fantastic news that our very own American restaurant, Pickle & Rye are moving to a new, bigger location in Sheen. They…

Help local hedgehogs by welcoming them in your garden

Do you live in East Sheen? Have you got a garden, however small? Join the Barnes Hedgehog Superhighway and help extend the territory of these lovely little mammals in our area. The Barnes Hedgehog Superhighway is the brainchild of Barnes resident Michel Birkenwald. His ambition is to build the largest hedgehog superhighway in the country…

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…

Holiday Courses for Children – Inside, Outside & Online!

Laidlaw Education have launched an exciting line up of BRAND NEW courses with a choice of OUTSIDE, INSIDE and ONLINE for children of ALL ages from 6 to 16 April! Primary Aged Children OUTSIDE: New Forest Adventure mornings in Palewell Park IN PERSON:  Creative Writing & Art – Minding Me Wellbeing Workshop ONLINE: Money Skills…

Cherry Bakewell Blondies recipe from Lucy Loves Food Blog

Lucy Loves…Cherry Bakewell Blondies

Cherry Bakewell Blondies recipe This year, Mother’s Day, like most other celebrations, will be a bit different. So many people have not seen their families for so long, this day meant for cherishing Mother figures will have to be from afar. These Cherry Bakewell Blondies were made with a) my stomach and b) postability in…

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…

FREE support programme to help businesses rise-up from COVID-19

A new programme of support, the Phoenix Enterprise Programme, has been launched to help smaller businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Phoenix Enterprise Programme will run until November 2021 and aims to support the Borough’s pre-start, start-up and small businesses across all industries, reinvent, repurpose and rebuild. Over the coming months, virtual workshops, power…

Red Velvet Mug Cake recipe from Lucy Loves Food Blog

Lucy Loves…Red Velvet Mug Cake

Red Velvet Mug Cake recipe I have never been a Valentine’s Day kind of girl. Not since Clyde bought me 9 red roses for the 9 weeks we’d been together in 1986 then dumped me. 35 years later, I’m not bearing a grudge *much* but just feel Valentine’s is all a bit rubbish. This year…

Seeing stars at Bella del Gelato!

Huge congratulations to Wissem and the team at East Sheen’s Bella del Gelato who have won no less that five Great Taste 2020 Awards, including a prestigious 3 Star Award for their Black Sesame (Goma) Gelato. Out of 12,777 products from more than 100 countries entered for the 2020 Awards, just 205 received the top…