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Register to vote in the European Parliamentary Election

The deadline to register to vote in the European Parliamentary Election is midnight on 7th May 2019. The election takes place on Thursday 23 May 2019. There are 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Of those, 73 represent the United Kingdom. To be eligible you must be: Aged 18 and over on polling day A…

Santander closing East Sheen branch

The local branch of Santander on Upper Richmond Road is due to permanently close on 25 July 2019 which means that East Sheen will be left with just one bank, Barclays on the corner of Upper Richmond Road and Sheen Lane. This time last year we still had three different branches. NatWest East Sheen branch closed on 4th June…

Easter Bank Holiday Bin Days

Easter Bank holiday recycling and waste collection one day later Following the Easter Bank Holidays on Friday 19 April and Monday 22 April, Richmond Council will carry out waste and recycling collections (including Garden Waste collections) for domestic properties one day later than usual.  For example, Friday collections will take place on Saturday and Monday…

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Lucy Loves…Easter Simnel Cake

Easter can’t come soon enough for me. I am excited to spend some time with the family, to enjoy some food, drink too much and to put my feet up for an hour or two. You can keep all your cheap chocolate, give me a bloody great big slice of Simnel Cake and I will…

Hammersmith Bridge Closed Indefinitely

Hammersmith Bridge has been closed to traffic ‘indefinitely’ due to safety concerns. Shortly after the annual Boat Race, during which hundreds of pedestrians lined up to cheer their chosen team up the River Thames, the bridge was closed at short notice by Hammersmith and Fulham Council on 10 April. Due to faults found in the…

Do you want a quieter street?

Traffic behaviour – and policy – is changing across London. As more people use services like Waze and Google Maps, as more goods are delivered, and as more of us worry about air quality and transport safety, the Mayor of London has been asking boroughs to bring forward policies that ask for less traffic, and…

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Lucy Loves… Ricotta, Spinach, Egg Italian Easter Tart

Easter is coming and the goose is getting fat. Oh no, that’s Christmas, but never mind, the sentiment’s the same. We are having a standard family get together over Easter and I have been giving some thought to the food *always*. We will, I expect, go for a traditional leg of lamb on Easter Sunday,…

The Boat Race is Back!

With the first official race being held in 1829, and with annual races since 1856, this Sunday marks the 165th Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The 4 mile course stretches from Putney to Mortlake, starting at Putney Bridge, passing Craven Cottage (Fulham Football Club’s stadium), Hammersmith Bridge and Chiswick Pier, before the final…

Help make East Sheen safer – volunteer!

Would you like to help make our neighbourhood safer? The East Sheen Police Liaison Group (PLG) needs a volunteer Chair and Secretary.  At the last PLG meeting on 21st March at East Sheen Baptist Church Hall our beloved Sergeant Jan Medcalf announced that this was her last meeting as she is retiring from the MPS…

Would you like to own a chocolate shop?

Here’s your chance: much loved local luxury chocolate shop Sandrine’s owners are looking for someone to take over their business. For 32 years Sandrine at 239 Upper Richmond Road West has been selling luxury Belgian Chocolate to the community of East Sheen and further afield.  Current owners Anna and Sergio are now ready to retire…