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A long and happy life in Sheen: Joan Wigley (née Cooper)

The family of long term East Sheen resident Joan Wigley (nee Cooper) are announcing with much sadness that she has passed away at the age of 95 . Joan spent her entire life in the village. She worked for many years at the Hornby and Clark Dairy, located where Waitrose currently stands. It was there…

New Raised Beds For The Mortlake Community Garden

Vital repairs will be carried out to the raised flower beds at a community garden in Mortlake. According to the Council’s press release, The Mortlake Community Association received £4,376 from Richmond Council’s Civic Pride Scheme towards the repair of the raised beds at the Mortlake Community Garden in Alder Road. The garden was set up…

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Lucy Loves…..Sweet Chilli Citrus Chicken

This week, let’s embrace the start of February and it’s lighter mornings with this fresh tasting tangy dish. It’s still January and despite all attempts at healthy eating, I am failing hugely. I have fully embraced the ‘it’s still Christmas’ drinking schedule and we are, despite trying to give most of them away, still eating…

Two RPA Students Are Going To Oxford

After celebrating their recent Good rated Ofsted inspection results, local secondary school Richmond Park Academy have further good news to share with the community: two of their students have been offered places at Oxford University. Charlotte Hall and Sophie Heath secured 8 A*/A results in their A levels at the end of last year and…

Staying safe in a burglary hotspot

According to new research, East Sheen and Mortlake are burglary hotspots in London. Comparison website Moneysupermarket’s annual research looked at more than 2 million home insurance quotes over the last two years, placing Guildford and Woking (postcode GU3) at the top of the countrywide list. The areas in London with the most burglary insurance claims…

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Lucy Loves… Burns Night Cranachan

This week, celebrate Burns Night with Lucy’s version of this classic Scottish dessert. It’s Burns Night this Thursday and a time to celebrate the life and works of Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Who am I kidding, it’s just an excuse to drink whisky and eat such traditional dishes at Cock-a-leekie Soup, Cullen Skink and of…

East Sheen Question Time

Have your say in shaping East Sheen at the Council’s Question Time on Thursday 25th January. Want to help shape what happens in East Sheen? Everyone is invited to attend the Council’s Village Planning Question Time, on 25 January between 6pm-9pm at All Saints Church, 63 Sheen Avenue, SW14 8AX. Come and meet the Councillors,…

Glass Door Opens Night Shelters in Local Churches

Amazing London charity Glass Door has arrived in Richmond. The charity has forged new partnerships with churches in Richmond upon Thames opening a new circuit of night shelters on Monday 15th January. The new shelters, will allow 20 individuals to find a safe space to sleep every night until the Glass Door winter season finishes on…

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Lucy Loves… Slow Roast Lamb and Layered Potatoes

This week, Lucy is sharing the ultimate kerfuffle free Sunday lunch recipe. In the dark winter months I love making a fuss over Sunday lunch. In the summer it’s all about getting out of the house and into Richmond Park and the fresh air, but at the moment all I want to do it stay…

Clean Air Zone To Be Extended To East Sheen

You have until the end of February to fill out Transport for London’s air quality consultation. TfL seeks residents’ views on two proposals: extending the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) from central London to the South Circular and introduce a daily charge of up to £300 for heavy vehicles that don’t meet the Euro 4…