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Local Author Wins 2020 Picture Book Award

Congratulations to local author Jo Rippon, whose book Rise Up! The Art of Protest was awarded the 2020 English 4-11 Picture Book Award in the 7-11 Non-Fiction category by the English Association. Their annual awards ceremony this year, due to Covid restrictions, took place virtually last Wednesday, 25 November. Jo has kindly offered a copy…

Lockdown Chronicles: Pickle & Rye

For the week of Thanksgiving, we interviewed Val Minor, the owner of Sheen’s fantastic American restaurant, Pickle and Rye, about her experiences of lockdown. The pandemic made her restaurant move online for home deliveries, with the restaurant closed and cancelling weekend brunches. But despair not: they’re planning to open at a new location in SW14,…

Mincemeat recipe from Lucy Loves Food Blog

Lucy Loves…Homemade Mincemeat

Mincemeat recipe I am struggling with the whole Christmas thing this year, and I doubt I’m alone. This year has been so hideous, I just can’t focus on the season with all my usual gusto. That said, we’ve put up some festive lights outside the house, I’ve made my Christmas cake and now, I’ve made…

A Big Thank You for Supporting The Roehampton Community Box Project!

During these challenging times, our community has raised an astonishing £8,395 for the Roehampton Community Box Project (RCBP) and started 10 new street collections which regularly deliver food to RCBP. A group of local families living in and around East Sheen have been fundraising for The Roehampton Community Box Project (RCBP) which currently distributes boxes…

Join the Richmond Sparkle to spread some joy

We at East Sheen Village would love to see homes, schools and offices in East Sheen illuminated with fairy lights as the nights are getting longer. Richmond Council has joined the #RichmondSparkle campaign encouraging residents to light up their homes, businesses and schools this winter to help spread some joy across the borough, according to…

Shop Local and Support Your Local Community!

As we near the (hopeful) midway point of what’s become known as ‘Lockdown 2.0’, East Sheen Village would like to thank all of our residents for not only keeping spirits along the Upper Richmond Road and Sheen Lane raised, but also for shopping local in these ‘unprecedented’ times – although how much longer we can…

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…

Cash scheme for closed businesses available

Was your business forced to close for the current lockdown? You may be eligible for a cash grant from the council. There will also be a discretionary scheme for businesses which do not qualify for this grant which the council hopes to launch shortly. Richmond Council is now accepting applications for Covid-19 Local Restrictions Support…

Small Batch Granola recipe from Lucy Loves Food Blog

Lucy Loves…Small Batch Granola

Small Batch Granola recipe I am going through one of my spells of not knowing what the hell to eat. I’m all out of sorts; the second lockdown has buggered my new found new normal routines. I’m back to replacing breakfast with a pint of coffee and eating lunch at 3pm. The boys seem to…