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Temporary Hammersmith walking and cycling bridge planned

TfL is carrying out a consultation on a temporary walking and cycling bridge between Hammersmith and Barnes whilst Hammersmith Bridge is undergoing repair works. Public drop-in exhibitions will be taking place, the first in Barnes is on 17 March, according to Richmond Council’s website.  Richmond Council have reviewed proposals for a temporary traffic bridge and met directly with one of…

Watch the Rugby World Cup at Barnes Rugby Club!

Members of Barnes Rugby Club are inviting you to watch the weekend games of the Rugby World Cup this autumn. Anyone is welcome at these fixtures, whether they’re members of the club or not. The clubhouse will be open from 7:45am and BRFC World Cup breakfast baps will be served from 8am. They’ll be showing…

Barnes Rugby U14s Train with England Head Coach, Eddie Jones

This summer, Barnes Rugby’s Under 14s were extremely fortunate to train with Eddie Jones, England Head Coach and Will Greenwood, Rugby World Cup Winner 2003 at Pennyhill Park, England’s elite training facility. This special event was in aid of raising money for Will Greenwood’s ‘Borne’ charity, in memory of his son Freddie. Eddie Jones took…

Barnes Hospital development

Barnes Hospital Development could get green light despite residents’ concerns

A development with 83 housing units and large underground car park can go ahead on the Barnes Hospital site if the planning committee approves, despite 250 objections from local residents.  The application is for redeveloping Barnes Hospital Site into 83 residential units, mental health facility, GP surgery, SEN school with provision for 81 cars and…

Residents object to new Barnes Hospital development plans

A group of concerned residents are urging people to object to the plans for the redevelopment of the Barnes Hospital Site on South Worple Way. The developers are planning to build 83 housing units, a mental health facility, a special needs school and 81 car parking places on the site.  Local resident Sarah Beeching writes,…

Local charity FiSH Neighbourhood Care Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Congratulations to local charity FiSH Neighbourhood Care for receiving the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service! Barnes-based FiSH Neighbourhood Care has won the award known as “the MBE for volunteer groups” the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Their name is an acronym: it stands for Friendship, Independence, Help and Support. FiSH exists to combat loneliness…

Community Group launched to tidy up Barnes Towpath

A local community group has formed to tackle the growing amount of litter strewn by users who travel along the Barnes Towpath and the huge volume deposited by the tides. The Barnes Tidy Towpath Group is made up of local residents who are passionate about their community, the towpath and nearby waterways.  Concerned about the…

Free fun at the Barnes Children’s Lit Fest!

Get your dose of literature and fun at the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival this weekend – you can still get tickets if you’re quick, while the free events beckon with a lovely local lineup! Apparently our summer in May only lasted two days… now, with the weekend shaping up to be cooler, it’s time to…