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Richmond’s Den is back for 2013. Following the success of last year’s competition, budding or growing social entrepreneurs are invited to ‘Take the Next Step’ - all it takes is 500 words to enter. The winner will walk off with a £10,000 prize package but all entrants will benefit. Shortlisted entrants will receive tailored support to develop their business ideas; all entrants will be offered support through workshops and other events throughout the year. Full details are at www.richmondsden.co.uk and you can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/richmondsden
This years Crown Road Community Fair takes place on Sunday 9th June 2013. If you would like to book a stall at this year’s fair please contact email@example.com
The theme of the fair this year will be - My St Margarets Farm! We will have a visit from a farmer who will be bringing a selection of animals from fluffy chicks and rabbits for children to hold and Pygmy goats and young lambs for them to admire. There will also be farmyard related games and competitions on the day.
Twickenham Studios are looking for hardworking dedicated cleaners.
You will be required to work during the times in which the studios are non operational for production e.g. early mornings/evenings/late nights.
For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialist residential letting agency requires Saturday Assistant for our St Margarets office, hours 9.30 - 4.30pm
The successful candidates will hold a clean UK manual driving licence, be articulate and smartly presented, enjoy meeting people, be comfortable using a bespoke software system (training will be given) and be an excellent time keeper!.
If you are interested please forward your CV in the first instance to: email@example.com
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
One of Europe’s leading bike companies, BH Bikes, will be in attendance at Crown Cycles on Sunday 9th December 2012 during the Crown Road Christmas Fair.
A fantastic selection of their exclusive 2013 Road and Triathalon range bikes will be on display.
Mark and his team at Crown Cycles look forward to seeing you and sharing some of the exciting range of BH Bikes for 2013.
Medical herbalist, Janine Gerhardt will show you how to make unique herbal Christmas gifts to take home after this lovely workshop at Botanica Medica Herbal Apothecary in St Margarets.
- Bath Bombs (with individually chosen scents and optional gold shimmer)
- Linen scenting sachets (a joy to open a draw or cupboard)
- Eau de cologne (create a unique scent)
- Medieval cough sweets
- After dinner liquor
- Herbal door wreath
- Lemon, Honey & Herb Cough and tickly throat Mixture (effective and delicious!)
- Wintertime glycerite
Opened in 2009 by sisters Karen Miller and Susan Ritchie, Mrs Moon www.mrsmoon.co.uk is a beautiful yarn and haberdashery shop situated in St Margarets, South West London.
A stunning celebration of knitting and crochet, Mrs Moon sells all types of yarn and patterns as well as all the equipment you’ll need to make your treasured heirlooms, including books, ribbons, fastenings and beautiful ceramic buttons.
A range of classes for all levels are available in the Mrs Moon studio within the shop, where beginners can learn to knit or crochet and leave with the skills and knowledge to start their own project, or the more accomplished can brush up on their techniques to expertly finish their pieces. Mrs Moon’s teachers are very talented, down-to-earth and friendly, so if you’ve always wanted to learn, now is the time.
The St Margarets Traders Association are working on our plans for Christmas 2012.
My St Margarets Magazine
We are looking for ideas for the front cover - do you have a favourite seasonal photograph that might be suitable? Or would you like to submit an article for the magazine?
Please send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org although we cannot guarantee to publish all articles/photographs submitted we will do our best to include as many readers submissions as possible.
St Margarets Christmas Fair
This years St Margarets Christmas Fair will be held in Crown Road on Sunday 9th December 2012. To book a stall please contact email@example.com Space is limited. We are also looking for entertainers and performers that would like to entertain the crowds please contact us at traders@mystmargarets if you are interested in performing.
As the UK continues to be gripped by economic gloom, things are definitely looking up in St Margarets as the Deputy Mayor has opened 9 new and refurbished businesses all in one day.
The businesses were formally opened by Deputy Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Lisa Blakemore, following The St Margarets Traders Association’s close partnership with the Council to encourage new business to the area as well as to support existing traders. All of the retail units in St Margarets are now let and trading with 50 new jobs created as a result.
The Council contributed £4,000 from its Town Centre Opportunity Fund, boosting funds raised through the Traders Association. This mean that they were able to promote business in the area through a range of initiatives including the my St Margarets website and magazine which is delivered to 8000 homes and a further 4000 more being handed out around the borough. Other projects include the launch of the St Margarets shopping bag which aims to reduce the use of plastic bags. Over 2000 of the bags have been sold to date. The St Margarets heart logo project was also launched among businesses, which encouraged new customers to shops by promoting the catch phrase - where you have a choice, please shop with the heart.
For Emma Finney and Jon Tompkins the past year has been filled with awards, increased sales and brand new collections - an exciting time for this family-run jewellery brand based in St Margarets, Twickenham. Their latest scoop, announced this week at a glittering event at the Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden, is to be recognised in the ‘Business Big Shots’ category as a Hot 100 of the UK Jewellery Industry.
St Margarets is open for business
St Margarets boosts a unique high street bursting with independent specialist shops offering a wide and varied range of goods, services and places to eat.
Over the past few weeks many new businesses have opened and many existing businesses have been refurbished. Recent additions include:
After a month of remodeling, The Turks Head has reopened. The entire building has been improved including:
- renaming Winchester Hall the Winchester Room
- new floors and new bar in the Winchester Room
- the main women’s toilets have been moved and in their place is a hallway into the Winchester Room
- there are new doors to the garden, but the main entrance is now off the main bar where the gents toilets were
- the cupboards above the main bar have been removed and a the entire room opened up more
- the menu has been significantly upgraded, as has the kitchen
- the area where with the doors to the garden has been turned into more formal restaurant seating and the door to the bar sealed
We were invited to a pre-opening meal and were quite impressed with the food and quality of the staff. The menu was small, but the quality excellent.
Please drop in and let us know what you think.
Bonjour St Margarets
Bienvenue à La Boulangerie
Welcome to ‘The Bakery’ opening Monday 10th September
Mangez du pain, Vous vivrez bien!
Le Bon Vivant and the “Good Life”, that’s what you’ll find at La Boulangerie in St Margarets, a French family run business stocked with simple, honest foods made in the traditional way, full of flavour and unforgettable taste.
From your daily baguette to gastronomic delights, La Boulangerie products are freshly made every day according to French home made and artisanal recipes by master bakers using all natural ingredients - unbleached French flour, French butter, fresh fruit, the finest chocolate, and no artificial additives, flavourings, colourings or preservatives. We never compromise on quality, which is why it takes 3 days before a croissant is ready to be eaten! So, do what you want to do, eat what you want to eat and enjoy it your way - every day.
Venez, make La Boulangerie part of your journee
Specialist residential letting agency requires Saturday Assistants for our Richmond, St Margarets and Chiswick offices, hours 9.30 - 4.30pm
The successful candidates will hold a clean UK manual driving licence, be articulate and smartly presented, enjoy meeting people, be comfortable using a bespoke software system (training will be given) and be an excellent time keeper!.
If you are interested please forward your CV in the fist instance to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The St Margarets Traders Association is keen to increase the use of it’s website www.mystmargarets.com by developing new social media campaigns and exciting web site content. They are seeking a local person looking for work experience around the web and social media marketing.
You would be given support and guidance by working with the association’s web team and traders, but a fair bit of space to experiment. The role would include running a series of promotions and activities via Facebook, Twitter and the web by working with local businesses to promote St Margarets and the traders.
This opportunity is ideal for somebody wishing to develop and showcase their social media skills and in doing so enhance their CV. Applicants should have a working knowledge of social media, be a good communicator and have good literary skills.
The association is planning a series of social media marketing trials during the autumn and this opportunity could form part of coursework for a local student or budding marketing entrepreneur.
Applicants interested in this role should send their details to email@example.com by 20 July 2012
The St Margarets Traders Association recently hosted a Jubilee themed fair. The fair was sponsored by the RFU and local traders.
Thousands flocked to crown road to soak up the fantastic atmosphere and enjoy the Jubilee. Bands played all day, a variety of entertainers entertained the crowds but perhaps the days highlight was the Jubilee tea party. The party helped raise funds for local charity - Jonny’s Journey.
Even more entertainment added to the Jubilee Fair!
As you are no doubt aware St Margarets is holding a Jubilee Fair on Sunday 3rd June in Crown Road St Margarets from 11am until 4pm. The event is open to all and will offer a day of family fun and entertainment. Many of the planned activities are free including: Jubilee Punch and Judy shows, children’s magic show, children’s crafts, face painting, balloon modelling, circus skills fun, Flamin June show, hilarious street entertainers and lots lots more. We also have a mini fun fair, lots of games and competitions, live music all day, side stalls, Pimms stall and delicious food stalls including Zoran’s famous BBQ. The Mayor is also joining us at 12 noon.
We are also offering a traditional street party tea. Delicious homemade scones, fresh strawberries and proper lemonade! So if you are not having your own Street party - joins ours. Tickets for the street party tea are available in advance from Thorougoods at 40 Crown Road St Margarets. Tickets to the tea party cost £5 each and include a jubilee gift. Every penny of your ticket price is donated to local charity - Jonny’s Journey.
After 10 successful years running her Crown Rd Pilates studio, owner Sarah Duley is pleased to announce the opening of 117, an additional studio in St Margarets, Twickenham.
Sarah and her team of experienced teachers will be offering more classes and more choices, adding Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, Yoga and Family Friendly Fridays, to the already well-established Pilates studio classes.
Open Days Events, from 10am to 5pm on:
- Sunday May 13th
- Sunday June 3rd - to coincide with jubilee street fair
Free Yoga, Pilates and Gyrokinesis workshops throughout the day as well as postural assessments, massage treatments and Gyrotonic demonstrations.
Opportunity to book classes and courses at special rates as well as meet our teachers and find out all you need to know.
- All bookings and enquiries can be made at our 4 Crown Rd reception.
- phone: 020 8892 3403
It is with great regret we announce that the famous St Margarets Diamond has gone missing!
The story so far…
The famous and very valuable St Margarets Diamond was recently re-discovered in St Margarets after being lost for centuries. The diamond went on display for all to admire but unfortunately has gone missing again!
International diamond thief - Dia Monte has been seen in the area and Inspector Bright-Spark of the Yard has deduced that Dia Monte has stolen the diamond and hidden it somewhere in St Margarets. How does Inspector Bright Spark know this? Because a shopping list belonging to Dia Monte was found near to where the diamond was stolen.
Can you help Inspector Bright-Spark solve the clues and recover the diamond? Our friends at Churchills Estate Agents are offering a reward prize of a family break to a fun packed theme park to the lucky junior detective who solves the mystery. Clue sheets and entry forms are available from Churchills offices in St Margarets Road.
Help us and help Johnny’s Journey too…
Churchills will also make a donation to local charity Jonny’s Journey for every completed clue sheet that is returned to their offices in St Margarets Road.
The rumours are true! You may have heard the the famous St Margarets Diamond has been found in time for The Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The priceless diamond disappeared several hundred years ago. We are pleased to announce that the internationally famous diamond was recently discovered in a house clearance. The diamond will be going on display in St Margarets for all to admire. Our friends at Churchills Estate Agents in St Margarets Road St Margarets have kindly offered to host the exhibition. The uber expensive diamond will be on show for all to admire at Churchills office at 155 St Margarets Road St Margarets during their opening times. The hyper valuable diamond has pride of place in their window. Please see a special edition of the St Margarets Guardian for the full story.
Monica Mooney from Monica Mooney Vintage and Modern in Crown Road says;
“I have seen the diamond and it’s absolutely gorgeous, we are so lucky that the diamond was found in time for the host of activities the St Margarets traders have planned for the Jubilee including the Jubilee Fair to be held in Crown Road on Sunday 3rd June”
Full story in The Jubilee Edition of the My St Margarets Magazine - out next week. You can also follow this story on the My St Margarets Facebook page.
What to play at the Jubilee Fair?
The St Margarets Jubilee Fair and Street Party Fair takes place on Sunday 3rd June in Crown Road. If you are interesting in showcasing your band or group at the fair please contact Alistair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your local traders are getting ready to celebrate The Queens Diamond Jubilee.
We’re going to be turning St Margarets red, white and blue to celebrate the Jubilee. A special edition of the My St Margarets magazine will be published in May and we’re planning a Jubilee gala event on Sunday 3rd June. You’ll find details of our plans below:
My St Margarets Magazine
We’re planning a special edition of the magazine and are looking for your stories and pictures to be included in the edition. Do you have any special recollections of previous Jubilee celebrations? or even The Queen’s Coronation? Where were you in 52? or perhaps you have a special anniversary of your own that you would like to share with us? Please send your ideas and suggestions to email@example.com
On Sunday 3rd June we’re hosing a Jubilee Fair in Crown Road St Margarets from 11am - 4pm. The fair will be just like our usual summer fair with lots of family fun and games planned but will also include a traditional street party to celebrate the Jubilee. If you are not having a street party of your own - then come along to ours! We shall be hosting a tea party for the children who will be able to tuck into a jubilee tea whilst being entertained by a magician, Punch and Judy and some surprise guests. The children will also receive a special Jubilee gift to treasure. More details about the fair and how you can book a tea party ticket will be posted here soon.
The fair will also be supporting local schools and charities including Jonny’s Journey
Do your bit to help
The new St Margarets shopper is now available throughout St Margarets including: Streets, Armstrongs, Cutters, The Chemist, Heirloom, Denham & Finney, Monica Mooney and Churchills Sales and Lettings offices. All of the profits from the sale of the bags will go towards our Jubilee celebrations - please support St Margarets by buying your bag.
The St Margarets Traders Association is delighted to announce the opening of a new Sushi stall in St Margarets. Starting this Saturday 18th February local resident Eddie Holmes will be running a sushi stall on the paved area outside Armstrongs Butchers in St Margarets Road. Operating from 10am to 2pm.
I’ve been in the Sushi business for years, I used to be the head chef at YO! Sushi in its very early days. I’ve been selling sushi at the Crown road fairs for several years now and so know how popular fresh sushi is in St Margarets. All of the sushi is hand made fresh at the stall, we use the finest Scottish salmon and only responsibly fished yellow fin tuna. We will have a full range of sushi so you can pick individual items or pick up ready to go lunch boxes from £5.00 we also do event catering and can deliver party platters. I’m looking forward to serving you sushi — this Saturday and every Saturday in St Margarets. Please come and have a look.
Eddie’s stall is fully licenced by Richmond council. The St Margarets Traders Association have been working with Eddie and Richmond council to introduce this initiative to St Margarets. We are also hoping to expand the offer to include fresh fish. Any enquires please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We ended 2011 with on a very successful note, having gained a proven 40% market share in TW1 and have had consistent growth across the Borough to Hampton Hill where we are now showing a 30% market share according to findaproperty.co.uk.
Despite the troubled world economy it appears that certain pockets of London and the southern counties remain buoyant and unaffected by the price depreciation elsewhere in the UK. The Richmond Borough is evidently in a league of its own.
We have had a fantastic start to 2012 and we have received a consistently high numbers of new buyers looking to move into the area. However, stock levels are still low in comparison to demand and are subsequently keeping prices strong.
We were instructed to sell more than double the amount of properties than any other agent in TW1 during January. Therefore, we have the best selection of fresh new buyers hoping to move within the next few months. We have agreed several sales following multiple bids and some sales have been agreed over asking price. This is a very promising start to 2012 and good news for local homeowners.
The demand for buy to let investments is expected to grow over the course of the year, as rental prices continue to grow and the returns are much higher than interest rates plus they offer the potential of capital growth as well. Chase Buchanan continue to provide the best advice and service possible across the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
To discuss in more detail please contact St Margarets: 020 87442434 or Twickenham 020 87440101.
We’re often asked for more information about the bands that play at the fair. Please find below a short bio of each of the bands.
St Margarets Elastic Band
The St Margarets Elastic Band are back again to play their Christmas selection of popular hits- the band gets a bit bigger each year (possibly too many mince pies) and now boasts a tuba or two to provide that extra bit of early morning music excitement
Anacousis Jazz Quintet
The name’s Greek for Hear Us.We play quality Jazz for everyone. We like to entertain, and play from the classic Jazz era Our mellow sounds come from the Sax, and Bb/Bass Clarinets, supported by a fine rhythm section. Visit: www.anacousisjazzquintet.com
Shelle Luscombe lives in Twickenham and sings a real mixed bag of popular covers from the 50s to the present day. She touches on just about every genre of music from jazz, blues and soul through to motown, disco and good old rock n roll. Check out www.shelleluscombe.co.uk to hear tracks and view Shelle’s demo video.
Soulful, passionate vocals fronting blues-guitar-based rock songs written by the band or inspired by the best female singers including Janis Joplin, Etta James, Gladys Knight and Elkie Brooks. Blues you can get your teeth into!
Richmond Youth Brass Band
Richmond Youth Brass Band has performed at many prestigious events across the Borough including the Mayor of Richmond’s Charity Ball and concerts for Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity and Richmond Parish Lands. The Band, for 8-16 year olds, is run by Richmond Music Trust and meets on Saturday mornings at Waldegrave School. For more details see: www.richmondmusictrust.org.uk
Orleans Brass Bunch
Orleans Brass Bunch reformed earlier this year playing creative or unusual arrangements of well known pieces, such as Mango Walk and Linstead Market. The group is sustained by the real fun and enthusiasm of its players drawn from years 7-11, as well as the parents and brass coaches who support it.
Anthony Alix band
Alix is from New York and toured America, including a night supporting Duran Duran at Madison Square Garden, before stints in Toronto and Dubai. His trio now plays London with his funky soul hits and what a big sound 3 people can make!
A special thank you to all of the bands and to Alistair Wright of Radio Jackie who organises the music at the fair and act as MC.
We have just received confirmation that our star guest for this weekends St Margarets Christmas Fair will be 00.7 himself Jason Bond aka Sean Canary. Sean will be arriving in his vintage Aston Martin Car and will be suitably dressed for the occasion.
Please join us for a day of family fun and entertainment.
The St Margarets Traders Association proudly presents…
The St Margarets Christmas Fair - Sunday 4th December 2011 from 11.00am Crown Road St Margarets.
Please join us for a fun packed day of family entertainment including:
- Live Music
- Mini Fun Fair
- Games and Competitions
- Mulled Wine Mince Pies and Traditional Fayre
- Santa in his Grotto
- Snow Storm
- Face Painting
- Hilarious Street Entertainers
- Marble Hill Dance Studio Present…
- St Margarets does Glee
… and lots more.
The event draws to a close at 4pm with St Stephens Church holding an open air carol service.
For more information please contact email@example.com
The St Margarets Traders Association is proud to announce the latest edition to St Margarets - Dolly Rock boutique at 14 Crown Road St Margarets.
Beth Huett & Nikki Kirsopp the boutiques owners say:
“With many years experience between us in the fashion industry covering design, retail management, personal shopping and styling. Our passion for fashion is from head to toe.
After creating many new wardrobes and seeing the excitement and new found confidence that clothes bring, we wanted to give the customer a new and unique way of shopping. So we decided to create Dolly Rock boutique, where you’ll find exclusive collections set in a relaxed and friendly environment incorporated with a private personal styling suite downstairs that gives you the opportunity to have the experience of one on one styling consultations.
So whatever your budget or occasion, if you are looking for a key Christmas piece or a new wardrobe to start the New Year, we are your girls.”
Come and find us at 14 Crown Road, St Margarets, Twickenham
Dolly Rock opens on Thursday 3rd November.
Neil Birkett from the traders association adds “We welcome Beth and Nikki to St Margarets, it is wonderful to have such a new and exciting business opening here.”
For more information about St Margarets businesses please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to play at the Christmas Fair?
The 2011 St Margarets Christmas Fair takes place on Sunday 4th December in Crown Road. If you are interesting in showcasing your band or group at the fair please contact Alistair at email@example.com.
The St Margarets Traders Association is delighted to announce that this year’s St Margarets Christmas Fair will be held in Crown Road St Margarets on Sunday 4th December from 11am-5pm.
Please join us for a day of family fun and entertainment including: live music, mini fun fair, children’s entertainers, Santa in his Grotto, Side stalls, games and competitions, mulled wine, mince pies and traditional fayre and lot’s lot’s more.
Richmond Mayor Councillor Clare Head visited St Margarets recently to help launch, local trader Jason Payne’s campaign to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Jason who runs Crown Classic Cars in Crown Road St Margarets is planning to trek the 5895 metres to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in March next year.
Jason’s trek will take him through four eco systems on his way to the summit. Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest volcanoes ever to break through the earth’s crust. Jason will be trekking for 7 days with only a small tent to call home; he is actively training to get into shape for the mammoth task.
Local business owner Jason Payne from Crown Classic Cars in Crown Road, will be trekking the 5,895 metres to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in an attempt to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Jays is training hard for the trek that will take place in March next year, he hopes to raise at least £5,000 for the charity. The Mayor will be launching Jays charity campaign as part of her visit to St Margarets on Saturday. Please join the Mayor on Saturday from 11 am outside Armstrong’s butchers in St Margarets Road and help launch Jason’s campaign.
Please visit Jay’s charity page to make a donation: www.justgiving.com/jason-payne1
The Mayor is visiting St Margarets to promote her campaign to encourage volunteering on Saturday, 3rd September 2011 from 11am to 1pm. Mayor Cllr Clare Head is spearheading a volunteer recruitment drive to encourage more people to give their time to support others in the community. The Mayor is encouraging people to sign up to work with local organisations and charities through Richmond Council for Voluntary Services or to help improve the area where they live through the borough council’s Community Resource Bank.
Julia Green, from Churchills Estate Agents gives us an appraisal of the current property market in St Margarets. Please also see the new St Margarets property page for more information.
The market in St Margarets has been very strong so far this year with an increased number of buyers being tempted over the water from Richmond and surrounding areas. There is an evident draw to the village atmosphere and certain pockets have become extremely sought after. These include roads in the village such as St Stephens Gardens which has seen prices close to peak 2007 levels. We have completed sales on two six bedroom semi- detached family homes in St Stephens Gardens within the last month, only just below the highest price achieved in 2007 which was £1,740,000.
Borough Mayor Cllr Clare Head is spearheading a volunteer recruitment drive to encourage more people to give their time to support others in the community. The Mayor is encouraging people to sign up to work with local organisations and charities through Richmond Council for Voluntary Services or to help improve the area where they live through the borough council’s Community Resource Bank.
Cllr Head said:
“There are more than 800 voluntary groups in the borough already and thousands of local people give their time, expertise and support to them. These are fantastic organisations and we owe them so much. With a little nudge, even more could be done to help keep them providing the first rate services they run.
“This is the most community-minded borough in London, but it is true that while many of us think volunteering and supporting the community is a good idea, we don’t always get round to doing it. I hope that by chatting to people in the street at weekends and showing them the benefits, they will find the time.
“Whether you have a particular good cause you would like to do more for, or you want to do more for your local area, then there are ways to get involved. RCVS has for years done a tremendous job co-ordinating the charities, groups and support organisations we have here and I hope we shall be able to bolster the number of people on its books significantly. At the same time, the Council’s Community Resource Bank is the new way for people to get more directly involved in improving the area they live in. I’m sure there are many out there who can see the benefits of this.”
On Saturday, 3rd September the Mayor will be joined by representatives from the CRB and Richmond Council for Voluntary Services and will be giving out flyers asking people to think about what they could give in terms of time, knowledge, and resources, like computer work or driving. People will be able to say whether they would like to work with RCVS, the Community Resource Bank or both.
A dedicated webpage has gone live displaying the images of people the Metropolitan Police Services wants to speak to in connection with the serious disorder and violence that has been affecting parts of London.
- Visit the MET website
In addition Flickr is hosting the same photos so that the public have as many opportunities as possible to help the MPS identify those who committed violent and criminal acts on London’s streets.
- Visit flickr
Advice to the community from the Community & Police Partnership
Every member of the community can assist the police in helping to bring the recent spate of serious disorder in London to an end. Neither police nor communities can resolve the situation on their own: it is essential that we work together.
PLEASE read this advice and take such action as is open to you to put it into effect and pass it on as widely as possible to all your contacts, community centres, businesses, youth organisations, faith groups and anywhere else you feel it will help.
C Keep Calm
A Keep Alert
P Keep a Protective watch over children and young people
I Give any Information you have to the police
T Keep in Touch with all members of your community
Like any of is, last week Angelina Jolie stop in at Streets to buy a few flowers and some cards. Unlike most of us, she was followed by paparazzi who took loads of photos and sold them to the gossip magazines. Here are just a few we know about…
On Sunday 26th June the Rugby Football Union presents the annual Strawberry Hill Music & Family Fun Day in the grounds of the gothic house on Waldegrave Road, Twickenham. Over 7,000 attended last year.
As well as providing the community with a fun day out, the aim is to raise funds for restoration of Horace Walpole’s little gothic castle, Strawberry Hill House and local charities.
Once again there will be the popular live music stage, charity and craft stalls, children’s rides and entertainment, beer and Pimms tents, food and refreshments. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy the day.
From 12noon until 7.30pm the music stage will feature bands, mostly with a local connection: Leaf Hound, Skalextric, The Mustangs, Robin Bibi Band, Cry No More, Nark Drool & The Shudders, All Theory No Action, The Carnabys and The Orleans Park School Soul Band.
For further information please see www.strawberryhillmusicday.co.uk
The St Margarets Traders Association has published a leaflet that will soon be distributed to local residents. It highlights the Traders ideas for improving the high street without cost to the Council.
“We love St Margarets and care that it retains its village atmosphere and unique identity. We don’t want St Margarets to become another faceless town dominated by the major multiples or allow it to deteriorate to an area plagued by unsightly and vacant shop units. The St Margarets Traders Association (SMTA) has been working hard to ensure that we promote and protect all that is special about St Margarets.”
Ideas include getting a fishmonger and a bakery and adding more retail space on St Margarets and Crown Roads.
You can download and read the leaflet [pdf]
CROWN ROAD ST MARGARETS COMMUNITY FAIR
Sunday 12 June - from 11 am.
A day for family fun and entertainment
Live music from local bands including Jain Grant, 3am, Thinking for Tuesday, Speakeasy, Todays Heroes, Friday Mistress, Shelley Luscombe and Anacousis Jazz Quintet.
Mini fun fair ~ Side Stalls ~ Face painting ~ Arts and crafts stalls ~ Street entertainers ~ Great food ~ Traditional Punch & Judy Shows ~ Children’s Magic Show and more!
PLUS… the Orleans Infants School Tug-of-War challenge
As the event is also a celebration of Orleans Infants School Centenary year — so expect some 1911 themed fun!
As part of the Council’s fair parking programme, over the next few weeks 10,000 residents in the borough will benefit from 30 minutes’ free parking via the free trial Richmond Cards that are being distributed this week.
The trial cards will function between 10 June and 31 August, and allow the holder to receive 30 minutes’ free parking at any Council car park or on street bay. They will also trigger 10 per cent discounts on longer stays. The cards are only available to local residents.
For Goodness Cake! are pleased to offer two, week long, workshops during the Summer holidays for children aged between 7 & 15.
Week 1 - August 1st - August 5th Daily (except Wednesdays) 10 - 2pm Sugar Flowers.
Learn the basics of sugar-craft and how to make a range of delightful flowers from sugar. Roses, Lillie’s, Leaves, Ivy and filler flowers.
Week 2 - August 15th - August 19th Daily (except Wednesdays) 10 - 2pm Sugar Modelling.
Learn the basics of sugar-craft and how to make animals and character’s out of sugar!
Both workshops will culminate in a party for Parents / Carers to come along for tea and cupcakes decorated by the children, to view the completed projects! Friday’s at 2pm.
For anyone who loves our local food businesses - cafés, restaurants, pubs, and independent food retailers — the OFM awards are a great place to show your affection by voting for them and possibly seeing them scoop one of these prestigious prizes. The awards are some of the most sought after in the world of food, and you can help them to recognise some of your local St Margarets food heroes. The categories include:
- Best restaurant
- Best cheap eats (under £15 per head)
- Best ethical restaurant
- Best place to drink
- Best Sunday lunch
- Best independent local retailer (shop or online)
Perhaps one of these local food businesses is your own personal ‘best of’ and you think it’s time the world [well, the Observer reading world at least] knows about it?
Orleans Infants School are hoping to raise funds at the fair to help with their refurbishment project. The school are producing a 1911 themed programme and are looking for any local photographs of the era that could be included in their programme. If you can help please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass your details on to the school.
CROWN ROAD COMMUNITY FAIR
A day for family fun and entertainment.
Live music from local bands including Today’s Heroes,
Friday Mistress, Speakeasy, Blue Flame Rockets, 3am
and Thinking for Tuesday.
Mini fun fair ~ Side Stalls ~ Face painting ~ Arts and crafts
stalls ~ Street entertainers ~ Great food ~ Traditional Punch &
Judy Shows ~ Children’s Magic Show and more!
As the event is also a celebration of Orleans Infants School Centenary year
- so expect some 1911 themed fun!
A day of family fun and entertainment.
This years Community Fair takes place on Sunday 12th June 2011 in Crown Road from 11am-4pm.
The Crown of St.Margarets is now open all day serving proper breakfasts!
Locals and visitors of St.Margarets and Twickenham area can now enjoy proper breakfast from 7.30am, just in time for the pleasant change in weather. The Crown provides a full selection and great prices on the choices too, there are even friendly options for vegetarians! The crown is found by the lovely scenery of the Marble Hill park.
Visit www.crownbarandkitchen.co.uk for more details or read on for a full list of the Crown’s new breakfast menu!
Churchills Estate Agents of St Margarets would like to thank all the local residents for their support for the Lynn’s Bowel Cancer Campaign Tombola at the St Margarets Christmas Fair in December. We raised a very handsome sum for this great cause and we hope to continue this support into 2011. In turbulent economic times we feel it is important to help our fellow independent businesses and charities and every effort goes a long way.
The charm of St Margarets is most definitely defined by its resident’s village spirit and working together proves beneficial to all. With this is mind Churchills Estate Agents are donating 10% of our sales commissions to Lynn’s Bowel Cancer Campaign for all new properties for sale until the end of January 2011. With your ongoing support we will endeavour to continue this donation into Spring.
We anticipate a healthy growth of buyers drawn to St Margarets in 2011 and wish to share our success. Thank you again for all your support so far and we wish you a very prosperous 2011.
Although all of our classes are suitable for the pregnant client we have recognised that some mums to be would like to meet other mums to be! For this reason we have started two new courses at 12.45 and 2 on Wednesdays which will specialize in Pregnancy. See more on our website www.pilates-plus.co.uk
We would like to thank everyone that helped make the St Margarets Christmas fair a huge success. With special thanks to all the entertainers.
If you would like to view some pictures of the event, just click this link to see a slideshow on flickr.com
Following a letter received from Santa earlier this month, the St Margarets Traders Association have again agreed to help Santa and his trusty elves with the huge amount of post he receives from the boys and girls in the St Margarets area. Look-in Video in Crown Road, St Margarets, have one of Santa’s special North Pole post boxes so the boys and girls can post their letters to him, once posted the letters are wizzed to Santa (via Elf Airlines) who will reply to each letter. Look-In Video has appointed Mr. Jag as Santa’s Chief St Margarets Christmas Postmaster. Mr Jag’s job is to sort all of the replies from Santa and have them ready for the boys and girls to collect.
There’s a warm welcome waiting for you at this weekends St Margarets Christmas Fair, the weather may be a little cold but a glass of Mulled Wine or a Hot Toddy should help to keep you warm. The fair takes place on Sunday 5th December in Crown Road from 11 am the full programme of events and attractions is as follows:
- Around 50 stalls
- Santa’s Grotto (39 Crown Road) - Sponsored by Dexter’s
- Treasure Hunt (outside Santa’s grotto) - Sponsored by Chase Buchanan
- Orleans Infants School Tin Can Alley Game - Sponsored by St Margarets Pharmacy
- Balloon Artist - Will be giving away balloon models all day - Sponsored by Gaia Wholefoods
- Street Entertainers - Sponsored by Denham & Finney
- Juggler & Fire eater (from 3pm) - Sponsored by Pilates Plus
- Bingo - Sponsored by Crown Classic Cars
- Mr Marvels Magic Show - Sponsored by Nigel Hare Joinery
- Mulled Wine Stall - Sponsored by The Good Wine Shop
- Churchill’s giant tombola in aid of Lynn’s Bowel Cancer Campaign
- a full programme of music - Sponsored by Tenant Finder (music programme below)
- The Mayor will also be dropping in to pay us a visit
The fair draws to a close at 4 pm with St Stephens church holding an open-air carol service.
The St Margarets Traders Association have arranged the necessary police/council/insurance requirements to allow carol singers to sing around the centre-piece Christmas tree in St Margarets on the three Saturdays prior to Christmas. If you would like your group/school/church etc to sing and collect for your chosen charity please contact the association at email@example.com. There are some guidelines that have to be followed and booking is required.
The limited edition My St Margarets and Around the Borough calendar is out now. Copies are available from “Mrs Moon”: and “Gift”: in Crown Road and “Denham & Finney”: in St Margarets Road.
Copies are also available from Orleans Infants and St Stephen’s Junior Schools.
Priced £8 each.
What to play at the Christmas Fair?
The 2010 St Margarets Christmas Fair takes place on Sunday 5th December in Crown Road. If you are interesting in showcasing your band or group at the fair please contact Alistair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2010 St Margarets Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday, 5th December in Crown Road.
Organised by the St Margarets Traders Association, the event starts at 11.00am and closes at 4.00pm.
Please join us for a day of family fun and entertainment…
Since its introduction, the ecologically friendly shopping bag has not been absent from the St Margarets’s shopping streets. Not only does the bag cleverly pay towards the beautiful Christmas street decorations and trees, making St Margarets local shopping all that more special, it also helps us St Margarets folk feel better about ourselves as we answer “no thanks” to those stores that continue to ask whether we would like a plastic bag to go along with our 2 purchased items…
Pena Flamenca de Santa Margarita is a Flamenco dance class which has been doing their lessons at the Winchester hall every Wednesdays for the last 2 years. The class has been a great sucess with a new class starting this September. The classes are open to adults with beginner and advance levels run by Andera White.
Emotional Freedom Techniques and Training or EFT is an recognised practice by Penny Waite in which is good for the body and soul when dealing with everyday life. Located in the heart of St Margarets, there is also a website containing all that you need to know and to get started, but better, Penny is around in the area.
Thank you to everyone who contributed towards making the Family Fun Day such a success and for everyone who attended. Please enjoy a selection of photos from the day.
Here you will find information about the local traders who are helping to celebrate the exciting Football World Cup.
Also see World cup Photos at St Margarets local pubs!
Following a request for help from Santa Claus himself, the St Margarets Traders Association is delighted to announce that it has agreed to assist Santa this year by collecting children’s letters written to him and forwarding them on to his Lapland address. Children will then be able to collect their personalised reply letters from Santa within a couple of days.
The Mayor and the Ugly Sisters
The St Margarets Traders Association would like to thank everyone who helped with or attended this year’s Christmas Fair. Sincerely, thank you for helping it be such a perfect day!
What a fantastic day it turned out to be! The day started off with such terrible weather but as set up began the rain stopped and the dark clouds disappeared leaving bright blue skies.
A selection of short videos taken at the St Margarets Crown Road Christmas Fair 2009.
Watch the Jingle Bells Dance as the Marble Hill Dance School perform at the St Margarets Christmas Fair 2009.
“An exciting new flower delivery service, Forgetmenot Flowers, has just been launched in St Margarets. Sign up for one of Forgetmenot Flowers’ bespoke packages and there will be no excuse to forget a birthday or anniversary ever again…”
Read full article on the St Margarets Community Website
“Mrs Moon is a beautiful new shop at 41 Crown Road St Margarets. Selling sumptuous things to crochet, knit and sew, Mrs Moon is a haven where you can relax and immerse yourself in a wonderful array of yarns, patterns, fabrics, buttons and bows. Now open…”
Read the full article on the St Margarets Community Website
“Coming soon through your letter box, My St Margarets, The Magazine, published this week by the St Margarets Traders Association. An essential guide to a St Margarets Christmas, the magazine is bursting with gift ideas, special offers, local news and features…”
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