Bulletin Board

A reminder of some of the regular events that may be of interest to you:

News from Twickenham Library

Twickenham Library will be closed from Monday 27 January until early April 2020 for an internal refurbishment.

VISOR – the Visually Impaired Society of Richmond

VISOR offers a range of social activities to blind visually impaired residents across and around Richmond Borough.

For further details telephone their office any time from 10am-49m on Mondays on 020 8487 5301

Or, you can join them in their Drop In Centre on Mondays 11am to 3pm at the Sheen Lane Centre, 74 Sheen Lane, London, SW14 8LP.

For more information telephone 020 8487 5301

Sensory guided walking tours for visitors with sight loss & carers

This sensory experience gives you the chance to touch and smell elements in the Gardens in the company of one of Kew’s Visitor Guides. These are run on the second Sunday of every month.

The date for your diary is Sunday 8 March. Meet at Victoria Gate at 11.30; the walking tours will last about one hour. Guide dogs are welcome

Orchid Festival in Kew Gardens

We still haven’t heard yet if there’s to be a dedicated date and time for you to experience the mass of orchids in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, before the gardens open.

The person who was co-ordinating this has had to take some compassionate leave and so the details were not confirmed by the time that we recorded this programme..

However, if you are interested, all we can do at the moment is to suggest that you save the date, and if you are interested, then contact Valerie Munro either by email: [email protected] or telephone 07887 716 777.

Hopefully arrangements will be confirmed sometime very soon.


Richmond’s independent living service, has its accessible Wellbeing Walk in nature on the first Monday of each month. The group meets at the Exchange Theatre and the walking route is through Twickenham into Kneller Gardens. The next date for your diary is Monday 2 March

Telephone Charlie on 07904608404 or [email protected]

Hounslow VIP Club

With the closure of the Age UK office in Montague Road, the Club is relocating to the other side of the Treaty Centre to the Royal British Legion Hall in Whitton Road.

The Club meets on the first Thursday of the month from 13.00 to 15.00, so the date for your diary is Thursday 5 March

There is a £3.00 admission charge and an additional £4.00 charge for a cooked lunch with meat and veggie options.

They say, they’ll be continuing to invite guest speakers to attend but it is also an opportunity to meet people and have a chat.

The address is: Royal British Legion, 37 Whitton Road, Hounslow, TW3 2DB.

The hall is served by the 281, 681 and H20 buses (stop SL).

If you would like to attend the club, it’s best to book in advance especially if you would like to stay for lunch.

Please contact Ali on 07387 101 630