Some fabulous pictures and news of our lovely Green and activities that Friends of Twickenham Green do in the local community.


February 2024 

John Bell is fondly remembered by the committee for the contributions he made on behalf of Friends of Twickenham Green, both as a Chair and a dedicated committee member. Members Audrey Leckie and Heather Morgan have provided their memories of John 


January 2024 
Winter / Spring 2024 Photo Competition 

Why not join in our Winter/Spring photo competition? Send us a digital photo of Twickenham Green in January or February. You can send these via email or social media e-mail to

What we want to see is a picture which captures the winter/spring beauty of Twickenham Green, we can then use it on our website. Winners will be chosen by the Friends of Twickenham Green Committee. Prizes to be awarded for an under eleven entry, an under eighteen entry, and an over eighteen entry. All photos to be submitted by the end of February and winners announced and prizes awarded at our March Members meeting on Tuesday 5th March. Make sure in your accompanying message that you give us your full name, age, address, and contact phone number.
For legal reasons photos should not feature people. 

December 2023

Friends of Twickenham Green member, Bernadette from Shepperton Design Studios, planting one of our new Indian horse chestnut saplings. The coldest morning of the year, but the Friends turned out to thank Craig Ruddick, Arboriculture Manager from Parks, plus Andy and the crew who did most of the planting. Our older horse chestnuts are not doing well with the changing environment, and this new variety should cope better. Thanks to all involved.

Tree planting


November 2023

Diwali festivities on Twickenham Green this weekend. Proved most popular!



October 2023

The dead horse chestnut tree on the Hampton Road side has finally been taken down. It was over a hundred and ten years old. Sad as it is to lose a tree, we will soon be announcing an exciting planting schedule of new saplings. Thanks to Parks and Trees for all the good work they do on our precious public open space.




September 2023

A very big thank you to all of you who turned out today to help with our Autumn clean-up of The Green. There were in fact quite a few more, but people came and went at different times, and these were the last volunteers standing.

Cleanup AUtumn

The big top returns to Twickenham Green this week with Zippos Circus running 13th to 18th


August 2023

Sunday 30th July, and the High Tide Festival comes to Twickenham Green. Despite the rain, it was great afternoon, with stoic locals determined to enjoy the fantastic live event. The stage provided a great line up of musicians covering a wide spectrum of ages, musical tastes and entertainment value. From Beatboxing, to Ukrainian folk music, Chicago Blues to Country Rock, it was a delightfully diverse spectacle. A good selection of local food and refreshment, some excellent retail stalls, and it all came together with such enthusiasm, that even the rain could not stop us all having a good time. Far too many to thank by name, but special mention for Kevin from Eel Pie Records, our own Carmelle, the human dynamo, and of course all the volunteers form the Friends. See you all again next year.

See our album post and website for photos and video!


Fete 2023

April 2023


Cold and raining, but we still had an excellent turn out for our bi annual clean-up of The Green.  Less rubbish than usual, although the shrubberies can hold a lot of litter.  A good morning's work, and thanks so much for everyone who came along to help.  Let us all help to look after our open spaces

 Cleanup April 2023


Spring inspection of The Green, with Sasha O'Neill and Matt Almond from Parks.  Special attention is to be given to out two shrubberies, plus nutrients for the grass.  As ever, a big thank you to Parks for all their attention and assistance. Howard Roberts, Environment Officer
March 2023
Planning Application,24 Hampton Road. 22/2417/FUL
We are pleased to inform all our friends and members, that the application to build three properties in the backland behind 24 Hampton Road, has been refused. The comprehensive statement from planning stated eight key areas for the rejection of the application These included lack of biodiversity, overdevelopment of the site, fear of damage to the Eucalyptus under a Tree Protection Order, among many other reasons. We do not yet know if the developer will appeal. A very big thank you to all those who contributed to the campaign; far too many to mention individually. Without your help and vigilance this could have had a very different conclusion.

January 2023

It is with much sadness that we have been informed of the death of our long standing member, Helen Wallace Nicholls. Please see our statement here

December 2022

Our Environment Office, Howard Roberts meeting on a cold Twickenham Green earlier this week with Craig Ruddick, Arboricultural Manager for Richmond Parks & Open Spaces. Discussed new planting, and a forthcoming survey of all our trees. As ever, thanks to Parks for the attention they give to our precious open space.
The Christmas tree is up on The Green thanks Discover Twickenham which means it's time for our December members meeting and Christmas celebration which is next Tuesday 6 December 8pm at the Cricket Pavilion - ALL WELCOME - more details on our website here.


November 2022

A big thank you to Parks, for replacing Amelie Delagrange’s memorial bench, and transferring the plaque. The old bench was starting to decay, and after it was brought to the attention of Parks, they have kindly replaced the bench. Important as the bench is to Amelie’s family, it has also become a focal point for women’s issues, which the Friends are happy to support.



October 2022 

A stunning shot of the calm after yesterday's storm from our committee member Pam!



Successful meeting this morning with Matt Almond from Parks, our twice yearly review of The Green. They are working hard to restore the grass over the winter months, including contra seeding and verti draining. Always grateful for their input and hard work. Howard Roberts, Environment Officer,



August 2022

Planning application affecting conservation area:

As you will no doubt be aware this refers to the backland behind 18-22 Hampton Road, the former Fullers site, that was an important part of the wildlife corridor between First and Second Cross Roads.  Many local residents raised objections to the felling of trees on this site earlier this year.  Nearly all the trees were felled, and the shrubs cleared.  The sole remaining eucalyptus tree on the site has a Tree Protection Order upon it.

Planning application number: 22/2417/FUL, Site address:- 24 Hampton Road Twickenham TW2 5QB



From Twickenham Green, to Twickenham Brown, to Lake Twickenham.

Some welcome relief for the grass.


July 2022 

Committee members howard and Sandra photographed this week with Paul Beadle, Manager of the The Vineyard Cente, after dropping of the donations collected at our pop-up members picnic on The Green last month. 


June 2022  

In the absence of a fete this year, The Friends of Twickenham Green held a pop up picnic for members and friends on The Green yesterday. Aside from a convivial meeting, a significant sum was raised in donations to our two local food banks. Thanks to all those who attended, and to all those who contributed

Picinc1  Picinc2


The Friends of Twickenham Green are having a picnic on The Green on Sunday, 26th June. 2.00pm at the Arthur's end. Please BYO sunscreen, food and drink.

We will be collecting cash donations for SPEAR The Homelessness Charity and The Vineyard Food Bank.
SPEAR Vineyard Community Church Richmond Munira Wilson - Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Twickenham Twickenham Nub News Twickenham Cricket Club Arthur's Pizza