"We hope that the whole community will come together to show that the spirit of Christmas remains undampened in Twickenham.”

That is the message being put forward by Richmond Council after vandals torched a Christmas tree earlier this month.

The recycled tree was installed by the Twickenham Riverside Trust but quickly destroyed on December 1, along with play equipment in the Diamond Jubilee Gardens.

The council has since purchased a replacement one, but is asking for the community to come together and help with the decorations.

The event will be taking place from 1-4pm on Saturday, December 14 and people are asked to bring decorations and "help bring Christmas back to the Riverside."

Richmond Council urged people to only bring decorations that are suitable for all weather conditions and not be made of glass.

The event will also mark the installation of CCTV at the park, which the council hopes will act as a deterrent to vandals in the future.