Park Lane Stables
At my suggestion the Teddington Society has applied to the Council for the popular Park Lane Stables, which does much valued work with disabled children, to be designated as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) under the Localism Act. If designated as an ACV and there is a subsequent proposal by the freeholder to market the property, there would be a Community Right to Bid. ACV status would also be a factor to consider if there were a proposal for change of use.
Bushy Park Through Traffic Consultation
Royal Parks are considering representations for and against their proposals to charge for car parking in Bushy Park and we should hear more about their intentions in the New Year. They are also consulting on making permanent the present closure to through traffic. The last day for representations for or against is January 10th.
Extension of Controlled Parking Zones
In last year’s consultation all Teddington streets which at present have controlled parking voted to retain it, generally for the same days and the same number of hours as now. However a considerable number of additional streets both sides of the railway also voted to join the controlled parking arrangements. The Council’s Transport and Air Quality Committee at its meeting on January 14th will be considering next steps. They are likely, in consultation with ward Councillors, to frame detailed proposals for a second round of consultations. This will include proposals for where a coherent area has generally voted for controls but one or two individual streets within it have not.
All the planning applications, including sans serif signage, are now approved for the use of the former Lloyds Bank as a dance studio and for other classes. It is opening very soon.
New Testing Centre
A new Covid-19 walk-through testing centre is now open in the car park at the St Mary’s University sports campus in Broom Road. If you have symptoms and want a test you must book an appointment on the NHS Covid-19 App, on nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. You must arrive by foot or bicycle as there will be no parking on site.
The Garden Last Month
One of the earliest winter flowering clematises. White with purple anthers. Foliage can go brown in summer.