Councillor’s Update

Elleray Hall video

There is a video available to watch on (and on the Council website) in which Elleray Hall Trustees explain the advantages for elderly clients of a seamless transfer from the present unsuitable building to the proposed new community centre in North Lane – avoiding the uncertainty, disruption and unsatisfactory provision in temporary premises if the new hall were to be provided on the present site. The Council is analysing responses to the recent community engagement with a view to submitting a planning application in the summer.

Bushy Park parking charges

Royal Parks will be implementing the proposed car parking charges in Bushy Park: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm – £1.40 per hour; Saturday/Sunday 9am to 6pm – £2 per hour (maximum stay 6 hours). Blue Badge holders and motorcycles will be exempt from charges. The implementation date depends on finding parliamentary time for the necessary Order. The Council will be closely monitoring overspill parking into neighbouring roads with a view to possible new or extended parking controls.

Controlled parking zones

The Council is planning a second stage consultation in the summer to decide which additional roads in Teddington will be included and the hours of operation, with a view to implementation later this year. Provisionally the plan is to divide present zones T and T1, plus additional roads, into four zones divided by the railway and by Broad Street and the High Street.

Sporting news

There has been much work done on assembling a community bid for Udney Park playing fields now the owner, Quantum, has put them on the market. Meanwhile, Teddington Hockey Club have started consultation with neighbours about possibly floodlighting the second pitch at Teddington School, and a slight extension to the hours of use.

The garden last month

Clematis armandii is a vigorous evergreen climber with a profusion of scented white flowers in April and leathery leaves. There is also a pink variety called Apple Blossom. 

Cllr Martin Elengorn

Martin Elengorn is a long term local resident and Councillor for Teddington Ward.

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