Community Conversation on Town Centre July 14th
The next Community Conversation at 6.30pm on Wednesday July 14th for Teddington will concentrate on the future of our high streets and town centres.
Supporting shops, pubs and restaurants and other businesses is critical for economic recovery after the pandemic, but so is maintaining a sense of place.
Help plan for the future by registering at eventbrite.co.uk (search for ‘Teddington, Hampton Wick, Fulwell and Hampton Hill Community Conversation’).
Park Lane Stables move to Petersham
Sadly the Stables couldn’t agree terms with the freeholder to remain in Park Lane and they have relocated for the time being to Manor Farm, Petersham.
The Council will be assessing the Park Lane property to see if it is of sufficient historic or architectural interest to be designated as a Building of Townscape Merit, which would give it some protection. A significant change of use would require planning permission and change to residential would be likely to be refused as against planning policy.
Investing in roads and pavements
The council will be spending £5mon maintaining highways and pavements in the current financial year. This includes footway works in Clonmel Road, Elleray Road and Somerset Road and carriageway resurfacing in Sutherland Grove. A further £5m is being spent to upgrade streetlights, replacing old columns and installing more energy-efficient bulbs.
Slow progress on Teddington station lifts
With all other consents now in place, Network Rail plan to start detailed design in September with a view to building work starting in June or July 2022. Repairs to the footbridge to the south of the station are imminent.
E-scooter parking places
Parking places for the E-scooter trial are in the High Street (opposite Cambridge Road) and Broad Street (near Queens Road).
In the garden last month
The stinking iris or roast-beef plant (Iris foetidissima) thrives in most garden locations. Its flowers are dull purple, buff-yellow or a combination of both, succeeded by scarlet seeds in open capsules. Tufts of dark green leaves; self-seeding.
Cllr Martin Elengorn
Martin Elengorn is a long term local resident and Councillor for Teddington Ward.