CPZ consultation finally under way
By the time we go to press, consultation documents will have been issued for the second stage consultation on proposals to review existing parking controls and bring additional streets under parking control. This covers much of Teddington and surrounding areas and mainly covers hours of operation in streets already controlled or where residents opted for new controls. It is proposed to split Teddington into four areas of control divided by the railway line, (Broad Street and the High Street. It is hoped to bring the new controls into operation around the turn of the year.
Kingston Bridge House in Hampton Wick
A proposal has been published to increase the size of this block, formerly providing student accommodation for Kingston University, and convert it to housing, some of which will be affordable. The original 1960s building was designed by Richard Seifert (of Centre Point fame ) and modified in the 1990s. It is several storeys high in Brutalist style and is generally considered poor architecture. The new proposals change (and some may think improve) the aesthetics of the building while at the same time increasing the height by two storeys.
Councillors’ surgeries resume
Teddington and Fulwell councillors will be resuming their monthly surgery on the first Saturday of the month from 10.30am to 12 at Teddington Baptist Church, Church Road, starting on 6 November. Hampton Wick councillors will be resuming their monthly surgery on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 12 at St Mark’s Church, St Mark’s Road, starting on 6 October.
The garden last month
Sedum Herbstfreude (Autumn Joy) is a very reliable succulent perennial. Attractive to pollinators and drought tolerant. The old flowering stems look attractive with frost and can be removed in the Spring.
Cllr Martin Elengorn
Martin Elengorn is a long term local resident and Councillor for Teddington Ward.