The aim of the Teddington Society is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for everyone living and working in Teddington.
The Society was formed in 1973 by a small group of local residents concerned about the proposed development of a property called Stoney Deep, a large house on the riverside in Twickenham Road. It had been a nurses’ home but was to be pulled down and the site developed. At a Public Enquiry it was asked if there was an amenity group to speak for Teddington. Although neighbouring Strawberry Hill was represented, there was no-one to speak for Teddington. This moved a few stalwarts to start the Teddington Society. Two public meetings were held (17 July and 17 September 1973) and the first elected Chairman was Adam Joseph who held office until 1976, then became President until 1989.
So we have now been going for over 40 years. In that time we’ve changed and evolved but our aim is still the same – to preserve and enhance the quality of life for everyone living and working in Teddington.
The officers on our Executive Committee are all volunteers who meet regularly to discuss relevant issues.
Honorary officers include Vice-Presidents John Demont, Roger Avins and President Jenny Hilton.
We are non-political and non-sectarian.
Baroness Jenny Hilton
As a Society our main aim is to improve the quality of life in Teddington through avoiding planning blight and supporting local causes and charities.
We liaise closely with Richmond Borough Council to maintain the historic character of Teddington and to collaborate on projects to improve the environment.
We have several Working Groups and welcome the knowledge and experience that members may bring to these Groups.
We also organise visits to places of interest nearby as well as social or fund-raising events such as “Teddington in Flower”, regular coffee mornings and a New Year Party.
Here’s a flavour of our achievements
The more members we have, the stronger our voice and the more influence we can exert. We campaign on issues which would adversely affect the town and support initiatives that will be of benefit. Make your opinion known through us. There’s strength in numbers so the more members the merrier.