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News from the Teddington Society

A NEWSLETTER, Tidings, is prepared and distributed quarterly to members of the Society, giving reports from the groups, news items of local interest (historical and current) and details of local events.

Reminders about events may sometimes be emailed to members who have supplied us with an email address.

Some news about Teddington Society activities and events will be posted on this website. email any news items relevant to Teddington.

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  • Andrew Robinson, Lensbury’s contact at the Environment Agency regarding the work being done at Teddington Weir, has reported that one of the ‘winding mechanisms’ that raises and lowers the roller gates on the Weir has broken and the gate closest to the Lensbury is stuck in a semi-up position, behind the dam. The mechanism will be replaced next Spring/Summer.

    In the meantime, the EA’s contractors will construct a temporary solution to the problem. A large steel frame will be built over the Weir gate structure allowing the EA to raise and lower the broken gate. The frame is expected to be built and operational by the end of November and will be dismantled next Spring once the permanent solution is in place.

    If you notice any suspicious activity, possible theft or vandalism, on or around the Weir work site please let Andrew Robinson know on 07747 006 795.

  • PRESS RELEASE 11th August 2016

    Following the Court of Appeal’s judgement today in “Lensbury Ltd and London Borough of Richmond”, The Lensbury has issued the following statement.

    “Lensbury remains supportive of renewable energy technologies, including an appropriate hydro-electric power development at Teddington Weir. However, it is crucial for such developments to be properly assessed, to ensure that everyone is clear on the impacts, benefits and suitability of the development proposals.

    “We are pleased that the Court of Appeal upheld Lensbury’s concerns and acknowledged that the local planning authority failed to properly assess the scheme against relevant policies. In particular, the Court of Appeal agreed that the local planning authority failed to acknowledge that the scheme was “inappropriate development” under its policies and that there were no exceptional circumstances considered to justify the grant of planning permission. This assessment is a crucial part of the planning process to ensure only appropriate developments, in the most suitable locations, are approved.

    “Lensbury will continue to co-operate with Richmond Council and the hydro project’s developer to ensure an appropriate scheme can be progressed.”

    Editor’s note:
    The Lensbury, founded in 1919, is situated on 25 acres of grounds on the banks of the River Thames at Teddington Weir. It is a premium leisure club with a four star hotel and conference centre. The Lensbury has won many awards including Best Corporate Social Responsibility (Richmond Chamber of Commerce), AIM Gold (Meetings Industry Association) and Safe Hotel Award UK (International Property and Travel).

    For further press information:
    Maugie Lyons 0208 614 6454. Maugie.Lyons@lensbury.com

    Full Judgement here Lensbury Judgement

  • Can anyone find a home for this Grandstand?
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    “Quantum is looking for a new home for an elderly metal grandstand that is located at their site on Udney Park Road. Since Quantum’s plans for the site will include the designing of much better and more modern sports facilities for the clubs, schools and residents to enjoy, Quantum is pleased to be able to offer this small grandstand, free of charge, to a local school or club who would have use for it. The grandstand appears to bolt together, so it will need to be dismantled and removed by the new owner. It is not perfect so may require a little tlc. The grandstand is offered on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to come and examine the structure, please get in contact with Simon Hammond of Quantum Group at sh@quantumgroup.org.uk or call their office on 01202 531635.”

  • The group reports can be found Group Reports for AGM here.
    AGM Notice AGM Notice here.

  • 2015 Accounts in Excel format Teddington Society 2015 Accounts here.

  • New Trees
    Click here for the list.

  • A short video to show ideas that were discussed at the Teddington Village meeting at the Landmark Arts Centre on Monday 12th October 2015. All residents will have further consultation opportunities from the LBRUT council. See the council website for more information.

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