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Contact us

To contact us, please click on ‘Committee’ above.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the Teddington Society is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for everyone living and working in Teddington.


Following the 2024 AGM and the revision of the Constitution, You can download a copy of it by clicking on this link: Teddington Society Constitution 2024

How we started

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 Inquiry 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. He then became President until 1989.

So we have now been going for nearly 50 years. In that time we’ve changed and evolved, of course, but our aim is still the same – to preserve and enhance the quality of life for everyone living and working in Teddington.

The members of our Executive Committee are all volunteers who meet regularly to discuss relevant issues and the policy of the Society.

Honorary officers are our Vice-Presidents Roger Avins, Paddy Ching and John Demont, and our President, Baroness Jenny Hilton.

We are non-political and non-sectarian.

A word from our President, Baroness Jenny Hilton

Baroness Jenny Hilton
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 as well as social and fund-raising events such as “Teddington in Flower”, regular coffee mornings and a New Year Party.

Here’s a flavour of our achievements

Vacant Chair Role

Following the death of Sheena Harold in January 2023, the Committee is seeking to recruit a new Chair who can drive the Society forward with enthusiasm and collaboration.

The Chair plays a key role in leading the Committee, ensuring the Society meets its aims.

Click HERE for further details.

Or contact chair@tedsoc.org.uk for further information if you think you would be interested in taking on this role. We will also be advertising the role externally on local volunteering sites.

Future events