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Photo Update

A recent shout on the Thames for Teddington RNLI. After a GoPro camera was donated to the crew, expect more dramatic footage that shows the valuable service that our lifeboat station provides for this stretch of the Thames. On this…

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Photo Update

Spring has sprung edition! Two bursts of colour that herald the start of spring captured by Derek Winterburn – a blanket of crocuses at St Mary St Alban Church graveyard. Also the spectacular blossom in the Woodland Gardens of BushyPark…

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Planning Update

Plans for the redevelopment of the Teddington Studios site have now been submitted to the LBRUT planning application process and are available online for comment. Following comments and concerns from residents and interest groups, the layout of the buildings have…

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River Thames level expected to rise

Recent heavy rainfall in the already-saturated Thames catchment area is swelling the river downstream to levels already higher than those in 2003 when the area experienced serious flooding. 14 severe flood warnings have been issued along the length of the…

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More floods expected as bad weather continues

The risk of flooding in the area remains high and will do so even if after rain (eventually) lessens, as rivers respond to heavy rainfall upstream and as groundwater remains waterlogged. The Thames Barrier has been closed at 11 successive…

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Photo Update

Lots of weather-inspired sights lately starting with two stunners from Howard Allman. Firstly a rainbow captured over Teddington Footbridge: The winter sun cuts through the fog in Bushy Park to leave this striking image. Beautiful winter colours by the tracks.…

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Major work at Teddington Lock

Teddington Barge Lock, the largest on the Thames is currently undergoing major works as part of a wider programme of £3m of improvements this year by the Environment Agency. At almost 200 metres long and holding 18 million litres of…

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The news in pictures

The Teddington Society recently celebrated a huge milestone – their 40th Anniversary. This was celebrated with a party at The Landmark which was attended by local dignitaries and 200 Teddington residents. A special 40th edition of the society newsletter ‘Tidings’…

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Photo Update

As the seasons change, so does the behaviour of the deer in Bushy Park. The cow-like moos you can hear near the mostly park after dark herald the start of the rutting season and the competition for mating rights. Take…

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Hydropower scheme, decision soon

Plans for Britains biggest community hydropower scheme at Teddington Lock are continuing with more detailed analysis on any potential impact on the surrounding environment. As with most large-scale developments though, the scheme is not without controversy – despite a LBRUT…

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