Love Teddington? Then you may be interested in joining The Teddington Society (or renewing your membership in the new year!) The society was formed in 1973 by local residents who wanted to create a group to preserve the character of the town and support local community projects. Its functions are divided into these distinct areas:
Historical Research – research projects and booklet publishing (on sale at local events and in local bookshops)
Planning – monitoring planning applications and make representations where necessary or arrange public meetings concerning important proposals
Riverside and Open Spaces – taking an active interest in all matters relating to the local riverside, surrounding areas and parks (collaborating with Environmental Agency, Richmond Council and the Thames Landscape Strategy)
Roads and Transport – issues concerning roads and transport in Teddington and protection of the interests of rail and bus passengers as well as cyclists and pedestrians
Environment – issues such as litter, waste bins, graffiti, composting, fly-tipping, fly-posting and re-cycling
If you are particularly interested in any of the groups then you can register your interest on the application form and then be sent more information and updates on what the Society is doing to help in those areas.
You can help as little or as much as you like – volunteers at events, litterpicks etc are always welcome but even by simply joining the Society you are helping to keep Teddington at its best.
Also included in the membership is the popular quarterly newsletter Tidings which contains reports from the above groups, details of local news & events and articles about the local history, residents, businesses and more.
As well as leading the charge against some high-profile objections to planning proposals the Society also have a lively and regular social and outing calendar.
Annual membership fees are £5 for individuals, family £7, senior £3, joint senior £4.
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