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The old Elleray Centre which hosted antiques markets and coffee mornings


How the new-look Elleray Centre will look

The Elleray Community Association is looking to strengthen its board of  volunteer trustees ahead of building work starting on the new Elleray Centre in the heart of Teddington.

By May 2025, it is hoped to have a brand new, purpose-built centre containing a large hall that can be divided into separate sound-proofed spaces, several other rooms, a café area, an attractive garden and a terrace with seating.

While the Council will own the building, Elleray Community Association (ECA) are being entrusted with running and managing it for the benefit of the community at large: a centre run by the community and for the community.

To help do this, the ECA would like to strengthen their board of volunteer trustees.

They are particularly interested to hear from people with experience and expertise in the following areas: marketing, social media, fundraising, website design, finance and treasury.

It is expected that all trustees attend the management meetings every other month, usually in the late afternoon on a Tuesday, and take part in a sub-committee on a specific project. The ECA anticipate a time commitment of approximately 10 to 12 hours per month.

The vision is to make the new centre a vibrant and lively community asset that really does have something to offer to just about everyone living in and around Teddington – a thriving venue that will provide:

  • A wider range of activities and a social hub for existing members
  • Facilities for a range of classes and activities including arts and crafts, health, fitness and wellbeing, hobbies and pursuits, training, self improvement and advancement
  • Space that can be used for events such as children’s parties, exhibitions, etc

If you would like to know more about becoming a trustee, contact Chairman Joan Barnett for an informal discussion at or 020 8977 0549.

Over the past 45 years, Elleray Hall has been a place where local people can take part in a range of activities run by Elleray Community Association.

The services remain an integral part of our support for older people. However, the building in which they are based is increasingly difficult and expensive to maintain. Thousands of pounds is spent every year heating the non-energy efficient building.

For the last few years new proposals have been drafted for the upgrade of the centre.

The vision for the new community centre is for it to be at the heart of the local community. It will continue to offer core services for older residents, but also allowing and encouraging a wider range of groups and individuals to use the centre, enabled by a more flexible design.

The new community centre will be relocated to the nearby former depot and North Lane (East) car park, while the current Elleray site will be used for the housing scheme.

Once the new community centre is complete, demolition of the existing Elleray Hall building will commence and housing partner for the scheme, RHP, will start work to deliver the new affordable housing element on the existing Elleray Hall site.

For more information about the project and stay updated go to:

If residents have any questions about the scheme and progress of works, please contact


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