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Untaxed cars clamped

There has been another clamp-down of untaxed vehicles in the area. The DVLA and its partners has powers to clamp or remove any cars used on or kept on any public roads.

Residents evacuated due to major gas leak

Queens Road was closed and residents evacuated after a major gas leak at the corner of Queens Road & Park Lane. It was caused when a valve was knocked of a major gas pipe during scheduled gas works to cut off the supply to part of the NPL. Police, fire engines, ambulances and other utility…

Local Save The Children branch celebrate 40 year milestone

The Hampton and Teddington branch of Save The Children is celebrating its 40 year anniversary. The charity has hosted many memorable fund-raising events and had many supporters over the years – branch chairman June Brown is keen to highlight Stanley Road Junior School’s support which has lasted for 25 years. The branch was created in…

Swine flu confirmed at Hampton School

Swine flu was confirmed at a Hampton school today. The school on Hanworth Road closed as a precaution on Monday after an 11 year old pupil developed flu-like symptoms after returning from a holiday in New York. The pupil in question is recovering well and the schools website states that: “The school is required to…

Deer birthing season in Bushy Park

Note from Jim at the Safer Parks Team Bushy Park: “The deer in Bushy Park will be birthing very soon. Please look at the map attached. If in doubt, PLEASE keep your dog a on a lead.” Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information. Thank you for your co-operation. Jim…

CCTV on the High Street

CCTV was installed on Teddington High Street today outside Natwest Building Society: “for your safety and the prevention of crime and traffic enforcement” It is often cited that UK citizens are the most watched in the world – one fifth of the world’s CCTV cameras can be found in UK despite having only one 100th…

Residents protest over Bushy parking charges

12th Feb Some initial thoughts and views on the proposals from the Friends of Bushy & Home Parks site. 18th Apr Hundreds turn up to protest at the “Day of Action” organised by the “Keep Bushy Park Free Alliance”. 30th Apr 6133 signatures delivered from the “Keep Bushy Park Free Alliance”. 1st May Report on the…

Latest Bushy Telegraph

The latest issue of the Bushy Telegraph (v7) has been published including the following features: Updates on the restoration/new developments including Pheasantry Welcome Centre, Upper Lodge Water Gardens, Brewhouse and Diana Fountain Ha-Ha fences Chestnut Sunday Planned walks & talks from the Friends of Bushy & Home Parks Planned car-parking charges The Bushy Telegraph was…

Teddington library re-opens

“The refurbished Teddington Library will re-open next week – later than planned after delays in the improvement process.” As well as extra general space, comfortable seating area, improved garden access and a new teen section, you might also notice a rather fetching bust of Teddington-born Noel Coward as you enter the building.

Google Streetview comes to Teddington

Google has launched its controversial Streetview service online covering some of the major UK cities but I doubt many had considered it would cover streets as far out as Teddington and Richmond. For the Teddington area it appears to have been recorded last around midday during summer 2008 at some point judging by the progress…