Elleray Hall - A New Social Centre For Teddington

Closes 28 Feb 2020

Opened 29 Jan 2020

Overview

For 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 the Council’s 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.

In 2018, Richmond Council held a consultation on proposals for a possible new community hub in the area. Residents and local groups were clear that the proposal was not popular. Therefore, the new Council administration confirmed that this original proposal would not go ahead.

There were several options to consider:

1) Rebuild the centre in the current location

2) Look for an alternative Council owned site

3) Do nothing

Doing nothing is not our preferred option. Equally, rebuilding the centre in its current location is not preferred as it would involve a lengthy closure of the centre. The Elleray Community Association has requested that continuity of service throughout a redevelopment is essential. Over the last 12 months we have engaged with Elleray Hall Trustees and carried out a feasibility study on the options available.

We believe that the best option is to relocate the centre to a new, permanent building on the nearby Council owned former depot and North Lane (East) car park site.

We would like your views to help shape our future plans. There will be other opportunities for you to have your say. We hope that everyone in the community will support our objective of providing a social centre for Teddington that will meet the current and future needs of local people and look at the best way we can utilise the existing site to meet the need for affordable homes.

Cllr Piers Allen (Richmond Council Chair of Adult Social Services, Health and Housing Committee)

Cllr Michael Wilson (Richmond Council Spokesperson for Communities, Equalities and the Voluntary Sector)

Have your say

A series of drop-in engagement sessions are being held on:

  • Tuesday 4 February from 3.30pm to 7pm at RHP offices, 8 Waldegrave Road, TW11 8GT
  • Thursday 6 February from 3.30pm to 7pm at RHP offices, 8 Waldegrave Road, TW11 8GT
  • Saturday 15 February from 10am to 12.30pm at Elleray Hall, Elleray Road, Teddington TW11 0HG

Additional engagement sessions will be held for the current users of Elleray Hall.

Please read all the information provided on the Elleray Hall Reprovision webpage before giving us your views using the questionnaire below.

Paper copies of the questionnaire will be available at the drop-in engagement sessions or can be requested by emailing ellerayreprovision@richmond.gov.uk

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • Teddington Ward

Audiences

  • Open to all

Interests

  • Richmond Borough