Elleray Hall reprovision

Fresh proposals for the future of Elleray Hall.

Help shape the future of Teddington social centre

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.

Read more on the results of this engagement (pdf, 671 KB) 

There were several options for the Council to consider:

  • Rebuild the centre in the current location
  • Look for an alternative Council owned site
  • 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.

The Council believes 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.

See the proposals

The Council is seeking views from members of Elleray Hall and the local community on the initial outline proposals for the future of the Centre.

Further engagement will be carried out as part of the planning application process. This will include engagement on the proposed housing development for Elleray Road.

Have your say

You can tell us your views in two ways:

Online survey

Please give us your thoughts on:

  • Initial designs of the proposed new social centre – considering scale/height/layout and suitability of the facility
  • Future vision for the centre, including how it can be utilised for the wider community and support future opportunities for intergenerational care, links to schools and colleges, employment and entrepreneurship support, health and wellbeing resources
  • Future vision for providing services for older residents in Teddington and the wider borough. What services would you like to see in the local area?

Complete survey

Attend a drop-in session

Drop-in sessions take place on the following dates:

  • 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

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

Deadline for feedback

The last day to send feedback is Friday 28 February 2020.

Contact

If you have any queries regarding the proposals in Teddington, email ellerayreprovision@richmond.gov.uk.

Updated: 29 January 2020