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North Teddington community parking zone launched

A new community parking zone (CPZ) has now been launched in Teddington following a public consultation by Richmond Council.

The changes include an increase in the hours of the CPZ in Waldegrave Road and a new CPZ in a number of roads north of Teddington High Street. Feedback from residents taken at the time of the consultation, which was carried out last year, showed support for both measures which were designed to alleviate congestion and parking pressure.   

The changes include:

  • Extension of the operational hours of Zone T in Waldegrave Road to 10am to 4.30pm, Mon-Fri. This includes a change of three permit holder spaces to free short stay visitor parking spaces (1 hour max stay) outside No 8 Waldegrave Road to provide some turnover parking.
  • A new Community Parking Zone (Zone T1) operating from 10am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri in Arlington Road, Cambridge Road (between Teddington Park and Teddington Park Road), Chatsworth Place, Claremont Road, Teddington Park, Teddington Park Road and Woodville Close.

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Thumbs up for improvement work at two local schools

Two schools under the leadership of a local Trust have been praised by the Department for Education for their work to make improvements.

Last September, Waldegrave and Teddington Schools established a local Multi-Academy Trust with two local secondary schools that required improvement (Twickenham Academy and Hampton High). This arrangement resulted in the previous school sponsor - The Learning School Trust (LST) - withdrawing their sponsorship of the schools and new governance being created. 

This Trust means that the schools work together to share best practice, economies of scale, joint systems and approaches.

According to separate reports from the Regional School’s Commissioners Office, Twickenham Academy and Hampton High have both made huge strides since joining the Richmond West School Trust (RWST).

The report praised the very passionate leadership of new Headteacher, Assal Ruse, and her enthusiastic and committed team at Twickenham Academy. In addition, it commented:

“The school is being led by a very passionate leader who understands and knows what outstanding looks like, and is committed to getting the best outcome for pupils.

“The pace of change has had an evident impact, students can articulate the academy is a better place to be. There is a sense of calm and purpose for in the Academy for the first time in years.”

At Hampton, the report acknowledged the “relentless focus” on teaching and learning with a strong emphasis on improving GCSE results. It states:

“Students are pleased that teachers give them support, guidance and encouragement. When asked when they last felt they had been challenged, several responded “an hour ago,” 

“There was a real sense of students owning their learning in preparation for GCSEs.”

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North Teddington controlled parking zone to launch

A new community parking zone (CPZ) will be launched in Teddington, following a public consultation.

Last year, the Council consulted residents on proposals to increase the hours of the CPZ in Waldegrave Road and to introduce a new CPZ in a number of roads north of the CPZ. The feedback showed support for both proposals.

Richmond Council has reviewed all the feedback received from residents and determined that there is sufficient support to move forward with the changes.

The changes will:

  • Extend the operational hours of Zone T in Waldegrave Road to 10am to 4.30pm, Mon-Fri. Included in the proposals is a change of 3 permit holder spaces to free short stay visitor parking spaces (1 hour max stay) outside No 8 Waldegrave Road to provide some turnover parking.
  • Propose a new Community Parking Zone (Zone T1) operating 10am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri in Arlington Road, Cambridge Road (between Teddington Park and Teddington Park Road), Chatsworth Place, Claremont Road, Teddington Park, Teddington Park Road and Woodville Close.

Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Streetscene, Cllr Peter Buckwell, said:

“The purpose of these measures is to alleviate parking problems and traffic congestion. The Council has carried out a number of wide-spread consultations on these proposals and listened to resident’s concerns.”

The new CPZ will come into operation, with the new operational hours in Waldegrave Road, Teddington on Monday 20 March 2017. It will be reviewed after around six months of operation.

For more information, got to: www.richmond.gov.uk/teddington_parking_review