Support Munira’s petition to ensure that the site of the former Teddington Police Station is retained for community use
In 2017, The Metropolitan Police announced that Teddington Police Station was scheduled for closure. In August 2021, Sophie Linden, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, confirmed that the site would be marketed for sale. At the time, Munira and Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, wrote to Linden to express concern about the impact that the closure would have on crime in our local area.
With the former site of Teddington Police Station being advertised for sale on the open market, Munira and Gareth Roberts wrote to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in February 2022 calling for the site to be retained for community use. You can see a copy of the letter further below.
Specifically, Teddington’s Park Road Surgery urgently needs more space, and there is a desperate need for more affordable housing for local key workers and young people who have been priced out of the housing market in our area.
The sale of this precious site provides a rare opportunity to transform a publicly owned building into a community asset with health services fit for the 21st century.
Please sign my petition to ensure that we maximise the social and community benefit of the site – not just sell to the highest bidder.
Teddington Police Station
I, the undersigned, call on the Mayor of London to consider community benefit and affordable housing as priority criteria in assessing the value of bids for the sale of Teddington Police Station.