Drawing by John Swanson
The Twickenham Park Residents Association was started in 1969 and has always emphasised increasing our knowledge of the unique local facilities through public talks in our wonderful ETNA community centre. These have ranged from Turner’s House and changes to Marble Hill House and its park, to Twickenham Film Studios and the Eel Pie Island Museum. We usually have an annual family summer party with Pimms, cream teas and a bouncy castle.
Registered members are emailed regular updates and alerts, ranging from changes to East Twickenham's streetscape and parking through to developments at Heathrow, such as potential changing of flight paths and flying times. Whilst email remains a good way of communicating on some detailed issues, the recent development of street WhatsApp groups has enabled the TPRA to spread the word much more widely, with everything from rapid responses to issues of local concern, through to initiating street parties.
Membership is free to all local residents, but donations towards running costs are gratefully accepted (details here). Our committee is as far as possible comprised of representatives from every road in Twickenham Park.
Thanks to Jake Mobbs for the 'Today' drone shot