How will you spend this Christmas?

However we end up spending Christmas this year, whether in smaller groups, immediate or extended family, in tears or tiers (and if you do celebrate Christmas), you’ll know how you always end up spending much more money at this time of year buying gifts and food compared to any other time of the year.

Did you know, Totally Locally Teddington was launched 8 years ago, in November 2012, in response to hearing too many locals saying they were “popping to Kingston” or elsewhere to do their Christmas shopping.

We wanted to remind locals of what was right on their doorstep and encourage them to #ShopLocal first, whenever possible. Our town centre was then (and still is) filled with so many good quality, interesting, unique independent shops offering a wide range of products to suit every budget.

Over these last 8 years, we’ve watched how much online shopping has increased, along with hikes in business rents and rates which sadly resulted in the the closure of many of those Teddington independents.

We are lucky that we still have an interesting mix of independent retailers in Teddington and not the cloned chain centres which do dominate some towns. The 2020 global COVID pandemic has hit many businesses, traders and families hard. In a week’s time, many of our traders (deemed non-essential businesses which have been forced to remain closed) will be re-opening their doors.

Please do remember them while you’re making your list of gifts to buy for your family and friends. In Teddington, you can shop easily and safely whilst avoiding the thronging crowds and queues of the larger centres.

We guarantee you will be able to find almost any kind of gift within any price range from homeware, clothes, sports wear, giftware, food, wine, cheeses to vouchers for hair and body treatments as well as vouchers for meals at so many of our lovely local independent restaurants and cafes. All within walking distance.

We will be updating this page and RT’ing trader gift offers on the @TLTeddington twitter account. So please please please #shoplocal and support our independent traders whenever you can.

First ever national #Fiverfest with Totally Locally towns all over the country
  1. Abercorn Arms, 76 – 78 Church Rd; 2 x small glasses of house wine for just £5 (usually £7.80). 020 8943 9484
  2. Alter & Tweak, 76 Broad St; Knitwear darning just £5 per hole (usually £10).  0208 943 1775
  3. Card Collection, 39 High St; 2x 18″ helium filled foil balloons for £5 (usually £8). 020 8943 0262
  4. Cavan Bakery, TO BE CONFIRMED 25 High St; filled bap or sandwich, free bun and cold drink for just £5. 020 8943 1683
  5. Cavan Bakery, TO BE CONFIRMED 42 Broad St; filled bap or sandwich, free bun and cold drink for just £5. 020 8973 3900
  6. Cavan Bakery, TO BE CONFIRMED 111 Stanley Rd; filled bap or sandwich, free bun and cold drink for just £5. 020 8973 0923
  7. Douetil Holistic Therapies, 23a Broad St (Orange Tree Clinic); 15 min neck and shoulder massage just £5. To book call Bernie 07757 030791
  8. Elements Hair Salon, 57 High Street, Discover their £5 #Fiverfest offer in store 020 8943 5146
  9. Emma Morrison Dressmaking will be offering a one hour sewing lesson worth £60 for £5 Or 07506-246821
  10. Fallow Deer, 130 High St; 2 small glasses of house wine or 2 x bottles of house lager for just £5. 020 8943 2578
  11. Fun Factory, The Causeway, 1 x Father’s Day foil balloon + a pair of themed Father’s Day socks for only £5 (normally £8.49) 
  12. Heirloom, 110 High Street, St Eval Cornish-made scented pillar candle – burns for up to 60 hours, bay & rosemary or sea salt for £5, usually £7. 020 8943 2258
  13. Hogarth Pub, 58 Broad Street, Double Gin & Tonic for £5. 020 3302 8588 
  14. The Loft, 16 Broad Street. Selection of Summer scarves for only £5 0208 973 0800
  15. MP Hair, 92 High St Hampton Wick; Fabulous selection of hair products for just £5. Usually > £10. To book 020 8943 5111 or
  16. Mary’s Living & Giving, 93 High St; Discover their £5 #Fiverfest offer in store.  020 8977 0680
  17. Refill Larder,  122 High Street. Free stainless steel straw (retail price £1.25) for anyone spending over £5 on refill food. Mention fiver fest to claim (while stocks last),  Selection of gold, black, silver and copper coloured straws – bent and straight
  18. Ribs & Burgers, 4 Broad Street; Double cheese burger (2 x 100gm patties) for only £5. 020 3873 9888 
  19. Richard Hair, 6 Broad St; Children’s haircuts (under 10y/old) for only £5 To book 020 8943 1610 or
  20. Shambles, 83 – 85 High St; Aperol Spritz or a Green Spritz usually £7.95 just £5. 020 8977 9398
  21. Simply Skin, 68b Broad St; mini Dermalogica products and eyebrow shapes for just £5 each, normally £10. 020 8977 1220
  22. Teddington Carpets, 13 Broad Street, £5 off Turtle doormats 020 8977 4562
  23. Teddington Cheese, 42 Station Rd; Buy £8 worth of cheese & pay £5 (Valid in both Teddington & Richmond Branches) 020 8977 6868
  24. Teddington Cheese, 74 Hill Rise, Richmond, Buy £8 worth of cheese & pay £5 (Valid in both Teddington & Richmond Branches) 020 8948 5794
  25. Teddington Sidra, 5 Church Rd, Discover their £5 #Fiverfest offer in store 020 8977 2725 
  26. Teddington Sports, 49 Broad St; Aqua Sphere Junior Goggles just £5 (usually £11.99). 0203 475 2025
  27. Toast, The Causeway, BIG bacon sandwich OR vegan/vegetarian beetroot, hummus, roasted pepper & spinach sandwich both with tea/coffee for £5
  28. TW11 Butcher, 152 Waldegrave Rd; 1 Kilo of boneless pork steaks for £5 (usually £11.99). 020 8977 2753
  29. Vet4life, 160 High St; Nail clipping for just £5 (usually £12).  020 8977 3955

#Fiverfest 22 September – 6th October 2018


  1. 1 of 1 Design, 80 High St.  Selection of hats, scarves, brooch cards, pocket sketch books, just £5 each (usually £8-£10). 020 8977 0080
  2. 1501design c/o  Special #Fiverfest 15 minute consultation to assess your design logo/branding/mailer needs followed by a 1 page report with recommendations. Phone 07810 710 575 to discuss.
  3. The Abercorn Arms 76 – 78 Church Rd.  Fabulous food & drink deals for just £5. 020 8943 9484
  4. AG Miller, 152 Waldegrave Rd.  Kilo of AG Miller sausages (pork, Lincolnshire or Cumberland) (usually £7.99). 020 8977 2753
  5. Bridget Lucas Therapies c/o Simply Skin 68b Broad St.  Book a 15 min Postural Assessment (normally £15) available 28/9 & 3/10. To book phone 07770 995184.
  6. Card Collection 39 High St. 2x 18″ helium filled foil balloons for £5 (usually £8). 020 8943 0262
  7. Cavan Bakery 25 High St. Please see Cavan shop windows for their fabulous £5 offer. 020 8943 1683
  8. Cavan Bakery 42 Broad St. Please see Cavan shop windows for their fabulous £5 offer for £5. 020 8973 3900
  9. Cavan Bakery 111 Stanley Rd. Please see Cavan shop windows for their fabulous £5 offer for £5. 020 8973 0923
  10. Douetil Holistic Therapies c/o Orange Tree Clinic, Broad St.  15min Aromatherapy Neck /Shoulder Massage NB: Call to book 07757 030 791
  11. Fallow Deer 130 High St. 2 small glasses of house red or white wine or 2 bottles of ‘beer of the week,’ for just £5. 020 8943 2578
  12. Fun Factory 14 The Causeway. A roll of wrap, a greetings card, a banner & an 18″ foil balloon all for just £5. 020 8977 1006
  13. Heirloom 110 High St. 9 scented t-lights with t-light holder just £5. (usually £8.50) – limited to 2 per person. 020 8943 2258
  14. MP Hair 92 High St. Hampton Wick.  Fabulous EVO Trio boxes (fabulous selection of no nonsense) hair products (usually £9) or children’s haircuts with Jay for £5. Call for T&C’s and to book an appointment phone 020 8943 5111 or see
  15. Mary’s Living & Giving 93 High St. Selection of Yoga mats or Liberty T-Towels, just £5 each. 020 8977 0680
  16. OneOneFour 114 High St. A ‘Good Life’ Gin & Tonic for just £5, limited to 1 per person per visit. 020 3745 8114 or see
  17. Refill Larder 122 High St. (inside Gardenia)  £8 of refills for just £5 – includes nuts, seeds, rice, pasta, shampoos, conditioners, hand wash & lots more. or pop in to 122 High St (inside Gardenia Florists)
  18. Shambles 83 – 85 High St. Any delicious bowl of handcut pasta – Tuesday to Saturday lunchtimes just £5. 020 8977 9398
  19. Simply Skin 68b Broad St.  File & polish, Skin-solvers or a selection of mini products just £5 each. 020 8977 1220
  20. Teddington Cheese 42 Station Rd. Buy £8 of selected cheese & pay just £5. 020 8977 6868
  21. Teddington Sports 49 Broad St. Selection of England Rugby caps, beanies & drawstring bags just £5 (usually from £12.99). 020 3475 2025
  22. The Collecterie 79 High St. Archivist very long matches (Usually £9). 020 8973 0808
  23. The Hogarth 58 Broad St. All main meals Monday to Friday lunchtimes are just £5. 020 3302 8588
  24. Vet4life 160 High St. Nail clipping for just £5 (usually £12). 020 8977 3955

Teddington Lights Up 2017

The highly-anticipated annual Teddington Lights Up event, which always takes place on the last Thursday of November, this year falls on Thursday 30th November 2017.
Organised by Teddington Together, a committee of local traders, Teddington Lights Up will start at 4pm and end at 9pm.
More details of road closures and programme of events to follow as information is confirmed.
The video of last year’s Lights Up filmed by Alan Benns will give newcomers a good idea of the scale and festivity of this community celebration.

Video by Alan Benns


The February Fiver Fest will be taking place from Monday 15th until Sunday 28th February 2016.

The offers are an eclectic mix of firm favourites and some new and interesting experiences. Grab a map from 1of1 Design, Fun Factory or The Card Collection and explore the town to find your favourite bargains!

1 of 1 design – Various offers to include: earrings , brooch cards, packs of mixed greetings cards, scarves, stamps for kids.
A G Miller – A kilo of pork steaks usually £10.89 per kg.
Abercorn Arms – Panini/sandwich/wrap + chips, salad & soft drink Just £5. Tuesday to Saturday 12-3pm.
Card Collection – 2 x 18″ helium filled foil balloons for £5 (usually £7).
Cavan Bakery – Lunchbag filled with filled bap, cake & a cold drink.
Divine at No 12 – Vase of spring flowers & 10% off voucher for workshop bookings.
Do Events – Wedding or Party planning consultation with insider tips – call Caroline 07711628703.
Douetil Holistic Therapies – 20min Aromatherapy neck & shoulder massage at Douetil Holistic Therapies, Orange Tree Clinic, Broad Street. Call Bernadette 07757030791.
Dry Drinker – £5 off the delivery cost – to receive offer enter Dev-vip on the checkout page when ordering. See
Elements – Choose from a selection of premium brand hair products.
Fallow Deer – 2 small glasses of house wine.
Fun Factory – £10 Helium filled latex balloon vouchers for just £5 whilst stocks last.  Valid 6 months from date of purchase. One voucher per customer.
Gardenia – Two bunches of beautiful scented narcissus.
Heirloom – St Eval tinned candles (seasalt, grapefruit & lime, bay & rosemary, tranquility) usually £9.50.
Itabashi – 3 lunchtime specials available: 3 pieces of Salmon Nigiri and 3 pie sea of Salmon Sashimi OR Tonkatsu, rice and Miso soup OR Green tea cake and coffee.
Mela Mela – Assorted vintage jewellery.
Mini Me – Mini U hair & bath products.
Sam J Fitness – 30 min personal training taster session. (Must be booked by 1st Mar 16). Call Sam 0793781982 see
Shambles – Full English breakfast – including 98% Italian pork sausage.
Simply Skin – Add a 15 min touch therapy to any facial (including a scalp massage & revitalising foot treatment). Also selection of Dermalogica products.
Stevens Tyres – Wheel balance – usually £7.50 to £10.
Teddington cheese – Buy £8 of cheese & pay just £5. Cheeses included are Worcester Blue & Old Winchester.
Teddington Osteopaths – Biofreeze Gel 118ml, Aeroplast Hotcold pack (re-usable) or Gehwol Fusskraft Blau 125ml foot cream – all £5 each.
Teddington Sports – County Cricket socks usually £8.95.
The Loft – Dog print scarf available in 3 colourways.


Offers map (click to enlarge):

Disclaimer bit: Totally Locally Teddington is not an official body. We are a group of people just trying to do nice things for our town. So we can’t guarantee these offers and they are only while stocks last. Terms & conditions apply to all offers from individual shops, but to be honest, if there was a problem, have a word with the friendly shopkeepers and they will sort you out with something great. Because that’s what this is all about. Thank you.. The Totally Locally Team.

Summer Surprise 2015

In case you hadn’t noticed, Summer is here!

To help celebrate the momentous coincidence of this calendar event and actual hot weather, local independent businesses will be putting on special offers to help you enjoy this sunny time.

The crazy summer prices will last for two weeks from 13th to the 27th of August so keep an eye-out for these posters in windows that will tell you what’s on offer.

Some of the offers:
1of1Design: Vintage watch cufflinks £40 (were £60).
Card Collection: 2 x 18″ Helium filled foil balloons for £5.
Cavan Bakery: Buy any filled speciality bap & choose a cake for £1.
Heirloom: 20% off Avoca socks and throws.
Shambles bar/restaurant: Two Aperol Spritz for only £10.
Simply Skin: Get 10% off all products when you have any facial.
Stevens Tyres: Two wheel balance for £10.
Teds: 50% off selected items.


The February Fiver Fest will be taking place from Sunday 15th Feb until 1st March.

Offers this time are are a varied bunch, grab a map from London Health Foods, La Bottega or Heirloom and explore the town to find your favourite bargains!

See double-sided map/offers list or large map below.

* Updated 20/02/2015, additional offers from London Heath Foods, Shambles and Teddington Cheese.
* Updated 22/02/2015, added Instant Print offer.
* Updated 24/02/2015, added Suki Design offer.

1of1Design – Scrabble rings and vintage brooch cards £5 each.
Abercorn Arms – Any lunch baguette, panini or wrap with a bowl of homemade soup for £5 (normally £7.45). Evenings: any sharer bucket of Calamari with garlic mayo or Falafal with humus or Nachos with guacamole, salsa (usually £6.95-£7.95).
AG Miller – Gammon joints £5 a kilo (usually £9.99).
Alpha Vets – Microchip for £5 (normally £19.95).
Bilas Tandoori – Lunchbox offer: any chicken or lamb curry and rice or naan for £5 (eat-in or takeaway).
Card Collection – 2x18inch foil balloons for £5 (usually £7).
Cavan Bakery – Buy a filled speciality bap, cake/bun and Americano/tea for £5.
Diners Delight – Chicken kebab or grilled meatballs served with salad, chips, pitta bread, homemade chilli sauce.
Divine at no. 12 – Spring flowering camelia plant £5.
Do Events – £5 Party styling consultation (see leaflets in Heirloom).
Douetil Holistic Therapies – Aromatherapy Neck and Shoulder Massage £5. To book call 07757030791.
Elements – KMS and Goldwell Style Sign products all £5 (usually minimum £10).
Fallow Deer Cafe – Two bottles of craft beer for £5 (excluding cocktail evenings).
Fun Factory – Cluster of 3 x 12″ pearlised latex helium balloons with curled decorative ribbon & weight (usually £7.50). Childs Victorian fancy dress outfit (usually £11.99).
Happy Potter – Hippo for £5 (normally £8, excludes £5 studio fee).
Heirloom – JellyCat Bunnies and St Eval candles each £5 (normally £9.25).
Instant Print – 2 reams of A4 80gsm copier paper for £5.
Ivy Clinic – Eyebrow shape for £5.
KC Pharmacy – Burt’s Bees Honey Pot, Lip and Hand collection.
Kimm Stevens (at Mitzi B) – Bound packs of 4 (varied) greetings cards of works by local artist Kimm Stevens (normally £10).
Kindle Stoves – Enamel string dispenser (normally £10), E. mugs (normally £12), miners lantern (normally £10).
La Bottega – Bring your own 1L bottle and get 1L of cold-pressed olive oil for £5 (normally £8.50).
La Casa Del Habano – Selected lines of chocolates for £5.
Loft – Flower and stripes scarves – 3 different colours to choose from.
London Health Foods – Euro Gold Complete multi-vitamins or Nature’s Own vitamin D tablets. Other discounted items added. (Normally: £8.80 / £5.90).
Mela Mela – Vintage pearl bracelets for £5 each (originally £15).
Mercado – Snow bunnies key rings, assorted colours £5 (usually £8).
Mini me – Two Mini u bath products for £5 (usually 3.99 each).
Mischief and Mayhem – Trouser turn up alterations for a fiver. See
Mitzi B – Tights £9.50 now £5, other discounted items available.
Moore’s Cycles – Reflective slap band (usually £7.99), wet chain lube (usually £6.99).
Orange Tree Clinic / Judy’s Herbal – 20min herbal medicine consultation with a free gift. Appointment only, contact Judyta to book: 07860819598
Park Lane Stables – Pony test drives, meet and greet one PLS’s lovely horses or ponies. Learn to mount and dismount, and be taken for a short ride around the quiet streets of Teddington. Call 07796842328 to book.
Paul Kay Jewellers – Shambala Bracelets or First Rank Watches (both previously £19.99).
Sarasvati Dance – Belly Dance (at Fitness First) – 1 hour belly dance beginner lesson Thu 8:15pm or intermediate Sat 2:30 (normally £10). Shimmy belts provided. For more info
Shambles – Children’s three course menu (normally £8.50) or Full English breakfast for £5.
Sidra Patisserie – Any cake and drink £5.
Simply Me Boutique – Eyebrow shape with Lauren £5 (usually £15).
Simply Skin – Indian head massage taster, eyebrow tint or £5 underarm wax with any leg / bikini wax.
Stevens Tyres – 2 x wheel balance £5 normally £15.
Suki Design – Mother’s Day A6 sketches (details here).
Teddington Cheese – £8 worth of Dolci De Maremma, Torta, Stinking Bishop, Camembert Au Calvados, Livarot or Reblechon for £5.
Teddington Sports – Optimum size 3, 4 & 5 Rugby training balls for £5 (normally £9.99).
Teds – Teddington Teddy for £5 (normally £7.50).
Vet4Life – £5 Nail trim for all animals, rabbits, cats, dogs (normally £12).
Waldegrave Arms – £5 lunch special.
Zabu Coffee (at Heirloom) – Freshly roasted coffees (in beans or ground) £5 per bag – (normally £6.99).


Offers map (click to enlarge):

Disclaimer bit: Totally Locally Teddington is not an official body. We are a group of people just trying to do nice things for our town. So we can’t guarantee these offers and they are only while stocks last. Terms & conditions apply to all offers from individual shops, but to be honest, if there was a problem, have a word with the friendly shopkeepers and they will sort you out with something great. Because that’s what this is all about. Thank you.. The Totally Locally Team.

Totally Locally at 2014 Lights Up

This year we’ll again have at stall at the Teddington Lights-Up evening and as we launched on a Lights-Up night, this year we will also be celebrating our second birthday!

All the tables this year will be in Cedar Road car park (opposite Elements) so pop down and say hi! We will be there from 5:30-8pm ish. Full details of the whole evening can be found here.

You can pick up one of our cool Totally Locally Teddington bags to help you with your Christmas shopping and put all the freebies for the evening in! Sales of these bags fund the Totally Locally Teddington campaign so that volunteers don’t have to pay themselves to help support our traders.

We’ll again be accepting nominations for Hidden Gems (your favourite local independent business) – and if you do, pick a ticket from a lucky dip and you could instantly win one of these prizes donated by fab local businesses:

£20 voucher (1of1Design)
3 x £10 vouchers (AG Miller) – separate prizes
Bottle of retro sweets (Card Collection)
Box of violet cream chocolates (Casa Del Habano)
£5 voucher (Cavan Bakery)
2 x Bottle of red wine (Disability Resource Centre) – separate prizes
£25 iTunes gift voucher (The Dress)
Children’s hair products (Elements Mini)
Bottle of bubbly to drink in (Fallow Deer)
3 x Christmas Tree decorations (Heirloom) – separate prizes
Manicure (Ivy Clinic)
Reed diffuser & spiced apple candle (Loft)
Framed picture (Love Framing)
Vintage inspired headband (Mela Mela)
Set of bike lights (Moore’s Cycles)
Bottle of Prosecco (Shambles)
£15 voucher (Simply Skin)
Hancock tyres mugs/cube (Steven’s Tyres)
£20 Voucher (Teddington Cheese)


The October Fiver Fest will be taking place on 17th-31st October 2014 (Friday to Friday).

See double-sided map/offers list or large map below.

List updated 17/10/2014 – added Astrora Coffee, Happy Potter & York Pet Supplies.

1of1Design – Vintage Brooch Cards, Stainless Steel Rings, Golden Coloured Metal Rings, Scrabble Brooches, vintage French maps.
AG Miller – Kilo of best minced beef for £5 (normally £7.89).
Alpha Vets – All primary vaccination courses and vaccine boosters for £5 (worth up to £46 & £76).
Alva Malka Yoga – introductory class £5.
Astrora Coffee – Cup of coffee + bag of coffee offer, or cup of coffee + cake for £5.
Bilas Tandoori – Any lunchtime chicken or lamb curry plus rice or chappatti lunchbox (normally £9.60).
La Bottega – Bring your own 1L bottle and get 1L of cold-pressed olive oil for £5 (normally £8.50).
Canta Napoli – 1 pizza, pasta or main course salad for £5. Mon-Fri 12-5.30pm. (normally around £7.50).
Card Collection – 2x18inch foil balloons for £5.
Cavan Bakery – 5 Halloween treats for £5 – gingerbread mummies, shortbread ghosts and marshmellow ghost cupcakes.
Diner’s Delight – Meze platter: cucumber dip, tzatziki, hummus, olives, tabbouleh, hot feta cheese filo pastries with home-made bread (normally £7.50).
Divine at Number 12 – A Divine Posy in a Pot for £5.
Douetil Holistic Therapies – 20 minute aromatherapy neck & shoulder massage with a complimentary £10 Gift voucher for your first signature treatment.
Do Events – £5 Wedding & party planning consultation or £5 Venue finding or supplier search service. Contact via
Elements – Goldwell dual senses hair treatment.
Elements MiniMe – Any three items for £5 on selected items including bath products & toys.
Fallow Deer – Two small glasses of house wine for £5 (excluding evenings).
Happy Potter – Decopatch letters for £5 + the paper from the scrap box.
Heirloom – St Eval candles in 4 fragrances, each £5 (normally £9.25).
Instant Print – 2 reams of 80gsm copier paper for £5 (normally £7.90).
Ivy Health Clinic – Eyebrow waxing for £5.
KC Pharmacy – Any Kneipp herbal body wash for £5 (lavender, gentle almond blossom, lemon, passion fruit & grapefruit or mint and eucalyptus).
Kindle Stoves – Birchwood kiln-dried logs for £5 (normally (£6).
Kitchen Sync – Three assorted Maxwell Williams bamboo utensils for £5 (normally £12).
La Casa Del Habano – 100g box of Neuhaus Chocolates (normally £8).
Loft – Santa and Reindeer covers, or three bath bombs for £5 (normally £8.25).
London Health Foods – Nature’s Own vitamin D spray (normally £9.95).
Mela Mela – Selection of vintage compact mirrors for £5 each (usually £10).
Moore’s Cycles – Disney Cars or Disney Princess Bicycle Bell (normally £6.99), Smart 3 LED Rear Light (normally £7.99).
Park Lane Stables – Pony test drives,meet and greet one PLS’s lovely horses or ponies. Learn to mount and dismount, and be taken for a short ride around the quiet streets of Teddington.
Pink & Blue – Fringe trim for £5.
Retro Bistrot – Dessert and coffee for £5.
Shambles – Full English Breakfast (pork sausages, free range eggs & fresh wild mushrooms) with fresh juice £5.
Sidra Patisserie – Any cake & drink for £5.
Simply Me Boutique Beauty – Eyebrow shape, File and varnish, Face and Décolleté spray tan, all £5 each
Simply Skin – File and polish (for hands), Eyebrow shape, Mini Dermalogica products, 5 minute introduction/trial for Dermalux treatment.
Stevens Tyres – Winter car pack consisting of de-icer and screen wash.
Teddington Cheese – £7 worth of delicious, unpasteurised, Brie de Meaux for £5.
Teddington Sports – Hockey boys & girls Freedom shin guards – 2 for £5 (normally £7.99 each).
Teds – Teddington Teddy for £5 (normally £7.50).
Vet4Life – £5 Nail trim for all animals..rabbits, cats, dogs (normally £12).
York Pet Supplies – 2 x bags of Archers premium cat food for £5 (normally £6).
Zabu Coffee (at Heirloom) – Bags of coffee beans including Ethiopian Sidamo for £5 (normally £6.99).
Zen Bootcamp – Quote ‘FiverFest’ during your first free session, second is £5 (normally £10) tel 0203 727 7287.

Offers map (click to enlarge):

Sainsbury’s – the fight goes on

Did You Know… that campaign to fight Sainsbury’s moving into Teddington High Street is still on-going?

Despite Richmond Council unanimously rejecting the proposals that would see a high-volume small supermarket move into the Calligaris site near the Landmark Arts Centre, Sainsbury’s appealed the decision and won. In a quite farcical turn of events, the planning Inspector brought in to review the case ironically had quite an issue parking near the site to inspect it and took a long time to be able to cross the busy road! Traffic issues are one of the main concerns in this area as they are a problem even without the additional strain of a supermarket. The inspector also noted that plans for the proposed loading bay on the main road were only a car-wide, not lorry-wide.

Traffic studies and comparisons with a Twickenham local supermarket were deemed unusuable in the appeal and the clause forbidding A1 food & drink selling on the plot was brushed aside in the decision which shocked campaigners and LBRUT. Richmond Council are being urged by campaigners to voice their disappointment over the ruling in strong terms and add their support to the campaign.


Local residents opposed to the plans have been advised there is a chance that the decision could be overturned on legal grounds in court and are again funding the campaign and legal costs out of their own pockets. As well as affecting trade in local independent traders, adding to traffic & safety woes and the general effect a long-hours supermarket would have in the conservation zone most simply don’t want yet another supermarket in our small town. Having a good balance of chains and indies is key to a strong high street but many feel we have enough supermarkets – chains are starting to creep in to Teddington and we have to be careful they don’t take over and raise rents for existing traders!

Without such a good mix of useful chains and fabulous independents, Teddington wouldn’t have made it to the Telegraph top ten best high streets list. Mary Portas recently referenced the Sainsbury’s fight in Teddington in an article about the onward march of Supermarkets and how the new battle ground is back on high streets – larger out-of-town units are seeing sluggish growth and even decline as shoppers do more frequent and smaller ‘en-route’ and ‘top-up’ shops nearer home. The big four are now installing Express and Local supermarkets back where our gaze is more intensely focused again – on our high streets. Sainsbury’s are also planning to move a Local store into the newly rebuild building at 210 Kingston Road with a 20 year lease if plans to fight them there fail.

Sainsbury’s have always said they would never open a store where it’s not wanted – look at the list of who is objecting, does it look like the majority of Teddington want’s it!



Mary Portas article: “Why don’t we like multiple grocers anymore? Ask Teddington.”

Say No To Sainsbury’s (Teddington) – check back here for info about fund-raising events happening soon!

Fund-raising website – any donation no matter how small helps the cause, please help their cause and send a message to Sainsbury’s!

Photo montage of Teddington