Teddington Udney Park update: MP requests urgent meeting with Tory peer and AHH chairman over fields' future

Teddington Udney Park update: MP requests urgent meeting with Tory peer and AHH chairman over fields' future

Posted on 17th Sep 2021

Teddington MP Munira Wilson has requested an urgent meeting with Conservative peer Lord Fink over the future of Udney Park playing fields.

She is taking action after a resident-led bid for the site was rejected by the field's owners, Affordable Housing and Healthcare group (AHH), in favour of an alternative sporting bid. Local councillors and campaigners fighting to save the fields from development slammed the decision and expressed their fears about the fields' future. Now Wilson is calling on Lord Fink, also known as Baron Fink, to meet with her to discuss the fields' future. Hedge-fund manager Lord Fink is the Chairman of AHH and one of the Conservative party's top donors. He has been a life peer with the party since 2011 and was a significant backer of Boris Johnson's campaign for Mayor.

Community Bid For Purchase of Udney Park Rejected

Community Bid For Purchase of Udney Park Rejected

Posted on 27th Aug 2021

AHH/ Quantum (the landowners) have confirmed today that 82% of the investors have agreed to accept an alternative bid for the site. They expect to exchange soon. This is a sporting bid but AHH/ Quantum will reveal no more. No residential bids were put forward. There will be no luxury flats built at Udney Park, but whether or not any space remains for community sport or whether there will be future access for the public to these fields is still to be revealed.