This year marks The Centre, Feltham’s 10th Anniversary which we have been celebrating with a series of community events and competitions. We recently ran a #WinatFeltham competition in which we asked our social media followers to tell us what they love about The Centre Feltham – we received some really lovely comments, a selection of we have shared with you below…

Niki Gosrani : I love the variety of shops – there’s something for everyone. You can spend locally and also help small businesses especially when the food and the other market stall holders are there…..Happy 10th Birthday The Centre, Feltham!

Charlotte Clavier: I love that I can lose myself for the day just relaxing by shopping in the fab shops then finding somewhere to eat

Lesley Clare: The Variety of food and non-food products from many businesses, friendly people in a town that has such a buzz to it, a shared community spirit of welcoming all who live work and visit with a pride that exhibits itself in the cleanliness of the surrounding streets and shopping centres

Lisa Brum: The staff at The Centre, Feltham are all really helpful – there have been a number of occasions I’ve needed help and the staff here have always been great. Keep up the good work and Happy Birthday!

Stephanie Stacey: I love being within a 5 minute walk of everything I’ll ever need, and Christmas time is always so festive. I always feel at home.

Adding to the celebrations, one local resident, Joy Allen, kindly shared with us a poem she wrote when the Centre was being built 10 years ago. The poem expresses the change The Centre has undergone and celebrates how it is a well-established place within the local community…

Feltham Town written by Joy Allen

It was a town built to last
It echoed a time of the past
It had a look of sad despair
Because no one was going there
Half the shops were boarded up
You couldn’t even get a cup
Of tea or buy the things you need
There were only the birds on the lake to feed

Then the workmen came and knocked it down
It was no longer Feltham town
It then looked like a building site
And seemed so desolate at night

And now we have a new town at last
The concrete and dust a thing of the past
No sad despair it now says ‘Hello’
Feltham town is the place to go
A smart High Street and New Centre too
With lots of things for you to do
A hotel, shops and places to eat
A place to be – A place to meet