Litter, Streetsweeping, Trees and Damage to a Local Landmark

Cllr Gerald Mcgregor on the issues of greatest concern in Chiswick Homefields ward

Councillor Gerald McGregor represents Chiswick Homefields ward

Damage to a noted local landmark in Bedford Park W4

Vandals have defaced the war memorial at St Michaels and All Angels Church by prising off and stealing about half of the metal plaques that list the names of the dead. The offence took place overnight on Monday 1 st June and Tuesday 2 nd June  

The Tabard pub is very close by as are local restaurants at Bedford Corner. If any resident was there on that evening they may have noticed suspicious behaviour or had your suspicions aroused. The Police Crime Management Team would welcome a call if you had any information to offer (however limited).

Vandalising a public monument commemorating our war dead is now a severely punishable offence and regrettably it is not the first time this memorial has been targeted.

For those who need to know, our Church Archivist is very happy to provide detailed photographs of all of the missing plaques and their inscriptions, taken as part of his centenary project commemorating the congregation and residents of Bedford Park during the First World War.  

Metropolitan Police Crime Reference Number 0510905/21

Crime Management Team on 0208 284 5100 (open M-F 8.00AM-6.00PM)

The Street Environment

Roads and Streets

Highways and streets management has been evident across Chiswick with a large exercise in street sweeping and gully clearance keeping dust down and debris away from the drains during this summer of mixed weather.


Tree management and surgery carried out by Hounslow Highways and its agents has been evident in several areas of Chiswick. The cycle of tree life and growth means that not all trees will be pruned (or pollarded) at the same time, but I am assured by the teams that they will be back in evidence at the change of seasons to carry on keeping Chiswick green.

Litter and Waste

The Chiswick councillors led by Councillor Ron Mushiso organised a litter picking activity centred on Turnham Green last Sunday which was very well attended and all the Chiswick wards in Hounslow had a visit. This activity is a regular event at the end of each month and really makes a difference to the visual surroundings. If you would like to assist in the effort please make contact with Councillor Mushiso.

Contacting the Councillor Team

Please continue to contact your local councillor team in Chiswick directly, if you are getting no satisfaction from direct contact with the administration. (details are below)

The Opposition Conservative Party has an absolute certainty that in future we can do better than this.

We make it clear; The only way to properly deliver local government is to listen at all times and learn what people need, and understand residents’ cares, provide moderate and progressive responses and deliver changes not just promises, that are supported and delivered after proper consultation.

Gerald McGregor Councillor

Chiswick Homefields Ward, Leader of the Opposition

London Borough of Hounslow


Meetings are currently taking place virtually and residents can attend online, but this may change later in June. Legislation is awaited to maintain the legality of some council meeting activity.

Currently Scheduled:

June 8 TH 2:00 pm  Licensing Panel 7:00 pm  Overview and Scrutiny Committee

June 10 th 7:00 pm Planning Committee

June 15 th 2:00 pm Licensing Panel 7:00 pm  Cabinet Meeting

June 24 th 7:00 pm Planning Committee

June 29 th 7:30 pm Licensing Panel


Face to face surgeries and resident case work meetings are still currently not taking place. When they are reinstated – we hope from Monday 21 st June 2021- you will be able to meet a Conservative councillor in Chiswick on Saturdays (Commencing 26 th June all being well) at 9.30am in Chiswick Library and in Gunnersbury on the first Saturday of every month at 10.00am at the Gunnersbury Triangle Club. Until then, please contact your ward councillors by email or phone, as listed below.  

Chiswick Homefields ward

Cllr Patrick Barr
07976 703263

Cllr Gerald McGregor
07866 784821

Cllr John Todd
07866 784651

Chiswick Riverside ward

Cllr Michael Denniss
07976 703274

Cllr Gabriella Giles
07966 270823

Cllr Sam Hearn
07833 376222

Turnham Green ward

Cllr Joanna Biddolph
07976 703446

Cllr Ranjit Gill
07976 702956

Cllr Ron Mushiso
07976 702887

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June 6, 2021