Good news that Ealing have confirmed that Fishers Lane will stay calm and not return to 600 cars an hour competing to get through a tiny gap next to the playground and tailing back onto South Parade. Fishers Lane now the only safe north-south route for cycling in Chiswick and links Bedford Park/ Southfield and Acton to the High Road, and schools and businesses south of the railway. It is part of the Acton to Chiswick cycle route.
Gary Malcolm, leader of the Southfield Liberal Democrats has opposed every active travel measure, despite representing a party that supposedly about the environment. He and his Southfield councillor colleagues voted to rip out Fishers, all Ealing LTNs and have been very silent about Cycleway 9.
Where should environmentally-conscious ex-Lib Dem supporters in Southfield put their vote in May 2022?
The CW4 story tonight is I suspect cut-and-paste copy from Gary Malcolm with his latest 'survey' showing yet again overwhelming anti-active travel sentiment in Chiswick.
What is not mentioned is that the survey was first advertised via the Southfield FOCUS Lib Dem newsletter on 5th October, but mysteriously multiple people who had publicly supported the Fishers changes and were regular recipients of the newsletter did not receive that one.
Then a day later at 2:13pm on 6th October Gary Malcolm advertised it on OneChiswick- Against Streetspace Changes private Facebook group. He's a member of that group. To join you have to pass a test to explain why you dislike the active travel changes. It has never to my knowledge appeared on the Southfield Lib Dems' own Facebook page and or Gary Malcom's Twitter feed.
The Deputy Leader of Ealing summed up well at the Scrutiny Committee last night.
Edward Seaton ● 7h4 Comments ●
Just a typical morning in the cycle lane with chaos on the roads and Councillor John Todd enjoying the scenery on his bike:
Paul Campbell ● 2d14 Comments ● 33m
Oxford Mail same problems, different area. They don’t workThe LTN schemes have been extremely controversial in the past across the city.In March 2021, the first LTN trial scheme was introduced to Church Cowley, Temple Cowley, and Florence Park.While some people thoroughly supported the scheme enjoying quieter roads for cycling, and safer streets for children to play in, others have strongly opposed the scheme.Some have said the scheme has resulted in more congestion and causes increased pollution on the city's arterial roads.
Maggie Dodge ● 6h0 Comments ● 6h
The chart below was published by the Hounslow Cycling Campaign on Twitter apparently based on new numbers released by TfL.
While you can't say for certain if the overall level of cycling is down since C9 was introduced what is very clear is that there has been a sharp drop in cycling during the morning and evening peaks. Cycling has risen during the middle of the day.
I looked but couldn't find these numbers so they may not be in the public domain. Not sure why April 2018 has been compared to Mar-Aug 2021.
Andrew OSullivan ● 20h31 Comments ● 7h
Our surgery have not been in touch despite it being beyond 6 months since the second jab.I have tried calling but their lines are extremely busy NHS online won’t allow me to book unless We have received an invitation to do so although from their stated criteria we are both eligible from age and vulnerability.Are there boosters being given at the Health Centre at present and when?I am somewhat concerned as all our friends and eligible neighbours have now received their jabs
Elizabeth Ross ● 1d30 Comments ● 9h
Anyone lost there dog? I have a dog that I found in the street
Ann Mcgrory ● 10h1 Comments ● 10h
https://wickedleeks.riverford.co.uk/news/climate-change-community/totnes-raises-ps27k-two-weeks-climate-centreHere's a useful use for some of those empty properties on our high streets.
Philippa Bond ● 6d21 Comments ● 10h
Been off in West Chiswick for last twenty five minutes.
Adam ONeill ● 11h2 Comments ● 10h
Heh! Just lost any chance of business from me by putting my address in their unwanted junk mail as Hounslow W4
Carl Wynne ● 2d6 Comments ● 11h
A bit late, but I thought you might like to know we're running an 'Introduction To Creative Producing workshop tomorrow - Sat 22nd - from 11.30am - 5pm. (There's another next year.) And if you are serious about making theatre, either as an artist, theatre company, or producer, we're taking applications now for the 3rd cohort of the new 14 week, part time (2 evenings a week) 'Diploma in Creative Producing For Theatre And Live Events.'Full details at www.TheatreProducerTraining.com P.S. We're also hoping to finally run the Maverick, West London People's Theatre Company production, thwarted by COVID, in May. Fingers crossed!
Nick Hennegan ● 12h0 Comments ● 12h
Cases, hospitals and deaths are rising, even Morocco are concerned about UK holiday visitors 🙈
Loraine Pemberton ● 2d42 Comments ● 13h
I've been going to Boots for years but feel that they've let me down during the pandemic, so I shall be voting with my feet. There are so many to choose from that I wondered if anyone had a personal recommendation. Specsavers? VisionExpress? David Clulow? Or are they all much of a muchness?
Susan Kelly ● 18d17 Comments ● 13h
Fishers Lane is permanent now. Great news for the planet and the kids.Bad news for Margie Frew, Jane O'Donnell, Sarah Spateri and Mark Edwards who will never dive down it again. Tragic.
Paul Campbell ● 1d17 Comments ● 13h
When is our government going to take this seriously- our nhs are really struggling again and the winter has not begun yet.- Javid saying complete rubbish yesterday - what a travesty- no mandatory masks so what next. Do we wait until we have covid overtaking our country again and lockdown done again too late-
Helen Bamberger ● 1d14 Comments ● 14h
Hi, I’ve lost the key to my car on the green opposite Rhythm and Brews coffee shop. If anyone finds it please contact me?Thanks
David Powers ● 16h0 Comments ● 16h
Fat shaming again,and the rest You know his views stop with people when he is challenged in private away from the radio. And when he is not they continue on a daily basis for years. Worst of all the listeners join in and he reads the text and email out and continues again The guys a total fool
Julian Pavey ● 1d11 Comments ● 16h
I would be very grateful if anyone can please help me to locate a large mustard yellow purse that I lost along Hartington Road/the river area this morning (Thursday 21st October) en route from my home to Strand Junior School. It has bank cards, cash and sentimental items in it. I can be contacted at email@example.comMany thanks for your help.
Z Malik ● 1d1 Comments ● 17h
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John Southey ● 1d2 Comments ● 17h
I've just returned from Mattock Lane Pharmacy which is a superbly managed company offering a vast array of medical services:https://www.mattocklanepharmacy.co.uk/The 'walk in' vaccine itself is administered in St John's Church, just over the road and there are several wonderfully organised ladies running the show, which exemplifies efficiency.We are truly blessed to be cared for in such splendid fashion; I am most grateful to everyone involved.
Leslie Wilson ● 17h1 Comments ● 17h