I live in Ealing but often walk to Chiswick Bridge and back southern towpath out, (complete with head torch) Hartington Rd SOTG return on my early Sunday walks starting around 5.a.m.Twice now, the aircraft noise starting round 5.30 a,mbut really ramping up by 6.30 a,m has been very noticeable. With planes making their approach at about3 or 4 minute intervals - this is 6.30 on a Sunday morning and its almost like being at the end of the runway. Quite how people living in Grove Park put up with itand put up with it they must I suppose, is another matter.Winning the Euro Lottery and buying one the houses on Hartington Rd backing onto the river, Eamonn Andrewsformer residence for example, would be many people dream.But maybe not with that racket going on overhead.On another topic was John Osborne listed as a formerChiswick Resident? At the time of "Look Back in Anger"in 1956 he was living on a converted Rhine Barge moored inCubitts Yacht Basin on Hartington Road, then surrounded by trees and caravans, now tidied up as Chiswick Marina.michael adams
Michael Adams ● 2d9 Comments ● 1h
I would question the validity of this new Redfield & Wilton Poll claiming majority in favour of the LTNs. Who exactly are the "respondents" quoted? How were they selected?
Rae Lewis ● 13h19 Comments ● 3h
This past week Lib Dem Councillors have been contacted by a number of residents stating that their re-cycling has not been collected and a sign left indicating their bin is contaminated.The problem is continual use of black bin liners. Please see response from officers:Of late our recycling loads have been classed as so contaminated at the Materials Recycling facility (MRF) they have been landfilled which is very irritating, as well as costly. As a result, all collection operatives have undergone refresher training and ask not to collect contaminated waste, and log this onto their in-cab system. We can collect recyclables in clear sacks, we can see what is in there, but blacks tend to be used for refuse and food waste, so that is why we refuse to empty those bins. The rules have not changed, if people want a weekly food collection they should use the dedicated food bin.So, do not put black bin bags in your blue bins.
Andrew Steed ● 4h0 Comments ● 4h
Just wondering if Ozwald Copplepot serves food, please does any know? Thanks
Fay Kazemi ● 4h0 Comments ● 4h
According to Gove that is. Talk about led by donkeys!
Craig David Mcdowell ● 17h13 Comments ● 5h
BBC News - Covid alert level: London, Essex, York and other areas moving to Tier 2Please read link below that also gives details Greater Manchester.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54551596
Loraine Pemberton ● 6d81 Comments ● 6h
Yet another protest against covid happening now in Central London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ1m_EpH7A0&ab_channel=Ruptly
chris poole ● 4d46 Comments ● 6h
So, a loophole in the new rules mean that I can meet up to 29 colleagues indoors for lunch or dinner, assuming we are discussing business, but I can't go out with my wife and two friends, or meet up with two members of my family who live in a different household?I'm sorry, but no wonder rules are being broken or ignored if they are so nonsensical or confusing as this. How on earth can anyone justify a gathering of up to 30 people indoors (and plenty of restaurants are emailing their customers announcing this fact), when a group of six are not allowed unless outside?!Perhaps each gathering should just start with a brief 30 second generic business update, and then the virus will know to stay away...
Mark Edwards ● 9h3 Comments ● 7h
A comprehensive report just published here: https://epha.org/how-much-is-air-pollution-costing-our-health/Londoner's are paying in total over £10bn a year due to the pollution costs of traffic, that's more then £1,100 a person in terms of ill health and premature death, and nearly twice the cost of the next highest city, Bucharest, Roumania. For Chiswick that's a costs of £40m a year based on us suffering the average burden for London as a whole.The report indicates that the major cost of traffic pollution, 77% on average for London, is from particulates, PM10 and PM2.5. At a local level, pollution monitors on both the High Road and Devonshire Road have seen very large drops in PM2.5 this month, 49% and 75% respectively compared to 2019. Part of that will be due to overall reduced travel and differing weather conditions, but still the reduction in Chiswick is much more than the modest 25% reduction in PM2.5 nearby on the A4 for the comparable period. We are currently experiencing in Chiswick some of the lowest levels of traffic pollution we've seen to date.If this reduction can be maintained, Chiswick would see pollution costs cut by one half to three-quarters, or a benefit of £20 to £30 m a year in the costs of illness and premature death.
Tom Pike ● 16h33 Comments ● 7h
Breaking ranks eh? Over to you Messrs Campbell, Pike, Seaton etc.
Bruce Hammal ● 3d50 Comments ● 8h
For anyone affected by this you should have received or will soon receive a letter informing you that the scheme is expected to go live next month and if you live in CPZ RV or CS you need to register your vehicle. The place to do so is www.tinyurl.com/hartingtonroad.I'm posting this because the letter looks for all the world as if it's a piece of junk mail and I suspect a few will go straight in the bin.
Bruce Hammal ● 1d35 Comments ● 9h
Sir John Hurt, actor20 Queen Anne’s GardensSir Roger Casement, diplomat, humanitarian, Irish Nationalist.7 Blandford RoadMichael Flanders, actor, broadcaster, writer, performer63 Edmond Road.Who else?
Rima Jones ● 174d469 Comments ● 11h
Our 2 year old cat, Bo, has been missing from Esmond Road since Sunday 10th October. I normally keep him in at night, but he didn't return on Sunday evening. I haven't seen him since. We are desperately worried about him.He is wearing a blue collar and is microchipped. He looks Siamese ( but is actually a Tonkinese cat ) and is a grey brown colour on his back with a lighter creamy fur on his belly. He has green eyes. He has stripes on his legs and some lighter ring markings on his tail. He has white fur rims around his eyes. If you live in the Bedford Park area please look out for him and please check in your sheds or garages to check he isn't trapped. He is rather a nosy cat so it is possible he may have got stuck inside somewhere. Thank you.I don't know how to put a picture on here, but I have also posted on Nextdoor and attached a photo. This is the link:https://nextdoor.co.uk/news_feed/?post=17592196160442Please help us find him! Thank you.
Claire Green ● 7d21 Comments ● 12h
From Dave Hill (long-term opponent of cycle lanes in London) for OnLondon.
“One third of respondents to the Redfield & Wilton survey (33%) said they support the introduction of LTNs and a further 19% said they “strongly support” them, making 52% supportive as a whole. Only 9% said they oppose them and 10% said they strongly oppose them." https://www.onlondon.co.uk/new-polling-most-londoners-blame-covid-or-government-for-tfl-financial-woes-back-ltns-and-are-satisfied-with-sadiq-khan/
Paul Campbell ● 3d110 Comments ● 12h
The chairman of Tesco has issued a statement that we should expect shortages of fresh food for a few months after the 1st January. What will your miss the most?
Stewart Jones ● 3d30 Comments ● 14h
Please, please, councillors, overturn this appallingly implemented LTN. Residents are not against improvements, but CONSULT with us first, listen to us, we live (and also many of us work here too). And could anyone be worse than the barely literate Julian Bell? Possible, but unlikely. Please reject both if you want Ealing to have a future.
Claire Moran ● 1d16 Comments ● 14h
https://nextdoor.co.uk/news_feed/?post=17592196230614&init_source=copy_link_share TURNHAM GREEN TERRACE PCN APPEALS WEBSITE BEING LAUNCHED THIS WEEKEND. ALERT - All those people who have got tickets on Turnham Green Terrace, please do NOT pay the fine if you wish to appeal. This weekend a very detailed appeals website will be launched called Chiswickappeals.com that should help to guide people to appeal their penalty charge tickets (known as PCNs).We believe that there are several strong grounds for appeal on the basis of bad drafting, wrong codes used, lack of information and appallingly misleading or missing signage. If you appeal within 14 days, the amount payable continues to be discounted at 50%. If you appeal within 28 days of the notice - you are in time - there is no discount if you decide to pay. It is really important you get your appeal in - you can always add grounds for appeal later. PLEASE BE AWARE IF YOU PAY THE FINE YOU CANNOT APPEAL IT.https://www.gofundme.com/f/onechiswick-united-against-streetspace-changes/share
Julian Pavey ● 5d26 Comments ● 15h
I know this has been raised before on the forum, as have the other countless and damaging changes to Chiswick's roads and access, but what on earth is the point of the new 'bus island' that has sprung up just before the turning onto Acton Lane?I agree with some other posters that it looks as if you can't turn left anymore, and with Fishers Lane out and also TGT, this would mean a trip all the way down to Goldhawk Lane for any residents of Bedford Park and North Chiswick in general.I now know this is not the case, but confusing or what? It also means that whether you are turning left or going straight on, you have to filter into one lane on the right, whilst buses, which are all going straight on, have to now cut across from the left.Last night, on the way back from the M4, I had to stop before a green light whilst two buses cut across me to go straight on. I had to wait, unable to turn left until they had gone, holding up other cars behind me who also wanted to go straight on.As with many of these other changes, I just don't see the point of this addition? We are supposed to give way to buses in any case, so I don't see how the previous layout would have been causing anyone any issues, unlike now.Surely it is about time all these changes are challenged appropriately and reversed?
Mark Edwards ● 11d15 Comments ● 15h