Although Chiswick is not on the Royal Mail list of areas experiencing delays, I am sure that there must be a huge backlog as I am missing several items that should have been delivered in the last couple of weeks - I am in Bath Road. What is the experience of others in the area?
David Marles ● 7d27 Comments ● 9m
Now being collected in the Bedford park area within LBE
Julian Pavey ● 1d12 Comments ● 22m
The signs say no access between certain hours except permit holders. Which area of permit holders is covered? GP (Grove Park). Thanks.
Alina Dansord ● 1d9 Comments ● 56m
I might be wrong, but the Covid 19 vaccinations were all systems go a couple of weeks ago, but seem to have slowed down or even stopped at this end of the Borough.Surprised to hear on the news this morning about India’s roll out of the Oxford vaccine as it’s manufactured there.I thought the Government said , that the Oxford vaccine was meant to be manufactured by company’s in the UK.If this is the case, it doesn’t look that good for the UK vaccination roll out.
Bernard Allen ● 3d25 Comments ● 1h
Well I am not surprised at Trump’s latest outburst- it honestly shows us who he is... as he has always shown us.surely no one can accept this any more - just hopes he goes back to the golf course!
Helen Bamberger ● 15d177 Comments ● 2h
I see that Michael Brown, our resident Holocaust/Twin Towers/Covid Denier, has taken to posting vague, unattributed charts, entirely out-of-context, to try to "prove" his claim that Sweden didn't have a lockdown, and so had far fewer deaths.This is a complete lie.1. While Sweden didn't impose a total national lockdown, it did take some measures, such as closing schools and universities and banning gatherings of more than 50 etc. Meanwhile, local authorities imposed further restrictions. More generally, Swedes themselves voluntarily self-isolated and practised enhanced hygiene measures as "good citizens" in a popular social democracy. Further, as a highly developed country, they readily embraced Work From Home, and as analysis of real-time credit card use and travel passes showed, greatly reduced their travel and shopping.2. Nonetheless, despite the above and the fact that they have a highly developed health service, however you measure it, they have some of the worst death rates in the developed world, CONSIDERABLY worse than their Nordic neighbours.For example, the current number of Covid Deaths per Million of Population is as follows:United Kingdom - 672SWEDEN - 577France - 515Denmark - 122Finland - 64Norway - 52https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/3. There are emerging any number of authoritative studies, incl from Sweden itself, which show that their approach has been pretty disastrous, eg:https://time.com/5899432/sweden-coronovirus-disaster/https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/how-finland-kept-covid-19-in-check-and-protected-its-economy-1.4364512https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/apr/28/facebook-posts/sweden-mostly-open-has-higher-covid-19-death-rate-/(Of course all the above pre-supposes that you you take 5 minutes to google the subject with an open mind - a process clearly alien to nutjob conspiracy theorists like Brown, who are entirely impervious to reason, facts, evidence or indeed basic honesty should such concepts challenge their pre-conceived obsessions.)3. "Herd Immunity" in the context of Covid is a myth, which has not happened, indeed cannot happen.For as Sarah Pitt, Fellow of the Institute of Bio-Medical Science at Brighton University recently pointed out in an episode of BBC World Service "Science in Action", in the entire history of Mankind, Herd Immunity has never developed for any virus in the absence of an effective vaccine:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3cszh10 (18 mins 30 secs in)And once more, even a perfunctory search will demonstrate that that is so, eg https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/herd-immunity-and-covid-19-experts-warn-against-letting-things-rip/ar-BB1aqR9rhttps://inews.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-herd-immunity-explained-less-immune-reinfection-rates-738484https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/10/natural-herd-immunity-mentality-cannot-stop-coronavirus-weak-vaccine-cvd/https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/18/covid-herd-immunity-funding-bad-science-anti-lockdown
Richard Cathcart ● 84d153 Comments ● 4h
A man whose dog attacked a deer in a Royal Park causing its death was fined just £600.The frightened deer ran into the road where it was hit by a car and had to be put down after the Irish setter, called Alfie attacked it and then gave chase.Owner Franck Hiribarne, 44, told magistrates he was training his young puppy in Richmond Park, south west London, in October last year when the pet started chasing a deer.The dog had been allowed to run loose - despite signs telling visitors to put their dogs on leads, the court heard.Hiribarne, who is vice president for Europe, The Middle East, and Asia, for FORMA Brands - a company describing itself as 'an incubator, accelerator, and curator of today's beauty brands' - said he lost sight of the dog as it raced after the wild animal.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9158993/Moment-Irish-setter-mauls-deer-death-Richmond-Park-owner-44-fined-600.html
Leslie Wilson ● 1d37 Comments ● 4h
I wonder if anyone has knowledge of this. It concerns people with a landline only over many years. We were given a reduction in rental some years ago. This seems to be seeking compensation for the time before that. I dont understand class actions, I have good idea but I expect there are contributors here who will know. For younger people it may be of interest to them in order to advise their parents.
Nicholas Beard ● 14h6 Comments ● 4h
How will the new village on the site of the former Homebase effect traffic on river crossings? Thinking Chiswick Bridge.
Nicholas Beard ● 1d11 Comments ● 4h
The whole “no mask, no entry” debate has made the lives of those with hidden disabilities unbearable. Life for those with mask exemptions is now a living hell. AnxietyPTSDClaustrophobiaAutismHearing/speech difficultiesRape VictimsTrauma VictimsAbuse VictimsAll valid exemptions which are invisible. People who are exempt should not need to fear questioning. In person or by forum bullies. A persons health is private, the same as their health records.Should these people be forced to stay at home, unable to feed their children just because you are fortunate enough not to suffer from the same problems they do? Should they just be shut inside with their only option a delivery?Maybe, they would find it easier to stay home if those of you who are terrified of a virus with a 99.9% recovery rate hadn’t booked up all the delivery slots.I know local people who are unable to wear a mask, who read the comments in this forum, the shamming, the intimidation and the total lack of empathy. They are scared to leave their homes.Think twice before you confront/criticise others.
Nicholas James ● 1d27 Comments ● 7h
Finally, Hounslow Council has confirmed that they will pause the operation of all School Streets across the borough until after February half-term. The signs will remain but the restrictions will not be enforced.
Cllr Sam Hearn ● 9h5 Comments ● 7h
Hello,Wondering if anyone had any solicitors they could recommend that could deal with the drawing up of a variation of lease for a domestic property. Just to be clear nothing to do with conveyancing and nothing to do with extending the length of the lease either.Thanks.
Andrew Jones ● 1d2 Comments ● 8h
I have a bag of good quality (some new items) clothing. The clothes banks all stuffed at present. Does anyone know of any charities who are accepting donations or preferably collecting. Thanks.
Krysia Gdaniec ● 10h0 Comments ● 10h
Mine.The English bluebells I planted in a shady nook at the far end of my garden have just started to show their heads.Can't wait to see a beautiful blue carpet in the Spring.What's yours?
Adrian Irving ● 3d26 Comments ● 11h
Good Afternoon to Residents & Partner Organisations of Hounslow CCGPlease see important messages below and attached poster Letters are now being sent to NW London residents to book a vaccination through the national booking system Letters inviting residents to register for an appointment at large vaccination centres have now started to be sent out by the national booking service to people in the first priority groups. The letters invite people to log onto the national booking system or call a national number to book their appointment at a centre within 45 minutes of their home address. More information about the national booking service here. The letter will include a unique booking code and individual NHS ID number to support the booking – these will be needed from the letter to book the appointment. Residents will not be able to book an appointment until they receive this invite letter, which will be sent when it’s your turn for a vaccination.Letters will initially go to people in the top JCVI groups who are in reasonable travelling distance of the locations that are open, and who haven’t already been vaccinated through other NHS vaccination services. People will only be able to book into the large vaccination centres and pharmacies using this system. More large vaccination centres and pharmacies will open over the next few weeks, which will be added to the booking system. Residents are being reminded that if they have already booked an appointment with their GP they should ignore this letter. Public information is also available here https://www.nwlondonccgs.nhs.uk/coronavirus/nhs-covid-19-vaccination-programme Reminder not to turn up too early to ensure social distancing If you have an appointment booked, please try to ensure that you arrive no more than five minutes before your appointment time. This is to avoid you having to wait in long queues outside. When you attend your appointment, you'll need to: bring a face covering, unless you are exempt from wearing one wear a loose fitting top that lets you uncover your upper arm easily bring your booking reference and NHS number, found on your invite letter, if your appointment is at a vaccination centre If you need a carer you can bring them with you on the day. If you’ve not been invited for a vaccination yet, don’t worry. The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then. For more information you can go to the website:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Kind regardsHounslow CCG Communications TeamWebsite: www.hounslowccg.nhs.ukTwitter: @HounslowCCG
Bernard Allen ● 1d1 Comments ● 11h
Chris VesseyMake sure you stay safe on that bike, make sure you don't go to far as some residents aren't playing by the rules.
Bernard Allen ● 5d2 Comments ● 12h
What are the current hours for SOTG postboffuce?
Alina Dansord ● 1d4 Comments ● 14h