A gentle activity seems to operate well outside the Stamford Brook Bus Depot.It's in contrast to the battles and abuse on this Forum.Open the book cabinet, donate a book / books no longer needed... swop if you need too.. and get a feel good jab observing the turnover.Travel and childrens books aplenty ...and one or two specials!
Jim Lawes ● 2h0 Comments ● 2h
"dockless e-bike firm is quitting London — and sending its bikes to Paris — saying that the capital’s bike rental market is “totally out of control”. Dott said the failure to regulate e-bikes in a similar way to e-scooters “made no sense” and was bad for business and for people who hired the bikes."Full article below.https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/dockless-e-bike-firm-dott-leaving-london-for-paris-scooters-b1108770.html?utm_source=newsshowcase&utm_medium=discover&utm_campaign=CCwqFwgwKg4IACoGCAowqvB9MMTRCTDIhdcBMOW8uQI&utm_content=related
Adrian Irving ● 11h6 Comments ● 4h
Not sure if anyone has had the same encounter. 3 men in a van knocking on doors asking to clean & seal the paving on the front of the houses, turned very aggressive and abusive. 1 of them claimed he’d cleaned other houses on the street and had some leftover products and would do a good deal. I asked them to provide me with a quote first. Next thing I know they knock on my door having started 'cleaning' what looked like water on the floor and quoted me over £1250. They became very aggressive and abusive for refusing to pay them, calling me a con. Then asked me for £350 if I gave the rest of the street a good recommendation. If you know of people in other streets please let them know. I regret not paying more attention to catch the name of the company. Please be careful with what you agree to if they knock on your doors.
Shireen Ibish ● 2d8 Comments ● 4h
There still seems to be some shady activity going on here… hopefully we don’t hear of another fatality… another tragic loss at the hands of the drug dealers that seem to be operating freely around W4… sad state of affairs…
Emma Elizabeth ● 1d26 Comments ● 5h
Kew and Richmond rather congested with traffic due to the bridge repair works at Manor Circus. The previously reluctant Richmond Council putting in emergency LTNs around the area to protect upset residents from rat running traffic (watch the residents resist these being removed post bridge works). It got me thinking yesterday - you know all those Chiswick people who no longer visit Chiswick High Road because of the cycle lane and drive to Richmond to do their shopping instead? Where are they going now?
Paul Campbell ● 18h3 Comments ● 7h
Why is there no discussion on this forum about the accident involving a car and a cyclist on Friday? Lots of photographs and concern on line
Maggie Dodge ● 17h24 Comments ● 7h
At last our green obsessed government has woken up to the fact that sticking to the net zero target of 2035 is unsustainable.To quote Suella Braverman verbatim this morning "We are not going to save the planet by bankrupting Britain".This afternoon the PM will allow the sale of gas boilers, petrol and diesel cars, much to the relief of consumers and oil rig workers alike. The net zero target will be pushed back to the year 2050.I have no doubt that this prime ministerial volte face on energy output has another, secondary reason behind it: it should persuade many more electors to help keep the Conservatives in power.
Denis I. Fox ● 4d34 Comments ● 7h
While the good folk of Chiswick have their problems with Hounslow council, spare a thought for us in Ealing. Our Labour chums have removed support for Metropolitan Open Land and they are not to be trusted. There is one of only two swimming pools empty near Perivale while they tell us they are looking to open a lido! Now they want to cross the river Brent and close a golf course so they can rewild the area. They have history on sports as users of Gunnersbury Park know only too well, letting the bowls green go to rack and ruin until it was supposedly too expensive to restore and then replaced it with a crazy gold feature. Please sign the following petition to keep open a friendly local golf course that is open to all of us - https://www.change.org/p/save-perivale-park-golf-club
Peter King ● 16d14 Comments ● 9h
I am 90 years old and was nearly knocked down last week as I stood on the pavement along the High Rd, near the lights, opposite the post office . I was wondering where to cross as the lights changed to red when a big burley man on a bicycle swung off the High Rd onto the pavement and rode past bumping me as he passed. I called out but he didn't even look round . Cyclists seem to get ever more aggressive and they can inflict serious damage ; surely it is time for them to be licensed and carry a number by which they can be identified. I think the Cycle Way has made the High Rd visually much less attractive too.
Joy Skinner ● 7d95 Comments ● 11h
What's best - contract with phone or buy own phone and have SIM card contract only? I'm with EE..
Michael Brown ● 1d6 Comments ● 16h
It’s been 2 weeks now open trench.No works .I feel sorry for the cake shop can’t put out chairs and tables .I did speak to the owner he is very very frustrated.He phone the company and council with no joy.
John Kennedy ● 3d11 Comments ● 18h
Hi does anyone know of a local running club that my six year old son can join? Thank you Juliette
Juliette Abbey ● 20h0 Comments ● 20h
As Adrian Irving pointed out recently, Hammersmith & Fulham certainly do seem to have taken some good steps to maintaining their borough. Would that Hounslow could follow suit.https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/articles/news/2017/07/hf-unveils-new-chemical-free-weeding-treatments H&F unveils new chemical-free weeding treatmentsPublish date 27 July 2017Image 1: New non-chemical weed killers in use at Fulham PalaceLast year we were one of the first councils in the country to halt the standardised use of potentially harmful glyphosate weed killers from being sprayed in public places.We took this step to better protect people and their pets but also to safeguard bees and other wildlife essential to our environment.We've been trialling new non-chemical alternatives – with hot foam and hot water being the chosen treatments now being used across the borough.“The standardised spraying of toxic chemicals is not good for our environment or for all of us who live and work in it. So we've been trialling other environmentally-positive approaches.” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services."There have been teething problems which we're fixing but we're determined to keep our streets some of the cleanest anywhere while also striving to be the greenest borough in the country.TreatmentsTo watch this video, please accept statistics cookies and reload this page.The council’s contractors are now using a hot foam treatment across our parks and estates and a hot water treatment for roadside weeds.To use these new treatments, we had to buy completely new equipment and train our staff how to use it.The new non-chemical treatments are kinder to the environment, so are better for bees and other wildlife, as well as people.A borough-wide weeding program is currently underway. If your street has not yet been treated, it will be done shortly.Due to the size of some of the weeds, they may need more than one treatment to be killed off, but the teams will also weed by hand to ensure unsightly weeds are kept to a minimum.To report a weed issue or other street mess, download our Report It app to your smartphone, or report it online.You can also find out what else we’re doing to become the greenest borough in the country and how you can help.
Rae Lewis ● 17d67 Comments ● 1d
I'm a cyclist AND a car driver. And a pedestrian too. Just thought I'd get that attention-seeking line in..! :-)But seriously folks, as a result of a request from a Mom, we're starting LAMDA lessons locally for people over 10 years old at The Barn behind the Cross Keys Public House on Black Lion Lane, W6. Our first session is Monday 9th October from 4pm, but other dates, locations and times are available by arrangement. We also have an actors agency and the plan is to include representation for some of our young people for professional film, TV, theatre and commercials. Maverick is a theatre charity. The term will be for 10 weeks with a week off for half-term and remote tuition (via Zoom) is also available. IF you'd like to know more, please see https://www.mavericktheatrecompany.com/LAMDA-Exams.php OR reply here OR email me OR email email@example.com Thanks.And drive safely!
Nick Hennegan ● 1d2 Comments ● 1d
Please consider signing the Petition to record and publish numbers of companion animals euthanised in England - a few thousand more signatures needed before it can be debated in parliament Thousands of healthy animals are euthanised every year, often because families no longer want them or can afford them. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/639459Currently there is no accurate data on companion animal euthanasia. We want requirements for veterinarians, rescue organisations and pounds to record and report details on companion animal euthanasia including why, where, gender, breed, age, and breeder information.This should then be published by the Government.Government responses to previous petitions have failed to acknowledge that this data is needed.A large number of companion animals are at risk of euthanasia and/or euthanised due to economic restraints, behaviour issues, lack of rescue spaces and treatable health conditions.Mandatory recording requirements would provide information that can be used to put in place measures to help reduce future risks of euthanasia and provide data leading to awareness and action on areas of concern to the public, such as abandonment, bites and behaviour.Change does not happen without evidence.🆘🆘 This is a very sad situation 🆘🆘Our petition has only reached 7.5k signatures and is at risk of dying a death for the 3rd time as we need 10k signatures for a response and a whopping 100k for a debate. We struggle so much with shares and signatures yet we know that other posts get amazing reactions and we help save so many lives. Please help by signing and sharing https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/639459#TuksLaw
Claire Moran ● 3d4 Comments ● 1d
Can anyone give me the name of a good local (Chiswick area) solicitor please? For wills and that sort of stuff
Robin Knight ● 3d6 Comments ● 1d
Good news for residents who want to see this hall reopened for public use, though bad news for council tax payers who foot the c£680,000 legal costs. It’s likely the hotel scheme won’t go ahead now as the Victoria Hall was an integral part of the plan. On the bright side for developers Mastcraft is a pending indemnity payout of £350,000 from LBE , agreed before the plans even went to the planning committee. An indemnity funded by taxpayers of course.http://www.ealingtoday.co.uk/default.asp?section=info&page=eavictoriahall017.htm
Simon Hayes ● 2d1 Comments ● 2d
Our cunning plan to curtail freedom of movement in Chiswick is going well. The bike lane is blocked for cyclists but usefully slowing vehicular traffic. Traffic towards Hammersmith is at a near standstill day and night. Onwards to gridlock!!
Davey Harris ● 225d23 Comments ● 2d