Hi. Can anyone please recommend a roofer to do some repair work on our roof? Thanks
Maggie Darby ● 18d8 Comments ● 6d
Currently (1st October 10.16) wind is contributing 40.25% of UK power.Nuclear 14.76%.Would that please Greta? or is it just blah blah blah?
James Roy ● 429d8 Comments ● 6d
http://www.chiswickw4.com/default.asp?section=info&page=conrepaircafe003.htmWrite up on the front page of this website. Congratulations everyone!
Philippa Bond ● 42d3 Comments ● 7d
A few hours ago, my husband attempted to register myself/car for parking. Due to recent surgery, I shall have to use my car for the next few months to attend surgery appointments and/or shopping.My husband applied to ‘appurse.com’ and immediately my bank sent a fraud alert notification. After a long wait I was connected to the HSBC Fraud Section who told me that an application for £1.00 had been processed. As I did not recognise this charge, my card has been stopped and I await the arrival of my new card in a few days.Interestingly when looking up the appurse .com, another company using the same logo - ‘pay byphone.apk-empire.com also appeared. I assume that this too is fraudulent.The question is, who do I apply to register for payment?
Elizabeth Ross ● 7d8 Comments ● 7d
Bank debit card found on path of Acton Green about 4pm, today Thursday 24th. Please DM if you think it might be yours
Mary Holman ● 10d1 Comments ● 7d
I think Cllr Ron Mushiso needs to take a look at this articlefrom the https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2022/nov/24/ignore-false-claims-and-bad-journalism-most-ltns-do-reduce-traffic
David McLoughlin ● 7d5 Comments ● 7d
I am wondering how quiet quitting is taking off in the UK. Also do any of the correspondents here have any experience of it?
Nicholas Beard ● 7d2 Comments ● 7d
Hi, I’m new to the area and have been using Stavely Road as a cut through a few times a week since March 19th.I’ve just received a PCN though the post that has alerted me to the fact that there are restriction to traffic on this route that I was not aware of and hadn’t noticed signage for.I’m concerned I’m now about to get 7+ PCNs that I can really not afford to pay.Does anyone have any advice on responding to the council on this, I was completely unaware of the restrictions and have been stupidly following my satnav or google maps for the fastest route.Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Nicole Nightingale ● 246d13 Comments ● 8d
https://resource.co/article/wrap-report-highlights-need-further-action-reduce-household-food-wasteMore discussion and understanding of date labelling is needed and there is more in the article above.So good to see bananas now bunched with just a sticky tape around them instead of all those different plastic bags.Don't throw away all those broccoli stems - just peel them them if they are a bit tough so you can eat those stems either with the florets or separately - that's if they don't end up as the cook's perk first!And if you are interested there is the Festival of the Circular Economy in a couple of days' time.https://www.circulareconomyfestival.com/?utm_source=resource_co&utm_medium=website_banner&utm_id=CIWM_2022
Philippa Bond ● 9d2 Comments ● 8d
Any views? Being half Scottish by birth and parentage I do have some sympathy for and understanding of those who seek independence but I am still firmly against it for several reasons. It hasn’t been fully thought through particularly with regard to currency and border arrangements. And it is massively divisive. I fear that the more Sturgeon pushes for it the more polarised the Scots will become - rather like the effect of the Brexit referendum, which is not a happy one. And I can’t believe there would be any significant economic benefits for Scotland, certainly not in the short term - another Brexit lesson perhaps.My preferred option would be for a U.K. government of whatever stripe to improve democratic accountability and extend autonomy for all regions so that secession becomes less appealing.It would be interesting to hear from anyone who has cause to support Scottish independence.
Alastair Banton ● 10d26 Comments ● 8d
If anyone knows of a 2/3 bed rental that is available please let me know.
Annabel Grbic ● 9d0 Comments ● 9d
As a pedestrian I now know that the world has gone completely mad when asked to do this while dangerously attempting to cross the road on King Street. My eyes would have to be where my ears are.Dangerous, confusing and bonkers!
Sarah Vickers ● 11d15 Comments ● 9d
It may be difficult for some business owners to attend as the breakfast is at Brentford Stadium between 8 and 9 on the 30th, but it is a chance to share concerns and issues with the new leader, Cllr Rajawat whose stated aim is to listen more.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hounslow-assembly-business-breakfast-with-leader-of-the-council-tickets-469176608867?aff=eand
Mandy Waters ● 9d0 Comments ● 9d
As mentioned in the headline article about the Area Forum Meeting what was the gist of this petition? Thanks!
F Coyle ● 18d71 Comments ● 9d
Hi, Can anyone recommend an acupuncture practitioner please?
Lynn Jackson ● 10d1 Comments ● 10d
Whatever happened to it, and what of the poor old donkey?https://maps.nls.uk/view/101919846
Russell Pearson ● 97d45 Comments ● 10d
My niece has recently split up with her boyfriend and, on clearing out his belongings, came across a large bunch of PCNS (some of the fines had tripled!) The poor girl is fretting and I seem to recall a forum member that was a,bit of an expert on this matter. Does anyone know how I could contact him please? I'd be very grateful!
Danielle Fox ● 11d5 Comments ● 10d
Is anyone else on Virgin Media without Internet service today?I am bored with resetting, only to get seconds of connectivity, so thought I would check if it was a local service issue.(Virgin says there isn't a problem...next tech available Monday)Thanks!
J Zitter ● 10d3 Comments ● 10d
Hi - was devastated to learn the sad news about Matthew Jewers and I am aware that Lorraine of Chiswick Feet has retired. Does anyone have any recommendations for a podiatrist nearby? Thank you
Alison Gascoigne ● 13d12 Comments ● 10d
I have just been told that the bridge will not be repaired, as reported,by 28th November. It is apparently unlikely to reopen until the new year. This will cause huge problems for those commuting in and out of Chiswick and of course from further west in the borough. Then there are all the school children who travel by train to attend Chiswick School. There are of course pedestrian rail bridges, of a certain age, along the line through south Chiswick. Perhaps these all need to be checked. As I recall Network Rail are extremely hard to contact. Essential repairs were eventually made to the pedestrian bridge linking the Strand-on-The-Green schools to Brooks Road and new lights were installed on the bridge linking Deans Close to Herbert Gardens (this tool two years). Can locals please make a special effort to support the excellent mobile coffee shop at Chiswick Station. His business will be decimated.
Sam Hearn ● 11d12 Comments ● 10d
Hi, in need of someone to help. Ground floor flat, wall has damp and paint keeps peeling off. The wall is in the bedroom, the other side of the wall is a tiled bathroom. Might be a pipe but who knows… Any recommendations of where to call for professional help? Kind regards Nina
Nina Bodil ● 11d4 Comments ● 11d
Please dm with nameOn card.
Wanda Tumilowicz ● 11d0 Comments ● 11d
Hi,Does anyone have 2x tickets for England v South Africa this weekend they would like to sale?Thanks,Sarah
Sarah neild ● 11d2 Comments ● 11d
How this place still allowed to open ?.
John Kennedy ● 12d2 Comments ● 11d
Chiswick line into Waterloo not running. Anybody know more?
Simon Meyers ● 12d9 Comments ● 11d
The sale of beer has been banned at World Cup stadiums just 48 hours before the tournament is due to begin. The governing body came under pressure from the Qatari royal family to ban all alcohol sales despite long-standing insistence products would be sold at games Budweiser, one of the organisation's biggest sponsors, at eight different stadiums, breaching a multi-million dollar contract in the process Budweiser must be fuming over this u-turn on the eve of the games starting
Julian Pavey ● 16d42 Comments ● 11d
I forgot to mention that the car is in her name and she is only in her 20's and has never received a PCN before!
Danielle Fox ● 11d0 Comments ● 11d
I received an email about renewing my Permit from PaybyPhone. I thought perhaps they’d taken over the reminders. Mine isn’t due for renewal though. So is this a scam? If so be aware
Maggie Dodge ● 14d6 Comments ● 12d
Sam's Larder(a coffee shop) opened a week ago on the development south of the High Street It's not easy to find at the moment.Sam will additionally open a separate restaurant in nearby premises in July 2023.Just to let you know.
Jim Lawes ● 12d2 Comments ● 12d
I'm not sure how widely this has been advertised but if you're interested in how LBH is planning Chiswick as a town centre, this consultation is open until 11 December. https://haveyoursay.hounslow.gov.uk/bids-and-funding/reimagining-our-town-centres-chiswick-visio/The document which underpins it is here:https://democraticservices.hounslow.gov.uk/documents/s172372/CEX588%20Reimagining%20our%20town%20centres%20-%20Appendix%201%20Town%20Centre%20Vision%20Documents.pdfThe Vision for Chiswick starts at page 45 (of 57) - there are also Visions for Hounslow, Feltham and Brentford. Enjoy!
Marie Power ● 12d4 Comments ● 12d
Tickets still on sale for our online annual local history conference on the unusual theme of sporting history, with great speakers: Simon Inglis, author of PLayed in London, Rob Jex on Brentford FC, Graeme Robertson on Harlequins, Caitlin Davies on Thames swimming and Philip Boys on cricket and other ball sports on Wandsworth Common. Join us!https://ticketsource.co.uk/west-london-local-history-conference/t-xmdyxpv
Valerie Bott ● 12d0 Comments ● 12d
My elderly in-laws' TV system and BT broadband router were damaged in a lightning strike last week. BT have successfully given them a new router but the TV sound won't play when they use their BT TV Box. The picture is fine. The BT engineer reckoned it was a problem with the TV, not the BT TV Box and thought it might be an issue with the HD scart socket on the TV itself. Does anyone know if there's any other way of connecting the BT TV Box to the TV - e.g. through an HDMI port etc?Any help gratefully received! Thanks.
Phil Kay ● 15d10 Comments ● 13d
Anyone else having signal issues with their phone provider.Seems to have started since they are digging up the High Road.
Annabel Grbic ● 13d0 Comments ● 13d
I've had an email update on Hounslow's council's ambitions for the borough's "town centres" namely Chiswick, Hounslow, Brentford and Feltham. There are various options that can be rated in order of preference and a place to register comments. One might be "where is the money coming from?" Anyway anyone who is interested will find the Chiswick survey here:https://haveyoursay.hounslow.gov.uk/bids-and-funding/reimagining-our-town-centres-chiswick-visio/and the full background here:https://democraticservices.hounslow.gov.uk/documents/s172372/CEX588%20Reimagining%20our%20town%20centres%20-%20Appendix%201%20Town%20Centre%20Vision%20Documents.pdf
Bruce Hammal ● 13d0 Comments ● 13d
All cats should be neutered before sexual maturity which 5 months old. Private message me.😻
Juliet Hogg ● 21d11 Comments ● 13d
Thanks once again to the closure of Chiswick bridge, Chiswick Roundabout, Chiswick high round and surrounding areas are gridlocked again.The traffic is also backed up along the slip road and it's now blocking the A/M4.Why don't Tfl suspend the bus lanes along the high road when Chiswick bridge is closed.It is infuriating to be sat in stationary traffic with an unused lane alongside.
Andy Pease ● 2829d71 Comments ● 13d
I wonder how this will affect Chiswick ?
Loraine Pemberton ● 17d28 Comments ● 13d
That's all I have to say folks.
Adrian Irving ● 13d0 Comments ● 13d
I have just seen this. Chiswick Area Forum next Tuesday 22nd November at the Chiswick Town HallTo get a ticket use this linkhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chiswick-area-forum-tickets-452938660727?fbclid=IwAR39sCcqhmerXJt1IWtVbxCM-HBkdOn7XzWnKvozbCjoARyaashK5p11Hm8Apparently you need to submit questions prior to the meeting. The next Chiswick Area Forum will be held on Tuesday evening, 22nd November 2022 in Chiswick Town.The Forum will be chaired by Councillor Ron Mushiso and will be attended by the councillors for Chiswick Homefields, Gunnersbury and Riverside wards and council officers from various LBH teams including•Communities Solutions•Thriving Communities Fund•Finance and Benefits•Community Safety•PlanningThere will be update presentations from•Hounslow Highway• LB Traffic team.There will be a presentation on cycleway 9All local residents and businesses are encouraged to attend to ask questions and articulate their concerns to councillors and officers.
Ann Lond ● 16d3 Comments ● 13d
Ladies and gents of the cycle lobby. . You will know Carla, good friend of Jo Rigby.Looking for advice on SHORT cab journeys that will take her and her family with bikes to cycle nearby. https://twitter.com/telesyros/status/1593968596895469568?s=46&t=8A6FID83XfkKP1wTAOiJXA
Maggie Dodge ● 14d10 Comments ● 14d
This very cute and affectionate, if a little skitish, cat has been visiting us on and off for a few months. As the evenings have drawn in she has been making almost daily visits to us and loves to curl up in my partners lap for some lovings 😂 or relax on the back of the sofa.
We don't feed her, she occasionally gets a saucer of milk, as I doubt the owner would appreciate that, and if we did we would probably never see the back of her 😆 and seems taken care of so we are wondering if anyone knows her or knows the owner?
She turned up this evening with a black mess in her coat which my partner has tried her best to remove but it needs a proper brushing out. We don't have pets so have no equipment.
She leaves of her own accord each evening and my partner enjoys her company but she's wondering if we've been adopted 😆
Can anyone claim responsibility for her? If so do they have any objections of her visits?
Let me know
Chris Johnson ● 16d10 Comments ● 14d
Simon Hayes had a good post on the bike theft thread, and since continuing on that one felt a bit like derailing the topic I thought of opening up a new one. After all, it's Chiswick's most popular past time, isn't it?Here are some random thoughts from myself about how to make the coexistence between human-powered and engine-powered vehicles a bit easier in town. I should point out that my point of view is of an adult man who cycles for pleasure and to/from work, averaging 200km/week. So my needs and requirements aren't the same as, say, a young teenager who cycles to and from school, or a person just nipping to the shops. Cyclists, much like motorists, come in different shapes and sizes.I think life is a matter of giving and taking; there are rights and duties, so I'll split my thoughts on cyclists' 'duties' and 'rights', taking some of Simon's ideas along the way if that's OK.DUTIESLike Simon, I think registration plates for bikes is a solution in search of a problem. Say you implement them... then what? You put in speed cameras for bikes? Well, how does the speed camera tells a bike from a car... or where do you fit the registration? Insurance is a good one. I get why the occasional user might not need it, but if one uses a bike to commute, or for work, then insurance is definitely a must. Not only bikes can be expensive (especially those for deliveries or to stuff kids into on the way to school), but it's also in the rider's interest. I'm fully covered in case of accidents, because it's all but guaranteed that if I'm hit by anything I'll have the worst. A test on how to ride wouldn't be bad; sometimes I see some behaviours that are just puzzling. Simon also talks about a licence, but as far as I'm aware drivers aren't required to carry theirs (I might be wrong?) so why the double standard. I'm not sure an MOT-like activity is required. A bike, in its simplest form, has very few moving parts and in the event of a malfunction what happens is that you become stationary. Lights and helmet, though, are a must in London, and I think they should be on at all times. It's just too bloody dangerous here. It just is. I think there must be a need for some more enforcing of the rules too. I'd be inclined to say that little Polly, aged 5 and a half, should be able to ride on the pavement, and that in some cases an argument can be made about red lights - how many pedestrians jump the red, or jaywalk, when no one's around?. And, obviously, filtering through a queue of cars is totally legal. If you're stuck in a jam in your car and you see a cyclist pass by on your right then you shouldn't throw a cigarette butt at him (as one lovely gentleman did) but perhaps you could copy said cyclist. But there must be better enforcement and fines against a lot of the most egregious scenes I often see - like crossing through busy junctions with a red, overtaking from the left, mounting on the pavement at speed, and more. RIGHTSHere's a loose list observations of behaviours I constantly see in Chiswick and upper parts of Brentford. I cycle to the Heathrow area and it'll be surprising to many that a lot of the problems I encounter in Chiswick do not, with a few exceptions, get replicated in Hounslow or Isleworth.Overtaking: please give some space. It's rather terrifying to be almost-clipped, it really is, especially when a driver attempts the maneuver before a traffic island and then realises there's no space. Over time I found that lorry drivers, bus drivers, van drivers and Uber/Bolt drivers are amongst the most considerate road users. Black cab drivers, instead, almost clip me with incredible regularity, even when there's no need, and I've had to have a word with some more than once. I'm not an angry cyclist, I tend to live and let live, but it feels as if they're doing it on purpose. In Chiswick, I find that big SUV or Audi drivers tend to almost scrape me.Giving right of way: be it at a roundabout, or when turning into a road, it feels as if I'm either invisible or irrelevant. I've had cars pull in front of me, missing me by a metre, and yesterday on CHR at the corner with the Clayton Hotel I was almost hit by a man with a black Mercedes who said "I have the right of way" as he cut me to join the queue of cars trying to reach Chiswick Roundabout. Bottom line: I know you don't want to have to overtake the cyclist, but by cutting through in front of him/her you risk killing that person. This applies to turning into a street, or a roundabout, or at a junction... I might have less wheels than you and a 0.5hp engine, but I'm still a vehicle!Not checking when crossing the road/stepping into the bike lane. This is a normal occurrence on C9 on the A205. There's a school nearby, I think, plus the footfall from the train station; it's normal for people not to cross on the zebra crossing, or to casually saunter into the bike lane without checking. Please watch. Or, if not, listen. I know some have complained, on this forum, about cyclists shouting at them: I do it too, and it's for a simple reason. No one, literally NO ONE, reacts to a bell and, secondly, if I'm using the bell I don't have both hands on the breaks. I'd rather shout 'watch out', break and stop than ring a stupid bell like it's Liberation Day and hit you.That's it, hopefully this triggers some positive conversation.
Francis Sheehan ● 19d57 Comments ● 14d
Hi All,I have searched and dont seem to be able to find a map that states where you can and cannot go these days in Chiswick south of the A4. I did look at the hounslow website and was presented with a long wordy article that you could argue was designed to confuse so hoped someone knows of a basic map that says you can drive here, but not there?Does such a map exist?
Brad Dawson ● 17d12 Comments ● 14d
Can anyone recommend a good reliable plumber who could fix a fault with my boiler which means it’s heating the radiators but I’m getting no hot water. Have tried a couple of those that advertise on the W4 site but not had any joy.
Perveen Akhtar ● 15d2 Comments ● 15d
The report on Pets Reunited is here
Alison Howard ● 16d1 Comments ● 15d
Plans for Chiswick High Road, not Old Market Place.Monday 10 October, Robbie Williams 2nd night at the O2, but according to local media there was an event held to discuss proposals for Old Market Place at George IV pub, Chiswick High Road. Robbie was brilliant.From reading the write up, more like minutes, in the Chiswick Calendar, it seems as though some initial decent thought had gone into modernising the area, which is to be welcomed. It is quite clear that the Chiswick Flower Market has largely been positively embraced. It is less clear, that this is the case for the Cheese market and in particular the Antiques market. In looking back to the 1920s when a street market moved indoors before closing, getting the balance right between street markets and shops needs to be carefully thought through. From the Chiswick Calendar minutes there does seem to be two points of clear frustration from the write up that stood out. Firstly, proper inclusive Chiswick wide consultation is required, alternative points of view and ideas need to be heard and acted on. There is a clear sense from the note that this has not been done yet, but the Resident Associations are willing to help. A fair question for example is should there be weekends off, or a market every weekend? Second, is that Old Market Place does not exist but for some reason street signs have been put up. From anyone who attended the event, it would be useful to know where and why these signs were put up? From the write up it says Cllr Gerald McGregor pointed out that it was illegal to have done so. At least there is recognition that they need to come down, but evident frustration expressed in the phrase” The trouble with public consultation is that you do get some ludicrous results” and reference to “Boaty McBoatface”. The same is true if no proper consultation happens ask Liz Truss. It appears quite clear that proper process needs to be followed. Why anyone would potentially ignore, not know or want to get round these processes seems very odd. From reading the report the lesson from the evening is clear: a good start but going forward consultation is important and needs to be done properly and in deference to Robbie’s former bandmates a little “Patience” will be required.
Jonathan Mabbutt ● 52d182 Comments ● 16d
Could anyone suggest/recommend a builder/company to refurbish our small bathroom please.
Maggie Darby ● 16d0 Comments ● 16d
This year's Carol Concert at St Barnabas's in Pitshanger will be in aid of the Trussell Trust, which runs food banks all over L B Ealing.It's on December 10th at 7pm. I shall be helping with refreshments.Do come and tell all your friends.https://www.wegottickets.com/event/549585
Susan Kelly ● 17d1 Comments ● 16d
I have just been walking in the rain along a building site that use to be called High Road Chiswick. We all know that it is a TFL/Hounslow CC justification....We are all affected by the current cost of what appears to be everything. I really think that the powers to be have had a search together TFL and HCC and low and behold found a large sack of money.Not wanting to look as a council not capable of decent management they jointly decided to waste this sack on Chiswick High Road.Did Devonshire Road and Linden Gardens really need to have this large amount of money wasted on these two road? The effect that this mismanagement has had on the business in Devonshire road and Lindon Gardens is really only a street carpark with little or no through traffic.If these two bodies had Shareholders, the Leaders/Snr. Management would be looking for new jobs.What a waste of MONEY, what a mess and on a scale of 1-10 (One being low and 10 high}Please rate those people at the top of Hounslow Council on their mismanagement.What sort of job have they done? Please score...It may not matter because they do not listen.
Patrick O Connor ● 19d60 Comments ● 16d
Other than Milk & More, can anyone please recommend a milkman for the Chiswick area.
Sandra Taylor ● 33d6 Comments ● 16d
Does anyone know who collects scrap metal locally?
Susan Heales ● 16d0 Comments ● 16d
So impressed and pleased to read about the STARS scheme on the main page….well done to all involved…what a great idea!
Tamara Mehta ● 16d0 Comments ● 16d
It is precisely this inaction that turns the thoughts of law abiding citizens to vigilantism. It is clear that there is an organised gang targeting Chiswick rather than opportunists. The only solution that I can see is entrapment. If anyone wants to join me in this show of people power please get in touch. It is the only way we can get the police to take this crime seriously.
David Fletcher ● 21d80 Comments ● 17d
Hi - looking at buildings insurance renewal for a Bedford Park Grade II listed house and would be grateful for any recommendations. Particularly looking for guidance on the rebuilding costs per square ft and would also appreciate recommendations for surveyors who are knowledgeable in estimating rebuilding costs. Thank you!
Alison Gascoigne ● 18d3 Comments ● 17d
Seems he has some strong words for people
Julian Pavey ● 20d28 Comments ● 17d