HiPlease can anyone recommend a local puppy school?Thanks in advance Sarah
Sarah U Benson ● 12d3 Comments ● 10d
Much to the disappointment of the Cycling lobby, cycling just seems to get one small mention at Cop26 - at one session on day 10 out of Apparenty those leading the battle to save the planet don't seem to rate it as that important. You can find it if you look hard enough on https://ukcop26.orgIs it time for our great leaders in Hounslow and Ealing to "smell the coffee" and start focussing on rather more significant areas for saving our planet. As has been pointed out, our own C9 is highly unlikely to improve air quality and in many areas is making it worse. its is a very expensive distraction. There are plenty of our fearless leaders be doing that would improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions in our Borough?
Susan Engel ● 23d44 Comments ● 10d
Hi all, we are a 2 person household, generally careful with water consumption (no water running when brushing teeth etc). We have been on a fixed £360/year rate. Thames water is now installing smart metres and so I’m wondering how others have experienced their water bills post installation?
Nina Bodil ● 13d10 Comments ● 10d
Poor Ali, just 20, murdered for trying to help an old lady. One of the best of us gone, way too young
Carl Wynne ● 12d5 Comments ● 10d
A dog walker in East Acton has had their van stolen with six dogs inside, including a blind and deaf Collie, Cabbage. Please keep an eye out for them. https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/search-van-stolen-east-acton-22150121
S Powell ● 14d15 Comments ● 11d
‘Where have all the cooks gone?’I am driven to share these thoughts with you by two recent events: I like to start my day with ‘the best flat white in London’ prepared by my barista, the lovely Marianna of ‘Rhythm & Brews’. ‘R&B’ is my coffee-shop-of-choice on Turnham Green; it is there that Marianna and other attractive (I’m still allowed to say that, right?) waitresses serve exceptional coffee that gives joy and light to dark mornings. Yesterday though, I was ‘jonesing’ for some scrambled eggs to go with my croissant. Marianna explained that the kitchen was closed ‘for lack of a cook’. The owner, ever-elegant Ann, told me that the job had been advertised for some weeks ‘but we haven’t had one application’. By noon, I was gnawing my knuckles with hunger. I went on several websites, looking for take-away; I battled with website mice-type and the constant errors that is tech’s companion. I gave up and concluded it would be easier for me to walk to ‘Singapore Garden’ on Chiswick High Road. The restaurant is regarded by TIMES columnist Giles Coren as serving ‘the best Malaysian food in London’. That’s good enough for me.The charming hostess, Ping-Ting, explained that part of the difficulty in accessing the website is that ‘We don’t deliver any more, except Sunday evenings.; She shrugged. ‘We cannot get enough cooks.’WTF? Never mind ‘where have all the flowers gone?’ Where have all the cooks gone?The office of national statistics reports that, pre-Covid, there were one million unfilled jobs in the UK. Sixty thousand of these unfilled jobs were in the hospitality sector – before we donned masks and were told to stand six feet apart.If the jobs are there (and now, we presume, there are many more) why do so many people choose to ‘sign on’? Why do two million adults in this country choose to take money from taxes paid by those in work simply because, British citizens find the jobs unappealing. Two hundred thousand European nationals do not think like that; they scuttled home when Brexit told them they weren’t needed to fix our loos, build our basements, dig our roads… and cook our meals. Perhaps some ‘Brexiteers’ thought that a ‘full English’ could be equally well cooked by a full Englishman? As the Brexit pigeons come home to roost, we are finding that the English who choose to be unemployed would rather live off the English who chose to be employed.Of course, there are thousands who are applying fruitlessly for jobs they are either over- or under-qualified for, and still they fail to secure a position.Our current Prime Minster is famous – among other things – for saying ‘I’m all for having my cake and eating it’.Does he know any good cooks? Alternatively, if he can find cake on the half-empty supermarket shelves, will he please tell us the precise location?© ‘Brian Clewly Johnson.07557407450
Brian Clewly Johnson ● 12d10 Comments ● 11d
Been 3 weeks now since booster jabNot on my nhs app or history.Maybe it takes a while to update.
John Kennedy ● 19d47 Comments ● 11d
Jon Cotton, who worked on excavations in Brentford for some years, is giving a Zoom talk to the Brentford & Chiswick LHS at 7.30pm on Monday evening. It is really topical at this time of so much redevelopment in the town.There is still time to book a place - tickets are free and non-members are always welcome. Full details, together with a link to the Ticketsource page for the event, can be found on the History Society's website at https://brentfordandchiswicklhs.org.uk/
Valerie Bott ● 12d2 Comments ● 11d
This bus route continues to operate but is now prohibited from stopping in Chiswick (A316)despite doing so for months, Representations from Nick Rogers AM our GLA member, local residents, Chiswick House staff and Chiswick School pupils and parents and others have been forwarded to the GLA deputy mayor Transport. Here's the latest communication from Tfl Dear All We have received an update from TfL ' in relation to their monitoring of the usage of the 533 bus service. 'TfL have advised that in early September, they committed to monitoring usage of the 533 service and to subsequently share any updates on the frequency of the service, in view of this having been an area of great interest. The survey data TfL collected over the past few weeks showed that passenger numbers on the 533 are now considerably lower following the re-opening of the bridge to pedestrians and cycles. TfL have advised that the 533 will therefore continue to run non-stop between Mortlake and Hammersmith, to ensure a quick and reliable connection between Barnes and Hammersmith for those passengers who cannot easily walk or cycle across the bridge. TfL have further advised that they will be keeping this under close review. Furthermore, they plan to conduct a full review of the network in the Barnes/Mortlake area in the new year based on comprehensive passenger data that is collected annually during November - traditionally one of the busiest periods in the year.' We emphatically do not agree with TfL’s decision to continue to run the 533 service non-stop between Mortlake & Hammersmith. We will continue to challenge this decision..
John Todd ● 15d10 Comments ● 11d
Bookcase London is looking for a manager for our vinyl shop that is expected to open in February next year. This a full time position. Requirements include:- An Encyclopedic knowledge of music - Experience of buying second hand vinyl records preferred- Passionate about discovering and recommending exciting music- Happy to work in a small team If this sounds like you or someone you know please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your CV. Please address the subject as ‘Vinyl Store Manager Application’. Thank you!
Jessica Bloom ● 12d1 Comments ● 11d
Well it can always be used as a prison or a barracks in the future.Where do they get these 'architects' from, North Korea?
Jane Kelly ● 18d25 Comments ● 12d
Still space tomorrow on our 1 hour ‘sampler’ workshop 'How to become a Theatre Producer' 7pm 15th November. Details at theatreproducertraining.com Please share. Thanks.
Nick Hennegan ● 12d0 Comments ● 12d
Recommendation wanted for a builder who can carry out structural work. Anyone had good experience and can recommend? Thanks
Lucy Johnson ● 43d18 Comments ● 12d
A Mr Trevor Bradley has written to the editor to point out that London Borough of Waltham Forest's raising of £1.3mn a year mentioned by another correspondent was 'rather lame' as Hounslow Council had done this in Hartington Road in six months. Mr Bradley adds these fines have been raised from people in travelling in just one direction on a prohibited section that measures 10 metres.
Francis Rowe ● 13d21 Comments ● 12d
I hope the industrial estate does not allow its land to be siphoned off to the cycle brigade. It is the home of many feral cats and foxes, including the particular area the cycle brigade want to annexe. All they have to do is dismount and walk three yards through an alleyway. Instead, they come whizzing through and almost run down dogs in the park. That will just get worse if more can enter together. A really, really bad idea. Go back to the drawing board on this one. A big notice saying 'cyclists dismount' would help to solve the problem quickly and easily with far less expense, and damage to wild and domestic animals.
Claire Moran ● 27d93 Comments ● 13d
so upset - got charged £42 postage for a 2.1 kg parcel. Please be alerted that you don’t go over £39.00 ( I believe) for gifts …. Otherwise the recipient has to pay costumer charges for HIS/HER Christmas present….Happy Xmas ;-)
Katja Urban ● 14d14 Comments ● 13d
I’m looking for new contract. Who do you recommend in this area ?
Maureen Yakoubi ● 14d3 Comments ● 13d
Is anyone else experiencing problems with post?Yesterday I received a letter dated 25th October most probably posted in Hemel Hempstead.I think we have had post everyday except Monday so wondering if there is a delay in one or more of the sorting offices as other letters have been delayed as well.
Chris Lucy ● 14d0 Comments ● 14d
Can anyone advise on how safe it is to leave a decent bike of modest value locked securely near the station during the day? Judging by the number of frames without wheels etc, maybe a bit dodgy?
James Tickell ● 18d12 Comments ● 14d
Does anyone know if the Beauty Lounge Turnham Green Terrace will find new premises in Chiswick and where it has gone? Thank you
Catherine Griffiths ● 14d0 Comments ● 14d
FOUND. Hearing aid near Chiswick Post Office. I found a pink and grey hearing aid this morning. I know how important (and expensive) these are, so please DM me if you know who this belongs to. Please can you also share. Thank you.
Johan Haynes ● 14d0 Comments ● 14d
I'm looking for an electrician for a small job, and would welcome any recommendations. Many thanks in advance.
Barbara Robinson ● 15d2 Comments ● 15d
Have you lost or abandoned two bicycles in the last three weeks? We have found two bicycles, one M and the other F, partly concealed at Strand on the Green. It's not clear whether they have been left on purpose or have been stolen.The bicycles are off road types with knobbly tyres, one of which is flat. The serial numbers have not been registered.
Chris Greenwood ● 15d0 Comments ● 15d
If you're reading this, David, I'd be grateful if you can PM me with your telephone number.I've got a new telephone, and somehow yours is one of a number that I've lost.Then I can arrange a meet with Danny when you're back from Spain.BestROGERI've got a new number but don't want it made public for the nutters on here.
Roger Talbot ● 17d3 Comments ● 15d
Hounslow Highways are not going to clear the majority of leaves in Chiswick until they are all down (with some exceptions - waiting for the schedule) (and this will be the case unless the contract is renegotiated) So if you want to do some sweeping, HH will give you bags and will pick them up. Ask them via Fixmystreet for HH bags for leaves and then when you have swept and bagged, report them as a fly tip and they will be gone within 24 hours. We did just this today and they were picked up within two hours. Please do NOT put pavement and gutter leaves in the green waste bags/bin as they are likely to be contaminated (plastic etc) and will then contaminate the green waste as collected by HHighways
Iris Hill ● 19d22 Comments ● 15d
Went on TFL Plan a Journey just to get departure time from South Acton Station, a one minute walk from my house, to Willesden Junction, a 15min journey. Suggested route was 'Walk to Acton Town 15mins, District Line to Ealing Broadway, Central Line to North Acton, 266 Bus to Willesden Junction, 47mins. Another good one that often comes up is, South Acton to Richmond.' Change at Kew Gardens, District Line to Richmond, when the train you're on is already going to Richmond. Moral of the story is, always have an A-Z on hand when using TFL Plan a Journey.
stephen gould ● 17d7 Comments ● 16d
Hounslow Highways have a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/L3W8H2Dso let them know what you think!
Iris Hill ● 16d8 Comments ● 16d
For anyone wondering what’s going to happen to the old Gap unit. Life left in CHR yet for the right occupier.
Mark Talbot ● 105d5 Comments ● 16d
Can anyone recommend a local W4 household cleaner please. Would rather a personal reference than using a company if possible. Thanks in advance.
John Harding ● 17d2 Comments ● 16d
This sounds wonderful. Thank you Karen and everyone involved. I hope it brings comfort to her family, friends and passing locals. See the front page story for details
Tim English ● 19d8 Comments ● 16d
The award-winning (sic) London Borough of Hounslow has issued a Penalty Charge Notice against my car. I drove into Staveley Road by Chiswick School on 21 October 2021 at 14:56. Chiswick School was on half term from 18th to 29th October so the PCN has been wrongly (fraudulently?) issued.I am outraged that this PCN has been issued. Surely LBH is aware of the term times of every school in the borough? I wonder how many other PCNs have been incorrectly issued in similar circumstances. Many of the road restrictions are money spinners at the best of times. To find that LBH appear to be deliberately defrauding people is unconscionable.
Jim Currie ● 20d18 Comments ● 17d
So at National level Conservative MPs have now protected a sleazy colleague who breached agreed rules on lobbying and failed to declare financial interests (repeatedly), and now wish to tear up independent scrutiny .. exactly like one of our Chiswick Conservative councillors (Jo Biddolph) failing to declare interests in an anti-cycling lobby group while actively promulgating ... anti-cycling measures. And Conservative politicians at all levels claiming to lead against climate change, but in Chiswick doing absolutely nothing to support pedestrians, cyclists and any move to reduce car use ... in fact just the opposite. How can Chiswick residents still vote Tory? Or perhaps W4 residents think this is all normal behaviour?
Lisa Reynolds ● 23d81 Comments ● 17d
I’ve lost a man’s silver coloured wedding ring engraved on the inside, lost on Sunday afternoon between St Albans avenue and boots on the high road (possibly in the kids playground on acton green common). If anyone finds it, I’d be eternally grateful if you could get in touch. Many thanks.
David Hazle ● 18d2 Comments ● 17d
'Apartheid in Chiswick'. Shame on you, Cllr McGregor, for trivialising the crimes of apartheid or 'separate development'. I see no evidence of Chiswick residents having their homes demolished (District 10 in Capetown) or being deported to so-called homelands. Or of being removed from the voters roll. Or of being shot down while peacefully demonstrating (Sharpeville 1962, Soweto 1976). On the last day of Black History Month. I hope our local black and Asian Conservative Cllr will have the courage to tell Cllr McGregor tht it's time to read and reflect.
David McLoughlin ● 26d25 Comments ● 17d
Says it all.
T P Howell ● 18d17 Comments ● 17d
Al Jazeera features Chiswick High Road and the cycle lane in a longer production about the climate crisis and the challenges we face in tackling it because people oppose even small changes.
Some great footage of Chiswick and a busy well-used cycle lane broadcast by an international news channel.
Here is the link to the full piece for those interested https://www.aljazeera.com/program/people-power/2021/11/4/crisis-what-crisis
Paul Campbell ● 20d16 Comments ● 17d
Anyone know of a good bespoke tailors in the Chiswick area? I want to get a jacket made.
Colin Jordan ● 18d1 Comments ● 18d
One evening last week I was walking along Fishers Lane when I heard a bird screeching, apparently in great pain or terror, in the childrens' play park.When I looked in I could just make out in the low light a fox killing something. Another fox cleared off when it saw me, but the first one was determined to keep hold of its prey until it was dead.Anyhow, it occurred to me that with foxes being territorial, their numbers will adapt to the food available to them. Which is where people feeding foxes in their gardens etc come in. Such activity must mean that an urban area like Chiswick will now support more foxes than might normally be expected, And since they don't exist solely from food put out for them, or waste food and carrion they scavenge etc, then they will inevitably also predate the area's other wildlife, as I witnessed.Meaning that those cute little fox cubs you see enjoying themselves in your garden in the Spring and Summer, will eventually grow to kill the equally cute birds you put out food for in the Autumn and Winter.P.S. I've nothing against foxes, nor wouldn't cull them etc. Nor do I doubt that people who put out food for them are genuine animal lovers. But the agonising death throes of whatever bird this particular fox had caught was very upsetting and certainly caused me to think.
Richard Cathcart ● 25d53 Comments ● 18d
Any recommendations for a Maths Tutor in the Chiswick area.Thank you in advance
Annabel Grbic ● 24d1 Comments ● 18d
I'm on the hunt for a good local builder to come assess our wobbly back garden fence and gate.It may just need reinforcing; it may need redoing, but I'm keen to find someone who will be honest about the workload, rather than just quote an astronomical amount for materials and time, then do a day's work and leave it worse off than it was to start with! (Can you tell I've been burned before?)Many thanks in advance for your recommendations!
Alex Zeilinger-Goode ● 19d2 Comments ● 18d
Hi, I found a green Berghaus bag with climbing equipment in it at the end of our road (Cambridge Road North) this morning, I assume a theft that was discarded. Please drop me a message if it is yours.Cheers
Hayden Potier ● 19d1 Comments ● 18d
I live at the backside of the old Napier engine works over the past few months there seems to be a constant humming sound coming from that area. I know there is a large commercial laundry located somewhere over that way but I have lived here for years and this noise is a very recent event, at times is slows but on other times you can feel the walls vibrating inside my flat. I had someone drive me around to try to locate where it is coming from but had no luck. Ealing council have not even bothered to reply to my emails requesting someone come around and have a listen. my neighbours are equally perplexed. Anyone know what is up? David
D.A. Benn ● 19d4 Comments ● 18d
Found a credit card this morning, its a Barclaycard so if anyone has lost their card let me know if not will drop into the bank when next passing by
Irma Hamilton-Hunt ● 18d2 Comments ● 18d
Does anyone know what's happening with the Old Station House pub in Grove Park? The last update that I'm aware of is that a revised plan was being submitted for developing the site to keep a scaled down pub with the rest given over to flats. I'm posting this now because yesterday the shutters went up and I don't know if this is preparatory to work starting or signals something rather more ominous. I wonder what will become of the hanging baskets? It is really a very sad sight. And a very sad site....
Bruce Hammal ● 22d6 Comments ● 19d
Further to posts under 'Well I never' ...It is an absolute outrage that Hounslow Council should receive any kind of positive award!! And my comment does not just relate to any ongoing wrangles over traffic measures.Far from receiving congratulatory awards, there are countless reasons why Hounslow Council should be in the dock
Rae Lewis ● 21d27 Comments ● 19d
I'm currently with Medivet in Acton Lane, but am thinking of changing to Wolfe, which is just around the corner from me. I like the fact that they're independent. But I'd like to know if anyone has experience of them. Many thanks.
Jill Merrett ● 22d9 Comments ● 19d
It's Thursday ... what are all the vast number of fireworks going off a day before Fireworks Day???
Rae Lewis ● 22d9 Comments ● 19d
I went by taxi twice last week in grove park- my very decent taxi driver said that even they were getting charged at least 3 times weekly - if they are being charged so often I am so pleased I gave my car to one of my children- what a travesty- it’s appalling.
Helen Bamberger ● 19d0 Comments ● 19d
Warning to disabled drivers - there is a shipping container in the disabled bay in the Marks and Spencer car park. What a disgraceful way to treat disabled drivers.
Lena Armstrong ● 21d1 Comments ● 19d
If you are looking for a Chiswick based dog walker, I can highly recommend Lizzie +447900645733. She looked after my now sadly departed Border Terrier for many years, doggie day care and longer boarding. She was so good to him, making sure he was always comfortable as he got older and more frail. Her flat was like a second home so I never worried when I had to go away for work. She’s retired and and walks her own dog in Chiswick House & Gardens twice a day. She's looking for one or two smallish, well behaved dogs (she loves terriers) to look after and has a car so can pick up/drop off.
Julie Ritson ● 19d0 Comments ● 19d
I am being bombarded by SSE to install a Smart Meter and I have resisted so far.I should be grateful for your comments.Many thanks Bina
Bina Pandit ● 25d28 Comments ● 19d
As I don't have a car and cabs are more and more reluctant to drive around Chiswick, and are very expensive to boot, with many jacking up their costs recently, I won't be able to use the new very distant recycling centre now that Stirling Road is closing. So I am paying a licensed private contractor who charges less than Ealing Council does for bulk collections. Having in the past had very bad experiences with the NHS, when I went self employed more than 20 years ago I pay a hefty premium each month for critical illness and private healthcare cover as I have to work or can't pay the bills. I do without expensive meals out, holidays, buying anything other than what is essential or running a car. Yet I am also supposed to be paying for these service through my council and general very hefty taxation. Where does the money go? Not on things that are important to me. Yes, delivery drivers need to use roads, although I don't run a car, and it's good to have some street lighting and a very basic level of NHS support, if you can access it in time for it to be of use, and some rubbish collection although it is becoming more and more hit and miss, but I think before long, anyone who can pay for anything at all will do so as I have started to do, as we continue to get a poorer and poorer service for things that our taxes should be paying for. Councils and local goverments need to be held far more to account for the appalling waste of the money they get from incredibly hard-working people which is often not spent on even the basic services our taxes should cover.
Claire Moran ● 20d0 Comments ● 20d
I just wanted to let you know that if you press the button on the pay and display machine you get 30 minutes free. I see so many people nipping into the shops without putting a parking voucher on your window and getting a parking fine when its free to park for 30 minutes.
Garry Diamond ● 20d2 Comments ● 20d
Cabinet members receive Council of the Year Award – (l-r) Candice Atterton, Shantanu Rajawat, Guy Lambert, Samia Chaudhary, chief executive Niall Bolger, deputy leader Lily Bath and leader Steve Curran."Hounslow Council has been crowned Council of the Year at a glittering ceremony to celebrate the 25th anniversary LGC Awards." – Local Government Chronicle today (Friday). Hounslow beat strong competition from fellow finalists Caerphilly CBC, Cheshire West & Chester Council and Salford City Council after undergoing rigorous live judging this afternoon for the headline award category."The black tie event, held at the Grosvenor House in London, marked the first time the awards have been held in person since March 2019, and saw 1,100 people gather to celebrate the very best innovation and endeavour in local government.The award comes as the Borough Conservatives, led by Cllr Gerald McGregor, are preparing to put forward a motion of no confidence in Cllr Curran and his leadership at the next Council meeting. Will they go ahead with it?
Vanessa Smith ● 21d8 Comments ● 21d
After the shenanigans of the Council meeting on 17th October will somebody elucidate matters for me please?I've read the posting of 20th October made by the Council concerning the Streetspace review which states that as a resident of Chiswick East (where did that one come from?) I am exempt from the Staveley Road restrictions and presumably the can use that road at any time. My questions are: How will the Council check that my car is exempt?Previously there was talk of prohibiting traffic from entering Burlington Lane from the Great Chertsey Road. I did not find any mention of this in the Streetspace review Is this / will be the case?The restriction time for Thames Road is 7.00am to 8.00pm. May I use this road for access during those hours?Has there been any progress in defining what "access" is in terms of duration?Previous comments on the Forum inferred that to comply with "access" I must enter and leave the road by the same path and to enter via Grove Park and leave by Kew Bridge would be construed as passing though and automatically incur a fine no matter how long the journey took (perhaps lunching at a riverside 'pub? Is this correct?I'd be grateful for any guidance
John Davies ● 22d10 Comments ● 21d
He should be addressed accordingly, and is unmistakable as he walks, supported by his sapphire staff.
Michael Brown ● 24d4 Comments ● 22d
Does anyone know what time the actual fireworks start? I know that the event is from 5om, but not sure when they are due to get lit!
Alison Foy ● 22d2 Comments ● 22d
Walking along the high street today I could see the mark-ups for the altered temporary cycle way. It looks like it will be a large amount of work, lots of utilities, drainage, and street furniture to be moved. Also, I presume the road will have to be resurfaced to account for a change in camber? What I couldn’t figure out is why is this still a temporary scheme? Why is this work not implementation of the fully approved CS9 design?The only thing I can think of is the Hounslow council have not got the money to implement the full CS9 design?If Hounslow started the CS9 implementation, would they have to implement the whole scheme, and this allows them to do it piecemeal?Or is this just a delaying tactic and these temporary changes will not be implemented? If they hadn’t proposed the temporary changes, would they have had to rip out the current changes after a certain period?Personally, I think they should bite the bullet and get on with the full CS9 implementation. I don’t like the temporary solution. The sooner CS9 is in, the sooner everyone will get used to it.
Kieran Fox ● 23d23 Comments ● 22d
In case you missed it - this morning's interview by Andrew Marr of Tina Stege Marshall Islands Envoy for Climate Change:https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0b1d89v
Philippa Bond ● 26d32 Comments ● 22d
Can anyone please tell me where I can dispose of paint please. I’ve seen this on the forum before, but I can’t remember the answer. Thanks
Tim English ● 23d6 Comments ● 23d
£12.50 per day fine to drive your older non-ULEZ compliant car or motorcycle within the North and South Circulars tomorrow Monday 25th October 2021. And, if you don't pay up on time the fine will be hyked up as though it's a Penalty Charge Notice. Are you all set and raring to go tomorrow? The fine, if you're non-ULEZ, will mean you're still allowed to pollute. Mad ~ aye?
Bobbie Carnegie ● 33d73 Comments ● 23d
As above, I need to book tests from a provider that is reliable and and a reasonable cost. Does anyone have recent experience and can recommend one to use? Many thanks in advance (Posted on Brentford, Acton and Chiswick NN sites)
Iain Muir ● 79d16 Comments ● 23d
Since November 1st a £5 charge has been introduced at Heathrow for any vehicle (private cars, taxis , ubers etc) dropping people off at departures. One would like to think that it will encourage more people to use public transport and that it was introduced with that in mind or more likely a way of trying to recoup the losses incurred over the last year or so.
Stewart Jones ● 23d4 Comments ● 23d
The Speed Camera outside Ealing Road baptist church on Ealing Road traveling south towards the River has been been put back into action to nick anyone traveling over 20 MPHThe police must of heard how much Hounslow council is making out of fines from cameras and decided to re-energize the speed cameras that were turn off, to raise their own revenue.Hounslow has become like living in a police state. Maybe time to move to pastures new, and leave Hounslow to human being haters.
Bernard Allen ● 25d32 Comments ● 23d
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 ● 36d86 Comments ● 23d
I have just renewed my residents parking permit in Grove Park. I need a few more visitors permits and thought I could do this online but can only find a link for a form to download and post. Am I missing something is there an online option to buy visitors permits?
Alina Dansord ● 23d2 Comments ● 23d
With his green plan for business I wonder if we can now call in councils and the mayor over developments. Not green, not built? Get your emails into the above named
Julian Pavey ● 23d1 Comments ● 23d
Does anyone have any recommendations (for a Bosch) please.
Sandra Taylor ● 25d5 Comments ● 23d
I have to give a big thumbs up to the lovely new planting along CHR which really has made a huge difference along this stretch so well done to everyone involved. Once these changes are made it encourages people to use these spaces and take pleasure from walking by or sitting for a few minutes. I regularly sit with a friend on the seats near the E3 bus stop on TGT and look at the gorgeous planting there.
Helen Whitman ● 26d16 Comments ● 23d
Hi neighbors,our cat Fifi, who usually comes home at least every hour has been gone since Friday23rd October 2pm. We are starting to get worried, have roamed the neighborhoods and called local vets without luck.Here is a photo of her: https://bit.ly/3jvhYtHIf anyone has seen her since or has any idea where she might be, we would truly appreciate any help.She is a fluffy, chatty tortoiseshell with a distinct left/right dark/light colour difference on her face.My number is 07308153408.Thank You,Yannick
Yannick Cibin ● 34d9 Comments ● 24d
We have three puppies we have found abandoned by the side of the road in Romania. They have been microchopped, treated and vaccinated by a local vet and are being brought over at the end of the year after their rabies vaccine. They were thirsty and famished and we are pretty sure they would not have survived. The country's shelters are full and we found that people are less interested in having a rescue dog than buying from a breeder. There are two females and a male and we would like to keep one alongside our own dog, but need to find loving homes for the other two. Please DM me for pictures and details if interested.
Oana Jackson ● 27d30 Comments ● 24d
A Serco enforcement camera car is parked on Devonshire Rd opposite the junction with Swanscombe Rd. It’s presumably monitoring vehicles travelling down the section from the High Road. I haven’t seen this happen for a good while.
Michael David Rowe ● 24d3 Comments ● 24d
A letter from the leader of the Council apologising to you for the uncertainty you felt when you may or may not have been parking your Mercedes estate across two disabled parking bays on Devonshire Road. And not much else I'm afraid. It's an expensive business this climate emergency. https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/lb-hounslow-mark-up-chiswick-high-rd-in-preparation-for-cycleway-9-changes/"End of OneChiswick’s attempt to take the Council to Judicial ReviewMembers of OneChiswick have commented on social media that they have dropped their attempt to take the Council to Judicial Review over the cycle lane.The Facebook group, which has been against all the traffic restrictions introduced in Chiswick since the beginning of the pandemic, argues there were a number of legal errors in the way in which the cycle lane was introduced, under a temporary measure. This measure has been superceded by a new one introducing the latest changes, making their action irrelevant.The decision to drop the Judicial Review raises another question – what will happen to all the money they raised for it? To date they have raised £44,517. The Chiswick Calendar has asked OneChiswick for a comment."
Paul Campbell ● 24d0 Comments ● 24d
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 ● 35d105 Comments ● 25d
Anyone recommend any B&Bs in Chiswick. Looking for something for 2 nights. Will consider an AirB&B. Recommendations would be appreciated as Chiswick Suites are very expensive.
Christina Wilson ● 26d2 Comments ● 25d