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 ● 19d2 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 ● 21d2 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 ● 22d8 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
Litter Bins are in a terrible state across most of Grove Park. Have logged the problems on “fix my street” which the council normally respond to very quickly, however bins still overflowing. Terrible state
Chris Vos ● 33d6 Comments ● 25d
Walking our dog this evening along the river by Chiswick Pier we were met with the delightful sight of a slick of raw sewage. Any river users or dog walkers whose dog enjoys a swim should beware.
Chris Jenkins ● 30d17 Comments ● 26d
You may think that as long as you have six months left before the expiry date you will be okay travelling to an E.U. country, but it’s not that simple. A friend of mine, a touring musician with ten months left on his passport, was refused admission to a Helsinki bound flight because more than ten years had elapsed since his application. Here is what the government rules say: ‘Passport validityWe recommend that on the day you travel you have at least 6 months left on your passport. This allows for:travelling in Europe for up to 3 months (you don’t normally need a visa for the first 90 days in every 180 days of travel)the requirement from most European countries to have at least 3 months left on your passport on the day after you leaveYour passport must also be less than 10 years old on the day after you leave. If you renewed your current passport before the previous one expired, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the minimum period needed.These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland. You can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.’
Alastair Banton ● 30d35 Comments ● 26d
Is it true that everyone (including electric vehicles) will have to pay the charge from Christmas Day 2025? If so, the cycle Lane will be very busy!
Lena Armstrong ● 26d9 Comments ● 26d
Hi there, I am a long-term Chiswick resident, currently temporarily re-located to Australia. My partner & I will be in Chiswick for a week mid December - I was wondering if any knows of or has a small apartment available for rent. Thank you!
Nicola Fox ● 27d1 Comments ● 26d
Hello,I love the Dead and saw them many times. So, I enjoyed the Netflix series about them - Long Strange Trip.Episode 2 has a couple of clips of the Dead in/around the Chiswick Mall and on the Eyot. Check it out. They are just messing around by the brewery and having their photo taken etc...Are there any forum members that were around here at the time? Did anyone witness this?Thanks,JoePS The Grateful Dudes play at the Fidler’s Elbow once in awhile.
Joe Wengler ● 33d2 Comments ● 27d
I've applied for a temporary code to cover my parking permit while I change car - anyone got any idea how long the code should take to come through? Recall doing this back when you could phone the parking dept at Hounslow & be given the new code over the phone, so don't see how online should take longer but it looks as if it does. And if it doesn't arrive in time what should I stick on my new car other than a visitor's permit? Or is there a number to call Serco/Hounslow?
Michael Dempsey ● 29d9 Comments ● 27d
Took a book to pop into the above mentioned this morning. It appears (or not?!?) to have been moved from outside the main Chiswick Library again. Does anyone know where it's got to?
Amanda Odonnell ● 27d3 Comments ● 27d
Can anyone recommend a repair shop not too far Away for a dyson vacuum cleaner.
Sean Wales ● 29d10 Comments ● 28d
Do a search on "anpr cameras west london". Scroll down the results and then click on the link to : ANPR Spy Camera Locations in the UK - GOOGLE My MapsZoom in to the West London area. I can't vouch that this covers ALL cameras but I have spotted a few routes North and West that would seem to avoid these cameras. Mr Khan may have installed more since this site was produced in anticipation.Might be worth getting a friend to drive you along your chosen route to check for any cameras not showing on the map.
Derek Hill ● 29d8 Comments ● 28d
There is a green carrier bag outside 55 Duke Road containing a pair of sports shoes and other articles of clothing. These do not appear to be rubbish, so if you have lost them they are here!
Gail Busza ● 28d0 Comments ● 28d
The chart below was published by the Hounslow Cycling Campaign on Twitter apparently based on new numbers released by TfL.
While you can't say for certain if the overall level of cycling is down since C9 was introduced what is very clear is that there has been a sharp drop in cycling during the morning and evening peaks. Cycling has risen during the middle of the day.
I looked but couldn't find these numbers so they may not be in the public domain. Not sure why April 2018 has been compared to Mar-Aug 2021.
Andrew OSullivan ● 36d71 Comments ● 28d
The Swedish School at The National Archives in Kew is recruiting host families for sixth form students arriving in January 2022. In case you have a spare room, this is a way for you to get an extra income and a chance to get to know a young person from Sweden. The host family provides care and a room for the student as well as breakfast and dinner. Host families receive £740 per calendar month throughout the student's stay. More info here https://swedishschool.org.uk/en/become-a-host-family/
Gustav Johansson ● 28d0 Comments ● 28d
I now have two spare tickets I cannot use because my friends cannot make the revised date for this twice deferred due to Covid concert at Cadogan Hall next to Sloane Square, tomorrow evening (7-30 pm) Wednesday 27th October .If anybody wants please PM me ASAP and we can work out how to collect them - tickets are free as I just do not want them to go unused!
Joe Conneely ● 31d5 Comments ● 29d
I'm looking for someone reliable (and who doesn't delegate all the work to an unreliable sidekick) to do some lights, replace some switches with a proper switch box, check my underfloor heating, and fix some garden wiring. Grateful for any contacts, thanks.
Richard Laux ● 30d4 Comments ● 29d
My parents are coming to visit early next month in their ULEZ non-compliant car. I'm at work during the day so they will be left to their own devices. They haven't had booster jabs yet so they don't want to use public transport but they do want to do a bit of sight-seeing locally - Chiswick House Grounds, the river etc.I don't want them to end up with a huge bill at the end of the week so, apart from when they actually enter the zone, where are they likely to be charged.
Felicity Caborn ● 31d28 Comments ● 29d
Well - covid is still around here- I just wonder how people are thinking about this - I see people saying ‘it’s just flu’ it’s not I have lost love ones and the numbers are still high- I see many people no longer wearing masks and no social distancing- just interested how Chiswick feel.
Helen Bamberger ● 51d126 Comments ● 30d
https://wickedleeks.riverford.co.uk/news/climate-change-community/totnes-raises-ps27k-two-weeks-climate-centreHere's a useful use for some of those empty properties on our high streets.
Philippa Bond ● 41d27 Comments ● 30d
Never seen this picture before until it was posted on Twitter by @OldLondonW14. Apparently weddings and funerals continued to be held at the Church despite the devastation.
Andrew OSullivan ● 836d38 Comments ● 30d
Brown and white male crossbreed, not young, with staff at Turnham Green underground station.
Ralph Charlwood ● 34d1 Comments ● 31d
Don't forget. If you haven't checked whether your car complies or not use the TfL car checker to find out. Make sure you use the legitimate TfL websites if you need to pay or sign up as the fake ones often come up first on an internet search.The Evening Standard seems to think many have ignored or forgotten about it. Don't get caught out.https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/ulez-expansion-majority-motorists-unaware-tfl-london-b961959.html#comments-area
Philippa Bond ● 33d19 Comments ● 31d
Walking distance3 for lots of people on this forum.It started with Bond - fair enough - and is going on to Dune and the new Wes Anderson.It's a lovely little cinema with a coffee bar and ace Bears ice cream.And it veers between not very expensive much of the time to stunningly cheap on a Monday.The whole thing is a community project and deserves/would value your support.programme etc: https://actonecinema.co.uk
Sara Nathan ● 34d15 Comments ● 31d
Does anyone know if there are any plans to extend the congestion charge zone?
Pam Tynan ● 34d8 Comments ● 31d
So the council that is supposed to represent the people have decided in their lack of wisdom to go against the majority of public opinion and push ahead with their traffic schemes for Chiswick.Delivery vehicles will not be exempt.So can LBH explain how people and businesses are supposed to have deliveries? I had a courier trolley goods from Grove Park Terrace to the middle of Thames Road because he could not proceed past the point of access only. How is this common sense? Surely taxis and delivery vehicles should be exempt? How will the pubs and restaurants work with this? What about the postman????
Pete Johnson ● 33d24 Comments ● 31d
We are looking to build a single storey rear extension and would be grateful for builder recommendations. I've tried a few on Checkatrade but no one ever comes back to you. Or if they do, they come around to look but never bother sending a quote. With so many building works around, there must be someone who is happy enough with the work to provide a recommendation.Many thanks!
Candice Baker ● 33d3 Comments ● 31d
Hi, I’ve lost the key to my car on the green opposite Rhythm and Brews coffee shop. If anyone finds it please contact me?Thanks
David Powers ● 35d3 Comments ● 32d
Anyone lost there dog? I have a dog that I found in the street
Ann Mcgrory ● 35d3 Comments ● 33d
Many will have seen reports in the National Press about the plight of Frank Field who has announced that he has a terminal illness and is actively promoting the Assisted Dying Bill.Although he was a distinguished MP for Birkenhead for some 40 years..he had many Chiswick connections.He attended Hogarth School (see picture on Flickr), his mother worked at Belmont School,he once lived in a flat above Fosters Bookshop and once in Dukes Avenue.Frank was also a Labour Party member in Chiswick..apparently a Councillor for "Turnham Green"He also set up the Low Pay unit with the Hon. David Layton (my old boss).. and his recent admission to a local Hospice has a Chiswick connection too. Tracy Bleakley the CEO of the charity Hospice UK once lived in W4 and Tracy also once stood as a prospective Councillor in Brentford at a local election.I like linking connections.. and the national news about Baron Frank Field rang a bell.
Jim Lawes ● 34d2 Comments ● 34d
Anyone else bothered by the fact that Julian Bell still has the tenancy of an A2 Dominion property, that he’s had since 2014. He’s had different members of his family living there. If the tenancy is in his name, then surely this is sub letting? He’s quoted as saying that he’s “just looking after his family “. How does this compare to not toeing the party line?
Maggie Dodge ● 34d0 Comments ● 34d
Today at about 16:20 I found a tabby cat on the pavement at the top of Burlington Lane opposite the War Memorial Homes that unfortunately seemed to have been hit by a car. I got the receptionist from the vet down the road and we took it back but unfortunately, he/she had to be put down. There was no collar or microchip and the door I knocked on knew the cat but unfortunately didn't know who he/she belonged to.If this is your cat, please feel free to contact me if you want more information - or you can contact the vet (Grove Park Veterinary Clinic) and I'm sure they'll be able to help. I'm so sorry.
Charlotte Beausire ● 38d1 Comments ● 34d
Been off in West Chiswick for last twenty five minutes.
Adam ONeill ● 35d3 Comments ● 35d
If anyone has lost a cat in the Barrowgate Road / Dukes Avenue area, there is a dead cat by a tree near the junction of those two streets. Probably struck by a car, and someone moved it out of the road. White and brown colouring, looked well-loved - I did take a picture can can send if you think it may be yours.
James Tickell ● 35d0 Comments ● 35d
Oxford Mail same problems, different area. They don’t workThe LTN schemes have been extremely controversial in the past across the city.In March 2021, the first LTN trial scheme was introduced to Church Cowley, Temple Cowley, and Florence Park.While some people thoroughly supported the scheme enjoying quieter roads for cycling, and safer streets for children to play in, others have strongly opposed the scheme.Some have said the scheme has resulted in more congestion and causes increased pollution on the city's arterial roads.
Maggie Dodge ● 35d0 Comments ● 35d
Heh! Just lost any chance of business from me by putting my address in their unwanted junk mail as Hounslow W4
Carl Wynne ● 37d6 Comments ● 35d
A bit late, but I thought you might like to know we're running an 'Introduction To Creative Producing workshop tomorrow - Sat 22nd - from 11.30am - 5pm. (There's another next year.) And if you are serious about making theatre, either as an artist, theatre company, or producer, we're taking applications now for the 3rd cohort of the new 14 week, part time (2 evenings a week) 'Diploma in Creative Producing For Theatre And Live Events.'Full details at www.TheatreProducerTraining.com P.S. We're also hoping to finally run the Maverick, West London People's Theatre Company production, thwarted by COVID, in May. Fingers crossed!
Nick Hennegan ● 35d0 Comments ● 35d
Cases, hospitals and deaths are rising, even Morocco are concerned about UK holiday visitors 🙈
Loraine Pemberton ● 37d42 Comments ● 35d
I've been going to Boots for years but feel that they've let me down during the pandemic, so I shall be voting with my feet. There are so many to choose from that I wondered if anyone had a personal recommendation. Specsavers? VisionExpress? David Clulow? Or are they all much of a muchness?
Susan Kelly ● 53d17 Comments ● 35d
Fishers Lane is permanent now. Great news for the planet and the kids.Bad news for Margie Frew, Jane O'Donnell, Sarah Spateri and Mark Edwards who will never dive down it again. Tragic.
Paul Campbell ● 36d17 Comments ● 35d
When is our government going to take this seriously- our nhs are really struggling again and the winter has not begun yet.- Javid saying complete rubbish yesterday - what a travesty- no mandatory masks so what next. Do we wait until we have covid overtaking our country again and lockdown done again too late-
Helen Bamberger ● 36d14 Comments ● 35d
Fat shaming again,and the rest You know his views stop with people when he is challenged in private away from the radio. And when he is not they continue on a daily basis for years. Worst of all the listeners join in and he reads the text and email out and continues again The guys a total fool
Julian Pavey ● 36d11 Comments ● 35d
I would be very grateful if anyone can please help me to locate a large mustard yellow purse that I lost along Hartington Road/the river area this morning (Thursday 21st October) en route from my home to Strand Junior School. It has bank cards, cash and sentimental items in it. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.orgMany thanks for your help.
Z Malik ● 36d1 Comments ● 35d
Modern plant based menu with a meat and a fish option, This was excellent, hosted by the owner whose family are one of the old Italian restaurant families . Service was good and with a smile ! Recommended
John Southey ● 36d2 Comments ● 35d
I've just returned from Mattock Lane Pharmacy which is a superbly managed company offering a vast array of medical services:https://www.mattocklanepharmacy.co.uk/The 'walk in' vaccine itself is administered in St John's Church, just over the road and there are several wonderfully organised ladies running the show, which exemplifies efficiency.We are truly blessed to be cared for in such splendid fashion; I am most grateful to everyone involved.
Leslie Wilson ● 35d1 Comments ● 35d
Hi Folks, does anybody know if they have started to charge for parking yet ?, Thanks Simon
Simon Lee Swinn ● 35d2 Comments ● 35d
Which is the best Chiswick hotel for a couple of nights stay?
Maggie Winkworth ● 38d8 Comments ● 36d
Hounslow is currently experiencing severe disruptions to waste and recycling collections due to unforeseen circumstances.We understand that collection delays are frustrating and we’re sorry for disruption where it occurs. If your collection has been missed please report it using our online form via our website.We will ensure your collection is made at an alternative time over the next few days. https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/info/20002/recycling_and_rubbish
Bernard Allen ● 37d7 Comments ● 36d
Without the deer cull wouldn’t they over populate with no predators? Plus story says shooting them is a painful death?
Paul Brown ● 41d21 Comments ● 36d
Can anyone please recommend a local car valeting service, who will give the car a thorough clean inside and out? Many thanks!
Richard Evans ● 36d1 Comments ● 36d
Any recommendations for the design and installation of handrails for external steps would be gratefully received on behalf of an elderly relative.
Adam ONeill ● 38d4 Comments ● 36d
Anyone know why Grove Park/SOTG bins have not been collected today?Hopefully not a driver shortage.
Pete Johnson ● 37d23 Comments ● 37d
Any companies you would recommend for a house refurb - side return , new kitchen , extra room in loft , new bathrooms , new flooring etc
Animesh Singh ● 37d0 Comments ● 37d
I have dealt with a number of council officers working in various parts of Hounslow Council.I have found them professional, well informed, courteous and helpful. Compared to other organisations I have dealt with, council officers seem more diligent and committed to providing service.In some areas clearly there are issues and public discontent, but it is only fair to acknowledge that the majority of council officers do a very good job.
Kathleen Healy ● 41d22 Comments ● 37d
Listening to all the talk of what the government hopes the COP26 meeting will achieve and Johnson's usual bluff and bluster. "We are going to have to make some pretty major changes to the way we heat our homes. Heat pumps and so on are more expensive alternatives. So we're going to (hand) out £5000 grants. We can set the country on course to a cleaner, greener, fairer future." Does anyone else think we will really need to think about no longer permitting developers to build in the conventional manner? Surely a root and branch review of building regulations is long overdue. Shouldn't new builds in the future have to have heat pumps and solar panels, top grade insulation and all the environmentally friendly bells and whistles as standard? Installing these things on existing housing is phenomenally expensive, and how many people will be able to even think about it. If the government doesn't start giving the rhetoric a rest and actually putting its money where its big mouth is, then what's the point of the beano in Glasgow?
Vanessa Smith ● 37d6 Comments ● 37d
Front page Looks ok for haloween I imagine herman munster sitting in the back
Julian Pavey ● 37d1 Comments ● 37d
Hi, does anybody have contact details for Forster Painters and Decorators please?
Carl Wynne ● 37d2 Comments ● 37d
News on the street has it that the cycle Lane is to be redesignated into a Donkey Lane.The reason given is that it was seen in its present state as a ' Summer School Run Lane' and did not offer enough benefits to the wider community as a whole.And given Christmas is upon us, it would be very seasonal to have ass, asses or donkeys gliding along the Chiswick High Road, also fantastic for all our well being.What about the methane I hear you cry. Don't worry the council will have ass, asses or Donkey plug in points that. ass, asses or donkeys can be plugged into, that will light new loads of dosh street lighting.Also if said ass, asses or donkeys manage to gain enough momento and go through a red light, new cameras will take a photo of said ass, asses or Donkey and they will receive a fine.Seems like the council top knobs who have messed up our roads, have invited there new friend BoJo to open this new Ass, I mean Donkey Lane.Although 88 percent of the community may rejected these new changes to Chiswick, the council will ignore the results and push through with it regardlessBecause that is how Hounslow Council Democracy works.
PATRICK MULHALL ● 37d2 Comments ● 37d
LBH Cabinet approves South Chiswick Liveable Neighbourhoods scheme.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3PdlTfBjyY
Paul Campbell ● 38d5 Comments ● 37d
From his Twitter account. New data shows that people cycling in London are more diverse than ever: 🚲For the first time Black, Asian & minority ethnic Londoners are as likely to have cycled in the last 12 months as white Londoners🚲One in five people who don’t cycle are now actively considering cyclingOr does that actually sound ok to some of you
Maggie Dodge ● 38d14 Comments ● 37d
After buying a couple of food items labelled ‘J.James and family’ from Sainsbury’s recently I googled them. It seemed this wholesome family produced a wonderful range of fresh goodies, eggs, ham and the like, and I was interested to find out more about them, imagining an enterprise along the lines of the Yorkshire shepherdess. But no. It transpires that this is Sainsbury’s rebrand of its own label ‘value’ Basics range. I think this is at best deliberately misleading and at worst a cynical marketing con. Shame on them!
Lynette Royle ● 40d15 Comments ● 38d
Does anybody know whether Hounslow accept Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee pods for recycling? The box says they are recyclable in food waste but that it may differ among local authorities. Any info would be appreciated!
Sue Gewanter ● 39d3 Comments ● 38d
Not content with flattening a swathe of trees though an long established spinney to make room for heavy equipment for use in constructing a pointless multi million pound walkway I see that the wide grass verge of The Promenade opposite the bandstand is being dug up and turned into car/coach parking spaces, squeezing in as many as possible between the trees.Apart from ruining the natural feel of the area how long will it be before commuters take advantage to park then pop across the bridge to catch a train to London?
Adrian Irving ● 45d31 Comments ● 38d
I guess this has been asked before - but what are people's recommendations for laser eye surgery locally? Or is it best to travel across London to Moorfields? Do they do private cash buyers who are fed up with glasses being permanently stuck to their face?
Simon Meyers ● 39d4 Comments ● 38d
I think whatever our views in our government we should pay tribute to this kind and generous man .
Helen Bamberger ● 39d4 Comments ● 39d
Just had some work done by SES and I can't rate them highly enough - clean, tidy, great standard of work. 020 7523 5373
Carl Wynne ● 39d2 Comments ● 39d
Please note this is not anti cyclist post but can anyone explain why many cyclists using the cycle lane on CHR fly through their red lights. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve witnessed this. On a few occasions I’ve had to stop turning into Dukes Avenue when my light is green because they’ve ignored their red light. No doubt if I go into them it will be my fault! The whole point of the cycle lane is to improve safety but this only happens if everyone follows the rules.
Phil Spivey ● 39d9 Comments ● 39d
This restaurant has been empty for a long time. Looking up its status on line it says that it is closed under Government guide lines. However the sign in the window today showed that they had a licence from April to September.Are they going or gone out of business?
Elizabeth Ross ● 54d10 Comments ● 39d
On the off-chance this may be of interest.The planning application from the Duke of Northumberland to build on Park Rd. allotments has been REFUSED overwhelmingly. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Isleworth Society, the plot holders, the support of Cllrs. Shaheen and Saeed and everyone who marched, wrote and signed objection letters and sent them in, and all those who signed the petition. The refusal was carried overwhelmingly, there may well be more to come but we will ready!
Vanessa Smith ● 43d26 Comments ● 39d
No power in Bedfont School area since 0210. Any one else down?
Pam Tynan ● 42d3 Comments ● 39d
A major vote of thanks to all those who campaigned to prevent the council closing access to Staveley Rd to Chiswick residents living east of the A316. Today residents of all the roads east of the Greast Chertsey Road received a letter from Jefferson Nwokeoma, Asst Director Traffic, Transport & Parking for Hounslow Borough, informing them that they would be exempt from Staveley Rd access restrictions "at all times."Precise details of the "next steps" will be announced via a press release after a council meeting Oct. 19.Diana Claridge of Corney Reach organised a petition signed by more than 1,200 local residents. Councillor John Todd, backed by all the Chiswick councillors, lobbied the council against the scheme which formed part of the council's Streetspace programme.
Robin Knight ● 43d21 Comments ● 40d
I'm rather out of touch with eating out in Chiswick these days, and I'm meeting a friend for a light lunch on Monday, preferably near Turnham Green. Any recommendations would be welcome.
Barbara Robinson ● 41d6 Comments ● 40d
Keen to find someone to repair a long-broken ceramic plate of some sentimental value. Recommendations & suggestions gratefully received.
David Stranks ● 40d1 Comments ● 40d
London's finest 7-piece soul & funk band Westside Jukes are playing at The Payback, a new monthly Soul & Funk night at The Gunnersbury Pub on Chiswick High Road on Wednesday 27th October 2021. Entrance is free and you can see live videos of the band in action, venue and other details here - https://westsidejukes.com/2021-live-videos
Iain McCallum ● 40d0 Comments ● 40d
The Town Hall has been decorated with lights and a huge Christmas Tree which is gorgeous but it's not even mid October. I assume this is for a film shoot in which case can we keep them afterwards but if it isn't then why are the decorations up so early?????
Chris Blackwell ● 46d16 Comments ● 40d
A report from 2 local resident’s groups. Here’s their analysis and proposal for a better way of managing Grove Park (aka South Chiswick) traffic.https://groveparkgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/South-Chiswick-Low-Traffic-A5-12pp_Proof2.pdf
Russell Pearson ● 42d6 Comments ● 40d
Why is the forum here always so slow to load up? It also gives an error messages when trying to upload a reply message etc… Is it to do with all its graphics? I use an iPhone iOS 15 and have always had this problem with other iPhones loading up Chiswick Newsletter’s forum pages.
Carl Johns ● 40d0 Comments ● 40d
The application is reported as:"21 floors of residential accommodation comprising 255 flats, 83 of which will be classed as affordable. Of the ‘affordable’ units 70% will be London Living rent and 30% will be intermediate."That's 58 of 255 LL and 25 being 'intermediate'.I question the level of the Service Charge on each flat.Who will maintain all that supposed greenery and the garden terraces, the glass roof above the roof top 'domed glazed canopy which residents of the private flats will be able to access, the bin store, the lifts, the communal spaces and who will clean all the glass?Not to mention where any profits come from renting out the 17M LED screen - not to the leaseholders that's for sure.With all these costs it will not be profitable enough for any of the paltry 83 flats to be anything else other than privately owned, sorry privately leased. No doubt there will be a 'special entrance' for those flats so that the poor do not embarrass the rich.Here in Chiswick Village we have our problems but almost all leaseholders actually have a share in the freeloading company so the decisions are made by those who live here and not made by a venture capital board who probably never see the building or its residents.This is yet another blight on our landscape, the wrong building in the wrong place - and for the wrong reasons.
Martin Weaver ● 47d16 Comments ● 40d
Loud speakers, placards, lots of shouting plus I counted about a dozen police officers escorting them - what a waste of police time !Not to mention this mob are clearly not vaccinated and not wearing masks or socially distancing- let's all applaud these idiots for probably being responsible for another surge in Covid cases 🙈
Loraine Pemberton ● 41d7 Comments ● 41d
Looking for a drum teacher to teach my kids if anyone has a recommendation please. Thanks
Jenny Tollady ● 43d4 Comments ● 41d