Gas prices in the EU have fallen to a 10 month low. When will ours follow?
Nicholas Beard ● 80d25 Comments ● 29d
Lancashire Police said they "sadly recovered a body" after they were called to the River Wyre near Rawcliffe Road at 11:35 GMT on Sunday.A statement said formal identification had not yet been carried out "so we are unable to say" if it was Ms Bulley.Police said they were in the process of identifying the body and were currently treating the death as unexplained.
Brian Coyle ● 30d4 Comments ● 30d
Hi, does anyone know where I could get small (polaroid size) cards printed for my lovely Dad's funeral? Needs to have photo and text on the front and a few words inside.Not sure if snappy snaps etc could do that. Not having much joy online.Thanks
Apple Leiper ● 30d2 Comments ● 30d
To be agreed at Hounslow cabinet meeting on 21st February and by the full council on 28th February.
Richard Greenhough ● 31d3 Comments ● 30d
"A local business owner with premises nearby said, “I’m 100% onboard with the message that these crossings are trying to convey but if they start to look shabby the gesture becomes counterproductive".The rest of the article is in the same vein. It appears that Stonewall are active in local media, attempting to counter the local outcry against the crossings, which are virtue-signalling by Hounslow Council and a terrible waste of money. The sooner the crossings disappear under dirt and/or are rubbed away the better. Remember that Stonewall is lying to the public and Government, and should be defunded: #Stonewallmustfall
Una-Jane Winfield ● 36d32 Comments ● 30d
Anyone else fascinated by this?I have tested it for some research on a technical issue. Not very accurate, and the information out of date. But perhaps a reasonable starting point.Just out of interest, I asked the question: "What is the history of Chiswick", and then reran the same question a few times.Here is the first answer. I will post the next two answer to follow:"Chiswick is a suburban area of London, located in the west of the city. It has a long and rich history dating back to the Roman period.During the Roman period, Chiswick was an important site for the production of pottery and tiles, with evidence of kilns and other industry found in the area. The village was also an important stop on the road that connected London with Bath, and it is believed that a Roman road passed through the area.In the Middle Ages, Chiswick was a small village with a population of around 100 people. The village was largely rural, with a number of farms and fields. In the 16th century, the area became popular as a location for grand country houses, and several wealthy families built large homes in the area.During the 18th and 19th centuries, Chiswick grew rapidly as a residential suburb of London. Many of the grand country houses were converted into more modest homes, and new streets and developments were built to accommodate the growing population. The arrival of the railway in the mid-19th century further accelerated the growth of the area, making it easier for people to commute into central London.Chiswick has a rich artistic and cultural history, with several notable residents including the artist William Hogarth, who lived in the area in the 18th century, and the poet Alexander Pope, who built a villa in nearby Twickenham.Today, Chiswick is a popular residential area with a thriving community and a wide range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, and parks. The area has also become a popular location for film and television productions, with several notable productions filmed in the area, including "Downton Abbey" and "Doctor Who.""
T P Howell ● 32d9 Comments ● 30d
A quote from an anonymous thinker. "How many Silver-back gorillas would be required, and how long would it take to train 1 of the gorillas to sit at a piano and play Beethoven's 5th Symphony?"
Neil Milkins ● 36d25 Comments ● 32d
Whatever you say about Nicola Sturgeon - she was a consummate politician, of all the shower we've had she was head and shoulders above them. It will get very interesting now I would think, as from here it seemed very much as if the Scots Nats were a bit of a one-trick party? It maybe that now we'll see what sort of government they provided across the board as there are other very important things people are rightly concerned about. Robert Peston last night said that when interviewed she always tried to answer the questions put to her - what about that! Most of the rest spend ages trying to deflect everything. She was always concise and well briefed and frankly put waffling Bozo and the top tw*t Trump to shame throughout Covid. Most of all I have admiration for both her and Jacinda Ardern for having the sense and concern for putting their country above personal ambition, in knowing when you've had enough and fresh thinking is needed, and having the maturity and humility to say so.
Vanessa Smith ● 33d19 Comments ● 32d
Just to say that TGT has single-way traffic lights in operation by zebra due
to what looks like water rising from under the road.
I guess they know it could be a bigger issue given what has happened in the area
Julian Pavey ● 33d7 Comments ● 32d
A delightful new Coffee Shop is opening in Isleworth called COUNTRY LOVE..on the London Road...near the junction with St John's Road.The furnishings would be acceptable at a 5 star hotel.The owner wished to have a single line of flowers (potted or in narrow troughs) on the pavement outside. Hounslow Council refused her permission to do so.Yet in Chiswick High Road,on the corner with Windmill Road, I noticed today that WHEELERS have a extended their already big share of the pavement. Excessively so in my view.Is there one rule elsewhere...but not for Chiswick.
Jim Lawes ● 36d5 Comments ● 32d
21 About the disaster in Turkey.I’m all for inclusivity, but ….
Liam Robinson ● 35d8 Comments ● 33d
I was surprised to see these appear on the High Road by the end of TGT this morning - I had no idea they were being planned.In principle I think they are a great idea and am very much on board with their message but I couldn't help notice that, after just a few hours, they were starting to get a bit scuffed up. Take the chance to see them as soon as possible while they are relatively pristine because they might look a bit scruffy quite quickly.
Anita Blake ● 47d197 Comments ● 33d
do i have to pay for a temporary parking permit, even if i have a permit already? used to be that it was free for one Month.
Cormac Cullen ● 34d5 Comments ● 34d
Age concern Chiswick is proud to present informative talks and lectures this Feb. 1. Thursday 9th February at 11.30 am: a talk by a senior Elections Officer from LB Hounslow about the new photo Identity (ID) requirements for voting in local and national elections. This is very important as you will not be able to vote without the right ID. 2. Thursday 16th February at 12 noon : a short talk by a representative of Scottish and Southern Electricity about Priority Services Registers. All energy suppliers and network operators are legally required to keep a register of vulnerable customers. He will explain who is eligible and how to get your name recorded. The talks are free and open to all! No need to bookWe are located at :The Friendship Club, Oxford Rd NChiswickLondon W4 4DNNearest tube : Gunnersbury Buses: H91, 110, 237, 267,440For more info, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Age Concern Chiswick ● 42d6 Comments ● 34d
Let's face it front line politics for most people has to be a drain on your sanity apart from anything else. So I am full of admiration to Ms. Ardern for having the honesty and guts to say she's had it. Would that some of our lot (mostly men) would also take a dose of reality both in national and local politics. I well remember Estelle Morgan appointed Education Minster resigning, after saying she was in over her head, startling honesty, is it because women are more secure in who they are or simply just more realistic? Whatever it is, just wish more politicos would take note. When past your sell by date - bugger off.
Vanessa Smith ● 61d34 Comments ● 34d
Is the refurbishment of the camelia greenhouse fully funded yet?? The wood frame is rotting and needs urgent, expensive work. Instead of opening in February it is closed this spring, as it was last spring. Can the Trustees tell us what is being done to raise funds and get remedial work under way, please?
Una-Jane Winfield ● 36d1 Comments ● 34d
How awful - I hope our country goes to help soon -
Helen Bamberger ● 43d23 Comments ● 34d
I was devastated to learn of the sudden closure of Good Boy Coffee on Chiswick Common Road. The sign on the shop gave no reason of why they closed so suddenly and the staff never gave any indication that anything was awry. Does anyone have any info?
Ben Geofferson ● 38d16 Comments ● 34d
Looks like the government has put an end to Wandsworth Council attempt to start fining people breaking the speed limit in 20mph zones.http://www.putneysw15.com/default.asp?section=community&link=http://neighbournet.com/server/common/ldrswandroad009.htmI'm a big fan of the 20mph speed limit in urban areas - it makes the whole envirnoment much less stressful. However, I'm pleased with this decision. It can be very difficult to stay under 20mph and I think lots of drivers genuinely intending to adhere to the limit drift over. There danger was that giving council's the power to do this would have resulted in another money spinner and lots of people struggling financially getting hit with fines with no real net benefit to road safety.
Jeremy Parkinson ● 41d12 Comments ● 34d
With what has been going on lately does anyone have any theories?I'd rather get away from UFOs and outer space and concentrate on what they possibly are, where they are from, and what they are doing.Given the balloon sighting, this has led to the detection of these last two objects very quickly and the shooting of them down. Have they been overhead for far longer than we know?Have we had these objects over our skies without knowing, could we in time now have our own official sightings?I see something last year during our heatwave and have emailed Howard Hughes of The Unexplained over this as i was totally baffled to what it was and its course and change in direction on a clear hot sunny day. On what has happened lately ive only just yesterday googled objects in sky summer 2022 and have found a video. Not quite what i did see but has similar points to it but it was only one object and very high up. But strangely its around the same time and it was over west london also. By telescope revieled more than the human eye as my first thought was a party baloon. But given height,its movements and weather conditions i ruled it out. But could it have been a surveillance drone. Could it have been something that we now know about in north america Again,forget UFOs,it takes 4 years to get to the nearest star,but it makes an interesting conversation. Well from my point of view it does anyway not that im a expert on this subject https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/14/group-of-3-metal-sphere-ufos-spotted-making-turns-over-london-16996832/
Julian Pavey ● 36d17 Comments ● 34d
Our cunning plan to curtail freedom of movement in Chiswick is going well. The bike lane is blocked for cyclists but usefully slowing vehicular traffic. Traffic towards Hammersmith is at a near standstill day and night. Onwards to gridlock!!
Davey Harris ● 38d17 Comments ● 35d
Richard Johnson who is behind the 66 Stall proposed food market on Chiswick High Road was on Dragon's Den last night trying to get investment for his food awards business which seems to be his main activity. He came over as very engaging on a personal level and clearly a food connoisseur and lover, but was a spectacular fail on the business presentation front. It is the last pitch on the programme. Thumbs down from all the Dragons. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001j0bl/dragons-den-series-20-episode-6
Susan Engel ● 39d21 Comments ● 35d
Hi, Does anybody have any experience of tenants taking over management of a residential building under the Right to Manage optiona? We have a flat in South London where the managing agent has been appalling. (This is the second agent we have used) As residents, we are all considering taking over the right to manage. Would be grateful for any comments from someone with expeience/knowledge of this? Thanks
K. Gdaniec ● 40d20 Comments ● 36d
A friend of mine has finally decided to sell his house in Central Chiswick after renting it out for years. Any recommendations on a suitable sales agent based on personal experience? Sensible realistic pricing, professional approach. No approaches from actual agents please. And it really is for a friend, not me! I’m not going anywhere… seems the market is a bit slow.
Susan Engel ● 43d23 Comments ● 36d
A brilliant 15 min discussion between two midwives:https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001j3jf
Philippa Bond ● 36d0 Comments ● 36d
ILLEGAL TRANSFER FROM ENERGY PROVIDER SSE TO OVO.A response given on Trustpilot on 26-1-23 by energy provider SSE regarding my illegal transfer from energy company SSE to energy company OVO which are part of the same company."Hi, Thank you for your recent email, I apologise for the delay in my response.We appreciate you contacting us. When I check your account, it has already been transferred to OVO Energy. As a result, your account has been closed and we no longer have access to it. I suggest you to get in touch with OVO Energy because they are the team that can assist you.Thank you for contacting SSE."John from OVO has informed me that I was tricked by SSE to sign up to OVO with a false promise of a £50 energy credit.And the response given on Trustpilot by OVO. Thanks for getting back to me, Neil.I've checked over your account and I can see you've managed to reach the team. I am sorry that the letter has caused such confusion, but the install would have had to have been with SSE.Thanks,Dave.Both SSE and OVO are continuing to argue that the other party are to blame for the illegal transfer. I have to wait about 7 weeks for SSE and OVO to sort the mess out before the Energy Ombudsman will intervene. Anyone wishing to change energy providers would be wise to check on Trustpilot the company they are thinking of using before deciding. SSE and OVO are having shocking reviews. See part of Which magazine review of OVO below. "Ovo Energy came near the bottom of the table in 13th place out of 16 energy companies rated by 10,197 members of the public in the annual Which? customer survey. This is a big drop from last year, when it came joint second. It had poor two-star ratings for almost all of the aspects of service we looked at, managing an average three stars for just one - the accuracy of its payments."One dissatisfied customer said: 'It’s impossible to contact them. Online options don’t make it easy to solve problems.'
Neil Milkins ● 47d16 Comments ● 36d
I don’t know how many forum contributors were at the Upper Room event at St. Michael’s and All Angels last night but wasn’t she just on great form? Ninety next week apparently- remarkable.Passionate about the arts, education, young people, her profession, Shakespeare, the planet. Appalled by so much by what is happening in this country. A great evening.
Stewart Jones ● 39d2 Comments ● 36d
Hi, We are looking to get our front garden renovated. Does anyone have any recommendations please? The plan is to have a black and white tiled path with larger grey tiles on rest of the garden, we also need to get the wall rebuilt and new railings and a gate. Thanks in advance
Alison Taylor ● 41d9 Comments ● 37d
A very different Sunday morning compared with last week when, at this time, I was just getting home from hospital after an epileptic seizure.Sincere thanks to the great ambulance crew and to the wonderful Accident & Emergency professionals at Charing Cross Hospital.
Les Wilson ● 44d10 Comments ● 37d
Can't see this posted to you good folks from W4 but in case anyone has been to Ealing hospital and still has some of their kit - Physiotherapists appealing to people to return unused walking aids to Ealing Hospital.Thousands of aids are given to patients every year, but many aren’t returned when patients no longer need them.Victoria Manson, Principal Lead Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, at Northwick Park Hospital, said, “We do have a shortage of crutches, frames and walking sticks.“This means it can be a struggle to provide patients with the support they need, which in some cases can lead to discharge being held up. It costs tens of thousands of pounds a year to replace walking aids.“We’d really appreciate it if people can have a check at home and return any aids they have. That will allow us to clean them up and re-use/recycle them for other people to use.”If you have a metal Zimmer frame, crutches, or walking sticks, return it to Ealing Hospital - Level 1 Orange Wing, Physiotherapy department.Wooden walking sticks and commodes will not be accepted.
Peter King ● 41d3 Comments ● 37d
Interesting article on the front page this evening about collisions on C9 in Hammersmith. Who’d have thought that those nice gentle cyclists might cause the worst injuries.‘Of the four incidents in which cyclists were injured during the year, one involved a car, one involved a goods vehicle and one involved a motorcycle (with the motorcyclists receiving slight injuries. The fourth which occurred at 8.05pm near the junction with Leamore Street on Friday 22 July 2022 was a collision between three cyclists in which one of them was badly hurt.’
Simon Hayes ● 39d48 Comments ● 37d
Interesting little piece in today's 'i' regarding falling street lamps in Wellington N.Z. And who should get a mention? None other than CCF, well known to Chiswickians and other Hounslow residents from his time as a traffic officer for L.B.H. Seems there is a problem with metal fatigue in some street lamps installed only five years ago, and could possibly fall down without warning, could cause 'injury or death'. Nice to know Chris is on the case.
Vanessa Smith ● 38d6 Comments ● 37d
Anyone fancy an evening of blistering rock covers, The Breaks are back at the George IVth tomorrow evening (11 Feb) from 9.00pm to late, free entry...www.the-breaks.co.uk
Charlie Makin ● 39d1 Comments ● 38d
Table Top Sale, Saturday 18th February, 11am - 2pm. Set up from 9am. Tables £15. St Michaels Church Hall, Elmwood Road W4.For more information/ bookings, email Sue White on:email@example.com
Vanessa Cobb ● 39d0 Comments ● 39d
I was wondering if anyone had one or two tickets to this Saturday’s Fulham match they would be willing to sell? Fulham is doing a memorial event before the game against Notts Forest, with pictures of fans who have passed away shown on the screens and printed in the programme. My mother-in-law’s partner, Ernie – Fulham born and bred and a lifelong Fulham fan – died recently and we have given his name and picture to be included. It would be lovely if one or two of the family could be there to witness it. If you can help, would you message me? Thank you!
Jane Yettram ● 40d4 Comments ● 39d
Just wanted to give Chairman & Son a shout out, we took a stool along with the fabric on Wednesday and just collected it. Fantastic job, true craftsmanship if anyone wants to upcycle a piece these are the team to use 👏👏👏 local crew deserve all our support one very happy customer
Jayne Thorburn ● 39d0 Comments ● 39d
Really happy and relieved to say that I found Bear shortly after midnight. She was cold and ravenous but thanks to some wonderfully kind people who let me know about sightings I was able to find her.
Maggie Philbin ● 42d8 Comments ● 39d
Never mind the ambulance crews and the nurses, how will we manage without these dedicated public servants? I shall always treasure the memory of getting a ticket outside my own home because resident parking had been craftily suspended the day before and I hadn't noticed. Or the time I got a ticket while I was looking for a machine that worked, in the days when they took change.
Davey Harris ● 41d10 Comments ● 39d
Would be grateful for recommendations- someone to supply and fit a stone/marble/granite worktop, with cut-out for basin.
Colleen Jonson ● 41d4 Comments ● 41d
Anyone know Vagisha Kajla? I found a bank card in that name this morning.
Paul Thompson ● 43d3 Comments ● 41d
Does anyone know a carpet fitter that does small jobs. We need a section of stair carpet taken out and replaced by a new piece. Many thanks.
Raymond Dixon ● 42d0 Comments ● 42d
Having a clear out, I find I have containers of unused CD's and DVD's plus plastic cases. Anyone interested - FOC of course!Also, can anyone suggest what I can do with unwanted cables etc. I don't want to send them to landfill. Thanks.
Joan Adamson ● 45d19 Comments ● 43d
Hi, does anyone know of a competent person who carries out repairs on Bosch diswhashers. Thanks
Amanda McLaren ● 43d2 Comments ● 43d
I know people on this site are amazing at finding missing cats so I hope you can help me track down my chocolate/cream sortie who went missing early on Sunday morning. She goes out but always pops in and out of the house all day and sleeps at home at night. Do please check sheds as it was a lovely day on Sunday and she may have decided to curl up in one while you were gardening. Full details of how to get in touch are here https://www.identibase.co.uk/lost-and-found/missing-pet/61230
Maggie Philbin ● 43d0 Comments ● 43d
Can anyone recommend someone?I'm looking for someone to pick up a washing machine and deliver it to me. Not so far - S. Ealing to W12.
Marlene Plimley ● 45d3 Comments ● 44d
Happy Brexit day everybody.Third anniversary today.🇬🇧
James Dow ● 49d48 Comments ● 44d
Does anyone know what’s being filmed by Prebend Mansions near Airedale Avenue?
Sandra Taylor ● 44d1 Comments ● 44d
Just wondering if anyone participated? My results were:6 pesky parakeets, 2 wood pigeons, 6 bloody pigeons, 1 starling, I blue tit, 1 robin, 1 lesser spotted woodpecker.
Jill Merrett ● 50d14 Comments ● 44d
A shout out for this wonderful fishmongers and seafood bar, on Devonshire Road. Went for the first time last night and ate some truly delicious food. The salmon with home made soda bread was really delicious. Oysters, langoustines, potted shrimp…and decent selection of wines. We’d only popped in for an aperitif but stayed. Wishing them great success- lovely people and great service.
Colleen Jonson ● 45d2 Comments ● 45d
Is anyone able to explain the relationship between these two? I thought Lampton 360 was wholly owned by Hounslow Council. I heard yesterday that 12 park warden jobs at Hounslow Council are being axed at the end of March as they cannot afford to pay them going forward. Yet the 12 people are being invited to apply for some jobs at Lampton 360, though not for all of them and not necessary for the same type of work. There are some groups who have raised concerns with Hounslow Council about these park warden jobs going as they believe they are essential for helping keep anti-social behaviour down in some parks. If Hounslow Council say they don't have the money, how does Lampton 360 have it?
Margot Crowther ● 45d4 Comments ● 45d
My son goes to school in central London but unfortunately that means not many local friends to hang out with at the weekends. Anyone else in the same situation? He’s nearly 12, loves Minecraft, coding, animals and going for crepes on the high road. Not keen on team sports so that rules out sports clubs. Drop me a message and maybe we can meet up and go from there.
Pamela Seth ● 45d1 Comments ● 45d
Bourne Place is no longer 2-way. Including to the mom who ushered her two cycling toddlers and followed on her own cycle this morning, into the path of my oncoming car.
Marie Power ● 49d69 Comments ● 46d
Snappy snaps will be shut when I need it. So wondering if there is still a passport photo machine at turnham green tube station?
Rob Reynolds ● 46d7 Comments ● 46d
I have one Brentford ticket for tomorrows game vs Southampton.South Stand Block s107 row 13.Face value - £45, will accept £35Pls messageJames.
James Wright ● 46d5 Comments ● 46d
Two identical, matt black, faux leather, one with original sewn Fire Protection cert. attached, the other with certificate 99% removed. Bought as a pair. Lightly used, unmarked, No fees wanted. 90 cm Depth, x 68 H x 89 W.Removal from our W4 address may be tricky, they are heavy to lift. Would give to charity but they will not take the unmarked chair. Anyone?Crowthergolf@gmail.com contact.
Peter Crowther ● 46d0 Comments ● 46d
Hi,As part of the Wild Chiswick (swifts) initiative, I have volunteered to manage a map of sightings etc. I know I can order a detailed map online but back in the day estate agents (which are not endangered) used to give away local maps. To save me visiting all of them, does anyone know if any of them still do this please? If yes, which one? Needs to cover the W4 Postcode area.TIARalph
Ralph Charlwood ● 46d1 Comments ● 46d
Vanessa Smith ● 48d42 Comments ● 47d
Do come to a talk by Jennal Amin of Gunnersbury Park Museum, exploring people's memories of working in three local factories (Firestone, Trico and AEC) and the impact that their closures had on people's lives. She will also be most interested to hear your experiences of working in other factories or workplaces. Do bring along any relevant photos you may have.At the Friendship Club, Oxford Road North, W4 4DN. firstname.lastname@example.org. 020 8742 7007
Age Concern Chiswick ● 52d1 Comments ● 48d
I can't get any sense out of TfL's shambolic website. Does anyone know if local buses are affected by strike action today (Wed)?
Colin Jordan ● 48d3 Comments ● 48d
The sleaze never stops.As I understand it, people with too much money have accountants to do their tax fiddling for them. So what happened here? Unless, of course, he carelessly didn't inform his accountant. As for Mr Moneybags Johnson...........if this was a loan, where are the T&Cs and has he started paying it back?Or was it just a good old-fashioned bribe?Just asking!
Sarah Vickers ● 56d78 Comments ● 48d
As we know, the normal traffic restrictions on Stavely and Hartington Roads were suspended over the Xmas/New Year period, 27 Dec to 02 Jan.However, LBH carried on issuing fines as normal, due to what was described as an "operator error".This was reported on the front page on 06 January:http://www.chiswickw4.com/default.asp?section=info&page=conroad379b.htmThis report included the following:Conservative Councillor for Chiswick Homefields, Jack Emsley, wrote to the council’s traffic department to ask for clarification, and has confirmed that all fines issued during the Christmas period will be cancelled.He said, “I’m pleased that we have been able to secure the cancellation of these fines, but the fact is that they should never have been issued in the first place...(More here: http://www.chiswickw4.com/default.asp?section=info&page=conroad379b.htm )This was repeated in the Hounslow Herald of 06 Jan, with the same verbatim quotation from Cllr. Emsley:https://hounslowherald.com/chiswick-councillors-help-secure-cancellation-of-christmas-pcns-p20369-95.htmHowever, in the Hounslow Herald the following week (13 Jan), the Reader Comments page included a letter from Cllr. Katherine Dunne, LBH Cabinet Member for Climate, Environment and Transport Strategy, claiming:"This is not true. All erroneously issued PCN's were cancelled by the traffic team on 3rd January before any councillors, including myself were aware of it." So which is it? Cllr. Emsley improperly claiming credit, or Cllr. Dunne covering up?
Richard Cathcart ● 64d9 Comments ● 49d
Hello- any recommendations for someone to come and check the pump on our IKEA dishwasher? Thank you.
Colleen Jonson ● 50d3 Comments ● 49d
More than 5,200 votes from motoring groups, equivalent to one in 10 responses, were discounted by officials, reducing opposition and allowing Mr Khan to claim there was no “overwhelming” dissent.https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2023/01/16/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-accused-manipulating-poll-expand-ulez/?WT.mc_id=e_DM94047&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_Cit_New_v2&utmsource=email&utm_medium=Edi_Cit_New_v220230117&utm_campaign=DM94047
Les Wilson ● 63d34 Comments ● 49d
https://thecritic.co.uk/the-war-on-cars/All across the UK, a war is being waged against car drivers. Matters became worse last week when new research emerged, appearing to support Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs).The Guardian called it “the most comprehensive study yet of such schemes in the UK”. It soon received praise from Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and his Walking and Cycling Commissioner, as well as activists, who used it to conclude that LTNs are a roaring success.You didn’t need a statistics degree, though, to immediately spot that there were a few “issues” with this much-celebrated investigation. For starters, it had been funded by an organisation called Possible – “a UK based climate charity working towards a zero carbon society” – which has held events to encourage people to go “car free”. It is hardly the natural adjudicator one would hope for.Then there were the researchers, from the University of Westminster’s Active Travel Academy. According to its website, this academy (that no one’s ever heard of), wants to “address the acute global problems that car dominated transport systems have created.” So that’s two opinionated guides to the data.The data, itself, raises eyebrows. Researchers reviewed data from schemes “introduced between May 2020 and May 2021”. Although they reassure that the study has been “adjusted to account for Covid-era and other longer-term and seasonal changes”, it is an odd selection, given that traffic was in no way normal for parts of those years due to Covid lockdowns. Another issue with the research is that, for all the claims of being comprehensive, it was collected from less than half of the 96 LTNs installed in London between these two dates.Anyone with a basic understanding in statistics can see that everything about this “study” — from the flawed methodology, to its partisan commissioner and researchers, to the journalists who bigged up its results (one of whom, The Guardian’s political correspondent, Peter Walker, has written a book titled How Cycling Can Save the World), to the Mayor and his “czar” doing the same – stinks.It is, in fact, part of a much broader movement taking place across the country, in which elected bureaucrats, supported by a “Lycra Lobby” of cycling activists and eco wonks, are doing everything they can to end car use. Their tactics include cherry picking data, abusing democracy and smearing their opponents. Walker, for instance, recently wrote an article in The Guardian, in which he said “people objecting to traffic restrictions can easily become exposed to much murkier ideas”, implying that these include “alarmist conspiracies, often overlapping with antisemitic ideas of the New World Order and all-powerful “globalists”.” He and others get away with their militant anti-car campaigning because a large section of those in the upper echelons of power — from the media, to other politicians to the financially better-off — are on board, or complacent, perhaps because they don’t need to drive to work.As a journalist, I should explain that I am not some sort of “car fanatic”, as some have implied when I have have criticised anti-traffic schemes (as well as suggesting I am an “WEF conspiracy theorist”). I don’t drive, enjoy cycling and probably have a relatively low carbon footprint, having not eaten meat for over 20 years. I came into this political area after a chance meeting with a delivery driver in 2020, who complained to me about the issues he was having conducting his business, due to increasing anti-car measures under Khan. I felt for him and said I’d look into it. I did, interviewing local tradesmen — and they were mostly men — to find out their views. Their frustration, and financial losses, were palpable.Since 2020, things have become much worse for these tradersSince 2020, things have become much worse for these traders, with councils across the UK stepping up their efforts to ban cars, increasing anti-traffic schemes, including ULEZ (Ultra-Low Emission Zones), in spite of people continuing to make their objections known. Opponents of traffic reduction schemes are not conspiracy theorists or worse — self-employed couriers/ plumbers/ decorators, for instance, are some of the biggest economic victims, losing money each day because LTNs elongate their journeys, reducing the number of jobs they can carry out. Some traders have spent lots of money on upgrading their car to electric to be ULEZ compliant, only to find out that the car is now simply banned from certain routes. There’s also the disabled, vulnerable and elderly to consider.Drivers have turned to democratic channels in the hope that their concerns might be listened to. Recently, for instance, constituents in Haringey attended a council meeting, hoping for an exchange with the elected representatives who had installed LTNs. But the councillors called it off, blaming “disruption”, which others disputed. Often, bureaucrats — pretending to care about what locals think — launch farcical LTN consultations long after they’ve implemented them. The LTN resistance cannot win, not least because they rarely have the time, platform or economic bandwidth to stop anti-democratic measures, and they are up against a wealthier elite — including wonks — that deploy biased research to gaslight them. The concerns of ordinary people are no match for the white papers and purported intellect of the Lycra Lobby.Trying to raise these concerns, which I do regularly on Twitter and in articles, has been a lonely business, namely because I am trying to convince people who don’t drive to care about cars. People should remember that this is about more than vehicles; we are seeing an assault on democracy, in which one part of the population thinks it can override the rights of others, to the point of crippling their businesses, by using a dubious moral justification; that LTNs are good for everyone. For all these claims, it was shocking to see London recently become the most congested city in the world. How did this come about? Based on recent events, don’t expect an objective analysis any time soon.
Michael Good ● 58d47 Comments ● 49d
Anyone living within a mile or so of the stadium would have suffered from a bright orange glow from the pitch (grass) lights left on all night this week. The colder weather has made this worse but it is still not sustainable. No solutions or updates from BFC as yet despite this issue being raised over a year ago. Maybe Chiswick W4 could highlight the issues for local residents and wildlife? (Not able to attach photos)
Jason McAleer ● 54d37 Comments ● 50d
From Hammersmith and Fulham"Senior Trading Standards Officer Doug Love said that these groups check for any security features and sell the information on a “mug list” to burglars for cash.He said, “They see what they can about a home, to see if the resident might be gullible enough for another trader, or to have a look to see what type of security is at the front door, like if there is a chain or if the person is security conscious. We know there’s a currency in that sort of thing.”He said the scammers often pretend to be ex-inmates on a probation scheme, despite no such programme existing in the borough.The fake salesman are known to go door to door in the borough with holdalls of poor-quality dusters, dishcloths and sprays and flash fake permits. Doug said catching the criminals was “almost impossible” because victims report the crime weeks after it happened.Hammersmith and Fulham’s trading standards department released a guide to help locals to spot a scam in action. It advises residents to put a “no uninvited traders” poster on their front door, use smart doorbells with built-in cameras, or door chain for unexpected callers.Doug said, “Don’t deal with cold callers. Full stop. At its most innocent, they’re people selling overpriced goods. But at the more sinister end, it’s assessing the potential for far more serious crimes.“If you don’t know who’s knocking, don’t open the door or use a door chain. We need to warn people, especially elderly residents, from being as trusting as they are. The successful scammers are the charming, persuasive ones.”
Iris Hill ● 51d7 Comments ● 50d
Since there were so many numbers floating around on the fines i thought i would ask the council for the data direct — it's embedded here in the answer to my FOIR
IF their data is right and assuming an average fine of £65 (some will be rescinded, some will pay £130 late fine) then they have earned £6.87m for 2 streets in 12 months !
I have queried the data however as Staveley fines are sometimes 4x than Hartington & I don't understand why that would be
Ceinwen Mailvagnam ● 60d53 Comments ● 50d
I have today been reading about a gentleman called Kyril Zinovieffwho had been born in Russia some 110 years ago.It seems he moved to Estonia and then settled in Chiswick at the quaint location off Turnham Green called Arlington Cottages.Did he appear on that long list of famed Chiswick Residents that was compiled on this Forum...some time back.Was he or his family known here locally.?He once spoke of a ghost at his W4 home!
Jim Lawes ● 60d16 Comments ● 51d
Beware new credit card scam. They tried this one on me yesterday. Got a phone call just after 5 pm supposedly from JL Mastercard. The guy knew my name & asked me if I had a John Lewis card ending in… I said yes, he asked if I had tried to make a purchase for £600 in Liverpool a few minutes beforehand. I said no, then asked if I had given my card or its details to anybody. I said no. He then said he would cancel this transaction and also cancel my card and issue me with a new one. In the meantime they he was going to text me a security code which I was to read back to him. I then asked him to hang up and call me back so that I could check the details. I never heard anything back and he didn’t send any code. I’m guessing the ‘security code’ would have been the OTP which he would have needed to make an online purchase. Interestingly he called just after 5pm when the customer service/fraud dept have just closed . Crazy as this is, there is no 24/7 hotline to report and fraud, and these scammers know that they have a 17 hour window before I would’ve been able to report anything ( customer services doesn’t open till 10am on Sunday)Please beware and share.
Sandra Taylor ● 51d7 Comments ● 51d
Just been watching a video of the Labour MP, Darren Jones interviewing the odious CEO of Royal Mail, Simon Thomson, at a Commons Select Committee hearing. What a brilliant interviewer he is, doesn't stand any nonsense, and doesn't take no for an answer. Wish there were more like him. Apparently, some of Thomson's responses "may not have been wholly correct", and Thomson may well have to be called back.
Brian Coyle ● 51d0 Comments ● 51d
What a remarkable woman and what a remarkable life. I had no idea she lived in Chiswick. I must have walked past her house hundreds of times.
Anita Blake ● 52d3 Comments ● 51d
I normally used to get this done in Shears, the tobacconist/pipe shop on the north side of CHR, but it looks to be closed down.I then went to the Vape shop nearby (also on North side, used to be a phone shop?), since their sign said they replace batteries.But when I showed it to them, they looked bemused and said they couldn't do it for me.Anyone else local who is open and can help? (It's a fairly standard Mens' watch with a steel case etc, it was cheap to buy, but has done the job for 20-odd years mow)
Richard Cathcart ● 713d23 Comments ● 51d
This 120 year old (?) Royal Mail red posting box has seemingly been taken out of service.It currently still stands outside Kew Bridge Station,TW8 but within a Chiswick Ward with it's posting aperture sealed with a piece of wood.It's ignored by nearly everyone... who have, perhaps, no idea of it's significance.King Edward the 7th did indeed open the 3rd Kew Bridge in 1903 and so the King Edward VII insignia on the box is revelant. It ought to be saved although many will not know why
Jim Lawes ● 53d7 Comments ● 51d
I'm not a fan of processed food but it is interesting all the different efforts that are being made to help and allow us to move towards less of a meat and fish based diet.It's easier and easiest to increase the number of vegetarian dishes you eat first and in other countries' cuisines these are far more common than in the traditional British one. In fact you wouldn't even be thinking of separating food into those different categories if you were eating a lot of Italian, Indian and Mediterranean food - you could automatically be eating a diet with less meat but still plenty of protein.https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/food-drink/vegan-new-food-drink-products-b2260234.htmlThere are lots more Vegan cookery books and it is becoming easier to find more meat and fish-free food when you are eating out and about even if it is asking for double portions of the starters - which are often more interesting than the mains!
Philippa Bond ● 67d57 Comments ● 51d
Have been having a clear-out at work. Have many of the above mentioned that surgical staff wanted to bin. These are simple to assemble. I've been using at work to protect my face when using sporicidal sprays. I'm sure there are plenty of other potencial uses.... Happy to drop off bulk amounts to local groups or schools, but also to individuals with smaller numbers...
Amanda Odonnell ● 51d0 Comments ● 51d
I've having a problem typing text when posting on these local Forums.After say three lines of text the words become disorientated, jumble up, text leapfrogs over each other and becomes a mighty blurr.This does not happen texting elsewherebut only here and TW8. What could the.matter be?Anyone else suffer the same?
Jim Lawes ● 53d4 Comments ● 52d
as per subject line, £250sick kid means we can’t attend
Peter Newham ● 52d0 Comments ● 52d
10.30 Pm and they are digging up the road at the junction of Brockley and CHR..It looks like the bit they have just altered for the cycle lane !
John Southey ● 52d1 Comments ● 52d
"It's seems like everyone is out to scam. 10 days ago I had a letter from SSE, part of the O.V.O. family offering a £50 energy credit if I had a Smart Meter installed. I booked the meter but had to change to S.S.E. O.V.O. I have just been informed by John from S.S.E. O.V.O. that the agent from S.S.E. had tricked me into signing up to S.S.E. O.V.O. and since signing up have been told that I don't qualify for a Smart Meter or £50 credit. John has promised to rectify the matter.I have been on the phone to SSE and OVO from 9.30 this morning until now ( 3.00 pm) today. I have been waiting up to 30 minutes to get connected and have been cut off 3 times by Ryan then Steff then another woman."
Neil Milkins ● 54d16 Comments ● 54d
Who is the best locally to repair some stitching in leather boots?
I think i've use the guy (Ilias?) just of TGT in the past.
Rob Reynolds ● 56d8 Comments ● 54d
We had a defect/sink hole outside station in june that closed road for a week. Something was mentioned about possible further issues may exist below. Well i see thames water van with 2 men looking the other day at the road but not sure exactly what. But i have noticed that the road is dropping in places,especially where it has been dug and re-surfaced. Large cracks are starting to be noticed more. And outside sams seems to be a crack with water leaking and is creating a large puddle upsides the curb. Im wondering if indeed something is not quite ok below and may be an issue come hot weather again
Julian Pavey ● 63d21 Comments ● 54d
Good morningDoes anyone know if Burlington Lane is subject to the same restrictions as Hartington Road and Staveley Road?I've tried searching the Hounslow council site in vain.Thanks very much in advance.
Les Wilson ● 54d2 Comments ● 54d
I know this will not be popular-Walking up to the high road on Sutton court road this morning- I went under the underpass because it’s safer than crossing the A4. A bike came behind me and made me being hit by him ... no apology and a finger pointed at me when he passed .. no idea he was behind me and it would have been good to have a bell rung to tell me he was there - should there be a law ringing their bells ? Just curious as us pedestrians should be made aware ?
Helen Bamberger ● 56d15 Comments ● 54d
Well all be dead by the time the idiots from TFL have finished these completely superfluous roadworks and bike lanes in Chiswick. It makes you want to move
Andy Jacobs ● 63d28 Comments ● 54d
At the age of 81, he is finally Eight Miles High. Thanks for the musical memories.
Richard Greenhough ● 60d26 Comments ● 55d
Walking along Chiswick High Road yesterday got me thing about the latest 'adaptation' to C9, is this the 3rd or 4th ?In these harsh economic times where tough life changing choices are having to be made about basic essentials such as food or staying warm, is this, along with other cycle lanes, a prudent and caring way to spend limited financial resources ?
Loraine Pemberton ● 56d6 Comments ● 55d
Result of todays 2pm count (seated!)The Coffee Shop Stakes.Oree 8Pret next door 18Ole & Steen 12Costa 13I,the returning Officer for the High Road Count, declare Pret a winner by a mile!
Jim Lawes ● 56d8 Comments ● 55d
There appear to be no planes flying over Chiswick this morning. Any reason?
Maria Barr ● 56d4 Comments ● 56d
Walked past Betty on NYE and it was shut though still displaying a poster for their NYE party. Seems to be closed today. A shame if it’s closed down as the food was good and they had done a lot of work to the place. I guess ultimately it’s not in the best W4 location and a possibly another victim of inflation and people tightening their belts.
Marek Mika ● 73d13 Comments ● 56d
At the Chiswick Area Forum on 22 November, ‘Professor’ Tom Pike said the following (see LB Hounslow YouTube site if you want to see it) “we shouldn’t have an argument about the facts. We also shouldn’t have an argument about how many cyclists are on C9”. (He pointed to the fact that “we” have cameras along its length.) He then said, “It’s averaging about 3000, it peaks at 4000 a day. We should focus on the facts here, take the heat out of the argument and make judgements based on what is happening here in Chiswick.”So I checked his arguments. FOI responses from TfL (you can find them online eg FOI-1431-2122, FOI-1192-2122) show that the number of cyclists on C9 in Chiswick is measured by sensor 62 count line 22096 at Annandale Road. It counts cyclists going both ways.In the 12 months to 30 September, the average daily 24 hour count of cyclists on C9 was 1,636. Fact, Tom Pike, fact. Not 3000. I think this categorically proves you cannot trust anything Tom Pike says. And bear in mind, this is BOTH ways, so it will be double counting every cyclist who goes to/from work or school, or every Deliveroo rider returning for another collection. Looking at the data from TfL, the morning 7-10 and evening 4-7 peaks are similar at 26% of journeys. So one can reduce the “number of cyclists” by at least a quarter. In all likelihood, the number of individual cyclists using C9 on average each day is below 1000. That makes this one expensive £10m white elephant (notwithstanding the other economic damage it has caused to Chiswick). Also, don’t trust Paul Campbell, or Michael Robinson. When asked about the number of cyclists on C9, they post a chart which doesn’t just use count line 22096 as TfL advise, but adds in 2 other cameras on Chiswick High Road (ie not the cycle lane) - it’s noted on their chart which they carefully label “Chiswick High Road”, not C9. In other words they are deliberately inflating the number (to show a 2000-2500 average) to give the impression of more cyclists on C9 than there actually are to support their failing scheme. And they know it. TfL even describes that methodology in the stated FOI requests as “problematic”. So there you have it. Not only was Pike wrong about £10m of fines in Grove Park, but he and his friends at the London Borough of Hounslow Cycling Campaign are misleading us about the number of cyclists on C9. It’s about 1000 per day. Not 3000.
Richard Tate ● 58d94 Comments ● 56d
Do come to our workshop - provided by Mairi McLeod for LB Hounslow - on road safety for older adults at 11.30 am on Thursday 26th January at the Friendship Club, Oxford Road North, W4 4DN. We are just off Chiswick High Road opposite the Clayton Hotel. Gunnersbury station. Buses H91, 110, 237, 267 and 440. Free and open to all. More info: email us on email@example.com or call 020 8742 7007
Age Concern Chiswick ● 64d14 Comments ● 56d
Gearing up for major house renovation. Structural is the most urgemt - damp experts (the most urgent), followed by great electrician for likely partial or even total rewiring, best broadband (will probably move to fibre) and new gas boiler (combi) and carpenter for smallish jobs (replacing rotten wood on outside of French doors - I know, latter virtually impossible to find). That's this year. Next year, painting and decorating, garden refurb, trying to get all my soft furnishings - sofas, chairs, restored after being mauled by cats amd new flooring throughout. And then, when all that's done, will be looking for a cleaner again after a pause of a couple of years. Oh, and a good window cleaner recoommendation would be appreciated too. Would be great to find a local site with genuine recommendations on all the above (I can add a few, eg re fencing supp;er but I haven't had house renovation work done for a while so rather out of date and many suppliers come and go very quickly). But don#t know of any sites that exchange purely local supplier recommendations, although there may be some I don't know about.I do appreciate that finding good people in every one of the areas outlined above is like gold dust, but any advice would be much appreciated and I am sure will help many on here!
Claire Moran ● 64d6 Comments ● 56d
Hi,Whilst doing research on what Hammersmith and Chiswick Looked like in the 50s I came across this website with lots of very interesting Black and white Photos of Hammersmith before the fly over was built and Notting Hill Gate before it all got demolished.https://jamesrmacdonald.wordpress.com/About the BlogToward the end of his school days my father Alisdair Macdonald was what job he was aiming for and with no hesitation he replied he was to become a photographer. This was laughingly dismissed and he was asked again where he saw his future.Unperturbed he set to work learning the trade. He bought a camera, set up a small dark room in the family house near Shepherds Bush in West London and began taking pictures. Pictures of anything; fetes, birds, building work, shops, snow, celebrity visits to local events and everything beside, all with the goal of getting them into print.He got his break after selling a few photos to the papers around Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham area and eventually began freelancing for the Kensington Post, then based in Church Street.In the early 1960’s he submitted pictures of the Notting Hill Riots to the national press and shortly after became a staff photographer for the Daily Mirror where he remained through the next 30 years.This blog will share some of the images from 1956-1962, a record of his learning the art that eventually led him to become one of the most respected photojournalists in Fleet Street.
A. Whitehouse ● 57d3 Comments ● 56d
Currently been on hold for 45minutes. “Sorry to keep you waiting- we will answer your call as soon as possible.” Yeah right!
Sandra Taylor ● 68d15 Comments ● 56d
Is anyone able to recommend a local business that would be able to replace a faulty hairdryer cable.We have tried fuselodge and they really could not have been less interested in this so they're not an option.Unfortunately it seems this manufacturer has designed their kit to make replacement ourselves also not feasible.
Chris Jenkins ● 58d6 Comments ● 57d
Can anyone recommend a solicitor for a house purchase?
Phil Spivey ● 60d6 Comments ● 58d
A4 westbound down to 1 lane at Sutton Court Road, queues back to Hammersmith Flyover …not sure the reason for the lane closure but best avoided if possible
Michael Good ● 63d11 Comments ● 58d
Much as I am looking forward to trying out the new footbridge for the first time, it may be the case that this has not been a good week for those of us who enjoy walking by the Thames.An article on BrentfordTW8.com has highlighted how the residents of the Brentford Dock estate have managed to successfully exclude the public. This is a tragedy particularly as new routes were being opened up for people to reach this area from Chiswick keeping closer to the Thames Path and the Kew Bridge tunnel made them more accessible for many.
Diane Brown ● 66d21 Comments ● 58d
Now for one week you can access it FROM THE A316. HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL GET CAUGHT WHEN THEY CHANGE IT ONCEAGAIN. I HAVE HAD 6 (SIX) PCNS FOR DRIVING DOWN THERE THIS YEAR ALONE. ITS A CON. OUR COUNCIL IS PATHETIC. I HATE THESE BERKS SO MUCH
Andy Jacobs ● 101d39 Comments ● 58d
Hi all, as a few have asked, thought it would be easier to put a note on this forum - the council has confirmed that the Hartington Road traffic restrictions will be suspended for the entirety of Saturday 21st January (tomorrow) due to works on Grove Park Terrace. The suspension won't apply to Staveley Road, where restrictions will remain in place.Slightly disappointed this hasn't been more widely advertised by the council. Thanks to my councillor colleague in Chiswick Riverside, Gabriella Giles, for pushing the traffic department for clarification on this.
Jack Emsley ● 60d2 Comments ● 59d
Would anyone like about 2kg of Seville oranges, bought too many and have made plenty of marmalade.Collect near Turnham Green Terrace.
Steve Maughan ● 65d5 Comments ● 59d
John Todd ● 66d20 Comments ● 60d
Our much loved playhouse/garden shed was hand made by a professional around 5 years ago. It will be deconstructed this weekend. Contact us asap if you would like it re-built in your back yard (cost for labour, 3rd party - estimated £400-£500) or if you would like some free wood! https://nextdoor.co.uk/for_sale_and_free/2352bf0d-83d6-4e61-8f37-0edb41c2dc74?init_source=copy_link_share (For pictures)
Victoria Brebner Sanders ● 60d0 Comments ● 60d
EalingToday.co.uk has reported on two pubs closing in Greenford and Ealing this week, both of which are owned by Fuller's. The timing can be explained by wanting to keep them running through Christmas but the underlying reasons look quite different. Clearly the canalside site in Greenford is more profitable as a residential devleopment than a pub. The Red Lion in Ealing looks as though it was simply a case of a tenant not being able to make a go of it but it remains to be seen if a replacement can be found.The assumption has always been that Fuller's won't close pubs because they have banked a huge amount of cash from the sale of the brewery. However, this shows that the company is not unaware of the land development potential of its sites and tenants are really struggling at the moment so more and more pressure will build for the conversion of pubs. The Duke of York has gone and I don't really believe that the Bell and Crown and the George IV are under threat particularly the former which is next to the company's HQ. However, if Fuller's are closing pubs, with their balance sheet strength, other chains are unlikely to do differently. There was a lengthy discussion about pubs in Strand on the Green on this forum recently where there are additional pressures and I don't think we should assume every pub in the area is here forever. If you like your local pub, start going there more often.
Francis Rowe ● 67d23 Comments ● 61d
According to Hounslow Recycling information Christmas trees should have been collected today in my area on the Glebe Estate but ours hasn’t been as yet. Has anyone else had the same problem?
Michael David Rowe ● 62d3 Comments ● 62d
At 9.20 this morning I found a credit card wallet with four cards in by the water fountain on Chiswick back common. If you think it may be yours please message me your name and colour of wallet and I will be very happy to return to its owner
Debbie Cooper ● 62d6 Comments ● 62d
Speechless. I thought the Sarah Everard case was a new low for the police but this…
Marie Power ● 64d19 Comments ● 62d
As an ex-UK tax adviser do not listen to mobile telephone calls or any internet link supposedly from HMRC collection recovery office. They are trying to con you. I received one fraudulent call today!It is January, being annual personal tax payment time. HMRC will always use your preferred contact method i.e. post or internet. Use only the relevant HMRC bank account found at www.gov.uk.
Peter Crowther ● 62d0 Comments ● 62d
Lost orange card holder wallet. Lost along Bath Road at 8:45am today Wednesday Jan 18. If found please call 07867301797 thank you
Giulia Marchiori Ceresa ● 62d1 Comments ● 62d
..went to the Bollo industrail estate this week, surprised to see how quickly its is morphing from a collection of community focussed small businesses offering vital services, job and err...community to ACton /Chiswick another identikt semi rise collection of apartments the foxton descriptios is worth reading if you need a laughhttps://www.foxtons.co.uk/newhomes/bookbinder-pointIf you ignore the view over the post office depot, or the grey kitchen complex, the tube trains that run from 5 am to 1 am, the road which is contstantly busy or clogged, or the dodgy walk up to acton town and back via " dealer drop off alley" im sure its going to be a GREAT place to live ;-)#madness
Tim Garfoot ● 62d1 Comments ● 62d
We have a single and small double 4ft both with wooden white frames they are in good condition so would rather not take them to the dump. Does anyone know how we can give them to a good home or charity?
Jayne Thorburn ● 66d12 Comments ● 63d
I cant quite believe this one (story on ChisW4 Homepage) Theyre going to turn this little untouched triangle, home to a bunch of wildlife, into a car park for TFL workers who already probably get free travel, and are working right next to Acton Town Tube station. Why are they being encouraged to drive to work?
Stephen Gould ● 84d16 Comments ● 63d