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Council Dismisses Brentford Fountains Closure Rumours
Council Dismisses Brentford Fountains Closure Rumours

Says leisure centre set for phased reopening from November

Brentford FC Issue Life Ban for Racist Social Media Posting
Brentford FC Issue Life Ban for Racist Social Media Posting

Fan agrees to work with Marcus Gayle for chance of a review

Syon Park Mobile Testing Centre Cancelled For This Weekend
Syon Park Mobile Testing Centre Cancelled For This Weekend

Spike in cases in area continues to cause concern

Local Museum Director Running London Marathon
Local Museum Director Running London Marathon

Liz Power taking on distance for first time for London Museum of Water & Steam

Weekly Update From Councillor Guy Lambert
Weekly Update From Councillor Guy Lambert

Finding a dead lion in Carville Hall Park playground

Local Lecturer Looks at Who Killed Pablo Escobar
Local Lecturer Looks at Who Killed Pablo Escobar

Dr Brian Hook featuring in a new TV series on unexplained deaths

Former Windmill Road Resident Jailed For Stabbing Woman in Face
Former Windmill Road Resident Jailed For Stabbing Woman in Face

Mark Brazant gets life with a minimum term of eleven years

New Figures Show London
New Figures Show London's Recovery is Car-lead

Congestion higher outside city centre than it was this time last year

Minister Gives Green Light to Citroen Site Development
Minister Gives Green Light to Citroen Site Development

Admits plan will cause 'moderate harm' to Kew Gardens and Strand on the Green

New Cluster of Covid-19 Cases in Brentford
New Cluster of Covid-19 Cases in Brentford

Rising concern as borough wide rise seems to be affecting area

New Report Says Third of Jobs at Risk in Borough
New Report Says Third of Jobs at Risk in Borough

Hounslow Council wants urgent support for aviation communities

Ruth Cadbury Urges Chancellor to Extend Furlough Scheme
Ruth Cadbury Urges Chancellor to Extend Furlough Scheme

Brentford & Isleworth MP says her constituency will be especially hard hit

Mulberry Centre Wants Support from Will Power
Mulberry Centre Wants Support from Will Power

Cancer support charity making an appeal in Remember a Charity Week

Local Youth Writers Featuring in Showcase Event
Local Youth Writers Featuring in Showcase Event

Hounslow Action for Youth writing workshop participants in #MadeInLDN Speak Out

Lack of Distancing at School Gate Blamed for Local Covid-19 Spike
Lack of Distancing at School Gate Blamed for Local Covid-19 Spike

Daily rate in Hounslow borough rises to highest level since April

Hounslow Council Ditch Fusion To Run Leisure Centres in-house
Hounslow Council Ditch Fusion To Run Leisure Centres in-house

Reopening on a phased bases not expected to start until November

Big Rankings Leap for University of West London
Big Rankings Leap for University of West London

Now rated one of the top forty universities in the country

Greens Call for A Cross London 20mph Speed Limit
Greens Call for A Cross London 20mph Speed Limit

Assembly Member writes to minister urging restriction be made mandatory

Have Your Say on Plans for Boston Manor Park
Have Your Say on Plans for Boston Manor Park's Arts and Craft Market

Online survey taking place to help shape plans

Consultation Begins into Parking Charges at Richmond Park
Consultation Begins into Parking Charges at Richmond Park

Hourly charge of up to £2 proposed with six hour maximum stay

Man Jailed for Brentford Sexual Assault
Man Jailed for Brentford Sexual Assault

Attacked 15-year-old victim on H91 bus and again on Windmill Road

Isleworth Residents Cross About
Isleworth Residents Cross About 'Baby Poo' Paint Jobs

Council's colour scheme for Worple Estate not popular

Council Wants Your View on Brentford Town Centre
Council Wants Your View on Brentford Town Centre

Consultation aims to help shape the future of area's shopping district

Sustainability Award for Active 360 Paddle Boarding
Sustainability Award for Active 360 Paddle Boarding

Dubbed environmental heroes for efforts to clear plastic from the Thames

Public Transport Use Hits Post-lockdown High
Public Transport Use Hits Post-lockdown High

Tube passenger levels still only a third of pre-pandemic levels

Most Youngsters Can Stop Shielding Say Health Experts
Most Youngsters Can Stop Shielding Say Health Experts

Only those with very severe condition now need to do so

Hounslow Struggle to Reach People With Positive Covid Tests
Hounslow Struggle to Reach People With Positive Covid Tests

One of lowest success rates for notifying of need to self-isolate

Young Have Borough
Young Have Borough's Highest Covid-19 Infection Rate

Number of cases in Hounslow 'equally divided' between ethnic groups

Clearance Given for Games at Brentford
Clearance Given for Games at Brentford's New Stadium

Safety certificate granted to play matches without a crowd

Dell Wants To Replace Landmark Clock Tower
Dell Wants To Replace Landmark Clock Tower

New structure would have LED display of time and adverts

School Street Restrictions To Be In Place For New Term
School Street Restrictions To Be In Place For New Term

Cameras to enforce bans on cars around pick up and drop off times

18 Metre High 5G Mast Proposed on London Road
18 Metre High 5G Mast Proposed on London Road

Monopole would be located opposite Majestic wine store

Thirty Flee Building After Fire Breaks Out on Ealing Road
Thirty Flee Building After Fire Breaks Out on Ealing Road

Eight fire engines tackle blaze in block of maisonettes

Lifelong Love of Brentford Inspired by Game in Nazi Germany
Lifelong Love of Brentford Inspired by Game in Nazi Germany

Escape by kindertransport led to the stands at Griffin Park

Cyclists Injured After Colliding With Traffic Scheme Road Blocks
Cyclists Injured After Colliding With Traffic Scheme Road Blocks

Concerns raised about lack of lighting of new obstacles

Plan Submitted to Open Up Kew Bridge Archway
Plan Submitted to Open Up Kew Bridge Archway

If approved will provide step free access along Thames Path

Local Epidemic of Catalytic Converter Thefts
Local Epidemic of Catalytic Converter Thefts

Lexus, Toyota Prius and Honda Jazz cars targeted in Brentford and Isleworth

More Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Planned for Brentford & Isleworth
More Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Planned for Brentford & Isleworth

Five additional schemes set to be implemented before the end of the year

Residents
Residents' Group Says Manhattan is Coming To Osterley

Presentation of Homebase/Tesco redevelopment plans described as a sham

Green Dragon Lane Access Restrictions Set To Begin
Green Dragon Lane Access Restrictions Set To Begin

Council publishes traffic order which will allow them to start enforcement

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Brentford School for Girls Open Evening Thursday 8th October 2020
Brentford School for Girls Open Evening Thursday 8th October 2020

Inviting prospective students and parents to DISCOVER MORE about Brentford School for Girls

Chiswick and Bedford Park Preparatory School
Chiswick and Bedford Park Preparatory School

Inspiring young minds

Birdie
Birdie's Kitchen At Syon Park Now Open

Come and enjoy a selection of empanadas, salads and freshly made cakes

Films Coming Up at the Watermans Cinema
Films Coming Up at the Watermans Cinema

Screenings return in reduced a capacity auditorium

Brentford Thru My Lens Holds Photographic Exhibition
Brentford Thru My Lens Holds Photographic Exhibition 'Bygone Brentford'

Outdoor event is being hosted by the London Museum of Water & Steam

Upcoming Disruption on Public Transport
Upcoming Disruption on Public Transport

Tubes and trains affected by engineering works

Watermans
Watermans' Theatre Set For October Reopening

New season of Friday night shows features cabaret, dance and performance

Forthcoming Roadworks in Brentford
Forthcoming Roadworks in Brentford

Traffic delays likely in the local area due to lane and road closures

Linda Massey
Linda Massey's Diary of a Virtual Event Manager

Running the Brentford Festival not in Boston Manor Park

Community Planting Event Takes Place After Two Year Wait
Community Planting Event Takes Place After Two Year Wait

Air Quality Brentford have managed to green Market Square

London Museum of Water & Steam Reopening to Public
London Museum of Water & Steam Reopening to Public

Free access to be given to outdoor spaces

Drive-In Cinema Event Planned for Gunnersbury Park
Drive-In Cinema Event Planned for Gunnersbury Park

Luna Cinema proposing 200-car capacity screenings in August and September

Gunnersbury Park Museum Announces Reopening Date
Gunnersbury Park Museum Announces Reopening Date

Estate continues gradual process of returning to normality

Secret Cinema Reportedly Abandon Gunnersbury Park Plan
Secret Cinema Reportedly Abandon Gunnersbury Park Plan

Friends group tell members that event not going ahead

Brentford Woman Organises Charity Raffle for the NHS
Brentford Woman Organises Charity Raffle for the NHS

Tickets are just £1 with a host of great prizes donated by local businesses

One-to-one Adult Cycle Training Returning
One-to-one Adult Cycle Training Returning

Bikeworks offering free one to one sessions at a location convenient to you

Russell Grant Keeping  the Middlesex Flag Flying
Russell Grant Keeping the Middlesex Flag Flying

Keen supporter of county heritage happy to see it have special day

Brentford Together Events Now Online
Brentford Together Events Now Online

Community Workshops now being run through Zoom and Facebook

Lovebox 2020 Announces Cancellation
Lovebox 2020 Announces Cancellation

Gunnersbury Park pop festival latest event to be called off due to pandemic

Osterley 10k Race Rescheduled
Osterley 10k Race Rescheduled

Local running community adapting to current difficult situation

Brentford Voice Cancel Canal Festival
Brentford Voice Cancel Canal Festival

Due to Coronavirus festival will have to wait a year

Gunnersbury Park Museum Closes and parkrun Suspended
Gunnersbury Park Museum Closes and parkrun Suspended

The park itself and the cafe remain open for visitors

Celebrations and Commemorations Postponed
Celebrations and Commemorations Postponed

40th West London Local History Conference to be delayed due to Corona Virus

Closure of Friendship Group
Closure of Friendship Group 'a Loss' For the Elderly

However community response to calls for aid for vulnerable has been huge

Live Travel Updates for Brentford

Incidents on local roads and public transport

Events in Brentford

What's on when and where in the local area

Lifestyle

"You Need A Holiday", She Said
"You Need A Holiday", She Said

The Italian Plumber takes the plunge... or does he?

Go
Go 'Out Out' To The Villa Throughout September

Villa di Geggiano are continuing with 'Eat Out To Help Out' for an extra month

Osterley Bookshop Annual September Sale
Osterley Bookshop Annual September Sale

Visit this gem of a bookshop for half price books all month

Turning Fitness On Its Head
Turning Fitness On Its Head

Too busy to exercise? Don't like gyms? Then fit20 could be the solution for you…

Quality In An Age of Change
Quality In An Age of Change

At Hammond's Butchers and Deli

Footballers Wanted for FC Griffin Park
Footballers Wanted for FC Griffin Park

New Sunday league team has been set up in Brentford

Highly Rated Pizzeria Opens in Brentford Car Showroom
Highly Rated Pizzeria Opens in Brentford Car Showroom

Santa Maria now taking orders on Catherine Wheel Road

Brentford Pub
Brentford Pub's Virtual Happy Hours Gain International Notice

Magpie and Crown streaming quizzes to brighten up lockdown

Funding Boost for Mulberry Centre
Funding Boost for Mulberry Centre

Ruth Cadbury MP welcomes the award from the People's Postcode Lottery

Property

Thorgills Turns its Energy to Helping the Local Community
Thorgills Turns its Energy to Helping the Local Community

Brentford High Street estate agency staying busy despite temporary closure of business

'Refreshingly Positive' Mood for Brentford Property

Agents report quick pick up in activity after lockdown eased

Plan Submitted for Royal Mail Sorting Office
Plan Submitted for Royal Mail Sorting Office

Application for three blocks of flats up to 7 storeys with some commercial provision

Further Details of Plans for Homebase and Tesco Sites Revealed
Further Details of Plans for Homebase and Tesco Sites Revealed

Over 2,000 homes near Gillette Corner 'biggest development in area for years'

Second Highest Price Ever Paid for House in Brentford
Second Highest Price Ever Paid for House in Brentford

Bright spot in property market that ended 2019 with a whimper

Mercury House Expansion is Approved
Mercury House Expansion is Approved

Local Greens disappointed as decision 'ignores climate change impact of boilers'

'The Problem With Brentford is Nobody Wants To Leave'

Estate agents react to dire figures for property market sales

Capital Interchange Way Project Gets Green Light
Capital Interchange Way Project Gets Green Light

Three towers up to 16 storeys high to be built opposite Citroen garage

GLA Renews Concerns Over
GLA Renews Concerns Over 'Fourth Mile' Scheme At B&Q Site

roject of 258 flats and hotel 'does not yet comply' with London Plan

Community

Survey Says You Are A Brentfordian
Survey Says You Are A Brentfordian

Brentford Voice publishes responses given to their recent community survey

Isleworth Couple Face the Challenge of Alzheimer
Isleworth Couple Face the Challenge of Alzheimer's During Lockdown

Council want to boost number of Dementia Champions in the borough

Gunnersbury Park Launches Fundraising Appeal After Fire
Gunnersbury Park Launches Fundraising Appeal After Fire

Destruction of café leaves estate short of a quarter of a million pounds

OWGRA
OWGRA's PPE Production Reaches Industrial Scale

Local residents' group needs more funds to maintain supply to NHS

Where Should the Brentford Fountain Be?
Where Should the Brentford Fountain Be?

Brentford Voice collate the views of the local community

Over Seven Years to Rebuild Brentford
Over Seven Years to Rebuild Brentford's High Street

Initial demolition to be complete by end of the year

Fix My Brentford Street

Report problems such as potholes and uncollected rubbish in your local area