Is anybody else taking part in this research? I'd be interested to know how this is going for you. I've had two visits to date and on both I've agreed with the worker to be home by 3.00p.m. when they will visit. The 1st time the worker came 4 hrs later than he said he would and today it was near enough three hrs later. On both occasions I have, when the worker arrived, felt hurried. Today the worker wasn't wearing gloves as they are meant to (not that I rate the use of gloves against Covid highly) and today while waiting for me to carry out the test the worker smoked a cigarette. I can't say I've been overly impressed with the process to date.
Anne England ● 2d10 Comments ● 7h
Would like to plan a visit to JL but cannot see how I can get out of the car park while social distancing. Has anyone visited the store and used the car park? How does it work? Thanks
Sarah Felstead ● 1d4 Comments ● 8h
Please note that contrary to the story on the front page of this site, there will be no testing for Covid at Syon Park this Saturday 19th September 2020.Syon Park did host a session earlier this week. Following that short day, both Syon Park and Hounslow Council's Contingency Unit (who organise the sessions very efficiently) felt that planning to arrangements was required for safety for all. Hence the session will not be going ahead this weekend.
Beccy Thorp ● 1d3 Comments ● 15h
Really embarrassed to see the collective behaviour of the current pupils my Old School in the Boston Manor and Northfields areas.Congregating after school in large groups of 16 plus, blocking pavements, and a marked absence of the wearing of masks.Parks are similar with large groups of 16 plus sitting but not distancing.Non of this seems to be policed? But should it be? We might have been rebellious at their age but the onus was always on our own sense of self discipline and that whilst in uniform we were representing the institution of which we were part.And yet we have teachers at some local schools photographing parents dropping off kids in the morning and snitching to councils, but not a sign of any ensuring that their pupils exercise self discipline en route home.A far cry from my days at the school when teachers lurked en route to Ealing or Brentford and dished out detentions and worse for being spotted not wearing one's school cap or having removed a tie!The emphasis on self discipline, representing your school with dignity seems now to be more important now than then but completely disappointed. No wonder we have such a mess unravelling.So who is failing who? Teachers and parents for not instilling the values and sensibilities to kids over 14 or the authorities for not overseeing things are adhered to ?
Raymond Havelock ● 2d6 Comments ● 18h
Nice to see a bit on TW8 by Linda Massey, Don't know her but know of her.She has put in some great effort and the Brentford Show has been really good.Funnily enough I think it has been far better in Blondin Park than when in Boston Manor.The Bus and Car rally was really good addition giving a break from the slightly top heavy plethora of activist groups with a political slant which has dominated a bit.The local groups doing stuff that is an antidote to all this stuff and nonsense we have to endure is though, brilliant and needs far more support and prominence. Does not matter if it's Knitting Circles, Am Drams, Model Engineering, Table Tennis or Bowls Clubs, Mountain Biking or Cake Baking et all, it really is what Leisure and pleasure is all about and this showcase driven by Lindas efforts shows that there is a community locally that hangs in there despite the odds stacked against them all.So Well done Linda and team and let's hope next year sees Brentford/ Boston Manor and it's Northern Neighbour return as undivided and thriving.
Raymond Havelock ● 16d9 Comments ● 1d
Someone has recommended a Brentford MentalHealth charity - apparently they want some items of furniture. I want to contact them - anyone got a tel no or email address?
Jennifer Selig ● 5d6 Comments ● 2d
The newly-reinstated monthly Sunday market was a great success - well-attended with a good number and variety of stalls and no doubt helped along by the weather. It was good to see the market spread across the Verdict forecourt and I'm sure the numbers attracted to the event will have helped both enterprises.I'm hoping the book sale in aid of Food Box went well. What will become of the many left-over books? Could there be a repeat sale?
Anne England ● 5d5 Comments ● 2d
Just been asked by Mi at Mi Mi Nails Brentford, to let you know that the nail bar will now also be open on Sundays from 20 Sept, 10:00 till 5:00.
Jennifer Barnes ● 8d7 Comments ● 3d
A Child got sent home from school today 14-09-2020 the staff believe the pupil has Covid-19.(they actually just sneezed twice)and suffers from hay-fever.This pupil cannot go back to school until they are tested, but you cannot get tested as the are no appointments available for their post code.Now they go home to mum who is a vulnerable person and a sibling who attends a different school.Is it just me, or are the Government and local Authority trying to kill us all off.Surely the need for testing is even greater now than it was before?Its about time Hounslow go their finger out and organized more testing facilities, as they are failing the vulnerable residents of the borough yet again.
Bernard Allen ● 5d6 Comments ● 3d
We have just received a stray dog (a Chow) found running on the A4 by the junction with Lionel Road. It's a bit too excited to check for a chip at the moment but is safe and well. Any owner enquiries to email@example.com or 020 8583 2000 please. Many thanks.
Tony Bull ● 10d2 Comments ● 3d
I was disturbed by what I saw outside the Green School this morning at 8.30. Around 200 pupils were lined up along London Road awaiting admittance to the school with no social distancing or face masks.Does the school know what it isn't doing?JL.
Jim Linwood ● 9d9 Comments ● 5d
I seem to remember a Tony Betts posting on here ... is he the author of local history book, “Wassa matter mate, somebody ‘itcher?”
Sarah Felstead ● 5d2 Comments ● 5d
On Worple Road - Vanessa gets a mention.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-53986389JL.
Jim Linwood ● 17d12 Comments ● 5d
No this is not a joke:Hounslow Council has launched a new consultation on the future of Brentford Town Centre.http://www.brentfordtw8.com/default.asp?section=info&page=concouncil003.htm
Reg Ghosh ● 16d13 Comments ● 6d
Just copied this off the Ealing forum. Looks like wherever you get a Labour Council you get a dictatorship.Topic: We have an increasingly dictatorial Council who are Forum HomePosted by: Rosco WhiteDate/Time: 11/09/20 14:31:00zealously pursuing farcical "Consultations", whilst increasingly making very important and wide ranging decisions on our behalf behind closed doors and violating the democratic process.Shut up and put up with it, or, if there is something you believe is just plain "Wrong" - PROTEST.We are fast becoming Little Belarus.And I'm not joking.
Robert Ayres ● 7d4 Comments ● 6d
Have just seen that Council is proposing to make Enfield Road and adjoining roads access only. Have looked on Hounslow website and cannot find precise details of the scheme.Does anyone know exactly what is planned?Do we want it? Not, of course, that we have any say in the matter.Enfield Road is pretty quiet at the moment apart from speeding cyclists (the majority of whom don't bother with lights at night), scooterists and skateboarders.
Alison Robins ● 43d111 Comments ● 7d
Can anyone advise me. Who is responsible for trees in the borough that could be or become a danger ? Is it Hounslow Highways? Thanks in advance.
Pat Kingham ● 31d9 Comments ● 8d
In the light of the Bob Woodward revelations these two are an absolute must to watch in the early hours. Their handover is always entertaining but their programmes tonight will be amazing.
Sarah Felstead ● 10d0 Comments ● 10d