I recently received a letter from the council stating that they propose to install a permanent metal bike store in the road outside my house in Hamilton road. While I greatly support the council encouraging bike use in the borough, the proposed siting for this structure is wrong. There is a much better position less than 20 meters away on the yellow line next to the post box by the junction of Windmill road that doesn't impinge on the residents outlook onto the road, and doesn't use a valuable CPZ car parking space. If you are a Hamilton road resident and agree then please contact the council: https://tinyurl.com/bikehangars20-21 and let them know in the comments.
Stephen Keogh ● 2d13 Comments ● 6h
This is a major through road. I am bemused as to where the displaced traffic will go. The experience of closing another major through road, Turnham Green Terrace does not give much credence to the competence of the Hounslow officers and councillors.
Chris Dakers ● 12d12 Comments ● 12h
From Monday Night Scrutiny Committee. Says it all."RESIGN!" – SENIOR COUNCILLOR DEMANDS RESIGNATIONS OF FELLOW LABOUR COUNCILLORS OVER TRAFFIC SCHEMES. As the new traffic schemes were scrutinised Monday night, Cllr Richard Eason called for the resignation of Cllrs Hanif Khan and Katherine Dunne, two of the most powerful and active members running the Borough.Having criticised the schemes, Cllr Eason (Labour, Isleworth) told the Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee: "Two of the lead members involved should have known better than this. They have lost the confidence of members and residents and they should resign. Their positions are untenable. The lead member for Transport (Cllr Khan) and the lead member for Communities (Cllr Dunne), and I feel they should be resigning from Cabinet to create space for this programme to be reshaped and delivered with the support of residents."Watch it herehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/brentfordtoday/permalink/839920300103067/
Chris Soze ● 12h0 Comments ● 12h
Moha has stayed with me for 18 months, ever since he got refugee status, and it's time he moved on to independent living.He is a teacher, trying to get back into teaching in the UK and with a six week placement coming up soon at a local school. Currently he works as a Starbucks barista in Chiswick/Ealing.His English is good and he is a very nice chap (and an ace cook!)But he doesn't earn much and is keen to find a room as a lodger or in a flat-share or a two-bed flat he and a friend can share.He can afford up to about £450pcm.Please dm me if you can help - or know someone who can.
Sara Nathan ● 1d0 Comments ● 1d
Is anyone aware of the latest on the Northcote Nature Reserve project or how the public meeting from a while back went? Vanessa Smith - do you know? Thanks, Scott.
Scott Doyle ● 1378d17 Comments ● 1d
I know many on this forum go to our wonderful local arts centre and they need money to keep going.https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/aa24cf30d1003d5b8e715ab77d147d88
Susan Kelly ● 6d7 Comments ● 1d
Hi everyone! My name is Gabriella Slater and i'm a Geography A-Level student at Latymer Upper School. For my coursework I am investigating the effects of air pollution on poor health in you area. I have created a short 14-question survey to better understand the public's perception of air pollution and I would really appreciate it if you could spare just 5 minutes of your time to fill in the survey (below) and help me out with my coursework. If this could be completed by the 5 November that would be great! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQEoAQtqZW6IzgD65_8pINRy4-sy3n_ck7xb2q82qL7l4EAw/viewform?usp=sf_linkThank you so much,Gabriella
Gabriella Slater ● 31d11 Comments ● 1d
Here’s a thought, after what has been a very dark year and as we approach Christmas should we not try and spread some light to lift our spirits and bring some cheer?The good people of Richmond have led the way with this as you’ll see in the link below, so is it not time for Brentfordians to show that Brentford is Brilliant!If we all sprinkle a little fairy (light) dust on the front of our houses, flats, gardens shops, pubs, restaurants, canal boats, and who knows maybe even our new car park, just think how magical Brentford could become in the coming weeks?As we come out of lockdown (hopefully) we could have an official Brentford wide switch on with lights being lit between the hours of 4pm and 10pm each day from December 3 to January 1. So start spreading the word with your neighbours, friends and family and let’s show how truly Brilliant Brentford can be! https://www.swlondoner.co.uk/life/19102020-richmond-whitton-fairy-lights/
Martin Case ● 2d2 Comments ● 2d
Just been to Boston Manor park to walk my dog. I thought the vandalism of the trees would have been finished. Apparently not. 2 chainsaws working away.They've missed a big oak tree in the middle.Complete mess. What a way to destroy a bit of wild habitat we had in our area.Well done all involved.
Paul Lang ● 8d9 Comments ● 2d
Gradually the Hounslow Council workers are destroying all the areas where rabbits have lived for years, today they were working on the area next to GSK, this was the last rabbit habitat. Hundreds of trees have been cut down, admittedly some of them were small but ten times as big as those the council will plant, if they plant any. Some of the trees they have cut down were 50 years plus, no doubt the Council will claim they were diseased, pay a tree surgeon enough money and they will find a fault with any tree. There is no such thing as a dead tree, it is a monument to a wonderful living thing that has produced clean oxygen for this planet and it's wildlife and now is home to stag beetles and all sorts of living creatures. Shame on you Hounslow Council you are supposed to be the servants of the residents and taxpayers, how many have expressed their disagreement with what you are doing and how many have expressed their agreement?
Roy Baker ● 5d2 Comments ● 2d
I can see why people might get upset about this plan particularly with the loss of trees presumably to stop the roots unsettling the mast. But people will also get upset if their mobile phone signal isn't great. Putting the mast in a little used corner of a park next to some allotments is probably a lot better all round than some of the alternative sites.
Jeremy Parkinson ● 13d8 Comments ● 4d
Hey all,I regularly cycle along brentford highstreet past the McDonalds and up to the musical museum and pass through the little park there. It occurs to me that its a really sad looking park and could be soooo put to good use. Couple of cafe's with river views etc..Are there plans for this? has it been thought of before?
Angelo R Santagata ● 5d2 Comments ● 5d
The Mulberry Centre is a charity based in the grounds of the West Middlesex Hospital. The charity supports those with a diagnosis of cancer, as well as their friends and family, their carer or the bereaved and offers a range of services which are free to centre users. These include one-to-one counselling, complementary therapies and benefits and welfare advice sessions. There are also group session such as Managing Stress and Guided Meditation which are currently being delivered via ZOOM.During this time, support services are extended to the general public and NHS staff impacted by COVID-19 and of particular interest may be the Befriending telephone service.Please register (free) to access the services. Simply call:Rochelle 07759 946 600 9.30a.m.-1.30p.m.Raffa 07376 658 623 9.30a.m.-1.30p.m.Lucy 07592 873 235 1.00p.m.-5.00p.m.You can visit the website for the timetable and further information: www.themulberrycentre.co.ukAnne EnglandVolunteer
Anne England ● 7d1 Comments ● 5d
Excuse the double-posting. I was just thinking that the new topic heading would get more people to click into the entry.The Mulberry Centre is a charity based in the grounds of the West Middlesex Hospital. The charity supports those with a diagnosis of cancer, as well as their friends and family, their carer or the bereaved and offers a range of services which are free to centre users. These include one-to-one counselling, complementary therapies and benefits and welfare advice sessions. There are also group session such as Managing Stress and Guided Meditation which are currently being delivered via ZOOM.During this time, support services are extended to the general public and NHS staff impacted by COVID-19 and of particular interest may be the Befriending telephone service.Please register (free) to access the services. Simply call:Rochelle 07759 946 600 9.30a.m.-1.30p.m.Raffa 07376 658 623 9.30a.m.-1.30p.m.Lucy 07592 873 235 1.00p.m.-5.00p.m.You can visit the website for the timetable and further information: www.themulberrycentre.co.ukAnne EnglandVolunteer
Anne England ● 5d0 Comments ● 5d
Join nearly 3100 fellow Hounslow residents that have signed this straightforward petition.It is a petition to support the Vote of No Confidence in Steve Curran and his Council Leaders on the 10 November. It was started by a fellow Hounslow resident in Chiswick who like many residents across Hounslow, Syon, Brentford, Isleworth, Heston and surrounds is fed up with the chaos and misery brought by Hounslow Council. Its pretty simple, put a name in, address and email link, submit and then make sure you click on the link in the verification email sent to you. All the family can do it. Pass on to your friends.https://petitions.hounslow.gov.uk/REVERSECHANGES/I received a link to this petition on Thursday whilst walking back on Chiswick High Road, having got off a bus at Goldhawk Road. The air pollution was really bad that night as it was getting colder, chocked up with buses and cars. And tonight coming through Hounslow, Syon, Isleworth and Brenford the issues are equally as bad. From comments on social media it appears that there is increasing evidence that the Council has real problems with its lack of consultation with the Emergency Services and potential conflicts of interest with at least 3 councillors now being investigated.
David Riley ● 25d9 Comments ● 6d
Was having a good walk around the new development today to see how it is progressing and wondered if anyone knows what is to become of this 15th Century church? I googled and see that planning application was submitted some years ago to turn it into a gym. I am assuming this was rejected?
Steve Taylor ● 38d16 Comments ● 6d
Why is he always so patronising and rude?Can anyone explain?
Alison Robins ● 14d5 Comments ● 10d
A great many of you were disgusted at the appalling way CIC treated the Gunnersbury Park Bowls Club and expressed your support for our fight, so here's an update. Putt in the Park, with the backing of the CIC, put in a planning application, which would involve destroying the bowling green in order to turn it into crazy golf and use the pavilion as a restaurant/cafe. The first application was refused. They have now put in another application. Since the project remains the same, if there were a level playing field this application should also be refused. But who knows what's going on in the background...Our task now is to make sure the Planning Committee know how much we value the bowling facility and want it to continue. Our objections should be sent to email@example.com under the email title :Bowls Green and Pavilion, Gunnersbury Park, W3 8LQ (Ref: P/2020/3080) by 30 October 2020. Bowling is an almost a century-old tradition in GP, it's excellent to maintain physical health, to promote wellbeing and good mental health, to help combat obesity, to prevent loneliness and isolation in the older community. It should remain in the park as an amenity for posterity, costing the councils not a penny as it would continue to be maintained and looked after by the members as it has for so many years. If we win our fight, anyone can come along on their own or with friends to try bowling. We can provide free instruction to get you started and also the free use of equipment. You'll really enjoy it! So send in your objections and let us safeguard bowling in GP!
Bela Cunha ● 53d16 Comments ● 13d
Rupa Huq leads House of Commons debate on traffic measures this was on 4th Nov. MP Huq is the LABOUR MP for Ealing - from the front page of the CW4 she sounded sensible and aware of the disruption caused by imposing road closures without the full agreement of tbne residents living there. Where was our MP Labour Ruth Cadbury. In Hounslow there are many wards really suffering under these draconian closures being imposed on them. Why didn't she speak up on behalf of her distressed constituents? Isn't that what she was voted in to do - represent the people???
Jennifer Selig ● 25d16 Comments ● 14d