Hello.Am I the only one who is slightly puzzled by the location of the benches in Boston Manor Park?Do people prefer to look at the underside of the M4 as opposed to the amazing Cedar tree?I know it really isn't important in the grand scheme of things considering the skip fire this country is enduring at the moment.Would be nice to get something right though.
Paul Lang ● 18h4 Comments ● 9h
London is on our doorstep really and access can be quite easy.The 91H or 267 is step One to Hammersmith Bus Station. Last night a short journey on the No.9 from there took our group to the "London's Village Hall"... the Royal Albert Hall.The RAH is celebrating it's 150th Anniversary.The floodlit building looked magnificent.Inside, the corridors and eateries were a joy to promenade .. and then to step into the packed auditorium and look down at the Proms scene was jaw dropping.And it's only just down the Road.Which trips do you recall and recommend?
Jim Lawes ● 6d5 Comments ● 17h
I see that Chiswick is getting Oree Boulangerie and Brentford Greggs.Good that Greggs is reopening in the former Barclays bank. I will know Brentford is on the up, when a branch of Oree Boulangerie opens here.
Chris Dakers ● 14d11 Comments ● 1d
How can we make the Brentford Community Stadium sound even more dull and uninspiring? Simple! Swap 'Brentford' for 'Gtech'. The dosh will come in handy, that's the main thing, eh. I knew that the idea of 'New Griffin Park' or similar was too much to hope for. But maybe Stadium or Arena might be okay. But no. We're going to crowbar the cuddly but four syllable monstrosity 'Community' into it if it kills us. Besides, call me old fashioned, but I feel the word 'Brentford' is more important than the word 'Community'. So Gtech Brentford Arena/Stadium/Park would be just about palatable. I suppose one could hope that people might start saying 'The Gtech' as in 'The Emirates'. Time will tell. Likely though, that signage, print etc is already on expensive order so a sober re-think is probably too late.
Mike Paterson ● 12d15 Comments ● 1d
Just dropped in for a pre-lunch drink. Welcomed by new Landlady, Jacqui, and her business partner, Karen. Not forgetting Paddy, the pub dog.Absolutely lovely garden with comfortable teak furniture and lots of shade for those who want it. I hope it will be a great success under new management.They have big plans for a pop-up BBQ over the bank holiday weekend. Check their FB page for details Six Bells Brentford TW8.
Jane Martin ● 3d2 Comments ● 2d
Cases in the uk are rising. Should we be worried. Not much is said about it, only number of cases. Would a GP recognise it etc?
Nicholas Beard ● 83d38 Comments ● 2d
With quite a few power failures occurring in parts of Brentford including another one last night in the Albany Road area, one wonders what may happen when Charlton House gets redeveloped and trippled in density and thus demand on services.Will the council come clean and be upfront and clear that both Electricity Supply and Water pressure and supply will be unaffected by the development?It appears these already lodged questions remain avoided.There's not an election now to be used to deflect the questions.
Raymond Havelock ● 10d1 Comments ● 4d
Electricity down since 6pm...anybody knows anything?
Silvia Diaz ● 5d1 Comments ● 4d
I am looking at buying a property in The Brentford Project and have lived in Chiswick for 12 years or so. I am scared to make the leap!What are your thoughts on residents of Brentford living there currently?More importantly (for me anyway!) what are your thoughts on The Brentford Project?Thanks so muchJ
Jenny Smith ● 274d25 Comments ● 5d
And this is a good use of scarce funds, how????????
Richard Collard ● 5d1 Comments ● 5d
Sorry to say that a bird (a magpie?) is inside the centre and can't find a way out. Yesterday it was flying back and forth near the heavy-duty perspex roofing. The only ways out are by a very limited number of doors which are at pool level. The bird will not fly down while the pool is in session (if at all) and obviously the doors can not be left open at other times. I fear the worst for this bird. Any ideas, anyone?
Anne England ● 13d15 Comments ● 6d
For years I've been hooked on the taste of Sweetex tablets .. having 2 in my preferred strong tea. (Yorkshire Hard Water tea)..but I have recently run out of stock.Today I went to Morrisons in Brentford...enjoyed the freshness of the place but found there was no Sweetex on the Sugar/sweetener shelves. A retired GP..of high ranking I understand..was attending that shelf too.He was keen on medical research..and was a diabetic expert too.We had a great 1/2 hour conversation!He told me that Sweetex had some nasty metalic ingredient.. and I should perhaps select the Morrison's Stevia brand.. for safety's sake at least.The distinct Sweetex taste is now missed... but this Stevia will do me fine...I think.Are there good and bad sweeteners? Which is recommended other than Sweetex?
Jim Lawes ● 26d6 Comments ● 11d
This dear bus service has been serving the Community for some 90-100 years...and it appears with regularity come rain or shine.I recall in the early 1950's jumping on the 65 at Kew Bridge and then winding down pleasant main roads to Kingston and beyond.We changed buses in Kingston so we could catch the 406 to Epsom Downs to join the model aircraft enthusiasts. I recall during the World War (WW2) in Chiswick we had to line our windows with black out curtains to hide our homes from enemy aircraft. My Dad couldn't afford such curtains but as he worked at Chiswick Works,repairing and maintaining London's buses..he had access to old and cast off bus destination blinds.They were fitted in my bedroom. When I woke up in the mornings and switched the light on... I recall that I saw "65 Chessington Zoo" in my sight!! Unforgettable!Funny now that 80 years later..I wander down to the Waterman's Park (I like the old Piano Museum bus stop) and along she comes... what a service!
Jim Lawes ● 47d12 Comments ● 11d
Our town square is solidly inside the much loved Butts Conservation Area and hosts markets, the diners spilling out from Rosetta, Verdict's sunny terrace and the wonderful recent Canal Festival. But that has not stopped Vodafone putting in an outrageous planning application to put a 5G phone mast on our town square, taller than the clock tower and nearly as high as five double deckers stacked on top of each other. Incredible! Our local councillors all seem to be against it and Jim Storrar from Brentford Voice has put in a professional set of reasons why it should be rejected. I've also registered my objections. The more people who lodge their opinion the better. The Hounslow planning system ref is PA/2022/1952. Search for that and please leave your comments. I circulated my two page objections paper widely, including to local businesses round the square, now fired up to oppose it, and you can read or download it at https://chericbaker.co.uk/phonemast/mast.pdf I'll leave it there until the application is rejected. But where will they try it on next? Coming out of the sundial by the canal locks? An extension to St Lawrence Church? Have they no sense of shame or even pleasing communities who cannot help but live in their (fairly low level) radiation washing through them? How dare they try to despoil a conservation area?
Eric Baker ● 30d13 Comments ● 12d
I wonder if anyone could give me a heads-up on a local (TW8) dressmaker who could carry out a small alteration on a frock?All suggestions gratefully received!
Tracie Dudley Craig ● 15d2 Comments ● 14d
My fridge is not working as well as it should (I don't think it is anything to do with our recent very hot weather). I need to have it checked out - can anyone recommend someone who could check it and, if necessary, carry out the necessary repairs? Thank you.
Joan Adamson ● 16d9 Comments ● 14d
I noted that the temperature in Brentford for most of this afternoon was around 34.5 and I wondered if it would start getting cooler this evening... before watering some plants outside.But at 7pm it seems to be higher at 36°. No wonder the wildlife is hiding!(Foxes,squirrels, crows,occasional magpie, pidgeons, butterflies and bloody flies)!
Jim Lawes ● 23d4 Comments ● 16d
Is someone looking for a grey cat? A lady called Ana posted on Facebook she saw a grey cat running across the Half Acre street right in front of the Little Garden Day Nursery. One of its hind legs was run over by a car and it's likely very hurt. The cat managed to cross the street and jump into an open window of a ground floor flat right next to the nursery. The cat was probably scared and ran into the first place that looked safe and is now hiding somewhere in the building. If you need more info about where the cat is likely hiding at the moment email to: email@example.com
Maria Babiak ● 19d0 Comments ● 19d