I am currently researching the history of Ravenscourt Park and Square. I'd be really interested to hear from anyone who might have personal memories of the park from the last century, whether it was playing tennis, or bowling, or taking children to the paddling poo, or even boating on the lake. I'm also seeking historical information on the park, especially concerning the planting of the many exotic trees. If you have been a gardener or involved in the planting or maintenance of the facilities, I would love to hear from you.
Julian Kirwan-Taylor ● 4d0 Comments ● 4d
The freedom to walk along the Thames path without being hassled by joggers and bicyclists is bliss! Thank you, Hammersmith Council. This is a real improvement.
Una-Jane Winfield ● 43d2 Comments ● 8d
Word on the street is that the Black Lion has been providing beer during the daytime.Problem is that drinkers are not allowed to use the lavatories.You choose.
Jeffrey Cope ● 8d1 Comments ● 8d
I see this person has infested your Forum. Please be careful, he is nothing but a pain with his usual bizarre contributions to the ChiswickW4 website. One to be avoided at all costs.
Jeffrey Cope ● 25d0 Comments ● 25d
Simon Dolan, owner of Jota aviation.Join The Challenge
Michael Brown ● 32d0 Comments ● 32d
Dear Neighbours,Can you help, please? There are so many good causes at the moment, but this could be just what we all need! We’re going to create a new, full-length play with music about 24 hours in West London - completely created and performed by anyone in West London who fancies trying theatre. Acting, directing, writing, producing, backstage, lighting, sound, music, social media, video, kids company, podcasts, etc. There will be numerous ‘guest’ slots too, so other community and youth groups can get involved and showcase their talents, so please spread the word! We then pay some of the top talent in the theatre world to come and work with us. Initially, of course, online! But we need to prove (again) that people are interested. This is the second time we're fundraising as with The H&F Peoples Company in January made we 101% of its funding target! It was all or nothing funding and people like Sir Derek Jacobi, West End producers Peter Wilson and Trish Wadley, comedian Arthur Smith, journo Lynne Gardner and actors, Rebecca Raybone, (Doctors, Monsignor Renard, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, etc), Morfydd Clark, (Mina from BBC's 'Dracula' and forthcoming 'Lord of The Rings') Marc Elliot (Eastenders, Holby, etc) all contributed or are supporting the idea. But a late final payment means we have to do it all again! So it's the same project that succeeded before (although we've renamed it 'West London' rather than 'H&F so we know the difference!) but in order to get support again from H&F we need, again, to show people are interested. So if you are, perhaps you could like our project on SpaceHive. Or even make a pledge! Just £2 is the minimum and would show we have support.It will be a great new celebratory show. Looking forward to a brighter future. And more immediately, helping struggling professional artists. Please share & help if you can... www.spacehive.com/west-london-peoples-theatre-company If you've any questions, please get in touch. Thanks,Nick.
Nick Hennegan ● 40d0 Comments ● 40d
http://www.hammersmithtoday.co.uk/default.asp?section=info&spage=common/ldrstrans022a.htmBus drivers and other bus workers must have face masks (and gloves). They should not be losing their lives while doing their essential job!
Una-Jane Winfield ● 43d0 Comments ● 43d
Hi all, I'm a drummer / drum teacher and based in Acton, here in West London (close enough to Hammersmith, really).Anyhow! I wanted to let people know that I'm offering the following FREE activities during self-isolation / quarantine:FREE: Mon & Fri @ 12pm GMT30min drum sessions / rhythm games on Instagram Live. My Instagram handle is @NickSchles, so come and join in!FREE: Weekly35min online taster drum lessons once a week. Email me to book a slot email@example.comI hope everyone is keeping safe, and healthy.Thank you,NickINSTAGRAM: @NickSchlesWEB: www.nickschlesinger.comEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Schlesinger ● 55d0 Comments ● 55d
Although we are going through a worldwide crisis, possibly never known so bad in human history, things are going to get better. The Bible promises: "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." ( Revelation 21 v 4.) At present the whole world is going through a period known as the "last days" of a system that is about to be put right.2 Timothy 3:1-5 New International Version (NIV) says:(1)"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. (2) People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, (3) without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, (4) treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— (5) having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people."Is that a huge coincindence or is that an apt description of how many people in the world are today?Luke 21:10-11 New International Version (NIV) states:10 Then he (Jesus) said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events........"What is happening worldwide surely qualifies as seeing fulfillment today.This is the storm before the calm.“ALL creation keeps on groaning together and being in pain together until now.” So said the apostle Paul. (Romans 8:22) Despite advances in medical science, sickness and death continue to plague the human race. How wonderful, then, the promise that climaxes this part of Isaiah’s prophecy! Imagine the time when “no resident will say: ‘I am sick.’” (Isaiah 33:24)
Neil Milkins ● 72d0 Comments ● 72d
(1) Bill Gates TED talk in 2015 in the wake of the ebola crisis: https://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates_the_next_outbreak_we_re_not_ready/up-next?(2) We MUST trace contacts of all those who have tested positive for Covid-19 to bring infection under control. The Chinese did it right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvXhcWXfOyg
Una-Jane Winfield ● 72d0 Comments ● 72d
Imperial and NHSE have made the right decision.We are still in the initial phase (seeding and exponential growth), where the corona virus grows in small clusters from one person. It is still appearing strongly in the richer counties of the UK and richer boroughs of London: Hampshire at the top, then Westminster, then Kensington & Chelsea a bit lower and finally Hammersmith & Fulham with less than half the number of cases, i.e. a long way down the list. See https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/f94c3c90da5b4e9f9a0b19484dd4bb14. The virus came with travelers from China to Italy and to South Korea at about the same time, and then spread all over Europe and then finally to the USA (although Dr Clare Gerada caught it during a trip in New York OR on the flight back over two weeks ago when officially the US had no cases). We went to prevent the mixing of people further afield which spreads the virus to poorer areas. The overriding message is "Don't mix".Parsons Green Walk-in Centre is closed to the public as an UCC. It has been turned into a "Swab Hub" for gathering samples for Covid-19 testing by appointment only (http://www.fulhamsw6.com/default.asp?section=info&spage=common/hfhospitals2003.htm)The purpose of closing the Hammersmith Hospital UCC is to keep the public away from a medical facility which would otherwise, by its very nature, be filled with people with reduced immunity and with medical staff. Actually NHS medical personnel are at particular risk right now because they are not being tested regularly in order to keep themselves, when infected, away from patients. See this article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/17/there-is-a-policy-of-surrender-doctor-on-uks-covid-19-failures.Imperial is keeping normal appointments going: http://www.fulhamsw6.com/default.asp?section=info&link=http://neighbournet.com/server/common/hfhospitals2003e.htm.Anything very serious like appendicitis, septicemia, severed limbs (!) is going to the A&E depts. The closest UCCs are at Charing Cross or Central Middlesex at Park Royal.
Una-Jane Winfield ● 74d0 Comments ● 74d
Due to the virus, our firm is offering free immigration consultation via telephone, max. 20 mins per case. Hope it helps the community. Tel: 020 8123 0778https://www.sglobalgroup.com/
sabrina ● 79d0 Comments ● 79d
Hello!ITN are on the hunt for a family with young children who lives near or in London for an exciting experiment for a topical TV documentary. Get in touch!Scarlett.email@example.com
scarlett maguire ● 84d0 Comments ● 84d
Every 1st Saturday of the Month , The residents of St Peters meet at the Cross Keys, 57 Black lion Lane, Hammersmith Along with the local councillors Jonathon Caleb-landy and Asif Siddique, supported by SPRA ,Serco , parks and recreation and Hammersmith and Fulham council.All equipment provided, gloves, pickup sticks, bags , tabards sanitiser along with free refreshments and kids drinks at midday for all volunteers. so far over 200 bags of litter have been cleared, rubbish from drainpipes, bike wheels have been cleared and one i pad returned to a grateful student who had had it stolen over a year ago! , still had 58% charge left!!. All welcome just meet at 11am at the Cross Keys,57 black lion laneNext date is Saturday March the 7th, then every first Saturday of the month
Michael pearson ● 104d1 Comments ● 86d
Hammersmith Bridge is a vital crossing and I’m determined to bring it back into full use as soon as possible. @TfL has already committed £25 million towards its restoration, but further funding from the Government is needed to complete the repairs. pic.twitter.com/GT94d02hro— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) March 5, 2020
Ellen Kearney ● 89d1 Comments ● 88d
Cobbold Mews is a larger version of a scheme rejected by Ealing Council (PP/2009/1912) back in 2009.The current proposal by Lemon Land threatens the rights of 100 Factory Quarter residents to park on the land next to Thames Water’s Storm Tanks The parking rights were granted under a “s106” legal agreement with LBHFIf you want to protect your FQ rights to park, object asap to this planning application - urgently.Here’s the weblink to go to to make comments and objecthttps://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PWN8HMJMGL000The overall construction is estimated to last 2+ years and there are no proposals in the planning application to help people who lose their parking space.The local road network is one way dominated by wet narrow one way roads passing a nursery school and used by local industry - it’s not safe!If you need more detail about the s106 agreement, read on....* The Factory Quarter development was known as the site of Prestolite Electric Ltd Larden Road W3 7RP Application 2006/02023/FUL * The s106 agreement online states under the heading "Allocation of Car Parking Spaces" at clause 12.1 (p13 of Agreement) "The Owner shall provide no less than 269 car parking spaces and no more than 280 car parking spaces within the Development that being no less than 166 car parking spaces and no more than 177 within the Site and 103 car parking spaces within the Off Site Car Park."clause 12.2 "The Owner shall ensure that all of the 103 car parking spaces in the Off Site Car Park are available for use by occupiers of the Development and the Owner shall not permit their use by any person who is not a occupier of or a bona fide visitor to the Developmentclause 12.3 "The Owner covenants that it shall not use nor occupy nor permit the use or occupation of all or part of the Development until it has laid out and made available the 103 spaces within the Off Site Car Park and the Council has given its written approval of the lay out... "[unfortunately p14 of the Agreement is the only missing page in the agreement online. It has been requested by an FOI but to date not provided]* The exact placement of the car parking spaces, required by condition 12 was set out in the s106 Agreement with the plan for the car parking is set out here in 'allocation of standard car parking spaces' being approved by LBHF at the following link:https://public-access.lbhf.gov.uk/online-applications/files/9CB3519BC4729C28AB975FC907402594/pdf/2010_01842_DET-PARKING_LAYOUT_269-641536.pdf* The developer Lemon Land now wishes to put these underground - in a basement car park to be constructed as the full width of the car park, notwithstanding that the site is boundaries to the north by the Thames Water sewerage tanks (to which Thames Water has objected) and Greenend Road/Worcester Drive/ Hawkshead Road houses to the south. * This is (a) not permitted under the current agreement and (b) should not be permitted should there be any attempt by the developer to vary the conditions. * A basement car park - if ever constructed would be unacceptable for the Prestolite / FQ residents as (i) this is a material change to the car parking provision they agreed - it is inferior and less convenient particularly for those with mobility issues/ young children/ anxiety, who would be required to descend into the car park by car and then walk to a single centre mid point to access stairs / a lift and then walk back a significant distance - past apartment blocks to exit the car parking site - so a longer walk than currently. Plus the added insecurity of having a lift which may break down necessitating a walk up stairs plus the lack of visibility in a basement car park which may lead to security fears, particularly if the development site has open pedestrian access. * The proposal also involves FQ residents with car parking spaces negotiating a one way basement car park and and using a single turning head at the far end of the site, whereas the existing provision permits to turn wherever they consider appropriate, without negotiating a housing development and its proposed residents (numbering more than 100 living on site). (ii) the construction of a basement car park / basic elements of the development would be (conservatively) two years during which time the existing spaces would be out of action.* There is a traffic assessment for the proposed Ealing car park development (named 'Cobbold Mews') which seemingly took place on a single day during a half term. It does not accord with residents' / neighbours experience of the car park and our own daily vehicle count shows a minimum of 80 cars on site on a daily basis
Don Tanswell ● 100d0 Comments ● 100d
Free healing on Monday 10th FebruaryThe monthly healing centre at the London Buddhist Vihara, The Avenue, Chiswick, will be open on Monday 10th February from 10.30am and 12.30pm. Healing helps any condition, from stress right through to physical illness. There is no charge made for the healing (all the healers are working on a voluntary basis), although a donation would be welcome and will be given to the Vihara.
Chris Edwards ● 115d0 Comments ● 115d
If you can help with this I'd be very grateful. We've just 5 days left and it could change how theatre works! For the many, not the few! (Where have I heard that before...?)It's all or nothing funding and people like Sir Derek Jacobi, West End producers Peter Wilson and Trish Wadley, comedian Arthur Smith, journo Lynne Gardner and actors, including Morfydd Clark, (Mina from BBC's 'Dracula' and forthcoming 'Lord of The Rings') have all contributed or are supporting the idea. It'd be great if you could spread the word. Or maybe even pledge £2! It's for a new type of ‘open-access’ theatre. All and any support and/or promotion or suggestions gratefully received! https://www.spacehive.com/handf-peoples-theatre-companyThanks again,Nick
Nick Hennegan ● 118d0 Comments ● 118d
We're starting a new, open-access theatre company for ANYONE who wants to get involved at any level and have top professional tuition for free! It's for anyone who works, lives or plays in Hammersmith and Fulham. We're going to create a new play with music about the life and times of the borough! We've just set up a website at www.MaverickPeoplesCompany.com I also JUST realised (Today!) if we can get 30 supporters by Monday (TOMOROW!) we could release up to £20k from Hammersmith and Fulham hive. At the moment we have 3 supporters! I’m not quite sure how it works but H and F are looking for proof of support. So can you help? You can also comment on Facebook from the Spacehive page too, I think. I think you can just leave supportive comments, but if not, please pledge the minimum (£2 I think) and if you want I’ll give it you back!! Plus it’s ‘all or nothing’ funding. Thanks a lot! And get in touch if you've any questions. Nick xHammersmith People's Theatre Company https://www.spacehive.com/HandF-peoples-theatre-company
Nick Hennegan ● 198d2 Comments ● 118d