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Hammersmith and West London Peoples theatre Company

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

GOOD NEWS.

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

Hammersmith Hospital's Urgent Care Centre Closed

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

Factory Quarter residents parking rights threatened by Ealing Council Planning application - object

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