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RUNWAY AT HEATHROW
are growing that a third runway at Heathrow is being planned now
that the addition of a Fifth Terminal looks inevitable.
could be sited to the north of the existing terminals close to
the M4. It would mean a flight path directly over Chiswick and
noise levels similar to those currently experienced further South
in areas like Richmond and East Sheen.
on Heathrow expansion
on the forum about Chiswick on the flight path
LONDON TRANSIT SCHEME
£200 million scheme to bring trams to the Uxbridge Road
has the backing of the Mayor and Ealing Council but many local
residents, particularly those in north Chiswick feel it could
mean the diversion of traffic onto residential streets.
- campaigners meet with Mayor
of the west of Chiswick were shocked to discover that plans
had been submitted for a major development which included
a 30-storey tower block, by far the tallest in Chiswick.
The developer's spokesman claims that the scheme will provide
much needed affordable housing.
scheme has been rejected by the Sustainable Development
Committee but local residents are concerned that the developer
will try again with revised plans.
- New Proposal for tower rejected
Comment on the Development
LIBRARY UNDER THREAT
proposal to redevelop the Chiswick Library site for nothing by
a developer seemed too good to be true and when many people examined
the details of the plan that is exactly what they concluded.
old building donated by the Sanderson family may be unsuitable
for a modern library but many, including the Friends of Chiswick
Library feel that the plans are effectively banishing library
users into a basement.
on the scheme from Friends of Chiswick Library
MARY'S CONVENT FACES CLOSURE
government regulations could cause the closure of the St. Marys
Convent Nursing Home on Burlington Lane. Local people have become
involved in an ambitious fund raising project to save the much
are doing it for themselves - The indefatigable nuns
of St. Mary's Convent and Nursing Home are determined to raise
the £1.7mn needed to save the facility
local divisions have arisen over the fate of Anne Naysmith who
for years lived in a rusting Ford Consul in Prebend Gardens until
the Council served a notice to evict her.
SUTTON COURT ROAD
residents have been raising a petition to request that at
least one pedestrian crossing be placed on Sutton Court
Road. This busy road is crossed by children from three local
schools and many people in the area fear an accident is
- Residents win their battle for a crossing
report has revealed that Chiswick has some of the worst air quality
in outer London and unlike the trend in the rest of the capital
it is actually getting worse.
Piccadilly line speeds through busy Turnham Green station
without stopping. This has annoyed locals for decades but
there does appear to be some hope of success for the campaign
with the recent revelation that Transport for London will
be conducting a
review on the issue.
LANE SLIP ROAD
BACK COMMON TENNIS COURTS
of neglect have left a valuable local resource in a state
of chronic disrepair. Who
is to blame? The situation has been complicated by the
fact that the courts are on Common land but progress on
the issue seems very slow and the facility has now deteriorated
to the extent that it is barely usable by even the most
resourceful tennis player. The courts are now allegedly
home to a completely different kind of leisure activity.
and CIP make formal apology to Chiswick over tennis courts
COURT ROAD/A4 JUNCTION
Many local people feel that this is an accident black spot due
to the layout of the junction and the disposition of the traffic
on this issue from the forum.
are some of the campaigns that local people have promoted through
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CHILD AND FAMILY CENTRE
An overspent in Hounslow Council's Social Services budget led
to a plan to close this valued local facility which caters for
children with mental handicap and learning disabilities. A massive
local reaction and a rebellion by local Labour councillors lead
to the Council abandoning their plans. A Fun Run in aid of the
Centre was organised through this site.
felt that the new owners Punch Taverns had a secret agenda to
turn Bedford Park's favourite watering hole into a "gastro-pub"
and close the Theatre. After strong local reaction the plans were
withdrawn and the Theatre's lease extended. Comment
on the Tabard from the forum.
The local community lead by the Chiswick Traders' Association
has raised funds for this local monument. Chiswick's most famous
ex-resident is to be commemorated in bronze outside Barclays Bank
who kindly donated £300. The Hogarth
Health Club group and Sainsburys donated £10,000 each.
news on this issue.
This valued local amenity was under threat of closure despite
delivering a high quality value for money service to those in
Chiswick's concerted campaign to save the pool has
succeeded. Click here
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