HAPPENED IN CHISWICK DURING MARCH 2002
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CONSIGNIA DENY KNOWLEDGE OF PROBLEMS IN
CHISWICK - One company making thousands of deliveries through
the mail describes Chiswick as "the worst place in the world"
for missing mail.
QUALITY REPORT SHOCK FOR CHISWICK - A newly published report
reveals that Chiswick's air quality is the worst in the borough
and hasn't seen any improvement for the last five years.
BUSTING COUNCIL TAX RISES - Both Ealing and Hounslow Council
have announced large rises in Council Tax. Hounslow have broken
the £1000 barrier for a Band D charge which will make them
one of London's highest tax boroughs. Their consultation suggested
that people preferred higher taxes to cuts in key services and they
have gone for a 7.1% rise.
DISASTER FOR WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE - Notice to demolish new
extension takes effect one day before planned reopening casting
further doubt on the centre's future.
WATCHDOG TO INVESTIGATE CHISWICK MAIL - They would like you
to contact them if you have had trouble with local deliveries.
OFFICE THREATENED WITH CLOSURE - Mr Lad reveals the plight of
a small post office in a national newspaper.
"SOUTH WORST TRAINS" New figures show local service
to be worst in the country with nearly half of trains not arriving
CROSSING WINS FUNDING - Campaigners for road safety on the Avenue
are celebrating the award of a grant towards a zebra crossing.
FANS TO CONTEST CHISWICK SEATS - The campaign to keep Brentford
Football Club in the area will be entering two candidates for Chiswick
seats in the forthcoming local elections.
SCHOOL PLAN SAFE ROUTES EVENT - Parents, children and local
residents from Belmont School, are working with environmental charity
Groundwork Thames Valley to prepare to launch a project for safer
and healthier routes to the school.
OF AN ERA AT FULLER'S - The boardroom reshuffle continues at
local brewer as Anthony Fuller steps down as Executive Chairman.
ARE APPEALING - Since 1973 local artists have opened their homes
in the last week of June as part of the Artists at Home event. This
year promises to match the success of 2001 and the organisers are
looking for local businesses to participate.
PLANS FOR JOHN BULL DEMOLITION - Another developer has submitted
proposals for the John Bull site. The West Chiswick and Gunnersbury
Society are advising people to object by 21st March.
DIVIDED OVER ATTEMPT TO EVICT ANNE NAYSMITH - The Council's
removal of her car on Prebend Garden's this week has led to much
controversy. With some claiming a move to a flat in Chiswick would
benefit her health others have provided her with a red Mercedes
to continue residence on the street.
PLANS REJECTED - Residents of Chiswick’s Barrowgate Road were
relieved to hear that a luxury car company's plans for a four storey
garage have been rejected.
FAST LANE PLAN FOR HEATHROW LINK - Plans have been revealed
for a £290 million scheme which could see trams running along
the A4 in 10 years time. The proposal would relieve the congested
roads and relieve pressure on the Piccadilly line as Terminal 5
increases the number of journeys.
CONFIRM ADMISSIONS POLICY - After their victory in the legal
battle with Grove Park School parents, the Council has confirmed
the continuation of its priority area based admissions policy.
CLOSE CHISWICK CALL CENTRE - Jobs lost as part of national reorganisation
of call centre activities.
SCOUTS LAUNCH APPEAL - An important development appeal to raise
£65,000 has been launched by the 3rd Chiswick Scout Group
to upgrade their Scout Centre facilities located in Wilson Walk.
PARKING POLICY "UNACCEPTABLE" - Peter Eversden of
the Chiswick Protection Group responds to the recent review of parking
FINE AS MICHAEL JACKSON FAILS TO THRILL NEIGHBOURS - A Chiswick
resident with a fondness for Michael Jackson has found herself hit
with a hefty fine for playing his music in the middle of the night.
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