ITEMS FOR JUNE 2002
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GETS THE BRUSH OFF - Landmark statue of
local artist damaged by vandals. The brush
in his right hand has been snapped off after
the second attack on the statue in recent weeks.
FOR HEALTH CLUB MEMBERS - Holmes Place in Ravenscourt Park is
to close. Its Chiswick based members could be faced with a long
trip across Hammersmith to another club in the group.
CHISWICK CHARITY CELEBRATES HOCKNEY GIFT - The recently formed
William Hogarth Trust gets a huge boost from the world famous artist.
UP THE TENNIS FROM SW19? LOOKING TO MAKE NET GAINS IN W4? -
If Wimbledon fever has gripped your household, consider making a
racket closer to home at Chiswick Poly Tennis Club.
SUPPORTS HOUNSLOW ADMISSIONS POLICY - There
was disappointment for parents trying to get
siblings into Grove Park School as court rules
Council's admissions policy was not an abuse
of human rights.
PICNICS IN GUNNERSBURY PARK - The Queen
and the Duke of Edinburgh were treated to the
variety of West London culture when they visited
Gunnersbury Park on the 25th June.
SHOW IN AID OF ST. MARY'S - Who is W4's prettiest pooch or most
handsome hound? Dog show takes place today.
PARK FESTIVAL REACHES CLIMAX THIS WEEKEND - Already one of the
most successful ever - this weekend the festival concludes with
a wide variety of events, including films, gardens, photographs,
architecture and music.
TEA SING-ALONG - Another fund raising event for St. Mary's Convent
on 23rd June
HOUSE PRICE SURGE ACCELERATES - Local property
prices are accelerating according to new figures.
Prices are up 12% so far this year alone and
agents report that the average property only
takes a week to find a buyer.
SHOP RENTS RISING FASTEST IN LONDON - Local businesses feel
the squeeze as rents have risen by over 40% in a three year period
one of highest rises in the country.
"GIVEN PERMISSION" BY CIP TO STAY
ON DUKE'S MEADOWS - Controversy has raged
over the arrival of travellers on Duke's Meadows
SIR PETER BLAKE - Chiswick-based artist
"thrilled" to receive honour although
he struggled to keep it a secret. He celebrated
the award by attending "Green Days"
on Acton Green.
CHURCH YARD RAPIST LIKELY TO GET LIFE -
Long sentence in prospect for Christopher Hodge.
MINGLE WITH THE CROWDS AT GREEN DAYS - Thousands of people -
including many celebrities - enjoyed the "Village Green"
atmosphere at the 36th annual Green Days fete in Bedford Park, -
the opening event of the two-week Festival.
FESTIVAL AND FOOTBALL CRAZY - It was already going to be Chiswick's
busiest weekend of the year but with two key World Cup games it
promised to be a truly special couple of days.
DAYS TO KICK OFF BEDFORD PARK FESTIVAL - Local Actor Kevin McNally
from "Spooks" to Open the Festival this Saturday. The
two-week Bedford Park Festival gets underway on Saturday June 15th
with the annual Green Days Fete on the Green opposite Turnham Green
BY CANDLELIGHT - The series of Bach Cantatas
continues at St. Michael and All Angels Sunday
SPRING SEASON CONTINUES - Two Colour Theatre Company's American
Playwright Spring Season concludes with Lee Blessing's "Two
RESIDENT IN ONE WOMAN SHOW - Chiswick based Nora Armani is currently
performing her one woman show in the New End Theatre Hampstead.
It was described as "bedazzling" by the Los Angeles Times.
SEA CADETS PROVE THEIR WORTH - Despite a recent inspection which
showed that the unit hadn't the minimum number of enrolled Cadets,
Training Ship Stork has proved her worth on the river recently.
A CHISWICK OFFICER FIT THE BILL? The search is on for the Community
Constable of the Year 2002 and we are being urged to nominate officers
that deserve the award.
SUBJECT OF HOSTILE TAKEOVER BID - More grief for the Health
Club group as largest shareholder blasts them for discounting joining
SCHOOL AWARDED "BEACON STATUS" - St. Mary's Roman
Catholic Primary School has been given this coveted status becoming
the first school in the area to be made a Beacon School.
YOU DO - TAKE PROFITS" - Fullers sees profit after tax
down to £5.8 million from £14.4 million in the previous
year. Should the local brewer be attempting to become a national
IMPROVING BUT SOUTH WEST STILL THE WORST - No joy for local
commuters as South West Trains comes out worst for punctuality for
London in latest figures. Both Silver Link and South West are above
official overcrowding guidelines.
GIVES GO AHEAD TO WEST LONDON TRAM SCHEME - The route which
is expected to be completed by 2009 will carry 50 million passengers
a year and cost approximately £200 million.
SCHOOL "AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH HARD WORK AND
DEDICATION" - Councillor responsible for education visits
William Hogarth School and heaps praise on Head, staff and parents.
PLANNERS TOP THE TABLES - Newly published figures show that
80% of planning applications get a decision within 8 weeks in Chiswick,
one of the fastest rates in London.
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