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Sometime on Thursday 30th March 2006, an unknown person stole a parking meter from Homefield Road.

The weighty parking meter was pulled from it's concrete foundations in the ground.

Police believe that someone may have witnessed the incident as it would take a fair effort to extract a parking meter. 

Hounslow Council raised the cost of parking in Chiswick on 1st April 2006 to £1.40 per hour up from the previous rate of £1.20 an hour.

The rates are the most expensive in the borough but the Council defended the rise saying that other areas had also seen charges increase and the rate of increase was higher than in Chiswick.

Parking remains a controversial issue in the area as Chiswick residents pay higher permit charges than elsewhere in the borough.  It was also recently revealed that a disproportionate number of clamping and removals were taking place in Chiswick. 

April 11, 2006