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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.

AIR 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.

INFLATION 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.

NEW 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.

BBC'S WATCHDOG TO INVESTIGATE CHISWICK MAIL - They would like you to contact them if you have had trouble with local deliveries.

SUB-POST OFFICE THREATENED WITH CLOSURE - Mr Lad reveals the plight of a small post office in a national newspaper.

IT'S "SOUTH WORST TRAINS" New figures show local service to be worst in the country with nearly half of trains not arriving on time.

AVENUE CROSSING WINS FUNDING - Campaigners for road safety on the Avenue are celebrating the award of a grant towards a zebra crossing.

FOOTBALL 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.

BELMONT 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.

END OF AN ERA AT FULLER'S - The boardroom reshuffle continues at local brewer as Anthony Fuller steps down as Executive Chairman.

ARTISTS 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.

NEW 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.

CHISWICK 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.

AFN 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.

A4 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.

HOUNSLOW 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.

BT CLOSE CHISWICK CALL CENTRE - Jobs lost as part of national reorganisation of call centre activities.

LOCAL 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.

COUNCIL'S PARKING POLICY "UNACCEPTABLE" - Peter Eversden of the Chiswick Protection Group responds to the recent review of parking in Chiswick.

LARGE 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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February 2002

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