Friday 27 May 2016

Pergola On The Roof at Television Centre Now Open

Pergola on the Roof - now at TV Centre
Pergola on the Roof, the rooftop restaurant that is bringing outdoor dining to the top of the old soon-to-be-demolished carpark on Wood Lane, has just opened to the public. 

Open all summer long, Pergola on the Roof follows on from Storeys, last year's street food venture that brightened up White City for the summer of 2015.

Thursday 26 May 2016

Referendum Debate Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 7pm at Hammersmith Town Hall

Confused and undecided about the great Brexit debate? Much of what passes for debate on the subject seems to be personal mud slinging and also terrifying predictions of economic collapse or, on the other side, a tidal wave of immigration to our shores.

So if you still haven't made your mind up about how to vote in June, there is a Referendum Debate on Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 7pm, to be hosted at Hammersmith Town Hall, King St, London, W6 9JU.

The debate will include speakers like David Owen and Douglas Carswell MP. The evening is sponsored by the Bruges Group, and entry is free.

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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Joe Lycett at Bush Hall on Friday 10th June

Joe Lycett
Comedian Joe Lycett (Live At The Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown) is coming to Shepherd's Bush.

Lycett will be performing at our very own Bush Hall at 310 Uxbridge Road on Friday 10th June at 7pm. Tickets are £20 (ish) and can be bought online at the official site.

The evening also includes performances by James Acaster and Kerry Godliman, and is hosted by Ed Gamble of Mock The Week.

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Westfield Launches Community Grants Scheme

Got a local project in need of finance? Westfield London, the giant mall whose expansion north up Wood lane will make them by far the biggest shopping centre in the UK, has launched a new community grants initiative.

The community grants scheme will support local organisations with up to £1,000 each. Up to twenty projects will be selected each year over the next two years. So, what kind of projects might receive funding?

Monday 23 May 2016

Council Offers Residents Subsidised Composters For Just £12

Free compost!
Hammersmith & Fulham Council is encouraging residents to compost their kitchen and garden waste.

The Council has teamed up with to offer composters at subsidised prices, with a 220-litre model available for £12, instead of the usual £39.99.

So, how can Shepherd's Bush gardeners get their (nearly free) composter?

Friday 20 May 2016

TV Centre Meeting for Local Residents on Wednesday 25th May

3D Model of revamped Helios building
Stanhope, the developers who are currently masterminding the huge redevelopment curently underway on the old BBC site on Wood Lane, are organising a briefing for local residents on Wednesday 25th May at 7pm in the East Tower, Television Centre.

Anyone with an interest in how this development turns out is invited to come along, listen, and share their views.

Thursday 19 May 2016

Sex Pistols Return To Shepherd's Bush

In this video from 2008, Sex Pistols' band members Steve Jones & Paul Cook return to Shepherd's Bush, with some not very nice things to say about the neighbourhood where they grew up, especially Shepherd's Bush Market. Cooke's Pie and Mash (sadly now gone) gets a good write-up - it's "the only thing" Steve Jones misses about the Bush, compared with his current life in Los Angeles.

Monday 16 May 2016

Repairs At Last To Children's Playground at Hammersmith Park

Repairs have come at last for the Children's Playground in Hammersmith Park, which has been in a state of disrepair for some years.

A company called Valley Landscape Management have put up fences around the damaged climbing mounds and are in the process of making some long-overdue repairs.

Friday 13 May 2016

May Fair at St John's Notting Hill on May 21st at 1pm

May pole dancing at St John's Notting Hill
On Saturday May 21st at 1pm there is a May Fair at St John's Notting Hill, a long-running annual event and a great place to take the kids.  The day starts at 1pm and features tons of activities, including face painting, may poles, a bric-a-brac stall, home baked cakes and jams, and tons of other stuff.  Profits go to good causes around the world. Best of all, it costs just £1 to enter, and kids go in free.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Yard Sale on Sunday 19th June at Askew Road Kite Studios - Book Your Table Now!

Time to make money from your spring clean! Unique, a charity which researches rare chromosome disorders, is organising a yard sale in Askew Road again this year, following the success of last year’s sale, when over twenty stalls sold books, vintage goods, hand-me-downs, small furniture, clothes and bric-a-brac.

Why not take a stall yourself this year and get rid of your unwanted stuff?

Tuesday 3 May 2016

Play Football in Hammersmith Park - How It Turned Out

Play Football - Fenced in
Play Football has finally opened its new football pitches in Hammersmith Park, after a long battle with local residents, and its new five-a-side facilities include a bar, cafe and clubhouse. The park has been the subject of a long dispute over its future, after the last Council administration granted Play Football a long lease to operate a number of paid-for football pitches, at the same time removing the existing sports facilities. Following a campaign by local author and resident Virginia Ironside, Play Football's plans were scaled back, with a promise to renew the tennis courts and also add a Multi-Use-Games-Area (MUGA).  So, now that the job is done, how does it all look?