Wednesday 31 January 2018

River Goldhawk

The Goldhawk road is a river today as a burst water main flooded the street and forced its closure to traffic.

Thames Water are there in force, along with lots of police (why?) and you can't enter the Goldhawk road at either end.

There is no information at present as to when the leak will be fixed.

Pedestrian access is mostly pretty good, as long as you have decent shoes and don't mind hugging the edges of the pavement.

Monday 29 January 2018

Hammersmith Bridge Closed 10-18 February

Hammersmith Bridge
According to TFL,  Hammersmith Bridge will be closed to vehicles at times between Saturday 10 February and Sunday 18 February while essential repair works take place.

This latest bridge closure will once again create traffic chaos, forcing drivers over Chiswick Bridge or Putney Bridge instead. 

Hammersmith Bridge currently operates under severe weight restrictions, with only one bus in each direction permitted on the bridge at any one time.

Saturday 27 January 2018

Consultation on Cycle Superhighway 29 Jan

Cycle Super Highway
Concerned about the proposed new "Cycle Superhighway" that will cut a swathe through Chiswick?

If you want your voice to be heard, show up at the Town Hall on Monday 29th January 1t 7pm, when there is to be an "interim report" to the Council’s (snappily named) "Community Safety, Environment and Residents Service Policy and Accountability Committee".

Sounds dull? It might be, but it might also be a rare opportunity to have your say on the proposed new cycle route. You can see full details here:

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Westfield Jobs - Jan 30 & 31

Westfield is hiring
Westfield is growing, and will require thousands of new employees to staff its massive new northwards expansion up Wood Lane.

To put it in context, Westfield will become Europe's biggest shopping centre when all is done.

Come along to Westfield on January 30 and 31 to find out if there is a role for you. To find the details, follow this link.

Monday 15 January 2018

'Things I Know to be True' at The Lyric Hammersmith

We have two excellent theatres in our Borough, and anyone put off by the rather angry style of political drama that now dominates the programme of the Bush Theatre would do well to check out the Lyric, Hammersmith.

Now playing at the The Lyric is "Things I know to Be True" by Andrew Bovell.

Thursday 4 January 2018

DIMCO Buildings to become Events Venue

DIMCO Buildings - an entertainment venue?
Westfield, as anyone in our neighbourhood can hardly have failed to notice, is building. But the great northwards expansion of the UK's sixth largest shopping centre does not include the DIMCO buildings, a former electrical station for the central line which (slightly curiously) has listed building status.

Westfield now wants your views on what the future of the DIMCO buildings should be. The current proposal is to turn them into a new entertainment venue.