Tuesday 18 June 2019

Charity Cricket Match on Saturday 14th September

Cricket at Chiswick House
Save the date - St Stephen’s Church and St Stephen's School will be battling it out on the cricket pitch on Saturday 14th September at a charity fund-raiser to be held at Chiswick House.

The event is being held in aid of the St Stephen's Roof Fund, which is seeking to raise £200,000 to fix the Victorian roof, now leaking and badly in need of replacement. The fund is more than half way there, but there is still around £90,000 to find.

Families and children are welcome, and you are also welcome to bring a picnic.

Monday 17 June 2019

Hammersmith Bridge Consultation on Tuesday 18 June

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBHF) have arranged a public meeting to discuss Hammersmith Bridge  on Tuesday 18 June 7pm in the Small Hall at LBHF Town Hall.

Hammersmith Bridge closed to road traffic in April, causing  traffic jams in Chiswick and Putney and great inconvenience to many locals.

Friday 7 June 2019

Induction of Denis Adide on 24 June at St Stephen's

Rev Denis Adide
The Reverend  Denis Adide, the new vicar for St Stephen's church on the Uxbridge Road, is to be inducted into the parish on Monday 24 June at 7.30pm.

The Reverend Adide is currently finishing his curacy at Christchurch, Turnham Green, Chiswick and will begin his new job as vicar of St Stephen’s following his induction.

Reverend Adide's appointment follows the departure of the much-loved Bob Mayo earlier this year.

Denis was born in Northern Uganda and came to London as a child. He is married to Anna Fiona and they have three young children.

Monday 3 June 2019

TFL Plans for Wood Lane & Shepherd's Bush - Jun 5th

TFL have released consultation plans to re-arrange the traffic routes on Wood Lane & Shepherd's Bush Green, and to judge by the number of adverse comments in the threads at NextDoor, lots of locals are unhappy.  But don't forget that these are only consultations, nothing is fixed in stone. Right now TFL are asking local people what they think of the proposals, and the next public consultation is to be held this week at the Bush Theatre on Wednesday 5th June, at 5pm. So if you'd like to know more, come along and have your say.

Saturday 1 June 2019

Westfield Jamie's Italian Closes

Along with most of the rest of the Jamie's Italian restaurant empire, our local Westfield branch is no more.  The sign in the window dolefully records the end of the Jamie's era, and notes the email address of messrs KPMG, the official receivers, in case you have any queries.

To read some of the press, you'd think Jamie's Italian was never any good in the first place, but my recollection is quite different.

When it first opened back in 2008, our local branch of Jamie's Italian was a great place to go - the kind of place you could take your friends, you grandma, even your unruly children.

The food was good, the prices were reasonable, the ingredients were fresh, and the place had a sense of style and excitement about it. The trouble was, it didn't last.