Friday 26 July 2019

Community & Emergency Services Day

Today at 1pm Shepherds Bush Green is playing host to the Community & Emergency Services Day. It takes place today Friday 26th July 2019 near the War Memorial on Shepherds Bush Green W12, and is a free event.

Come along and say hello to your local emergency services teams and other local community organisations.

You can learn about different emergency services roles, and see the emergency vehicles. 

There will be information and recruitment stands, plus displays from the London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, Metropolitan Police, QPR Community Trust, Transport for London, Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Exchanging Places Bike safety display, and historic emergency service vehicles.

Friday 19 July 2019

Friends of Shepherd’s Bush Green Meeting 3 Sept 2019

FOSBERG (Friends of Shepherd’s Bush Green) will hold its inaugural Meeting on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 in the bar of the Bush Theatre on the Uxbridge Road, at 7.30pm.

All are welcome.  The purpose of the meeting is to bring together members of the local community who want to make a positive contribution to making our neighbourhood a better place.

Shepherd’s Bush Green needs our love and support. Together we can work to make our community stronger and healthier.

Wednesday 17 July 2019

LBHF Summer Grants Scheme Launched

United in Hammersmith & Fulham, our borough’s new place-based giving scheme, has launched a Summer Get Together grants scheme, and is looking for up to 40 local events to fund.

Through the scheme United will help support anyone in the borough organising a picnic, street party, lunch, sporting event, fun day or other community activity with and for their neighbours.

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Hammersmith Bridge to Close for Good?

Hammersmith Bridge today
According to a recent article in the London Evening Standard, Hammersmith Bridge "may be shut to drivers for good" as the repair bill for the ailing structure nears £100m.

Rather than find a way to pay for the repairs, our local Council, LBHF, seem to have decided on a new idea - to celebrate the closure instead.  Hammersmith Bridge is being re-branded as a "green" bridge - cycles and pedestrians only. No more polluting wicked cars.

Nick Fairholme, TfL’s director of project and programme delivery, told a conference: “Although we want to reopen it, [a full repair] is not going to be a cheap fix. If there is public support for leaving it as a pedestrian and cycle bridge then we will have to consider that.”

The trouble is, Hammersmith Bridge is a major traffic artery for thousands of Londoners, and the closure has forcibly re-routed six bus routes. LBHF say that they have no money for repairs, but there are two simple ways that the money could be raised.

Monday 15 July 2019

Hoxton Hotel Wins Planning Permission

The developers of the proposed Hoxton Hotel at 65 Shepherd's Bush Green have at last won their fight to secure planning permission to demolish the old buildings and build a new hotel.

Planning permission for the site was originally granted back in 2017, but the owner of a flat in nearby Pennard Rd successfully challenged it by way of Judicial Review, and managed to get the plans quashed, forcing the developers to re-apply for planning permission with revised plans.