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‘super sewer’
water bills hike
u It could blight our parks                    When asked about the scheme,          said: “The council does not believe that
                                           a Thames Water spokesman said:            the current Tideway Tunnel scheme
and will not solve the                     “Funding costs for the construction of    represents value for money for Thames
flooding problem – and now                 the Thames Tunnel will not be sought      Water bill payers.
                                           until further design and development          “The cost of the project hugely
the sewage tunnel could                    work has been completed.”                 outweigh its benefits and it is
mean soaring costs for you                     The Government has asked Thames       highly likely that, like many major
                                           Water to build the tunnel, which would    infrastructure projects, this scheme
                                           stretch 18 miles from Hammersmith         will end up substantially over budget
                                           to Beckton, to meet EU regulations        and over time.
   jon Weisgard
                                           on pollution. The giant underground           “It is ominous that Thames Water
Major questions have been raised           storage tank would prevent sewage         fail to state in their business plan
over exactly how Thames Water will         seeping into the Thames during storm      how they will fund this project and
pay for its proposed multi-billion         weather.                                  the assumption must be that it will
pound ‘super sewer’ scheme.                    But H&F council has long argued       be Thames Water customers who will
    In its five-year business plan,        that the ‘super sewer’ is the wrong       have to pay.
delivered to watchdog Ofwat earlier        solution to the wrong problem. It has         “If the Government is so keen to
this week, the company confirms that       calculated that the tunnel would cost     construct the super sewer, it should pay
it does aim to plough ahead with the       Thames Water customers an extra £50       for it. Imposing bill rises on all Thames
Thames Tideway Tunnel but fails to         a year during the expected eight years    Water bill payers is nothing less than
explain how it will foot the bill.         of construction.                          a super stealth tax. Construction of the
    The project could destroy one of           For many borough residents, that      super sewer would be a disaster for our
H&F’s parks during construction and        could mean that they are forced into      borough and a disaster for our residents
has been slammed for not dealing with      ‘water poverty’ – where more than three   who would have to pay for it and we
the flooding of borough homes that has     per cent of disposable income is spent    shall fight it tooth and nail.”
distressed residents over recent years.    on water bills. For some Thames Water         Thames Water has already admitted
Now it is feared that Thames Water’s       customers it could also mean that they    that the tunnel will do virtually nothing        tWinkle toes: Sam Chandler and Margaret Garrity were two of the keen
customers will be hit in the pocket to     may be unable to pay their bills and      to cure the flooding of people’s homes.          dancers stepping out at Hammersmith Town Hall       SEE PAGE 12>>
meet the costs, conservatively estimated   will have their taps turned off.                                                                                                               PICTURE BY lEIGH qUInnEll
to be £2.2billion.                             H&F cabinet member Paul Bristow             StorY continUed on PaGe 4

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             l WITH the summer now in         l THE borough has been fortunate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          those who
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      but help is on the                                                                                                    PAGEs 12-13>>     of the very best.
                                  now a successful author of
                                 historical romances.
                                     She is among the writers
                                 handing out advice at H&F
                                 libraries’ Spring Festival.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             mersmith town Hall have
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   in the borough                                                                                        15                                                                                           lent way of                                               some-       the latest slice of fast-track       on the same day, the         thriving, with lots of venues and many
                                                                                                                                                                                                      reward-                                                   times       small grants.                    borough’s Mayor met land         bands trying to make it big or content
   Listings                                                                                                                                                                                           ing                                                       over-           the money will pay for       Army veterans whose work         to enjoy playing around their local
   reviews/previews                                                                                                                                                                                   those                                                    looked       activities ranging from          on the home front was vital      area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      custom-                                                 part of       table tennis to countryside      to victory in the second            We bring you a look at some of
   music                                                                                                                                                                                              ers who                                                the bor-       trips.                           World War.                       those bands and singers rocking H&F.
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                                                                                                   treasures                                                                                          Heathrow third runway.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          H&F Council has thrown its weight
                                                                                                   see PaGe 18>>
                                                                                                                                                                                                      behind a legal challenge to the air-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      port’s expansion plan, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                      would lead to much more noise for
                                                                                                                                                                                                          it is part of a bid for a judicial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in petrol
                                                                                                                                                                                                      review into the Government’s decision,                                                                                                                  prices
                                                                                                                                                                                                      which will lead to lots of extra flights
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  l Letters, History, comment &
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      H&F’s drive to deliver more bobbies on
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      officers in Hammersmith Broadway to
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                      21 April 2009                                                                                                                                                    NEWS 3

A course that is a perfect
fit for Wesley’s dream job
                                     eyes to what I can achieve, and                                                                                                                     beforehand, and I didn’t really
u Jobseeker sings                    also how to approach things.”                                                                                                                       know what my best skills or
praises of charity’s                     The young jobseeker, 23,                                                                                                                        qualities were,” he said.
                                     who lives in Vernon Street,                                                                                                                             “But now it’s my ambition
training programme                   West Kensington, was one of                                                                                                                         to work in the fitness industry.
u Wesley now has                     16 students to graduate from the
                                     latest Spear course on April 9.
                                                                                                                                                                                         I would like to become the
                                                                                                                                                                                         manager of a gym and then
plans to work in the                     The programme, otherwise                                                                                                                        maybe progress to being a
fitness industry                     known as St Paul’s Employment                                                                                                                       personal trainer. And I know that
                                     Action Resource, runs free lessons                                                                                                                  I’ve got to go to college now to
                                     for 16 to 24-year-olds out of St                                                                                                                    achieve that.”
  CAROLINE BUTCHER                   Paul’s Centre in Macbeth Street.                                                                                                                        Wesley’s aim now is to search
                                         Wesley, who has a four-year-                                                                                                                    for colleges around London
Two months ago, wesley               old son called Mason, admits he                                                                                                                     offering a three-year NVQ2
Lewis was rolling out of bed at      had lacked any kind of direction                                                                                                                    qualification in sports science.
1pm, hanging around at home          until a close family friend                                                                                                                         He hopes to begin a course in
all afternoon and lacking any                  recommended he try                                                                                                                        September and combine his
direction.                                          Spear.                                                                                                                               studies with a part-time job at a
    He had ambitions for                                  “Before                                                                                                                        local gym.
something greater, but                                  I started, a                                                                                                                         In the meantime Wesley is
wasn’t sure where to                                     typical day                                                                                                                     enjoying the moment.
start.                                                   would involve                                                                                                                       “It means a lot to me to have
    Now, after a                                         me waking up                                                                                                                    finished the course,” he said. “It’s
six-week       ‘career                                   at any time –                                                                                                                   a special achievement for me
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H a m m e r s m i t h ’s                                 any structure    Baptiste, 19, Wesley Lewis, 23, and Danae Brandon, 17, celebrate graduating        PICTURES BY JUSTIn ThoMAS   proud of me. And they know I’m
Spear scheme, Wesley                                   so it could be                                                                                                                    in a position now where I can do
is      brimming       with                           1pm or 2pm –                                                                                                                       something I really want to do.”
confidence, plotting out a                        and then I’d just       months, is aimed specifically at     path which inspires them.            he said. “And we learnt about        l Call 020 8748 5824 or visit
fulfilling career in fitness.                hang around the house        young people who are struggling         Wesley said the course had        interview    and     presentation
    “I’ve always had it in my mind   or go out with friends,” he said.    to find their way into an            boosted his confidence and           skills, how you would approach
that I wanted to do something        “But I really wanted to get out of   increasingly tough jobs market.      challenged him on a daily basis.     applying for a job, and how first
like this, but I didn’t have the
opportunities or the resources
                                     that routine.”
                                         The Spear programme, a
                                                                             It equips them with a full
                                                                          range of CV, job interview and
                                                                                                                  “One of the best things about
                                                                                                               the course was meeting new
                                                                                                                                                    impressions count.” Wesley said
                                                                                                                                                    he had also enjoyed setting a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     fun times
to do it before,” he said. “The      charity which has been inundated     workplace skills, as well as         people – they are all enthusiastic   five-year goal.                                  There’s lots to do in H&F
people at Spear have opened my       with applications in recent          helping them to pinpoint a career    and they all want to work,”             “I just wanted a regular job                     See pages 8-9>>

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           ‘Super sewer’
            costs shock                       Loyalty cards
                                              to beat slump
              cONTINUEd fROm fRONT PaGE

           Instead, it is designed purely
           to meet an EU regulation
           on pollution when in fact
           environmentalists            are
           saying that the Thames is so
           clean that more than 120
           species of fish have been                                                                                       per cent in recent months.
           found in it.                       u Regular customers                leaflets. It will also provide a link
                                                                                 to information on participating               Will, who co-owns the Dance
               The borough parks under        will qualify for range             shops and discounts from its Visit        Attic Café in nearby North End
           threat from the construction
           are Ravenscourt Park, Frank        of store discounts                 Fulham website.                           Road with Poppy Corbet Burch-
                                                                                     Young Fulham entrepreneur             er, said swift action was needed.
           Banfield Park and Furnivall        u Traders’ pow-wow                 Will Scott-Dalgleish, 25, mas-            “People are pretty desperate
               Thames Water has still
                                              unanimously backs                  terminded the loyalty card and            around Fulham Road, so this
                                                                                 pitched his idea to a meet-                                is an immediate
           failed to give the council         bid to buck recession              ing of Fulham Road                                          problem,” he said.
           any assurances that it will                                           traders on March 31.                                            “There are lots
           not start building the tunnel,                                            Shop owners at                                          of independent
           which will be as wide as four         caroLine butcher
                                                                                 the meeting were                                            stores along the
           football pitches, in H&F.          Struggling shop owners             unanimous in their                                           road, but some-
               The council is urging          in Fulham road are pinning         support for the proj-                                        thing needs to
           the company to come clean          their hopes on a new customer      ect, and Will told h&f                                       be done pretty
           and tell residents what its        loyalty card to revive flagging    news he was confident                                         quickly or the
           preferred route is.                local trade.                       the loyalty card would                                        area is going to
               For the tunnel to get the         H&F Council is supporting a     be up and running by                                          change dramati-

           go ahead, Thames Water             three-month trial of the loyalty   the start of May.                                             cally.”
           will need to get the approval      campaign by funding production         “It’s definitely com-                     The card, which will be
           of Ofwat but the council is        of the cards as well as accompa-   ing along quite speedily,” he said.       branded as an I Love Fulham
           confident that the watchdog        nying promotional posters and      “We’re looking to involve about           card, will be freely available to
           will listen to its concerns.                                          30 businesses on the card initially,      customers from each participat-
               Cllr Bristow added: “This                                         and it will cover quite a variety of      ing store along Fulham Road.
           is a seriously flawed and short-                                      different shops so the card will re-          It will give shoppers access backing: Traders Anneke Macthomas, Sarah Mahaffy, Jenny
           sighted plan and there is no                                          ally be worth picking up.”                to a range of discounts at those Humphries, Ruth Kehoe, Becky Seary, Jill Lee, Kelly Smith, Andrew
           way that Ofwat can approve                                                About 45 people attended the          shops, encouraging use of inde- Riddle, Shawn Welby-Cooke, Damien Martin, Tony Stylianou, Ola
           it without knowing the exact                                          traders’ meeting, at the Wheat-           pendent local businesses.             Tukalska, Moonika Quirk, Tom Cribb, Nicki Burgess, Serena Turle,
           route and costs involved.                                             sheaf pub, to exchange ideas on               Will said he was optimistic, Ali Allawa, Poppy Corbet Burcher and Will Scott-Dalgleish show
               “What is needed is a sensi-                                       how they could boost trade among          but added: “It’s really up to the their support for the loyalty card             PICTURE BY LEIgH QUINNELL
           ble proposal to stop basement                                         independent shops.                        customer. I think people do want
           flooding in the borough.                     It tells all our             Small businesses along the road       to help out around their local area,
               “We will not sit back and
           let Thames Water ride rough-                  customers to            have been worst hit by the recession.
                                                                                 A florist at the meeting reported her
                                                                                                                           but they might need a bit of help
                                                                                                                           to make the right decisions.           into Fulham Road. We are only traders’ meeting included the
           shod over this borough.”                   think of us first          sales had dropped by as much as 75            “If they have the loyalty card,    too aware of how badly local cost and availability of customer
                                                                                                                           it will encourage them to make         businesses have suffered due to parking near Fulham Road, rub-
                                                                                                                           the effort. It’s the best way for us   the recession and this initiative bish collection rates and the cost
                                                                                                                           to quickly and efficiently make a      shows how determined we are of business parking permits.
                                                                                                                           difference around this area.”          to help them through these dif-       Several traders also com-
                                                                                                                               Palmer Menswear owner An-          ficult times.                      plained about the cost of busi-
                                                                                                                           drew Riddle said at the meeting:           “It is going to be an exciting ness rates, but Nicki Burgess,
                                                                                                                           “This card tells all our customers     few months for Fulham. I am Fulham town centre manager,
                                                                                                                           to think of us first, rather than      sure that the loyalty card will who attended the meeting, clar-
                                                                                                                           last, when they’re shopping.”          rejuvenate local businesses and ified that business rates are set
                                                                                                                               Manager of the Parson’s Nose
               Unwanted HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE? Unwanted household furniture?
               UNWANTED household furniture?
               Unwanted household furniture? Unwanted household furniture?                                                 butcher’s shop Serena Turle, who
                                                                                                                                                                  this summer’s annual Fulham by central government and only
                                                                                                                                                                  Feastival will also prove to be collected by H&F Council.
                                                                                                                           organised the traders’ meeting,        memorable.                         l I Love Fulham loyalty cards
                                                                                                                           said it would also encourage trad-         “We are working hard to will be available from par-
                                        Furnish, the furniture
                                         Furnish collectsthe quality                                                                    Furnish, recom- helpof us can use this card and ticipating Full details the each
                                                                                                                           ers to band together inis the furniture
                                                 Furnish, good
                                                                                                                                                                        Fulham’s small businesses.             stores from       start
                                       reuse charity, operates furniture                               Furnish, is the furniture
                                                                                                                           mending each others’ businesses        All                                of May.                  of
                                                                                                                           to customers.reuse charity in encourage others to shop local- store’s loyalty card discounts
                                         domestic furniture from
                                                reuse charity, operates
                                         in west London. We                                             reuse charity in west  H&F cabinet member Frances collect the lively diversity we will be available on accom-
                                                                                                                                            London. We            ly to keep
                                          collect in of LBHF and passes
                                         residentswest London. We
                                                  good quality                                           London. We collect
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                                                                                                                                         good quality domestic issues discussed at the www.visit
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                                       new home. volunteers will comeof discounts but the
                                                                                                           EvANS, 28, and PHil
        volunteers will come                                          Centre, said: “i already offer       SHiSHMANiAN, 28,
          in west London. We                        London. We collectplenty
                 to your home and                                                                                                                                               of Moosh, say: “The

                      Our staff and                                 to quality domestic would be good for my
                                                                 good your home and customers. We’re very
                                                                                      scheme                                                                                    credit crunch has
                  collect good quality
                  collect the items.
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                volunteers will come
                 £15 per collection,
                                                    REQUIRED         collect the items.Our fact our business
                                                                                       on and in
                                                                furniture and pass it busyimproved recently
                                                                                                  staff and                                                                     made a difference
                                                                                                                                                                                to the area. We
                                                                                                                                                                                have only been
                pass it on to families in                                          volunteers suffering
                                                                   £15 per collection, people are will
                                                                   to families in need stress during the creditcome
                                                                                      because                                                                                   open since July though and do have regular

                  to your Friday. Our
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                                                                   Monday toaFriday.your home three years and
                                                                                                                                                                                customers coming in. We have tried to create
                  need moving into a                                                 to We regular customers – it’s mostly
                                                                   moving into new lots of have been open and
                                                                                                                                                                                somewhere that is non-generic, not like a chain
                                                                                                                                                                                but something unique. The loyalty card scheme
                   collect the items.
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                                   Contact Details:
                                       Telephone: 020 8969 3332
                                                                          home.       collect offer theyitems.
                                                                                      with what we the come back.”
                                                                                      word of mouth but because people are happy
                                                                                      Contact Details:
                                                                                                                                                                                would be a good idea and we would be keen on
                                                                                                                                                                                joining – anything to help local businesses.”
                     collection, items. staff and
            £15 perE-mail: £15 per collection,
                                        the                                                                             Telephone: 020 8969 3332
aff and           Website:
                                                   Our                                                                     £15 per collection,
                                                                                                                               PiERS FEETHAM, 60, from
                                                                                                                     E-mail:                      JoSE CoSTA, 40, from Kishmish,
                                        Monday to Friday
s will come Monday to Friday. volunteers will come                                                                          the Piers Feetham gallery,                       said: “We have been here for the
                                                                                                                            said: “Most shops are Friday.
                                                                                                                           Monday tothe credit                               last 40 years, and this restaurant
home and                                                     to your home and
                                                                                                                            suffering because of
                                                                                                                              crunch, despite putting on
                                                                                                                                                                             is popular with tourists and
                                                                                                                                                                             locals alike. Although the credit
                                                                                                                              appearances that things are                    crunch hasn’t affected us entirely,
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collection,                                               £15 us at:
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                                       Website:                                                  clients coming to my shop as                   customers coming back.”
                                                                                                                                                   Website: by Aysha Askin and Priya gulraj
                                                                                                                              opposed to going to one of the big department           interviews
 to Friday.                             E-mail:
                                                         Monday to Friday.                                                                           E-mail:
                                                                                                                              stores, and i think if this loyalty card would
                                                                                          keep them shopping in the area then i’d be

       Contact Details:
                                                                                                                              more than willing to join.”
                                                                                                                                                                                    See page 37 for more views>>
                       21 April 2009                                                                                                                                                NEWS 5

Heathrow battle begins                                                                                                                                                             YOUR SHOUT
                                                                                                                                                                                  THiRd RUnwaY
u With 93 per cent of us                                                                                                            facing our residents. The proposed          mcCAughLEy,
                                                                                                                                    Heathrow expansion is the equivalent
opposed to a third runway,                                                                                                          of building a new airport the size of
                                                                                                                                                                                18, from
council sets out its stall                                                                                                          Gatwick in the most densely populated       Bush, said:
                                                                                                                                    part of the country. The arguments for
against airport expansion                                                                                                           the third runway are based on flimsy
                                                                                                                                                                                “The third
                                                                                                                                                                                runway will just
u Legal challenge claims                                                                                                            economic arguments that do not stand        mean more
flawed public consultation                                                                                                          much scrutiny.                              traffic, more noise and more
                                                                                                                                        “This is why we are supporting the      pollution. Why do we need
                                                                                                                                    judicial review. If the third runway        another runway?”
   rob mansfield                                                                                                                    is built it will introduce another flight
                                                                                                                                    path over H&F, disturbing even more         gWEN
THE most important quality-of-life                                                                                                  residents with flights from early           ALLSop, 73,
issue facing our residents. That’s how                                                                                              morning until late at night.”               from Fulham,
the borough’s battle against Heathrow                                                                                                   A third runway will allow the number    said: “I think
expansion is being described.                                                                                                       of flights to rocket from 480,000 to        the planes
    It is the view of council leader                                                                                                605,000 by 2020 and potentially up to       constantly
Stephen Greenhalgh, who has come out                                                                                                702,000 by 2030. Residents in previously    flying overhead
fighting against the Government’s plan                                                                                              unaffected parts of the borough, such as    cause enough
to build a third runway at Heathrow.                                                                                                Hammersmith and parts of Shepherds          bother already. The noise
    He says H&F’s decision earlier this                                                                                             Bush, could struggle with noisy night       pollution is awful, so any more
month to join five other councils in                                                                                                flights for the first time.                 would not be welcome.”
lodging a bid for a judicial review to                                                                                                  Ninety-three per cent of H&F

block the airport expansion is intended                                                                                             residents said they were against            FLorENCE
to protect residents from much increased       noise annoYs: Flights would rise from 480,000 to 605,000 within a decade             expansion in a poll of more than 4,000      SCoTT, 26,
noise from extra flights.                                                                                                           people last year.                           from Brook
    Transport secretary Geoff Hoon                                                                                                      Cllr     Greenhalgh     said:   “The    green, said: “I
flew in the face of public opinion in                                                                                               Government has not provided a               don’t know how
the borough by announcing his support                                                  Government failed to conduct a lawful        convincing argument to show that a          we can afford
for a third runway and sixth terminal in                                               consultation process and arrived at          third runway can be operated without        more flights
January, and residents have welcomed                                                   a decision on a half-capacity third          breaching air pollution limits, making      in and out of
the legal challenge to ground the plans.                                               runway, which was different to the           noise worse or creating intolerable         heathrow. The implications of
    Shepherds Bush resident Mary                                                       fully-operational runway in the public       congestion on public transport, like the    the noise, pollution and traffic
Leslie, 74, said: “I think Heathrow                                                    consultation. Lawyers will argue that        Piccadilly line.”                           don’t bear thinking about.”
expansion is a bad idea. The pollution,                                                this crucial change to the proposals             If permission is granted for the
the noise, the traffic – these are all going      Previously unaffected                makes the decision irrational in a
                                                                                       number of areas including the economic
                                                                                                                                    judicial review it is unlikely that a
                                                                                                                                    hearing would take place until the early
                                                                                                                                                                                Interviews by gavin rogers
to get worse. From my house I can see
the planes coming in and out, and they              parts of the borough               case, noise, air quality, public transport   part of 2010.
make a terrible noise.”                        could struggle with night               and climate change.                          l H&F is a member of the 2M Group            wHaT dO YOU THinK?
    In the legal challenge the local                                                       Cllr Greenhalgh said: “This is the       opposed to Heathrow expansion. See             Email:
authorities will argue that the                 flights for the first time             most important quality-of-life issue
     6 NEWS                                                                                                                                          21 April 2009

       fun day at wormwood scrubs nature reserve>>

                                                               HeRe’S LOOKING AT YOU: Helen Abrihem checks out the view through her homemade dreamcatcher while (left, top) the mayor is delivered to the nature
                                                               reserve on a horse-drawn dray, and (left, bottom) Albra Sylejmani and her daughter Erlisa feed the goats                   PICTURES BY LEIGH qUINNELL

       Going back to nature
Barnes - H&F News:Colour         1/10/08      17:01     Page 1

                                                                                           u Sun-filled event encourages
                                                                                           use of a treasured open space,
                                                                                           and celebrates its attractions
                                                                                              jON weISGARd
                                                                                           MORE than 500 people basked in the sun
                                                                                           during a family fun day at a nature haven.
                                                                                               The Wormwood Scrubs Local Nature
              the family you can turn to                                                   Reserve event helped to celebrate the numerous
                                                                                           species of plants and animals that can be found
                                                                                           in the reserve, and featured fun and games for
                                                                                           people of all ages.
                                                                                               H&F mayor Andrew Johnson officially
                                                                                           opened the day, while free activities included a
                                                                                           bouncy castle, climbing wall, face painting and                                                             HORSING
                                                                                           Caribbean steel pan music.                                                                                  ABOUT :
                                                                                               The mayor also travelled by horse and cart                                                              Sgt Richard
                                                                                           to officially open the new interpretation board                                                             Dice on Nokia
                                                                                           at the north end of Artillery Lane, next to the                                                             and Lance
                                                                                           hospital car park.                                                                                          Bombardier
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dan Richards
                                                                                                                                                                                                       on Gruber,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       both from the
                               For over 85 years our family has been helping and                                                                                                                       King’s Troop;
                                      advising local families in their time of need.                                                                                                                   and (bottom
                              Providing both modest and traditional funerals with                                                                                                                      left, from
                                    care and compassion when you need it most.                                                                                                                         left) Jason
                             Funeral Directors & Memorial Stonemasons                                                                                                                                  Michael
        Funeral Plans
        Custodian Trustee:                      SHEPHERDS BUSH                                                                                                                                         Toussaint,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Miles Pascall
        HSBC Trust Co.
        (UK) Ltd.                       128 Askew Road (020) 8723 6862                                                                                                                                 and Brent
                                     236 Uxbridge Road (020) 8743 4312                                                                                                                                 Holder from
                                                                                                                                                                      CSI entertain
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the crowds
                  21 April 2009                                                                                                                             NEWS 7

      fast-track scheme makes latest awards

280 great
reasons to
                                                                                                                                                                   work day: Care
                                                                                                                                                                   services minister Phil Hope
                                                                                                                                                                   with Peter Dobson at Angela
                                                                                                                                                                   House care home

                                                                                                                                                                   Changing places

                                                                                                                                                                   for care minister
                                                                                                                                                                   CARe services minister
                                                                                                                                                                   Phil Hope swapped his
                                                                                                                                                                   Whitehall office for a
                                                                                                                                                                   morning working at a
                                                                                                                                                                   care home for people with
                                        of new table tennis equipment being                                                                                        learning disabilities.
u A little goes a long                  purchased.                                                                                                                    The recent visit to
way for borough’s clubs                     “We wanted to build on our                                                                                             Angela House in Weltje
                                        existing programme of activities,”                                                                                         Road, Hammersmith,
and societies as more                   said Piers Player, youth worker from                                                                                       highlighted the need for
good causes benefit                     the club in Haldane Road.                                                                                                  people to retrain for the
                                            “The idea is not just that our                                                                                         social care sector.

  gavin rogers                          regular club members can enjoy
                                        playing table tennis, but that we can                                                                                      Four arrests in
FROM community radio stations           also organise coaching for those who
to air cadets, borough groups have      really have potential and want to                                                                                          wake of assault
                                        improve on their game.”                                                                                                    A 25-YeAR-OLD man
been celebrating a string of very
                                            Another group smelling of roses is                                                                                     suffered head and body
useful grants.
                                        Hammersmith Community Gardens                                                                                              injuries during an assault
   The fast-track small grants are
                                        Association. A £1,000 grant will help                                                                                      at 5.15am in Goldhawk
given by H&F Council to a variety of
                                        green-fingered locals continue to                                                                                          Road, Shepherds Bush, on
causes in the borough, and this time
                                        enjoy the summer schemes that have                                                                                         April 14.
64 groups have received up to £5,000
                                        become a annual fixture.                                                                                                       A police spokesman
                                            “The money will mean we can run                                                                                        said it was believed the
   The borough introduced the
                                        trips out to the country all through the                                                                                   victim had been attacked
scheme three years ago, and recently
                                        summer,” said gardens manager Cathy                                                                                        with a blunt instrument
handed out its 280th grant.
                                        Maund.                                                                                                                     and his injuries were not
   Old Oak Communities and
                                            “Getting kids out to experience fruit                                                                                  life threatening.
Children’s Centre was one of the
                                        and vegetable picking really opens                                                                                         l Police arrested four
groups to receive money – benefiting
                                        their eyes to a different environment to                                                                                   men – three of whom are
from £4,000. It will go towards
                                        the one they live in. We’ll also be able                                                                                   aged 35, 30 and 27 – on
supporting a month of summer
                                        to run a new scheme that encourages                                                                                        suspicion of GBH.
activities for local children.
   Jackie Walton, senior community      dads and kids to spend more quality         wheels: Cllr
centre officer from the centre, said:   time together.”                             Antony Lillis (left)
“The children of Old Oak look               H&F cabinet member Antony               with members
forward to the activities we organise   Lillis said: “We’re very proud of the       of Hammersmith
and it’s wonderful news that they’ve    funding we provide to local groups          Community
got another summer of fun to enjoy.”    that provide a range of activities. From    Gardens
   Young people who go to The           children, older and disabled people         Association and
                                                                                    their minibus in
Brunswick Club in Fulham will           to local heritage, environmental and        Loris Gardens
benefit to the tune of £4,250.          crime reduction schemes, the small
   The sound of ping-pong balls will    grants make a real difference to local
resonate through the club as a result   people in all sorts of ways.”
                                                                                    PICTURE BY
                                                                                    LEIGH qUInnELL
                                                                                                            V.O.S.A. approved testing station

  grants the h&F groups>>                                                                                          SPECIAL OFFERS
  l The Kiloran Trust
  l 344 Fulham Squadron ATC
  l Afghan Council UK
                                                    l CITAS
                                                    l The Children and Women’s Trust
                                                    l Albert & Friends Instant Circus
                                                                                                              TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
  l Banooda Aid Foundation               £4,000     l Amici Dance Theatre Company

                                                                                                                               MOT & service from
                                         £1,000     l Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan                £1,000
  l Breakaway Holiday Project                                                               £2,500
  l Debt Doctors Foundation UK             £500     l Border Crossings
                                         £4,000     l Friends of Wendell Park               £3,000
  l H&F Urban Studies Centre
  l Kurdish Association for New Generations /
  Abroad ‘KANGA’                         £2,500
  l Old Oak Communities and Childrens Centre
                                                    l Fulham & Hammersmith Choral Society
                                                    l Grove Neighbourhood Folk Art Group £500
                                                                                               £500                              £99.00 +VAT
                                         £4,000     l Hurlingham Park Bowls Club               £750
  l QPR Football in the Community        £4,000     l Irish Repertory Theatre & Film Company UK
  l Sands End Associated Projects in Action
                                                    l New Soca City NSC
                                                                                             £1,000          SERVICE INCLUDES                           Call 020 8748 3333
                                         £4,000     l Normand Park Bowls Club                  £750          • Oil and oil filter change                 Fax 020 8748 8100
  l Sir John Lillie Play Centre                                                                £750
  l Somali & Refugees Learning Support Centre       l Ravenscourt Park Bowls Club
                                          £2,500    l Re:bourne (adventures in dance)        £3,000          • Brakes check                             Email: w6auto@btinternet
  (SormCentre)                                                                               £3,000
  l Special Connection                    £1,000    l The Friends of Normand Park
                                          £4,000    l Western Kurdistan Association          £2,500          • Winter check                   
  l St Katherines Taekwondo                                                                  £3,150
  l St Michael and St George’s Church, Mothers      l Westside Rangers FC                                    • Check battery charging system
  Union Branch                              £500    l Winnington Bowls Club                  £1,000                                                     80/81 Galena Road,
                                                    l Age-Link                                 £500          • Check brake fluid
  l The Brunswick Club for Young People
                                          £4,250     l Caring for Carers Association         £3,500                                                     Hammersmith,
   l The Flying Gorillas                  £4,500     l H&F Older Persons Projects            £1,450          Additional services offered:               London W6 OLX
                                          £2,500     l Irish Support and Advice Service      £4,500
   l The Play Association H&F                                                                   £500         • Computerised diagnostic work
                                          £3,000     l Mary Seacole House
   l The Sulgrave Club
   l DeafPlus                             £2,500     l Outside Edge Theatre Company          £2,000
                                                                                                             • Electrical work
                                          £2,500     l Rampage Holiday Project                £1,000
   l The Saturday Club                                                                        £1,500                                                    Monday - Friday
   l Church Committee of St Michael’s & St           l SAHIL Housing Association                             • Insurance work undertaken
   George Gardening Group                   £300     l Senior Citizens Creative Arts and Luncheon                                                       8am - 5.30pm
                                            £500     Club                                     £3,000         • Free collection and delivery available
   l Fulham Horticultural Society                                                                                                                       Saturday
   l H&F Historic Buildings Group           £300     l United Reformed Church 50+ Social Club                  by prior arrangement
                                                                                              £2,000                                                    8am - 1pm
   l H&F Local Agenda 21 (H&F Fairtrade Steer-                                                £1,460
   ing Group)                               £250     l Hammersmith Community Trust                           • AC service
                                                     l Vision Community Radio                 £2,300
   l Hammersmith Community Gardens                                                            £4,000
   Association                             £1,000    l CPT
                                           £1,140    l Foundations UK                         £2,500
   l The Friends of Kenmont PTA                                                               £3,000                                  All credit cards accepted
   l The Fulham Society                      £400    l Hestia Housing and Support
                                           £1,000    l Tolerance International-UK             £1,500
   l West London Line Group
8 news                                                                                                                            21 April 2009

 there’s so much more going on than youthink...

                                                                                   No need
                                                                                   to ever
                                                                                   be bored
                                                                                   u Youthink project aims                and nothing to do, when there really
                                                                                                                          is so much out there to try! There’s
                                                                                   to introduce youngsters                loads going on in H&F and I hope that
                                                                                   to a kaleidoscope of fun               the Youthink campaign will show that
                                                                                                                          getting involved with local activities
                                                                                   u h&f news spearheads                  can be fun and give young people a
                                                                                   consultation, and starts               real sense of achievement.”
                                                                                                                             h&f news will be covering all sorts
                                                                                   dedicated youth website                of events and activities that youngsters
                                                                                                                          can get involved in, from football
                                                                                     delyth boweN                         teams to dance troupes, drama classes
                                                                                                                          to cadet forces, and youth clubs to
                                                                                   How often have you heard the           music groups.
                                                                                   phrase ‘I’m bored – there’s nothing       The newspaper also wants young
                                                                                   to do’?                                people to have a voice and a say in
                                                                                      Well, hopefully that will become    what goes on in H&F, and has launched
                                                                                   a thing of the past, as H&F Council    a consultation asking them what
                                                                                   launches a new campaign called         they think could make the borough

      have your say>>                                                              Youthink.
                                                                                      Over the coming weeks and months,
                                                                                   the council will show you what is
                                                                                                                          better. In June h&f news will also be
                                                                                                                          launching a new website called Youth
                                                                                                                          Life, dedicated to events for young
       ARe you aged 11 to 19? If so H&F Council needs your help. Tell us           going on in the borough and show       people in the borough.
       what you enjoy doing to help us plan activities for you.                    how to get involved in the numerous       In this edition we feature the
       Complete the what? where? when? questionnaire online at                     activities taking place in H&F, many   Brunswick Club which has been or pick up a copy from your local library, community It     of which are funded and supported by   running youth activities and is
       centre or youth project and be in with a chance to win an iPod touch.       the council.                           celebrating its 60th anniversary this
       will only take you a few minutes. The closing date is may 15, 2009.            H&F cabinet member Antony Lillis    year. We speak to one of the club’s
                                                                                   said: “We want to challenge the idea   star footballers, 16-year-old Lance
                                                                                   that young people have nowhere to go   Francis.

                                                                                                                           on the way>>
                                                                                                                           some events to get you started:
                                                                                                                           spring Into… (part of spring Fest)
                                                                                                                           from April 22-25 has plenty of
                                                                                                                           activities in Lyric square, King
                                                                                                                           street, Hammersmith, w6
                                                                                                                           l skills of the Circus
                                                                                                                           wednesday, April 22, noon-4pm
                                                                                                                           Try your hand at becoming a
 “ verything you need to prepare an authentic Italian meal”                                                                clown, spin plates or ride a
                                                                                                                           l music for st George’s Day
      10% off your bill when you mention H&F News                                                                          Thursday April 23, noon-4pm
                                                                                                                           Join in the singing and music to
                                                                                                                           celebrate st George’s Day in style
                                                                                                                           l Dance on the square
                                                             • Charcuterie and fromagerie                                  Friday April 24, noon-4pm.
                                                                                                                           Grab your partner and learn a
                                                             • Organic and fine foods                                       few new steps with professional
                                                             • Vast selection of wines                                     dancers                                            lots to do>
                                                             • Olive oils from Tuscany and Puglia                          l Farm in the City                                l FoR m     >
                                                                                                                           saturday April 25, noon-4pm                   the what’ ore events, see
                                                             • Private parties catered for                                                                                         s
                                                                                                                           Come see the animals as Lyric                edition of on section in every
                                                                                                                           square becomes a city farm for            informatio    h&f news.
                                                             • Authentic Italian ready meals                                                                                                   For furth
                                                                                                                           the day                                   people, visin on activities for yo er
                                                             • Caféteria and fresh sandwiches                                                                                    t www.lbh              ung
                                                                                                                                                                     the latest             f.
                                                                                                                           Also... marketplace events,                          informatio or for
                                                                                                                                                                      for young             n on servic
                                                                                                                                                                                 pe                     e
                                                                                                                           Tuesday April 28, 1-6.30pm                  contact th ople aged up to 20 s
 EMPORIO ITALIAN DELICATESSEN                                                                                              Fulham Cross Youth Club,                    service on
                                                                                                                                                                                 e family in
 7 Broxholme House, New King’s Road,                                                                                       Caroline walk, w6 8PR.                                 0845 313 rmation
                                                                                                                                                                           email fis@          3933 or
 junction with Harwood Road, London SW6 4A A                                                                               Find out about local services and                
                                                                            Opening hours:                                                                                                       k
                                                                                                                           activities, and win prizes from
 t: 020 7384 3310                                                           Monday to Friday 09.00-19.00                   Fulham and QPR football clubs.
 e: or               Saturday 10.00-19.00
                       21 April 2009                                                                                                                                                        news 9

                                                                                        Friends forever at
                                                                                        the top youth club
                                                                                        u 500 members enjoy                                                                                                    up: The
                                                                                        everything from boxing to                                                                                              Brunswick
                                                                                                                                                                                                               U18 football
                                                                                        cooking and expeditions                                                                                                team is
                                                                                        u Centre manages to mix                                                                                                just one of
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the many
                                                                                        fun, leisure and education                                                                                             activities at
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the Fulham
                                                                                        for eight to 18-year-olds                                                                                              group

                                                                                           delyth boweN

                                                                                        You could never get bored at the
                                                                                        Brunswick Club in Fulham.
                                                                                            There is something for everyone
                                                                                        – from the sports fan and the budding
                                                                                        artist to the wannabe thesp.
                                                                                            The youth club is a great success,
                                                                                        boasting more than 500 members, with at
                                                                                        least 60 of those turning up every night.
                                                                                            The Haldane Road club was formed
                                                                                        in 1949 with donations pledged by
                                                                                        British prisoners of war who were held           Jamaal Bailey said: “Playing for         café and holds awareness sessions
                                                                                        in the Oflag 79 camp in Brunswick,            Brunswick is fun and you meet new           on drugs, alcohol and sexual health.
                                                                                        Germany.                                      people and they will stay your friends      Membership of the club is free, and entry
                                                                                            It has now grown into a centre            forever.”                                   to youth club nights is just £1.50 and is
                                                                                        offering educational and leisure facilities      There are junior and senior youth        free on a Friday.
                                                                                        for children from eight to 18.                club nights during term time and            l You         can   find     out    more
                                                                                            Tom Brown, who plays for the under        activity schemes during school holidays.    about The Brunswick Club at
                                                                                        18s football side, said: “I have had many     Activities include football, boxing,
                                                                                        life experiences, things that I can take      cooking, quizzes and weekends away,
                                                                                        into later life with me.                      and the Brunswick recently received
                                                                                            “Brunswick acknowledges character         a £4,500 grant to buy new table tennis
                                                                                        and brings out the best in people, which      equipment.
                                                                                        it has done for me.”                             The club also has an internet

                                                                                           what do youthink?
                                                                                                      LAnCe Francis is 16 and plays football for
                                                                                                       the Brunswick Club. He lives in Fulham
                                                                                                        and took time out to talk to us about
                                                                                                        what he likes to do in the borough.

                                                                                                         l what do you do in your spare time?
                                                                                                         I go out with my friends and we go to the
                                                                                                           cinema, to the shops or we go down to
                                                                                                                                 Hurlingham Park          l what music
                                                                                                                                 and play football.       do you listen
                                                                                                                                                          to? I like hip hop
                                                                                                                  l where is the best place to go         and R&B. I don’t have a
                                                                                                               in H&F? I love going down the park         favourite singer or group – I like a
                                                                                                               or to the Brunswick Club. I think that     lot of different music.
                                                                                                                Fulham Broadway is a good place
                                                                                                               to go as well – you can maybe get a        l what do you get up to at the weekends? I meet my
                                                                                                               Nando’s, go to the cinema and enjoy        friends and we tend to go down the Brunswick and have
                                                                                                              spending time with your friends.            a kick-about on the pitch there.
                                                                                                                l Do you think more could be              l why do you go to the Brunswick Club? I really enjoy
                                                                                                                 done for young people in H&F? I          going there. You get to know lots of people and mix with
                                                                                                                   think there could be more places       them, and learn to understand each other. Football is my
                                                                                                                      for us to go but I do think         passion and I’ve been playing now for the last five or
                                                                                                                        that people need to get           six years. The club really motivates you and I think that
                                                                                                                         out themselves, and more         makes you a better person.
                                                                                                                          should go to youth clubs.
                                                                                                                            I don’t think many            l what would you tell people who say there is
                                                                                                                             people know about them       nothing to do? I would say get out there and see what is
                                                                                                                              though, so it would         going on. They could go the cinema or get involved in
                                                                                                                               be good if they were       sport or a youth club.
                                                                                                                                better publicised.
                                                                                            Footy-mad:                                                    l Do you think young people have a bad image?
                                                                                            The Brunswick                                                 Yes, sometimes people think we’re all the same, but that
                                                                                            Club’s Lance                                                  isn’t true. Just because some young people do bad things
                                                                                            Francis in action                                             doesn’t mean we are all like that. I think we should be
table toppers: Skye Barry and George Pitsialis make the most of the                         during their summer                                           treated equally, but then again we shouldn’t all be tarred
new tables at the Brunswick Club. Top: Club members with Cllr Antony Lillis. A              tour last year                                                with the same brush.
fast-track small grant just announced will allow the group to buy new table tennis
equipment                                                   PICTURE BY LEIGH QUINNELL
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                                                                                                      the vicious attack on the 27-          be investigated thoroughly, and
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                             24 Hours Emergencies                                                     u Teenagers’ chill                     l New teenage area with comput-      last week. He said: “The new
                                                                                                                                             er games, music mixing software      library will be in a prime location
                            020 8847 0945                                                             space and music zone                   and relaxation space                 in the Westfield shopping centre.
                                                                                                                                              “We are taking our services to
                                                                                                      is one of new features                 l Self-service system for borrow-
                                                                                                                                             ing and returning books              one of the highest footfall areas
                                                                                                      u Building embraces                    l Lots of new books, CDs and         in Britain and this truly will be
                                                                                                      all technical changes                  DVDs to browse and borrow            one of Britain’s most innovative
                                                                                                                                             l Dedicated spaces for quiet read-   public libraries.
                                                                                                                                             ing and for children’s activities        “It has been designed
                                                                                                        joN weisgard
                                                                                                                                             l Meeting and exhibition spaces      specifically to cater for our
                                                                                                      One of Britain’s most innova-          l Friendly, floorwalking staff       residents’ needs, which are
                                                                                                      tive public libraries is set to        to help customers find what they     continually changing as more
                                                                                                      open in the heart of the borough       need                                 and more technical advances are

                                                                                                      this summer.                              H&F cabinet member Paul           made.
                                                                                                          Work is well under way on the      Bristow visited the library site         “The building will be ideally
                                                                                                      state-of-the-art Shepherds Bush                                             situated to attract residents who
                                                                                                      Library, situated in the Westfield                                          maybe never thought to visit our
                                                                                                      centre, which will have all the lat-                                        libraries before, and we hope
                                                                                                      est technology.                                                             to encourage new customers
                                                                                                          Wireless internet access and                                            to come and see what we have
                                                                                                      music-mixing software means it                                              on offer – so much more than
                                                                                                      will be much more than a place to                                           books.”
                                                                                                      go to borrow books.                                                             The new library, which is just
                                                                                                          Features include:                                                       200 yards from the old Shepherds
                                                                                                      l More study space with wire-                   It will be truly            Bush Library in Uxbridge Road,
                                                                                                      less internet connection and more                                           is on one of the main entrances
                                                                                                      public access PCs                              one of Britain’s             to the new centre, opposite
                                                                                                      l The Workzone employment
                                                                                                      area with interview facilities for
                                                                                                                                                     most innovative              Debenhams, in Wood Lane, and
                                                                                                                                                                                  is due to open in late summer
                                                                                                      jobseekers                                      public libraries            this year.
                      21 April 2009                                                                                                                                                  NEWS 11

The heartbeat of policing
u Borough’s drive to bring                                                                                                                            safeTy firsT:                drew near and then let off a volley of
                                                                                                                                                      Twenty-five new              abuse when they pulled him to one side
more bobbies back to the                                                                                                                              officers will be based at    for a chat about his behaviour.
beat is hitting the headlines                                                                                                                         Hammersmith as part of           Despite efforts to keep the conver-
                                                                                                                                                      police teams bringing        sation civil, he was not having it and
u New teams take a zero-                                                                                                                              more bobbies on the          became very obstructive.
tolerance approach to                                                                                                                                 beat. Below: H&F cabinet         Simple questions about his name,
                                                                                                                                                      member Greg Smith was        address and whether he had ID were
all crime on the street                                                                                                                               on hand to explain to        all fought against, and he tried to leave
                                                                                                                                                      a TV film crew why the       on a number of occasions despite the
  gavin rogers                                                                                                                                        teams are important
                                                                                                                                                                                   police telling him in no uncertain terms
When an ITN film crew turns up it                                                                                                                     PICTURES BY daVId TETT       that he had committed a crime.
is often not for good news.                                                                                                                                                            Anyone watching could see that
    But their presence in Hammersmith                                                                                                                                              all the officers wanted was for him to
Broadway on a mild spring evening                                                                                                                                                  understand that spitting in the street is
was to cover a borough police scheme                                                                                                                                               wrong. They were not looking to arrest
making the national headlines for all                                                                                                                                              him, but they also were not going to
the right reasons.                                                                                                                                                                 simply let him get away with it.
    Insp Dan Stobbart and H&F cabi-                                                                                                                                                    It would have been easy to dismiss
net member Greg Smith were on hand                                                                                                                                                 the incident as mindless and insignifi-
to explain what the borough’s drive to                                                                                                                                             cant, but the approach that police have
return more bobbies to the beat is all                                                                                                                                             adopted in the borough is one that
about, ready for an item that appeared a                                                                                                                                           seeks to address all crimes, however
day later on the evening news of Good                                                                                                                                              low-level. A zero-tolerance approach is
Friday, April 10.                                                                                                                                                                  just what these new teams have been
    Their first job of the night was to                                                                                                                                            formed to put into action.
explain the council’s latest funding                                                                                                                                                   After numerous further warnings,
injection of £1.1million for two new                                                                                                                                               the lout who spat and swore was cuffed
teams of police to crack down on crime                                                                                                                                             and put into the back of a police van that
and antisocial behaviour.                      The wander took us through King           work is simply about being there – to          The first, a moped with such a wail        came to pick him up. He was charged
    It is hardly surprising that the me-   Street and Ashcroft Square, returning         provide that sense of reassurance and to    from its exhaust that the police officers     with behaviour likely to cause harass-
dia are becoming interested in what’s      through the back streets closer to the        intervene before trouble can escalate.      were straight across to intervene, was        ment, alarm or distress under Section 5
going on with policing in H&F. The         river. A serene urban environment greet-         And on that front there were two in-     dealt with simply as the man was rea-         of the Public Order Act.
new teams will mean an additional          ed us at every turn, but actually bobbies     cidents that occurred on our night on the   sonable and understanding.                        The message from the police and
25 officers for Hammersmith, includ-       on the beat spend an awful lot of time        beat that showed why it is important to        The same attitude was not displayed        council to other yobs who think they
ing a specialist team – codenamed          simply... well, walking the beat.             have bobbies on the streets of our town     by the second person the police had to        can do what they like on the streets of
Tyrol – located in the bus station.            Images of chasing drug dealers and        centres. Neither involved running down      stop. Working our way up King Street          H&F is clear – crime and antisocial be-
    On that same night h&f news            restraining drunks every five minutes         a suspect or grappling a villain to the     to the Broadway, we were approached           haviour will not be tolerated.
followed the bobbies around to get a       were dispelled, but of course the truth of    floor, but both were important pieces of    by a youth who unwisely decided to            l For more on this story see www.lbhf.
flavour of what their job entails.         it is that a great deal of effective police   police work in their own way.               spit twice in front of the officers as they

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                                                                                                                  GET ON YOUR BIKE

                                                                                                                        u Fulham teacher is certainly
                                                                                                                        a bike fan – he’s taking his on
                                                                                                                        a UK-long journey of 874 miles
                                                                                                                        in a maximum of 15 days
                                                                                                                        ThErE are few cyclists who would be
                                                                                                                        prepared to pedal the length of Britain for
                                                                                                                        a wooden spoon.
                                                                                                                            But that’s exactly what keen Fulham
                                                                                                                        rider Oliver Meyer is determined to do in
                                                                                                                        July, and there’s a good cause behind the
                                                                                                                        apparent madness.
                                                                                                                            Oliver, 25, who lives in Burlington
                                                                                                                        Place, will cycle a staggering 874 miles
                                                                                                                        from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise

                                                                                                                        £2,500 for the Wooden Spoon rugby
                                                                                                                            The organisation provides
                                                                                                                        disadvantaged children with days out
                                                                                                                        to watch rugby at Twickenham, as well
                                                                                                                        as hydrotherapy pools, special needs

  Dog Walk
                                                                                                                        playgrounds and computer facilities.
                                                                                                                            The plucky cyclist, who works as an
                                                                                                                        art teacher at Wetherby Pre-Prep School,
                                                                                                                        Notting hill, told h&f news: “It’s the biggest
                                                                                                                        cycling challenge I’ve done so far.
                                                                                                                            “It’s going to be tough, but I think in

                                                           & Mini Dog Show                                              life it’s important to push yourself, and it’s
                                                                                                                        amazing how much confidence it gives you
                                                                                                                        when you succeed in something like this.”
                                                                                                                            Oliver will set off from Land’s End on
                                                                    Join us on a fun four-mile                          July 10, which he describes as D-Day. he
                                                               sponsored walk around Hamp-
                                                                                       Hamp                             will allow himself a maximum of 15 days
                                                               stead Heath and meet some of                             to complete the journey but says he would
                                                                 our current canine residents.                          like to complete it in an ambitious eight,
                                                                                                                        spending between six to seven hours in

                                                                        Sign in from 11am                               the saddle each day.
                                                             for a 12.30 start. Register on                                 “I’ve set the 15 days merely as a
                                                                         020 8968 2445 or                               precaution, in case I get lost one day for
                                                                                  example, or get several punctures,” he said.
                                                                                                                            Oliver’s father, Nicholas, will
                                                                                                                        accompany him by car for the first
                                                                                                                        three days’ cycling, supplying him with
                                                      To take part in the mini Mayhew Dog                               food and drinks and offering words of
                                                           Show please sign up on the day                               encouragement. his Fulham housemates
                                                                                from 10am.                              Joakim holmes and Thomas Simpson will
                                                                  11.00am – Waggiest Tail                               take over as cheer squad, supporting him
                                                               11.15am – Prettiest Female                               as he heads through Wales, the north of
                                                              11.30am – Handsomest Male                                 England and Scotland.
                                                                                                                            “Cornwall is deceptively hilly, and
                                                                                                                                                                                    There will be lots of
                                                          11.45am – Dog that judge would
                                                                         most like to adopt
                                                                                                                        Wales is also very hilly, but the ultimate                 breathtaking scenery
                                                       Entry costs just £1.00 per category
                                                                                                                        challenge will be the highlands of
                                                                                                                        Scotland,” he said. “There will be lots
                                                                                                                                                                                  but not a huge amount
                                                                                                                        of breathtaking scenery, but not a huge                      of time to take it in
                                                                                                                        amount of time to take it in.”

 Sunday 26th April
                                                                                                                            he has been training for the arduous
                                                                                                                        journey for months.                              way. The greatest challenge each morning
                                                                                                                            “I swim twice a week to improve my           is getting back on the bike, often with my
                                                                                                                        cardiovascular fitness and on Sundays            legs still feeling stiff from the day before,
                          The Mayhew Animal Home                                                                        I do a long cycle, usually three loops of        and motivating myself to cycle 100 plus
    Reg Charity 1077588

                                                                                                                        richmond Park, which is 20-odd miles,”           miles to reach that day’s target.”
                                  & Humane Education Centre
                          Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green, NW10 6BJ   0208 969 0178
                                                                                                                        he said. “I’m also cycling to Brighton and           Oliver admits that coaxing people to
                                                                                                                        back this week, which is 60 miles each           part with their cash and sponsor him
                     21 April 2009                                                                                                                                            NEWS 13

                                                                                                                                           GET ON YOUR BIKE
                            up: Oliver
                            Meyer has a
                            mere 874 miles        please step away
                                                  from the vehicle
                            to cover for his
                            charity ride the
                            length of the UK
                            PICTURE BY
                            lEIgh qUInnEll

                                                                                                                                                                                       pedal power:
                                                  u They’re passionate                                                                                                                 David Marsh, Sharon
                                                                                                                                                                                       Norris, John Griffiths and
                                                  about cycling in the                                                                                                                 David Balding are eager
                                                                                                                                                                                       to encourage others to
                                                  borough, and keen to                                                                                                                 experience the joys of
                                                                                                                                                                                       cycling. Inset, below,
                                                  spread the word about                                                                                                                David Balding with his
                                                                                                                                                                                       Brompton folding bike
                                                  the many benefits. With                                                                                                              PICTURE BY jUSTIn ThOMaS
                                                  better weather finally
                                                  arriving Tim harrison
                                                  puts the enthusiasts of
                                                  hF Cyclists in the frame

                                                           SKED to sum up the pleasures of cycling,
                                                           John Griffiths mentioned fresh air, the
                                                           ability to stop anywhere, and the boost to
                                                  fitness levels.
                                                      But most of all, he said he enjoyed the fact that
                                                  ‘you’re not stuck in a metal cage’.
                                                      As co-ordinator of HF Cyclists, the campaign
                                                  group which pushes cycling up the agenda in the
                                                  borough, he believes more people should get out of
                                                  their cars and rediscover the fun of two wheels.
                                                      With trees blossoming and warmth in the air, he
                                                  believes it’s a great time to take off.
                                                      “Cycling is the best way to get about in heavy
                                                  traffic,” he said. “You can get subsidised training,
                                                  and we’d really encourage that as a club.
                                                      “We encourage people to cycle for the joy of
                                                  cycling. You are in contact with the air and the ele-
                                                  ments. If you meet a friend, you can simply stop. In
                                                  fact, if you see anything, you can stop, and you’re
                                                  not stuck in a metal cage.”
                                                      He said that there were plenty of places for an     are good pubs to stop at along the way.”            orating cycle ride in the battle against obesity.
                                                  enjoyable cycle ride in H&F, such as the canalside          Other tips for safe, gentle cycle rides for          HF Cyclists, affiliated to the London Cycling
                                                  ride from Scrubs Lane in the north of the borough.      the family include Bishop’s Park, the off-road      Campaign, meets on the first Tuesday of each
                                                      Fellow club member David Balding, who com-          cycle path at Wormwood Scrubs, Ravenscourt          month at members’ homes and keeps cyclists
                                                  mutes from Brook Green to St Mary’s, Paddington,        Park, Baron’s Court Cemetery and – just on the      up to date via email. (Details: info@hfcyclists.
                                                  on his foldaway Brompton, agreed. “The canal is         edge of the borough near Chelsea’s Stamford, or visit

                                                  a good route. You can go for miles, ending up at        Bridge stadium – West Brompton Cemetery’s                John said that bike security was generally
                                                  Brentford if you’re energetic enough. And there         cycle path.                                         good in H&F, although he always urged cyclists
                                                                                                              “Cycling along the riverbank is great too,”     to register frame numbers at www.immobilise.
                                                                                                          added John Griffiths. “However, there’s no of-      com to help police trace rightful owners.
                                                                                                          ficial continuous route. There’s a good towpath          HF Cyclists is behind Greenfest, the envi-
                                                                                                          on the other side of the river, and across the      ronmentally friendly party, picnic and family
                                                                                                          river in Barnes it’s worth cycling to the Leg of    day out at Furnivall Gardens, by the river in
                                                                                                          Mutton reservoir. Cycling lets you see places       Hammersmith, on Sunday June 14 from 1-5pm
during a recession will also require a fair                                                               you wouldn’t otherwise get to, especially with      (see
bit of determination.                                            We encourage people to                   young children. You can get away from heavy              “The council is backing it by providing some
    “It’s going to be tough given the
current economic climate, but I’ve found
                                                               cycle for the joy of cycling               traffic and get to places of complete pleasure.”
                                                                                                              He points to the health benefits of an invig-
                                                                                                                                                              of the funding, and the council’s transport de-
                                                                                                                                                              partment has been very helpful,” added John.
people to be fairly generous so far,” he                                                                                                                           Member Sharon Norris believes the group is
said.                                                                                                                                                          a great way to meet other cyclists, though as
                                                                                                                                                                a committed off-roader she laments the lack

                                               great advice for thedh&f cyclist>>
    But there’s a long way to go.
Oliver is aiming to muster £2,500                                                                                                                               of hills in the borough. “I’m always amazed
for Wooden Spoon by the end                                                                                                                                     by some of the high-spec bikes you see,” she
of the cycling trek. he is giving                                                                                                                               said. “I always look at other people’s bikes if I
himself a fighting chance by doing                                                                                                                              see an unusual design. I’m sure they think I’m
                                               l Want to start cycling in the borough but
some extra fundraising during his                                                                                                                               going to steal them!”
Easter break from school.                                                                                                                                            She recently spotted a Ferrari bicycle out-
    “I’ve been washing cars                    help on the best routes? H&F Council’s web site                                                                   side upmarket Brook’s Counter and Table in

                                               has a detailed map giving tips for avoiding or
on the streets of Fulham and                                                                                                                                     Brook Green. A quick internet browse shows
hammersmith and I’m also                                                                                                                                         that Ferrari brand bikes can cost £7,700.
looking to have some days when                 the busiest roads, and information on free                                                                        Pump not included.
                                               subsidised cycle training for residents>> _
I stand outside Tube stations and                                                                                                                                l This Sunday, April 26, there is a gentle-
supermarkets to raise money,” he                                                                                                                                  pace organised ride to Richmond Park, suit-
said. Caroline Butcher                         See:                                                                           able for all fitness levels and abilities. Family
l Visit his website at www.justgiving                                                                                                                             groups welcome. Meet at 11am at the end of
.com/thelengthofthecountry                                                                                                                                        Queen Caroline Street, overlooking the river
                                                                                                                                                                by Hammersmith Bridge. Back by 3pm.
14 NEWS                                                                                                      21 April 2009

                                                                       Childcare set for boost
                                                                       PlANs to improve out-of-school care for               school clubs, as this new model means extended
                                                                       children are to be discussed by H&F councillors       services and care will be available under one roof.
                                                                       on Monday (April 27).                                     “In fact there will be a range of new and
                                                                          The council is looking to improve the current      exciting activities on offer including sports,
                                                                       out-of-school childcare in the borough by providing   music, dance, languages and gardening. Another
                                                                       the service on school sites. This will complement     advantage is that fewer children will have to use
                                                                       the school’s delivery of extended services such as    the walking bus to get to their after-school club.”
                                                                       breakfast clubs and after-school clubs.                   Under the proposals the number of childcare
                                                                          H&F cabinet member Antony lillis said: “The        places remains the same and there are no plans
                                                                       new proposals for out-of-hours childcare will         to change the fee structure – including fees for
                                                                       have a positive impact on working families across     working parents, concessions and the free places
                                                                       the borough. Parents will benefit from no longer      for children who do not, for a variety of reasons,
                                                                       having to choose between childcare and after-         currently access after-school care.

                                                                       TAKE YOUR
                                                                       Tea, cakes and
                                                                       the chance of
                                                                       a dance prove
                                                                       a popular
                                                                       while (inset) Saul
                                                                       Kelly and Valerie
                                                                       D’Olso relax
                                                                       after a waltz
                                                                       PICTURES BY
                                                                       lEIgh qUInnEll

                                                                           Dancing for the
                                                                                                            afternoon long. H&F mayor           teaching dancing on cruise ships

                  English Courses
                                                                           u Town hall annual               Andrew Johnson attended the         so I relish the opportunity to
                                                                           event lets hundreds              big day on Friday, April 17.        come here and practise all those
                                                                                                            Tunes were provided by Terry’s      old steps again. It makes me feel
                                                                           enjoy the waltzing               Dance Music and guests were         young at heart.”

                    • Voice Training
                                                                                                            served afternoon tea and cakes,        Eileen Nicholl, 86, of Dancer
                                                                                                            together with buck’s fizz.          Road, Fulham, who was born
                                                                             SimONA SiKimiC                 There was a demonstration by        in Argon Mews off Fulham
            • Elocution / Accent Softening                                Hundreds of people put
                                                                          on their dancing shoes and
                                                                                                            champion dancers.
                                                                                                               Reg      Heron,     88,     of
                                                                                                                                                Broadway, said: “Today has been
                                                                                                                                                a wonderful day and everyone is
                 • IELTS preparation                                      danced the day away at the
                                                                          town hall.
                                                                                                            Hammersmith Road, said: “I
                                                                                                            was in the Navy for 17 years and
                                                                                                                                                really enjoying themselves.
                                                                                                                                                   “I have not really danced

            • General English at all levels
                                                                             The annual tea dance in        I was sunk twice during the first   since my partner died seven
                                                                          Hammersmith saw residents         six months of the war.              years ago but the music is superb

              • Full-time courses all year
                                                                          waltz, tango and jive all            “I then spent my time            and I’m taking advantage.”

                   • Fluency classes                                      LAND GIRLS RecALL wAR effoRtS
           • Evening and Saturday courses
                                                                           JuST before the tea dance the mayor met
                                                                           some of the veterans who played a huge part
                                                                           in keeping the home front running in the
                                                                           Second World War.
                                                                               Veterans of the Women’s Land Army and
                                                                           Timber Corps, which was set up to replace
                                                                           men sent to the armed forces, were given
                                                                           plaques by Cllr Andrew Johnson.
                                                                               Doris Gisborne, 87, a resident of Wakefield
                                                                           Home, Ravenscourt Gardens, said: “I
                                                                           volunteered as soon as the war broke out – I
                                                                           felt as though it was my duty.
                     Have you got a spare room?                                “I remember waking up at 6 o’clock every
          Short term accommodation needed for our students                 day and working until dusk. It was hard work
                                                                           – once I fell into a massive pile of cow dung
                                                                                                                              hONOUR: h&F mayor Andrew Johnson with
                                                                                                                              Women’s land Army veterans (from left) Doris
                        Up to £140 per week                                and got completely covered in the stuff.           gisborne, Jessie Dymond and Eileen nicholl
                        Please call Diego on:                                  “When I look back on it, though, they were
                                                                           good times. I met my husband during the war.       farm work before. I had to learn everything
                           0208 743 7426                                   He was an RAF pilot. He took me to a dance,        from scratch.
                                                                           but neither of us knew how, so we just kept           “I had a lovely time today. It was a laugh
                                                                           stepping on each other’s feet!”                    and I really enjoyed meeting the mayor.”
                47 Shepherd’s Bush Green, London, W12 8PS, UK                  Jessie Dymond (maiden name Turner),               Cllr Johnson said: “It was a real pleasure to
                           Tel: 0044 (0)208 749 6780                       87, of Carthew Villas, off Brackenbury Road        meet the ladies, hear the stories and present
                       in Hammersmith, said: “It was really hard          them with their plaques. It is the very least we
                                                                           manual labour, especially as I had never done      can do.” Simona Sikimic
                    21 April 2009                                                                                                              PROPERTY NEWS 21


Stay-at-homes seek
out timeless classics
                                                                                                                                                                                 in anything too
u Brook Green designer                                                                                                                                                           dramatic at the
says house price slump                                                                                                                                                           moment,” she said.
                                                                                                                                                                                  “They’re looking
means more renovation                                                                                                                                                             for designs and
u Side extensions and                                                                                                                                                             furnishings      that
                                                                                                                                                                                  will help them sell
bathroom revamps ‘are                                                                                                                                                             the house in the
always very popular’                                                                                                                                                              future.
                                                                                                                                                                                      “That is always
  caroline butcher                                                                                                                                                                 in the back of
                                                                                                                                                                                   their minds.”
Staying put and sprucing up the                                                                                                                                                        Laura has been
home you are in has become the                                                                                                                                                     running       Echo
new mantra for savvy homeowners                                                                                                                                                    Interiors out of
around the borough.                                                                                                                                                                the Adorn London
   That is according to a Brook Green                                                                                                                       showroom since May last year, sharing
designer, who says the property price                                                                                                                       the space with Georgina Coleman’s art
slump means families are sitting tight                                                                                                                      dealership, GC Fine Art. Georgina will
and renovating their existing homes                                                                                                                         leave the showroom in July to focus on
rather than splashing out on moving.                                                                                                                        online sales, and Laura will rename the
                                                                                                                  clean look: Bathroom
   Laura Williams, 28, who runs her                                                                               designs from Echo Interiors in Brook      Blythe Road outlet as Echo Interiors.
Echo Interiors business from the Adorn                                                                            Green, which is experiencing a high          Laura will turn the shop into a walk-
London showroom in Blythe Road,                                                                                   demand from homeowners wanting to         in studio for her clients and embark

said she was busier than ever as local                                                                            add value to their properties             on a new collaboration with garden
people channelled their money into                                                                                                                          designer Charlotte Row, who has
value-adding home improvements.                                                                                                                             experienced a similar surge of interest
   “People are making the most of                                                                                                                           in her landscaping services.
what they have got at the moment                                                                                                                               “We’ll be turning the space into a joint
because they know they will probably                                  and open-plan kitchens,” she said.        looking at a sofa worth £4,000 on the       studio and I think our two businesses
be there for a few years,” she said.                                      “And bathroom renovations are         high street and say ‘can you copy that?’    will work nicely together,” Laura said.
   Laura, who lives in Shepherds                                      always very popular, as well as adding    And we can make a very similar sofa         “Gardening and landscaping is also
Bush, said the emphasis was on                                        new soft furnishings to interiors.”       for about £1,000,” she said.                very popular at the moment. Charlotte
boosting the value of homes with an                                       Laura said there had also been           Laura said homeowners were               has done some really beautiful gardens
eye to selling them once the property                                 increased demand for Echo Interiors’      playing it safe with their refurbishments   with strong designs, and that does add
market recovers. “Side extensions are a                               upholstering service, which is            and sticking to timeless styles of          value to a property.”
popular thing to do, and all the houses
around here have a typical footprint
                                             People are going for     contracted from outside London and
                                                                      offers a cheaper alternative to inner-
                                                                                                                decoration during the recession.
                                                                                                                   “People are going for fairly classic
                                                                                                                                                            l Call Laura at Adorn London on 020
                                                                                                                                                            7371 1603 or visit www.echointeriors.
that lends itself quite well to extensions   fairly classic designs   city prices. “People will come in after   designs – they’re not wanting to invest

    TEL: 0208 748 6644
          22 PROPERTY NEWS                                                                                                               21 April 2009

                                                                                                           ESTATE AGENTS INDEX
                                                                                                      HammersmitH                    413-415 Goldhawk Road,           020 7381 6444
                                                                                                      l Horton & Garton              Hammersmith W6 0SA               l Savills
                                                                                                      176 King Street                020 8563 1233                    191 New King’s Road,
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 ORA             l Ravenscourt Residential        Fulham SW6 4SW
                                                                                                      020 8819 0510                  Seven Stars Corner               020 7731 9400
                                                                                                      l Bickstons                    Paddenswick Road,                l Friend & Falke
                                                                                                      197 Fulham Palace Road,        Hammersmith W6 0UB               96 New King’s Road,
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 8QX             020 8740 5678                    Fulham SW6 4LU
                                                                                                      020 7610 0483                  l Sebastian Estates              020 7731 3441
                                                                                                      l Broadway & West              190 Fulham Palace Road,          l Lawsons & Daughters
             Established in West London since 1856, Willmotts                                         121 Fulham Palace Road,
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 8JA
                                                                                                                                     Hammersmith W6 9PA
                                                                                                                                     020 7381 4998
                                                                                                                                                                      68 Fulham Palace Road,
                                                                                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 9PL
             has developed into a thriving independent company,                                       020 8834 7030                  l Thames Valley Estates
                                                                                                                                     12B Hammersmith Bdwy,
                                                                                                                                                                      020 8563 0202
                                                                                                      l Bushells                                                      l Wellingtons
             providing a complete range of property services,                                         178 King Street,               Hammersmith W6 7AL               191 Munster Road,
                                                                                                                                     020 8563 8100
             utilizing the most up to date technology from modern                                     Hammersmith W6 0RA
                                                                                                      020 8563 0123                  l Winkworth
                                                                                                                                                                      Fulham SW6 6BY
                                                                                                                                                                      020 7471 2020
             offices based in Hammersmith, Kensington and Forest                                       l Douglas & Gordon
                                                                                                      118-120 Glenthorne Road,
                                                                                                                                     129 Shepherds Bush Road,
                                                                                                                                     Hammersmith W6 7LP
                                                                                                                                                                      l Lauristons
                                                                                                                                                                      102 New King’s Road,
             Hill. As a company we are dedicated to providing a high                                  Hammersmith W6 0LP             020 7371 4466                    Fulham SW6 4LX
                                                                                                     020 8563 7100                  l Lawson Rutter                  020 7736 9966
             quality service in a professional and timely manner                                      l Sebastian Estates            192 Fulham Palace Road           l Rawlings & Co
550.00 pw    to all our clients across the UK. Our specialist teams
                     Auction Property - £550.00 pw.           Hammersmith - £550.00 pw Smart
                                                                                                      190 Fulham Palace Road,
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 9PA
                                                                                                                                     Hammersmith W6 9PA
                                                                                                                                     020 7385 7000
                                                                                                                                                                      355 New King’s Road,
                                                                                                                                                                      Fulham SW6 4RJ
550.00 pw    work closely together from centralized head office in
                     Auction Property - £550.00 pw            2 bed flat in central location.         020 7381 4998
                                                                                                      l Palmeria Properties Ltd      FulHam
                                                                                                                                                                      020 7384 9544
                                                                                                                                                                      l Featherstone Leigh
550.00 pw    Hammersmith, ensuring that our clients benefit from
                     Auction Property - £550.00 pw           Viewing essential.                     202 Fulham Palace Road,        l Winkworth                      62 New Kings Road
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 9PA             398-400 Lillie Road              Fulham SW6 4LT
             a wide range of expertise from all of the departments                                    07710 042869                   Fulham SW6 7PE                   020 7610 9755
             offering the following services:                                                         l Lawson Rutter
                                                                                                      192 Fulham Palace Road,
                                                                                                                                     020 7385 1115
                                                                                                                                     l Wellingtons
                                                                                                                                                                      l Sullivan Thomas & Co
                                                                                                                                                                      783 Fulham Road,
                                                                                                                                     191 Munster Road,                Fulham SW6 5HD
             •   Auctions                                                                             Hammersmith W6 9PA
                                                                                                      020 7385 7000                  Fulham SW6 6BY                   020 7751 8899
                                                                                                      l Hammersmith                  020 7471 2020                    l Sullivan Thomas
             •   Building Surveying                                                                   Developments Ltd               l Chesterton Estate Agents       361 Fulham Palace Road,
                                                                                                      192 Fulham Palace Road,        654 Fulham Road,                 Fulham SW6 6TA
             •   Commercial Agency                                                                    Hammersmith W6 9PA
                                                                                                      020 8549 1990
                                                                                                                                     Fulham SW6 5RU
                                                                                                                                     020 7736 2223
                                                                                                                                                                      020 7731 3333
                                                                                                                                                                      l John D Wood & Co
            •   Commercial Management                                                              l Elenday Ltd.
                                                                                                      77 Petley Road,
                                                                                                                                     l Foxtons
                                                                                                                                     55 Fulham Broadway,
                                                                                                                                                                      287 New Kings Road
                                                                                                                                                                      Fulham SW6 4RE

550.00 pw    •   Estate Management
                      Auction Property - £550.00 pw.          Hammersmith - £550.00 pw
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 9SU
                                                                                                      020 7386 9667
                                                                                                                                     Fulham SW6 1AE
                                                                                                                                     020 7565 4000
                                                                                                                                                                      020 7384 1256

                                                                                                      l City & Commercial            l Barnard Marcus                 sHepHerds BusH
550.00 pw    •   Property Insurance
                       Auction Property - £550.00 pw          Smart 2 bed flat in central location.   Property Co. Ltd.              20 Fulham Broadway,              l Amber Real Estate
.00 pw                                                                                                108A Fulham Palace Road,       Fulham SW6 1AH                   408 Uxbridge Road,
                       Auction Property - £550.00 pw         Viewing essential. 
             •   Residential Lettings                                                                 Hammersmith W6 9PL             020 7610 3434
                                                                                                                                     l Bushells
                                                                                                                                                                      Shepherds Bush W12 0NR
                                                                                                                                                                      020 8740 9944
                                                                                                      020 8741 8260
             •   Residential Management                                                               l Lawsons & Daughters
                                                                                                      68 Fulham Palace Road,
                                                                                                                                     843 Fulham Road,
                                                                                                                                     Fulham SW6 5HJ
                                                                                                                                                                      l Winkworth
                                                                                                                                                                      97 Uxbridge Road,
             •   Service Charge                                                                       Hammersmith W6 9PL
                                                                                                      020 8563 0202
                                                                                                                                     020 7731 2808
                                                                                                                                     l Bushells
                                                                                                                                                                      Shepherds Bush W12 8NL
                                                                                                                                                                      020 8749 3394
                                                                                                      l Charles Street Estates Ltd   849 Fulham Road,                 l Faron Sutaria
             •   Valuation
                                                                                                     7 St. James Street,            Fulham SW6 5HJ                   1 Goldhawk Road,
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 9RW             020 7731 2808                    Shepherds Bush W12 8QQ
                                                                                                      020 7451 1300                  l London Accomodation            020 8740 7766
 ercial Unit £550.00 pw             Auction Property - £550.00 pw.             Hammersmith - £550.00 pw Latymers
                                                                                                      l Smart
              Our offices
                                                                                                                                     57 Fulham High Street,           l Northfields
 ercial Unit £550.00 pw            Auction Property - £550.00 pw              2 bed flat in central location.
                                                                                                      154 Hammersmith Road,          Fulham SW6 3JJ                   127 Askew Road,
                                                                                                    Hammersmith W6 7JP             020 7736 0880                    Shepherds Bush W12 9AU
 ercial Unit   £550.00 pw           Auction Property - £550.00 pw             Viewing essential. 
550.00 pw                                                Hammersmith
                                                              Hammersmith - £550.00 pw Smart
                                                                                                      020 8741 2233
                                                                                                      l Shield Property Service
                                                                                                                                     l Douglas & Gordon
                                                                                                                                     656 Fulham Road,
                                                                                                                                                                      020 8740 8833
                                                                                                                                                                      l Morgan Harvey
                     Auction Property - £550.00 pw.
550.00 pw                                               Address: flat in central location.
                                                              2 bed
                                                                                                      91 Fulham Palace Road,         Fulham SW6 5RX
                                                                                                                                     020 7731 4391
                                                                                                                                                                      208 Uxbridge Road,
                     Auction Property - £550.00 pw                                                    Hammersmith W6 8JA                                              Shepherds Bush W12 7JD
.00 pw               Auction Property - £550.00 pw
                                                        Willmott House .
                                                              Viewing essential
                                                                                                      020 8748 6797                  l John Hollingsworth
                                                                                                                                     632 Fulham Road,
                                                                                                                                                                      020 8740 9988
                                                                                                      l Dexters                                                       l Bairstow Eves
                                                        12 Blacks Road                                144 Shepherds Bush Road        Fulham SW6 5RT                   248 Uxbridge Road,
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 7PB             020 7731 3888                    Shepherds Bush W12 7JA
                                                        Hammersmith                                   020 7371 2122                  l Faron Sutaria                  020 8740 7271
                                                                                                      l Kinleigh Folkard             617 Fulham Road,                 l Centrum Properties
                                                        London W6 9EU                                 & Hayward                      Fulham SW6 5UQ                   112A Uxbridge Road,
                                                        Telephone:                                    180 King Street,               020 7610 2080                    Sheperds Bush W12 8LR
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 ORA             l Sebastian Estates              0208 743 4999
                                                        020 8748 6644                                 020 8563 9633                  921 Fulham Road,                 l Kerr & Co
                                                                                                      l Willmott House               Fulham SW6 5HU                   75 Goldhawk Road,
 ercial Unit £550.00 pw              Auction Property - Fax: pw.
                                                        £550.00                                       12 pw
                                                                               Hammersmith - £550.00 Blacks Road,                   020 7610 6716                    Shepherds Bush W12 8EH
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 9EU             l Windmill Estates               020 8743 1166
 ercial Unit £550.00 pw              Auction Property -020 8748 9300 Smart 2 bed flat in central location. 6644
                                                         £550.00 pw
                                                                                                    020 8748                       965 Fulham Road,                 l Tauntons
 ercial Unit £550.00 pw               Auction Property - £550.00 pw           Viewing essential.    l Austin D’Arcy                Fulham SW6 5JJ                   95 Uxbridge Road,
550.00 pw                                                                                             6 Shepherds Bush Road,         020 7371 5916                    Shepherds Bush W12 8NR
                     Auction Property - £550.00 pw.      Kensington
                                                              Hammersmith - £550.00 pw Smart          Hammersmith W6 7PJ             l Lane Fox                       020 8740 6666
550.00 pw                                                                                             020 8749 6060                  701 Fulham Road,                 l Winkworth
                                                              2 bed
                     Auction Property - £550.00 pw Address: flat in central location.                 l Barnard Marcus               Fulham SW6 5UL                   97 Uxbridge Road,
.00 pw                                                        Viewing essential.                     172 King Street,               020 7731 7100                    Shepherds Bush W12 8NL
                     Auction Property - £550.00 pw      35 Kensington Church Street                   Hammersmith W6 0QU             l Sullivan Thomas                020 8749 3394
                                                        Kensington                                    020 8748 4256
                                                                                                      l Barnard Marcus
                                                                                                                                     783 Fulham Road,
                                                                                                                                     Fulham SW6 5HD
                                                                                                                                                                      l Frank Lloyd Property
                                                                                                                                                                      400 Uxbridge Road,
                   Hammersmith 020 8748 6644 London W8 4LL                                            64-66 Glenthorne Road,         020 7751 8899                    Shepherds Bush W12 0NP
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 0LR             l Sullivan Thomas                l Kerr & Co
                                                       020 7937 6644
                                                                                                      020 8741 8088
                                                                                                      l Bickstons
                                                                                                      197 Fulham Palace Road,
                                                                                                                                     361 Fulham Palace Road,
                                                                                                                                     Fulham SW6 6TA
                                                                                                                                     020 7731 3333
                                                                                                                                                                      75 Goldhawk Road
                                                                                                                                                                      Shepherds Bush W12 8EH
                                                                                                                                                                      020 8743 1166
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 8QX             l Lawson & Rutter                l Apple Estates
 ercial Unit £550.00 pw                                 Fax:                   Hammersmith - £550.00 pw Smart 0483
                                                                                                      020 7610                       347 Fulham Palace Road,          9 Kings Parade, Askew Road,
                                    Auction Property - £550.00 pw.
 ercial Unit £550.00 pw                                 020 7937 7444 2 bed flat in central location. & WestRoad,
                                                                                                      l Broadway                     Fulham SW6 6TB                   Shepherds Bush W12 9BA
                                    Auction Property - £550.00 pw                                     121 Fulham Palace              020 7731 3636                    020 8740 9000
 ercial Unit £550.00 pw                                                                               Hammersmith W6 8JA             l Marcus Kemp Estates            l Faron Sutaria & Co
                                    Auction Property - £550.00 pw              Viewing essential.     020 8834 7030                  967 Fulham Road,                 1 Goldhawk Road
                                                                                                      l Brook Green Estate Agents    Fulham SW6 5JJ                   Shepherds Bush W12 8QQ
                                                         Forest Hill                                  95 Shepherds Bush Road,        020 7384 1909                    020 8740 7766
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 7LR             l Winkworth                      l Jorgensen Turner
                                                        Address:                                      020 7603 7232                  40 New King’s Road,              234 Uxbridge Road
                                                        35 Honor Oak Park                             l Collingwoods
                                                                                                      30 Paddenswick Road,
                                                                                                                                     Fulham SW6 4ST
                                                                                                                                     020 7731 3388
                                                                                                                                                                      Shepherds Bush W12 7JD
                                                                                                                                                                      0844 502 7508
                                                        Forest Hill                                   Hammersmith W6 0UB             l Wellingstons
                                                                                                      020 8743 8741                  78 New King’s Road,              West
                                                        London SE23 1DZ                               l Faron Sutaria                Fulham SW6 4LT                   Kensington
                                                                                                      115 Shepherds Bush Road,       020 7731 4448                    l Shaws Estate Agents Ltd.
                                                        Telephone:                                    Hammersmith W6 7LP             l D Vaughn                       49 Palliser Road,
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                      020 7348 0016                  2 Michael Road,                  West Kensington W14 9EB
                                                        020 8291 3377                                 l Finlay Brewer                Fulham SW6 2AD                   020 7386 9996
 ercial Unit £550.00 pw             Auction Property -Fax:
                                                                                                      138 Shepherds Bush Road,       020 7736 1700                    l Central Estates Ltd
                                                         £550.00 pw.           Hammersmith - £550.00 pw Smart
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 7PB             l Inzo                           133 Hammersmith Road,
 ercial Unit £550.00 pw
                                    Auction Property -020 8291 3224 2 bed flat in central location. 4171
                                                          £550.00 pw                                  020 7371
                                                                                                      l Grove Real Estate
                                                                                                                                     25 Effie Road,
                                                                                                                                     Fulham SW6 1EL
                                                                                                                                                                      West Kensington W14 0QL
                                                                                                                                                                      020 7603 7495
 ercial Unit £550.00 pw                                                        Viewing essential. 
                                    Auction Property - £550.00 pw                                     105 Hammersmith Grove,         020 7736 7360                    l Bective Leslie Marsh
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 0NQ             l Someplace Else                 59 Blythe Road
                                                                                                      020 8222 8880                  91 Munster Road,                 Brook Green W14 0HP
                                                                                                      l London Estates               Fulham SW6 5RF                   020 7603 5181
                                  Hammersmith 020 8748 6644                                           61 Dalling Road,               020 7731 2200                    l Tates Estate Agents
                                                                                                      Hammersmith W6 0JD             l Gestum                         135 Hammersmith Road

                             www.w                                                       020 8741 8485
                                                                                                      l Quintons Estate Agents
                                                                                                                                     242 Munster Road,
                                                                                                                                     Fulham SW6 6BA
                                                                                                                                                                      West Kensington W14 0QL
                                                                                                                                                                      020 7602 6020
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Safe aS                                                                             By local                                       On the instructions of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

                                                                                estate agent
houSeS                                                                          John Horton
                                                                                                                   Mixed-use Property
  FROm a very young age I had an interest in       agents that the clients enjoyed working                         Offers invited for a
  property, stemming – I believe – from the        with.
  different houses that I lived in from birth          It became obvious that honesty was an                       Freehold Retail and
  to 18.                                           important factor for the majority of clients                    Office Property with
      I never realised that many years down        and that they really appreciated an agent

  the line this interest would turn into my        who would put in that extra bit of effort.                      Development Potential
  career and ultimately a family business.             The clients wanted to be listened to.                       (subject to obtaining the necessary consents)
      It was nearly 14 years ago that I            The buyer did not want their time wasted
  attended my initial estate agent interview.      by being shown unsuitable properties, and

                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOR SALE
  It was not your typical interview –                          the seller did not want to waste
  at 25 I was a relative latecomer                             Sunday afternoons with people
  to the industry, rather blasé                                who clearly had no intention
  about whether or not I would                                 to buy the property they were
  be asked back for a second                                   viewing!
  interview, and curious to know                                   I learnt very quickly to be on
  what the job entailed and                                    time for every appointment, and if
  whether I would be considered
  suitable material.
                                                                       was an unavoidable
                                              We talked there all interested partieshiccup
                                                               to let                        know
      Throughout the one-hour
  interview my future sales director
                                            cricket, golf, immediately.year was a steep
                                                                   That first
  chain-smoked as we talked sport,             football... learning curve. It really wasn’t as
  cricket, golf, football, London
  living and news – everything
                                              everything simple as it appeared. first six
                                                                   I decided within the
  except what the job itself                 but the job months that I did not want to be
  entailed!                                                    an average agent – the term for
      So when I was offered the                                those agents who made lots of
  position, to say I was surprised was an          money but cared little for their clients and
  understatement. I decided that it would          who thankfully often didn’t last long in the
  be advisable to sleep on the decision and        industry.                                                       132 Wandsworth Bridge Road, London SW6 2UL
  said as much and fortunately my future               Fourteen years on, I now have my own
  employer agreed that this was a good             agency and have tried to put into practice
  idea. The following morning I accepted the       all that I have learnt, and avoid those early                   Viewing and Further Information
  position and started work immediately.           mistakes. I firmly believe that to do the job                   Viewing strictly by prior appointment with the
      I made some mistakes in that first job       well you have to genuinely like people and                      sole agent:
  but quickly learnt to attach myself to those     want clients to feel happy with the result.
                                                                                                                   Peter Day                             James Brierley
John Horton is the MD of Horton and Garton independent estate agents at 176 King Street in Hammersmith.
                                                                                                                   Tel: 020 7198 2341                    Tel: 020 7198 2282
Call 020 8819 0510 or email:                                                            Email:                 Email:

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 Fulham, SW6                                 West Kensington, W14            Chiswick, W4      Hammersmith, W6
 Freehold Shop For Sale

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 5,800 Sq ft B1 Space To Let’                                                                  Restaurant To Let (No Premium) £865 per week

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 Fulham, SW6                                                                                   North Fulham, W6
 Two A1 Shops With Basements To Let From       Freehold Shop And Upper Parts FOR SALE          Prominent Corner Shop And Basement To Let
 £231 per week                                                                                 £250 Per Week
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 Sheen, SW14                                 West Kensington, W14            King Street, W6   Ealing, W13
 Ground Floor A1 (retail) Shop To Let
 £443 per week                               (1,366 Sq ft)                   (398 Sq ft)       208 Sq m

                                                              Hammersmith 020 8748 6644

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Battersea, SW8.                      Battersea, SW11.                         West Kensington, W14.   Hammersmith, W6.
One Bedroom First Floor Flat.        One Bedroom Ground Floor Flat.           Second Floor Flat.      Ground Floor Shop with Basement.

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                                                        After two consecutive successful auctions,

                                               our next scheduled auction
Mitcham, CR4
Two Bedroom First and Second Floor            will be on the 4th JUNE 2009                            Fulham, SW6.
                                                                                                      Ground Floor Shop.

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                                                 Contact: Tim Lewis
                                           Auction Manager 020 8222 9901
Shepherds Bush, W12.                                                                                  Hammersmith, W6.
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      praise for the one-stop shop
      giving great housing advice
      ThE borough’s one-stop shop for         council flat for 34 years and have
      home ownership has been praised         never been able to buy my own
      as one of the best in Britain by        place, despite working long hours
      shadow housing minister Grant           five days a week.
      Shapps.                                     “I don’t want to move out
          he was given a tour of the h&F      of the borough as my friends,
      home Buy facilities in King Street      family and work are all here.
      earlier this month and said it          Buying a percentage of a place
      was a model for other councils to       in Fulham or a part of our current
      follow. he added: “I have toured        home, through one of the home
      the country for two years and           Buy products, could be a very
      have never seen a housing drop-in       attractive option for me.”
      centre as good as this one.”                Cllr Greenhalgh said: “We are
          h&F council leader Cllr             a housing trailblazer and our
      Stephen Greenhalgh showed him           innovative approach is receiving
      around the modern reception and         praise from not just the shadow
      introduced him to the h&F home          housing minister, but from all
      Buy team, who offer residents           those who are interested in a
      comprehensive advice. Mr Shapps         more forward-thinking approach
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      Fulham resident Sandra Fletcher,        earners on to the housing ladder
      who is struggling to buy her own        of opportunity.”
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  transform our estates
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  u Eight-week pilot                       chance to tell the council’s housing
                                                                                                                                  Staff will be testing out three different
                                                                                                                              kinds of mechanical sweepers similar to
                                                                                                                                                                                  “It is vital that residents have their
                                                                                                                                                                              say and we would like to see as many
  scheme involves                          management organisation what they                                                  those used by outdoor cleaners to find          people as possible giving us their
                                           think of the trial.                                                                out which does the best job.                    feedback.”
  caretakers using                            The aim is to make estates cleaner                                                  It is hoped the scheme will make                The pilot area has been agreed with
  mechanical sweepers                      and brighter places by trying out new      We believe this pilot scheme            estates in the borough more pleasant            resident groups, the service review team,
                                           methods of working for caretakers.                                                 places to live while leading to more            made up of tenants and leaseholders,
                                              More than 4,000 H&F Homes             will lead to more effective and           efficient ways of working, cutting the          and staff representatives.
                                           properties across the central stretch      efficient ways of caretaking            cost to residents.                                  Deep cleaning of blocks in the pilot
  Thousands of homes are set to            of the borough will be involved,                                                       H&F cabinet member Lucy Ivimy               area has already begun.
  take part in a pilot scheme aimed        including the Clem Attlee in Fulham,                                               said: “We are always striving to deliver            As the pilot begins, the local
  at revolutionising caretaking in         Lytton in Avonmore and West             survey will be given to every home         the best possible services to residents         caretaking teams will become involved
  borough estates.                         Kensington estates.                     involved at the beginning and end of       and we believe this pilot scheme will           in this cleaning action, helping to
     Hammersmith & Fulham Homes               Residents will get the chance        the trial to find out if, and how, they    lead to more effective and efficient ways       raise standards, and staff will be given
  will begin the eight-week pilot in       to have their say on the scheme. A      think things have improved.                of running our caretaking services.             advanced training.

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  Birth of café was                                                                                                                                                        home: Innocent occupies more
                                                                                                                                                                           than half the units at Goldhawk Road
                                                                                                                                                                           industrial estate in Shepherds Bush

  a baptism of fire
                                                                                                                                                                           Coke makes smoothie
                                                                                                                                                                           mixers lose Innocence
                                                                                                                                                                           THERE’S been an uncharacteristically
                                                                                                                                                                           awkward silence at ‘Fruit Towers’ this
                                                                                                                                                                           week, where the makers of Innocent
                                                                                                                                                                           smoothies have proved rather elusive
                                                                                                                                                                               after selling part of the company
                                                                                                                                                                                to that other Hammersmith-based
                                                                                                                                                                                drinks giant, Coca-Cola.
  u Opening of popular Brook                                                                                                                                                         “Unfortunately, as you can
  Green eatery was a case of                                                                                                                                                    imagine, things are very busy
                                                                                                                                                                                here, and it will not be possible
  from here to maternity                                                                                                                                                        to arrange an interview,” was the
                                                                                                                                                                                 emailed reply from company
  u Uni pals’ success leads to                                                                                                                                                   spokeswoman Annika Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                 when h&f news requested a brief
  plans to set up a second deli                                                                                                                                                  chat. A follow-up email went
     kate youde                                                                                                                                                                       Coca-Cola has bought a stake
                                                                                                                                                                                  of around 20 per cent in In-
  IT IS fair to say that life at Brook’s Coun-                                                                                                                                    nocent, which occupies a goodly
  ter and Table started with a bump – a rather                                                                                                                                    chunk of Goldhawk Industrial
  large one.                                                                                                                                                                      Estate in Shepherds Bush.
      Leanda Fauset was 36 weeks pregnant when the                                                                                                                                     It paid the founders of the
  Brook Green café opened its doors. Her business                                                                                                                                 pureed fruit drinks with the halo
  partner Jo Cooke had only recently given birth to                                                                                                                                above the name £30million,
  her first child, Matilda, now two.                                                                                                                                               prompting a flurry of accusations
      “I was head chef with my big bulge and Jo                                                                                                                                    that a company which prides
  ran upstairs and she had her three-month-old                                                                                                                                     itself on taking a strong ethical
  baby strapped to her front,” said Leanda, 34, who                                                                                                                                line and being generally right-on
  moved to the area when she was 14, attended St                                                                                                                                   has simply sold out.
  Paul’s Girls’ School and now lives in Sulgrave                                                                                                                                        “At best this is misguided,”
  Road, nearby in Shepherds Bush.                                                                                                                                                   ran the text of one indignant
      “We opened at 8 o’clock on May 4, 2007. It                                                                                                                                    emailed customer response on
  was a Saturday morning. For the first half an hour                                                                                                                                Innocent’s website. “You’ll be
  it was totally quiet and then suddenly all these                                                                                                                                  a fig leaf for Coke’s unethical
  tickets kept arriving down.                                                                                                     a SLICe oF LIFe: Leanda                  corporate machine. At worst it is a
      “It was the most incredible experience, going                                                                               Fauset offers a plateful of              greed-driven betrayal of values and
  from ‘I have never cooked in a professional kitch-                                                                              homemade quiche and salad at             customers.”
  en before’ to suddenly having to get eight break-                                                                               Brook’s Counter and Table in Brook           The deal has already been com-
  fasts out in one go. It did feel like an episode of                                                                             Green      PICTURE BY LEIGH QUINNELL     pared to Pret a Manger selling part
  The Apprentice!                                                                                                                                                          of its business to McDonald’s, Ben
      “When we closed the doors at the end of the day                                                                                                                      & Jerry’s being bought by Unilever,
  and you realise your business is up and running it is                                                                                                                    and organic chocolate maker Green &
  really satisfying. There’s nothing like a baptism of                                                                                                                     Black’s being sold to Cadbury.
  fire to make you understand your business.”                                                                                                                                  Each case involved niche compa-
      As the eatery gears up to celebrate its second an-                                                                                                                   nies with carefully crafted images of
  niversary next month, I suspect even Sir Alan Sugar                                                                                                                      wholesomeness – firms which had
                                                                                                                                                                           encouraged customers to imagine
                                                                                                                                                                           ethical ‘Davids’ battling corporate

                                                                                                                                                                           ‘Goliaths’ in the war of values.
                                                                                                                                                                               Officially, cash raised from the
            SINGING                                                                                                                                                        sale of a stake to Coca-Cola, whose
                                                                                                                                                                           vast headquarters in the middle of
            TEACHER                                                                                                                                                        the Hammersmith gyratory system
                                                                                                                                                                           symbolises its world position as a
                                                                                                                      A picnic box service is in the pipeline, while       soft drinks giant, will push the In-
      Fridays at Wendyhouse                                                                                       a weekly kids’ tea (see panel, below right) offers       nocent brand into Europe, according
   Productions, Shepherds Bush.                                                                                   families a refreshing ‘change of scene’.                 to a website explanation by Innocent.
                                                                                                                      “There aren’t many places where you can bring        Sadly we may never know the full
    Tailored, individual tuition                                                                                  your buggies and settle down and it doesn’t matter       story as Innocent was so busy.
       for just £35 per hour.                                                                                     how long it takes to feed your children and also to                                    Tim Harrison
                                                                                                                  know there’s freshly made home-cooked food for
        Contact Carol on                                                  There aren’t many                       them,” said Leanda, mum of 21-month-old Darcey
                                                                  places where you can bring                      who, along with Jo’s daughters Matilda and eight-

                                                                                                                                                                                SIP, SIP,
      07989 776 525 or email                                                                                      month-old Frankie are, she jokes, ‘soon to become                                      your buggies and settle down                      deli slaves’.

                                                                                                                      Although the business has come a long
                                                                                                                  way, the journey has not been plain sailing.
    I CAN BUY YOUR                                         might approve. The pair, who met while studying
                                                           at Oxford University and swapped corporate ca-
                                                                                                                  Just two months after opening, the café suf-
                                                                                                                  fered a catastrophic flood that forced its         Brook’s Counter and Ta
         HOUSE - NO
     HOUSE - NO
        HOUSE - NO                                         reers in advertising and law to open the food store,
                                                           have turned an ‘unloved’ business into a popular,
                                                                                                                  owners to shut up shop for three months.            teas every Thursday, ble has weekly kids’
                                                                                                                      But two months after reopening in Oc-
                                                                                                                                                                     can tuck into a main co pm. Young diners
   AGENTS NEEED                                            relaxed deli and café, tripling the turnover.
                                                               Diners tuck into food freshly prepared on site
                                                                                                                  tober 2007, a makeover saw the introduc-
                                                                                                                  tion of the meat and cheese counters and a          for £4, with paper an urse, pud and drink
                                                           every day, with menu favourites including paella       fridge stocking take-home meals. Another           entertainment betwee crayons providing
  Credit rating stays ok, immediate
Credit rating staysstays ok, immediate
    Credit rating ok, immediate                                                                                                                                                                n
                                                                                                                                                                        on offer includes lasag mouthfuls. Food
                                                           (the café boasts a Spanish chef).                      spring clean refurbishment is scheduled af-                                    ne
      help. West London based. West London based.
         West London based.                                    Deli shoppers take their pick from a mouth-wa-     ter the May bank holiday, and Leanda and Jo              macaroni cheese and , moussaka,
                                                           tering array of meats, cheese and ‘accoutrements       hope to open a second café in the future.                vegetables. No need steamed
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to book.
CALL AMANDA ON                                             to cooking’. On May 2, the café also plans to
                                                           launch an outside stall at weekends selling artisan
                                                                                                                  l Brook’s Counter and Table, 140 Shepherds
                                                                                                                  Bush Road, Brook Green. Click on www.coun-
   07747 030 977
    07747 030 977
 07747 030 977                                             bread from Notting Hill baker Sally Clarke.   or call 020 7602 0664.
36 COMMENT                                                                                                                                                       21 April 2009

 locAl                                                        From the Archives The Savoy cinema

                                                               u Earphones for
                                                               the hard of hearing
                                                               were among the new
                                                               features of a cinema
                                                               opened in 1931, but
                                                               now demolished, as
                                                               Anne Wheeldon writes
                                                                                                                                                                                                  It was advertised as
                                       By Katrina                                                                                                                                                     a Super Cinema,
                                         Forde of              On EastEr Monday,                                                                                                                         a modern and
                                       Your Local              april 13, 1931, the savoy
                                          London               cinema in Western avenue
                                                               (later renamed Westway)                                                                                                                     rendezvous
                                                               at the corner of Old Oak
                                                               road, East acton, was
 STArT walking. Isn’t that what our legs                       opened.                                                                                                                                The Savoy, with its
 are for? You’d think so, wouldn’t you, but                        It was advertised as a                                                                                                         integral parade of shops,
 sometimes it takes a trip to a foreign                        Super Cinema, a modern                                                                                                             was demolished in 1996
 city to make us use them.                                     and luxurious rendezvous                                                                                                           as it stood in the path of a
     It seems that only when we behave                         with a wonder picture                                                                                                              proposed road-widening
 like tourists are we prepared to walk                         screen, innovative electric                                                                                                        scheme. This was never
 miles, looking around us and enjoying                         dual control sound and a                                                                                                           carried out, and a strip of
 the city.                                                     magnificent Compton organ.                                                                                                         land now marks the site
     Well, I can really recommend taking                       A unique feature was the                                                                                                           of one of Hammersmith’s
 a citybreak in London sometime. It’s                          installation of earphones for                                                                                                      memorable picture palaces.
 amazing what you see when you’re on                           use by those hard of hearing.                                                                                                          The key that marked
 foot and use fresh eyes to appraise your                          More than 2,000               picture this: Once a modern landmark, the Savoy was demolished in 1996                           the Savoy’s opening, along
 surroundings.                                                 armchair seats, upholstered                                                                                                        with other items from the
     There are blue plaques all over the                       in a soft green material,                                                                                                          Archives and Local History
 city, helping us to daydream about the                        filled the balcony and            of a high standard of            key to mark the occasion.       last films were shown           Centre’s collections, is on
 paths trodden by illustrious locals in                        stalls. The colour scheme         construction and decoration      The mayor of Acton, who         there on December 29,           display until May 31 at the
 the past.                                                     throughout the building           in a relatively short time.      was also present, remarked      1962, as the company            free show Treasures Past and
     Architectural wonders normally                            was buff, green and mauve,        Seven of his surviving           that if the cinema had been     then proceeded to gut the       Present at Fulham Palace
 obscured from the waist down exist                            highlighted with silver.          cinemas are now listed           on the other side of the road   interior of the building for    (
 above unassuming shop fronts if you                           Patrons also enjoyed the          buildings.                       he would have been the one      conversion into a ten-pin       l Got a local history ques-
 stand back far enough (next time you’re                       facilities of a ballroom, large       The interior of the          doing the honours. Opening      bowling alley. The ABC          tion? Email: handfnews@
 on Shepherds Bush Green, take in the                          café and soda fountain.           cinema was thrown open           the packed programme was        Bowl Acton, with 22 lanes and we will con-
 detailing on the red-brick buildings                              The Savoy was designed        for public viewing over          a newsreel followed by a        on two floors, opened on        sider it for our From The Ar-
 hidden behind McDonald’s and                                  by the architect George           the Easter weekend and           Mickey Mouse cartoon,           October 30, 1963.               chives series.
 Superdrug).                                                   Coles (1884-1963) for the         a large crowd gathered to        three films, an impersonator        By 1971 the Savoy, in       l The H&F Archives and

     I’ve mentioned before that I might                        small independent circuit of      see the guests arrive for the    and the Hammersmith             common with many large          Local History Centre is
 get a dog to force me into doing some                         Goide & Glassman.                 opening. The ceremony was        Borough Band.                   cinemas, had become a           open to the public and
 exercise, but that entails parks rather                           Coles, one of the leading     performed by the mayor              In December 1935             bingo and social club. This     located at The Lilla Hu-
 than streets. Perhaps the incentive I                         cinema designers of the           of Hammersmith, Cllr             Associated British Cinemas      was operated by Mecca           set, 191 Talgarth Road,
 need is simply                                                1930s, was accomplished at        EJB Spearing, who was            (ABC) took over the             for over 20 years until its     Hammersmith. For more
 the thrill of                                                 delivering large buildings        presented with an inscribed      running of the Savoy. The       closure in February 1994.       details, call 020 8741 5159.
 London for all

                                                            Your shout
 its history and
     Even a walk
 through a local            I might get a

                                                            Swing and swig become
 market can
 surprise you,               dog, but that
 and is the kind
 of feature one
                             entails parks
 might include                rather than
 in an

                                                            my spring yin and yang
 alternative                         streets
 tourist itinerary.
     There are several brilliant websites
 devoted to walking these days.
     I particularly like,
 which will not only provide you with a
 suggested walking route between any
 two given points, avoiding busy streets
 and pollution, but also recommend                                                                     the window at this very second, I, and      asm confined to my unpredictable          than to the season, but after six long
 interesting journeys with the total time                                                              I’m sure the rest of you, sun-starved       and shockingly teenage-like mood          months we have at last befriended the
 it will take, calorie-burn, step-count and                                                            Londoners can feel change blossoming        swings. It would seem we are all          neighbours (the ones across the street
 carbon-saving data.                                                                                   along with the flowers.                     creatures designed for hibernation        who look into our living room, not the
     It seems I’m not the only one thinking                                                                Suddenly I feel consumed with a         who are now awakening.                    ones downstairs for whom our arrival
 about walking for exercise and mental                                                                 seemingly boundless energy. In the              Yesterday I climbed the stairs        was rather like a seismic shockwave).
 stimulation.                                                                                          last two weeks I have been to the           to find my housemate on the floor             Beyond the courteous call of
     The charity Living Streets has                                                                    gym almost enough to make up for            grinning with both legs spread            the meet ’n’ greet, the seasonal
 decreed that April 27-May 1 will be Walk                                                              the fact that since joining a trip has      and twisted over her head. Yoga           excitement not only inclined them to

 to Work Week.                                                                                         on average cost me £62.50 (no joke.         apparently, not rehearsals for a bad      invite us for their first barbeque but
     The aim is to encourage participants                                                              I’m rather proud of myself for calcu-       re-enactment of The Exorcist.             more surprisingly it also spurred me
 to fit more walking into their daily                                                                  lating that figure – I clearly had a lot        Perhaps I should attribute this       to accept their offer.
 working life by escaping the rush hour                                                                of lazy post-work hours to fill).           more to her newfound flexibility              Mixing with strangers is a ritual
 and going on foot all or part of the way,                                                                 no more going home to watch                                                       I have long grown unaccustomed
 taking a ‘walking meeting’ or leaving                                                                 more than 400 channels of Sky TV                                                      to. Living in west London with a
 their desks during the lunch hour to
 enjoy the local area.                                        by SIMONA                                which only ever have Simpsons and
                                                                                                       Friends repeats on anyway.
                                                                                                                                                                                             collection of school and university
                                                                                                                                                                                             friends constantly in walking dis-

     I think it’s a great idea, and I hope it                                                              Evenings from now on will be                                                      tance, who it seems will never leave
 is one that gets the whole city back on                                                               filled with tennis in Ravenscourt Park                                                and are destined to raise babies and
 to their feet. Visit www.walkingworks.                                                                and drinks by the river. In the natural                                               may just move to richmond if really                              SPrInG is in the air. Everywhere
                                                            I look around. Spring is in the air.
                                                                                                       order of things holding a racquet in
                                                                                                       one hand and a pint of Pimms in the
                                                                                                                                                        It would seem we are                 pressed for change, has not exactly
                                                                                                                                                                                             done wonders for my social life.
                        Columnist Katrina Forde edits the
                                                            Every sight and every sound.               other cancel each other out perfectly.          all creatures designed                    Thank goodness for spring, for
                                                                Yup, that’s right – I’m humming the    Swing and swig – the yin and yang of                                                  upon re-reading that last paragraph
                        Shepherds Bush edition of the
                        Your Local London website.          John Paul Young song as I type and an-     springtime living. Best of all, all of
                                                                                                                                                          for hibernation who                it seems that, even with its rather
See: or for more information
or email her at:
                                                            noying anyone in a five-metre radius.      this is now tantalisingly within reach.             are now awakening                 prolonged showers, it has not come
                                                            For despite the rain tapping against           nor is this daydreaming enthusi-                                                  a moment too soon.
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Blanket ban on estate
agent boards is essential
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                                                   your ShouT FulhAm loyAlTy cArd>>                                                               CONtACt the COuNCIl
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within a day!                                      rosaline road, said:                           Parthenian road, said:
                                                   “I am keen to support                          “The loyalty card is a                          Connexions One Stop Shop..........................................020 8741 2441
   Please ban these signs for good.                local businesses, and so                       good idea. I tend to stick
                              Bernadette Day       this loyalty card would                        to the bigger stores but I                      LEISUrE CENTrES
                                    Via email      be a good idea. I often                        am very loyal to my local
                                                   go to the local market.                        newsagents. I would                             Hammersmith Fitness & Squash...............................020 8741 8028
                                                   If the shops are willing                       definitely give the loyalty                     Lillie road.......................................................................020 7381 2183
Roundabout’s bright video                          to use this facility then I
                                                   am more than happy to
                                                                                                  card a thought if it is
                                                                                                                                                  Fulham Pools..................................................................020 7471 0450
screens are big distraction                        start using it.”
                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix Fitness Centre................................................020 8735 4900
I ThInk the advertising bank of video
screens at Westfield right on the traffic          COLLEEN WALLIS, 70,                            NArI HAJIYEVA, 26,                              HOUSING MANAGEMENT SErVICES
                                                   of North End road, said:                       of Barclay Close, said:                         (H&F HOMES) ArEA OFFICES:
roundabout is a huge distraction to traffic,       “I use the big stores                          “This is a fantastic idea!
particulary as it changes all the time in both                                                                                                    Hammersmith North....................................................020 8753 4400
                                                   because they are easier                        I use the big shops
image and brightness.                              to get to from where I                         as it is easier and                             Fulham North.................................................................020 7385 3355
    How on earth did that pass the stingent        live. I don’t have many                        more convenient. The                            Fulham South................................................................020 7386 6000
planning laws? I do hope if a serious              local shops nearby                             smaller ones are time                           Hammersmith South....................................................020 8753 4427
                                                   and I don’t tend to use                        consuming, but if I had
accident happens, the people who allowed           markets. The loyalty                           a loyalty card it would                         Service charges.............................................................020 8753 4015
this monstrosity are brought to book.              card will encourage                            encourage me to look
                                     Ben Hall      me to use more                                 to the smaller shops as                         COMMUNITY SErVICES HOUSING SErVICES
                                     Via email     independent shops though.”                     well.”                                          H&F Home Buy (home ownership enquiries) ......................................
                                                                                                                                                  ........................................................................................ 020 8753 6464
Neighbourhood is safer                               hAve your SAy contact us at                                            .......................................................................h&
                                                                                                                                                  Emergency housing..................................................... 020 8753 4144
thanks to the new teams                                                                                                                           Direct Lettings ...............................................................020 8753 4166
I WOuLd like to thank our borough for                                                                                                             Threshold housing advice (voluntary agency) ......................................
funding our 24/7 safer neighbourhood teams
                                                    They give so much pleasure to all the
                                                 children, particularly my daughter who has       Prevention better than                          ..........................................................................................020 8749 2925
in Shepherds Bush Green ward.
    We have had a lot of successes, our
                                                 special needs.
                                                    It used to be our weekly treat to walk
                                                                                                  cure of booze-fuelled crime                     Private housing services ............................................ 020 8753 1221

streets are much safer, and our                                                                   WHILE I welcome ‘new bobbies to tackle          ADULT SOCIAL SErVICES
                                                 and look at the fountains and have a coffee      the Hammersmith beat’ (April 7), I was con-
neighbourhoods are more vibrant.                 outside.                                                                                         Drugs & alcohol team................................................. 020 7381 7757
    Businesses are now beginning to warm                                                          cerned by Councillor Greg Smith’s comment
                                                                           Pauline Crawford       that more police ‘is the only way to tackle
up to the advantages of coming on board, in                                          Via email                                                    CHILDrEN’S SErVICES
particular our smaller more local businesses                                                      Britain’s growing epidemic of booze-filled
                                                                                                  town-centre crime’.                             Sawley road ................................................................. 020 8753 5269
in W12.
    We are seeing a lot of good initiatives.     Surely my freedom pass is                            Call me old fashioned, but I am of the
                                                                                                  school that a stitch-in-time-saves-nine, an
                                                                                                                                                  Barclay House .............................................................. 020 8753 5842
Let us all support the excellent work we
all have benefited from over these past two      enough to establish age                          ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure    rESIDENTS’ SErVICES
years, and fully support our safer               I AM over 60. I went to the Janet Adegoke        and other such clichés.                         24hr libraries phone line ............................................ 020 8753 2400
neighbourhoods teams in W12 to continue          Centre in White City this morning and                Instead of just more policing, I would      registrars (births, deaths and marriages).............................................
the work into the future.                        inquired about free admission.                   expect our council to take action to prevent    ..........................................................................................020 8753 2438
                                   John ryan         My freedom pass was not accepted and         ‘booze-filled town-centre crime’ such as        Hall hire and the events team....................................0845 337 0314
                                    Via email    I was told I had to show proof of age in the     using its planning and licensing powers to
                                                                                                  control the provision of drink in our town
                                                 form of a passport or driving licence.
                                                     I don’t drive, so I have no driving          centres.                                        Civic catering..................................................................020 8753 2370
Whatever happened to the                         licence, and like most people I don’t                The council could work with publicans to
                                                                                                                                                  OTHEr USEFUL NUMBErS
                                                                                                  encourage responsible drinking. Even better,
lovely Lyric fountains?                          normally carry my passport around with
                                                 me. I was allowed in this time, but told that    the council could provide alternative enter-    Emergency out of hours (24 hours) ..........................020 8748 8588
ThE improvements to Lyric Square were            next time (and every time in future) I           tainment and activities for young people so     Parking services (fines etc).........................................020 7371 5678
fantastic – what happened?                       would need to show my passport to prove          that they have alternatives to booze-filled     Corporate anti-fraud service.......................................020 8753 1273
   now there are no fountains, more litter       my age.                                          nights in our town centres.                     Out of hours noise nuisance.......................................020 8748 8588
and regular horrible smelly markets on the           Why is a freedom pass not acceptable?                                            David Lee   Shepherds Bush advice centre...................................020 8753 5913
weekend.                                                                Christine shuttleworth                             Fulham Palace road     H&F Citizens Advice Bureau.........................................0845 4582515
   Please turn the fountains back on.                                                 Via email                                  Hammersmith
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40 public notices                                                                                                                                               21 April 2009

  Public Notices

          LONDON BOROUGH OF                                      LONDON BOROUGH OF                                             LONDON BOROUGH OF                               PUBLIC NOTICE ON ADMISSION
       HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM                                 HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM                                       HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM                                     ARRANGEMENTS
     ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT                           ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984                               ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT                         Determination of School Admission
     1984 SECTION 14(1) (GOLDHAWK                           SECTION 14(1) (GOLDHAWK ROAD,                                1984 SECTION 14(1) (CAVERSWALL                          Arrangements for Schools in
        ROAD, CONINGHAM ROAD                                 CONINGHAM ROAD) TEMPORARY                                  STREET, GLENROY STREET, NASCOT                        Hammersmith & Fulham for 2010/11
      TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF                                 PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC                                   STREET) TEMPORARY PROHIBITION                         Notice is hereby given, in accordance with
                TRAFFIC                                    1. The Council of the London Borough of                                 OF TRAFFIC                                 sections 89(a) and 8(g) and 138(7) of the
   1. The Council of the London Borough of                     Hammersmith and Fulham hereby gives                    1. The Council of the London Borough of                 School Standards and Framework Act (1988)
       Hammersmith and Fulham hereby gives                     notice that because of water mains repair and              Hammersmith and Fulham hereby gives                 that Hammersmith & Fulham Council has
       notice that because of water mains repair and           installation and other associated works to be              notice that because of water mains repair           determined the admission arrangements for
       installation and other associated works to be           carried out in Goldhawk Road, it intends to                and installation and other associated works to      Community primary and secondary schools for
       carried out in Goldhawk Road, it intends to             make an Order the effect of which will prohibit            be carried out in the above named roads, it         the Academic Year 2010/11.
       make an Order the effect of which will prohibit         vehicular traffic in a section of Goldhawk Road            made an Order the effect of which will prohibit     The Council have also received notification of the
       vehicular traffic in a section of Goldhawk Road         and introduce a temporary one way traffic flow             vehicular traffic in the above named roads.         determination of the admission arrangements
       and introduce a temporary one way traffic flow          system in Coningham Road.                              2. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the          of Voluntary Aided primary and secondary
       system in Coningham Road.                           2. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the                 authorised traffic signs are displayed, no          schools in the borough from the governing
   2. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the              authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person          person shall cause any vehicle to proceed,          bodies who as the admission authority are legally
       authorised traffic signs are displayed, no              shall cause any vehicle to proceed, stop, wait,            stop, wait, load or unload in:-                     responsible for determining the arrangements for
       person shall cause any vehicle to proceed,              load or unload in:-                                    (a) Caverswall Street, between its junction with        those schools. This includes notification of the
       stop, wait, load or unload in:-                     (a) Goldhawk Road, westbound, between                          Eynham Road and its junction with Wood              admission arrangements for Burlington Danes CE
   (a) Goldhawk Road, westbound, between                       its junction with the western kerb line of                 Lane;                                               Academy and John Betts (non-denominational)
       its junction with the western kerb line of              Coningham Road and its junction with the south         (b) Glenroy Street, between its junction with           VA primary school.
       Coningham Road and its junction with the                western kerb line of Paddenswick Road;                     Eynham Road and its junction with Wood              Copies of the determined admission
       south western kerb line of Paddenswick Road;        (b) Coningham Road, southbound, between its                    Lane;                                               arrangements for Community schools in the
   (b) Coningham Road, southbound, between its                 junction with Uxbridge Road and its junction           (c) Nascot Street, between its junction with            authority’s area are available for viewing at
       junction with Uxbridge Road and its junction            with Goldhawk Road.                                        Eynham Road and its junction with Wood Lane.        the Children’s Services Department, School
       with Goldhawk Road.                                 3. An alternative route for traffic in Article 2 will be   3. An alternative route for traffic in Article 2 will   Admissions, Cambridge House, Cambridge
   3. An alternative route for traffic in Article 2 will       available for:-                                            be available via:-                                  Grove, London W6 0LE. Copies can also be
       be available for:-                                                                                             (a) Wood Lane, Glenroy Street and Eynham Road;          obtained by writing to Mr. Graham Humphrey,
   (a) normal traffic via the westernmost arm of           (a) normal traffic via the westernmost arm of
                                                               Shepherd’s Bush Green, Uxbridge Road and               (b) Wood Lane, Nascot Street and Eynham Road;           Head of School Admissions at the same address
       Shepherd’s Bush Green, Uxbridge Road and                                                                       (c) Wood Lane, Glenroy Street and Eynham Road.          (Telephone 0208 753 3643 email: graham.
       Askew Road                                              Askew Road
                                                                                                                      4. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to ). Alternatively, copies
   (b) buses and heavy goods vehicles via Goldhawk         (b) buses and heavy goods vehicles via Goldhawk
                                                                                                                          permit reasonable access to premises, so            can be viewed on the council’s website: www.
       Road, Coningham Road northbound,                        Road, Coningham Road northbound, Uxbridge
                                                                                                                          far as it is practical without interference with Copies of the determined admission
       Uxbridge Road and Askew Road.                           Road and Askew Road.
                                                                                                                          the execution of the said work and for works        arrangements for Voluntary Aided school can
   4. Exemptions would be provided in the Order            4. Exemptions would be provided in the Order                   vehicles, any vehicle being used in connection      be obtained by applying directly to the schools.
       to permit reasonable access to premises, so             to permit reasonable access to premises, so                with police, fire or ambulance purposes and         The school details can be obtained from the
       far as it is practical without interference with        far as it is practical without interference with           anything done with the permission or at the         council’s website:
       the execution of the said work and for works            the execution of the said work and for works               direction of a police constable in uniform.
                                                               vehicles, any vehicle being used in connection                                                                 Parents have the right to refer an objection to
       vehicles, any vehicle being used in connection                                                                 5. The Order will come into operation on 27th           the Schools Adjudicator if they consider any
       with police, fire or ambulance purposes and             with police, fire or ambulance purposes and
                                                               anything done with the permission or at the                April 2009 and will be valid for a maximum          admission arrangements for schools in the area
       anything done with the permission or at the                                                                        period of 18 months or until works are              do not comply with the law or the mandatory
       direction of a police constable in uniform.             direction of a police constable in uniform.
                                                                                                                          completed, whichever is the sooner.                 provisions of the Admissions Code. Parents who
   5. The Order would come into operation on               5. The Order would come into operation on 11th             6. Works will be expected to commence on:               want to object and who are eligible to do so
       11th May 2009 and would be valid for a                  May 2009 and would be valid for a maximum              (a) Monday 18th May 2009 and finish on Friday           should write by 12 June or 2 June ????? 2009 to:
       maximum period of 18 months or until works              period of 18 months or until works are                     12th June 2009.                                     The Secretary, Office of the Schools Adjudicator,
       are completed, whichever is the sooner.                 completed, whichever is the sooner.                                                                            Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington DL3
                                                                                                                      (b) Monday 11th May 2009 and finish on Friday 5th
   6. Works would be expected to commence on               6. Works would be expected to commence on                      June 2009.                                          9BG. Telephone: 0870 001 2468. Fax: 01325 391
       Monday 8th June 2009 and finish on Monday               Monday 8th June 2009 and finish on Monday                                                                      313. Email:
                                                                                                                      (c) Monday 4th May 2009 and finish on Friday
       7th September 2009.                                     7th September 2009.                                        29th May 2009.                                      Further information about the admission
   The dates specified are for guidance and                The dates specified are for guidance and                   The dates specified are for guidance and                arrangements for 2010/11 and the ability of a
   informative purposes only and works may                 informative purposes only and works may extend             informative purposes only and works may extend          parent to object to the Schools Adjudicator can
   extend outside these dates.                             outside these dates.                                       outside these dates.                                    also be obtained from Mr. Humphrey via the
   Dated this 17th day of April 2009                       Dated this 17th day of April 2009                          Dated this 17th day of April 2009                       contact details given above.
   Ian Hawthorn, Head of Network                           Ian Hawthorn, Head of Network                              Ian Hawthorn, Head of Network                           Signed Andrew Christie, Director of
   Management and Enforcement, Highways                    Management and Enforcement, Highways                       Management and Enforcement, Highways                    Children’s Services, London Borough of
   and Engineering                                         and Engineering                                            and Engineering                                         Hammersmith & Fulham. Dated: 21 April.

   LONDON BOROUGH OF HAMMERSMITH                            2) The aforesaid changes to the charges of on-            CURRENT REFUND: £39 per month for each                  LONDON BOROUGH OF HAMMERSMITH
                                                               street business permits are outlined in Schedule       calendar month outstanding for a 6 month                    AND FULHAM ROAD TRAFFIC
   AND FULHAM.                                                                                                                                                                REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14(1)
                                                               2 below:-                                              permit. £37 per month for each calendar month
   ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984                                                                                   outstanding for a 12 month permit                         (BLACK LION LANE) TEMPORARY
   SECTION 35C AND 46A VARIATION OF                         SCHEDULE 2 – CHARGE OF VARIATIONS                                                                                      PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC
                                                            FOR ON-STREET BUSINESS PERMITS                            NEW REFUND: £41 per month for each calendar
   ON-STREET RESIDENT AND BUSINESS                                                                                    month outstanding for a 6 month permit. £39 per         1. The Council of the London Borough of
   AND WHITE CITY OFF-STREET CAR                            TYPE OF BUSINESS PERMIT: First Permit                     month for each calendar month outstanding for a            Hammersmith and Fulham hereby gives
   PARK AND DOCTORS BAY PERMIT                              CURRENT COST: Permit valid for 6 months – £420.           12 month permit                                            notice that because of telecommunications
                                                            Permit valid for 12 months - £715                                                                                    works to be carried out in Black Lion Lane it
   CHARGES                                                                                                            5) The notice will have effect of providing, at the        intends to make an Order the effect of which
   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 25th                  NEW COST: Permit valid for 6 months – £441                   rate specified in Schedule 5 below, the refund          will prohibit vehicular traffic in a section of
   May 2009 the Council of the London Borough               Permit valid for 12 months - £751                            of the charges paid for an on-street business           the above named road.
   of Hammersmith and Fulham under section 35C              TYPE OF BUSINESS PERMIT: Second Permit                       permit, if the permit is returned before it          2. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the
   and 46A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984                                                                       becomes invalid:-                                       authorised traffic signs are displayed, no
                                                            CURRENT COST: Permit valid for 6 months - £665.                                                                      person shall cause any vehicle to proceed,
   will vary the charges of the on-street resident          Permit valid for 12 months - £1,185                       SCHEDULE 5 – REFUND VARIATIONS                             stop, wait, load or unload in Black Lion Lane,
   permits, on-street business permits and White                                                                      FOR UNEXPIRED ON-STREET BUSINESS                           from its junction with King Street to the
                                                            NEW COST: Permit valid for 6 months – £698.
   City off-street car park permits used on all shared                                                                PERMITS                                                    southern boundary of No. 361 King Street.
                                                            Permit valid for 12 months - £1,244
   use parking places, and doctors bay permits at                                                                     TYPE OF BUSINESS PERMIT: First Permit                   3. An alternative route for traffic in Article 2
   designated doctors parking places within the             3) The aforesaid changes to the charges of                CURRENT REFUND: £70 per month for each                     would be in place via King Street, St Peter’s
   borough in the following Controlled Parking Zones           doctors bay parking permits are outlined in            calendar month outstanding for a 6 month                   Square (its westernmost north to south arm
   – A, AA, B/C/CC, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O,        Schedule 3 below:-                                     permit. £59 per month for each calendar month              and its northernmost west to east arm) and St
   Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, and the White City Off-    SCHEDULE 3 – CHARGE OF VARIATIONS                         outstanding for a 12 month permit.                         Peter’s Villas.
   Street Car Park.                                                                                                                                                           4. Exemptions would be provided in the Order
                                                            FOR DOCTORS BAY PERMITS                                   NEW REFUND: £73 per month for each calendar                to permit reasonable access to premises, so
   1) The aforesaid changes to the charges of               TYPE OF DOCTORS BAY PERMIT: Doctors                       month outstanding for a 6 month permit. £62 per            far as it is practical without interference with
      on-street resident permits and White City off-        Bay Permit                                                month for each calendar month outstanding for a            the execution of the said work and for works
      street car park permits are outlined in Schedule                                                                12 month permit                                            vehicles, any vehicle being used in connection
                                                            CURRENT COST: Permit valid for 12 months - £115
      1 below:-                                                                                                       TYPE OF BUSINESS PERMIT: Second Permit                     with police, fire or ambulance purposes and
                                                            NEW COST: Permit valid for 12 months - £116                                                                          anything done with the permission or at the
   SCHEDULE 1 – CHARGE OF VARIATIONS                                                                                  CURRENT REFUND: £110 per month for each                    direction of a police constable in uniform.
   FOR ON-STREET RESIDENT PERMITS                           4) The notice will have effect of providing, at           calendar month outstanding for a 6 month                5. The Order would come into operation on 11th
   AND WHITE CITY OFF-STREET CAR PARK                          the rate specified in Schedule 4 below, the            permit. £98 per month for each calendar month              May 2009 and would be valid for a maximum
   PERMITS                                                     refund of the charges paid for an on-street            outstanding for a 12 month permit.                         period of 18 months or until works are
                                                               resident permit and White City off-street car          NEW REFUND: £116 per month for each calendar               completed, whichever is the sooner.
   TYPE OF RESIDENT PERMIT OR WHITE                            park permits, if the permit is returned before it      month outstanding for a 6 month permit. £103 per        6. Works would be expected to commence on
   CITY OFF-STREET CAR PARK PERMIT:                            becomes invalid:-                                      month for each calendar month outstanding for a            Monday 18th May 2009 and finish on Tuesday
   Second Permit                                                                                                      12 month permit                                            19th May 2009. The dates specified are for
                                                            SCHEDULE 4 – REFUND VARIATIONS
   CURRENT COST: Permit valid for 6 months - £235.          FOR UNEXPIRED ON-STREET RESIDENT                                                                                     guidance and informative purposes only and
                                                                                                                      Dated this 17th day of April 2009                          works may extend outside these dates.
   Permit valid for 12 months - £450                        PERMITS AND WHITE CITY OFF-STREET                         Ian Hawthorn, Head of Network
   NEW COST: Permit valid for 6 months – £247.              CAR PARK PERMITS                                                                                                  Dated this 17th day of April 2009, Ian
                                                                                                                      Management and Enforcement, Highways                    Hawthorn, Head of Network Management
   Permit valid for 12 months - £473                        TYPE OF RESIDENT PERMIT: Second Permit                    and Engineering                                         and Enforcement, Highways and Engineering

   Hammersmith & Fulham Council
                      21 April 2009                                                                                                                                               public notices 41

Public Notices
     LONDON BOROUGH OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM                                                  LONDON BOROUGH OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM                                                  LONDON BOROUGH OF
     ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14(1)                                            ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14(1)                                         HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM
    (GLENTHORNE ROAD, STUDLAND STREET, LAMINGTON                                                   (HAMMERSMITH ROAD, AVONMORE ROAD)                                                 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT
  STREET, BANIM STREET, CAMBRIDGE GROVE, IFFLEY ROAD,                                               TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC                                                1984 SECTION 14(1) (ASHCHURCH
  OVERSTONE ROAD) TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC                                       1. The Council of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham hereby                         PARK VILLAS) TEMPORARY
 1. The Council of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham hereby                      gives notice that because of telecommunications works to be carried out in                 PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC
    gives notice that because of water mains repair and installation and other              Hammersmith Road it made an Order the effect of which will prohibit vehicular           1. The Council of the London Borough of
    associated works to be carried out in Glenthorne Road, it made an Order                 traffic in a section of Avonmore Road.                                                     Hammersmith and Fulham hereby gives
    the effect of which will prohibit vehicular traffic in sections of the above         2. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed,        notice that because of crane operation
    named roads as well as temporarily suspend and introduce one way traffic                no person shall cause any vehicle to proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in                works to be carried out in Ashchurch Park
    flow systems in some of the above named roads.                                          Avonmore Road, at its junction with Hammersmith Road.                                      Villas it intends to make an Order the effect
 2. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are             3. An alternative route for traffic in Article 2 will be in place via Earsby Street and       of which will prohibit vehicular traffic in the
    displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to proceed, stop, wait, load or            Avonmore Place.                                                                            above named road.
    unload in:- (a) Studland Street, at its junction with the northern kerb line         4. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to                 2. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the
    of Glenthorne Road; (b) Lamington Street, at its junction with the northern             premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the         authorised traffic signs are displayed, no
    kerb line of Glenthorne Road; (c) Bradmore Park Road, at its junction with              said work and for works vehicles, any vehicle being used in connection with                person shall cause any vehicle to proceed,
    the northern kerb line of Glenthorne Road; (d)           Banim Street, at its           police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the permission or at             stop, wait, load or unload in Ashchurch Park
    junction with the northern kerb line of Glenthorne Road; (e) Glenthorne                 the direction of a police constable in uniform.                                            Villas, from its junction with Goldhawk Road
    Road, from its junction with the eastern kerb line of Bradmore Park Road to          5. The Order will come into operation on 27th April 2009 and will be valid for a maximum      to its junction with Ashchurch Terrace.
    a point 15.00 metres east of its junction with the eastern kerb line of Banim           period of 18 months or until works are completed, whichever is the sooner.              3. An alternative route for traffic in Article
    Street; (f) Cambridge Grove, at its junction with the northern kerb line of          6. Works will be expected to commence on Tuesday 2nd June 2009 and finish on                  2 would be in place via Goldhawk Road,
    Glenthorne Road; (g) Iffley Road, at its junction with the northern kerb line           Thursday 4th June 2009, with works taking place overnight between the hours of             Askew Road and Ashchurch Terrace.
    of Glenthorne Road; (h) Overstone Road, at its junction with the northern               2100 and 0600. The dates specified are for guidance and informative purposes            4. Exemptions would be provided in the Order
    kerb line of Glenthorne Road.                                                           only and works may extend outside these dates.                                             to permit reasonable access to premises,
 3. An alternative route for traffic in Article 2 will be available via Lamington        Dated this 17th day of April 2009. Ian Hawthorn, Head of Network                              so far as it is practical without interference
    Street, Redmore Road, Dalling Road, Studland Street (northernmost arm),              Management and Enforcement, Highways and Engineering                                          with the execution of the said work and for
    Redmore Road, Glenthorne Road, Bradmore Park Road, Aldensley Road,                                                                                                                 works vehicles, any vehicle being used in
    Iffley Road, Adie Road, Overstone Road and Hammersmith Grove.                                                                                                                      connection with police, fire or ambulance
 4. Whilst works are in progress or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed,           LONDON BOROUGH OF HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM                                                purposes and anything done with the
    the one way traffic flow system in Banim Street shall be temporarily suspended.              CHANGE OF AGE RANGE AT PHOENIx HIGH SCHOOL                                            permission or at the direction of a police
 5. Whilst works are in progress or whilst the authorised traffic signs are              1. Notice is given in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections          constable in uniform.
    displayed, a temporary one way, northbound only, traffic flow system shall              Act 2006 that Hammersmith and Fulham Council intends to make a prescribed               5. The Order would come into operation on
    be introduced in Bradmore Park Road.                                                    alteration to Phoenix High School, The Curve, Shepherds Bush, London W12 0RQ               11th May 2009 and would be valid for a
 6. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to                 from 1 September 2010.                                                                     maximum period of 18 months or until
    premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of       2. Phoenix High School is a community school for pupils aged 11 to 16 years. The              works are completed, whichever is the
    the said work and for works vehicles, any vehicle being used in connection              school has achieved both Specialist Science College status and more recently               sooner.
    with police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the                      Applied Learning Specialism. The proposal is to change and extend the age range         6. Works would be expected to commence
    permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform.                        of the school to 11 to 19 years, which includes adding a new Sixth Form Centre.            and finish on Tuesday 19th May 2009.
 7. The Order will come into operation on 27th April 2009 and will be valid for          3. This notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete               The dates specified are for guidance and
    a maximum period of 18 months or until works are completed, whichever is                proposal can be obtained from: Barbara Beese, Children’s Services Department,              informative purposes only and works may
    the sooner.                                                                             Cambridge House, Cambridge Grove, London W6 0LE, by calling 020 8753 3636,                 extend outside these dates.
 8. Works will be expected to commence on Monday 1st June 2009 and finish                   or from the Council’s website:
    on Tuesday 11th August 2009. The dates specified are for guidance and                4. Within six weeks from the date of publication of this proposal, any person may          Dated this 17th day of April 2009
    informative purposes only and works may extend outside these dates.                     object to or make comments on the proposal by sending them to: Children’s               Ian Hawthorn, Head of Network
                                                                                            Services Department, Cambridge House, Cambridge Grove, London W6 0LE.                   Management and Enforcement,
 Dated this 17th day of April 2009. Ian Hawthorn, Head of Network                                                                                                                   Highways and Engineering
 Management and Enforcement, Highways and Engineering                                    Signed: Andrew Christie, Director Children’s Services. Date: 21 April 2009

 Hammersmith & Fulham Council

stretch your resources                                                                                                               WHITE CITY
thanks to yoga master
A shepherds bush yoga teacher is
offering recession-busting relaxation with a
series of free classes for adults.
                                                         because it relaxes people.”
                                                            the classes, at Jagdeo’s studio at 64
                                                         Aldbourne road, combine elements of
                                                                                                                                    FOOD CO-OP
   Jagdeo singh hauzaree, 72, a yoga                     hatha and asanas yoga and are open to
teacher for the past 35 years, is presenting             anyone aged 16 or over, right through to
the free lessons every thursday evening
and saturday afternoon.
   he said: “the recession is making
                                                         the elderly.
                                                            beginners’ classes run from 5pm to
                                                         6pm on thursdays and 2pm to 3pm on
                                                                                                                              LOW COST FRUIT & VEG
people more tense and they cannot
spend money the
could before
                           way they
                                                          saturdays, and mixed ability lessons run
                                                            from 6pm to 7pm thursdays, and 3pm
                                                              to 4pm saturdays.
                                                                                                                             Every Friday 10am - 2pm
– but yoga is                                                     Jagdeo can only accommodate 10
good for them                                                  people in each class, and bookings
                                                                must be made in advance.
                                                                   l to secure a place, call Jagdeo
                                                               on thursdays only on 020 8743 9739.
                                                                                                                          STARTS FRIDAY 24TH APRIL
                                                                                                                          Food tastings                                 Recipies and activities

flexible friend:
Jaghdeo Singh Hauzaree
is offering free yoga
classes for adults

                                                                                                                                         At Phoenix High School Farm
                                                                                                                                              and Learning Zone
                                                                                                                                     Adjacent to Phoenix Fitness Centre and
                                                                                                                             Janet Adegoke Pool, off Bloemfontein Road, White City
                                                                                                                                          Shepherds Bush W12 7DB
 Hammersmith & Fulham Council
     Local Planning Applications
42 classified                                                                                                                                                    21 april 2009
       PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND               76 Wormholt Road W12                        157 Hammersmith Grove W6                  Flat Ground Floor 67 Hammersmith               Site of Demolition 155 - 169 Talgarth
       CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990                 2008/03645/FUL                              2008/03580/FUL                            Grove W6              2008/03638/FUL           Road                  2008/03482/FUL
                                                    Erection of a rear roof extension;          Replacement of existing timber            Erection of a freestanding out                 Development of the site adjacent to
        I give notice that applications have
                                                    installation of French doors to rear        windows to the rear elevation             building in rear garden.                       and in connection with LAMDA for
  Local Planning Applications
        been made to the Council of the
        London Borough of Hammersmith &
                                                    elevation at second floor level.             at lower ground floor level with
                                                                                                aluminium windows; replacement
                                                                                                                                          1A Normand Gardens Greyhound
                                                                                                                                                                                         a four storey building for teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                         accommodation and a practice
        Fulham as follows:                          6 Coulter Road W6 2008/03529/FUL                                                      Road W14             2008/03387/FUL
                                                                                                of existing timber door to the rear                                                      theatre with fly tower and ancillary
                                                    Erection of a single storey rear                                                      Erection of 1.5m high fence to the
  PLANNING CHARACTER ORMAY 13 - 15 Shepherd’s Bush Green W12 back88 elevation at lower ground floor level
        AFFECT THE
                      (LISTED                       extension, to the side of existing
                                                                                                Sedlescombe Road SW6                      134 King Street W6
                                                                                                                                          front boundary.
                                                                                                                                                                                         accommodation. Road SW6
                                                                                                                                                                                           26 Stevenage
                                                                                                with aluminium sliding fold door;
                                                    addition; installation of French doors 2009/00535/FUL
                                             2009/00602/FUL                                                                               2009/00559/FUL                                 272009/00057/FUL
                                             Replacement of existing at ground floor
                                                    to rear elevation temporary patio
                                                                                                replacement of existing steps with on
                                                                                            Installation of rooflights in the front and
                                                                                                                                           Block 6 Thames Wharf Rainville Road
                                                                                                                                          Installation of 2 air conditioning units to
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ellerby Street SW6
                                                                                                                                                                                           Excavation of the front garden to form
        AREA                                                                                                                               W6                      2008/02101/FUL
  CONSERVATION                                      level. front elevation with a
                                             screen on the
                                                                                                the front elevation with timber steps
                                                                                            in the the lower ground floor
                                                                                                    rear roofslopes.                       Erection of at the rear of the property,
                                                                                                                                          the flat roof privacy screen and                Alterations to roof of existing ground
                                                                                                                                                                                           a lightwell in connection with the
        46 Ashcombe Street SW6                                                                                                                                                           floor rear extension to incorporate a
  AREAS) ACT 1990
                                             permanent glazed screen and canvas
                                                    6 Coulter Road W6 2008/03531/FULCharing Cross Hospital
                                                                                                96 Inglethorpe Street SW6
                                                                                                                                           balustrading around
                                                                                                                                          109 King Street W6 flat roof at roof              creation of a new basement; erection
                                                                                                                                                                                         flat roof.
                                             awning Erection of a rear roof extension;                                                     level in connection with its use as a        of a chimney to the rear elevation;
  I give notice that applications
        Erection of a single storey rear
                                                    erection of a single storey rear
                                                                                            Fulham Palace Road W6
                                                                                                2008/03561/FUL                            2009/00675/FUL
  have been made toside of the existing
        extension, to the the                Beavor House 23second floor level, on
                                                                   - 31 Beavor Lane             Erection of railings around flat roof
                                                                                            2009/00730/FUL                                Change of use of ground floor from A2          alterations to existing chimney in front
                                                                                                                                                                                     FOR CONSERVATION AREA CONSENT
                                                    extension at
        back addition.                                                                                                                     St Pauls Primary School Worlidge
  Council of the London                      W6 2009/00587/FUL
                                                    top of the existing back addition.
                                                                                                at second floor level in connection
                                                                                            Replacement of existing front entrance.       use to an amusement centre (Sui Generis). (DEMOLITION WORK) single storey
                                                                                                                                                                                        elevation; erection of
                                                                                                with its use as a terrace.                 Street W6              2008/03618/ADV
        5 Castletown Road W14
  Borough of Hammersmith                     Erection of a front extension to enclose                                                                                                   extension to rear 155 - 169 Talgarth
                                                                                                                                                                                     Site of Demolition of back addition;
                                                    35 Rumbold Road SW6                     764 - 766 Fulham Road SW6                      The display of one SW6
                                                                                                                                          215 Munster Roadinternally
        2008/03403/FUL                       the balcony at second floor level                   32 Wingate Road W6                                                                   Road                    2008/03610/CAC
                                                                                                                                                                                        Installation of 2 timber sash windows
  & Fulham as follows:                              2008/03451/FUL                          2009/00732/FUL                                 illuminated advertisement sign (9m
        Use as 5 self-contained flats; erection                                                  2008/03647/FUL                                                                          to the side elevation buildings in
                                                                                                                                                                                     Demolition of existingat first floor level;
                                                    Erection ofStreet SW6
                                                                 an additional floor at roof                                                x 6m) on a freestanding structure
  FOR DEVELOPMENT roof level 72 Langthorne
        of an additional floor at
                                                    level; erection of a two storey rear
                                                                                            Change of use from (Class A3) at second
                                                                                                Erection of a rear extension
                                                                                                                                           (20.9m of use 3m).
                                                                                                                                          Change x 8m x of part ground floor for      connection with the development the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Installation of a door at first floor
        (replacing existing roof extension); 2009/00677/FUL                                     floor level, to top of part of the
                                                                                            restaurant/cafe on mixed use (Class           use a residential (Class C3) comprising    site adjacent to and in connection
        erection of a AFFECT
  WHICH MAY rear extension at                       extension at ground and first floor
                                             Erection of a rear extension at second             existing back addition.
                                                                                            A3/A4). restaurant/cafe and drinking           12 Kingwood Road SW6                         level to the for elevation; erection
                                                                                                                                                                                     with LAMDA reara four storey
                                                    level.                                                                                of 1 x one bedroom self contained flat;
  THEsecond floor level, on top of the floor level, on top ofStreet SW6
          CHARACTER OR                                              existing back           establishments.
                                                                                                                                           2008/03402/FUL                               of a single storey rear extension;
                                                                                                                                                                                     building for teaching accommodation
                                                                                                23 Foskett Road SW6                       erection of aa front and rear roof side
        existing back addition; installation        76 Doneraile                                                                           Erection of rear extension to the         and a practice theatre with fly tower
                                                                                                                                                                                        Installation of 2 timber sash windows
  APPEARANCE OF Adouble glazed
        of replacement uPVC                  addition; erection of a single storey rear
                                                                                            South Lodge Field Road W6                     and rear of the existing back addition
                                                                                                                                                                                        to the side accommodation.
                                                                                                                                                                                     and ancillary elevation at ground floor
                                                                                                Erection of a single storey rear
                                                    Erection of a front rear of the
        windows (rear); related alterations extension, to the side and and rear roof        2009/00557/FUL side and rear of the
        and repairs. (amendments             existing back addition; installation of storey
                                                    extension; erection of a single
                                                                                                extension to the                          22 Irene Road SW6 New King’s Road
                                                                                                                                           Belgrave House 245                           level; excavation of a side lightwell in
                                                                                                                                                                                     FOR LISTED BUILDING CONSENT
                                                                                            Erection of a single storey rear extension;
                                                                                                existing back addition.                    SW6
                                                                                                                                          2009/00621/FUL           2008/03577/FUL
                                                                                                                                                                                        connection with the installation of a
  12 Rowan Road W6
        previously approved application                              excavation of the
                                                    rear extension; on rear elevation at
                                             timber sash windows                                                                           Removal of internal wall and
  2009/00511/FUL                                    front garden to form a lightwell in
                                             roof level and first floor level to replace          88 Colehill Lane access
                                                                                            installation of a new SW6 gate facing         Erection of a single storey rear extension Hammersmith Town Hall King Street
                                                                                                                                                                                        door and bay window at basement
                                                                                                                                           lowering of lower ground floor level.      W6                      2008/03501/LBC
  Installation of a rooflight to theW6               connection with the enlargement of Field Road
                                                                                                2008/03581/FUL                            to the side and rear of the existing back     level, and an external staircase from
        58 Margravine Gardens                existing.                                                                                     Peterborough and Queensmill School        Install new crittall screen to courtyard
                                                    the basement.                               Erection of a End Road W14
                                                                                            Flat B 82 North single storey rear            addition                                      ground remove door between
                                                                                                                                                                                     entrance; floor to basement level.
                                             27 Sawley Road W12                                 extension.                                 Clancarty Road SW6
        Erection of single storey rear              55 Ringmer Avenue SW6                   2009/00562/FUL                                                                               corridor and female toilets, install
  50 Bishop’s Road the side of the existing
                       SW6                   2009/00649/FUL                                                                               23 Walham Grove SW6
        extension, to
                                                    2008/03535/FUL                              106 Tunis a second floor flat into 1 x
                                                                                            Conversion ofRoad W12 2008/03423/FUL           Recovering of metal structure in the
                                                                                                                                                                                         new stud wall in room 202a in
                                                                                                                                                                                           FOR CONSERVATION
        back addition.                              Erection of a rear roof extension.
                                             Erection of a single storey rearextension.         Erection of a rear roof extension;                                                       connnection with the creation of a
                                                                                            one bedroom self contained flat and 1 x 2       playground; erection of a bicycle
  Installation of obscured glass screens            Broadcast Centre BBC White City.            installation of two rooflights in the      Enlargened replacement single storey             AREA relocate door
                                                                                                                                                                                         new toilet; CONSENT between
        258 King Street W6 2008/03583/FUL    9 Warbeck Road W12                             bedroomroofslope; installation of one a        store.
  in connection with the retention of the                                                       front self contained flat; erection of     rear extension, at lower ground level;         room 329 and 330 and install new
        Conversion of first, second and third
  terrace at first floor level. bed room self
        floors into 1 x one
                                                    201 Wood Lane W12 2008/03099/FULrear extension at second floor level on top
                                                    Installation of 4 satellite dishes at
                                                                                                rooflight in the side elevation.            56 Chancellors Road W6
                                                                                                                                          enlargement of existing front lightwell
                                                                                                                                                                                           (DEMOLITION WORK)
                                                                                                                                                                                         stud wall to create toilet in room 330.
                                             Erection of a single storey rear extension,    of the existing back addition Road SW6         2008/03448/FUL
  New contained flat and 1 xLane bedroom theroof level. existing back addition.
         Lodge Broomhouse two                                                                   1 Connaught Mews Vera
                                                                                                                                           Erection excavation at extension
                                                                                                                                          including of a rear roofbasement level         Belgrave House 245 New King’s Road
                                                                                                                                                                                           New Lodge
        maisonette.                          to      side of the                                2008/03565/FUL
  SW6 2009/00576/FUL                                Telephone Kiosk outside 94 Old Oak 78 Uxbridge Road W12                               beneath the front garden the ridge
                                                                                                                                           involving an increase in in connection        SW6
                                                                                                                                                                                           Broomhouse Lane SW6
                                                                                                Replacement of windows to the rear                                                       Removal of internal wall and
                                             97 Common Lane
        10 Iffley Road W6 2008/03548/FUL Peterborough Road SW6
  Amendment to previously approved                                         2008/03655/TEL562009/00661/ADV                                  height provision of a storage a single
                                                                                                                                          with theby 350mm; erection ofarea;               2009/00577/CAC
                                                                                                elevation, at first floor level (to match                                                  lowering of lower ground floor level
        Erection of a single storey building 2009/00593/FUL two telephone kiosks
                                                    Re-siting of                            Display of a non-illuminated fascia sign.      storey rear existing front staircase to
                                                                                                                                          widening of extension to the side of the
  scheme (Erection of a two storey                                                              existing); replacement of door to the                                                      Demolition of existing buildings
        comprising of two studio flats in the
  plus basement building and its use
                                                              94 roof extension.
                                                    outsiderear Old Oak Common Lane.
                                             Erection of a                                  114 Jeddo Road W12
                                                                                                front elevation, at ground floor level.    basement. back addition; excavation
                                                                                                                                           the existing
                                                                                                                                                                                         FOR DEVELOPMENT WHICH MAY
        rear garden.                                                                                                                      of rear garden in connection with the            (relates to planning application ref:
  as a single family dwelling-house                 127 Harbord Street
                                             288 Uxbridge Road W12SW6                       2009/00552/FUL
                                                                                                188 Dalling Road W6                       53 Fulham Broadway SW6
                                                                                                                                          enlargement of the basement.                   AFFECT THE SETTING OR CONTEXT OF
        1 Blythe Road W14 2008/03452/FUL 2008/03630/FUL                                                                                                                                  A LISTED BUILDING
  2007/04281/FUL) to include an              2009/00603/FUL a single storey rear
                                                    Erection of
                                                                                            Erection of a single storey rear extension    2009/00738/FUL
                                                                                                                                           109 Stevenage Road SW6
        Change of use from basement car
  extension to the previously approved                                                          Conversion of the basement and                                                           56 Margravine Gardens W6
                                                    extension, to the front; installation
        park to Music Studio (Sui Generis). Installation of new shop side and rear of the to the side and rear of the existing back       Conversion of first, second and third
                                                                                                                                           2008/03602/FUL                                  FOR LISTED BUILDING
  basement.                                         existing back a window
                                             of a door to replace addition. to the side         ground
                                                                                            addition floor to use as a two                 floors to use a single storey rear
                                                                                                                                           Erection of as three self-contained one       2008/03543/FUL
        18 Tabor Road W6 2008/03512/FUL
  61 Coniger Road single storey rear         elevation.
                                                                                                bedroom maisonette; excavation of
                                                                                                                                          bedroom flats; erection of a three-storey
                                                                                                                                                                                         Erection of a single storey rear
        Erection of a SW6                           21 Ellerby Street SW6                       - front lightwell; W6
                                                                                            97 a 99 King Street enlargement of the                                                       extension, to the side of the existing
  2009/00517/FUL the side of the existing
        extension, to                               2008/03649/FUL
                                             William Banfield House                              rear lightwell’s.
                                                                                            2009/00726/FUL                                rearWandsworth Bridge Road SW6
                                                                                                                                           79 extension.                                   29 St Peter’s
                                                                                                                                                                                         back addition. Square W6
  Erection ofaddition. extension;
        back a rear roof                            Erection of a single storey rear                                                      2008/03571/FUL
                                             Munster Road SW6                               Change of use Road W12
                                                                                                63 Sawley of part of ground floor          335 North End Road SW6 roof                    1C2009/00405/LBC W12
                                                                                                                                                                                            Oaklands Grove
                                                    extension.                                                                            Erection of a front and rear
        79 of a single storey rear
  erection Wandsworth Bridge Road SW6 2008/03396/FR3                                            2008/03437/FUL
                                                                                            from Adult Amusement Centre (Sui              2009/00580/FUL                                 2008/01882/FUL
                                                                                                                                                                                           Excavation at basement level beneath
                                                                                                                                          extension; excavation of the front
  extension, to the side and the rear of            The Cottage 21 Colehill Lane SW6 Generis) to Bettingoutbuilding A2)
                                                                                                Erection of an Shop (Class in the rear                                                   Use of premises as addition to create a
                                             Retention of works involving the                                                             Use of part form a lightwell in a mini
                                                                                                                                          garden to of shop (Class A1) as                  the existing back a sandwich shop
        Erection of a front and rear roof
  the existing back addition; excavation            2008/03374/FUL                              garden.                                                                                  (A1 Class).
                                                    Change contract the existing
        extension; excavation of the front formation of a of Use ofcompound public 49 New King’s Road SW6                                 cab service with the enlargement
                                                                                                                                          connection                                       wine cellar; Installation of a satellite
  to enlarge the basement.
        garden to form a lightwell in        area for a temporary period of 26 residential 2009/00442/ADV Road W14
                                                    house (A4 Use) to create     year           84 - 86 Sterndale                         of the existing basement; erection
                                                                                                                                                                                           dish at roof level.
                                                                                                2008/03533/FUL                            of Hestercombe Avenue SW6
                                                                                                                                          47 replacement front boundary                  Anyone who wishes to make
                                                    units (C3 containers (two two-
        connection with the enlargement comprising of 6Use); partial demolition of Display of two internally illuminated fascia
  Storage Building To Rear Of                                                                                                                                                            representations about these
                                                                                                Erection of single storey rear            wall; erection of
                                                                                                                                          2009/00566/FUL a single storey rear              12 Rowan Road W6
  28 Richford Street basement; erection storeythe ground floor rear extension to
        of the existing London                       and four single storey) including      signs; display of 5 internal vinyl scooter                                                   applications should do so by 6th
        of replacement front boundary               the existing public house; erection
                                             office, dryer, canteen and toilet facilities
                                                                                                extension to 84 and 86 Sterndale          extension, to the storey the extension,
                                                                                                                                          Erection of a singleside of rear existing        2009/00512/LBC
                                                                                                                                                                                         January 2009. See below for ways of
  2009/00745/FUL                                                                                Road; erection of a front boundary        back addition (Revised Description).
        wall; erection of a single storey rear      of 3x3 storey dwelling houses to the logos on the shop window; display of             to the side of the existing back addition.       Installation of applications.
                                                                                                                                                                                         commenting ona rooflight to the side
  Conversion of existing garage into a 1     on the play ground area within the                 wall.
                                                                                            internal opening hours sign on the shop
        extension, to the side of the existing      rear of the property fronting onto                                                                                                     elevation.
  bedroom self contained flat; erection
        back addition (Revised Description). grounds of William Banfield House.
                                                    Horder Road.                            window.                                       Flat A Basement
  of an additional floor at first floor level80 Parsons Green Lane SW6                      Nomis Studios
                                                                                                                                          4 Brackenbury Gardens W6                         Anyone who wishes to
         London Clinic
  WestTOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING           2009/00520/FUL following development: 45 70A and 84 - Road W14 High Street                      2009/00691/FUL                                   make representations
                                                 carry out the                               - 53 Sinclair 90B Fulham                     Consent application ref: 2008/03514/           You can also E-mail comments to:
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        (GENERAL DEVELOPMENT                      part of the pavement as an outside
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                                                                                         Demolition of an existing mixed use                                                                should do so by 12th May
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                                                  in connection with the use as a                                                         section of rear garden.
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  southBrackenbury Road W6                121 Sulgrave Road W6
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                                                                                                                                          Erection within curtilage of the Grade
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                                                                                             site to provide the following: a             to listed Temperance Public House).     of want to make comments
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                                                                                                                                           II the side and rear of the existing back
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  Internally staticto HAMMERSMITH AND garden room at the back of the rear
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    DEVELOPMENT building over IHammersmith & Fulham is applying to
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                                            following development:AND FULHAM
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        flats and 15 shared ownership flats)                                                   excavation to provide 2 levels of            uk/planning.                         Signed:initialof Development our
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        basement    W12                           carry out the following areas for                                                                                                        information and reception service
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                                                  Erection of a part three, part six
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                                                                                             arrangements to
                                                                                                             wishes High (143
                                                                                         Anyone who carFulhamto Street;
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                                                                                                                                            THIRD FLOOR HAMMERSMITH TOWN
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                                                                                         make representations residential

    Of parking spaces; 77 cycle parking
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                                                  metres of Road - comprising a
                                                                                             short term retail spaces, 32
                                                                                                                                            between 8.45am and 5.00pm, Monday
        spaces and associated landscaping.
    applying to HAMMERSMITH &
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                                                  biomedical research laboratories
                                                                                             spaces and 5 applications
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                                                                                             one car space
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        Stamford House 25 Cathnor Road
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        W12                                 vehicles; AREA 2: Land between blocks
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                                                                                             of new commenting on
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        I give notice and Hammersmith
    of satelite dishesthat aeriels at roof  1-20 and 21-40 Lancaster Court a )
                                                  The proposal constitutes - major
                                                                                             landscaping: Submission of duplicate
                                                                                             planning application relating to mix           to DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT                                Send us your comments about
        Academy Trust is applying to        comprising the erection of 7 single-storey
                                                  development.                                                                              SERVICE, ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT,                  planning applications via our website:
        HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM              structures, including canteen and toilet
                                                                                             use redevelopment of
                                                                                         Signed: NIGEL PALLACEthe site in                    Hammersmith & Fulham Council                     
        COUNCIL for planning permission to                                                   conjunction with Conservation Area             TOWN HALL, KING STREET, W6 9JU by
                                             facilities).                                  Director of Environment                                                                              Hammersmith & Fulham Council
                                                                                                                                            the dates shown above.

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                     INTERvIEw RON ‘chOPPER’ haRRIS>>

                     Chopper tackles
                     a new challenge
                     u when it comes to full-                                                                                                                                        “But things
                                                                                                                                                                                   are      going
                     blooded, bone-crunching                                                                                                                                        well now.
                     tackles, few come close                                                                                                                                        John Terry
                                                                                                                                                                                    is a great lad
                     to chelsea’s all-time                                                                                                                                         – the captain
                     greatest hard man ron                                                                                                                                         of England –
                                                                                                                                                                                 and Petr Cech,
                     harris. as he attempts                                                                                                                                    although he had
                     to set a world record for                                                                                                                               a bit of a wobble,
                                                                                                                                                                          has more than made
                     autograph-signing, he                                                                                                              up for it since.”
                     gave tim harrison his                                                                                                                  Thanks to a toughening up of the
                                                                                                                                                        rules on tackling in the modern game,
                     views on modern blues                                                                                                              it is unlikely a player will ever repli-
                                                                                                                                                        cate the sheer destructive power which

                                                                                                                                                        Chopper, and contemporaries such as
                          F YOU bump into Chelsea’s                                                                                                     Norman Hunter and Tommy Smith,
                          legendary hard-tackling defend-                                                                                               once wielded in the 1960s.
                          er Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris in the                                                                                                    Watching grainy old footage of
                     near future, don’t shake his hand                                                                                                  matches from yesteryear, today’s view-
                     too hard.                                                                                                                           ers look on in bafflement that more red
                        In a bid to establish a new Guinness                                                                                              cards weren’t brandished for some of
                     World Record, Chopper is trying to                                                                                                    the fearsome tackles.
                     sign as many autographs as he can in                                                                                                        Ron was once asked whether he
                     the space of a year.                                                                                                                      used to add to opponents’ fear with
                        I hope you don’t end up with too                                                                                                        pre-match threats of what was
                     sore an arm after all the signing, I                                                                                                          about to come, but insisted there
                     tell him.                                                                                                                                      was never any need. He always
                        “I hope I do!” he answers,                                                                                                                   quotes former Chelsea man-
                     quick as a flash.                                                                                                                               ager Tommy Docherty’s tip
                        It’s all in aid of a cause very                                                                                                              about how to intimidate visit-
                     dear to Chopper’s heart, the char-                                                                                                             ing strikers.
                     ity Downs South London, of which                                                                                                                “He told me to larrup some-
                     Ron is a patron. Among the young-                                                                                                  body in the first few minutes, and after
                     sters it supports, via regular speech and                                                                                          that just to stay behind them and cough
                     language therapy, is the son of one of                                                                                             every now and then, to show them I
                     Ron’s close pals at Stamford Bridge.                                                                                               was not too far away!”
                        The autographfest began on April 1,                                                                                                       The attempt to establish a world
                     and included a session lasting several
                     hours at the West 12 shopping centre in                                                           FACT FIle                               record for the most autographs in a
                                                                                                                                                               year is going well, with one of the
                     Shepherds Bush on Good Friday, when
                     Chelsea fans thronged the centre to                                                               roN hArrIs>>                           best-selling items being a signed
                                                                                                                                                              photograph of Chopper making a
                     have photographs, programmes, shirts                                                             la total of 6                           full-blooded challenge on another
                     and footballs inscribed with the former                                                          league appea55                         footballing legend, the great George
                     Blues hatchet man’s name.                                                                                       rances                  Best. Best is airborne, the ball is
                                                                                                                      lmade 795 ch
                        So what is Ron’s take on the Blues’                                                          appearance elsea                       nowhere to be seen, and Chopper
                     current season, which started promis-                                                           competition s in all                   is sliding in underneath with bone-
                     ingly, petered out, then revived under                                                                        s                        crunching commitment.
                                                                                                                     lthe blues’
                     Guus Hiddink’s stewardship? And how          axeman: Chelsea legend Ron ‘Chopper’               captain at 22youngest                      It is one of the pictures which fans
                     does he assess the recent golden years       Harris with West 12 manager Jason King in                                                can buy on,
                     at the club?                                                                                   lin 1970 bec
                                                                  the Shepherds Bush centre as part of his          first chel ame the                    the website which is backing the au-
                        Unsurprisingly, a strong defensive        autograph world record attempt                    to lift the sea captain
                                                                                                                                fa cup
                                                                                                                                                          tograph record bid, if they are unable
                     foundation is the key, says Ron.                                                                                                    to link up with one of the hard man’s
                        “John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho          number of first-team appearances –               lthe first ch                         many appearances around the country
                     would get into any Premiership side,”        795 in all competitions – will ever be           captain to li elsea
                     he said. “The defence has been very                                                           european trft a                       through 2009.
                     solid for the last few years, and certain-
                                                                  beaten, or that anyone will ever surpass         1971 cup winophy – the                    “What’s great about setting a world
                                                                  his reputation as one of the kings of                          ners’ cup              record is that the fans have a big part to

                     ly under Jose [Mourinho] and Avram           football’s shin slayers.                                                              play, and can really get involved them-
                     [Grant] they didn’t leak goals. And they       “I like to think that I’m well re-                                                  selves,” said Dave Knight, who is co-
                     did come within a coat of paint of win-      spected at the Bridge,” he said. “I                                                   ordinating the bid.
     where’s         ning the Champions League last year.
                        “Since Guus arrived we’ve only lost
                                                                  was out on the pitch again last week at half-time in the Bolton game, and
                                                                                                           they have named the biggest suite at
                                                                                                                                                            “They’re as much a part of setting
                                                                                                                                                        this record as Ron is. It’s a fun event
     wole?           once in nine or 10 games, but I still
                     can’t see us winning the Premiership
                                                                                                           the Bridge after me.”
                                                                                                              I asked him to summarise this sea-
                                                                                                                                                        for the year, and it’s supporting a rela-
                                                                                                                                                        tively small, but worthwhile, charity.”
     last man
     standing has    this year. There’s just too much ground                                               son’s campaign.                                  The Easter appearance at the West
     olympic aim!    to make up.”                                                                             “Well, it all started very, very well,”   12 shopping centre was of special de-
     see page 45>>
                        There’s a raw, honest authority about                                              he said. “After a dozen games we were        light to Chopper fan Dav Sanghera,
                     Ron’s views on the club, where he was                                                 top of the table and doing ever so well.     who runs the DS News shop there.
                     a fixture for nearly two decades after                                                Then Liverpool beat us 1-0 and things        “He was the greatest Chelsea player of
                      signing as a 15-year-old in 1959.             larrup someone in the                  haven’t been the same since.                 all time,” said the man whose shop is
                          Now a spritely 64-year-old, he                                                      “Felipe Scolari lost a bit of respect     decked in Blues posters.
                       is held in huge affection at Stam-           first few minutes, then                from one or two of the lads, and the             How would Dav sum up the famous
                        ford Bridge, where he is a regular
                         matchday meeter and greeter. It
                                                                            just stay behind               way things were going before he left,
                                                                                                           Chelsea would have been lucky to get
                                                                                                                                                        Chopper tackle?
                                                                                                                                                            “The ball might go, but the man
                         seems unlikely that his club record                them and cough                 into Europe next year.                       wouldn’t!”
                   21 April 2009                                                                                                                                         SPORT 45

                                                                                                                                                       sporting life
Time to tuck in
to a full English
                                             three nights later – to a chorus of boos.   Hoops are going through managers like
u Continental style set-up                      “The mood [of the board] seems to        Alan Sugar goes through apprentices.
slammed as Rs boss goes                      change with the wind,” said an exasper-         “They need to move away from
                                             ated Norris. “They need to change           this continental set-up and get back to
u Fans want to see more                      things fundamentally. I mean, they’re       a more English way of doing things,”
stability at Loftus Road                     not stupid people – they run successful     added Ron, who believes all the loose
                                             businesses. They just need to change the    talk of QPR domination at the start of
                                             way they do things.”                        the season was misplaced.
  TiM harrison

                                                Sousa, the former Inter and Juventus         “We’ve improved – and top 10 is
THE editor of a QPR website has              midfielder, was shown the door follow-      pretty reasonable – but management
called the departure of Rangers’             ing claims that he had, in the words of     stability and injuries have cost us.”
manager Paulo Sousa ‘farcical’, and                                                          He said the identity of a long-term
says it risks making the proud west                                                      successor to Sousa ‘almost doesn’t mat-
London club look like a joke.                                                            ter’, and that he feared any newcomer
   Ron Norris, who edits www.qprnet.                                                     might also be gone inside five months.
com, one of the top ‘unofficial’ sites,                                                      “I can see us having this same con-
and writes columns for h&f news, said:                                                   versation in six months’ time,” he add-
“What’s important now is stability.”                   There’s a hell of a lot of        ed. “There’s a hell of a lot of potential
   We chatted to Ron to gauge opinion                                                    in this club. I just want to see Briatore
among Rs fans after the latest change at
                                                         potential at this club          and co make a better fist of things.”
the top. He added: “It’s farcical really.                                                    Gareth Ainsworth, who also served
We’ve had three people picking the           the Rangers’ board, ‘divulged highly        as caretaker manager after Iain Dowie’s
team this season, and we’ve gone from        confidential and sensitive material’.       sacking, is a popular stand-in at Loftus
being media darlings in August to an            The reference is thought to concern      Road.
absolute laughing stock.”                    the controversial loan move of Dexter           Names in the frame for a more
   Sousa’s dismissal, after less than five   Blackstock to Nottingham Forest.            permanent replacement range from ex-
months in the Loftus Road hot seat, was         Club chairman Flavio Briatore insists    Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli to the
announced on April 10.                       there is a difference between Sousa’s       former Inter boss Roberto Mancini.
   The official board statement was          contract being terminated and the               Homegrown options mentioned
then tannoyed to fans shortly before         manager being sacked, but from a fans’      include Darren Ferguson (Peterborough)
kick-off against Sheffield Wednesday         perspective the bottom line is that the     and Gary Johnson (Bristol City).            Fans’ FavE: The popular Gareth Ainsworth is back as QPR caretaker boss

                                                                                                          Mo stays as Whites
                                                                                                          eye a Europa place
                                                                                                          MO IS here to stay. That was       the last day of the season… a        Afterwards, Schwarzer
                                                                                                          the message from Craven            fixture in which David Moyes     admitted he still kept a close
                                                                                                          Cottage following rumours          may rest half his first team     eye on his former club’s
                                                                                                          that Fulham club chairman          six days ahead of Wembley.       results.
                                                                                                          Mohamed Al Fayed was                   Moyes knows the Toffees’         “I follow Boro’s fortunes,”
                                                                                                          listening to offers from           only chance of silverware        he said. “I am still close to a
                                                                                                          potential buyers.                  rests on the clash with          lot of the lads, so I know what
                                                                                                              An ‘angry’ Al Fayed            Chelsea at the national          is going on.”

                                                                                                          dismissed suggestions              stadium, and seems certain           It has been a great fort-
                                                                                                          he was ready to sell, and          to avoid any needless heroics    night for Fulham, who sit on
                                                                                                          pledged to back manager            at Craven Cottage.               top of the Premiership fair-
                                                                                                          Roy Hodgson under whom, he             The weekend’s expedition     play league (a possible route
                                                                                                          said, the Whites had enjoyed                                        to Europa qualification).
                                                                                                          a ‘fantastic season’.                                                   Having apparently buried
                                                                                                              Another away point at the                                       their away-day hoodoo in
                                                                                                          weekend – this time at the                                          March with a fine 3-1 victory
                                                                                                          Riverside – took Fulham even                                        at Bolton, they repeated the
                                                                                                          closer to a possible European                                       scoreline against Manchester
                                                                                                          place next season, in the                                           City on April 12.
                                                                                                          renamed Europa League.                                                  After falling behind to a
                                                                                                              “We shall give it our best                   Stability and      Stephen Ireland strike, they
                                                                                                          shot and see where that                       consistency are       bounced back with a second-
                                                                                                          takes us,” said Hodgson after                                       half performance of skill,
                                                                                                          the 0-0 draw with
                                                                                                                                                         the buzz words       confidence and maturity.
                                                                                                          Middlesbrough. “Meantime,                                for us         Clint Dempsey levelled,
                                                                                                          it’s really nice to be sitting                                      Dickson Etuhu hit a second,
                                                                                                          there with 44 points looking                                        and Dempsey wrapped it up
                                                                                                          forward to another season in       to Middlesbrough saw keeper      with a third. “Stability and
                                                                                                          the Premier League.”               Mark Schwarzer return to the     consistency are the buzz
                                                                                                              The Whites entertain           club where he was a fixture      words for us,” said Hodgson.
                                                                                                          Stoke this weekend, ahead          for 11 years, and pull off one       Newcastle have most to
                                                                                                          of the west London derby at        of the saves of the season.      fear from Fulham’s away
                                                                                                          Stamford Bridge on May 2.              Moments into the             form revival, having ringed
                                                                                                              That just leaves three         second half, Boro’s Tuncay       the May 11 clash at St
                                                                                                          games to play before the           fired a close-range header       James’s Park as a must-win.
                                                                                                          summer break – at home             goalwards, only to see the           With seventh in the league
                                                                                                          to Villa, away to desperate        36-year-old Australian launch    possibly enough for a Europa
                                                                                                          Newcastle, and at home to          himself to the right and claw    slot, the Whites will not roll
boro boys: Mark Schwarzer greets former teammate Tucay Sanli                   PICTURE BY ACTIon IMAGES   FA Cup finalists Everton on        it clear.                        over easily.       Tim Harrison
46 SPORT                                                                                                                                   21 April 2009

  l Ron Norris, editor of fans’
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  tribute to an unexpected talent
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    IF YOU ignore all the off-the-field distractions over
    season tickets, owners, badges etc, the single
    biggest complaint about Queens Park Rangers
    this season has been the lack of a threatening
    goal scorer.

                                                               Anyone want a job?
        Perhaps it is all the more surprising, then, that
    we have dispatched top scorer Dexter Blackstock
    to Nottingham Forest. Initially on loan, his
    departure is expected to become permanent this
        Much has been said about this move, however
    for this month’s article I want to look at the other
    end of the pitch and focus on
    something a little bit positive.
        If scoring goals has been a problem then
    perhaps we should be even more thankful of the
    efforts between the sticks of Radek Cerny.
        Much maligned at the start of the campaign,
    he is ending the season as one of our more
    successful keepers, statistically speaking at
        We have had some disappointing results lately
    of course, and while the month of March wasn’t
    the best for QPR it did mark a small milestone for                                                                                                                                  Another
    our Czech custodian when he became one of only                                                                                                                                      one gone:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Paulo Sousa has

    nine Rangers goalies to keep at least 17 clean                                                                                                                                      become the latest
    sheets in a season.                                                                                                                                                                 QPR boss to leave
        The feat has been equalled by both Peter                                                                                                                                        the club, after less
    Hucker in 1984 and David Seaman in 1990, but                                                                                                                                        than five months in
    you have to go back a                                                                                                                                                               charge
    massive 35 years to find
    the last time it was                                                                                                                                                                PICTURE BY
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    bettered, and that was by
    the legendary Phil Parkes
    who kept 18 clean sheets
    in the 1973-74 season.
        Radek and other
    modern-day Rs goalies               Cerny is in the
    to come will have to go              top 10 after a
    some way to match the
    club record, however,                  campaign of         u Caretaker Gareth keeps                            “I think the aim is to find someone        were doing the right things,” said Ains-
    which is currently shared                     relative                                                     before pre-season,” said Rs midfielder Lee     worth, enjoying his second spell in charge
    between Parkes (1971-                                      faith with team and earns the                   Cook. “That’s an important time for the        this season. “I had a flutter of nerves at 2-0
    72) and Charlie Shaw                      mediocrity       points, but a full-time gaffer                  club as next season is a big one.”             down but I still had faith.”
    (1909-10).                                                                                                     Speculation over the reason for the            Rowan Vine set them on their way with
        It stands at 23 clean sheets in a season.              may prove harder to locate                      sacking focused on Sousa either arguing        a simple tap-in, his first goal in more than a
        For the record, Parkes and Shaw are the only                                                           over the loan of Dexter Blackstock to Not-     year following a long-term injury.
    two keepers to keep more than 20 clean sheets                 AlistAir kleebAuer                           tingham Forest, or yielding information to         Gavin Mahon finished off a Lee Cook
    in season, with Parkes achieving the feat three                                                            an inquisitive fan which ended up on an        cross with a low header for the equaliser.
    times in total.                                            Few five-goal thrillers will be played in       internet message board.                        Finally, with two minutes left, Damion
        As well as his record-equalling campaign in            a stranger atmosphere.                              A statement from QPR on Thursday           Stewart headed home.
    1971-72, he also did it in 1972-73 (22 clean                  QPR were a club in turmoil ahead of          said: “It came to the club’s attention that        Rs fans will undoubtedly revel in this
    sheets) and 1975-76 (21 clean sheets).                     their Loftus Road clash with Sheffield          Mr Sousa had, without authority, divulged      quick-fire turnaround, but the insecurities
        Three others have kept exactly 20 clean                Wednesday, following the departure of           highly confidential and sensitive informa-     around the leadership of their club remain.
    sheets in a single campaign: Peter Springett               manager Paulo Sousa on April 9.                 tion. The club, with legal advice, responded       “The club has changed two managers
    (1966-67), Peter Hucker (1982-83), and Leonard                But a remarkable comeback under care-        in this way to protect its position.”          in quick succession, but if the new guy
    Hill (1920-21).                                            taker manager Gareth Ainsworth diverted             In Saturday’s game the Rs started          doesn’t get results, he might not last long
        When you consider some of the hugely                   the attention for at least 90 minutes, as QPR   brightly, launching a wave of attacks on the   either,” said Cook.
    successful seasons these efforts occurred in, it           now begin the search for their fifth perma-     Owls’ goal. Yet they still somehow found       l QPR were the fall guys as Wolves
    is perhaps even more remarkable that Cerny has             nent manager since Flavio Briatore took         themselves 2-0 down.                           secured promotion on Saturday thanks to a
    broken into the top 10 after a campaign of                 over the club a year and a half ago.                “We kept calm because we knew we           1-0 win at Molyneux.
    relative mediocrity.
        Of course he has a lot to thank the men in
                            front of him for, particularly
                         Damion Stewart and Kaspars
                                      Gorkss who have
                                         been pretty solid
                                          all season.
                                           good sides are
                                           built on a strong
                                           defence, and
                                          it surely bodes
                                         well for us that
                                         even if things are
                                        tight up front we
                                       know that they’re
                                     equally tight at the
                  21 April 2009                                                                                                                                               SPoRT 47

                                                    I’ll be last olympian
                                                    standing, vows Wolé
                                                    u Fulham firefighter is
                                                    making london 2012
                                                    his top sporting goal
                                                    u Despite having knee
                                                    surgery just a week
                                                    ago, he is in training for
                                                    the ultimate challenge
   MAkE A sPlAsH: Enjoying the
   freedom of the borough’s pools                      TIM HArrIson                                                                                                                                    I gET

                                                                                                                                                                                                       A kICk
                                                    I’LL be champion of the world!                                                                                                                     oUT oF
                                                    That’s the pledge of TV reality                                                                                                                    YoU:

                                                    show superstar Wolé Adesemoye,                                                                                                                     Wolé
                                                    who has set his heart on a boxing                                                                                                                  (right) puts
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the boot
                                                    gold at the London Olympics.                                                                                                                       in during

                                                        After the 28-year-old Fulham                                                                                                                   a kick-
                                                    firefighter beat 6,000 rivals to                                                                                                                   boxing
                                                    become Last Man Standing in the                                                                                                                    match
                                                    BBC extreme sports reality TV                                                                                                                      for BBC
   PeoPle aged 60 and over can now                  show last year, he is now plotting                                                                                                                 Three’s
   swim for free at borough pools.                  podium glory in 2012.                                                                                                                              Last Man
      H&F and the local Primary Care                    In an exclusive interview                                                                                                                      Standing
   Trust are offering the free swimming             with h&f news, Wolé revealed

   as part of a two-year pilot scheme               that despite having just had knee         “It’s all about concentrating        finishes in May it should be a                He travelled to 10 countries
   at the Phoenix Fitness Centre in                 surgery, he is now completely          and taking my boxing to another         realistic target to get back into the     during the series, sampling different
   Bloemfontein Road and Fulham Pools               focused on winning gold in the ring    level,” said Wolé, who spars at the     ring in August,” he said.                 local cultures in each episode and
   in lillie Road.                                  at the London Games.                   Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club              Wolé, who lives in Seagrave           competing in ancient tribal events
      To splash out without splashing                                                      in the shadow of Grenfell Tower         Road, said the Olympics were “a           and physical challenges, including
   out, just take your proof of age                                                        by Latimer Road Tube, North             dream I want to make reality”,            kick-fighting in the Philippines and
   identification to either pool. They are                                                 Kensington.                             although he acknowledges it will be       stick-fighting in Ethiopia.
   both open seven days a week.                                                               “Anything is realistic when you      a long, hard road via a programme             A muscular London firefighter in
      The leisure centres are easy to                                                      put your mind to it, and winning        of amateur boxing bouts to have a         Battersea fire station’s blue watch,
   access by public transport. The closest                                                 Last Man Standing gave me the           serious chance.                           Wolé is determined to be part of
   Tube stations for Phoenix Fitness                                                       inspiration and the belief to try for       “I’ve got to get back to fighting,”   Team GB at heavyweight level
   Centre (operated by Gll) are White                                                      the Olympics.”                          added Wolé, who was a regular at          (94kg, or 14st 8lbs).
   City and Shepherds Bush Market,                                                            Last week Wolé was flat on his       the Brunswick Club for Young                  Wolé tips the scales at 16st 4lbs,
   while the centre is also served by                      Winning Last Man                back in Charing Cross Hospital,         People for a decade.                      and at 6ft 1in cuts a formidable
                                                                                           having keyhole surgery to repair            In December he won the world          figure in the ring in senior-level
   buses 283 and 288. The Tube station
   for Fulham Pools (operated by Virgin
                                                           Standing gave me                damaged cartilage in his knee.          sports endurance show Last Man            bouts at the Dale boxing club.
   leisure) is Barons Court and is served                 the belief to try for               But he’s already training again,
                                                                                           concentrating on treadmill and
                                                                                                                                   Standing after triumphing in the final
                                                                                                                                   challenge, a gruelling 40-kilometre
                                                                                                                                                                                 But it would eclipse all his
                                                                                                                                                                             TV fame were he to emulate his
   by buses 74, 190, 430.
   l Contact Fulham Pools on 020 7471                           the Olympics               weights. “The operation went very       ocean canoe race in shark-infested        Olympic hero Lennox Lewis and
   0450 or Phoenix on 020 8735 4900.                                                       well, and as the boxing season          waters around Papua New Guinea.           win gold in 2012.

don’t chukka chance away
FuLHAM residents who want to be a part           Ashington Road, Bettridge Road,                 reduced-price tickets if they are entitled
of the action when a world-class polo event      Broomhouse Lane, Broomhouse Road,               to them.
comes to Hurlingham Park can now apply           Cortayne Road, Cristowe Road, Daisy                 “I am delighted that the competition
for free or discounted tickets.                  Lane, Dolby Road, Edenhurst Avenue,             organisers will be ploughing so much money
    Polo in the Park takes place on Friday,      Ewald Road, Foskett Road, Grimston              into the park and this really is a fantastic
June 5, and Saturday, June 6, and will see       Road, Hurlingham Gardens, Hurlingham            deal for Fulham residents.”
some of the world’s leading polo players         Road, Linver Road, Melbray Mews, Napier             Residents will be able to learn more about
charging around Hurlingham Park, Fulham,         Avenue, Ranelagh Gardens, Sulivan Court         the polo event and the major improvements
on horseback.                                    and Sulivan Road.                               set for the park at an information open
    The event is set to bring huge benefits          There are also a further 125 pairs of       evening to be held on Wednesday, May 6,
to Fulham, and the council has negotiated        reduced-price grandstand tickets at £15 each    at the Hurlingham Park pavilion, from -8pm.
hard with the polo organisers to ensure that     available to all borough residents.                 People are invited to look at the plans for
borough residents get a good deal.                   If you wish to apply for free or            the competition, talk to the organisers and
    Some of the benefits that the competition    discounted tickets send your name, address,     ask questions.
will bring include:                              email address and phone number to                   There will also be the chance to register
l £200,000 ploughed into the park to    or by post to Events         for the free and reduced-price ticket ballot.
provide an improved-quality grass area, a        Team, Room 39, Hammersmith Town Hall,               The open evening will be informal and
brand new long jump pit and shot put area,       London W9 9Ju.                                  people will be able to drop by throughout it.
and a grass athletics track                          The deadline for applications is Tuesday,   Information and fact sheets will be available
l The opportunity for local people to watch      May 12, and successful residents will be        to take away.
a live world-class sporting event close to       notified by Wednesday, May 20.                  l For further information about Polo in the
their homes.                                         H&F cabinet member Paul Bristow said:       Park call 0845 337 0314 or email
    There are 50 pairs of free tickets to give   “It is not very often that residents have the
away to residents living close to the park,      chance to watch a world-class sporting event    l To book tickets, visit
and people living in the following streets are   on their own doorstep.                 or call                looks good : Jodie Kidd at the launch of Polo in the
eligible to apply: Alderville Road,                  “I urge residents to apply for free or      0870 534 4444.                                     Park at the Hurlingham Club in February
48   21 April 2009

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