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u Fulham residents the wet weather shelter at West Brompton,
will be improved to deal with increased 2,000 fewer victims
can finally celebrate numbers of people interchanging with
the Underground due to the opening of of crime: official
after rail link agreed Imperial Wharf.” ROUND-THE-CLOCK beat
Construction work to build the station, bobbies and a zero-tolerance
u Plan to build was which was first discussed 20 years ago, can approach have seen crime levels
unlocked after dogged now start.
It will allow residents much easier access
cut in Hammersmith & Fulham.
The latest figures show 24/7
work from council chiefs to the Underground at West Brompton and policing means it is now safer to
live or work in the borough than
the numerous services at Clapham Junction
– the nation’s busiest railway station. it was 12 months ago.
ROB MANSFIELD “This is fantastic news for residents in FULL STORY ON PAGE 7>>
Fulham and Chelsea,” said council leader
A NEW railway station will be built Stephen Greenhalgh. Lord Douglas Hurd
“It has been a long road to get here but
in south Fulham after a multi-million
funding deal was finally settled. after 15 years there is finally light at the end in Neighbourhood
Hammersmith & Fulham Council of the tunnel for Imperial Wharf station. Watch gong award
chiefs agreed to provide £7million “Thanks to the collaboration of THE former home secretary
of funding at a cabinet meeting in April, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington who set up Neighbourhood
meaning builders have the green light to & Chelsea councils, we are finally at the Watch helped to celebrate the
start work next month. stage when our construction partners can 100th scheme in the borough:
The news will be a boost to Fulham get on and start building this important Hartismere Road, Fulham.
residents trapped in one of west London’s station. He gave an award to another
most notorious transport black spots. “We aim to make Hammersmith & group, in Rylett Road, Shepherds
The area scores just two out of six in Fulham a Borough of Opportunity and Bush, for excellence.
official ‘transport accessibility’ surveys, great transport links are vital part of FULL STORY ON PAGE 15>>
with the nearest Tube a long walk away at achieving this.
Fulham Broadway. “If the council had not stepped in to
Recent developments, such as Imperial BACK ON TRACK: A new railway station will be built to connect south Fulham save Imperial Wharf station the full
Wharf, Chelsea Harbour and Lots Road development potential of the south of the
Power Station, are only adding to the almost certain disaster after the deal to overland rail route, said: “We fully support borough would never have been realised
number of people commuting to and agree a fee and other details ground to a the opening of Imperial Wharf station and and opportunities for local people would
from the area. halt. urge the council and other parties involved have stalled.
Thanks to dogged efforts by the Mark Balaam, chairman of the West to reach agreement on an early opening “I’m delighted to say that, following
borough’s transport chiefs and councillors, London Line Group, which represents date as soon as possible. the council’s funding, this is no longer
the new rail plan has been saved from passengers who use the popular north-south “We also hope that facilities, including an issue.”
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NEWS PICTURE OF THE WEEK SANDS END
l A zero-tolerAnce stance on
crime is having an effect, according to BY-ELECTION
figures for Hammersmith & Fulham.
The latest borough stats show there RESULT
Venue (full address, were 2,115 fewer victims of crime than Hammersmith & Fulham has a
phone number this time last year. new councillor after Ali de Lisle
and post code): The reduction has been hailed as (pictured below) (Conservative)
impressive and was achieved through won the Sands End by-election
such measures as a tough approach to
benefits and council tax cheats, £75 litter with 2,257 votes. Cllr de Lisle
fines and a borough-wide controlled increased the Conservative
drinking zone. majority from 790 votes in 2006
PAGE 7>> to 1,110. Brendan Bird (Labour)
l SEvEN more children’s centres was second with 1,147 votes
Date & Time: in the borough have been given an and Dugald Macinnes (Liberal
official thumbs-up to mark high Democrats) third with 518 votes.
standards. The by-election was called after
PAGE 6>> Cllr Jeanette Bentley resigned to
l A CLAIM by the Government that take a job abroad. Cllr de Lisle
Contact name and the expansion of Heathrow is possible
phone number: without breaching air quality limits has
will serve until 2010
been blown apart by a report from its
l A £120M plan for secondary
education will see new schools, the
extension of over-subscribed schools
(Send to address below) and new sixth forms.
The council has launched a
consultation on the long-term future
of secondary school education in
2012 and beyond.
PAGE 14>> Cllr Ali de Lisle
EdIToRIAL ENqUIRIES l THE 100th Neighbourhood Watch
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NIGELLA LAWSON UNVEILS NEW CANCER CENTRE AT
l They won the league in their first
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ensure that we’ll be keeping you CHARING CROSS HOSPITAL AS PRUE LEITH URGES LOCAL
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Fulham a Borough of Opportunity and
worth of funding at a cabinet meeting in
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April, meaning builders have the green
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“If the council had not stepped in to
The news will be a boost to Fulham
save Imperial Wharf Overground Station
residents trapped in one of west London’s
the full development potential of the south
most notorious transport blackholes.
The area scores just two out of six in of the borough would never have been
ofﬁcial ‘transport accessibility’ surveys, BACK ON TRACK: A new rail station will be built to connect south Fulham realised and opportunities for local people
would have stalled.
while recent developments such as “We also hope that facilities, including
Mark Balaam, Chairman of the West “I’m delighted to say that, following
Imperial Wharf, Chelsea Harbour and
Lots Road Power Station are only adding London Line Group, which represents wet weather shelter, at West Brompton the council’s funding, this is no longer an
to the number of people commuting to and passengers who use the popular North will be improved to deal with increased issue.”
from the area. –South overland rail route, said: “The numbers of people interchanging
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk NEWS 3
and top MP
dies, age 77
u Gwyneth Dunwoody Her father Morgan Phillips was
General Secretary of the Labour Party
was a political natural
born into a family
and her mother Norah became a life
peer in 1964.
a local life
of leaders Divorced Gwyneth, who married Gwyneth Dunwoody
u Was pupil at husband John at Holy Trinity Roman >> Born in Fulham, December
old Fulham County Catholic Church in Brook Green in 12, 1930
1954, joined Labour in 1946. >> Educated at Fulham County
Secondary School She started her political career as a Secondary School
town councillor in Totnes, Devon, in >> Her parents were councillors
KATE YOUDE 1963 before winning the parliamentary for Fulham Borough Council
seat for Exeter in 1966. >> Married at Holy Trinity
FLAGS at council buildings Roman Catholic Church in
She lost her seat in 1970 and spent Brook Green in 1954
flew at half-mast for a weekend four years as Director of the Film
in tribute to Fulham-born MP >> Her son David represented
Production Association of Great Margravine ward as a Labour
The grandmother-of-ten, who
Britain. Mrs Dunwoody was then MP councillor from 1986-1990
for Crewe and Nantwich from 1974
was born in Fulham in 1930, died on until her death and chair of the Select
April 17 at the age of 77. Committee on Transport from 1997. was also a member of the European
Mrs Dunwoody, nee Phillips, at- The keen teddy bear collector Parliament between 1974 and 1979
tended Fulham County Secondary and held various frontbench opposition
School – now Fulham Cross – before spokeswoman roles during her career.
following the family footsteps into Mrs Dunwoody had a daughter
politics. and two sons, including former
Both her parents were Metropolitan Hammersmith and Fulham Labour
Borough of Fulham councillors in councillor David.
the 1930s, while her grand-
mothers had been suf- This Fulham girl Council leader Cllr Stephen
Greenhalgh said: “We lowered the flag
became a household as a mark of respect for this Fulham
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Nigella stirs up
emotions as she
NEW LOOK: Millions will be spent on King Street cuts red tape at
could make King
Street great again
u Maggie’s at who, while being treated
THE next stage of a multi- scheme truly establishes for cancer in 1993, realised
million pound redevelop- the west end of King Charing Cross will the beneficial effects that
ment of the west end of
King Street has started
Street as an even more offer new hope for psychological and emo-
desirable place in which
with a new series of to live, work and shop.” many sufferers tional support had on fellow
meetings with residents. As well as consulting u Richard Rogers Maggie, who died in
Following months widely with residents, led design brief to 1995, tragically never lived
of detailed analysis by Grainger/Helical Bar are to see the completion of
experts, Hammersmith exploring potential offer calm respite the first centre, designed by
& Fulham Council an- operators for the com- Richard Murphy, in Edin-
nounced in January that munity-sized food store DIGBY
WALDE-ALDAM burgh the following year.
developer Grainger/Heli- planned for the site. However, due to the tire-
cal Bar had been chosen In a separate develop- LONDON’s very first less efforts of her husband,
to spearhead the work. ment, which has nothing Maggie’s Cancer Caring Charles Jencks, himself
Now, they are talking to do with the council, Centre was opened in a maverick landscape de-
to residents about a range the owner of the nearby April at Charing Cross signer and world renowned
of issues including design Cineworld site, St James’s Hospital by a raft of celeb- architectural critic, the char-
and future accommoda- Investments, has submit- rities, including TV chef ity has gone from strength to
tion for those affected. ted a planning application Nigella Lawson. strength, with other centres
The exciting plans to build a supermarket on Nigella, whose first built by leading architects
involve creating a public the site. husband, John Diamond, including Frank Gehry and
piazza on the site of the However, the council famously recorded his Zaha Hadid.
ugly town hall exten- believes that its propos- experiences of throat can- An estimated one in
sion, as well as creating als, with Grainger/Heli- cer in a newspaper column three people will develop
new restaurants, shops, cal Bar, will deliver the before dying in 2001, spoke cancer in their lifetime, and
homes, offices and civic ‘comprehensive redevel- enthusiastically of her medical advances mean
buildings. The innovative opment of the west end support for this ‘crucial’
proposals also include a of King Street’ – whereas charity, which she said
futuristic, step-free bridge piecemeal proposals ‘enabled cancer sufferers to
linking the town centre involving individual regain their confidence’.
and Furnival Gardens. parcels of land will not. Also present was Sarah
Cllr Mark Loveday said: Cllr Loveday added: Brown, wife of the Prime
“These plans will be a new “We have started Minister, and a long-stand-
kick-start for the centre of discussions with landown-
Hammersmith. ers to assemble the site
ing patron of the charity.
Mrs Brown described the
“We want to make our
town centre great again,
and we are hopeful of
achieving a deal that suits
centres, of which there are really will
and over the coming everyone. But if this is not
already five in Scotland, as
‘real places of refuge’, where have a
months, residents will
be asked to give their
possible we will not hesi-
tate to use our compul-
‘patients can be taught how healing effect.
to smile and laugh again.’
thoughts so that the final sory purchase powers.” Richard Rogers, whose It’s amazing
Rogers Stirk Harbour & that more people are living
Partners joked that because longer after a cancer diagno-
Digging in archives to the need to provide quiet
spaces for cancer sufferers,
sis. Maggie’s Cancer Caring
Centres aim to equip people
unearths former St the design brief had been the
only occasion when there
with the tools to build a
life beyond cancer through
Pauls school boy
had been extra demand for access to support.
corners, ‘because,’ he said, Maggie’s staff will now
‘corners are expensive’. work closely with the oncol-
Mr. Rogers added: “I ogy units at Charing Cross
am delighted that Maggie’s to ensure that the support
London is opening. There provided complements the
is a long history linking treatment from the hospital.
well-designed buildings and Outside the angular,
space with healing, which futuristic, red structure, it
was identified by my friend is easy to forget about the
Maggie Keswick-Jencks, noise of traffic coming from
and has been built on by the the Fulham Palace Road. GRAND
work of Maggie’s centres A winding path that leads DESIGN:
since 1996.” from the main entrance of Nigella
The centre’s unique the hospital through to the Lawson
design, conceived to look smiles at
centre takes visitors through the opening
like an embracing arm, the peaceful ornamental gar- of Maggies
might seem confusing, but den, designed by landscape Cancer
it gradually envelops the gardener Dan Pearson. Care Centre
SPOTTED: Roger Phillipson, pictured second from right visitor as they move towards “The thought that I have in Fulham
the kitchen in the centre of taken part in a project that Palace Road,
H&F NEWS travels fast! In April, we appealed for any the building. will actually improve peo- top, while
former pupils of St Paul’s Primary School in Hammer- The ‘floating’ roof, ple’s lives is just amazing,” garden
smith to get in touch with the paper. The school turns which is punctuated by says Pearson. supremo
50 this year and to jog reader’s memories, we printed several diamond shaped “It really will have a Dan Pearson
this photo (above). Right away, former St Paul’s boy openings, lets in a surpris- healing effect. It’s complete- admires the
Roger Phillipson spotted himself second from right. ingly large amount of light, ly egalitarian, and stands out architecture
He says: “I was unable to read in those days, but when and overhangs the walls of as a really calming space.’ PICTURES
on to become a teacher in the borough for 20 years! the centre. BY JUSTIN
I am now an educational psychologist for the Ministry The Maggie’s foundation CLICK ON THOMAS
of Education in New Zealand. was established by the late www.maggiescentres.org.uk
SEE PAGE 35 FOR THIS WEEK’S ARCHIVE PHOTO>> Maggie Keswick-Jencks, www.imperial.nhs.uk
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk NEWS 5
give peas a chance
u St Andrew’s in Fulham always been a very friendly and
welcoming church but he’s taken it into
Fields declares war on different directions.”
expensive supermarkets in As well as being cheap, the co-op
is also environmentally friendly. The
its mission for good food church sells Indian-made reusable fair-
trade cotton bags for £2 to cut down on
KATE YOUDE packaging and, as the food is sourced
LIFE is getting rather fruity at a locally, few food miles are involved.
Fulham church. Further environmental projects are
Pop into St Andrew’s on a Tuesday set to follow after St Andrew’s won £500
morning and you are more likely to see in a competition for ‘green’ churches run
apples and avocados lining the pews than by the Church of England newspaper,
parishioners. The Church Times.
And cauliflowers and carrots are Tuesdays are not all about food,
probably across the aisle. though. A free coffee morning runs
The Fulham Fields church runs a parallel to the co-op, giving people
weekly food co-op providing cheap fruit a place to meet. Police Community
and vegetables for the community. Support Officers (PCSOs) also take the
Market traders from nearby North opportunity to gauge public opinion
End Road deliver the fresh produce, while sipping on their cappuccinos.
which volunteers divide into portions Pastoral assistant Peter Strefford,
ready for collection. 51, of Claxton Grove, said: “The church
“It’s £2.50 for a bag of fruit, and is open, it’s lively and the community
the same for a bag of veg,” said Father pop in. You don’t have to come to church
Martin Eastwood, who started the to come to the coffee morning.
not-for-profit scheme a year ago with HEALTHY: (Left to right) Gigi Preddle, Joanna Horner, Peter Strefford, Dave Webb, Dorit Hughes, Arthur Stonehouse and Janet “For people who are afraid to come
money from the North Fulham Hodge display some of the fresh fruit and vegetables available every Tuesday at St Andrew’s Church PICTURE BY JUSTIN THOMAS through the doors, it breaks that.”
New Deal for Communities (NDC) l The co-op runs between 11am and
regeneration project. deprivation. “A lot of people in these with that, it’s just something to help the since Fr Martin’s arrival 18 months ago. 12pm, and the coffee morning from
“That massively undercuts housing estates might not be able to community.” “Fr Martin has instigated a lot of 10am to 12pm, every Tuesday.
supermarkets. I’ve got a family-of-four, afford fruit and veg because of the way it’s Residents usually place their orders things since he’s been here,” she said. For more information, call Fr
and we struggle to get through it all. It packaged,” he added. in advance, although there are spare “It’s making a big difference to the Martin on 020 7385 5023 or email him on
changes through the seasons, with salad “To be honest, quite a lot of the portions for people who turn up on community. email@example.com.
in the summer.” ‘yummy mummies’ come in as well the day. “All kinds of people are
Fr Martin said the project promoted because it’s cheaper than Waitrose. Co-op volunteer pensioner Dorit beginning to trickle in who weren’t CLICK ON
health and supplied affordable greens to “We don’t do it to encourage people Haines, of Queens Club Gardens, said the coming before. He’s brought a lot of
the parish, which contains large areas of to come to church. It’s nothing to do scheme was among many improvements young mums and tots in. This has www.standrewsfulham.com
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Signs of change come to canal
Do you want to be a SIGNE HANSEN
SLIppery lanes and hills of
rubbish will no longer keep
take a stroll. The latest steps mark
the second phase of a series of
work carried out by British
Waterways to improve access
heighten safety at the canal has
involved putting up new maps of
the towpath for both cyclists and
foster carer? visitors from enjoying the
Grand Union Canal in Shepherds
After a massive campaign
to improve the towpath along
to the traffic-free area around
Among the improvements
is the resurfacing of parts of
the towpath which used to get
removed rubbish from the canal
area and planted 110 metres of
flowerbeds with roses and other
the canal, the area between slippery in wet weather. The 137-mile Grand Union
✓ Are you caring and ﬂexible? Old Oak Lane and St Mary’s Now, 80 metres of the path runs from London to Birmingham
Cemetery has been restored to its has been coated in anti-slip and is the longest single canal in
✓ Do you understand the attractive best for residents to material. Another move to the UK.
needs of children?
✓ Do you have a spare room?
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OPEN SHOP: A smiling employee at Electrotex in 86b North End Road PICTURE BY GEORGE NICHOLSON
The Mayhew Animal Home NORTH End Road is showing it is ‘open for business’ as traders star in a new book. Backed by
Open Day 2008
BBC’s Dragons’ Den presenter Evan Davis, the black-and-white catalogue promotes 36 independent
shops and marks the finale of the New Deal for Communities’ improvement of stores in the road.
The project matched businesses’ investment in their premises and provided advice to help make
North Fulham more attractive to shoppers. For more details, call 020 7471 0340.
Be the best
Sunday 13th July
12 noon - 4pm
Tombola, Surprise Guests,
Meet The Animals,
Gifts for you and your pet,
Mayhew Merchandise, u More children’s sessions, outreach services and hard to provide children with the
a link through to training and best start in life. These centres
Entertainment, centres given official employment. really will offer opportunities
Bargain Books For All, pat on the back The criteria include for both parents and children to
u High standard forming links with Jobcentre unlock their potential.
Advice, Information will help parents and Plus and qualified teachers; “Good, affordable and
putting plans in place to provide accessible childcare allows
& Much Much More! youngsters to have the health and outreach services for parents to take up work,
best start in life and families in need; and offering education or training which has a
unlock their potential support to childminders. positive effect on families and the
Hammersmith & Fulham community as a whole.
JON WEISGARD Councillor Antony Lillis said: “I look forward to the
“I am thrilled that these seven designation of other children’s
Adults £2.00 - Children £1.00 Parents have a dozen children’s centres have now been centres in the future as we
Senior Citizens £1.00 - Under 5’s Free good reasons to celebrate designated by the Government. continue to expand our support
after children’s centres in the “We want to create a Borough for families within Hammersmith
Family (2 Adults, 2 Kids) £5.00 borough were given the official of Opportunity and are working and Fulham.”
The Mayhew Animal Home Five were ‘designated’
CHILDREN’S CENTRES GETTING THE NOD:
Reg Charity No. 1077588
between 2004 and 2006 but that
& Humane Education Centre number has now shot up after
the Government announced that
Broadway Children’s Centre
Cathnor Park Children’s Centre
Brook Green W6
Melina Road, W12
Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green, NW10 6BJ another seven meet their criteria. Fulham South Children’s Centre Broughton Road, SW6
Website: www.mayhewanimalhome.org The centres are places Randolph Beresford Children’s Centre
Norman Croft Children’s Centre
Australia Road, W12
Bramber Road, W14
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org where children under five and Old Oak Children’s Centre 76 Braybrook Street W12
Tel: 0208 969 0178 their families can access early
education and childcare, through
Shepherds Bush Families Project 58a Bulwer Street W12
Helping animals & their carers since 1886 TM Wendell Park Children’s Centre Cobbold Road W12
LINK (Local Involvement Net- Flora Gardens Children’s Centre Dalling Road W6
work) childcare providers, family Masbro Children’s Centre 87 Masbro Road - W14
healthcare, advice and support Melcombe Children’s Centre Fulham Palace Road W6
for parents. This includes drop-in Bayonne Children’s Centre 50 Paynes Walk W6
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk NEWS 7
WINNING THE WAR ON CRIME
Let there be lights in underpass of fear
ThERE is light at the end of the tunnel for
residents of Shepherds Bush after TfL admitted
the underpass at the holland Park roundabout
was too dark.
Effect of 24/7 Local residents teamed up with the council to
neighbourhood complain about the link, saying that people have
been too afraid to use it at night because the
beat policing lighting is inadequate.
After investigating their complaints, TfL has
patrols now admitted its mistake and has installed new,
Angela Valent, a resident of the nearby
Edward Woods Estate, said: “I am delighted.
“I am pleased that I fought this battle
alongside the council on behalf of the residents
of the estate and it is great that we got some
hammersmith & Fulham Councillor Greg
Smith said: “This really is excellent news. Finally
TfL have done something about the poorly-lit
“I hope residents will now feel safe.”
Shepherds The Shepherds Bush underpass is scheduled
Bush before after to close and be replaced by a road-level Toucan
Robberies 158 95 crossing, funded by the developer of the
Westfield shopping centre. The crossing will
Burglaries 154 147 be installed in October 2008. The subway may
Snatches 77 37 still be retained, however, but TfL have yet to
Drug arrests 163 319 ILLuMINAtINg: Cllr Greg Smith and Angela Valent at Holland Park roundabout underpass announce their decision. Jon Weisgard
Assaults 125 105
Theft and 849 788
Thefts from a 227 182
Fulham before after
Robberies 58 48
Burglaries 153 149
Snatches 23 17
Drug arrests 50 144
Assaults 84 63
every day of the year we have seen a 41 per cent drop in
u Round-the-clock policing robberies in Shepherds Bush and a phenomenal 188 per
Thefts from a 205 147 trial having a major impact increase in drug arrests in Fulham.”
The end of year figures from the Met for Fulham show
on criminal behaviour common assault is down by 25 per cent and woundings are
u Drug arrests in Fulham up
Source: Met Police. Periods covered April
down 20 per cent. Theft and handling is down by 21 per cent,
2006-March 2007 and April 2007-March
falling from 704 crimes last year
by a massive 188 per cent
Meanwhile, in Shepherds
Crime cut from last year
ROB MANSFIELD Bush, there are 19 per cent fewer
Crime type 2006/ 2007/ thefts from a vehicle and common
2007 2008 Crime in Fulham and Shepherds Bush has fallen assault is down 16 per cent. The
number of drugs arrests is also up
Wounding 2,001 1,888
dramatically since a multi-million pound round-
the-clock neighbourhood beat policing trial was by 96 per cent.
The results prove
Common assault 1,127 1,035 introduced in April 2007. Cllr Smith added: “It’s not that the streets
The latest figures show the two pilot schemes rocket science. Beat bobbies beat of Fulham and
have seen big falls in key crimes, especially crime. These results prove that
Theft of a motor
burglaries and robberies. the streets of Shepherds Bush and Shepherds Bush
Theft from a 3,477 2,895 In Shepherds Bush Green, thefts from a Fulham are now much safer than are now safer
motor vehicle person, or ‘snatches’, are down 51 per cent. they were this time last year.”
In Fulham Broadway, thefts from a vehicle have The impressive results mark the halfway point in the
Snatches 515 271 tumbled by 28 per cent. £4million, two-year scheme which is being paid for by local
Pickpocketing 801 627 There have also been huge increases in the number taxpayers and businesses. The two 24/7 squads are made up of
of drug pushers taken off the streets. one inspector, five sergeants, 10 police constables and 15 police
Gun crime 78 77 “Residents want protection and they want it community support officers.
round the clock,” says the architect of the scheme, Cllr Smith said: “We know that the Home
Theft of a pedal 1,046 834 Councillor Greg Smith, Cabinet Member for Crime & Office and other police forces are closely watching our
cycle Anti-Social Behaviour. progress. We are halfway through our trial and, so far, the
Criminal damage 2,381 2,255 “After 12 months of having local beat results have been hugely impressive. We now need to build on
bobbies patrolling the streets, day and night, this performance in our second year.”
Crime tumbles with 2,000 fewer victims
police is working. The police are The breakdown of the official “But we are not resting on our
working extremely hard in cracking police figures reveals 315 fewer laurels. There is still much more
IT IS official: it is now safer to live down on crime locally and so is the robberies with the number to do and we will continue to work
or work in the borough than it was council. of motor-vehicle crimes also tirelessly with the police to provide
12 months ago. “Our zero-tolerance policy of tumbling from 4,101 to 3,456. extra intelligence, support and
The latest borough crime figures cracking down on crime through The stats also show residential manpower in the fight against crime.
show that there were 2,115 fewer estate wardens and parks constabulary burglaries falling from 2,118 to “There is no negotiation with
victims of crime than this time last is paying dividends. 1,947. criminals in H&F. If you’re breaking
year. The official end-of-year report “Coupled with a tough stance on Cllr Smith added: “Reducing the the law, we are after you.”
card proves that in the 12 months benefits and council tax cheats, £75 number of victims of crime by more Echoing Cllr Smith’s tough Gold, Jewellery, Diamond Rings,
to March 2008 there were 23,219 fines for littering, the borough-wide than 2,000 is a truly impressive fact line on crime, Acting Borough Broken Jewellery, Brooches, Watches.
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W6 treasure hunt
‘H’ MArKS the spot as Dodgy Fulham dentist
was rotten, says boss
Hammersmith plays host to
an epic treasure hunt.
On Saturday, May 17,
clues will be stashed in and
around the area’s historic
spots in a quest run by the
Hammersmith and Fulham
Historic Buildings Group.
Teams will decipher
riddles about old Hammer-
u New owner of Fulham resistance from but I’ve had an
overwhelming response from the
smith while racing to find the Dental Clinic says he patients.
booty. The winner will be
the team who sleuths the lived through hell to get “As soon as I started talking to the
patients and they realised that I was trying
questions most correctly crooked Dr Haworth out to help we got things back on track.
and quickly. “But it was understandable that a few
The route takes roughly to restore patients’ trust
u Brought practice back
two hours to complete and the
issue time is entered on the
form at the Plough and from the brink of disaster
Harrow pub start point,
120-124 King Street. GEOFF COWART
Hunters can enter the
game any time from 10am to
3pm. Prized plunder on offer
A FULHAM dentist who ripped off
his patients for 25 years was barred Very quickly I noticed
includes a pair of tickets to
a match at Fulham Football
from plying his trade after the dentist he
sold his practice to blew the whistle. that things weren’t
club and dinner for two at the
Anglesea Arms in Wingate
In April, h&f news reported how the
General Dental Council barred Dr Phillip
right with his work.
road, Hammersmith. Haworth from practising dentistry for life, I terminated his
after he was found guilty of poor treatment,
contract as quickly as
Tickets are £10 per
team (up to four adults plus bad hygiene, carrying out unnecessary
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X-rays and failing to warn patients about
treatment costs. possible. He was gone
cheque and SAE to: Jo Brock,
Flat 12, 43 Peterborough
Haworth, of Killieser Avenue,
Brixton, had owned and worked at the
by the end of March
road, SW6 3BT. All proceeds Fulham Dental Clinic, in Fulham High
go to the preservation of the Street, for 25 years. didn’t want to see a dentist ever again.”
borough’s historic sites. But the dodgy dentist was only rumbled The well-spoken 40-year-old dentist,
Contact Angela Dixon when new owner, Dr Majid Shahab, bought who is married with two daughters and a
on 020 8748 7416, or the practice from the retiring Haworth, six-month old son and lives in Kent, said
email: Dixon.angela@talk21. keeping him on the books for six months he never expected his decision to buy the
com for further details. to ease the handover. practice in Fulham to be so draining.
Dr Shahab, speaking for the first time After running businesses in Harley
Patients have new about the ordeal, described the fallout
of blowing the whistle on Haworth as a
Street and south east London, he said the
hardest part was regaining the trust of his
hospital choices ‘living hell’. patients. “I don’t think any dentist would
PATIENTS can now choose “I took over the practice in January want to be in my situation. You just want
which hospital they want to 2006, as Dr Haworth was retiring. I kept to come to work and treat your patients.
receive treatment from. him on as a mark of goodwill as an associ- “You don’t want to discuss litigation at
Hammersmith and Fulham ate for one or two days a week. This is a every visit. And although we’re not liable
residents referred for treat- fairly standard procedure. for Haworth’s actions, it’s still stressful to
ment by their GP will be able “But very quickly, I noticed that things talk to patients and counsel them.
to take their pick from NHS, weren’t right with his work. I terminated “A lot of my patients were quite
and many private, hospitals his contract as quickly as possible. He was angry at first. And at one stage I had at least
anywhere in England. gone by the end of March. one patient every day that would be tears
Local GP Dr Josip Car “It took a while to get the measure of because they were so upset.”
said: “We’re lucky to have Dr Haworth, but my colleagues were Two years after blowing the whistle on
a good choice of excellent quick to complete the picture for me. I Haworth, Dr Shahab says he has turned
hospitals in and around the was shocked. So I took legal advice and the practice around.
borough.” Visit: www.nhs. dismissed Haworth immediately. WHISTLEBLOWER: Dr Majid Shahab bought the troubled Fulham Dental Clinic He says now that he runs one of the
uk or call 08456 088 888 for “He wasn’t happy, but he did go. most advanced dental surgeries in the
more details. “Even though he was retiring, I knew himself. Partly because he was retiring, but GDC to act. The main issue I had with the borough, with a team of specialists
I then had to file a complaint with the partly I think his insurer advised him not to practice is that there has been an abuse working alongside him.
Prue and Nigella General Dental Council. He had to be held
“There wasn’t much of an argument.
of trust between what are now my
patients and their former dentist,
“We have spent a lot of time getting our
patients back to some sort of oral health.
make a good Betts “It took two years for the GDC to find They probably wanted to minimise the Dr Haworth. And then we’ve helped patients get some
TV COOK and school meals him guilty. It was like a cloud hanging over damage and the potential for litigation. “I then had to salvage the practice sort of compensation for their losses.
Tsar Prue Leith passed on my head. It was a really hard time. “He was gone. And that was it. The and rebuild some goodwill,” said brave “It’s been quite stressful. I’m used
culinary tips to Hammersmith “The GDC eventually found him guilty GDC ruling was a formality. I had a duty Dr Shahab. to handling complex cases, but I didn’t
pupils as they celebrated the on a number of charges. He didn’t defend to inform them and it was then up to the “Initially, there was a bit of expect to see them day in and day out.”
opening of their new kitchen.
CHARITY STAR CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF SHOP TALK
The Great British Menu
judge, who is chairwoman
of the government’s Schools
Food Trust, visited John Betts
Primary in April. THE most senior shop in Concern there since it opened.
The Paddenswick road Shepherds Bush Green is “I joined as a volunteer
school raised nearly £35,000, celebrating its 16th sweet after my mum died, and I had
including a donation from year in business. two kids in school, so I had
celebrity chef Nigella Lawson Age Concern, in 110 some free time,” she says.
whose children used to attend Uxbridge Road, has been She soon became the
the school, to fund the two- flogging bric-a-brac to locals store’s manager and later
year project. Meals are now for 15 years now – and is even headed-up the charity for
cooked on-site. hoping for 15 more. six years. But she swopped
Headteacher Gillian Del So says manager Teresa the top job for the shop floor
Bravo said: “School lunches Flynn, 53, who describes the two years ago.
are now not only healthier and secret to the shops’ longev- However, with an expensive
tastier but meals have become ity being her ‘great’ team of lease of £23,000 a year, she
an enjoyable social occasion volunteers and the ‘old school’ says the charity shop is
for the whole school.” charity shop feel. struggling to finance their
BIG HUG: “The shop is fun and many services to the elderly.
Party turns ugly Shop veteran eclectic. People enjoy a bit Teresa invites residents to
A BIrTHDAY party in Teresa of rummaging, and a little donate goods, which can be
White City descended into Flynn with mess around the edges,” clothing, bric-a-brac, books
a brawl, earning revellers a volunteers says Teresa. CDs and more, or to become
visit from the law. Thomas “It looks the same as it did a volunteer. Miranda Vinall
Police were called to break Coskeran and 15 years ago. It’s even got the l Anyone wishing to get
up a ‘large fight’ at Spring- Winn Kirby same cobwebs,” she jokes. involved should pop in to
bok Pub, South Africa road, Amazingly, Teresa is herself see Teresa between 10am
shortly after 11.30pm on April MIRANDA an original feature of the shop, and 5pm, or call her on
19, but no arrests were made. VINALL as she has worked at Age 020 8749 9888.
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk NEWS 9
10 NEWS www.lbhf.gov.uk 6 May 2008
KIDS GET IN THE ZONE AFTER SCHOOL
CHILDREN in Hammersmith are Charlotte Street, Hammersmith, is presentation skills, but will allow
using an after-school club to learn an Ozone regular. young people to work on the subject
new skills. She said the club had helped that will help them the most.
The Ozone club, in Macbeth her grow in confidence and she had Mark said: “We would rather a
Street, is a programme for 11 to made many friends there. young person learn one thing really
14-year-olds which aims to provide “It’s really fun,” she said. “We get well that will really help them, than
things for youngsters to do after to do all kinds of stuff, such as the try and teach them seven things,
school on Monday and Tuesday ‘rope awards’. You get a few tasks some of which they might not be
evenings, rather than going back to and every two weeks you get one interested in.”
an empty home. But, as project rope if you complete the tasks. The programme places great
director Mark Hester says: “It is “If you get up to five weeks and emphasis on teenagers ‘learning
about much more than just that.” you get the most ropes, you get to through doing’ through a series
Ozone ran a number of initiatives be a leader for a day.” of modules that last about half
over the Easter holidays, including a Ozone aims to help people grow a term.
bike maintenance workshop, which in confidence and self-awareness At the end of these modules,
gave children the opportunity to through having fun and taking part certificates are presented to the
discover the nuts and bolts of their in activities. youngsters. Hugo Fildes
trusty cycle. The centre focuses on key topics l For more details, call Mark on
CLEAR SKIES: Club Ozone gives children something to do after school Basheba Baptiste, 11, of Queen such as teamwork, language and 020 8237 8437.
Prue: Fulham school
is serving up a treat
u TV star chef joins pupils also serves breakfast from 8-9am.
BUT WHAT DOES
to sample healthy meals Sponsored by the community service
provided for all, every day
arm of Chelsea FC, the scheme provides IT TASTE LIKE?
children with toast, cereal, yoghurt,
u Proper lunch means fruit and fruit juice. l Eight-year-old
children can exercise more Seven-year-old Moeen said: “I drink Courtney-Lee Bray
milk every day in school at breakfast and gave the food a big
and are better in class it makes me stronger. It’s got calcium.” thumbs-up.
Mrs De Buriane said the project ‘I think all the meals
KATE YOUDE are really, really good,’
was targeted at children whose parents
THERE were plenty of cries of ‘Please wanted to go into full-time work, pupils she said. ‘The roast is
Sir, can I have some more?’ when on the children protection register and the my favourite.
top chef Prue Leith joined Fulham school’s 68 ‘vulnerable’ youngsters. ‘I think the school
children for lunch. “There are certain children who are meals are the best
The BBC2 Great British Menu vulnerable because of issues of nutrition thing I have ever had,
judge tucked into a liver and onion dish better than fancy
or attendance,” she added. restaurants. It’s
at Langford Primary, in Gilstead Road,
healthy and it tastes
to celebrate its culinary milestone of
becoming the first borough community
school to have all its pupils eating school l Saskia Dakin
meals. -Chery, eight, loves the
All 240 children have a main course roast as well.
and dessert, which are devised in ‘On Pancake Day we
consultation with a nutritionalist, every
day. And, judging by the empty plates, it
If children eat properly, also have pancakes
with lemon and it’s
is proving a big hit. they will concentrate really nice,’ she added.
‘One of the things we
“I just love to come to schools where
children love their food,” said Prue, who better, behave better always have is fruit,
milk and bread.’
joined pupils for lunch in April under
her role as chairwoman of the School and achieve more l Daniel Bynon, nine,
Food Trust. was busy tucking into
The Department of Education and “I get them to school on time because the quiche.
Skills set up the group in September 2005 we give them breakfast.” ‘I changed my school
to transform school food. Midday meals supervisor Dina Breen when I arrived in year
“We never go on enough about what a knows all the children’s dietary needs and three,’ he said.
pleasure good food is and when children ‘In my old school
dislikes, and checks they are all properly they had junk food
learn to eat healthy food, they love it just catered for.
as much as junk,” added Prue. like sausages and
“The children are having a nourishing chocolate sauce so it’s
“These children are so eager for the meal in the middle of the day,” she added. been quite a change
lunch and rush down and eat their carrot, “The parents must be delighted.” but it’s actually better.
salad, mash potato, flan and quiche. My favourite meal is
“If children eat properly, they will PRUE ON THE COOKING CULT the cheese flan.’
concentrate better, behave better and “PEOPLE often refer to me as some
achieve more. If children are badly kind of celebrity chef, but I think I am a
fed, we condemn them to a less than celebrity greedy guts,” Prue said. “I just SO WHAT’S
wonderful life. They don’t grow properly, eat all the time. COOKING?
they can’t run up stairs. They don’t enjoy “I like the Great British Menu
sport. We know overweight children get because I think it’s about serious skills. l The star menu at
teased more. It shows how talented you have to be to Langford Primary
“For these children this 45 minutes is cook good food. runs on a three-week
the highlight of their day.” “But I do think there’s a bit too much cycle. It also changes
Headteacher Anne-Louise De Buriane telly about the culture of celebrity and an twice a year for
made the decision to adopt 100 per cent awful lot of cooking on telly, which is a bit summer and winter.
meal take-up at the school, which has 58 mindless. It’s too fast for the audience to
per cent of its pupils on free lunches, to watch the recipe and write it down.” A typical menu:
ensure children were eating healthily. Liver and onions
Unlike many chefs, Prue says she is Home-made quiche
The school invited parents to taste not opposed to Delia Smith’s book, How
the food, which is prepared on-site by Sandwiches
to Cheat at Cooking, which features
Direct Services Catering, to ensure their recipes that use pre-prepared foods to Cream potatoes
support. help cut preparation time. Carrots
The community primary follows in the “I like to use fresh food but at least Salad bar
footsteps of four borough Catholic schools Delia’s realistic,” she said. “A lot of Bread
– Pope John, St Augustin’s, St Mary’s and people work incredibly long hours, so
Larmenier and Sacred Heart – which what’s wrong with using a bit of frozen Home-made sponge
already operate the same system. fish? A lot of my chef colleagues are quite pudding and custard
As an extended school, Langford snooty – but they only have one job.” TUCK In: Celebrity chef Prue Leith enjoys lunch with Kelisha Gibbons, 10, and Zakdawood Chelli, 10 Fresh fruit
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk NEWS 11
ADDING CAPACITY AT HEATHROW – TIMELINE 2008
March 12 March 17 March 27 May 20-22 May 22 May 31 Summer Summer Autumn
Environment Agency Launch of new 2M alliance Terminal 5 opening Wandsworth and Richmond NATS consultation ends Day of protest in village of Potential Secretary of State Parliament rises for Summer NATS consultation on
report published criticising with CO2 councils opposed councils bring night ﬂights on Terminal Control North Sipson, near Heathrow decision to introduce mixed Recess – expect Secretary airspace changes associated
Government consultation to Stansted expansion judicial review to High Court airspace – main impact is on mode use of existing runways of State’s decision on third with Heathrow expansion if
– combined population of quiet areas outside London – in advance of third runway runway close to this date given go-ahead
7m people opposed to announcement
expansion in south east
Air pollution worries hit
airport expansion plans quality remains within EU guidelines
u Heathrow expansion The Department of Transport plans
to allow 222,000 additional flights at and are likely to be especially important
scheme undermined by Heathrow each year by adding a third given the very high [local] population.”
Government advisors runway and relaxing flying restrictions. Responding to the Government’s
own-goal, Hammersmith & Fulham
u More flights could create BAA, which runs the airport, has
refused to promise that the current Councillor Nicholas Botterill said: “The
an air pollution hazard and expansion proposals will not be the last. Government’s scientific advisors are
lead to illness and deaths Terminal 5’s opening in March was telling them what local councils and
overshadowed by cancelled flights and other campaign groups have said all
lost baggage. along – the figures just do not add up.
The EA, which is the leading “More and more evidence is
A CLAIM from the Government that public body for protecting the emerging of the lengths that the
the expansion of Heathrow is possible environment, says the material used Department of Transport and BAA
without breaching air quality limits to justify the Government’s conclusions went to be sure of getting the answers
has been undermined by a report from about likely pollution levels cannot be they wanted from these environmental
its own advisors. relied on. tests.
The Environment Agency’s criticisms It says there are arguments for “I’m not surprised that the EA has
of the ‘Adding Capacity at Heathrow’ postponing ‘irreversible investment serious doubts about the evidence
consultation echo those made by local decisions’ in the face of this uncertainty. used – but what really disturbs me is
authorities campaigning against a third The report warns: “It is likely that that no one bothered to seek its
runway. worsened air quality will result in advice before.”
The councils, who are all members increased morbidity and mortality as well
of the 2M Group, are now calling on as a range of other impacts. CLICK ON
transport secretary Ruth Kelly to make an “These air quality impacts will Read the full report at
urgent statement on the EA’s findings. AIR APPARENT: Her Majesty The Queen opens Heathrow’s Terminal 5 in March be present irrespective of whether air www.environment-agency.co.uk
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MARKET RAIDED FOR THIRD TIME AS POLICE RING UP CHANGES
STOLEN mobile phones, along with laptops, hardware, fake storage unit and a sports shop. Further equipment was without charge. After the home searches two men aged 25 and
DVDs and £2,000, were seized as part of the third police raid in taken after searches of home addresses and vehicles. 30 were arrested and bailed.
a month at Shepherds Bush Market. Three men from the New Market aged 22, 26 and 19 were The raid on April 24 involved the Met and British
Searches were made at four mobile phone stalls, a arrested, with two bailed and the other released Transport Police. Tom Derbyshire
Post offices saved
u Dramatic U-turn as two “This is another successful demonstration
of what local residents and the council can
Benefit cheat lucky
branches are rescued achieve. It’s a triumph of common sense.
“It’s about time the post office took notice to avoid jail term
from Post Office Ltd’s axe of residents – who are also its customers. But A 51-yeAr-old woman has
following campaign by every victory is mitigated by the knowledge
that we are being blackmailed.
been sentenced to 240 hours of
community service after being
council and residents “For every post office saved, they will
close another one in response. It’s a perverted
found guilty of benefit fraud.
Jacqueline Genus, of
u Two Fulham branches retribution.” Conningham road, Shepherds
are still under threat as Another branch-user and resident, Peter
Sands, 55, of Pocklington lodge, in rylett
Bush, was sentenced at
Blackfriars Crown Court on 25
deadline approaches road, Shepherds Bush, said: “This victory
shows that residents matter.
April 25 and Judge Ian Kaerten
said that she was lucky to avoid
GEOFF COWART “Being blind, I would have had a terrible a custodial sentence.
problem getting to another post office. It Following an investigation
TWO of the six post offices threatened allows me to live an independent life.” by Hammersmith & Fulham
with closure have been saved, thanks to And Annabel Clarke, of the Cathnor council, Genus was found to be
a joint campaign by residents and the Park Area Action Group, said: “All of working while in receipt of
council. the residents’ and amenity groups are benefits.
your h&f news can reveal that the Starch thrilled. She fraudulently claimed
Green sub-post office branch at 7 King’s “But not nearly as thrilled as the most £12,186 in housing benefit,
Parade in Askew road, and the branch at 146 vulnerable in our community, especially the £2,834 in council tax benefit and
Shepherds Bush Road, will remain open. blind residents of Pocklington Lodge.” was overpaid £25,000 in benefits
Although formal notification from Post from the department of Work
Office Ltd is not expected until the week of THE CHALLENGE and Pensions.
May 7, a dramatic U-turn is expected. THe plans to rip the heart out of the borough When she was interviewed
Previously, the Shepherds Bush road by axing six post office sub-branches were under caution, Genus stated that
branch was named by Postwatch as one of robustly challenged by the council. she had been a victim of black-
the top five closures in london it is most Its formal submission, handed in to post mail and it was due to this that
worried about. office bosses on April 2, included hosting a she had to continue claiming
Hammersmith & Fulham Councillor Paul public meeting in Hammersmith Town Hall while she was working.
Bristow reacted to the good news by saying: and collecting a petition with more than No trace was found using
“With the help of local residents, we did our 1,000 residents opposed to the closures. the description she gave for the
homework and presented Post office ltd The four branches that remain on the person blackmailing her.
with a dossier which they simply couldn’t chopping block are: 780 Fulham road, Genus was also ordered to
argue with. 58 Kenyon Street, 68 Askew road and 88 pay costs of £250.
“When we called them in for our public Goldhawk Road.
meeting on March 19, they confessed that
they did not know about the 50 flats for
Cllr Bristow added: “We will continue to
press Post Office Ltd to secure an agreement
Army regiment sets
blind and partially-sighted residents at on a move into our libraries. its sights on W6
Pocklington Lodge. “These services are essential, especially THe Territorial Army is coming
“I’d like to thank the residents who to the elderly and disabled, and we will do to Hammersmith.
worked so hard on the campaign to save the everything we can to save them.” The london regiment,
post offices.” l To view Hammersmith & Fulham london’s part-time Infantry
Meanwhile, richard Scott, 65, who lives Council’s submission to Post office ltd FROM PILLAR TO POST: Cllr Paul Bristow (centre right) celebrates with residents Battalion, is looking for ‘high
in Bassein Park road, Shepherds Bush, said: visit: www.lbhf.gov.uk/postofficeclosures Peter Sands, Richard Scott, Annabel Clarke, Anthony Terry and Sarah Wise in Askew Road calibre’ people who are up for
Recruits will be fully trained.
CHARITY WORK IS CHILD’S PLAY
The regiment is holding an
open evening on Tuesday, May
27, from 7pm at Princess louise
HOUSE about that? the four-walled wonder. Simone said: House, 190 Hammersmith road,
Staff at the British Heart “The dolls house is pretty incredible.
The night will include a display
Foundation’s charity shop, in King It has original miniature furniture and of the latest Army equipment and a
Street, Hammersmith, struck gold even little glasses, salamis, cheese, presentation on life in the TA.
when they discovered a rare – and cutlery, a toaster and a kettle.” For more details, call 020 7820
very valuable – doll’s house had The shop is gaining a reputation for 4040 or email: londons-d-psao@
been donated. finding valuable toys. “A few weeks ago mod.uk
Store manager Simone Tiano, 27, we sold a Merrythought teddy bear for
marvelled at the 1978 Addington £115,” Simone said.
Lodge flat pack doll’s house which he
PROUD: discovered collecting dust in a pile of
“If it wasn’t for the auctioneer I
would have sold it for two pounds!” SEND US
Simone donations. Anyone who wants to relive their
Tiano He was amazed to find that one of childhood or volunteer at the shop
opens his expert volunteers – a professional should call Simone on 020 8563 8851.
doors auctioneer – put a price tag of £125 on Miranda Vinall Email: email@example.com
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk NEWS 13
Noisy Fulham neighbour silenced
as TVs and stereo are taken away
A FulhAm man who claimed ficers that the vengeful uchaghlou was ordered
he bombarded his neighbours barrage of noise he inflicted on by West london magistrates
with a barrage of noise as a others was a ‘cry for help’, as Court to pay over £1,000 – a
‘cry for help’ has been fined he believed neither the council, fine of £150 and £890 in costs
for making his victims’ lives a nor his housing association, had to the council.
misery. taken notice of issues he had The magistrates also passed
Bayaz uchaghlou, of with his neighbour. an order to surrender his stereo
Sedlescombe Road, Fulham,
repeatedly ignored warnings
from hammersmith & Fulham
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TV equipment and found
uchaghlou had taken matters
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ALL QUIET ON THE PLAYGROUND: Fulham Primary was one of 36 borough schools to shut
treatment foster care
u Former Fulham ton, whose daughter Polly Rose “my boy misses school and his
attends mrs Quick’s class, said: friends when he’s been home.”
teacher led strike “It didn’t really affect us, as I’m a
u Thousands of full time mum.
“She was a bit bored, that’s all
ThE nationwide teachers’ strike
local pupils miss really. I’m kind of in favour of the was organised by a former
school due to action strike, as they deserve a bigger
Blower, who was elected the
GEOFF COWART “Teachers do a fabulous job.” acting general secretary of the
And father Jolan Kozak, of NuT in April.
MORE than half of pupils in the
borough missed a day of school
due to a nationwide strike by a
Vanston Place, Fulham, said: “I
was at home anyway, so it didn’t
Previously, she served as the
president and secretary of the lo- What can you bring to
affect me. my daughter stayed at cal NuT branch and the head of
teachers’ union. home, we went to the play centre modern languages at St Edmunds
On April 24, industrial action and she studied in the afternoon.” Secondary School in Fulham.
by the National union of Teach- But others were frustrated by mrs Blower said: “Teachers
ers shut (or partially shut) 36 of the closures. do not take the decision to strike Recruiting foster carers for a project offering:
the borough’s 52 schools. The Boubakr Hachemi, of har- easily, or lightly, but teachers’
strike was a response to the Gov- tismere Road, Fulham, said: patience has been stretched to • Combined therapy and fostering
ernment’s proposal for a 2.45 per “We had to stay at home to the limit.”
cent pay increase to teachers with baby-sit. If there’s a good hammersmith & for 10-16 year olds
effect from September 2008.
The strike meant that 8,484 of
reason, they should strike;
but it affects children more
Antony lillis said: • Salary and allowance
the borough’s 16,233 pupils were
unable to attend classes.
than the adults. I think the
Government should give
“We asked schools • Fostering training with a focus
to give particular
Just one of the schools affected them what they want as it’s consideration to pu- on child psychology
was Fulham Primary, in halford affecting their education.” pils with special needs
Road, which was a scene of tran- And Cassandra San- and those with crucial • 24 hour support
quility on strike Thursday.
The next day, h&f news asked
chez, of Byam Street,
Fulham, said: “It’s
in the weeks
Fulham Primary parents about so difficult when following the
their unexpected day off, and they don’t have strike.” For more information please call 020 8753 3940
many said they took the disrup- school, but I think
tion with a pinch of salt. the strike is good ACTION:
mother Tracy Rodger, of as they don’t pay Christine Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Gledstanes Road, West Kensing- teachers enough. Blower
14 NEWS www.lbhf.gov.uk 6 May 2008
FEELING THE BITE Your views count
on schools vision
u Scheme will spend tions:
According to the plan,
£120m to transform option one, based on the
secondary education recommendation of the Ful-
u Fulham parents ham Schools Commission – an
independent panel of education
have big choices for experts – would see Hurling-
future of H&C site ham & Chelsea developed into
an ‘academy or trust with
the long-term option to
SIMON JONES offer some bi-lingual education
NEW schools, the expansion in partnership with the French
of over-subscribed schools and government’.
new sixth forms are part of a Option two would create
£120 million plan for second- one ‘collegiate’ school, allowing
ary education, the council has ‘pupils at all three schools to have
announced. access to specialised subjects with
Now, Hammersmith & the provision of a sixth form’.
Fulham Council has embarked on It would retain the feel of a
consultation on the long-term small school with expertise spread TALKING SHOP: The new school plans are open for debate
future of secondary school educa- across the three sites. Hurling-
tion in the year 2012 and beyond. ham & Chelsea would still offer planned at Burlington Danes current age range of three-11 into
The vision and options include bi-lingual teaching within this Academy from 2010 and, with a secondary.
a proposal for a new academy or model. new academy at Stamford House The council also wants to
trust in Fulham with the aim of According to the council, the from 2011, this would offer 420 add a hydrotherapy pool at Jack
delivering bi-lingual teaching. collegiate school would have one mixed post-16 places. Tizard School, which helps
Over-subscribed schools headteacher and one governing l Developing the 14-19 pupils, aged three-19 with severe
such as Sacred Heart and body, and would be ‘supported by curriculum with a vocational base learning difficulties.
Lady Margaret would also be sponsors or partners who bring to equip pupils with the skills and Council leader Stephen
expanded to take in extra pupils, educational expertise’. training to succeed in a changing Greenhalgh said: “In becoming a
with new or bigger sixth forms. Other proposals in the consul- employment landscape. borough of opportunity for all we
The proposals form part of tation include: This will be done in partner- need to give our children the best
the nationwide Government- l Adding sixth forms to ship with William Morris Sixth start in life and that means offer-
funded Building Schools for the Phoenix High School, Sacred Form and Ealing, Hammersmith ing the very best state education.
l WELCOME to the new West London Centre for Orthodontics, Future programme. Heart High School and ex- and West London College. During the six-week consulta-
which opened in Hammersmith in April. Based in Overstone For Fulham’s community panding the sixth form at Lady l Improving special education by tion, which closes on June 2, the
Road, orthodontist Chaw Su Kyi, 34, says the demand for schools, parents are being asked Margaret School. providing a new school building council will be running a series of
braces has greatly increased in the past few years – among their views on two possible op- A new sixth form is already for Queensmill and extending the exhibitions and roadshows.
children and adults alike. PICTURE BY LEIGH QUINNELL
l For more details about the schools plan or the consultation roadshow, visit: www.lbhf.gov.uk or see outside pages of h&f news
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk NEWS 15
Watchful neighbours win
gong for effort of century
u Award presented to happening and took down a full put in to keeping their streets and
physical description of the man.
With this information,
neighbourhoods safe. We hope
that next year we will have even
Round Table boys
Watch group in area the police then carried out an more groups to continue the good enjoy a night of
u Lord Hurd presents ‘intelligence-led operation’ which
resulted in arresting the man who
Inspector Bill Heasman of the
first cup to Tony Twiss was then charged with supplying Shepherd’s Bush Safer Neigh-
had a ball celebrating the
of Rylett Road group a controlled substance. bourhood Team said: “We need 75th anniversary of their
The police also seized a large residents to give us information Hammersmith club.
DELYTH BOWEN amount of drugs and cash from about what is happening in their more than 80 current and
On the 25th anniversary the criminal. area and the Neighbourhood past members of Round
of the creation of neighbour- “We are really appreciative of Watch Schemes are fantastic. Table London Hammer-
hood Watch, hammersmith & the information and warnings the “They keep us up to date smith 48 and their guests
Fulham is celebrating the birth police give us, and in return we and with their help, we have ar- danced the night away
of its 100th scheme. also provide them with tips,” said rested burglars, drug dealers and at Café Royal, in Regent
The 100th group of crime- Tony. vandals throughout the borough.” Street.
busters, based in Hartismere “In this case, it led to the crim- Founded in 1933, the
Road, Fulham, marks a real inal’s arrest,” said Tony, “which NEIGHBOUR POWER club was the 48th branch of
achievement for the Neighbour- was a great feeling.” SeveRAL other schemes were the Round Table in Britain.
hood Watch Association (NWA) “We’re all working hard to given high praise including the The organisation was
given that just over two years have a positive impact on our Bassein Park Road neighbours, formed in Norwich in 1927
ago, there were only six schemes neighbourhoods.” in Shepherds Bush, who helped to enable men aged 18 to
running in the borough. police close a crack house and 45 to exchange ideas, learn
But hard work and dedication CRIME CRACKDOWN arrest three people who had a from the experiences of
from residents, with the support HAmmeRSmITH & Fulham large amount of Class A drugs at their colleagues and play a
of police from Safer Neighbour- Councillor Belinda Donovan, As- the flat. role in the community.
hood Teams and Hammersmith sistant Cabinet member for Crime The other schemes nominated Today, Round Table
& Fulham Council, mean that and Anti-Social Behaviour, said: for the prize were: Brecon Road, exists in more than 40
the once-limited network has “The police and the council are Fulham; Bronsart Road, Fulham; countries and two represen-
now grown into a thriving hub of working extremely hard to crack Loftus Road, Shepherds Bush; tatives from Round Table
activity. down on crime. But we also rely and Wingate Road, Hammer- Skoevde (Sweden) attended
This was echoed at the NWA’s heavily on the intelligence that smith, who helped nab a pesky the anniversary ball in
annual general meeting on active Neighbourhood Watch local burglar and recover the march, which included a
Tuesday, April 29, where Lord schemes provide.” stolen property. raffle to raise funds for the
Douglas Hurd (who founded the meanwhile, chairman of the l For more information on club’s annual Christmas
Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Hammersmith & Fulham NWA, Neighbourhood Watch in the party for senior citizens.
in 1983 when he was Home edward Noel, said: “The growing borough visit: www.nhw- visit: www.rt48.org.uk
Secretary and is patron of the number of schemes is testament hammersmithandfulham.org.uk for more details.
borough’s association) was guest to the dedication residents have
of honour. HONOURED: Lord Douglas households on the street involved:
He presented Tony Twiss, the Hurd, the founder of the our residents are enthusiastic and
co-ordinator of the Rylett Road Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, provide the police with invaluable
Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, presents Tony Twiss with a cup information.”
with a cup named in Lord Hurd’s Recently, members of the
honour, making them the first to effort and it’s two-way traffic. Shepherds Bush-based scheme
receive the title of most effective On one hand, we have the police noticed a young man acting
scheme in the borough and the who send us information and suspiciously and talking to a
Douglas Hurd Cup. do a wonderful job – they are number of people in the street.
“Winning the award was a excellent, supportive and encour- By speaking to their
lovely surprise,” said Tony. aging. neighbours, the scheme col-
“The scheme is a team “But we also have 42 out of 54 lected evidence about what was
FULHAM CONCERT HALL RESTORED Fails
Sir Edward Burne-Jones
romantic artists from the
Cecil French Bequest
22nd May – 1st June 2008
10am – 6pm except
10am – 2pm, Saturday May 24, 31
10am – 3.30pm, Sunday May 25
Fulham SW6 6EA
� Eleven notable late 19th and
early 20th century artists
COME TO LIGHT: Vish Singh checks restoration work on the stained glass at Fulham concert hall
� Oliver Peyton’s new Lawn Café
l The ornate concert hall at the Grade II-listed Fulham Town hall has been brought back to life
with an extensive refurbishment. � Beautiful garden surroundings Adults £6
The hall, constructed in the 1880s, had become dull, drab and dust-laden so hammersmith Concessions £5
& Fulham Council decided the building deserved to be spruced up.
The council employed Philiam Construction, who have worked on projects such as the Under 12’s free
refurbishment of Windsor Castle, to do the work.
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
Along with the specialists, they worked to enhance the appearance of the original features
of the hall, such as the natural wood floorings, marbled columns, covings and stained glass
windows. Low energy lamps were also installed and all parts of the hall were re-painted to a www.beautyneverfails.org
new vibrant colour scheme. The newly-refurbished concert hall is now open for bookings.
Call 0845 337 0314 for more details. Jon Weisgard
16 NEWS www.lbhf.gov.uk 6 May 2008
river cafe hit
by fire damage
A TOP Hammersmith restaurant closed its
doors to diners after a fire ripped through
The River Café will remain shut while
extensive repairs are carried out.
A blaze broke out in the Rainville Road
eatery, which helped launch the careers of
LO C A
TV chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-
Whittingstall, as customers sat down for
dinner on April 5.
The fire, which started in the extraction
system at about 7.40pm, gutted about 10 per L
cent of the ground floor and caused a small
amount of damage to the second.
About 20 firefighters, from
Hammersmith, Chiswick and Kensington,
battled for two hours to bring the flames
There was smoke and water damage to
the ground floor kitchen.
A River Café spokeswoman said:
“Fortunately, nobody was hurt and the
dining area was mostly unaffected.
“We will now be closing temporarily for
refurbishment, reopening in a few weeks.”
LO C A
A fire investigation concluded the blaze
was accidental and caused by ‘fats and
residue in the ducting’.
April proved to be a bad month for the L
café. It also slipped out of Restaurant
magazine’s annual world top 50 best
eateries, dropping from 44th place in 2007
to 58 this year. Kate Youde
trim: Vanessa Ann Gillies has been running her salon in North End Road, West Kensington, since 1971 PICTURE BY lEIgh qUInnEll
A cut above for 47
years in her trade
allowed her family to help her take care of him, In 1985, her hard work was paying
u North End Road’s most and she still enjoys working in the ever-changing dividends and she expanded her business to
famous hairdresser says her area of West Kensington. include a beauty treatment area behind the salon.
personal touch is the key to Today her faithful clients are known to travel to Now she offers massages, hair removal and facials
the area from as far as Somerset to receive one of – all handled by Andrea Ficsor, who joined the
staying a firm favourite with her trademark cuts. salon a year-and-a-half ago and praises Vanessa’s
customers and staff alike However, she doesn’t just rely on her years
of experience. Instead, she insists she is still
work in creating the salon’s friendly atmosphere.
“I love working here. Vanessa is so full of
learning. “Hairdressing in west London is a very energy and she is amazing with people. I have
competitive world, with new trendy salons learned a lot from her,” she says.
WEST KENSINGTON hairdresser Vanessa opening all the time. So I always work on Vanessa’s positive attitude has earned her
Ann Gillies has done it all in her 47-year renewing my business and my products to keep on different nominations and awards. Last year
career. top of the competition,” she says. she received a big grant, which allowed her to
closure blow: The River Cafe From 10-inch-high beehives to bikini “Some of my customers do try some of the redecorate and refurbish the entire salon. Vanessa
waxing, the 60-year-old has seen every trend new, avant-garde salons, but they come back says the modernising and new beauty treatments
in the hair world. But while some may think to us afterwards because we offer a superior were both essential steps to keep up with the
the secret behind a successful hairdresser lies service. changes in people’s wishes.
Indie bookshop sets date in the handling of scissors, her years in the “People today are very conscious of the
business have taught Vanessa something beauty part of it. They want to look like
for Fulham Road opening else: the human touch. celebrities, have nice eyebrows and look
“It’s the personal touch that makes people younger, but they also want a good experience.
come back,” she tells me over a cuppa at her People want to feel good,” she says.
spacious salon Vanessa in North End Road. What keeps the salon owner herself young
“That’s what is great about hairdressing. I My staff have become a little is although not facials or makeovers but her
keep in contact with my clients and my staff have favourite hobby: belly dancing.
become a little bit like psychologists. We talk bit like psychologists. “I picked up belly dancing when I was out with
with everyone and enjoy getting to know our We talk with everyone some friends and it is really good exercise. I think
customers.” it keeps me looking and feeling young,” she says,
Vanessa began her career as a trainee “I have seen new salons come and go, but I am laughing, and adds: “I believe looking good is
hairdresser at the young age of 13 still here.” feeling good.”
working at a hair salon upstairs at the old John’s Despite the heavy demands of being both l Vanessa of West Kensington is located at
barber. For seven years she worked her way up a mother and a business owner, Vanessa never 201 North End Road. For details call 020 7385
and through running the salon learned all she looked back and it seems the combination of 3674 or 020 7381 6632.
AN INDEPENDENT bookshop will be turning needed to know to open her own place. But when a gift of the gab and hard work enabled her to
over a new leaf on May 9. she told her family about her plans reactions were stay on top.
As featured in February’s edition of divided. The hard work has, however, not left any
h&f news, Crockatt & Powell is opening a “My mum was really worried that it would significant marks on the now divorced mum,
store in Fulham Road, next to Luigi’s deli- be too much for me and tried to get me from the who with her thick blonde hair and lively eyes Vanessa is offering h&f news readers
catessen. The venture is run by Matthew leaves a youthful impression. She said: “I
Crockatt and Adam Powell (pictured above).
idea. But it was what I wanted, and in the end I a complementary Redken treatment
convinced her as well,” she said. have survived because I always come to the with an in-salon hair treatment. Call the
It will join their other shop near Waterloo. Vanessa, who lives in Lillie Road, opened salon like I just opened it the day before. I am
Visit: www.crockattandpowell.com for salon for more details on 020 7385
the salon in October 1971 just a month before constantly pushing myself to think and plan ahead. 3674. Offer ends 31 May 2008.
more details. Tom Derbyshire giving birth to her son Justin. Working locally If I sit still, my business will die.”
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk NEWS 29
College focus on
overseas students chance to
brings in millions
A COLLEGE that earns talk to
London £16 million a year
from its efforts to attract
overseas students has won a
The International Student
Centre at Ealing,
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example with a new way Queen’s Award for
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John Naylor on 020 8753
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30 NEWS www.lbhf.gov.uk 6 May 2008
a sweet touch
u Cake-maker Gina custom-made creations, personalised
for their recipients.
opens new shop to Gina has made everything from
showcase her skills Alice in Wonderland to Wallace and
Gromit figurines, moulded from
u Wild designs icing, which are exact copies of the
range from Wallace animated characters.
But it’s not all sugar and spice in
and Gromit to Jaws Gina’s succulent world.
birthday cakes She has had great success with
a special Jaws birthday cake,
TrAnsforMEd: (Left to right) John Ryan, Fiaz MirAndA vinALL complete with a stormy sea stained
Mohammed and Mirdadkhan Khan in the new mosque blood-red as a giant shark surfaces
Cakes, glorious cakes, are from the top of the cake. In its
brightening up one corner of crushing bite is an edible rendition
Brackenbury Village thanks to a
from ashes of
of a mangled body.
tasty new business venture. “It’s tremendously popular with
And it’s got off to a sweet start, young boys,” laughs Gina.
says Gina’s Cakes owner, Gina But her personal favourites are
South, as she was swamped with the organic cupcakes.
orders just days after she opened “I use paste colours which
den by market
the doors of the Bradmore Park are fat-free, nut-free, and gluten-
Road store. free, but I do try to use the best
The 39-year-old professional ingredients,” she says.
sweet-tooth says: “I’ve had such a Gina offers me a glittery
A RUNDOWN area Khan, Imam Moktar good response. cupcake with a perfectly sculpted
plagued by drink and Mohamed and Fiaz “Crowds of people have been little rose on top that looks like
drugs has been transformed Mohammad, have seen the coming to stand outside my shop porcelain but is as soft as butter
into a mosque by centre regenerate the area. and admire the work. as I take a bite.
enterprising market traders. Mr Ryan said: “The “I’d been running the business “I honed my skills in
The Shepherds Bush mosque is a shining for more than 10 years at a studio in classes at the Wornington Centre in
Market Community Centre example of the community Ladbroke Grove, so I thought it was Kensington and Chelsea,” says
for Prayer was set up in working together. about time I had my own shop.” Gina. “I now teach cake decorating
Lime Grove Works, and is “The new centre will Even as we chat some children there on Mondays.”
the first prayer space in offer guidance and leader- have been drawn to the shop, their She decorates cake bases that
the area. ship to help regenerate the noses pressed up to the window she commissions out to local
“It’s made a hell of a lot market area.” looking at her colourful display of bakers – but is not revealing any
of difference to the A Community and ballerinas and football cakes. names.
community,” said Faiz Voluntary Sector Local girl Gina was born in “You’ve got to have some
Mohammad, who owns Association-accredited Hammersmith and has lived there secrets,” she smiles, assuring me
Global Sports shop and is a (CaVSA) charity, the for the past five years, with a spell that there are no Oompa-Loom-
market co-ordinator. mosque is entirely funded in White City before that. pas involved. “I can tell you one
“We are encouraging by donations from the She studied textiles at baker is local and they are all small,
all the youngsters from the local community and the Camberwell Art College and family orientated businesses.”
local area to work with estimated 300 Muslims later worked as a colour mixing To formally introduce herself to
the local community. who use the space daily. technician and ceramic tile painter. her new Hammersmith neighbours,
“We are trying to set an Mr Ryan said: “It is up Her steady hands take after her Gina is cracking open the bubbly
example. It’s about getting to all of us to support the father, who was in the merchant on Saturday, May 10, from 1-5pm.
together and helping the regeneration of Shepherds navy and as a hobby put ships in My advice is to get there early to
market community. Any Bush Market and to seek bottles. And about a decade ago, beat the sugar rush.
culture, any religion is a healthy and happy Gina decided to turn her artistic l Gina’s Cakes is located in
welcome to be involved. community.” ability to crafting cakes. Bradmore Park Road, Brack-
“The centre has already The mosque will be “I start with just a piece of enbury Village, Hammersmith.
made a huge difference to officially opened later this square sponge which I can make For more details, call Gina on
the market and given the year by Baroness Sayeeda something really nice out of. I do 020 8748 9999.
community the confidence Warsi, shadow minister for really like that; it goes back to my
to speak out.” community cohesion and art school days,” Gina says. CLiCK on
The centre is open for social action. Flicking through her cake
prayer seven days a week The centre’s creation portfolio, you can see LET ‘EM EAT CAKE: Gina South and her treats PICTURE BY davId TETT www.ginascakes.com
and also holds lectures, follows the recent launch of
celebrates religious festivals Shepherds Bush Market
Cake THE self-styled ‘queen’ of boutique cakes, Mich Turner, will bring her skills to a
and produces and Watch, a community-led
distributes educational initiative bringing together cake-decorating workshop in Shepherds Bush.
queen Mich (pictured left), who founded the Little Venice Cake Company in
literature about Islam. traders, TfL, Hammersmith
It will also provide a & Fulham Council, the Marylebone, will be holding the summer-inspired talk and workshop at
offers Leiths School of Food and Wine in Wendell Road, on Wednesday, May 14,
community meeting space British Transport Police
and become the home of and the Shepherds Bush from 6.30-8.30pm.
expert Mich – who has made cakes for Madonna and David Beckham – says: “My
West London Cricket Green Safer Neighbour-
Club. hoods Team to tackle crime class is a must for all budding and accomplished cake decorators, and those
advice who wish to learn new techniques.” Advance booking required. Places are £79
Chairman, John Ryan, and protect shoppers at the
and fellow trustees Ismail market. Jenni Sheppard each. For more details, call Camilla on 020 7486 5252 or visit: www.lvcc.co.uk
We salute you, mayor tells brave soldiers on their return
SOLDIERS who recently served in Iraq and
Afghanistan and the Territorial Army units of the
borough have been honoured by the Mayor.
More than 200 servicemen and women attended
the event last month at Hammersmith Town Hall. They
represented the Royal Yeomanry, 101 Engineer
Regiment, 31 Signal Regiment, 7th Battalion, the
Rifles, the King’s Troop and 4th Battalion of the
Also in attendance were a number of important
dignitaries including the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Imbert,
Brigadier David Paterson, Colonel John Holland and
Wing Commander Sean Ahearn, vice chair (AIR) of
the Royal Auxillary Air Force.
The Mayor, Cllr Minnie Scott Russell, said: “On
behalf of the borough I would like to say how much
we admire you. We appreciate the job you are doing
and we salute you.” Jon Weisgard
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk NEWS 31
blue badge thieves Have you won
with h&f news?
Five lucky readers won a
making my life hell
pair of tickets to see the New
York Metropolitan Opera’s
performance of Donizetti’s
La Fille du Regiment
beamed live to Cineworld in
Our winners were:
Karen Wilson of Shepherds
Bush; Patti Openibo of
u Wheelchair user’s van HittiNg
West Kensington; Teresa
targeted outside her home (left to right) Meekings of Fulham; Olivia
u Local disabled group Roisin Rodney, Johnston of Hammersmith;
Martin Doyle, and Mr and Mrs R Knowles
hits back at crooks who Zoe Brien of Fulham.
steal parking badges and Eugenia
ED MARSH using You makes new room
CALLOUS thieves nicking blue badges Tube to show QueeNSMill School for
from the disabled are the target of a their anger autistic children, in Clancarty
hard-hitting You Tube video. at thieves Road, Fulham, has unveiled
it is being fronted by eugenia who take a brand new sensory room
Burton, whose special access van has been blue disability thanks to a £27,000 donation
broken into four times recently to take badges from a parent.
the badges that allow valuable parking The special room,
PICTURE BY which is entirely filled with
privileges. ED MARSH
To make thieves think about sensory equipment such as
the impact their actions have, the bubble tubes, a ball pool,
Hammersmith and Fulham Action and other things that vibrate,
on Disability group (HAFAD) has light up and change colour,
launched a campaign led by the is designed to help calm or
25-year-old – complete with the video, stimulate the children.
called ‘Don’t vandalise My van’.
“The thieves have turned my life Take a tour of a
upside down and made me depressed. it’s
destroyed me,” said eugenia. hospital surgery
“i’m upset and i can’t trust anyone so when they are stolen the police are 2007/8, of which 115 were reported stolen. which perfectly gets their message across. HOSPiTAl food tasting
anymore.” contacted.” One way it is cracking down on thefts i agree with them wholeheartedly, as and an operating theatre
The most recent theft occurred in The increasing use of stolen badges, is by trialling an electronic permit in Zone criminals who steal blue badges from tour are among behind-the-
the middle of the night and eugenia was which can fetch £1,000 on the black R (Fulham Road) as an alternative blue disabled people should be ashamed of scenes activities lined up to
woken up by the sound of breaking glass. market, costs councils an estimated badge for lBHF disabled residents. themselves. celebrate the 60th anniversary
She saw the passenger side window of £6 million in lost revenues every year. if one of these is stolen it can be ‘killed’ “This council will continue to work of the NHS.
her van had been smashed and the badge Douglas Campbell, the executive immediately on the council’s system so it closely with the police to stop the Chelsea and Westminster
was missing. director of the Disabled Drivers’ is is of no value. selfish individuals who steal blue badges Hospital, Fulham Road, is
Friends from HAFAD have helped Association, said: “At least 5,000 blue A spokesperson said: “lBHF blue in their tracks.” opening its doors between
eugenia to create the website and record a badges are stolen each year, costing badge holders still need to display their Eugenia’s final message for the thieves 11am and 4pm on Saturday,
song to highlight the problem. insurance companies £500,000 and badges when parking outside the borough was: “i lost my independence and couldn’t May 10, with Paul Bakery
“i am very angry about it; this wouldn’t millions to local councils.” but removing the need for them to be do a thing until i got my badge back. Do providing free breakfast
happen if there were more police on the However, one problem for police and displayed in lBHF should reduce the level you have a soul?” between 11am and noon.
street,” said Martin Doyle, 25. “They councils alike is that there is no national of thefts considerably.” Other attractions include
should lock them up these thieves and database for blue badge holders – and any Cllr Greg Smith, Cabinet Member live music, a teddy bear
throw away the key.” allegations of theft have to be chased up for Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour, CLiCk ON hospital, where children
Roisin Rodney, 20, said: “They should individually through the local council. said: “The group from HAFAD have www.dontvandalisemyvan.co.uk
can take their doll for a free
create a special alarm on the badges lBHF issued 1,990 blue badges in produced a brilliant You Tube video www.hafad.org.uk health check, a puppet show
and exercise classes for the
FOUR YEARS LATER AND THE KNEES-UP WAS GREAT
for more details.
CARE The jiving school
AND DO YOu want to be the star
SHARE: on the dance floor?
Jeannie if so, now is your chance
Tolometti, as Maddy’s Jiving School
Barbara opens up its doors to a new
Besvant, Joyce season of 1950s-style
Bradshaw, jive-classes on May 12.
Patricia The classes will take place
Morrison, on Monday evenings in West
chairwoman end Baptist Church Hall,
Joan Henry, Ravenscourt Road, and
Tarek singles as well as couples in
Seeraullee, all ages are welcomed.
Joan Nixon, For more information,
Dorothy prices and times call Collette
McDermott, on 020 8566 5226 or visit:
H&F Mayor www.learntojive.com.
Scott Russell, Be a silver surfer
Freda Cooke, WANT to talk to your
Lily Moore, grandkids online but don’t
Tina Adams, know how to start?
Bridie Three libraries in the
McNerney borough are now offering
and Edna Silver Surfer Sessions to
Ribbons enjoy allow anyone over 50 to try
the party emailing and internet-surfing.
One-to-one sessions with
a librarian are offered at
Fulham library on May 19,
Shepherds Bush library on
May 21 and Hammersmith
library on May 23.
To book a session, which
run from 11am-3pm, call
l ThE hammersmith and Fulham Ex-Carer’s Association held a knees-up to celebrate their four-year anniversary. They were joined for a buffet lunch and drinks Hammersmith library on 020
by the mayor of hammersmith and Fulham, Cllr Minnie Scott Russell. The gathering, held at hammersmith and Fulham Carers Centre, was enjoyed by all. 8753 3823, Shepherds Bush
Association chairwoman Joan Henry said: “We are a sociable group and we all had a good time.” The association prides itself on its lively raffles, quizzes and library on 020 8753 3842 or
outings to venues such as the Variety Club of Great Britain in east London. Anyone interested in joining should call Joan on: 020 8746 1856. Rachel Davies Fulham library on 020 8753
32 NEWS www.lbhf.gov.uk 6 May 2008
CLEANER & GREENER
THE multi-million pound
revamp of Fulham’s
Normand Park is nearing
installed new play
equipment, bespoke l Supermarkets and high
lighting columns and ornate street stores have to show
wall panels as part of its they are tackling the
£2.86million redevelopment problem or Government
ready for summer. will introduce charges on
The park, near Fulham single-use bags in early
Pools, has also benefited 2009
from new turf, while recently l Charges could lead to
installed storage tanks
collect rainwater for new
12 billion fewer bags in
trees and hedges. circulation
Work on the Broadwalk, l Plastic bag manufac-
between Lillie Road and turers said their turnover
Bramber Road, and a new would fall by 60 per cent
sandstone-paved path linking l Marks & Spencers is to
Mulgrave Road to the Virgin start charging 5p for
Active club is complete. throwaway bags this
Other improvements summer
under the 38-week project, l Britons uses 13 billion
funded by North Fulham plastic bags a year. They
NDC and the council, take 400 years to break
include the installation of down in a landfill
Traders take on the
cabling and an electrical
supply to new power
Clem Atlee homes
give new ways
cult of plastic bags
to recycle a go
RESIDENTS of Fulham’s
Clem Attlee Estate are
trying out four innovative
recycling projects in a
The initiative, run by
Hammersmith & Fulham ends we hope to continue the idea
Council, North Fulham’s BAG THE with our own bags.” Bryan Chakowo,
NDC and H&F Homes, CHANGE: And Andrew Midzio, manager manager of
Ben Asamani, of Prima Delicatessen, in North End Specsavers, said:
includes chute recycling, owner of 222 Road, said: “We try to do a lot for “We were keen to
doorstep collection and Veggie Vegan the environment by using special join the campaign
recycling at banks. in Fulham flat-packed boxes. But this is a great
and raise aware-
So far, 90 per cent of ness about
residents in Stafford Cripps PICTURE BY campaign.” recycling. We
ED MARSH Irene, the manager of wom- already do a lot for the environ-
and Ellen Wilkinson blocks
en’s clothing shop Bluessence ment, such as recycling glasses
have used the service since for people in the third world, so this
it was introduced in April. in North End Road, says its
campaign suited us. I think it will
The new schemes aim to customers are already making the be successful.”
improve domestic recycling switch to reusable shopping bags.
She said: “Our customers are Hamed Dawood,
services and make recycling 54, owner of
as easy as throwing away very aware of the environment. Most Albayer
rubbish. of them say they don’t need a bag. Supermarket,
For more information “We actually tried to make a said: “Anything to
about the scheme, contact fashionable designer bag, made out of stop the destruc-
the the council’s Cleaner paper, but it kept falling apart.” tion of the planet
And to encourage the converted, is very welcome.
Greener line on 020 8753 Any customer that comes in with
1100. participating stores are offering a £1 the bag will be given priority and
discount on purchases when shoppers service. I think the campaign
have reused their campaign bags five should be longer so we can raise
Bank Holiday times and collected five stamps. awareness.”
street collections Rita Andall, a resident of Clem Zaheer
remain the same Atlee Estate, said she has been
using the bag and supported the
owner of A-Z Su-
KERBSIDE rubbish and campaign. permarket, said:
recycling collections will be “It’s a good idea from the council “It is of great
conducted on Bank holidays personal benefit to
and I really like the bag. me. Five hundred
except for Christmas and
New Year when special u Shoppers in north has told supermarkets and high street
stores they must show they’re tackling
“It just popped through my
letterbox one day and now I use it
plastic bags costs
£11 so if customers use these cot-
Fulham get reusable
arrangements apply. the problem or it will bring in charges a lot. The pilot needs to be done for ton bags it saves me money.
Customers always ask me not to
This means that there will
be NO CHANGE to your cotton bag from traders on single-use bags in early 2009. longer though, not just two weeks.” use the plastic bag and use their
Now, shoppers in North Fulham But one North End shopper (who
collection service should u Award-winning shop are being given a cotton bag for their wanted to remain anonymous) was
own or they put it in their trolley. It
makes sense to me.”
your normal collection day
fall either on a Monday or on keeper Ben Asamani groceries and will receive discounts less enthusiastic.
Steve Cox, 51,
on items whenever it is used. He said: “It doesn’t mean much to
any other day during a Bank will carry on good works Ben Asamani, owner and chef of me. I’ll do what I want.
owner of Art and
Holiday week. 222 Veggie Vegan restaurant in North “I don’t like being told what said: “It’s a great
Simply place your bags ED MARSH End Road, said: “It’s a great idea. Our to do.” idea but I’m not
out ready for collection ShopperS in the north of customers love it.” In total, over 20 shops have signed sure if many
before 6am as usual. people are aware
Fulham are being urged to The 42-year-old, who recently won up to the campaign, including: North of the campaign.
The next bank holidays ‘bin’ their plastic bags in a the NDC’s ‘green’ business award End Pharmacy, Delibar @ W14, I’ve used mine but I haven’t seen
are May 26 and August 25. new campaign. for his environmental and ethical Eskay, Bowman Newsagent, Megha any customers with them yet.”
The Plastic Bags are Rubbish! approach, added: “We run a Stores and Peter Johnson Veg Interviews by Ed Marsh
initiative, launched by the North vegetarian restaurant and takeaway Superstore.
Fulham New Deal for Communities for two reasons: firstly it is about
in April, comes hot on the heels of
a number of high-profile efforts to
healthy food, but secondly it’s good
for the environment, so we really
CLICK ON WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Email: email@example.com discourage – or even tax – the use support this idea. www.northfulhamndc.org.uk
www.lbhf.gov.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
of disposable bags. The Government “When the cotton bag campaign
6 May 2008
Experts say local traders
will avoid ‘crunch’ worst
Small businesses in the borough can outlook for their business was the same A quarter of these companies intend to
look on the bright side despite the threat as in 2007. start selling in new sectors, over a fifth will
of a global credit crunch and uncertainty The survey found that younger be developing new product ranges, one in
about interest rates and tax. entrepreneurs are feeling even more 10 will be boosting its team with more staff,
That’s the message from Patricia Bench, optimistic than their older counterparts. four per cent will be opening additional sites
communications director for Hammersmith More than four in 10 of 25 to 34-year-olds and a brave six per cent will be spreading
London, who says footfall in the town is say their outlook for 2008 is wholly positive, their wings and expanding internationally.
higher than two years ago. compared with just over a quarter of those However, concerns abound about the next
That means the number of people arriving aged over 55. 12 months. Nearly half said the economy was
in Hammersmith has substantially increased In fact, only half as many of the younger a real worry and more than two-fifths were
and, more crucially, the figures show the group admitted to feeling negative at all anxious about taxes.
number of people going in and out of Kings compared with 20 per cent of the older Red tape is also a concern for a third of
Mall in King Street is also up. generation. small businesses and another 28 per cent are
“The words sub-prime and credit crunch Instead of sitting tight and waiting to worrying about interest rates.
trip off the tongue of every commentator assess the economic fallout, SMEs are Steve Jennings, director of business
these days,” Patricia says. “It’s almost as if planning plenty of activity for 2008. banking at Alliance & Leicester Commercial
we want to talk ourselves into a recession.” Bank, says: “While it is good news that small
Following a year of economic turbulence, businesses are looking at growth and
both consumers and big business are feeling expansion opportunities in 2008, it is
apprehensive about the year ahead. important that they closely manage
However, fewer than one in six SMEs their finances.”
(small and medium sized enterprises) say that And Patricia said: “We have to ensure
the outlook for the rest of 2008 is negative, conditions are right for businesses: enough
according to the research commissioned by If traders get their offer parking and efficient public transport to get
the people here in the first place.
Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank.
More than a third of the UK’s SME right, the consumer is there “Ultimately, if the traders themselves
population felt more positive about the
and is still prepared to get their offer right, the product and price,
the consumer is there and is still prepared to
Forty-six per cent said they felt the spend with or without credit spend with or without credit.” Geoff Cowart LOOKING UP: Patricia Bench of Hammersmith London
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and swimming pool. Teacher of ICT are lively, enthusiastic and
• Direct Services (DSO2, telephone the school for an If you are enthusiastic and MPS curious to learn more.
DSO3) appointment on 020 7736 We are a successful school have a ‘hands on’ approach Our recent Ofsted recognized
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inner city location. Our 2008 ‘St Peter’s is an outstanding committed to safeguarding Strategy. The school is
recent successes include We are looking for an school that provides an and promoting the welfare of outside of the congestion EXPERIENCED
Activemark, a thriving eco outstanding class teacher excellent standard of children and young people, charge zone. LEGAL
squad, and achievement who has a proven ability to education and care for its and the successful applicant For an application form and
of the School Travel Plan raise children’s attainment. pupils.’ Ofsted Nov 2007 will be required to undertake information pack please SECRETARY
Accreditation Award (one of A TLR 2.3 is available for an We are looking for an upper an enhanced disclosure via contact the school or email
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level). develop our ICT or Literacy learning for all our children Teacher of science download from our website to start ASAP. Fast, accurate copy and
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welcomed. The successful candidate future citizens. £41,001) per annum www.sacredhearthighschool. contracts and Outlook essential. Minimum 3
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teacher, Emma Laikin (020 • Be an excellent dynamic, forward-looking To start: September 2008 The closing date is Friday 9 Salary £28,000 dependent on experience.
8969 4497) to arrange a Voluntary Aided school The Governors invite May
visit. Application packs can classroom teacher that has a very caring at 2.30 pm No agencies.
applications from well
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qualified, highly motivated Sacred Heart High School is
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Manager, by phone or by standards committed to supporting all Sacred Heart High School and promoting the welfare of PART TIME
e-mailing your contact and children’s its pupils. is a highly successful, children and young people,
details to admin@kenmont. achievement If you are an experienced oversubscribed 11-16 girls’ and the successful applicant EXPERIENCED
lbhf.sch.uk or alternatively KS2 teacher and have the Catholic Comprehensive will be required to undertake LEGAL
through the “Enquiry” page • Be able to lead, professional characteristics an enhanced disclosure via
motivate and School. It was named in SECRETARY
of the school’s website: of an excellent teacher we HMCI’s Report 2006 as an the CRB.
www.kenmont-primary.ik.org inspire others as a would be delighted to hear outstanding school. 94%
Please quote the job teacher and leader from you.Candidates must of girls achieved 5+A*-C; Sir John Lillie Primary For busy music law ﬁrm in SW6 to start ASAP.
15 hours per week (3 afternoons) with ability
reference number E15612 • Have an innovative be in sympathy with the 89% achieved 5+A*-C School to work full time to cover holidays.
when requesting an and creative Christian ethos of the school. (including English and Foundation Stage teacher Fast, accurate copy and dictaphone typing,
application pack. Visits to the school are Maths) in 2007. The school and experience with redlining and Outlook
approach to using
Closing date: Noon, Friday 2 ICT with the ability encouraged and warmly has specialist status in Key Stage 1 teacher and Key essential.
May 2008. welcomed. Please contact Maths and Computing and Stage 2 teacher Salary dependent on experience.
to pioneer new our School Business is a designated Training
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w/b Monday 12 or Monday Manager, Mrs Fiona School, with well structured Email CV to: email@example.com
19th May 2008. learning Alibegovic, for further details induction and development Main scale
Kenmont School is We can offer: and application forms. programmes for all teachers. Have you got at a desire to
committed to safeguarding • Pupils who are Closing date: Monday 12 As part of its recruitment work in a large, multi-cultural
and promoting the welfare of May 2008 and retention strategy, some two form entry primary
motivated and rented accommodation school in London?
Children and young people excited by their Interviews: Monday 19 May
and expects all staff to 2008 is provided by the school, We are looking for three
learning which also participates in
share this commitment. An teachers to join our dynamic,
enhanced CRB disclosure • A supportive, Sacred Heart High Hammersmith & Fulham’s friendly, hard-working team
friendly and Key Workers’ Housing
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successful candidate cohesive staff team 212 Hammersmith Road, We are looking for Do you have an hour or
in accordance with outside of the congestion
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Safeguarding Children to your personal
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W14 0DT school with a physical education www.sacredhearthighschool. developing a Masbro Good Neighbours is a project
NOR: 450 children (2 form large ICT suite MPS to UPS (£24,168 - org.uk positive attitude for funded by City Bridge Trust which
entry + Nursery) and interactive £41,001) + TLR2 (£2,364) The closing date is Friday 9 aims to ease the isolation which can
life long learning
We are a thriving inner city whiteboards in per annum May accompany old age and ill health or
school serving a diverse every class Pay Award Pending at 2.30 pm • Team spirit disability in Hammersmith.
community, close to Brook To start: September 2008 Sacred Heart High School is For further details and an We urgently need friends, walking
Green in Hammersmith • Laptops for staff application pack please escorts, gardeners, people to do odd
and pupils The Governors invite committed to safeguarding jobs, escorts for minibus outings and
& Fulham, with fantastic and promoting the welfare of contact Janet Smith on 020
children and a highly We encourage and warmly applications from well 7385 2107 wheelchair pushers.
welcome visits to the school. qualified, highly motivated children and young people,
committed, supportive and and the successful applicant email@example.com. Training is provided and volunteers
friendly staff. Please call Pete Dunmall, Teachers of PE. are introduced to beneﬁciaries, whose
will be required to undertake uk.
An exciting opportunity has Head Teacher for an informal Sacred Heart High School satisfaction is monitored.
chat and further details. is a highly successful, an enhanced disclosure via Visits welcome.
arisen for two excellent, the CRB. References will be requested.
Application packs are oversubscribed 11-16 girls’ Applications to be received
ambitious teachers to join by Friday 9th May 2008
our improving school. available from Mrs. Gabrielle
Martlew on 020 7603 5333
School. It was named in
Part-time (0.4 two Application forms are available from
Interviews the week The Masbro Centre
Inclusion Leader or from the school web-site HMCI’s Report 2006 as an days) beginning 12th May 2008 87 Masbro Road, West Kensington
Inner London MPS/UPS + http://www.addison.lbhf. outstanding school. 94% teacher of science Sulivan Primary
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excellent leader and Maths and Computing and To start: September 2008 Telephone: 020 7736 5869
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practice and raise required to undertake an As part of its recruitment Newbold, MA
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and retention strategy, some is a highly successful, Chair of Governors: Mrs
and G&T pupils. This is a non rented accommodation
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oversubscribed 11-16 girls’
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• Preferably have experience Towey. Interviews Date: Wednesday 21 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
• Join a friendly, committed
and forward-looking team in teaching music and/ Closing date for applications: May 2008 SECTION 14(1)
or playing a musical 3pm Friday, 9 May 2008 Visits to the school will be (MARCO ROAD)
• Nurture, inspire and motivate
instrument. Interviews Monday, warmly welcomed. Please TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC
We encourage visits to our 19 May 2008 contact the school office on the 1. The Council of the London Borough of
The Governors are seeking to above number
appoint dedicated, dynamic school. Please visit our website Pope John School is committed Hammersmith and Fulham hereby gives notice that
for additional information. The to safeguarding and promoting because of water mains repair and installation and
and creative class teachers
school is easily accessible from the welfare of children and
All Saints C.E. Primary other associated works to be carried out in Marco
who have high expectations of
work and behaviour. The posts all transport routes. young people and expects all School Road, it made an Order the effect of which will
would suit either experienced Visits to our school are warmly staff to share this commitment. Bishop’s Avenue Fulham prohibit vehicular traffic in Marco Road.
or newly-qualified teachers. welcomed. To arrange a visit or An enhanced CRB disclosure London SW6 6ED 2. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the
An interest in developing music to request an application pack will be requested for the Telephone: 0207 736 2803 authorised traffic signs are displayed no person
across the school would be an please contact our SAO Miss successful candidate in Email: email@example.com. shall cause any vehicle to proceed, stop, wait, load
advantage. Towey. accordance with Safeguarding sch.uk or unload in Marco Road between its junction with
Closing date for applications: Children and Safer Recruitment Iffley Road and its junction with Agate Road
Visits to the school are in Education Legislation. Headteacher: Carol Gray
encouraged. Please contact 3pm. Friday, 9 May 2008 3. An alternative route for traffic in Article 2 will be in
the school administrator (either Interviews Monday, Canberra Primary KS2 Class teacher place via Agate Road, Hebron Road and Iffley Road.
by telephone or by e-mail) for 19 May 2008 One Year Contract (maternity 4. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit
an application form and to Pope John School is committed
School cover) from September 2008 reasonable access to premises, so far as it is
arrange a visit. to safeguarding and promoting Australia Road LondonW12 All Saints is a successful, practical without interference with the execution
the welfare of children and 7PT inclusive, friendly VA school set of the said work and for works vehicles, any
Closing date for applications:
Midday on 15 May 2008 young people and expects all Telephone 020 8743 2514 in a leafy area of Fulham. vehicle being used in connection with police, fire or
Interviews: Thursday staff to share this commitment. Mr M Chapman, Chair of We are seeking to appoint ambulance purposes and anything done with the
22 May 2008 An enhanced CRB disclosure Governors a committed and excellent permission or at the direction of a police constable
will be requested for the Contact Mr J Allnutt, Interim classroom practitioner to join in uniform.
Pope John R.C. Primary School successful candidate in Headteacher our team, initially for one year, 5. The Order will come into operation on 12th May
Commonwealth Avenue, accordance with Safeguarding to teach in lower KS2.
London W12 7QR 2008 and will be valid for a maximum period of 18
Children and Safer Recruitment Deputy Headteacher This is a great opportunity to months or until works are completed, whichever is
Headteacher: Mrs Gillian in Education Legislation. To start September 2008 join a forward thinking and the sooner.
Wickham dedicated staff team. Ideally
Class teacher for KS2 Leadership Scale Range L12
Telephone: 020 8743 9428 – L16 £52,431 - £57,258 per you will have at least two years 6. Works will be part of a rolling programme and
www.popejohnrc.lbhf.sch.uk MPS £24,168 - £33936 per
annum (pay award pending) annum class teaching experience. would be expected to commence on 7th July 2008
Part time teacher for KS1/ Required for September 2008 Pay award pending As we are a Church of England and finish 25th July 2008. The dates specified are
KS2 Dedicated and energetic? school, you will need to be for guidance and informative purposes only and
‘We aim for excellence, with able to support the positive works may extend outside these dates.
(non class based) God at the centre of all that we Following the recent Christian ethos. For application Dated this 2nd day of May 2008
MPS pro rata salary £14,500 think, do and say” appointment of a new packs or to arrange a visit
- £20,361 per annum (pay The Governors of this popular, substantive Headteacher, the Nigel Pallace
please contact Mrs. Ahmed or
award pending) oversubscribed friendly and governors now wish to appoint Mrs. Gee on the above number. Director of Environment
(3 days initially) to cover PPA successful school are seeking a Deputy Headteacher with Environment Department
a successful track record in Closing date for applications:
Time/Music to appoint a hard working and Wednesday 14 May 2008
Required for September 2008 enthusiastic teacher to join our teaching and learning to join
their newly established team. Interviews: Wednesday LONDON BOROUGH OF
We aim for excellence, with dedicated and friendly staff. 21 May 2008 HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM
God at the centre of all that we We can offer: This is an exciting opportunity
for a dedicated and energetic ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
think, do and say” • A strong Catholic Ethos SECTION 14(1)
professional to join our strong
The Governors of this popular, with close links to our local community and contribute
Community (GROVE MEWS)
oversubscribed friendly and parishes. to the growth of this forward- ServiCeS TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC
successful school are seeking • A community which actively thinking and improving school.
to appoint a hard working and 1. The Council of the London Borough of
celebrates achievements Strong leader? Reviewing Officer –Part Hammersmith and Fulham hereby gives notice that
enthusiastic part time teacher and encourages respect for Time 27 hours per week because of water mains repair and installation and
to join our dedicated and others As a school leader, you will
require excellent leadership (Ref: CS/P06183) other associated works to be carried out in Grove
friendly staff. • Dedicated, highly motivated Mews, it made an Order the effect of which will
We can offer and management skills to help Temporary Contract 12 months
and friendly staff and a shape the future of a school (will be reviewed) prohibit vehicular traffic in sections of Grove Mews.
• A strong Catholic Ethos supportive Governing Body committed to its community. 2. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the
with close links to our local Grade: S01 – 29/31
• Enthusiastic pupils who enjoy The governing body offers a authorised traffic signs are displayed no person
parishes. learning Salary: £26,928.00 - shall cause any vehicle to proceed, stop, wait, load
very exciting opportunity for the £28,494.00pa
• A community which actively • A strong commitment to right person to lead and work or unload :-
celebrates achievements professional development alongside a supportive staff The Reviewing Officer will be a) in Grove Mews, between its junction with Trussley
and encourages respect for in developing the life chances based in the Hammersmith Road and No. 6 Grove Mews;
The successful candidate will and Fulham Adults with
others of our wonderfully diverse and b) In Grove Mews, between No. 6 Grove Mews and
• Be committed and energetic enthusiastic children. Learning Disabilities Services,
• Dedicated, highly motivated with a positive vision to which is a multi-disciplinary No. 15 Grove Mews;
and friendly staff and a further develop pupils Ambitious? team. c) In Grove Mews, between No. 15 Grove Mews and
supportive Governing Body achievements Our governing body is wholly its junction with Richford Street.
The person should have a good
• Enthusiastic pupils who enjoy • Have relevant teaching committed to the professional knowledge and more than 5 3. An alternative route for traffic in Article 2 will be
learning experience development of all staff and years experience of working in place via :-
• A strong commitment to this post will offer you the with people with Learning a) Richford Street, Hammersmith Grove and
• Be committed to the opportunity, in the truest sense
professional development partnership of the school, Disabilities. Trussley Road;
The successful candidate will of the word, to strengthen your
home and parish own career path as we turn You will be responsible b) Richford Street, Hammersmith Grove and
• Be committed and energetic • Be an exemplary classroom vision into reality. for reviewing placements, Trussley Road;
with a positive vision to practitioner managing any complex issues c) Richford Street, Hammersmith Grove and
further develop pupils The school is committed to that may arise and overseeing
• Have excellent organisational safeguarding and promoting Trussley Road.
achievements the move and transition of
and interpersonal skills the welfare of children and cases. On occasion you may 4. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit
• Have relevant teaching • Have extremely high the successful candidate will reasonable access to premises, so far as it is
experience need to present funding issues,
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• Be committed to the commitment to providing criminal record check via an successful applicant will have a of the said work and for works vehicles, any
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38 COMMENT www.lbhf.gov.uk 6 May 2008
Dr Your shout
I’ve taken a shine to
MAY 6 is World Asthma Day.
Across the borough
we have 8,000 identified
asthmatics on GP lists, and
an old army tradition
probably another 8,000 it. Trouble is, you don’t stop there: you
undiagnosed. have to keep it up!
Although asthma is The soldier’s way is not like we do
a potentially dangerous our ordinary shoes because they put the
condition, responsible for polish on so thick it can crack and it’s
over 400 deaths in London a daily chore, or – as they’d have it –
each year, it can be effectively discipline.
controlled by patients. T Still, I thought I’d have a go, and got
he important thing for the down to buffing and bulling, spitting
NHS to do is to help people and polishing.
become experts in managing And, yes, my shoes look a lot better,
their asthma. but they don’t look like a guardsman’s.
BY DAWN SCOTT
If people are well informed Nowhere near.
and confident about dealing They look better than I can ever
with their asthma it will have remember seeing them so I guess I am
relatively little impact on using the right polish.
their lives. If they’re not, it As Pedro says, it’s really hard work
can interfere with people’s and you have to do it daily. I don’t think
everyday activities, interrupt I’d really choose to do this.
y black walking shoes were
sleep and lead to regular looking a bit sad. No shine, Anyway, I cheered up when he said
hospital admissions. no good gloss. Not like they to me: “Of course, you don’t have to do
The triggers and used to look back in the old days, all that: all you need to buy is this.” He
symptoms of asthma are when my father polished them. pointed to Punch’s shoe shine.
different for everyone so it’s So I went out and bought some of I am still trying my Punch’s
important that people have a Punch’s Guardsman black polish. I Guardsman shine, but, when that’s
personal asthma action plan wanted to get that wonderful glossy finished, I shall try the easy way out
that’s been developed with military shine – the sort you can see with the ordinary Punch shine to see
their GP or asthma nurse. your face’s reflection in. what that’s like.
The charity Asthma UK I had a go. They looked better, but A few days later, I received some
produces a plan as part a new nothing like those of the military. advice from a former soldier. And here’s
campaign. It’s all available You hardly ever see it today, do you? the recipe used in most Household
free at: www.asthma.org.uk Occasionally I spot some smart Brigade regiments:-
or by calling their helpline on gentleman on the Tube whose shoes l First, wind clean duster round index
08457 01 02 03. shine out in all their glory, and I suspect finger and scoop a small amount of
Locally, we also have the he’s either very rich or is ex-service and Kiwi black polish.
Expert Patients Programme still keeps that discipline as an excellent l Apply finger to boot toecap, gently
– which covers all long-term habit. rub in and spit on boot while continuing
conditions. I polished a couple of pairs of black to gently rub (almost caress) boot.
It’s designed to give you shoes, and although they looked better l Blow warm breath on section being
the skills and confidence to the more I buffed and spat on my cloth, polished while continuing to polish,
manage your condition and still they didn’t really look like The Real remembering to spit after each
get the most out of local McCoy. application.
NHS services. To find out So I went off to the W12 shopping l Using this method, travel up and
more and book a course call along boot. Half an hour or so later,
centre and talked to Mark Yould at the
020 8846 6819. We get Eureka, a high shine.
Old Boot Shoe Repair shop on my way
great feedback from people
who’ve used the programme to Morrison’s.
and I’d recommend it to He said it was all about ‘bulling and
anyone living with a long-term buffing’, ‘spitting and polishing’, but
condition such as asthma. ‘most of all, discipline’.
The Primary Care Trust is A soldier does it as a regular duty, not
also working hard to tackle just to look smart. SHINING LIGHT: Mark Yould from the Old Boot Shoe Repair shop in the W12 centre
asthma He has to polish a pair of boots for up
in to 18 hours in all to first get that The Household Brigade regiments having put the finger wrapped in a
children. wonderful shine. I wanted to get that (Blues and Royals, Life and Welsh duster with a small amount of polish
More than that, he does it in his own
way, such as heating up a spoon laden wonderful, glossy guards) then have to black the
underneath of the boot where the
on the boot, apply the hot spoon to the
polish on the boot and rub it in to make
nurses with black boot polish, laying that onto
his boots really thick and buffing it for
military shine – the instep section is!
If boots are new and rough looking,
the surface smoother.
This takes several weeks,
been on 8,000 an hour a day, for 18 days, and, my, it sort you can see as they are when first issued to army apparently.
asthma asthmatics does look wonderful.
your reflection in recruits, the method is to heat up a
dessert or table spoon in a fire, and
I’ll let you know when I can see my
training are going There are several other ways of doing
has an asthma policy in place
for supporting pupils.
We’re also developing a
Jon Snow said my tie was ‘splendid’
new paediatric asthma nurse AFTER a disgustingly strong take-out around the bottom of the container, I The rest of the celebs turned up,
post in our respiratory nursing coffee during my drizzle-filled walk down thought about going off to find a bin. But with Richard Rogers (whose luminous
team. The sooner we can help Fulham Palace Road, I reached the new I kept on being distracted or waylaid. green shirt seemed to radiate his famous
children take control of their Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre at Charing Still clutching my coffee cup, I sped adventurism) arriving first, followed by
asthma the less of an impact Cross Hospital for the morning press call. around the corner and, with typically Nigella Lawson (who smelled very nice,
it will have on their lives. It really is quite amazing. Even on a unco-ordinated élan, failed to notice the but didn’t say much), and Sarah Brown
The key message is: If drab day, light poured into the interior, doorstep. I slipped, but somehow managed (who had an impressive police escort).
you have asthma make sure and created a calming atmosphere that to balance on one leg, proffering the lethal However, I was only truly star-struck
you’re using all the help that’s was completely at odds with my super- disposable cup in front of me – like the once – when I recognised landscape
available from the local NHS caffeinated shakiness. Olympic torch – to Pearson. designer Charles Jencks and newsreader
and Asthma UK. Details noted, I began a search around In shock that I had neither fallen over, Jon Snow. I blurted out something which
Don’t suffer with breathing for Dan Pearson, the Observer’s columnist nor defiled the immaculate room with the was incomprehensible even to myself, and
problems. Go see your GP who designed the Maggie’s garden for an cup’s black sludge, I must have held this turned red.
and get checked out. interview. But in all the excitement, and comic position for about three seconds. “Thanks. That’s a splendid tie you’re
the prospect of lots of ‘famous’ people As I began to lower the leg which had wearing,” said Snow, as Jencks nodded in
Dr Dagmar Zeuner is a paediatrician turning up, I’d forgotten to throw away my been suspended in the air, Dan stared at what appeared to be hearty agreement.
and the public health expert for H&F
Council and NHS Primary Care Trust coffee cup. me in bewilderment. Luckily, I avoided I apologised for interrupting and (quite
With the dregs still sloshing messily any other embarrassing incidents. Almost. literally) skipped off back to work.
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk COMMENT 39
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My shock at ‘fetid’ state
of the main post office
CONGRATULATIONS on the excellent CONTACT ThE COuNCIL
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Shepherds Bush Green main post office at ELECTORAL REGISTRATION .................... 020 8753 4466
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fetid and disgruntled as any place I have ever
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Keep up the good work. fouling, flytipping, recycling, bulky waste collections,
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closes, it is a long and difficult trip to other INFORMATION ............................................ 020 8753 4040
branches for these people (Case to save post .........................................................email@example.com
offices is delivered, April 15). MINICOM (hearing impaired) .................. 020 8753 5753
The alternative offices are busy, notably
the Hammersmith branch at WH Smith in
King’s Mall, which always has a long queue. EDUCATION
Should local people have to wait for 20 Enquiries...................................................... 020 8753 3625
minutes every time they need something Adult education.......................................... 020 8600 9191
from the post office? There is no alternative
for many of the services provided by the post
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reasonable service. Connexions One Stop Shop ...................... 020 8741 2441
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Via email LEISURE CENTRES
Hammersmith Fitness & Squash............020 8741 4640
Lillie Road ................................................... 020 7381 2183
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long walk for the elderly CURTAIN RAISERS?: Do you know me? St Paul’s Primary School in Hammersmith is Janet Adegoke............................................ 020 8735 4900
THE great advantage of the post office celebrating its 50th anniversary in June and headteacher Clare Wilkinson is keen to hear from
within Hammersmith Broadway (closed in any old students who have proud memories of their time at the Worlidge Street school or have
2006) was that it had two-way traffic, while any pictures. If you do – or if you want to take part in the anniversary festivities – contact us by HOUSING MANAGEMENT SERVICES
the one at WHSmith, in Kings Mall, is in a emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org with your story or snaps. Or email: email@example.com (H&F HOMES) AREA OFFICES:
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This must be kept in mind when will have the good sense to ensure it is qualify as they are no longer working – hard
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the vandalism of the so-called ‘Banksy’, as
who were born prematurely to volunteer for Direct Lettings .............................................020 8753 4166
in Goldhawk Road, April 15 edition). a research study measuring body fat at the Threshold housing advice (voluntary agency) ....................
It is a very crude design for a residential reported in h&f news (Banksy makes his Hammersmith Hospital.
area and it will not fit in with the surrounding mark, April 15). Volunteers will have a full body Magnetic
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There is no need for yet more shops – there preserving such a piece of criminal damage and does not involve exposure to X-rays), and
are already plenty in Askew Road and some because it sets a precedent to others to follow will also be asked for a sample of blood and ADULT SOCIAL SERVICES
small units even nearer the Allied site and also suit in the hope that their daubs will be urine.
similarly venerated. Drugs & alcohol team................................020 7381 7757
in Shepherds Bush. Greed seems to be at the Research in our department has shown
bottom of every decision by developers trying Angus Robb that when babies who were born prematurely
to maximise their take. Via email reach full-term (their due date), they have CHILDREN’S SERVICES
The area is already becoming overcrowded higher levels of internal fat than we would Sawley Road ............................................... 020 8753 5269
and the traffic problems are immense.
Meanwhile, depending on where Banksy
Hard work may not mean expect. If this persists into adult life, it could
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From the picture in h&f news (Banksy the article describing how the council will abnormality in fat distribution persists. Register office (births, deaths and marriages)...................
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developers. council to allow them on the ‘springboard’. Anne Doolan Parking control (permits and fines hotline).........................
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exhausted by raising a family so have no
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40 SPORT www.lbhf.gov.uk 6 May 2008
SPORTING LIFE 100 YEARS AGO WHITE CITY OLYMPIANS STARTED HERE
HAMMERSMITH & Fulham’s
Mayor, Cllr Minnie Scott
Russell, visited the site of the
1908 Olympics last week to
mark the centenary of the
opening of the first Olympic
Games in London.
The Mayor visited the site of
the 1908 Games, with former
Olympian Dame Mary Glen
Haig and the BBC’s Andrew
Fullerton, at the BBC Media
Village in White City.
The 1908 Games, were due
and Dame Mary to be held in Rome, but after
Glen Haig, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius,
outside the were moved to the magnificent
site of the White City Stadium.
1908 White Lord Desborough was given
City Olympic the task of putting the Games
Stadium and managed to do so for just
PICTURE BY £20,000 and even returned a
DAVID TETT modest profit. Rob Mansfield
u Fulham FC’s first
back-to-back win 71
games puts them
one victory away from
Any lap of honour is charged
with emotion, but it was
still extraordinary to see the
Brian McBride’s tears as
the striker carried one
daughter and led another Pedro Martins and Luis
on the circuit of the Craven Navarro said: “It was a
Cottage pitch. convincing victory.
The girls, hair plaited for “It was good to see as
we normally have a lot of
the occasion, were nearly lost the ball and pass it around
inside full-size replica No20 nicely without getting the
shirts, festooned with ‘Good goals, but today we were
Luck’ messages. clinical.
That Fulham had hauled “Dyomansy Kamara
themselves back to within was the star man today, he
touching distance of Premier- has not been a fans favou-
ship survival for the last home rite, but he has worked re-
game of the rollercoaster 2007-8 ally hard to win them round
season was miracle enough. and he was excellent.
But it was the passion of “I think today might be
the crowd, creating a storm Mcbride’s last game at
of noise and chorusing chants home at the top level.
as the squad passed by, which “His injuries just mean
took the occasion to another he can’t cut it week in
level. week out any more, but
As the trail of players, today was the perfect
officials, WAGs and offspring farewell for him.
“We’re going to stay
left, the crowd’s mood had up, because it’s in our own
undergone a transformation hands. Couldn’t see that
from a pre-match feeling of happening with 20 min-
fear and tension to a steely utes to go last week!”
determination that whatever
fate flings at FFC, it will bounce
Asked to sum up, in a single
word, why Fulham had strug-
gled, fans massed in the beery
sunshine outside the Eight
Bells by Putney Bridge kept
coming up with the same three
suggestions. Sanchez, McBride
and Unlucky. Fan David Waite said:
Diehard Whites fans, McBRIDE AND JOY: Fulham’s Brian McBride is congratulated by Danny Murphy after his crucial “I don’t see why we
especially those who had goal against Birmingham City, moving the Whites out of the relegation zone PICTURE BY ACTION IMAGES shouldn’t stay up now,
fruitlessly travelled to so pompey don’t have a
great record at home.
many away grounds, blamed presence, Fulham have rarely led, with Arsenal seemingly on
lousy luck, McBride’s dislo- looked capable of cementing the ropes. “My son will be going
cated knee, and iffy managerial victories, despite frequently Then, at the end, with down to watch the game,
appointments. taking the lead. McBride and Jimmy Bullard but I won’t. I’m going on
Most looked back with Had each of Fulham’s back in the first team, Roy holiday, it’s a bit more
affection to Chris Coleman’s Premiership matches fin- Hodgson’s hard work on the relaxing than this!
“Mcbride’s header was
tenure, arguing that had he
spent the cash handed to
ished at half-time this season,
the Whites would have been Diehard Whites training ground at Motspur
Park paid dividends with superb, we’ve really missed
him this season, and
CLUB OF successor Lawrie Sanchez, he’d 10th. fans blamed lousy the incredible comeback at
Manchester City. Bullard’s cross for it was
THE WEEK luck and McBride’s
have used it better. Second-half goals were perfect. They’ve both made
Then again, without so often Fulham’s undoing Diomansy Kamara, three
a big difference since
SEE WHO’S STEPPED
UP TO BAT ON
McBride’s strength, focus,
finishing and all-round
– starting at the Emirates Stadi-
um in August, when the Whites
dislocated knee league games to his name
STORY CONTINUES PAGE 43>>
coming back.” Hugo Fildes
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk SPORT 41
everyone wins by
Phoebe Norton, 14, of
St Pauls School, said: “High
jump was really good
because I won that! I am
glad the weather held
and I got to see some of
being good sports
my friends from the other
schools whom I don’t see
Amy Mills, 13, of Lady
Margaret’s School, said: “It
was really good fun running
the 100 metres and the
whole day was very good –
even the weather was okay.”
u Hammersmith &
compete for chance to
Lizzie Moir, 13, of Lady
Margaret’s School, said:
represent the borough
“Athletics are really fun.
Outside school I play tennis,
u Contest attracts 120
but this is really different, youngsters aged 12 to
but still very fun. There are
so many other schools 16 to try out their skills
and new people.”
at 16 activities in total
Lamy Olaonipekum, 13,
of London Oratory School, signe hansen
said: “I thought long jump
was the funniest thing The competition was very
today. Athletics is my friendly but there was a serious
favourite sport; I would side to hammersmith & Fulham’s
really like to do it outside athletics championship.
school as well.”
One hundred and twenty
teenagers had the chance to be
chosen to represent the borough at
Chris Fry, 14, of Latymer the London Youth Games after the
upper school, said: “It
was really fun. I did the event at Linford Christie Outdoor
javelin and shot and I Sports Centre on May 1.
enjoyed it, but some of it With 16 sports available not even
is quite hard.” the threatening dark skies overhead
could drag the 12 to 16-year-old
pupils away from the action.
The young athletes were all
supporters: Encouragement from the stands, specially elected to represent the six
Poppy Steel, 13, of Lady below, the discus, below, and, top, getting ready to schools which took part in the yearly
Margaret’s school, said: “It throw in the javelin PICTURES BY JUSTIN THOMAS event arranged by the council’s
was a really good day. I did
the shot and the high jump. Sports Development team.
Normally I do swimming The competitions were divided
and horse-riding, but I think into six different groups decided by
that athletics was really fun gender and age and although some,
so I might try that again.” such as discus throwing and javelin,
were new to many, they all attracted
Georgia Ewart, 13, of Georgia Ewart, 13, of Lady
Lady Margaret’s School, Margaret’s School, said: I thought it
said: “It was really good was good fun. I like all the
fun. It was really well
organised so we did not different varieties of activities that
need to rush from one it was possible to do today, and it
place to another. It has has really inspired me to do more
really inspired me to do athletics.”
more athletics.” All first and second-placed
athletes in the different groups got a
Emmanuel Wondimu, 13, medal to show off for their effort and
of London Oratory, said: skills and the schools, who scored
“I thought the racing was the overall highest points in a group,
the most fun. I did that and received a shiny trophy.
the discus; discus is easy.
I think athletics is a bit But the biggest prize is still to
difficult to do by yourself come. Organiser of the event Hamish
outside school, but I think I McLean said: “All the kids here
would like to do jogging.” today are the best of their schools
and from them we will pick a squad,
Lucas Mansilla, of which will go on to represent
Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith & Fulham at the
said: “I really enjoyed it, it London Youth Games in July.”
was brilliant. We do quite The medals and trophies were
a lot of training, we train all handed out to the pupils on the
twice a week, and this is
what we look forward to. stands at the end of the afternoon.
The 100 metres sprint The biggest winners of the day
is my favourite.” were St Paul’s School’s girls, who
scored most points in all three
age groups, and London
Williamsen, 13, of Latymer It has really Oratory School’s
Upper School, said: “It was
very enjoyable but very inspired me boys, who also
competitive as well. I won
100 metres for year eight to do more with three
and the experience was very
good. I used to do athletics, athletics
but now I play football.”
Jason Lubbock, 13, of sports
Latymer Upper School, day: Left
said: “I won javelin for year above, the long
eight, which I do every jump, right,
Monday with the school. I taking aim in
actually prefer running, but the shot put,
when I can win it I like it! I
do quite like athletics, and, left, the
but I prefer rugby.” girls’ relay
42 SPORT www.lbhf.gov.uk 6 May 2008
rowlands sees red
as albion take title
Just two good
FlYing lEssOn: Gareth Ainsworth of QPR (front) is bundled
over by West Brom’s Neil Clement PICTURE BY ACTION IMAGES
TheRe was a party at Loftus Akos Buzsaky, Rowan
Road – but sadly it was the Vine, Patrick Agyemang
visitors celebrating as West and Fitz hall, and their
Brom became champions. crowd of 18,309 was a
The last game of the season’s best.
Championship campaign Another bright spot was
on Sunday saw the West a debut for under 18 star
Midlands side clinch the Romone Rose 11 minutes
title with a 2-0 win. from time, but second-half
It wasn’t as humiliating goals from Kim Do-hoen A winning
as the first meeting between and Chris Brunt left the home TEAm: Top row,
these two teams this season, side defeated on the day. left to right: Luka
which saw the Rs belted 5-1, The scoreline was a bit Ajder, David Gabra,
but a red card for Martin harsh perhaps, and at least Alfie Edwards, Darnell
Rowlands this time round West Brom’s title win shows Morien, Arthur
sealed a miserable after- clubs such as QPR that next Godsall, Tom Carr.
noon. season success can be Bottom row, l to r:
Still, Rangers could point achieved in style, playing Simeon Aldridge,
to an extensive injury list that good football. Charlie Cain (capt),
had sidelined the likes of Tom Derbyshire Dino Velagir, Joey
Hart, George Mills.
PICTURES BY DAVID TETT
u They were only formed division title last season. They lost just one Avenue, which is also the base for United’s
game and drew two out of 20 matches, and under nine and under 11 sides.
two years ago but Shepherds now want to win the premiership. Manager Jon is a semi-professional
Bush United under-10s now Manager Jon Coke said: “I’m very footballer and captain of Kingstonian.
have back-to-back titles proud. It says a lot about the players.
“To go up in our first year was
He used to coach his brother Giles, 21,
who now plays for League One team
incredible, so to do it in our second year Northampton Town.
was even more incredible.” “Nearly all of them are better than I was
WINNING the league in your first Among the stars of the seven-a-side at that age,” said Jonathan, 26, of his team.
rEvAmp: The old badge season as a club is impressive by line-up were left-winger Charlie Cain and “It’s a completely different role to be on
(above) and the new (right) anyone’s standards. striker Darnell Morien, who netted 24 and the side to being captain on the pitch. It’s
But Shepherds Bush United have gone 25 goals respectively. different but I enjoy every minute of it.”
crest almighty! the
one better and scored back-to-back titles. Proud dad Alf Cain, whose son is The under 10s, who are sponsored by
The club’s under 10s football team, waiting for a trial with Fulham, said: Point To Point Couriers of Mitre Bridge
who were only formed two years ago, “They beat Ballers, a premiership side, in a Industrial Estate, pick up their trophy at a
badge is all new...
have picked up the Hayes & District friendly. It bodes well.” presentation night on Friday next week.
Sunday Youth League One honours The team train twice a week at l Anyone interested in joining the club
after earning promotion with the second Shepherds Bush Cricket Club in Bromyard should call Alf Cain on 07818 814691.
IT IS a time of change at QPR with new owners and the
promise of lots of money on the way. And a new badge.
The club crest has been transformed and now has a very
different style. however, fans will be glad to know it incorpo-
rates the blue and white hoops into the design.
Flavio Briatore, chairman of QPR holdings, said: “It
represents another huge forward step in our aim to relaunch
the club into a global brand – anchored in W12, but giving it a
vision for the future.”
he added: “This is a period of huge transformation at QPR.
This new crest is stylish, thrilling and authentic and signifies
the start of what we hope will become the most successful
period in the club’s history.”
The new design also won favour with club captain Gareth
Ainsworth, who praised its ‘traditional’ feel, saying: “It’s nice
that they’ve managed to incorporate the blue and white
hoops. After all, they’re synonymous with QPR.”
A new kit will be unveiled shortly from Lotto Sport Italia.
6 May 2008 www.lbhf.gov.uk SPORT 43
CLUB OF THE WEEK LOOKING
l Morgan Phillips, author of
From St Andrews to Craven
Cottage, reveals the number of
brothers playing for the Whites
has decreased over the years
O BROTHER: Jim Conway and his fans
R ecenTly, Fulham FC’s official historian
Dennis Turner was asked whether any
brothers had played for the first team.
It’s an interesting poser.
In the 1880s, when Fulham St Andrew’s
was an amateur side, several local families
provided two, three or even four players. Even
after the club turned professional in 1898
Albert and Tommy Maile from the Field Road
estate were the first team regulars.
In the 20th Century, as Fulham recruited
more widely, the likelihood of two brothers
in one team diminished. Admittedly, Percy,
Herbert and Gilbert, three of the six Foot-
balling Farnfields, played against West Ham
ON THE BALL: Back row, James Kesner, Amrik Bhatia, Nihal Tomar, Ollie Logan, Saj Suleman and Mo Aziz. Front row, Matt Agget, Andy Kidd, Trevor in 1904, but that was their sole appearance
Woolley, Phil Smith and Phil Cambray, of the Chiswick and Latymer Cricket Club are pictured at Chiswick House PICTURE BY JUSTIN THOMAS for the club – probably a publicity stunt.
Best of both worlds
The manager Harry Bradshaw also
installed his sons
Will and Joe in the
first team. This was
supporters, and the
Club name: Chiswick and Latymer originally set up for the Out fROm tHe Rest? Everyone Bradshaws played just
a few times.
Cricket Club ‘old boys’ of Latymer
and Chiswick schools.
(competitive/social, old/young, good/less-good)
can find a home with us. Many footballers Often one
niCkname: Various have developed over Today we have a avoid playing along-
side their brothers, or
WHO aRe tHe unsunG
the years but nothing has stuck for the whole membership policy that
club. ‘Sharks’ is popular in many circles. Some welcomes all. HeROes at yOuR Club anD even worse competing
for the same place.
teams just use ‘Chiswick’. We are a merger, in
2000, of two other local clubs: Old Meadonians WHiCH leaGues DO
WHy? Derek Hill has devoted his
life to our colts section. Matti Donald Cock scored his brother
CC and Old Latymerians CC. They used the yOu play in? On Watton has been the administra- 44 goals for Fulham
names ‘Meads’ and ‘Lats’ respectively. Saturdays, we play in the tive backbone in recent years between 1919 and 1923, whilst his brother
Thames Valley League and on and Clyde Scott has captained Jack did even better for Chelsea.
HOme GROunD: We have a number of Sundays in the Fullers’ Old Boys the first team since merger. Two decades later the powerful centre
grounds throughout west London. Our main Sunday League. We have a forward Arthur Rowley led Fulham into the
ground is at 190 Wills Crescent, Hounslow. thriving junior section that plays in any pOtential top division where he faced his brother Jack,
the Middlesex Colts leagues. staRs fOR tHe the spearhead of Manchester United.
DesCRibe yOuR Club: Based all futuRe? Plenty in our Arthur shone in the 1-0 home win but
the way across west London we are a vibrant, any pReDiCtiOns fOR tHe junior section. Jack scored twice in the return match. Allan
diverse, competitive and fun cricket club. seasOn? We are optimistic of Clarke, who achieved 57 goals in 100 Fulham
We offer senior and junior cricket to all and success for all our teams. any funny appearances, had four siblings playing for
have high ambitions for everyone to achieve stORies? Too other League clubs.
their best with a smile on their face. WHat aRe tHe Club’s many to mention! And Often one player has eclipsed his brother.
biGGest aCHievements? some are just unprint- For Charlton fans Derek Hales remains Cult
WHen Was tHe Club fORmeD Since our merger we have had able. You’ll have to join Hero Number One, and Arsenal supporters
anD WHy? As mentioned above we are a remarkable success. We have won the us to hear about the fun. still mourn David Rocastle.
merger of Old Lats and Old Meads. Old Boys League on Sundays twice, and Sadly, their brothers enjoyed little success
The merger aimed to bring together two across our teams on Saturdays have won five fOR Details: www. at Fulham. So is there added pressure on the
clubs with unique resources each: Old Meads Thames Valley League divisional titles and chiswickandlatymer.org ‘other brother’?
had a strong membership base whilst Old Lats three runners-up awards. Reg and Eddie Lowe were outstanding
had a good ground. WINDING UP: Ollie Logan, in Aston Villas’s defence. After they joined
Many, many years ago Lats and Meads were WHat makes yOuR Club stanD 14, shows off his stroke, inset left Fulham in 1950, Eddie played over 500
games for his new club whilst Reg became
disenchanted with football. Injury ended his
career but not before he headed an amazing
Has Fulham performed the great escape? goal from 60 yards.
I was lucky enough to be among the
spectators at that reserve match.
CONTINUE FROM PAGE 40>> week after week. And no fan could
before the trip north, came off the have any doubt about Hodgson’s Fans Paul Morris, Jim and John Conway came closest to
Joe Miglorine, Billy forming a real Fulham partnership between
bench to score twice in a dazzling spirit and belief as the final twists Knight said: “It was
revival, leaving travelling fans and turns of the season played out. 1971 and 1975, but John was usually seen
a nerve wracking as the obvious replacement when his
elated and bewildered. The SOLD OUT signs at Cra- game. Hange- free-scoring brother was injured.
Just a couple more performances ven Cottage for the Birmingham land was brilliant They had a few games together but, when
like that earlier in the season, and game, and the touts in Bishop’s Park today, sweeping
relegation worries wouldn’t have demanding £200 for a £30 ticket, everything up and Fulham reached the FA Cup Final in 1975, it
existed. suggested better times are around Nevland was so was John Mitchell not John Conway wearing
Bullard, the one-man engine- the corner. cool under pressure the number seven jersey.
at the end.
GOT SOMETHING TO SAY?
room and set-piece master, seemed Mohamed Al Fayed, who was in
to sum up the squad’s determina- the dressing room before kick-off But it was almost
tion to make Match of the Day to wish every player well ahead of too much to take
pundit Mark Lawrenson eat the the Birmingham tie, will have been in. It was painful to
watch at times!” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
words ‘Fulham have gone’, parroted heartened by the display.
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