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					The local paper for fUlhaM reSIDeNTS                                                                                              www.lbhf.gov.uk                                                  6 MaY 2008




                                   COOKERY QUEENS
                                    NIGella laWSoN UNVeIlS NeW caNcer ceNTre aT
                                    charING croSS hoSpITal aS prUe leITh UrGeS local
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Station will open
at Imperial Wharf
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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        l IT WAS slated by the critics 50 years
       organistion:                        buildings were flown at           name’.                                                                                        Road market traders as                                                                                                     something to do after             ago on its first appearance at the Lyric
                                           half-mast in tribute to a                             PAGE 3>>                                                                  part of the not-for-profit                                                                                                 lessons on Mondays and            theatre in Hammersmith but went on to
                                           remarkable politician from a               l A WEEKLY food                                                                      scheme.                                                                                                                    Tuesdays.                         become an established masterpiece.
                                           family who have served the                   co-op at a church                                                                                      PAGE 5>>                                                                                                                   PAGE 10>>        Now, Harold Pinter’s play The Birth-
                                           area for generations.                        is bringing                                                                        l AGE Concern is                                                                                                           l A SONGWRITING duo is            day Party is back and ready to wow
                                               Fulham-born MP                            fresh fruit and                                                                   celebrating its 15th birthday.                                                                                             blazing a trail for musicians     audiences who want to see a true classic
   Brief description of your               Gwyneth Dunwoody died                         vegetables to                                                                         The charity’s shop in                                                                                                  by selling shares in its future   with plenty of meaning in today’s world.
       event or activity:                  at the age of 77 after a                         those who                                                                      Uxbridge Road, Shepherds                                                                                                   success.                             Lyric artistic director David Farr told
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                                           following in the                                   breadline.                                                                                       PAGE 8>>                                                                                               comfort from the launch of        never afraid to challenge the norm.
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                                           such as suffragette                                 at St                                                                       in Hammersmith is proving                                                                                                  model created by Lindsay          l A feast of artwork was on show as
                                           grandmothers.                                       Andrew’s                                                                    to be a breath of fresh air                                                                                                Boyle and Martyn Shone            The Society of Fulham Artists and
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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
                                           own advisors.
                                                                          PAGE 11>>
                                           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
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                                                                                                                         COOKERY QUEENS
                                                                                                   NIGELLA LAWSON UNVEILS NEW CANCER CENTRE AT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        l They won the league in their first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             season – but Shepherds Bush
                                           ensure that we’ll be keeping you                        CHARING CROSS HOSPITAL AS PRUE LEITH URGES LOCAL
                                                                                                   PUPILS TO EAT A HEALTHY MEAL SEE PAGES 4 & 10>>
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               United’s under 10s have now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 scored back-to-back titles.
                                                                                         Station will open
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          end of the tunnel for Imperial Wharf rail         FULL STORY ON PAGES 8&9>>


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          station.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “Thanks to the collaboration of
                                                                                            ROB MANSFIELD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington            Lord Douglas Hurd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           & Chelsea councils, we are finally at the       in Neighbourhood
                                                                                         A NEW rail station will be built in south
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           stage when our construction partners can
                                                                                         Fulham after a multi-million funding
                                                                                         deal was agreed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           get on and start building this important       Watch gong award
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           station.                                       asdf.
                                                                                             Hammersmith & Fulham Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “We aim to make Hammersmith &                 asdf.
                                                                                         chiefs agreed to provide £7million                                                                                                                                                     FULL STORY ON PAGE 15>>
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fulham a Borough of Opportunity and
                                                                                         worth of funding at a cabinet meeting in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           great transport links are vital part of
                                                                                         April, meaning builders have the green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           achieving this.
                                                                                         light to start work later this year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “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.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     with
                                                                                          from the area.                               –South overland rail route, said: “The numbers of people interchanging
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                                                                                   Fulham girl
 LEGEND:
 Gwyneth




                                                                                   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
                                                                              Gwyneth Dunwoody.
                                                                                 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
                                                                                                     fragettes.
                                                                                                                           became a household                  as a mark of respect for this Fulham
1266_SE_London_Covered_Ad_HF_News:Layout 1   5/2/08   13:59   Page 1                                                       name across Britain                 girl who became a household name
                                                                                                                                                               across Britain.”




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                                                               Nigella stirs up
                                                               emotions as she
     NEW LOOK: Millions will be spent on King Street           cuts red tape at
 Hammersmith plan
 could make King
 Street great again
                                                               cancer centre
                                                               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
                                                                                                sufferers.
 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
                                                                                                         The centre
     “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
                                                               Hammersmith-based firm
                                                               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
Church volunteers
                     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.                                  fathermartin@hotmail.co.uk.
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
6 NEWS                                                         www.lbhf.gov.uk                                                                                              6 May 2008

                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                                                                  pedestrians.


   foster carer?                                                                                      visitors from enjoying the
                                                                                                      Grand Union Canal in Shepherds
                                                                                                      Bush.
                                                                                                          After a massive campaign
                                                                                                      to improve the towpath along
                                                                                                                                           to the traffic-free area around
                                                                                                                                           the canal.
                                                                                                                                               Among the improvements
                                                                                                                                           is the resurfacing of parts of
                                                                                                                                           the towpath which used to get
                                                                                                                                                                                     British    Waterways
                                                                                                                                                                                  removed rubbish from the canal
                                                                                                                                                                                  area and planted 110 metres of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                also


                                                                                                                                                                                  flowerbeds with roses and other
                                                                                                                                                                                  hedgerow species.
                                                                                                      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?
                                                                                                        FULHAM TRADERS IN UNITED FRONT
   If so, Safe Haven Child Care Services is looking for people from all
   cultures and walks of life to care for children. The children will be:

   • Aged 10 or upwards                  • Have complex leraning needs
                                           who may have a statement of
   • Have behavioural difficulties
                                           educational needs
   • Who are known as remand
     placements                          • Have child protection concerns

   We offer our carers 24-hour support, high-quality training, respite,
                peer support groups and regular supervision. We also
                       offer a competitive reward.

                               If you would like more information
                                    Please contact the duty social worker
                                     on 08454 080 704 or register
                                      your interest at:
                                      info@safehaven.uk.com




                                                                                                        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




                                                                                                      for children
                     Tombola, Surprise Guests,
                          Meet The Animals,
                             Face Painting,
                      Refreshments, Barbecue,
                     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.”
                                                                                                      thumbs-up.

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: info@mayhewanimalhome.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,
                                                                                                                                                                    brighter lights.
                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                    positive results.”
                                                                                                                                                                        hammersmith & Fulham Councillor Greg
                                                                                                                                                                    Smith said: “This really is excellent news. Finally
                                                                                                                                                                    TfL have done something about the poorly-lit
                                                                                                                                                                    underpass.
                                                                                                                                                                        “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




                                                                                          Beat bobbies
   Assaults               125        105
   Theft and              849        788
   handling
   Thefts from a          227        182
   vehicle




                                                                                         beating crime
   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
   Theft and
   handling
                          704        553
                                                                                                 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
   vehicle
                                                                                                 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




                                                                                                                                                                                            “
  2008.
                                                                                                                                                         to 553.
                                                                                                                                                             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
   vehicle
                          624        561
                                                                                               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
  ROB MANSFIELD
                                           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.
crimes in the borough – 2,115 fewer        controlled drinking zone and our        that genuinely improves all of our       Commander, Det Supt Stephen                           IN ANY CONDITION
than the same time last year.              annual Crime Summits, we are            lives.                                   Cassidy, said: “Tremendous work                      BEST PRICES PAID!
   Hammersmith          &     Fulham       targeting criminals at every chance.        “When we read about high profile     has been done by some very
Councillor Greg Smith said: “We                “Only last month we announced       crimes in the press it is easy for our   committed people in this borough.
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here and there; these are impressive
reductions in crime which proves
                                           removed in the past 12 months so we
                                           are also minimising the environment
                                                                                   Of course crime is still too high, but
                                                                                   the good news in Hammersmith &
                                                                                                                            are catching more criminals, which
                                                                                                                            is making it a safer place to live,
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                                                                                                                                                                           443 North End Road, Fulham SW6 1NY
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8 NEWS                                                                           www.lbhf.gov.uk                                                                                6 May 2008

W6 treasure hunt
uncovers history
‘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
children). Save £3 by buying
tickets in advance. Send a
                                  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
                                  responsible.
                                                                                 represent himself.
                                                                                     “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
                                        PICTURE BY
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                      nice.’
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
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                                           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.
   ROB MANSFIELD
                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                             a challenge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 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,
                                                                                                                                                                                             W6 7DJ.
                                                                                           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.
                                                                                 HOUSE
                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                             YOUR NEWS!
                                                                                 Simone donations.                                              Anyone who wants to relive their
                                                                                 Tiano     He was amazed to find that one of                childhood or volunteer at the shop
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  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
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  ‘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
                                             Officers seized hifi and
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                                         uchaghlou had taken matters
                                                                               and TVs.
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No-show by
   ALL QUIET ON THE PLAYGROUND: Fulham Primary was one of 36 borough schools to shut




teachers as
                                                                                                                         treatment foster care




strike bites
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
                                                                                        LOCAL LEADER
                                                                               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
                                       pay rise.
                                                                               Fulham       teacher,
                                                                               Blower, who was elected the
                                                                                                          Christine

   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
                                                                                                                         specialised fostering?
                                       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
                                                                                             Fulham Councillor
                                                                                             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
                                                                                               examcommitments
                                                                                                 in the weeks
                                                                                                                         • Respite
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
100th Neighbourhood
                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                         work.”
                                                                                                                                                             Inspector Bill Heasman of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  annviersary fun
first cup to Tony Twiss                                                                                         was then charged with supplying          Shepherd’s Bush Safer Neigh-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  YOUNG businessmen
                                                                                                                                                                                                  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



                                                                                                                                                                                    Beauty
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



                                                                                                                                                                                     Never
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
                                                                                                                                                                                              Pictures by
                                                                                                                                                                                 Sir Edward Burne-Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                and other
                                                                                                                                                                                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 PALACE
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bishop’s Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                            (café/bar/restaurant)
  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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Proceeds to
  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



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       river cafe hit
       by fire damage
       A TOP Hammersmith restaurant closed its
       doors to diners after a fire ripped through
       the kitchens.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UPPOR
           The River Café will remain shut while
       extensive repairs are carried out.




                                                                                                                                                                                                              S
           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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TRAD
           About 20 firefighters, from
       Hammersmith, Chiswick and Kensington,
       battled for two hours to bring the flames
       under control.
           There was smoke and water damage to
       the ground floor kitchen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  UPPOR
           A River Café spokeswoman said:
       “Fortunately, nobody was hurt and the
       dining area was mostly unaffected.




                                                                                                                                                                                           S


                                                                                                                                                                                                                TS
           “We will now be closing temporarily for
       refurbishment, reopening in a few weeks.”




                                                                                                                                                                                         LO C A
           A fire investigation concluded the blaze




                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RS
       was accidental and caused by ‘fats and
       residue in the ducting’.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              E
       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
                                                          signe HAnsen
                                                                                                            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.

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          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.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       HRO       READER!
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grunge band,” said Lindsay.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                and West   existing             which woul                                                                                                                                                                     A NEW
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             on                                   for
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  back on            ons                                                                                                                                for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              House youth the Stamford l is
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            c.               still not                                                 soon as                                                                                                               site near      detention
                                                                                                                                                                                                 At Shep                               open                                                                                                                                                                            Cathn          centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                            herds Bush
                                                                                                                                                                                             have ruled                                                    EVERY                                                                                                                                                   FULL or Park.
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not trying to be groundbreaking.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OUR BIES
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release Numb on June 16.                                                                                  guitarist Martyn     – especially when the biscuit                          to say to the borough?
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of Martyn, who quit his banking job                                                                       singer lindsay       in the developing world.
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big cheeses in the financial world.                                                                       to snap up a
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business experience to do something                                                                       future earnings      the council is now asking
new and on our own. Because we self-                                                                      from their           companies supporting
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funded the album we wanted to keep                                                                        honey Ryder          Fair Trade to come forward                             56% of h&f news readers think the
artistic control,” said Lindsay.                                                                          project.             to help the promotion
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the evolving shape of the music                                                                                                    Aspiring Fair Trade
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                                                                                                          PICTURES BY          supporters can find more                               information*
to set up as Honey Ryder Music                                                                            DAVID TETT           details by visiting: www.
Limited to qualify for the Enterprise                                                                                          fairtradeatwork.org.uk and                             90,000 copies are distributed free
Investment Scheme, which gives             years and people are much savvier now.                                              existing ones by contacting                            to homes and businesses in the
income and capital gains relief to         So why should they join a record label to    clicK on                               Mary Corrall by emailing:                              borough, with all your best local
eligible investors.                        have the label keep all the money and none   www.honeyryder.co.uk                   maryfairtrade@yahoo.co.uk                              news, arts and sports.
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independent estate agents come to King street                                                                                                                                         Advertising Manager
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                                                                   THERE is nothing like a good home truth        Kinleigh Folkard Hayward. “I think people                           2162 or Editor Geoff
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  Home                                                                For 12 years, John has being selling            “I cycle to my appointments!”                                   6597.
 sweet                                                             and letting houses in the borough for the          The agency faces some big challenges
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     Martin                                                        launching his own agency in King Street,       begin to offer fewer mortgages.
 Clements,                                                         named Horton and Garton, to help local             But John is confident. “I’m certain that
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    Russell                                                        his career with Barnard Marcus and             and Garton, email John at: john@
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                                                                 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.
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                                                                 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

 Mosque rises
                                                                 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
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                                                                 tasty new business venture.                                                                                           “It’s tremendously popular with
                                                                     And it’s got off to a sweet start,                                                                           young boys,” laughs Gina.


 illegal drinking
                                                                 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
                                                                             Parachute Regiment.
                                                                                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
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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
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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
                                                                                                                                                                                               over 60s.


   FOUR YEARS LATER AND THE KNEES-UP WAS GREAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                  visit: www.chelwest.nhs.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                               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.
                                                                                                                                                                         Cllr Minnie
                                                                                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                                                               3877.
32 NEWS                                                                   www.lbhf.gov.uk                                                                                  6 May 2008



 CLEANER & GREENER
   Park’s £2.85m
   makeover is
   nearly finished
   THE multi-million pound

                                                                                                                                                                            WHAT THE
   revamp of Fulham’s
   Normand Park is nearing

                                                                                                                                                                           BUDGET SAYS:
   completion.
      Contractors have
   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
   sockets.

   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
   nine-month scheme
       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
                                                                                                                                                                       Mohammed, 33,
                                                                                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                                              YOUR SHOUT




   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
                                                                                                                                                                       Wood Supplies,
   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

       SEND US
                                    initiative, launched by the North     vegetarian restaurant and takeaway        Superstore.
                                    Fulham New Deal for Communities       for two reasons: firstly it is about

     YOUR NEWS!
                                    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: handfnews@lbhf.gov.uk    discourage – or even tax – the use    support this idea.                        www.northfulhamndc.org.uk
                                                                                                                    www.lbhf.gov.uk                             Email: handfnews@lbhf.gov.uk
                                    of disposable bags. The Government       “When the cotton bag campaign
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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
months ahead.
                                                       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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  RECRUITMENT
   PLEASE NOTE: Redeployees
                                                                   Closing	date:	Tuesday	13	
                                                                   May 2008
                                                                                                      MA FRSA                          You will work as part of the
                                                                                                                                       team and be responsible
                                                                                                                                                                         Physical Education
   of either Hammersmith
                                    Children’s serviCes s/B
                                                                   Interviews are likely to be        Library assistant                to the teacher in charge          Faculty, in charge of
   & Fulham Council or
   Hammersmith & Fulham
                                                                   held on Thursday 22nd May          Scale	3:	£10,695	-	£11,311	      of Literacy Withdrawal.           girls’ PE
                                   New King’s Primary              2008                               25 hours pw – term time          Experience of working             MPS	+	TLR2b	(£4,097)
   Homes (H&FHomes), will be                                                                          only (39 weeks)                  with primary or secondary
   given priority consideration    School                          Required For September
                                                                                                                                       school students with              Required for September
   for vacant posts in either      New King’s Road, Fulham,        2008:                              One Year Contract                                                  2008, a dynamic, well
                                                                                                                                       literacy	difficulties	would	be	
   organisation at any stage of    London SW6 4LY                                                     To Start A.S.A.P.                                                  qualified	PE	teacher	to	take	
   the recruitment process and
                                                                   New King’s Primary                 “The Phoenix is a
                                                                                                                                       desirable.
                                                                                                                                                                         charge of Girls’ PE.
                                   Tel:	020	7736	2318                                                                                  Phoenix High School is a
   before any other applicant.     Fax:	020	731	0625	
                                                                   School                             remarkable school; it            vibrant	11-16	Specialist	         The successful candidate
                                                                   Teacher with                       continues to transform the       Science College, located in       will be ambitious with good
   Vacancies in either             Email: admin@newkings.                                                                                                                leadership skills, will be
                                                                                                      life chances of both students    West London in a culturally
   Hammersmith and Fulham          lbhf.sch.uk                     responsibility                     and their families” Ofsted       diverse neighbourhood. Our        dedicated to establishing
   Council or Hammersmith &        NOR: 220 Headteacher:
   Fulham Homes which are          David Block                     for PHSE and                       2008                             GCSE examination results          high standards and have
                                                                                                                                                                         experience of teaching GCSE
                                                                                                      Would you like to work in the    have	improved	significantly	
   advertised as 'Internal only'
                                   Headteacher                     community	-	KS1	/	                 school judged as the most        from 28% in 2004 to 67%           and B. Tech P.E.
   are open to both LBH&F                                          Lower KS2                          improved school in England       in 2007, and we are poised        Commitment to providing
   Council and H&FHomes            L21-L27	£63,771	-	£72,816	
                                                                                                      between 2003 – 2006,             to achieve even better            a full programme of extra
   employees on a shared                                           MPS	+TLR	2b	(£3,940)
                                   To Start September 2008 or                                         with the second highest          examination results at KS3        curricular activities is vital,
   access principle.               January 2009                    Teacher (year 5) -                 CVA score in the country in      and KS4 in the future.            as is demonstrating vision
   However, as separate            Group 2 School                  part time                          2006 and judged by Ofsted        We offer employees a              for developing community-
   employers, employees            New King’s School, which                                           in January 2008 to be            friendly and supportive           sporting links. Experience
   from H&F Council who            has	215	pupils,	has	been	       (2 days per week)                  outstanding?                     environment and excellent         in outdoor education is
   are successful in being         a consistently strong           MPS                                Required as soon as              professional development          desirable.
   appointed to a post in          performer in recent years       The governors of our               possible, an enthusiastic        opportunities. Staff also         Phoenix High School is
   H&FHomes (and vice versa)       with its latest Ofsted report   successful, friendly,              and resourceful Teaching         have free use of our              a vibrant, multi-cultural
   will be subject to the normal   in Spring 2007 rating it as     school wish to appoint two         Assistant to be based in         community sports centre           secondary school, situated
   recruitment and selection       “a good school with some        experienced teachers.              the school’s modern and          and swimming pool.                in north Hammersmith,
   procedures and terms            outstanding features”. We       One vacancy is for a teacher       expanding	Library/Learning	      For an application form and       close to public transport
   and conditions (including       are seeking a dynamic and       with an enthusiasm for both        Resource Centre (LRC).           further details please view       links.	It	benefits	from	a	
   a period of probation)          innovative new Headteacher      PHSE and the wider needs of        The LRC has recently been        the vacancies section of          wide range of local and
   applicable to those             who has at least three years’   children and their families.       refurbished and provides         www.phoenixhighschool.            national initiatives aimed at
   organisations at the time of    experience at Deputy Head       He	/	She	will	be	responsible	      extensive resources to widen     org or email phoenix.lbhf@        maximising the attainment
   applying.                       or Headteacher level of         for the School Council and         the student reading diet         lgfl.net	or	call	the	school	      of its students. P.E. facilities
                                   management.                     liaising with the Parents’         and increase community           on	020	8749	1141	for	an	          are excellent including
   PLEASE NOTE:                    You will have:                  Association.	He/She	will	          involvement in the library.      application pack.                 a fully-equipped Fitness
   TO APPLY FOR AN                                                 receive a TLR point and will       You will enable students and                                       Centre, a state-of-the-art
                                      •	 The	leadership,	                                                                              Closing date Friday 9 May         Dance Studio, Sports Hall, 3
   APPLICATION PACK FROM:                teambuilding and          teach	either	a	KS1	or	Lower	       staff and other adults to gain   2008
                                                                   KS2 class.                         access to a very important                                         gyms	and	3	floodlit	outdoor	
   •	 Assistant	Chief	                   communication
       Executive's	Office                skills to drive us        The second vacancy is for a        learning resource, as well       Assistant                         sports areas. A community
                                                                                                                                                                         swimming centre is on the
                                                                                                      as the pleasure of books
   •	 Environment	                       towards greater           teacher to teach Year 5 two
                                                                                                      and reading. Duties will         Headteacher:                      school site.
   •	 Finance                                                      days a week. The other three
                                         achievement.              days will be taught by the         include monitoring students,     Learning Zone 4                   For further details, please
   •	 H	&	F	Homes                                                                                     maintaining the centre’s         Leadership Pay Scale points       visit the Vacancies section of
   •	 Community	Services              •	 An	infectious	            Deputy Headteacher.
                                                                                                      resources, and dealing with      14	to	18	                         www.phoenixhighschool.org
                                         enthusiasm that           We need you both:
   •	 Children's	Services	N/S		          will help us build on
                                                                                                      enquiries. You will have a       Required for September            Closing date Friday, 9 May
       (Non-school)                                                    •	 To	have	high	               good knowledge of ICT, and       2008	a	well	qualified	and	        2008
   •	 Resident	Services                  our success.                     expectations                experience of working in         experienced teacher to
   •	 Direct	Services	(DSO1)       Awaiting you at New King’s             of children’s               learning	resource	centres/       take on the responsibility of     Kenmont Primary
                                   School will be:                        achievement.                libraries	with	adults	and/or	    leading and co-ordinating         School
   Please call: 020 8753 6060         •	 One	of	the	best	                                             children would be a distinct
                                                                       •	 To	be	enthusiastic	                                          the work of our Every             Valliere	Road,	London	NW10	
   (if telephoning out of hours,         performing schools                                           advantage.                       Child Matters team which
                                                                          about Teaching and                                                                             6AL
   you can leave a message on            in Hammersmith &                                             Phoenix High School is a         comprises Learning Zone 4.
   the answerphone)                                                       Learning.                   vibrant	11-16	Specialist	                                          Tel: 020 8969 4497 Fax:
                                         Fulham                                                                                        This post is suitable for         020 8968 0839
                                                                       •	 To	be	an	excellent	         Science College, located in      someone with successful
   or e-mail: recruitment@lbhf.       •	 Strongly	committed	
   gov.uk                                teaching and
                                                                          classroom                   West London in a culturally
                                                                                                      diverse neighbourhood. Our
                                                                                                                                       experience of leading             Class Teachers
                                                                          practitioner.                                                academic as well as Pastoral      Required for September
   write to: Recruitment                 support staff                                                GCSE examination results         teams. The key task is to
                                                                   We can offer you both:             have	improved	significantly	                                       2008
   Call	Centre,	Room	112	             •	 Pupils	from	a	wide	                                                                           support and promote the           MPS (including Inner London
   1st	Floor,	Hammersmith	                                             •	 A	commitment	to	            from 28% in 2004 to 67%          learning of our fantastic
                                         range of ethnic                  your Professional           in 2007, and we are poised                                         Allowance)
   Town Hall, King Street,               backgrounds                                                  to achieve even better
                                                                                                                                       students.
   Hammersmith W6 9JU.                                                    Development                                                                                    Are you an excellent
                                                                                                      examination results at KS3       For an application form and       classroom practitioner?
                                      •	 Strengths	in	Music	           •	 A	friendly	and	                                              further details please view
   Alternatively, you can                and Arts as well as                                          and KS4 in the future.                                             Can you motivate, engage
                                                                          supportive working                                           the vacancies section of
   request an application                the Core Curriculum                                          We offer employees a             www.phoenixhighschool.            and inspire pupils?
   pack	from	the	ground	floor	                                            environment                 friendly and supportive
                                      •	 Hardworking,	                                                                                 org or email phoenix.lbhf@        We are a friendly and very
   reception                                                           •	 A	well	resourced	           environment and excellent        lgfl.net	or	call	the	school	      popular one form entry
                                         knowledgeable                    school                      professional development         on	020	8749	1141	for	an	          primary school with a
   To apply for an application           and supportive                                               opportunities. Staff also                                          nursery serving a diverse
   pack from:                                                          •	 Excellent	ICT	                                               application pack.
                                         Governors                                                    have free use of our                                               local community in North
   •	 Children's	Services	S/B	                                            facilities including        community sports centre          Closing date 9 May 2008
                                   Visits to the school                                                                                                                  West London. Our children
                                                                          an up to date ICT
      (School based positions)     are welcomed. Please
                                                                          Suite.
                                                                                                      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
                                   2318.                           with a history of high             to information management        (TLR points available for
   see individual                                                                                                                      candidate with suitable           our strengths in supporting
                                   The school and all its          achievement allied to a            and learning, this could be                                        the personal development
   advertisements for                                              commitment to excellence           an excellent opportunity for     experience)
   application details.            personnel are committed to                                                                                                            and wellbeing of our children
                                   safeguarding and promoting      in art and music which are         you.                             Required for September            as well as highlighting our
   CVs will be considered only     the welfare of children         taught by specialist teachers.     For an application form and      2008 an outstanding               good range of enrichment
   with a supporting statement     and young people. This          We serve a community rich          further details please view      teacher to work in a high         activities such as visits and
   showing how you meet the        post is exempt from the         in cultural, ethnic, religious,    the vacancies section of         performing faculty. Phoenix       visitors to the school.
   criteria for selection and      Rehabilitation of Offenders     social and linguistic diversity.   www.phoenixhighschool.           High School is the lead
   a completed workforce                                                                                                               school in the ICT Diploma         For a variety of different
                                   Act	(1974)	and	is	subject	      Visits are most welcome.           org or email phoenix.lbhf@                                         reasons we will have
   monitoring form.                to a successful Enhanced        You will be impressed by           lgfl.net	or	call	the	school	     Consortium for delivery in
                                                                                                                                       September 2008 and a new          vacancies across the school
                                   Disclosure check through        the calm environment and           on	020	8749	1141	for	an	                                           for September
                                                                   the high quality of work on        application pack.                state of the art ICT teaching
                                   the CRB.                                                                                            facility is being built. The      We therefore need Class
                                                                   display.                           Closing date Friday 9th May
          WANT TO                  To request an application
                                   pack, please contact            For an application form            2008
                                                                                                                                       successful candidate will
                                                                                                                                       be joining the ICT Faculty
                                                                                                                                                                         Teachers to join our team
                                                                                                                                                                         and to share their good
         ADVERTISE                 Human Resources Schools
                                   Operations Team, Tel:
                                                                   and further details, please
                                                                   contact Mrs. Nita Doonga,          Two teaching                     in a very exciting time in its    practice with colleagues
     YOUR VACANCY IN               020 8753 3638 (24 hour          School Manager at the              assistants for
                                                                                                                                       development.
                                                                                                                                       For an application form and
                                                                                                                                                                         to help move our school
                                                                                                                                                                         forward. Some leadership
      THE BEST-READ                voicemail), email: HR_
                                   Operations_Schools@lbhf.
                                                                   School.
                                                                   Closing date: Noon
                                                                                                      literacy                         further details please view       posts are also available. We
                                                                                                                                                                         have committed staff who
        NEWSPAPER                  gov.uk,                         Wednesday 7 May                    Term time only (39 weeks)        the vacancies section of
                                                                                                                                       www.phoenixhighschool.            are keen to develop their
     IN THE BOROUGH?               textphone	users:	18001	020	
                                   8753 2248,
                                                                   Short listing: Thursday 8 May      Scale	3	£9.77	per	hour
                                                                                                      Required from September
                                                                                                                                       org or email phoenix.lbhf@        practice further.
      Call Advertising Manager                                     Interviews to be held Monday                                        lgfl.net	or	call	the	school	      This is a very exciting time
        John Naylor today on       or write to School’s            19	May		                           two full-time Teaching           on	020	8749	1141	for	an	          for our school as we move
           020	8753	2162           Operational Team HR, King                                          Assistants to deliver a          application pack.                 towards developing our
                                   Street, London W6 9JU.          Phoenix High School                range of structured reading
                                                                                                                                       Closing date: 9 May 2008          excellence whilst facing
                                   Please quote reference          Headteacher: William               programmes to individual                                           the usual challenges
                                   number	CS/E15635.               Samuel Atkinson                    students and small groups.       Deputy Head of                    and	benefits	of	our	
                      6 May 2008                                                                       www.lbhf.gov.uk                                                                           CLASSIFIED 35



                                                                                                                                                  RECRUITMENT
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
only	15	schools	in	London	to	     innovative, motivated and       Key Stage 2 Teacher who is        the CRB.                        egalvin@sacredh.lbhf.sch.uk
achieve the Higher Standard       talented leader to further      passionate about improving                                        The pack is also available to          For Partner at busy music law firm in SW6
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
Visits to the school are          provision across the school.    and preparing them as             MPS	to	UPS	(£24,168	-	          on                                     dictaphone typing, experience with redlining
welcomed.                         The successful candidate        future citizens.                  £41,001)	per	annum              www.sacredhearthighschool.             contracts and Outlook essential. Minimum 3
Please contact the Head           will:                           St Peter’s School is a            Pay award pending               org.uk                                 years relevant commercial law experience.
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
be requested from Faye                •	 Have	a	proven	           atmosphere. It has high                                                                                  Email CV to: elaine@brayandkrais.com
                                                                                                    qualified,	highly	motivated	    Sacred Heart High School is
Papini, School Business                  record of raising        expectations and is               Teachers of Science.            committed to safeguarding
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
Interviews will be held either:          approaches to                                                                              From September 2008                    No agencies.
w/b	Monday	12	or	Monday	                                          Manager, Mrs Fiona                School, with well structured                                           Email CV to: elaine@brayandkrais.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
will be requested for the                                         School                            Strategy. The school is
                                                                                                                                    in September.
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
                                      •	 A	commitment	            London W6 7DG                     charge zone.                        •	 Inspirational	                    two to spare each week?
Safeguarding Children                    to your personal
and Safer Recruitment in                                          Tel: 020 8748 7600                For an application form and            teachers who have                 Would you like to use the time
Education legislation.                   professional             info@sacredh.lbhf.sch.uk          information pack please                a track record for                productively in a way that will
                                         development to           Training School Status            contact the school or email            raising standards                 improve an older or disabled
Addison Primary                          further your career      IT & Maths Specialist School
                                                                                                    egalvin@sacredh.lbhf.sch.uk
                                                                                                                                        •	 A	secure	knowledge	
                                                                                                                                                                             person’s quality of life - and that is
                                                                                                    The pack is also available to                                            good for heart and soul?
School                                •	 A	spacious,	very	                                                                                 of the curriculum
Addison Gardens, London                  well resourced           Teacher in charge of              download from our website                                                Would you like to work to help
                                                                                                    on                                  •	 Enthusiasm	for	                   improve your ability to get a job?
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    admin@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.            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
                                                                  Catholic Comprehensive
                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                                             London W14 0LR
TLR	2.1	(+£5,920)                 lgfl.net                        of girls achieved 5+A*-C;         MPS	to	UPS	pro	rata	(£9,667	                                             For more details, contact Dianne
Required for September            Closing	date:	Monday	12	        89% achieved 5+A*-C               -	£16,401)	                     School                                   Tel: 020 7605 0110
                                  May, 9am                        (including English and            per annum                       Peterborough Road, Fulham,
                                                                                                                                                                             Email: Dianne@masbro.org.uk
2008                                                              Maths) in 2007. The school
We are looking for an             Interviews:	w/c	Monday	19	                                        Pay award pending               London SW6 3BN
                                  May                             has specialist status in
excellent leader and                                              Maths and Computing and           To start: September 2008        Telephone: 020 7736 5869
manager, with the ability         This school is committed to     is a designated Training          The Governors invite            Fax: 020 7736 2858
to motivate our talented
support staff team, to
                                  safeguarding and promoting
                                  the welfare of children. The
                                  successful applicant will be
                                                                  School, with well structured
                                                                  induction and development
                                                                                                    applications from well
                                                                                                    qualified,	highly	motivated	
                                                                                                                                    Email: admin@sulivan.lbhf.
                                                                                                                                    sch.uk                                  DO YOU HAVE A
                                                                                                                                                                             SPARE ROOM?
develop our inclusive                                             programmes for all teachers.      Teachers of Science.            Headteacher: Mrs Alison
practice and raise                required to undertake an        As part of its recruitment                                        Newbold, MA
attainment for our SEN, EAL       enhanced CRB disclosure.                                          Sacred Heart High School
                                                                  and retention strategy, some      is a highly successful,         Chair of Governors: Mrs
and G&T pupils. This is a non                                     rented accommodation
class-based position.             St Peter’s C. E.                is provided by the school,
                                                                                                    oversubscribed	11-16	girls’	
                                                                                                    Catholic Comprehensive
                                                                                                                                    Caroline Langton                       HOSTS INTERNATIONAL
The successful candidate          Primary School                  which also participates in        School. It was named in         Two inspirational                             A quality home stay provider
will:                             33 St Peter’s Road,             Hammersmith & Fulham’s
                                  Hammersmith,                    Key Workers’ Housing
                                                                                                    HMCI’s Report 2006 as an        permanent                                   based in Central London is now
    •	 Be	an	excellent	                                                                             outstanding school. 94%
       classroom teacher
                                  London W6 9BA                   Strategy. The school is           of girls achieved 5+A*-C;       teachers to join our                        recruiting host families in zones
                                  Tel 020 8748 7756 Fax 020       outside of the congestion         89% achieved 5+A*-C             successful	KS1	or	                            1, 2 and 3 to accommodate
    •	 Be	able	to	lead,	          8748	3318                       charge zone.                      (including English and                                                           international students.
       motivate and               Email: admin@stpetersce.        For an application form           Maths) in 2007. The school      KS2 teams.
       inspire others as a                                        and information pack              has specialist status in        MPS + TLR payable to                          Families should be prepared
                                  lbhf.sch.uk                                                                                                                                  to offer meals and treat students
       teacher and leader                                         please contact the school         Maths and Computing and         suitably	qualified	and	
                                  Headteacher: Mrs Jean           or email egalvin@sacredh.                                         experienced teachers                          as part of the family home.
Have a proven ability and         Shipton, M.A.                                                     is a designated Training
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                                                                                                                                                                                    **Good rates of pay**
children forward in their         Upper Key Stage 2               also available to download
                                                                  from our website on www.
                                                                                                    induction and development       Would you like the
                                                                                                    programmes for all teachers.
learning                          Teacher                         sacredhearthighschool.org.        As part of its recruitment
                                                                                                                                    opportunity to:
                                                                                                                                                                                   CONTACT: 0207 323 5244
Inspirational                     MPS	or	above	(£24,168	–	        uk                                and retention strategy, some        •	 Work	in	a	happy	
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Teacher                           Pay award pending
                                                                  The closing date is Friday 9
                                                                  May                               is provided by the school,             school, which is
Inner	London	MPS/UPS	+	                                                                                                                                                           76-78 MORTIMER STREET,
                                  Required from September         at 2.30 pm                        which also participates in             well-supported by                          LONDON, W1W 7SA
TLR	2.3	(+£2,442)                                                                                   Hammersmith & Fulham’s
                                  2008                            Sacred Heart High School is
Required for September                                                                              Key Workers’ Housing               CONTINUED PAGE 36>>


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 RECRUITMENT                                                                                                                                                  PUBLIC NOTICES
 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 35>>                     high	quality	learning	               to	request	an	application	pack	       Short-listing	Date:	Wednesday	                        LONDON BOROUGH OF
 parents and governors                        experiences	for	children	            please	contact	our	SAO	Miss	          14	May	2008                                       HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM
                                           •	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
    children	
                                           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:	admin@allsaintsce.lbhf.          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,	
                                              expectations	and	a	strong	           be	required	to	undertake	a	           at a Budget Holders Panel. The          practical	without	interference	with	the	execution	
 •	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	
    partnership	of	the	school,	               high	quality	learning	               enhanced	CRB.	                        working	knowledge	of	current	           vehicle	being	used	in	connection	with	police,	fire	or	
    home	and	parish	                          experiences	for	children	            Application	forms	and	                legislation	in	relation	to	people	      ambulance	purposes	and	anything	done	with	the	
 •	Be	an	exemplary	classroom	              We	encourage	visits	to	our	             information	packs	can	be	             with	learning	disabilities	and	         permission	or	at	the	direction	of	a	police	constable	
    practitioner	                          school.	Please	visit	our	website	       obtained	from	the	school	at	the	      be	able	to	work	within	a	person	        in	uniform.
 •	Have	excellent	organisational	          for	additional	information.	The	        address	above	or	alternatively	       centred	framework.	The	post	         5.	The	Order	will	come	into	operation	on	12th	May	
    and	interpersonal	skills	              school	is	easily	accessible	from	       please	contact	Janice	Cocks	on	       involves	travelling	within	and	         2008	and	will	be	valid	for	a	maximum	period	of	18	
 •	Have	extremely	high	                    all transport routes.                   admin@canberra.lbhf.sch.uk            outside	of	the	London	area.             months	or	until	works	are	completed,	whichever	is	
    expectations	and	a	strong	             Visits	to	our	school	are	warmly	        Closing	Date:	Tuesday	13	May	         Closing	date	for	applications:	9	       the sooner.
    commitment	to	providing	               welcomed.	To	arrange	a	visit	or	        2008.                                 May 2008                             6.	Works	will	be	part	of	a	rolling	programme	and	
                                                                                                                                                                 would	be	expected	to	commence	on	:-
                                                                                                                                                                 a)	7th	July	2008	and	finish	on	25th	July	2008;
   PLEASE	NOTE:	Redeployees	of	either	                  •	   H	&	F	Homes                                   Alternatively,	you	can	request	an	application	
   Hammersmith	&	Fulham	Council	or	                     •	   Community	Services                            pack	from	the	ground	floor	reception                  b)	14th	July	2008	and	finish	on	1st	August	2008;
   Hammersmith	&	Fulham	Homes	(H&FHomes),	              •	   Children’s	Services	N/S		(Non-school)         To	apply	for	an	application	pack	from:                c)	28th	July	2008	and	finish	on	16th	August	2008.
   will	be	given	priority	consideration	for	vacant	
   posts	in	either	organisation	at	any	stage	of	        •	   Resident	Services                             •	 Children’s	Services	S/B	(School	based	          The	dates	specified	are	for	guidance	and	informative	
   the	recruitment	process	and	before	any	other	        •	   Direct	Services	(DSO1)                            positions)	                                       purposes	only	and	works	may	extend	outside	these	
   applicant.PLEASE	NOTE:	                              Please	call:	020	8753	6060	(if	telephoning	        •	 Direct	Services	(DSO2,	DSO3)	                      dates.
   TO	APPLY	FOR	AN	APPLICATION	PACK	FROM:	              out	of	hours,	you	can	leave	a	message	on	the	      see	individual	advertisements	for	application	     Dated	this	2nd	day	of	May	2008
                                                        answerphone)	or	e-mail:	recruitment@lbhf.gov.      details.	CVs	will	be	considered	only	with	a	       Nigel	Pallace
   •	 Assistant	Chief	Executive’s	Office                uk	or	write	to:	Recruitment	Call	Centre,	Room	     supporting	statement	showing	how	you	meet	
   •	 Environment	                                      112	1st	Floor,	Hammersmith	Town	Hall,	King	        the	criteria	for	selection	and	a	completed	        Director	of	Environment
   •	 Finance                                           Street,	Hammersmith	W6	9JU.		                      workforce	monitoring	form.                         Environment	Department
                  6 May 2008                                          www.lbhf.gov.uk                                                                                    PUBLIC NOTICES 37



                                                                                                                                    PUBLIC NOTICES

 Hammersmith & Fulham’s forward plans 2008-2009
 In accordance with Regulation 12 of the Local Authority (Executive Arrangements) (Access to   PUBLICATION
 Information) Regulations 2000, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham gives notice
                                                                                               Plans for the Municipal Year 2008/2009 will be published as follows:
 that it will be publishing monthly Forward Plans of the key decisions it proposes to make,
 insofar as are known, in the four month period following publication of each Plan.             PUBLICATION DATE                             PERIOD COVERED
                                                                                                FOR THE FORWARD PLAN                         ON FORWARD PLAN
 KEY DECISIONS
 These are decisions which are likely to result in one or more of the following:                Friday              16 May          2008     1 June 2008         30 September     2008
 1. Any expenditure or savings which are significant, regarding the Council’s budget for the     Monday              16 June         2008     1 July 2008         31 October       2008
    service function to which the decision relates in excess of £100,000;                       Wednesday           16 July         2008     1 August 2008       30 November      2008
 2. Anything affecting communities living or working in an area comprising of two or more       Friday              15 August       2008     1 September 2008    31 December      2008
    wards in the borough;                                                                       Monday              15 September    2008     1 October 2008      31 January       2009
 3. Anything significantly affecting communities within one ward (where practicable);            Thursday            16 October      2008     1 November 2008     28 February      2009
 4. Anything affecting the budget and policy framework set by the Council.                      Friday              14 November     2008     1 December 2008     31 March         2009
                                                                                                Tuesday             16 December     2008     1 January 2009      30 April         2009
 FORWARD PLAN                                                                                   Friday              16 January      2009     1 February 2009     31 May           2009
 The Plan will give the following details:                                                      Friday              13 February     2009     1 March 2009        30 June          2009
 1. The date of the decision to be made;                                                        Monday              16 March        2009     1 April 2009        31 July          2009
                                                                                                Thursday            16 April        2009     1 May 2009          31 August        2009
 2. A brief summary of the proposal;
 3. The ward(s) affected;                                                                      ACCESS TO THE FORWARD PLAN
 4. Who will be responsible for making the decision and how they can be contacted;             You will be able to see each Plan on the Council’s website at www.lbhf.gov.uk. A printed
 5. Officers who will be preparing reports for the decision-makers;                             version will be available for public inspection on weekdays between the hours of 10.00am
 6. Background documents;                                                                      and 5.00pm, free of charge, at Hammersmith Town Hall.
 7. Which persons or groups will be consulted prior to the decision being taken and how and    To arrange to see it, please telephone Katia Richardson on 020 8753 2368.
    when they will be consulted;
 8. Other bodies, if any, making the decision jointly with the Council;
 9. Details for contacting the decision-maker and officers, in connection with consultation,
    background documentation, or any other matter relating to this decision.


 Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Forward Plan 2008-Timetable-half1 1                                                                                                                                            28/4/08 4:57:07 pm




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  from a private landlord. It also affects tenants already getting Housing Benefit who move into accommodation rented from
  a private landlord. Local Housing Allowance is being introduced on 7 April, 2008. If you live in council accommodation or
  other social housing, Local Housing Allowance will not affect you.

                                                                         LBHF is made up of three BRMA’s
          Inner North & West                                             Inner North & West London relates to the area around the Edward wood Estate.
          Inner South West                                               London Central relates to the area around Chelsea harbour.
          London Central                                                 Inner South west relates to the rest of the borough.
                                                                         Local Housing Allowance is a flat rate allowance towards the maximum rent costs.
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                                                                         advice and benefits.
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                                                                         Email: LHA@lbhf.gov.uk - for LHA enquiries. Benefits@lbhf.gov.uk - for general enquiries
                                            London Central

                                                                         LHA Rates
                                                                          Locality/
                                                                                                     LHA Weekly                                          LHA Monthly
                                                                           BRMA
                                                                                        Room     1      2       3       4       5      Room       1         2        3        4           5

                                                                         Inner North 117.59 240.00 320.00 415.38 525.00 699.92         509.56 1040.00 1386.67 1799.98 2275.00 3032.99
                                      Inner South West                     & West

                                                                            Central     147.70 340.00 495.00 700.00 900.00 1750.00     640.03 1473.33 2145.00 3033.33 3900.00 7583.33


                                                                            Inner    123.00 240.00 300.00 392.31 560.00 850.00         533.00 1040.00 1300.00 1700.01 2426.67 3683.33
                                                                          South West

Hammersmith & Fulham Council
38 COMMENT                                                                             www.lbhf.gov.uk                                                                                    6 May 2008


Dr                                     Your shout

Dagmar
                                       I’ve taken a shine to
DISPENSES
 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

                                        MARSDEN
 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.

                                       M
                                                   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
     All our
 school
                                           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,
 have
 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
                                                                                                                                                                                         reflection clearly...
 training              are going           There are several other ways of doing
 and every
 local
                   undiagnosed
 school
 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.

                                        BY DIGBY
 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

                                        WARDE-ALDAM
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




Letters to the Editor
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     Fax: 020 8741 2685. The Editor reserves the right to edit letters. Anonymous letters will not be considered but names and addresses can be withheld

My shock at ‘fetid’ state
of the main post office
CONGRATULATIONS on the excellent                                                                                                                               CONTACT ThE COuNCIL
April 15 edition and on the post offices                                                                                                                                             Open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm
closure article (Case to save post offices is
                                                                                                                                                              COUNCIL TAX & BUSINESS RATES ......... 020 8600 7777
delivered, April 15).
    It prompted me to pass by the                                                                                                                             ....................................................... localtaxation@lbhf.gov.uk
Shepherds Bush Green main post office at                                                                                                                      ELECTORAL REGISTRATION .................... 020 8753 4466
midday today. There were 29 people in the                                                                                                                     ...............................................electoral.services@lbhf.gov.uk
queue, four counters working and it was as                                                                                                                    CLEANER GREENER HOTLINE ................. 020 8753 1100
fetid and disgruntled as any place I have ever
seen in a third world country.                                                                                                                                Refuse collections, street cleaning, noise nuisance, dog
    Keep up the good work.                                                                                                                                    fouling, flytipping, recycling, bulky waste collections,
                                Roger Buxton                                                                                                                  graffiti, abandoned cars..........................................................
                                      Via email                                                                                                               ..................................................cleaner.greener@lbhf.gov.uk
                                                                                                                                                              ENVIRONMENT ........................................... 020 8753 1081
Twenty-minute wait at the                                                                                                                                     Trading standards, environmental protection, pest
                                                                                                                                                              control, building control, licensing, highways, planning
post office is ridiculous                                                                                                                                     applications and enquiries ...... environment@lbhf.gov.uk
ASKEW Road post office is essential for the
most vulnerable in the community – if this                                                                                                                    GENERAL ENQUIRIES.................................020 8748 3020
closes, it is a long and difficult trip to other                                                                                                              INFORMATION ............................................ 020 8753 4040
branches for these people (Case to save post                                                                                                                  .........................................................information@lbhf.gov.uk
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
                                                                                                                                                              Student finance & awards ....................... 020 8753 1499
office, so they should at least try to offer a                                                                                                                Children’s information service ................ 020 8735 5868
reasonable service.                                                                                                                                           Connexions One Stop Shop ...................... 020 8741 2441
                                 Dr Sarah Brice
                                         Via email                                                                                                            LEISURE CENTRES
                                                                                                                                                              Hammersmith Fitness & Squash............020 8741 4640
                                                                                                                                                              Lillie Road ................................................... 020 7381 2183
Post office change means                                                                                                                                      Fulham Pools............................................... 020 7471 0450
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: handfnews@lbhf.gov.uk with your story or snaps. Or email: 50years@stpauls.lbhf.sch.uk          (H&F HOMES) AREA OFFICES:
one-way system (Case to save post offices is                                                                                                                  Hammersmith North ................................ 020 8753 4400
delivered, April 15).                                   If there is a next time I hope officials             The assumption is that retirees do not           Fulham North ............................................. 020 7385 3355
   This must be kept in mind when                    will have the good sense to ensure it is            qualify as they are no longer working – hard
undertaking future planning. A hundred               preserved. It could even make them large            or otherwise. I suppose they are just put out to     Fulham South ............................................. 020 7386 6000
yards is a long way to walk for many frail,          sums of money in the future.                        pasture in Uxbridge!                                 Hammersmith South ................................ 020 8753 4427
elderly people.                                                                          Fiona Cook                                         Jon Burden        Service charges.......................................... 020 8753 4015
                                DA Hannigan                                                 Via email                                Minford Gardens
                                    Via email                                                                                          Shepherds Bush         COMMUNITY SERVICES HOUSING SERVICES

No need for more shops                               Superb art? No, Banksy is Research on premature                                                          H&F Home Buy (home ownership enquiries) ....................
                                                                                                                                                              ...................................................................... 020 8753 6464
in Goldhawk Road area                                just criminal damage                 births could be crucial                                             .....................................................h&fHome-Buy@lbhf.gov.uk
THE proposed building for the Allied Carpets         I WOULD like to register my complete                I AM searching for healthy people aged 19-27         Emergency housing....................................020 8753 4144
                                                     opposition to any form of graffiti, including
site is an absolute abomination (Moving on up
                                                     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
                                                                                                                                                              ........................................................................020 8749 2925
buildings.                                               Camden Council is irresponsible in              Resonance (MR) scan, (which is safe, painless        Private housing services .......................... 020 8753 1221
    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
                                                                                                         be associated with higher rates of high
                                                                                                                                                              Barclay House ............................................ 020 8753 5842
decides to display his work, I think it should       the same for all people                             blood pressure, high blood lipids and type 2
                                                                                                                                                              OTHER USEFUL NUMBERS
be preserved. The preservation of this street        AT FIRST, I liked your headline ‘Hard-work-         diabetes.
art is part of our current culture.                  ing residents to benefit from springboard’ in           It is therefore crucial to discover if the       Emergency out of hours (24 hours) ........020 8748 8588
    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)...................
makes his mark, April 15 edition), it’s 100 per      allocate housing in the borough (April 15               So please readers, if you were a premature       ....................................................................... 020 8753 2140
cent better than some of the other posters and       edition).                                           baby or you know someone who was, contact:
other signs that litter our streets, including                                                           a.doolan@imperial.ac.uk                              Civic hall lettings. ....................................... 020 8753 2135
                                                         But then I started to wonder who decides
the hideous buildings proposed by many               how ‘hard’ someone must work for the                                                                     Civic catering .............................................. 020 8753 2370
developers.                                          council to allow them on the ‘springboard’.                                         Anne Doolan          Parking control (permits and fines hotline).........................
                           Josephine Lundberg            Would a City stockbroker working                    Clinical Research Fellow in Neonatology,         ........................................................................020 7371 5678
                                        Via email    100-hour weeks be given preference over the                            Imperial College London
                                                                                                                                                              Housing benefits ........................................ 020 8753 1396
                                                     office cleaners who hold down two jobs but

                                                                                                                 hAVE YOuR
                                                     only work 80 hours a week?                                                                               Corporate anti-fraud service .................... 020 8753 1273
Preserve the Banksy – it                                 How about single mothers who are                                                                     Out of hours noise nuisance.....................020 8748 8588

                                                                                                                 SAY TODAY!
                                                                                                                                                              Shepherds Bush advice centre ............... 020 8753 5913
could make us money
                                                     exhausted by raising a family so have no
                                                     energy to work, let alone work hard?
I SPOTTED the ‘Banksy’ immediately and                   Then what about disabled people who                                                                  24hr library info ......................................... 020 8753 2400
I think it is a real shame that the council          find it hard to get out of bed, let alone work        Email: handfnews@lbhf.gov.uk                       Residents’ Services ................................... 020 8753 2194
deemed it ‘graffiti’ rather than a work of art.      hard?
 40 SPORT                                                        www.lbhf.gov.uk                                                                                   6 May 2008




SPORTING LIFE             100 YEARS AGO WHITE CITY OLYMPIANS STARTED HERE


                            RING THE
                          CHANGES:
                            Mayor Minnie
                            Scott Russell,
                              the Mayor’s
                            consort Harry
                           Spencer-Smith
                                                                                                                                                               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




                       Great escape?
                       u Fulham FC’s first
                       back-to-back win 71
                       games puts them
                                                                                                                                                                      YOUR SHOUT
                       one victory away from
                       Premiership survival
                          MARTIN SHIRO
                       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
                       back.
                           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
       PAGE 43>>
                       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
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                                                                                                         SPORTING LIFE
                                                         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
                   so often.”

                        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 &
                                                                                                                                 Fulham teenagers
                                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                                  attention.
       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
                        Melchi Emanual
                        Williamsen, 13, of Latymer                         It has really                                                           Oratory School’s
                        Upper School, said: “It was
                        very enjoyable but very                            inspired me                                                                boys, who also
                                                                                                                                                         went home
                        competitive as well. I won
                        100 metres for year eight                          to do more                                                                      with three
                                                                                                                                                             trophies.
                        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
                                                                          kicks off
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  SPORTING LIFE
   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.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Coach: Jonathan
                                                                                                                                                                                         Coke.
                                                                                                                                                                                         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.
                                                                          KATE YOUDE
                                                                                                                    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.
                                                     Tom Derbyshire
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                                                                                                                                                           SPORTING LIFE
CLUB OF THE WEEK                                                                                                                                            LOOKING
                                                                                                                                                               BACK
                                                                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                            unpopular with
                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                           player has
                                                                                                           WHO aRe tHe unsunG
                                                                                                                                                                                             eclipsed
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: handfnews@lbhf.gov.uk
words ‘Fulham have gone’, parroted     heartened by the display.
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