More than six years before Hammersmith Bridge could reopen to vehicles

It will be at least six and a half years until Hammersmith Bridge reopens to vehicular traffic, says the Hammersmith Bridge Task Force. A toll may be introduced to pay for it. It's not feasible to demolish the bridge and replace it with a modern one, and not good use of resources to build a temporary one. These are the headlines which came out of a public meeting organised by the Task Force on the

Try out recipes from Jo Pratt’s new Flexible Family Cookbook

Images above: Jo Pratt's Sweet & Sour Meatballs & Chocolate brownies Chiswick resident and prime mover in the Cookbook Supper Club, Jo Pratt, has a new book out this autumn: the Flexible Family Cookbook. The acclaimed TV cook specialises in 'sensible and simple but sensational' recipes for all the family, easily adapted to please and designed to deliver flavour. S

Cookbook kitchen raises money for the Felix Project

Images above: Jo Pratt and her Flexible Family Cookbook The Cookbook kitchen (formally Cookbook festival) are re-introducing their charity supper clubs on Thursday 12 November at the Airdale Bar at the Hogarth Health Club. The money raised will go to the Felix Project, which stops food waste by collecting surplus food from retailers which is still fresh and nutritious but canno

LB Hounslow to fund free school meals over half-term

PCNs issued to drivers on Turnham Green Terrace now tops 7,000

The number of penalty traffic notices issued to motorists for driving down Turnham Green Terrace since the road was closed has now reached 7281. That's a little over 100 a day since enforcement

Bunting made with love – you can tell

Image above: Chiswick Flower Market in September; photograph Frank Noon When the Chiswick Flower Market was launched in September 2020 - the first new flower and plant market in London in 150 years - the organisers went all out to celebrate its birth. "Hang out the flags" went up the cry. The team begged and borrowed bunting and hired flags. The flower market has been set up as

Where to eat & drink outside in Chiswick

Image above: Pub goers queue up at The Lamb sticking to social distancing Since the introduction of the Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions, we can only see people from different households outside and only in groups of up to 6 people. Restaurants, pubs, cafés and other hospitality venues remain open under Tier 2. These venues must close by 10pm and provide table service. But wh

Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants at Chiswick Flower Market

Chiswick Flower Market is delighted to welcome Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants to the market on Sunday 1 November. Rosy Hardy is recognised as the most successful female exhibitor at Chelsea Flower Show, with 24 Gold Medals to her credit since she built her first display at the show in 1992. She started out growing plants in her back garden and selling them at car boot sales with her husband

Overwhelming majority want changes to Fisher’s Lane and Turnham Green Terrace

Chiswick's Lib Dem councillors have carried out a survey among residents of Southfield ward, asking people what they think of the traffic changes to Fisher's Lane. They've found an overwhelming majority against the changes, which were introduced in July. But people don't want to go back to the status quo ante either. Most people surveyed would prefer Fisher's Lane to be one-way in one direction an

Time to have a close and critical look at your wardrobe?

Images above: silk camisole and gold cuff from Gill Davies' Prescribe:London collection Wouldn't you like to have a functional wardrobe? One in which things go together and fit you and look flattering as outfits? This is Gill Davies' mission. A personal stylist who often works with Harvey Nichols' Style Concierge, her aim is to add "responsibility" and "value" to your clothes. '

Harriet’s Kitchen Menu 27 October 2020

Treat yourself with some delicious home booked food. All you have to do it warm it up

Harriet Benton launched Harriet's kitchen during lockdown as a way of helping neighbours in Bedford Park. With more than forty years in the catering business, she has a well tried repertoire of delicious dishes, which her team will deliver to your door, with no charge in Chiswick, and with a 10% disco

Trufflehound Dining Club Menu 27 October 2020

Chiswick Flower Market is back, 1 November

Image above: The first Chiswick Flower Market in September; photograph Gwen Shabka

Chiswick Flower Market to go ahead in November with support from LB Hounslow and Chiswick councillors

The organisers of the Chiswick Flower Market (of whom The Chiswick Calendar's editor is one) are delighted to say that the November market will go ahead as planned. As with the first one i

One woman crusade to save motorists from fines

Image: Thanks to Hamish Pringle A public spirited Chsiwick woman has made it her personal crusade to stop motorists from being fined as they drive down Turnham Green Terrace. For several days she has been walking up and down the Terrace with a banner trying to stop drivers from inadvertently being fined £130. New signs were installed at the entrances to Devonshire Rd and Turnha

Chancellor announces support for hospitality businesses

  Image above: Chancellor Rishi Sunak; photograph Sky News Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced financial support for hospitality businesses across all tiers of Covid-19 restrictions. The Chancellor outlined a financial support package which can be backdated to August. After the Tier system was introduced across the country, pubs and restaurants in Tier 2 found booking d

Ruth Cadbury MP writes to Policing Minister over catalytic converter thefts

Marathon boost for Hogarth Youth Centre

40% of Hounslow workforce now unemployed or on furlough

Covid-19 update

Chiswick Calendar freebie

Images above: Chiswick author Diane Chandler; Her latest book Only Human I've just finished reading Diane Chandler's book Only Human, a very engaging novel on the Maeve Binchy end of the spectrum which starts when a Chiswick resident, about to celebrate her 20th wedding an

Seal found dead near Strand On The Green

Chiswick Park and Ravenscourt fireworks displays cancelled

Group of Bedford Park architects & planners organise Turnham Green Terrace workshop

Image above: Turnham Green Terrace A group of architects and planners who live in Bedford Park is organising a Zoom workshop to examine the traffic changes to Turnham Green Terrace on Friday 6 November. The road was closed to through traffic in July. Motorists are supposed to drive in only if they are intending to park in a disabled bay to use the shops and restaurants, to stop

Chiswick could be in the congestion zone

Restaurants and pubs hit by cancellations

Image above: Annie's restaurant, Strand on the Green Takings were down at many pubs and restaurants this weekend as London went up to Tier 2 Covid restrictions. It is no longer permitted to go to a pub or a restaurant and sit with friends. There can only be one household per table. People who had previously booked tables to eat out with friends, rang to cancel. Lorraine Angliss,

More Low Traffic Neighbourhoods planned for Chiswick

Images above: Planters being installed in Devonshire Rd; plastic barriers being replaced by traffic wands on Turnham Green Terrace The Cabinet Member for Transport at LB Hounslow, Hanif Khan, is due to give his report to Cabinet on Tuesday 20 October about the roll out of 'Street Space' schemes, or 'Low Traffic Neighbourhoods' which have caused such ructions in Chiswick. He'll b

Chiswick House wins second Green Flag Award

Headliners comedy club closed 

Headliners comedy club, which has been running in Chiswick for the best part of 20 years, has closed until further notice because of Covid restrictions. The popular club, which stages stand-up comedy in the Boston Room of George IV on Friday and Saturday nights, reopened in September after the summer break, with reduced seating to accommodate social distancing. But now that London has en

‘Critical’ that hospitality sector gets support says Fuller’s boss

Image above: General Manager of George IV, Ben Bullman and Fuller's CEO Simon Emeny at George IV CEO of Fuller's, Simon Emeny, says now that London has gone into Tier 2, it's critical that the hospitality industry gets government support by the end of the week or thousands of jobs could be lost. The Chiswick based executive has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak with four other CEOs

Trufflehound Dining Club Menu 20 October 2020

Trufflehound Catering launched their Dining Club in autumn 2020, offering fine dining meals delivered to your door. Each week a new menu is unveiled on Friday with two or three-course options for either £40 (two courses) or £45 (three courses). Local delivery (W4, W6, W12) is free. No minimum order. Clients have the weekend to consider their selection before placing