London goes into Tier 3

Traffic jams expected Chiswick may find itself in gridlock on Tuesday (15 December) as Londoners react to the news that we're going into Tier 3 from one minute past midnight on Wednesday morning. When the national lockdown started at the beginning of November, traffic in west London was totally paralysed the night before as everyone rushed to get things done. This time people may well decide to get out of London today and start their Christmas early. The AA told The Chiswick Calendar: "Some people with second homes may decide to leave London tomorrow to avoid the restrictions from travelling from a tier 3 area to stay in second homes. However, most London residents, who plan to travel, will have based their plans around the Christmas period (23 to 27 December)

Christmas trees ‘essential’

People have got the Christmas bug early this year it seems. This weekend was very busy for Wheelers Garden Centre on Turnham Green Terrace. "We're selling Christmas decorations earlier than ever. I think people want cheering up" Spencer Wheeler told The Chiswick Calendar. "Several people have told me they're going to buy two trees - one that they've bought this weekend, which will look a bit sad by Christmas, and then another one to replace it". Wheelers is offering Club Card holders 15% off everything in the Garden Centre. Image above: Wheelers Garden Centre; photograph, Alice Gilkes Traders have had a hard job keeping up with whether it's been legal or illega

London in Tier 2

Image: Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock in parliament, 26 November 2020; BBC Parliament Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced the tiers in which the different regions of the country have been placed. London is in Tier 2, where we were before the second lockdown. What that means is that the pubs will be open, providing they are serving food, along with non-essential shops, restaurants, personal care salons and gyms. Alcohol can only be served in pubs to people ordering a 'substantial meal'. Last orders will be at 10.00pm, though customers will have until 11.00pm to leave the pub. Another difference from the previous iteration of Tier 2 is that spectator sports will be allowed to resume, inside and outside, with capacity levels and social distancing, as they are in

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Will Brentford fans be able to go to a game?

Image above: Brentford FC Community Stadium If London is in Tier 2, fans will be able to go to football games. "That's great" says Brentford FC's Fan and Community Relations Director Sally Stephens, but it gives the club "a huge headache" over which of their 9,500 season ticket holders and which of their corporate clients to give the 2,000 available seats to. "It's more than we were planning for!" Sally told The Chiswick Calendar. Since the beginning of the pandemic the Club has been making and remaking plans for welcoming fans to the new stadium in Lionel Rd, which opened at the beginning of O

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Sadler’s Wells – online dances & workshops

Sadler's Wells - online dances & workshops Sadler's Wells has a selection of dance performances and workshops available to watch via their website and youtube channel, which includes behind the scenes footage of the making of some of their dances. 'Digital Stage In Focus' is a series of online collaborations with artists and companies to co-create a unique programme that gives you a chance to take a deep dive into the work. To for more information follow the link below:

Livestream Brentford FC games

Livestream Brentford FC games The Government's new Covid guidance says that organised outdoor sport is still exempt from legal gathering limits across all levels, which includes 'organised outdoor team sport' like football. Though you may not be able to go to the pub to watch any football games, Brentford FC's iFollow software is available to watch any which will be played over the second lockdown. It has a range of features including live match video streams, live audio commentary and 'exclusive club content.' The Basic Pass is free, and allows you to watch match highlights, behind the scenes content and see the club's newsletter. Other passes start from as little as £2.50, with the live stream video pass being £10.00. A full list of the pass prices and feature

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