The Chiswick Area Forum discusses transport, traffic and parking

Image above: Chiswick Town Hall

Hounslow’s Assistant Director for Transport, Jefferson Nwokeoma braves Chiswick residents

The Chiswick Area Forum takes place tonight (Tuesday 22 November) at Chiswick Town Hall. Organised by Chiswick’s councillors for LB Hounslow, it is a chance to talk about issues in Chiswick which are decided or influenced by the Council.

The formal meeting begins at 7.30pm, with drinks beforehand at 6.30pm. The agenda tonight includes an update from Hounslow Highways on its programme of works affecting Chiswick.

All residents are invited to attend. There is no need to pre-register, however, there is an Eventbrite link where the organisers would like attendees to register to help them plan for numbers.

The chair of the Chiswick Area Forum, Cllr Ron Mushiso told The Chiswick Calendar:

“We want to give our residents the platform to express their views. There are several issues dominating conversations across Chiswick at the moment, and people are rightly furious that the council on the whole don’t seem to be listening. Our forum will listen and more importantly, it will act on our residents behalf.”

Image above: Junction of Cronbrook Rd and Chiswick High Rd where the Cyclelane works have been completed and a permanent, paved barrier has replaced the temporary wands, to make the road segregation clearer

Transport, traffic and parking

On the agenda tonight is the issue of transport, traffic and parking. Hounslow’s Assistant Director for Transport, Jefferson Nwokeoma, will give a presentation on Cycleway 9, the South Chiswick Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN), the East Chiswick Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) and the refurbishment works being carried out on the A4 by Transport for London.

Here is the overview of all these current projects from the Council:

Click to access Traffic%20and%20Transport%20update%20Chiswick%20Area%20Forum%20Presentation.pdf

New ‘informal’ gathering introduced before the meeting starts

Although it is an opportunity to find out at first hand what is going on at LB Hounslow, Chiswick Area Forums have in the past been quite poorly attended. In an effort to attract more residents to come, the councillors are introducing informal drinks before the meeting starts.

‘This new section before the start of the formal meeting will include marketplace style stalls, where residents can speak with Council officers about individual issues, meet and speak to their specific ward Councillors and hear about local community groups and initiatives.’

Typically the people who tend to come feel very strongly about one issue or another and the meetings can get quite heated.

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See also: My first six months as a councillor for Chiswick Riverside ward – Guest blog by Cllr Amy Croft

See also: My firt six months as councillor for Chiswick Homefields ward – Guest blog by Cllr Jack Emsley

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