There is now a planning application for a 24-storey building on the site at Chiswick Roundabout (planning application 00505/EY/P20; p/2021/ ). This was discussed at our meeting on 11th October and features in an article on the Chiswick Calendar – click here to see the article.
WCGS would encourage Members and other local residents to submit comments on this application to the Council’s planning department by Thursday, 4th November.
We would like to inform members of the upcoming Open Evening at the Hogarth Youth Centre, Duke Road W4 2JR on Thursday 18th November at 7.15 pm. This is a charity which WCGS supports for its vital work in our community.
The evening is a great opportunity to learn about the valuable contribution the Centre makes to the lives of many young people, especially in the light of recent lockdowns and the demands of home schooling.
The Centre’s experienced team provide a safe haven and support for young people through a wide range of activities, help with homework, and pastoral care. Every young person is welcome.
The Open Evening will include some brief presentations followed by an opportunity to see the facilities and to meet the youth team over light refreshments.
If you would like to attend please contact the Centre by email: email@example.com
To make a donation please go to the homepage of their website where you will see a donate button.
We are pleased to announce our next Public Meeting will be in person and will take place on Monday 11th October at the Age Concern Hall in Oxford Road North at 7.30pm.
There are new proposals for the “Curve” site at Chiswick Roundabout. The development team will be holding 3 online Q&A events for local residents on Thursday 25 February at 7.00pm, Friday 26 February at 1.00pm and Saturday 27 February at 11.00am. These will be broadcast on the project website – hollyhouse.site – which also contains more information about the proposal. Recordings of all the events will be available on the website in the following week.
WCGS would encourage Members and other local residents to attend one of these sessions.
With best wishes,
Our recent Newsletter provided a summary of Society news since we held our AGM in February 2020.
The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Monday, 22nd February at 8 pm.
This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom.
Members who have informed the Secretary of their intention to attend will receive a link nearer the time.
The Society appreciates the tremendous community effort that is still being made in our part of London and beyond. We hope that all Members and other local residents know how and where they can seek or offer help during these extraordinary times. Rather than try and summarise or repeat advice in a fast-changing situation, we would encourage you to go to the following sources:
Vaccination The local vaccination roll-out appears to be going well. I am delighted that I had my first dose last week at the Chiswick Health Centre – if you have not yet had yours, do get it as soon as you are invited. In the UK and many other countries when we get our vaccine it will be free. Sadly many people are not so fortunate and will not get a vaccine because they/their country cannot afford the cost. The average cost of a vaccine is £15. When you have had your free vaccine, why not donate the equivalent cost to those who are less fortunate? There are several charities running special campaigns, for example, Unicef has a special appeal for coronavirus vaccine support. It is aiming to deliver 2 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses for health workers and the most high risk people on our planet.
Stay strong, stay well, Stay home!
You may well have heard that the cafe in Gunnersbury Park was destroyed in a fire last week.
As the Park have a gap in income due to the lockdown we have been asked to spread the word for an appeal for donations to the rebuilding of the Cafe.
We have decided as a Sociey to donate £100 from the Society’s funds to this locally important cause.