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Councillors on Tuesday voted to approve a half a per cent cut in council tax for the second year running. The council is one of only a handful in the country to cut council tax for the budget 2014/15. Read more: page 7

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Chiswick Resident Highlights Plight Of W4 Families Living With Damp Families living in council housing at Edensor Gardens, Chiswick, are facing an ongoing battle with damp and council apathy according to W4 resident and Homefields Labour Candidate,

Mendora Ogbogbo. Mendora said, ‘Children living in damp surroundings have a higher risk of severe ill-health and an increased chance of developing viral or bacterial infections, including

bacterial meningitis. It’s appalling that any child is living in such poor conditions in Chiswick in the 21st Century’. One mother living in the block, Lisa Anthony, has | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

been trying to resolve the issue with the council with..little results. Her family are suffering from various ailments attributed to the damp. Continued on page 12

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014


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Hospital Chiefs Misleading Londoners Over Charing X Future At Chiswick Public Meeting Say NHA The Lewisham GP standing to be an MEP for London has launched a blistering attack on the planned closures of A&E departments in North West London accusing health chiefs of misleading Londoners and warning of a serious knock-on effect on other hospitals in the capital. Dr Louise Irvine, who chaired the successful Save Lewisham Hospital campaign against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, is leading the National Health Action Party’s at-

tempt to win a European Parliament seat at the elections in May. On Saturday Dr Irvine kicked off the party’s Euro election campaign in Chiswick and Hammersmith after speaking at a packed public meeting on the future of Charing Cross Hospital. Dr Irvine attacked the planned closures of A&Es in North West London, drawing parallels with what happened in Lewisham: “The architects of the plans to close four A&Es

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in north west London (“Shaping a Healthier Future”) are using the same bogus arguments that they tried to get away with in Lewisham, in south east London, but failed.

since there are no proper arrangements in place to increase capacity to deal with this extra influx.

“The plans for north west London include the closure of hundreds of hospital beds at a time when “They claim they are hospitals are struggling not closing the A&E at with current levels of deCharing Cross Hospital mand.. When campaignbut merely making it into ers ask how the system a “local A&E”. Yet that will cope they are given “local A&E” will be run vague promises that imby GPs and not by Emer- proved care in the comgency Department doc- munity will keep people tors, it will not accept pa- out of hospital. Yet the tients who are arriving by​ community care plans are blue-light ​ambulance and totally inadequate and, it will not be able to admit​ with huge cuts in social seriously ill patients. This and community care, peois not an A&E – it’s an ur- ple are right to be sceptigent care centre. cal about the promise that hospital services can be “Jeremy Hunt offered the replaced by community same to Lewisham – a care. “small but safe A&E” for which he could provide “Finally they use the arno detail about how it gument that it is better to would actually work and treat sick people in large which was a model not specialist centres as a jusrecognised by the College tification for closing local of Emergency Medicine hospital beds. They cite which sets standards for the fact that heart attacks, A&Es. Lewisham people strokes and major trausaw through this charade ma have better outcomes and successfully opposed in specialist centres. This it. Londoners should not policy has already been in be fooled by this blatant place in London for sevattempt to mislead them eral years. But these conagain. ditions account for only 3-5% of emergency ad“What is more, health missions and there is abchiefs claim, without any​ solutely no evidence that good evidence, that such you can extrapolate from “local” A&Es will still those particular probsee 70% of patients cur- lems to the vast majority rently treated at proper of conditions requiring A&Es. Yet research by emergency medical and the Department of Health surgical treatment that suggests this number is can be well managed in about 30%. Their plans district general hospitals therefore underestimate like Charing Cross Hoshow many people will pital, which have a track have to go to A&Es in record of providing good other hospitals by tens of emergency care and have thousands a year. This can the advantage of being only lead to chaos in oth- closer to patients’ homes. er hospitals in the capital ” | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

“I am standing in the London euro elections because I care passionately about defending the NHS. I’ve been a London GP for 20 years and I have seen the damage done by this government’s policies of top down reorganisation, cuts, hospital closures and increasing privatisation. Billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being wasted on reforms which are making things worse. I want Londoners to send a powerful message to politicians in Westminster and Brussels that people will not stand by and let their NHS be destroyed.” Also standing for the NHA Party in the London region is the actor and TV presenter Rufus Hound. The National Health Action Party, a new political party launched by doctors and health care workers just over a year, is calling for the government’s Health & Social Act to be reversed and for a halt to NHS privatisation. The NHA Party is led by the former independent MP for Wyre Forest, Dr Richard Taylor, who won a seat in two successive general elections over a local hospital issue, and by oncologist and cochair of the NHS Consultants’ Association, Dr Clive Peedell.

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014




Menswear Designer ADAM WAITE Opens Super Cool Chiswick Store


hiswick based Tailored Menswear Designer, Adam Waite, has just opened his very first Store. Since the label’s launch in September 2010, Adam has operated out of a showroom in The Barley Mow Centre, from which he grew the business and enjoyed a clientele, not only from all over London but from around the globe too. But this weekend saw him open the doors to his new store, on Bedford Corner, where he’ll continue to offer his popular Made to Measure Tailoring Service along with his brand new Ready to Wear range of Suits, Shirts, Shoes, Sports Jackets and

Overcoats. “We’re really excited to have the new store as it will allow us to grow the business and expand our collection further, including a future Wholesale range. The space is great and the position is proving very popular, especially with the locals. Not only are we just 1 minute walk from Turnham Green Tube Station, the free parking outside the store helps as well, our clients like that kind of convenience. Plus it’s so nice to have a shop window with a great view!” Adam has firmly established himself as the Go-To Tailor, providing a much appreciated flexible service to his clients, be they Musicians, Media Moguls, Grooms, Best Men

or Bankers. But with his new found space, he can now offer clients a more plentiful experience in a very characteristic and relaxed environment. Made to Measure is still by appointment but his new Ready to Wear Tailoring & Accessories range will ensure that passers-by and browsers can grab a piece of Adam Waite on the hop as well!

more than merely a design choice for the look of the store, the motorcycle theme is prevalent in Adam’s ever evolving collection which features a range of Heritage Helmets and Motorbike Accessories from Bultaco and is soon to include motorcycle inspired Casual Tailoring.

Breathing new life into Bedford Corner, the store smacks of Adam’s personality and is inspired by his early days riding Motocross Bikes around the Welsh Countryside. A classic 1970’s Bultaco Motorcross bike greets you as you walk in the door and the cool grey walls are adorned with vintage motorcross prints. Much

Adam will be having an Open Day/Evening at the Store on Thursday 6 March.

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Adam Waite Tailored Menswear 2 Bedford Corner South Parade Chiswick, London W4 1LD United Kingdom


Love Your Streets Or Pay The Penalty A poster campaign urging residents to love the streets of Hounslow and warning anyone dropping litter that they could be fined, began this week. The posters are part of a Council and Hounslow Highways campaign – Love Your Streets - Hate Litter, highlighting the joint, ongoing zero tolerance approach to grime crime. Councillor Colin Ellar, deputy leader of Hounslow Council and cabinet member for environment, said: “Anyone who loves Hounslow and hates litter will not have to worry about being fined. But the selfish minority who fail to heed our warning will be liable to pay an on the spot fine if they litter our streets.” Cllr Ellar’s warning came after the release of Keep Britain Tidy figures last week which showed Hounslow was getting cleaner. They revealed levels of litter and detritus have fallen by two and 8.6 percentage points respectively since the last survey

in September 2013. Cllr Ellar said: “These independently verified figures show that Hounslow is getting cleaner and I think our get-tough approach has helped. “But we still have a fair way to go until Hounslow becomes one of the cleanest boroughs in London – which is our ultimate aim.” Three more people were fined for dropping litter this week – bringing a total of 29 who have been issued with an on the spot £80 fine over the past four months. Hounslow Highways Service Director Rob Gillespie said: “It’s fantastic to see that the cleanliness levels have improved in Hounslow and we will continue to work towards a cleaner borough. “Our officers remain vigilant and will continue to issue fixed penalty notices to those who dispose of waste illegally.” To report littering, fly tipping or any other environmental crime, you can contact Hounslow Highways by visiting or call 0208 583 2000.

Bear Grylls Invites Kids From Chiswick To Join Survival Course The event is going to take place on Monday 7th April at the following address: Brentham Club, 38a Meadvale Road, Ealing, London, W5 1NP The Bear Grylls Survival Academy is proud to launch Kids Survival Day Courses, one of which will be held in Ealing, and Bear is inviting kids form the Chiswick area to join in. Following the success of the 24hr family courses, the team

is now offering kids the opportunity to leave the parents behind and take on the challenges by themselves! The course is designed to give kids the opportunity to get back to basics, learn new skills, get outdoors and stay active.

The Kids Survival Day Courses will comprise of a combination of survival skills and adventure tasks set by Bear & his team. These are designed to put kids to the test and inspire the next generation of adventurers. Techniques taught will include learning how

to build a fire, how to navigate in the wilderness, learning about natural foods, building a shelter, dynamic rescue techniques and learning Bear’s priorities of survival. The courses have been designed for children aged 9-14 years old by Bear and his close team of highly trained experts. It is the perfect opportunity to meet new friends and share a truly memorable and fun experience. To help deliver the course, Bear Grylls Survival Academy have joined forces

with Fit For Sport, the UK’s experts in engaging and educating kids. The first courses will launch during the Easter holidays – Monday 7th to Friday 11th April 2014 – at selected locations across London, Egham, Surrey and Hertfordshire and will run from 09.30am until 15.30pm. “As a father of three young boys I love sharing my survival techniques and watching them set off on their adventures together. It is not only exciting and fun but teaches them useful life and outdoor skills and what it really means to be able to look after yourself when the chips are down.” says Bear Grylls. Bear Grylls has become known around


Second Hand Sport Equipment WANTED!


Pancake Party Alert! A Pancake Party Organised By The Children Of St Michael's The Children of St Michael’s o Elmwood road will be cooking hundreds of pancakes - with a choice of lots of yummy toppings - from traditional lemon and sugar to strawberries, bananas, nutella, maple syrup, marshmallows and whipped | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

cream. Mums and Dads especially welcome! All are welcome Shrove Tuesday - 4 March 6.00-7.30pm St Michael’s Centre, Elmwood Road, Chiswick, W4 3DY

Chiswick’s sporting project, Kit2Kids, is urging residents to dig through their cupboards and donate second hand sports kit and equipment to their cause. Kit2Kids has partnered with the Barley Mow Centre (next to Sam’s Bras-

serie) to launch a kit and equipment drive for a month. The project will sell the items at reasonable prices during a special one-day only sale at the Barley Mow Centre in March.

go towards paying for more Chiswick children to join local sports clubs. For more information about Kit2Kids, visit www.kit2kids. or email kit2kidschiswick@

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the world as the most recognized face of survival and outdoor adventure, with experience gained during his seven seasons of Man vs. Wild/Born Survivor and the many skills learnt from his time with the British Reserve Special Forces. “We are delighted to partner with the Bear Grylls Survival Academy team, combining our expertise to deliver a truly unique and memorable day of fun for kids across the country” Dean Horridge CEO-Founder Fit For Sport.” To find out more please visit www. and to book a place visit www.fitforsport. or call 0845 456 3233

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014





Chiswick Author Backs Local Artist Oliver Reading Initiative Needs Holds Pop Up

Show In Chiswick

In February 2014, six new Galaxy Quick Reads books written by renowned authors, including Chiswick author Harriet Evans will be published. The specially written, short books, priced at £1 each, are designed for people who struggle to pick up a book, either because they have fallen out of the habit of reading or find reading difficult.

Over the past eight years, Quick Reads has introduced millions of people to the joys of reading by providing short, gripping books by bestselling writers and celebrities. This year’s titles include a modern romantic fairytale, prison escape and fast-paced thriller to entice non-readers, and those who have simply lost touch with reading.

Today, one in six adults of working age in the UK find reading difficult and may have never read a book.

The full list of 2014 Galaxy Quick Reads titles are: • Hidden by Barbara Taylor Bradford

• Rules for Dating a Romantic Hero by Harriet Evans • Four Warned by Jeffrey Archer • The Escape by Lynda La Plante • A Cruel Fate by Lindsey Davis • Blackout by Emily Barr Galaxy Quick Reads will be available from bookshops, supermarkets and online or can be borrowed from libraries across the country. For more information visit www.

W4 based artist Oliver Needs, is to stage a pop up show in Chiswick at at 2b Devonshire Road. Oliver hopes to inspire local residents to look at themselves and the world around them. This is a great opportunity to support a local artist who is keen to share his work and ideas with the people who visit his exhibition. This is a month show during March, commencing Saturday 1st March 2014. The show

will concentrate on more recent works, many inspired by the abstract expressionist movement and the likes of Jackson Pollock and his contemporaries. Oliver Needs tries to look inside himself to express an experience or thoughts he has had and is also very interested in the everyday world we live in. He expresses this with a variety of colours often including symbols, figures and words of particular importance to him at that moment.

He explores life through his art and hopes his art helps others to take a moment to explore themselves and the world around us. Oliver says “painting makes me feel more whole and rounded, it can be quiet therapeutic.” I will be open daily, afternoons. People are welcome to come view and discuss a variety of topics/tuition. For further information


Chiswick Based Childminders La Nounou Choose IpAn (International Pre-Autistic Network) As Their Charity Of The Year La Nounou, a bilingual childcare setting based in Chiswick specializing in communication and development of language in both French and English, has selected the Charity ipAn as its charity of the year. Alexandra Albery, La Nounou’s Founder and Manager commented “Our target for 2014 is to consider the emotional development of the child. In the UK autism is not formally diagnosed until the

age of at least two and a half and I have tried many times in the past to alert or find contacts to help babies and their parents so it was really interesting to attend last October a conference on ‘Catch it when you can : early signs and treatment of autism’ sponsored by the charity. I was impressed with the work done by the charity and hope our support will help them grow their activities and increase awareness that early intervention can

make a real difference. At the same time it is important to develop a sense of community in our children and we plan a series of exciting events during the year” Mike Reardon ipAn’s Interim Chief Executive commented “The Charity is currently sponsoring research into identifying the early risk of autism; raising awareness through conferences/ workshops on early signs and treatment of autism; and rais-

ing funds to help children, as well as their families, whom would not otherwise receive help. We are therefore delighted that La Nounou has chosen to support us this year and I look forward to working closely with Alexandra to make sure that her events are well supported and enjoyable” La Nounou is a bilingual nursery, based in Chiswick London, specialized in communication and development of lan-

guage (in French and English). Children are La Nounou’s focus point. They have children in mind when they reflect on their organisation and in everything they do each day, creating the ideal conditions for children to learn and develop. At La Nounou adults use playful structures, know the children intimately, encourage natural social tendencies, help to develop links in learning and en- | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

gage in authentic conversations. Children develop positive mindsets, enjoy challenges, build their identities as competent and capable learners. La Nounou has been officially judged as Outstanding by Ofsted, six times in five years. More information is available on www. or contact Alexandra Albery on 020 8994 5929 or 07941 264 623


Brentford Stadium Plans Approved By Mayor Of London's Office Brentford Football Club is one step closer to securing its future after Boris Johnson gave plans for a 20,000 capacity stadium the green light. London’s deputy mayor for policy and planning, Sir Edward Lister, announced the mayor’s backing of Hounslow Council’s decision to grant planning permission for the new stadium yesterday. He said: “I am content for the borough of Hounslow to determine this case themselves as the regenerative, economic and social benefits of the scheme to the local community outweigh any drawbacks. “Brentford Football Club is an important part of the West London landscape and this scheme will provide them with a much needed new home that will also become a fantastic facility for the local community; alongside significant benefits including the construction of nearly 1,000 new homes and improvements to public transport.” The proposals were approved by the council’s planning committee in December but due to the nature of the development, needed approval from the mayor’s office. An objection by English Heritage means the club now just needs the approval of Eric Pickles before work can begin on the stadium at the brownfield site in Lionel Road South, near Kew Bridge. Chairman of Brent-

ford FC Cliff Crown welcomed the news and said he looked forward to building relationships with local residents and businesses to improve the area.

He said: “We firmly believe this is a once in a generation chance to create a vibrant new stadium that will add to the buzz that is going on around Brentford. “By working together we believe we can make the most of the new opportunities for the benefit of everyone. “We are aware the secretary of state can still call this matter in and review it. We sincerely hope he will feel confident in the extensive work done by Hounslow and the GLA and decide he has no need to do this.” The development includes plans for residential blocks, which could include three tower blocks of up to 17 storeys and 910 flats, a hotel and retail units. Objectors raised concerns over the tower blocks which they said would encroach on views from Kew Bridge and Kew Green conservation areas and also raised fears about the viability of the football club. The Kew Society’s planning trustee Martin Taylor said:“The Kew Society is seriously concerned by the implications for heritage assets and obviously we still await Eric Pickles’s decision. “Nevertheless the Kew Society will

be encouraging the London borough of Richmond and Transport for London going forward to reduce the impacts on residents of the considerable parking, traffic and emissions problems that have been identified in the scheme with which the mayor is allowing Hounslow to proceed, problems that will be exacerbated by the other large developments in Brentford. “We will also be reviewing the individual detail tower block applications that must follow the outline consent if granted.” Sale of outline planning permission for the residential complex to an external developer will provide the funds to pay for the stadium, which in total will cost £71m. If it goes ahead the stadium is set to be completed by 2016, while the residential development will be finished by 2023. Kew Bridge station will see changes including better access for the disabled and re-opening of the tunnel from the London platform. The stadium will provide a home for the Brentford Community Sports Trust together with education facilities, and facilities for the community, including a climbing wall. The club is losing £5m per year at its current ground, Griffin Park making it unsuitable for major improvements.


Councillors last night (Tuesday 25 February) voted to approve a half a per cent cut in council tax for the second year running. The council is one of only a handful in the country to cut council tax for the budget 2014/15. It comes a year after an initial cut of half a per cent, and follows a sixyear freeze. It means the council’s band D charge will be £1,079.77 – £5.43 less than last year. When taken together with the Greater London Authority’s charge, which is set by the Mayor of London, this means the total band D charge will be £1,378.77 – a saving of £9.43 on last year. Following a motion from the council’s Conservative group, which was accepted by the Labour administration, there will be an extra £1 million to tackle street cleaning over the next year, with the funding coming from the council’s reserves. Leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Jagdish Sharma, said: “For so many families in the borough, particularly in the wake of

welfare reforms and the so-called bedroom tax, the struggle to make ends meet is becoming a battle. The cost of living crisis is a reality for too many of our residents. “We understand this, and that is why we are cutting council tax for the second time, meaning a reduction of one per cent over the past two years. “At the same time we are working hard to protect front-line services as far as possible and where possible, to continue to invest in them. “For example, we are using our reserves to invest in additional school places for local children, and we will shortly be opening a new community resource centre in Hounslow so community groups will have the resources they need to help themselves. “Work has also begun on a brand new leisure centre for Heston that will provide high quality facilities for local people for years to come.” The cut in council | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

tax comes despite the council having to find £60 million in budget savings over the last four years, with a prediction that a further £24 million will have to be saved over the next two years. Cllr Sharma added that despite the delivery of the pledge promises made by the council four years ago, and its good financial performance, the overall financial position continues to be extremely difficult. He said: “We have delivered on our promise to wage a fresh war on waste which has helped us save some £60 million from the council’s budget, and on all of our other pledges – including securing the delivery of 2,574 new affordable homes, a 24-hour Grimebusters hotline, 100 uniformed officers helping to keep our streets safe, and extra cash to improve school standards. “The scale of the further cuts we are facing presents a major challenge and this will mean some of the toughest decisions about services and priorities that

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014




Results Of Consultation On Gunnersbury Park And Museum To Be Revealed At Public Meeting


ocal people are invited to hear the results of the Gunnersbury Park and Museum consultation at a public meeting on Tuesday, 11 February, from 6-8pm. The meeting will address questions raised during the consultation – which asked for people’s views on phase 1 of the restoration plans – as well as give an update on the project and future sustainability.

People will also learn about Hounslow and Ealing councils’ plans for the future governance of the site, and the setting up of a charitable trust to help raise funds for the restoration project and on-going operational costs. Phase 1 of the work includes restoring the museum, part of the surrounding grounds, and many of the park’s heritage buildings, but does not include the sports facilities, small man-

sion, stables or wider parkland. Plans to restore the entire 75-hectare park, its buildings and facilities will be covered in phases 2 and 3 of the overall master plan, which is due to be complete in time for the park’s centenary celebrations in 2026. Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “With a world-class transformation on the horizon, it’s a very exciting time for Gunnersbury Park

and Museum. A big thank you to all who took part in the consultation – you have helped to shape what we hope will be one of the country’s premier heritage and leisure sites. “People wishing to find out more indepth information about our plans for the park and museum, should attend the meeting on 11 February.” In mid-2012, the park was awarded a first round Parks

for People development grant of £321,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the museum was awarded a separate Heritage development grant of £386,400. The funding has been used to conduct surveys, develop plans to restore the park and museum and engage with the community. If successful at the second round, Gunnersbury Park and Museum are in line to receive £7.7million to implement phase 1. The councils are due to

submit the Parks for People second round application at the end of this month (February 2014) and the second round Heritage grant application in April. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 11 February from 6pm at Gunnersbury Park Museum, Popes Lane, W3 8LQ. Please email to book a place.


Chiswick Sea Cadet Is Contender For Young Person Of The Year A Chiswick sea cadet who looks after new cadets as well as caring for family members has been entered for a competition that hails young people in London.Karthyn Lucas looked after her late father and now cares for her mother and sister. Now she has been nominated for the John Lewis Young People of the Year awards in London or the ‘YOPEYs’. The YOPEYs are ‘Revealing, Recognising & Rewarding’ young unsung heroes across London and there is £2,000 in prize money for young winners to share with good causes. Kathryn, of Clayponds Gardens, Ealing, was the main carer for her dad, Robert, who passed away in October 2012.

He had serious lung diseases, disabilities and mental health issues. She loved him dearly and was broken-hearted when he died. “I did everything for him,” said Kathryn. “I looked after him, checked transport arrangements for him to go to hospital, fetched prescriptions and helped him with his medicine.” “I did so much for my dad without ever realising I was a carer. I just grew up with it,” said 16-year-old Kathryn. She now supports her mum, June, who has mental health issues, and keeps an eye on 12-year-old sister Aimee. Kathryn, who is studying catering and hospitality at West Thames Col-

lege, joined Chiswick Sea Cadets over a year ago and is now a cadet first class. She teaches the younger cadets to put their uniforms on correctly, and also helps the adult leaders with small tasks. She has been on a summer camp at an Army barracks in Kent and recently went on a sailing trip around the Solent.“I really enjoy the cadets. I am usually encouraging others to join,” she said. “I love the activities and meeting people from different backgrounds. It’s a chance to get away from some of the serious stuff and have a laugh with people my own age.I know quite a few young people who are carers and do a good job looking after people”. Sub


Gaynor Pearce, commanding officer of Chiswick Sea Cadets, which has more than 20 members who meet at Chiswick Pier on Wednesdays and Sundays endorsed Kathryn’s nomination. She said that Kathryn is very good at welcoming new members and had taken part in a lot of courses and qualifications. There was a good report about her on the sailing ship. “Kathryn is enthusiastic and plays a full part. She is a god role model to the youngsters,” Gaynor said. The John Lewis YOPEY is open to young people aged from 10 to 25, who should live, work or study in the capital. But they do not have to meet all three conditions. They could go to school, col-

lege or university in London but live elsewhere and vice versa. Typical entries include fundraisers, young carers, club leaders, volunteers on projects at home or abroad and young leaders who pass on academic or sporting skills. YOPEY is always revealing new positive role models and the qualification for entry is easy – simply, the young person has to ‘give to others’. YOPEY is endorsed by the leaders of all three main political parties.Prime Minister David Cameron said of YOPEY entries: “It struck me that their common trait was their own determination; their desire to succeed; and their resolve to make a difference.” Deputy Prime Minis- | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

ter Nick Clegg said: “YOPEY is leading the way in recognising the contribution young people make – to their families, to their communities and to our society as a whole.” And Opposition leader Ed Miliband said: “YOPEY amplifies the passion and hope young people feel about their future. But more than that, they provide an alternative narrative to the doom and fear too often peddled by some about our next generation.”


Chiswick Girl Raises Funds For Charity

Thirteen year old Ellie Sparrow from Chiswick, inspired by the great British baking culture, has raised funds for the Limbless Association following her father’s life changing accident. Exactly one year ago this week Ellie’s father, Craig Sparrow, had an accident resulting in a through knee amputation. Craig, supported by his wife Judith and two children has made a remarkable recovery and was back to full time employment less than 4 months after his accident. Craig’s next challenge is to get back on the tennis

court and challenge 10 year old Sam, his youngest child and keen tennis player, to a match. Craig’s determination inspired his daughter Ellie to raise money for the Limbless Association, a charity who help and support those living with congenital or acquired limb-loss. Friends and family have been buying cakes from Ellie which has raised in excess of £300. Craig commented “ Ellie really threw her heart into this with fantastic support from her brother Sam, we are so proud of them both and so happy they chose

such a great charity.” Carly Duffett, Fundraising and Events Manager for the Limbless Association said: ‘Thank you for the generous donation. It was a pleasure to receive the phone call from Judith, her admiration for her husband’s recovery, daughter’s fundraising activities and son’s love of tennis really shone through. The entire family have a really positive attitude and the Limbless Association wish Craig an active and happy future’. Text Limb30 £10 to 70070 to donate to the Limbless Association.


Wedding Belles In 2014? How About St Michael's In Elmwood Road... For all couples considering getting married in 2014! On Saturday March 15th 10am – 1pm at St Michaels Church, Elmwood Road, Chiswick W4 3DY, Vicar Martine Oborne is offering a Marriage Preparation Morning which will guide you at this very special time. And will help you to plan not only for a wonderful wedding day – but also a strong and supportive relationship for the rest of your lives. You don’t have to be a churchgoer or planning a church wedding to attend. And if you haven’t yet decided where you want to tie the

knot, don’t forget that all single people have the right to be married in their parish Anglican church (whether they are churchgoers or not) and St Michaels Elmwood Road is the most wonderful choice with a beautiful historic building in a quiet leafy setting. Make 2014 the year to say “Yes!” Drop Martine Oborne a line, vicar@stmichael-suttoncourt. for more information, the team at St Michaels are ready to help you in every way they can. About St Michael’s Church Elmwood


Iconic Lucozade Sign To Remain Hounslow Council has refused plans to remove an iconic local sign.

would be detrimental to the historic, architectural and cultural character of the area.

The application to replace the neon Lucozade sign on York House, just before Chiswick roundabout, with a digital screen was refused by the council as it

The original 1953 sign was a familiar landmark to millions of motorists travelling along the M4 and A4 into London, and was an example of ‘kinetic architec-

ture’ common in the post-war 1950s Festival of Britain era. The original was donated to Gunnersbury Museum in 2004, when the building was redeveloped and a replica model was relocated to York House. | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

Road, Chiswick, W4 3DY St Michael’s is a broad friendly church with a lively vicar and a modern outlook, driven by traditional Christian values of spirituality. St Michael’s is a haven from the hustle and bustle of London in a beautiful church building. h t t p : / / w w w. s t m i chael-suttoncourt.

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014



Rare Heritage Blooms Recycling Rate Increases In Chiswick Bring A Burst Of Colour bish across all trial areas. This ranges from 85 per cent in Chiswick Riverside to 98 per cent in Hounslow West ¡ö86 per cent of residents in trial areas agreed that there was less spillage and littering since wheeled bins were introduced with 67 per cent of residents thinking there was a lot less spillage and littering

New bins a wheelie big success - Wheelie bins have proved hugely popular according to new figures released by Hounslow Council today and have also led to an increase in the recycling rate and less litter on streets. A survey in the wheeled bin pilot area ¨C which covers 7,300 households in Hounslow West, Heston West, Feltham West, Syon and Chiswick Riverside - saw an increase in the recycling rate from 37 per cent to 41 per cent. It also revealed a huge 93 per cent of residents were in favour of their new bin and 86 per cent said there had been less spillage and littering since they were introduced. Councillor Colin Ellar, deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, said: ¡°These results are encouraging and I am particularly pleased in the way the bins have helped make the streets cleaner. ¡°The increase in re-

cycling rate is also good news for council tax payers as it helps the council reduce the amount of landfill tax it has to pay.

¡ö80 per cent of residents were satisfied or very satisfied with the collection of household rubbish from a wheeled bin

Out of the 7,300 properties taking part in the trial, over 2,300 residents responded to a survey sent out in November last year.

¡öThere is a 33 per cent reduction in household rubbish in the trial areas with an average of 457kg of residual waste per annum compared to 533kg by households in non trial areas

More results from the survey include: ¡öUse of the recycling box service has increased from 73.3 per cent of residents placing out their recycling box in April to 83.6 per cent in November. Use of the plastics recycling service has increased from 71.5 per cent placing our plastics recycling in April to 79.9 per cent in November ¡öThe recycling rate in the trial area has increased from 37 per cent to 41 per cent, this is the proportion of household rubbish that is recycled or composted ¡ö93per cent of residents are in favour of using a wheeled bin for the collection of their household rub-

At present the collection of rubbish from wheeled bins will continue in the trial area only. All other residents should continue to place their rubbish out for collection in black sacks or 80 litre dustbins, placed at the edge of your property by 7am on your collection day. If you would like additional or new recycling containers to help you recycle more please request these online www. recycling by email or by telephone 020 8583 5049.

At The Chiswick House Camellia Festival

Chiswick House and Gardens Trust bring a burst of glorious colour to the winter season with the 4th annual Camellia Festival running from March 1st to 30th. The Festival celebrates these beautiful blooms within the fabulously elegant Chiswick House Conservatory, a 300ft glasshouse designed by Samuel Ware in 1813 for the 6th Duke of Devonshire. The Conservatory overlooks the semi-circular Italian Garden, celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. Designed by Lewis Kennedy in 1814 the Italian Garden was considered to be at the cutting edge of horticultural fashion and extravagant gardening. Today it is beautifully restored and will be planted with an early display of Spring flowers to enhance the festival. The Chiswick House Camellia collection, housed in the Conservatory, is a national treasure and believed to be the oldest collection under glass in the Western world. It includes rare and historically important examples of these beautiful plants, with a gorgeous array of blooms; pink, red, white and striped. Many of these are descended from the original planting in 1828. Among them is the unique Middlemist’s Red, originally brought to Britain from China

in 1804 by Londoner John Middlemist, a nurseryman from Shepherds Bush. It is one of only two in the world known to exist – the other being in Waitangi in New Zealand. Camellias have enjoyed a special allure. By the 1840’s, when the Duke of Devonshire’s collection was well established, the Camellia was at the height of its fashion as the luxury flower. The Parisian courtesan Marie Duplessis, who died young in 1847, inspired Dumas’ La Dame aux Camellias and Verdi’s La Traviata. Famously, the white Camellia was Coco Chanel’s favourite flower, adored for its regular perfection and classical order of its pure white petals, which became her emblem. Popular features for the 2014 festival include; an exhibition on the history of Chiswick’s stunning Conservatory and its Camellias which have been rescued from ruin and near extinction in the early part of this Century and experts on hand to give guided tours and advise on every aspect of Camellias and how to grow them. The Festival Shop will be selling special Camellia inspired merchandise, including a limited edition print of their Camellia japonica ‘Incarnata’ by Sir Pe- | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372


LazyLawn Does Wonders For Chiswick Town Hall

ter Blake, as well as a range of varieties of Camellia plants. The award winning Chiswick House Café will be serving a delicious seasonal menu. All funds raised from the Festival support Chiswick House and Gardens Trust, a registered charity dedicated to the preservation and continued enhancement of Chiswick House Gardens which are open free to the public every day from 7am until dusk. The Chiswick House Camellia Festival 2014 Chiswick House, London, W4 2QN Dates: 1st March – 30th March 2014 Conservatory opening hours: Daily 10.30 am – 4pm (Closed Mondays) Chiswick House: exclusive ‘Festival’ weekend openings 10am – 4pm Advance bookings and information: Tickets: £8 including free Camellia Show guide. Concessions: £7 Memberships: English Heritage & National Art Pass £5 Children under 16: Free

Chiswick Town Hall has enlisted the help of the nation’s leading artificial grass brand, LazyLawn, to add a splash of colour to its outdoor space. LazyLawn has rolled out 36 square metres of its Wonder Yarn artificial turf at Chiswick Town Hall, transforming the dull, overgrown area of land into a low maintenance garden that looks great all year round. Jonathan Brabrook, Venues Supervisor at Chiswick Town Hall, managed by Fusion Lifestyle in partnership with Hounslow Council, comments: “We wanted the area cleaned up and needed a solution that was easy to maintain, which is why we looked into installing artificial grass. “We thought it would look much brighter and more attractive if we opted for LazyLawn over using paving or gravel. The new LazyLawn has made

a massive difference to the appearance of the town hall and will also save us money in the longrun, as it is very low maintenance. It’s also been a real talking point in Chiswick, with people even having their photo taken next to the LazyLawn – everyone’s thrilled to bits with it. The service we received was brilliant, as the team recommended the best product for the job and completed the installation very quickly.”

height of 36mm, as it is a really natural looking artificial turf and features pioneering technology.

LazyLawn, which is based in Chiswick, recommended its patented Wonder Yarn turf for the project due to the product’s durability.

“LazyLawn is also incredibly fast draining, is fully UV stabilised to prevent fading and requires no mowing or watering and very little maintenance, so it’s ideal for projects of this kind.”

Daniel Wanat of LazyLawn London comments: “When we saw the sorry state of the area, which was all overgrown weeds, we knew that a LazyLawn would completely transform it. “We recommended our Wonder Yarn grass with a pile

“Wonder Yarn features a ‘W’ shaped yarn with the ability to recover after activity, as the shape of the yarn forces the blades of grass to stand upright. “This makes it the most resilient artificial turf on the market and gives it the unique ability to bounce back, just like natural grass.

The synthetic turf specialist has already gained a number of well-known fans, including Amanda Holden and Alan Titchmarsh, and is the artificial turf of choice for JD Wetherspoon, Centre Parcs and Selfridges.

LazyLawn was also the first artificial grass brand to ever appear at the Chelsea Flower Show and has installed the Big Brother garden for eight consecutive years. See the lawn for yourself at Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN. Visit www. hounslow-leisure. com to see how the Town Hall could cater for your event or meeting.

Find out more about Wonder Yarn and the full range of artificial turf by visiting the LazyLawn London office and show gardens on Sutton Lane North, Chiswick. Alternatively, go to www.lazylawn., follow @ lazylawnlondon or call 020 8994 7120 for more details.

RNLI The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has issued an SOS call for help to raise funds during London Lifeboat Week. There are three lifeboat stations (one of which is based at Chiswick Pier) in London whose crews rescued 372 people and saved 25 lives last year. The figures are in stark contrast to a survey which found only one in six Londoners know the charity’s lifeboats operate on the River Thames.

‘We’re a charity that relies on donations and the dedication of our volunteers to continue our lifesaving work, so please do give us any support you can.’

In a bid to raise awareness of the RNLI’s lifesaving work in the city and to collect much-needed funds for the charity, a host of activities will be taking place during London Lifeboat Week between 28 April and 4 May.

Tower lifeboat station located next to the Waterloo Bridge is the busiest in the UK and Republic of Ireland and is accompanied by Chiswick and Teddington lifeboat stations along the River Thames in London.

The busiest day of the week will be Tuesday 29 April when hundreds of collectors will be needed to rattle buckets and collect money throughout the capital.

Anyone who would like to support their lifesaving work by becoming a collector on Tuesday 29 April can simply download and fill out a registration form here or search online for ‘London Lifeboat Week 2014’.

Alex Drury, RNLI Community Support Co-ordinator, said: ‘The RNLI’s is more accustomed to responding to calls for help than issuing them, but we really need the support of Londoners to make London Lifeboat Week a success. ‘Our big collection day is Tuesday 29 April when we’ll be collecting across London, including at train stations from 7am through to 7pm. Any amount of time people can spare, particularly during morning and evening rush hours would make a real difference. | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

Londoners are also being asked to download a fundraising pack full of ideas to help raise cash throughout London Lifeboat Week. These include ‘wear your wellies to work’, ‘pounds for pints’ and ‘come wine and dine’ events among others.

You can download a fundraising pack filled with fun ideas to raise money during London Lifeboat Week at http://

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014


Local Life HAZARD

Parents In Chiswick Reminded About Dangerous Sweets ‘My 2 year old daughter is constantly getting colds, suffers with fever, phlegmy chesty coughs, sore throat and has difficulty breathing which the Doctor has given her a asthma pump for. We have been visited by Steve Curran, Lead Councillor for Housing & Regeneration, but we still have had no word on when our problems will be resolved.

I understand the Council no doubt has more immediate concerns, there are families living here that work, have respect for their area, but the Council seem slow on the uptake’. Mendora outlines the fact that low earning families in W4 have no choice and the housing continues to be sub standard: ‘Chis-

wick is an affluent area, we know that, and every resident has their concern. I think as a community, other people should know about these harrowing circumstances – it’s on their doorstep. Surely not in this day and age. I implore Hounslow Council to aid those dependent on it’s care’.


CHISWICK’S SUPER SATURDAY OF SPORT ANNOUNCES MAJOR NEW SPONSORSHIP AND EXPANDS ACROSS HOUNSLOW BOROUGH The Centre’s Director, Justin Webb says the partnership with Super Saturday makes sense.

Chiswick’s Super Saturday of Sport has attracted a major new sponsor and is expanding in every sense of the word. Get Active Hounslow has agreed to become the title sponsor of the free community sports day on July 19, 2014. The event, in its second year, is expanding the number of sports and will now have activities for Hounslow borough residents aged 2 to 102 years old. The event creator. Kirsten Lonsdale, says the sponsorship will ensure that the event can genuinely

offer something for everyone. “The Get Active Hounslow Super Saturday of Sport is getting bigger by the day. Each night I go to bed thinking about another new sport I can invite to be part of the event. It is really important to me that the day caters for all ages and abilities so sponsorship is key to achieving that aim,” Kirsten said. Get Active Hounslow is an initiative set up by the Centre for Workplace and Community Health at St Mary’s University.

“The Get Active Hounslow team is committed to coordinating the provision of physical activity within Hounslow and supporting people to get more active. We are delighted to be involved in the Super Saturday of Sport as it provides people of all ages the chance to start playing again or to try something new for the first time. With lots of activities to try there will be something for everyone and the Get Active Hounslow team will be on hand to provide support and advice on how to start and stay active,” he said. With more than 5 months still to go before the event, the timetable for Super Saturday is already looking packed. “Just in the last few weeks, we have added Parkour (free running),

Parents, shoppers and traders in Chiswick have been reminded to look out for a dangerous brand of children’s sweets which can cause choking. The warning came after a council environmental health officer found New Choice brand ‘Mini Fruity Gels’ (Jelly mini-cups) on sale at a supermarket in the borough. Juliet Isitt, food safety manager at Hounslow Council said: “One of my officers discovered the sweets after we received a warning from the Food Standards Agency.“I would advise people not to buy these sweets as they contain a number of additives which could cause choking. “If anyone has bought them, the advice is sim-

ple: do not eat them, and contact the food safety team or 020 8583 5153. We will visit the shop where they were bought and remove any others from sale. Any trader selling the sweets should immediately contact me.” The sweets can be identified as New Choice brand ‘Tropical’ and ‘Taro’ Mini Fruity Gels in 1 kg plastic tubs. The sweets contain a number of additives, including alginic acid (E400) agar (E406), arrageenan (E407) and processed euchema seaweed (407a) as they may pose a choking hazard. These additives, which are included in these sweets, breach legislation.

A Day In The Life Of Julia Korner Hidden amongst paintings, frames and other paraphernalia you will find Julia working in her conservation studio in Chiswick filled to the brim with mounts, 18th century book binding tools, state-of-the-art equipment and rows of colourful ground pigments.

Just as every work of art has an identity or personality of its own, Julia offers a truly personal approach to conservation and framing. Thus each day brings something different; from re-gilding a cross on a local church to transforming and unveiling the true identity of a long lost painting, to receiving visitors throughout the day seeking trusted advice and an estimate or two. Discovering fakes and forgeries, undertaking research and identifying paintings is Julia’s line of work. Not only does she provide advice,

valuations and restoration, she also gives illustrated talks and lectures. You could join Julia on a fascinating one day intensive course which covers restoration techniques, handson experience and what to look out for with neglected works of art whilst taking away invaluable conservation tips. Julia concludes “I take great pride in what I do. Certain pieces need to be brought back to life, requiring considerable time-consuming care, love and attention. I couldn’t be more fortunate doing what I really love”.

Julia will be exhibiting at BADA Fair (stand number A35) on 19 - 25 March 2014, Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY London. Be sure to browse Julia’s exquisite pictures for sale and her new website. Contact information: Julia Korner Fine Art W: T: 02087 471 652 E:

Times Past

Chiswick's Great Train Robbery Connection Cheerleading, Golf, Handball, Cycling and a Bootcamp to the list attending. Sports are now getting in touch with me to ask how they can be part of the event and so far I have not said no to anyone because the whole point is to showcase a variety of activities”, Kirsten said. Indoor sports such as rowing and static cycling will be housed inside Christ Church and all of the timetabled outdoor action will take place in the temporary “Wink- | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

worth Arena” of Turnham Green. “Winkworth W4 is a big sponsor of the event. Alastair Hilton is always backing local community events and he has become a major partner of Super Saturday. We’ll have fun turning Turnham Green into the Winkworth Arena for one day!” Get Active Hounslow Super Saturday of Sport has launched a new website this week detailing the activities planned so far for July 19, 2014.

Chiswick and local businesses are mentioned numerous times in a new book on the Great Train Robbery of 1963, in particular The Strand Shipyard housed a Train Robbers boat, and The Chequered Flag Garage sold a car to the Train robbery Mastermind. The new book just published is called “The Great Train Robbery Quiz Book” and has 200 very unusual and interesting questions about the Great train robbery, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last August (2013) the book is written by Author Mike Gray (Myself). Bruce Reynolds was the Mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery, after the August 8th robbery, Reynolds visited The Chequered Flag Garage in Chiswick, and took a test

drive in a black Austin Healey (Registration number 222 NFC) Reynolds agreed to buy the car with then salesman Dennis St John for £835, he left the garage and returned later that evening, and paid for the car in cash, All £5 notes (Train Robbery money) they gave a false address for the invoice and took the car that evening. Great Train robber John Daly while on the run after Britains biggest ever robbery (£2.6 Miliion) bought a cabin cruiser and had it moored at The Strand Shipyard, Chiswick, the boat was called ‘Trap Six’ and he worked at local Antiques company ‘Mac’s Antiques’ and was on the run until December, 1963 before being arrested in Eaton Square, London.

Train robber John (Paddy) Daly was the brother-in-law of the Great Train robbery Mastermind Bruce Reynolds, his wife Barbara was the sister of Reynolds wife Frances, He then became the only train robber to be aquitted in February 1964, through lack of evidence, He and his wife moved to Cornwall and turned his back on anything to do with The Crime of The Century, he became a Road sweeper and refuse collector for Cornwall Council,and kept his past a secret until he passed away in 2012 Should you require any further information/ details, please contact myself on I look forward to hearing from you, | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014





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This maisonette is arranged over the third and fourth floor, with a lift to the third floor. It really is beautifully presented, with a refitted kitchen and bathroom and replacement uPVC windows. Anyone looking for somewhere they can move straight into, need look no further. Situated close to the marina and River Thames it is ideal for owner occupiers or buy to let investors.

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Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014



Lettings Property List

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Lettings Property ListTo Let £254 -Warren Road-Twickenham

Sales Property List For Sale £220,000 -Argyle Road-Hounslow

Borthwicks are pleased to offer this 2 bedroom first floor property in Twickenham. The flat comprises of one double room and a smaller second bedroom. There is a good sized reception room for dining and entertaining, a separate kitchen including a dishwasher and bathroom with shower over the bath. To the rear is a secluded private garden. The flat is ideally located near the A316 for road access to the West, M25 as well as central London, Twickenham To £254 and Let Richmond. It is-Warren a short walkRoad-Twickenham to Whitton station (mainline) which will take you to Richmond & the District line. The property is available on to theoffer 20ththis January. Borthwicks are pleased 2 bedroom first floor property in Twickenham. The flat comprises of one double room and a smaller second bedroom.Court-Chiswick There is a good sized reception room for dining and entertaining, a separate To Let £265 -Dewsbury kitchen including a dishwasher and bathroom with shower over the bath. To the rear is a secluded private garden. Borthwicks are delighted to offer this one flat located minutes from High Road. TheTwickenham flat comprises The flat is ideally located near the A316 forbedroom road access to the West, M25 as Chiswick well as central London, of a double bedroom, living and kitchen area and a separate bathroom, it also has double doors leading to aline. The and Richmond. It is a short walk to Whitton station (mainline) which will take you to Richmond & the District communal garden. Recently refurbished property is available on the 20th January.with polished wooden floors and a brand new bathroom. Excellent transport links with Chiswick Park tube station just across the road, early viewing recommended.

To Let £265 -Dewsbury Court-Chiswick To Let £285 -St Albans Avenue-Chiswick Borthwicks are delighted to offer this one bedroom flat located minutes from Chiswick High Road. The flat comprises Borthwicks are delighted to and offerkitchen this one bedroom the very itsought after St Albans of a double bedroom, living area and a property separateon bathroom, also has double doorsAvenue leadingintoChiswick. a The flat comprises of a kitchen, bathroom, reception and floors a double with bathroom. fitted wardrobes andtransport double communal garden. Recently refurbished with polishedroom wooden andbedroom a brand new Excellent doorswith leading to a lovely private garden. highly recommended. Available 14th March. links Chiswick Park tube station just Viewings across theare road, early viewing recommended.

To Let £285 -St Albans Avenue-Chiswick To Let £320 -The Grove-Ealing

Borthwicks are delighted to offer this one bedroom property on the very sought after St Albans Avenue in Chiswick. Borthwicks are delighted to offerbathroom, this 2 bedroom property Ealing. This bedroom top floor flat of two bedrooms, a The flat comprises of a kitchen, reception roominand a double withconsists fitted wardrobes and double brand leading new bathroom andprivate large kitchen reception property hasAvailable just been14th redecorated doors to a lovely garden.with Viewings are room. highly The recommended. March. and newly re carpeted throughout. Electric and just a few minutes from Ealing town centre. Available from mid February.

To Let £320 -The Grove-Ealing To Let £350 -Octavia House, Southern Row-Ladbroke Grove

Borthwicks are delighted to offer this 2 bedroom property in Ealing. This top floor flat consists of two bedrooms, a A newly refurbished flat on thereception third floorroom. of a popular art deco located in the vibrant areareof brand new bathroomone andbedroom large kitchen with The property hasbuilding, just been redecorated and newly Ladbrokethroughout. Grove. TheElectric propertyand boasts reception room withtown fully centre. fitted eat in kitchen andmid a good sized double carpeted just aa large few minutes from Ealing Available from February. bedroom with built in wardrobes and modern bathroom. It is located within walking distance to Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove underground station (Circle, Hammersmith & City lines) and it is within easy reach of the shops, To £350 -Octavia House, Southern Row-Ladbroke barsLet and restaurants of Notting Hill and Portobello Road. The flat is available fullyGrove furnished from the end of January 2014. A newly refurbished one bedroom flat on the third floor of a popular art deco building, located in the vibrant area of Ladbroke Grove. The property boasts a large reception room with fully fitted eat in kitchen and a good sized double To Letwith£494 Street-Chiswick, London W4 distance to Westbourne Park and bedroom built in-Cunnington wardrobes and modern bathroom. It is located within walking Ladbroke Grove underground station (Circle, Hammersmith City lines) and house it is within easyinreach of tree the shops, Borthwicks are pleased to offer this spacious three bedroom&Victorian family located a quiet lined bars and restaurants of NottingThe Hillaccommodation and Portobello Road. Theofflat available fully furnished from the end of January residential street in Chiswick. consists twoisdouble bedrooms and a single bedroom, two 2014. bathrooms, a spacious double reception and a fully fitted eat-in kitchen. There is a secluded west facing courtyard garden. The house is close to Chiswick High Road and its’ superb range of shops, bars and restaurants. Chiswick To £494 station -Cunnington W4easy access to Heathrow Airport, ParkLet underground (District Line)Street-Chiswick, is a short walk away andLondon motorists have the M25 and thepleased West via the A4/M4. Available now. Borthwicks are to offer this spacious three bedroom Victorian family house located in a quiet tree lined residential in Chiswick. The accommodation consists of two double bedrooms and a single bedroom, two To Let street £700 -Lancaster Gate-Paddington bathrooms, a spacious double reception and a fully fitted eat-in kitchen. There is a secluded west facing courtyard A stunning bedroom twotobathroom this period terrace 5 cross-converted,intergarden. Thetwo house is close Chiswick apartment High Roadset andwithin its’ superb rangestucco of shops, barsofand restaurants. Chiswick communicating period houses, moments from Hyde Park. of the apartments are fullytomodernised to a high Park underground station (District Line) is away a short walk away andAll motorists have easy access Heathrow Airport, specification, many benefiting from ornate high now. ceilings and outside space. Lancaster Gate is situated in the quiet the M25 and the West via the A4/M4. Available and fashionable residential area of W2, yet also within easy reach of the West End and two of London’s most To Let parks, £700 -Lancaster Gate-Paddington beautiful Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. A stunning two bedroom two bathroom apartment set within this period stucco terrace of 5 cross-converted,intercommunicating period houses, moments away from Hyde Park. All of the apartments are fully modernised to a high specification, many benefiting from ornate high ceilings and outside space. Lancaster Gate is situated in the quiet and fashionable residential area of W2, yet also within easy reach of the West End and two of London’s most beautiful parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

3 Chiswick Park Station, Chiswick, London W4 5NF Tel: 020 8994 8441 Fax: 020 8742 7344 Email: Website: 3 Chiswick Park Station, Chiswick, London W4 5NF Tel: 020 8994 8441 Fax: 020 8742 7344 | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372 Email: Website:

Borthwicks are happy to offer for sale this Share of Freehold first floor 2 bedroom property in need of work with the potential to extend into the loft space (stpc) within easy reach of central Hounslow. Accommodation comprises a shared front door with stairs to the landing with a sunny south facing reception room, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, loft access and parking for 1 car. Centrally located in Hounslow, in a street off Hanworth Road, it is a For Saleto Hounslow £220,000 -Argyle short walk Mainline station Road-Hounslow with excellent local schools and with the central shopping area of Hounslow in close proximity. Hounslow (Piccadilly is the2 nearest station A4/M4 Borthwicks are happy to offerCentral for saletube this station Share of FreeholdLine) first floor bedroomunderground property in need of and workthe with the and A316/M3 are nearby speedy road linkseasy to the west, and into Central London. comprises a potential to extend into theoffering loft space (stpc) within reach of Heathrow central Hounslow. Accommodation shared front door with stairs to the landing with a sunny south facing reception room, For Sale £375,000 -Windrush Close-Chiswick, London W4kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, loft access and parking for 1 car. Centrally located in Hounslow, in a street off Hanworth Road, it is a INVESTORS ONLY, Borthwicks delighted to offer this first floor split level maisonette with short walk to Hounslow Mainline are station with excellent localspacious schools two and bedroom with the central shopping area of Hounslow balcony situated inHounslow Grove Park, moments from Chiswick Mainline Accommodation comprises of entrance in close proximity. Central tube station (Piccadilly Line) station. is the nearest underground station and the A4/M4 hall separate fitted kitchen with plenty of storage, small Heathrow balcony, aand south spacious and into A316/M3 are fully nearby offering speedy road links to the west, intofacing Central London.lounge with stairs to a landing with storage cupboard and loft access, two large double bedrooms and family bathroom. Situated just For Sale £375,000 -Windrush Close-Chiswick, London W4 off Bolton Road in Grove Park, Chiswick mainline station is a short walk away with frequent rail service to Waterloo, Clapham Junction and other South destinations. Chiswick Hightwo Road is within via frequent bus with INVESTORS ONLY, Borthwicks areWest delighted to offer this spacious bedroom firsteasy floorreach split level maisonette services situated and there excellent local amenities includingMainline the Riverstation. Thames, parks, sports clubs and shops. balcony in are Grove Park, moments from Chiswick Accommodation comprises of entrance Investors only. fully fitted kitchen with plenty of storage, small balcony, a south facing spacious lounge with stairs hall into separate to a landing storage cupboard andLane-Chiswick, loft access, two large double bedrooms For Salswith£725,000 -Bollo London W4 and family bathroom. Situated just off Bolton Road in Grove Park, Chiswick mainline station is a short walk away with frequent rail service to Waterloo, Borthwicks are delighted to offer forWest sale for the first time since 1950 generously proportioned bedroombus mid Clapham Junction and other South destinations. Chiswick Highthis Road is within easy reach via3 frequent terrace house needing modernisation within an easy walking to Chiswick tube station. services and there are excellent local amenities including the distance River Thames, parks,Park sports clubs and shops. Accommodation Investors only. currently consists of an entrance hall, 3 receptions, kitchen with access to the east facing rear garden, three double bedrooms and bathroom. It has the potential to make a sizable family home subject to For Salsplanning £725,000 -Bollo Lane-Chiswick, W4 appropriate approvals. The property is situated on theLondon north side of Bollo Lane towards Weston Road. It is a short walkare to Chiswick tube (District to Chiswick Road with its multiple3 shops, eateries Borthwicks delighted Park to offer forstation sale for the firstline) timeand since 1950 thisHigh generously proportioned bedroom mid and further transport links. Chain free.within an easy walking distance to Chiswick Park tube station. terrace house needing modernisation Accommodation currently consists of an entranceLane-Chiswick hall, 3 receptions, kitchen with access to the east facing rear For Sale £1,495,000 -Burlington garden, three double bedrooms and bathroom. It has the potential to make a sizable family home subject to Borthwicks offering this fabulous family property backontothe thenorth market with theLane Legaltowards paper work in place due to appropriate are planning approvals. The property is situated side of all Bollo Weston Road. It is a the chain.Park A bright semi-detached property with street parking for 2 cars andeateries a breakdown short walk toinChiswick tube family stationsized (District line) and to Chiswick Highoff Road with its multiple shops, benefitting a complete renovation and further from transport links. Chain free. in a fantastic central Grove Park location. At a little under 2000 sq ft (184 sq m) the accommodation comprises a light and spacious entrance hall with under stair w/c and downstairs nanny For Sale £1,495,000 -Burlington room with en-suite shower room and w/c. LeadingLane-Chiswick from the hall through double doors, is a large open plan double reception with curved window, wooden flooring fireplace. a fully fitteddue solid Borthwicksroom are offering this bay fabulous family property backand to the market The with dining all the area Legalopens paperinto work in place to oak Howdensinkitchen with A granite central island, American styledwith fridge, including all new appliances, a breakdown the chain. bright tops, familya sized semi-detached property off street parking for 2Bosch cars and wine coolerfrom and apull out larder with a separate utility room washing There2000 are two benefitting complete renovation in a fantastic centralwith Grove Park machine location. and At a dryer. little under sq ftsets (184ofsq double doors opening onto a wide decked areaspacious with uplighting and steps a 76ft north-westnanny facing m) the accommodation comprises a light and entrance hall withdown undertostair w/c(23m) and downstairs garden laiden-suite to lawn.shower Climbing theand stairs past the large original stained glass window, the flooropen comprises 3 room with room w/c. Leading from the hall through double doors, is first a large plan double bedroomsroom (1 master with enbay suite bathroom), a family shower room andThe further stairs to opens the sunny floor bedroom reception with curved window, wooden flooring and fireplace. dining area into top a fully fitted solid with Howdens en-suite shower and ample in storage space. The property is situated in a all prime location oak kitchenroom with granite tops,walk a central island, American styled fridge, including newGrove BoschPark appliances, in close proximity to Chiswick its magnificent It is a machine short walk to dryer. Chiswick Mainline Station wine cooler and pull out larderHouse with a and separate utility roomgardens. with washing and There are two sets ofand there are excellent local busa services to Chiswick High Road with multiple gastro bars and further double doors opening onto wide decked area with uplighting andits steps downshops, to a 76ft (23m) north-west facing transport links. The A4/M4 and A316/M3 offers links tostained centralglass London as well asfirst to Heathrow, the west garden laid to lawn. Climbing the stairs past thespeedy large original window, the floor comprises 3 and south west.(1Borthwicks can there is noa onward chain. room and further stairs to the sunny top floor bedroom bedrooms master with enconfirm suite bathroom), family shower with room and -Heathfield ample walk in storage space. The property is situated in a prime Grove Park location Foren-suite Sale shower £1,825,000 Terrace-Chiswick in close proximity to Chiswick House and its magnificent gardens. It is a short walk to Chiswick Mainline Station and Borthwicks are offering purchase this imposing and uniquely styled Grade II there are excellent localthis busfantastic servicesopportunity to ChiswicktoHigh Road with its multiple shops, gastro barsVictorian and further listed townlinks. house, for extension benefiting manyLondon originalas features working transport Thesuitable A4/M4 and A316/M3 (STPC), offers speedy links from to central well asincluding to Heathrow, the fireplaces west and and anwest. unusual old water well, in a prime location. south Borthwicks can confirm there Chiswick is no onward chain.Arranged over 4 floors with wood flooring, it comprises a raised ground floor main entrance into hallway, a dual aspect reception room with working fireplaces, full length For Sale £1,825,000 -Heathfield windows & balcony to the rear with front windowsTerrace-Chiswick facing Turnham Green. Upstairs is the master bedroom with ensuite with the floor having 2 further bedroomstowith one further en suite. There is a family mezzanine Borthwicks aretop offering this fantastic opportunity purchase this imposing and uniquely styled Victorianbathroom Grade II & on thetown lowerhouse, ground floor isfor theextension kitchen, breakfast room & w/c withmany access to thefeatures rear patio garden.working The property is listed suitable (STPC), benefiting from original including fireplaces set cornerold of water Heathfield and Sutton Court Road & is a short walk from Chiswick Park underground andon anthe unusual well, Terrace in a prime Chiswick location. Arranged over 4 floors with wood flooring, it comprises a station (Districtfloor Line). Chiswick High Road is across the Greenreception with its many and fireplaces, high street full shops, raised ground main entrance into hallway, a dual aspect room boutique with working length restaurants and amenities and with is ideally forfacing road transport easy accessistothe themaster A4/M4.bedroom with enwindows & balcony to the rear front placed windows Turnham with Green. Upstairs suite with the top floor having 2 further bedrooms with one further en suite. There is a family mezzanine bathroom & on the lower ground floor is the kitchen, breakfast room & w/c with access to the rear patio garden. The property is set on the corner of Heathfield Terrace and Sutton Court Road & is a short walk from Chiswick Park underground station (District Line). Chiswick High Road is across the Green with its many boutique and high street shops, restaurants and amenities and is ideally placed for road transport with easy access to the A4/M4.

3 Chiswick Park Station, Chiswick, London W4 5NF Tel: 020 8994 8441 Fax: 020 8742 7344 Email: Website: 3 Chiswick Park Station, Chiswick, London W4 5NF Tel: 020 8994 8441 Fax: 020 8742 7344 | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372 Email: Website:

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Health, Beauty & Fitness

Health, Beauty & Fitness

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The Doctor Orders: Yoga Plus Exercise Dr Singh – a long-time-Chiswick resident- has been delivering yoga plus exercise classes in Chiswick for over 3 years. He started at St Michael’s and All Angels church near Turnham Green and more recently has added a class at the Buddhist Vihara just two minutes away on The Avenue. He has also provided private yoga classes. His class style has changed over the years “When I started I’d bring along barbells, a skipping rope, elasticated ropes and other contraptions and we’d go round in a circuit spending a minute or two on each exercise plus various floor exercises. Then we’d spend around 35 minutes on a variety of yoga poses in relatively quick succession, and end the class with a well-earned relaxation phase” Since then his classes have focussed almost entirely on yoga poses (traditional and his adaptations) but still with an element of corestrengthening exercises “I won’t stop those because core strength is important for performing poses elegantly” he says. “I’d like to attract more mature students (50+) students so I will redesign the Tuesday morning class to suit their needs”, he said. “Many come only once or drop out after a while, but I have a core following and I reckon they are healthier for it. Dr Singh charges just £7 for a full hour of yoga plus exercise on a flexible pay-asyou-go-basis, and in relaxed and pleasant venues. Classes are held on Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings most weeks and can be booked via his website www.

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Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Health, Beauty & Fitness

Health, Beauty & Fitness

LONDONERS RATE THEMSELVES UK'S HEALTH CAPITAL UK’s healthiest and happiest cities revealed in nationwide health survey. The healthiest and happiest cities in the UK have been revealed in a nationwide survey by released today. Health and Happiness, a study of 2,000 people across the UK looked at eating habits, frequency of ailments, alcohol intake, sleep, wellbeing, and a range of other lifestyle factors to determine the nation’s health and happiness ratings. Leading nutrition expert, Patrick Holford said: “What this survey highlights is that being healthy is a lot more than the absence of a disease. It’s abundance of wellbeing indicated by good energy levels, a stable mood and a sharp mind, all of which achieve optimum health. It is interesting to see how our levels of health and happiness vary across the country. ” Londoners rate themselves the healthiest Londoners rate their city the health capital of the UK, with 59 per cent of people describing themselves as ‘healthy’, the highest proportion in the UK and above the national average of 54 per cent. The average units of alcohol consumed per week was relatively low at 5.5 units, compared to Manchester, which saw the highest average of 6.7 units. 79 per cent are non-smokers, and only 12 per cent classed themselves as regular smokers. Londoners are also keen exercisers, with half doing at least 20 minutes of exercise twice a week or more. They have a high sleep average of 6.7 hours per night and get their serving of five a day an average of 3.16 times per week, compared to the lowest average of only 2.6 times a week in Belfast. Leeds stressed and losing sleep Over half of Leeds residents (54 per cent) experience stress once a week or more. Money was cited as the biggest cause of stress (34 per cent), followed by jobs (24 per cent) and then family (14 per cent). Leeds also experiences frequent levels of sleep difficulty, with 64 per cent saying they have trouble sleeping once a week or more.

Over one in ten admitted to only getting up to 5 hours of sleep a night. Sleep leads to happiness in Sheffield Sheffield has been revealed as being home to the happiest residents, probably because they are most likely to get the right amount of sleep. 40 per cent said they get a healthy average of seven hours sleep per night, compared to the national average of 34 per cent. Under half (48 per cent) said they were only likely to experience difficulty sleeping once a month or less. That might be why one in ten said they never feel stressed or anxious. They were also happiest in the country with their family life (75 per cent), where they live (66 per cent), shape and weight (54 per cent), and appearance (55 per cent), compared to their respective national averages of 69 per cent, 62 per cent, 52 per cent and 52 per cent. Feeling glum in Brum Birmingham was revealed as the unhappiest and most stressed city in the UK. The city had the highest number of smokers and its residents suffered the most ailments in the country. Brummies had the lowest average when asked to rate their happiness in terms of their relationships (56 per cent), family lives (63 per cent) overall health (55 per cent) and their appearance (50 per cent), below the respective national averages of 60 per cent, 69 per cent, 60 per cent and 52 per cent. Over 30% are smokers and the city has the second lowest quitting rate. When it came to stress and anxiety, 62 per cent said they experienced one or the other once a week or more. Jobs were cited as the biggest cause of stress (31 per cent) closely followed by money (29 per cent). Brummies also suffer the most ailments, with 48 per cent experiencing bloating and poor digestion, 44 per cent having headaches, and 47 per cent complaining of low moods once a week or more. Nearly half (44 per cent) reported difficulty sleeping most nights.

Unhealthy but loved up in Belfast Almost half (46 per cent) of respondents from Belfast described themselves as ‘unhealthy’ when asked to rate their current health status – the highest percentage in the country. Over half (53 per cent) complain of difficulty sleeping once a week or more and one in ten say they get daily headaches. More than one in four (27 per cent) experience low moods or depression once a week or more, and 37 per cent admitted that they would only do 20 minute workout sessions once a month or less. They were also the least likely to get their portions of five-a-day each week. Although Belfast had the fourth highest number of smokers in the UK, it also had the best quitting rate, with a quarter of people saying they have given up smoking – the highest in the country. They also came top of the poll when questioned about how happy they were in their relationships and love life, with an average happiness score of 67 per cent. They also reported the most satisfying sex lives, with an average happiness rating of 55 per cent – above the national average of 51 per cent. Cardiff is the capital of cardio People living in Cardiff are the exercise pros of the UK with over half (54 per cent) doing at least 20 minutes of exercise twice a week or more, the highest percentage in the country. But despite high levels of exercise, Cardiff residents are the least content with their shape and weight, with an average happiness score of 49 per cent, just below the national average of 52 per cent. When it came to money, however, the city was the happiest with their overall finances, with an average happiness rating of 52 per cent, compared to the national average of 49 per cent. Sleep deprived Scots Edinburgh is home to a nation of sleep deprived residents with nearly 1 in 10 people only getting up to four hours sleep a night, a good two and half hours below the national average. When they do sleep, over 70 per cent said they have restless nights or difficulty sleeping. Feelings of stress and anxiety were a weekly occurrence among 47 per cent of respondents and money was cited as being the biggest cause of stress (39 per cent). The city also experienced a high proportion of daily ailments

with one in five suffering from arthritis and joint problems every day – the most in the country. Manchester drinks the most Manchunians have admitted to being the biggest drinkers in the UK with the highest weekly average units of alcohol consumed. Residents admitted to drinking an average of 7 units of alcohol per week, compared to the national average of 5 units, and 15 per cent disclosed that they consume on average over 15 units per week. Despite this, almost half (49 per cent) of residents described themselves as healthy when asked to rate their health status. Manchester was also revealed to be the second keenest city when it comes to exercise. Nearly one in four claim to do at least 20 minutes of exercise four times a week or more, closely behind the highest which was Cardiff at 26 per cent. There is also a relatively low rate of smokers, with only 12 per cent of people regarding themselves as regular smokers. Bristolians best at beating the bulge Bristol is the city of successful dieters, with 42 per cent saying they have tried dieting and that it has worked for them. 17 per cent of respondents said they hadn’t tried to diet but would be willing to give it a go. They get their serving of five a day on average three times a week but happiness levels are below the national averages when it comes to their salary, career prospects, appearances, job security and overall finances. Liverpool high anti-diet rate Liverpool has the highest rate of anti-dieters with a quarter of residents saying they would be reluctant to try one – the highest in the country. Only 14% who had never tried one before said they would be open to the idea, still the lowest percentage in the country. They are also one of the least likely cities to get regular exercise with 36 per cent reporting 20 minutes of exercise once a month or less. 76 per cent said they felt stressed once a month or more, the second highest in the country after Birmingham. For more information visit optimumhealth. | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

The Parlour Take a trip to the new hair salon on Devonshire Road, It is great fun and the braids are amazing!


he parlour in Chiswick is a brand new concept in hair salons. I popped along to have a chat with the girls and to try out one of the services offered. I opted for a braid, which was quickly and professionally executed and lasted two days! The Parlour is a boutique blow dry & braid bar, as well as a very delicious afternoon tea menu, (although I didn’t get to try this) It’s not just about making you look fabulous, it’s about making you feel like you deserve it too. I spoke to Jackie who is the brains behind the braids and totally passionate about her idea. She told me that she saw a gap in the market for a relaxed, informal place where friends could hang out and have a blow dry or a hairstyle without the ‘in & out’ feeling that some hair salons have. I must say that I can see this becoming a massive hit for girls and women alike to spend an afternoon trying out different styles. In fact, The Parlour also offer parties, Mother & Daughter sessions and Wedding party packages and workshops and I think that this is where it will come into its own. The salon itself is gorgeous; all shabby chic and actually doesn’t look like a hair salon at all, apart from the few products on display. The chairs are comfy dining type, so that when they do the tea parties they can move them to a big table in the back and everyone can sit around chatting. It is an excellent idea that works. The concept is a bit different to what you’re used to at a typical salon- but the aim is to be completely atypical. The idea is that they want this to feel as cosy as your grandma’s kitchen. This is a safe place to unwind, relax… and gossip too. It’s all about the experience - not the money, not the status, not the hype. Just plain old fashioned good service and fabulous hair. Every service comes with complimentary cakes and a drinks menu to die for. Served in traditional chinaware, it’s just the perfect way to enjoy some serious pampering! I think it is a great idea, a lovely little place to hang out and I for one will be popping along again sometime soon with the kids in tow to finally learn how to do that fishtail plait! The Parlour London 0208 994-4618 Email 8 Devonshire Road Chiswick W4 2HD Opening Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday & Wednesday: 9-7 Thursday & Friday: 9-8 Saturday: 10-7 Sunday: Appointment only | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

Fab Braids at The Parlour

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

The Tomahawk Steak At Sam's Brasserie Review by Georgie Holman long bar and high stools to meet you as you walk in. Its a good place to swing by on your way home after a hard day at the office, but this particular evening I am here do discover what the buzz is about the TS! I am told that should I desire some oysters for a starter, there are ½ a dozen left with my name on them.Well, you either love them or hate them....“Yes please” I say without hesitation.


y editor mentioned to me that I was to do a review at Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick, specifically to write about their Tomahawk steak. Pretty awesome name don’t you agree? I mentioned this to a couple of my colleagues prior to my visit and I got pretty much the same reaction from both of them. “Ah yes, tomahawk, tomahawk.....I’ve heard of that somewhere before........isn’t that some sort of monster steak or something?” Bang on, It was something I was to discover that very evening.... Although I felt tempted to turn up dressed as a squaw with a tee-pee in my back pack, I thought it might draw unnecessary attention to myself, so I made my way down to Sam’s donning a more conventional jeans and blazer look. Sams is a very laid back affair with a

Our waitress informs us that the steak in question is a massive rib eye cooked on the bone with the thickness of a door step and the appearance of, yes you’ve guessed it, a tomahawk! All the meat supplied to Sam’s is from Macken Brothers butcher’s in Turnham Green Terrace - easy to find, it’s the one that generally has a queue of people lining up outside – and it’s great to see a Chiswick based restaurant using a Chiswick based supplier. A wine to accompany the steak has been recommended by Helen Gordon (assistant manager) that apparently can hold its own. We are brought a bottle of ‘The Blend’ Gabrielskloof, Walker Bay 2010. This South African wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot & Petit Verdot. It is exceptional with a journey of flavours starting with a lightness on the palate leading to a rich fruity dark plummy flavour. What a blend. Many thanks for the suggestion Helen. It is a bit of a splash out at £34.00 but the tomahawk deserves something special. If you do fancy trying out this meal, be prepared to wait about 25 minutes for it but by the time you have had your starter it doesn’t seem like such a long time and is well worth the wait. This is definitely enough for

two people to share and is brought to the table on a wooden board. Already cut into thick chunky slices oozing with juices with the massive rib bone along side it, it looks mighty impressive, accompanied by a pot of Bernaise sauce and a small bucket of French fries. So, we have the steak, we have the wine and we are ready to tuck in.Wow! I mean WOW! The steak just melts in your mouth. I have to be totally honest here, I have had a few steaks in my time but this is one of the best. Even though there is a generous plateful it doesn’t leave you feeling heavy around the middle. The meat is so tender you are left feeling totally satisfied and already mentally booking up for a repeat dinner. I would be slightly nervous about attempting to cook one of these at home because if over done, it just wouldn’t be the same but they certainly know how to do it to perfection at Sam’s. I was a bit apprehensive about having a pudding after the meal so instead I had a Lychee Champagne Cocktail with Lychee liqueur and lychee juice. It was a perfect way to end the meal.

Chiswick Restaurant chooses local suppliers for menu Chiswick restaurant Zenny’s of Grove Park has teamed up with The Covent Garden Fish Company and butchers Macken Brothers (both based in Turnham Green Terrace), to supply fresh produce on a daily basis for the family run eatery. Since opening it’s doors in 2013, Zennys has enjoyed a loyal customer base and has always used fresh ingredients, but owner Partap felt using local suppliers to reassure new customers of his menu’s credibility and enhance the experience of existing clients is an important step and one that will be embraced by the resident’s of Chiswick. ‘We had a little issue in the beginning in that some people in Chiswick presumed we were the owners of the former restaurant on these premises’ said Partap. ‘The first few months were challenging, but with the help and suggestions from some lovely Chiswick people, we have made slight differences to the restaurant aesthetically creating a bistro feel’. Indeed the restaurant is very welcoming with low lighting and candlelit tables. Partap continued, ‘I can’t deny that the former restaurant seems to have had a certain reputation for which we do not wish to be associated. I know sometimes this is unavoidable, but I’m sure our new approach will please diners. Macken Bothers and The Convent Garden Fish Company have incredibly supportive and I will work closely with them to assure our customers receive the best, locally sourced, quality ingredients they demand and deserve’. For order & booking call on 0208 994 1988 Open 7 days a week 7:00am to 11:00pm

A big thanks to Helen for making the evening an experience to remember. Your choice of wine was spot on! Oysters: £2.00 each Tomahawk Steak: £50 for 2 persons. Lychee Champagne Cocktail: £9.50 Gabrielskloof, Walker Bay 2010: £34.00 Rating: 10/10 11 Barley Mow Passage, London W4 4PH 020 8987 0555

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Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Local Business

with DR P Singh

Local Business SECURITY


Comeback Securitisation, All Is Forgiven, But Beware Ratings Agencies


Securitisation is a buzzword for financial wizardry that many think was to blame for the financial crisis. It is now being lauded by regulators as the saviour of economies and the solution to the credit drought. This might be justifiable but caution is needed before the same mistakes that led to the crisis are repeated. One is to place too much reliance on rating agencies. Pre-crisis, anything with a stream of cash flows was being packaged up and sold off to institutional and sovereign investors. They salivated at the high returns promised on such investments and their

A rating agency assesses the likelihood of a borrower paying back the principal, plus interest, in

a timely manner. Borrowers who are very likely (almost certain) to pay on time and in full get the highest rating possible (AAA for long-term transactions and A1+ for those lasting under one year) whereas those less likely get a lower rating, all the way down to the dreaded D for ‘in default’. The problem is these ratings are not reliable because the agencies are paid by the borrowers and are under pressure to provide the rating that they, and the borrower’s bankers, want. If they don’t get it then the borrower will shop around for a rating. The potential loss of income is significant; Moody’s – a prominent agency – reportedly made hundreds

of millions of dollars from rating securitisation products.You know Moody’s is on to a good thing if Warren Buffet is a shareholder in it. Nothing has been done in the six years since the financial crisis began to change the way rating agencies are remunerated – an illustration that self-interested ratings agencies are keen to maintain the status quo even though the status quo it is morally unjustifiable.

• Half of home start-ups (48%) have more business confidence now than this time last year • 62% believe that storing stock at home has a negative impact on their personal lives, but 47% are nervous about expanding out of their home Half (48%) of UK home start-ups have more business confidence now compared to this time last year, new research has found. In fact, 38% have now outgrown their working space, despite the recent and difficult economic climate. Rachel Bridge, SME expert and author comments: “We are seeing a spike in entrepreneurial spirit with kitchen table start-ups and online

traders taking the plunge and starting their own businesses. According to official figures, the number of people working from home has risen to three million in the past decade and they are not only starting their businesses from scratch, but also growing them successfully.” The study to examine the pressures on home businesses as they look to grow was commissioned by Big Yellow Self Storage. It found that while business confidence is booming, micro businesses are apprehensive about expanding into an office space or warehouse due the costs and risks involved in committing to an inflexible, longterm contract, as well as concerns about location.

These apprehensions are especially apparent for the 36% of micro businesses that keep their stock in the home. Anthony Chenery, Big Yellow Self Storage spokesperson comments: “We’ve found that currently 47% of home businesses are nervous about expanding out of the home despite the increase in confidence. Many small businesses don’t even realise that self storage is an option. Rather than a costly relocation to a rented office, stock can be put into self storage to free-up space in the home.” The implications of being unable to expand beyond the home SMEs are an essential part

of the UK economy, creating jobs as well as generating progressive new ideas and innovations. While the government supports SMEs through a number of schemes, it is clear that small businesses are still struggling to finance expansion beyond the home. 62% of home businesses admitted that working from home encroaches on their personal lives; not being able to ‘switch off’ was the biggest difficulty along with stock physically taking over their living space, causing friction with partners. Bridge adds: “It’s important to draw the line between home and work to avoid both areas suffering. Home business owners who are surrounded by

their stock can experience a lack of physical separation between the home and work that results in the temptation to work endlessly. Arguments are also caused when stock starts to obstruct communal living areas and the home begins to feel cluttered and cramped as a result.” Chenery concludes: “We know that these goods represent a lot of investment for a small business and storing stock in the home is a risk, with goods being prone to theft and damage. Big Yellow Self Storage gives a small businesses peace of mind, offering purpose built storage units that are secure, local and easily accessible.”



CROWDFUNDING: A New Alternative For SMEs

Can Your Business Cope With The Unexpected? Invoice Factoring

SMEs looking at raising funds through crowdfunding sites will be faced with an ever-increasing variety of crowdfunding platforms to choose from.Some seek to raise equity for the SME. The funds are for general corporate purposes – to help the business. Dr Singh is proprietor of ACF, a Chiswick-based SME consultancy.

high credit rating (a combination that most rational investors would have realised was too good to be true). But greed got the better of common sense and laziness meant many investors could not be bothered to analyse the investment returns promised: why bother, they concluded, when the analysis has been done by independent rating agencies? Because, had they looked at the ratings model they would have realised that ratings agencies had a massive conflict of interest so that their ratings were far from independent assessments.

Others platforms aim to raise funds for a specific purpose, e.g., a project, and in the form of debt. Other platforms raise funds but the return is not interest on debt, but some alternative reward that the SME is able to provide because of the

nature of its business, such as free hotel accommodation in hotels owned by the SME, or free meals if the SME is in the restaurant or fast food trade. The platform provider will expect the borrower raising debt to offer security or it might not. Unsecured debt should demand a higher interest rate, and the longer it takes to repay the debt, the higher the interest rate should be. Fees are an issue that SMEs should be very careful about. Not only are these payable upfront,

but can also be payable regularly – as a percentage of the funds raised. In this sense the platform provider is acting as a fund manager, taking a fee for distributing annual payments to investors on behalf of the borrower, and resolving bad debt problems for investors. For SMEs the ideal transaction is where they deal directly with investors, cutting out the middleman whatever they care to call themselves. This can be a false economy however if significant administration time is devoted to servicing the | Advertising and Editorial call 0203 544 8372

needs of investors instead of running the business. As often, alternatives need to be evaluated and the optimum course selected. Crowdfunding can help to reduce funding risk if it diversifies an SME’s sources of funds. It should therefore be part of, not all of, the sources available to a SME. My article last week provided a number of other sources a SME should have available.

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Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

What's On

m MUSIC n Concert To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of ow Alistair Jones As Conductor Of The Chiswick Choir March 2014 7:30pm at St. Michael and All Angels, Bedford Park. The Creation - Haydn


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On Saturday 29 March 2014, Chiswick Choir will be performing The Creation by Haydn. The concert will also celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Alistair Jones as Conductor of the Chiswick Choir.

completed a new Stabat Mater - incorporating the ancient Latin text and contemporary poems. Set for Mezzo Soprano, chorus and orchestra, it was successfully premiered by the Choir in the 2005/2006 season. Alistair’s Silver Jubilee season was celebrated with a performance of A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams and his new Oratorio, A Prodigal Son, written in collaboration with Sally Floyer, was premiered on March 24th 2012.

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includes a contra bassoon, The Creation is considered by many to be Haydn’s masterpiece. During his visits to London Haydn had heard the oratorios of Handel and the large scale festival performances made a lasting impression on the composer. Haydn was offered an English libretto for an oratorio based Milton’s Paradise Lost. This was translated by Baron van Swieten for Haydn’s has improved. use. The musictheis totally “Additionally, service engaging, starting processes, with the has streamlined daring andtransparency visionary Repincreased and resentation of Chaos, an reduced external legal costs.


Heresy At The Tabard Theatre In Chiswick

orchestral prelude that anticipates harmonic language of the future. The writing for solo voices and the chorus overflows with melody and imagination. Our 3 soloists for this concert include old friends and a welcome return of the Choir’s President, David Wilson-Johnson to celebrate Alistair’s 30th Anniversary.


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Cllr Samuel, Deputy TheGeoffrey Creation.” Leader of Richmond Council and Cabinet Member for The concert will take Finance and Resources, said: place on andSaturday 29 “Richmond Merton established a shared legal service to advertise call Nina onEditorial 0203 544 8374 | Advertising and call 0203 544 8372

Cinema - Fri 28 Feb Thu 6 March Watermans Cinema Based on the true story, set close towards the end of World War II a group of men and women are given the mission to save millions of cultural treaQuestioning Productions presents HERESY by Tilo Ulbricht The Spanish Inquisition is at its height. Two men, both searching for meaning in their lives, but whose paths have led them in different directions- one to the Church, the other, to the Cathars, and both with the same woman in their hearts. 5 years later in Granada the extraordinary happens. Three strangers have appeared whose presence touches all whom they encounter, and a new Inquisitor General has been appointed. A meeting that will challenge belief to its core… Inspired by Dostoevsky’s ‘The Grand

sures stolen by the Nazis and return them to their rightful owners. Director: George Clooney Director: George Clooney 118m | 2014 | USA, Germany |

Cast: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon Official Website:

Inquisitor’ from‘The Brothers Karamazov’, ‘Heresy’, a new play by Tilo Ulbricht, produced by Questioning Productions and directed by Daniel Zappi and Rachael Maya for its UK and World premiere at The Tabard Theatre Heresy 4 March - 22 March 2014 Tue - Sat 7:30pm Tickets £16/£14 BOOK NOW

Dallas Buyers Club (15) Cinema - Fri 28 Feb Thu 6 March Watermans Cinema Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Motion Picture of the Year This is a hard hitting drama inspired by true events. It is 1985 and Ron Woodruff (Matthew

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Director: Jean-Marc Vallée 117m | 2013 |USA| Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto Official Website: www.

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Gardens, Homes & Interiors

Gardens, Homes & Interiors

Awnings Now Offered By Chiswick Glazing Systems Specialist ODC Chiswick based Glazing specialist ODC Trading announced today that it has added a high-quality awning to its product range. Managing Director, Tim Hedges says, “We have been helping our customers make the most of their outdoor space through our glazing systems since we started trading. However, we are all increasingly conscious

of the need to protect ourselves from the heat and glare of the sun. We are therefore delighted to have found such a high-quality awning to be part of our product range.” The ODC 6000 awning is a cassette product, meaning that it is protected from the elements when not in use. It also includes innovative connective technology at the elbow

joints of the awning arms - the so-called bionic tendon. This creates a friction-free and virtually noiseless folding of the arms, which in turn means that the awning is both more robust and durable. Additional shade can also be created with the option of Shadeplus, which acts as an awning within an awning.

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Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

Chiswick Herald | Friday 28th February 2014

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• HARRIET ROBERTS VOCAL COACHING IN CHISWICK Classes are running on Mondays after school at Strand on The Green School from 3:30 - 4:30 for 8 weeks for pupils of Strand £10 per lesson but the whole course must be booked in advance £80.00 Harriet also welcomes adults and non-Strand pupils for private lessons £25.00 for 45 mins. hkrmusic@ 07796990745 ............................. • DRUM TUITION £35 per hour, £20 per half hour. Basics to advanced. drumw4@gmail. com 07748 982 917 Roofing

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