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ISSUE 5 – MARCH 2012

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Council tax Big ‘thank you’ to residents who have cut costs

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Neighbourhood Watch Be our ‘eyes and ears’ in your area, police urge

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Fulham Town Hall

Cover story

Historic building to become super shopping centre

Binman Wilbur Ramirez has become something of a celebrity after swapping his Hammersmith & Fulham routine for the mean streets of Jakarta to star on TV

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Shepherds Bush Market Thumbs-up given for big regeneration scheme

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White City health centre Better service on the way as £15m facility approved

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Swishing clothes swap

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Revamp your wardrobe by swapping unused items

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Theatre round-up Lyric, Riverside and Barons Court shows previewed

Jascots wine merchant

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The experts who are watched over by Lord Nelson...

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Property News

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Future of Stamford Bridge

EDITOR Geoff Cowart Email: geoff.cowart@lbhf.gov.uk

John Naylor 07768 440 987 Email: john.naylor@lbhf.gov.uk

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Boat Race Have a party and see the race from a borough park

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In-depth look at the Hammersmith & Fulham scene

Chelsea FC are urged to stay at traditional home

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Freedom of the Borough

DESIGN Tom Derbyshire, Chris Chapman, Don Smith & Alison Tilley Email: designhammerprint@lbhf.gov.uk

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NEWS SEE PAGES 79-81 PING US BY… FOR HEL NCIL TAX CUT COU & Fulham Hammersmith

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Clockwise from left, H&F Council leader Stephen Greenhalgh with council workers Tracy Williams and Sarah Kamen in Fulham, Jaqui Sando hands out Roses, Maria Adam hands out a ‘thank you’ leaflet and Maria and Jaqui. Below: Kat Perry and Shreya Vohora PICTURES BY LEIGH QUINNELL

Residents get ‘thank you’ for helping council cut tax 3.75% It’s now the fifth year out of six for council tax cuts in hammersmith & Fulham – and a lot of the credit goes to you! ROB MANSFIELD explains...

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esidents are being thanked for their help in delivering the biggest council tax cut in the country. Hammersmith & Fulham Council agreed to cut its council tax bills for the fifth year out of six at a budget meeting on February 29, and says the cut was partly made possible by residents throwing away less, recycling more, dropping less litter and using the council’s website more. H&F Council has been cutting council tax faster than any other local authority and to mark the occasion a YouTube video has also been released covering The Scaffold’s song Thank You

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Very Much – better known as the Cadbury’s Roses theme tune – with council staff singing the praises of local taxpayers. The move to shave 3.75 per cent off the annual charge is the biggest cut in the country with the average H&F council taxpayer now £243 better off compared to the average Londoner (based on

accounts instead of turning up at council buildings. Last year, Londoners saved £30m by recycling and if everyone in the capital recycled all they can at least £60m per year could be saved, according to Recycle for London. The news comes as H&F is reducing management and overhead costs by 50 per cent by combining some services with neighbouring Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea councils – which will l To view the save taxpayers £33m by Thank You 2014/15. Very Much YouTube clip visit: Cllr Stephen http://youtube/ Greenhalgh, H&F 7PIgqvAS3So or Council leader, said: for more budget “The council is doing information visit: its bit by slashing five years of tax www.lbhf.gov.uk/ management and overhead cuts when average waystosave costs and we would like council tax bills in to thank the residents who the capital have risen have been recycling more and by £73). using our website more for doing On top of the savings so far, the council expects to save another their bit too. “Sometimes a relatively small £1.6million in 2012/13 in reduced change in behaviour can result in back office costs, as 50,000 significant cash savings for us all.” residents have been using online

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Troop trots away from the Scrubs l The spectacle of soldiers, horses and artillery guns on Wormwood Scrubs has come to an end after a London regiment moved home from west to east. King’s Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) had been based at barracks in St John’s Wood for 65 years and trained nearby in the north of the borough but is now at a new purpose-built facility in Woolwich. The unit is well known for firing royal salutes in Hyde Park on both royal anniversaries and state occasions, and providing a gun carriage and team of black horses for state and military funerals. St John’s Wood had been home to 111 horses. A team of six pull the First World War ‘thirteen pounder’ state saluting guns. The RHA says it has ‘six men or women’ deployed in Afghanistan at any one time.

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THEY’RE opening Wormwood Scrubs prison in June. Well, almost. The well-kept garden in the heart of the 1875 prison is in the Open Garden Squares weekend on June 9 and 10. Pre-booking is essential if you’re visiting the prison (and you have to be escorted round at set times, and surrender your mobile phone at the gate). Also in H&F are the Fulham Palace Meadows allotments (guided tours and teas, 11.30am-3.30pm) and Fulham Palace Gardens (noon-3pm). A £9 advance ticket allows you to visit any of the 200 participating gardens. Visit: www.opensquares.org

THE biggest, dustiest old book fair in the world is being staged in Olympia in May. More than 160 antiquarian booksellers gather from May 24-26 in the national hall to sell illustrated books, manuscripts, old leathery volumes and maps from the 15th century to modern times. First editions are also on sale, and there will be themed talks and bookbinding demonstrations. Tickets on the door are £10, or £15 for two. For more details, visit: www. olympiabookfair.com

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FOOTBALL legends from the past are dusting off their boots in a four-team cup tournament at QPR’s Loftus Road on Sunday, May 20. The Elite Legends Cup features QPR, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United, in an 11-a-side 20-minutesa-half format. It begins at 11.30am with the Fallen Heroes Trophy, played by army teams in aid of the Help for Heroes charity. QPR boss on the day is Terry Venables (pictured), with Tommy Docherty for Chelsea.

l IF YOU heard that a ‘Craic Dealer’ is meeting thousands of people in Hammersmith you might be worried. But look at the spelling and you realise it is merely the name of Dara O’Briain’s tour, calling in at HMV Apollo on October 19, 20, 26 and 27. The Irish funnyman and celeb stargazer lives in west London. For more details see http:// venues. meanfiddler. com/apollo/ home

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HEN London-born soul singer Adele stepped onstage at the legendary O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in May 2008, few would have predicted her chart success. In stocking feet and looking quite casual, the Tottenham-born, barely 20-year-old singer was singing songs from her debut album, 19, released by south London independent label XL Recordings. Captured by veteran Empire photographer Amanda Rose, the soul singer’s days playing venues of just 2,000 are long gone. But anyone at the Empire that night will remember seeing the soul sister before she hit number one – and stayed there. Geoff Cowart

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It’s maritime to make a move S O POPULAR have the auctions for location convenient to visit with their valuamodel ships, navigation instruments tions,” he said. and maritime paintings become “It has parking, with shutter access, and that Hammersmith auction house perhaps they can get a sneak preview of our Charles Miller Ltd has had to expand. upcoming lots.” Although the regular auctions will still be held in Blythe Road, the headquarters office and storage space is shifting across the borough to Fulham. “We really are very tight for space at Blythe Road,” a company spokesman said. The admin section and overspill storage of the auction house is now at Unit 6, 3/11 Imperial Road, SW6 2AG, while sales Charles Miller g in are still at 25 Blythe Road. (above) is mov ith Director Charles Miller his Hammersme auction hous said he was looking forward across the to a change of scene. “I hope borough to our local clients will find the Fulham

The auction house has achieved some incredible prices for maritime lots, with anything associated with Nelson always attracting huge interest (Lord Nelson looks over Old Oak wine shop – page 64). Recent headline-grabbers have included the 1816 log book from HMS Horatio (£48,000), the display-cased builder’s model of the ship Leviathan (£57,600) and the flag from the ship Spartiate, complete with gunshot holes from the Battle of Trafalgar, which set a world record price for a British flag in 2009 at £384,000. Tim Harrison l The next sale is at noon on April 25 at 25 Blythe Road, W14 0PD. For more details, visit: www.charlesmillerltd.com

Brave Anne has wowed Elton – now it’s your turn Musicians Anne Allen and Sarah Freestone (aka the Ancora Duo) are playing a charity concert in Fulham

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A musician who has twice beaten bone cancer will be performing for a borough charity. Flautist Anne Allen and her partner in the Ancora Duo, guitarist Sarah Freestone, are highly acclaimed musicians and are appearing in an evening of music and champagne on April 21 in aid of Hammersmith & Fulham Action on Disability (Hafad). She has performed for Sir Elton John (inset) and David Beckham

and played most major venues in the UK, and was keen to help the charity after her own battle with cancer. Tickets have just gone on sale for the event, taking place at All Saints Church in Pryors Bank, Bishops Park, Fulham. The entertainment starts at 6.30pm with a champagne and

canape reception at Pryors Bank Cafe and the Ancora Duo concert features the music of Mozart, Astor Piazzolla, Granados and Ibert, starting at 8pm. l Tickets cost £50 with all proceeds going to Hafad. For more details, contact James Coke on 020 7471 8515 or james.coke@ hafad.org.uk

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As part of the council’s joint working with the local police, we will NAME AND SHAME recently convicted criminals

Commenting on the new ‘behind bars’ initiative Cllr Greg Smith, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, says: “We will name and shame some of the rogues that have been taken off our streets. The council has an excellent relationship with our local police force.” The courts have convicted the following criminals for a range of offences in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Joseph Michael Broughton, 23.06.1976 Broughton, 35, was convicted of dishonestly receiving stolen goods in September 2011 in St Elmo Road, W12. He was also convicted of stealing a motor vehicle and making a false registration plate, contravening the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981. Broughton was remanded in custody from West London Magistrates and awaits sentencing.

Robert Lloyd-Young, 21.08.1994 Lloyd-Young, 17, was convicted of attempted burglary of a home. He was sentenced to a youth rehabilitation order with intensive supervision and surveillance which includes a six month curfew between 7.00pm-7.00am.

Mark Raymond Gordon, 31.01.1985 Gordon, 27, was convicted of taking a vehicle from an underground car park without authority in November 2011 contrary to the theft act 1968. He pleaded guilty and was given an 18 month community order with a drug rehabilitation requirement. He was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months and is disqualified until an extended test is passed.

Wayne Mills, 15.12.1965 Mills, 46, was convicted of receiving stolen goods contrary which were the proceeds of a non-residential burglary. Mills was arrested in W12 following a stop and search by Hammersmith & Fulham Police officers. He is currently serving a 25 week custodial sentence.

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NEWS Lesley Spires of Perrers Road and Atwood NW

Being a very good neighbour can crack crime Cllr Smith said: “The council is very proud of the borough’s thriving Neighbourhood Watch network and, from just six schemes six years ago, we now have more than 200 streets covered with active watches. “I would like to thank everyone who gives their time to help make this borough safer and encourage anyone who has not already joined to sign up as Neighbourhood Watch really does make a difference.” The meeting heard that overall crime looks set to fall again in the borough in 2012 after a small rise last year with key offences such as burglary significantly down. Lesley Spires, from Perrers Road and Atwood NHW, said: “Neighbourhood Watch is about self-resilience and helping each other to help ourselves so we can support the work of our local SNTs in making our streets safer. “To anyone who has not joined Neighbourhood Watch I would say it is not a burden, and you don’t have to go to loads of meetings if you are busy. It is a good way to get to know your neighbours and it helps make the borough safer.” l If you would like to join an existing scheme or if you are thinking of starting a new one then the next step is to contact your local SNT in each of the borough’s 16 wards. For more details, visit: www.hfnhw.org.uk

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he more information we get from residents, the more we can disrupt and catch criminals. That was the simple message the Police Borough Commander delivered to 80 of Hammersmith & Fulham’s Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators who packed into the Lyric theatre on February 21. Chief Supt Lucy D’Orsi praised community-minded residents and Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) co-ordinators in particular. “Neighbourhood Watch helps us make the borough safer as they help prevent crime by getting sensible advice out to the community, and they also help by passing us intelligence on the ground,” she said. “Residents can be our eyes and ears and my plea is that no bit of intelligence is too small to tell us about.” The panel – which also included Ch Insp Nigel Crane, who is PCSO in charge of the David Miller borough’s Safer chats to Renee Neighbourhoods Medney and, Teams (SNT), below, Lucy and Cllr D’Orsi Greg Smith, the council’s cabinet member for environment, leisure and residents’ services – fielded questions on a range of topics from alcohol-related disorder and burglaries to the handovers when SNT staff are promoted or moved out of a particular ward.

case study: addison gardens>> l The Neighbourhood Watch scheme at Addison Gardens was set up in 2009 by Naomi Goodman and Amanda Evans l Three years on, what began as a two-person team has now grown in membership, covering the whole street l The group meets formally at least twice a year, and events have included a bike-marking session with equipment that identifies the bike, should it be stolen. There is a social side to the watch too, with members enjoying a Christmas party. Several schemes are beginning to plan street parties for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics l A recent incident shows how invaluable the scheme has become – a resident called the police to report an attempted burglary while it was happening, and gave so much detail over the phone that the criminals were caught there and then l Julie Farn, who chairs the Addison Ward panel, said: “As a Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator myself, I understand the essential part that it plays within our local streets. Working with each other as well as with our wonderful SNTs creates an invaluable tool with which to fight the crimes which threaten our daily lives.”

Cllr Greg Smith, Cllr Belinda Donovan, Julie Farn, Karen Burltan, Howard Weinberg, Annette Alexander and PCSO William Noble at the Lyric theatre

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Palace plants seeds of revolution The new head gardener at Fulham Palace Gardens in Bishops Park has responsibility for taking good care of 1,300 years of horticultural history, writes Tim Harrison

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HE deepest a gardener is allowed to dig in Fulham Palace Gardens, without an archaeologist being present, is 1ft (300mm). It’s a problem if you’re excavating a trench or planting a sapling, but it comes with the territory if your workplace is an ancient monument. “If I want to dig a tree, I need an archaeologist,” confirmed new head gardener Lucy Hart, who is looking forward to her first spring in the historic setting. “It’s challenging, but as bishops of London have lived here since 700, we have to conserve that,” she said. The problem is, which era do you conserve? The layout of the Fulham Palace grounds changed

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with the enthusiasm of each successive bishop. One built paths, another created a knot garden, another planted trees, another combed the globe for exotic imports. Do you isolate a single year and try to return the park to how it was then? “Some bishops introduced species new to the UK,” said Lucy, 34. “In the 17th century Bishop Compton brought in the American magnolia.” Her task is to celebrate the works of the different bishops and the eras they represent by creating a historically informed garden while turning the beautiful parkland around Fulham Palace into a top visitor attraction. Thanks in part to a hefty £3.65million lottery grant, Bishops Park has been undergoing a major upgrade which has meant that the old vinery and tumbledown gardeners’ bothies are now restored. One of the brick bothies will be used as a

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Lucy Hart, the new head gardener at Fulham Palace, has big plans for the site PICTUREs BY LEIGH QUINNELL

gardeners’ mess, complete with wood-burning stove for the colder months. The vinery is in the two-acre walled garden, where the original box-hedge knot design (dreamt up by 19th century Bishop Blomfield) has been recreated. It’s actually a vinery pinery, as in the old days, pineapples were grown – with the help of huge quantities of horse manure. It will be fun trying to repeat the trick. Fruit and veg are top of the wish list, with all sorts of planting planned beyond an inspirational tangle of wisteria branches. Key to success is the recruitment of a 20-strong army of willing volunteers prepared to get their hands dirty. Some will probably be recruited from the nearby allotments which have thrived in Bishops Park since the dig for victory days of the Second World War. Lucy is supported in her new head gardener role by a trio of experienced gardeners who know the tracks and rhythms of the land so well. With the park’s structural building work virtually finished, it’s time to focus on the horticulture. “We want to get everyone involved,” said Lucy. “Work at the palace isn’t just seed-sowing and dead-heading.” She began her gardening life at the age of 13, working on Saturdays at her local nursery in Surrey. After horticulture college and a horticulture degree she worked at other nurser-

The return of Fulham Palace’s walled garden delights l From March 26, the walled garden – closed for a year while renovation work has been done – will be open to the public once again. On weekdays it is open from 10.15am-4.45pm, while at weekends it is open for guided tours. Places cost £5 and can be booked at: mail@fulhampalace.org or by calling 020 7736 3233

ies, and in internet plant sales, before landing a place as a student on the Kew diploma course. It led to eight years in a job at Kew, as team leader in the hardy display section, including formal herbaceous borders. “It was brilliant,” she recalled. It also gave her experience working with volunteers, which will come in useful at Bishops Park. Lucy, who met her partner Gavin at Kew, had always wanted to be a head gardener. The fact that Bishops Park is a 15-minute cycle commute from her home in Chiswick is a real bonus. “I’m still a hands-on gardener,” she said, observing that career promotions at Kew invariably meant more time spent sitting at desks. A female head gardener is no longer a rarity in the horticulture world (Chiswick House and Highgrove are two others), but Lucy’s intriguing mix of land management and historic conservation at Fulham Palace is unusual. One possible project is a supervised community dig in the walled garden to try to uncover old bed edges and sites of long-gone trees. “We don’t want to go in and destroy things,” she said. “We’re sensitive to the history.” If new beds can be put to good use, producing veg and salad crops, it may be possible to supply the cafeteria in the big house with produce, just as a series of bishops of London were supplied for more than a millennium.

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Town hall set for new life as a super Fulham shopping centre Historic but underused building is being sold to a retail and leisure firm for stores, restaurant and 15 residential units, Writes jon weisgard

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ULHAM Town Hall is set to be given a new lease of life as a ‘quintessentially British’ lifestyle emporium. Hammersmith & Fulham Council agreed to sell the Grade II listed Victorian building to American retail and leisure group Dory Ventures after a comprehensive selection process. It can no longer afford to maintain the town hall and vowed to find a new owner with a fresh approach for the building and conserve it for future generations. Dory Ventures, which features quality children’s products manufacturer Maclaren as its leading UK brand, proposes an emporium to support the flagship showroom of that range. This will be accompanied by high-quality boutique shops for smaller retailers, and also feature Dory’s Laser Performance (sailing dinghies) and Albert Thurston brands and a restaurant. The upper floors will be extended and converted to provide 15 new homes. To respect the town hall’s heritage and ensure public access, Dory wants to maintain the former council chamber as an ‘educational bar’. The space would be made available for community events and lectures. And to provide a ‘sense of place’ for Fulham residents, within the central core of the retail arcade would be a wi-fi enabled ‘hub’ cafe set in natural light from a new glass atrium, for visitors keen to relax and enjoy the town hall’s architecture and history. Dory’s scheme first went on show to the public at an exhibition held at the town hall last December. Some residents felt that Fulham did not need more shops and questioned whether the plan would be sustainable. As a result, the council and commercial property experts Lambert Smith Hampton commis-

If an American firm’s plans get the planning go-ahead and listed building consent Fulham Town Hall (above left and right) will be turned into shops, a restaurant and 15 new homes. Inset top: A mayor-making ceremony when it was in use by the local authority

sioned an independent report on the retail viability of the building and the market demand in Fulham. The findings show there is potential to increase retail trade in the town centre and build on the ‘destination attraction’ that Maclaren will create. Council deputy leader Cllr Nick Botterill said: “This exciting and innovative scheme will provide the town hall with a new lease of

life, while respecting the building’s rich historical character and public heritage. “We are confident that this scheme will reinvigorate Fulham, improve the council’s finances,

We are confident that this scheme will reinvigorate Fulham

create numerous jobs and launch a new era of prosperity for this famous building.” Dory must now obtain both planning permission and listed building consent for its proposed scheme, and will soon launch a programme of informal and formal town planning and consultation. The council decided to sell the town hall last February as part of its commitment to prioritise frontline services ahead of underused buildings to reduce its historic debt, which at the time stood at £124m. Proceeds from the sale will be spent on key services such as protecting vulnerable residents, street-cleaning and buying books for schools and libraries.

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with exciting plans to regenerate shepherds bush market given the green light by borough planners, ROB MANSFIELD takeS a closer look at WHY THE MARKET NEEDS the improvements

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ocal residents have been telling the council for many years that Shepherds Bush Market needed to be protected and enhanced. The market has been in existence for 100 years but many traders feel that it has been in decline for some time and the council has been keen to protect its status as one of west London’s leading destinations. The council carried out two extensive consultations with stallholders, local businesses, residents and visitors in 2009 and 2010 to understand what improvements local people would like to see made. The council has always said that the aim of any development is to build upon the market’s existing character

and maintain its authenticity and diversity. Commenting on the approved regeneration plans, H&F Council leader Stephen Greenhalgh said: “There is very little doubt that Shepherds Bush Market is in decline and needs significant improvement it if is to thrive. “These plans will ensure that the market flourishes, with more people visiting and market traders enjoying a more secure and prosperous future. “I look forward to the time when the market is the exciting and vibrant venue that it truly deserves to be.”

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rion Shepherds Bush Ltd (OSBL) expressed an interest in the market in 2010. OSBL has spoken to numerous stall holders, local businesses, residents and visitors at drop-in sessions, meetings and workshops to understand what improvements should be made to secure the future of the market. The developer submitted a planning application to regenerate the

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l Bush Theatre’s move forms the Free tickets centrepiece of to the Bush “The regeneration H&F Council’s vision of Shepherds Bush Marof creating a new Theatre! ket will act as a catalyst SEE PAGE 35 cultural quarter to for the future prosperity of complement the the area and I’m delighted extended market. that this exciting scheme will be The new public square at the taking place on the doorstep of Uxbridge end of the market will our new home in Uxbridge Road. become a venue for outdoor “We look foward to fostering performances, generating an ever closer relationship with cultural activity and attracting the market and embracing the more customers to the market. opportunites this generates for Madani Younis, artistic direcculture in the area.” tor of the Bush Theatre, said:

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Regeneration game secures market future in 21st century site in 2011 and that has now been approved by the council’s planning applications committee. OSBL is a joint venture company established by Orion Land and Leisure and Development Securities. Richard Olsen of Orion Shepherds Bush Ltd said: “We’re very pleased with the outcome; it’s good news for the market and the area. The proposals will see the market regenerated and enhanced by introducing much-needed investment and positioning it at the heart of a high-quality mixed-use scheme. “Our proposals seek to build upon its historic legacy, maintaining the diversity but at the same time implementing essential improvements to ensure the market becomes a destination in its own right.”

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he market will be given a complete facelift and widened to create more space for larger pitches. Several market squares will be created and new homes will be built. The entrance to the market from Goldhawk Road will be extended. OSBL has promised to main-

tain the independent character of the market by building on the individuality of businesses that have traditionally traded at Shepherds Bush. Their strong, local character is a vital ingredient of the market’s appeal. The developer believes that the regeneration plans will bring about approximately £3.2m a year in increased retail expenditure. OSBL will carry out the following improvements: l The market will be widened with improve pathways to create more space for larger pitches l There will be an increased number of market stalls to encourage an even more diverse mix l New shops will be built on the east side of the market for traders whose premises have become dilapidated and crowded l OSBL is committed to protecting and maintaining market trading during the construction period l Spaces will be created for open air events. Seated areas, toilets and improve lighting will be introduced l At the Uxbridge Road side of the market, a new public square will provide the setting for the refurbished Bush Theatre l Several other squares will be built. The Market Square will feature different types of national cuisines.

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New shop units and flats along Goldhawk Road are shown in this artist’s impression

This new market square will be able to accommodate pop-up shops and temporary trading space for start-up or small businesses l Work will be carried out to improve the drainage in the market l Improved lighting and security

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he entrance to the market from Goldhawk Road will be extended. Some people have been concerned about the future of the Goldhawk Road shops. However, all businesses based at numbers 30 to 52 have been offered the opportunity to return to the new shop units that will be delivered through a phased construction programme. The new shops will be set back from the road to make the market entrance more visible. OSBL investigated refurbishing the existing Goldhawk Road premises but concluded this would not meet the wider regeneration targets as the properties fall far short of modern standards. Each business has been contacted by OSBL on a number of occasions to ascertain their preferred arrangements for moves to suit their requirements.

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SBL will build an ‘elegant terrace of modestly-sized mews houses’ that will protect Pennard Road residents from noise that the enhanced market creates, the developers say. Pennard Mews, as it will be known, will create a private and attractive space to the rear of homes along the west side of Pennard Road in the manner of a traditional west London mews. In total, and including Pennard Mews, 212 residential units will be built.

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SBL has given written assurances across a range of key areas of concern for the traders. These include:

l A phased programme of work so the market remains open at all times l Fixed rent levels for the first three years of the project l All existing leases honoured and a service charge cap l A business continuity fund of £500,000 for market traders to promote trade, support businesses and compensate for losses during the construction period l A specialist market management company will be appointed and a market management strategy adopted to support existing traders and encourage new ones as well as protecting the market itself l Further discussion with market traders on designs of new stalls l The new stalls will be no smaller than the current ones and be within the character of the market

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hese outline plans will be further developed by OSBL over the coming months, with a more detailed application likely to be submitted later in the year. OSBL will be continuing to meet stallholders, local businesses, residents and visitors. If the detailed application receives approval, construction work is likely to start in summer 2013. There is likely to be an early start on improvement works to the market.

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l Developer Orion Shepherds Bush Ltd will continue to meet stall holders, local businesses, residents and visitors over the coming weeks and months. For more details, email: chris.horn @orionland.co.uk or megan.rainey@uk.rlb.com

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FIVE YEARS on, A bid TO IMPROVE THE general WELL-BEING OF W12 residents IS UNDER WAY, REPORTs JON WEISGARD

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ocal NHS and council chiefs are celebrating after plans for a brand new health and care centre in White City were given the go-ahead. The £15 million state-of-the-art facility will be able to provide a wide range of health and social care services, and have GP capacity to register 10,000 patients initially, growing to 25,000 patients if needed. Dr Tim Spicer, chairman of Hammersmith & Fulham

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facility will bring much-needed services to the community and is a credit to all of the local people and community groups that have worked with us to develop the vision for the centre and The pro turn it into a reality. White C posed it Plans for the White City and howy scheme th Collaborative Care Centre in looks noe site w Bloemfontein below , Road were first drawn up in 2007, and planning permission applied for in 2008. NHS London and the Department of Health have now approved the plans, and this means construction work will commence by the summer of 2012, with the centre opening in January 2014. Cllr Joe Carlebach, H&F cabinet member community care, added: “White City has some of the worst health inequalities in Britain and needs the benefits that a new health centre, affordable homes and other community benefits will bring.” Other services to be provided by the new centre include community nursing and health visiting, social work services, services for children with disabilities, speech therapy, mental health services and physiotherapy. As part of the scheme, 170 flats will also be built as well as a minisupermarket and pharmacy, and a £1m investment in Wormholt Park. The centre is particularly need to develop an integrated centre needed because people who live for disabled children with radically in the north of the borough live on improved access, co-ordination average eight years less than those of services, assessments and in the south. treatment, and have a space which A recent report by the Departparents and their families will feel ment of Health on the state of welcoming.” health of residents in White City Sarah Whiting, chief executive and Shepherds Bush reveals that of Inner North West London PCTs, nearly a quarter of all year 6 school said: “We believe that we have children are obese, stroke deaths developed a building that will hold are higher than normal and drug services that will bring real benefits misuse is worse than in many other to the residents of White City. This London boroughs.

£15m White City health centre is finally approved Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “This is exciting news as the new health centre is central to our plans to develop an integrated health and social care service for the residents of White City. “We will be developing a full GP service with better, larger treatment rooms, and there is also space for other services such dentistry, minor surgery and podietry among others. “It will also give us the space we

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Freedom fighters soldiers paraded through hammersmith to mark THE GIVING OF A very special honour, as delyth bowen reports

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undreds of residents and wellwishers were out in force to support soldiers from Hammersmith & Fulham’s own Territorial Army regiment as they marched through Hammersmith town centre. The Royal Yeomanry was celebrating being awarded the freedom of the borough, an honour dating back to 1885, which allows the military unit to march through the borough’s streets with colours flying and bayonets fixed. The accolade, which is awarded by the mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham, is the highest honour the council can bestow on any person or group, and is traditionally the way a town acknowledges the contribution of the armed forces based in their area. The parade on Sunday, March 11, included 150 marching soldiers, the Royal Yeomanry regimental band, standard bearers, local cadets, tanks and mounted soldiers on horseback. It set off from St Paul’s Church following a church service for soldiers and their families to both celebrate the freedom of the borough and to give thanks for the safe return of troops from Afghanistan. The service was conducted by the Rev Simon Downham and the regimental padre the Rev Mark Chester. The route began at Sussex Place, under Hammersmith Flyover, before moving down Queen Caroline Street and King Street to Hammersmith Town Hall, where a salute was taken outside. There was then a medal ceremony where several of the soldiers on parade received operational medals at a civic reception. H&F mayor Cllr Frances Stainton led the historic event alongside the commanding officer of the Royal Yeomanry,

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Lt Col Newton Astbury. She said: “Soldiers from the Royal Yeomanry are among the borough’s unsung heroes and it is only fitting that they exercise their right to parade through our streets in this way. “It is a wonderful opportunity for the borough’s residents to honour their military service and the selfless contribution they make on our behalf.”

Lt Col Astbury added: “It is both an honour and a privilege for the Royal Yeomanry to have been awarded the freedom of the borough. We have always appreciated and valued the support that the borough gives to us; this honour cements our relationship.” A resolution to bestow the freedom of the borough was passed at a special council meeting on January 26.

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children’s services rated excellent FOR SECOND YEAR l A high-achieving year for Hammersmith & Fulham’s children’s services has been rounded off with an excellent Ofsted assessment – for the second year running. The news follows an outstanding year for children’s services, where safeguarding and looked after children services were judged to be among the strongest in the country by national inspectors. Meanwhile, 22 of the borough’s schools – including all special schools and the Bridge Academy pupil referral unit – are now classed as ‘outstanding’ from their most recent inspections. DB

l The borough’s historic achievement in having all five of its special schools given outstanding Ofsted reports has been formally praised. H&F Council’s full council meeting congratulated Jack Tizard, Queensmill, Woodlane High and Cambridge, as well as the specialist provision at the Bridge Academy. Five special educational needs teachers were also given certificates for completing level 5 OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA examinations) qualifications. Pictured left is special educational needs teacher Jodie Lloyd from John Betts primary with her diploma. Tracy Williams

GCSE results now third best in London! rise in standards and extra choice mean more PUPILS APPLYING to BOROUGH SCHOOLS, Writes DELYTH BOWEN

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upils in Hammersmith & Fulham achieved the third best GCSE results in London. Government figures show 71.3 per cent of pupils passed five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C including English and maths, up from 49 per cent in 2005-6. The borough’s schools

significantly outperformed the inner London average of just 59.6 per cent and come third, behind only Sutton and neighbouring Kensington & Chelsea. “In 2005, there were 12 London boroughs with better results, so the improvement our local schools have achieved is really remarkable,” said cabinet member for children’s services, Cllr Helen Binmore. “It is this rapid rise in standards coupled with more

choice for parents that is behind the huge increase in applications to local schools this year. “Credit for these excellent results has to go to our inspirational headteachers who have high aspirations for their students, the hard-working students and to the dedication of their teachers.”

Louisa Metcalfe from Lady Margaret school in Parsons Green collects her GCSE results

St Mary’s leads the way as primaries hit targets l BOROUGH primary schools are the best in the country, according to a new league table published by the Department of Education. H&F is one of only two authorities in the country – and the only inner-city London borough – where all pupils in primary schools are meeting key educational targets and no schools are falling ‘below the floor’.

Headteacher Tara Baig with Daisy Ella Avery and Vea Bautista at the highly rated Miles Coverdale primary school

The other borough achieving this is Havering. A school is deemed ‘below the floor’ where fewer than 60 per cent of pupils achieve the basic standard of level four in both English and maths combined by the time they leave school, and fewer pupils than average make the expected levels of progress between key stage one (at six or seven years old) and key

stage two (aged 10 or 11) in English and in maths. The best performing schools were Miles Coverdale and the Roman Catholic schools of Good Shepherd, Pope John, St Augustine’s and St Mary’s, where every pupil got level four or higher in maths and English. The most improved school was St Mary’s, up 31 per cent on last year. DB

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Royal seal of approval for team tackling youth crime l An innovative youth service to tackle young offenders and gang crime in west London got the royal seal of approval. The Princess Royal visited the new team in February. It brings together the youth offending services of the Kensington and Chelsea, City of Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham into one elite unit. She visited the headquarters in North Kensington to see how restorative justice works in practice and witness young offenders working with the victims of crime. The team is working across the borders of the three local authority areas to offer a more joined-up and responsive approach. The move is part of wider plans by the three councils to improve front-line services while saving taxpayers £33million by 2014/15. Princess Anne is patron of the Restorative Justice Council which brings together those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible.

The Princess Royal meets reparation officer Grace Fredricks and PCSO Carlos Husbands at the new service involving H&F Council

Library and arts suite available for all in Hurlingham & Chelsea ‘hub’ Plans approved and money earmarked to fund services for pupils and residents on one school site, Writes jon weisgard

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ore than £1.6million is being spent on developing Hurlingham & Chelsea School and creating a new community hub for south Fulham. Hammersmith & Fulham Council approved plans to contribute £1.3m towards developing new facilities at the secondary school in Peterborough Road. That money has been promised from funds the council will receive from the sale of Sands End Community Centre in Broughton Road, while the rest – £320,000 – is from the school. The scheme includes a new library (Hurlingham & Chelsea Community Library) for use by both pupils and local residents, and the refurbishment of a formerly unused area of the school, which has been turned into a purposebuilt arts and crafts, pottery and textiles suite.

The library will be open-plan but subdivided into low-level shelving units and ‘pods’ for individual or group study, together with a reception, separate storage space and an archive. A new school entrance is planned and teaching facilities in the school will be improved. Work includes new changing rooms, a fitness suite, a dance studio and two gyms.

Artist’s impressions of new facilities at Hurlingham and Chelsea school

Hurlingham & Chelsea headteacher Dr Philip Cross said: “This project helps to realise our long-standing ambition to become a learning ‘hub’ for the community in south Fulham. “We are already judged by Ofsted as an ‘outstanding’ school with excellent academic results.” Many of the services that either ran, or that will run until May, at

the Sands End Community Centre now have a new home at Hurlingham & Chelsea. One of the conditions the council stipulated last March when it decided to sell the building was that all services would be relocated. Pottery classes and table tennis club sessions have already moved to the school, while the library and jewellery facilities will open there in May. Sands End Library will close on March 23. All the services that are or were based at the community centre have either already been relocated or are set to by the end of May. Meanwhile, many of the other services, classes and programmes that were running in the Sands End Community Centre are continuing to take place at different venues. These include St Matthew’s Church, Sands End Playhouse, the Families Support Localities Service, the Macbeth Centre and Langford School. Langford has now become a federation with Hurlingham & Chelsea under the leadership of Dr Cross, and has a unified management team and governing body.

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binman has become someWilbur and Imam built a strong bond while thing of a celebrity after finding working together and he even managed to get out just how tough life can be do- his new friend a pay rise after confronting the ing the same job thousands of miles away, head of the residents’ association, who pays the seven days a week and facing rats the size of sweepers’ wages. rabbits. After 10 days, Wilbur took on the round alone Wilbur Ramirez swapped his normal round so Imam could finally have a day off. collecting rubbish and recycling in Hammersmith “Imam told me I was like a brother to him and & Fulham for the mean streets of the Indonesian he couldn’t understand why I cared so much for capital Jakarta, for a TV series called Toughest him and his family,” said the 43-year-old. Place to be a..., which was on BBC2 on Sunday “I thought it would be tough, but I could never nights at 9pm. imagine how tough. For me I go back to my job, It followed his time working as a binman driving a truck, with a uniform and gloves, and with local street sweeper and dustman Imam, at the end of my shift go home to my family. For and living with his family just yards away from them this nightmare goes on every day.” a huge rubbish tip. In February Wilbur met H&F mayor, Cllr Imam works all week, not only collecting Frances Stainton, at Hammersmith Town Hall to refuse but also sweeping the front of houses and discuss his experiences. opening and clearing the storm drains, all in bare Cllr Stainton said: “Having listened to the feet and without gloves. stories Wilbur told, it really makes you realise He receives a tiny wage for the job – so how lucky we are to have proper sanitation and meagre that it is not enough to support his wife, ways of getting rid of waste. child and parents. “He talked about So he works late into the night, Imam, his family every night, sorting recyclables and the people such as plastic bottles and tins he met out from the rubbish pile to sell on there with ning r is plan for a little more cash. Most of the real affection l Wilbu oncert with c 3,000 people living near the tip in and the a charityband later this shacks must live off what they can programme his soul Imam and his scavenge. showed how year for ues. You can colleag Wilbur on The eye-opening programme caring and follow ore details: proved so popular that it attracted thoughtful rm Twitter fonderness42 2.68m viewers to become the Wilbur is. We are @te week’s fourth highest rated BBC2 incredibly proud I thought show. of Wilbur and all his “I couldn’t believe how efforts both in Jakarta it would people live,” said Wilbur, from and in our borough.” Cricklewood. “Nobody has a Since Wilbur returned to the be tough, toilet there, and there is just one UK, Imam has received a pay cable which everybody gets their rise and now is working as a taxi but I could electricity from. driver in the evenings to bring in never “I’ve seen countless rats in my more much-needed money. daily work but out there they are Serco, H&F Council’s imagine the size of rabbits. One of them waste contractor and Wilbur’s even ran across my face when I employer, has pledged to send how tough was trying to get to sleep one night some additional safety equipment and Imam’s wife was bitten right to Imam and his fellow binmen H&F PICTURES BY on the thigh by a rat.” justin thomas in Jakarta.

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They chute, they score! Recycling is on the rise l An innovative project has helped recycling rates in some parts of the borough to soar. Between July and October last year, selected blocks of flats in the borough were encouraged to change the way they recycled their household waste. Smart Banks were installed at 18 locations where facilities were limited or non-existent, and about 20,000 properties were visited by recycling experts. The council measured the amount of waste collected from 528 households out of 1,470 who used the chutes, before and after the changes. The amount being recycled jumped from around nine tons to 19 – an incredible 111 per cent. The figures also reveal an estimated annual increase of 137 per cent in the amount of waste being recycled in places with new Smart Banks. Flats make up around 70 per cent of properties in H&F but the recycling rate for flats across London is estimated at just 10 per cent. The flats where the changes have been introduced include blocks in the Edward Woods, Queen Caroline and William Church estates, as well as Flora Gardens and Emlyn Gardens.

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he number of rough sleepers in Hammersmith & Fulham has almost halved thanks to a tough approach combined with early support. There were eight habitual rough sleepers on the streets of the borough last year – down from 15 in the previous year, according to figures from the latest pan-London street count. Many rough sleepers are known to have serious drink, drug or mental health issues and the news comes as the council was named as the top performer for reconnecting nearly nine out of 10 firsttime people affected with services that can prevent a life on the streets.

l Two panels have been set up to give residents a greater say in their housing service. The local residents’ panel will play an important part in improving and monitoring, setting standards and making sure that lessons are learned from complaints. The repairs working group will be looking at the repairs contracts and the selection of contractors. The council will now set up a readers’ panel to review the information it sends to residents such as posters, leaflets, and mail outs. If you would like to apply to join any of the panels call Daniel Miller or Shaun Dunleavy on 020 8753 6652, or email: GetInvolved@lbhf.gov.uk

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five items of clothing to swap between 6.30-7.30pm and the swishing party is at 7.30pm. Clothing, shoes, bags, hats, belts and scarves are all accepted, but items must be clean and in good condition – and no basic jersey vests and T-shirts. Any leftover items are donated to TRAID. l Everyone is welcome but please book your place by emailing swishing@lbhf.gov.uk or call 020 8753 1888.

Do you need to revamp your wardrobe but are sticking to a tight budget? Then try the next swishing event in Fulham to breathe new life into your outfits for free by swapping unwanted clothes. Hammersmith & Fulham Council has teamed up with Recycle for London and textile recycling charity, TRAID, to host an event on Thursday, March 22, at the Durell Arms in Fulham Road. You can drop off up to

Under the ‘No Second Night Out’ initiative, which is being piloted in 10 London boroughs including H&F, councils refer new rough sleepers to a 24-hour assessment hub in Islington which assesses their needs and provides them with the support they need to get off the streets. H&F had the best ‘reconnection’ rate (87 per cent), compared with an average of just 36 per cent. Early intervention has been combined with tough enforcement action which recognises the large

People can get back on the straight and narrow if they are shown the way

proportion of central eastern European nationals who rough-sleep in the borough, according to the council. H&F has been working with nationally recognised outreach services such as Barka, Broadway and Thames Reach. The dual approach has seen 10 rough sleepers returned to their country of origin over the past four months. The council was also one of the first in Britain to introduce a blanket ban on street boozing, in November 2006, and the troublemakers who refuse to hand over their drinks face a £500 fine and a night in the cells. Cllr Greg Smith, H&F cabinet member for residents’ services, said: “Our success rates in preventing new rough sleepers spending a second night on the streets is just the latest evidence that people can get back on the straight and narrow if they are shown the way.”

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l SORT (during office hours): 0870 383 3311 l 24-hour ‘No Second Night’: 0870 383 3333

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can madani younis keep the remarkable run of success going at bush theatre? The SHEPHERDS BUSH venue’s new artistic director chats to tim harrison about his role, the theatre’s fresh home... and how he wants to provoke See pages 34-35>>

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EING made artistic director of the Bush Theatre in your early 30s, entrusted with determining the direction its new landmark home takes, is an enviable post. But it’s a role which comes with a weight of expectation. In its 40 years above a pub on the Green, the Bush gained a loyal

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following and earned a reputation for innovation. And if that’s a hard act to follow, there’s the little matter of filling the shoes of energetic predecessor Josie Rourke, now at the Donmar, and tipped to switch to the National Theatre in a few years’ time. So why does Madani Younis seem so upbeat? The answer lies in the Bush

Theatre’s new premises – the old Shepherds Bush library building opposite the tube station in Uxbridge Road. Madani has the chance to shape its development, establish its values, build on the history and create something different. His mission, he says, is to make the Bush the home of new writing, provide platforms for original playwrights and persuade

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locals to enter and be inspired. His last role was artistic director of Freedom Studios in Bradford, Yorkshire, where a string of productions of fresh, challenging works led to collaborative links with the Bush. The new season at the W12 venue gives strong clues to the future, with a series of intriguing shows set to be staged in the adaptable main auditorium – a four-pillared space capable of holding more than 140, compared to the old capacity of 80. There is also scope for setting up a new studio at the back of the building for smaller

of encouraging newcomers. Lee Mattinson’s Chalet Lines is set in the Butlins camp in Skegness – a new work with strong roles for five female actors created by a Newcastle writer Madani encountered at last summer’s Edinburgh fringe. Madani will direct. Other shows looming before July include The Beloved by Amir Nizar Zuabi, Fear by the filmmaker Dominic Savage, and Mad About The Boy. For Madani, the fact that the Bush is now housed in a building familiar to so many west Londoners is crucial – something he refers to as ‘the psychogeography of the place’.

us for a hug!’ productions. Although currently full of props, scenery and gubbins, it could be a 70-seat space with its own separate entrance. Then there’s the garden at the side – a public area, entered through a gate from Uxbridge Road, which backs on to the market and which has the potential for summer events and outdoor shows. The entrance area to the new Bush Theatre has already become a popular coffee shop, with relaxed, pale grey rooms buzzing from 8.30am until 11.30pm. Its walls are filled with bookcases of plays, drama histories and reference volumes as part of the agreed terms of use for the building. “It’s a great opportunity to create a library dedicated to new writing and plays,” said Madani. “All the books have been donated by publishers, playwrights and directors, and members of the public are welcome to browse. “Play texts are skinny – the experience of opening a play text is different to opening a normal book.” Those new plays arrive with bewildering rapidity. Each year 1,800 unsolicited scripts are sent to www.bushgreen.org and each is read by a panel of creative associates, made up of directors and writers. The first show of Madani’s launch season sums up the policy

Views of Bush Theatre’s smart new home at the old Shepherds Bush Library in Uxbridge Road

“It used to be the library, so people come in with their memories of being brought here as children by their parents,” he said. “For the first time in 40 years we have a space that faces out to the public. I want us to be open, porous and plural. “We are based on one of the most diverse roads in the whole of Europe, and it’s my responsibility to ensure that the outside of the building is reflected on the inside.” The price of the cheapest ticket has fallen from £14 to £12 as part of Madani’s aim to attract bigger audiences, with discounts for previews and groups such as students and the unemployed. He hopes to drop ticket prices further. “I’m keen we don’t delineate the spaces in the building too firmly. “We’re excited about this building, but it’s all about the people and the community, and the building belongs to them. “We get a subsidy from taxpayers, and the people of Shepherds Bush have a stake in it.” So what’s Madani’s own background? His mother is Trinidadian, his father Pakistani, the couple meeting when both were hippies in London in the 1970s (‘although I don’t know if they’d appreciate that description’). The 31-year-old was born in

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Watford, took his first degree in Southampton, then did an Masters of Philosophy in play-writing at the University of Birmingham before helping set up Freedom Studios. The launch of Bush Local, offering discounts off tickets, food and drink to anyone living or working in the area, is proving successful, with more than 1,500 signed up already. A springboard for the new venue came at the end of January, when the venue received the London theatre of the year award from The Stage – the luvvies’ newspaper, partly on the strength of its epic production based on the books of the King James Bible. Madani has made Omar Elerian his associate director, and Omar shares the vision of exploring contemporary notions of Britishness and nationhood. “You’ll see the Bush writing with a big marker on the walls of the city,” he promised. But there’s bad news for anyone looking for a cuddle. “You don’t come to the Bush because you want a hug!” said Madani. “You come wanting to feel provoked – like you’ve just been asked a personal question.” l The spring/summer season is booking now, with the first play, Chalet Lines, running from April 6-May 5. For more details, call 020 8743 5050 or visit: www.bushtheatre.co.uk

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ARTS Artistic director of the Lyric Sean Holmes shares a joke with playwright Edward Bond (on the left). Below, new show Oedipussy PICTURES BY simon kane & JOHN PERSSON

The spine-tingling Mary Rose has a month-long run at Riverside

Sean in the hot seat for Chair Plays challenge since the Royal Court’s 1984 production. The Chair Plays continues Bond’s collaboration with Holmes and the Lyric. The performance of the trilogy marks the 50th anniversary of the staging of Bond’s first play. Have I None and The Under Room are based on a major cycle of plays called The Paris Pentad written for the Théâtre National

the lyric’s artistic director is joining forces with one of the best playwrights around today, as Tom derbyshire reports

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MAJOR trilogy being produced in the UK for the first time sees a worldrenowned playwright teaming up with the Lyric’s artistic director. Edward Bond, described by the Hammersmith venue as ‘one of the most influential theatrical voices of the last century’, joins Sean Holmes to present The Chair Plays, based on Bond’s work over the last decade. Holmes will direct one play, Have I None, with Bond directing The Under Room and Chair, from April 19-May 26. The recent Lyric revival of Bond’s ‘seminal’ work Saved was the first time the playwright had allowed the work to be staged in London

in France, and nine plays on the same themes for Birminghambased Big Brum TiE Company. The third play, Chair, was written originally for broadcast as a radio play on BBC Radio 4 in 2000, and receives its UK stage premiere at the Lyric, in Lyric Square. The venue says: “This will be the first opportunity to see some of Edward Bond’s more recent work in a main-stage UK theatre.” Apart from Saved, Holmes’s recent productions include the 2011 Olivier Award-winning Blasted, West End hit Ghost Stories, and the current Filter/ Lyric co-production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other Lyric productions coming up include the return of hit show Mogadishu for just seven performances (March 27-31) and Oedipussy, where ‘idiosyncratic comic surrealism’ is brought to bear on the ‘quintessential Greek tragedy’ (April 10-21). l Visit: www.lyric.co.uk

It’s the FIFTH staging of a Barons Court fave! When Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime premiered at West Kensington’s Barons Court Theatre in the 1990s it sold out after rave reviews. At the second staging this hilarious adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, involving the dragonlike Lady Windermere, clairvoyant Podgers and a murder plot, sold out again. Third staging (even with a 12-week run)? You can guess. By the time of the fourth sold-out production the Comeragh Road venue decided to give it a rest. But such was the clamour for its

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return it is appearing for the fifth time, from March 20-April 15. This ‘blackest of black comedies’ is directed by Barons Court favourite Nadine Hanwell (pictured left), the former actress who now brings fresh talent to the stage through her production company Nadine’s Window. Nadine, who lives in The Grampians, Shepherds Bush Road, has helped to establish the theatre as one of the best in London for classical adaptations. l See www.offwestend.com/index.php/ plays/view/6556 or call the box office on 020 8932 4747.

Ghost story by Peter Pan man comes to stage While the name JM Barrie will instantly mean ‘Peter Pan’ to most people there is so much more to the author’s work. His classic ghost story Mary Rose is brought to the Riverside Studios stage from March 28-April 28 by theatre company DogOrange, with original music composed by Maria Haik Escudero. One review of the Hammersmith venue’s show called it a ‘scrupulously detailed, gripping, genuinely goose bump-inducing vision of this high Victorian ghost story’. Riverside adds: “In a Sussex manor house a ghost keeps watch, yearning for the return of her beloved boy. In the whispering waters surrounding the Hebrides, a fir tree and a rowan keep vigil over a mysterious island where spirits walk. “Mary Rose is a supernatural story of love, lost innocence and the parallel world where our departed ones are still present, just beyond reach.” The ghost story was created in 1920 by Barrie, who lived a short way along from Shepherds Bush opposite Kensington Gardens, in Bayswater Road – the house in which he wrote Peter Pan in 1904. A popular statue of the boy who never grew up can be seen in the Gardens. l For more details, visit: www.riversidestudios.co.uk

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ONLINE ENROLMENT – COMING SOON Many of you have told us you want the ease of online enrolment. H&F are expanding their 24 hour secure internet payment service to include Adult Learning and Skills. This should be up and running by the end of April. We will alert you by text and email as soon as this payment facility becomes available.

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Adult learning and skills service

family learning Summer programme 2012 These courses are open to everyone living in Hammersmith & Fulham, they are all FREE and there is no need to book, just turn up at the first session. Some courses have crèche facilities, please ask the tutor on the first day of the course. If you would like more information please contact Ozge on 020 8753 6342 or email her at ozge.altunsoy@lbhf.gov.uk Sewing with English Learn to sew and have fun Tuesday 24 April 9.30-11.30am Adults only Hurlingham & Chelsea Peterborough Road SW6 3ED

Zum Zum Zumba Get healthy with Zumba classes Wednesday 25 April 1.00-2.00pm Phoenix The Curve Shepherds Bush W12 0RQ

Learn Your Internet Test your computing skills Thursday 26 April 9.30-11.30am Adults only Phoenix, The Curve Shepherds Bush W12 0RQ

Tastebud Explosion Learn healthy cooking Thursday 26 April 3.45-5.45pm Phoenix The Curve Shepherds Bush W12 0RQ

Digital Families For Beginners Test your computing skills Adults only Tuesday 24 April 12.30-2.30pm Miles Coverdale Coverdale Road Shepherds Bush W12 8JJ

Stitch Creation Learn to sew and have fun Thursday 26 April 9.30-11.30am Adults only Hurlingham & Chelsea Peterborough Road SW6 3ED

Digital Families @ Phoenix Test your computing skills Thursday 26 April 12.00-2.00pm Adults only Phoenix, The Curve Shepherds Bush W12 0RQ

Designer Blitz Learn to sew and improve your English language skills Friday 27 April 10.00am-12.00pm Masbro Centre 87 Masbro Road Hammersmith W14 0LR

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Give the gift of learning Why not treat a family member or friend to the gift of learning? There’s so much choice - you are sure to give the perfect gift.

Have a look at the wide range of courses available. From baking and patisserie to languages, furniture restoration, IT or a health and fitness course.

With hundreds of courses to choose from they are sure to find something that they will love. They can choose exactly what’s right for them and if the course is a little more expensive they can always top up with their own money.

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Course title Day Times Fees Conc. Non EU Full

Course title Day Times Fees Conc. Non EU Full

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

Life drawing - mixed ability Develop ways of seeing and interpreting, working from the figure in a variety of materials and techniques in this important visual art discipline.

Art, Craft and Design

£170

If you would like to know more about these courses please visit www.hfals.co.uk and view the course information sheets for full information. If you don’t have access to a computer please call 0845 839 7912 Jane Sutton, Programme Manager email: alssinfo@lbhf.gov.uk • telephone: 0845 839 7912

£82

£277 Wed 19:00-21:00

11

MAC

25/04/12 AA3110

Life drawing and painting - Saturdays An opportunity to develop your drawing skills, in this class we cover both long and short poses. £70

£35

£104 Sat

10:00-15:00

2

MAC

12/05/12 AA3130

10:00-15:00

2

MAC

16/06/12 AA3135

Sat

Oil painting - Saturdays An opportunity to try oil painting in two Saturdays. £60

£25

£112

Sat

10:00-15:00

2

MAC

26/05/12 AA3136

Oil painting - mixed ability You will learn to handle, mix, control and apply oil paints using mixing media, paper and boards. £171

£64

£309 Tue 18:30-21:00

11

MAC

24/04/12 AA3210

Portraiture - mixed ability Make a successful likeness and select methods to bring out the personality of the sitter. £189

£89

£338 Thu 09:45-12:15

11

MAC

26/04/12 AA3200

Portraiture - Saturdays An opportunity to try portraiture in two Saturdays. £70

£35

£104 Sat

10:00-15:00

2

MAC

07/07/12 AA3137

Watercolour - mixed ability Learn about papers, pigments, colour mixing, reinforcing the techniques of watercolour. £161

£60

£311

Tue 10:00-12:30

11

MAC

24/04/12 AA3230

Illustration Drawing and painting Art - basic skills inclusive class For those with learning difficulties and disabilities or those who want to work at a slower pace. £58

£24

£248 Mon 13:00-15:00

11

MAC

23/04/12 AA3010

Drawing - beginners Think you can’t draw? This course will help you develop your creative potential. £146

£58

£253 Fri

18:30-20:30

10

MAC

27/04/12 AA3020

Drawing - life drawing - human figure colour Life drawing with a focus on using colour to describe the human figure with option to take City & Guilds level 1 award. £90

£373 Mon 10:00-12:30

11

MAC

23/04/12 AA3240

Drawing and painting - mixed ability Develop the skills of composition, draughtsmanship and modelling. £166

£65

£314 Thu 13:00-15:30

11

MAC

26/04/12 AA3040

Life drawing - beginners This course covers proportion, centre of gravity, structure, mark making, styles and approaches and use of various materials. £170

£82

£277 Thu 19:00-21:00

£141

11

MAC

26/04/12 AA3100

£53

£248 Mon 19:00-21:00

11

MAC

23/04/12 AB3240

2

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28/04/12 AC3300

Photography Photography introduction to using your camera You will be introduced to using a camera and learn ways to make a good composition. £68

City & Guilds level 1 award

£155

Illustrating children’s books This course is suitable for people who would like to learn about illustrating children’s books, or just improve their illustration skills. Beginners to advanced students are all welcome.

£28

£94

Sat

10:00-15:00

Photography - beginners You will be introduced to techniques including: exposure, depth of field, lenses, films and filters. £171

£64

£309 Tue 13:00-15:30

11

MAC

24/04/12 AC3400

Photography - intermediate Students who want to improve and develop their use of the camera, and increase their knowledge of traditional photography. £171

£64

£309 Tue 18:30-21:00

11

MAC

24/04/12 AC3405

Photography - advanced Students who want to improve and develop their use of the camera, and increase their knowledge of traditional photography. £171

£64

£308 Thu 18:30-21:00

11

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26/04/12 AC3407

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Course title Day Times Fees Conc. Non EU Full

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

Interior design Interior design - beginners In this practical course you will be introduced to the interior design process. We will look at room surveys, plans and elevations and colour theory as a first step towards redesigning a room to a specific design brief. £175

£65

£309 Wed 18:30-21:00

11

MAC

25/04/12 AD3800

Ceramics Pottery – for new learners evening course A beginner’s taster term at a promotional fee. We will cover techniques including: coiling, moulding, pinching, slabbing and decorating. £86

£75

£318 Thu 18:00-20:00

10

HAC

26/04/12 AF3513

Pottery - beginners For those who have little or no experience of pottery. We cover various techniques including: coiling, moulding, pinching and slabbing. Throwing techniques may be taught later in the course. £185

£75

£318 Mon 13:30-16:00

11

HAC

23/04/12 AF3500 

Pottery - mixed ability Suitable for those new to pottery or with experience. You will be supported to develop your skills. £185

£75

£318 Tue 09:30-12:00

11

HAC

24/04/12 AF3510

Wed 09:30-12:00

11

HAC

25/04/12 AF3511

Thu 13:30-16:00

11

HAC

26/04/12 AF3512

Jewellery Jewellery - beginners/intermediate Develop the skills to produce rings and other jewellery working with a variety of metals and gems. £180

£70

£314 Tue 10:00-12:30

11

MAC

24/04/12 AJ3610

Jewellery - intermediate/advanced Develop the skills to produce rings and other jewellery working with a variety of metals and gems. £180

£70

£314 Tue 13:00-15:30

11

MAC

24/04/12 AJ3611

Jewellery - mixed ability Develop the skills to produce rings and other jewellery working with a variety of metals and gems. £180

£70

£314 Tue 18:30-21:00

11

MAC

24/04/12 AJ3600

Jewellery - beading in five sessions Learn the skills of beading to create exciting and colourful jewellery. £48

£20

£115

Thu 18:00-20:00

5

HAC

Art & pottery at Masbro Centre

The Masbro Centre is run by the Urban Partnership Group and works in partnership with H&F Adult and Learning Skills Service to provide courses, sports facilities, parenting projects, youth, employment and volunteer services. For more information please call 020 7605 0800 or visit www.upg.org.uk Pottery skills for students with learning and other disabilities £80 per course This course will cover basic techniques and enable the student to make a variety of objects. Mon

23/04/12

10 weeks

Handbuilt and thrown pottery – beginners/intermediate £160 per course This course covers handbuilding techniques including, coiling, moulding and slabbing, various decorating techniques and glazing. Throwing may be taught later in the course. Those who wish to develop their existing skills and work on individual projects are also welcome. Mon Wed Wed

18:30-21:00 10:00-12.30 13:00-15:30

23/04/12 25/04/12 25/04/12

10 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks

Handbuilt pottery – mixed abilities £160 per course We use basic handbuilding and decorative techniques to produce functional vessels and sculptural forms, and cover some design principles, encouraging creative expression on firm technical foundations. Thu

14/06/12 AJ3620

10:00-12:00

18:30-21:00

26/04/12

10 weeks

Life drawing advanced £150 per course Drawing from life. Improve your understanding and technique. Explore different methods and media with tutor Jan Buckley. Also on Mondays. Thu

10:00-12:30

19/04/12

10 weeks

Sculpture – life study group – all abilities £150 per course

Come along to our annual art and craft exhibition. Everyone welcome! Thursday 19 July, 6.00-8.30pm at Macbeth Centre Course information sheets can be found at www.hfals.co.uk

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Works with figure and portrait models in additive media; clay, wax and plaster on wire armature. Perfect in conjunction with life drawing study or just for those who want to explore sculpture. Other dates available. Thu Thu

13:00-16:00 18:00-21:00

19/04/12 19/04/12

10 weeks 10 weeks

Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro Road, W14 0LR Course enrolment line 0845 839 7912

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Course title Day Times Fees Conc. Non EU Full

Stained glass Stained glass You will work on a stained glass panel during which time a range of skills will be taught. £182

£72

£315 Wed 13:00-15:30

11

MAC

25/04/12 AS3700

11

MAC

25/04/12 AS3701

Wed 18:30-21:00

Stained glass - light catcher in five sessions Learn to work with glass and make a beautiful object. £48

£20

£115

Thu 18:00-20:00

Course title Day Times Fees Conc. Non EU Full

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

5

HAC

26/04/12 AS3730

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

Woodwork - mixed ability If you are a beginner you will acquire basic woodwork skills and techniques before embarking on your own personal project. More experienced students can extend their knowledge and skills whilst working on a project from the start. Using a variety of joints and construction methods, hand and power tools and machines, you will produce and execute your own design. Use of machines is at the discretion of the lecturer and is dependent on the students’ experience. £165

£65

£286 Wed 18:30-21:00

10

MAC

25/04/12 CH3208

£180

£70

£314 Thu 18:30-21:00

11

MAC

26/04/12 CH3210

Woodwork - mixed ability - all levels With option to follow the City & Guilds 6217 syllabus Stained glass by James McNamara (after Tamara de Lempicka)

Woodwork for pleasure, DIY, or to begin career in furniture making/carpentry. £236

£90

£451

Thu 10:30-15:00

10

MAC

26/04/12 CH3225

Cabinet making This course is designed to take you through the theory and practice of cabinet making. You will produce designs and technical drawings to make your own piece of work. Practical work includes wood machining, cutting complex joints, applying veneer, shaping and basic wood finishing. Termly fee below. £352

Picture framing Picture and frame restoration We cover the skills/techniques and materials used in restoring, displaying and care of artworks. £180

£70

£314 Wed 10:00-12:30

11

MAC

25/04/12 CF3020

£133

£630 Tue 10:00-16:00

10

MAC

25/04/12 CH1220

Woodwork - open workshop Saturday On these Saturdays you can either with support and guidance from the tutor work on your own projects or, as a beginner, learn some of the basic skills and techniques of woodwork. You can take either all three Saturdays or just one or two. Please enrol before the Saturday start if possible. £34

£14

£58

Sat

10:00-15:30

1

MAC

12/05/12 CH3052

Sat

10:00-15:30

1

MAC

19/05/12 CH3053

Sat

10:00-15:30

1

MAC

26/05/12 CH3054

Picture frame making Learn the skills associated with picture framing and mount cutting. £182

£72

£316 Mon 18:30-21:00

11

MAC

23/04/12 CF3010

Picture framing and mount cutting Learn the skills associated with picture framing and mount cutting. £182

£72

£316 Wed 13:00-15:30

11

MAC

25/04/12 CF3011

Restoration Furniture restoration - mixed ability Start or further develop your skills in furniture restoration. While working on your own furniture, learn how to cope with the different problems that can occur, from patching missing wood, mouldings and parts, to colouring, finishing/refinishing and final waxing. Please bring your project to the first class. £157

£62

£253 Tue 19:00-21:00

11

MAC

11

MAC

25/04/12 CF3031

£171

£67

£315 Fri

11

MAC

27/04/12 CF3032

Wed 16:00-18:00 10:00-12:30

24/04/12 CF3030

Woodwork Woodwork - basic skills inclusive class An inclusive class suitable for people with learning or other disabilities and mainstream students who want to start with the basics. £55

£26

£253 Mon 10:00-12:00

11

MAC

Woodwork - restoration of upholstery frames Prepare your furniture for upholstering – perfect for those needing to restore or stabilise a frame to bring it back to its former glory. £36

£16

£60

Sat

10:00-15:30

1

MAC

21/04/12 CF3040

Woodwork and restoration Saturdays If you are a beginner you will acquire basic woodwork skills and techniques before embarking on your own personal project. More experienced students can extend their knowledge and skills whilst working on a project from the start. Using a variety of joints and construction methods, hand and power tools and machines, you will produce and execute your own design. Use of machines is at the discretion of the lecturer and is dependent on the students’ experience. £164

£65

£286 Sat

10:00-15:30

5

MAC

16/06/12 CH3050

23/04/12 CH3100

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Course title Fees Day Times Full Conc. Non EU

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

DIY DIY - beginners plumbing and tiling Empower yourself by learning the basics to look after your home. Choose one or both courses. £68

£28

£116

Thu 19:00-21:00

5

MAC

26/04/12 CJ3301

DIY - beginners electrics and decorating Empower yourself by learning the basics to look after your home. Choose one or both courses. £68

£28

£116

Thu 19:00-21:00

5

MAC

14/06/12 CJ3302

Upholstery - beginners You will be encouraged to start with a drop-in-seat which should be brought to the first class. MAC

£69

£314 Mon 10:00-12:30

Mon 13:00-15:30

11

MAC

23/04/12 CM3410

Thu 10:00-12:30

11

MAC

26/04/12 CM3420

Thu 18:30-21:00

11

MAC

26/04/12 CM3430

23/04/12 CM3400

Upholstery - modern upholstered stool City & Guilds level 1 award

Learn the techniques of upholstery and the considerations of the craft whilst making an upholstered stool. £88

£349 Fri

10:00-12:30

11

MAC

27/04/12 CM3491

Upholstery - for beginners Saturday course 1 We employ traditional and modern techniques. Please bring a drop-in-seat or small stool to the class. £89

£42

£132

Sat

09:30-15:30

2

MAC

28/04/12 CM3470

Upholstery - for beginners Saturday course 2 We employ traditional and modern techniques. Please bring a drop-in-seat or small stool to the class. £89

£42

£131

Sat

09:30-15:30

2

MAC

Upholstery - mixed ability You will start with a simple chair, stool or drop-in-seat and progress to more complex items. £180

£70

£314 Mon 18:30-21:00

11

MAC

23/04/12 CM3440

Tue 18:30-21:00

11

MAC

24/04/12 CM3446

Wed 09:30-12:00

11

MAC

25/04/12 CM3447

Wed 12:30-15:00

11

MAC

25/04/12 CM3448

Wed 18:30-21:00

11

MAC

25/04/12 CM3449

Thu 13:00-15:30

11

MAC

26/04/12 CM3451

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£70

£314 Tue 10:00-12:30

11

MAC

24/04/12 CM3460

11

MAC

24/04/12 CM3461

Tue 18:30-21:00

Upholstery - Saturday access day For those who have been attending a class - an opportunity to complete work. £32

£32

£32

Sat

09:30-15:30

1

MAC

14/07/12 CM3488

£16

£60

Sat

10:00-15:30

1

MAC

21/04/12 CF3040

SOFT FURNISHINGS Soft furnishings - beginners You will work on a variety of projects building on your skills to progress to more advanced work. £180

£70

£253 Tue 10:00-12:30

11

MAC

24/04/12 CP3502

11

MAC

25/04/12 CP3500

Wed 18:30-21:00

SEWING AND KNITTING Clothes making - beginners Even if you have never made clothes before you will be able to make a simple garment by the end of this course. £146

£58

£253 Mon 19:00-21:00

11

MAC

23/04/12 CS3600

11

MAC

24/04/12 CS3610

Tue 19:00-21:00

Clothes making - fashionable skirt Learn the skills to make a unique well-fitting skirt. £113

23/06/12 CM3472

Course information sheets can be found at www.hfals.co.uk

£180

£36

£176

£131

Upholstery - advanced For learners who have completed at least two years of upholstery. Please bring your project to the first class..

Woodwork - restoration of upholstery frames Prepare your furniture for upholstering – perfect for those needing to restore or stabilise a frame to bring it back to its former glory.

UPHOLSTERY

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Length Venue Start date Code weeks

£43

£171

Sat

10:00-15:30

3

MAC

12/05/12 CS3642

Clothes making - mixed ability Simple garments for beginners and more advanced projects as you progress to develop your skills. £166

£65

£314 Thu 09:30-12:00

11

MAC

26/04/12 CS3620

Thu 12:30-15:00

11

MAC

26/04/12 CS3630

Thu 19:00-21:00

11

MAC

26/04/12 CS3640

General sewing Choose from children’s clothes, accessories, garments, items for your home or alter and mend. £146

£58

£253 Fri

13:00-15:30

Course enrolment line 0845 839 7912

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MAC

27/04/12 CS3650

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Course title Day Times Fees Conc. Non EU Full

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

NEW! BICYCLE MAINTENANCE For a greener cleaner borough

Save money, keep fit and travel faster! NEW cycle maintenance courses for people who live, work or study in Hammersmith & Fulham. The courses are just £5 (no concessions). H&F is offering these courses because basic knowledge about how to maintain your bike is essential for keeping your bike roadworthy and staying safe on the road, and we don’t want

people giving up cycling just because they don’t know how to fix their first puncture! H&F also offer cycle training courses, teaching you how to ride your bike safely and these are free, for more information see http://tinyurl.com/LBHF-bike-maintenance

Bicycle maintenance course - level 1 For those who live, work or study in H&F. This covers the essentials of adjusting a bicycle to suit you and dealing with common roadside repairs so that you and your bicycle can get home and/or to a bicycle shop safety. Includes: • Safety inspection • Adjustment of handlebars and stem • Brakes, gears and levels - the importance of cables • Adjustment of saddle and seat post • Wheel removal and refitting • Puncture repairs • Recommendations for routine bicycle servicing This course is essentially ‘bicycle first aid’. For more comprehensive tuition, consider our level 2 course.

Bicycle maintenance - level 2 For those who live, work or study in H&F. Follow on from level 1. A more comprehensive course to keep your bike in tip top condition. Includes: • Safety inspection • Brakes - adjustment and replacing cables and pads • Gears - adjustment, fitting new cables and fine tuning front and rear gear mechanisms • Headset - servicing and adjustment • Hubs - adjustment and maintenance • Wheels - assessing faults, truing of slightly buckled wheels while in the frame • Recommendations for routine bicycle servicing Note: hydraulic brake servicing is not covered in either course.

£5

Wed 18:15-20:45

2

MAC

25/04/12 MV3158

£5

Wed 18:15-20:45

2

MAC

16/05/12 MV3151

Wed 18:15-20:45

2

MAC

20/06/12 MV3152

Wed 18:15-20:45

2

MAC

04/07/12 MV3153

Sat

09:30-15:30

1

MAC

02/06/12 MV3154

Sat

09:30-15:30

1

MAC

16/06/12 MV3155

Sat

09:30-15:30

1

MAC

30/06/12 MV3156

Sat

09:30-15:30

1

MAC

07/07/12 MV3157

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Course title Day Times Fees Conc. Non EU Full

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

BUSINESS AND COMPUTER STUDIES Business Studies

Computer Studies

Book-keeping level 1

Computing for older learners 1.1 Learn how to use a computer in a relaxed and friendly environment. For complete beginners.

City & Guilds

Learn manual book-keeping and gain a qualification. Free book provided. £152

£71

£414

Mon 18:00-21:00

11

MAC

23/04/12 BS3200

Book-keeping level 2 City & Guilds

£125

£381 Fri

18:00-21:00

11

MAC

27/04/12 BS3250

Sage Computerised Accounts level 1 City & Guilds

Learn the industry standard program for accounting, leading to a qualification. Free book provided. £152

£93

£414

Mon 18:00-21:00

11

MAC

23/04/12 BS3300

Sage Computerised Accounts level 2 City & Guilds

Improve your knowledge of Sage 50 and gain a qualification. £204

£125

£414

Sat

09:30-12:30

11

MAC

28/04/12 BS3350

Start your own business Turn your talents, interests and passions into a successful business. Free book provided. £195

£85

£300 Fri

18:00-20:30

10

MAC

Project management Help your projects succeed with this overview of effective project management principles. £135

£64

£245 Wed 18:00-20:00

10

MAC

25/04/12 BS3525

Start Your Own Business - Skills for Business  An introduction to the key skills and information needed to start their own business and gain a qualification. £130

£30

£355 Tue 12:30-15:30

10

MAC

24/04/12 BS3600

Touch Typing British Computer Society

Build speed and accuracy on the keyboard, for work or your own use. Qualification can be taken if desired. £135

£70

£286 Wed 18:30-20:30

10

MAC

10

MAC

£49

£230 Tue 14:00-16:00

10

MAC

24/04/12 JS3060

£49

£230 Wed 13:00-15:00

10

MAC

25/04/12 JS3070

10

MAC

27/04/12 JS3071

Fri

10:00-12:00

Inclusive computers A very basic introduction to using a computer. £110

£42

£225 Thu 15:30-17:30

10

MAC

26/04/12 JS3025

10

MAC

26/04/12 JS3025

Thu 15:30-17:30

Introduction to computers Lose your fear of computers and get to grips with the basics of word processing and the internet. £60

£524 Tue 10:00-12:00

10

MAC

24/04/12 JS3150

Internet and email Learn how to use the internet to find information, use email and have fun. £140

£56

£230 Fri

13:00-15:00

10

MAC

27/04/12 JS3250

Online marketplace - eBay Explore how to sell items on eBay, and how to prepare, list and despatch them. £26

£115

Thu 13:00-15:00

5

MAC

26/04/12 JS3300

Stay safe online Be aware of online dangers and keep yourself and your children safe on the internet. £85

£40

£240 Thu 10:00-12:00

10

MAC

26/04/12 JS3350

IT@Work Brush up your office skills with Microsoft Office applications. £130

£52

£230 Sat

13:00-15:00

10

MAC

28/04/12 JS3175

25/04/12 BS3100

Get social

Get Social: Blogging £20

short summer sessions

Mon 13.00-16.00

1

MAC

13/08/12 JS4650

1

MAC

21/08/12 JS4850

1

MAC

29/08/12 JS4825

Get Social: Facebook and Twitter £20

Tues 13.00-16.00

Get Social: Photosharing

Spend some Summer afternoons finding out how to record and share your life events with friends and relatives on the internet.

Get Social: Simple sites with Google Pages

These short sessions will give you an overview of the different ways social media can help you connect online, build simple websites, declutter your life and take part in digital living.

Get Social: eBay

Course information sheets can be found at www.hfals.co.uk

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26/04/12 JS3050

£120

£65

ABC Awards

£230 Thu 10:00-12:00

Computing for older learners 1.3 Learn how to use a computer in a relaxed and friendly environment. Some confidence required

£172

27/04/12 BS3700

£49

Computing for older learners 1.2 Learn how to use a computer in a relaxed and friendly environment. Some basic knowledge required. £120

Gain more in-depth knowledge in manual book-keeping, and a qualification. £204

£120

£20 £20 £25

Wed 13.00-16.00 Fri

13.00-16.00

1

MAC

24/08/12 JS4675

Thu 10.30-14.30

1

MAC

09/08/12 JS4350

Course enrolment line 0845 839 7912

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Spotlight on White City Training and job opportunities on your doorstep Did you know that English classes, reading, writing and maths, computer classes and family learning classes are all offered right on your doorstep? And most of them are frEE! Opened a couple of years ago the adult learning community centre (next to Canberra School) has already seen over 200 local residents enrol on courses, improve their skills and gain qualifications. Many are moving into employment.

White City resident Shukri Salah said: “When I was young I worked in a hotel in Somalia but whilst here in the UK I focused on bringing up my nine children. Now they are grown up I would like to find work so I have enrolled on the English for Work course which is excellent.

My English has improved a lot and I feel more confident about applying for jobs. Ideally, I would like to work in a shop as a sales assistant and my teacher has suggested I contact WorkZone in Shepherds Bush Library as they may be able to help me find work in Westfield.”

Mentoring courses in White City Do you want to provide positive support for others and develop your own skills?

Mentoring courses start throughout the year. The mentoring course will help you to: • enhance your CV • open doors to new career possibilities • gain new qualifications • make a difference to those who need support • help people realise their true potential • develop your communication skills • support others to get back to work and/or study • gain an NCFE level 1 qualification in approx 12 weeks. Find out how you can get involved in helping others to achieve their full potential. Please note you must be 18+ years old.

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H&f Enterprise Club for White City residents

Work Zone www.workzoneonline.co.uk

Tel: 020 8753 6773

H&F would like to hear from enthusiastic entrepreneurs or start-up companies who are genuine, smart, enthusiastic and passionate about starting a business. Would you like to: • talk to local business owners? • hear the real deal from business people? • find a mentor or a coach to guide you?

Thursday 29 March, 3.00-6.00pm Introduction to developing a great business idea

Retail (working with Westfield London) Health and social care

Finding the right job to suit your skills Advising you of available vacancies

Thursday 31 May, 3.00-6.00pm A discussion about how to become a savvy and successful entrepreneur

Giving you pre-employment support

Spaces are limited and booking is essential. To reserve your place please email business-support@lbhf.gov.uk including your full name; email address; telephone and mobile numbers; post code; and your industry or business area, e.g, ‘catering’ or ‘hairdressing’ or ‘children’s writer’.

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Business administration

We will support you by:

Thursday 26 April, 3.00-6.00pm Introduction to a basic business plan

Course information sheets can be found at www.hfals.co.uk

We can help you gain work experience and qualifications. Don’t miss out, apply to be an apprentice today and turn your talent into a career. There are opportunities in:

The White City H&F Enterprise Club has been developed to assist people who are interested in becoming self-employed or looking forward to starting a small business. The club will take place on the following dates:

To find out more please call 020 8753 2649.

Become an apprentice and learn at the same time...

Helping you through the application process Supporting you throughout your apprenticeship For more information call Tel: 020 8753 6773 Email: apprenticeships@workzoneonline.co.uk Website: www.workzoneonline.co.uk

Course enrolment line 0845 839 7912

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Course title Day Times Fees Conc. Non EU Full

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

ECDL ECDL Essentials British Computer Society

An internationally recognised qualification, useful for employment. Training material provided. £195

£95

£499 Mon 13:00-16:30

11

MAC

23/04/12 JS3400

New Media Get social - Facebook, Twitter and more Learn about sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other online social sites. £65

£26

£115

Mon 10:00-12:00

5

MAC

11/06/12 JS3825

Creative Suite - digital artist Learn professional digital techniques and create art in Photoshop. Free book provided. £165

£74

£267 Thu 18:30-20:30

11

MAC

26/04/12 JS3925

Digital cameras, scanners and sharing Learn how to scan and store digital images, and simple ways to edit and share your digital photos. £165

£74

£267 Wed 10:00-12:00

11

MAC

25/04/12 JS3800

Photoshop - an introduction Edit and improve digital photos and pictures with Photoshop. Free book provided. £195

£85

£328 Mon 10:00-12:30

11

MAC

23/04/12 JS3900

Web design Web design 1 - XHTML and CSS Create professional web pages and learn how to upload your site to the web. Free book provided. £285

£116

£465 Sat

10:00-15:00

10

MAC

28/04/12 JS3602

Web design 3 - JavaScript Add interactivity and involve your visitors in your website. Free book provided. £175

£78

£300 Tue 18:30-21:00

10

MAC

24/04/12 JS3700

Web design 5 - PHP Build fast dynamic websites using server side scripting. Free book provided. £165

£74

£267 Wed 18:30-20:30

11

MAC

25/04/12 JS3750

We will also be running some short and intensive courses in the summer, for details, see www.hfals.co.uk in May

PTLLS - Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning sector This level 3 course is designed to meet the needs of those who who may be thinking of enhancing or changing their career, and developing the skills, knowledge and understanding required for teaching adults in the Lifelong Learning sector. An application and interview are required to enrol for this course.

Thu 10:00-15:00

11

MAC

26/04/12 TD3000

Course title Day Times Fees Conc. Non EU Full

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

Care and Childcare The care department has a wide range of courses leading to qualifications. We can help you move into employment, gain a promotion, support your children at home or even opt for a career change. The testimony of our success is 100% pass rate in exams and over 90% of learners gain employment within three months of completing their course. With a mix of classroom study and work experience our learners have the opportunity to achieve qualifications whilst gaining invaluable work experience.

The following courses have been planned for September 2012: • Entry Level 3 Award in Caring for a Child • Level 1 Award/Certificate in Caring for Children • Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce • Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People’s Workforce • Level 2 Certificate Supporting Teaching and Learning • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning • Level 1 Award in Preparing to work in the Adult and Social Care Interviews will be on 5th, 6th and 7th of June. On all days interviews will start at 10.00am at Macbeth Centre. Please call to arrange an appointment.

Family Learning Friendly classes for parents, carers and their children. Help your child to learn and brush up your own skills in reading, writing, speaking, maths and computing. Family learning classes take place in H&F schools, community and children’s centres, and give you the chance to learn in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. For more information email ozge.altunsoy@lbhf.gov.uk or call 0845 839 7912 For information on half term and summer courses visit www.hfals.co.uk

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Course title Fees Day Times Full Conc. Non EU

Course title Fees Day Times Full Conc. Non EU

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

BAKING AND PATISSERIE

FOOD STUDIES

Introduction to patisserie 1 £107

£44

£208 Thu 09:30-12:30

£107

Cake decoration and sugar craft - beginners For real beginners you will produce a cake, including marzipan, piping and flowers. £126

£48

£204 Mon 18:00-21:00

6

MAC

23/04/12 FC3015

6

MAC

11/06/12 FC3016

£69

£107

£208 Thu 18:00-21:00

£27

£96

Sat

10:00-15:30

£279

£107

£499 Mon 10:00-15:00

£107

£44

£208 Thu 13:30-16:30

£44

£208 Tue 18:00-21:00

£132

Cooking with confidence part 2

12

MAC

£112

18/04/12 FC3000

Cake decoration and sugar craft - cup cakes - one day Saturday course Learn to make beautifully decorated cupcakes in a one day workshop. Sat

10:00-15:30

1

MAC

£107

£49 £44

£200 Tue 09:30-12:30 £208 Tue 09:30-12:30

£107

30/06/12 FC3024

£107

£208 Thu 09:30-12:30

£107

£44

£208 Thu 18:00-21:00

Italian cooking £107

Wed 18:00-21:00

6

MAC

13/06/12 FC3020

£107

£23

£80

Fri

18:30-20:30

1

MAC

15/06/12 FC3026

Sat

10:00-15:30

1

MAC

16/06/12 FC3026

Sat

10:00-15:30

2

MAC

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23/04/12 FC3030

6

MAC

26/04/12 FC3068

6

MAC

12/06/12 FC3054

6

MAC

24/04/12 FC3035

6

MAC

12/06/12 FC3036

6

MAC

26/04/12 FC3135

6

MAC

26/04/12 FC3058

£44

£208 Tue 13:30-16:30

6

MAC

12/06/12 FC3040

£44

£208 Tue 03:30-16:30

6

MAC

12/06/12 FC3056

£107

£208 Tue 18:00-21:00

6

MAC

24/04/12 FC3075

6

MAC

14/06/12 FC3052

1

MAC

12/05/12 TD0025

Regional French cooking £44

£208 Thu 13:30-16:30

FOOD SAFETY Food safety awareness level 2

05/05/12 FC3022

Course information sheets can be found at www.hfals.co.uk

£107 £107

Cake decoration and sugar craft - wired flowers in two Saturdays Learn the skills to make beautiful wired flowers from sugar for decorating cakes and other items. £96

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Moroccan cooking

£59

£27

19/05/12 FC3110

Spanish cooking

Cake decoration and sugar craft - novelty cake - the garden shed Cut, sculpt and decorate a creative cake over a Friday evening and a Saturday.

£69

MAC

Healthy tasty fish dishes

£105

£170

2

Healthy family meals

Cake decoration and sugar craft - moving on Building on what you have learnt make a two tier wedding cake. £41

14/06/12 FC3102

COOKERY

Cooking with confidence part 1

£58

MAC

Afternoon fancies

Learn about this integral sugar craft skill and gain a C&G certificate if you choose.

£17

6

Baking and finishing 3

£107

City & Guilds level 1 award

£43

14/06/12 FC3100

Best of British dishes

Cake decoration and sugar craft - wired corsage

£377 Wed 10:00-12:30

MAC

Patisserie – petit fours

For the following cake decoration classes additional information of items to bring to class is needed, please ask at reception.

£67

6

Introduction to patisserie 3

CAKE DECORATION AND SUGAR CRAFT

Mon 18:00-21:00

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

£60

£60

£60

Sat

09:00-16:30

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Length Venue Start date Code weeks

Course title Fees Day Times Full Conc. Non EU

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

HEALTH AND FITNESS The health and fitness programme includes courses to help you stay fit and active and a range of therapies taught by experienced professionals. MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Be good to your back! Lower back pain is one of the main discomforts affecting adults and can simply be due to poor muscle strength in the abdominal and lower back muscles. Learn some basic exercises and stretches to gently mobilise and strengthen your core. £25

£9

£45

Wed 12:15-13:00

6

MAC

25/04/12 FT3090

Meditation - a day of exploration An introduction to the basic theory and practice of meditation. £39

£16

£58

Sat

10:00-15:00

1

MAC

12/05/12 FT3035

Yoga beginners 1 Improve posture, learn to relax, develop flexibility and use your breath as a positive force. £62

£24

£87

Thu 18:15-19:45

6

MAC

19/04/12 FB3037

Thu 18:15-19:45

6

MAC

14/06/12 FB3038

Yoga at lunchtime Improve posture, learn to relax, develop flexibility and use your breath as a positive force £60

£21

£100 Mon 12:00-13:00

10

MAC

23/04/12 FB3080

10

MAC

23/04/12 FB3081

Mon 13:15-14:15

Tai Chi Lam-Style beginners/improvers Anyone interested in learning about Tai Chi and start practising it in a relaxing, supportive atmosphere. £60

£20

£120

Fri

13:00-14:00

10

MAC

27/04/12 FB3085

zumba If you enjoy high energy, motivating music, and like to try unique moves and combinations, Zumba may be your ticket to fitness. There is a £3 registration fee, thereafter the fee is £5 per session. £5 per session

Fri

17:15-18:00

10

MAC

27/04/12 FB3070

£5 per session

Fri

18:15-19:00

10

MAC

27/04/12 FB3075

16

SATURDAY COURSES Aromatherapy - an introduction Ideal course for those wishing to learn all about essential oils. £39

£58

Sat

09:30-15:30

1

MAC

16/06/12 FT3050

Massage - introduction to Indian head massage A comprehensive two-day introduction to Indian head massage. £75

£28

£113

Sat

09:30-15:30

2

MAC

07/07/12 FT3047

Massage for partners and friends 1 Learn about essential oils, massage strokes and hand strengthening exercises. £39

£16

£58

Sat

09:30-15:30

1

MAC

05/05/12 FT3025

Massage for partners and friends 2 Learn about essential oils, massage strokes and hand strengthening exercises. £39

£16

£58

Sat

09:30-15:30

1

MAC

19/05/12 FT3026

Meditation - a day of exploration An introduction to the basic theory and practice of meditation. £39

£16

£58

Sat

10:00-15:00

1

MAC

12/05/12 FT3035

FIRST AID COURSES First aid - emergency first aid Save a life! Learn the basics techniques to help in an emergency situation. £62

£25

£71

Sat

09:30-16:00

1

MAC

26/05/12 FF3025

First aid for babies and children A must for parents and anyone working with children. £114

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£16

£44

£138

Sat

09:30-16:00

2

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23/06/12 FF3050

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Course title Day Times Fees Full Conc. Non EU

Course title Day Times Fees Full Conc. Non EU

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

Learning and other Disabilities

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

languages Arabic Arabic beginners stage 3 Ideal course for those with a little Arabic. £124

£46

£224 Thu 10:00-12:00

10

ACLC

26/04/12 LA3026

10

MAC

26/04/12 LA3025

Thu 18:45-20:45

French Holiday French beginners Saturday intensive Improve your French quickly with this intensive Saturday course. £100

£38

£224 Sat

10:00-14:00

5

MAC

21/04/12 LF3026

10:00-14:00

5

MAC

26/05/12 LF3033

Sat

French beginners stage 3 Practical language to enable you to communicate on a visit to France. £124

£46

£224

Fri

10:00-12:00

10

MAC

27/04/12 LF3036

French beginners stage 3 fast track Practical language to enable you to communicate on a visit to France. £140

£52

£279 Wed 18:30-21:00

10

MAC

25/04/12 LF3040

French pre-intermediate stage 3 Want to move beyond basic French? This is the course for you!

MAC

£37

£184 Fri

14:00-16:00

10

MAC

17/04/12 LF3050

MAC

19/04/12 LF3051

£128

£47

£257 Tue 10:00-12:00

11

MAC

17/04/12 LF3075

11

MAC

19/04/12 LF3076

£128

26/04/12 HC3025

Understanding mental health The perfect course if you wish to know more about the causes and treatments for mental health. £99

MAC

11

Thu 10:00-12:00

Thu 18:30-20:30

£25

£124

Tue 12:30-13:30

10

MAC

24/04/12 LF3080

French upper intermediate stage 3 Ideal course for those wishing to communicate in a variety of situations with French speakers.

Is counselling for me? One of the best introductions to counselling anywhere in London! 10

11

£64

Counselling

£184 Thu 18:45-20:45

£257 Tue 18:30-20:30

French intermediate conversation stage 3 Want to improve your spoken French quickly? This is the course for you!

HUMANITIES £37

£47

French intermediate stage 3 Ideal course for those wishing to communicate in a variety of situations with French speakers.

We run a selection of courses to meet the wide range of needs that learners with learning difficulties and disabilities have. Classes start again in September. Information will be available on www.hfals.co.uk from middle of June.

£99

£128

£47

£257 Mon 10:00-12:00

11

MAC

16/04/12 LF3100

French advanced stage 3 Take your French to a new level with this advanced course. £128

£47

£257 Mon 18:30-20:30

11

MAC

16/04/12 LF3125

11

MAC

18/04/12 LF3126

Wed 13:30-15:30

27/04/12 HC3050

Creative writing Creative writing If you wish to continue to improve your writing skills this is the course for you. £124

£46

£224 Wed 15:30-17:30

10

MAC

18/04/12 HW3035

Writing and illustrating children’s books Your first stepping stone into the wonderful world of children’s books. £124

£46

£224 Tue 13:00-15:00

10

MAC

24/04/12 HW3025

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Course title Day Times Fees Full Conc. Non EU

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

French advanced conversation stage 3 £64

£25

£124

Wed 12:15-13:15

10

MAC

25/04/12 LF3130

French proficiency stage 3 Take your French to a new level with this advanced course. £128

£47

£257 Wed 10:00-12:00

11

MAC

18/04/12 LF3150

German beginners stage 3 Ideal course for those with a little German. £46

£224 Wed 19:00-21:00

10

MAC

25/04/12 LG3025

German pre-intermediate stage 3 Want to move beyond basic German? This is the course for you! £128

£47

£257 Tue 19:00-21:00

11

MAC

17/04/12 LG3050

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

Italian beginners stage 3 fast track Ideal course for those with a little Italian. £140

£52

£279 Mon 18:30-21:00

10

MAC

23/04/12 LI3040

Italian pre-intermediate stage 3 Want to move beyond basic Italian? This is the course for you! £128

German

£124

Course title Day Times Fees Full Conc. Non EU

£47

£257 Mon 10:00-12:00

11

MAC

16/04/12 LI3050

Italian intermediate Want to move beyond elementary Italian? This is the course for you. £94

£36

£180 Tue 12:15-13:45

10

MAC

24/04/12 LI3080

Italian upper intermediate stage 3 Ideal course for those wishing to communicate in a variety of situations with Italian speakers. £128

£47

£257 Wed 10:00-12:00

11

MAC

18/04/12 LI3100

Italian upper-intermediate conversation stage 3 Want to improve your spoken Italian quickly? This is the course for you! £64

£25

£124

Wed 12:30-13:30

10

MAC

25/04/12 LI3105

Italian advanced stage 3 Take your Italian to a new level with this advanced course. £128

£47

£257 Thu 10:00-12:00

11

MAC

19/04/12 LI3125

Italian proficiency stage 3 Take your Italian to a new level with this advanced course. £128

£47

£257 Fri

10:00-12:00

11

MAC

20/04/12 LI3150

Japanese Japanese beginners stage 3 Ideal course for those with a little Japanese. £124

£46

£224 Thu 18:45-20:45

10

MAC

26/04/12 LJ3025

PSK

23/04/12 LP3025

Polish Polish beginners stage 3 Ideal course for those with a little Polish. £124

£46

£224 Mon 19:00-21:00

10

Polish pre-intermediate stage 3 Want to move beyond basic Polish? This is the course for you! £128

£47

£257 Thu 19:00-21:00

11

PSK

19/04/12 LP3050

Polish intermediate stage 3 Ideal course for those wishing to communicate in a variety of situations with Polish speakers. £128

£47

£257 Wed 19:00-21:00

11

PSK

18/04/12 LP3075

(Brazilian) Portuguese Brazilian Portuguese beginners stage 3 Ideal course for those with a little Portuguese. £124

£46

£224 Mon 18:45-20:45

10

MAC

23/04/12 LB3025

Italian Holiday Italian beginners Saturday intensive Ideal course for those with a little Italian. £100

£38

£224 Sat

10:00-14:00

5

MAC

21/04/12 LI3026

10:00-14:00

5

MAC

26/05/12 LI3036 

MAC

25/04/12 LI3035

Sat

Italian beginners stage 3 Ideal course for those with a little Italian. £124

£46

£224 Wed 10:00-12:00

10

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Course title Day Times Fees Full Conc. Non EU

Length Venue Start date Code weeks

Spanish Holiday Spanish beginners Saturday intensive Improve your Spanish quickly with this intensive Saturday course. £100

£38

£224 Sat

10:00-14:00

5

MAC

21/04/12 LS3026

 

10:00-14:00

5

MAC

26/05/12 LS3033

Sat

Spanish beginners stage 1 For complete beginners who wish to learn the basics. £124

£46

£224 Thu 19:00-21:00

10

£46

£224 Tue 19:00-21:00

10

£46

£224 Mon 10:00-12:00

10

£52

£279 Mon 18:30-21:00

10

MAC

27/04/12 LS3080

£47

£257 Wed 13:30-15:30

11

MAC

18/04/12 LS3126

Spanish advanced conversation stage 3 Want to improve your spoken Spanish quickly? This is the course for you!

MAC

23/04/12 LS3035

£64

£25

£25

£124

£124

Wed 12:15-13:15

Thu 12:30-13:30

10

10

MAC

MAC

25/04/12 LS3130

26/04/12 LS3155

Interpreting MAC

23/04/12 LS3040

MAC

17/04/12 LS3050

 

11

MAC

20/04/12 LS3051

£128

£47

£257 Thu 18:45-20:45

11

MAC

19/04/12 LS3075

11

MAC

20/04/12 LS3076

£39

£204 Fri

10:00-13:00

11

MAC

20/04/12 LY3010

Community interpreting level 3 Ideal course for those who wish to gain a basic qualification in interpreting. £150

Spanish intermediate stage 3 Ideal course for those wishing to communicate in a variety of situations with Spanish speakers.

Course information sheets can be found at www.hfals.co.uk

Community interpreting level 2 Introductory course for those with little or no experience of interpreting. £104

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Spanish advanced stage 3 Take your Spanish to a new level with this advanced course.

£64

£257 Tue 10:00-12:00

10:00-12:00

12:30-13:30

Spanish proficiency conversation stage 3 Want to improve your spoken Spanish quickly? This is the course for you!

£47

Fri

Fri

24/04/12 LS3034

£128

18:30-20:30

£124

Pho

Spanish pre-intermediate stage 3 Want to move beyond basic Spanish? This is the course for you! Fri

£25

26/04/12 LS3024

Spanish beginners stage 3 fast track Ideal course for those with a little Spanish. £140

£64

MAC

Spanish beginners stage 3 Ideal course for those with a little Spanish. £124

Spanish intermediate conversation stage 3 Want to improve your spoken Spanish quickly? This is the course for you!

£128

Spanish beginners stage 2 Ideal course for those with a little Spanish. £124

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Introduction to public service interpreting Ideal course for those wishing to start a career in public service interpreting or wishing to study for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting in the future. £170

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MOTOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

rses Bespoke training cou Designed around your needs

“I really enjoyed learning from Nick and Raj. They both have such good knowledge of cars and a strong passion to inform others.” The H&F adult learning and skills service now offers bespoke training courses designed around your needs.

Motor Vehicle Maintenance student, Sunvir Athwal Welding and light metalwork An introduction to basic welding and metal work fabrication techniques. £300

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The service is developing innovative partnerships with the private sector by running bespoke training for specialist client groups.

Car maintenance - intermediate Follows on from the basic course and covers car maintenance in greater detail.

Recently forty two employees of Robin Partington Architects (pictured) attended a specialist welding course designed around their needs which took place at Macbeth Centre.

Motorbike maintenance Learn how to service and repair your own machine and keep it in a safe and reliable condition.

If you are interested in bespoke training please email lisa.lamb@lbhf.gov.uk or telephone 020 8753 6335.

MENTORING “I’d like to work within an educational environment or within a youth prison and I’m delighted to have a course that fulfils my vocational needs.” Do you want to provide positive support for others and develop your own skills? Mentoring courses start throughout the year. For more details see page 12.

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Car maintenance for women This course is for women car owners who wish to reduce the cost of car ownership by gaining a better understanding of the modern motor vehicle and its systems. £95

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Car care on a budget Wheels, wipers and bulbs etc: how to change them and save pounds! Plus interior/exterior care. £145

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Prepare your car for MOT How to prepare your car for the annual MOT test. £50

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OLDER LEARNERS AND AGEWELL Agewell is open to anyone over 50. The fees are £25 for borough residents, £35 for out-ofborough and £15 for concessions. Please visit www.hfals.co.uk for full information about classes or if you don’t have access to the internet call our course information line: 0845 839 7912

THE AGEWELL PROGRAMME INCLUDES: ■ Line dancing – all levels ■ Aquacise ■ Archery ■ Big up your bones (osteoporosis) ■ Body balance ■ Breathe better circuit for respiratory rehabilitation ■ Chi ball ■ Circuit training monitored for heart health (all levels) ■ Drama – act your age ■ Exercise after stroke ■ Keep fit/falls prevention (chair-based) ■ Pilates ■ Slimnastics ■ Yoga

NEW Agewell classes at Wharf rooms We are delighted to be able to offer a new venue and additional classes for Agewell learners. From Monday 16 April we will be running classes at Wharf Rooms, the new development by the river. Come and try our yoga and circuit training classes and keep active and fit.

The Wharf Rooms

Term: 16 April to 19 July (with a break for half term 4-8 June)

CIrCUIT TrAINING 1.30-3.00pm, Thursdays starting 19 April 2012

YOGA 10.30am-12.00pm, Fridays starting 20 April 2012

Course information sheets can be found at www.hfals.co.uk

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The Wharf Rooms, Imperial Road, SW6 2PY Tel: 020 7731 8611

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PERFORMING ARTS Ballet - beginners Learn classical ballet from scratch. Focus on gaining strength, control, flexibility and stability. £105

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Ballet - level 1 improvers Improve on skills learned at beginners level , develop to perform steps and sequences accurately. £89

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Ballet level 2/3 - elementary/intermediate Building on skills to improve technique, musicality and performance quality. £105

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Ballroom dancing - improvers Develop your ballroom skills or brush up and add to what you can do already . £105

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Ballroom dancing - beginners Basics in ballroom and Latin American dancing: Waltz, Foxtrot, Quick Step, Rumba and Cha Cha Cha. £105

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Contemporary dance Learn to dance with fluidity and freedom whilst improving fitness and health. All welcome. £105

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Salsa - mixed ability Learn the basic and develop steps and sequences and enjoy taking part in this exciting dance. £138

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Guitar - beginners Want to learn the guitar? This is a great place to start. Learn tuning, chords, strumming etc £141

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TEACHER TRAINING

“I’m not stupid but left school at fifteen with no qualifications. I immediately signed up to train as a hairdresser at Vidal Sassoon. I loved it and progressed quickly but after three years I decided to get some qualifications. I did an NVQ level 3 beauty course. I became self employed and my business is called FunkiBoudoir. Now I would really like to teach in a college. I took and passed the PTTLS (teaching adults) course last year but to progress further I need Maths and English GCSE or equivalent. I have two children and I wasn’t going to let the see me give up so last year I enrolled on English and Maths at Macbeth Centre. Last year I passed level 2, the equivalent of GCSE. Just the thought of Maths sent me into panic mode, but I needn’t have worried, my teacher Teresa manages to explain everything so clearly. It’s taken a little longer to get to grips with Maths but at last it’s fallen into place and I have passed entry level 3, and level 1 in one year. I am on track to complete level 2 in June and then I will progress onto a teacher training course. In my opinion the teachers here are amazing, I can’t recommend it highly enough.”

Preparing to Teach (PTLLS) Please see page 14 for details. £340

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skills for life Vocational courses to get you started. You will need an interview before enrolling on these courses 0845 839 7912 www.hfals.co.uk

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

Reading, writing and maths Who are these courses for? If you left school without the basic skills you now need or have been out of education and training for a while and would like another go at reading, writing and/or maths, these courses will suit you. You will benefit from these courses also if you speak English as a second language (ESOL) fairly well, but need to improve your reading and writing in English and/or maths skills.

Who are these courses for? People who are resident or settled in the UK for whom English is not their first language. What levels are available? All levels from pre-entry (absolute beginners) to level 2 (advanced). What skills will I learn? Speaking, listening, reading and writing English, grammar as well as social, practical and study skills. These will enable you to cope with everyday life in the UK, progress to an academic or vocational course and improve your employment prospects. What qualifications are on offer? Trinity and ESB (English Speaking Board) certificates, as well as a range of literacy qualifications for those students who would like to improve their reading and writing. How much do I need to pay? £22 registration fee for those on benefits and £136 for an ESOL Speaking and Listening course if you or your partner are working. Please phone 0845 839 7912 for information on what means-tested benefits are acceptable for concessions. Please make sure you bring evidence of your benefits (not older than three months) to your assessment and interview session. Fees may change from Sept 2012. Course information sheets can be found at www.hfals.co.uk

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What levels are available? All levels from Entry 1 (beginners) to Level 2 (advanced). What skills will I learn? Reading and writing – depending on the level, you will improve your skills and understanding of spelling rules, punctuation and grammar and improve your general reading and writing skills. Maths – You will improve your knowledge and understanding of numbers, shape, space, measures and data. What qualifications are on offer? AQA, City and Guilds and the National Tests in Literacy and Numeracy L1 and L2. How much do I need to pay? Skills for Life (SfL) literacy and numeracy courses are free.

Course enrolment line 0845 839 7912

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WHERE TO FIND US Main centre 1

MACBETH CENTRE (MAC) Macbeth Street, W6 9JJ Tel: 0845 839 7912 Partial access Bus: 27, 190, 211, 266, 267, 295, 391, H91 Tube: Hammersmith

If you need further information about adult learning and skills courses at outreach centres, please call the course information line on: 0845 839 7912. Please note we cannot answer general queries about these centres.

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BROADWAY CHILDREN’S CENTRE 49 Brook Green, Hammersmith, W6 7BJ 3 CANBERRA PRIMARY SCHOOL Australia Road, White City, W12 7PT 4 FLORA GARDENS CHILDREN’S CENTRE Dalling Road, W6 0UD 5 FULHAM SOUTH CHILDREN’S CENTRE Sands End Centre, 59-61 Broughton Road, SW6 2LE 6 HURLINGHAM & CHELSEA Peterborough Road, SW6 3ED 7 LANGFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL Gilstead Road, SW6 2LG 8 MELCOMBE PRIMARY SCHOOL (CC) Fulham Palace Road, W6 9ER 9 NEW KING’S PRIMARY (PKP) New King’s Road, SW6 4LY 10 NORMAND CROFT PRIMARY SCHOOL Bramber Road, Fulham, W14 9PA 11 OLD OAK CHILDREN’S CENTRE 76 Braybrook Street, W12 0AP 12 ADULT COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTRE (ACLC) Next to Canberra Primary School Australia Road, White City, W12 7PT 5 SANDS END CENTRE (SAN) 59-61 Broughton Road, SW6 2LE 13 ST AUGUSTINE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL Disbrowe Road, Hammersmith, W6 8QE 14 SULIVAN PRIMARY SCHOOL Peterborough Road, SW6 3BN 15 PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL (PHO) The Curve, London W12 ORQ Masbro Centre 87 Masbro Road, W14 0LR MILes coverdale school Coverdale Road, W12 8JJ Hurlingham and Chelsea school (HAC) Peterborough Road, SW6 3ED

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Amendments to printed material We do our best to ensure that information in this listing is accurate but from time to time we may need to make amendments. For the most accurate and up to date information please visit: www.hfals.co.uk

Please note numbered markers are for guidance only, please check exact locations of centres before attending.

For further information visit: www.hfals.co.uk phone: 0845 839 7912 email: alssinfo@lbhf.gov.uk A guide to classes, please keep me and then recycle!

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FOOD & DRINK

The spice is right Thai home-cooking is becoming popular but a chef who came from bangkok to the borough says the real thing is best, Writes tim harISon

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HAT is it about spicy food that makes people want to push the boundaries of heat to the limit? It’s something that baffles Walaiporn Iamkhorphung – better known by her childhood nickname of Jume – owner of @Thai in Greyhound Road, Fulham. ���Some people want it hotter than we can make,” she laughed. “So I do an extra side plate of choppedup chilli and say ‘OK, let’s see how hot they can take!’” For 14 years Jume was queen of the Thai restaurant in the Andover Arms pub in Brackenbury Village. Then in 2006, she opened @Thai, a 30-seat restaurant with a secluded, bamboo-fringed back garden for outdoor dining. Regular diners range from doctors to TV types, although it’s also a popular spot ahead of Fulham’s evening matches and always fills up during the Queen’s tennis tournament, while live Thai classical music draws

many on Tuesday evenings. Born in southern Thailand, Jume learnt to cook because it was expected of a girl, rather than through any passion for the kitchen. She added classic Thai cookery to her regional culinary repertoire while studying in Bangkok, and when she arrived in London had to cook for herself as she couldn’t find any Thai food.

by a Chinese wholesaler and the Thai supermarket in Shepherds Bush Road), but prices of such things as kaffir lime leaves – an essential in green curry – have tripled in recent years. Lunch specials are still excellent value, however. The £7.50 meal includes starter, main course and drink, and the jasmine tea is wonderful. Takeaways are popular (so much so that a delivery man has been taken on), and with supermarkets stocking so many Thai ingredients it’s increasingly popular for home-cooking. Yet achieving the elusive true Thai taste remains a challenge. “English chefs put more ginger in and too much of some herbs,” said Jume. “The balance changes, and the taste changes.” @Thai owne So the answer is r Ju m e says many En to eat the real thing, glish chefs put more gi in @Thai. Roast There’s and too muc nger in h duck with tamarind no such herbs when of some it co to Thai dishesmes sauce, panaeng curry shortage (with coconut milk), today, but PICTURES BY LEIGH QUINNE massaman beef curry Jume – still LL (with roasted peanuts) proudly single and crispy fish topped at 58 – has stuck with hot and sour chilli and to the principles of lime are top choices. fresh, flavoursome food. l @Thai, 30 Greyhound “It’s fresh, and cooked Road, W6, is open weekday when you want it; cooked lunchtimes and every just for you,” she said. evening. Call 020 7385 9264 Getting ingredients is easier or visit: www.at-thai.co.uk than it was (she is supplied

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FOOD & DRINK

s e k a t b o j My e l t t o b f o a lot admiral nelson keeps watch on the staff at a borough wine merchants who gather to swill, sloosh, sample and spit as they select the latest styles for customers, as tim harrison Writes

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HE day after he left school, Miles McInnes popped into his local Unwins off licence in King Street, Hammersmith, to answer a job advert in the window. It was the first step on a career path which has led, a decade on, to his role as sales director of the wine merchant Jascots, supplying a small army of individual buyers as well as corporate customers including the Royal Academy and the Science Museum. Operating from an imposing glassy HQ called The Observatory, overlooking the vast Crossrail terminal site in Old Oak in the far north of the borough, Jascots has a fleet of vans distributing orders across the South East. The company was founded

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in 1990 by wine buff businessman Jack Scott, and boasts that it takes the same care over an order for a single bottle as it does for a vanful of cases, with the emphasis on service and specialist knowledge. At the heart of the business are two very different rooms. One is a cathedral-like warehouse, temperaturecontrolled and packed from floor to ceiling with cases of wine from around the world. The other is more unusual. It is a first-floor, wood-floored, glass-walled tasting room, where a portrait of Admiral Nelson gazes down on a heavy wooden table with a curious removable disc in the middle. It conceals a giant spittoon – hardly the most glamorous of objects, although it is fed by an impressive copper funnel. Every week or two, the staff

gather to swill, sloosh, sample and spit as they taste their way through the 100-odd bottles that arrive (many unsolicited) from vineyards across the globe, all eager to be included in the next edition of the Jascots ring-bound wine list. Whether they are a qualified sommelier or a secretary who enjoys the odd glass of wine, their opinions help shape the descriptions that then circulate to the company’s customers. Why Nelson? “Jack, our chairman, is a huge fan of Nelson,” said Miles. “He even called his son Horatio.” Other Nelson memorabilia – including signed letters – hang from the wall. Wine comments are edited, collated and added to the printed catalogue and the online list, with helpful headings including ‘everyday drinking reds’,

which compare favourably with supermarket prices. The Jascots delivery vans load up and set off at 7am MondaySaturday, with the weekend delivery slot especially useful to personal customers who may be out during the week. The swanky new warehouse and office HQ was built in 2005 as the distribution centre, and it’s where the 30-strong staff are based. Most of the business is word-of-mouth, with referrals from other customers a key part of Jascots’ growth through the noughties. “We have a relationship with everyone,” said Miles. “We build up taste profiles and occasion profiles, so we get to know what they like for dinner parties, or simply when they want to have a glass of rose with their partner. If they like a wine, we refine the knowledge.” Corporate trade accounts for 80 per cent of the business, by value, but private customers are the Jascots mouthpiece, and are valued just as highly. >>

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RIVER CAFE MEAL DEAL

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Jascots in Old Oak looks to be truly grape leader >> For Miles, everything began when he answered a job ad in the window of Unwins, which used to be opposite the old VW garage in King Street, near the Chiswick boundary. Most of the customers were commuters calling in after 5.30pm, so for the long hours during the afternoon when he was undisturbed Miles mugged up on the subject by reading his father’s copy of Jancis Robinson’s wine guide. “I’m really interested in a big subject with lots of different aspects,” he said. “Wine covers geology, farming, meteorology as well as the business aspect and social aspect… and the sheer enjoyment. Fermented grape juice produces a dazzling array of different flavours; you never get jaded about the subject, even when you’re surrounded by wine.” After studying Latin and Ancient Greek at Bristol University, and doing student work at Bottoms Up, he found his niche at Jascots. “The interesting thing is the personal story behind every label,” he said. “This one is produced by a co-operative of growers in Champagne.” Growers in 20 countries supply Jascots, including more unusual ones such as Croatia, Slovakia and Lebanon. “Croatia might sound surprising, but they’ve been growing wine for ages.” So, Miles, give our magazine readers a good tip.“OK, Angus the Bull (£12.75 a bottle with case discount). It’s an Australian cabernet sauvignon designed to go with prime beef. It’s 14.5 per cent, but it’s much more elegant than you’d expect.” Jascots doesn’t look for the big brands but prefers to build up a rapport with the smaller independent producers. They’re harder to find, but the results are more rewarding

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for company and customer. “We never list a wine we don’t think is nice,” added Miles. “At the end of the day, it’s about enjoying the product.” Which is why there’s a noquibble replacement policy. Miles is 29, so he’ll be hosting a serious party this autumn for his birthday. How will he go about choosing the right wine? “I’ll have to work out the number of people, the theme, the food… We have a consultant chef who comes in once a month, cooks something seasonal, and we taste the wine with it. We get some surprising results.” A key question, apparently, is does the dish you’re trying to match up with the right wine have onions in it. “We’re all experts on food now, thanks to all the cookery programmes. But

Everyone deserves a wine merchant. You don’t have to be in an exclusive club matching up wine is different. When I pick a wine for my birthday I’ll choose a big bottle – a magnum or bigger.” Keep an eye out for Jascots’ annual warehouse clearance sale, when savings of up to 50 per cent on some bin ends are possible. “Everyone deserves a wine merchant,” said Miles. “You don’t have to be in an exclusive club. We’ll deliver a single bottle with just the same care that we deliver five cases.” 

 

FOOD lovers can get the new year off to a mouth-watering start with a delicious meal offer from top eatery the River Cafe. The Michelinstarred restaurant in Hammersmith is joining forces with H&F Council once again to offer a tantalising lunch deal, running until March 30. Diners can tuck into a special lunch menu – and help raise money for charity at the same time. Ruthie Rogers (pictured below), who opened the Rainville Road restaurant in 1987 with the late Rose Gray, said: “It’s a way of bringing people into the restaurant who may not come otherwise. And we also raising money for charity.” The lunch deal features antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci courses. Any two courses cost £25, two courses

plus dessert £31 and three courses plus dessert £39. Diners who wish to use the set menu should book in advance, quoting ‘H&F Winter Set Lunch offer’. Tables can be booked for up to eight people at either 12.30pm or 2.15pm, subject to availability. The early tables need to be vacated by 2.15pm, and the later tables may stay for the afternoon (until 5.30pm). When diners taking up the offer sit down they will receive an a la carte menu for perusal, and the set menu from which to make their order. Please ask if you do not receive a set menu or the restaurant will assume you wish to have an a la carte lunch – a bit more expensive! Diners who take up the deal will be invited to make a donation to the Tom Grahame Trust (Tom’s Gift). z Call River Cafe on 020 7386 4200 or visit: www.rivercafe. co.uk

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PROPERTY NEWs

16 buyers for every home shows demand, experts say shortage of properties is fuelling demand for brook green in particular, as TIM HARRISON reports

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ITH 16 buyers chasing every house for sale, west London’s property market is looking buoyant in 2012, say estate agents. That may be good for sellers, but means anyone searching for a house or flat in Hammersmith & Fulham faces tough competition. As usual, Brook Green is the jewel in the crown, with a shortage of properties fuelling demand. Marsh & Parsons (107 Shepherds Bush Road) has 35.4 buyers registered for every Brook Green property on the market. More surprising is the average price achieved for every sale. In December last year houses made 98.7 per cent of the asking price, while in January that jumped to 0.2 per cent above the asking price! “Hammersmith & Fulham buyers have often looked at

Kensington & Chelsea,” said a Marsh & Parsons spokesman. “But you get more bang for your buck in H&F – more space. It’s different in Kensington where you’re competing with international buyers.” He said that overall there were 16 buyers in the general Fulham area for every registered property, with a borough average of 96 per cent of the asking price being achieved (compared to 92 per cent nationally). Paul Cosgrove, partner at Finlay Brewer (138 Shepherds Bush Road) – the busiest estate agency covering Brook Green – agreed that a shortage of properties up to the £1.5million mark was the problem approaching spring. “The market up to £1.5m is very strong due to the acute lack of supply, while properties in the bracket above £2m are still strong, but not as strong as they were prior to September,” he said, blaming fears about the

high European debt levels for an underlying nervousness among City buyers who often snap up Brook Green homes. “Generally we achieve the guide price, or above,” he said, adding that property market hesitancy applied to those looking for a home as well as those selling. “If buyers are being too cautious, the vendors are too,” he added. Winkworth (97 Uxbridge Road) agrees the local market is still strong, and attributes the fact that prices are holding up to improvements in the borough. Sales manager Simon Waller

believes it is developments such as Westfield which have lifted the area, making it more attractive to would-be buyers. “Quality of life, in tandem with the property market, has improved immeasurably,” he said. “It started in 2008 with the opening of the Westfield mall, and the Princess Victoria [at 217 Uxbridge Road].” A top-flight gastropub in the Bush? Yes, and Simon thinks the Shepherds Bush Market improvement (see pages 16-17) will attract more artisan shops to ensure house prices remain

schemes can give first-time buyers a foot on property ladder despite the market A thousand low and middle-income earners are set to be helped into home ownership by 2013. The borough has the fourth highest house prices in Britain and many residents who would like to own a place here are currently priced out of the market. But the council’s Home Buy team, a one-stop-shop dedicated to getting local residents onto the housing

ladder, has helped 684 H&F residents into home ownership in the last four years alone through a number of lowcost initiatives such as shared ownership, discounted market sale and rent to buy. The council has also helped 57 people through the Right to Buy scheme which allows council tenants who wish to buy their council property outright to receive a discount on the total value. This year, the council intends to sell 69 properties at the

new Chelsea Creek development in Fulham through the discounted market sale scheme. It intends to sell a further 69 discounted market sale properties at Chelsea Creek and Lime Grove Mews. The council has also sold 15 properties through its ‘Right to Freehold’ scheme, with a further three in the pipeline. This offers leaseholders the chance to purchase the freehold of their properties. l To find out more about buying a firsttime buyer home call H&F Home Buy on 020 8753 6464 or register online at www.lbhf.gov.uk/homebuy. Jon Weisgard

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PROPERTY NEWS

HOME HOME If you’re looking for the fruitiest way to personalise the walls of your living room, a stimulating gallery in Fulham seems to occupy the right segment. So which posters are the sharpest, and which are the juiciest? Tim Harrison investigates with zest

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HEN Kate Middleton became a duchess last year, a curious piece of urban art appeared overnight on the wall opposite her house. It featured The Queen sitting in a bubble car, waving to the crowds as she brandished a machine gun. It wasn’t the work of the usual suspect, the shadowy Banksy. This time it was by street artist T.Wat, and the signed print soon had pride of place in the window of Grapefruit Gallery in Fulham Road. It will set you back several hundred pounds, but some of the other eye-catching images in this lively and diverse space are on sale for under £40.

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With the right marketing, promotion and social network chatter, street art is becoming a realistic career prospect for people with bright ideas and vision, and gallery partners Marcelo Gray and Alan Kaufmann believe that Fulham is a prime market. Grapefruit opened at 618 Fulham Road in May 2010, although Marcelo has been buying and selling posters, prints and vintage photography for 12 years. “Before we came here I was on King’s Road five or six years ago,” he said. “We’re doing quite well; it’s all based on the aesthetics of the prints – they’re nice and colourful and you can buy them from anything from £35 to £1,500.” The emphasis is on fresh, modern signed art, vintage framed maps and

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PROPERTY NEWs photo art. “There’s no Mick Jagger singing in black and white,” laughed Marcelo. Grapefruit is the kind of gallery you would expect to find in the edgy East End. The sound of hammering and muttering from the basement reveals the existence of Grapefruit’s framing service – either for prints bought in the shop, or brought in by customers. There’s no shortage of work. When I called in recently, the staff were 41 prints in arrears, and working frantically to bridge the gap. People can buy online, but you really need to see the work for yourself in the shop to decide whether it’s right for your wall. “We’ll get a mum coming in, and if she likes it, and it’s £500, say, well they both have to come in and see it together,” added Marcelo. Stencil art – Banksy-style – has really taken off as an investment, and there is always a market for old maps. What’s the source of them? “A big secret! Well, people bring them here, there are auctions and sales, geographical societies…” Grapefruit focuses on London maps and maps of the entire world, rather than the more diverse selection in the windows of King’s Court Galleries at 949 Fulham Road – down at the Fulham Palace Road end. Marcelo’s boast is that in the space of nearly two years ‘we’ve decorated half the houses round here!’

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Owners of Fulham’s Grapefruit Gallery Marcelo Gray and Alan Kaufmann PICTUREs BY LEIGH QUINNELL

The whole print market has shifted with the boom in graffiti, urban and street art. The mural that appears underneath a bridge one week becomes a limited-edition print in a posh gallery the next. In a way it’s how the godfather of the movement, Andy Warhol, began to work in the 1960s. “We try to avoid being too political,” said Marcelo, despite the fact that a picture of the diabolically sinister Guy Fawkes face adopted by the Occupy movements around the world hangs on the wall! “We’re a tutti-frutti gallery.” Typographical cloud pictures have become the biggest seller in recent months, with a dramatic blue picture of the names of all the capital’s areas by artist Ursula Hitz proving the top print of all. The last copies of the numbered edition are on sale at £250. “They’ll probably have gone next week,” said Marcelo. “We sold 11 on Saturday alone!” l Grapefruit Gallery, 618 Fulham Road, SW6 5RP. Hours: 10.30am6.30pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun. Call 020 7384 3464 or visit: www.grapefruitgallery.co.uk

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Building houses helps get a foot on property ladder dable seven sites have now been identified for much-needed affor reports homes as H&F council Returns to HOME-building. jon weisgard

is an extremely polarised borough for housing, with some of the most expensive house prices in Britain but some of the highest proportions of social housing in London. lans to transform a “We are committed to addressderelict former health l Through the local housing development company ing this by helping more of our clinic in Shepherds Bush residents onto the property ladder structure the council will be able to maximise its financial spearhead the return to housethrough the promotion of low-cost return, retain the benefit of any affordable housing building by Hammersmith & home ownership for those on low to developed and maintain greater control over the designs Fulham (H&F) Council. middle incomes. The building in Becklow “For too long, hard-working Gardens has been families who aspire to l The council will be writing to all residents on the estates unused since 2006 and home ownership have selected to ensure they understand the benefits. would be converted been priced out of buyConsultation events are planned soon to discuss potential into two new one-beding a home in H&F.” room flats. The site is ideas and seek feedback before final plans The seven areas one of seven across the identified are primarily borough where the bin stores, pramsheds l The housing company will initially be council intends to and garages that can be This really is funded by money the council has saved construct a total of 25 converted. a win-win affordable properties. from selling off properties that are too The six other sites The council anare: Verulam House, situation for expensive to repair but in the longer term nounced last year that William Church Estate residents is intended to become self-financing. Any it would be establishand Lakeside Road, profit made in the early years could be used ing its own local housall in Shepherds Bush; ing company to provide new to pay for estate improvements Sulgrave Gardens, Hammersmith; affordable homes for the first Jepson House, Fulham; Lytton time in 30 years. Estate, Barons Court. l The building work is expected to H&F has the fourth Cllr Johnson added: “This really last two years. Becklow Gardens will highest house prices is a win-win situation for residents. in the UK and the be the first scheme with expected “Estate residents are going to proposals, which are see derelict sites – that have in completion by May still subject to resident some cases attracted antisocial beNew address: consultation and planhaviour – rejuvenated and brought l H&F Home Buy will identify ning approval, will give back into use. ammersmith H local people on low to suitable applicants from its Home “For residents who may have m a lh middle incomes a once& Fu thought they would never be able to Buy register of more than 4,000 in-a-lifetime opportunity own a stake in their own home, this people. To register with Home Buy to get on the property scheme could finally get them on call 020 8753 6464 or ladder and own their the housing ladder. own home at a discountemail: h&fHome-buy@lbhf.gov.uk “Rather than be reliant upon ed market rate. developers and housing associaCllr Andrew tions bringing forward sites for new Johnson, the council’s affordable homes, we have taken cabinet member for the decision ourselves to use housing, said: “This our land assets to improve the opportunity for home ownership in the borough.”

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PROPERTY NEWs The council, which was the first in the country to start prioritising working households in 2007, is looking to review how it allocates its social housing and Home Buy products. Those who undertake voluntary service or special constables could also be given priority. The announcement came after the Government made a commitment – endorsed by H&F – to ensure that priority is also given to former armed services personnel and their families who have a strong local connection to an area. The council believes the nature of mili-

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embers of the armed forces are to be placed at the front of the housing queue under a new pledge. Hammersmith & Fulham Council is looking to give former and current members priority when it revises how it allocates social housing later this year. It is also aiming to become the first local authority in the country to put members of the Territorial Army at a similar level on the priority list.

tary work means servicemen and women and their families all too often end up living in poor quality and expensive rented accommodation. H&F cabinet member for housing Cllr Andrew Johnson said: “We are eternally grateful for the courage and bravery of our armed forces serving in dangerous places across the world. “However, all too often, when they return home from duty they struggle to find appropriate housing. “This is unacceptable and we do not believe that years of loyal service to this country should become an obstacle to finding a home.” H&F is home to the Royal Yeomanry (RY) Territorial Army regiment, which was awarded the freedom of the borough on Sunday, March 11. The Headquarters l Hammersmith & Fulham is home to Squadron is based at Fulham House the HQ Squadron of the Royal in Fulham High Street. Yeomanry TA Regiment, The RY has a prestigious history and has served in every major which is the oldest campaign dating back to the Boer and most senior War in a variety of roles. Territorial Army It is the oldest and most senior TA cavalry regiment cavalry regiment.

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per sewer the controversial suuth fulham plan set to blight sobut looming has led to outrage – rt of the same hosepipe bans are pa expert SAYS botched approach, an The hosepipe ban faced by Londoners was entirely avoidable and the Thames Tunnel ‘super sewer’ is an example of water companies making the same mistakes all over again, according to a national expert in water management. Prof Richard Ashley, Professor of Urban Water at Sheffield University, says decades of failed water management are responsible for the emergency measures that could be needed this summer to deal with reduced rainfall over recent months. Fourteen million Thames Water customers from Essex to Swindon and all Londoners face a doublewhammy of a hosepipe ban later

He adds that droughts are simply part of the natural variation in rainfall over time and the test of a country’s water management policy lies in the ability to cope with this natural variation. He also warns that Thames Water is repeating the same mistakes of the past in favouring multi-billion pound concrete infrastructure projects, like the super sewer, rather than investing in greener sustainable

this year in addition to coughing up an extra £80 per year for life on top of current bills to pay for the controversial super sewer. Part of the south Fulham riverside has been earmarked for a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-aweek construction site for at least six years. Prof Ashley says a hosepipe ban and the super sewer could have been avoided if the giant utility firm Reduced rainfall treated rainwater as the means a hosepipe valuable resource that ban is looming – but it is. uld it really be

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urban drainage solutions such as water butts. Thames Water has one of the highest water main leakage rates of all privatised water companies. H&F Council leader Stephen Greenhalgh has consistently criticised the scheme even before south Fulham riverside was threatened. “If we captured more rainwater through green infrastructure solutions we would not be facing a hosepipe ban and that same water would not be flooding the sewers and mixing with sewage – meaning we would not have to build the massively costly and disruptive super sewer,” he said. Rob Mansfield

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Cross said I had a brain injury and that gave me a mild stroke, so now it takes me twice or three times as long for me to do things, than before,” he said. After a spell recuperating in a nursing home, Chris moved into accommodation in Shepherds Bush and then found a flat with the council in Fulham. He attended Sunberry Day Centre in Stevenage Road and in October last year took up the option of getting support from the CAT team. Chris was visited by council workers at his home, and then a tailor-made 12 to This was a 16-week way for me programme was drawn up, to be more outlining goals he independent wanted to achieve and not sit on by the end of the scheme, such as my backside targeting further in the centre education by doing Chris Briggs an IT course and some voluntary work. He now volunteers with a lunch club for homeless people in St Andrew’s Church every Saturday, and is an advocate for

to be a street drinker in Hammersmith, drinking 20 cans of beer a day, until he suffered a serious head injury that led to a stroke and difficulties with his speech and mobility. “The doctors in Charing

Hammersmith & Fulham Action for Disability, where he is a support assistant for people doing IT classes. He is also studying for his Level 1 NVQ in information and communications technology in Ealing, and travels there on his own, having had help to navigate London’s transport network. “This was a way for me to be more independent and to get out into the community and not sit on my backside in the centre,” said Chris. “I don’t drink anywhere near as much as I used to – I’m not bored now. “I learnt how to drink sensibly and it’s partly because of the support and that I’m so busy doing something all the time.” H&F cabinet member for community care, Cllr Joe Carlebach, said: “It is wonderful to see how Chris has turned his life around and he can be truly proud of his achievements. “We are working with 16 other residents and we know that they, and many more people, will get the support they need to do just that using this support.” l For more information on CAT call 020 7384 6950 or email: jon.cooke@lbhf.gov.uk

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Spit evidence convicts attacker A motorist who spat twice on a west London traffic warden has been found guilty of common assault after DNA from his saliva was used to convict him. The case, on January 9, is believed to be the first in London where an attacker’s spit has been successfully used as evidence to secure a conviction for attacking a traffic warden. Paul Royes, 46, of Coningham Road, Shepherds Bush, was fined £250, and ordered to pay damages of £75 in compensation to his victim, who has worked for Hammersmith & Fulham Council for 15 years. He was also ordered to pay court costs of £350 and a victim surcharge of £15. West London Magistrates’ Court heard that Royes had parked illegally

in Coningham Road on June 6, last year, and had gone into his house, when his friend saw a warden putting a fixed penalty notice on the windscreen of Royes’s van. An angry Royes came marching out, shouting and swearing before spitting on him twice, but the quickthinking warden collected the saliva from his jacket, tie and trousers, to use as evidence. Cllr Greg Smith, H&F cabinet member for residents’ services, said: “No one deserves to be spat at for doing their job and this council takes a zero-tolerance approach to anyone who abuses our staff. “This was shameful and vile behaviour.” DB

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new slip road on Fulham Palace Road in record time, which is already reducing congestion by letting an extra 200 vehicles an hour through the busy junction, and creating new 20p ‘stop and shop’ bays in Askew Road, Goldhawk Road and Fulham Road to encourage more shoppers to the area. The news follows the council’s successful Get Moving campaign, which was launched last year, where councillors and council officers spoke to borough residents about transport issues they want to see change. Despite being only four miles in length from the top to the bottom of the borough, H&F has around 180,000 residents with thousands of workers and commuters travelling on its roads every day. Cllr Nick Botterill, H&F Council deputy leader, said: “We know from speaking to residents that parking and traffic jams are two of the biggest problems that motorists

face in our small, densely packed borough. We are tackling these issues headon by introducing a package of driver-friendly measures.” l To have your say visit: www.lbhf.gov.uk/getmoving

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KEEPING YOUR STREETS CLEAN Your help in reporting street problems alerts us to where we need to send our staff, reducing the cost of monitoring our 250 miles of local streets and pavements. Recent figures show that 98 per cent of the borough, is cleaner than it was this time last year - that’s an increase in performance of eight per cent. In August 2011, research proved that 98 per cent of streets in the borough complied with Keep Britain Tidy cleanliness standards. Last year we investigated 2,759 fly-tips and cleared away 4,740, removed 1,264

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incidents of graffiti and 1,210 fly posters, which led to 382 fines being issued and 23 prosecutions. The council will continue to clamp down on litter louts who cost the taxpayer money with highly visible proactive ‘beats’, inspecting streets and checking key routes daily. Last year, 1,054 people were fined for littering the streets of H&F.

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RECYCLING YOUR RUBBISH Putting out your paper, glass and other recycling, helped us save £800,000 a year.

If you are one of the growing number of residents recycling your household waste, we would like to extend a special thank you to you. On average every Hammersmith & Fulham resident throws away seven times their body weight (about half a ton) in rubbish every year. Disposing of one ton of non-recyclable rubbish costs £136, whereas it is much cheaper for the council to recycle - it only costs £77.50 a ton. That means the council saves £58.50 every time a ton of waste is recycled rather than sent to an energy-from-waste plant, where rubbish is incinerated. Last year, you helped recycle almost 15,000 tons using the orange Smart Sacks and Smart Banks and almost half of all household waste

collected in Hammersmith & Fulham is eventually recycled, reused or composted. You can help by putting the following items in your Smart Sack or Smart Bank: t .JYFEHMBTT t 1BQFSBOEDBSE t 1MBTUJDCPUUMFT t $BSUPOT t 5JOT DBOTBOEBFSPTPMT t 1MBTUJDQPUT UVCTBOE trays Please remember to: t SFNPWFMJETGSPNKBSTBOE bottles t HJWFCPUUMFT KBST DBOT and cartons a quick rinse in your washing up water t nBUUFODBSECPBSECPYFT t TRVBTIQMBTUJDCPUUMFT and cartons You can do even more to help this year by throwing away as little waste as possible. You can compost

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food and garden waste by ordering a composter at a discounted price through the council, and if you have children, you are entitled to a free real nappy voucher worth £45. A child uses around 5,000 nappies in their lifetime - that’s about a ton of household waste, which is sent for incineration - but real nappies could save you around £700 and save the council tens of thousands of pounds a year. You can send your old electrical items, furniture and other bulky items to be recycled or reused by our partners at the London Reuse Network, who will then pass them onto a new home. Go to www. lbhf.gov.uk/ recycling

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USING OUR WEBSITE 50,000 residents have online council accounts, helping us cut back-office costs by £1.6million.

You can help by opening an online account today to… Renew your parking permit Go to www.lbhf.gov.uk/ myaccount If you have a parking permit and have received a renewal letter, you can renew it quickly and easily online by opening a council account. All you need is an email address and your name and address as displayed on your parking permit letter. You can also check your permit details and apply for Smart visitor permits. Manage your council tax statement Go to www.lbhf.gov.uk/ myaccount Keep up to date with your council tax payments and check your outstanding balance and billing periods. You can also check your council tax details, apply for a sole occupier discount or empty property exemption, and set up or amend a direct debit.

Report litter, graffiti and noise Go to www.lbhf.gov.uk/ reportit Help us keep your streets clean by reporting street problems online or on your mobile. You don’t need an online account to do this but, if you do have one, you can keep track of progress. Now available as mobile download! Register for e-updates Go to www.lbhf.gov.uk/newsupdates If you would like to be kept up to date with local events, news, consultations and special offers for residents, you can now register for email updates when you open an online account. Check your housing benefit claim Go to www.lbhf.gov.uk/housingbenefit You can now check details of your council tax benefit or housing benefit claims by opening an online account. You can also use our online benefits calculator to work out what benefits you could claim, and apply online.

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Boat race parties in the park EXPECT the ANNUAL race to produce the usual thrills – but you can enjoy the day in borough parks for much longer, Writes jon weisgard

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ou can watch the 158th Boat Race action from two of the best vantage points on the route: Bishops Park in Fulham and Furnivall Gardens in Hammersmith. Hammersmith & Fulham Council will be hosting two family-friendly Boat Race in the Park events, where revellers can catch all the action on giant screens for free, accompanied by beer tents and food. The Bishops Park activities will also feature live music, children’s rides and sporting activities. Both events take place from noon-6pm, with the race itself starting at 2.15pm. Bishops Park has the added advantage of being at the start of the race and Furnivall Gardens takes in the middle of the course where the race starts

to heat up as the crews make their move under Hammersmith Bridge. The first Boat Race took place in 1829 after Cambridge challenged Oxford to a race on the Thames. The modern race still runs along the same lines and has now become a major international sporting occasion drawing millions of viewers from around the world. The race actually runs through four London boroughs but H&F is the only one to host public viewing on both the Thames Path and on large screens. Bishops Park revellers will also be able to enjoy the park’s new facilities, which include three major play areas and a refurbished cafe. Despite their defeat last year, Cambridge lead the overall series by 80 wins to 76, with the sides having drawn in a dead heat once in the 1800s. The Boat Race in the Park events are organised by the council and The Boat Race Company Ltd. l For details, visit: www.theboatrace. org or contact the council’s Events Team on 0845 337 0314 or events@ lbhf.gov.uk

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Pog now top dog after Jol’s Zam slam shock the recent arrival of the rampart russian striker has been a breath of fresh air at fulham but for boss martin jol it underlines just how few goals have been scored up to now, as tim harrison writes

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ULHAM’S sluggish rate of change is infuriating Whites manager Martin Jol, who blames a lack of goals and – more worryingly – a lack of ambition. Admitting that his first eight months at the club haven’t been ideal, the frustrated Dutchman says: “I feel that the transformation in the team has not moved as quickly towards what I would like.” This has led, he claims, to players going back to playing the way they used to play, rather than adopting the new style he is trying to introduce. “We have still had to go back to the system they used to play at times, because that is how our group of players have been educated,” he says, calling on them to embrace change, and be more positive. “To make steps forward, I believe we have to create and rely on a new, more attacking culture of play in which the goals are coming from everywhere and we are more ambitious,” he says. “At any successful club there

will be a striker who scores around 15 goals. At the moment we are relying on Clint [Dempsey], but that isn’t the way it should be,” he says, in a thinly veiled attack on the recent quality of Fulham’s forwards. “You shouldn’t rely on a wide player scoring 12 or 13 goals. If Fulham, over the last couple of years, had had a striker who had been regularly fit and consistent, playing on top of the tree as a number nine and scoring 15 goals, then Clint’s goals would have been the added luxury that would have probably made European football possible. “Instead we have been relying on Clint’s productivity, and I don’t want to rely on one player. “There haven’t been enough goals in Fulham, so instead we have had to rely on a more conservative system.” Jol believes Fulham grind out too many draws (‘nine in my first six months is too many for my liking’), but can at least take heart from the recent upturn since the arrival of Stuttgart loanee Pavel Pogrebnyak – ironically, a forward who looks capable of supplying

the magic 15 goals in a single season if he remains fit for the next 10 league games. Drafted in on January deadline day to replace Bobby Zamora, the Pog, at 6ft 2in, adds height, presence and belief. The fact that after just three matches he had rocketed up the list to become Fulham’s top-scoring forward of 2011/12 speaks volumes, and underlines the club’s former reliance on midfielder Dempsey, the highest scoring Yank in Premier League history, who celebrated his 29th birthday last week. The Pog scored on his debut at home to Stoke, netted the winner away to QPR in his next match, then potted a hat-trick in the home demolition of Wolves to put a spring back in Jol’s step and instantly quash Whites’ fans rebellious chants after their

understandable dismay at seeing a former idol being sold to their bitter local rivals. But can Fulham hang on to their man? Talks are under way to try to get him under contract, although the forward states: “Right now I am only thinking about the present.” The problem with any newcomer scoring five goals in three is that it has alerted other clubs to his potential, although Pog concedes he has already formed a bond with fans in SW6. “I was very impressed with how the supporters responded to me against Stoke, so I’d like to thank them very much for the welcome they gave me,” says the

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win fulham fc tickets & craven cottage tour! We’ve teamed up with Fulham FC to give lucky readers the chance to see the Whites in action and have a behind-the-scenes tour! Fulham entertain Wigan Athletic on Saturday, April 21, the penultimate home game of the 2011-12 season. For your chance to win one of two My First Match Day packages for one adult and one junior, simply tell us: where do Fulham FC play their home matches? Send answers to press.office@lbhf.gov.uk by Friday, April 6, and include full address and a daytime phone number. My First Match Day provides a unique behind-thescenes tour of Craven Cottage at 11.30am and takes in the exclusive areas not normally accessible to the public on the day of a big game. l If you are unfortunate not to win on this occasion, tickets for the match are on general sale. Visit: www.fulhamfc.com

Russian international. “I’m here for six months initially, and after that the club and I will see what can happen,” he adds... not exactly a passionate plea to be allowed to spend the rest of his career at Craven Cottage. Looking back on the first half of his opening season as manager, Jol sums up his aim as being ‘to play attractive football in an organised way; not gung-ho’. He believes one of his roles is to help repay some of the investment which owner Mohamed Al Fayed has pumped into Fulham by developing the club’s youth players. “The chairman has invested over £200million into this club, and I want to help him with his aim of self-sufficiency,” says Jol. “I want to pay something back, by bringing through young, talented players that don’t cost millions of pounds, but who we can develop and take to the next level. I honestly think

we’re on our way to replicating clubs like Manchester City, Middlesbrough or Southampton who had great academies in recent times.” Despite victory at Loftus Road, Fulham’s poor away-day form continued as they slumped 1-0 at Aston Villa. Jol is as baffled as any of his predecessors about why the Whites’ performances on the road have been so bad for so long. “Is it a mental thing?” he asks. “That can’t be true because it’s been the case for longer than five years, and none of our current team were playing here then. “But analysing the games, we do play differently than when we’re at home. Maybe we have to become tougher on the road.” Winnable home games against Swansea, Norwich and Wigan loom… but there are yet more daunting away matches on the horizon, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs among the forthcoming fixtures.

Chelsea FC’s home at Stamford Bridge. Below, Frank Lampard and John Terry celebrate winning the league in 2006 on parade in Fulham

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Call for Blues to stay at the Bridge the council is calling on chelsea not to abandon their roots and to stay in SW6 at the club’s original ground, as rob mansfield writes Chelsea FC’s future should be at Stamford Bridge and an expanded stadium is possible, Hammersmith & Fulham Council says. The 2010 Premier League champions have voiced concern that a 60,000-capacity newbuild stadium on their current central Fulham site would cost over £600million and that the planning risks would be ‘insurmountable’. A club statement said: “It is clear that a complete new build of a 60,000-seat stadium has little chance of acceptability and that after discussions with the local council, they have come to the same conclusion.”

However, the council has said that, while it recognises that expanding the Blues’ historic home to 60,000 would not be easy or cheap, it is feasible to add capacity in a way that would benefit the club and local businesses, and would not unreasonably affect residents. The alternative of moving away from Stamford Bridge to gain extra match-day revenue from a bigger stadium could cost much more than £600m, according to the council. Stamford Bridge currently has a capacity of 41,837, making it the eighth largest ground in the Premier League but CFC want to generate extra match-day income so it can compete with rivals such as CONTINUED ON page 93>>

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f you would like to hold a street party this year, then now is the time to get your application in to the council! With less than three months to go until celebrations begin for the Diamond Jubilee, which runs from June 2 to 5, the demand for parties could hit record level. The Olympics and Paralympics follow soon after from July 27, and H&F Council is urging residents to use the easier than ever online form to host a party that will commemorate these exciting events. The deadline for applications for parties is May 4 if it is for the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee and June 29 for the Olympics. Residents requiring a premises licence to sell alcohol at their events will need to apply at least six weeks before their planned event. The council has made it easier for small parties to be arranged, by reducing cutting the number of forms that needed to be completed to just one simple online form. Residents without a computer can ask to be sent a four-page paper version of the form â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which used to run to around 20 A4 pages! If you would like to have a small local event, such as a street party, visit: www.lbhf.gov.uk/ streetparties or call 020 8748 3020 for an application.

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Will you still need me, will you still heed me, when I’m 34?

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he recently became the first midfielder since the prem began to hit double figures in nine successive seasons – so why do some people think frank lampard is past it? tim harrison investigates

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HIS summer, Frank Lampard turns 34. From the way some pundits have been talking, you’d think he was nudging 64. The ‘ageing’ Chelsea midfielder has scored 182 goals for the Blues – tantalisingly close to the record he would dearly love to capture, Bobby Tambling’s 202, set in 1970. A few more penalties and net-busters scored on the gallop from the edge of the box (with the customary glance skywards to dedicate each to his late mum) and it will be his. Realistically he needs another season at Stamford Bridge to achieve it, cheered on by adoring fans including his everpresent father Frank Lampard Snr and fiancée Christine Bleakley. Last month it looked touch and go whether he would get the chance, until the sudden departure of manager Andre Villas-Boas. Lampard had become involved in something of a tussle of wills with AVB as the former Chelsea manager – sacked on March 4 – rationed his vice-captain’s appearances at a time when he wanted every second on the pitch. Complicating the picture is Lampard’s England career, currently stalled at 90 caps, which could soon be in the hands of the football manager he knows best… Uncle Harry. Harry Redknapp’s wife Sandra is the twin sister of Frank’s late mother Pat, and the extended family is very close – a bond heightened as the fourth anniversary of Pat’s death

approaches at the end of April. If Redknapp does indeed become the new England gaffer in the summer, it can only help Lamps. Redknapp is loyal and astute, and knows he can always rely on his nephew, on and off the pitch. The

choice which will ultimately face Lampard is between club and country. “My dad shaped the footballing side of me and mum shaped me as a person,” said Frank a couple of years before Pat’s death at 58, amplifying the importance of family to him. Of his chilly relationship with his former manager, Lamps said recently: “I think, from the outside, you can probably see that it’s not been ideal, but the important thing is not to focus on individual relationships too My dad shaped much. There the have been certain footballing side issues. Certain of me and mum players, we don’t shaped me as a like not to play.” At the time, person AVB insisted he had six good midfielders competing for three places, so rotation had to be expected. “It’s a manager-player relationship in the end,” said AVB days before his sacking. “I have no problems with it. I have to choose the team and try to choose the best team for every single game. Sometimes it hasn’t involved Frank, but it doesn’t mean I have a personal problem with him.” Part of the pressure on AVB came from Chelsea fans at the Bridge, who pointedly chanted Lampard’s name, rather than AVB’s, after the midfielder had been dropped to the bench for the game against Napoli. By scoring against Bolton last month, Lampard became the first midfielder since the Premier League began to reach double figures in league goals in nine successive seasons. Now, under stand-in manager Roberto Di Matteo, Lamps has just 21 to go…

Manchester United and Arsenal. A CFC proposal to buy the freehold of their 107-year home last year from current owners, Chelsea Pitch Owners, was rejected. Many observers saw the move as an attempt to clear the way for a possible departure from the Bridge but the council has said the club should continue to explore ways to add capacity to their current stadium. Cllr Nick Botterill, H&F Council’s deputy leader, said: “Stamford Bridge is Chelsea’s historic home and the council believes it should be their future home. We want the Blues to stay at Stamford Bridge and, if it can be done sensibly without negatively affecting local people, increase the ground’s capacity so they can retain their position as one of Europe’s top clubs. “We cannot comment on the financial conclusions CFC have drawn but it is very likely that any move away from Fulham would cost far more than either the £600m the club claims it would cost to rebuild its current ground or the cost of upgrading and expanding the existing Stamford Bridge structures. “CFC are a thriving business which contributes significant benefits to the area and we will continue to work closely with CFC to explore all possible avenues for keeping the club here at their original home.” Opened in 1877, Stamford Bridge was used by the London Athletics Club until 1905, when new owner Gus Mears founded Chelsea Football Club to occupy the ground. CFC have played their home games there ever since.

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Trailblazers of 1951 set the scene for American heroes FULHAM FC LOOKBACK

MORGAN PHILLIPS

lint Dempsey is finally getting deserved recognition in the sporting press – but he has been a Fulham hero ever since May 5, 2007. His stylishly taken goal against Liverpool that day banished the prospect of relegation. It is fitting that Dempsey and before him John McBride chose to play for the Whites because Fulham was one of the British clubs to visit North America in the 1950s hoping to increase the popularity of the game. The summer of 1951 saw the First Division outfit embark on a month-long tour of Canada and the USA. None of the directors fancied the trip surprisingly so the club’s president Sir Leslie Bowker went in their stead. The Atlantic crossing took a week and with gales up to force 9 many of the players were sea-sick. The lucky exception was the team’s captain, Jim Taylor. He was delayed by England international duties so he travelled by plane. He had toured Canada with an FA squad the previous year. The visitors then had scored 19 goals in one match and Fulham’s manager Bill Dodgin did not want to inflict similar humiliations. He said: “Get ahead by two goals and then show both fans and opposition the correct way of positional play, passing and the fundamentals of the game.” The opening game against Ontario All Stars on May 24, was not a great advertisement for football, sadly. The Globe & Mail dubbed it ‘a drab affair for all but the most dyed in-the-wool soccerite’. Bobby Brennan and Beddy Jezzard (2) scored in the first half, after which the only point of interest was the appearance of 18-year-old Bobby Robson as a substitute. Dodgin disapproved of using subs but he was obviously keen to give the teenager match experience. One

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Clint Dempsey celebrates yet another Fulham goal and (below right) one of the original newspaper clippings covering the Whites’ 1951 North American tour

Fulham technique did not thrill the crowd – endlessly passing back to the keeper to waste time. Crossing the border, Fulham met another touring side, Glasgow Celtic, in New York, but the Scots won 2-0 with goals from Jock Weir and Bobby Collins. The New York Times said it was ‘soccer at its best’. Back in Canada a 2-2 draw with Montreal produced plenty of excitement. Jezzard’s opening goal looked offside. Montreal equalised and then took the lead. Archie Macaulay squared the match. The pitches had all been substandard and in Vancouver there was far more sand than grass. Fulham joked about buckets and spades but diplomatically made no

Fulham joked about buckets and spades but made no protest

official protest. However, Fulham easily beat the BC All Stars 2-0 (Brennan and Jezzard again). Two goals from Bob Thomas and one from Robson secured a 3-1 victory over the Alberta All Stars in Edmonton but then the unthinkable occurred. If you have seen the film The Greatest Game of their Lives you will be aware of the amazement when the USA beat England 1-0 in 1950. It was hardly less of a sensation when Victoria All Stars defeated Fulham by the same score! In fact the games were very similar: Victoria scored just before half-time and Fulham spent the rest of the match in a frantic search for a goal only to be thwarted by the Canadian keeper Joe Travis. Dodgin even tried a substitution (Jimmy Bowie for Robson) but nothing would work. After the match Sir Leslie tried to draw some consolation: “I believe we

have the unenviable distinction of being the first English team to lose in Canada. I hope the result tonight will stimulate the game in Canada and particularly in this city.” Perhaps even more shamefully, Fulham were the first professional team from England to fail to score against Canadian opposition. This defeat seems to have converted Dodgin to the use of substitutes. Against Winnipeg he sent on Brennan and Thomas for the second half, and Brennan scored a hat-trick. This 5-1 victory (Jezzard scored the other two) somewhat restored their reputation. Next, 22,000 spectators in Toronto witnessed a hard-fought match against Glasgow Celtic. Bob Thomas’s goal was cancelled out by a Celtic penalty after which the game got so heated that the referee instructed the two captains to bring the players into line. The teams met again in Montreal and Fulham at last got a win over a Scottish side. Centre-half Bill Pavitt, getting a rare first-team opportunity, linked effectively with the regular full-backs Joe Bacuzzi and Reg Lowe, and continually played the Celtic forwards offside. Brennan scored twice, Macaulay once in the 3-2 victory. The homeward sea voyage was much calmer and the players felt very satisfied. They had enjoyed the luxury of eating steaks and buying nylon stockings for their wives and girlfriends, earned some extra cash and won plaudits for their play and their demeanour. Sir Leslie had been a real asset, meeting and greeting the worthies in each city, and visited old friends from his army days. Luckily for us he had also found time to preserve a host of cuttings from the Canadian press to give us a full picture of the tour. His albums now belong to historian Keith Whitehouse. In theory the Fulham team was a good blend of youth and experience. Yet in the following season they won only four of their first 27 matches, and succumbed quite tamely to relegation. Perhaps Dodgin should have learned from the historic debacle in Victoria.

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