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Aerial view / map of 245 Hammersmith Road

Heat and buildings strategy – Building back greener

We mentioned the government's long-awaited Heat and buildings strategy in the article about zero carbon homes a couple of months ago. Now published ahead of COP26, the direction of travel is a little clearer. Here we summarise what it says, looking at ...
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Melanie Whitlock

Farewell To Melanie Whitlock

Our vice-chair, Melanie Whitlock and her family have recently decided to move to Edinburgh after living in Hammersmith for a long time, Melanie has been a stalwart of the Society for at least 38 years. She has been on the committee since ...
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/ News, Society/Awards
2021Awards Evening and AGM

2021 Awards Evening and AGM

We were pleased to announce our 2021 Awards at the AGM at Riverside Studios on Wednesday 29th September, introduced by committee member Derrick Wright and presented by our patron, Cllr P J Murphy, Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham. The large number of ...
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Bridge pedestal grit blasted

Hammersmith Bridge update

The bridge reopened on the 17th July to some small fanfare. This was after the council's appointed engineers had blast cleaned the cast iron pedestals so that they could be fully examined for cracks, and the case for continued safe operation could ...
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E-scooter trial, King St

Cycleway CW9 and E-Scooter Trial

Over the last year or so, we've been participating in the Council's resident-led  Cycling & Walking Commission, via our membership secretary, along with residents including representatives of one or two affected resident's associations, such as affiliates SPRA & SBRA. Due to the ...
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OPDC local plan

Old Oak & Park Royal Local Plan

A further consultation stage ended on 5 July. This was made necessary because the Car Giant section of the OPDC area was ruled to be "undevelopable" for the duration of the Plan (as a result of no agreement with Car Giant) - ...
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/ Local Plan, News, OPDC, Transport/TfL
BrianThome

A Practical Zero-Carbon Home

Zero carbon homes are very much on-topic with the COP26 summit approaching in November, but to date rather more discussion has been around standards for newbuilds, downplaying the fact that by most measures 70-80% of the planned "net zero homes of 2050" ...
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HS2 Construction [shepherdsbushw12.com]

HS2 – Muddled Thinking?

If you saw the HS2 story on last week's Newsnight, you might be surprised at how so much money has been spent, and how much digging done, including in this borough with parts of Wormwood Scrubs being churned up to break ground ...
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Cllr Colin Aherne

Colin Aherne

Councillor Colin Aherne, a long serving member of the Council’s Labour Group, has died after suffering a heart attack last month. Colin had a remarkable record of public service with LBHF: he was councillor for White City & Wormholt, and served on ...
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/ Council, News, White City

Rearranging deck chairs – again

We've been alerted to new proposed changes to the parliamentary constituency boundaries, and there's a distinct feeling of deja-vu.  Checking the annals, it was in 2017 when the last proposal surfaced. At the time, Tom said that the "changes to parliamentary boundaries ...
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/ Consultations, Council, Government, News
Openreach fibre digging

Gigabit Broadband – coming to a front garden near you ?

Her Majesty's Government has decided that Gigabit broadband (FTTP) will help overcome recent economic woes, bridge the digital divide, and level up, and has declared £5 billion public funding for the first million homes and businesses. Initially, it correctly prioritises those most ...
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Hammersmith Affordability 2020

Property Prices & Development: A 25-year review

So-called property porn continues to make up a good percentage of the TV schedules 25 years after Changing Rooms started Building the Dream in a Location, Location, Location for The Poshest Sleepover in Millionaires' Mansions, then over to The Great Interior Design Challenge, ...
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Mike Cartwright

Michael Cartwright

The Hammersmith Society very much regrets the recent death of Alderman Michael Cartwright, Councillor for Hammersmith Broadway ward from 1992 to 2018, Deputy Leader 2014-2018, and Mayor 2017-2018. A diligent public servant, Mike became Deputy Leader of the Council in 2014, leading ...
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Open House 2021

Open House 2021

Open House has celebrated London's amazing architecture for the last thirty years, starting just two years after our own Awards. There's always been an eclectic selection of Hammersmith buildings in Open House, featuring some of our Award Winners over the years ...
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Hammersmith Bridge – History on repeat

We're pleased to see that a ferry operator has finally been appointed, and conversely disappointed at a low proposed (peak) capacity of 800/hr. total, i.e. 400 each way, cost - not free - £1.55 proposed, though included in hopper & concessionary fares, restricted ...
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181 Talgarth Road - 2021 proposed scheme

West London Magistrates Court redevelopment – Update

In April last year we reported on the hotel development proposed for the former West London Magistrate’s Court site at 181 Talgarth Road, a proposal which would include two hotels:  a 442-bedroom, 23-storey luxury hotel, and a 440-bed, 10-storey tourist hotel. Permission ...
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