A great night was had by all on Thurs 28th when we got together for drinks at the Duchess of Cambridge. We will be doing it again on Thurs 25th August at 8PM. All are welcome! As usual, there is no agenda to be followed other than getting to know our neighbours better!.
Details for the pub are here: http://www.duchessofcambridgew6.co.uk/
On Sunday 12th June Stamford Brook held a wonderful community picnic to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday. As the whole country celebrated the event Birthday with street parties, lunches and picnics, we held our own picnic in celebration with local families and friends.
The gathering was an informal affair with games and fun for local families at the heart of the activities. We held sack,egg and spoon and three-legged races. But the highlight of the afternoon was the highly competitive 'Throw The Welly' competition, which went on late into the rain.
The rain just about held off to the later stages but the hardy types of Stamford Brook sat through them all with brollies at the ready. By the time the rain arrived, the afternoon was finished off with a rousing sing song under the trees!
More photos in our Gallery here. www.sbra.org.uk/gallery
The full set on Facebook are here: www.facebook.com/stamfordbrook.residents/photos (Don't forget to 'Follow' us!)
Monday 16 May 2016
Tabard Theatre, Bath Road 7.30 pm
The Chiswick Calendar is hosting a live EU Referendum debate, at the Tabard Theatre on 16th May. Hosted by BBC News presenter Julian Worricker, the debate brings together a panel representing politics, business and journalism to discuss the most important political decision of a generation: Should we go or should we stay?
The SBRA, in conjunction with CHATR, have put together a briefing note for Members on the potential impact on Stamford Brook of the proposed Third Runway at Heathrow. We would encourage all members to log-in and read the note via the link below:
It was a great year for Halloween again in Stamford Brook with the ghouls and ghosties out early! Lots of houses and families through themselves into decorating their houses and doorways to usher in All Hallows Eve. Click here to see our Gallery of photos:
The Local Council, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, has suggested ending weekly bin collections to save money, moving to a bi-weekly or other arrangement. They have launched a consultation (on their website here) into reducing refuse collections and street cleaning across the borough. We would recommend all Residents look at the site to see what the Council are proposing.
Early informal responses from Residents indicate that Residents believe that weekly collections are a basic council service and they should look for savings elsewhere. To support them, Cllr Charlie Dewhirst and Gred Smith are leading the resistance to the change with information online here. They have created an online petition here which we would encourage you and your neighbours to sign before the end of the consultation stage on 12 November.
Photo Credit - John Steward of HACAN
Local MP Ruth Cadbury attended the launch meeting of a new group formed to co-ordinate protests in Chiswick against the Heathrow Third Runway project. Called CHiswick Against the Third Runway or CHATR, the new group is intended to make sure that Chiswick's voice is heard in the debate. Although the Davies Commission has reported to Government and come out in favour of extending Heathrow, no final decision has been made. Ruth Cadbury has stated her opposition to the scheme.
The Stamford Brook Residents' Association AGM and Social evening took place on 16 June at the Scout Hut in Wilson's Walk (between Stamford Brook station and Prebend Gardens) . As well as the Committee members, we were joined by our MP, some local councillors, representatives of the police and other residents' associations. There was an opportunity to ask questions and raise issues with the police and our representatives.
The discussion covered various issues of concern, including crime rates, increased traffic speed and volume, disruption caused by building works, the possibility of a third runway at Heathrow and the idea of an underpass through Hammersmith. We were also pleased to be joined by Tom Ryland, the new Chair of the Hammersmith Society, who gave a short presentation on planning and architectural developments in the Borough, awards that the Society had made for good buildings and some unwelcome and concerning trends as well.
A fuller report of the meeting will be made available to members of the Association through the website and newsletter and there are more photos in the Gallery section here.
About sixty people attended and stayed for a drink and something to eat afterwards. Our thanks to those who came and to those who organised the food and drinks.
John Trotter ( Chair)
Elizabeth Philipps ( Secretary)'
The local businesses of Stamford Brook have formed an organisation to co-ordinate developments and represent them in discussions with local authorities in order to bring about benefits and positive changes within the area. Called Stamford Brook Streets, the new initiative has been driven by the owners of recently opened Artisan Coffee.
The group meets once every two to three months at different locations/businesses around Stamford Brook, and anyone is welcome and encouraged to come along and join us. This friendly and diverse group has already had some great successes and with every person that joins, it gets stronger and the ideas to improve the area continue to flourish