Our Patch AUTUMN 2017 Contents Welcome to our patch from John Horton W Cover story: the LADIES who love the lyric Supporters of what many regard as the jewel in Hammersmith’s crown describe their feelings for the revamped, reinvigorated theatre in the heart of town mapping your fun: 12-13 A handy guide to let you pinpoint our Partners and your local primary schools WHAT’S ON: 14-15 From stand-up comedy at the local pub to thought-provoking theatrical drama THE GREAT DEBATE: EXPLAINING BREXIT 16-17 8-9 do your best: 4 ARCHIVES: FULLER’S BREWERY 11 Scouting has never been more popular... but where have all the leaders gone? We ask local scout leaders Tony Smith and Neil Docherty what’s changed The yeasty landmark on our doorstep has some extraordinary tales to tell Co-authors of the definitive referendum guide examine why we voted as we did CASH IN THE ATTIC: THE EXPERTS' OPINION By:design 020 8753 4482 To advertise in Our Patch please email email@example.com or call 07785 114 971 18-19 Four leading figures give their views on how to increase the value of your home by expanding upwards DESIGN 17 The BBC’s face of sport is one of the star names at this year’s book festival Horton and Garton www.hortonandgarton.co.uk I can officially announce our office is number one for both sales and lettings in Hammersmith community life: cLARE'S CLARITY PUBLISHED BY hen I began my career in West London property over two decades ago, I remember my first boss’s sage words, “The good news is there is no bad news.” A realistic and positive outlook in a challenging marketplace is essential to success, and I’m pleased to report there is plenty of good news from our perspective. Whilst the property landscape is continually evolving, our office heated up for a non-stop July and August. We’ve had our most successful summer to date and I can officially announce our office is number one for both sales and lettings in Hammersmith, outperforming over 50 other local agencies! Our new Chiswick office is already one of the top performing for sales agreed according to intel from Rightmove and we continue to outshine the majority of our competition in Shepherds Bush. Our lettings team are firmly on the front foot and we are fully up-to-date with incoming legislation and tax changes whilst other agencies trail behind. DISCLAIMER We thank our advertisers for supporting Our Patch, but Horton and Garton does not accept responsibility for goods or services offered by advertisers Printed by Hammerprint 45,000 copies distributed by Letterbox Distribution FEATURED PROPERTY: Burlington Road A detached Victorian house with west-facing garden in Gunnersbury sold & let: 20 20-22 A selection of recent sales and lets and why, as independent industry leaders, we continue to rise to the top So from my position here at Horton and Garton HQ, the good news is that there is plenty of good news – our glasses are always half full, never half empty, and it shows in our results. As a local independent business at the heart of our communities, we continue to raise the standard of service within our industry. If you are considering moving or letting and you would like an up-to- date valuation or if you’d prefer just to get an honest account of the market from a voice of experience, call us or pop in to the offices and say hello.