Our Patch Spring 2018 Chiswick - Page 14

PAUL’S TOP TIP OUR PATCH SPRING 2018 Born from the POP (Protect Our Pavements) campaign five years ago this spring, which succeeded in stopping Hounslow Council replacing paving stones with tarmac in the Glebe Estate and Alphabet Streets areas, the residents’ association is still going strong. Faced with the threat of major change to the street scene, locals rallied. One recalls: “I spent hours canvassing, going door to door along four streets, ensuring we spoke to every household. Residents researched an 18-page appeal. Our efforts culminated in a beautifully articulated speech at a council meeting by Glebe local Tracey Szwagrzak. It was obvious we wouldn’t be steamrolled – literally or figuratively!” In June 2013 GERA announced the decision taken by Hounslow Council to designate the Alphabet Streets and Glebe Estate as Heritage Fringe areas, ensuring pavements would be replaced like for like. Join this formidable group of community champions for fun and friendship by emailing membership@glebew4.org.uk LOCAL FAVOURITE RUN THE NUMBERS... BIG JIM’S TRIMS 6 DEVONSHIRE ROAD 14 / 15 This wildly popular barber has a cult following. Paul Cooney says – “Owner Wade always goes above and beyond for local charities". 1 According to Rightmove stats, out of 208 local agencies, Horton and Garton agreed the most lets in Chiswick and Hammersmith during 2017. One W4 landlady says, “They let our Dale Street property in record time to fabulous tenants.” Celebrating six months of curing what ails you, Evans & Peel Pharmacy cements itself as a firm favourite alongside other popular independent Devonshire Road BOOK YOUR watering holes APPOINTMENT The Italian Job OPENTABLE. and Vinoteca. The CO.UK unassuming façade conceals a low lit speakeasy, accessed only with a password, where nattily dressed bartenders expertly assemble creative concoctions. Wax your moustache and book in advance! IT’S A FACT... 1893 The 1893 map shows Glebe Estate completed, but where the Alphabet Streets now stand it was labelled ‘Chiswick New Town.’ On H[\ܛݙH\X\Y܈ۜX[ۋTBSQBRHSTQQPSBUUS QSTUB[[X\Y\XZH\˜\XHHXH܈[Z[Y\‘SHQUHTQR[][;  N