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The Great River Race

The Great River Race will pass Strand on the Green on Saturday 9 September 2017 at: 

With around an hour to go, speculation mounts as to whether those low-handicap boats which have led the fleet for so long will be able to hold on to their advantage or be overwhelmed. 
Picture two of the Race at Chiswick.
Picture one of the race at Kew.
Now racing a against a semi-rural backdrop, the faster dragonboats, Waterman Cutters, Pilot Gigs and Celtic Longboats are beginning to show their superior pace and feature in the top twenty.
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Brentford Community Stadium Development

A Press Release has been issued on 15 August by Brentford FC and its development partner Be Living Ltd about the proposed planning amendments for Brentford Community Stadium. Please see:
There will also be a meeting on 23 August at the London Museum of Water and Steam.  If you wish to attend please email: Sally Stephens at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Kew Bridge Pontoon

Hounslow Council has received an application for planning permission to carry out the development described below and you are invited to comment on the application before a decision is made.  

Site description 


Application type 

Full Applications

Date received



Demolition of the pontoon




Stephen Hissett Tel: 020 8583 5180

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Citroen Garage development

Details about this proposed development can be found here.

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A selection of photos from the successful evening can be found here
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Further planning applications

In addition to the proposals to redevelop the B&Q site, two further planning applications have been drawn to SoGA’s attention by the respective developers:  

The first by L & Q is for the Citroen Garage by Chiswick Roundabout and is for “affordable homes and a new public square”.  A presentation to the public is scheduled for Saturday 8 July at Waterman’s between 10:30 and 16:00.  Any comments should go directly to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The second is a preliminary notification from Balfour Beatty to redevelop the disused and dilapidated building at 250 Gunnersbury Avenue/Power Road and is for “a vibrant mixed use scheme to provide contemporary employment space complimented with student residences on upper levels of the building. There are no details available from Balfour Beatty at the moment other than those above although consultation and engagement presentations to the public are planned. Preliminary comments can be addressed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In all instances SoGA has asked to be kept informed as plans evolve.
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Proposed development of Chiswick B&Q site

Please click HERE to access the pdf.

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What's in a name?

As you may have read in the latest edition of Signals, over the years, we have lost some alleys that historically connected Back Lane (know now as Thames Road) to the Strand towpath. Today we have Post Office Alley and Ship Alley but have you ever wondered about the name of other two remaining alleys – the one at the side of the Bell & Crown and the other at the side of the Hopkin Morris Homes of Rest?

The Curve - Chiswick Roundabout

Hounslow Council's Planning Committee has given a resounding "No" to the 32-storey Chiswick Curve. There was a unanimous vote at a meeting on the evening of 12 January against the planning application which had been recommended for refusal by Council planning officials.

Despite the cold weather, about sixty people from groups opposed to the Curve turned up at the meeting in the Civic Centre to show their strength of opposition to the project.

It is not yet known whether the developers will appeal the decision.

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Proposal for new pedestrian signage

LBH intends to introduce better pedestrian “way-finding” signage in Chiswick in 2017/18, using the Legible London signs. This signage has been developed by TfL as an intuitive, consistent, and easy-to-use system that includes maps and directional information to help people navigate by foot. The scheme is intended to be consistent across London so that the public know what to look for if they are in an unfamiliar area.

Please see attachment for further details.

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Kew Bridge - pedestrian throughway update

St George's planning application for a 'cosmetic' make-over of the steps under Kew Bridge was granted last Thursday by a vote of 9:2 with one abstention.  This is a great shame as LBH's decision flys in the face of the Discrimination & Disability Act 2010 as no provision is made in the St George application for wheelchair access.
SoGA put forward the proposal to open either Arch #3 or #4 as a throughway but regrettably this was dismissed by the Councillors.


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