Consultations, consultations

Personal view

I attended two so-called consultations in the last two days. On Wednesday it was the Airport “consultation information exhibition” at Isleworth public hall. It was organised by the Ministry of Transport. On Thursday it was a Council consultation over plans for the Great West Corridor (held at the University of West London). Business and government (central and local) now like to back whatever it is they plan to do with claims that their plans have public support. A whole culture of sham consultations has been developed to this end as everyone who takes an interest in these things in Hounslow should be well aware. Continue reading

Brentford Festival, 4th September

Basic CMYK“The Brentford Festival, probably the best West London event run by the community for the community”

The forecast for this Sunday is good, so take advantage of the weather and come and spend a fun afternoon at the Brentford Festival between 12 noon and 6 pm in Blondin Park (between Boston Manor Road and Northfield Ave).

Why not bring your family and friends?

There’s plenty on offer including good food, CAMRA beer festival, live music, a dog show, a variety of free sporting activities, so lots of attractions for children and adults.

Our local Osterley Bookshop will be there, as will our local Councillor Sheila O’Reilly with a stall selling vintage clothes.

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