Afternoon folks!Does anyone know of a picture of Thomas Pakenham (d.1846) somewhere that might exist who rebranded the building to what became known as the Shalimar, Horn Lane. He did so as it reminded him of the Shalimar Gardens in Delhi, India. I'm trying to see if his gardens may have been laid out like the one in Delhi. Lastly does anyone know when the present Shalimar Lodge was built. Thank-you!
Abdul Tailor ● 12d11 Comments ● 12h
Many will have known Fr Finton Crotty of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Acton. Sadly, he passed away of 6 January following a brief illness after contracting COVID 19. Funeral is, I believe, in Ireland on 23 January. It may be online for those who would want to attend albeit virtually, but I will confirm details when I know. He will be greatly missed by all of the parishioners and the many friends he had.
Patrick OBrien ● 5d7 Comments ● 16h
I've had virtually no internet today - its just come on now but don't know for how long. Anyone else having problems?
Chris Hurley ● 1d4 Comments ● 17h
As my first film isn't released till Friday, it's officially a 2020 film. 2020? When did that happen? Surely it was only yesterday that Tony Blair was grabbing the queen's hand at the Dome and getting a Death Stare in return.Anyway ... if you're the first to review a film then reply to the first posting. If someone else has reviewed it before you, then reply to their post in the hope of keeping them together.
Susan Kelly ● 387d142 Comments ● 1d
Morrisons will bar customers who refuse to wear face coverings from its shops amid rising coronavirus infections. TOO LATE
Vasken Tchengrakian ● 8d8 Comments ● 1d
I hope nobody minds if I kick this off -- who knows, we might even get back to seeing films in the cinema by the end of the year! Here's to good films and good health..I'm tired of living in interesting times.
Adam Kimmel ● 2d4 Comments ● 2d
Could be worse, what if we had a Stalinist Regime diktating The Ealing Kremlin?! 🤣
Rosco White ● 2d0 Comments ● 2d
Are being introduced with, as far as I can see, NO consultation.There is one due to happen north of Churchfield Road which looks a complete nightmare for those of us actually living there (and I thought we were supposed to benefit)The council are re-closing the Baldwyn Gardens opening - which was re-instated and has been as far as I know wholly welcomed by residents - when Grafton Road was made one way. Plus blocking off Goldsmith Ave/St Dunstans from Goldsmith Road.And blocking Acacia and Cumberland also.Which means that to take my 89 yo mum, in Bryant Court south of the park, her shopping, pick her up, whatever, I will have to drive north up Goldsmith Avenue, along Grafton, down Horn Lane, through all that traffic, past Morrisons, all the way along Acton High Street and along the Vale to Bryant Court. This is madness.Anyone else think this is unhelpful (to put it mildly)?
Sara Nathan ● 170d141 Comments ● 2d
Yes, there is a new Post Office Counter in Budgens near the Fire Station.No, the Post Office is not open.I went in this morning to send a special delivery letter - to be informed that the Post Office is closed for lockdown.
Margaret Joachim ● 4d1 Comments ● 3d
Anyone know anyone who has had their jab yet? There seems to be a deathly (sorry, inappropriate) silence about vaccinations in Acton. I understand from our GP surgery's website that they will not be vaccinating patients in the surgery: they will probably have to go to Ealing or Southall. Quite how elderly and vulnerable Acton residents who do not have a support bubble with helpful transport are supposed to get there remains to be seen. I haven’t been on a bus since February last year and don’t intend to start now!Vaccinations at Chiswick Health Centre (after an initial hiccup) seem to be going well: why don’t we have something equivalent in Acton?
Lorna Dodd ● 7d10 Comments ● 4d
Is this true?I just heard today that the Acton Police Station is closed and our nearest Police Station will now be HANWELL!Seriously? Whatever next!
Jean F Fernandez ● 13d9 Comments ● 4d
Anyone know school local that need them
Jon morris ● 5d0 Comments ● 5d
I wanted to share a petition to try and prevent the government from forcing nurseries attached to schools to re-open despite this being a non-statutory service. As someone in the education sector I consider this leaves colleagues at risk- especially as you are not permitted to wear face masks at some primary schools. If anyone is interested then this is the petition https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/566718
Nicola Tyler ● 6d0 Comments ● 6d
Report back from my better half who went today is that it is quick, painless, efficient and very reassuring to have a negative result by text within the hour.
Andy Jones ● 7d2 Comments ● 6d
Reading about these morons who held a performance car meet in Park Royal during the pandemic I was struck by the pointlessness of giving them fixed penalty notices. They probably laugh at the amount as it is not bigger than what they pay to refill their tank after a trip to Morrisons.They should be given community service which requires them to provide a free taxi service to NHS staff working in ICUs.
Alan Fairchild ● 8d6 Comments ● 6d
IMPORTANT UPDATE. UTILITY POINT HAVE HAD THEIR SUPPLY LICENCES REVOKED BY OFGEM? After spending nearly 4 months trying to get to the bottom of how Look After My Bills illegally changed my energy supplier from SSE to Utility Point, today has come a breakthrough. I had to deal with the matter myself after Look After My Bills who claimed to have started an investigation into the matter 65 days ago refused to respond to my last dozen or so phone calls or my last 8 emails. Today someone posted the following on trusted website Trustpilot regarding Utility Point and Look After My Bills. "I just got a quote from LAMB and it suggested I change to a company called Utility Point.According to Trustpilot, this company are under investigation regarding giving customers incentives for positive reviews.The OFGEM website says they have revoked their supply licences with effect from 4 January 2021.LAMB...you say you work with suppliers who value their customers and are committed to improving their customer service.“Don’t worry, if a supplier has terrible customer service we won’t switch you to them even if they want to pay us!”I think you need to have an urgent review of some of the companies you are recommending.I won’t be using LAMB."
Neil Milkins ● 8d0 Comments ● 8d
As if we didn't know already.What a great Council and Planning Department we have.Always love to hear the ole "We can't do anything about it,it's the Planning Regulations" BS, trotted out time & again.The way LBE blatantly cherry pick the Regulations that suit them, and blatantly ignore the same Regulations that don't, is laughable. Except it's not.But then, ole Two (Several now?) Houses, Two (Several now?) Jobs, Secret Council Loan and his Southall Posse don't really care, it's the highly dubious £££££s involved that matter, innit.All you who voted Labour locally can be very proud of yourselves!Anyone in South Acton heard from ANY of your three Labour Ward Councillors since they were elected? 😂
Rosco White ● 14d6 Comments ● 9d
Non Essential shops were made to close by the Gov.on Dec 20th 2020. Yet they were a safe haven. Essential shops were / are allowed to remain open. So!! What are the figures of yesterday, today & tomorrow's- rate of NEW COVID CASES (UP more than ever) - Not to mention the death toll. I have heard the arguments. But the figures don't lie. Believe me !!!!!! The supermarkets, and the small middle eastern stores (especially) - are more unsafe then any Non Essential shop. Thank God we have the vaccine at least rolling out.
Vasken Tchengrakian ● 12d11 Comments ● 9d
Sorry to get on peoples' nerves but my warning to people about the possibility of the collapse of energy company Utility Point has shaken Look After My Bills into issuing the following statement to a disgruntled Trustpilot reviewer. Hi Jenny,I understand that there has been a lot of concerns around receiving your refund from Utility Point.At this point in time last year, we switched a lot of customers to Utility Point, we are now switching these customers away from Utility Point. This means that Utility Point have to process refunds for 1000's of customers, so please bear with them as this can take some time. They have doubled their resources to help deal with this backlog and have informed us that the majority of these refunds will be processed in the next 10 days.We review the suppliers we work with regularly based on a number of factors including customers' feedback, Trustpilot reviews, Citizens Advice Bureau and financial stability. If we have several customers expressing dissatisfaction with a particular supplier, we raise an investigation to decide whether we want to continue working with them.If you can kindly respond to my private request for more information then I can look to go through your account with us in greater detail and let you know how best to proceed.I look forward to hearing from you.Thomas - Senior Energy AdviserLook After My Bills
Neil Milkins ● 11d0 Comments ● 11d