Grove Park & South Chiswick
This is the area mainly on the Riverside of Chiswick and is to the south of the A4.
Grove Park and the wider South Chiswick area has been carved up by the London Borough of Hounslow in its poorly thought through implementation of a Low Traffic Neighbourhood amid huge opposition from the people who live there.
As in other areas Residents and Ward Councillors have not been consulted or simply ignored. The Council is causing anger and frustration with neighbour being pitted against neighbour.
There are a number of schemes that are being trialled and causing great confusion:
- Dan Mason Drive
- Harvard Hill
- The Staveley Road/Park Road barrier
- Hartington Road – through route
- Thames Road – access only
It is a minefield and splits the area. It is not clear whom these schemes are planned to benefit. With already high bicycle ownership and poor public transport there is no change in transport mode of note to be had. Journey times are getting longer and congestion and pollution on peripheral roads is going up.
Residents remain confused and concerned. Carers have not been getting to their patients with some dire consequences. Emergency Services have told the Council they don’t support the Staveley/Park Rd Barrier. Who can drive where and when is causing hard-working and well-meaning people to get increasingly frustrated.
Worst of all is the “Access only” Thames Road closure, which, as was the case with the changes to Turnham Green Terrace and Devonshire Road, needs to be explained. Access only means you cannot drive through without stopping: you must stop, for a length of time that has not been disclosed. It appears that, according to Council Officers and Cabinet Members, as long as you “access” someone, something or somewhere you can travel into Thames Road and out the other end of it. So, if you do that and get a PCN, make sure you challenge it.
What Grove Park and Chiswick residents want is a scheme that stops the divisions, heals the community and works for all.
STOP PRESS****STOP PRESS****STOP PRESS****STOP PRESS****
What you can do:
HOUNSLOW HAS A ‘HAVE YOUR SAY’ CONSULTATION WHICH CLOSES ON 18TH JUNE, 2021. THIS GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO REJECT (OR SUPPORT) THE CHANGES TO HARTINGTON ROAD, STRAND ON THE GREEN AND SCHOOL STREETS: COMPLETE STREET BY STREET FROM THE LINK HERE:
There was a Streetspace consultation going on earlier in the year and South Chiswick was included – please click here. That consultation process ended on January 31st and we were advised the results would be shared Feb 2021. At the time of updating this, April 27th 2021, no results have been shared.