Access to Work Scheme petition

In April 2018 the Government is planning to impose an arbitrary cap on the amount of support disabled people can claim from the Access to Work Scheme. This will make it much harder for many disabled people to find and keep a job. Victoria Brignell, a DPC Commissioner, who will be personally affected by the…

Heathrow Third Runway update

The Department for Transport were at the Town Hall on Monday 6 March presenting draft proposals for the National Policy Statement for the additional runway proposed at Heathrow. The Statement sets out the principles and performance requirements which Heathrow must satisfy before planning permission might be allowed. When Heathrow submit their planning application, it will…

Heathrow expansion plans

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is urging residents to speak out about the government’s latest plans to expand Heathrow airport. The government began a new consultation this week on the impact of a third runway in West London. The council administration asked an independent, resident-led commission to investigate the potential effects of an extra runway at…

Save Charing Cross Hospital

The Save Charing Cross Hospital Public Meeting will take place on Tuesday 29 November at 7.30pm at Hammersmith Town Hall. Please speak with your friends and neighbours to make sure as many people as possible understand the threat to their local health services – and ask them to join us on Tuesday 29 November at 7.30pm.…

Third Runway Decision Delayed

The Government has postponed its decision on a Third Runway. David Cameron was due to make an announcement next month on whether or not it was going to proceed with the project but his resignation following the Brexit decision has changed plans. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has just told Parliament at Transport Questions that a…

Public have their say on impact of Heathrow expansion

Residents debated the pros and cons of potential expansion at Heathrow Airport during a public meeting this week. Impacts on the borough from a new runway were considered at H&F Council’s Community Safety, Environment and Residents’ Services Policy and Accountability Committee, when it met at the town hall on Tuesday (January 13). Committee chair Cllr…