Thursday, 6 August 2020

Shepherd’s Bush Green is Still a Mess

Shepherd's Bush Green on a Summer Morning
Four years after we first started started posting about the sorry state of Shepherd's Bush Green, and the failure of our Council to do anything about the enforcement of laws against litter, things are as bad as ever.

Walk across Shepherd's Bush Green in the morning and you will see piles of fast food, empty bottles and cans, often dumped right next to the bins.

The worst of it is that there doesn't seem to be any attempt by our Council to enforce the laws against dropping litter.

Friday, 6 September 2019

FOSBERG Meeting at The Bush Theatre 3rd Sept

Litter on Shepherd's Bush Green - what can be done?
The inaugural meeting of FOSBERG (Friends of Shepherd’s Bush Green) took place on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 in the library of the Bush Theatre on the Uxbridge Road, at 7.30pm.

About a dozen members of our local community came together, including Councillor (and former Mayor) Mercy Umeh, with the goal of trying to make a positive contribution to our neighbourhood.

This first meeting was held to gather ideas on what to do to try and make things better in Shepherd’s Bush. We all know what the problems are; the solutions to those problems are perhaps less obvious.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

FOSBERG Inaugural Meeting 3 September 2019

FOSBG
The FOSBERG (Friends of Shepherd’s Bush Green) will hold its inaugural Meeting on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 in the bar of the Bush Theatre on the Uxbridge Road, at 7.30pm.

All are welcome.  The purpose of the meeting is to bring together members of the local community who want to make a positive contribution to making our neighbourhood a better place.

Shepherd’s Bush Green needs our love and support. Together we can work to make our community stronger and healthier.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Hoxton Hotel Gets Planning Approval

The developers of the proposed Hoxton Hotel at 65 Shepherd's Bush Green have at last won their fight to secure planning permission to demolish the old buildings and build a new hotel.

Planning permission for the site was originally granted back in 2017, but the owner of a flat in nearby Pennard Rd successfully challenged it by way of Judicial Review, and managed to get the plans quashed, forcing the developers to re-apply for planning permission with revised plans.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Old Walkabout Pub Demolished

Walkabout side elevation - now demolished
The old Walkabout pub which, prior to its conversion into an Aussie watering hole, was a historic movie theatre, has been demolished.

All that is left is part of the front facade; even the side elevation advertising seats for "1/-6d & 3d" has gone.

It was, of course, a condition of the planning permission granted by LBHF back in April 2017 that the side elevation would be retained. So what happened?

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Can Shepherd’s Bush Green Be Improved?

Outdoor tables on Shepherd's Bush Green
Shan Erh Yang is a student at the Royal College of Art studying Interior Design, and is currently working on a project to re-design and re-imagine Shepherd's Bush Green.

Raised in Taiwan, Shan Erh Yang has spent the last couple of years studying interior design in London.

Today, Shan Erh Yang is looking for feedback from the local community on how Shepherd's Bush Green could be improved.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Shepherd’s Bush Green Needs Friends

Shepherd's Bush Green last summer
Shepherd’s Bush Green needs friends.

Three years after the Shepherd’s Bush Blog first started started posting about the sorry state of Shepherd's Bush Green, and the failure of our Council to do anything about the enforcement of its own laws against anti-social behaviour, things are as bad as ever.

Walk across Shepherd's Bush Green in the morning and you will see piles of fast food, empty bottles and cans, and rubbish everywhere.