CPZ for Hamilton Road

July Extra from Councillor Matt Harmer

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*A4 update*

We've also had an update from the person managing the A4 improvements. It's a longish document and you can see it at my ward colleague Ruth Cadbury's website at http://www.ruthcadbury.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/a4-crossings-update-message-from.html   Ruth and I will welcome any thoughts.

Councillors approved a controlled parking zone for Hamilton Road last week. The consultation showed that there was support for a CPZ, that there was majority support for limited hours, and there was support for Saturday operation. I suggested, and colleagues agreed, that the CPZ should operate 2pm to 3pm Monday to Saturday. There was some anger that there were no morning controls during the week. My feeling was that controlled parking needs to be as simple as possible and when you have different hours of operation on different days, things start getting tricky. I also asked for a full consultation after the CPZ has been introduced, so there is always the opportunity to change things. It will be interesting to see if the Saturday controls stay popular. The fixture list below shows 18 fixtures on a Saturday over the next twelve months.

*Picnic time*

On Wednesday August 1st, I might see you at The Great Brentford Picnic - a fixture on the local events calendar and a great day out for all the family that drew a crowd of over 3,000 local people last year.

This year, to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games, the event will adopt a ‘community sports day’ theme; offering free, fun, sport-related activities for everyone to enjoy. The Brentford Community Sports Day takes place at St Paul’s Recreation Ground, Brentford, from 12pm – 4pm on Wednesday 1st August 2012.

Activities on offer during the event include: flag designing, face painting, field sports, welling flipping, tug of war, football assault course, an inflatable football pitch and much more. In keeping with the global theme of the day, every child who attends will be given an ‘activity passport’ - a way to collect achievement stamps from each activity station they visit. Children who collect 5 or more stamps will receive a medal and certificate on the day. They will also be entered into a special prize draw for a chance to win tickets to a Brentford FC home match for the upcoming 2012/13 season, with the winners announced at 3.30pm.

Bring a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere. The day will be wrapped up with live Zambian music and dance performed by volunteers from the Hounslow-based international project, Global Xchange.

*Brentford FC Home Fixtures*

Anyway, here are the fixtures. Remember that TV schedules and weather and additional cup ties can always change fixtures so if in any doubt take a look at www.brentfordfc.co.uk for the latest info.

    Tuesday, August 21 2012                 Brentford - Yeovil Town (19.45)
    Saturday, August 25 2012                Brentford - Crewe Alexandra (15.00)
    Saturday, Sept 8 2012                   Brentford - Colchester United (15.00)
    Saturday, Sept 22 2012                  Brentford - Oldham Athletic (15.00)
    Tuesday, October 2 2012                 Brentford - Shrewsbury Town (19.45)
    Saturday, October 6 2012                Brentford - Crawley Town (15.00)
    Tuesday, October 23 2012                Brentford - Coventry City (19.45)
    Saturday, October 27 2012               Brentford - Hartlepool United (15.00)
    Saturday, November 10 2012              Brentford - Carlisle United (15.00)
    Saturday, November 24 2012              Brentford - Sheffield United (15.00)
    Saturday, December 8 2012               Brentford - Milton Keynes Dons (15.00)
    Saturday, December 22 2012              Brentford - Stevenage (15.00)
    Tuesday, January 1 2013                 Brentford - AFC Bournemouth (15.00)
    Saturday, January 5 2013                Brentford - Leyton Orient (15.00)
    Saturday, January 19 2013               Brentford - Tranmere Rovers (15.00)
    Saturday, February 9 2013               Brentford - Bury (15.00)
    Saturday, February 23 2013              Brentford - Walsall (15.00)
    Saturday, March 2 2013                  Brentford - Scunthorpe United (15.00)
    Tuesday, March 12 2013                  Brentford - Swindon Town (19.45)
    Saturday, March 16 2013                 Brentford - Preston North End (15.00)
    Saturday, March 30 2013                 Brentford - Notts County (15.00)
    Saturday, April 13 2013                 Brentford - Portsmouth (15.00)
    Saturday, April 27 2013                 Brentford - Doncaster Rovers (15.00)

The full fixtures for the season are on the BrentfordTW8 calendar and can be found, along with match reports here.

* Can I help? *

Finally, please get in touch if you think I can help, either by emailing matt@mattharmer.com or calling 020 8560 7033. In the meantime, thanks for reading.

My mailing address is:
Matt Harmer
153 Ealing Rd
Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0LF

My telephone:
020 8560 7033

July 25, 2012

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