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1. Mandela statue for Hammersmith Town Hall

Mandela statue for King Street.

By the time of his death, Mandela had come to be widely considered "the father of the nation" within South Africa, and "the founding father of democracy", being seen as "the national liberator, the saviour, its Washington and Lincoln rolled into one".

Mandela's biographer Anthony Sampson commented that even during his life, a myth had developed around him that turned him into "a secular saint" and which was "so powerful that it blurs the realities."

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2. FIX Willesden Junction Station

I am one of a number of concerned residents of Harlesden that have been campaigning for improvements to the entrances of Willesden Junction station, particularly Station Approach.

We feel that it is currently in a terrible state both aesthetically and in terms of pedestrian safety, especially those that are disabled or with a pushchair. Considering the importance of the station as a hub for London Overground & the Bakerloo line, as well as serving 7 bus routes in the area we feel that Harlesden residents and the business community of Park Royal deserves better, to that end we have been collecting signatures in a petition to show the level of discontent in the area,

As Network Rail will be commencing work to stabilise the embankment shortly, we feel this is an opportunity to address the larger picture, not just fill holes!

We, a collective of residents working under the banner of Harlesden Town Team, [which is an umbrella group for local residents associations, namely the Junction Association, and Rucklidge Avenue Association] have approached Network Rail, TfL, LB Ealing, LB Brent, & LB H&F about setting up a masterplan for the station, we hope to be included in their upcoming stakeholders meeting to discuss their plans. We feel it is important to get as many residents views of the station as possible, as well as the views of the business community.

Willesden Junction Station is both unsafe and dangerous, we NEED to change it now. Harlesden DESERVES better. If you're a user of this station, or have used the station in the past, please sign our petition.

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3. Introduction of SMART Visitor Permit Scheme to Barclay Road

The SMART Visitor Permit is active in several zones in the Hammersmith and Fulham Borough. The Permit allows visitors of residents in these zones to park throughout the length of the controlled hours, regardless of the maximum stay for the area.

It also provides a convenient cashless method of paying for parking as well as a cheaper alternative to the regular pay and display tariff. As Barclay Road is in the same Borough, its residents should be entitled to the same service and cheaper tariffs.

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4. Release Hammersmith Odeon 1990 on DVD for 2010!

Shot at Hammersmith Odeon on January 10th, 1990, London, UK.

2010 will mark 20th anniversary of this legendary concert. We, the Bon Jovi fans, want Bon Jovi to release it on DVD. We consider it as one of the Bon Jovi career highlights. This show contains a special appearance by Jimmy Page who played Train Kept A Rollin'. It was shot in a magnificent black and white technique.


Setlist:
Goin 'Back, Never Say Goodbye (acoustic), Shooting Star, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Livin' On A Prayer (acoustic), Love For Sale, We All Sleep Alone (Jon Vocals), It's My Life, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Cadillac Man, I'd Die For You, Wild In The Streets, Blood On Blood, The Boys Are Back In Town, Bad Medicine, You Keep Me Hangin 'On, Silent Night, Travellin' Band, Fever ~ The Fever , Seven Days, Social Disease, Train Kept A Rollin '(feat. Jimmy Page), Good Golly Miss Molly, With A Little Help From My Friends

It wont hurt to fill it out. Sometimes miracles do happen!

youtube link:

Moments in the Hammersmith Odeon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7ecYQASn10

If bon jovi is reading this, please let us have this gift.

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5. Fulham says 'NO' to the Super Sewer

The route for Thames Water’s super sewer, which is also known as the Thames Tunnel, threatens two sites in Hammersmith & Fulham - with Carnwath Road in Fulham earmarked for a major construction compound. Thames Water is asking residents in Fulham what they think of the plans to use a densely packed residential area for their main super-sewer construction compound.

Thames Water wants to use land next to Carnwath Road as a 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week construction site for seven years for their £3.6 billion storage tank under the river. The proposals raise a series of issues including:

- The stench that will be created from gases caused by raw sewage in a densely populated residential area next to five local schools
- The clogging up of already congested residential streets with lorries
- The £3.6billion cost of the scheme, which has more than doubled since 2002
- The disruption to local homes caused by noisy and dusty construction work
- The loss of new homes and jobs on the riverside
- The lack of consultation on this site with local people
- Water-rates spiralling by at least £65 per year to pay for the scheme
- The 50 foot high stink pipe to let off sewer vapours that will be a permanent legacy of the scheme.

Hammersmith Embankment has also been targeted for a second smaller sewer construction site. Thames Water wants to dig-up land opposite Frank Banfield Park, on Chancellors Road, and has written to residents to say that the work will ‘inevitably cause disruption’.

In addition to the specific concerns about the two sites in the borough many local people are starting to question whether the benefits of the super sewer are in proportion to the large costs. Issues include:

- The public health benefits will be relatively minimal. There is no risk to drinking water from sewage overflow into the Thames
- Thames Water’s current proposal is not flexible
- The limited benefits are not proportionate to the large and escalating costs, especially during an age of austerity
- The tunnel will do little to increase the capacity of the local sewerage network where, during storm conditions, basements suffer from sewer flooding
- The environmental benefits will also be small. The Thames is ‘one of the cleanest metropolitan rivers in the world’, according to the GLA, and recently won the international Theiss River Prize for cleanliness
- There are sensible and more cost effective alternatives that can make the Thames even cleaner with less disruption to Londoners and without the huge environmental, social and economic costs
- A shorter smarter tunnel, like the Babtie option combined with other measures, could be as effective at a fraction of the cost.

This petition was originally launched in 2008 but has now been updated (as above) to focus on the specific risks to Carnwath Road and Hammersmith Embankment as well as questioning the benefits of the overall scheme.

Please register your email address when signing the petition below – this will help us keep you up-to-date on the super sewer.

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6. Hammersmith and Fulham Council Pension Fund to divest from arms companies

Hammersmith & Fulham Council Pension Fund holds approximately one million pounds worth of shares in arms companies.

London boasts a proud history of celebrating diversity yet Hammersmith & Fulham Council's investments support companies whose business fuels conflict in areas that its residents have fled. How can this be defended?

Hammersmith & Fulham should set standards that the rest of London can follow by divesting from this killing trade and putting the money into ethical investments.

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7. No to Charging Disabled and Older People for Essental Services in Hammersmith & Fulham

This petition has been actioned by Hammersmith & Fulham Coalition against Community Cuts (HAFCAC)

Hammersmith and Fulham Council are seeking to charge disabled and older people for essential services which enable them to live as equal citizens in the community.

The proposed charges of up to £12.40 per hour would negatively impact on the well being of disabled and older people who use essential community care services.

In March 2006, the Labour administration said it would stop charging for home care services. In April 2006, a spokesperson for the Conservative group said, “A Conservative Council will not reintroduce Home Care Charging. The Conservative group has included this as a manifesto pledge.”

Many local disabled and older people feel cheated that the present Conservative Council is proposing a U turn on its election pledge.

Local residents wish to strongly object to the Council's plans.

Contact HAFCAC on 07899 752 877 or email hafcac@hotmail.co.uk

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8. Call on TFL to have the Piccadilly Line stop at Ravenscourt Park

As a resident of Hammersmith whose closest tube station is Ravenscourt
Park I feel it necessary to highlight the ongoing issue of having the station
serviced exclusively by the District line, regardless of the fact that the
Piccadilly line runs through the station also.

The appalling conditions on the District line, such as signalling problems
causing irregular and unreliable service and issues with infrastructure, will
not be alleviated until as late as 2017 according to TFL.

As bringing the District Line up to scratch will take a considerable time, local
residence should be provided with alternative and more efficient services.
London Underground has the ability to capitalise on an already established
asset by using the Ravenscourt Park station for BOTH the Piccadilly line and
the District line.

Currently 370 Piccadilly line trains pass through Ravenscourt Park in each
direction each day. Having the Piccadilly line stop at Ravenscourt Park would
offer much easier access to the city centre and Heathrow airport for local
residents.

A change in the Piccadilly line would mean a one-minute delay to current
services along the Piccadilly line creating little effect on commuters, but at
the same time having a considerable difference for local residence currently
required to change trains at Hammersmith or Acton Town in order to gain
Piccadilly services, minimising their journey time by approximately 15
minutes.

The advantages of utilising Ravenscourt Park station continue when you
look at the problems faced at Hammersmith station, the closest Piccadilly
line change over, during peak times. The over-crowding of the station would
be minimised by the commuters being able to board/ terminate at
Ravenscourt Park as an alternative.

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