Category Archives: Hounslow Council

How do you Goo?

Today (11th September) the Hounslow Chronicle carried the article below.

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Click on the image article to enlarge

This article presented arguments about the proposed Nishkam school as a clash between two residents’ groups Keep Osterley Green (KOG) on the one hand and Give Osterley Opportunity (GOO) on the other. In fact there is no such clash because GOO is not a genuine residents’ group but a concoction of Nishkam. Its very poor website was set up by a Nishkam employee (Balraj Singh Burmy). Continue reading How do you Goo?

Public meeting with Ruth Cadbury MP

We held a well-attended meeting of local residents (from Osterley and Isleworth) with Ruth Cadbury MP in the Wycombe House cricket pavilion on Wednesday 12th August.

A petition of over 1000 signatures from TW7 residents, opposed the proposal to build the Nishkam school on the white Lodge/ Conquest Club site was presented to Ruth Cadbury.  It was pointed out to Ruth that the Nishkam School Trust (NST) was claiming 80% support, but NST had resolutely declined to provide a post code analysis of their supporters.

Ruth Cadbury MP receiving our petition
Ruth Cadbury MP receiving our petition

Continue reading Public meeting with Ruth Cadbury MP

High farce on the Council website

It is a statutory requirement for Council’s to place the documents for a major application on its website. Hounslow has failed pretty miserably in this task.

The consultation letter sent to residents by planning officer Stephen Hissett was dated 15th June. Strangely it did not reach residents until 23rd June.

On 23rd there was only the formal application to make a submission on the website but none of the key documents of the submission.

We checked the planning website daily many times.

The first problem was that the website is often up and down like a yoyo making it difficult to find out what is there!

Trying to access the Council's planning website!
Trying to access the Council’s planning website!

Continue reading High farce on the Council website

Successful Residents’ Meeting

The Campaign Gets Underway

Packed meeting

Cricketers relax outside the Pavilion where the meeting was held
Cricketers relax outside the Pavilion where the meeting was held

On 17th June a full meeting of the Keep Osterley Green (KOG) coalition was held comprising residents from Osterley, Spring Grove and Hounslow. The turnout was such that the Wycombe House cricket pavilion was packed to capacity. Passions were high and all attendees were vehemently opposed to the establishment of the Nishkam School on the Conquest Club site, there was strong fighting talk and a strong sense of disappointment about the manner in which Nishkam (NST), the London Borough of Hounslow (LBH) and the Education Funding Authority (EFA) had worked in an opaque way over the last two years to present this as a done deal.

Ruth Cadbury MP sent a letter of apology for not attending which was circulated and read out.

Cllr Tony Louki sent an apology for not attending.

Cllr Sheila O’Reilly attended the meeting and dealt with questions related to planning process while explaining that she had to reserve her position regarding the final decision on the application.

Four presentations Continue reading Successful Residents’ Meeting