Category Archives: Keep Osterley Green

How do you Goo?

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

Click on the image article to enlarge
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

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

Great newsletter response

Messages of support are coming in thick and fast in response to our first newsletter. That is really encouraging. As soon as we can we will put a series of quotations (anonymised) here to give an idea how residents feel about a school being built on metropolitan open land. Putting the Newsletter together, printing it and distributing it all required a lot of effort. The responses make us feel that it was all worthwhile.

The First KOG newsletter delivered

There will now be few residents in the area around the Conquest Club who are not aware of the proposal to build a school for 1400 pupils on the site. All households in the immediate area and beyond will have received the first Newsletter announcing the formation of the Keep Osterley Green campaign and explaining its objectives. We have already had a very positive response from residents and more are coming in every hour.

Keep Osterley Green members proudly holding up the first Newsletter
Keep Osterley Green members proudly holding up the first Newsletter

That’s a good start. Now we need to make the most of this support. We will be explaining what we think needs to be done in the coming days and will also invite you to participate in developing these ideas. Watch this space!