You may have noticed some radio silence recently, I was on holiday.
We are now back in action, raring to start the next 110 years and more specifically the Autumn, so usual service will be resumed.
In the meantime thought you would like to see some pictures of our summer celebration on 15th August when we celebrated the Chamber’s 110th birthday.
Many thanks to the sponsors: Enjoy-work, Back Heathrow, Pernod Ricard and Oasis Accountants, directors and to all of you who were with us for a fun occasion.

Following negotiations between Hounslow Council and the Northumberland Estate, agreement has been reached to extend the Park Road allotment holders leases by six-months until September 2020.

The Council is committed to working with Syon Park Estate Management to prepare plans for the sustainable management of the Estate, and to design a scheme that meets its objectives whilst continuing to serve the community.

This positive agreement will allow all the parties more time to continue discussions to find acceptable ways forward.

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:

“I’m pleased that we have been able to work together to allow the allotment holders to stay on site for a further six months.  I’m hopeful that our continuing dialogue will deliver a solution that is acceptable to all.”

Colin Barnes from the Northumberland Estate, said:

“We are confident that we will agree a way forward which delivers a good solution for all parties and allowing more time to achieve that makes sense. Both ourselves and the Council want a sustainable future for Syon Park that preserves its heritage and benefits local people and we will work positively to make that happen.”

Article from London Borough of Hounslow.

Passengers who shop at duty free outlets in airports can spend 150% more than online for the same products.

According to a new study by comparison site, on average duty free product are 17% more expensive compared to online retailers for the same products.

m chief executive Jon Ostler said, “Our research found that the average price for an item bought in duty free was 17% more than the cheapest available figures online, which included at least three products that were more than double that of the online price.

“However, it is worth noting that duty free can offer exclusives and products that aren’t readily available elsewhere so the best thing to do is to research before you buy.

“Smartphones have made this easier than ever and a quick check before you hand over the cash could stop you overspending by as much as £31 for bigger ticket items like Ray-Ban sunglasses.”

Full article here.