Recent episodes of dog theft!


Dog Theft

It has come to my attention that at least four dogs have apparently been stolen from the Chiswick area when being left outside shops.

Let’s not let our four legged friends be a victim of theft.



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Do not leave dogs in hot cars or without water!

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Do Not Leave Dogs In Hot Cars


Without Water

Don't leave dogs in hot cars

Don’t leave dogs in hot cars

Please share this on social media platforms to spread the word, too many dogs end up dying because of being left in hot cars.

Also remember to take water with you and dispenser.

Here is an example of a dog water carrier for the car or walking, it’s really cheap so won’t break the budget! – Dog on Tour Drinking Bottle

Thank you as always for reading, Justine x

Responsible Dog Ownership ~ Recent Incident

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Let’s hope this is a one off incident!

Friends of Palewell Common & Fields

Recent Dog Biting Incident


It has come to our attention that an adult got bitten on the leg by a dog only the other day.

Though this incident thankfully is very rare and from the dogs we usually see they are very friendly and socialized, however, once is enough.

If you know that your dog is antisocial we urge you to please keep your dog firstly on a lead and secondly muzzled to avoid any future incidents as it could be a child next time.

If anyone encounters any issues or concerns of similar nature, please report the incident to the police and if possible take a photo of the dog.

Even for socialized dogs there are ways to teach children for their own safety how to approach etc and we have included a guide for reference.


Your co-operation is gratefully appreciated.

Thank you

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Barnes Newsletter – April 2014

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Barnes Newsletter

Barnes Newsletter
April 2014

Here’s a snippet of what is in the Barnes newsletter for April 2014

If you want to read the full article, click here or visit their website here.

  • Membery’s battle features in Evening Standard
  • Urban Meadow for Barnes
  • What’s on at The Olympic?
  • Fight is on for the Boileau Arms
  • Can the Suffolk Rec become Suffolk Park?
  • Easter Activities for children
  • Crafts in Barnes

As always thank you for reading, Justine x

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Barnes Village Newsletter March 2014 snippet ~ sign up & find out what’s going on with our neighbours

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Lots of exciting events going on with our neighbours, why not take a peek at this snippet then click the link below to sign up to Barnes Village newsletter?
Barnes Newsletter

Barnes Newsletter
March 2014

Barnes Newsletter whats on

Marks & Spencers development plans for Barnes

M&S Plans confirmed
Marks & Spencer have confirmed that they will be taking the retail space in the new development next to the Coach and Horses on Barnes High Street.  Work will start soon on building a new 6,000 square foot M&S Simply Food branch which will open in the autumn of 2015. The development will also include 4 new flats and the refurbishment of the Claridge House Office building.


Yes you read that correctly, M&S is opening up in Barnes, they are also having “The Best Baker in Barnes” competition & much more, what fun!

Read up on local newsworthy topics, music nights, catch up on the social scene, find out what “I must go and visit” shop is opening up.

Barnes is just a bus ride away, or even a walk if your feeling up to it, it has a great sense of community and is buzzing with activities.

Why not pop by to their website ~ Barnes Village


sign up to their newsletter & get regular updates ~ sign up here

As always I love to get feedback/comments, anything specific you would like to see on this blog?  Like the way it’s going?  Awfully quiet out there, anyone supping a cup of coffee and browsing the net? 🙂

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Get a Richmond Card to receive discounts & local offers!

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There is a Richmond Card that one can apply for that seems well worth the tiny effort to log on, register and receive the benefits offered.

Here is the official info from the Council.

Richmond Card – Find out more

The Richmond Card is an ‘all in one’ card that gives

  • Resident parking discount.
  • Membership to libraries within this borough (and others in the SELMS consortium).
  • Exclusive offers and discounts from local independent businesses.

You can also purchase membership to Richmond borough sports and fitness centres.

Who can apply

  • Anyone aged 17 or over. The application form will advise you which services and discounts you are eligible for.

How to apply


  • The quickest and easiest way is to apply online via the Richmond Account.
  • Proofs will be required. These can be uploaded at the same time.
  • Payment can be made for discounted leisure services.
  • The Richmond Account will also enable you to manage other council services.

In person

Alternatively, apply at your local sports and fitness centre or library.

What happens next

Upon submission of application, the card will be sent in the post within 5-7 days of application.

For further information, please contact us.