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Goldhawk Road/Shepherd's Bush market reprieve

UttaRetch

Goldhawk Road/Shepherd's Bush market reprieve
« on: August 11, 2017, 16:36:56 PM »
Having absolutely nothing to do today, I wondered out to Shepherd's Bush on the bus and went through the market onto Goldhawk Road.  I dropped into my favourite shop (Classic textiles) to have a chat with the owner as she is spearheading the campaign against Hammersmith Borough Council and the developers.  The good news is that the traders have managed to get the compulsory purchase order overturned.  The bad is that the council can go for another CPO in 2019.

On my way out of the shop, I spotted some beautiful 'Chanel' fabric and thought of Manuela and her resort wear projects.

What goes around comes around.

Greybird

Re: Goldhawk Road/Shepherd's Bush market reprieve
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 17:48:06 PM »
I hope the campaign goes well. Classic Textiles was my favourite shop too. Unfortunately I don't live near enough to get there any more, but it's a resource that should remain in place for as long as possible. Far to few places left - especially in the South of England.

Tamnymore

Re: Goldhawk Road/Shepherd's Bush market reprieve
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 18:41:30 PM »
<3 Classic Textiles! I'm glad they have fought off the CPO but they have had such a long fight.
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

UttaRetch

Re: Goldhawk Road/Shepherd's Bush market reprieve
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 21:55:32 PM »
Unfortunately, it's not over yet.  Hammersmith will be back in 2019.
What goes around comes around.