A Web Site
For those of us who have lived in Chiswick Village for a
number of years the chance to develop a real community has been dream. For
years we lived with a non-existent heating system and a non-existent landlord.
Then we had a few years of turmoil with some residents fighting a battle with
both the then landlords and each other.
Its all been a bit of a mess.
For my part I kept out of the legal battles process. I was involved with a
Chiswick Village residents group some years ago that organised a Village clean
up and party on the central green. Its direction then changed and new members
went on and to win the right for lessees to own Chiswick Village.
have homes that are rising to a financial level that they should have been at
ages ago and all kinds of families are making their home here.
"In this estate we believe we have
achieved the lowest-rented accommodation in London in the way of luxury family
flats offering all the modern conveniences. Constant Hot Water, Uniformed
Porters, Commodious Larders and all from £60 per annum." -
will find on this site are a number of different pages of information about
Chiswick Village both past and present. You will also find a
forum that I hope will help to keep residents in contact with each
other and up to date with the goings on around the place.
You can also
enter your email address here:
I I hope that you
find this site useful and enjoy it - either way do let me know.
Martin Weaver #13
Never, in the past 15 years or so have so many homes here
changed hands so many times or at such a great value. And it looks as though
prices are still going up. So, what of our future?
A way of keeping in
touch that everyone who wants to can use to keep in contact a shared
resource. There are a number of items that we need to know about from; the new
proposal for the penthouses, the car parks, the new houses, that interminable
hot water system, what ever happened to the proposed Pinnacle Tower?, the up
keep of the greenery and many other issues that only you know about.
I'd like a 20 year plan for the Village. Rather than complain about
what we don't want, how about a constructive plan for our present and future
| A bit about Chiswick
Chiswick Village was built in 1935 and financed by the
People's Housing Corporation. It was designed by architect
Mr Charles Evelyn Simmons F.R.I.B.A. (1879 - 1952).
Its had a number of owners in its lifetime and I think its farir to say that
without exception the owners have taken a short term view of Chiswick Village.
From time to time planning applications are put forward and a letter
comes from the London Borough of Hounslow that advises
of such applicaitons. Some of these letters can be found here.
Search the Chiswick Village web site here:
the larger documents on this site are in PDF format for which you may need the
reader programme. This can be downloaded free of charge here:
| Who's in charge
Chiswick Village Resident's Limited is the legal body
that owns Chiswick Village. It is made up of the leasees i.e. those people who
own thier flat and who have taken out one of the new 999 year leases. With this
came a share in company CVRL. There is a board of Directors who take the
decisions on how the money is spent and on how life in Chiswick Village is
There used to be managing agents called Wilmotts. However, the directors now employ the Company
Secretary Alex Dickson to do this task.
Chiswick Village Resident's
Group a new group being made up of people who live in Chiswick Village.
These residents are renting their flat, in the process of buying it or already
have a lease. Its also possible that there may be sub-letting going on in
Chiswick Village as well. But I couldn't comment on that.