Ten more days to apply for membership of Hammersmith development working party


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It’s not too late to apply for membership of a unique team being created to help Hammersmith & Fulham Council shape the future of Hammersmith town centre.

Residents from central Hammersmith and surrounding areas have been invited to apply to join a working party to help H&F Council create a vision for the future of the town - and the final deadline for applications is now just 10 days away (Friday 24 July).

Council Leader, Cllr Stephen Cowan, says he’d love to see the Hammersmith Flyover gone and Hammersmith’s link to the river restored. There are also ambitions to change the gyratory system to radically improve traffic flow.

Cllr Cowan said: “It would be amazing to build a new, environmentally sustainable town centre, fit for the twenty-second century, with thousands of new homes for Londoners, a new park and new businesses bringing jobs and opportunity for all. BUT if all of this needs to be self-financing we could see residents suffering up to twenty years of large scale, high-density development ending up with little of the benefits we all hope for.

“On a project like this, it’s critical to recognise that politicians and officials are only ever custodians of the area we serve. So we are going to set up a Hammersmith Residents’ Working Party that will go through all of the options. Then all of us together will consider how, and even if, we might opt to move forward on any of these schemes.”

The council is looking for a diverse range of members with a variety of backgrounds and skills. Anyone interested in being a part of the residents’ working party will need to go through a short selection process.

Full details of this opportunity and how to apply can be found here (pdf 76KB).