“Great content as always” - Tony Ryan, Branduin Business Support
Webinars - all are free, run for 60 minutes:
HR webinar - 10th September with Peninsula - 10:00am
Some of the talking points will include:
  • The latest COVID secure guidelines
  • Managing employee contract changes within the current legal framework
  • Steps you can take to ensure staff feel safe on their return to work
  • Potential risks to your business if operating outside of the latest guidance
  • How to meet new employment laws and manage your workplace in a rapidly changing business landscape
During the session, you can submit questions about COVID-19 directly to an HR or employment law expert
All registrants get the chance to claim a one-to-one video conference with a Peninsula consultant for advice on how to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on your business.
If you have missed our webinars, you can watch them now: https://hounslowchamber.org.uk/10015
Have your say on the future of town centres
The pandemic has changed our local economy, including how residents shop at many of our retailers, restaurants, and other small businesses. The Council understands the challenges facing local business owners and are inviting you to help shape the future of town centres and high streets. 

We have launched a new survey to understand the needs and ambitions of the local community for their town centres. The survey includes an interactive map offering a number of options for providing input, including the ability to click on specific areas of the town centre and provide detailed comments about the area.

We will be holding virtual workshops exploring the community vision for each of the town centres. If you would like to be involved and share you views as a business, please agree to be contacted by the team when submitting your survey response.
Read more about the survey here.
Physical security for your business – it is always good to re-visit information to reinforce your procedures, please click here.
TfL Spotlight Sessions

TfL is hosting a series of webinars giving updates on their restart work to build reassurance amongst London’s business community that the transport network is clean and safe to use. We all need to feel confident to use the public transport system – these webinars should help.

Plans for Chiswick

TfL are making some changes in Chiswick as part of their Streetspace for London programme.

As London continues to emerge from the Coronavirus lockdown, TfL is working in partnership with the Mayor of London and Hounslow Council to support the reopening of the high street, create more space for people to walk and cycle safely, and help improve air quality. The scheme – which will run along Chiswick High Road, Heathfield Terrace and Wellesley Road – is part of this programme. This new route, a temporary version of Cycleway 9, will enable people to cycle between Olympia and Kew Bridge on safer streets for the first time. Construction work on the route is planned to begin on 14 September 2020 and finish by the end of November 2020.

Please click here to see the letter, which will be distributed to just under 8,000 residential and business addresses located within a 250m radius of the scheme on Wednesday, for more details. If you have any questions please let me know. 
News from the Club:

The stadium has now been completed and in the last few days a safety certificate has been granted to enable us to host games ‘behind closed doors’ (i.e. with no fans present). A pre-season friendly match took place this week and we have our first competitive match of the season against Wycombe Wanders in the Carabao Cup this Sunday at 12pm. There will only be very limited numbers of people at this match, in line with the current government protocols and our restricted capacity safety certificate. Attendees will include small numbers of staff from both clubs, together with some media, safety and security personnel. The current government guidance currently allows for a limited number of fans to attend football stadia to watch live football matches from October 2020. The Club will need to secure an updated safety certificate in order for this to go ahead at our stadium and we are currently working hard to achieve this.

Please click here to see the latest Community Stadium newsletter
Second-hand book sale to raise much needed funds for the Hounslow Community FoodBox.

Following on from Brentford Voice’s Plant Exchange and Sale, and through your incredible help we raised an impressive £680 hugely supported by you our community, we’d now like to try and help the Hounslow Community FoodBox, again with your fantastic support.  

As such Brentford Voice will hold a second-hand book sale on 13th September 2020 beginning at 11.00 a.m. in the Market Place, High Street, Brentford. The sale will coincide with the regular Brentford Market which is held on the second Sunday of each month.

All proceeds from the book sale will be donated to Hounslow Community FoodBox. Only cash payments will be accepted so please come armed with an adequate supply of coins and notes.

In the light of current restrictions buyers will have to judge each book by its cover. There can be no browsing or tender fondling of books. Social distancing will be observed at all times and hand sanitiser will be provided.

We would very much welcome any donations of second-hand books. Books suitable for readers of any age - hardbacks and paperbacks, fiction and non-fiction - will all be most welcome. We ask only that your donations are in reasonably good condition.

Donations can be dropped off in advance at:

20 Avenue Road, TW8 9NS or 46 Lateward Road, TW8 0PL

The Verdict Bakery in the Market Square has very kindly offered to accept book donations in advance of the sale. Please drop off your books at the Verdict during their opening hours (8.00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and from 10.00 a.m. on Sunday).

Alternatively, please bring along your donations to our stall in the Market Place from 10.30 am on 13th September.
Good News:
Sunday saw the launch of the Chiswick Flower Market – what a success! Thanks must go to Bridget, Karen and Ollie, who have volunteered their time to help revitalise Chiswick High Road. The sun shone and there were so many smiling faces. To an untutored eye, the hop bines seemed the most popular item and the Suffolk Punch horses from Fullers were a huge draw also. The flower market is on the first Sunday of each month – hope to see you on 4th October
Please see our latest business magazine – Let’s Talk Business. Hard copies will be in the post to all Chamber members. The next issue will be October, if you have any interesting stories/contracts won, please let us know.

West London Local Chambers & Hounslow Chamber of Commerce are the primary support, networking, and representation organisation in west London for SMEs.

We support the interests, the commercial aspirations and the investment from businesses in Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham - the Chamber is the voice for all businesses located in the borough