Boris on the Super Sewer

Mayor Boris Johnson receives Greg Hands M.P., H&F Council Deputy Leader Nicholas Botterill and Fulham residents in his office at City Hall this week to hear local concerns about the Super Sewer, or Thames Tunnel.In a very encouraging meeting, Boris told residents "I will totally defend Carnwath Road and reject any damage to the quality of life of residents in Fulham" and said about the wider Thames Tunnel project that "we may need to re-think the whole scheme.”

Hands urges residents to say yes in West Kensington, Gibbs Green & Earl's Court regeneration consultation

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is currently consulting on whether to include the West Kensington & Gibbs Green estates in the proposed Earls Court masterplan, developed by Sir Terry Farrell and his team. This sets out a vision to create four villages and a 21st century high street at the 77 acre site. The redevelopment is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and plans for up to 7,500 new homes including 1,500 much-needed affordable homes, 2 million square feet of commercial and retail space which would create 12,000 extra jobs and more than a quarter of the site, 23.5 acres, given over to open public space including a five acre ‘Lost River’ park.

The Boris budget – your council tax cut

The Mayor of London’s budget for 2012/13 was passed at the final vote last week. Boris Johnson’s budget included the unprecedented cut in the Mayor’s share of council tax, known as the precept, which he had already frozen for the previous three years. Yet despite the council tax cut, every one of Labour’s assembly members refused to support it.

Fulham residents say NO to super sewer

Fulham residents delivered more than 2,500 consultation responses to Thames Water last week making it clear that the community is united in its opposition to Carnwath Road being used as the main west London super sewer construction site.

Greg Hands M.P.’s response to the phase two Thames Tunnel consultation

I have represented Fulham in Parliament since 2005, as the M.P. for Hammersmith and Fulham from 2005 to 2010, and both Fulham and Chelsea since the 2010 General Election. Prior to entering Parliament, I was a Fulham Councillor for Eel Brook Ward from 1998 to 2006, and served as Leader of the Conservative Group on Hammersmith and Fulham Council. I have lived in Fulham since 1990.

Monitor crime on your street at

Greg Hands M.P. has welcomed upgrades to the website. A series of improvements are giving the public an even more detailed picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in our local streets.The website now records all incidents of crime and antisocial behaviour at train stations and on railway networks. Incidents occurring at or near significant local sites like shopping areas, nightclubs, parks, airports, universities, car parks and hospitals will be added in the coming months.

Hands backs residents’ Super Sewer action day tomorrow

Greg Hands M.P. is urging residents to support the ‘Stop the Sewer’ action day, which will be gathering responses to Thames Water’s Super Sewer consultation on Saturday 28th January. The proposals for the Carnwath Road site in Fulham have already provoked more than 500 people to complete Stop the Sewer’s questionnaire. They hope to gather 1,000 more to show Thames Water the strength of public opposition to the plans.