Can you get to a public hearing in the Civic Centre on July 3rd starting @ 10:00 to consider HS2’s Appeal against LBH for refusing to approve its wetland mitigation proposal?
HS2 is attempting to mitigate bulldozing 27ha wet woodland and chalk rivers, home to over 2400 species, by replacing it with a 0.85ha pond and basking bank set up for great crested newt and grass snake.
It claims NO NET LOSS to biodiversity. Hopefully the image below will help set the perspective.
Please come if you can and support the Council and everyone wanting to preserve this special area.
This week’s crop of new applications are in postcodes UB10 8… then AD, DP, QE, PZ, TL and LS. Map link.
Thought you might like to see a picture (courtesy of Sean Kelly) of some of your Committee members with the Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon, Councillor John Morgan and Mrs Fiona Morgan at Saturday’s Festive event in Milton Court.
The Committee members, left to right are, Humphrey Tizard, David John and Neena Bedi.
Winners of the Ickenham pictures competition:
1st Alison Bowles
2nd Eleanor Wrigley
3rd Paddy Rowley
The IRA General Secretary will be in touch with you about your prizes.
If you’re wondering what this post is all about, please visit the quiz itself
Well, it’s too late to win the prize – that will be announced shortly. But if you want to have a go, here are some numbered pictures taken in the village. They’re taken close up or from an unusual angle.
Have a go. When you’ve tried to guess all 20, follow the link after the pictures. Good luck.
The answers are here
Thank you to all the people who visited the IRA stand at yesterday’s Festival event. And thank you for all your kind and supportive comments.
According to a sign on the gate to Swakeley’s House, it has been open this weekend – 10 until 6.
[Personal note: I hope it’s not using the distraction of the festival weekend, and its own low-key publicity, to keep its visitor statistics low.)