How to join Online Watch Link (OWL)

OWL logoMany of you receive regular Neighbourhood Watch Newsletters. And about 8,000 Hillingdon Residents have joined the associated Online Watch Link (OWL). This is a community-focused website that keeps its members up to date on local crime and security measures.

To join, simply visit and provide some basic details. It probably goes without saying, that the site is secure.

As a general rule, always report crime in Ickenham to the Police (999 if in progress, 101 otherwise) then email Brian Walters, our Neighbourhood Watch Deputy Community Coordinator on

Swakeleys Roundabout plans – your view please

HS2 and TfL have fielded their proposals for alterations to the Swakeley’s roundabout. LBH is running a consultation. It closes October 16.

Please visit to provide your own feedback.

Thank you.

Watching sport near Ickenham

Most of us know that Ickenham has a cricket club (Oak Ave), a rugby club (Ruislip/Uxbridge), tennis clubs (Swakeleys Drive) and a youth football team (playing at various locations). Contact details for these teams can be found on our useful links page.

There are also lots of other sports teams based near our village. Some of these are listed below:

Wealdstone Football Club, based at Grosvenor Vale in Ruislip. The ‘Stones currently compete in the Conference South. The ladies team currently compete in the Greater London League Division 1. The ground is a short walk from Ruislip Station.

Ruislip Rugby Club, based on West End Road in Ruislip. The First XV currently compete in London 1 league. The ground is a short walk from Ruislip Station.

West London Eagles Handball Club, based at the Queensmead Sports Centre in Ruislip. Both men’s and women’s team currently compete in the national Premier Leagues. Queensmead Sports Centre is a few minutes walk from South Ruislip station.

London Gaelic Athletic Association, opposite the Polish War Memorial in South Ruislip. The ground is the headquarters and principal Gaelic games facility for London. Various men’s and women’s curling and Gaelic football teams playing at the ground, which is a fair trek from South Ruislip station. The E7 bus stops right outside.

London Broncos Rugby League Club,  and Ealing Trialfinders Rugby Club, both based on Vallis Way in Ealing. Both clubs compete in the second flight in their respective national leagues. The ground is a short walk from Castle Bar Park station, which is about 20 mins from West Ruislip (change at Greenford).

Do get in touch to suggest additions to the list above.