Report crime to NHW as well as police

Neighbourhood Watch knows where lots of CCTV cameras are. If you tell them quickly enough (i.e. don’t leave it for days) then they can check the recordings and help the police to nail the villains.

Make sure you tell the police first. As so often happens, someone has just reported a burglary to NHW but it happened at the start of the month, which could mean that the recordings have already been overwritten.

Some residents don’t even bother to report car break-ins to NHW, yet these often reveal leads to bigger crimes in the area.

Contact details are:

Brian Walters (Ickenham only). More information here.

0208 246 1869

all@hillingdonnhw.co.uk

hillingdonnhw.co.uk

 

Colne Valley Park today

Brunel  University students, working with West London Film & Media CIC and Groundwork South, have put together a seven-minute video about the Colne Valley Park as it stands today, before it is cut through by the twin threats of HS2 and Heathrow’s third runway.

It’s a charming film of the pleasures on the doorstep of 10 million people. Perhaps it will inspire you to visit the attractions, support the cafés and other local businesses and perhaps get involved in some way with its associated charities.

More information here.

Our thanks to Twitter’s Mrs_AngryJones for the tip-off.

Planning map confusion cleared

In the Live Planning Applications Map, we’ve only recently realised (sorry for the delay) that if two properties are in the same postcode, only one of them can be accessed via the map marker icon ( googlemapmarkericon ).

It is possible to see the full list of applications by clicking on this icon – Sidepanel – in the header. Until now they’ve been in reverse date order. Not very helpful if you want to see something for a particular post code. So we’ve change it to alphabetical sequence by post code.

Use the grey slider immediately to the right to scroll the list and click on an entry to see its details.

I’m sorry it’s taken so long for the penny to drop. It’s only because I was looking for the Harefield Place applications that I realised I could see only one of the several applications still outstanding.