Hello. Well that was a great Festive Evening. Thank you Ickenham Festival and all the people who put so much time and effort into making it so enjoyable. And thank you all the visitors for braving the chilly weather to participate in this great community event.
As promised, the video of the winners of the Characters of Ickenham poll is now online.
It’s going to be dry tonight, whoopee! Good news for all the street activities in Ickenham village centre. Wrap up warm and come and enjoy an evening (6 to 9) of “music, activities, fun and shopping”, according to Ickenham Festival which makes the whole thing happen.
We’ll be in the Village Hall meeting old and new friends, running the traditional ‘sweets in the jar’ competition, selling copies of Yesterday in Ickenham and displaying images of the winners of the ‘Characters of Ickenham’ contest run earlier in the year.
We look forward to seeing you there.
(And, if you miss it, we’ll be uploading the slideshow here tomorrow morning.)
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As you may know, we publish newsletters on line as soon as the next one hits the streets. So the Spring one is now online. With AGMs, we can’t publish the minutes until they’re approved, a year later at the next AGM. I should have posted the 2016 ones in April. So, the 2016 AGM minutes are here now, with my apologies.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of John Squiers. John was a long-time committee member of the Association and was Membership Secretary for a good number of years. He was very persuasive on the Association’s behalf. If he called to discuss a member’s offer of help, they somehow ended up doing more than they had originally thought!! He was also one of life’s true gentlemen in both senses of the word a very gentle man and an old fashioned courteous man . He will be greatly missed.
This picture shows John doing sterling work for the Association during Gala Day in 2002.
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We were delighted to see so many members packed into the Village Hall for our AGM last Friday.
We were also pleased to welcome so many of our local councillors: Ray Puddifoot; David Simmonds; and John Hensley from Ickenham Ward, as well as Philip Corthorne and Brian Crowe from West Ruislip ward. We also welcomed our MP Nick Hurd and Squadron Leader James Tenniswood from RAF Northolt.
The formal business proceeded smoothly and the Committee members were duly re-elected for another year’s term of office plus the two co-opted members, Beryl Upton (HS2) and Simon Taylor (Traffic).
Ray Puddifoot spoke about the Council’s opposition to the third runway and its work to get agreement on traffic etc. from HS2.
Sqdr Ldr Tenniswood updated us on the planned improvements to the runway and arrester beds. He stressed the strategic importance of RAF Northolt. He also explained NORFEST and invited local organisations to take stands on the day.
Questions from the floor were mainly about HS2 and pollution. R Puddifoot stated that LBH would install monitors and keep a close eye on the results
The meeting closed with the traditional light refreshments. Our thanks to the ‘kitchen team’ led by Barbara Buckle and to Vic Silk and David John for keeping the drinks flowing.
As soon as a new newsletter is published for Residents’ Association members, we add the previous issue to the website. The Winter one has just been added.
If you would like a timely printed version to drop through your door, please join the Association here – it’s only £2 per year.