Our online newsletter archive

Did you know that, as each newsletter is published and delivered to Association members by our wonderful street stewards, we upload the previous one to the website archive?

Obviously, for a £2 per annum subscription, you can get the newsletters hot off the press. For no extra, and at your choice, the Association will keep you updated with more immediate news by email.

O to be a road steward!

The Ickenham Residents’ Association’s (largely unsung) heroes are the volunteer road stewards who deliver the Ickenham Calling newsletter to our members and collect the subs once a year. This activity keeps Association members informed on a range of issues including HS2 of course, road safety and traffic, the fight against crime, health, conservation and green spaces,

Every so often, the Committee organises a thank you knees up. Well, not quite a knees up, more a quiz evening with food and drink thrown in (not literally).

We get a sprinkling of emails after the event from some of the attendees. They always seem to have a good time and appreciate the Committee’s efforts. (Not me, this year, I was away sadly.)

Here are just some of the comments we received from our 26th July event. We have mixed them up and preserved the writers’ anonymities.

They opened with comments like these:
“A really happy event.” “Most enjoyable.” “Such fun.” “A good evening.” “Enjoyable and good fun.” “Appreciated by all.” “Warm and welcoming.”

In the middle, they said things like:
“A good way to meet and greet lots of good friends and acquaintances.” “The food was really delicious.” “The quizzes were challenging and fun.” “The quiz was excellent.” “Much laughter and giggling as we wracked our brains.”

And, at the end, apart from lots of “thank you”s their closing remarks included:
“I do applaud the hard work that must have gone in.” “A great job.” “Such a success.” “We happily went home.”

Hope that last one wasn’t provoked by relief.

 

PS (If you fancy becoming a road steward, after reading this, you’d be very welcome. If so, please send us an email. Thank you.)

“What makes our village special?”

This is the question we posed about four weeks ago. In just two weeks many of the lovely people of Ickenham rose to our challenge and submitted photos and ideas. From them we’ve burned a DVD of the best 96 for our stand in the Village Hall at the Festive Evening on December 9th.

The deck cycles through 80 rolling slides. It lasts 6m 30s. All photographers are credited in the slides and at the end.

A marvellous effort all of you.

If you can’t get to the Festive Evening, please enjoy them here (and share them if you want) with family and friends.

Enjoy!

Wildlife on your doorstep

This thudded through the electronic letter box this morning:
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Ruislip and Uxbridge Branch
Contact: Caroline Field, Branch Chairman. 01923 824 922
email: wea.ruislip@gmail.com   website: http://www.wea.org.uk
Registered Charity No. 1112775

Lecture Supper Evening (+ AGM)

Ickenham Village Hall, Saturday 12th November 2016 at 18:00

Guest Speaker : Andy Sands

‘Wildlife On Your Doorstep’

Andy Sands started photographing wildlife over 25 years ago as a hobby. He has now been doing it professionally for over 14 years and is one of the most respected wildlife photographers in this country!

He specialises in British Wildlife and he enjoys giving people insights into hidden worlds and activities that are all around us but which are often overlooked!

Everybody is Welcome!

Tickets are £10 each (includes supper, wine and/or soft drinks)

Over the years the WEA Lecture Supper evening has proved to be a very popular local event being both informative and entertaining, so if you would like more details of the evening or want to purchase a ticket please contact Caroline Field on the telephone number above.