Covid jabs now at Hillingdon Hospital

The Hillingdon Hospitals Trust has opened a new public Covid-19 vaccination hub, at Hillingdon Hospital, and there are plenty of appointments available – either book online walk in.  The new centre will help roll out of the Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters that are vital to keeping everyone in our community safe. But we need your help. Please could you help share information about this service with your contacts and encourage your friends, neighbours, colleagues and family to come and have their vaccination at Hillingdon Hospital. 

More information is below and attached are posters / social media assets that you are welcome to use.

If you would like more information or additional materials, please contact the communications team at:

About the hub:    The hub is located on Pinewood Ward at Hillingdon Hospital, and can be accessed via a dedicated external entrance through the car park just off Royal Lane, so that visitors do not need to go through the main hospital building.   We are offering the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, and can provide first and second doses to anyone 16 or over, as well as boosters for adults over the age of 18.  The hub is open between 8.30am and 7.30pm, seven days a week. Walk-in appointments are available.  

Appointments can also be made through the National Booking system Pre-bookable booster appointments are currently being offered to anyone over the age of 30, and the system will be updated on Wednesday 15 December to allow those over the age of 18 to book for their booster.   

In the meantime, over 18s are welcome to access booster vaccines through walk-in appointments, provided it has been at least 3 months (91 days) since their second dose.   Please note that we still require anyone attending our sites to wear a clean surgical mask, maintain social distancing, and wash/sanitise hands regularly. This helps us to keep everyone safe.  

Current vaccine eligibility:   Anyone over the aged 16 or over can have a vaccine.  People aged 18 or over should have their second dose from 8 weeks after their first dose.  Most people aged 16 or 17 should have their second dose from 12 weeks after their first dose.  Anyone aged 18 or over can get a booster vaccine from 3 months (91 days) after their second dose.    

Vaccines are effective way for us to combat the virus – they save lives.  If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine, there is a wealth of information available on the NHS Coronavirus Vaccination webpage and the Government’s website.  

Latest Ickenham Residents’ Association Newsletter

Our Autumn newsletter is now out for delivery and will hopefully soon be dropping through Association members’ letterboxes

Our stewards will also be doing their best to collect subs from you so, if you find an envelope along with the newsletter we would be very grateful if you could return it with the money and noting your name and address to the road steward named on the envelope.

We are still desperately short of people to deliver the newsletter so there will be copies in several locations in the village including Maison du Soleil and the Library.

Please, if you think you may be able to spare an hour or so once a quarter to help, either let your road steward know (see above) or contact us at or our membership secretary Julian Ingram  or 01895 236955.

We would love to hear from you

Thank you in advance

Textile (+) recycling change

From LBH:

From Monday 20 September, Hillingdon Council’s textile collection service will change to TRAID – making it easier and quicker to for all residents to recycle unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories.  Instead of kerbside collections, the charity TRAID will run free home collections – and they’ll also take small electrical items such as hairdryers, toasters or mobile phone chargers alongside textiles.

This enhanced service is open to all residents, including for the first time residents living in flats who were previously unable to use the council’s kerbside textile collection service. All residents need to do is book a collection at a day and time that suits them, bag textile donations in a minimum of one large bag or three small carrier bags and then let TRAID handle the rest. They will arrive in a branded van and knock on the door – they will only accept clothes, shoes and accessories (i.e scarves, jewellery and gloves). They will not accept duvets or pillows.

The improved service means that clothes in a good condition can be given a new lease of life once they are sold in TRAID stores. Cllr Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Housing and Regeneration said: “We’ve teamed up with TRAID to make textile recycling that extra bit easier for our residents. This new partnership brings many benefits, allowing thousands of residents in flats to recycle their textiles from home for the first time, and also being able to donate small electrical items. “So, if you’re having a wardrobe clear out or simply have some items you no longer need but are in good condition – from September, use TRAID. It’s quick and easy to use and every item donated helps to make a difference both to the environment and to people’s lives.”

Book a free collection at a day and time that suits you either online at, by calling 020 8733 2580 or emailing When it launches, residents will no longer need to request purple recycling bags from the council but if they have some leftover they can still be used for this purpose.

All profits from TRAID help fund international development projects to improve conditions and working practices in the textile industry. The scheme also helps educate people of all ages about the impacts of textiles on the environment and people’s lives, and how we can make more sustainable choices.

There are also many textile banks across the borough, which you can also use. Details on where they are located can be found on the council’s website.

For more information, visit

Latest Ickenham Residents’ Association Newsletter

This from the IRA:

At long last we are able to print and deliver our latest newsletter

They should be with your road stewards early this week and with you shortly afterwards

We hope all our members get one dropping through their letterbox but just in case we will be leaving copies in the Library and, hopefully, in Maison du Soleil

This edition will NOT be available on our website.

We will not be collecting subs at the this time but hope to do so later in the year.

Thank you to our delivery team for their help and support

Ickenham Residents’ Association Newsletter etc.

This from the IRA:

AGM: Regrettably, given the current situation we will have to postpone our 2021 AGM scheduled for April. We will keep monitoring the situation and as soon as we are able to do so, will arrange a new date for the AGM

Newsletter: Read the Spring edition of our Ickenham Calling newsletter online at
We have also printed a limited number of copies  and are very grateful to the ICN distribution team who have kindly agreed to let us put copies in their plastic dispensers    – we will be distributing our newsletter to these locations over the next few days
These dispensers can be found in the following locations throughout the village: Aylsham Drive, Breakspear Road South, Bushey Road, Clovelly Avenue, Derwent Avenue, Glebe Avenue, Glebe School, London & Home Counties, Oak Avenue, St Giles’ Churchyard, The Avenue, The Greenway, The Grove, Thornhill Road (2 Dispensers), Urc/Rectory and Wallasey Crescent.

Thank you for your understanding and fingers crossed for our Summer edition

Over 50? Free taxi for your Covid jab

In case this is of use to you:

FREE VACCINE TAXIS: Age UK, the charity supporting older people, is offering a free taxi service for people aged 50 and above to get to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The scheme covers Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent, and runs until the end of March. The service uses Uber and the full cost of the travel to and from the vaccination centre will be covered.

If you are aged 50 or above and would like Age UK to arrange free taxi transport to and from your COVID-19 vaccination appointment, then please get in touch by emailing Amy Shallon at or by calling 07947 188 221.

Over 65s coffee mornings/afternoons

The new Woodlands Club at 75 Long Lane, Ickenham is now open for the over 65s – Coffee Mornings/Afternoons held each Wednesday and Friday. they also offer Memberships on Mon, Tues and Thurs.
for further information please contact

Dawn Puhlhofer

Woodlands Club

Tel: 01895 634830 email

Autumn Newsletter availability update

This updates the post made recently about newsletter availability:

Along with other Ickenham organisations, we are not printing and delivering our normal newsletter for September. We decided that there was no certainty that the situation in September would stay the same, and we would  therefore  issue the newsletter mainly online. It is available on our website to download.

If you are unable to download it, please email us on and we will email you a copy. We will also print off a very limited number of paper copies which will be available for those who are not online to collect  this week from designated points in the village, which will be Ickenham Library, Dalton’s Egg Van (on Saturdays) and Maison du Soleil.

We trust you understand our reasons for this, but we cannot risk the health and wellbeing of all our volunteers. The situation will be reviewed again before the next newsletter is due out in December.

Autumn Newsletter available here

Normally, we add newsletters to the archive as soon as the next one hits the streets. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the street-hitting still hasn’t started up.

You’ll find the Winter 2020 issue in the website archive.

If you are not a member of the Residents’ Association, for a £2 per annum subscription, you can normally 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. If you are a member and don’t get the emails, drop a line to