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 Ickenhamresidents@hotmail.com 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 Autumn 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 ickenhamresidents@hotmail.com

 

Brief update (online due to COVID-19)

The Association has decided not to produce this quarter’s newsletter, nor to collect the annual subs at this time in order to protect all our stewards. We will review the situation when we are due to produce the Autumn newsletter.

In the meantime, just to keep you up to date with what has been going on in the last few months there is a brief update on the major issues on our website.

If you have a neighbour who does not have internet access, would you be kind enough to ask them if would like to know what is on here and give them an update?

Thank you in advance.

Keep safe and well.

Spring Newsletter available here due to COVID-19

Normally, we add newsletters to the archive as soon as the next one hits the streets. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 some of the street-hitting hasn’t happened this month.

You’ll find the Spring 2020 issue in the website archive. The AGM mentioned on page 1 was postponed. Thanks again to COVID-19.

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 ickenhamresidents@hotmail.com

 

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.