Each year we have to get the previous year’s minutes approved before we can upload them to the website. Because of Covid, the 2019 minutes were approved at last Friday’s AGM.
It is with much regret and my sad duty to inform members of the Association that David Fenton passed away on the 2nd of June, in the Care home where he was residing in Denham.
I understand he succumbed to “a long standing, underlying infection”, (not Covid related) and, no doubt, his recent loss only last December, of Fay, his wife, will not have helped.
David had served in various capacities on the Committee, during his service from 1998 to 2013.
He served as a Committee Member; Road Steward; Area Steward; and from 1999 to 2011, as Treasurer of the Association. He eventually left the committee in 2013 due to “hearing problems”.
In addition to the above, he worked tirelessly monitoring the Cala Development on the Ex USN base, with frequent meetings with the developer to mitigate noise and nuisance emanating from the site during its construction.
His wife Fay was always in attendance with him at Association events helping out with the refreshments – an important element of any Association’s functioning.
David will be sadly missed by those who served with him in the Association, and personally by myself and Vanetta, who had become close friends of them both.
Pete Daymond. President.
In view of the rapidly changing situation and advice on the Coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the decision to postpone our AGM scheduled for 17th April 2020. Once the situation has eased we will call an EGM to cover the decisions we would normally have made at the AGM and we will let you have the requisite notice of its date.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but feel it is the safest and wisest course of action.
This information will be going on our website and via all our other means of communication but if you could let any neighbours who are not on social media know, we would be very grateful.
Also in the true spirit of our village community:
Lets keep looking out for each other
We are rightly proud of our community spirit in Ickenham and, over the coming weeks, please have a think about your friends and neighbours that might need a hand.
Age UK says:
Stay in touch over the phone, by post, online or by popping over for a chat.
See if people need any shopping or help by running some errands.
Encourage people to stay active around the house and keep moving.
Do you love Ickenham and would like to help oil the wheels of the Residents’ Association?
We are looking for someone to take on the role of Minutes Secretary to take the minutes of the monthly meetings and the AGM.
Are you interested or do you know anyone who might be? Like all the Committee posts, it is voluntary and you can become involved in other Committee work as much or as little as you like.
The Committee is non-political and it would help if you were too, although we’re not averse to having members who are passionate about local issues.
Please contact June Reyner, our General Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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.)
From Ickenham Residents’ Association
The following application regarding the Master Brewer site is due to be considered at the Major Applications Planning Committee on Tuesday 19th February 2019 starting at 6pm in the Council Chamber in the Civic Centre.
This Association will be speaking against the proposals.
SUBJECT: Application reference 4266/APP/2017/3183 Amendment Sept. 2018
FORMER MASTER BREWER SITE, FREEZELAND WAY HILLINGDON
Proposal: Construction of a residential-led, mixed use development comprising buildings between 4 and 9 storeys to provide 437 residential units (Use Class C3); employment floor space (Use Classes B1(a-c)); flexible commercial floor space (Use Classes A1/A3); associated car and cycle parking; and hard and soft landscaping, plant and other associated ancillary development. (Revised Application)
If you would like to show your support please come along and listen to the discussion
Thank you in advance
Thought you might like to see a picture (courtesy of Sean Kelly) of some of your Committee members with the Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon, Councillor John Morgan and Mrs Fiona Morgan at Saturday’s Festive event in Milton Court.
The Committee members, left to right are, Humphrey Tizard, David John and Neena Bedi.
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.