A message about Ickenham Village Hall Association

We thought this might be of interest to some of you:

Message to all members of Ickenham Village Hall Association.

Dear all

The Ickenham Village Hall AGM scheduled for 30th April 2020 has been postponed.

The Committee are currently in the process of updating their membership database and now have a dedicated membership e mail:-

ivhmembership@yahoo.com

On behalf of the Village Hall Committee could I ask that any members of the Village Hall Association contact us via the above e mail, please include your name and address.

We plan to electronically circulate a copy of last year’s AGM (and any future Village Hall communication of relevance).

Now for the legal bit:-

General Data Protection Regulations

Under the General Data Protection Regulations it is necessary for Ickenham Village Hall Association to inform members that their name, home and e mail address will be kept on a computer database. This information will be used exclusively for the Association’s benefit and will not be disclosed to any third party. Any member not wishing to be recorded in this manner should e mail the Membership Secretary, who will arrange to have them deleted from the database.

Kind Regards

Cavin Higgins

Chairman

28th March URC Jumble Sale cancelled

URC Spring Jumble Sale OFF!

The sale scheduled for Saturday 28th March has been cancelled, for reasons that will be obvious.  Please do not bring donations for sale to the church on 27th March as previously requested but if possible keep them until we are able to resume our programme.  However, we have a limited amount of storage space, so if you have quality items that you are not able to keep please ring Richard Piper on 01895 634348 for possible collection.  Any shortfall in revenue that we have will not only be detrimental to the work of the church but also our external charities for the year: End Youth Homelessness, Dementia UK, Parkinson’s UK and Toybox.  Thank you for your continuing support!

Richard Piper

This year’s Festival cancelled

This has been passed to me by Ickenham Residents’ Association:

 

The Ickenham Festival Team met today and we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Ickenham Festival (which was to be 6th June – 14th June 2020).

This is due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but we feel that the health of exhibitors, volunteers and the general public must come first.

The Government has prohibited large scale events, both indoor and outdoor.

If we now proceed, we feel that we could incur substantial losses that could jeopardise future Festival events.

It is also now impossible for the various Ickenham groups (Churches, School, Voluntary organisations etc.) to plan and commit to a June event.

Our business supporters have come under severe pressure, as their customer numbers and staff are reduced.

We intend to work towards the next Ickenham Festival and we appreciate all the support and help that we have received to date.

Any payments made to Ickenham Festival 2020 for pitches etc. will be refunded.

Starting in Autumn 2020 we will re-launch our series of traditional and new events to raise funds toward that aim.

AGM postponed and Coronavirus

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.

 

Spring concert

Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert

Sunday 8th March 2020 at 4.00pm

Winston Churchill Theatre, Manor Farm, Pinn Way, Ruislip, HA4 7QL

ANIMAL MAGIC
A concert of orchestral music for all the Family
Presented by Zena Wigram
Conductor: Peter Williams

Programme includes: Overture to Die Fledermaus, The Theme from the Pink Panther, Bright Eyes and excerpts from The Creation, The Carnival of the Animals and other animal favourites

Tickets at the Door Adults £8.00 under 16s £5 Family of 4 £22 from the Box Office: 01895 250615www.hillingdontheatres.uk or you can call 01895 674223

Save these dates for the next Concerts: Sunday 17th May, Saturday 20th June

Moon- and star-gazing next weekend

A NEW WOLAS PUBLIC OBSERVING EVENT FOR 2020

The West of London Astronomical Society invites you to observe the Moon and stars from Ruislip Lido.
Friday 28th February – Sunday 1st March 2020 Time 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

If the sky is clear, a crescent moon will be visible, we may also be able to see objects including Venus, the Orion Nebula, the Seven Sisters star cluster, the Andromeda Galaxy and maybe the Crab Nebula.
Bring your family and friends. Members of WOLAS will be on hand using a variety of telescopes and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Don’t forget to wear warm clothing and bring a torch. To prevent dazzling observers, please limit the brightness of your torch to your phone’s light or equivalent and point it down when on site.

On nights when observing is possible, the Turntable tea room will be open for refreshments, courtesy of the Lido Railway. Toilets are available.

Please visit our website for more information. A GO/NO GO call will be posted no later than 4pm each day.

Ruislip Lido is off Bury Street. Entry is via the gate adjacent to the car park at the end of Reservoir Road HA4 7TY

KEEP RIGHT ON ENTERING THE PUBLIC CAR PARK WHICH IS FREE FROM 6PM.

PLEASE AVOID THE PUB CAR PARK TO THE LEFT.

http://www.wolas.org.uk

A crop of HS2 notices

From HS2:

As part of the railway’s construction we are continuing preparatory works within Hillingdon. U34 Footpath Closure

The U34 Public Right of Way is currently partially closed from Dews Lane to Harvil Road. This closure is being extended northwards to the junction with Bridleway 7 from 2nd March to June 2020.Signage will indicate the section of footpath that is closed and an alternative route will be available along Harvil Road and Bridleway 7 which is currently diverted across Harefield Moor. This is to ensure public safety during the works including works to modify access around Dews Lane.

Tree planting
Further tree planting will be undertaken at our site to the north of Dews Lane. This work is expected to be undertaken in the Spring.

Fencing work continues
Fencing works will continue on land in the vicinity of Dews Lane to secure the area for contractors to work in a safe manner. This will include areas of vegetation clearance, including some trees. Some of this work will require temporary stopping of traffic on Dews Lane under traffic control. These works will be ongoing until late May

Archaeological work continues
We have been carrying out works to get a better understanding of any significant archaeological remains which are in this area. Excavation of trial trenching is almost complete in some areas and mitigation works to protect areas of interest have commenced. This work is expected to continue until late May.

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdeskteamon 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk