Hear about British-born astronaut’s life in space

The West of London Astronomical Society celebrates 50 years of astronomy and space – at Vyners school from 7:30 pm on July 10.

British-born astronaut Michael Foale CBE will describe his exciting life in space aboard six Shuttle missions and two Space Stations. He made a spacewalk to service the Hubble Space Telescope and played a key role in rescuing the Mir space station and crew after the worst collision in the history of spaceflight.

The event will also feature Libby Jackson of the UK Space Agency, former
International Space Station ESA Flight Director, as seen on BBC2’s Stargazing Live.

Adults £12 children £8. Doors open 7.00 pm. Programme starts at 7.30 and ends at around 10.15. For more information and where to buy tickets please go to www.wolas.org.uk

Master Brewer Meeting – Thurs 25th

Meyer Homes has invited residents to share their views on its emerging plans for the site. Please register your interest by email or telephone as indicated in the letter below.

If you have any comments on the proposals that you wish to share with Ickenham Residents’ Association, please write directly to us at ickenhamresidents@hotmail.com.

As always, we value your feedback.

Here goes (very slightly edited):

Hillingdon Gateway – Invitation to Neighbour Workshop 25th May 2017

Meyer Homes owns the Former Master Brewer site off Freezeland Way, Hillingdon (which we are now referring to as Hillingdon Gateway). As you are no doubt aware, this site has long been the subject of development proposals including the scheme which was approved in 2014 for a new Tesco Store, retail units, hotel and 125 new homes. Since purchasing the site from Tesco/Spenhill in 2015, Meyer Homes has been considering the most appropriate approach to the site in the context of the increasing need for new homes in Hillingdon and across the capital.

Given the site’s history and importance, we recognise that any plans for the site may be of significant interest to local people and we appreciate that you may have a specific perspective and a particular interest in what happens here. For that reason, we are keen to talk to you as a nearest neighbour, to understand your views on our emerging plans for the site and wanted to invite you to a neighbour workshop to discuss our initial thoughts.

We believe it is important to provide you with the opportunity to inform our proposals alongside the work we have been undertaking with the London Borough of Hillingdon, in order for us to consider your input as we continue to pull together the plans for the site.

Hillingdon Park Baptist Church, 25 Hercies Road, Uxbridge UB10 9LS

Thursday 25th May 2017 from 7.00pm – 9.00pm

To help us make sure the event is as useful as possible for all of us, we would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance by email at hillingdongateway@glhearn.com or by phone on 0344 225 0003. You can also use these contact details to talk to a member of the project team to ask any questions you may have.

Yours sincerely
Nick Jones
For and on behalf of Meyer Homes

Residents’ Association AGM

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.

Ickenham Festival Summer Concert

Saturday 17th June, 7:15pm – 10:30pm
Glebe School Grounds, Sussex Road

Ickenham Festival is delighted to announce a special outdoor concert in the grounds of Glebe School. This will feature a musical programme with Covers Band “Fat Busted” Plus Support. The evening will finish with a large fireworks display.
Please bring your own seats, rugs, and food and drink if you wish. There will also be food and soft drinks on sale. Doors open 7:15 pm. Concert starts at 7:45 pm. Fireworks at 10:15 pm.
Tickets are on sale from Ickenham shops at Sherry’s, Williams Butchers, Bikewise, or from the Festival Team.
Tickets may also be bought online from our website or by post from 3 Rectory Way, Ickenham, UB10 8BP.
All tickets are £8.00, under 5’s free. Sorry, no refunds if wet and no dogs please, except guide dogs.

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