River Pinn clean-up 28 March

This from Friends of River Pinn:

Ickenham Clear Up Event

March 28 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

Come and join the Friends of the River Pinn to improve a neglected part of the river and surrounding woodland paths.

Tasks will include;

  • Remove litter from the river, riverbank and surrounding woodland area
  • Cut back vegetation from paths
  • Monitor and report any pollution events
  • Learn about riverfly monitoring to monitor the health of river

All equipment will be provided, including boots, and gloves.  All are welcome, get in touch if you’ve any questions.

Tuesday 28th March 2017 – Park Wood, Swakeleys Drive, Ickenham

Paul Busby is the Fray’s River and River Pinn Project Officer. Contact him here: Phone:07554 402 727  Email: paul.busby@thames21.org.uk

Full details and related news here.

House of Lords HS2 report today

The House of Lords HS2 Select Committee is reporting in public today at 10am. (Committee Room 4 if you want to rush up there.)

Or you can watch it on parliament tv

The Chairman will announce the publication of the report and make a few, brief concluding remarks. The Committee will adjourn very shortly thereafter and the report will be made available on the Committee’s website.

This link takes you straight to the Ickenham bit.

Burns Night Bash

The Ickenham Festival Team will be holding its ever-popular “Burns Night” at Douay Martyrs School on Saturday 21st January 2017.

You can look forward to a live ceilidh band (The Larkrise Ranters), with a caller, a Piper, a haggis supper, dancing, and Burns poetry reading.  A great night out is promised for all.

Full details of tickets and booking are on the Ickenham Festival website. Don’t delay, tickets sell out fast.

“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.