Bank Holiday Fun Day

ICKENHAM CRICKET CLUB – FAMILY FUN DAY

Bank Holiday Monday 28 May – 11am to 5pm, come rain or shine: Oak Avenue, Ickenham UB10 8UT

Children’s Rides, Games and Bouncy Castle, Lucky Dip, Hook a Duck, Bar-B-Q, all-day Bar, Coffee and Cakes, Tombola, Raffle, Games, plus lots more.

FREE ENTRY

What a load of rubbish…

We are indebted to Dave Porter for this report:

What a load of rubbish….

Yes, that’s right, rubbish, rubbish everywhere. Bottles, cans, sweetie papers, credit cards (credit cards? Yes even valid credit cards are discarded) cigarette butts, newspaper, glasses,  fag cartons, crisps packets, rope, the list is endless. Even car hubcaps are chucked over fences to lie in the undergrowth for years. Some of the above mentioned items were bagged up by litter picking volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to make Ickenham High Road a tidier place.

So well done to (l to r) John, Erica, Jackie, Graham, Emma, Corinna, Simon, Nathan (champion litter picker on the day).  And not in picture Jake.

Such effort moves Ickenham towards being Britain’s first litter free neighbourhood. Now all we need is for all citizens to dispose of their rubbish responsibly either by taking it home with them or putting it in a bin.

 

Upcoming Butterflies charity events

Table Top Sale & Community Coffee Morning
On Saturday 12th May
From 9.30am to 1pm
Ickenham Village HallWith Many Stalls including Jewellery – Plants – Gifts – Tombola – Preloved treasures – Homemade Cakes – Raffle

To book a table please contact Vera on 01895 635224 or Chris on 01895 676900
Or email butterfliesickenham@yahoo.com


A lunch with musical entertainment

Saturday 2nd June 1 p.m. ‘til 4 p.m.
Ickenham Village Hall

A Ploughman’s followed by dessert with tea or coffee.

Tickets (£10) available from Lynn 01895 852056
All proceeds to the Teenage Cancer Trust

You are invited to bring your own drinks  and your dancing shoes!

We look forward to seeing you

This Thursday: influence Colne Valley viaduct plans

March 22, 2pm to 8pm in ICKENHAM VILLAGE HALL

The Colne Valley is an important recreational area for local residents. It’s our ‘back garden’ The HS2 route runs through Ickenham, Harefield and then across the valley.

This Association with local groups, the London Borough of Hillingdon and local politicians campaigned for the ‘Ruislip’ tunnel to be extended to the Chiltern tunnel to save Ickenham, Harefield and the Colne Valley from both damaging construction activity and the environmental issues when the trains are running. The government refused.

A 3.9 km viaduct has to be built across the Colne Valley lakes and rivers. HS2 commissioned a design for this viaduct and ALIGN (a construction company) has been contracted to build the viaduct.

This event run by the ALIGN team is an opportunity for you to find out more about the emerging design of the Colne Valley Viaduct and landscapes at an early stage, as well as what it may mean for the local area.

We recommend go if you can; it’s an opportunity for local communities to input to the final designs.

The event will not cover HOAC plans or the construction plans for Ickenham and the Ruislip tunnel.  These will be covered at future events.

Breakspear Road South: Update

As you will have realised, the previous announcement from HS2 proved to be incorrect. We now have an update on the temporary traffic lights. Work starts on Monday 12th March.

The link is https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/news/2018/03/09/update-on-lane-closure-on-breakspear-road-south

This is at the heart of the message:

A northbound lane closure would be required during March on Breakspear Road South to enable the set-up of a construction compound. These works are set to commence on Monday 12th March for a period of up to three weeks. Two way traffic lights will be utilised to ensure that traffic flow is maintained in the area. The traffic lights will be in operation 24 hours a day but will be manually operated at peak times (07:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 18:00) to enable disruption to be minimised and alleviate pressure on the network.

Characters of Ickenham – slide show

Hello. Well that was a great Festive Evening. Thank you Ickenham Festival and all the people who put so much time and effort into making it so enjoyable.  And thank you all the visitors for braving the chilly weather to participate in this great community event.

As promised, the video of the winners of the Characters of Ickenham poll is now online.

Enjoy!

 

 

Village Festive Evening tonight

It’s going to be dry tonight, whoopee! Good news for all the street activities in Ickenham village centre. Wrap up warm and come and enjoy an evening (6 to 9) of “music, activities, fun and shopping”, according to Ickenham Festival which makes the whole thing happen.

We’ll be in the Village Hall meeting old and new friends, running the traditional ‘sweets in the jar’ competition, selling copies of Yesterday in Ickenham and displaying images of the winners of the ‘Characters of Ickenham’ contest run earlier in the year.

We look forward to seeing you there.

(And, if you miss it, we’ll be uploading the slideshow here tomorrow morning.)