Coronavirus links from Hillingdon Council
Advice page at: www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/3745/Latest-advice-on-coronavirus
Links to all sorts of help pages including advice about household and garden waste and recycling and the introduction of free parking.
Here are some extracts:
Parking – www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/4465/Parking-charges-and-permits
To support our residents, we have decided to introduce a free emergency parking permit that residents can obtain during this period which allows them to park in the parking management scheme where they live. This is to reflect the higher than normal number of residents’ vehicles that are being parked on residential streets.
We have also removed charges and time limits from all council public car parks and pay and display bays to provide additional parking capacity for residents and key workers.
Rubbish and recycling – www.hillingdon.gov.uk/coronavirus-rubbish-and-recycling
We are currently operating all services as normal; however, as we prioritise general waste and dry mixed recycling collections, your weekly garden waste service may be affected.
We will continue to collect your food waste on your normal collection day, even if we are unable to collect your garden waste.
If your garden waste is not collected, please leave your bags at the edge of your property and we will collect them as soon as possible.
There’s much more information on all three pages. Well worth a visit.
Further to our message earlier today that it was business as usual, a decision has been made to cancel all our advertised crime prevention stalls, and contact sessions. This decision has been made with the safety of all in mind, and to follow in line with the Government guidance on social interaction. That said we will still be on the streets, and will continue to Police your community to the best of our ability.
Business as usual for ALL Safer Neighbourhood Teams
This notice is just to inform residents the Safer Neighbourhood Teams will continue working and operating as usual. All advertised Drop In Surgeries, Crime Prevention Stands will continue at present, you will be notified of any changes.
In light of COVID19 precautions will be engaged during all community engagements. We are not asking residents to come out especially to speak to us. There are many ways you can make contact with your Safer Neighbourhood Teams. If you click on the link below it will take you directly to the Met Police web site.
Cllr Ray Puddifoot MBE explains the Council’s position on Coronavirus at https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/4338/
The link is also at the top of this website’s Useful links page.
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.
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.