On Sunday morning, in Swakeleys Park, a well-spoken woman protested she couldn’t see what was wrong with picking an armful of daffodils. She wasn’t the first, but she was the most blatant. This is what the law says:
Brunel University students, working with West London Film & Media CIC and Groundwork South, have put together a seven-minute video about the Colne Valley Park as it stands today, before it is cut through by the twin threats of HS2 and Heathrow’s third runway.
It’s a charming film of the pleasures on the doorstep of 10 million people. Perhaps it will inspire you to visit the attractions, support the cafés and other local businesses and perhaps get involved in some way with its associated charities.
More information here.
Our thanks to Twitter’s Mrs_AngryJones for the tip-off.
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.
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.
This thudded through the electronic letter box this morning:
Lecture Supper Evening (+ AGM)
Ickenham Village Hall, Saturday 12th November 2016 at 18:00
Guest Speaker : Andy Sands
‘Wildlife On Your Doorstep’
Andy Sands started photographing wildlife over 25 years ago as a hobby. He has now been doing it professionally for over 14 years and is one of the most respected wildlife photographers in this country!
He specialises in British Wildlife and he enjoys giving people insights into hidden worlds and activities that are all around us but which are often overlooked!
Everybody is Welcome!
Tickets are £10 each (includes supper, wine and/or soft drinks)
Over the years the WEA Lecture Supper evening has proved to be a very popular local event being both informative and entertaining, so if you would like more details of the evening or want to purchase a ticket please contact Caroline Field on the telephone number above.
As part of the London Open House weekend, Swakeleys House will be open to the public (no charge) on Saturday 17th September 10:00 to 16:00.
It gives Ickenham residents the opportunity to publicly show their interest in this building. Please go if you can. Groups of up to 15 at a time will be admitted every 20 to 30 minutes.
Tell your friends and neighbours, we need to demonstrate our continuing interest in this historic and iconic building to its owners.
On a recent visit to Bury, Lancs, I was impressed by an outdoor gym in the local park. Thinking this would be a great idea for Hillingdon, discovered LBH is well ahead of me. We may not (yet?) have one in Ickenham, but here’s a list of outdoor gyms in the borough.