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.
Members of the Association will be welcome to attend the AGM on 21st April, 8pm in the Village Hall. Please bring your ‘Ickenham Calling…..’ newsletter as ID (and the enclosed AGM minutes). The hall capacity is 200 and we usually get very close to it, so don’t come late – you may not get in.
As each newsletter is published and delivered to Association members by our wonderful street stewards, we upload the previous one to the website archive. This means that the Autumn one has either arrived or will drop through your letter box soon.
As each newsletter is published and delivered to Association members by our wonderful street stewards, we upload the previous one to the website archive. This means that the Summer one has either arrived or will drop through your letter box soon.
As part of the AGM, the Chairman reviews the Association’s activities during the preceding year. She also does a lot of other things like calling for votes on this and that and introducing the guest speakers. While much of this has to await the members’ approval next year, we thought it would be a good idea to see the body of her presentation here.
Each year we have to get the previous year’s minutes approved before we can upload them to the website. This happened last night. We should have added the 140+ members of the Association to the list of attendees. Apologies, and thanks to John Coombe for reminding us.