Brief update (online due to COVID-19)

The Association has decided not to produce this quarter’s newsletter, nor to collect the annual subs at this time in order to protect all our stewards. We will review the situation when we are due to produce the Autumn newsletter.

In the meantime, just to keep you up to date with what has been going on in the last few months there is a brief update on the major issues on our website.

If you have a neighbour who does not have internet access, would you be kind enough to ask them if would like to know what is on here and give them an update?

Thank you in advance.

Keep safe and well.

Spring Newsletter available here due to COVID-19

Normally, we add newsletters to the archive as soon as the next one hits the streets. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 some of the street-hitting hasn’t happened this month.

You’ll find the Spring 2020 issue in the website archive. The AGM mentioned on page 1 was postponed. Thanks again to COVID-19.

If you are not a member of the Residents’ Association, for a £2 per annum subscription, you can normally get the newsletters hot off the press. For no extra, and at your choice, the Association will keep you updated with more immediate news by email. If you are a member and don’t get the emails, drop a line to ickenhamresidents@hotmail.com

 

Our online newsletter archive

Did you know that, as each newsletter is published and delivered to Association members by our wonderful street stewards, we upload the previous one to the website archive?

Obviously, for a £2 per annum subscription, you can get the newsletters hot off the press. For no extra, and at your choice, the Association will keep you updated with more immediate news by email.

O to be a road steward!

The Ickenham Residents’ Association’s (largely unsung) heroes are the volunteer road stewards who deliver the Ickenham Calling newsletter to our members and collect the subs once a year. This activity keeps Association members informed on a range of issues including HS2 of course, road safety and traffic, the fight against crime, health, conservation and green spaces,

Every so often, the Committee organises a thank you knees up. Well, not quite a knees up, more a quiz evening with food and drink thrown in (not literally).

We get a sprinkling of emails after the event from some of the attendees. They always seem to have a good time and appreciate the Committee’s efforts. (Not me, this year, I was away sadly.)

Here are just some of the comments we received from our 26th July event. We have mixed them up and preserved the writers’ anonymities.

They opened with comments like these:
“A really happy event.” “Most enjoyable.” “Such fun.” “A good evening.” “Enjoyable and good fun.” “Appreciated by all.” “Warm and welcoming.”

In the middle, they said things like:
“A good way to meet and greet lots of good friends and acquaintances.” “The food was really delicious.” “The quizzes were challenging and fun.” “The quiz was excellent.” “Much laughter and giggling as we wracked our brains.”

And, at the end, apart from lots of “thank you”s their closing remarks included:
“I do applaud the hard work that must have gone in.” “A great job.” “Such a success.” “We happily went home.”

Hope that last one wasn’t provoked by relief.

 

PS (If you fancy becoming a road steward, after reading this, you’d be very welcome. If so, please send us an email. Thank you.)

Hillingdon Police Community Newsletter

Last July Rob Bryan, Temporary Chief Inspector for Partnership & Neighbourhoods in Hillingdon, teamed up with our Neighbourhood Watch friends to publish a monthly Hillingdon Police Community Newsletter.

If you’re not already receiving this in your email, or if you would prefer to access it directly at your own convenience, you can access current and past issues directly from the Neighbourhood Watch website.

If you’re of a technical bent, you can read copies in your browser by using the format below for the web address (remove the quote marks – I added them to stop some browsers converting the address into a hyperlink):

“www.hillingdonnhw.co.uk/v4/docs/communicator_20yy_mm.pdf”

Just substitute yy with the last two digits of the year and mm with the number of the month.

Happy reading!