Santa Claus is coming to town!

You may well have seen this on the village Facebook pages but just in case you haven’t:

The Rotary Club announces

Santa’s coming!
Please donate generously to Santa and his amazing team
 
Socially-distanced Santa will be bringing his musical sleigh to Ickenham visiting: Gibson Road, Campden Road, Charlbury Road, Enstone Road, Malcolm Road, Woodstock Drive, Halford Road, Swakeleys Drive, Thornhill Road.
Because of COVID-19, we can’t collect door-to-door, but we are raising money for the London Air Ambulance and Coram Life Education (Hillingdon).
You can donate through: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/santahillingdon
Or text: SANTAHILLING to 70085 to donate £5 (texts cost £5, plus one standard rate message).
 
The schedule for Ickenham  is from 6:30pm as follows:
* Thursday 10th December – Ickenham
* Gibson Road (but not between Campden & Nettleton), Campden Road, Charlbury Road, Enstone Road, Malcolm Road (but not between Nettleton & Woodstock), Nettleton Road, Woodstock Drive (but not between Swakeleys & Gibson), Halford Road, Swakeleys Drive, Thornhill Road (between Woodstock & Gibson).
* Friday 11th December – Ickenham
* Lawrence Drive (but not between Crosier & St Giles), Crosier Rd, Glebe Ave (but not between Long Lane & Crosier), St. Giles Ave, Austins Lane (between St Giles & Glebe), Sussex Rd (between Glebe & Burnham). Tavistock Rd, Burnham Ave (but not between Glebe & Milverton), Milverton Drive, Edinburgh Drive, The Paddock, Long Lane.
* Monday14th December – Ickenham
* Greenacres Ave (between Derwent & St Georges), St Georges Drive, Copthall Road West (between St Georges & Derwent), Derwent Ave, Wallasey Cres, Hoylake Cres, Woodland Close, Eleanor Grove, Rectory Way, Swakeleys Road (between Rectory Way & Derwent).

Over 65s coffee mornings/afternoons

The new Woodlands Club at 75 Long Lane, Ickenham is now open for the over 65s – Coffee Mornings/Afternoons held each Wednesday and Friday. they also offer Memberships on Mon, Tues and Thurs.
for further information please contact

Dawn Puhlhofer
Manager

Woodlands Club

Tel: 01895 634830 email info@woodlands-club.com
Web: http://www.woodlandscarehome.com

Churches reopening

From the URC:

We are delighted to announce that on Sunday 5th July at 11.00am we will be holding a Reopening Morning Service at Ickenham United Reformed Church after 15 weeks in lockdown.
Led by Peter Williams the theme is ‘This is none other than the House of God’.
The Church has been specially prepared following the Government and the United Reformed Church safety guidelines and there will be no singing.
We hope that you will be able to come.

 

From St. Giles

The church is now open for private prayer at the following times:
Tuesday evenings 7pm-8pm & Friday mornings 10am-11am

Reopening for Worship – we are planning to hold a Book of Common Prayer Service in church on Sunday 12 July. Please watch this space for further details next week and note that, due to social distancing requirements, space in church will be limited and booking in will be required via the church office.

www.stgileschurch.co.uk/

A message about Ickenham Village Hall Association

We thought this might be of interest to some of you:

Message to all members of Ickenham Village Hall Association.

Dear all

The Ickenham Village Hall AGM scheduled for 30th April 2020 has been postponed.

The Committee are currently in the process of updating their membership database and now have a dedicated membership e mail:-

ivhmembership@yahoo.com

On behalf of the Village Hall Committee could I ask that any members of the Village Hall Association contact us via the above e mail, please include your name and address.

We plan to electronically circulate a copy of last year’s AGM (and any future Village Hall communication of relevance).

Now for the legal bit:-

General Data Protection Regulations

Under the General Data Protection Regulations it is necessary for Ickenham Village Hall Association to inform members that their name, home and e mail address will be kept on a computer database. This information will be used exclusively for the Association’s benefit and will not be disclosed to any third party. Any member not wishing to be recorded in this manner should e mail the Membership Secretary, who will arrange to have them deleted from the database.

Kind Regards

Cavin Higgins

Chairman

28th March URC Jumble Sale cancelled

URC Spring Jumble Sale OFF!

The sale scheduled for Saturday 28th March has been cancelled, for reasons that will be obvious.  Please do not bring donations for sale to the church on 27th March as previously requested but if possible keep them until we are able to resume our programme.  However, we have a limited amount of storage space, so if you have quality items that you are not able to keep please ring Richard Piper on 01895 634348 for possible collection.  Any shortfall in revenue that we have will not only be detrimental to the work of the church but also our external charities for the year: End Youth Homelessness, Dementia UK, Parkinson’s UK and Toybox.  Thank you for your continuing support!

Richard Piper

This year’s Festival cancelled

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.