Colne Valley Park Festival Fortnight

We have been asked to circulate this to you:

We are delighted to share with you our Colne Valley Park Festival Fortnight details, which has an exciting programme of events and activities for everyone to enjoy across the whole Colne Valley. Please do share this post, as we would be thrilled for as many people to enjoy what is on offer as possible.

From Batchworth to Staines, Langley to Uxbridge, we are partnering with volunteer groups, organisations and charities to offer you a variety of guided walks, online talks, children’s activities and more for you to enjoy over the Festival Fortnight: Saturday July 24th to Sunday August 8th 2021

Follow our link: https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/colne-valley-festival-fortnight-2021/

To find out more, book on the events and get ready to explore, enjoy and discover the Colne Valley Park!


“Hillingdon Hoard” webinar

Archaeologists working in Hillingdon on the HS2 project have uncovered a fascinating rare set of Iron Age potins, an early version of the coin, dating back to the 1st century BC. 

If you would like to find out more about this discovery, a free webinar on 19 July will explain all. You can register for it here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-archaeology-hillingdons-hidden-history-tickets-157616668699

September URC Jumble Sale

From URC:

We were overwhelmed by the response to our July sale, which raised over £590 despite only featuring plants and the quality books and the weather being rather Wimbledon.  It was lovely to see so many old friends again after a long gap and they seemed really happy to be back.  So, we’re going to do it again on Saturday 4th September [10am to 12 Noon, admission free] with a coffee morning and plant stall, lots more books [and stamps and postcards] plus bric-a-brac and toys and games.  If you have things to donate please bring them to the church on Friday 3rd September between 3pm and 7pm or ring Richard Piper on 01895 634348 for collection.  We could also do with some more helpers to join our happy team so if you think you could spare an hour or two please ring the same number for details.  Whether helping or visiting you will be supporting a range of worthwhile charities as well as the work of our church

Richard Piper

Over 50? Free taxi for your Covid jab

In case this is of use to you:

FREE VACCINE TAXIS: Age UK, the charity supporting older people, is offering a free taxi service for people aged 50 and above to get to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The scheme covers Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent, and runs until the end of March. The service uses Uber and the full cost of the travel to and from the vaccination centre will be covered.

If you are aged 50 or above and would like Age UK to arrange free taxi transport to and from your COVID-19 vaccination appointment, then please get in touch by emailing Amy Shallon at ashallon@ageuk.org.uk or by calling 07947 188 221.

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/