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.
In case you didn’t know, the latest edition of ICN is available to view or download online.
We thought this might be of interest to some of you:
Message to all members of Ickenham Village Hall Association.
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:-
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.
Coronavirus links from Hillingdon Council
Advice page at: www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/3745/Latest-advice-on-coronavirus
Links to all sorts of help pages including advice about household and garden waste and recycling and the introduction of free parking.
Here are some extracts:
Parking – www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/4465/Parking-charges-and-permits
To support our residents, we have decided to introduce a free emergency parking permit that residents can obtain during this period which allows them to park in the parking management scheme where they live. This is to reflect the higher than normal number of residents’ vehicles that are being parked on residential streets.
We have also removed charges and time limits from all council public car parks and pay and display bays to provide additional parking capacity for residents and key workers.
Rubbish and recycling – www.hillingdon.gov.uk/coronavirus-rubbish-and-recycling
We are currently operating all services as normal; however, as we prioritise general waste and dry mixed recycling collections, your weekly garden waste service may be affected.
We will continue to collect your food waste on your normal collection day, even if we are unable to collect your garden waste.
If your garden waste is not collected, please leave your bags at the edge of your property and we will collect them as soon as possible.
There’s much more information on all three pages. Well worth a visit.
Cllr Ray Puddifoot MBE explains the Council’s position on Coronavirus at https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/4338/
The link is also at the top of this website’s Useful links page.
Somehow this petition has slipped through almost unnoticed. It will run only until the 24th April. It needs to get to 10,000 signatures to get to a Government response or, at 100,000, it might get a parliamentary debate.’ So, if you agree with the proposal, please sign it, if you haven’t already done so. Please pass the link on to everyone you can think of. Thanks!
We call on the Government to abandon the HS2 Rail project:
The most recent Police newsletter for the Hillingdon community is now available at:
Earlier in the year, we ran a post here inviting you to share your feelings about and understanding of HS2. If you’re interested you can download/view the results here.
They are in two parts – first the survey and second the answers to question number 3: Please tell us any thoughts about the communication methods above. Also about any other ways you get your information about HS2.
The results may enlighten you, unless you’ve been following the HS2 saga closely, in which case they’ll probably confirm your perceptions.
The programmes for this year’s Festival have been delayed. The plan is to drop one through every door in Ickenham. Meanwhile, if you have broadband, you can get a pdf copy (30MB) via the Ickenham Festival website.
Ray Puddifoot, John Hensley and David Simmonds continue as our councillors following the recent election. (Later: I should have included existing West Ruislip councillors Philip Corthorne and John Riley and welcomed Devi Radia for the same ward.)
Full ward-by-ward results are at www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/33513/Hillingdon-elects