Report crime to NHW as well as police

Neighbourhood Watch knows where lots of CCTV cameras are. If you tell them quickly enough (i.e. don’t leave it for days) then they can check the recordings and help the police to nail the villains.

Make sure you tell the police first. As so often happens, someone has just reported a burglary to NHW but it happened at the start of the month, which could mean that the recordings have already been overwritten.

Some residents don’t even bother to report car break-ins to NHW, yet these often reveal leads to bigger crimes in the area.

Contact details are:

Brian Walters (Ickenham only). More information here.

0208 246 1869

all@hillingdonnhw.co.uk

hillingdonnhw.co.uk

 

Colne Valley Park today

Brunel  University students, working with West London Film & Media CIC and Groundwork South, have put together a seven-minute video about the Colne Valley Park as it stands today, before it is cut through by the twin threats of HS2 and Heathrow’s third runway.

It’s a charming film of the pleasures on the doorstep of 10 million people. Perhaps it will inspire you to visit the attractions, support the cafés and other local businesses and perhaps get involved in some way with its associated charities.

More information here.

Our thanks to Twitter’s Mrs_AngryJones for the tip-off.

Burns Night Bash

The Ickenham Festival Team will be holding its ever-popular “Burns Night” at Douay Martyrs School on Saturday 21st January 2017.

You can look forward to a live ceilidh band (The Larkrise Ranters), with a caller, a Piper, a haggis supper, dancing, and Burns poetry reading.  A great night out is promised for all.

Full details of tickets and booking are on the Ickenham Festival website. Don’t delay, tickets sell out fast.

Two chances to tackle HS2

HS2 is holding two ‘information-sharing events’ for Ickenham residents in October and November.

Here’s a summary:

HS2 has been trying to identify ways of reducing HGV traffic movements in the West Ruislip and Ickenham area, in particular, the peak two-way HGV movements from 1060 to a maximum of 550 per day at Swakeleys Roundabout.

Its report sets out its proposals, plus ways to significantly reduce sustainable placement of surplus excavated materials on land between Harvil Road and Breakspear Road South.

If you want to preview what it will be presenting, the summary report is at:  www.gov.uk/government/publications/hillingdon-traffic-study-summary-report

The invites are very similar, click on one to download it:

13th October 3-9pm St Giles

3rd November 3-9pm Village Hall