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):
Just substitute yy with the last two digits of the year and mm with the number of the month.
Tickets went on sale at 9am today.
Get them from:
0871 220 0260
They do sell out quickly and if they’re gone, they’re gone.
Contrary to a current rumour we (Ickenham Residents’ Association) do not have an allocation.
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
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.
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.
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
This BBC link lets you see your boundary change proposals. Scroll down to the ‘Enter your full postcode’ box. This is what popped up for an Ickenham code:
On a recent visit to Bury, Lancs, I was impressed by an outdoor gym in the local park. Thinking this would be a great idea for Hillingdon, discovered LBH is well ahead of me. We may not (yet?) have one in Ickenham, but here’s a list of outdoor gyms in the borough.
Another talented photographer has popped up in Facebook’s Ickenham… it’s just the best village. This time, it’s Justin Otto. See his set of excellent photos from in and around Ickenham in his Flickr account. Here’s a taster (his originals are much higher quality):
Photo by Justin Otto
While trying to find a decent pic of Ickenham Village Hall for our Twitter account and the header of this site, I found myself in contact with the Swakeleys Home Guard (1944) Association. Its members meet at the back of the Village Hall. I’ve added them to the Useful Links page, along with a lively Facebook group we mentioned recently called ‘Ickenham… it’s just the best village’.