Local Ward and Councillor Changes in Hillingdon and How they Impact on South Ruislip and Cavendish

With government cuts, there is a proposal to reduce the number of councillors across Hillingdon from 65 to 53.  This means there will be a balancing of wards across the borough to make for roughly 4200 citizens per councillor in Hillingdon.  Whilst some wards are unchanged some will disappear and some will go down to two councillors.

What does this mean for South Ruislip?

South Ruislip Ward Boundary Submission PDF to view

The proposal is that South Ruislip would retain three councillors and grow taking the roads currently in Cavendish ward such as Torcross, Queens Walk, Mount Pleasant, Hunters Hill.  The exception is Parkfield Crescent which would move to an adjacent Hillingdon ward.

Parkfield aside, this makes sense with the Yeading Brook being a natural barrier.

The ward will fit better with the area the SRRA covers so makes sense to us.  But having been established in 1939 we have seen our fair share of boundary changes and as these wax and wane the area we cover remains the same.

What about Cavendish Ward?

However, Cavendish ward will disappear with sections of it going to different expanded wards such as South Ruislip, the Manor and Eastcote.  On a personal note I can’t help but feel for the uncertainty that respected established  Cllrs in Cavendish such as Cllr Lavery and Barnes will face but such is politics.

What do you think of the changes?

Please have your say on the review at the following link.  There are only a few days left for this first stage of consultation but another opportunity to comment will come next year:

http://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/greater-london/greater-london/Hillingdon 

Ruislip Woods Trust New Year’s Day walk

Ruislipians, fancy a bimble in Ruislip Woods on New Years Day?  Your wish is our command. as the Ruislip Woods Trust have let us know about this event.  I am sure the guided walk will be very informative!

Tuesday 1st January 2019

New Year’s Day Walk – 11am

Meet outside the Woodlands Centre by the beach at Ruislip Lido.

The walk takes approx. 2 hours and there will be a stop in one of the Woods
for hot mince pies and mulled wine or soft drinks.

Adults £2, Children £1

 For further details please visit www.Ruislipwoodstrust.org.uk

Eastcote Remembers – Armistice Events November 4th – 17th at  the Stables, Eastcote House Gardens.

Armistice

Friends of Eastcote House Gardens

Present

‘EASTCOTE REMEMBERS’

November 4th – November 17th

A fortnight of talks, concerts and an exhibition, to commemorate the young men from Eastcote who served their country 1914-1918, some making the ultimate sacrifice. Also, to highlight life in Eastcote 1914 -1918.

Programme of Events

Venue the Stables, Eastcote House Gardens.

The exhibition will be open: Free Entry

Sunday 4th November 10am -3pm

Monday 5th November 11am -3pm

Tuesday 6th November 11am -1pm

Thursday 8th November 12-4pm

Friday 9th November 12-4pm

Saturday 10th November 12-4pm

Sunday 11th November 2-4pm [Remembrance Sunday]

Friday 16th November 12-4pm

Saturday 17th November 12-4pm

Tuesday 6th November 2pm: Talk: Eastcote 1914 – 1918. Liz Smith, Edible History Society, Susan Toms RN&ELHS, Lesley Crowcroft FEHG. Free event.

Thursday 8th November 7pm: Talk: ‘Is it Ticking?’ Bomb disposal from the Western front to Helmund Province. Matt Neave, former captain in the Corps of Royal Engineers. Free Event.

Monday 12th November and Tuesday 13th November 2pm: ‘Armistice’ A concert in words and music given by ‘In Voice and Verse’ Seat Prices £15.00 see attached poster

Thursday 15th November 2pm: Talk: History of the Eastcote Branch of the Royal British Legion. Matt Neave. With WWI memorabilia on show. Free event.

There is limited seating available in the Stables therefore all events must be booked in advance Box Office Lesley Crowcroft. 020 8866 8436, lesley.crowcroft@gmail.com

All monies raised will be donated to the Royal British Legion Eastcote Branch. Collecting boxes will be available at the end of the talks and during the times that the exhibition is open.

Fancy exploring an exotic paradise tucked away in South Ruislip?

South Ruislip residents Costas and Roberto are opening their garden as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS) to raise money for nursing and cancer-related charities.

It’s a compact garden with an exotic feel that combines hardy architectural plants with more tender ones. A feeling of a small oasis with plants like Musa Basjoo, Ensette Montbelliardii, tree ferns and black bamboo. Potted Mediterranean plants on the patio include herbs, a fig tree and two olive trees.

Refreshments including home-made cakes and savouries will also be on sale as well as plants, home-made jam and biscuits.

Do go along and help Costas and Roberto raise money for the NGS’s charities!

Sunday 29 July 2018 from 2 to 6 pm

Admission £4 (children free)

4 Manningtree Road, South Ruislip, HA4 0ES

For further information on the NGC see their website at www.ngs.org.uk/

For a preview of Costas and Roberto’s garden see www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/34320/

McDonalds South Ruislip: The SRRA are leading objections!

McDonald’s have applied for planning permission for  a new restaurant in the front of the car park for DFS and Curry’s adjacent to the Homebase/Argos car park on Victoria Road.

The SRRA has consulted local residents and members  and key local stakeholders.  We are objecting to the development and this video explains why…

If you agree sign our online E-petition  which is managed by Hillingdon Council and so becomes part of the planning hearing process.

https://modgov.hillingdon.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=143&RPID=7258445&HPID=7258445

LBH don’t make it easy to sign but please persevere.

The website of the South Ruilsip Residents Association