Out of Hours Flights Northolt Calibrations: 17 and 18 August between 2200 and 0200

Directly from RAF Northolt

Dear Everyone,

I am writing to inform you that an out Out Of Hours flight has been confirmed, pending suitable weather and serviceability.

Please be advised that RAF Northolt will have a Flight Checker aircraft conducting circuits on the nights of 17 and 18 August between 2200 and 0200.

As on previous occasions, the Flight Checker will conduct essential calibration of airfield radar and navigation equipment.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this causes; thank you for your support.

Kind Regards

James

Sqn Ldr J E TENNISWOOD| Media & Communications Officer | RAF Northolt | West End Road | RUISLIP | HA4 6NG

Minutes of the last SRRA Quarterly Meeting held 22nd July 2015

The minutes are below.  Good meeting!

Minutes of the South Ruislip Residents Association

Quarterly Meeting Held at St Mary’s Church Hall On Wednesday July 22nd 2015

In attendance were 53 residents and 11 committee members.  Councillors present Eddie Lavery, Allan Kauffman & Judy Kelly.

Apologies were received from: Cllr Jem Duducu, Michael White and Teji Barnes and committee member Francis Jones

1.0  Opening Remarks & Welcome & Matters Arising from the Minutes & Signed Minutes.

 2.0  ARLA

Judgement in favour of Sainsbury’s development.  Sid had asked Sainsbury’s if they will appeal against the judge’s decision.  Said that they wouldn’t.  Development feted to start early September.

3.0  Newsletter in New Format

Thank you for the new format Lynne.

Amendments Stonefield Park, more detail requested on the litter pick, which goes ahead on the 15th August 2015 meeting at 10am starting at South Ruislip Library.

Full Colour newsletters – Prize if you get one!

3.1 Rats / Sainsburys

Pest Control in Sainsbury’s – rats reported, keen to have litter removed.  This has been reported to the council.

4.0  HS2

In agreement with the SRRA, Cllr Allan Kauffman presented at HS2 hearing in London.  As we were only there to discuss mitigation rather than the principle of HS2, main concerns raised over the digging in the ARLA site and the vent shaft, the volume of traffic with 200 lorries a day leaving the site.

Second issue with closing Station Approach, West End Road, Bridgewater Road and Long Drive.  Lynne and Allan counted the businesses there 91 businesses affected then there is the LIDL, B&M, housing, so more of an issue with traffic.

Concern raised that they are planning this as a paper exercise rather than dealing with realities.  Proposing to access with in one place an location which is currently blocked so asked for a review in more detail.

Allan and Sid have received a letter from the Chair of the committee saying that they will take our concerns into consideration.

5.0 Treasurers Report

Current account £620.74 and reserve £12356.70 as at 30th June.

6.0 Chief Road Steward

Letters were late this time.  Thanks for getting them out on time.

Henry moving South, he will be around for a few months.  Looking for a new person to take over as CRS.

7.0 Police

Henry mentioned talk from victim support.  Voluntary organisation, they will come and support you with assistance.  They are looking for premises in the area.

PCSO’s are finished.  No more coming in future.

Sid recounted his frustration with police, after a HGV delivery driver damaged a number of cars and the police didn’t turn up. Discussion of a lady who was burgled and had a slow response.

Suggestion to write to Nick Downing.  General dissatisfaction.  Ask him to come to the next meeting.  People welcome to write to SRRA if they have had issues where they feel the police have not followed up.

Burglary, lack of contact from the police.  Not enough resources for the police.

8.0       Community Voice

Next meeting in September.  Discussion will be on the transfer of care from Hospitals to the community, especially at GP level.

9.0 RAF Northolt

Sid had a meeting with Ops at RAF meeting.  Nothing has changed from before re the discussion on flight path changes or planes flying over the Mahlon Avenue area.

Biggin Hill have said they have taken legal action against RAF/MOD due to more flights at RAF Northolt.  Sid said that this was a commercial action and not something we would like to be involved with.

One gentleman left the meeting.  Sid commented that it was difficult to mediate between two intractable positions, there is little room for mediation.

10.0 South Ruislip Library

Great children’s section.  Members extolled the virtues.  Great service getting in books, quiz.  Much more than just collection point for new recycling bags.  Recycling bags can also be ordered from the council on a standing order basis and they deliver each quarter.

11.0 Lorries

11.1 HGV Access to South Ruislip Estate

Large lorries rumbling around the area an issue.  Seeing more and more on The Fairway and Long Drive.  Look at estate having a 7.5 ton limit, except for access.  Roads – drop Allan a line to have more signs on local streets.  Sign in middle of road for Torcross, too late.

11.2 South Ruislip Bridge

Notices and restrictions.  Three hits on the South Ruislip Bridge recently. What can be done to improve the safety of the access.

Cllr Kauffman suggested the council will look at spending Section 106 and SIL contribution from the ARLA money on the site to improve the bridge so it becomes an asset but there are a number of warning devices and signs up already.  One gentleman commented that his van was detected as being over height but was well under the limit..

12.0 Beautiful South Ruislip

12.1 Chamber of Commerce South Ruislip

Sid apologised to Lynne for not being invited to talk at the last meeting on the subject of   Beautiful South Ruislip. Working on getting members for a chamber of commerce so they can act as a group, especially with the commercial threats from ASDA as well as Sainsburys.

12.2 Rover/MG site, Victoria Road

The site at Rover/MG site is being cleared, concern about rubbish at the site but it’s starting to be cleared.  Lidl going for planning permission for their store.

12.3 Victoria Road, Parking/Red Route

Victoria Road, parking up causing traffic flow issues.  Discussed possible Red line route status for the road.

13.0 Stonefield Park

Elaine Haynes:  Playing area is breaking up, rubber matting will be sorted for the 28th July, would like it renewed altogether though.

14.0 Any Other Business

14.1 South Ruislip Bike Parking

Cycle chain to rail at South Ruislip on the bike.  To be removed.

14.2 Proposed Zebra Crossing on Victoria Road

Refused, no further action.  Suggestion of barriers being put in place to flow people to the crossing.  Cllr Kelly would look at that.

14.3 Long Drive Rubbish

Complaint from residents about rubbish being left out too early and on the wrong days that foxes are opening and spreading.  Cllr Kelly said that she would look into this.  [Added at time writing minutes: Judy wrote to advise that the council leafleted the area informing residents of responsibilities and correct process]

14.4 Bin Collection/Recycling

Dissatisfaction expressed bin collection and spreading of mess.  Also leaving green waste bags in the road.  Tightening up needed.

14.5 Ivory Dental Service Bin

Reminder of request for reason why that was removed made of Cllr Kauffman.

15.0 Meeting Closed

 

RAF Warn us to Expect Heavy Road Traffic on Saturday 13th June with Bonus of Aerial Displays

Saturday 13th June sees the RAF Northolt Open Day.  Last tickets were sold on the 1st June so you are a little late if you are still after a ticket.

The base have warned that traffic will be heavy in the area due to the event.  For us hardy souls of South Ruislip heavy traffic is a constant companion but it’s always better to know what to expect!

For those of us who enjoy the planes – with a busy flight schedule it will make for good viewing.

Aerial Display Timetable

Time

Event

1305 Queen’s Birthday Flypast
1306 RAFAT Flypast
1308 BBMF Flypast
1314 RAF Chinook Display
1327 Hurricane Display
1340 Great War Display Team
1400 RV8tors Display
1413 Dragon Rapide Display
1422 B-17 ‘Sally B’ Display
1440 RAF Falcons Parachute Display
1510 P-51 Mustang ‘Ferocious Frankie’ Display
1520 Bucker Jungmeister Display
1530 Wildcat Display Team
1550 Spitfire Display

 

 

 

 

Police Update from Inspector Rob Bryan

Dear reader,
 
I would like to make an appeal to you all to pass the following to as many people as you have access to:
 
Crime Prevention E-Mail Alerts
 
Hillingdon Police maintain a register of local residents and businesses who wish to receive regular crime prevention messages from the police via e-mail. With 45,000 households in the north of the Borough, with a potential 100,000 e-mail addresses, you would think we would have a huge bank of contacts to pass on messages to. Sadly not. Per ward, the take up for the register is currently as follows:
 
Harefield – 43 
Northwood – 184
Northwood Hills – 157  
Eastcote & East Ruislip – 93   
West Ruislip – 51      
Cavendish – 66 
Manor – 121    
South Ruislip – 126    
Ickenham – 81  
 
We are wasting a really good resource here and I urge you all to sign up and get everyone you know in Hillingdon to sign up too. I have bent my sergeants ears over this as I want to see the numbers increase but they tell me people just don’t want to give up their e-mail addresses. I have posted the details of the register to a few facebook sites too and the take up could be counted on one hand so maybe they are right. But I don’t want them to be right so help me prove them wrong – the e-mail addresses are kept secure and are not passed on to anyone else and it is really simple to sign up. Just go to http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/45444OIIID and follow the instructions. It takes a few minutes only. You can tailor your profile on the register so as to receive messages relevant to you. A recent example was when reports of a suspicious man near a school was reported to us, we were able to get that out to those on the register who lived in the area. This is a good system, lets make use of it.
 
 
Example E-Mail Alert – this is what is being sent out this week to people on the contact list.
 
As a member of the Hillingdon Community your are receiving this to assist you in protecting your family, friends, colleagues and yourself from becoming a victim of crime. Crime takes all types of forms and the information is aimed to assist you in many areas. Please click on the words for the areas you are interested in to be taken to the Metropolitan Police Website:
 
Personal safety  Even in a city as busy and crowded as London, incidents of mugging and pick pocketing are still quite low. Knowing how and where criminals who commit these crimes operate will help you avoid falling victim to them.
Advice on Burglary Prevention Burglary can be financially costly and emotionally devastating to victims. However, by taking just a few simple measures you can dramatically reduce the chances of it happening to you.
Vehicle safety   Most vehicle crime is preventable. It can take less than a minute for a thief to steal something from your vehicle.
Community  From business to Pubwatch to Neighbourhood Watch, we all have a role to play in ensuring our community remains safe.
Travel safety and security advice The Roads and Transport Policing Command has provided advice for staying safe when using London’s Transport network, or if cycling around the City.
Fraud Alert The Fraud alert team has provided this information as a resource to assist in combating fraud and other economic crime, and to prevent you becoming a victim of crime.
Protecting your mobile phone The National Mobile Phone Crime Unit website has been set up to inform you of crime trends, what the unit is doing to counter them and how you can help to protect yourself being a victim of phone crime.
Businesses This information is intended to help and advise small retailers on how to reduce the risk of robbery at their premises and, where robberies do occur, to minimise the impact on staff and customers.
Wildlife Crime   In Britain the responsibility for enforcement of the laws protecting our wildlife rests with the police service. However, many different offences are committed against wildlife in this country every year, and this is what we mean by wildlife crime.
Art and antiques  Photographs of a stolen object greatly improve the chances of recovery. Photographs can be taken using any photographic format and need not prove to be expensive.
 
If the links do not work for you, the information can also be accessed by typing the following into your internet browser http://content.met.police.uk/Site/crimeprevention
 
Join up now!
 
Yours,
 
Inspector Rob Bryan
North Safer Neighbourhoods
Hillingdon Borough
Phone 020 8246 1816 | Mobile 07500097182 | E-mail robert.bryan@met.pnn.police.uk
Address Ruislip Police Station, The Oaks, HA4 7LE
 
Do you use twitter? Follow us @MPSHillingdon
Looking for crime prevention advise? Email us at XHMailbox.partnership@met.police.uk to register

Official Playground Opening!

The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor George Cooper will be opening the refurbished playground at The Fairway/Long Drive playground this Wednesday at 11.30am.

 

 The London Borough of Hillingdon invites local children along with their families to join the Mayor at the official opening of the newly refurbished playground at Long Drive

 

 This will be on Wednesday 27 May, 11.30am

 

 For more information contact the Chrysalis team on 01895 250118 or email chrysalis@hillingdon.gov.uk

 

More RAF Northolt Tickets Go On Sale on 1st June

Missed out on Tickets to the RAF Northolt open day on 13th June? Fancy another crack at getting a ticket?

From RAF Northolt….

OPEN DAY TICKETS

As you know, tickets for our open day are being sold through the agency See Tickets this year. As a result, tickets sold out very quickly.
I wanted to let you know that more tickets are due for release – we want to give the people around the unit that missed out in the first batch a head start to purchase them.
Several hundred extra tickets will go on sale 1 June 2015.
They are for sale only on See Tickets. No-one at RAF Northolt is selling tickets.
These are pedestrian access tickets only – no car passes will be available, except disabled access (remember to input/say this at the moment of purchase).
When they are gone they are gone! No more tickets will be released for public sale after this batch.
These tickets are expected to go extremely rapidly – please do plan for 1st June to ensure you are not disappointed.

Web Address: www.seetickets.com

Phone Number: 0871 229 0260

Good luck – SRRA

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