Hillingdon opens London’s first Nepalese Gurkha burial site

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Dear All,

The Council formally opened a dedicated Nepalese Gurkha burial site, the first in London.

Please see below links to the media coverage this received, including BBC London television and radio and ITV News, and interviews.

Kind regards,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02b8btw (listen from 02:48)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04p9c7z/bbc-london-news-18112014

http://www.itv.com/news/london/search/?q=hillingdon

http://news.itnsource.com/

http://www.hillingdontimes.co.uk/news/11603536.Hillingdon_to_have_first_Gurkha_burial_site_in_London/

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/londons-first-gurkha-burial-site-8105050

http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/29162/First-London-Gurkha-burial-site-to-open-in-Hillingdon

 

Heathrow Villages Forum Launch Event

Heathrow villages plan
Dear Villagers

You are invited to...
The launch of a neighbourhood forum for the Heathrow Villages.

Where and when?
Thursday 27th November, 6:30pm – 9pm, Sipson Community Centre (Sipson Way, Sipson, Middlesex, UB7 0DP ).

Meet at 6:30pm for refreshments and introductions.

To do what?
To officially launch the Heathrow Villages Forum and start influencing community planning issues.

We need to:
Confirm the boundary of the area to be included in our neighbourhood plan, agree our constitution, elect the committee and officersand plan our next event, which will be a community consultation in the Heathrow Villages

If you have any queries or suggestions, please visit our website or contact us by email: heathrowvillagesplanning@gmail.com

Please pass this invitation on to any others who might be interested.

Thanks!

http://www.heathrowvillagesforum.org

Berkley Meadows – Playground Refurbishment

Dear Villagers

We are proud to announce that Berkley Meadows Playground will be refurbished in the early part of 2015 as part of its Chrysalis Programme.

Over the past year many new trees have been planted and picnic benches have been put in place. The play area (pictured below) will be increased in size and be completely refurbished.

Something we are looking forward to and welcome in Heathrow Villages.

We will update you once this has occurred.

Please contact us if you would like any further information.

Kind Regards

Cllr Peter Money, Cllr June Nelson and Cllr Manjit Khatra
Your local Labour Councillors


Annual Sipson Village Christmas Event


Hello everyone,

Gearing up for the annual village Christmas events now!

Monday 1st December, 3:30pm, set up from 2:30pm, Sipson Road, beside Zayani restaurant/ opposite the Post Office

Once again Heathrow Primary School Choir will be singing carols, Cherry Lane Children’s Centre will be running Christmas decoration making, and volunteers will be running a raffle and serving drinks and snacks for our annual Christmas gathering in the village. It has been very cheering to find these groups have all contacted me this year to confirm the event is happening and get organised -all our hard work in getting the events going in previous years has paid off, and we have created some firm shared village traditions that I believe can and very much hope will continue into the future.

 Following last year’s very sad theft of the village Christmas tree, we have taken a different tack and planted a lovely cherry tree to call our village tree. It is still young, but doing well, and in years to come we hope to display lights on that to mark the season. This year, as the tree is still a bit small to decorate, we will use the surrounding trees on the green to ensure we can enjoy our usual count down to Light the Lights!

The poster is attached, please tell all your friends and family, do come along and join us, and if you can spare the time, we’d appreciate help with setting up the gazebos, serving drinks, and selling raffle tickets on the day – all help welcome! We also would like to display posters in the village, so if you can do so, please pop into Hair By Jackie’s from this Thursday to collect one or more.

 In previous years this event has had a brilliant turn out from across the community, I’m hoping this year will be no exception!

Hatch Lane Ornamental Gates

Dear Villagers

We have previously raised the the following query on the behalf of residents:

The white ornamental wooden gates at the top of Hatch Lane are damaged can these be repaired?

“The ornamental white gates have been inspected and there is some rot at the base of the gates which will require remedial work. We are seeking a contractor who can carry out the repair works and/or replace the gates as soon as possible”. 
We your Councillors have asked for correspondence once work dates have been set and once work has been completed”.

Works have began and it looks like both gates have been replaced and are awaiting paint which we are sure will be completed as soon as the weather improves.

Kind Regards

Cllr Peter Money, Cllr June Nelson and Cllr Manjit Khatra
Working for a Positive Change in Heathrow Villages

Cranford Park Friends AGM

The Friends of Cranford Park are holding their AGM on November 20th at 7.30pm at Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington UB3 4LW (Bus E6 to Cranford Drive).

Cranford Park Friends is a volunteer group re-established, after a four-year hiatus, in November 2012. It aims to increase local knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Cranford Countryside Park, a historical green space spanning 144 acres. The group are always looking for volunteers to help them in their quest to enhance Cranford Park.

All local residents are welcome

A Message from the Community Policing Team

A message from Inspector Dave George the senior officer in charge of community policing teams:

Dear Resident and Community member

Hello; My name is Inspector Dave George and I have recently taken
over as the senior police officer in charge of community policing teams for
West Drayton, Pinkwell, Heathrow Villages and Yiewsley wards. I’d like to introduce
myself to you. It is very important to me that I  spend as much time as I
can with my officers working to drive down crime and improve the quality of
life for the local community. Recently we have seen some significant crime
reductions in the key crime groups.

As a borough, key crimes such as Burglary & Robbery are down
on last years levels.

For example, Burglary is down  30.4%,  Robbery is down
44.2%, Theft OF a motor vehicle down 23.5%, Theft from a Motor vehicle 26% down
. These are superb reductions of serious crimes in our community but we cannot
be complacement  and I fully understand that any victim of these crimes is
one too many and leaves a victim in its wake.

I therefore intend to email you on a regular basis to inform you
all about the work YOUR community officers are carrying out to continue to
drive down Crime and Anti Social behaviour in your area. These emails will
inform you of some of the great work and results we have in our battles against
crime and also seek your assistance for Information and bring you the latest
updates on crime trends and crime prevention news.

In the last month community officers from the South Neighbourhood
policing team have made arrests of people in your area for a range of serious
offences including Fraud and Theft. Last week ,following a serious incident in
a local park where a dog became dangerously out of control, local community
officers have launched an investigation, have seized the dog in question and
have arrested the owner. This investigation is till currently ongoing.

Following another investigation by your local community officers a
male was sentenced to four years imprisonment following a trial at Isleworth
Crown court for supplying Class a drugs at the detention centres on the 
A4. This male attempted to take drugs into the centre and following a
painstaking investigation the offender was found guilty and is now behind bars.

Our engagement activity takes place daily and in the past few days
one of the local officers attended a local primary school and gave a Crime
Prevention message to the pupils and carried out security marking of the pupils
expensive personal belongings. On Saturday 04th October 2014 between 10am –
12pm PC RADETTE and PCSO WALSH  held a Crime Prevention Surgery at
Yiewsley Library. The surgery is held on a monthly basis and it gives the
residents of Yiewsley a chance to speak to police face to face. Please come and
along and meet the officers if you are passing by.

 These are just some examples of some of the good work your
officers are carrying out to drive down crime in the area. However I would
remind everybody to remain vigilant and report any incidents that concern you.
In an emergency call 999. If non emergency but you need to report an incident
or crime then the number is 101. The four community teams have mobile phones
when their on duty and these numbers are listed below for you. 

  • Heathrow Villages Ward  – 0208 721 2557
  • Yiewsley Ward – 0208 721 2713
  • Pinkwell Ward – 0208 721 2556
  • West Drayton Ward –  0208 721 2018

Finally, I would encourage all of you to please forward this email
onto any local residents, business members of friends living or working in the
area. If these contacts that you are aware of wish to receive regular email
contacts from the police then I would encourage people to complete the attached
form below and return it to me by email and I will ensure they are added to my
database of community contacts . I would also encourage those on Twitter to
follow us @MPSHillingdon where we circulate regular timely updates on local
matters.

I look forward to meeting with as many of you as I can over the
coming months and years and encourage you to approach me or my officers when
you see them patrolling your area.

Inspector David George   
South Sector NPT ,  Licensing & ASB
Lead   

Hillingdon Borough Police
 
C/o  1 Warwick Place, Uxbridge ,Middlesex, UB8 1PG
Email: David.B.George@met.police.uk

Burglary on Holloway Lane

Dear Villagers

An update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team:

Just to let you know there was a burglary on the 3rd of November
2014 between 800 – 1645 hours on Holloway Lane.  If you could let
neighbours know to keep everything locked and keep an eye out for any
suspicious people in the village.

Thanks
 
Lindsey Prior
PCSO 7160 XH
Safer Neighbourhood Team
Heathrow Villages
Metropolitan Police Hillingdon
 
Phone:          07917013238 /
0203761265 / 02087212557

Metphone:    711265
Fax:             
02032761266

E-mail:          Lindsey.j.prior@met.pnn.police.uk
Mail:            
HEATHROW POLICE Station, POLAR PARK SNT, UB7 0DG

Age UK Hillingdon – Get Ready for Winter

Dear All

The following is a message passed on to us by Age UK Hillingdon:

Age UK Hillingdon is again running a “Get Ready for Winter” campaign – our fourth year, following on from the success of the campaign  in previous winters, to help prepare older people for the cold weather and prevent illness, hospital admissions and excess winter deaths.

We have a supply of Winter Warmth advice booklets and room thermometers, along with a wide selection of other information, a good supply of knee blankets, hot water bottle covers and bed socks provided by our volunteer knitters and we will again be offering an electric blanket exchange scheme.

In addition, thanks to ITV’s Text Santa funding via Age UK our Handyperson Service is able to offer FREE Winter Warmth visits for older residents; checking the home and offering advice on safety, security and keeping warm in winter. We can also offer items such as draught excluders, thermal gloves and socks and emergency food parcels etc as part of this initiative.

We hope we can rely on your support again this year: if you would like more information, or are able to promote the campaign by displaying leaflets or posters please get in touch with us. Alternatively, please visit our website for more information www.ageukhillingdon.org.uk.

Appointments can be made directly with the Handyperson service: 020 8756 3060/3041

Age UK Hillingdon Team