Harmondsworth Christmas Market

Hillingdon opens London’s first Nepalese Gurkha burial site


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)








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.



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