March events in Cranford Park

Saturday March 4. ‘Hidden Cranford Park’. Spring is on the way, so why not join our first guided walk of the year? Join Bob Barton, Secretary of Cranford Park Friends, who will lead a 90-minute, free guided walk around the park, highlighting lesser-known features and some curious facts. The park is full of mystery, legend and mysterious places! Meet beside the car park at 11am (TW5 9RZ). No need to book. Approx 90 minutes.

Saturday March 4 (evening). There are still some tables remaining at our informal Quiz Night. Cost £6 per head (reduction for teams of up to 6). Bring your own snacks and drinks and join the fun. Starts 6:30pm at Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington UB3 4LW. You can reserve your place by replying to this.

Sunday March 12. Secret Garden Opening – 2:30pm until 4:30pm. Come and help us prepare the garden for spring or just for a look at the well and vine; meet the volunteers. Tools and refreshments provided for volunteers. This is our first session this year… from now until the summer we meet on the second Sunday of each month (note new times). Come and join us! Situated next to the stables and courtyard (TW5 9RZ).

Saturday March 25. River Crane Walk 2 : From Bulls Bridge to Hanworth Road. Our friends at FORCE are leading a walk along the River Crane. Today’s section incorporates Cranford Park. It starts at Bull’s Bridge at 10:30am, lasts until 3:30pm and you must book – please visit Note this is not a CPF event.

For more details about the park and our Friends Group, see

Petition Hearing – Richards Close

Dear Residents

A petition with 28 signatures was submitted to the Council from residents of Richards Close, Hayes which represents 28 out of the 34 households (82%) in the road. In a covering statement with the petition, the lead petitioner states:

“Richards Close has been plagued with parking problems from airport workers who park in Richards Close and get the free bus into the airport. They start arriving before 6am and then at 2pm, the second shift arrives late in the evening. They cant use any other free bus stops in Harlington because they are parking restrictions all along the High Street.

The problems we encounter are as follows:

If we go out we come back an cant park anywhere.
If we have visitors or health workers there is nowhere to park.
They park infant of the scout hut entrances and garages.
Our road never gets cleaned, we have grass growing in the gutter as the mechanical cleaner can not come down the street.

There will now be a Formal Petition hearing with the Cabinet Member for Planning, Transportation and Recycling on Wednesday 15th February 2017 at 7pm. This will take place in Committee Room 3 – Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1UW.

The petition organiser (or his/her nominee) can address the Cabinet Member for a short time and in turn the Cabinet Member may also ask questions. After hearing all the views expressed, the Cabinet Member will make a formal decision.

Can you please spread the word and encourage as many members of the community to come and support the petition.

We hope that you find this useful, If you have any problems relating to this or any other local issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours Sincerely

Cllr Peter Money, Cllr June Nelson and Cllr Manjit Khatra
Your Heathrow Villages Councillors