Ward Budget – Cherry Lane Summer Fete

We recently used our ward budget to support a number of communityy activities including an event at Cherry Lane School.

The following is from them:

Dear Councillor Peter Money, 

I wanted to send you all some photos from our wonderful Summer fete, which yet again, proved to be a magnificent day for our pupils and their families.

The day was filled with fun and laughter and included a variety of stalls, offering unique crafts as well as three different food stalls from around the world, entertainment for children and their parents/carers as well as local dance and drama schools, performing which was a fantastic success.

Mr Whitehouse, our Headmaster, myself and Carl Nielson, have been working towards greater Community Cohesion with the diverse Ethnic mix at our school.

With the support of the ward budget grant, we were able to secure some fantastic activities for our Summer fete, which enabled our pupils, their families and those from our local community, to come together and enjoy a day of fun.

With the grant, we were able to hire four inflatable castles – £400 as well as Go Karts – £385 and with the remaining £215, we were able to replenish items such as glitter tattoos, we also bought stock for our BBQ as well as cakes and biscuits for the children to decorate.

I wish to thank you once again for your support  –  from all of us at Cherry Lane Primary School, it really does make a big difference to the type of day we can offer our children and families.

Kind Regards

Cherry Lane School


HARTS – pop up gallery

Thursday 16th July, 3-4pm and 8-9pm.

Drop in to the public underpass next to Cherry Lane Children’s centre, UB7 9DL.

A pop up gallery, show-casing community-led art work in the Heathrow Villages, inspiring care, social change and positive investment for the long term. In the spirit of the new moon, new and interested artists are invited to come along and develop ideas about upcoming projects for the year ahead.

Free drinks and refreshments provided, elderflower champagne included.

// communityharts.com // 07512320856 // communityharts@gmail.com //


Harts is a new project in the Heathrow villages, using community led arts of different mediums to combat the blight from the airport, and ​encourage a more ​creative, connected and sustainable ​ ​community.

There is a ‘design lab’ event on Sunday 8th February, where locals and artists will be matched up to plan projects for the area (the specifics of which will be worked out by the groups involved). 
More info below.

We are looking for ​local people and ​artists who ​art interested in community arts ​ ​t​o be involved, on the 8th Feb  ​/​afterwards.

​For this event, w​e are especially looking for people ​ interested in community murals, photography, textiles, crafts and landscape art, although other art forms are welcomed.

Please let us know if your interested or pass on ​​contacts of those who you know may be.

Heathrow Villages Design Lab  You are invited to an event to connect local groups and people with artists, to together explore how we can use community led arts to further improve the villages.Sunday 8th February, 2-5pm
St Peter and St Pauls Church Hall, Harlington, UB3 5AB
Speakers and presentations from local groups and artists.

Visioning and planning community arts projects for groups and spaces local to the Heathrow villages.Everybody is welcome at this event, whether you have experience in community arts, or not!communityharts@gmail.com

Drop-in surgery Heathrow Villages SNT – Harlington Co-op 16 October 5.00 pm

Dear Villagers

Local policing is carried out on a day to day basis by the Heathrow Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team – Heathrow Villages SNT. Come and meet you local SNT team tonight at Harlington High Street – CO-OP stores. This stall starts at 17:00pm – 18:00pm.

Kind Regards 


Thames21 Hillingdon Events 18th and 19th October

cranford_park.JPGDear All

Please see events that are occurring around the villages this weekend (18th – 19th October 2014) 

  • The next event is going to be straight after the above at Cranford Park. Starting at the information Centre again but at 12:15pm on Saturday October 18th. We are going to be completing the Riverfly Monitoring Survey. If you have an interest in the natural environment, this is a great way to learn some identification skills and find out the pressures of pollution on the River Crane. This event will be catered for all ages and families are encouraged to come and attend. Full details, http://www.thames21.org.uk/event/river-fly-monitoring-river-crane-cranford-park-hayes-hillingdon/
  • If the river fly monitoring interests you, you may also be interested in the following, http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/vince-cable-chair-meeting-addressing-7904327 Vince Cable will be chairing a public meeting regarding pollution on the River Crane. Please RSVP for the night with the organisers (link is in the article) and if you wish to ask a question on the night you have to post it beforehand. The meeting is going to be taking place October 31st7-8pm at Whitton Community Centre. I am not the person organising this event so please do not email me saying you wish to attend.
  • The last event over the weekend is taking place on the Grand Union Canal, Hayes. We are going to be doing a litter pick of the area which is greatly needed as well as cutting back vegetation to increase visibility on the Grand Union Canal. The event is going to be starting at ‘Western View’ at 10:30am on Sunday 19th October and full details are, http://www.thames21.org.uk/event/hayes-hillingdon-grand-union-canal-clean-up-3/.
  • Regarding the plantation and work taking place at Western View, thank you to everyone who emailed me back with their input. I am going to be presenting the information to the Hillingdon Canals Partnership on Friday 17thOctober.
  • I am looking for 6 groups to volunteer 2 hours twice per year as a team building day during the weekend or weekday. The aim is to help look after this area by the Grand Union canal, Hayes as it is in desperate need of more long term support. My funding, kindly given by the Hillingdon Community Trust, is going to be ending in September 2015. Thames21 has a training course, Leading a Waterways Clean Up,  which is free and some people in your organisation can put the qualification on their CV as  team management and leadership skills. It will also mean your organisation is fully insured to do such events on any waterway, something which you could add to your sustainability policy even as a Non-Government Organisation. Details of the training course can be found, http://www.thames21.org.uk/training-details/.

Best Regards

Hillingdon and Reading Project Officer
Thames21 – bringing London’s waterways to life