October 2010 Archives
CONTENTIOUS plans to convert one bungalow into two in Ruislip have been approved by Hillingdon Council.
The Howletts Lane application had generated staunch opposition from the road's residents who feared it would set a 'dangerous precedent', but councillors on the north planning committee voted to approve it on Wednesday (27) by four to two.
YOU could call it rugby's version of the fabled 'Big Society', so who better to launch such an initiative than the local team of the government minister in charge of Britain's voluntary sector?
After winning in the 'More Volunteers' category earlier this year, Ruislip RFC were invited to Twickenham to promote the 2011 President's XV Awards, which seek to reward noble efforts at boosting grassroots rugby.
A RUISLIP man has been jailed for his part in 'a frenzied and relentless attack' on two men on a tube train.
Stephen Cowler, 20, of Blackspur Close, was handed a 28-month sentence for the New Year's Day attack while a 17-year-old from Ruislip, who cannot be named for legal reasons,will be sentenced at youth court.
A BID by housing developers to pack 15 more properties into the already massive RAF Eastcote project has been opposed by Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP Nick Hurd.
Residents are demanding that Taylor Wimpey withdraw their planning applications to increase the number of proposed units on the site from 385 to 400 because of concerns about traffic, parking and a lack of public transport and infrastructure.
214 FIELD END ROAD - Change of use from Class A1 (Retail) to Class A3 (Food and Drink - Cafe) and installation of extract duct.
135 FIELD END ROAD - Application for variation of condition 6 (hours of operation) of planning permission, ref 5910/C/96/0074 dated 15-01-1996, Change of use from Class A1 (Shop) to Class A3 (Food and Drink).
27 MAYBANK GARDENS - Conversion of roofspace to habitable use to include rear dormer with 4 rooflights to front and 1 rooflight to rear.
HILLINGDON Council is celebrating a major victory after a South Ruislip resident was forced to demolish their side and rear extension.
The long-running saga at 121 Herlwyn Avenue eventually ended this month when the homeowner caved in to pressure to demolish the building work that didn't have planning permission.
A WAREHOUSE in South Ruislip is being used by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) to store 27 fire engines withdrawn from service prior to a planned strike this Saturday (23).
The AssetCo depot in Field End Road is the LFB base for training and equipment provision and is this week preparing to provide emergency cover across the entire capital.
A strike by firefighters is due to begin 10am Saturday and will last eight hours.
76 EXMOUTH ROAD - Conversion of roof space to habitable use to include a rear dormer, 2 front rooflights and conversion of roof from hip to gable end.
RAF EASTCOTE LIME GROVE - Erection of 17 one-bedroom and 42 two-bedroom flats and 8 three-bedroom houses with associated car parking and landscaping (modification of outline planning permission)
10 MEADOW CLOSE - Alterations of dormer to rear.
A HOUSE in South Ruislip was targeted in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of Monday (18).
Police have appealed for information following the fire in White Butts Road, which badly damaged the property. It is now boarded up.
No one was injured in the blaze, thought to have started outside the front door at about 1am.
HILLINGDON Council has delayed a decision on whether to make an Eastcote bus stop wheelchair friendly after residents protested it would worsen parking and traffic problems.
Since 2008 the council has wanted to make all the bus stops in Southbourne Gardens compatible with disability discrimination laws, but residents have argued that the road is unsuitable for the necessary clearways.