December 2010 Archives
AN alcoholic has been given an ASBO for abusing the 999 emergency number and claiming his name was Father Christmas, plus a suspended sentence for assaulting a police officer and a PCSO.
Trevor Hammond, of Victoria Road, South Ruislip, attacked the constable at a police station on the same day he had been in court to admit dialling 999 17 times in three hours without explaining what the emergency was.
IT'S not the news residents of Ruislip were hoping for just five days before Christmas: the high-speed rail proposals would be going ahead, almost exactly as first announced in March.
While 50 per cent of the London to Birmingham route has been modified to lessen impact on residents, an alternative option to tunnel under Ruislip was rejected by the government because it would have been too expensive.
CHILDREN from Ruislip High School raised the roof by singing traditional carols during a festive celebration at a Northwood hospital.
Choir members at the school, in Sidmouth Drive, sung their hearts out at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital's annual Christmas party, on Monday (20).
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 29 year-old man was stabbed in the neck during a pub fight in Eastcote.
The victim was wounded in a fracas at the Captain Morgans pub, in Field End Road, on Saturday (18) evening.
An London Ambulane Service spokesman said: "We were called just before 8.30pm on Saturday to reports of a stabbing.
"We sent an ambulance and one single responder in a car, and our staff treated a 29 year-old man. He was taken to hospital as a priority."
RESIDENTS' fears that higher water levels at Ruislip Lido put homes at risk of flooding have been allayed by Hillingdon Council as it prepares to publish a long-awaited environmental report.
The average water level at the Lido was deliberately raised earlier this year for the first time in 18 years but council leader, Councillor Ray Puddifoot, said the move has not put anyone at risk.
THE chief executive of HS2 Ltd, the company that wants to build a new high-speed railway through Hillingdon, has moved to rebuke claims that the line could be up to 75 metres wide.
Alison Munro has written to the Gazette in response to our feature on the plans last week. She said the actual width in built-up areas such as Ruislip and Ickenham need be no more than about 30 metres.
LAND FRONTING 221-223 FIELD END ROAD - Relocation of BT telephone kiosk from outside Eastcote Station to outside 221/225 Field End Road.
LAND ADJOINING 12 GLADSDALE DRIVE - Erection of a single storey detached one-bedroom dwelling with associated parking and amenity space.
19 IVY CLOSE - Part two storey part single storey side extension, single storey rear extension with 3 rooflights, alterations to side elevation and detached garage to front, involving demolition of existing single storey rear extension and detached garage to front.
EASTCOTE Cricket Club has yet to compensate a driver whose dream car was struck by one of its balls because insurers 'said it was an act of God'.
Kayleigh Richardson-Flitt only bought her classic Nissan Figaro two days before it was hit by the cricket ball as she drove in Joel Street, causing about ÃÂ£600 damage to the windscreen.
HILLINGDON Council gave a resounding response to Taylor Wimpey's plea for more homes to be built on the former RAF Eastcote site: 'No - it is full'.
Residents who were at Tuesday's (7) north planning committee meeting, at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge, greeted the refusal of the planning application by councillors with loud applause.
A PAEDOPHILE who was acquitted of the sexual assault of a Ruislip boy has been jailed after admitting to three charges of making or possessing indecent images of children, some as young as three-years-old.
Allan Bohen, aged 30, was the subject of a police investigation after two historical allegations of sexual assault, dating back to January 1999, were made against him last year.
The evidence uncovered included thousands of images and videos on Bohen's computer, including one photograph deemed to be of the most serious level of indecency.