January 2011 Archives
A PROTEST group has been formed in Ruislip by residents determined to stop high-speed trains thundering through their community at 155mph.
Ruislip Against HS2 was started this month by neighbours in Almond Close, Roundways and Lawn Close, whose homes are threatened by the proposed railway line.
The Victoria Road Civic Amenity site in South Ruislip will close on Saturday, January 29, because of railway construction works.
Chiltern Railways will be working around the clock to replace the bridge at Civic Way in just 40 hours, as part of their new track layout at Northolt junction.
HILLINGDON Council has apologised after its contractors drove across two Eastcote allotments in a woodchipper with caterpillar tracks - destroying a pensioner's raspberry crop.
The damage was caused to the Field End Road allotments site while workmen carried out tree maintenance work.
12 TORCROSS ROAD - Single storey front extension with alteration to existing side.
96 PARK AVENUE - Part two storey part first floor side extension, single storey front extension, part two storey part single storey rear extension and alterations to existing elevations to include roof, elevations and enlargement of existing garage to front.
23 KESWICK GARDENS - Part two storey part single storey rear extension with skylight, alterations to existing elevations and conversion of roofspace for habitable use with 2 front and 2 rear dormers involving a hip to gable roof extension.
PARENTS of disabled children in Ruislip and Eastcote have reacted angrily to the decision by Hillingdon Council to close one of the borough's two respite centres.
A petition against the closure in March of the Howletts Lane centre has been signed by 800 people. The unit provides full-time care to severely disabled children and allows their parents to take a break.
A RUISLIP man is expected to stand trial over the death of a 17-year-old boy in an Eastcote car accident.
Alex Jaggs, 19, of Eastcote Road, is charged with causing the death of Jack King on May 7 last year.
Jack was a front seat passenger in a car which hit a tree in Elm Avenue, where he died at the scene. Three others were injured.
A 20-YEAR-OLD man suffered serious head injuries after his car collided with a tree in Eastcote in the early hours of Sunday (16).
The driver of the black Vauxhall Corsa lost control in Coniston Gardens at about 1.30am and veered off the road.
He was taken to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
There were no passengers and no other vehicles were involved.
100 ELLIOTT AVENUE - Single storey side/front extension.
122 WHITBY ROAD - Single storey side/rear extension and detached garage to rear.
43 PARK AVENUE - Conversion of roofspace to habitable use to include a side/rear dormer, 1 rooflight to each side and conversion of roof from hip to gable end.
5 COLERIDGE DRIVE - Conservatory to rear.
THREE of Ruislip and Eastcote's biggest secondary schools are pursuing the chance to become Academies in 2011, with Haydon School leading the race.
Haydon's headteacher wrote to parents at the end of last year to tell them that himself and the governing body intended to take the idea forward, while the governors at Bishop Ramsey CE School will meet to decide if Academy status is a viable option.
A RUISLIP Manor street will be getting well trodden over the next few months as no less than three residents prepare to tackle the London Marathon.
Two next-door neighbours of Flemming Avenue are teaming up to run their first marathon, for the Royal British Legion, while an IT manager living opposite will take on the race as the second of three he's running in just six weeks.