February 2011 Archives
HUGELY contentious plans for a second artificial pitch on the King's College Playing Fields will be resubmitted by Eastcote Hockey Club, its chairman has vowed.
The planning application, opposed by 780 local residents, was withdrawn last week following concerns about flood risk.
RUISLIP Residents' Association (RRA) felt the wrath of its own members on Wednesday (23) when HS2 was discussed at its public meeting.
The association has been criticised for refusing to take a position on HS2 until after the public consultation has finished.
LAND AT FORMER RAF EASTCOTE, OFF EASTCOTE ROAD, HIGH ROAD - Provision of glazed conservatories.
97 TOLCARNE DRIVE - Single storey side/rear extension with 2 roof lights to the rear and single storey outbuilding to rear for use as storage.
81 WILTSHIRE LANE - First floor side and part first floor rear extension.
30B NORTHOLT AVENUE - 3 storey, 4 x bed terraced dwelling with 2 rooflights to front and
2 rooflights to rear involving the demolition of existing detached bungalow.
RUISLIP and Eastcote will become 'a market for education', a union official has warned, as two of the area's secondary schools become academies.
Queensmead and Haydon have won approval from governors to leave local authority control. Queensmead's sister school, Northwood, will also convert.
A 'BOY racer' who killed a teenager in an Eastcote car crash has been jailed for five years.
Alex Jaggs, 19, of Eastcote Road, Ruislip, lost control of his Ford Fiesta and smashed into a tree in Elm Avenue, while showing off in front his friends.
Front-seat passenger, Jack King (pictured), 17, of Cranbourne Drive, Pinner, died instantly, while back-seat passengers Olivia Stimpson and Andrew Heath suffered 'terrible' injuries.
THE long-running and heated debate over the location of a new bus stop in Eastcote came to a sudden conclusion last Wednesday (16) when staff arrived to paint it in while residents were at work.
Hillingdon Council had been trying to resolve the issue of sighting a disabled-friendly bus stop in Southbourne Gardens for two years, but despite insisting the matter was 'at a stalemate' in January, the work is now done.
AN arms dealer from Eastcote facing extradition to the United States has denied his involvement in smuggling weapons, including M16 assault rifles.
Guy Savage, 42, of Daymer Gardens, is accused of breaching export regulations in his job in charge of Northolt weapons manufacturer, Sabre Defence Industries.
PLANS for a 76-bedroom Travelodge hotel in the heart of Eastcote have puzzled locals, who don't know if anyone would stay there.
The bid to convert the vacant Initial House in Field End Road is doubly confusing because only one month ago the site's owners were submitting plans to knock it down and build a block of 42 flats.
DON'T oppose the route, oppose the principle. That was the message to anti-HS2 campaigners in Ruislip on Monday night (14).
It was the first public meeting of Ruislip Against HS2, a chance to galvanise residents still struggling with the idea that the government want to build a 250mph rail line through their community.
THREE of the borough's leisure centres will be hosting open days later this month for people interested in working off the winter waistline, and two will be offering under 16s the chance to swim for only Â£1 during half term week.
Hillingdon Council and GLL - who run the Botwell Green, Highgrove and Queensmead sports centres in Hayes, Eastcote and Ruislip respectively - are inviting residents to sample the facilities on offer on February 27.
Visitors will have the opportunity to look around the three centres, get involved in free exercise and gymnastics taster classes, and take advantage of exclusive membership deals.