April 2011 Archives
BORIS Johnson is due to visit Eastcote on Wednesday (4).
The London mayor is set to launch this year's Sky Ride, a joint initiative between British Cycling and the broadcaster Sky.
One of the 62 mass participation rides scheduled for London in May, June and July will be a route through Ruislip, Eastcote, Northwood and Harefield this Sunday (8), starting from Ruislip Lido.
22A LIME GROVE - Single storey side extension, conversion of garage for habitable use.
45 WOODLANDS AVENUE - Two storey side / rear extension.
HIGHGROVE POOL, EASTCOTE ROAD - Single storey extension to north facade to form new entrance lobby. Part replacement of north elevation cladding and new low level windows with internal reconfigurations & refurbishment.
Hillingdon Council has apologised after hundreds of families visiting Ruislip Lido over Easter were left disappointed.
The lido's popular splash pad, a children's play area, could not open as planned on Good Friday (22) because of an electrical fault.
The water facility had been due to reopen for the summer season last week and would have been enjoyed by the many children who packed the lido throughout the weekend. Instead, everyone remained dry on the beach.
44 WINDERMERE AVENUE - Conversion of roof space to habitable use to include a rear dormer, 2 front rooflights and conversion of roof from hip to gable end with gable end window.
15 RODNEY GARDENS - Part two storey, part single storey side extension, conversion of roof space to habitable use to include 1 front rooflight, 1 rear rooflight and 1 side rooflight involving demolition of existing attached garage to side.
ROADWORKS that have 'caused chaos' outside the RAF Eastcote housing development will end next Thursday (28), according to Hillingdon Council.
The water mains and road traffic works in Eastcote Road, around the entrance to the Sandringham Gate part of the site, began at the start of April and have seen a constant queue of cars stretching out in three directions.
FEARS a Ruislip street could become 'like New York' were echoed by Hillingdon Council as it moved to stop the construction of another block of flats.
The bid to replace Lyon Court in Pembroke Road with a 71-bedroom building rising in part to five storeys high is likely to be derailed by the planning committee next week, after officers recommended it for refusal.
THE former deputy principal of a Ruislip pre-school has warned of a looming lack of places for young children as more families move in to the area.
Angela O'Shea worked at the Manor House Montessori School for seven years before Hillingdon Council ended its lease in 2009.
She has since been unable to find a suitable location in north Ruislip to open a new nursery, while The Stables in Manor Farm is likely to refurbished this year as a space for community events.
THE Friends of Eastcote House Gardens will launch a Â£1million appeal in May to restore the buildings and grounds to the glory of centuries past.
The campaign has already received an unlikely boost from descendants of the Hawtry family, who owned the site for 400 years before selling-up in 1930.
100 ELLIOTT AVENUE - Single storey side extension.
24 KESWICK GARDENS - Single storey rear extension.
DEVONSHIRE LODGE, ABBOTSBURY GARDENS - Erection of part two storey, part single storey front/side extension.
A MINICAB driver remains in a coma nearly four weeks after he was assaulted in Ruislip.
Muhsin Akhtar was only being kept alive by a life support machine soon after the incident on March 19, and police said this week his condition had not changed.