September 2011 Archives
SOUTH Ruislip Community Association is on the verge of an agreement with Hillingdon Council that would secure its future for at least 15 years.
Deane Park Hall in Long Drive had been put under threat by a potential rent rise from £40 a year to £2,000, but after discussions this month the two sides appear to have found some safe middle ground.
RUISLIP Rangers Football Club has pledged to support the bid for a second all-weather pitch on Kings College Playing Fields, despite many of its members opposing the move.
In an unexpected announcement this week, the sports club which gets more use out of the park's grass pitches than any other said it would back the renewed attempt to build on them.
A PRESTIGIOUS theatre school will host an X Factor-style audition to give Hillingdon children the chance to become the next Leona Lewis.
Italia Conti Academy is Britain's oldest theatre arts training school and, for the last five years of its 100-year existence, has run an associate school in Ruislip.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the back outside Eastcote Station on Sunday night (25).
The victim did not suffer serious injuries and was discharged from hospital within a few hours.
A group of men were in the area of the attack in Field End Road but no arrests were made.
DEBATE is raging in Eastcote over the renaming of a pub.
Landlords Greene King will close The Manor freehouse in Field End Road on October 10 for a major refurbishment and when it reopens on November 9 it is likely to have a new name.
But opinion is divided over what the pub should be called and Greene King has said it would welcome suggestions from local residents.
A MARKET trader who had a pitch at an NHS hospital has been jailed for four months after he admitted selling fake designer clothes there.
Derek Simms, of Stowe Crescent, Ruislip, had been selling counterfeit Ralph Lauren polo shirts and Ed Hardy t-shirts in the foyer of Milton Keynes General Hospital, but was rumbled by trading standards officers.
RUISLIP and Northwood MP Nick Hurd has been forced to defend the government over changes to planning law that local residents' associations warned were "horrific".
The chairman of Northwood Hills Residents' Association (NHRA) and Eastcote Conservation Area Advisory Panel (ECAAP) met the minister for civil society to express their disgust at what they see as a betrayal of the Big Society agenda.
CAMPAIGNERS against HS2 were celebrating this week after they persuaded parliament to hold a debate on the project.
Less than a month after they were told that they would have to start their petition from scratch because of new rules, a parliamentary committee has agreed to allow a debate anyway.
LOCAL councillors have defended tough sentences for rioters after a 27-year-old who stole an X-box in South Ruislip was jailed for 14 months.
The punishment handed to Ian Blaize, of Regina Road in Southall, was more than twice the maximum jail term recommended for this type of offence in guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales.
A MUM from Eastcote has persuaded Hillingdon Council to examine road safety at a junction near her son's school.
Emma Wheatley took a petition with more than 400 signatures to the Civic Centre in Uxbridge last Wednesday (14) over her traffic concerns at Fore Street and High Road.