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Ruislip and Eastcote gets ready for Diamond Jubilee weekend
ROYALISTS in Ruislip and Eastcote are gearing up for a bumper four-day weekend to celebrate The Queen's 60th year.
Nearly half of Hillingdon borough's 102 street parties are happening in Ruislip and Eastcote, while there are plenty of other events to look forward to as well.
More than two miles of bunting has gone up all the way along both Ruislip High Street and the main shopping thoroughfare in Ruislip Manor, Victoria Road, in time for the celebrations.
Many residents have also opted to fly Union Jacks outside their homes.
Although the weather is forecast to be dry for the start of the weekend, temperatures will drop to the mid-teens, a lot cooler than in the last week.
Explaining why he approved a bid by Ruislip Manor Chamber of Commerce to spend £3,800 of Manor's £15,000 ward budget on bunting, Councillor Douglas Mills (Manor, Con), told the Gazette: "I think we should be celebrating that our monarch has reached
60 years on the throne.
"This is the right use of public money."
Ruislip Chamber of Commerce has also put up 2,000 metres of bunting on High Street, although Wendy Hobday said it only cost £1.99 for every 10 metres.
Eastcote Residents Association said it had opted not to erect bunting on Field End Road because of a lack of time and resources.
Overall there will be 44 street parties taking place across Ruislip and Eastcote and the full list is below.
Elsewhere, there will be picnic - sponsored by tinned pork meat brand Spam - at Eastcote House Gardens on Saturday from 12pm to 4pm.
On the Monday there is an evening barbecue at Ruislip Social Club in Grosvenor Vale, and on Tuesday the Royal British Legion in Southbourne Gardens is hosting a party between 12pm and 3pm.
The celebrations are even continuing beyond the bank holiday weekend, as on Wednesday there will be a tea party at Ruislip Manor Library in Linden Avenue, between 2pm and 4pm.
Diamond Jubilee street parties in Ruislip and Eastcote:
SATURDAY 2nd June 2012
Boundary Road, Eastcote, numbers 1-46
Broadhurst Gardens, Ruislip, whole road
Broadwood Avenue, Ruislip, junction with Kings College Road and Sherwood Avenue
Morford Close, Eastcote, whole road
Mount Pleasant, South Ruislip, junction with The Fairway and East Mead
Pine Gardens, Eastcote, numbers 3-21
Stevens Close, Eastcote, whole road
SUNDAY 3rd June 2012
Courtfield Gardens, Ruislip, whole road
Cranmer Close, Eastcote, whole road
Deerings Drive, Eastcote, numbers 22-27
Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, whole road
Hatherleigh Road, Ruislip
Larkswood Rise, Eastcote, whole road
Moat Drive, Ruislip, numbers 1-10
Royal Crescent, South Ruislip, numbers 104-105
South Drive, South Ruislip, junction with Croft Gardens and Midcroft
Sunningdale Avenue, Eastcote, junction with Newnham Ave and Windermere Ave
The Chase, Eastcote, numbers 20-74
Tudor Close, Eastcote, between number 2 and end of road
Weldon Close, Ruislip, whole road
Westholme Gardens, Ruislip, junction with the Ridgeway and The Uplands
MONDAY 4th June 2012
Acacia Avenue, Ruislip, number 53 and its junction with Lime Grove
Barnwood Close, Ruislip, whole road
Deane Croft Road, Eastcote, junction with The Chase and Rushdene Road
Ellesmere Close Ruislip, numbers 5-19
Fairacres, Ruislip, numbers 29-38
Farthings Close, Eastcote, numbers 1-40
Hillcroft Crescent, Ruislip, junction with Hunters Hill and East Mead
Lowlands Road, Eastcote, junction with Cannonbury Avenue and The Link
Pond Close, Ruislip, whole road
Selby Chase,Ruislip, whole road
Sherwood Avenue, Ruislip, whole road
St Lawrence Drive, Eastcote, numbers 29 - 53
The Glen, Eastcote, whole road
Tiptree Road, Ruislip, between number 1 and end of road
Woodlands Avenue, Eastcote, numbers 94-108
TUESDAY 5th June 2012
Dartmouth Road, Ruislip, junction with Cottingham Chase and number 59
Ellesmere Close, Ruislip, numbers 4-19
Frazer Avenue, South Ruislip, whole road
Hamble Close, Ruislip, number 5 to end of road
Hoylake Gardens, Ruislip, whole road
Lawn Close, Ruislip, whole road
St Margarets Road, Ruislip, numbers 15-23
West Way, Ruislip, junction with Pembroke Road and Manor Way
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