CAMPAIGNERS fighting to protect meadows will not get the hearing they wanted.
Members of pressure group the Friends of Pinn Meadows (FOPM) says the 5,255 people across the borough who signed a petition to protect the meadows, in Ruislip, will be frustrated it will not be discussed at the full Hillingdon Council meeting, following a rule change.
A PHOTOGRAPHIC society preparing for an annual exhibition is on the lookout for new members.
Catherine Allen, publicity secretary for the Field End Photography Society, is looking forward to the annual exhibition held at the Cow Byre Gallery, in Manor Farm, Ruislip which opens on Sunday, June 2.
A CYCLING club is flying high after inspiring children to get into biking and is holding a fundraising day to ensure the club stays for good.
The Field End Flyers is a community cycle group made up of schoolchildren from across the borough who meet on Saturday mornings.
It was set up at the end of last year in memory of cycling coach Brian Wright, who died in April 2012.
A GROUP of people who grow, make and sell their own produce have kept a market going strong for 70 years.
The weekly community market provides shoppers with fresh produce such as cakes, eggs, jams, chutneys, home grown vegetables and home made cards.
Ruislip Country Market began in the 1940s. It is one of only two in Greater London and there are more than 600 held across Britain.
A SCOUT leader who has dedicated almost 50 years to teaching young people about the great outdoors has stepped down from her role.
Janet Clark, 66, of Coome Drive, Eastcote, has led the 5th Eastcote Scout group, which meets at The United Reformed Church of Eastcote and Northwood Hills, in Bridle Road, since 1986.
Members of Ruislip Evening Women's Institute celebrated the branch's second anniversary with an Irish-themed party at their HQ.
The WI was established by Kim Murphy who believed there was a demand for an evening group in Ruislip so that working women could attend.
She said: "It is for everyone, whether they work or whether they are retired, for anyone who wants to meet up and have fun."
AFTER 15 years sharing a love of big band music in small venues, two 'jazzmen' are handing over the baton to keep the music playing.
Ian Fielding and Steve Harris will celebrate their final Jazz at the Manor event on March 17 at Ruislip Social Club.
Mr Fielding said: "It felt like the right time to go."
YOUNG footballers have helped orphaned children in Africa to set up a soccer academy by donating old kits.
Mums of players Callum Bowyer, Alexander Plampin and Joe Cone, who play for Ruislip Town Football Club, collected their sons old kits and sent them to children at the Amatsiko Organisation in Uganda.
Amatsiko means 'hope' in the Rukiga language, and the community group helps orphans and vulnerable people through education.
LOOKING for bats in a wood in the dead of night might be some people's worst nightmare, but a protection group has been doing just that.
Two years ago the Friends of Ruislip Woods Trust was given a grant of £1,000 by The Forestry Commission's Community Grant Scheme to start a bat group.
The money was spent on detectors and survey equipment. With Hillingdon Council donating bat boxes, work began on protecting the creatures in their natural habitat.
THE young adults of Acorn Youth Club threw a party on Saturday to celebrate its 25th anniversary in style.
An entertainer kept the members laughing before they enjoyed fish and chips and a disco at the club in Columbia Avenue, Eastcote.
All of the members, ranging in age from 16 to 30 years old, who meet up at the weekly club have learning difficulties and disabilities.