Friday, November 17, 2017

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Eastcote House Gardens Wins Lottery Funding

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) recently published its latest list of supported projects and announced that Eastcote House Gardens was successful in a bid for £1.28m to help restore the gardens and buildings.

The funding comes as part of the HLF's continued support of green spaces throughout the country, with 11 projects across England receiving much needed funding to help restore and regenerate parks and green spaces. Eastcote House Gardens was one of 4 successful bids in London. The grant means that plans for the regeneration of Eastcote House Gardens, including the restoration of the stables and dovecote, and a brand new tea room, can now begin to be put into action.

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Exclusive invite to ERA members

Exclusive invite for ERA membersAs part of a welcome to the local community, new RAF Northolt station commander, Group Captain Andy Bacon, has extended an invite to all members of the Eastcote Residents' Association to join the station staff in a private "Families Day" at the Northolt base on Saturday 13th July.

Gates will open at 12:00 and there will be a range of activities including marching bands, the Northolt military wives choir, a flypast of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at 13:00 and fun for kids – bouncy castle, pony rides, face painting etc. However, there will not be a large number of static aircraft this year.

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Residents urged to join local life saving scheme

Local residents are being urged to join an emergency volunteer scheme which could help save the life of a neighbour in a medical emergency.

St John Ambulance is inviting local people to come along to an information evening to find out more about becoming a Community First Responder (CFR).

The first information event will take place on the evening of 2 July at the London Ambulance Service (LAS) HQ, 220 Waterloo Road, SE1 8SD. Two other information evenings will be held on 17 July and 21 August at the London HQ of St John Ambulance - 63 York Street, W1H 1PS.

Anyone subsequently interested in volunteering as a CFR will be expected to undergo four, full day training sessions which will be held every Saturday from 31 August at Birchwood House, St Margaret’s Hospital, The Plain, Epping, Essex.

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Eastcote Pays Tribute To Fallen Soldier

Following the shocking and tragic attack on soldier, Lee Rigby, in Woolwich last week, Eastcote locals have been paying their own tribute at Eastcote war memorial.

Bouquets of flowers were laid at the foot of the memorial on Field End Road, many of which had hand written cards attached.

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ERA Website Relaunched

The Eastcote Residents' Association has finally overhauled their website, ahead of this evening's AGM. The new-look site combines the latest technology with a cutting edge aesthetic layout to enhance the Association's message, while enabling them to provide more regular content updates, and much easier discoverability and sharing options.

"The site still has some way to go to be complete", says the Eastcote Residents' Association website administrator Gawain. "But the new look, coupled with a number of behind-the-scenes enhancements will allow the ERA to deliver more information to a greater audience, while creating less work for our committee staff.

The new-look site is just the tip of the Iceberg according to Gawain, "There are a number of plans being worked on in the background which will launch over the coming weeks. Features such as an exclusive membership area and discussion forum are more medium-term goals, but in the near future visitors can expect to see much more social integration with sites such as Facebook & Twitter. We'll also be emphasising the work of the ERA much more with new features solely aimed at making our work more transparent, while allowing residents a better opportunity to communicate with us and interact with the community via the website."

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