Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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RAF Northolt Outlines Olympic Plans

The Royal Air Force base in Northolt has been speaking with local resident groups this week in an effort to circulate details on the base's plans in the run up to the Olympics.

It was announced last year that a squadron of supersonic Typhoon fighter jets will be stationed at Northolt throughout the Olympic period as a first response to any security concerns during this summer's games.

Speaking at a community liaison event on Thursday (26th April), Sqn Ldr Richard Willis released the below FAQ information sheet for immediate circulation to forewarn residents of any potential noise disturbances, both during the Olympics and in preparation in the months leading up to the event.


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Ancient Customs Revived In Eastcote

Two ancient customs have been revived in Eastcote.

In late November the old custom of Tree Dressing was revived in Eastcote House Gardens. About 100 people attended this first tree dressing, hot drinks and cakes were available to ward off the cold.


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Eastcote House Gardens Lottery Bid Provisionally Accepted

The Friends of Eastcote House Gardens have had good news!

They have been informed that their Stage 1 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund has been accepted. It would appear that, nationwide, there were 20 bids and only 5 were chosen to go forward to stage 2.

Stage 2 requires a much more detailed application, for the restoration of the buildings and grounds. As well as more details of future projects etc. Stage 2 has to be submitted by February 2013.

The amount of money they are hoping to receive is £1.1 million, though Hillingdon Borough will be required to inject some funding, and so will the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens.

The Friends of Eastcote House Gardens  said thank you  for all your support to help us reach this stage, please keep up the good work.

Relive The Eastcote Christmas Magic

The Eastcote Festival Team, in association with Shapshot TV are delighted to bring you footage of the 2011 Eastcote Christmas Market & Fair.

On Sunday 4th December, thousands of people descended on Eastcote, NW London, to enjoy a day of festive family fun with attractions ranging from a speciality continental market, to live acts and performances on the main stage.

You can view the video of the event here, and why not share it with your friends and family also?

For a gallery of images from the event, click here.

Eastcote Christmas Market & Fair A Resounding Success

Photo by Megan MaddyThe Eastcote Residents Association were again in attendance at this year's Eastcote Christmas Market & Fair, supporting the local business community and offering a festive mince pie or glass of mulled wine to visitors to our stand.

The event, held on Sunday 4th December, saw the streets of Eastcote packed once more for the start of the traditional Christmas retail period as it was transformed into a winter wonderland of stalls, rides, attractions and live music.

Hosted for the first time by Eastcote Festival Team, the day kicked off at 10am with Children's storytelling in the library and a variety of events throughout the day.

The Deputy Mayor led a candlelight procession to the stage before the all new and improved Eastcote Christmas lights were switched on including, for the first time ever, Eastcote station; being transformed into a Harrods style lighting centrepiece.

The Eastcote Residents Association are pleased to announce that our highly successful stall managed to raise over £320 on the day, leaving a profit of around £200 after costs.