Thursday, August 24, 2017

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RAF Eastcote Commemorated

Pembroke Park was the focus of the local community this morning, as a commemorative plaque was unveiled to mark the history of the site as a former RAF Outstation.

The community turned out in force today to watch the mayor reveal the plaque, erected to inform residents and visitors of Pembroke Park's history.

Chris Groom, Chair of Eastcote Residents' Association, explained the history of the site as a strategic RAF base and an outstation of Bletchley Park, which is renowned for its code breaking efforts during WWII.

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Police Issue Crime Prevention Advice

The Met Police have issued advise to residents reminding them to secure their properties at this time of year.

As the nights draw in, and darkness sets in earlier, the Metropolitan Police have offered advice to residents to help prevent crime and reduce burglaries.

Hillingdon's Sgt Chris Kerr provided the following advice and links, which we recommend residents to take notice of to avoid becoming a victim this winter.

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Major Success For Eastcote

Borough gets blooming brilliant result as it secures Gold status for second year running.

Hillingdon is celebrating another horticultural victory after winning Gold at the London in Bloom Awards 2014 for the second year running.

  • The borough won overall winner in the Large City category, Park of the Year for Eastcote House Gardens, i.e. the best non-royal park in London 
  • The borough also won overall winners in the Conservation Area category for Long Meadow in Eastcote and Small Conservation Area for Highgrove Woods in Eastcote
The ERA extends its congratulations to all the volunteers who took part and help make Eastcote such a colourful and pleasant place to live and work.

Flower Baskets Bring Colour to Eastcote

Following campaigning by ERA, Eastcote has received an array of hanging baskets throughout Field End Road with thanks to Hillingdon Council.

Eastcote's main shopping area has received some seasonal inspiration just in time for the summer, as a number of hanging flower baskets were installed on lampposts. The injection of colour throughout the area offers an immediate visual boost and really livens up the area.

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Members Visit RAF Northolt

Members and volunteers of Eastcote Residents' Association were treated to a tour of RAF Northolt in June.

 

RAF Northolt have long offered members of the public the opportunity to visit the base on "open days" to get a feel of life on an active RAF station and get an opportunity to see a number of aircraft up close and personal. In addition RAF Northolt, which celebrates its 100th birthday in 2015, often arranges private guided tours of its facilities to local residents groups, clubs and schools.

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