Thursday, June 21, 2018

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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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New Metropolitan Fleet Rolled Out

Today saw an important milestone for the SSR Upgrade, Fleet and Train Operations teams with the Metropolitan line service completely met by the new S8 fleet.

This milestone has been reached in good time for the Olympics and is a great achievement through collaborative working with Upgrades, Fleet and Train Operations teams to get the 57 S8 trains delivered into London and fully commissioned in time for the Olympics.

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Jubilee Gates Formally Unveilled

On 28th June, to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the magnificent new Jubilee Gates were formally opened at the entrance to Eastcote House Gardens, on Eastcote High Road.

The ribbon was cut by Lesley Crowcroft, Chair of the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens in the presence of the Mayor of Hillingdon, Michael Markham and the Leader of Hillingdon Council, Ray Puddifoot.