Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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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.

ERA Launches Lorry Ban Petition

ERA Launches Lorry Ban PetitionIan Brooks, Eastcote Residents' Association's Road Safety Officer, has launched a petition to tackle the increasing noise issues caused by arctic lorries driving down unsuitable residential roads during the early hours of the morning.

The routes taken by the lorry drivers, who must stick to agreed roads to minimise disruption, are illegal but Hillingdon Council have no means of investigating or punishing offenders due to opting out of the enforcement agreement in a bid to cut costs. As such residents are regularly disturbed during the early hours as lorries, some as heavy as 40-tonnes, navigate through quiet residential roads.

The ERA have therefore begun the petition to establish how widespread the disturbances are throughout the borough in an effort to highlight to Hillingdon the distress the problem is causing and urge them to reconsider the reintroduction of measures to prosecute offenders within Hillingdon.

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Eastcote on BBC2

BUDDHA IN SUBURBIA, a documentary about the life and work of H.E. Lelung Tulku, is to be shown on TV. It also shows an item on the Lelung Dharma Centre in Eastcote and how it has developed.

The film, commissioned by the BBC, has been over two years in the making. It  follows Lelung Rinpoche as he carries out his work here in U.K., in India and Mongolia. Directed by Robert Wilkins and produced by Simon Wheeler (KINGDOM, drama series 2007)

BUDDHA IN SUBURBIA  - BBC2  7PM   - MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER

If you missed it first time around, you can also catch the programme on BBC's iPlayer here.