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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.

Read more: ERA Launches Lorry Ban Petition

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.

Help put Eastcote on the map

Recently, with the aid of John Randall MP, Welcome to Eastcote' signs have been installed as reported previously.

Now, In association with Cllr. Bruce Baker, Eastcote Residents Association is joining the campaign to get Eastcote officially recognised as its own town.

We want to be Eastcote; not Eastcote Ruislip or Eastcote Pinner. We have, over time, established our own identity and we feel this could be further enhanced by having our own post code.

For more details and to support this campaign please vote at  www.eastcote.info

Eastcote House Gardens - July News

July has been a very exciting month for Eastcote House Gardens. Hundreds of visitors enjoyed the Summer Picnic on July 9th, organized by the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens, which brought together community & charity groups from Eastcote.

Nick Hurd MP unveiled a Memorial seat for the late Sheila Liberty, who saved the Walled Garden from demolition in the 1980’s. He also presented the Hinman Shield to Field End Infants School for their outstanding contribution to conservation.

Teams from The Case is Altered and the Black Horse contested the EHG Tug of War trophy. The victors, The Case is Altered were presented with the trophy by the Mayor of Hillingdon.

Read more: Eastcote House Gardens - July News

Mayor Officially Opens Eastcote Library

Eastcote Library Officially ReopensOn 26th July the Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Mary O'Connor, MBE officiated at the official reopening of the Eastcote Library, following the "soft launch" of the Library two weeks ago as covered here.

The ceremony was attended by local residents, Councillors and senior officers of the Hillingdon Council as a plaque was unveiled to commemorate the opening.

Read more: Mayor Officially Opens Eastcote Library