Friday, November 17, 2017

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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

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.

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101 Non Emergency Police Number Now Live

From 4 July 2011 the roll out of 101 as the new UK national non-emergency telephone number for the public contacting police will begin.

The Met. will be one of the first police forces in the country to adopt the 101 number. By 2012 all police forces in England and Wales will have introduced 101 as their main contact number. The existing non emergency number for contacting police in London (0300 1231212) will eventually be discontinued.

Once the 101 number is launched having just two phone numbers: 101 for situations that do not require an immediate police response (18001 101 for people with hearing difficulties) or 999 if it's an emergency, will make it simpler for people to contact the police, it is expected to reduce the number of inappropriate 999 calls the MPS receives, enabling officers to respond to genuine emergencies more effectively.

Read more: 101 Non Emergency Police Number Now Live

Eastcote Library Starts A New Chapter

Eastcote Library has re-opened following its closure at the end of last year for major refurbishment.

The library, which had become tired & dated, re opened its doors on Monday (11th July) - 3 months after refurbishment was due to be completed.

Hillingdon Council have continued its pledge to renovate a number of its libraries, with Northwood Hills recently re-opening following refurbishment, while Hayes End Library is currently closed to the public for its own make-over.

The new look Eastcote Library is open 6 days a week (see below) and offers Hillingdon Residents a large selection of fiction and non-fiction books, talking books & DVDs. The library also boasts 3 computers which can be booked for free for visitors to browse the internet, email or even make use of word processing facilities. There's also a new-look children's library and study area for students, or on Tuesday afternoons, younger visitors can enjoy regular weekly story telling sessions.


Read more: Eastcote Library Starts A New Chapter