Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Norfest - Enhanced Security Measures

Norfest, the RAF Northolt Public open day, are taking steps to ensure a secure and safe event and have announced that vehicles will no longer be allowed on base.

In a statement released to ticket holders, Squadron Leader James Tenniswood said:
"In the interest of ensuring a safe and fun day for all our friends and their families attending Norfest we are sorry to announce that public vehicles can no longer be admitted entry to RAF Northolt on Saturday 22 July. This decision has not been taken lightly and follows clear advice from the Metropolitan Police. We apologise sincerely for any difficulties this will cause those currently intending to arrive by private vehicle, but ask now that all public parking tickets holders use public transport or other means to travel to the event and enter on foot."

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Local Flooding

Flooding in Eastcote is rare, however due to housing developments and property owners paving over front gardens, localised flooding is on the increase.

The council recently held a Flood Forum at the civic centre, which was attended by over 85 resident representatives from throughout Hillingdon, in addition there were representatives from the Environment Agency, Affinity Water, Thames Water, London Borough of Hillingdon Green Spaces, Highways, Emergency Management and Planning. In addition the UK Flood Defence Alliance attended to provide examples of flood products.

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Success: The Case will not be Altered

Following a rousing local community petition, new owners 'Mosaic Pub & Dining' have confirmed that they will not be renaming The Case is Altered.

Sign the Petition: The Case is Altered Name Change Proposed

Local residents were rejoicing today to learn that victory had been achieved, when over 1100 residents added their names to a petition blocking the proposed name change to the centuries old village pub.

Following the presentation of the petition today, local resident and petition starter Greg Tanner, posted an announcement on the petition today.

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Sign the Petition: The Case is Altered Name Change Proposed

Steeped in history, and loved by many The Case is Altered is a charming village pub which has served Eastcote residents for centuries. Now new owners are proposing to rename this great community pub.

Sign the Petition: The Case is Altered Name Change Proposed

As many will know, 'The Case' is currently closed for an extension and renovation by its current owners. The inevitability of such changes isn't being challenged and, indeed, the owners City Inns Ltd have many properties that have retained their original character as much as possible. However, the new owners are planning to change the name of this unusually named pub that is almost 200 years old.

Many residents have voiced their concerns, with one writing to the new owners to ask them to reconsider the change. City Inns Ltd responded in detail:

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Important Met Line Closures

From Monday 16 May until late 2018 the Metropolitan line will close earlier than normal between Aldgate and Wembley Park. From approximately 22:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays track and drainage work will be taking place between Baker Street and Finchley Road.

From approximately 22:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays track and drainage work will be taking place between Baker Street and Finchley Road.

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