Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Charity Race Night

The Eastcote Royal British Legion will be hosting a fabulous charity racing night in February to help raise money for The Poppy Appeal.

In support of Garry Marshall & Shaun Workman, The Eastcote club is attempting to raise over £4,000 to enable the pair to compete in this year's London Marathon. You can of course sponsor Garry & Shaun via the official Virgin London Marathon sponsorship page, but what better way to raise money and have some fun than attending the Racing night on 26th February 2011?

The night will allow members & guests to place small bets on the outcome of horse races, which will be beamed on to a large screen at the Eastcote club. The evening is all about having fun while helping raise money for the Marathon Appeal, but you could be quids in if you manage to pick the winning horse (or two).

The evening starts at 8pm, with multiple races throughout the night. All welcome, you do not have to be a member to take part. Free entry.

For more information on the Eastcote Royal British Legion or the event, click here.

Fun, Food and Fundraising

Grangewood School are hosting a special quiz night event in an effort to raise much needed funds for the vital work the school does.

The Quiz, being held on March 4th is open to all local residents in teams of between 4 & 8 people. Included in the entry price of £8 is a Ploughman's dinner and there will be a licensed bar selling alcoholic & soft drinks.

Grangewood Primary, in Fore Street Eastcote, is a school for children with severe learning difficulties. Proceeds from the event will go back to supporting the school, with a small percentage of the money generated going towards a prize fund awarded to the winning team's chosen local cause.

Read more: Fun, Food and Fundraising

Eastcote Cut Crime With Coffee?

Cops @ Costa It's often been said that coffee shops are taking over our high streets, with more and more of them branching out to offer extras such as sandwiches and ice cream. But a Costa branch in Eastcote is set to offer a far more practical service with your freshly ground beans; Cops @ Costa.

The scheme is part of a new initiative by the Eastcote & East Ruislip Safer Neighbourhoods Team intended to create an informal atmosphere where local residents can "drop in" and raise issues relating to local crime & anti-social behaviour as well as receive advice from the SNT.

Read more: Eastcote Cut Crime With Coffee?

British Legion Duo To Run London Marathon

Local residents Garry Marshall & Shaun Workman, both members of the Royal British Legion in Eastcote, are attempting to raise over £4000 to compete in this year's gruelling London Marathon on Sunday 17th April.

The pair will battle the famous 26-mile track while raising money for The Poppy Appeal on behalf of the Royal British Legion.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Garry & Shaun can do so, securely, at the official Virgin London Marathon sponsorship page.

The Royal British Legion is a UK charity providing help and welfare to the serving and ex-Service community and their families. It is also one of the country's largest membership organisations and best-known as the nation's custodian of Remembrance and for the annual Poppy Appeal. The Eastcote Branch & Club is located in Southbourne Gardens, (Next to the Oak Hall Community centre).

Any enquiries to Jeff Duley, Branch Secretary, Eastcote Royal British Legion (m) 07808739434

Council Issue Tax Scam Warning

Council Issue Council Tax Scam WarningHillingdon Council is warning residents to be on their guard against a scam offering fake council tax refunds in order to get people's bank account details.

People pretending to work for Hillingdon Council are phoning residents, claiming they are from the council tax section, and telling residents that they have overpaid their council tax. The callers then request bank details with the promise of a refund for the alleged overpayment. If successful, the resident is then given another number to call which informs them that they need to pay an admin fee to get the refund.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Business Services, said: Always be wary of anything which sounds too good to be true it usually is. You should never give your bank details to anyone who calls out of the blue claiming to be a member of our staff.

The council would never ring a resident to ask for their bank details to issue a refund. If an overpayment had been made, and a refund is due, we would either refund the money direct if it had been paid by direct debit, or by cheque sent to the bill payer's address.

The council has reported the scam to the police.

Any concerned residents should call the council tax team at the council on 01895 250000.