Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Photo of Eastcote House Gardens wins first prize

Local resident, Chris Williams, has scooped the first prize in the 2010 Eastcote Residents' Association photographic contest.

Chris's photo, of Eastcote House Gardens, was short-listed from all the photographs received and was awarded first prize by our independent Judge from the Field End Photographic Society.

The winning photograph:
Eastcote House Gardens - By Chris Williams

Click the image to see a larger version of the winning photo.

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RAF Eastcote - Major Planning Success for Eastcote Residents

Eastcote Residents' Association have recently been campaigning alongside local residents  against further expansions to the housing development at RAF Eastcote (Pembroke Park).

On the 7th December, At the Hillingdon North planning meeting, the 3 planning applications for 15 additional houses/flats were firmly rejected by every Councillor, failing to win a single supporter for the proposals.

Our thanks go to the local residents whose coordinated efforts presented 5 petitions with large numbers of signatures on each petition and for their passionate presentations on the night to prevent these applications from being approved.

Well done residents of Eastcote!

Eastcote Christmas Market & Fair - A Massive Success

The crowds turned out in force for the 2010 Eastcote Christmas Market & Fair.

On what was a cold but bright day, thousands of people filled the streets of Eastcote to mark the annual Christmas celebrations. Eastcote played host to its biggest ever Christmas Market & Fair with over 100 stalls, along with fairground rides, a Christmas Tree Forest, Santa on his Sleigh and so much more besides.

The festivities began at 10am with a continental market offering a wealth of European cuisine, fashion and crafts. This was also supported by a local traders market who provided Christmas treats, hand-made cards, and food & wine samples amongst other things.

Live performances on the stage by the local Steel Band, Coteford Infants' fantastic rendition of Christmas Carols & Live Soul Music set the tone for the day and had people tapping their feet and dancing in the streets.

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Eastcote Christmas Market & Fair - What's on?

This Sunday sees Eastcote Christmas Market & Fair come to town.

From 10am the streets of Eastcote will be transformed into a festive carnival of stalls, rides, food & music. With a fabulous continental market, local stalls and fun & games - there is no better place to do some Christmas Shopping, or just soak up the atmosphere of the Christmas Season.

For more details on what will be available at the market, read on.

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Community Planting Day Success

FANTASTIC SUCCESS OF COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY- 31st October
(Eastcote House Gardens & Forge Green)

Message from Lesley Crowcroft

Eastcote is full of fantastic people, working from 9.30am-1pm in the rain for love !!!!
Thank you to you all, I hope you are all warm and dry now.

Sponsorship were as follows:-

Bulbs for the Walled Garden: Big Lottery Grant.
Bulbs for the Rockery: TaylorWimpey
Bulbs for Forge Green: Eastcote Residents Association.
Plants for the Orchard border: Grown by the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens.

Altogether we planted approx. 7500 bulbs, and several dozen plants.

Special thanks to the uniformed groups 4th Eastcote Beavers, 5th Eastcote Cubs, 6th Eastcote Cubs.
I would also like to give an extra thank you to the 'Friends' who spent a lot of extra time preparing for today.
Peter Saunders, Linda Furnell, Keith Barnard, Rosemary Bucksey, Jane Neave.
Hope to see you all again next year, when there will be another Community Day, Warmest wishes
Lesley