What’s invading your rivers?

Have you seen an “space invader” in your river? Have you heard of non native invasive species? Join Chloe next Wednesday evening for a free online workshop to learn more.

Our rivers, waterways and river banks are under attack by “space invaders” that threaten to disrupt and damage our rivers and green spaces.  These invaders – Floating Pennywort, Himalayan Balsam, Giant Hogweed, and Japanese Knotweed – are non-native invasive species (NNIS) which can significantly impact plant biodiversity, human health, and economic interests.

Join us for a free online workshop exploring each species covering their identification techniques, impacts on the natural ecosystem and how you can help. The workshop will be held online via Zoom and a link will be sent out prior to the workshop beginning.

Confirm your place via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/colne-valley-regional-park-19844437444.

Royal British Legion Remembers

Despite the pandemic, the Eastcote Branch of the Royal British Legion has continued to lay wreaths at the War Memorial on key dates to honour those that have given their lives in conflict.

A short socially distanced ceremony was held at Eastcote War Memorial at 11.00 am on Saturday 15th August to commemorate the 75thanniversary of the end of World War 2.

For further information and news about

Eastcote Royal British Legion please go here or on Facebook at Royal British Legion Eastcote Branch.

To find out more about  this year’s Poppy Appeal please go  here.

A new publication from the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens

For free an electronic version of Eastcote’s Fallen in WWI. A very limited print run for archive purposes only and not available in hard copy. This is a follow on from the 2018 exhibition in the stables building at Eastcote House Gardens to commemorate the armistice on 11.11.1918.

Please contact Andy Weller for a copy

This document forms part of our archive and will be shared with the Local Studies at Uxbridge Library in a hard copy format. Also available at £5 with £3 going to Help For Heroes “An Eastcote WWII Commentary” subjects covered are as follows. The Home Guard in Eastcote during WWII; Air raid shelters in Eastcote; Air Raid Precautions, the Air Raid Wardens Service; Bombs that fell on Eastcote; a decorated local RAF man; and Eastcote’s own who lost their lives in WWII.

We have no scheduled events at Eastcote House gardens until 2021 for obvious reasons. Take care. Andy P Weller

Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby to be President of Harrow Choral Society

Renowned soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, famous throughout the world, is to take up the post of HCS’s President in the New Year following the retirement of the current President.

With her remarkably pure soprano voice, Dame Emma became a leading figure in the Early Music revival of the ‘70s, singing with many ensembles such as the Consort of Musicke and the Academy of Ancient Music.

Throughout a highly successful career she has sung in opera and recitals, made numerous prestigious recordings and taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

“We are honoured and excited to welcome Emma Kirkby as our President,” said choir Chair Peter Miller. “She joins a distinguished company of illustrious former presidents which includes tenor Ian Caley and conductors Sir Charles Groves and Richard Hickox.”

HCS’s next concert will be on 28th March at the Elliott Hall, Harrow Arts Centre. For more information about membership and concerts please visit www.harrowchoral.org.uk