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Affinity Water urges customers to get in touch for help with bills

Affinity Water has a range of measures in place to help customers who may be struggling to pay their bill?
They are currently running a campaign to urge customers to get in touch to see how they can support them.

Households on low incomes or who receive certain benefits or have a medical condition that require the extra use of water may be eligible for a range of different tariffs that we have in place to support those most in need.
Anyone who has been affected financially by coronavirus may also be eligible for payment breaks, different tariffs or spreading the cost of their bill.
We know this has been a very challenging time for many of our customers and we want to let them know that we are here to help.
We want to make it easy for everyone affected to get the support they need as quickly as possible and we are asking your help to get the message out to the people you represent.

We are urging customers who have been affected financially by Covid-19 or are struggling to pay their bill to visit

Remembrance Sunday & Armistice Day Commemoration 2020

Covid regulations prevented the traditional Eastcote Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service to be held this year. A Remembrance Sunday Service was video streamed from St Lawrence Church.

Last minute changes to the Covid regulations concerning outdoor public gatherings allowed a short socially distanced Armistice Day Commemorative Ceremony, organised by the Eastcote Branch of The Royal British Legion, to be   held at Eastcote War Memorial, Field End Road at 11.00 am on 11th November.

The Ceremony was led by Mrs Catherine Dann, Branch President. The traditional Last Post, Two Minute Silence and Reveille was sounded by Mr Christopher White. The blessing was given by Fr John Seymour. Wreaths and other Remembrance items were laid by individuals and representatives of local organisations. Mr David Simmonds MP and other local dignitaries attended.

The Chair of ERA laid a wreath on behalf of Eastcote residents on Saturday 7th November.

Poppy Appeal and Remembrance events

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is running differently this year due to Covid safe guarding regulations.

Poppies can be obtained and donations made at:

  • Eastcote Pharmacy 109 Field End Road Eastcote
  • Hammond Roberts 136 Field End Road Eastcote
  • Youngs Newsagents 205 Field End Road Eastcote
  • Royal British Legion Southbourne Gardens Eastcote (Mon-Thu 4-10pm, Fri-Sun 12-10pm)
  • Sainsbury’s Long Drive South Ruislip
  • Asda 6 Old Dairy Lane South Ruislip
  • Aldi Unit 1 Victoria Retail Park South Ruislip
  • Sainsbury’s 12 Barters Walk Pinner
  • M & S Simply Food 4 Bishops Walk Pinner
  • Authorised Collectors will be at Eastcote / Ruislip Manor / South Ruislip / Pinner station at various times (26 Oct – 07 Nov).

The London Borough of Hillingdon (LBH) has arranged for Remembrance Maroons to be launched from 11 sites across the borough at 11am on the 11th November.

Residents are asked to commemorate from the safety of their own homes and strongly advised that any visits to memorials are made at times other than Remembrance Sunday or Armistice Day.

London School of Economics survey on housing density

We have been asked by at team at the LSE for their support with a survey (this was also featured on our website last month):

It is hard to find land in London to build on. One suggestion is to increase density – to allow more to be built on a piece of land. To this end, my colleagues and I at the London School of Economics have put together a survey to better understand what Outer London residents think about this.

Link to the survey:

The survey can be accessed by clicking on the link and then, after having read the instructions, by clicking ‘Continue’.  It consists of two parts. The first is a short questionnaire and the second contains a series of images for the participant to respond to. It should take about 4-6 minutes to complete. More detailed information, including a consent form, can be found on the survey’s introduction page. Participants are encouraged to complete the survey by 14 June. Responses will be anonymous. If there are any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email:

Your Residents’ Association Needs You

Eastcote Residents’ Association (ERA) has been in continuous existence and “your voice in local affairs” for 90 years, so has a great deal of experience behind it.  The work of ERA is mainly carried out by a small committee and the Road Stewards.

The committee members and Road Stewards are all volunteers and yes, you’ve guessed it, you can never have too many volunteers! Modern life is ever busier – the more volunteers we have, the less arduous and time consuming the task.

Could you give some time, however little, to volunteer, either as a Road Steward, to help an existing committee member or even to take on a role of your own? Perhaps you have a particular area of interest, would like to help with the newsletter, take meeting notes, or have an organisational skill to offer? Please take a couple of minutes to think about the work we do and then, if you would like to join us or discuss this further send an email to