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.
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. https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/remembrance
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.
If you would like to get hold of poppies from the Royal British Legion please see our earlier post: https://www.eastcoteresidents.org.uk/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-poppy-appeal-2020/
LEST WE FORGET
For more information please go to: RAF Benevolent Fund Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary
The work at Field End Road has been delayed until the end of July.
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: https://urban-experiment.com/share/jzx8JB
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pandemic has led to a fundamental re-think of how to continue for the time being, so please visit us online.
If you have some time and would like to help our local community in any way, please contact us at email@example.com
If you are willing, please click here to pay your £2 subscriptions by direct debit as we are currently unable to collect in person .
Eastcote Residents Association is adapting to the new world we find ourselves in. Some things haven’t changed – we continue to represent residents for example around flood action, HS2 works, Planning matters and much much more.
Some things are changing – most notably that our Road Stewards are maintaining social distancing and so we are having to adapt to make use of virtual meetings and more online based interactions.
If you are an ERA member then you can help your road steward by simply clicking the button to set up an annual Direct Debit for your £2 subscription: Direct Debit
You can also help by encouraging people you know to subscribe to our weekly emails, and, if they are not already a member, to join so that we can continue to represent and support Eastcote Residents.
These links can be copied and emailed.
The committee would like to thank you for your support