Diary Dates May 2012.
Eastcote House Gardens.
Friday May 4th . 9.30 am.
Saturday May 12th 10.30am
Thursday May 17th 9.30am
Tools and Refreshments provided.
During the summer months there will be walks starting and finishing at Eastcote House Gardens. These walks are part of the Explore Hillingdon project that has been awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark.. Places on all walks will be limited.
Bat Walks, 20 people per walk, Tuesday 26th June 2012 and Monday 2nd July 2012. Assemble 8.45. To book a place please contact Dragana Knezevic Countryside Officer. firstname.lastname@example.org.
History Walks. 20 people per walk. Saturday 21st July and Saturday 4th August. 2pm. To book a place please contact email@example.com
Saturday June 2nd 2012. 12 noon- 4pm.
The Mayor of Hillingdon will dedicate the Jubilee Orchard and present the Hinman Shield.
Events, Stalls, and lots of fun.
Bring your own Picnic.
Regrettably there is no parking available at the Gardens.
Vintage Tea Garden.
Sunday June 8th 11am -4pm.
Enjoy Home made cakes, Cream Teas. Bone china table ware.
Friends of Eastcote House Gardens and Vintage Tea 2 You.
London Open House Weekend.
The Stables and Dovecote will be open 10-4 Sunday September 23rd.
Friends of EHG and the Eastcote Conservation Panel AGM Thursday June 7th 2012. 7.30pm. The Lounge, Eastcote Methodist Church, Pamela Gardens Eastcote.
Eastcote Residents Association.
Don't forget that you are invited to the AGM on Wednesday 23rd May at the Oak Hall, Southbourne Community Centre, Oak Grove, Eastcote at 7.30pm.
Calling all Gardeners.West London Composting, who are based near the Harefield rubbish and recycling centre, are trailing a new compost giveaway scheme this year. On Thursday 10th & Friday 11th May between 4 and 6 pm Hillingdon residents, who produce a valid Hillingdon First card; will be able to collect 3 bags of pre-bagged compost from the centre.
Friends of Bessingby & Cavendish Parks.
Litter Pick Sunday 27th May 11am-12noon. Meet Bessingby Gates.
AGM. 31st May 8.00pm. Cavendish Pavilion.
Friends of Warrender Park & Highgrove Woods.
Quarterly General Meeting 22nd May 2012 7.30pm King College Pavilion.
Friends of Pinn Meadows.
Summer working parties, Sat 19th May, Sat 21st July and Sat 15th Sept from 10.30am to 1pm. Volunteers needed to help keep the area around the Kings College Playing Fields, litter free, and the vegetation under control.
Bat Walk. Tuesday 15th May. 8.45pm. Limited places please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
River Pinn/Highgrove Woods Volunteers.
For more information about the sites and tasks, please contact:
Dragana Knezevic email@example.com 01895 277 534
There are also volunteering opportunities at the Hogsback Northwood Hills and Yeading Brook please contact Dragana for more details.
Friends of Ruislip Lido.
Friends of Ruislip Lido www.friendsofruisliplido.net have recently initiated a weekly practical volunteer work day at the lido - every Thursday from 9.30am to 1pm (though as a volunteer you can leave earlier if you wish/need to). If anyone would be willing/able to attend, I'm sure it would be much appreciated! Just meet at the boathouse (the big green 'hut' on the dam, inside the lido gates) wearing old clothes. There is a free car park near to the Waters Edge pub.
All tools/gloves will be provided. The council officer overseeing the day is Richard Hutton, Woodlands Officer (who also runs the various Ruislip Woods practical volunteer days, ). If you have any questions, or wish to tell him that you plan to attend, please ring him on 01895 677074.
Hillingdon Amateur Gardeners.
Meet at the United Reform Church Ickenham at 7.30pm.
May 18th Plant Swap. Members only.
For more details contact the Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Andrews United Reformed Church, Bridle Road Eastcote.
Coffee with a Cause.
19th May Christian Aid 10.30am -12 noon.
St. Lawrence Players.
10th, 11th & 12th May. ‘A ‘Dickens’ of a Night’
Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra.
26th May 2012The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert. All Saints Church Hillingdon. Programme of English Music.
Ruislip Woods Festival
Sunday 13th May 2012. 12 noon until 4.30pm.
Willow Lawn, Reservoir Road, Ruislip.
A celebration of Woodland Life past and present. Woodland crafts, Morris Dancing, ferret racing plus more, free entry. Contact email@example.com for more details.
Eastcote Bowls Club.
Open Day on Sunday 13 May. The event starts at 10am and will finish about 2pm and it is hoped to introduce new people to bowling. Of course if they like it, they may take it up permanently. There will be bowls coaches available to get people started and refreshments will be served. We are situated at the Cavendish Playing Fields in Field End Road at the end of the tennis courts.
Bowls is a sport for all ages (our youngest member started at 13 years old and others have begun at 15). Our Club is a mixed club with matches both away and at home.
for more information contact Geoffrey Millman President. firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHWOOD HILLS FRIENDSHIP GROUP
Every Monday 9:30am - 2:30pm at Northwood Hills United Reformed
Church, Joel Street. Cost £7, includes gentle exercise, arts & crafts,
light lunch, quizes and games. For other activities run by the
Northwood Live at Home Scheme please ring 01923 842494.
Ruislip Central Horticultural Society.
St. Lawrence Church Hall, 2a Bridle Road, Eastcote, HA5 2SJ.
All talk are on Tuesdays, starting at 8pm.
Visitors £3.00 including Tea and Biscuits.
Tuesday 15th May 2012 ‘Containers with a difference’ Speaker Kathy Brown of the Manor House in Stevington.
Join in the Chiltern Challenge.
London Fire Brigade.
Saturday May 26th 2012.
A circular challenge walk start and finish at Ruislip Fire Station Bury Street.
Choice of two routes 16 or 27 miles.
For more information and entry forms contact, Antony Bucksey. 020 8866 9704 email@example.com or Nick Adams 07815 871927 firstname.lastname@example.org
Look out for Hillingdon Arts Week 2nd -10th June 2012.
Eastcote Horticultural Society.
Summer Show Saturday June 16th 2012.
Autumn Show Saturday September 8th 2012.
Friends of Warrender Park/Highgrove Woods.
Quarterly General Meetings.
21st August at 7.30pm AGM
20th November at 7.30pm.
All meetings will be held at the Kings College Pavilion unless notified otherwise.
Hillingdon Choral Society.
Saturday 7th July Summer Concert. Bishopshalt School, Hillingdon.
Hillingdon Amateur Gardeners.
15th June Outing to be arranged.
Field End Photographic Society.
2012 Annual Photographic Exhibition.
Sunday June 3rd until Saturday June 16th. 10am-5pm daily.
Cow Byre, Manor Farm. Ruislip.
Open Day Sunday 17th June 1.30pm-5pm.
To coincide with the Ickenham Festival the Grade II listed 18th century Georgian Mansion will be open to the Public. There will be talks on the history of the Hall and its site followed by conducted tours.
Eastcote Choral Society.
Further details from 01895 904556. Web site. www.eastcotechoralsociety.org.uk
.All concerts held at St. Edmunds Church Pinner Road, Northwood Hills.
Sunday June 24th 2012 at 7.30pm
Vaughan Williams ‘In Windsor Forest’ plus selected choruses from Gilbert & Sullivan Operas.
Saturday 24th November at 7.30pm
Vivaldi ‘Gloria’ plus excerpts from Brahms German Requiem and Brahms Organ solos.
Ruislip Central Horticultural Soc.
St. Lawrence Church, Bridle Road Eastcote.
18th September. ‘Skullduggery in the Shrubbery’ Stefan White.
16th October ‘A Garden for all Seasons’ David Fitton MBE
Saturday 20th October. Fun Quiz and Supper.
20th November ‘The Green Carnivores’ Professor Sandy Primrose.