ICKENHAM CHURCH NEWS
MONDAY NOVEMBER 11TH SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AT 10.55 A.M.
Everyone is welcome to join in the short annual Service of Remembrance that takes place round the flagpole in St. Giles‰ Churchyard at the Eleventh hour of the Eleventh day in the Eleventh month.ć Please congregate by 10.55 a.m.
On Sunday 10th November Ickenham U.R.C. will start its regular service at 10.50 a.m. in order to accommodate a period of silence at 11 a.m. At St. Giles‰ Church a period of silence will be kept at the 8 and 9.45 a.m. services.
An interesting booklet has been published, recently, by Don Morgan of Ruislip. In it he provides details of the 198 residents of Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote who died, in service, during WW2. Details of civilian war deaths are not included as they can be found in a different publication called the Civilian Casualty Book. Don is planning another booklet that will provide similar details of war service deaths from the areas around Ickenham. If you are interested in buying a copy of the current publication a few are available in local shops, but it would be easier to telephone Don on 01895 674953 or email: DonaldMorgan1@compuserve.com
The Community Safety Initiative (to remove graffiti from various locations around our Borough using teams of offenders subject to Community Service Orders) has now received new external funding. The scheme begins on November 1st. To inform of any sites, locally, that might benefit from this work you should telephone Mick Dunckly š Metropolitan Police Community Safety Officer on 01895 277723 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgć One should state, where possible, the exact location, description and size of the graffiti and whether it is racist and/or offensive.
It has come to our attention that a solution may be close at hand to rectify the dilapidated state of our village pump by a complete refurbishment, and to maintain it in good condition every three years. Discussions are taking place with a local (Ickenham) builder who has offered to do the work, free from charge, and the final detailed plans will be placed before the Council after it has received feedback from its local consultation. If agreement is reached it will provide the best possible chance of revitalising our Grade 11 listed monument. The pond would also be cleaned and tidied regularly as part of the project.
DROP-IN FOR THE BEREAVED. Third Monday of each month. St. Giles‰ Church Hall, 2 to 3.30 p.m. A friendly, informal opportunity for a chat, over a cup of tea, with other bereaved people and pastoral visitors.ć The next meeting is Monday 18th November (Also Monday 16th December). Just come along, or ring the Rectory (622970) if you would like to talk to someone first.
ICKENHAM GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME exists to serve the whole of Ickenham. We‰re here to assist in an emergency. If you need help, the daytime contact numbers are: 01895 633020 or 01895 235061.