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Local Matters Update

Update on Local matters from Chair Eastcote House Gardens
Eastcote Conservation Panel.
Questions have been asked regarding the willows on the river bank next to the High Road. Recently some of the willows shed some very large branches, one went across the road, fortunately no one was hurt. Since then extensive work has been carried out on all the trees. 
I have confirmed with the Tree Officer at LBH, that the willows on the Pinn bank will be in future treated as pollards.
This because of their age and the fact they were failing. 
There are no plans to remove these trees unless their condition deteriorates.
Lesley Crowcroft – Chairman

Eastcote Residents’ Association.
Recently there was a  Flood Forum Meeting at the Town Centre at which the Environment Agency (EA) gave a presentation about help available to residents, how to set up Flood Action Groups and to discuss how to share information between various interested parties. A Field End Road group has been started from which 2 spokesmen will be attending the next meeting. It is hoped to set up another group for those affected residents living along the River Pinn valley. Please encourage anyone who was affected by the flooding in 2016 and any subsequent events to come forward. The more information we have the better the picture of events which lead to flooding and the more likely a solution can be found.
Alison Holtorp
Chairman, Eastcote Residents' Association
020 8866 8186 

Uxbridge Police Station
Following the recent consultation regarding the closure of Front desks and Police Stations, it was decided by the Mayor of London to close Uxbridge Police Station, leaving the nearest Station to this area in Hayes. Totally ignoring the majority who wanted to keep Uxbridge open. 
Hillingdon Council have offered to buy Uxbridge Police Station, so this important community asset continues to belong to Hillingdon residents. They have also offered to pay half the running costs for at least the next 5 years so that the Metropolitan police can continue to operate there. This will include keeping the front desk open to the public. The Council are now waiting for the Mayor of London's response. 
Nick Denys, Ward Councillor