April 2014
Thunderpark in Eastcote
Thunderpark now on in Eastcote, Hillingdon. Near to Ruislip, Ruislip Manor, South Ruislip and Pinner. Nearest tube Eastcote

Volunteer Gardening Sessions for April EHG
Eastcote House Gardens
Thursday 24th Countryside Conservation, start 9.30am
Tools, refreshments and good company provided.

Business Biscotti Eastcote
The next Business Biscotti Eastcote Thursday 24th April 2014 at Basepoint Eastcote

Ladies Fashion evening
Tuesday 29th April - Ladies Fashion evening 7.30pm in St Lawrence Church Hall - An opportunity to see, try on and buy this seasons fashions at reduced prices to help raise funds for creation of a woodland quiet area in the church grounds.  Tickets £5 available from Elaine on 020 8866 9649 or from Parish Office.  

Eastcote Choral Society Rehearsals
Tuesdays 8.00-10.00 pm. Ruislip Methodist Church, Ickenham Road, Ruislip, Middlesex. Further details, Box Office and rehearsals  01895 904556

Basepoint’s 20th Anniversary and Mayor Allan Kauffman visit
Wednesday 30th April 2014, Basepoint Eastcote will be celebrating Basepoint Business Centres 20th anniversary. The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Allan Kauffman, will be in attendance to unveil the commemorative plaque. Time: 11.30am to 1.00pm (the plaque unveiling is scheduled to take place at 12.00pm)
Basepoint ( specialises in the development and operation of flexible business, innovation and enterprise centres. These centres provide comprehensive accommodation and support infrastructure packages to new and early-stage businesses within a supportive and secure environment. 
Ideally located on the Field End High Street, Basepoint Eastcote provides high quality managed office space in friendly, purpose-built premises and on flexible terms. For further information, please contact the team on 020 8866 4400 or visit

Cast-offs to Catwalk - a fashion show with a difference:
The Uxbridge College Creative Studies students present a fashion show with a difference.  Cast offs to Catwalk
Uxbridge College students have joined the Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Allan Kauffman, and are sponsored by Intu Uxbridge, to organise and present their biggest charity event ever! 
Date: Wednesday 30 April
Time:  19:00-22:00
Venue: Middlesex Suite, Civic Centre, Uxbridge
Uxbridge College Students from graphics, art and design, fashion, music, technical theatre, media and games design, are all working together to provide an evening of fun, frolics and fashion.

May 2014
Bat Walk
Thursday  May 1st Bat Walk, Meet in the Stables 8.15pm 
Please wear waterproof shoes and bring a torch.  booking essential contact 

Duck Pond Market Pinner 10th May 2014
First Market Saturday 10th May
Bridge Street Gardens, Pinner HA5 3JE
Artisan Food & Craft Market 2nd and most 4th Sundays 10am - 4pm 
Park for 80p per hour in the Chapel Lane or Love Lane car parks
Pinner Station is 5 minute walk Metropolitan line
Bike parking is available
Dogs are welcome on a leash

St. Lawrence Players New Production
15th-17th May 2014 Next production dates 

Ruislip Lions Club Plant Sale
Saturday 17th May 2014 Ruislip Lions Club will be holding its very popular Plant sale at Ruislip Rugby Club. This provides an opportunity to purchase excellent quality plants and shrubs that are brought up on the day of the sale from a nursery in Hampshire.

Argosy Players Improbable Fiction by Alan Ayckbourn
21st - 24th May 2014 Compass Theatre  Ickenham,
YouTube video preview 

Book your tickets now Tel :01895 673200

Eastcote Art Society Great Barn Exhibition
Fri. May 24th -Sat. Jun. 1st  Eastcote Art Society is thirty-five years old having started in 1978 and has been running continuously since then. It is a friendly group of local artists, with a wide range of skill levels from beginners to some very experienced and well known local artists, who get together on a regular basis to develop their interest in painting and art in general.
They meet in the Eastcote Community Centre in Southbourne Gardens on alternate Monday evenings between 7.45pm and 9.45pm. Visitors and new members are welcome.
Visitors not wishing to join as members are welcome to attend demonstrations for the nominal charge of £3.

London Fire Brigade Chiltern Challenge Walk
Sunday 25th May 2014. A circular challenge walk starting & finishing at Ruislip Fire Station
Bury Street, Ruislip Choice of two routes: 16 or 27 miles  
For more details or entry forms contact
Antony Bucksey
Tel: 0208 866 9704
Nick Adams
Tel: 07815 871927


June 2014
Helpers needed! EHGEastcote House Gardens 'Farewell' Picnic'
Saturday June 7th 2014 11am - 4pm.
This years Picnic will sadly be the only event for the year, the builders are expected to start work 1st August 2014, so holding events will not be possible.
Therefore, this must be the best Picnic ever, to make it such the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens need your help on the day. Please can you volunteer some time both before and on the 7th.
Volunteers needed for:- 
Delivering advertizing flyers locally
Donating cakes and cookies for the Tea Tent.
Setting up on the 7th
Serving on stalls, Teas, Plants, Books, Raffle etc.
Stewards for traffic control and parking
Assisting with the Dog Show
and a million other jobs during the day
Clearing away at the end of the day.  
If you can help in any way please contact Lesley.  
More teams are needed for the annual Tug of War, so far the Trophy has not left the Case is Altered possession, can you change that this year?  
We will be back in 2015 with a full programme of events, looking forward to hearing from you  
Friends of Eastcote House Gardens

RAF Northolt Open Day – 14 June Register now
14 June 2014
RAF Northolt now registering interest from local residents for their Open Day on Saturday 14 June. The gates will open to the public at 1200 noon and they are expecting the flypast from the Queen’s Birthday Parade to be overhead RAF Northolt just after 1pm. Entry will be by wristbands which are available in advance and will cost £10 each (under 5’s are free). Anyone bringing a car onto the base will need to purchase a £5 car pass (Disabled Blue Badge holders are free). Wristbands will not be issued until nearer the date but bookings can be made now. Please provide full names, with nationality of each attendee, together with the make, model and registration number of any vehicles which are to be brought onto the base on the day. 
Cheques payable to “Service Funds RAF Northolt” together with the relevant details of attendees should be sent to: 
                        Sqn Ldr Richard Willis
                        RAF Northolt
                        West End Road
                        Middlesex HA4 6NG 
Please mark the envelope “Open Day 2014”. Payments are non-refundable and RAF Northolt reserves the right to refuse admission.

Sine Nomine Summer Concert
Saturday 14th June 2014 7:30pm
Light-hearted music and Finger Buffet
St. Lawrence Church  Bridle Road, Eastcote  HA5 2SJ
Tickets  £12 to include finger buffet 
Tickets for Sine Nomine Singers concerts can be obtained from:
Jess Luscombe
 07766 314282 

Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Concert
Saturday 21st June 2014 at 7.30 pm The Great Barn, Bury Street, Ruislip, HA4 7QLProgramme:
 "Saturday Night is Music Night" Classical Pops for Midsummer's Day  Tickets and Box Office: Tickets £10, Concessions £8, Children 11-16 £5, Under 11 free of charge
Available from: Pro Music International, 19 Swakeleys Road, Ickenham or telephone 01895 674223 
Also available on the door 

Archaeological Dig Sat June 28th until Sun July 13th
There will be opportunities for all to join in the 'dig' at EHG, each day except for Mondays.  
There will be two sessions a day morning and afternoon.  
The Community Day will be the either possibly 12th or 13th July. When there will be a chance to look at finds etc. 
As well as digging there will be finds washing as well.  
Weekends are likely to be more busy than week days so booking will be a first come first served basis. 
If you would like to take part please can you register your interest at  
Please pass this information onto your group, friends etc.  
Best wishes  
Lesley Crowcroft
Chairman Friends of Eastcote House Gardens.

July 2014
Eastcote House Gardens History Walk
Sunday 27th July History Walk. Start 2pm. Booking essential contact 

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