Father Christmas

Father Christmas will be delivering on the Woodlands Estate as usual on Christmas Eve. As usual we are asking parents to provide a small present themselves and there will also be a small charge of £2 per present delivered to help Father Christmas maintain his sleigh. The presents should be wrapped and clearly marked with the child’s name and address, and delivered to 69 Woodland Gardens with the fee by 23rd December.

In the Borough – Consultation season has started

♦ The Ward Boundaries review consultation starts in January; anyone can submit a map of their proposals

♦ Consultation also starts in January on possible ways Heathrow can organise the flight paths of aircraft in future -with two or three runways. In either case there will be more planes and we are likely to lose some hours of respite.

♦ Plans for change of use of The George pub in South Street to a religious centre will be on display on 4 December 6.30 to 8.30pm at Isleworth Public Hall

♦Other consultations can be found at https://haveyoursay.hounslow.gov.uk/ including
Vehicle anti-idling action -closes 7/12/18
Transport Strategy local implementation plan – closes 2/1/19

♦TfL proposes changes to bus routes including H37 where changes benefit Richmond and Twickenham but reduce frequency in Isleworth. https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/bus-changes-richmond/ Closes 11/12/18

WERFA Bake Off

I was so pleased to see so many residents at our Bake Off and tea afternoon on Sun 30th Sep. There was a really fun atmosphere and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves;  seeing  the entrants’ efforts [congratulations to all the winners] and sampling the tea and cakes on offer. It was also good to see so many of our younger residents taking part. I would like to thank all those who helped on the day, and in particular Barbara Hecht for organising the event, and all the preparation beforehand. I hope we will do something similar next year as part of our planned Summer Fair. Chris Hack, Chairman

In the borough

♦  Isleworth Leisure Centre main pool is now closed until November. The Lagoon pool should be open again after its refurb and the gym and classes continue (check timetable). The café needs staff!.

♦  Met Police have leafleted us about OWL– Online Watch Link. They say this will soon be the only way they communicate alerts to households via email and messages. To register visit www.owl.co.uk

Bake On – and more!

A family Baking Competition with Afternoon Tea in the Pavilion will take place later in the summer/autumn. Look out for the competition date and recipes in future newsletters!

(provisional date Sunday 30 September).  With perhaps a revival of some other traditional ‘Flower Show’ activities.

We have had too much on for a big event in the Park this year but hope, with enough helpers, to hold an outdoor summer event next year.

WERFA Data Protection Policy

WERFA will hold the names and addresses of all members of the Residents Association and the amount paid to be a member.  Members must accept that this information will be held in order to become a member.

This data will be only be used to confirm membership of the Association, to record participation in the WERFAGO lottery, and claim GiftAid, where this has been authorised by individual members.  It will not be passed to any other third party without the expressed consent of the individual concerned.
This policy will be published annually in our Newsletter prior to membership renewal.

Parking awareness in Woodland Gardens

We would like to ask residents parking on the estate to please try and consider access for Emergency Vehicles before parking their cars.

During a recent emergency call on the estate 2 fire engines has significant issues trying to get to the fire as they had significant issues turning on to Woodland Gardens from riverside Walk.

Please try to think about how an ambulance or fire engine may need to get onto the estate to help someone, before parking your car somewhere that could hinder that, and help save lives.

Helping the Isleworth Safer Neighbourhoods Team

The Isleworth Safer Neighbourhoods Team will be working with Community Speed Watch in the near future.

Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.

If you would like to volunteer please send an email to the team at: Isleworth.snt@met.police.uk and they will provide further details.

Want to know more about community speed watch, check out the website: www.communityspeedwatch.co.uk

Fly tipping on the WERFA Estate

We have had a recent issue with fly tipping on the estate, with a large amount of rubbish dumped around the Pavilion car park.

If you see anyone fly tipping record as much detail as possible and report the activity immediately to the local council. All information is valuable to the council and will be treated confidentially.

If you can also take photos please do so.

Important details to record are:

  • The date and time that you saw the fly tippers in action or discovered the rubbish
  • The location of the incident – either the address or local landmarks
  • A description of the rubbish eg builders rubble
  • The amount of people you saw and if you recognised any of them
  • A description of the people you saw (eg sex, hair colour, height, distinguishing features)
  • What you actually saw the people do
  • If there was a vehicle involved, and if there was, there any distinguishing features or signs on the vehicle and what was the make, model, colour and registration number
  • Where you were when you saw the fly tipping. What kind of view did you have? How far away were you, and what were the weather and light conditions line?

The Environment Agency has the statutory responsibility to investigate fly tipping incidences on  larger scale  where the waste may pose a serious risk to the environment and where the activity is linked to organised crime.

Remember, do not approach any individuals and do not put yourself in any danger.

If you see anyone fly tipping please go online to Hounslow Highways (www.hounslowhighways.org) or call them on 020 8583 2000 to report it.