The park will be closed on Good Friday as usual. We need to close the park for one day each year as a reminder that it’s privately owned and there’s no public right of way. Residents will be able to access their garages. It will be open again on Easter Saturday. Please follow all Coronavirus precautions.
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.
♦ 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
On Sunday 4th November (weather permitting) we need your help to dig and clean up the patch of land next to the pavilion in preparation for planting some new shrubs. Please come and join us with your spades and forks at 10.00 am – free coffee and biscuits for all helpers!
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
♦ 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
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 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.
An event to mark completion of the work was attended by the organisers, Council leader Steve Curran, other council reps, Woodlands residents – and a busy kingfisher! We will continue to be involved in monitoring the river.
The annual closure of the WERFA park entrances will be on Good Friday 30th March. We do this once a year to signify the park is private property and is not a public right of way. The tape barriers can easily be slipped off at one end and returned after passing through.
The AGM of the Association will be held on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm in the Pavilion. Any items for discussion should be put in writing and given to the Hon Secretary, 69 Woodland Gdns by April 5th. The Social Club AGM will take place afterwards. This year we will welcome members with a glass of wine or soft drink and a snack.
We would like to remind everyone that dogs are not allowed in the WERFA park.
Recently dog mess has been found around the park, this is not only antisocial and inconsiderate, it also poses a significant health risk to children as the faeces can lead to toxocariasis which causes serious illness and even blindness.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org and they will provide further details.
Want to know more about community speed watch, check out the website: www.communityspeedwatch.co.uk
Delvas ‘Jack’ Perry passed away on the 11th October, aged 90. He had lived on the Woodlands since the mid 1960’s and attended the Friday evening whist drives with his wife for many years and was also a member of the WERFA Committee in the past.