October 2010 Archives
NORTHWOOD: 9 GATEHILL ROAD - Two storey rear extension involving alterations to existing roof to rear, dormer front, alterations to existing rear windows and new window to existing side elevation.
80 DENE ROAD - Conversion of intergral garage to habitable space.
15 KNOLL CRESCENT - Single storey side/front extension.
HILLINGDON Council has pledged to investigate the introduction of a 20mph speed limit and a new parking scheme in a Northwood Hills street after more than half of the residents signed a petition.
Hilliard Road has become beset with traffic problems as there are few garages and driveways.
Residents presented a petition on Wednesday (13) asking the council to look into a new speed limit and residents' parking zone, with 74 people - 52 per cent - signing it.
A PENSIONER has told of her anger after being slapped with an Asbo banning her from feeding birds and squirrels in her own back garden.
Jennifer Warren, 60, of Stanley Road, Northwood Hills, attracted up to 300 birds, mainly pigeons, to her home each day by putting out sackfuls of bird seed, prompting frustrated neighbours to complain to the council.
A TRIUMPHANT motorist from Rickmansworth has claimed victory against Hillingdon Council after winning an appeal over a parking fine.
Peter Christie (pictured), 55, of Williamson Way, had a ticket quashed after successfully arguing the sign on a pay and display machine in Ruislip was unclear.
Mr Christie, who parked in the High Street at 2.24pm on Thursday, March 11 this year, said: "I am usually mindful of where I can and can't park and had stopped here previously.
73 CRANBOURNE ROAD - Single storey side / rear extension, front porch and alterations to existing first floor side involving demolition of attached side garage and part demolition of existing rear conservatory.
16 CRANBOURNE ROAD - Two storey side extension with front dormer and 1 rooflight to side, single storey front extension and part two storey part single storey rear extension involving demolition of existing attached garge to side.
60 STANLEY ROAD - Single storey front extension involving the conversion of existing attached garage into habitable space and new rooflight to existing front.
PLANS to enlarge a Northwood nursing home have been unanimously rejected, to the delight of residents opposed to the scheme.
Proposals were submitted to extend Eastbury Nursing Home, in Eastbury Road, a locally-listed property situated within the Northwood Conservation Area.
The scheme would have seen an extra three bedrooms added to the existing 15-bedroom home, an Arts and Crafts style property built in 1910, together with three adjoining houses.
But 60 residents signed a petition against the plans, arguing it would infringe on the privacy of surrounding homes in Carew Road as well as being 'unduly intrusive'.
MORE than 80 golfers teed off at a charity event in Northwood in aid of ovarian cancer research.
Northwood Golf Club hosted a competition in memory of former member, Rosie Williams (pictured), who succumbed to the disease in October 2008, aged 64.
The event, at the club in Rickmansworth Road yesterday (7) - which would have been Mrs Williams' 66th birthday - was held to raise cash for the ovarian cancer research unit at Hammersmith Hospital, where she was treated.
UP TO 20 cars in Northwood Hills were damaged by vandals last night (7).
Cars parked in and around Briarwood Drive, Sailsbury Road, Ferndown and Fore Street were targeted between 9.30pm and 11pm.
Police Sergeant Ian Stacey said: "The number of cars being damaged in a single evening is very rare for Northwood Hills and Hillingdon in general."
Anyone who saw anything or has information is urged to call Northwood Hills Safer Team on 020 8721 2546, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Has your car been damaged? Email Gazette reporter Siba Matti at email@example.com
STORYBOOK characters were brought to life as children at Maple Cross JMI School took part in a special literacy week.
Pupils at the school, in Denham Way, dressed up as their favourite fictional creatures including Dr Seuss, Cruella Deville and the Bad-Tempered Ladybird.
Several boys paid homage to popular teen wizard, Harry Potter, and even the teachers got in on the act, dressing up as The Tiger Who Came To Tea and Burglar Bill.
A THIEF who took ÃÂ£380 worth of goods from a man in Northwood Hills has been given a 12-month conditional discharge.
Christopher James Robert Bergin, 21, of Essex, stole a sat-nav, cup holder and ÃÂ£10 in coins from the victim in Joel Street, Northwood Hills, on April 9 this year.
He was also ordered to pay the victim ÃÂ£200 compensation when he was sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on October 4.