Pitshanger News

  • St Barnabas Update

    02nd Jun 2015
    There are two big announcements from St Barnabas this month.  The first is for a concert in support of the Nepal earthquake disaster appeal at 7.30pm on Friday 29th May.  Local cellist Corrinne Morris has organised the concert and has gathered together a group of classical musicians to perform in it.  You can see the poster here and buy tickets on-line
  • Park Update

    02nd Jun 2015
    PCA members have e-mailed in with favourable comments about the newly planted trees on Scotch Common, something that will doubtless help when the park comes up for its green flag assessment in June.  (We hope it passes, or we’ll need to find a different flag to fly from the mast next to the play centre.  Ideas anyone?)  Elsewhere in the park, the rangers have noticed that the recently resurfaced path running across the south side of the allotments, which is as flat as a...
  • Lucas Rakes it In

    02nd Jun 2015
    We reported in our March edition on the various ways Lucas Schmidt (nearly six years old) and his family were planning to raise money for the Down Syndrome Association.  Since then, there have been two curry nights, a raffle, a barn dance, and an auction.  Added to that dad Alex completed the London Marathon with an injured foot and beat his fundraising target of £1,800 by a huge margin.  The total raised will be over £11,000 and the Schmidt family have expressed their...
  • At The Club

    02nd Jun 2015
    Two updates from the tennis section at the Brentham Club: each Saturday from 12pm to 1pm is family fun hour – bring the whole family for £5, and there is coaching for adults and children.  Then in June a new playing surface will appear – tiger turf (a form of synthetic grass).  The club is also offering two for one membership at the moment, details at www.brenthamclub.co.uk.
  • Party In The Park

    02nd Jun 2015
    The excitement mounts as we head towards Party In The Park, the highlight of summer in Pitshanger, which will take place this year on Sunday 28th June.  We have a packed programme of dance and drama lined up for the Northfields stage and the Gastrodome will feature the biggest ever choice of food stalls.  The 16th Ealing Scouts will be serving tea and cakes, and the PCA pub will be open all day with live music until 9pm.  Other attractions will include go karting, climbing...
  • Wheelie?

    02nd Jun 2015
    The Council’s proposed new rubbish collection arrangements – set to start in Spring 2016 - have been a talking point for a while now, but what are the facts?  We’ve had a sneak preview of a “frequently asked questions” document being compiled by the Council, telling us that:-  Food waste will continue to be collected weekly;- Waste for recycling and non-recyclable waste will be collected in alternate weeks (i.e. each one will be collected every two weeks);