The pandemic has knocked many, many events out of our calendars this year and the Poppy Appeal is no exception.  Sadly, there will be no face-to-face collections which, of course, means that the normal Waitrose Collection will not take place.

Apparently, the Poppy Appeal plans to make arrangements directly with suppliers including supermarkets for donations at check-outs.  Also, Northwood Residents' Association has suggested, and the RBL has agreed, to set up a Just Giving page for the Northwood 2020 Poppy Appeal. Visit the page here.

Please do tell friends and family about the Just Giving page and encourage them to donate via this method.

It is also unlikely that the public Remembrance Parade in Northwood will take place, because large public gatherings are being discouraged.  It is anticipated that wreaths will be laid by organisations and individuals separately, prior to Remembrance Sunday.

Northwood teenager, Zoë, was recently diagnosed with severe Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and she urgently needs spinal surgery to stop it worsening. The best option for her is not available with the NHS.

The London Borough of Hillingdon website is being updated as necessary. Do take a look as there is information concerning topics such as free parking, rubbish and recycling arrangements, facilities temporarily closed to the public such as libraries and the Harefield Civic Amenity Site (dump).


In particular, the current advice regarding rubbish and recycling states:

We are currently operating all services as normal; however, as we prioritise general waste and dry mixed recycling collections, your weekly garden waste service may be affected.

We will continue to collect your food waste on your normal collection day, even if we are unable to collect your garden waste.

If your garden waste is not collected, please leave your bags at the edge of your property and we will collect them as soon as possible.

13/03/2020 UPDATE: From Theresa Villiers, In the light of today’s developments on Covid-19 Coronavirus, the lobby against the Mayor’s tube station car park plans has had to be postponed. It will not therefore be taking place on Thursday after all.

We have been asked to raise awareness of a petition calling on the Governement to abandon the HS2 Rail project. It can be found here.