Parties are OK but please set limits
HAVE lived in this borough for nearly 30 years. For the last few, we have been disturbed throughout the academic year by Brunel student parties held nearby.
I must say at this point I am not against students enjoying themselves; I, too, was young once. However, I do object to a DJ blasting out music till 4am, as happened last night.
But I am even more concerned that an ordinary dwelling held in excess of 100 young people, filling the house and spilling out into the garden – surely not an ideal venue for so many?
On a previous occasion an admittance charge of £5 was signposted at the front door. So my question is: ‘When does a party become a rave?’
I and other residents have called the [Hillingdon Council noise control] team and contacted Brunel University and spoken to the Community Liaison Officer many times.
Whilst I understand that they have to follow their procedures, they appear to have little or no jurisdiction over the students.
Are there other people in the borough affected by this? What is the answer?
Could the students have a rave that ends at midnight? Could these parties be hosted by the university, although they have a strict zero tolerance for noise pollution in halls? Or should I just move and make it someone else’s problem?
Iproposal, the government pointed out the poor quality of east-west links, and said improving these was the key to improving the economy of the north. The Prime Minister said that it would cost £6-£7billion if it cost the same per mile as HS2.
This follows the publication of a Sunday Times poll, which showed that HS2 was the bottom of the list of possible infrastructure projects among the British public, and that opposition to HS2 far outweighed support for it.
Originally, HS2 was supposed to be about speeding up journeys to and from London to revitalise the north. But even the prime minister realises that HS2 won’t do that, and HS3 is a smokescreen to hide the fundamental flaws in the HS2 proposal.
The government say they are looking for ways to reduce the costs of HS2. They already know that high-speed rail is more expensive then conventional rail, but rather than asking what is the right sort of new connectivity between the north-east and the north-west, they are assuming that the option to look at must be high-speed.
The real risk is that by starting with high-speed as the answer, they will design another railway that does not solve the issues that there are with transport in the north of England.
With the Court of Auditors in France reporting last week that the emphasis on high-speed had a negative effect on the conventional railway used by ordinary people, it looks like Osborne and Co want the soundbite of high-speed without necessarily building a railway that would be right for the ordinary commuter in the north of England. who had a family of nine. On searching the 1901 census, found Jane Kennedy, his daughter, who was born in 1886.
Asking current family members, their only memory was of a photo of her and she died very young. My mum, who was born in 1930, said people never talked about their families and they never thought to ask. Through years of research, eventually found she married Patrick McGurk on July 20, 1910, here in the Donaghmore parish. They moved to Glasgow.
In October 1911 they had a daughter, Margaret. Jane died shortly after giving birth. She was only 26.
Patrick McGurk returned to Ireland with his daughter and left her in the care of my great-grandparents, and a few years later, he returned after remarrying and took Margaret back to Glasgow.
That was where my research hit a brick wall.
About six months ago, I tried a well-known family research site and there was all the information on Margaret.
She married an Emilio Scarpa, and they had a son David, born in 1939 in Uxbridge. Margaret died in 1992 in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire.
David had entered the information but did not stay a member [of the website] and I was unable to contact him.
I would be delighted if I could contact David or any of his family.
My late grandfather would [have been] delighted, as would my mum and I to connect with David and welcome him into a very large Kennedy family here in Ireland.
I can be contacted via my email address below with any help or information to reunite the family.