Capital estate agents closes its Ruislip branch
THE Sine Nomine Singers, Hillingdon’s longest running and much loved chamber choir, is celebrating its 60th anniversary at a special concert on Saturday December 1.
The choir, formed in 1958 by the conductor and composer Michael Rose is proud to still have one of its founder members – David Collier – singing with the choir. The present musical director Richard Thomas has led the choir for the past three years. The celebratory concert programme features Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vivaldi’s Gloria as well as Mozart’s Regina Coeli and – the particular audience favourite –Exsultate Jubilate with soprano. The choir, enlarged by a number of past members who have re-joined for this special occasion, will be accompanied by the professional orchestra – the Orpheus Sinfonia and professional soloists. Several of the choir’s past conductors will be attending the concert as well as the Mayor of Hillingdon and local dignitaries.
The concert is at All Saints Church, Ryefield Avenue, Hillingdon at 7.30pm. Tickets £14 in advance/£16 on the door or book online at Ticketsource.co.uk/SNS or phone 020 8933 7908. For more information visit sinenomine.org.uk MAJOR estate agency chain Foxtons has closed its Ruislip outlet along with five others in London after a wobble in the capital’s housing market.
As well as their High Street store in Ruislip, Foxtons made the decision to close their flagship Park Lane, Mayfair outlet, as well as branches in Barnes, Beckenham, Loughton and Enfield.
The closures come amid tough market conditions and a flat third quarter in the housing sector.
However Foxtons says it does not plan on closing any of its 61 other branches, which it uses to serve 85% of London’s property market.
Instead, Foxtons says it will continue focusing on “driving efficiency” and ensuring the company has a “cost base which reflects market conditions”.
The company’s mortgage brokering business Alexander Hall reported a decline in profits at the end of the third quarter, alongside a decline in sales revenue for the parent company.
No planning applications appear to have been made on the retail unit in High Street, however workers were seen dismantling the store on Monday November 19.
Chief executive Nic Budden said: “This was a solid quarter in a challenging market.
“We are managing the business for the current market conditions and remain confident in our longterm prospects.”
Foxtons shuts six branches in London after a shaky quarter