Cap­i­tal es­tate agents closes its Ruis­lip branch

Uxbridge Gazette - - News -

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.”

PHOTO: GETTY IM­AGES

Fox­tons shuts six branches in Lon­don af­ter a shaky quar­ter

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