Alexandra Cottages

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Scam Alert!

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One of our residents on Victor Road was recently approached, and subsequently contacted by phone, by some chap claiming to be from Thames Water. He was told that they would be carrying out work on a big blockage in the sewer, the flushing through of which would probably send an overflow through the indoor plumbing. They tried to push/offer having something installed to prevent this, for a deposit of £1,200 – refundable after “the work” !!
Our resident demurred, and later called Thames Water, who said there were no planned works on Victor Road.

Call Thames Water direct if you have any queries.

A big thank you to Matthew, Edward Road for the lovely picture of the Panto cast.

Bulb Planting

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Please put it in your diary!


DATE: Saturday 30th September 10am – Noon
NEW VENUE: Alexandra Pub, Parish Lane

If you would like to raise a specific issue or put a motion to the meeting, please email

To vote at the meeting you need to bring your membership card. However, if you aren’t yet a member you are very welcome to come along and find out more about the Association and join. If you have paid your subs but not yet received your card for this year, you will be able to collect it at the meeting.

To help cater for numbers can you please confirm how many people from your household plan to attend by emailing Tim.

Open Gardens on Sunday 25th June 2017 was a great success: 20 residents – an unprecedented number – opened their gardens (half of them on Victor Road) and it was also possible to have a look at the communal shed, tidied up by some volunteers.
Ticket sales raised £160, the Name the Bear competition and card sales £28, Anna and Margaret £41 with the sale of their jam/plants.
All of this will go to a local charity: St. Christopher’s Hospice.

Many thanks for Diane, Adrian, Susie (who ran the children’s activities), Barbara (who took Beatrice the teddy bear round the gardens), Jane (who inspected some of the gardens as Gertrude Jekyll) and Franco for organising the event, to Steve of Victor Road for printing the flyers, to John at the Alexandra Nurseries for very kindly hosting the “bring & share” event that ended the day.
And, of course, a huge thank you to all the residents who opened their gardens and showcased their skills and passion. And to all of you who bought tickets and visited.

If you missed the event or some of the gardens, you can have a look at the pictures below:

Created with flickr slideshow.

(if the slideshow doesn’t work, you can access the album here)