Harvil Road closure coming up

LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC (HARVIL ROAD, ICKENHAM) ORDER 2020 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984

1. Hillingdon Council gives notice that to enable telecoms work to be carried out by HS2 and to prevent the likelihood of danger to the public made this Order, which will temporarily close Harvil Road, Ickenham from Skip Lane to NewYears Green Lane.

2. Diversion route will be via Breakspear Road South, Breakspear Road North, High Street, Church Hill, Harvil Road and vice versa.

Nothing in the Order shall apply to prevent vehicular access to premises on or adjacent to the prohibited length of road insofar as access is reasonably practicable without interference with the said works.

3. The temporary restriction will be in operation between 19:00hrs on the 31st January 2020 to 06:00hrs, on the 3rd February 2020 and to such extent as indicated by traffic signs prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002. Road users should assume that the closure has been put into effect only if traffic signs have been erected stating that the road has been closed and the diversion route, if necessary is in place.

4. The Order, which is proposed will come into operation on 31st January 2020, will continue in force for eighteen months or until work to which it relates is completed. However it is anticipated that the works will be completed within 3 days.

Dated this 16 day of January 2020

JEAN PALMER

Deputy Chief Executive & Corporate Director of Residents Services

Harvil Road closure postponed

HS2 Works Notification:

Weekend closure of Harvil Road, planned for 17 January to 20 January 2020 postponed

Posted on Jan 15th 2020 by HS2 in Hillingdon

The planned weekend road closure on Harvil Road scheduled to take place between the 17 January and the 20 January 2020 have been postponed. You can read the notification sent to residents about these works, in this news update here.

These works will now take place later in 2020. We will notify residents ahead of the works once we have new dates. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused

Proposed changes to Vyners admissions policy

You may well already be aware of the proposed changes to Vyners School admissions policy for year 7 admissions in 2021. If not they can be found at
https://www.vynersschool.org.uk/page/?title=Admissions&pid=110

These will give precedence to those pupils attending Ryefield school who live within 2km of Vyners over local children who live nearest to the school.

We were not informed directly of these proposed changes;  we were informed by concerned parents as were those residents in roads closest to the school. This despite the following statement on the school website that

Vyners School’s Governing Body has supported the changes to the admissions criteria subject to consultation with stakeholders.

The consultation is for the attention of:

    • parents of children in the locality of Vyners School between the ages of two and eighteen;
    • other persons in the area who in the opinion of the admission authority have an interest in the proposed arrangements;
    • all other admission authorities within the local area;
    • the local authority;
    • any adjoining neighbouring local authorities.

Our schools representative has endeavoured to arrange a meeting with the head but has been informed that no meetings will take place till after the consultation finishes on 24th January.

We therefore feel, as an Association eligible under bullet point 2 above, that this consultation has not been properly undertaken.

We are very concerned about the impact this will have not only on those children who attend Breakspear,, Glebe and Hermitage (the 3 nearest schools) but also on the village community in the potential for increased traffic and pollution among other issues.

In addition to our concerns about the detrimental impact of the proposal on local people, following a detailed review of the national admissions code, the schools adjudicator annual reports and several adjudicator judgements, we believe that the Trust’s proposals may breach the code in at least three areas:

  • No rationale or justification for the criteria have been offered – impeding stakeholder’s ability to consider whether the criteria are reasonable and fair (as they must be)
  • No tie-breaker criteria (which must be included)
  • Failure to consult on the full criteria. The approach taken by the Trust of only consulting on one criteria means stakeholders are deprived of the opportunity to comment on the cumulative impacts of the criteria as a package and suggesting supplementary new criteria, or consequential changes to existing criteria.

With these potential breaches in mind, we call on the Trust to hold a further, legally compliant consultation.

We would urge that if you share our concerns you write accordingly to the school as below

An email to: jbeater@vlt.org.uk referring to Admissions Consultation in the subject header or a written letter addressed: Admissions Consultation and sent to the school’s address.

Thank you

Community Safety Forum 25 Jan

We have been asked to inform you about the Community Safety Forum.

It is a free event organised by one of our West Ruislip Councillors with the local Police and Hillingdon Neighbourhood Watch who will speak on local crime prevention, particularly burglaries. This is a great opportunity for us to come to together as a community and understand what we can do to keep ourselves safe.

Date: Saturday 25th January, 2020

Time: 2pm – 4pm

(Stalls open from 1pm to 5pm)

Venue: Great Barn, Ruislip