We wrote to you recently to advise you that from 6 December 2021 to 28 May 2022, we would be carrying out utility works near West Ruislip train station.
The main utility works, including the central reservation removal and utility relocation along High Road and Ickenham Road near West Ruislip station have now been rescheduled and will take place in January 2022.
We will notify you with the new date once confirmed.
There’s plenty going on this coming weekend at the URC! On Friday evening the church will be open from 6pm to 9pm for a festive display on the theme of LIGHT, accompanied by stalls of Christmas goods, small bric-a-brac and quality second-hand books and a bran tub for the children. There will be seasonal refreshments in the Oasis coffee shop, an update on CLICK Rukiga and a raffle with prizes including Sunday lunch for four at the Fairways Carvery and a £25 meat voucher from Ickenham Village Butchers. We will be open again on Saturday morning from 10am to 12 Noon for a Festive Coffee Morning, with the stalls still open and augmented by one of the famous Butterflies book stalls. There are no admission charges at any point so we look forward to seeing you.
Thames Water update
We are working to divert our sewer to make way for the new HS2 railway. Following the London Borough of Hillingdon’s planning approval with planning conditions, we have received sign off of some of the conditions. This means we can plan to build the entrance point of the temporary haul road off High Road, Ickenham.
New road entrance
Subject to approval from the London Borough of Hillingdon, we will carry out work from Monday 13 December until Friday 24 December. This will be to construct a new road entrance off High Road, next to the entrance of The Soldiers Return.
The footpath will remain open for the duration of our works.
The High Road will remain open at all times, but we will need to close half of the northern lane. Traffic management will be in place to keep the traffic flowing.
We will not be working over the Christmas period and the site will close from 24 December until 4 January 2022.
When we restart our work, we will continue to construct the temporary road from the new access point to the Ickenham Green allotments.
More information: https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/notice-of-thames-water-work-3/
This week’s planning decisions, applications and appeals (if applicable). Click on the link or download the pdf. The pdf gives you direct links to the LBH planning and appeal search pages.
From 6 December 2021 to 28 May 2022, we will be carrying out utility works near West Ruislip train station, in the area shown on the link below. These works are to prepare for the start of tunnelling in 2022.
During the first phase of these works, we will remove the central reservation which will help to facilitate the works and maintain two way traffic flow at all times. Estimated dates 6 to 24 December 2021.
During the second phase, we will be carrying out the main utility works which includes excavation, installation and reinstatement of the gas mains and installation of water valves. Estimated dates 10 January to 30 April 2022.
In the final phase we will be reinstate the central reservation and pedestrian crossing. Estimated dates 2 to 28 May 2022.
How the surveys might affect you
In order to carry out this utility work safely:
• A footpath diversion will be in place including a temporary pedestrian crossing located either side of the work area
• The cycle path will be closed for the duration of these works
• The West Ruislip bus Stop S and Stop M will be suspended and placed temporarily in a safe location.
Your utility services will not be affected.
You may notice periods of increased noise during these works.
We would like to apologise in advance for any disruption or inconvenience this may cause. Every effort is being taken to ensure that these works are carried out in the least impactful way. We will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.
What we are doing
We wrote to you in October to advise you that we would be carrying out excavation works overnight at our West Ruislip site from 8 November to 17 December 2021. However, we now need to extend our works until 29 January 2022 in order to carry out further activities.
We will continue excavation works to prepare the base of the railway tunnels. We will be excavating the earth to prepare the area for the launch of the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) and the creation of the portal area.
The earth excavated from this area will be stored temporarily at the golf course driving range. This stockpiled earth will then be used to landscape the area around the tunnels and the tunnel entrances once the construction works have been completed.
Also, in the TBM storage area we will be building a tent to be used to minimise noise coming from the initial welding works required for the construction of the cutter head.
The area of activity is shown on the link below
We will not be working over the Christmas and New Year period other than security personnel