Tunnel, power supply and archaeology updates from HS2

This, from HS2:

We will be advertising on Commonplace three events that will be coming up in late September today, with invites going out to the community. The events will allow people to see the plans SCS have for the tunnel portal at West Ruislip and will give other contractors an opportunity to update on other works such as archaeology and the TBM power supply.

The events will take place on:
Saturday 21 September at Harefield Community Centre 11am to 2pm
Monday 23 September at The Barn Hotel 4pm to 7pm
Wednesday 25 September at Ickenham URC 4pm to 7pm

HS2 update (with some good news?)

the latest from HS2:

News Round-up:

Archaeological works off Harvil Road, overnight lane closures on Harvil Road postponed and changes to ground investigation works at the River Pinn
Posted on Aug 7th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon

Footpath closure and archaeological works off Harvil Road
We will be closing a footpath near Harvil Road for archaeological works starting on 22 August. We will be carrying out works to get a better understanding of any significant archaeological remains which are in this area. A section of the public right of way, U34 footpath will be temporarily closed from 22 August until spring 2020. This is to ensure public safety during the ongoing archaeology and site survey works. For more details please see the notification sent to residents by clicking here.

Update on overnight lane closures on Harvil Road
The overnight lane closures on Harvil Road scheduled to take place between the 16 – 31 August have been postponed. You can read the notification sent to residents about these works, by clicking here. These works will now take place after the closure of Breakspear Road South has finished. We will notify residents ahead of the works once we have new dates.

Update on River Pinn ground investigations
We have postponed the overnight River Pinn ground investigations due to take place between 11-14 August. For full details please see the notification that was sent to residents here by clicking here. Once these works have been rescheduled we will notify residents of the new dates.

O to be a road steward!

The Ickenham Residents’ Association’s (largely unsung) heroes are the volunteer road stewards who deliver the Ickenham Calling newsletter to our members and collect the subs once a year. This activity keeps Association members informed on a range of issues including HS2 of course, road safety and traffic, the fight against crime, health, conservation and green spaces,

Every so often, the Committee organises a thank you knees up. Well, not quite a knees up, more a quiz evening with food and drink thrown in (not literally).

We get a sprinkling of emails after the event from some of the attendees. They always seem to have a good time and appreciate the Committee’s efforts. (Not me, this year, I was away sadly.)

Here are just some of the comments we received from our 26th July event. We have mixed them up and preserved the writers’ anonymities.

They opened with comments like these:
“A really happy event.” “Most enjoyable.” “Such fun.” “A good evening.” “Enjoyable and good fun.” “Appreciated by all.” “Warm and welcoming.”

In the middle, they said things like:
“A good way to meet and greet lots of good friends and acquaintances.” “The food was really delicious.” “The quizzes were challenging and fun.” “The quiz was excellent.” “Much laughter and giggling as we wracked our brains.”

And, at the end, apart from lots of “thank you”s their closing remarks included:
“I do applaud the hard work that must have gone in.” “A great job.” “Such a success.” “We happily went home.”

Hope that last one wasn’t provoked by relief.

 

PS (If you fancy becoming a road steward, after reading this, you’d be very welcome. If so, please send us an email. Thank you.)