Over 50? Free taxi for your Covid jab

In case this is of use to you:

FREE VACCINE TAXIS: Age UK, the charity supporting older people, is offering a free taxi service for people aged 50 and above to get to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The scheme covers Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent, and runs until the end of March. The service uses Uber and the full cost of the travel to and from the vaccination centre will be covered.

If you are aged 50 or above and would like Age UK to arrange free taxi transport to and from your COVID-19 vaccination appointment, then please get in touch by emailing Amy Shallon at ashallon@ageuk.org.uk or by calling 07947 188 221.

Heavy loads arriving at West Ruislip in March

From HS2:

As part of the substation installation, we will have 2no. Electrical Voltage Transformers delivered to our site. These transformers will change the incoming voltage from 33kV down to 11kV so that we can eventually power the Tunnel Boring Machines at their required voltages.

Our transformers will be delivered at the weekend as they are coming directly from their delivery port, as they have been shipped from overseas. They are delivered through the night due to the load and will arrive at the West Ruislip portal in the morning in each instance. The works to install these transformers will be carried out across the following weekends:

Transformer 1 delivery: Saturday 13th March and Sunday 14th March 2021

Transformer 2 delivery: Saturday 27th March and Sunday 28th March 2021

At present, these dates are planned with our suppliers, however should there be any changes to the delivery due to freight passing the UK border we will update all residents and businesses accordingly.

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.

Breakspear Road South 1 March single lane

From HS2:

To reduce the number of HS2 lorries using local roads we are building an internal haul road between our construction sites, crossing Breakspear Road South. To build the crossing point we will need to close Breakspear Road South from 12-15 March 2021. Closing the road and working over a single weekend will reduce the impact on traffic flow in the area and will allow us to work safely.
We will remove the existing road surface in order to construct wider junctions. Additionally, we will compact the area and resurface the carriageway, which will include new line markings and repositioning of concrete traffic barriers.

How this work might affect you
Breakspear Road South will be closed from9pm on12March to 5am on 15March2021.A diversion will be in place via Swakeleys Road B467/ High Road B466/ Ickenham Road/ High Street/Bury Street A4180/ Breakspear Road.
Duration of works
The road closure will be in place from9pmonFriday 12 March to5am on Monday 15 March2021
We may be on site for an hour before the start and/or end of the closure

What to expect
Breakspear Road South will be closed between the dates above
The use of equipment required to remove and reinstate the carriageway, including road planer, road roller, asphalt, line marking machinery and concrete barriers
We will use lights as needed and ensure that they face the work areas only

What we will do
Hoarding and screens will be used to reduce noise
Use water carts to keep dust to a minimum
Ensure that the diversion route is clearly signposted
Access will be permitted to the residences north and south of the road closure

HS2 to close Breakspear Road South 12-15 March

From HS2:

To reduce the number of HS2 lorries using local roads we are building an internal haul road between our construction sites, crossing Breakspear Road South. To build the crossing point we will need to close Breakspear Road South from 12-15 March 2021. Closing the road and working over a single weekend will reduce the impact on traffic flow in the area and will allow us to work safely.
We will remove the existing road surface in order to construct wider junctions. Additionally, we will compact the area and resurface the carriageway, which will include new line markings and repositioning of concrete traffic barriers.

How this work might affect you
Breakspear Road South will be closed from9pm on12March to 5am on 15March2021.A diversion will be in place via Swakeleys Road B467/ High Road B466/ Ickenham Road/ High Street/Bury Street A4180/ Breakspear Road.
Duration of works
The road closure will be in place from9pmonFriday 12 March to5am on Monday 15 March2021
We may be on site for an hour before the start and/or end of the closure

What to expect
Breakspear Road South will be closed between the dates above
The use of equipment required to remove and reinstate the carriageway, including road planer, road roller, asphalt, line marking machinery and concrete barriers
We will use lights as needed and ensure that they face the work areas only

What we will do
Hoarding and screens will be used to reduce noise
Use water carts to keep dust to a minimum
Ensure that the diversion route is clearly signposted
Access will be permitted to the residences north and south of the road closure

SCS & HS2 online face-to-face events

SCS and HS2 Ltd are holding one-to-one sessions on the 22 and 24 February.

These are intended to replicate engagement events they would have held in person but for Covid restrictions, and are aimed at local residents who have an interest in or concerns about the project and would like up to date information across a range of subject areas.

Registration is via Eventbrite, at this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-to-one-virtual-events-hs2-works-in-hillingdon-and-northolt-tickets-141111996781