HS2 activity over Jubilee holiday

We wanted to let you know that these works will continue throughout the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee week. We will be carrying out works at our site compounds at:

Copthall tunnel site and Northern Sustainable Placement area:
From 2 to 4 June 2022, between 8am and 5pm work will be ongoing at our sites on Harvil Road and Newyears Green Lane. We will be carrying out steel fixing work, excavation and moving material. The conveyor system will be in operation during this time.

West Ruislip portal site:
24/7 assembly works for the tunnel boring machine will continue. These works will include steel fixing and a concrete pour, lifting operations and starting the TBM assembly in the launch chamber area.

The works we will carry out on these dates will be limited to the activities mentioned above and are confined within our sites.

We would like to apologise in advance for working over the bank holiday period and for any 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.

URC forecourt sale next Saturday

From URC

Don’t miss our first forecourt sale of 2022, on Saturday 30th April, 10am to 12 Noon, admission FREE.

Alongside a coffee morning with homemade cakes in the Oasis, we’ll have plants, bric-a-brac, books [both “high quality” at £1-£5 and general stock at 50p paper/£1 hard], toys and games, maps, stamps and pretty much anything else except clothes.

The quality books will be indoors in any case and some other items will be in the event of bad weather, so please try to get there even if there are April showers about.

Remember that the cricket season will have been going for three weeks by then!

Proceeds will be shared between the church and our external charities for the year, which are The Samaritans and CLICKRukiga.

If you have items to donate please bring them to the church on Friday 29th April between 2pm and 6pm or ring Richard Piper on 01895 634348 for collection.

This is also the number for any enquiries or offers of help.

We hope to hear from you and/or see you!

HS2 activity at West Ruislip

What we are doing
We wrote to you in December to inform you about works at our sites at
West Ruislip Portal. Works are ongoing to build the two Tunnel Boring
Machines and the launch chamber area and will continue throughout the
next few months until July 2022.
We will be carrying out the following activities:
• Preassembly of Tunnel Boring Machine
• Assembly of works area
• Tunnel Boring Machine Assembly
• Gantry assembly
We will only carry out activities agreed with the London Borough of
Hillingdon and will adhere to the agreed working hours, noise and vibration
You may notice periods of increased noise during these works. To minimise
noise, acoustic screens and tents will be used.
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

Duration of works
30 April 2022 to 29 July 2022
These activities will be 24/7

What to expect
Additional staff on site outside core hours
Delivery and set up of machinery, including welding equipment,
excavators, cranes, generators, forklift trucks

What we will do
Use acoustic screens and tents wherever possible
Limit the noisiest activities to core working hours
Advise our staff to be mindful of our neighbours
more info https://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Update-ANL-Notice-of-assembly-works-for-Tunnel-Boring-Machine-TBM-April-2022-1.pdf

Reduction of speed limits in north of LBH

The London Borough of Hillingdon has received numerous complaints and petitions in the past from residents in the north of the borough concerning speeding vehicles and requesting reductions in the speed limits to improve road safety.

Based on evidence from vehicle speed data, traffic collision data and various petitions and complaints received by the Council, it was proposed that the speed limits must be reduced along with other measures such as installing Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) in order to improve road safety on 12 roads in the north of the borough.

Following support from the Ward Councillors and from the Cabinet Member for Public Safety and Transport, London Borough of Hillingdon have received funding for these speed limit reductions to be paid for in full from the HS2 Road Safety Fund.

Some of these roads are on the approved HS2 Lorry Routes (Harvil Road and Breakspear Road South), while the other roads are indirectly affected by HS2 Works in the area, and the impact on the road network this causes.

The reduction of speed limits on these roads will provide a lasting legacy for road safety in the area as a direct consequence of the HS2 funding which the Council has secured.

The changes to the speed limits will be visible on the roads listed below, with new signage, new road markings, and where required, new Vehicle Activated Signs installed. The necessary legal orders are in place, and the works have been programmed for completion by the end of May 2022:

o Breakspear Road North
o Breakspear Road South
o Church Hill
o Ducks Hill Road
o Fine Bush Lane
o Harvil Road
o Moorhall Road
o Newyears Green Lane
o Northwood Road
o Park Lane
o Rickmansworth Road
o Shrubs Road

Here is the official document: