Harvil Road lane closure 26-30 April

From HS2

Notice of lane closure on Harvil Road

Ground investigation and CCTV survey
We wrote to you previously to advise you that we would be carrying out utility works from 19 to 30 April 2021. However, we have rearranged these dates and the works will now take place from 26 to 30 April 2021. We will undertake ground investigation and survey of the drainage system on Harvil Road from the junction of Skip Lane, down to our southernmost gates. For safety reasons, we will need to close a lane.

Duration of works
From 26 to 30 April between 8am and 5pm
We may be on site for an hour before the start and/or end of each shift

What to expect
Traffic management, operatives, excavation equipment to take samples and measurements, and surveying equipment, (including a CCTV camera) Lane closures controlled by automatic signals supported by operatives during the busiest parts of the day

What we will do
Maintain access to your property at all times

Breakspear Road South Emergency Closure

FROM: LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984-SECTION 14 (2)
BREAKSPEAR ROAD SOUTH, ICKENHAM
EMERGENCY TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
MONDAY 12TH APRIL 2021

The Council of the London Borough of Hillingdon hereby gives notice that to enable emergency repairs and so as not to endanger the public; Breakspear Road South, Ickenham will be closed from the Junction of Swakeleys Road to the junction of Copthall Road West.

Diversion will be in place via Swakeleys Road, High Road, Ickenham Road, High Street, Bury Street, Ladygate Lane, Breakspear 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.

The closures will apply at all times from 09:00 Monday 12th April 2021, to such extent as is indicated by traffic signs prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002.

The closure will remain in force until the works are complete; this is expected to be for 5 Days.

Dated this 12 day of April 2021

Perry Scott
Director of Infrastructure, Building Services & Transport

Newyears Green Lane works April 12

From HS2

What we are doing
From the week commencing 12 April 2021, we will be carrying out works along Newyears Green Lane, These works will include:
• vegetation clearance, ecological surveys and hoarding installation. These activities will need to be carried out under a full road closure for safety reasons.
• utility surveys to investigate the condition of the culvert system, using a small CCTV camera mounted on a small robot. We may need to flush the system using a high-pressure water jet in the event of a blockage, in order to complete the investigation. This activity should be completed in one day if the weather permits. Temporary traffic management will be required to ensure these works can be carried out safely.
Access to the BFA Recycling Centre will be maintained throughout the works.

Breakspear Road South Closure 28/29 March

from LBH

Location: BREAKSPEAR ROAD SOUTH
Reference: TA012THW-LBH-SCS-3075
Status: Works Proposed
Works owner: HS2, +44(0)20 7944 6478, Web Site
Street authority: LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON
Start date: 28/03/2021
End date: 29/03/2021

Description: Road Closure for installation of VCB hoarding

I’ve tried to find more detail on VCB but without success. It might stand for Vertical Concrete Barrier. If I find out, I’ll add a note here.

Harvil Road closure 6 April to 31 May

FROM HS2

HS2 Works Notification: Notice of lane closure at Harvil Road, 6 April to 31 May 2021

Posted on Mar 23rd 2021 by HS2 in Hillingdon

From 6 April we will be carrying out utility surveys and utility connection along Harvil Road as part of the road realignment works. Temporary traffic management and lane closures will be required to ensure the works can be carried out safely.
We will work during off peak hours and out of hours where possible to minimise disruption. The service provider will provide advance notification if your utility services will be disrupted.

Project Phase 1
Region: Hillingdon
Location: Harvil Road
Contractor: SCS JV
Type of works: Utility works / surveys
Estimated Start Date 06/04/2021
Estimated End Date 31/05/2021

What we are doing
From 6 April we will be carrying out utility surveys and utility connection along Harvil Road as part of the road realignment works. Temporary traffic management and lane closures will be required to ensure the works can be carried out safely. We will work during off peak hours and out of hours where possible to minimise disruption. The service provider will provide advance notification if your utility services will be disrupted.

Duration of works
From 6 April to 31 May2 021 between 8am and 6pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm Off peak hours are between 9.30am and 3.30pm and out of hours from 6pm to 8am

What to expect
Traffic management, operatives, and barrier equipment will be in place
Lane closures will be controlled by automatic signals supported by operatives

What we will do
Provide advance notification in the event of any disruption

Catalytic converter thefts

WARNING!!!!

Your vehicle could be at risk

Catalytic converter thieves are active in Ickenham

They target HYBRID versions of TOYOTA  AURIS, TOYOTA PRIUS and also HONDA JAZZ, HONDA CR-V and LEXUS RX

If you see any suspicious activities please call 999 immediately

To reduce the risk of having your catalytic converter stolen, you should:

  • Park your car in a locked garage where possible, but if this isn’t an option, then park it in a well-lit and well-populated area
  • Park close to fences, walls or a kerb with the exhaust being closest to the fence, wall or kerb to make the theft more difficult
  • Avoid parking your vehicle half on the pavement and half on the road, as this may make it easier for thieves to access the catalytic converter
  • If parking in a public car park, consider parking alongside other cars and facing you bonnet towards the wall if possible. With the catalytic converter positioned at the front of your vehicle, this will make it harder for thieves to get close enough to steal it
  • If there is a fleet of vehicles, park the low clearance vehicles to block the high clearance vehicles. This will obstruct access underneath
  • If your catalytic converter is bolted on, you can ask for your local garage to weld the bolts to make it more difficult to remove.
  • Alternatively, you can also etch a serial number on the converter
  • You can even purchase a ‘cage clamp’ which is a cage device that locks in around the converter to make it more difficult to remove
  • Speak to your dealership about the possibility of adding a tilt sensor that will activate the alarm should any thief try to jack the vehicle up to steal the converter  

If you see someone acting suspiciously under a vehicle, report it to the Police.

Ickenham Residents’ Association Newsletter etc.

This from the IRA:

AGM: Regrettably, given the current situation we will have to postpone our 2021 AGM scheduled for April. We will keep monitoring the situation and as soon as we are able to do so, will arrange a new date for the AGM

Newsletter: Read the Spring edition of our Ickenham Calling newsletter online at https://ickresa.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/nl-spring-2021-final.pdf
We have also printed a limited number of copies  and are very grateful to the ICN distribution team who have kindly agreed to let us put copies in their plastic dispensers    – we will be distributing our newsletter to these locations over the next few days
These dispensers can be found in the following locations throughout the village: Aylsham Drive, Breakspear Road South, Bushey Road, Clovelly Avenue, Derwent Avenue, Glebe Avenue, Glebe School, London & Home Counties, Oak Avenue, St Giles’ Churchyard, The Avenue, The Greenway, The Grove, Thornhill Road (2 Dispensers), Urc/Rectory and Wallasey Crescent.

Thank you for your understanding and fingers crossed for our Summer edition

Affinity Water installing water meters

We thought you’d like to know that letters from Affinity Water are being distributed to warn that properties without water meters are going to have them installed. This is not a scam and it’s not an option. Here’s the relevant bit of the text:

“Your meter will be fitted free of charge and you can continue paying on a non-metered basis for up to two years after we fit it. During this year, we’ll send you information on how much water you’re using, with handy tips on saving water and money. You can switch to metered billing early at any point, please contact us on 0345 357 2403 You will automatically be switched to metered billing two years after your meter is installed.”

More HS2 notifications

From HS2

1. Further to the previous update regarding the piling works ongoing at Harvil Road
Further to the previous updates provided earlier this year, you will be aware that our contractors SCS Railways have undertaken a number of trials and changed the methodology for the piling works being undertaken at Harvil Road. We wanted to provide you with an update regarding this work. During the last few weeks, we have been able to progress with a number of piles using a combination of quieter methods. We are now concentrating on getting the piles that we were previously installing using the impact piling method earlier in the year driven to depth. In conjunction with the local stakeholders and the Local Authority, we have agreed a program to continue with the remailing sheet piles in a carefully controlled way. This will commence today, 3 March 2021 and you may notice some shorter periods of noisier works between certain hours. These times have been chosen to minimise the disruption to both local stakeholders and community. These will be late morning, Lunchtime and late afternoon. We are aiming to have this work completed within the next two weeks

2. Notice of surveyor visits between South Ruislip and West Ruislip
We wrote to you in February to tell you about surveyor visits that would take place on 10 March and 24 March 2021.We have rearranged these dates and the surveys will now take place on Saturday 13 March and Sunday 14 March 2021. Our surveying team will be visiting locations between South Ruislip and West Ruislip to carry out surveys on and near the railway tracks. The surveys will be carried out during a track possession while trains are not running between 7am to 7pm on the above dates. Our surveyors will use a tripod on the ground to measure angles and distances and will be using hand tools so the noise from the activity will be minimal.

Newyears Green Lane closure: March 15+

from HS2

During the week commencing 15 March 2021, we will be carrying out vegetation clearance works along Newyears Green Lane, This activity will need to be carried out under a road closure, between 8am and 6pm. At the end of each shift we will restore the area to its previous condition. We will also be carrying out utility surveys to investigate the condition of the culvert system, using a small CCTV camera mounted on a small robot. If a blockage is found, we may need to flush the system using a high-pressure water jet in order to complete the investigation. This activity will be completed in one day if the weather permits.

Due to the location of these works, temporary traffic management will be required to ensure the surveys can be carried out safely. Access to the BFA Recycling Centre will be maintained throughout the works.

Duration of works
The work will take place from the 15 March to the 19 March, between 8am and 6pm. We may be on site for an hour before the start and/or end of each shift.

What to expect
Temporary traffic management
The use of equipment, including strimmers, to remove vegetation, surveying equipment including a CCTV camera and a water tanker should we need to clear a blockage.

What we will do
Maintain access to your property at all times and keep the area tidy