The Ultra Low Emission Zone is coming

Here are some extracts from TfL’s ULEZ pages:

To help improve air quality, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be in place in central London from 8 April 2019. Most vehicles including cars and vans will need to meet new, tighter exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or pay a daily charge to travel within the area of the ULEZ.

Charges for cars (if ULEZ standards NOT met):

Daily charge – ULEZ (Low): £12.50
Penalty charge: £160 (reduced to £80 if paid within 14 days)

From 25 October 2021, the ULEZ area will be expanded to include the inner London area bounded by the North and South Circular Roads.

Check your own car’s liability

Worth noting that the North and South Circular Roads are themselves outside the zone.

Burns Night fun

Our friends, the Ickenham Festival Team, will be holding their ever-popular “Burns Night” at Douay Martyrs School, Long Lane, Ickenham on Saturday 26th January 2019.

Expect a live Ceilidh Band with a caller for dancing, a Piper, a haggis supper (other options available) , dancing, and Burns poetry reading.  A great night out is promised for all.

You may book online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ickenhamfestival https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ickenhamfestival

Full details of tickets and booking are on the Ickenham Festival website at
http://www.ickenhamfestival.org.uk/Feature.Burns.htm or contact Doug Neilson on 07516 984514.

Breakspear Road South lane closure Jan 7-16

HS2 in Hillingdon reports:

Work is required to complete the diversion of an Affinity water main. The nature of the work means that it can only be carried out under a northbound lane closure of Breakspear Road South.

The work will start on Monday 7 January and will last until Wednesday 16 January and will be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Traffic management with temporary traffic lights will be put into place to allow traffic to continue to use the road during this time. Further information can be found here.

More Breakspear Road South closures

Following recent meetings with HS2, we have been advised that HS2 contractors will need to close the northbound lane in Breakspear Road South for a 30-metre stretch north of the Chiltern line bridge. This is planned to last nine days – Jan 7 to 16th. This will be followed by an eight-week complete closure commencing last week of February. These dates are to be confirmed.

HS2 lorry movements

HS2 has put in a planning application to LBH. Among other things it includes (a very unsurprising) map of lorry access to Moorhall Road and Harvil Road work sites.

The dashed line shows the routes (best to see it full-size in the third of the plans submitted) (you’ll still need to expand it to read the explanation underneath.) It’s the obvious circular route from Denham roundabout along the A40 to the A412 then onto Moorhall Road or up to Swakeleys roundabout onto Swakeleys Road then Harvil Road.

Ruislip Against HS2 says LBH is running a consultation on this – I can’t find it. I’ll let you know when and if I do.

Update And here it is: https://planning.hillingdon.gov.uk/OcellaWeb/planningDetails?reference=74320%2FAPP%2F2018%2F3986&from=planningSearch