More detail on HS2 drop-ins [update]

[Update] Apologies for headline – these are different events to the drop-ins. Thank you Kirsty Gibbs for pointing this out.

 

This from HS2:

 

Dear resident,

Invitation to an event about HS2

High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain, and we’d like to invite you to
one of our events.

We’re running four community events with our contractors and Transport for London across
the London Borough of Hillingdon – in Ickenham, Ruislip, Harefield and Uxbridge. Each event
will focus on the HS2 works that will be taking place around those respective areas. Our
teams will be on hand to discuss these works and answer questions you may have.

Ruislip: Tuesday 9 October, 2pm to 7.30pm, The Barn Hotel, West End Road, Ruislip HA4
6JB

Come and hear about:

  • Plans for the portal in West Ruislip, the headhouse at the vent shaft in South Ruislip
  • The proposed new Ruislip golf course design
  • Traffic and lorry routes
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South
  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout

Uxbridge: Thursday 18 October, 4pm to 8pm, Uxbridge Sports Club, Gatting Way off Park
Road, Uxbridge UB8 1NR

Come and hear about:

  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South

Harefield: Saturday 27 October, 10am to 1pm, Harefield Academy School, Northwood
Way, Harefield, Uxbridge UB9 6ET

Come and hear about:

  • Feedback from previous Colne Valley Viaduct engagement events held in March this
    year
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South
  • Archaeological investigations
  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout

Ickenham: Monday 29 October, 2pm to 7.30pm, Ruislip Golf Course, Ickenham Road,
Ruislip HA4 7DQ

Come and hear about:

  • Plans for the portal in West Ruislip, the headhouse at the vent shaft in South Ruislip
  • The proposed new Ruislip golf course design
  • Traffic and lorry routes
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South
  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout
  • Feedback from previous Colne Valley Viaduct engagement events held in March this
    year

For further updates about these events, HS2 works in Hillingdon and HS2 in general, please
visit hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is where you can sign up to news alerts.

Upcoming HS2 drop-in meetings – update

New dates for HS2 meet-ups. (Includes some you already know):

This is HS2 speaking:

 

We now have the dates for the HS2 drop-ins from Ruislip Manor library as well as some additional slots. Our full schedule is as follows:

September
Friday 28, Harefield library, 1pm to 5pm

October
Monday 1, Ruislip Manor library, 4pm to 8pm
Friday 19, Harefield library, 1.30pm to 5pm
Monday 22, Ickenham library, 1.30pm to 5pm

November
Thursday 1, Ruislip Manor library, 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Friday 16, Harefield library, 1pm to 5pm
Monday 19, Ruislip Manor library, 4pm to 8pm
Monday 26, Ickenham library, 1.30pm to 5pm

December
Monday 3, Harefield library, 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday 11, Ruislip Manor, 1pm to 5pm

 

Upcoming HS2 drop-in meetings

This from HS2’s Patricia Thompson:

Most of you will know that we are planning to host regular monthly drop-in sessions in Ickenham, Ruislip and Harefield.

At these sessions Grant Blowers, the local HS2 community engagement manager for Hillingdon, as well as our contractors, will be available to meet one-to-one with local residents and answer any questions they may have.  Below are the dates we have confirmed in Harefield and Ickenham.  We are still waiting to hear back from the libraries in Ruislip but I wanted to let you know that we are making progress on this.

We will be making these dates available on HS2inHillingdon and I will be able to give you an update on how we plan to communicate them more widely at our meeting next week.

 

Monthly drop-in sessions dates:

September 2018

Friday 28, Harefield library – 1pm to 5pm

October 2018

Monday 22, Ickenham Library – 1.30pm to 5pm

November 2018

Friday 16, Harefield library – 1pm to 5pm

Monday 26, Ickenham Library – 1.30 to 5pm

December 2018

Monday 3, Harefield Library – 6pm to 9pm

 

The low-down on Ickenham’s boundary

Here’s some solid information on the boundary issue. In short, we believe it makes sense for Ickenham’s ward boundary to match the village boundary and we’d like people who agree with this to make their views known.

All Association members on our mail list were given a detailed view yesterday. Here are some key extracts (plus two extra links):

We will try to expand the Ickenham Ward to reflect our true boundaries. This would match the boundaries as agreed by LBH for the Ickenham Neighbourhood Plan, including The Greenway, Ickenham Green, The Brackenbury estate and the Ickenham Marshes, which are all currently in other wards.

Chris Mountain provided a link to a brilliant interactive map of the village – it shows electoral and natural boundaries and green spaces.

We are asking all Ickenham residents to please send in their own comments, as numbers matter here, and just one letter from the Residents’ Association will not be sufficient to sway the review.

How to get involved (Local Government Boundary Commission for England)
This is a public consultation and we welcome views from individuals and organisations across Hillingdon on where they think new ward boundaries should be drawn.

In drawing up new electoral wards, we must balance three legal criteria, namely:
– to deliver electoral equality: where each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the borough;
– that the pattern of wards should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities;
– that the electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government.

We will treat all submissions equally, and judge each case on its merits and against the legal criteria.

If you wish to put forward a view, we would also urge you to ensure that evidence supports your submission.

For example, if you wish to argue that two areas should be included in the same electoral ward, make sure you tell us why they should be together, providing evidence about community facilities, ties, organisations, and amenities, rather than simply asserting that they belong together.

There is more advice on our website about how you can get involved in the consultation.

Our website features technical guidance that explains the process and our policies, as well as guidance on how to take part in each part of the process.

We have also set up a webpage dedicated to the review of Hillingdon, where you can find all the relevant information.

You can also access interactive maps of the current ward boundaries across Hillingdon on our specialist consultation portal. The portal also allows you to draw your own boundaries, mark areas of interest on the map and upload documents directly to the site.

You can make a submission to the Hillingdon electoral review:
1. through our consultation area,
2. by e-mailing reviews@lgbce.org.uk, or
3. writing to the following address:
The Review Officer (Hillingdon), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 1st Floor, Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

PLEASE PLEASE DO MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN and feel free to share this post to anyone who is a resident of Ickenham.

Thank you in advance.

Ickenham village boundary + Ward overlaps

Wow! That last post caused a stir. Especially when it went onto Facebook.

You all deserve clarification. The boundaries being discussed are the Wards, not the Ickenham boundary itself. Here’s a map, showing which bits of Ickenham fall into which wards. I stole the map from those nice people at Ickenham Neighbourhood Forum

Ickenham Wards

Ickenham Wards

 

If you have comments on the proposed new boundaries, please take a look at this post: https://ickenhamresidents.co.uk/2018/08/29/do-you-agree-with-proposed-ickenham-ward-boundary/

Do you agree with proposed Ickenham ward boundary?

Update: We are talking about the Ickenham Ward boundary not the Ickenham Village boundary. If you want to know the current Ickenham Ward boundary and what other Wards overlap with it, click here

Proposed Ickenham Ward Boundary

Proposed Ickenham Ward Boundary

Click on the map above or here to get further details and have your say – by November 5th latest.

Review timetable

28/08/18 – 05/11/18 – Consultation on new boundaries
08/01/19 – 18/03/19 – Consultation on draft recommendations
07/05/19 – Final recommendations published