Breakspear Road South closure: official

This from HS2:

Closure of Breakspear Road South – 31 May to 29 July

Posted on May 13th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon

We are continuing HS2 preparatory works in your area. As part of this work we need to close a section of Breakspear Road South to safely complete the construction of the new Merck, Sharpe and Dohme access road, along with re-positioning and reinstalling of various utility and service connections.

We recognise road closures affect both the public and the local community and will cause significant impacts on your journey plans. We have scheduled the work to be completed in three phases, which we explain fully below.

Phase 1: Full road closure for 27 days, starting Friday 31 May at 6am to Thursday 27 June at 8pm.

Phase 2: Northbound lane closure for 17 days, starting Thursday 27 June at 8pm to Friday 12 July at 6am.

Phase 3: Full road closure for 16 days, starting Friday 12 July at 6am to Sunday 28 July at 8pm.

Full reopening of the road on Monday 29 July 2019.

We encourage all drivers to follow the advised diversion route shown in the notification. A detailed map will be available shortly. The notification sent to residents can be found here.

The closure will begin north of the Merck, Sharpe and Dohme entrance and end after Gatesmead Farm. Access will be maintained to residential properties at all times.

If you would like to talk to us about this closure please call our helpdesk or visit us at a drop-in. Please click here for more details.

Colne Valley Viaduct update

This is extracted from an HS2 announcement:

HS2 is holding some upcoming events for the community to find out more about the updated design and construction of the Colne Valley Viaduct.

At the events you will be able to:

  • Talk to our team about the Colne Valley Viaduct’s design, landscaping and construction.
  • See how plans for the design and construction of the Colne Valley viaduct have developed, following the public feedback received at the events held last year.

Friday 31 May 2019, between 4.00pm and 8.00pm.

Ickenham Village Hall, 33 Swakeleys Road, Ickenham, UB10 8DG

 

Litter picking report

Report from David Porter:

NINETEEN public-spirited citizens of Ickenham turned out for today’s litter picking event on Ickenham Green. Students Luke and Ben from Glebe School and Fearne, Leo, Indy and Pippa from Breakspear School came with their parents. Their schools should be proud of them.

In one place in the Ickenham Green culvert there was a disgusting collection of pink plastic bags. Volunteers suspected these were filled with dog mess. Responsible dog ownership? “That (action of disposal) is worse than just leaving it on the ground,” commented local allotmenteer and volunteer Stuart. “Those bags will never decompose.”

Collectively, the litter pickers speculated what the punishment should be for such irresponsibility.

Whoever you are, please stop it! Take the product of your dog’s bodily functions away with you and dispose of them where they are not a danger to wildlife or residents in our superb village.

A tent, a dumped load of asbestos, tins, bottles, plastic bags, a bus direction sign and other rubbish were collected and put into 29 bags for collection by the council’s disposal team.

Ickenham Village should thank Carol, Bob, Erica, Steve, Barbara, Simon, Justin, Stuart, Simon, Indy, Pippa, Jeff, Luke, Ben, Kirsty, Fearne, Kevin and Leo for their help in making Ickenham a litter free zone.


Look what a difference volunteer litter pickers can make. Here are “before” and “after” pictures of the culvert at Ickenham. The pink bags (in the “before” picture) may contain dog mess.

 

And here are some of the volunteers who took part in the litter picking exercise on Ickenham Green today alongside the full disposal bags.

 

 

Harvil Road Closure – this weekend

Notice from Costain/Skanska:

Saturday 27 April – Sunday 28 April 2019, Harvil Road closure

The vegetation clearance around Harvil Road on Saturday 27 April and Sunday 28 April requires a road closure on a section of Harvil Road to the areas to the north and south of the current Cadent Gas site on the east of Harvil Road. Ecological surveys have been undertaken and an ecologist will be on site for the duration of the works.