Harvil Road closure postponed

HS2 Works Notification:

Weekend closure of Harvil Road, planned for 17 January to 20 January 2020 postponed

Posted on Jan 15th 2020 by HS2 in Hillingdon

The planned weekend road closure on Harvil Road scheduled to take place between the 17 January and the 20 January 2020 have been postponed. You can read the notification sent to residents about these works, in this news update here.

These works will now take place later in 2020. We will notify residents ahead of the works once we have new dates. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused

Community Safety Forum 25 Jan

We have been asked to inform you about the Community Safety Forum.

It is a free event organised by one of our West Ruislip Councillors with the local Police and Hillingdon Neighbourhood Watch who will speak on local crime prevention, particularly burglaries. This is a great opportunity for us to come to together as a community and understand what we can do to keep ourselves safe.

Date: Saturday 25th January, 2020

Time: 2pm – 4pm

(Stalls open from 1pm to 5pm)

Venue: Great Barn, Ruislip

HS2 Road closure and feedback request

From HS2:

Weekend closure of Harvil Road

HS2 Works Notification: Weekend closure of Harvil Road, 7pm 17 January to 6am 20 January 2020

A section of Harvil Road will close at 7pm on Friday 17 January and reopen at 6am on Monday 20 January.

We have rescheduled the hoarding installation works we originally informed you about at the end of July 2019, where we will install solid hoarding along our site on Harvil Road. We will remove a section of the existing metal fencing to the south of the Chiltern railway bridge and replace it with a solid white hoarding.

We need to remove some vegetation and trees along the verge in order to access the fencing to replace it. We will also be clearing all vegetation and trees between the section of Harvil Road south of the railway bridge and the Chiltern line railway as preparation for works to build a new section of Harvil Road.

A diversion will be in place along Breakspear Road South and Breakspear Road North

for further info http://ttps://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/news/2020/01/03/hs2-works-notification:-weekend-closure-of-harvil-road,-7pm-17-january-to-6am-20-january-2020

Survey on design elements

Common Design Elements are parts of the railway with a standardised appearance which will give it a recognisable look and make it more efficient to build. They include frequently used structures, such as bridge piers and parapets, as well as lineside noise barriers.

Since Parliament approved plans for the Phase One route in 2017, we’ve been developing the design of the new railway and now we need your views to help inform how we progress with the Common Design Elements.

You can view the plans on the HS2 website https://www.hs2.org.uk/documents/common-design-elements/ and download an information booklet, https://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/19094747/Common-Design-Elements_digital421.pdf before completing our quick online survey. https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HS2CDEs/

The survey closes at 11pm on Thursday 30 January.

full information at
https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/news/2020/01/02/hs2-design-engagement:-have-your-say-on-hs2’s-common-design-elements

 

HS2 Electricity Works at Ruislip Golf Course

UPDATE: UK Power Network works at Ruislip Golf Course

Posted on Dec 16th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon

UK Power Networks (UKPN) run the electricity network delivering power in London and the South East. They are currently working on the proposed new connection to the electricity network between Harrow and West Ruislip to power the HS2 tunnel boring machine.

To complete this phase of the work by the end of the year, UKPN are working extended hours during December (excluding the Christmas period) as follows:

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 5pm

For further information, please click here to read their notice.

https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/commonplace-customer-assets/hs2inhillingdon/HS2%20-Private%20Land%20Works%20-%20Letter%20Drop%2002%20GM.pdf

HS2 Planned Works

Update on gas main diversion works in Harefield – Posted on Dec 13th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon

Work has been underway to move two gas pipelines in the Harefield area, to facilitate HS2’s construction and to continue to ensure a safe and reliable gas supply to the area.
Cadent has now successfully completed the diversion for the first of these pipelines, and has ceased work over winter.

Cadent will need to return to the northern site off Harvil Road next year to complete the second diversion.

We don’t yet have the details for when this work will be carried out, but we’ll make sure people are aware in advance.

In the meantime, you may see other work being carried out on behalf of HS2 around Harvil Road. For more information:
https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/commonplace-customer-assets/hs2inhillingdon/Update%20on%20Cadent%20Gas%20works%20in%20Harefield%20FINAL.pdf

HS2 Works Notification: Utility Surveys and Ground Investigations in the Colne Valley, January to July 2020 – Posted on Dec 13th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon

As part of the preparation works for the construction of the Colne Valley Viaduct we will be continuing to carry out some initial works in your area which will help us develop our plans for construction.

Ground Investigations
These works will be taking place on sites using existing access routes off Moorhall Road, Harvil Road and Dews Lane. Some locations in Korda Lake and in Savay Lake will be conducted from floating pontoons. We will be working extended hours on the lakes, Monday to Sunday 7am to 7pm.
To provide enough room for our equipment to access the areas where we will be working, we will have to carry out tree removal, clearance of shrubs and other low-lying vegetation in the vicinity of the works.

Utility Surveys next to Moorhall Road
We also need to conduct a survey of the utility services that run through this area. This will be done by hand-excavators to protect the services. We will be working next to Moorhall Road with protection barriers for the safety of our staff. There will be no road or lane closures.
For more information:
https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/commonplace-customer-assets/hs2inhillingdon/Align%20GI%20Survey%20January%20to%20July%2020%20Final.pdf

HS2 Works Notification: Utility Surveys and Ground Investigations in Ruislip area, January 2020 – Posted on Dec 13th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon

As part of the preparation works for the construction of HS2 we will be continuing to carry out some initial works in your area which will help us develop our plans for construction.

Ground Investigations

HS2 will be carrying out ground investigations work next to the railway line in Ruislip in three locations from early January 2020.

This involves drilling down to retrieve a small core of the ground. To do this we use drilling rigs which are small enough to be towed by an off-road vehicle.

The first site will be in Ruislip Rugby Club, from 6 January for up to four weeks.

The second site will be in Bridgewater Road Recreation Ground from 20 January for up to four weeks. This is a change of date from a previous notice.

The third site will be West Ruislip Car Park from 6 January for up to four weeks.

Further details can be found in the attached notifications:

Utility Surveys

We also need to conduct surveys of the utility services in the Ruislip area across five locations.

Scanning equipment will be used to create a map of the utility services below ground and they will be marked using biodegradable spray paint. We will use cameras to take site photos of the work completed.

The first site will be in Bridgewater Road, South Ruislip from 6 January.

The second site will be on Long Lane and station Approach from 6 January.

The third site will be on Ickenham Road from 6 January.

The forth site will be in the Great Central Avenue area from 6 January.

The fifth site will be in the West End Road area from 6 January.

All of these locations will last for a short period of time for short periods across a three month period.

Further details can be found in the attached notifications:

 

Burns Night fun

Ickenham Festival – Burns Night  – Sat 25th January 2020

 The Ickenham Festival Team will be holding their ever-popular “Burns Night” at Douay Martyrs School, Long Lane, Ickenham on Saturday 25th January 2020.

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

Full details of tickets and booking are on the Ickenham Festival website at www.IckenhamFestival.org.uk  http://www.IckenhamFestival.org.uk  or contact Doug Neilson on 07516 984514.  Tickets can be bought online, by post, or in person.

Also see Twitter.com/IckFest and  FB.com/IckenhamFestival

Colne Valley Viaduct – design consultation

HS2, via its contractor ALIGN, has submitted a planning application for the design of the Colne Valley viaduct. The details are available to be viewed on the London Borough of Hillingdon website:

https://planning.hillingdon.gov.uk/OcellaWeb/planningDetails?reference=74320/APP/2019/3187&from=planningSearch

Because of the HS2 Act the council has limited powers but there is a public consultation which ends 6 December and the Council would like your comments, even a simple yes or no to the proposed design.

You can enter your comments on the website using the link above.

As the proposed 3.4 Km viaduct crosses into South Bucks a similar exercise is taking place there.

The Colne Valley’s environment is important to us all; it is a source of drinking water and provides a major recreational area for all our communities. The viaduct with its 52 piers will be highly visible and crosses the Mid Colne Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Local Wildlife Sites, Broadwater Lake Nature Reserve, River Colne, Long Lake, Korda Lake, Savay Lake, the Grand Union Canal, Harefield No. 2 Lake and a Local Nature Reserve and ancient woodland to the north.

The HS2 Select Committee, during our petitioning at parliament, stated that … the Colne Valley viaduct will be the most significant visible engineering feature of the HS2 Phase One route… It will have international significance and its design should reflect that…

There is an immense amount of detail in the application but many aspects of construction and mitigation will be subject to later applications. The computer-generated images provide highly idealised views but it is very difficult to visualise its overall impact; such structures also deteriorate with weather and vandalism. The questions you may wish to consider are:

  • Do the plans give a good visual representation of how the viaduct will fit in with the local landscape of the Colne Valley?
  • Does the concrete design achieve the aim of having have international significance (i.e. looking architecturally good and aesthetic)?
  • What will the impact be on walkers and other users of the park?
  • How well do you think the design will stand up to the ravages of time?
  • How well will the design resist graffiti and vandalism?

Thank you in advance and please feel free to forward a link to this page:

https://ickenhamresidents.co.uk/2019/11/14/colne-valley-viaduct-design-consultation/

The more objections the better.