HS2 Updates 04-05-2020

HS2 Works Update: New utility surveys and ground investigations for Thames Water works from mid-May, and works restarting this week

Posted on May 4th 2020 by HS2 in Hillingdon

We are working closely with our construction partners to review the works on all our construction sites in line with Government and Public Health England (PHE) advice on dealing with Covid-19. The Government’s current Covid-19 strategy makes clear that construction activity can continue as long as it complies with this guidance, which you can see by clicking here.

The below works are going ahead as our contractors are confident that they can operate in line with PHE and industry guidance, protecting our staff and the communities in which they are working.

For more please see our “Works in your area” page by clicking here.

HS2 Updates 28-04-2020

HS2 Works Update: New works and works restarting in Hillingdon

Posted on Apr 27th 2020 by HS2 in Hillingdon

We are working closely with our construction partners to review the works on all our construction sites in line with Government and Public Health England (PHE) advice on dealing with Covid-19. The Government’s current Covid-19 strategy makes clear that construction activity can continue as long as it complies with this guidance, which you can see by clicking here.

The below works are going ahead as our contractors are confident that they can operate in line with PHE and industry guidance, protecting our staff and the communities in which they are working.

Work on A412 and Moorhall Road

HS2 will be restarting a range of works just outside the London Borough of Hillingdon, including a temporary off-peak lane closure on the A412, near the Denham Water-Ski Club entrance. This is to allow for site set-up, archaeological and ecological works to take place including around Broadwater Lake. We will also be undertaking some work along Moorhall Road.

Dews Lane and Harvil Road area

Works have restarted at the compound to the west of Harvil Road and South of Dews Lane.

HS2 Land from Ruislip Golf Course to Breakspear Road South and Harvil Road

The U42 Bridleway diversion at Breakspear Road South is now open for public use.

Overnight works on the Chiltern lines in South Ruislip

We will be placing some monitoring equipment along the Chiltern Line and Central Line railways to ensure our construction does not impact on the lines. As all the equipment is self-powered there will be no need for any wires or cables to be placed in the area.

Works will comply with all safety rules with regard to working within the rail and tube environment. This being the case the work will take place from 00:01 to 08:00 in the early morning of Sunday 3 May. We will only use hand tools to reduce any noise impact.

 

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HS2 Works Notification: Gas Main Diversion off Harvil Road and other works starting this week

Posted on Apr 14th 2020 by HS2 in Hillingdon

We are continuing to work closely with our construction partners to review the works on our construction sites in line with Government and Public Health England (PHE) advice on dealing with COVID-19. The Government’s current COVID-19 strategy makes clear that construction activity should continue as long as it complies with this guidance.

The below works are going ahead as our contractors are confident that they can operate in line with PHE and industry guidance, protecting our staff and the communities in which they are working.

Gas Main Diversion off Harvil Road

Following a winter shutdown period, Cadent is returning to its former compound off Harvil Road to complete work on the gas main diversion that it started last year. Works start this week and we expect work to be completed by June 2020. You can read more in this notification here.

Ruislip Golf Course

Delivery of aggregate to site will start from Wednesday 15 April, during usual working hours (8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays)

Land from Ruislip Golf Course to Breakspear Road South and Harvil Road

Surveys of land within HS2 sites and site hoarding from Tuesday 14 April.

Dews Lane and Harvil Road area

We are maintaining a security presence at their sites on Dews Lane and Harvil Road area. To enable this to continue there will be occasional deliveries to the sites of fuel and sanitation equipment. Servicing of welfare facilities and emptying of cess tanks will also take place.

Update on Completion of Work at Ruislip Rugby Club

We wish to update you on the current position with regards to the fields at Ruislip Rugby Club. Whilst the investigatory works within the fields have finished, we faced particularly difficult conditions due to the amount of rain that fell throughout January and February, water-logging the soil.

While we used matting to protect the fields as much as we could, some ruts occurred due to the movement of the vehicles and indeed the removal of the matting itself. We had been waiting for the ground to dry out sufficiently so that we could flatten out the area to remove the ruts that were left, however due to COVID-19 we paused activities at this site.

We are continuing to work closely with our construction partners to review the works on our construction sites in line with Government and Public Health England (PHE) advice on dealing with COVID-19. The Government’s current COVID-19 strategy makes clear that construction activity should continue as long as it complies with this guidance.

Our contractor is keenly aware of the need to finish the work at the club and we do fully appreciate that at this time many families are using the fields as the venue for their daily exercise. Please be assured that as soon as we are able to do so safely, we will return to the club and return the fields to their former condition.

A message about Ickenham Village Hall Association

We thought this might be of interest to some of you:

Message to all members of Ickenham Village Hall Association.

Dear all

The Ickenham Village Hall AGM scheduled for 30th April 2020 has been postponed.

The Committee are currently in the process of updating their membership database and now have a dedicated membership e mail:-

ivhmembership@yahoo.com

On behalf of the Village Hall Committee could I ask that any members of the Village Hall Association contact us via the above e mail, please include your name and address.

We plan to electronically circulate a copy of last year’s AGM (and any future Village Hall communication of relevance).

Now for the legal bit:-

General Data Protection Regulations

Under the General Data Protection Regulations it is necessary for Ickenham Village Hall Association to inform members that their name, home and e mail address will be kept on a computer database. This information will be used exclusively for the Association’s benefit and will not be disclosed to any third party. Any member not wishing to be recorded in this manner should e mail the Membership Secretary, who will arrange to have them deleted from the database.

Kind Regards

Cavin Higgins

Chairman

28th March URC Jumble Sale cancelled

URC Spring Jumble Sale OFF!

The sale scheduled for Saturday 28th March has been cancelled, for reasons that will be obvious.  Please do not bring donations for sale to the church on 27th March as previously requested but if possible keep them until we are able to resume our programme.  However, we have a limited amount of storage space, so if you have quality items that you are not able to keep please ring Richard Piper on 01895 634348 for possible collection.  Any shortfall in revenue that we have will not only be detrimental to the work of the church but also our external charities for the year: End Youth Homelessness, Dementia UK, Parkinson’s UK and Toybox.  Thank you for your continuing support!

Richard Piper

This year’s Festival cancelled

This has been passed to me by Ickenham Residents’ Association:

 

The Ickenham Festival Team met today and we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Ickenham Festival (which was to be 6th June – 14th June 2020).

This is due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but we feel that the health of exhibitors, volunteers and the general public must come first.

The Government has prohibited large scale events, both indoor and outdoor.

If we now proceed, we feel that we could incur substantial losses that could jeopardise future Festival events.

It is also now impossible for the various Ickenham groups (Churches, School, Voluntary organisations etc.) to plan and commit to a June event.

Our business supporters have come under severe pressure, as their customer numbers and staff are reduced.

We intend to work towards the next Ickenham Festival and we appreciate all the support and help that we have received to date.

Any payments made to Ickenham Festival 2020 for pitches etc. will be refunded.

Starting in Autumn 2020 we will re-launch our series of traditional and new events to raise funds toward that aim.

AGM postponed and Coronavirus

In view of the rapidly changing situation and advice on the Coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the decision to postpone our AGM scheduled for 17th April 2020. Once the situation has eased we will call an EGM to cover the decisions we would normally have made at the AGM and we will let you have the requisite notice of its date.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but feel it is the safest and wisest course of action.

This information will be going on our website and via all our other means of communication but if you could let any neighbours who are not on social media know, we would be very grateful.

Also in the true spirit of our village community:

Lets keep looking out for each other

We are rightly proud of our community spirit in Ickenham and, over the coming weeks, please have a think about your friends and  neighbours  that might need a hand.

Age UK says:

Stay in touch over the phone, by post, online or by popping over for a chat.

See if people need any shopping or help by running some errands.

Encourage people to stay active around the house and keep moving.