HS2 – digging up streets, new events and ‘protesters’ court case

This from HS2:

News Update

Posted on May 29th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon

Tunnel Boring Machine Power Supply Route

We have updated the HS2 in Hillingdon site with a new page on the tunnel boring machine power supply route. The page includes a question and answer document about the works.

New events in Hillingdon announced

All of our events in Hillingdon are listed here on our upcoming local events page.

New drop-in dates announced

We hold regular drop-in events where you can meet our Community Engagement team and our contractors if you have any questions or would like to know more about the project. Dates have now been confirmed through to August 2019.

Colne Valley Viaduct Events

Our Colne Valley Viaduct events start today in Maple Cross, with Ickehnam on 31 May, Harefield on 1 June, Ruislip Golf Course 6 June and Denham 7 June. We will be making the materials from the event available on the Colne Valley Viaduct page shortly.

Come and visit us on Uxbridge High Street Tuesday 19 June

Come and see us between 10:00 and 19:00 on Uxbridge High Street (outside the tube station) in our mobile event trailer to learn more about the project and get advice on a host of opportunities:

  • Accessing jobs, skills and education
  • How to apply for our community funds
  • Opportunities for local businesses
  • How to stay in touch with us

Harvil Road Injunction

On the 16 May 2019, the High Court granted an injunction to prevent protesters trespassing on HS2 land and obstructing access to HS2’s worksites at Harvil Road.

The court injunction is necessary to help us keep the public and our staff safe at our work sites. There have been numerous incidents of trespass and obstruction, including incidents where protesters have climbed onto vehicles, lay down in the path of vehicles and climbing underneath vehicles. All of which have the potential to cause serious injury and health and safety is HS2’s highest concern.

Please note that this injunction does not restrict activity on land that is not covered by the injunction, a map can be found here as well as more information about the injunction

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.

 

 

It’s litter-picking time (27 April)

Rubbish makes our green spaces dangerous for us and animals

Help transform Ickenham Green’s green space by freeing it of rubbish.

A litter-pick will take place this Saturday (27 April 2019) at 10.30am lasting 60 minutes (the event will end at 11.30am sharp). Meet next to Ickenham Green allotments (on path from Soldiers Return pub on High Road, Ickenham).

If sufficient volunteers turn out on the day we will clear High Road, Ickenham (West Ruislip station to Austin’s Lane) as well.

Contact, David Porter, davidreporter@onetel.com or call 07751 282700 up to and including the event.