Tunnel, power supply and archaeology updates from HS2

This, from HS2:

We will be advertising on Commonplace three events that will be coming up in late September today, with invites going out to the community. The events will allow people to see the plans SCS have for the tunnel portal at West Ruislip and will give other contractors an opportunity to update on other works such as archaeology and the TBM power supply.

The events will take place on:
Saturday 21 September at Harefield Community Centre 11am to 2pm
Monday 23 September at The Barn Hotel 4pm to 7pm
Wednesday 25 September at Ickenham URC 4pm to 7pm

HS2 update (with some good news?)

the latest from HS2:

News Round-up:

Archaeological works off Harvil Road, overnight lane closures on Harvil Road postponed and changes to ground investigation works at the River Pinn
Posted on Aug 7th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon

Footpath closure and archaeological works off Harvil Road
We will be closing a footpath near Harvil Road for archaeological works starting on 22 August. We will be carrying out works to get a better understanding of any significant archaeological remains which are in this area. A section of the public right of way, U34 footpath will be temporarily closed from 22 August until spring 2020. This is to ensure public safety during the ongoing archaeology and site survey works. For more details please see the notification sent to residents by clicking here.

Update on overnight lane closures on Harvil Road
The overnight lane closures on Harvil Road scheduled to take place between the 16 – 31 August have been postponed. You can read the notification sent to residents about these works, by clicking here. These works will now take place after the closure of Breakspear Road South has finished. We will notify residents ahead of the works once we have new dates.

Update on River Pinn ground investigations
We have postponed the overnight River Pinn ground investigations due to take place between 11-14 August. For full details please see the notification that was sent to residents here by clicking here. Once these works have been rescheduled we will notify residents of the new dates.

O to be a road steward!

The Ickenham Residents’ Association’s (largely unsung) heroes are the volunteer road stewards who deliver the Ickenham Calling newsletter to our members and collect the subs once a year. This activity keeps Association members informed on a range of issues including HS2 of course, road safety and traffic, the fight against crime, health, conservation and green spaces,

Every so often, the Committee organises a thank you knees up. Well, not quite a knees up, more a quiz evening with food and drink thrown in (not literally).

We get a sprinkling of emails after the event from some of the attendees. They always seem to have a good time and appreciate the Committee’s efforts. (Not me, this year, I was away sadly.)

Here are just some of the comments we received from our 26th July event. We have mixed them up and preserved the writers’ anonymities.

They opened with comments like these:
“A really happy event.” “Most enjoyable.” “Such fun.” “A good evening.” “Enjoyable and good fun.” “Appreciated by all.” “Warm and welcoming.”

In the middle, they said things like:
“A good way to meet and greet lots of good friends and acquaintances.” “The food was really delicious.” “The quizzes were challenging and fun.” “The quiz was excellent.” “Much laughter and giggling as we wracked our brains.”

And, at the end, apart from lots of “thank you”s their closing remarks included:
“I do applaud the hard work that must have gone in.” “A great job.” “Such a success.” “We happily went home.”

Hope that last one wasn’t provoked by relief.

 

PS (If you fancy becoming a road steward, after reading this, you’d be very welcome. If so, please send us an email. Thank you.)

Master Brewer plans in context

Further to the earlier posting here’s some useful background for you:

Earlier this year the Council refused permission for the 437 home ‘Hillingdon Gateway’ development at Master Brewer, citing 10 reasons for refusal including unacceptable over-development. The Association is one of several local groups that have contributed to the creation of a Community Masterplan for Hillingdon Circus, which outlines what we want, bearing in mind the Council have allocated the area for mixed-use residential-led development. Details of the Community Masterplan are available here:

https://ickenhamplan.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/hillingdon-circus-update/

This will be subject to formal public consultation later this year as part of the emerging Ickenham Neighbourhood Plan.

Separately from the Community Masterplan process, the owners of the site are exhibiting plans for a different Master Brewer development on July 25th 4pm to 8pm. Their leaflet is reproduced again below:

 

Two news items: Meet Hurd/avoid Breakspear Road South

They’re not strictly connected.

Our MP, Nick Hurd, is inviting residents to meet him in Café du Soleil on July 5th between 10 and 11.

And, as part of the ongoing HS2 saga, Breakspear Road South is officially closing as follows:

Closure of Breakspear Road South – 20 July to 14 September

Posted on Jun 21st 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon [[ Sorry for delay – I’ve been away ]]

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 and diversions 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 28 days, starting Saturday 20 July at 6am to Friday 16 August at 8pm

Phase 2 – Northbound lane closure for 16 days, starting Friday 16 August at 8pm to Saturday 31 August at 6am

Phase 3 – Full road closure for 15 days, starting Saturday 31 August at 6am to Saturday 14 September 2019 at 8pm

We encourage all drivers to follow the advised diversion route shown in the notification, which can be found here. We have created a dedicated Breakspear Road South Closure page on our website 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. In order to complete the works as quickly as possible, we will be working 24 hours a day in the first two weeks and the final week of the closure.

While the various utilities providers are assisting HS2 to deliver the works required please be aware that should operational issues occur on their infrastructure network during the closure, then there is a risk that the utility works may be postponed to a later date as maintaining essential residential customer utilities supplies must take priority.

If you would like to talk to us about this closure please call our helpdesk on 08081434434 or visit us at a drop-in. Please click here for details of our upcoming drop-ins.

more info
https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/schemes/proposals/breakspear-road-south-closure/details

Make contact with LBH and its service providers

This message came from one of our local councillors:

 

This email is to inform you that officers from LBH and some of our partners will be carrying out a Multi-Agency Partnership Day in the wards of West Ruislip ,Ruislip Manor and Ickenham on Friday 14th June.

The event will run from 2 – 8pm. There will be an Information Hub in Waitrose, 9 ,Kingsend, Ruislip HA4 7DS where officers will be handing out leaflets and giving advice on Community Safety issues amongst others, to residents and people working or studying in the borough.

In addition, LBH Officers and some of our partners will be out and about carrying out their core duties. For example, the Police will be carrying out a weapons sweep and it is hoped the Fire Brigade will be offering advice on Home Fire Safety Visits ( subject to operational commitments).

Others taking part include the Environmental Enforcement Team, ASBET, Parking Services, Children’s Services, Neighbourhood Watch and Community Safety.