Spring concert

Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert

Sunday 8th March 2020 at 4.00pm

Winston Churchill Theatre, Manor Farm, Pinn Way, Ruislip, HA4 7QL

ANIMAL MAGIC
A concert of orchestral music for all the Family
Presented by Zena Wigram
Conductor: Peter Williams

Programme includes: Overture to Die Fledermaus, The Theme from the Pink Panther, Bright Eyes and excerpts from The Creation, The Carnival of the Animals and other animal favourites

Tickets at the Door Adults £8.00 under 16s £5 Family of 4 £22 from the Box Office: 01895 250615www.hillingdontheatres.uk or you can call 01895 674223

Save these dates for the next Concerts: Sunday 17th May, Saturday 20th June

Moon- and star-gazing next weekend

A NEW WOLAS PUBLIC OBSERVING EVENT FOR 2020

The West of London Astronomical Society invites you to observe the Moon and stars from Ruislip Lido.
Friday 28th February – Sunday 1st March 2020 Time 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

If the sky is clear, a crescent moon will be visible, we may also be able to see objects including Venus, the Orion Nebula, the Seven Sisters star cluster, the Andromeda Galaxy and maybe the Crab Nebula.
Bring your family and friends. Members of WOLAS will be on hand using a variety of telescopes and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Don’t forget to wear warm clothing and bring a torch. To prevent dazzling observers, please limit the brightness of your torch to your phone’s light or equivalent and point it down when on site.

On nights when observing is possible, the Turntable tea room will be open for refreshments, courtesy of the Lido Railway. Toilets are available.

Please visit our website for more information. A GO/NO GO call will be posted no later than 4pm each day.

Ruislip Lido is off Bury Street. Entry is via the gate adjacent to the car park at the end of Reservoir Road HA4 7TY

KEEP RIGHT ON ENTERING THE PUBLIC CAR PARK WHICH IS FREE FROM 6PM.

PLEASE AVOID THE PUB CAR PARK TO THE LEFT.

http://www.wolas.org.uk

A crop of HS2 notices

From HS2:

As part of the railway’s construction we are continuing preparatory works within Hillingdon. U34 Footpath Closure

The U34 Public Right of Way is currently partially closed from Dews Lane to Harvil Road. This closure is being extended northwards to the junction with Bridleway 7 from 2nd March to June 2020.Signage will indicate the section of footpath that is closed and an alternative route will be available along Harvil Road and Bridleway 7 which is currently diverted across Harefield Moor. This is to ensure public safety during the works including works to modify access around Dews Lane.

Tree planting
Further tree planting will be undertaken at our site to the north of Dews Lane. This work is expected to be undertaken in the Spring.

Fencing work continues
Fencing works will continue on land in the vicinity of Dews Lane to secure the area for contractors to work in a safe manner. This will include areas of vegetation clearance, including some trees. Some of this work will require temporary stopping of traffic on Dews Lane under traffic control. These works will be ongoing until late May

Archaeological work continues
We have been carrying out works to get a better understanding of any significant archaeological remains which are in this area. Excavation of trial trenching is almost complete in some areas and mitigation works to protect areas of interest have commenced. This work is expected to continue until late May.

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdeskteamon 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk

Breakspear Road South partial closure coming up

Affinity Water – Notice of utility work on Breakspear Road South

As part of HS2 preparatory works, Barhale, on behalf of Affinity Water, will remove a temporary entrance that was originally put in to allow access to the fields on Breakspear Road South. During the work there
will be a temporary lane closure of the north to south lane with traffic signals for three days.

We are providing shorter notice than usual as there is an opportunity to undertake this work during the school half term period, which will hopefully lessen the disruption the lane-closure may cause.

Works on Breakspear Road South

From 17 February work will begin on the removal of a temporary access and to reinstate it back to its former entrance.

The work will involve breaking up and removing the concrete access way, and the removal of temporary pipes. The existing ditch will be cleaned and prepared to maintain the ditch drainage system that is in place. Once the drainage work is complete the new entrance can be constructed.

Most of the work will be carried out from within the site with only the work adjoining Breakspear Road South having to be undertaken from the roadside. When working on the section of the entrance next to the road, two-way temporary traffic signals will be in place to control traffic and give protection to the workforce.

Once this is completed a new vehicle gate will be put in alongside a new pedestrian kissing gate, and new fencing will also be installed to complete the works and keep the field secure.

This work will be completed by 19 February 2020

Harvil Road closure coming up

LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC (HARVIL ROAD, ICKENHAM) ORDER 2020 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984

1. Hillingdon Council gives notice that to enable telecoms work to be carried out by HS2 and to prevent the likelihood of danger to the public made this Order, which will temporarily close Harvil Road, Ickenham from Skip Lane to NewYears Green Lane.

2. Diversion route will be via Breakspear Road South, Breakspear Road North, High Street, Church Hill, Harvil Road and vice versa.

Nothing in the Order shall apply to prevent vehicular access to premises on or adjacent to the prohibited length of road insofar as access is reasonably practicable without interference with the said works.

3. The temporary restriction will be in operation between 19:00hrs on the 31st January 2020 to 06:00hrs, on the 3rd February 2020 and to such extent as indicated by traffic signs prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002. Road users should assume that the closure has been put into effect only if traffic signs have been erected stating that the road has been closed and the diversion route, if necessary is in place.

4. The Order, which is proposed will come into operation on 31st January 2020, will continue in force for eighteen months or until work to which it relates is completed. However it is anticipated that the works will be completed within 3 days.

Dated this 16 day of January 2020

JEAN PALMER

Deputy Chief Executive & Corporate Director of Residents Services

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: