Don’t miss our first forecourt sale of 2022, on Saturday 30th April, 10am to 12 Noon, admission FREE.
Alongside a coffee morning with homemade cakes in the Oasis, we’ll have plants, bric-a-brac, books [both “high quality” at £1-£5 and general stock at 50p paper/£1 hard], toys and games, maps, stamps and pretty much anything else except clothes.
The quality books will be indoors in any case and some other items will be in the event of bad weather, so please try to get there even if there are April showers about.
Remember that the cricket season will have been going for three weeks by then!
Proceeds will be shared between the church and our external charities for the year, which are The Samaritans and CLICKRukiga.
If you have items to donate please bring them to the church on Friday 29th April between 2pm and 6pm or ring Richard Piper on 01895 634348 for collection.
This is also the number for any enquiries or offers of help.
We hope to hear from you and/or see you!
What we are doing
We wrote to you in December to inform you about works at our sites at
West Ruislip Portal. Works are ongoing to build the two Tunnel Boring
Machines and the launch chamber area and will continue throughout the
next few months until July 2022.
We will be carrying out the following activities:
• Preassembly of Tunnel Boring Machine
• Assembly of works area
• Tunnel Boring Machine Assembly
• Gantry assembly
We will only carry out activities agreed with the London Borough of
Hillingdon and will adhere to the agreed working hours, noise and vibration
You may notice periods of increased noise during these works. To minimise
noise, acoustic screens and tents will be used.
We would like to apologise in advance for any disruption or inconvenience
this may cause. Every effort is being taken to ensure that these works are
carried out in the least impactful way. We will ensure that disruption is kept
to a minimum
Duration of works
30 April 2022 to 29 July 2022
These activities will be 24/7
What to expect
Additional staff on site outside core hours
Delivery and set up of machinery, including welding equipment,
excavators, cranes, generators, forklift trucks
What we will do
Use acoustic screens and tents wherever possible
Limit the noisiest activities to core working hours
Advise our staff to be mindful of our neighbours
more info https://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Update-ANL-Notice-of-assembly-works-for-Tunnel-Boring-Machine-TBM-April-2022-1.pdf
Community event at Ickenham United Reformed Church
HS2 would like to invite you to a community information event today (Tuesday 22 March 2022), from 4pm to 7pm at Ickenham United Reformed Church
Please come along to discuss our works with our local engagement team and to find out more about:
• Southern Sustainable Placement area (SSPA)
• TBM conveyor
• River Pinn area
• West Ruislip Portal rail siding
Our staff will be observing social distancing and may choose to wear facemasks.
You can drop in anytime between 4pm and 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
Work item details
In order to construct the railway, we need to supply electricity to our compounds and work sites. SSEN will be working in your area to upgrade the local electricity network this will include trench excavation and cable laying in roadside verges in Copthall Road West. From 21 March 2022 – 2 May 2022 Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 17.30pm and Saturday 8am – 1pm
Download information relating to these works
What works are taking place?
In order to construct the railway, we need to supply electricity to our compounds and work sites. SSEN will be working in your area to upgrade the local electricity network so these supplies can be provided.
Starting on 21 March SSEN will begin works to install a high voltage underground cable as part of planned upgrade works along Copthall Road West. We expect these works to last for six weeks. Works will
require excavation of trenches along the roadside and work will be done sequentially to reduce the impact on nearby properties.
Any Public Rights of Way will be maintained wherever possible. While works are taking place access will be managed by on site staff with signage and traffic marshalling for pedestrians. We do not anticipate any interruption to your electricity supply. Further works will be required in Breakspear Road to complete these upgrades. We will write to residents with further information in due course.
Advance warning signage will be put in place prior to the works taking place. Please note works are subject to change and may change due to the impact of the weather or programme changes. HS2 and SSEN will do all we can to keep you updated regarding changes to access and works progress. Further information on local impacts and access arrangements will be distributed by SSEN when works commence.
Duration of works
Work will be undertaken from: 21 March 2022 – 2 May 2022
Hours of work
Monday – Friday
7.30 am – 17.30pm
8am – 1pm
What to expect
Trench excavation and cable laying in roadsid verges in Copthall Road West
Welfare facilities for workforce
Traffic management and temporary access restrictions while we work outside homes
What we will do
Inform you of any changes to access as soon as possible.