Following recent meetings with HS2, we have been advised that HS2 contractors will need to close the northbound lane in Breakspear Road South for a 30-metre stretch north of the Chiltern line bridge. This is planned to last nine days – Jan 7 to 16th. This will be followed by an eight-week complete closure commencing last week of February. These dates are to be confirmed.
Just to add to the joy of trying to get around in Ickenham we have been informed of the following:
Ref: the southbound lane closure of Park Road Uxbridge to facilitate the St Andrews redevelopment, I would like to inform you that due to major complications work will continue until the 9th December.
This means not only will the original estimated 4 week time frame over run considerably, there will now be a requirement to introduce a north bound closure of Park Road along with the current southbound lane closure.
The north bound closure will be installed in and around the end of next week 15th/16th November depending on progress.
The impact of these works will have a major impact on current traffic flows, however these are essential works that must be done to ensure the ongoing progress of the St Andrews redevelopment.
Please be assured we are doing everything within our power to ensure everything is being done to expedite these works and daily inspections will continue until works are completed.
This will no doubt have a knock on effect on all routes in Ickenham as drivers try to find alternative routes of which there are of course none
Breakspear Road South is to be closed until November 16th. Grrr.
In order to faciliate the service at the war memorial by the duck pond and the parade down the High Street, there will be road closures in the area around the roundabout at the junction of Bury St, Eastcote Rd and Ruislip High St from 10:30 to 11:30.
Given that this is a signed diversion route for traffic unable to use BRS It will probably be best to avoid the area completely during these hours on Sunday.
We have been asked to publicise this:
There will be a public meeting at 6pm on Tuesday October 30th at the Uxbridge Civic Centre to discuss Hospice Care in the North of the Borough (i.e. Michael Sobell Hospice). The following is copied from the council’s website.
Following the closure of Michael Sobell House inpatient service, the Hillingdon Council External Services Select Committee is interested in establishing why the closure happened so quickly and what action is now being taken to ensure service provision within the North of the Borough.
Questions asked by Members of those present at the meeting may include the following:
1. Which organisation/s is/are responsible for ensuring a hospice provision?
2. How is MSH funded?
3. What is each organisation responsible for providing in relation to MSH?
4. Which organisation/s is/are responsible for reporting repairs, undertaking maintenance and funding this work in relation to the Hospice building?
5. Which organisation/s made the decision to close and why?
6. When did the need for repairs first become apparent?
7. What action was taken to address any estate repairs issues that had been highlighted before the decision was made to close?
8. Why were building improvement works/repairs not carried out before the decision was made to close?
9. Was a risk assessment undertaken regarding the closure of MSH (before and/or after)?
10. Was an equalities impact assessment undertaken?
11. What service level agreements are in place for the hospice service provision?
12. Why was the proposed closure of the inpatient unit not communicated to the External Services Select Committee in a timely manner (bearing in mind that there is a duty on relevant NHS bodies and health service providers to consult health scrutiny bodies on substantial reconfiguration proposals or on substantial variations in the provision of such services)?
13. What action was taken in relation to relocating patients and why? What will happen to them in the medium/long term?
14. Why were (cancer) Wards 10 and 11 at MVH deemed more appropriate than an inpatient hospice?
15. What action was taken in relation to relocating staff and why? What will happen to these staff in the medium/long term?
16. What action has been taken to support patients, families and staff since the MSH closure and how has the effectiveness of this action been measured?
17. What action has been taken to ensure that the care of MVH patients has not been impacted?
18. What works are needed to bring the building up to standard (and associated costings and timescales)?
19. If the MSH building is not repairable, what action is being taken to source alternative provision in the north of the Borough and where would the associated funding come from?
20. What are the timescales to recommence a hospice provision in the north of the Borough?
21. Going forward, how will residents be kept updated on progress in re-establishing a hospice provision?
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