Coronavirus links from Hillingdon Council
Advice page at: www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/3745/Latest-advice-on-coronavirus
Links to all sorts of help pages including advice about household and garden waste and recycling and the introduction of free parking.
Here are some extracts:
Parking – www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/4465/Parking-charges-and-permits
To support our residents, we have decided to introduce a free emergency parking permit that residents can obtain during this period which allows them to park in the parking management scheme where they live. This is to reflect the higher than normal number of residents’ vehicles that are being parked on residential streets.
We have also removed charges and time limits from all council public car parks and pay and display bays to provide additional parking capacity for residents and key workers.
Rubbish and recycling – www.hillingdon.gov.uk/coronavirus-rubbish-and-recycling
We are currently operating all services as normal; however, as we prioritise general waste and dry mixed recycling collections, your weekly garden waste service may be affected.
We will continue to collect your food waste on your normal collection day, even if we are unable to collect your garden waste.
If your garden waste is not collected, please leave your bags at the edge of your property and we will collect them as soon as possible.
There’s much more information on all three pages. Well worth a visit.
Further to our message earlier today that it was business as usual, a decision has been made to cancel all our advertised crime prevention stalls, and contact sessions. This decision has been made with the safety of all in mind, and to follow in line with the Government guidance on social interaction. That said we will still be on the streets, and will continue to Police your community to the best of our ability.
Business as usual for ALL Safer Neighbourhood Teams
This notice is just to inform residents the Safer Neighbourhood Teams will continue working and operating as usual. All advertised Drop In Surgeries, Crime Prevention Stands will continue at present, you will be notified of any changes.
In light of COVID19 precautions will be engaged during all community engagements. We are not asking residents to come out especially to speak to us. There are many ways you can make contact with your Safer Neighbourhood Teams. If you click on the link below it will take you directly to the Met Police web site.
Cllr Ray Puddifoot MBE explains the Council’s position on Coronavirus at https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/4338/
The link is also at the top of this website’s Useful links page.
This has been passed to me by Ickenham Residents’ Association:
The Ickenham Festival Team met today and we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Ickenham Festival (which was to be 6th June – 14th June 2020).
This is due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
This decision has not been taken lightly, but we feel that the health of exhibitors, volunteers and the general public must come first.
The Government has prohibited large scale events, both indoor and outdoor.
If we now proceed, we feel that we could incur substantial losses that could jeopardise future Festival events.
It is also now impossible for the various Ickenham groups (Churches, School, Voluntary organisations etc.) to plan and commit to a June event.
Our business supporters have come under severe pressure, as their customer numbers and staff are reduced.
We intend to work towards the next Ickenham Festival and we appreciate all the support and help that we have received to date.
Any payments made to Ickenham Festival 2020 for pitches etc. will be refunded.
Starting in Autumn 2020 we will re-launch our series of traditional and new events to raise funds toward that aim.
In view of the rapidly changing situation and advice on the Coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the decision to postpone our AGM scheduled for 17th April 2020. Once the situation has eased we will call an EGM to cover the decisions we would normally have made at the AGM and we will let you have the requisite notice of its date.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but feel it is the safest and wisest course of action.
This information will be going on our website and via all our other means of communication but if you could let any neighbours who are not on social media know, we would be very grateful.
Also in the true spirit of our village community:
Lets keep looking out for each other
We are rightly proud of our community spirit in Ickenham and, over the coming weeks, please have a think about your friends and neighbours that might need a hand.
Age UK says:
Stay in touch over the phone, by post, online or by popping over for a chat.
See if people need any shopping or help by running some errands.
Encourage people to stay active around the house and keep moving.
Event: Drop-in at Ickenham Library, Tuesday 10 March, 2pm to 5pm
Posted on Mar 9th 2020 by HS2 in Hillingdon
Our regular HS2 drop-ins continue with a drop in tomorrow,10 March, at Ickenham Library from 2pm to 5pm. At our drop-ins you can speak to the local Community Engagement Manager along with engagement staff from the contractors.
The focus of this drop-in will be the main works contractor’s planned works for the area from Ruislip Golf Course to Breakspear Road South over 2020.
HS2 staff will also be available to answer any questions about the project or other works in Hillingdon.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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