More detail on HS2 drop-ins [update]

[Update] Apologies for headline – these are different events to the drop-ins. Thank you Kirsty Gibbs for pointing this out.

 

This from HS2:

 

Dear resident,

Invitation to an event about HS2

High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain, and we’d like to invite you to
one of our events.

We’re running four community events with our contractors and Transport for London across
the London Borough of Hillingdon – in Ickenham, Ruislip, Harefield and Uxbridge. Each event
will focus on the HS2 works that will be taking place around those respective areas. Our
teams will be on hand to discuss these works and answer questions you may have.

Ruislip: Tuesday 9 October, 2pm to 7.30pm, The Barn Hotel, West End Road, Ruislip HA4
6JB

Come and hear about:

  • Plans for the portal in West Ruislip, the headhouse at the vent shaft in South Ruislip
  • The proposed new Ruislip golf course design
  • Traffic and lorry routes
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South
  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout

Uxbridge: Thursday 18 October, 4pm to 8pm, Uxbridge Sports Club, Gatting Way off Park
Road, Uxbridge UB8 1NR

Come and hear about:

  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South

Harefield: Saturday 27 October, 10am to 1pm, Harefield Academy School, Northwood
Way, Harefield, Uxbridge UB9 6ET

Come and hear about:

  • Feedback from previous Colne Valley Viaduct engagement events held in March this
    year
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South
  • Archaeological investigations
  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout

Ickenham: Monday 29 October, 2pm to 7.30pm, Ruislip Golf Course, Ickenham Road,
Ruislip HA4 7DQ

Come and hear about:

  • Plans for the portal in West Ruislip, the headhouse at the vent shaft in South Ruislip
  • The proposed new Ruislip golf course design
  • Traffic and lorry routes
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South
  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout
  • Feedback from previous Colne Valley Viaduct engagement events held in March this
    year

For further updates about these events, HS2 works in Hillingdon and HS2 in general, please
visit hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is where you can sign up to news alerts.

Upcoming HS2 drop-in meetings – update

New dates for HS2 meet-ups. (Includes some you already know):

This is HS2 speaking:

 

We now have the dates for the HS2 drop-ins from Ruislip Manor library as well as some additional slots. Our full schedule is as follows:

September
Friday 28, Harefield library, 1pm to 5pm

October
Monday 1, Ruislip Manor library, 4pm to 8pm
Friday 19, Harefield library, 1.30pm to 5pm
Monday 22, Ickenham library, 1.30pm to 5pm

November
Thursday 1, Ruislip Manor library, 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Friday 16, Harefield library, 1pm to 5pm
Monday 19, Ruislip Manor library, 4pm to 8pm
Monday 26, Ickenham library, 1.30pm to 5pm

December
Monday 3, Harefield library, 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday 11, Ruislip Manor, 1pm to 5pm

 

Upcoming HS2 drop-in meetings

This from HS2’s Patricia Thompson:

Most of you will know that we are planning to host regular monthly drop-in sessions in Ickenham, Ruislip and Harefield.

At these sessions Grant Blowers, the local HS2 community engagement manager for Hillingdon, as well as our contractors, will be available to meet one-to-one with local residents and answer any questions they may have.  Below are the dates we have confirmed in Harefield and Ickenham.  We are still waiting to hear back from the libraries in Ruislip but I wanted to let you know that we are making progress on this.

We will be making these dates available on HS2inHillingdon and I will be able to give you an update on how we plan to communicate them more widely at our meeting next week.

 

Monthly drop-in sessions dates:

September 2018

Friday 28, Harefield library – 1pm to 5pm

October 2018

Monday 22, Ickenham Library – 1.30pm to 5pm

November 2018

Friday 16, Harefield library – 1pm to 5pm

Monday 26, Ickenham Library – 1.30 to 5pm

December 2018

Monday 3, Harefield Library – 6pm to 9pm

 

Breakspear Road South closure extended

This just in from HS2:

Road closure of Breakspear Road South

Further to our update of 6 July 2018, whilst carrying out work to divert the water pipeline, Affinity Water have encountered some unexpected services within the carriageway which has required deeper excavations. The consequence of this is a delay to completing the works. We therefore need to extend the works to Friday 17 August 2018 and the closure of Breakspear Road South will remain in place until this date. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.


If you want to keep up to date with HS2 announcements, sign up with Commonplace https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/signup

Planned Euston shutdowns

We received the following notice from Virgin Trains:

We’re contacting you to let you know about some engineering works that will completely close London Euston on 18-19, 25-27 August and 1-2 September.

There will be no services to or from London Euston across these dates, so we recommend that you don’t attempt to travel from the station on these dates. If you need to travel on these dates and plan to use alternative routes, please plan your trip carefully, allow a bit longer to get to your destination and double-check your journey plans before you travel.

We’d hate for you to get stuck. Please visit virgintrains.co.uk.

Thanks,

The Virgin Trains Team

Drop-in HS2 community surgeries

Today, HS2 sent out this announcement. Somewhat short notice but here it is:

HS2 Ltd will be holding two drop-in community surgeries to provide residents an opportunity to speak to a HS2 staff member.

The surgeries, to be held at Ickenham Village Hall, are open to any member of the public to drop-in and have a discussion about HS2 work with a staff member. No booking is necessary.

The details are:

Thursday 26 July, 10.30am until 4pm

Friday 27 July, 10.30am until 2pm

Both at Ickenham Village Hall, 33 Swakeleys Road, Ickenham UB10 8DG

Future drop-ins are currently being planned, which will be organised to provide times suitable for evening as well as day time visits to be held regularly in various venues in other Hillingdon neighbourhoods.

If you need to contact HS2 and are unable to visit, you can contact the HS2 Helpdesk in a variety of ways:

24/7 freephone 08081 434 434

Minicom 08081 456 472

Email HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk

Residents’ feelings about HS2: Survey results

Earlier in the year, we ran a post here inviting you to share your feelings about and understanding of HS2. If you’re interested you can download/view the results here.

They are in two parts – first the survey and second the answers to question number 3: Please tell us any thoughts about the communication methods above. Also about any other ways you get your information about HS2.

The results may enlighten you, unless you’ve been following the HS2 saga closely, in which case they’ll probably confirm your perceptions.