Reduction of speed limits in north of LBH

The London Borough of Hillingdon has received numerous complaints and petitions in the past from residents in the north of the borough concerning speeding vehicles and requesting reductions in the speed limits to improve road safety.

Based on evidence from vehicle speed data, traffic collision data and various petitions and complaints received by the Council, it was proposed that the speed limits must be reduced along with other measures such as installing Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) in order to improve road safety on 12 roads in the north of the borough.

Following support from the Ward Councillors and from the Cabinet Member for Public Safety and Transport, London Borough of Hillingdon have received funding for these speed limit reductions to be paid for in full from the HS2 Road Safety Fund.

Some of these roads are on the approved HS2 Lorry Routes (Harvil Road and Breakspear Road South), while the other roads are indirectly affected by HS2 Works in the area, and the impact on the road network this causes.

The reduction of speed limits on these roads will provide a lasting legacy for road safety in the area as a direct consequence of the HS2 funding which the Council has secured.

The changes to the speed limits will be visible on the roads listed below, with new signage, new road markings, and where required, new Vehicle Activated Signs installed. The necessary legal orders are in place, and the works have been programmed for completion by the end of May 2022:

o Breakspear Road North
o Breakspear Road South
o Church Hill
o Ducks Hill Road
o Fine Bush Lane
o Harvil Road
o Moorhall Road
o Newyears Green Lane
o Northwood Road
o Park Lane
o Rickmansworth Road
o Shrubs Road

Here is the official document:

10-12 May – night flights at Northolt

Commencing on the evening of 10 May 22, a single DA42 aircraft will be conducting calibration checks of RAF Northolt’s Instrument Landing System and Precision Approach Radar system. These checks will take place overnight between the hours of 2300 (Local) and up to 0200 (Local) each evening until 12 May 22 inclusive. These checks are essential to ensure the safe operation of aircraft at RAF Northolt and must be conducted overnight due to airspace constraints owing to Northolt’s close proximity to London Heathrow.

Type: Twin Propeller Aircraft

Easter HS2 at West Ruislip


We wrote you in December last year to let you know about our 24/7 assembly works for the tunnel boring machine.
These works will be carried out during the Easter period, including Sunday and the bank holidays. The works will include steel fixing, lifting operations, concrete pours, formwork installation and deliveries.

We would like to apologise in advance for working over the holiday period and for any 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.

Original notification:

Chiltern Line Easter shutdown

HS2 are  being really helpful!!!! <cough>

HS2 Works Notification: Easter Network Rail possession  

We’re writing to let you know about some planned works that we will be carrying out in your area.   Between Saturday 16 April and Monday 18 April, we will be installing a bridge over the Chiltern Rail line between Wendover and Great Missenden for the construction of our conveyor.

For reasons of safety, these works will require the full closure of the Chiltern rail line over Easter. Our workforce will be working 24-hours a day between those times.   

To maintain connectivity the rail operator will be running a bus replacement during this time.   Please see details of the works here:

Breakspear Road South jiggery pokery

from HS2

What works are taking place?
In order to construct the railway, we need to supply electricity to our compounds and work sites. In order to complete the cable connection works that are currently underway at Copthall Road West we need to install a larger high voltage cable from Copthall Road West across Breakspear Road South to connect with the existing substation.

We expect these works to begin on Saturday 2 April 2022 and they will last until Thursday 14 April 2022. We will return to resurface the carriageway at a later date and will provide advanced notice of any resurfacing works as soon as a date has been confirmed.

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.

Advance warning signage and traffic management will be put in place prior to the works taking place.

Please note works are ‘subject to change’. We aim to meet our planned working dates, but these can change due to the impact of the weather or programme changes. We will do all we can to keep you updated.

Duration of works
Work will be undertaken from: 2 April 2022 – 14 April 2022

Hours of work
Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm

What to expect
Temporary lane closure and traffic management
Some noise from the works
Welfare facilities provided by a mobile unit

What we will do
Inform you of any changes Manage any environmental impacts such as traffic and noise, reducing them wherever possible

more info: