HS2 imminent activities

At the latest meeting with HS2, we raised with them the recent confusions over the use of the fields by the cricket club and asked that they significantly improve their communications with the community.

HS2 has now advised us of some forthcoming work. Two sites off Harvil Road will be required for gas pipeline diversions.  One site is before the railway bridge and the other after the bridge, close to the Dogs Trust. Initially the work will involve clearing the sites and then the contractors will move in and perform the work lasting to December 2018.  Harvil Road has accident black spots and it may be necessary to have traffic signals at the access points to both sites.

Flood report is in

Remember June 23rd last year? For some of you, it was less about the Referendum and more about the local flooding. The residents have spoken and experts have investigated. The .pdf report is 78.2MB. You can either download it using that link or go to the relevant LBH page at www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/29022/Flood-risk-investigation

The quick way to find the local bits is to search for Ickenham. You’ll see all the reported incidents with a few of going into further detail with maps, actions taken, etc.

(I tried searching by road name but was less successful. I believe that Ivy House Road/Milton Road suffered quite badly but could find no details. Perhaps that one wasn’t 23rd June or may)

Anyway, if you’re interested, take a look. Maybe comment here – praise or criticism, we don’t mind.

 

John Squiers

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of John Squiers. John was a long-time committee member of the Association and was Membership Secretary for a good number of years. He was very persuasive on the Association’s behalf. If he called to discuss a member’s offer of help, they somehow ended up doing more than they had originally thought!! He was also one of life’s true gentlemen in both senses of the word a very gentle man and an old fashioned courteous man . He will be greatly missed.

 

This picture shows John doing sterling work for the Association during Gala Day in 2002.

If you would like details of the funeral arrangements please email ickenhamresidents@hotmail.com

Paving over front gardens

New Council guide published

paving garden pic

The London Borough of Hillingdon have taken planning enforcement action in Ickenham recently where homes have failed to apply for planning permission to concrete over their front gardens. While many would agree the loss of front gardens detracts from Ickenham’s street scene, and does little to help our local bee populations, the Council’s responsibilities on this issue relate to flood and water management.

The following guide, produced by LBH’s Flooding Officer, sets out some of the do’s and don’t’s if you’ve taken the decision to pave some or all of your front garden:

PavingfrontgardensinformativeMay2017