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Notice of overnight road closure on Breakspear Road South – Friday 25 October 9pm to Saturday 26 October 6am
Posted on Oct 18th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon
Following earlier emergency repair works to the road surface on Breakspear Road South near our compound entrance, a further overnight road closure is required to complete a permanent repair.
We understand these works will affect road users and the local community and we apologise for the late notice.
To minimise the impacts to road users the closure is being undertaken during night time hours when traffic is lighter. The road will be fully closed between 9pm on Friday 25 October until 6am on Saturday 26 October. We will remove all traffic management by 6am on Saturday morning.
The same diversion implemented during the previous closures will be in place; you can see a map of the diversion below. Access will be maintained to residential properties. Advance warning signs will be installed as early as possible before works commence. Access only signs will be displayed, with operatives present for the duration of the closure.
From the station commander:
ROYAL AIR FORCE NORTHOLT AIRSPACE CHANGE PROPOSAL
INVITATION TO STAGE 2 DROP-IN SESSION
Royal Air Force Northolt is currently undertaking an Airspace Change Proposal that it is required to draw up as part of the Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority’s Airspace Modernisation Strategy (CAP1711). The proposal is being conducted in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority’s ‘CAP 1616’, which sets out the regulatory process for changing airspace design.
I am pleased to inform you that RAF Northolt successfully completed Stage 1 of the CAP 1616 process in July 2019, whereby the Civil Aviation Authority approved the design principles that will be used to guide the Airspace Change Proposal. RAF Northolt is now at Stage 2 of the process, where it will develop all of the possible design options for its airspace and appraise each option to understand the impact, both positive and negative.
As part of Stage 2, we will continue our engagement with those stakeholders who may be affected by any proposed flightpath changes. I would therefore like to invite you or a representative to attend one of our ‘drop in’ sessions at RAF Northolt. The sessions will be held on Tuesday 19 November 2019 from 1500-2000 and Monday 25 November 2019 from 0900-1400.
During the drop-in session, we will explain the work that has been conducted to date as part of Stage 2A: Options Development and seek feedback on the methodology we have used to develop our design options. At this stage I must stress that we have not produced potential flight paths or identified preferred routes. We have purely drawn up all the possible design options that align with our Statement of Need and design principles, that will be appraised as part of Stage 2B: Options Appraisal.
I look forward to seeing you at one of our drop-in sessions.
This gives the location:
There is very little parking at the venue. it would be preferable to take the Central Line to Ruislip Gardens and walk down.
If you do drive, please note there is a one way system (signposted).
We’ve added applications for the Master Brewer site development, the HS2 viaduct and ground works to the west of Breakspear Road South. While they are all outside Ickenham’s boundaries, they all affect us. I’ve used the closest postcodes: UB10 9NX, UB9 6LS and UB9 6JN, respectively. Map link.
Tips from Met Police via OWL:
- Fit theft resistant number plate fittings – stolen number plates are commonly used to hide the identity of stolen vehicles. Use one way clutch head screws and adhesive to secure the plate.
- When out and about – try to park your vehicle in a Park Mark approved car park which has an approved security standard, or if not, park in an area that is overlooked and well lit
- Thieves are using sophisticated methods to steal vehicles with electronic keys – a scanner is used to locate the signal from the key. To prevent this, always keep the electronic key in a security pouch when not in use.
- Fitting locking wheel nuts will reduce the likelihood of wheels and tyres being stolen.
Cars and vans
- Leaving items on show is an invitation – power leads, SatNavs and mounts, stereo front panels, coins, sunglasses, tools, clothing and bags should be removed from the vehicle or placed out of sight.
- Keys and ignition fobs should kept safe and out of sight and reach – the most common ways to steal a car or van is to take the keys or ignition fob, either when left in the vehicle or from your home through burglary. Try not to keep your keys in an obvious place such as the hallway or kitchen.
- Always lock and close the windows of your vehicle when unattended – on the drive, the petrol station forecourt or when parking an unlocked vehicle is the easiest to steal or steal from.
- Fit an alarm or immobiliser if your vehicle does not have one.
- Set the steering wheel lock if your vehicle is fitted with one. If not, use a bar type steering lock each time you leave your vehicle.
- Also consider using a gear stick lock.
Motorcycles and mopeds
- Keep your motorcycle or moped in a garage, shed or designated bike store at home – storing it out of view is one of the best ways to prevent opportunist theft. Consider fitting a garage or shed alarm.
- Fit an alarm, immobiliser, preferably with tracking capability and property mark any panels – alarms act as a deterrent. Tracking devices and property marking assist in recovery should your motorcycle or moped be stolen.
- Lock the rear wheel to an immovable object or ground anchor and use a disk lock on the front wheel – making the vehicle less of any easy option will reduce the chances of it being targeted. Combine the use of a disk lock on the front wheel and a chain lock to a ground anchor.
- Don’t rely on the steering lock – standard steering locks are easily defeated and your bike can always be lifted into a van if not secured.
- Use a bike cover – covers are another hassle for an opportunist thief, if they cannot see what moped or motorcycle it is they are less likely to target it.
Caravans and trailers
- Fit physical security and a caravan cover – fit a combination of hitch lock anti-theft device, wheel clamp and ground anchor, a physical barrier to theft is always a clear deterrent. Using a caravan cover and installing an alarm makes any theft more difficult and your caravan less attractive to thieves.
- Register, record and property mark all parts of the caravan or trailer – register your caravan or trailer with the Central Registration & Identification Scheme (CRIS) and use overt and covert chips to mark it. If stolen, it may have its number plates, chassis, frame or CRIS numbers removed. Take photos, including specific fittings, marks or damage as these can help to identify your caravan or trailer.
- Install an alarm and tracking system, including roof marking – if stolen, being able to track and identify your caravan or trailer is vital. Add clear roof markings, giving the year of manufacture and CRIS number, to assist police identifying your caravan. (2014 – CRIS SGBS000BYA1234567).
Goods vehicles and lorries
- Lock it, remove it, alarm it – when leaving your vehicle unattended, first remove valuable items and cash from view, lock it and take the keys with you or leave in a secure drawer or office at work. Overnight, remove tools from vans or if parking up with an empty trailer, leave the doors open. Always set the vehicle alarm and keep fuel tanks locked.
- Plan journeys, have an itinerary, no hitch hikers – have a route planned, including lay-overs, so someone else knows where you are due to be. Where possible use safe lorry parks or park where visible to passing traffic. Avoid insecure locations like remote laybys and quiet industrial estates. Do not pick up strangers as you have no idea what their intentions are.
- Lock your vehicle and check it – even when on the move, making deliveries or refuelling, keep you vehicle locked and the keys with you. Before you start off again, visually inspect your vehicle, has anything changed, if so why.
New planning applications this week in UB10 8 then AU and HE. No new appeals. Map link.
Handover to main works contractor
We wrote to you in September regarding the closure of West Ruislip golf course. We are currently in the process of handover to our main works contractor, Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCSJV). Initially there will be very little change in the activity that you will see, however, as we move further into the autumn and then winter months there will be a change in the focus of activity, and an expansion of the works area, which in turn will lead to a change and growth in the hoarding line. We appreciate that all the footpaths and rights of way are important to you and we will endeavour to keep as many footpaths open as we can. Some will need to be diverted to ensure both the safety of the public and to ensure the integrity of the working area. We will inform you of any of the specific footpath closures. These changes will be made very clear on the footpaths and users will be made aware prior to changes being made.
What works will be happening
Over the next three months we will begin to create an internal “haul road” which will allow us to use lorries to move materials east-to-west, north of the Chiltern line in order to reduce the number of larger vehicles on your local roads. To assist us in the creation of the haul road we will build a temporary bridge over the River Pinn. We will remove any top soil from our work areas and store it on the golf course. We will treat and test it, and all soil that can be reused will be used in the new golf course redesign once works are concluded. We will be building a small number of offices within the works area from which a small team of engineers and designers will be supervising all the works activity that will be taking place.
If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Help desk team on 08081 434 434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration of works
From now until spring 2020 Working hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 6pm and Saturdays, 8am to 1pm (if required) We may be on site for an hour before the start and/or end of each shift.
What to expect
These works are not expected to be noisy, however we will use noise reducing barriers when required to reduce disruption. Staff and vehicles will be accessing the worksites during the above times. They will be reminded to be mindful of residents at all times
What we will do
Provide timely updates and let you know if these dates change at hs2inhillingdon.co.uk
Other upcoming works in your area
During autumn and winter 2019, SCSJV will also be carrying out further utility surveys along the HS2 route. These surveys will inform the detailed design for the new railway. We will provide further information to residents in areas that will be affected by these surveys. Further information will also be made available at www.hs2inhillingdon.co.uk
From now until late winter there will be no increase to the hoarded area.
HS2 drop-in dates
We know that you may well have questions about the SCSJV works to be undertaken in your area. Please pop along to any of our drop-in that we hold regularly in your community, the dates of which are below:
•Monday 14 October, Cannon Lane Methodist Church, Pinner, 2pm to 5pm
•Friday 25 October, Harefield Library, 2pm to 5pm
•Thursday 31 October, Committee Room at St Lawrence Church, Eastcote, 2pm to 5pm
•Monday 14 November, Ickenham Library, 2pm to 5pm
•Friday 22 November, Harefield Library, 2pm to 5pm
•Thursday 28 November, Committee Room at St Lawrence Church, Eastcote, 2pm to 5pm
•Monday 9 December, Cannon Lane Methodist Church, Pinner, 2pm to 5pm
•Thursday 12 December, Ickenham Library, 4pm to 7pm
Lane Closure on Harvil Road
From 24 October 2019 for up to four weeks there will be temporary traffic lights on Harvil Road. Their location is just south of Lower Lodge where the existing overhead line crosses Harvil Road. Please see the map on the link below for location. This is to create improved vehicle access from the road into one of the new pylon sites. A set of two-way temporary traffic lights will operate between the 24 October and 15 November 2019 from the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm (weekdays only). We’ll do our best to keep disruption to a minimum and will re-open the road as soon as the work is complete