Hillingdon Against HS2 – Newsletter 48

Here is the latest full newsletter sent by ‘Hillingdon Against HS2’ on 13th March 2017.

Dear Supporters,

It has been sometime since our last news update, largely because the last few months have been such frustrating times. We are sure by now you are aware that HS2 has received Royal Assent in parliament and the project has been given the final approval to go ahead.

Hillingdon Against HS2 have worked hard over the last 6 years, to campaign on your behalf against HS2 at every opportunity. We have engaged in every official parliamentary process, all consultations,meetings,court cases and even petitioned The House of Commons and The House of Lords. We have lobbied MPs and prominent politicians, held countless public meetings,organised protests, marches and publicity stunts, gaining much media coverage along the way.

You can listen to our reaction to the news of Royal Assent on BBC Radio London HERE

However all of our efforts have not been in vain, whilst we may not have achieved our goal of stopping HS2, Hillingdon Against HS2 have secured major changes to the project, to help our local area and those affected by the construction of the line.

Since the original plans were released back in 2011, Hillingdon Against HS2 have helped secure tunnelling of the line through Ruislip and subsequently Northolt, Greenford and Perivale. We instigated the scrapping of the ‘Heathrow Spur’ part of the route, saving a whole swathe of our borough, not to mention millions of pounds being wasted. We also helped win changes to the compensation boundaries which has allowed residents in Ickenham and Harefield to be included in compensation schemes.

Hillingdon Against HS2 are very proud of these significant changes to the project, much of which we achieved with the help of Hillingdon Council and we are grateful for their ongoing support of our action group and their opposition to HS2.

So what of the future?  
We are continuing to work with Stop HS2 and HS2 Action Alliance, who are dedicated to exploiting every and any future opportunity to stop HS2.
Just because Parliament has given HS2 the go ahead, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will definitely happen.
No business Case, No Environmental Case and No Money To Pay For It. This has always been the campaign strap line and it is even more true today than ever.
With the NHS in crisis, ongoing public sector cuts, concerns over Brexit and the British economy, we still hold out hope that common sense will prevail,somewhere in government…

For now, it is clear that Hillingdon Against HS2 will be kept busy on everyone’s behalf but we will have a slightly different focus. With preliminary ground investigation works already starting and the threat of construction creeping nearer, we will be monitoring local activities and developments and aiming to keep HS2Ltd on their toes.
We will continue to work with Hillingdon Council and liaise with the appropriate bodies to respond where and when we can.

Currently there are two important issues we need to bring to your attention:

SETTLEMENT DEEDS
If you live or have property within 30 meters of the the HS2 tunnel on plan, then your property will have been ‘sub surface safeguarded’ and you may be concerned about possible damage to your property during construction of the tunnels, or the running of the railway line. Not all properties will qualify for ‘before and after surveys’ but if you have not already, you should make sure you
pre-register your interest in a ‘Settlement Deed’ .
The eligibility criteria for benefitting from a settlement deed is complicated but this document may help HERE
At this stage we would urge you to make sure you register your property.
Send an email to  HS2settlementdeeds@hs2.org.uk
Or
Write to “HS2 Phase One Settlement Deed pre registration”
HS2 Ltd, One Canada Square,London, E145AB

Simply include your full name and the address you wish to register, with your full contact details for future communication.
For more information see our website page HERE 

COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS FUNDS
There will be many hundreds or us that will be affected by HS2 locally, who don’t qualify for any compensation for the disruption that 7-10 years of construction will cause.
Whilst we fought hard for as much mitigation as possible ( and we are continuing to put pressure on HS2Ltd to do more) many parts of our communities will still suffer disruption or financial losses.
To help offset this, HS2Ltd have set aside £40 Million, in 2 different national funds which are available to apply for now.
This is an opportunity for community groups, schools ,charities, sports clubs,
local businesses,resident associations, etc. to put in bids for a share of these funds.
This is a rare opportunity to find some benefit from HS2 and it shouldn’t be passed up!
If you have a connection to any group or business who you think might be eligible, PLEASE encourage them to apply and share this information on.
There is more information and detail to help you HERE

Keep in touch.
Please do keep in touch regularly, we post daily updates,articles and photos on our Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/360986966901/
More news and photos on our website
https://ruislip-against-hs2.co.uk/
Or follow us on Twitter
@HillingdonAHS2    @Mrs_angryjones 

If you have any concerns or complaints about any aspect of HS2 work there are some important contacts listed below. If you do have a need to contact HS2Ltd – and particularly if you have a complaint – please remember to copy in your MP ( and us!)

HS2Ltd
Hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk  or their 24hour helpdesk 0207 944 4908 ( this is not a free number)

HS2 Resident’s Commissioner 
residentscommissioner@hs2.org.uk

HS2 Construction Commissioner
complaints@hs2-cc.org.uk

MPs
boris.johnson.mp@parliament.uk
nick.hurd.mp@parliament.uk

Once again,many thanks for your continued support and interest.
Hillingdon Against HS2

RAF Northolt Open Day 22th July 2017 – Tickets Go On Sale 13th March 2017

From RAF Northholt…

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“Dear all,

At out last Community Liaison Meeting we spoke about our Communities Day which was being planned for 22 July.  We wanted to give you an update on planning.

The event will be called NORFEST and we are now in a position to confirm the ticketing information; please see the attached press release.  Feel free to the information on via your residents’ associations.

7500 Tickets and a limited number of car passes will go on sale on 13 March 2017 through the ticketing agency See Tickets.

Residents of Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon will be able to book with them online, or by phone.”

Full press release…

NORFEST TICKETS TO GO ON SALE 13 MARCH 2017

 Following the recent advertising of NORFEST 2017, RAF Northolt is pleased to announce that tickets for the event will go on sale on 13 March 2017, available through the ticketing agency See Tickets.

The concept behind NORFEST is for RAF Northolt to host a day of entertainments for all the family and give something back to the local communities which support the Station.  The 7,500 public tickets priced at £5 and a limited number of car parking tickets priced at £3 will be available from See Tickets agency and can be purchased online or by phone.  Tickets, including parking, will all be on a strictly first-come, first-serve basis.

A whole host of entertainments and attractions for the whole family are being planned including a variety of children’s entertainments, a food court, a small static display of aircraft and the central Performance Arena.  Confirmed so far are: The Queen’s Colour Squadron, RAF Regiment; The Band of the RAF Regiment; and ‘The Imps’, the World’s foremost Junior Motorcycle Display team, with many more awaiting to be confirmed.

The Project Officer for the event, Wing Commander Gaz Littlechild, said: “The organisation for NORFEST continues to progress apace.  It’s shaping up to be a fantastic day and we are continuing our discussions with a range of performers, local groups and societies. It will be a real festival of the rich and varied communities that make Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon Boroughs such exciting places to live.  I’d also like to again thank Hillingdon Council who could not have been more supportive with the organisation.”

Look out for further updates by following the RAF Northolt Twitter and Facebook pages as they are confirmed, and through local media such as Hillingdon People, local papers and GetWestLondon.

With the focus on local communities, the residents of Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon are our priority for ticket purchasing and so our advertising is deliberately local.  Tickets for RAF Northolt’s Centenary Open Day in 2015 sold out very rapidly, so those interested in attending are advised to reserve their tickets promptly.  No public or car parking tickets will be available on the day.

See Tickets:

Onlinehttp://rafnortholt.seetickets.com

Phone:  0871 220 0260

RAF Northolt Social Media.  Join us at:

Twitter:           @RAFNortholt

Facebook:      www.facebook.com/rafnortholtoff

Whats Happening in South Ruislip?: Latest Updates! January 2017

Calling them meeting minutes gets a little dull.  But if you want to know whats happening with Lidl Planning or a devious thief in B&M/ALDI or whether HS2 building has started, it is all below!

In this age of the demise of newsletters it’s probably one of the best sources of local South Ruislip information…

Minutes of the South Ruislip Residents Association

Quarterly Meeting Held at St Mary’s Church On Wednesday 25th January 2017

In attendance were 52 and 14 committee members.  Councillors present Eddie Lavery, Judy Kelly, Michael White, Allan Kauffman and Teji Barnes.  Henry Neel of Lidl and South Ruislip SNT Sgt James Wright.

Apologies were received for Mrs Val Blacker and SRRA committee member Geoff Taylor.

1.0        Opening Remarks & Welcome & Matters Arising from the Minutes & Signed Minutes. 

2.0          Police  by South Ruislip SNT Sgt James Wright

The meeting was joined by South Ruislip SNT Sgt James Wright.  Discussed recent crime figures with concern over burglary and car crime.  Assaults put down to police recording of even playground scraps where informed.

Burglary the police feel there are two teams operating on the area, one has been disbanded with arrests made and they are working on the second.  They are working in Thames Valley and the Met mixing this up with vehicle crime.

Theft of personal property also high due to retail parks.  Police disappointed B&M and ALDI are not paying for security.  Local police targeting a prolific female thief in B&M/ALDA, with thefts “almost daily”.  Sgt Wright suggested not taking whole bag there only credit cards which can be replaced with little loss.

They are working on the robbery in Victoria Road.  The perpetrators left behind vehicle forensics and items dropped which have created a number of leads for the police but they are waiting on those forensics results.

3.0          LIDL Henry Neel

Have planning consent at committee on the 11th January.  They are discharging planning conditions, agreeing S106 and 278 highway works. The next stage for confirmation of the build is from the Mayors office/ GLA an then Hillingdon will give Lidl formal confirmation.   Approval is expected and they look to start on site April and open by Christmas.

Question regarding S106 spend.  Henry Neel suggested looking online for full report on planning website.  But the exact details of the planned costs are still being agreed with London Borough of Hillingdon officers.

Source Minutes and agenda report pack

Plans for the site can be found here.

4.0          Treasurers Report

As at 30th December 2016 current account  £247.24 Reserve account  £13,365.46.  Full accounts at the AGM but we made a small surplus.

5.0          Chief Road Steward Report

Thank you to Lynne Kauffman for organising with distribution of this month’s newsletter with various members of the committee and to the Road Stewards for their delivery.

We are seeking Road Stewards for Station Approach, Bourne Court, Melthorne Drive, Queens Walk, Queens Walk Terrace, West End Road and Wingfield Way

6.0          ARLA Site

Handed over with fit out expected by May.  Small delay caused by a power cut.

Developers hope to host an open evening event, which we will make open to SRRA meeting attendees, if we can.

Sid keen to look at the cinema as it built so following that closely.

Citygrove has purchased a sculpture which they will unveil.

Bellway housing opening on a different timescale.   The walkway to open linking to Station Approach as the commercial site opens.
7.0          HS2

Looks like it will go ahead.  Work to start at the end of the year.  HS2 forced to reveal data on housing purchase and compensation deals to make a more level playing field for people.

Tunnel from old oak common.

Need to dig up for sewers on Long Drive/Station Approach/Bridgewater Road/West End Road.  Concern the work will take a couple of years rather than just months.  The impact will be massive as Allan pointed out to parliament at HS2 hearing.

8.0          London Green Belt Council

No Issues

9.0          RAF

22nd July is the date for the family day only a little flying.  Circa 8000 tickets, meant to be a local event. £5 adults £3 children.

10.0        Community Voice

Linda typed up the minutes from the last meeting of Community Voice and we will circulate.  [Secretary – see the post here]

11.0        Youth Centre

Update from Allan and Lynne Kauffman.

Now organised by Dettie Quirke (who is running youth centres across the borough) who is actively seeking to regenerate activity for local children and aim to get the children back in with a series of targeted activities.  Open evening there tonight.  Youth workers will be full time over summer holiday.

“The centre is gradually starting to come back to life.”

On a day to day basis four youth workers at the moment.  Lynne Kaufman confident in roving care taker, Bill who looks to take pride in the centre.

Seeking Youth volunteers.  Dettie Quirke will come and talk to us at a future date.

12.0        Improving South Ruislip

After hearing a rumour from Sainsburys staff at SR that the store might close, Sid rang the David Mills Property Manager who said that it was a good store, trading well and not closing. Sid asked him about improving the store, and offered some suggestions and he will hopefully come back to us.

From Cllr Allan Kauffman.  Looked with officers at the parade as the area looks poor compared to the modern Dairy Development.  The trees to be pollarded or replaced and new pavements with more trees and seating.  Lots of planters by the railings and modular flower display – possibly paid for my SRRA.  Price set to be around £200,000.  Paid on S106 and TFL funds. Should happen in this year.

Concern expressed that once work done it will be dug up again and ruined by work such as HS2 and ARLA in the area.  Sid said that contractors would be obliged to return the site to the same condition.

Good Christmas lights next year.  Asked for green, white and red rather than colder blue and white ones.

Bridge works. Plans drawn up to clad the brickwork, with a higher walkway and better lighting.  Taken up with TFL.  Cost is circa £350,000.  Allan to continue to work on this.

Positive response to road changes at the junction of Long Drive and Victoria Road but request for better signage and consideration for speeding the southerly route onto West End Road from Station Approach.   Discussed difficulty in doing that and the knock on effect of heavy traffic and poor road layout at the Target roundabout.

Cars on Victoria Road, concern with parking both sides of the road.  Looking at changes to either one side of the road or both.  Likely to lose trees but will replant.

13.0        Great Central House, Great Central Avenue Opposite Station.

Aware of planning and councillors aware but it is not on planning schedule as yet.  Concern re overcrowding in the area.  Ex-Fireman expressed concern about buggies etc left in the stairway as it is a means of escape route and should be clear at all times.  Councils responsibility under the regulatory reform order.  It’s a protected route.  Allan said he would follow this up with enforcement officers.

14.0        SR Chamber of Commerce Update

Buying flowers in the parade on Long Drive, Sid asked in the Florist about the chamber of commerce and said that the response was so enthusiastic he was greatly encouraged.

Next meeting of the Chamber in Feb. Plenty of space for meetings without over reliance on the Ramada.  We support and Sid will attend a future meeting. Sanjay chair been trading for 30 years in car repair and we know he is very keen on the area.

Nursery expanding into adjacent buildings with positive trading.

15.0        SKLP

Historically disruptive to neighbours.  Not so bad last year.  Revitalise efforts and awareness amongst police and Hillingdon council officers when close to festival season.

16.0        Brackenbridge House – Slip Road

Corsa being sold from the area.  Illegally running a business.  Plan to block the area with no parking between 10am and 12am to stop vehicles being left there, such as the van advertising the hand car wash which does not seem to have moved in 5 years.  It is also bad for the nursing home at Brackenbridge House.  Parking changes have gone to consultation.

17.0        Alleyway Royal Crescent and Field End Road

Road resurfaced, part of this is due to work by David Seaman campaigning.  Needs bollard placing to stop cars cutting through in a somewhat dangerous fashion.  This element to be done at residents cost by a resident builder.  Resurface work paid for by the Chrysalis fund.

18.0        Boundary Changes

Keen to stay with rest of Ruislip rather than split off with Ealing wards and Hillingdon area.  Lady wrote asking what is happening.  We await the Boundary Commission’s recommendations in due course but it will take a while as due to affect 2020 elections.

19.0        AOB

19.1        Scam Email HMRC 

From Cllr Teji Barnes – Watch out for scam emails which contain promises of tax refunds.  Such as this one.

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19.2 Building to rear of Lidl Columbus House

Allan Kauffman – Bought by a worship group in 2013.  They put in a change of use to change to worship use and a retail use below.  A tiler currently works below.  This was refused for numerous reasons, mainly as an industrial area not for worship.

If they got planning permission it would add traffic and block the road.

[Secretary : It sounded like the application was not formally refused for change of use.]  They’ve also set up marques and events (non-permanent) which we would expect them to hold license for to operate.

Sid wanted to know what they could put in a petition against Lidl who is trying to act correctly legally and they stopped planning (albeit temporarily).  Can’t the council refuse the petition because it comes from a body operating illegally? Why are planning enforcement officers not following this up on it?

Cllr Lavery spoke (as a councillor who chaired the planing committee meetings).  They were presented with a  valid petition (which just needs 20 Hillingdon residents signatures to be valid regardless of anything else) at the meeting but it was never considered or explored as Lidl agreed to make changes to the plan to move things around.  However the committee can only rule on the proposition that is presented not one changed.  Thus the planning decision was deferred.   The meeting did not get further to consider the decision.

Lidl  came back with a revised scheme.

The councillors will follow up on the Columbus House site.  “It is being actively followed up on.”

19.3        Thank you

Thank you for the tea and coffee and the all the help getting the newsletters out.

19.4        Meeting Closed

Next SRRA Quarterly meeting is the AGM Wednesday 26th April 2017

 

 

Community Voice : NHS Updates from Linda Clarke of the SRRA

In September speaker was Dr Richard Grocott-Mason he is the Medical Director Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS FT. (RB&HT).

He spoke on ‘New Threats to the Royal and Harefield Hospitals in 2016’

The aim of both hospitals is to be the leading in their field of expertise, serving its patient population (who come from every part of the country) in treating heart and lung diseases.

The Trust’s work covers every stage of life, anti-natal diagnosis, child care, adult services, chronic diseases management and end of life care. The trust has 500 beds just for heart and lung diseases. It has three (3) sites Sydney Street, Fulham Road at R.B, Chelsea and Harefield.

NHS England (NHSE) has presented 14 standards for centres of Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) and it claims that RB&HT fails to meet some of these. It proposes to decommission RB&HT CHD services from April 2017; the Trust is now in talks with NHSE about this. There is to be a 3 month public consultation on the new proposals and a decision is to be made in March 2017, there will be no change to current services in April 2017 as previously planned. Community Voice has sent letters in support of RB&HT to NHSE.

Part Two Q&A

October our speaker was Caroline Morison Chief Operating Officer, Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group (HCCG)

A few facts about Hillingdon they are: London’s second largest borough, with a population of 304,000, it has also one of London’s highest number of over 65’s (predicted to be 42,000 by 2020), life expectancy is higher than national average but there are difference between the north and south of the borough.

HCCG long term vision is to provide a high quality of services in both physical and mental health. In December 2015 Hillingdon became involved with Harrow, Brent, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow to work together to improve health and wellbeing in ‘The Sustainability and Transformation Plan’ (STP) each borough is developing its each local plan it is hoped to sort out uneven funding. The latest STP draft can be read on the CCG’s website at www.hillingdonccg.nhs.uk

Novembers speakers were Dr Peter Ostler, Consultant Clinical Oncologist Mount Vernon Caner Centre (MVCC) and Ms Sarah Brierley representing the management team at East & North Herts NHS Trust (E&NT) who own and run the cancer centre. Dr Ostler talked about the currant problem with NHSE and the Cyberknife. Because of an administrated error on a form that was submitted to NHSE the cyberknife was omitted from the official list of approved centres. NHSE was made aware of this error but is unwilling to correct its list. Without this approval MVCC is limited to the use of the cyberknife. Looking ahead MVCC are exploring options to work with a partner that does have a contract with the NHSE.

Ms Brierley spoke of developing a forward looking strategy and vision for MVCC and continuing talks with their ‘landlord’ Hillingdon Hospitals NHS FT to the replacement of the wards and other old buildings.

Please go to Community Voice website to see over a 100 videos of our speakers and the workings of both hospitals www.communityvoicehealth.org.uk

Countdown to Christmas at the South Ruislip Library

Have you heard about the fantastic opportunity to visit Hillingdon Councils living advent calendar?

It starts on 1st December at Uxbridge High Street at 6pm.

All the libraries are taking part and there are some fabulous ticketed events across the borough every day up to 24th December

In our wonderful South Ruislip Library…

When our door is opened on at 4.15pm 6th December, please come and join in the singing and carols with Bourne School Choir, feast on delicious free Christmas biscuits and drinks and dip into our bran tub for a Christmas tree decoration for your own Christmas tree.

For details, see Nov/Dec Hillingdon People or the Hillingdon Library website..

Boundary Review: What is right for South Ruislip?

The boundary review is a national review aiming to bring MP’s constituency size to a more uniform, and reduce the number of MP’s and has recommended changes which could affect South Ruislip and the wards that make up the seat.

Boundary Change Review 2018 Overview

Cavendish and South Ruislip wards which the SRRA covers, currently form a constituency with Uxbridge.  And that has changed in recent times. However the boundary review is proposing a change to include with the Hillingdon and Uxbridge constituency the Ealing wards of Northolt West End and Northolt Mandeville.

Boundary Change Proposal
Boundary Change Proposal

We see our MP’s being better able to represent us when they come under one council, namely the London Borough of Hillingdon and not tagged on with a small part of Ealing to make up the numbers.

Thus we support the council’s counter proposal of a seat which includes other parts of Ruislip.

Boundary Change Counter Proposal

For a more detailed discussion of the debate on the boundary change it may well be worth watching the recent Council meeting from early November where this is debated.

Skip to 58 minutes for this part but being able to see local democracy in action is well worth a watch.

These are our thoughts but whether you agree or disagree we would encourage you as local residents to let the boundary commission know what your feelings are on the subject.

Closing dates for submissions are the 5th December so get cracking.

Submissions to the Boundary Commission are very easy to leave using  their website www.bce2018.org.uk/

 

Minutes of the South Ruislip Residents Association Quarterly Meeting Held at St Mary’s Church On Wednesday October 26th 2016

 

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Minutes of the South Ruislip Residents Association Quarterly Meeting Held at St Mary’s Church On Wednesday 26th  October 2016

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In attendance were 58 residents and 10 committee members.  Councillors present Cllr Kelly, White and Barnes. Apologies were received from: Cllr Kaufmann, Cllr Lavery, Cllr Duducu, Geoff Taylor, Iris Ellis and Hazel Hook.

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1.0  Meeting Opened 20:02.

Minutes signed off.

2.0  Long Drive Traffic Lights.

Discussion on why the council notice in the Gazette mentioning long closures was somewhat overstated and with the use of TFL temporary lights contractors were able to keep the traffic lights operational minimising disruption.

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Taking Subs collected by the Road Stewards

3.0  Treasurers Report.

Balance £26.24.  Reserve £13,364.57

4.0  Secretary Report

Nothing to report

5.0  ARLA Development to ASDA, Cinema and Restaurants

The site is coming along.

Main issue is the West Mead turning.  Part of the problem is the lack of a right turn into West Mead.  Need a sign to say earlier no right turn into West Mead.  Also suggest change the keep clear to yellow box. Also issues with visibility at Angus Drive.

Sid and Cllr Kelly encouraged people to write to the council with their thoughts.  Write to Steve Austin; saustin@hillingdon.gov.uk

Residents on Victoria Road annoyed by people doing three point turns in order to go back to access West Mead..

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Waiting for the meeting to open

6.0  LIDL

The second request for planning permission relating to expansion was on planning rota. However it was withdrawn as a petition was raised from a place of worship on the site.  So the application was put on hold whilst being considered.  However the place of worship doesn’t have planning permission.  The place of worship has been submitted with a change of use.  This may be refused.  It could follow the site is unsuitable given they have had to petition with safety concerns.

7.0  HS2

Vote in parliament so likely HS2 to go through.  HS2 action alliance now pushing on fair compensation.

Spoil will come out of the tunnels to the east or west.  Not via S Ruislip.  Technology will be the same as Crossrail for creating the tunnels.

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8.0  Youth Centre

Now has a permanent Manager.  Putting a program together and so will come in January and talk to us about an update then.

9.0  Christmas Lights In South Ruislip

Bid in for them.  Lamp posts needed but as changing we will get much more.  Much more to follow next year.

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Sid Jackon, Vice Chair SRRA

10.0  Great Central Avenue / Great Central House

Planning application in for the expansion of the site.  Want to see if can defer as waiting to see about the unit growing too quick too quickly.

Raise a petition.  In planning you need to object on planning grounds.  There is concern about amenity space;  Lack of space for prams, egress safety grounds and a lack of parking spaces and rubbish provision.

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Animated Discussion from Don

11.0  South Ruislip Chamber of Commerce

From Lynne Kauffman; Taken two years to get people together to improve the shopping centre.  All the changes in the area have consolidated their efforts. Committee formed and looking forward.

Lynne thanked for her sterling efforts in driving this forward.

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12.0  SKLP

Matters look to be under control. But as ever need to watch going forward. Had to inform police of the events. Last year people were parking on the A40 slip road.

Concern over the location of parking on the SKLP site, which this last time was near to the residents in Harvey Road.

13.0 Brackenbridge House

Slip road full of garage cars and Corsa’s being sold. Going to put a one hour parking restriction in place.

14.0      Royal Crescent Alley Way

It is houses responsibility – but Cllr Kaufmann as arranged to resurface on the 10th or 12th of December.

15.0 Boundary Changes Proposed

Plan to change wards.  Agreed at meeting to support Hillingdon’s counter proposal.  We will post details on the website.

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16.0  AOB

16.1  Request to return the bench outside the bus stop at ALDI. The bin has been replaced.

16.2  Victoria Road concern with parking issues all along the area from Aldi to the Manor. Petition raised. Council say they can’t do anything until the work for the ARLA site is done. However we have encouraged them to start the planning work.

16.3  When complete there is money to repave the pavements around junction of Victoria Road and Long Drive.

16.4  Waste bins outside shops in South Ruislip are over flowing on Monday morning.

16.5  Discussion on policing in South Ruislip.

16.6  Over height turn back sign causing delay at the South Ruislip Bridge.

16.7  Discussion on Sensor kits. We have monitoring in the West End Road.

16.8  Upgrade of Stonefield Park play facilities renewal. Letter to say work deferred until 2017/2018. Elaine has complained and asked for temporary works at least.

16.9  13th November invitation to the residents to join a service of remembrance. All welcome 10.30am at the Polish War Memorial.

Meeting Closed.

Temporary Road Closure: Long Lane and Victoria Road

Long Drive / Victoria Road Junction Road Works

Did you see the Gazette with the planning notice for 18 months at Long Drive / Victoria Road? That will be interesting….

We have phoned the council today and asked them to clarify further details – what the timescale will be and is this ARLA or HS2 related (assume ARLA), what works are being done and have also asked South Ruislip Cllr Allan Kauffman for any information on this one.

Will post more when we learn more from them.

** UPDATE 30.09.2016 16:00 **

Spoke to an officer from LB Hillingdon who was good enough to give us an update. The works are for and as a result of the ARLA site, but basically the Traffic Lights and islands at the junction of Victoria Road and Long Drive aren’t up to the job so are going to be replaced. This won’t come as a shock to many of us.

It’s going to be quicker and less painful in the long term to do the work over the half term than mess around with temporary lights. LBH want to cover themselves in case the work over runs hence the fairly standard request for access for 18 months rather than the week possibly required. TFL are concerned that it will run into a second week so that remains a distinct possibility.

The lights are the responsibility of TLF (Hillingdon don’t control any lights themselves).

I asked whether they would be ‘intelligent lights’. The officer said that they would be an improvement especially in the information that they can send and receive back from TFL. But I would add you can only funnel as much traffic into Long Drive/Station Approach as it will take.

Hope you know a little more about this now.

 

Will LIDL get planning permission for their expanded store?

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In their quest to build a LIDL supermarket on the Comet/Rover site in Victoria Road, after gaining planning permission last year LIDL purchased more land which become available and need new planning permission.

After some delays they are going in front of the planning committee on the 4th October 6pm, Committee room 8 at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge.  Either for or against the proposal you are welcome to attend the public meeting.

The website of the South Ruilsip Residents Association