The first advice surgery since the elections was held on th 12th June 2014 in Harmondsworth Village at St Marys Church Hall. The role of the advice surgery is for the Councillors to engage local residents who can drop in and talk to their local representatives, ask questions and seek advice with any problems that they may be having in their community. Cllr Peter Money and Cllr Manjit Khatra were present unfortunately Cllr June Nelson was away. It was a very positive meeting with a lot of residents sharing various concerns that they have. Below is a list of the concerns that the residents of Harmondsworth have that can be made public and others were private and cant be published. This list was complied and sent to various officers in the Council. We should have the responses in time for the next meeting in Harmondsworth which will be on the 9th August 2014.
1. There are currently to many Taxi Drivers on Pingleston Close, Is it possible to review the times that the traffic wardens are present or can they have increased presence of wardens in the area?
2. The corner of Pingleston Close is a hot spot for flytipping. Can we ask the appropriate teams to write to the local residents and businesses explaining to them what their care of duty is when it comes to waste and find out where the increased waste is coming from?
3. On the top of Hatch Lane towards the Bath Road side is a big lump of industrial metal that has been dumped, can this be removed?
4. Who instigated the Hatch Lane cycling works on Hatch Lane and Holloway Lane that are occurring this month?
5. A request for a red dog waste bin is needed in the centre of the Village? The dog population is very high but there are currently no dedicated bins to put the dog waste in.
6. The red dog waste bin on Hatch Lane has been damaged and has fallen off its bracket, can the maintenance works be carried out on this?
7. A leaflet to be administered around Harmondsworth Village to inform the residents when waste collection day is and also to remind them what their duty of care regarding their household waste is this is because certain residents who are renting are putting their household waste into the street litter bins and clogging it up on a daily basis.
8. The possibility of a English Heritage sign in the entrance of the Historic Harmondsworth Village explaining where The Great Barn is. It is a historic site recognised by The English Heritage and needs to be addressed as it is a place of high interest to in The London Borough of Hillingdon.
9. The London Borough of Hillingdon recognises Harmondsworth Village as a conservation area. As such the residents would like a sign located near the entrance of the village stating ‘Welcome to Harmondsworth Village Conservation Area’.
10. The white ornamental wooden gates at the top of Hatch Lane are damaged can these be repaired?
11. An update on the traffic calming measures for Hatch Lane, what is the update on the officers recommendations for this road?
12. The wild meadow that was planted in Sipson Recreational ground has not been maintained properly, can a a maintenance plan be put into place for this?
13. The new double yellow lines outside Heathrow Primary School are only working when a parking warden is present. Can we have an increased time for the warden is present at the school after the summer holidays?
If you have any similar concerns in your Street or Village please don’t hesitate to contact one of the Heathrow Villages Councillors.
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