‘Finger’ Signpost request for Harmondworth Village

Dear Villagers

We asked the Council that a sign similar to the one in the picture above be placed at the entrance of Harmondsworth Village as requested by the residents.

Previously, on the 20th July 2014 we requested that a sign be placed at the entrance of  Historic Harmondsworth Village to point tourists in the right direction. As you may be aware The Great Barn is a historic Grade I listed building (same a Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament) that is currently being renovated to its original self – with extensive conservation works due to be completed at the end of this year. The Village does not currently meet the criteria for an english  heritage sign but the one requested would be beneficial to the area.

The residents of  Harmondsworth are requesting for the sign below to include sign posts with the following points of interest for tourists when entering Historic Harmondsworth.

– The Great Barn
– St Marys the Virgin Church
– Barnes Wallis Memorial 

Response from The Council: “Thank you for your enquiry regarding the installation of a direction sign in Harmondsworth village. This matter is also the subject of a Petition delivered to the Council and has been referred to The Leader for his consideration”.

This sign is now in the hands of the Tory-leader of the Council. Lets hope he agrees to put this sign at the entrance of the Village.

We will keep you updated on the Leaders decision.

Cllr Peter Money, Cllr June Nelson and Cllr Manjit Khatra

Your Local Labour Councillors

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Cycling Works – Holloway Lane

Q) The Cycling works on Holloway Lane have still not finished. Is there an end date for the project and why did the contractors lay down the ‘final’ tarmac on Sunday 7th Sep only for them to rip it back up the following day? Has there been an added cost to the project?

Response from The Council: “Thank you for your enquiry concerning the works in Holloway Lane.  The works formed part of a three phase programme to improve cycling facilities between Heathrow and West Drayton using funds from the Local Implementation Plan, Heathrow Terminal 2 Planning Development and supplementary contributions secured from Transport for London.   

Phase 1 consisted of the measures as implemented in Hatch Lane. Phase 2 comprised the Holloway Lane road widening between Harmondsworth Village and Harmondsworth Road, and cycle lanes along Harmondsworth Road which have been marked as far north as Laurel Lane. 

The site engineer advised us that the contractor removed the old road surface along the whole length of the site in Holloway Lane on Sunday 7 September 2014.  The new surface was laid over the whole width of the new road from Harmondsworth Village towards the petrol filling station entrance on Saturday 13 September 2014.  The remainder was laid on Sunday 14 September 2014.   The lining and marking works completed phase 2 on Sunday 14 September 2014.   The work was delivered within budget.

The original works programme for phase 2 had to be suspended in order to 1) address a school road safety scheme (which had to be completed during the summer holiday), 2) accommodate the recent WWI commemorative event and 3) enable the contractor to facilitate a brief close-down.

Phase 3 of the works is to include two raised tables at the western end of Holloway Lane and measures yet to be designed for the remainder of Harmondsworth Road.   The details for Phase 3 are to be decided as soon as we have a full understanding of the scope of works and fund availability.


Q) Again on the Holloway Lane Cycle works, the three traffic islands lights/ bollards need to be cleaned or replaced. They are only one year old and are now dirty because of the tarmac and road works. Can this please be actioned?

Response from The Council: “The dirty bollards have now been cleaned”.


Q) Will the new Holloway Lane not encourage LARGE vehicles to use this NEW cycle lane?

Response from The Council: “No additional traffic flow including larger Vehicles are anticipated as a result of implementation of dedicated cycle lane in Holloway lane. However, a traffic speed survey and classification will be carried out generally few months after completion of work to assess the impact”.


Q) There was a HGV/ no entry sign near the Petrol station, will this be reinstated? Is it also possible to place a HGV sign at the entrance of Hatch lane to stop large vehicles passing through?

Response from The Council: “There was an old sign for the London Night Time lorry ban, however Hillingdon is not a member of this and the signs were non compliant with the current signing regulaions. These signs were removed in 2011 in order to reduce street clutter and there are no other restrictions to HGV’s travelling on roads in this area”.


Q) On Holloway Lane, Will the roundabout next to the petrol station also be reinstated?

Response from The Council: “The roundabout was removed as part of carriageway planning and reinstated immediately after completion of carriageway resurfacing in Holloway Lane”.

Cllr Peter Money, Cllr Manjit Khatra and Cllr June Nelson
Your Local Labour Councillors 

 

UPDATE: Moor Lane Allotment Site – Stolen Gates

Dear All

We enquired about the missing gates to the Moor Lane Allotment Site, Harmondsworth.

The Green Spaces Team were notified by the Police on Tuesday morning (14/10/2014) that the railing gates to the site had been stolen. In response to this the Council immediately arranged for its fencing contractor to erect a temporary gating system and this is shown in the photo. 

Whilst this Herus fencing gating system is not as secure as railing gates, we are hopeful that it will protect the site from fly tipping and it will also provide some protection to the property of the allotment tenants while new railing gates are ordered from our fencing contractor.

Please be assured that the allotment holders have been made aware of the situation. The allotment Site Secretary, Mr Singh, was advised of the incident on Tuesday and the Council provided him with a further update about the matter during a telephone conversation with him.

Residents who have information relating to this matter can report it to the investigating officers on 020 8246 1855 quoting CAD 2802 and can be advised that we hope to have replacement railing gates installed within the next 4-6 weeks.

We will keep you updated and with the replacement of the railing gates.

Kind Regards

Cllr June Nelson, Cllr Peter Money and Cllr Manjit Khatra 

Your Local Labour Councillors 

Harmondsworth Residents Meeting – Saturday 18th October

St Marys Church

Dear All

For the attention of Heathrow Villages Residents

The monthly meeting of Heathrow Villages residents and Ward Councillors will take place on:

Saturday 18 October 2014
10.00 am – 12 noon
St Mary’s Church Hall, Harmondsworth

Many residents do not use e-mail so it would be helpful if you would spread the word about these meetings.

regards 

Christmas Lights in Heathrow Villages !

Dear All

We are please to advise that funding has been approved this year for a festive/ Christmas lights scheme in Heathrow Villages that Kate and your Councillors initiated. 

The lights will be in the following location:

  • Harmondsworth Village – festive lights on 4 lamp columns within the area in front of the The Five Bells public house are due to be installed and illuminated end of November.
  • Sipson Village – festive lights on 13 lamp columns in Sipson Road (starting from Harmondsworth Lane through to Vincent Close are due to be installed and illuminated end of November.
  • Harlington Village – festive lights on 10 lamp columns in the High Street (starting from the Red Lion public house through to just beyond Providence Lane) are due to be installed and illuminated mid November.

We hope this brings a bit more Christmas Cheer to Heathrow Villages!
 
Your local Labour Councillors 

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Film Show Comes to Harmondsworth

Dear Villagers

You are invited to the first showing of the WW1 film recorded in Harmondsworth on 20th July 2014, at 2 p.m. and at 7.30 p.m. in St Mary’ Church Hall Harmondsworth on Friday 10th October 2014

The film is approximately 30 mins long. There will also be a presentation from Stop Heathrow Expansion ( S.H.E.) The local residents group campaigning against Heathrow Expansion. Come and talk to them about your fears or express your concerns.

S.H.E. represents residents living around Heathrow directly effected by expansion.

Refreshments will be available.

Harmondsworth Macmillan Coffee Morning

Dear All,

A big thank you for all the support given to the Macmillan coffee morning last Friday 26th Sep at The Crown Harmondsworth . We raised £577.40 which included a £100 donation from St. Mary’s Church. Special thanks to Ian at the Crown for making and providing all the tea/coffee and lending us his garden, residents who turned up with cakes and those who donated raffle prizes.
It was a great couple of hours and residents from across the villages were able to enjoy the sunny weather and have a good chat.
Thank you
Chris Coles

Harmondsworth Resident