HS2 works update – as at 5th March

HS2 and UK Power Networks have advised as follows:

Chiltern Line works update:

We wrote to you recently about night time works near the Chiltern line. We have revised the dates for these works which will now take place from 15 February to 1 March 2021 and 1 April to 16 April 2021. These dates have been revised due to the piling methodology review being carried out in this area.

For more information please see our original works notification.

Update on Breakspear Road South with revised dates:

We are trying to reduce the number of lorries using local roads. To this end we are continuing to set up a crossing point for our internal haul road across Breakspear Road South. To ensure that this area is ready for our future works we will need to construct wider junctions. These bell-mouth junctions make it easier for lorries to negotiate turns and ensure that they do not enter the opposite carriageways.

We will also secure stronger verges, erect hoarding and carry out modifications to the pedestrian footways and crossings. Most of the works on the carriageways will be under lane closures. However, there will be night time full road closures needed on 23 February and 7 March 2021. This is to ensure that the installation of traffic barriers and bell mouth access can be carried out safely.

To reduce the number of HS2 lorries using local roads we are building an internal haul road between our construction sites, crossing Breakspear Road South. To build the crossing point we will need to close Breakspear Road South from 12-15 March 2021. Closing the road and working over a single weekend will reduce the impact on traffic flow in the area and will allow us to work safely.
We will remove the existing road surface in order to construct wider junctions. Additionally, we will compact the area and resurface the carriageway, which will include new line markings and repositioning of concrete traffic barriers.

During the week commencing 15 March 2021, we will be carrying out works along Newyears Green Lane. These works are detailed below:
• vegetation clearance. This activity will need to be carried out under a road closure, between 8am and 6pm. At the end of each shift we will restore the area to its previous condition.
• utility surveys to investigate the condition of the culvert system, using a small CCTV camera mounted on a small robot. If a blockage is found, we may need to flush the system using a high-pressure water jet in order to complete the investigation. This activity will be completed in one day if the weather permits.
Due to the location of these works, temporary traffic management will be required to ensure the surveys can be carried out safely.
Access to the BFA Recycling Centre will be maintained throughout the works.

Utility surveys at Breakspear Road South:
During the week commencing 1 March 2021, we will be carrying out utility surveys along Breakspear Road South near Fine Bush Lane. This will help to inform our design decisions in the area.

Cedar Avenue and Great Central Avenue update with revised dates:
From 15 March 2021, we will be carrying out ground and sewer system investigation at Cedar Avenue and Great Central Avenue. This will help to inform our design decisions in the area.

For further information please see our update works notification.

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk

UK Power Networks works in the highway

During the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, UK Power Networks, in conjunction with both Harrow and Hillingdon London Boroughs, prioritised work at road junctions due to vehicle numbers being significantly reduced in the area. Works are nearly complete for the duct installation. We are now moving into the joint bay works in February 2021.

Joint Bays and Cable Pulling starting feb 2021

Once these works for installing ducts are complete, we will have to come back at 14 locations across the route to install our cable. The places we will be revisiting will be approximately 50m in length each and will be there around a month at a time. The planned start date is February 2021 in Harrow and we will work towards Hillingdon opening two joint bays at a time to allow for the cable pull between the two. These works area planned to continue until June 2021.

Letter drops will be provided for affected residents and businesses in the area.

At present we are carrying out 11kV cable pulling works in Clacks Lane in order to power the site supplies for the UK Power Networks substation and SCS welfare at the West Ruislip TBM portal. These works will allow a number of the generators on site to be removed.

The joint bays can be found at the these locations. Planned dates for 2021 are below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transformer deliveries – West Ruislip TBM Portal
As part of the substation installation, we will have 2no. Electrical Voltage Transformers delivered to our site. These transformers will change the incoming voltage from 33kV down to 11kV so that we can eventually power the Tunnel Boring Machines at their required voltages.

Our transformers will be delivered at the weekend as they are coming directly from their delivery port, as they have been shipped from overseas. They are delivered through the night due to the load and will arrive at the West Ruislip portal in the morning in each instance. The works to install these transformers will be carried out across the following weekends:

Transformer 1 delivery: Saturday 13th March and Sunday 14th March 

Transformer 2 delivery: Saturday 27th March and Sunday 28th March

At present, these dates are planned with our suppliers, however should there be any changes to the delivery due to freight passing the UK border we will update all residents and businesses accordingly.

HS2 works update – as at February

HS2 and UK Power Networks have advised as follows:

Chiltern Line works update:

We wrote to you recently about night time works near the Chiltern line. We have revised the dates for these works which will now take place from 15 February to 1 March 2021 and 1 April to 16 April 2021. These dates have been revised due to the piling methodology review being carried out in this area.

For more information please see our original works notification.

Update on Breakspear Road South with revised dates:

We are trying to reduce the number of lorries using local roads. To this end we are continuing to set up a crossing point for our internal haul road across Breakspear Road South. To ensure that this area is ready for our future works we will need to construct wider junctions. These bell-mouth junctions make it easier for lorries to negotiate turns and ensure that they do not enter the opposite carriageways.

We will also secure stronger verges, erect hoarding and carry out modifications to the pedestrian footways and crossings. Most of the works on the carriageways will be under lane closures. However, there will be night time full road closures needed on 23 February and 7 March 2021. This is to ensure that the installation of traffic barriers and bell mouth access can be carried out safely.

To reduce the number of HS2 lorries using local roads we are building an internal haul road between our construction sites, crossing Breakspear Road South. To build the crossing point we will need to close Breakspear Road South from 12-15 March 2021. Closing the road and working over a single weekend will reduce the impact on traffic flow in the area and will allow us to work safely.
We will remove the existing road surface in order to construct wider junctions. Additionally, we will compact the area and resurface the carriageway, which will include new line markings and repositioning of concrete traffic barriers.

Utility surveys at Breakspear Road South:
During the week commencing 1 March 2021, we will be carrying out utility surveys along Breakspear Road South near Fine Bush Lane. This will help to inform our design decisions in the area.

Cedar Avenue and Great Central Avenue update with revised dates:
From 15 March 2021, we will be carrying out ground and sewer system investigation at Cedar Avenue and Great Central Avenue. This will help to inform our design decisions in the area.

For further information please see our update works notification.

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk

UK Power Networks works in the highway

During the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, UK Power Networks, in conjunction with both Harrow and Hillingdon London Boroughs, prioritised work at road junctions due to vehicle numbers being significantly reduced in the area. Works are nearly complete for the duct installation. We are now moving into the joint bay works in February 2021.

Joint Bays and Cable Pulling starting feb 2021

Once these works for installing ducts are complete, we will have to come back at 14 locations across the route to install our cable. The places we will be revisiting will be approximately 50m in length each and will be there around a month at a time. The planned start date is February 2021 in Harrow and we will work towards Hillingdon opening two joint bays at a time to allow for the cable pull between the two. These works area planned to continue until June 2021.

Letter drops will be provided for affected residents and businesses in the area.

At present we are carrying out 11kV cable pulling works in Clacks Lane in order to power the site supplies for the UK Power Networks substation and SCS welfare at the West Ruislip TBM portal. These works will allow a number of the generators on site to be removed.

The joint bays can be found at the these locations. Planned dates for 2021 are below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transformer deliveries – West Ruislip TBM Portal
As part of the substation installation, we will have 2no. Electrical Voltage Transformers delivered to our site. These transformers will change the incoming voltage from 33kV down to 11kV so that we can eventually power the Tunnel Boring Machines at their required voltages.

Our transformers will be delivered at the weekend as they are coming directly from their delivery port, as they have been shipped from overseas. They are delivered through the night due to the load and will arrive at the West Ruislip portal in the morning in each instance. The works to install these transformers will be carried out across the following weekends:

Transformer 1 delivery: Saturday 13th March and Sunday 14th March 

Transformer 2 delivery: Saturday 27th March and Sunday 28th March

At present, these dates are planned with our suppliers, however should there be any changes to the delivery due to freight passing the UK border we will update all residents and businesses accordingly.

River Pinn flood risk projects

updated River Pinn project information page can be found at the following link: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/hnl/the-river-pinn-project-information-page/

To ensure engagement activities continue throughout the pandemic, they will also be setting up an online engagement portal, EngagementHQ. The platform has been used by governments and public organisations around the world, from large public consultations to small community panels. Once up and running, this will be our main project hub, containing further detail about what’s happening in your local area and how to get involved. They plan to launch this in March and will keep you updated with progress.

If you have any questions about the project update or the engagement portal, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the project team using the other contact details below.

Kind regards,

Lucy

Lucy Allard
BSc, MCIWEM, C.WEM, C.Sci

On behalf of the River Pinn project teams

Environment Agency | Flood Risk Management | Hertfordshire and North London
Alchemy, Bessemer Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1HE
hnl-pso@environment-agency.gov.uk
External: 03708 506 506 | Incident Reporting Line: 0800 80 70 60

For up-to-date information about the River pinn projects please visit our project webpages :
https://consult.environment.agency.gov.uk/hnl/ruislip-pwpm-flood-partnership
https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/hnl/the-river-pinn-project-information-page/

Covid vaccination update from Hillingdon Council

The vaccine program continues to be rolled out at pace. Everyone in the first four priority groups (aged 70 or over, or clinically extremely vulnerable) should have now been contacted by the NHS and offered a slot for a jab. If you have received a letter and used the NHS link you will be offered a slot at Wembley. This is because it is our nearest mega vaccination centre.

If travelling to Wembley does not work well for you then please call your GP to see where there is space at one of the many smaller local vaccine centres.

For more information please visit: www.Hillingdon.gov.uk/vaccine

North West London NHS Coronavirus response

Happy New Year to all from the North West London Clinical Commissioning Groups. Welcome to the first issue of our newsletter for 2021.

Rates of coronavirus have continued to rise across the country which unfortunately means we begin the year with another national lockdown. Please stay at home – this is the single most important action we can all take to protect our NHS and save lives. You must not leave your home unless necessary and stay two metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.

The NHS continues to remain open and so if you have a physical or mental health concern it’s important you continue to get in touch and access our services. Rest assured that attending medical appointments is still deemed as essential travel. If you have an urgent but non life-threatening medical need, you should contact NHS 111 First. We also provide information on accessing your GP during this time.

In this issue, we share an update with you on the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine. We are aware that there is a new scam and people have been receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. Please take note of the things that we will never ask you to do. We encourage you to also continue getting your flu jab during the winter season.

We also share details on a payment scheme that offers support if you can’t work from home should you need to self-isolate.

 

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