Information on the Tunnel Boring Machine Power supply route can be found on the HS2 commonplace Hillingdon website – scroll down to TBM Power supply route.

If you do not feel you have found the correct answer then please email both HS2 Helpdesk HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk and UKPN care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk. It would of course be very helpful if you also forwarded your reply to ERA chair@eastcotera.co.uk.

CONTACTING UKPN DURING WORKS -Should anyone need to contact UKPN during their works they can be contacted on:
Monday to Friday 0800 028 4587 or care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk
Should there be any sort of emergency please call their
24 hour helpline on 0800 316 3105 or 105 from a landline or mobile.

HS2 virtual community drop-ins

Signup here to virtual events to find out more about HS2 works in Hillingdon

These are drop-in events, with a limited number of 15 minute pre-booked 1-to-1 appointments, with sessions happening on two different days.

These drop-ins are an opportunity for you to find out more about the Project and what it means for the local area.

At these sessions you will be able to get an overview of the project, in addition to further information on the following topics:
Construction timeline
Traffic and highways impacts
Potential noise impact and management
Future works within your area
Anything else you wish to discuss

Remembrance Sunday & Armistice Day Commemoration 2020

Covid regulations prevented the traditional Eastcote Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service to be held this year. A Remembrance Sunday Service was video streamed from St Lawrence Church.

Last minute changes to the Covid regulations concerning outdoor public gatherings allowed a short socially distanced Armistice Day Commemorative Ceremony, organised by the Eastcote Branch of The Royal British Legion, to be   held at Eastcote War Memorial, Field End Road at 11.00 am on 11th November.

The Ceremony was led by Mrs Catherine Dann, Branch President. The traditional Last Post, Two Minute Silence and Reveille was sounded by Mr Christopher White. The blessing was given by Fr John Seymour. Wreaths and other Remembrance items were laid by individuals and representatives of local organisations. Mr David Simmonds MP and other local dignitaries attended.

The Chair of ERA laid a wreath on behalf of Eastcote residents on Saturday 7th November.

HS2 works for TBM power supply

As of 30th October the information available regarding these works is as follows:

Location E – F: Westholme Gardens from Junction of Windmill Hill to Junction of East Way (Complete)
Location F – G: Westholme Gardens in progress, the Uplands(?) and Myrtle Avenue (Planned 08/11/20 for 3 weeks)
Location G – H: Lime Grove and Hawthorne Avenue (Planned 24/11/20 – 08/01/21)
Location H – I: Meadow Way to Field End Road Crossing (Originally planned from 27/10/20 – 16/11/20).
Location I: Junction of Field End Road – Deane Croft Road and Meadow Way (Complete)

This work is now due to start on the 1st December with a completion date of the 20th December 2020:

Phase one – hard closure of Meadow Way between Field End Road and Deane Way.
Phase two – Two-way lights between Deane Way and Maple Close
Phase three – Three-way lights between Maple Close and Hawthorne Avenue.
Location I – J: Deane Croft Road (Planned 12/11/20 – 11/12/20)
Location J – K: Rushdene Road (Planned 11/01/21 – 18/01/21)

Further information:  https://www.eastcoteresidents.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/HS2-TBM-schedule-Aug2020.pdf

If you require further information your first port of call is to search for HS2 Commonplace Hillingdon and scroll down to TBM Power supply route.

Then if you do not feel you have found the correct answer please email both HS2 Helpdesk HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk and UKPN care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk copying in chair@eastcotera.co.uk. It would of course be very helpful if you also forwarded their reply to ERA using the chair email address.

CONTACTING UKPN DURING WORKS -Should anyone need to contact UKPN during their works they can be contacted Monday to Friday 0800 028 4587 or care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk

Should there be any sort of emergency please call their 24 hour helpline on 0800 316 3105 or 105 from a landline or mobile.

Ruislip Woods news

Hillingdon Council has invested £88,000 to acquire a further 30 acres of ancient semi-natural woodland in Ruislip Woods, to manage and protect for future generations to enjoy.

The council worked with Ruislip Woods Trust to acquire Copse Wood, which will become part of the council-owned Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve. The nature reserve consists of 726 acres and constitutes 10 per cent of ancient, semi-natural woodland in Greater London.

Further information at https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/6023/Council-protects-ancient-woodland-for-future-generations

 

Poppy Appeal and Remembrance events

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is running differently this year due to Covid safe guarding regulations.

Poppies can be obtained and donations made at:

  • Eastcote Pharmacy 109 Field End Road Eastcote
  • Hammond Roberts 136 Field End Road Eastcote
  • Youngs Newsagents 205 Field End Road Eastcote
  • Royal British Legion Southbourne Gardens Eastcote (Mon-Thu 4-10pm, Fri-Sun 12-10pm)
  • Sainsbury’s Long Drive South Ruislip
  • Asda 6 Old Dairy Lane South Ruislip
  • Aldi Unit 1 Victoria Retail Park South Ruislip
  • Sainsbury’s 12 Barters Walk Pinner
  • M & S Simply Food 4 Bishops Walk Pinner
  • Authorised Collectors will be at Eastcote / Ruislip Manor / South Ruislip / Pinner station at various times (26 Oct – 07 Nov).

The London Borough of Hillingdon (LBH) has arranged for Remembrance Maroons to be launched from 11 sites across the borough at 11am on the 11th November.  https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/remembrance

Residents are asked to commemorate from the safety of their own homes and strongly advised that any visits to memorials are made at times other than Remembrance Sunday or Armistice Day.

Hillingdon Council’s Licensing Policy

Licensing Act 2003

The Council is required to review its Statement of Licensing Policy at regular intervals to ensure that it is carrying out licensing functions in accordance with current legislation.

During this review, consideration has been given to how changes might improve the way in which services are being delivered, to make them more efficient and customer friendly.

The Licensing Act 2003 controls sales of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment. The Council is required by Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 to review the Statement of Licensing Policy every five years. Hillingdon’s current policy was adopted by Full Council in January 2016 and is therefore due for review.

The regular review and adoption of the Statement of Licensing Policy ensures that the  licensing framework are up to date and effective in ensuring a safe and regulated environment for users of licensed premises.

They are now seeking views on the draft proposed Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026.

The consultation period is between Monday 5th October and midnight on Sunday 22nd November 2020

Please find more information and how you can make comments by clicking on the following link:

https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/5900/Review-of-Statement-of-Licensing-Policy