Charville Lane Estate petition update

Regular visitors to the site may remember the residents of Hoppner Road, Romney Road and Raeburn Road approaching me about issues of flytipping in the garages at the back of their estates a couple of years ago.

Along with members of the local UKIP branch, I knocked on doors and raised petitions firstly to clear up the flytipping and then to secure the area around the garages and green areas to ensure a safe and pleasant environment for the residents.

After meeting with a council officer and contractor on site, things had gone quiet for a while but an email was received today to inform me that a survey is going out to residents about proposed changes to the area including bollards and fencing to sort the problem once and for all.

I have reproduced the information below and would encourage all residents to engage to make sure that the best solution is found to finally solve the issue.

Credit must also be given to new Charville Councillor Nicola Brightman who has discussed this at length with me and has been working behind the scenes to ensure that action is taken – a welcome change from previous Labour Councillor John Oswell who sent me a dismissive email telling me to keep my nose out.

 

Dear Mr Dixon,
We are writing to update you on how we intend to respond to your petition seeking a resolution to the fly-tipping issues in the alleys and open spaces to the rear of 11-49 Romney Road & 2-52 Hoppner Road, and also 10-52 Romney Road & 1-87 Raeburn Road. 
We will shortly be consulting with local residents on proposals to:
  1. Install a lockable drop down bollard in the alley between 27-29 Romney Road to prevent unauthorised vehicular access to the open space to the rear of 11-49 Romney Road & 2-52 Hoppner Road
  2. Install two gates each at the start of the rear accesses at 10-52 Romney Road & 1-87 Raeburn Road to prevent unauthorised access
Attached are the letters and plans that we will be sending out from Monday and we would welcome feedback from residents on this. If agreed, we hope that these new measures will deter future fly-tipping in these areas.
If you would like to discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards,
Kat Reynolds

 

Community Engagement Team
Residents’ Services
London Borough of Hillingdon

 

The Residents

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August 2018

 

Dear Resident,

 

Proposed drop down lockable bollard for the entrance to the open space to the rear of 11-49 Romney Road, and 2-52 Hoppner Road

 

We are writing with reference to a proposal to install a drop down lockable bollard in the alley between 27-29 Romney Road leading up to the open space, as per location plan enclosed. The purpose is to secure these areas to prevent unauthorised access and deter fly-tipping.

 

For your information, a gate cannot be placed between 27-29 Romney Road as this is a public right of way highways access. The confines of the rear area mean that any gate / railing combination would make it very difficult for residents to manoeuvre their own vehicles. This is why a bollard is proposed which can be unlocked and dropped down for residents’ vehicular access only.

 

Once agreed, the works would be carried out by an approved contractor later in the year. All households would be provided with a key for the bollard. All residents will be responsible for the key and its usage, and shall ensure the bollard is upright and locked after each use.

 

We would greatly appreciate any comments you may have with regard to this proposal and have enclosed a form and pre-paid envelope for your use. A reply is requested by 14th September 2018. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on 01895 558136.

 

If no response is received by end of business on 14th September 2018, it will be assumed that you are happy for the scheme to go ahead.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kat Reynolds

Community Engagement Project Officer

 

The Residents

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August 2018

 

Dear Resident,

 

Proposed gating scheme for the open space to the rear of 10-52 Romney Road, and 1-87 Raeburn Road

 

We are writing with reference to a proposal to install a gating scheme in the above area, as per enclosed location plan. The purpose is to secure these areas to prevent unauthorised access and deter fly-tipping.

 

For your information, a gate cannot be placed between 28-30 Romney Road as this is a public right of way highways access. This is why the gates are proposed to be placed either side of this highways path at the start of the rear access areas.

 

Once agreed, the works would be carried out by an approved contractor later in the year. All households would be provided with a key for the gate. All residents will be responsible for the key and its usage, and shall ensure the gate is locked after each use.

 

We would greatly appreciate any comments you may have with regard to this proposal and have enclosed a form and pre-paid envelope for your use. A reply is requested by 14th September 2018. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on 01895 558136.

 

If no response is received by end of business on 14th September 2018, it will be assumed that you are happy for the scheme to go ahead.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kat Reynolds

Community Engagement Project Officer

 

Working together, we can all make Hayes End a better place for us to live. Please feel free to contact me if there are issues in your neighbourhood that you would like to discuss

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