Wednesday 30 September 2015
The Music Room, Spring Grove House, West Thames College
London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4HS
Doors open 7.15 pm, starts 7.30 pm, finishes by 9.00 pm
Many of us live by and use the facilities of London Road from Brentford to Hounslow, particularly the part in Spring Grove and Isleworth. It has seen better days and plenty of people want this decline reversed.
A number of residents and businesses have already agreed to come along on Wednesday in order to focus on ideas and solutions and to start working on a plan.
The aim is to have a working meeting so that people can quietly discuss issues and potential opportunities for London Road, St Johns Road and the station then feedback on ways forward.
It’ll be about finding out, ideas, solutions and avoidance of wasting time bashing the council, train companies or particular businesses.
Groups will focus on status, knowledge gaps and ambition for at least these aspects:
- Isleworth Station (building, bridges, car park, access) and other public transport
- Retail (the offer, fabric of premises, branding, business support)
- Physical environment of London Road (road, pavements, street furniture, signs, trees)
- Cleanliness, tidiness and community safety
- Links to attractions and community facilities (Osterley Park, Indian Gymkhana, Brent Lea Recreation Ground, Syon Park, Thornbury Park, West Thames College, Brentford, the river).
- Marketing initiatives, seasonal events, community participation.
I hope you may come but if not please drop me a line with any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Will try to keep you informed otherwise and via www.osterleyspringgrove.org
Following an inspection with Hounslow Highways’ Network Manager, earlier this month and pursuit of outstanding matters previously raised with Hounslow Council’s Traffic Team, I am able to offer some updates that may be of interest to residents of Syon Park Gardens and surromnding areas.
Tidied up amenity area on eastern entrance to Syon Park Gardens
Amenity area near the junction with Great West Road – Late last week, spaces either side of the entrance to Syon Park Gardens were tended to by Hounslow Highways which involved plenty strimming and much mulching. It is expected that this will help reduce further weed growth and improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the vegetation.
Proposed double yellow lines at Great West Road junction
Junction with Great West Road – In recent months a number of requests have been made for yellow lines to be marked to improve safety at the turning on to and from the A4. Continue reading
This week, all Hounslow councillors received a letter from Vincent & Gorbing dealing with the proposal to build a free school for 1400 children on the White Lodge site at 152 Syon Lane. Vincent & Gorbing is both the architectural company for the development and supplies the agent who submitted the application. They deal closely with planning officers on planning matters related to the development.
The purpose of the letter was to alert councillors to what V&G, on behalf of the Nishkam School Trust and the taxpayer bankrolled Educational Funding Agency, what they consider to be incorrect information about the development coming from the volunteer run residents’ group Keep Osterley Green.
Specifically the document to which the V&G referred to is a KOG document entitled Who is Spreading Rumours. This document was sent to all councillors as a reaction to a general comment about rumours in an earlier e mail from V&G to all councillors; you can see that here.
The letter from V&G can be found here and should Keep Osterley Green respond, I’ll again, to encourage the fullest possible debate, share as I have tried to do with previous communications.
It’s no mean feat fixing Hounslow’s roads, pavements, street lights and signs; an ambitious long term project welcomed and complimented by most citizens. Hounslow Highways is good at engineering but telling people about the forthcoming Wood Lane works may suggest, the way information has been shared and the opportunities to make enquiries, is weak in comparison.
Wood Lane resurfacing,north to the Great West Road, starts here on 12.10.2015
Both Wednesday and Friday last week, residents in the area received inaccurate and incomplete information in two separate letters about the start of planned road resurfacing, see here and here.
With 103 roads in this (the borough’s biggest) ward, it shouldn’t be up to a councillor to seek and share bread and butter stuff but by late Friday, a couple of calls and a few emails have so far yielded the following: Continue reading
This one has been on the stocks for a long time and it took some explaining to Hounslow Highways that this important route off the Great West Road needs more attention. Together with Ruth Cadbury MP and on behalf of residents and other users, a new road surface has been pursued for the past year and it is about to happen.
Messrs Gillespie and Gill of Hounslow Highways during our inspection of Wood Lane in June
An on site visit with Hounslow Highways chief, Rob Gillespie and Network Manager, Satbir Gill in June 2015 has resulted in resurfacing works now planned to commence on 12 October 2015 taking about a week. Continue reading