Following weeks of numerous enquiries as to when the streets of Osterley and Spring Grove Ward would be liberated from weeds, Hounslow Highways sent me this list.
On checking the schedule, it was noted that a fair amount of roads and footpaths in the borough’s largest Ward were omitted so I shared this sheet with the missing third of locations and still await an update, hoping for the best.
About to take the Loukimousine to the football yesterday, I spotted a parking ticket under one of the wipers placed on the day the first side of the road got swept.
Yes, it has been paid; no councillor privilege expected nor sought. Rinsed as well as cleansed.
Would that the council’s parking contractor was as enthusiastic in enforcing the CPZs off the London Road School Streets Scheme during term time mornings and afternoons.
It was a pleasure as ever to hang with Councillors Guy Lambert (Labour, Brentford) and Sam Christie (Labour, Bedfont) the one who brokered a positive meeting at Transport for London in Southwark yesterday morning. On the way I was unaware I nearly squashed a Pokemon, Pidgey, near the Young Vic on The Cut, SE1, hadn’t a clue, sorry.
Councillors Guy Lambert, Tony Louki and Sam Christie on the 10.44 Hounslow Loop from Chiswick to London Waterloo for our TfL meet
Of mutual interest for the three of us was the continuing saga of house building conglomerate Barratt unable to facilitate uninterrupted service for the 235 at its western terminus, Great West Quarter; crowding on some routes; ability to access West Middlesex University Hospital from all parts of the borough and overall bus reliability in Hounslow.
Positive news is that brand new and latest lowest emission buses will be introduced by when the 235’s bus operations transfer from Abellio to Metroline in January 2017.
Those recalling last year’s consultations on local services may know that TfL still considers the routeing of the H28 and E8 as unfinished business. There was and remains concern that the removal of route H28 from Wood Lane, Isleworth will make access to the West Mid very difficult from as far away as Cranford and Heston. Replacing it with a double decked E8 down Amhurst Gardens would mean the removal of the last of that road’s mature trees. Expect more consultations in early 2017.
Not enough time to cover all the Transport for London issues affecting Osterley & Spring Grove Ward but a number of items were left with our host to consider and respond to, including:
A4 Great West Road junctions
improving phase turnings at Wood Lane
improving surface crossings at Gillette Corner
pedestrian subway safety at Gillette Corner
preventing eastbound driving on the southside between Jersey and Gresham Roads
future proposals for this TfL owned stretch.
New Ridgeway Road controlled crossing
reinstatement of the grass verge
marking the cycle lane following completion of the recent works
remedying the northside cycle lane pinch point by pedestrian crossing
reinstatement of bus stop U Great West Road/Ridgeway Road.
Great West Road at Osterley Library
establishing short term parking in the layby east from Thornbury Road.
Great West Road environment
protection and maintenance of verges, shrub beds and maximising pavement widths
clarifying TfL bollard policy
managing curtilage hedge encroachments on footways
cycle lane maintenance and safety
managing tree growth that impedes cyclists
TfL’s tree maintenance and planting programme
Councillor Sam Christie’s notes of the meeting can be found here.
Pokemon Pidgey almost a cropper from my size 8s on the way to TfL
Always happy to hear from residents about local public transport and the Great West Road.
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A by-election for neighbouring Brentford Ward took place yesterday 9 July 2015 to choose a replacement for Ruth Cadbury following her and Labour’s famous victory in May. It was won by the Labour Party candidate, Guy Lambert.
The new Councillor for Brentford Ward, Guy Lambert being congratulated on his win by the other candidates and Hounslow Council’s Chief Executive
On a turnout of just under 22%, the result was: Labour 1292 votes (54%), Conservative 664 (27.7%), Green 209 (8.7%), Liberal Democrat 116 (4.8%), Kipper 113 (4.7%), Spoilt papers 3 (0.1%).
Well done to Guy and to the folk that voted for him and the Labour Party and to all who worked to get him elected. Looking forward to working with him for the rest of our term on the council.
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