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Thursday, February 27, 2020

No third runway for Heathrow - Appeal Court ruling

Follow the link for more commentary by Friends of the Earth. This is good news for everyone living in West London and, probably, the world.

Friday, February 14, 2020

South Vale has reopened - hallelujah!

New mighty self-draining concrete kerbstones (left) and boundary kerb (right)

Opposite view, showing extent of new drainage system & grass verge relaid

Junction with Wood End Road, Orley Farm Road (private) & bridleway path
Excellent work by Harrow Council on this street, which was regularly subject to flooding near the entrance to John Lyons School playing fields. Note: there is also a planning application in progress to put speed humps on this and neighbouring roads and turn this enclave into a 20 mph zone, which should be welcome.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Cool, sunny interlude between storms Ciara and Dennis

Our favourite view. Chiltern Line from the bridge on Wood End Road.

Corner of South Vale and Wood End Road
South Vale is closed for drainage works. Should reopen soon, a little later than planned. The notice said the work would finish on February 11. South Vale has been subject to flooding and this very extensive and impressive work on the road should help. It's good work but the closure is disrupting traffic locally, especially in rush hours.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Storm Ciara: Mess caused by neglected "Global" billboard

"Global" billboard Sudbury Hill

Detritus from the Global billboard blown around Greenford Road

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Many old trees being cut down

Newly cut tree stumps, Harrow Road (Sudbury)
Similar scenes noted all around Harrow and Brent. Has there been any justification given? The near one in this picture looks like it was healthy, fairly straight and not causing upheaval. The further one appeared to be hollow. Could it be that those responsible are taking every opportunity to reduce their workload by reducing the number of large, old trees?

Related story: Tree felling in South Vale (Harrow)

Friday, January 31, 2020

Fly-tipping, Wood End (Harrow & Ealing)

Wood End Way (Ealing)


Wood End Road (Harrow)
It can be no coincidence that two lots of what looks like topsoil and grass have appeared at the time along a stretch of residential roads that cross the border from Ealing into Harrow. The perpetrators have chosen two spots that are not "overlooked." This is abominable and they should be found and severely punished. The mounds may not be very visible by night and could cause a serious accident.

Update 4 Feb. 2020: Another load dumped further along the same stretch:

Fly-tipping in South Vale (Harrow) beside "Road Closed" sign

There's only one thing to say about Brexit day...

Rejoin the European Union