Archive for March, 2010

A call for more interesting news releases

March 31, 2010

Yes, I admit it.  I read Alan Keen’s website.  I saw this today (ok, don’t read it regularly).

It really would be much more interesting to people if Mr Keen were to issue News Releases that did not appear to be based on Labour Party templates sent out to all MPs that containwithin:

<INSERT Name of Opponent>
<INSERT Constituency>

By not following templates, he would not allow himself to be accused of claiming something that is incorrect, in this case, “Mark Bowen are still refusing to answer even the most basic questions.”

Maybe Mr Keen will send me an email (or in his case a letter as I have never received an email from him before) stating where/when such questions have been asked?

Feltham North 27/03/10 – Part 2

March 30, 2010

Some more pictures from last Saturday:

1) Damaged post in Staines Road

By the junction with Cassiobury Avenue:

2) Feltham Arena carpark

No change here but I have requested that a tidy up of glass and dumped items take place.  It is taking time because it is not currently in the contract with Laing/Continental:

I found it strange to see a hose on (picture does not capture clearly but the hose was being used):

Apart from the rubbish, I will try to find out if the mound of earth tarmac needs to be there?

3) Longford River

Again, other than the graffiti, it was not looking bad at all.

The worst bit (and I have certainly seen much worse than this) was around the bench:

Harlington Road East bridge

March 30, 2010

Both sides of the road need be looked at as there is quite a bit of tagging.  Here are two examples:

Will report the above shortly.

Utility box by 90a Harlington Road West yesterday

March 30, 2010

Though the utility box is actually on Lansbury Avenue:

Will report this shortly.

Boris Johnson comes to Feltham

March 30, 2010

Most politicians cross the road to meet the people.  With Boris, people cross the road to meet him.  This is the second time that I have seen Boris walking around this Borough and it is just incredible how many people – of all ages and backgrounds – want to meet him.  There is truly no exaggeration here!

We walked around The Centre and the High Street.  The visit ended with a quick walk through the Moon on the Square.  Here are a few pictures and with so many others with cameras, there maybe more?

Two quick things

March 29, 2010
  1. Some of you maybe seeing problems with pictures from this blog.  I will investigate this later today;
  2. I will be brining a special guest to The Centre, Feltham this afternoon.

Feltham North (things to report) 27/03/10 – part 1

March 28, 2010

1) Graffiti

83 Staines Road:

211 Staines Road:

293 Staines Road:

Located at entrance to path from Staines Road to Ruskin Avenue (nearest house is 379) – this is previously reported and I will ask why the tagging was not previously cleared:

At shop on Staines Road/Cassiobury Avenue junction:

2) Highways

I posted on Friday about the resurfacing of Staines Road.  Here is the worst bit (at junction with Kingston Avenue):

Outside 277 Staines Road.  I will see if things appear the same in the next few days:

More to come but I am having technical difficulties.

Cranford (things to report) 27/03/2010

March 28, 2010

1) Graffiti

Outside 17 High Street, Cranford:

Alley next between 79 and 81 High Street, Cranford:

Near 675 Bath Road:

Outside 717 Bath Road:

Outside 719 Bath Road:

Outside 723 Bath Road:

Bin on The Avenue but on junction with Lynchen Close:

Opposite 50 Firs Drive:

On Bath Road (near junction with The Avenue) and opposite 718 Bath Road:

On Firs Drive (opposite junction with Pine Tree Close):

Avenue Crescent:

2) Highways

Outside 52 Avenue Cresent:

Outside 57 High Street:

103 Firs Drive:

81 High Street (previously reported):

Pine Tree junction with Firs Drive:

At entrance to Avenue Gardens (I saw one parent with a push chair not have a smooth entrance onto the pavement):

3) Leaning signs

Outside 81 Firs Drive:

Lynchen Close:

4) Blocked Drain

On The Avenue and near the junction with Avenue Gardens:

5) Flytip/Bags out early

Outside 723 Bath Road:

Will report all of the above in the morning.

Urgent Carriageway repair (Resurfacing) – Staines Road, J/W Green Lane Hounslow and Staines Road, Feltham (between Kingston Avenue –Cassiobury Avenue)

March 26, 2010

I received the following yesterday:

“The above Highways Repair Works have been included in our programme funded by TFL.

In accordance with the Departmental Consultative Procedure, residents have been informed by letter of the nature, extent, commencement date and duration of works, copies of which is enclosed.”

Residents on Staines Road have received the following:

“I am pleased to inform you that the above repair works is part of an approved maintenance programme for your area funded by TFL.

It is due to start at night on 29 March 2010 and the main works should be completed by 1st of April 2010. The works will be carried out between 8pm to 6am Monday to Friday working. The contractor will advise of any changes to these dates by the placing of signs on the road. Contractor will be Ringway Tel:( 07764774868)

Access to properties within the resurfacing limits will be maintained as far as is reasonably practical and will be subject to the Contractor’s traffic control. Unfortunately there will be delays. Emergency access will not be affected.

Any road markings will be replaced as a separate operation, usually within one week of the surfacing work.

I apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by these urgent works and ask for your assistance in avoiding parking on street whilst it is in progress.”

This is good news as some bad potholes emerged after the bad weather.  No-one could argue that this road is heavily used.

Aston Estate 25/03/10

March 26, 2010

Picked up quite a bit yesterday.

1) Highways

Outside 13-18 Rectory Road:

Could trip over this outside 25 Stansfield Road:

532 to 540 Bath Road:

568 to 582 Bath Road:

Opposite 1-6 Rectory Road:

2) Graffiti

Near 1a Windsor Road:

Near 20 Windsor Road:

Outside 71 Stansfield Road:

Opposite 24 Stansfield Road:

The alley next to 582 Bath Road:

3) Damaged Utility Box

Near 26 Stansfield Road:

4) Open Space and Park

As is so often the case in this Borough, looks very very good:

Lovely play equipment again, free from tagging (atleast I could not find any).

5) Great South West Road

I like what has been done to the grassed areas:

6) Flytipping/Bags out early

Near 5 Windsor Road:

Will report, where relevant, later today.