Hatton Green Estate Inspection

I managed to attend the first bit of the above this morning.  On the whole, things were looking very good.  Hardly any litter & tagging and the roads and pavements were clean.

One thing I will say about this estate is that it is possibly one of the best examples of a Controlled Parking Zone being well received by almost all of its residents.  CPZ’s tend to split public opinion between those who want to remove a problem of their area being impacted by commuters, employees etc and those who believe it is wrong to pay to park pay within their street.

In this case, it is clear that the CPZ worked and made the estate even more pleasant.  Anyway, here are some pictures taken this morning:

Alley at the rear of 31 Hatton Green:

Alley in between 17 & 19:

At the rear of 15 & 17 (some sweeping and cutting of overgrowth is required):

The rear of 19 & 21:

A slightly leaning post, which was picked up during the inspection:

And, the one bit of tagging I did see was on the wall near number 24 (leading to Green Man Lane):

Overall, very good indeed!

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2 Responses to “Hatton Green Estate Inspection”

  1. Mark Savage Says:

    Some missing words in your second paragraph I think, Mark. I managed to work out what you meant, but typos and omissions did confuse the meaning somewhat. I presume you mean ” a problem solved of their area being impacted by commuters” and “who believe it is wrong to pay to park within their street”.

    I agree however that in its effect this is one of the better CPZ schemes. It will be interesting to see how the new one just introduced in Feltham will proceed. The problem with such schemes often is one of displacement- you end up just moving the problem from one road to another as people park further away but stll within walking distance of their transport hub, be it Feltham Station or Hatton Cross tube.

    Talking of the latter, incidentally, I thnk it’s a ridiculous omission in the borough’s plans to regard Hatton Cross tube as not part of the transport footprint of Feltham and Cranford particularly. Nominally, its now in Hillingdon- but it’s been used by borough commuters ever since it was built, when it was in Hounslow.

    Sometimes I wonder how much real knowledge the people who draw up our plans actually have of the area they are working in- it took ages for somebody in the Civic Centre to work out that Feltham Library is no longer at 210, The Centre, yet minutes and agendas for meetings were still showing that! Should staff not be getting better induction on the important buildings and areas of the borough?

  2. Mark Bowen Says:

    Thanks for pointing out my typos – hope my changes make it clearer.

    “The problem with such schemes often is one of displacement- you end up just moving the problem from one road to another as people park further away but stll within walking distance of their transport hub, be it Feltham Station or Hatton Cross tube.”

    I agree and that is one of the plus points with this scheme in that I am not aware of this happening.

    “Talking of the latter, incidentally, I thnk it’s a ridiculous omission in the borough’s plans to regard Hatton Cross tube as not part of the transport footprint of Feltham and Cranford particularly.”

    Which document are you referring to?

    “it took ages for somebody in the Civic Centre to work out that Feltham Library is no longer at 210, The Centre, yet minutes and agendas for meetings were still showing that!”

    I overlooked this one. If you have any examples, please feel free to send them and I will take it up with the relevant people.

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