Archive for February, 2013

Excellent response from Hounslow Highways

February 12, 2013

Yesterday, I reported a massive carriageway defect on Faggs Road (reference 1259974).  I was pleasantly surprised to see this morning that there had been very prompt action and also received the following email:

“Thank you for reporting the defect on Faggs Road, located near the junction of Steam Farm Lane. An inspection of the location was carried out on the 11/02/2013 and two defects were identified which met our intervention levels. Because of the severity and the location of these potholes, a 1 hour callout to make safe was made to our maintenance team. The permanent repairs will hopefully be carried out within 28 days, this may be longer though because Thames Water have temporary traffic signals set up in the area and we cannot set up our traffic management in the same vicinity.”

However, I have reported two more this morning, near Super Singhs Pizza and opposite the Green Man pub (reference 1260217).  I hope that the response is as efficient.

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Latest on works at Faggs Road

February 8, 2013

I received the following on 31 January:

“We are about to grant 3 weeks extension to the contractor to complete the works by Friday 22nd February 2013, subject to 7 days working.

We do not expect the work to continue beyond the 22nd Feb.”

67 Hounslow Road, Feltham

February 8, 2013

Until recently, there was an attractive bungalow/cottage at the above location.  Unfortunately, that is no longer the case.

I received the following today:

“LONDON BUILDING ACTS (AMENDMENT) ACT 1939-PART II STREET NAMING
SUBJECT: Naming New Development, 67 Hounslow Road, Feltham

This department is carrying out consultation with the public, emergency services and Royal Mail on the naming of the above development and in accordance with council policy, the Council’s library service have been consulted for suitable names.  The suggestions received are: –

Suggestions: Hedges Close/Place; Firs Lodge Close/Place; Seedman(s) Close/Place; Shepherd’s Close/Place; Watkins Close/Place

Accordingly I should be obliged if you would assess the names put forward and inform me of any objections you may have.  Also, if you should have any suggestions of your own please feel free to include these in your reply.  I would be grateful if you could confirm your views within 2 weeks.”

If you have any suggestions (ideally with an explanation or background) or opinions on what has been suggested thus far, please let me know.