Posts Tagged ‘Hounslow Homes’

Quick visit to Cygnet Avenue yesterday afternoon

January 24, 2010

I have received a complaint about bollards placed around the green between numbers 17 & 43.  In addition, a number came to the surgery yesterday morning that was covered by Gill Hutchison.  I had half an hour to pop around so did so.

Here is what I saw:

On the positive side:

  1. The bollards are less intrusive than other bollards I have seen;
  2. They will serve the intended purpose in preventing people from driving over the green.

On the negative side:

  1. I would have preferred that Hounslow Homes had consulted tenants and residents;
  2. There is certainly a parking problem at this location, some of the reasons for this are typical and some are specific to this location;
  3. I am concerned about the lack of access for emergency vehicles.  I was informed that refuse was not collected for four weeks because of a lack of access – unfortunately no-one mentioned this to me until yesterday.

Typically Hounslow Homes does not support removing grassed areas for more parking and I understand the reasons why – I have never been critical.  I also understand the difficulty that Hounslow Homes are in for they (and we as local Councillors) do receive complaints about people driving over the grassed areas.  It is a very difficult situation.

However, there are some issues here and I hope that there is a solution that protects the green but also enables access without removing much needed parking capacity.

On my way there, I picked up the following:

Potholes outside 122 Hounslow Road, Feltham

Potholes in Carlton Avenue

Outside number 1:

There were more outside numbers 19, 21, 115 & 117.

Pothole between 23 & 45 Cygnet Avenue:

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Becketts, Field, HRW & The Dell

November 19, 2009

This morning, I spent nearly three hours on an estate inspection.  It never ceases to amaze me how many things are picked up on these inspections.

We started in the lovely Lavender Court.  We are very lucky in Feltham North to have two Sheltered Homes (Owen House being the other one) that are amongst the best in the Borough.

The place looked very good, as usual, and it was interesting to see the works begin on a new Conservatory.  The base was being put down:

The damaged wall was outside 30 Becketts Close:

We then visited some the two blocks in Becketts Close.  The following tagging was outside 57-76 Becketts Close:

Here is the entrance to 57-76.  I have asked for the windows to be cleaned and for some of the flyposting (taxi & racist stickers) to be removed:

The following tagging was outside 21 Becketts Close:

This was at the rear of 37-56 Becketts Close.  I was not certain if there was a blocked train under this but have asked for this to be checked:

This garage area was at the rear of 37-56 Becketts Close and 110 Field Road.  I will ask for these void garages to be given some attention:

I have asked Hounslow Homes to investigate whether they have responsibility for the following and if they do, to carry out an urgent repair.  It is next to the Garage for 68 Becketts Close:

The following pothole was outside 247 Field Road.  I think that this area is the responsibility of Hounslow Homes:

The following damaged wall is opposite 152 Field Road:

The following cracked slabs are outside 110 Field Road:

This is at the rear of 108 Field Road.  I will be asking Hounslow Homes to remove the green fencing as residents have expressed concern that people are using the broken fence to climb onto the wall.  The tagging on the wall also needs to be removed:

The following security light, according to residents, is not working.  It is located at the rear of 249 Field Road:

A lot to report.  Will do today.

Bit of out and about today

April 19, 2009

Took the children to Bedfont Lakes and not seen that busy before.  It was great seeing so many children out with their parents on a nice day.  I noted the new signage, which I have also seen in Feltham Park.

Paid a visit to Shakespeare Avenue also.  There has been quite a bit of large scale patching of various defects on the carriageway so I was pleased to see that.  I also noticed a lot more earth on the arena site.  I must request an inspection of the site soon!

Went to Fern Grove & Nursery Close this evening.  I was keen to see the footway at the former as the West Area Committee recently prioritised it as being in need of planned maintenance.  Whilst it was quite dark, it did not appear too bad.

The main thing I saw with the latter was that the notice board had info in it that was nearly 3 years old!!  Just about to write to Hounslow Homes about that.