Posts Tagged ‘Vicarage Farm Road’

Alley at rear of shops at Vicarage Farm Road

April 12, 2010

I discussed a number of issues with businessmen in Heston yesterday.  The two main ones were cameras being used for parking enforcement and the condition of the alley at the rear of the shops (opposite the Community Centre).  Here are some pictures of the latter.

Rear of 313:

Rear of 315:

Rear of 319:

Rear of 333:

Rear of 341:

As is usually the case with these alleyways, they are not the responsibility of the Council but there are atleast two issues I will ask be investigated:

  1. Many of the bins are overflowing – are more required and/or is the schedule for collection sufficient?
  2. The mess in this street is surely likely to attract rats.  I will ask for the Pest Control and/or Pollution team to take a look for themselves to see what action is required?

Heston House Launch

March 5, 2010

I went to the above in Vicarage Farm Road during lunchtime today.  One other building has been vacated and works have been carried out here.  I was impressed with the fresh look of the place.  I went along with Councillor Pam Fisher, a trusted friend and colleague.  She can look back at the past four years with a great deal of pride.  A real Champion of those needing Adult Social Care whilst at the same time being very business like and never shirking the decisions needed to cater for future needs whilst striving for value for money.  Without exception, when she has been asked questions in the Chamber, she has been outstanding.

Even today, she took the time to speak with residents and listened carefully to both positive and negative feedback.  One gentleman was less positive and I know that Pam took note and has already followed through by taking these concerns to the right people.

Here are some pictures.  The first couple are of facilities for a hairdresser who comes in regularly to see clients:

One of the communal restrooms, which not only looked clean but is designed in a way that will make it easier to keep clean:

A communal area and small kitchen:

Outside:

The following captures the extension:

I did not visit the following:

Here is Councillor Fisher about to say a few words to residents, staff and guests – the Mayor went afterwards:

One of the unplanned elements of the visit was a walk around the part of the building where the majority of former Eldridge House (formerly off Hounslow Road) residents now live.  I did not take many pictures but was pleased to see that everyone was happy and settled.  I took a picture of the planned activities:

I am thoroughly glad that I went along and hope to visit again in the future.  I was very impressed and continue to admire the people who work in this area.