Ruislip Residents' Association

Environment

This portfolio covers such matters as Parks and Open Spaces, (Conservation, Ruislip Lido and Woodlands are dealt with separately), Pollution, Rubbish and Recycling, Street Care and Cleaning. 

Over time we will update members on a wide range of local environmental issues, including our reponses to proposals for waste management and other public consultations, our approval of vigorous Council action on local graffiti, our delight at local parks achieving Green Flag status, and our concerns about local pot-holes in roads - the scope is enormous, so we face a challenging task!


Affinity Water has published its final Water Resources Management Plan for the period 2015 to 2040, which sets out how the Company will meet the demand for water over the next 25 years.  Affinity Water has committed to industry leading levels of leakage reduction; a water saving programme that will engage all customers to reduce their water use and a commitment to reduce the amount of groundwater abstracted by 42 million litres per day by 2020, leaving more water in the environment.
Published on 03 July 2014

The council is asking residents to volunteer to care for young trees growing in a public place near them.  Young trees benefit from watering, and from the removal of weeds from their base.  Volunteers are also asked to report graffiti, vandalism or weather damage that affects the trees they look after.  To register your interest, visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/parkevents and click on 'Care for a tree', where there is a short form to fill in.

Published on 03 July 2014

Commuters heading to South Ruislip station over recent weeks have been delayed by giant puddles under the railway bridge in Station Approach.  Pedestrians using the footpath outside the station have been soaked by spray from passing vehicles.

Hillingdon Council officers have agreed with Thames Water that the company will undertake CCTV monitoring of about 20 metres of the sewage pipe along Station Approach, and that the drainage in the area would be thoroughly checked.

Published on 02 December 2013

Community groups and charities can now apply for support from the new Affinity Water Community Engagement Programme that was launched this October.   Applicants within the Affinity Water supply area can request support from Affinity Water for projects that will benefit the local community or environment, or make life better for the disadvantaged.
Published on 09 November 2013

Hillingdon is providing some homes in the Borough with external wall insulation.  This is suitable for older properties, usually built before the 1930s, with solid walls which cannot benefit from cavity insulation.  External wall insulation can cut heating costs by £490 a year.  External wall insulation normally costs between £8,000 and £10,000, but in certain circumstances it is available free through a Council project funded by energy companies and central government.   Residents who do not qualify for free installation will be asked to pay around £2,000.
Published on 09 November 2013

Affinity Water is launching a consultation campaign "Let’s Talk Water" to engage with stakeholders and customers within the communities it supplies.   As part of the campaign, Affinity Water is encouraging customers to use a new website www.talkwater.co.uk to respond to key questions about their water use, metering and the service they receive from the company.   A printed questionnaire will also allow responses to be sent by mail and there are five £200 M & S vouchers to be won in a free prize draw, as a thank you for those who take part in the consultation.

Published on 17 June 2013

 

Hillingdon Council has announced a new scheme to helping residents to cut their energy bills by offering free loft and cavity wall insulation.   Residents living in poorly-insulated properties or those with no working central heating can qualify for the scheme if they live in certain postcode areas or if they rent privately or own their own home and are in a low income household on certain means tested benefit or credits.  The scheme, called Warm and Cozy, is already running.   The Council is working with Dyson Energy Services to assess homes and provide the insulation they need.

Published on 17 June 2013



Surface Water Management

At the Council Cabinet Meeting on 24 January, under the heading “Hillingdon Surface Water Management Plan”, the Cabinet approved the Evidence Base for the Surface Water Management Plan for publication and noted that it would help engage residents and other stakeholders in flood risk issues.   The Evidence Base document can be seen at:- http://modgov.hillingdon.gov.uk/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=14967.    The Council officer responsible is Vicki Boorman – Residents' Services.



 



 



Published on 04 February 2013
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