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Streets Ahead is a day of action where an array of council departments, external partners and residents focus their efforts in one ward on a single day and takes place on the fourth Thursday of every month in a different ward.

The scheme reaches Northwood ward on Thursday, 23rd April 2009.

The diverse range of action focuses on engagement, education and enforcement and includes activities such as: truancy sweeps, graffiti removal, community litter picks, street sweeping, as well as vehicle inspections, food, licensing, health and safety inspections, highways and utilities enforcement, park patrols and much more.

As part of the event you can expect to see over 50 teams, made up of over 200 staff and volunteers, working throughout the ward at some stage during the day. As community engagement is at the heart of the initiative, we would love for local residents to get involved. A public launch held, at the Northwood and Pinner Synagogue on Oaklands Gate and attended by the Mayor, kicks off the day and there is an opportunity for local people to join us on a tour around the ward to observe some of the activities taking place.

If you would like to find out more please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit the council website
www.hillingdon.gov.uk/streetsahead or call the Community Leadership Team on 01895 250118.

Streets Ahead is an initiative led by Hillingdon Council working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, Safer Neighbourhoods Teams, London Fire Service, Hillingdon Homes, DVLA, Probation Service, Department of Work & Pensions and many others to make your area Streets Ahead.

There is now a regular and frequent bus service between Mount Vernon Hospital and Hillingdon Hospital. The times are:

  • From Mount Vernon Main Entrance at:
    07.45; 08.45; 10.45; 11.45; 12.45; 13.45; 14.45; 16.00; 17.00; 18.30; 19.30
  • From Hillingdon Hospital A & E Ramp at:
    07.15; 08.15; 09.15; 11.15; 12.15; 13.15; 14.15; 15.15; 16.30; 17.45; 19.00


Rickmansworth Road 30mph scheme

LBH officials have now received the consultant's report and recommendations for implementing the 30mph limit between Batchworth Heath and Murray Road. Detailed drawings are to be drawn up and the NRA committee will be invited to make comments and suggest changes prior to the plans being finalised. LBH hope to have the scheme in place by the autumn but exact timing will depend on the completion of the water main being laid by Three Valleys Water/Balfour Beatty.

Green Lane - Phase 2

Phase 2 includes the creation of the 20 mph zone between Watford Road and the Green Lane car park. The final road markings and parking arrangements will be done as part of this phase. TfL have provided the budget for the installation of traffic lights at the junction of Eastbury Road. These lights are planned to have pedestrian crossing lights on all four sides of the junction, including Station Approach. At the Forum meeting last November, residents voted almost unanimously for a Pelican (lights controlled) crossing near to the present crossing. Your committee is still of the opinion that the Pelican crossing is the better option and is to have further consultations with LBH and ward councillors.

Green Lane - Phase 3

As yet there is no budget for phase 3. This is the extension of the 20mph limit to the Rickmansworth Road and includes a pedestrian crossing near The Glen.


Many of you will be aware that new parking meters have been installed. Parking charges are to be doubled later this year, the first half-hour remaining free. However, Hillingdon Borough residents will be able to use their Hillingdon First card to obtain a 50% discount.

Your committee are strongly opposed to this new arrangement as it will deter residents from Three Rivers and Pinner from shopping in Northwood and we have requested the Leader of the Council, Cllr Puddifoot, to reconsider the change.

We have also asked LBH to introduce a 30 minute limit on street parking in Green Lane and Maxwell Road

Michael Sobell House is looking for help in their shop in Northwood - the shop generates substantial funds for the unit and needs local people to help - a couple of hours per week would be great. If anybody is interested please contact the Voluntary Services Manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.