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The new limit is in place, on the section of road running from the county boundary near Mt Vernon Hospital to the original 30 mph area near the junction with Murray Road.

A new pedestrian crossing is to be installed in Rickmansworth Road, outside Holy Trinity School, in February.

As from 25 January, the new lights are up and running. The Association was not in favour of the lights, but we will have to wait and see whether they will cause the congestion we are anticipating. LBH and TfL will monitor them for the first month and make adjustments to the timing as necessary. LBH has committed to a review of the scheme after 6 months.

The NRA will comment on the new lights when they have been in use for one month. In the meantime, please let us have your comments. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Work on the road-calming measures between Hallowell Road and Watford Road is due to start on 15 February.

LBH, in consultation with TfL, has put together proposals for two express bus services that would connect the north and south of the borough. It is proposed that one route would start in Northwood and take in Ruislip, Hillingdon Station and Hospital and Stockley Park, finishing at Heathrow Airport.

You can complete a survey in the January/February issue of Hillingdon People, or you can do it online by going to the “have your say” section of the LBH website at www.hillingdon.gov.uk. The consultation closes on Monday, 15 February.

We are very sad to report the death of our Vice President, Leonard Hall, at the age of 92.

Leonard joined the NRA Committee in the early 1980s. He served as editor of the newsletter and as Community Voice representative during the 1990s. He was also road steward for Myrtleside Close for many years. His dear wife Betty, who predeceased him, was also a road steward for Green Lane.

In 1999 he agreed to become Chairman for a year, despite already being in his eighties, tiding us over at a time when no-one was willing to take on the job. He then took the honorary title of Vice President until his death.

Despite his physical frailty in later years, he was often to be seen zooming up Green Lane to the shops on his mobility scooter, and he made the effort to attend meetings in his wheelchair right up until his late eighties. Even when no longer able to get out so much, he retained a keen interest in all that NRA did.

Many of you will have noticed cars and vans that have been parked for days on end in various road of Northwood. The cars are taxed and don't have personal possessions inside. For some 10 months now, the NRA and, at our prompting, Cllr Scott Seaman-Digby, have been asking LBH to trace the dealer and move the cars. Now LBH has traced the dealer and verified that the cars are for sale. Consequently LBH has told the dealer to remove his vehicles from Northwood by Friday 5th February and he has undertaken to do so. If you spot any vehicles that you think are for sale after this date, please let us know the details by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..