Cost of paving replacement - Uxbridge Road Hayes

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Dear Hillingdon Borough Council,

Please, can you tell me how much was spent on the paving replacement being carried out by Hillingdon Council along the Uxbridge Road Hayes stretch?

A) How much was spent in total?
B) Why the decision was taken to do this paving at this time?
C) What the final length area will be?
D) Was this in consultation with the shops/businesses on this stretch?
E) How much was spent on the ornate pots? What are the pots for - as currently used as bins?
F) When is the proposed completion date?

Yours faithfully,

Ingrid Addison

Residents Services FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Ingrid Addison,
I am writing in response to your request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, received 01/12/2019.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your requests. Therefore the deadline for our response
is 31/12/2019.

 

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid
before we can respond we will contact you shortly.

Kind regards,

Michelle Barber

 

Members Enquiry & FOI Liaison Officer

Residents Services

London Borough of Hillingdon

3S/03 Civic Centre

Tel: 01895 277274 Extn: 7274

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FOI ., Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Ingrid Addison

I am writing in response to your recent request for Information below.

 

In accordance with S1(3) of the FOIA before we can respond to your request
we require some clarification of the information you are seeking 

 

In particular can you clarify the point in bold

Please can you specify the exact location along the Uxbridge Road, Hayes
in which your enquiry is in relation too  

 

Regards

Nathalie Chuhan

Data Protection &
Freedom of Information Officer
Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW
T: 01895  556351

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Dear FOI .,

The whole Hayes area on Uxbridge Road that has been repaved so far - from where these works started at the bottom area of Hayes/ Yeading Lane up to Hayes End Library where it is currently up to ( and the plans to carry that on? - if so, include the cost of it all and the planned areas this paving is set to continue.

Yours sincerely,

Ingrid Addison

Residents Services FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Ingrid Addison
I am writing in response to your clarification received 10/12/2019.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your requests. Therefore the deadline for our response
is 10/01/2020

 

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid
before we can respond we will contact you shortly.

Kind regards,

Michelle Barber

 

Members Enquiry & FOI Liaison Officer

Residents Services

London Borough of Hillingdon

3S/03 Civic Centre

Tel: 01895 277274 Extn: 7274

 

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FOI ., Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Ingrid Addison,
Please accept our apologies for the delay.
I am writing in response to your request for information below.

 

As I understand it you are seeking :

A) How much was spent in total?

Uxbridge Road, Hayes - Total Footway Expenditure -  1,799,537.98

 

 

B) Why the decision was taken to do this paving at this time?

The motivation was to restore Belmore Parade and the nearby stretch of
shops to their former glory with a new look and feel that attracts more
shoppers, enabling the wide variety of independent businesses to prosper
and instill a sense of pride. As well as physical changes, we worked
closely with local businesses, encouraging them to maintain a clean and
attractive environment for their customers.

 

C) What the final length area will be

Final length - 1,183.5m

 

D) Was this in consultation with the shops/businesses on this stretch?

Yes. In terms of the Belmore Parade area, communication with business
representatives commenced in December 2015 with on site meetings in
February 2016 and March 2017 to discuss proposals. Printed information was
also distributed to businesses and residents in July 2016, November 2016
and March 2017 in addition to statutory consultation requirements.
Barnhill Ward Councillors have also been fully briefed as a further means
of disseminating information.

 

Specific consultation was undertaken with the freeholders of properties
with private forecourts who were offered the opportunity for the area to
be resurfaced to achieve a consistent finish. 

 

In relation to the more recent Hayes End Parade, information was shared
with businesses and nearby residents in August 2019 and the Charville Ward
Councillors fully briefed ahead of any works commencing, also in addition
to  statutory consultation requirements.

 

E) How much was spent on the ornate pots? What are the pots for currently
used as bins? £228,040.02

 

New trees and planting the full length of the parades was initiated as
there are very few trees on this side of the Uxbridge Road due to the
number of underground (statutory) services (i.e. gas, electricity, water
and phone cabling).  This is important as the A4020 Uxbridge Road is very
busy and there is no doubt that high levels of air pollution is damaging
to health, especially for people with medical conditions such as asthma. 

 

The new trees and planting are not just to make the area look better; they
will help clean the air so that the area becomes a healthier place to
live, work, shop and run a business.

 

F) When is the proposed completion date

All civils works have finished and aside from snagging and all paving
works have been completed

If you have any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to
contact me.

If you wish to request an internal review of our response you should
write, within 2 months, to:

Office Managing Partner, Legal Services, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge,
UB8 1UW (or via email to [1][Hillingdon Borough Council request email] marked for the attention
of the Office Managing Partner).

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards

Michelle Barber (On behalf of)

 

Data Protection &

Freedom of Information Officer
Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW

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