New signage proposed for Dudden Hill Lane and Neasden Lane to calm traffic

New signs are proposed at three locations in Dudden Hill Ward that have been identified as accident hotspots. The signs will be on Dudden Hill Lane and Neasden Lane.

The signs will aim to slow down traffic and also encourage people to be more aware of motorbikes. Accidents involving mopeds and motorbikes have caused us concern and residents have been talking to us about their concerns and the lack of signage.

Labour Councillors have been successful in making the case and the signs are expected to be in place before summer.

**Update on traffic in Brent following major gas leak in Neasden

There are a number of large gas mains below that section of Neasden Lane. The gas board identified a heavy leak to one of them and met with officers here (and the Police and bus operators) to decide what to do.

It was agreed that the leak needed to be repaired urgently and that the most appropriate solution was to install one-way working along a section of Neasden Lane (with traffic in the other direction following a diversion). Any restrictions on roads such as Neasden Lane are disruptive but it was decided that one way working would be safer and less disruptive. In this particular case the leaking mains presented a genuine hazard and there was no choice but to make arrangements to undertake the repair straight-away.

At the time when the arrangements were being made the extent and precise location of the leak was not known and it was envisaged that the repair might take a maximum of 10 days. The forecast repair time was based on limited knowledge about the size, location and condition of the gas mains in the area.

The repair proved easier to identify and repair than anyone envisaged. I am told that the repair will be completed today and that it is likely that the road will be completely open to traffic later today or tomorrow.

Emergency Works on Neasden Lane following Major Gas Leak

National Grid Gas is undertaking emergency roadworks on Neasden Lane NW10 to repair a major gas leak.

Works are due to commence at 10am on 21 February 2012 and will last for ten days.

During the works Neasden Lane will be closed to southbound traffic between the A4088 Neasden Lane Roundabout and Bermans Way.

Southbound traffic affected by the closure should go via Dudden Hill Lane and Bermans Way.

For more information contact National Grid Gas on 01455 232822 or Brent Council on 020 937 5133/5145.

View the area on a map

(Source: Brent Council)

Update on Dollis Hill Lane incident

Earlier today, I blogged on an unfortunate incident that occurred on Dollis Hill Lane yesterday – LINK.

I have just been in contact with the Police who have communicated the following to me:

On Thursday 7 October 2010 at about 12:20hrs a collision occurred in Dollis Hill Lane at the junction with Dudden Hill Lane. A male pedestrian in his seventies was struck by a large tipper lorry. Despite treatment from the London Ambulance Service and Air Ambulance, the pedestrian was declared dead at the scene.

We believe we know the identity of the victim and his next of kin have been informed. We await formal identification.

A post mortem will be carried out at Northwick Park Hospital in due course and an inquest will be opened at Barnet Coroner’s Court.

The driver of the lorry was arrested and taken to Wembley Police Station. He has been interviewed and bailed to return in January.

Detective Sergeant Chris Osborne of the Met’s Road Death Investigation Unit at Alperton said “This collision occurred close to a really busy interchange and there must have been a lot of people around at the time. I would urge anybody who saw what happened to contact us so that we can find out exactly what happened.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Investigating Unit on 020 8998 5319 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Surgery Dates Confirmed

My Surgery dates have been confirmed and have already gotten underway. I share these surgery dates with my co-Dudden Hill Councillor and Deputy Mayor Aslam Choudry and at least one of us will be available during these surgery hours at the specified times, dates and locations:

  • 1st Saturday of each month, 10:30am to 12:30pm at Gladstone Primary School, Sherrick Green Road, NW10 1LB
  • 2nd Saturday of each month, 10:30am to 12:30pm at Neasden Library Plus, 277 Neasden Lane, NW10 1QJ
  • 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30am to 12:30pm at College of North West London, Willesden Centre, Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 2XD.

Labour Funds New Open Space in Willesden

Labour Councillor Lesley Jones has been campaigning for years to improve the neglected Learie Constantine open space in Villiers Road Willesden and she is delighted that the Labour government has come to the rescue with over £1 million to from its ‘Playbuilder scheme’ to refurbish the Learie Constantine Open space and many others throughout the borough. As a result, a public park will be created with children’s play equipment, seating and the installation of secure boundaries to ensure that neighbours’ privacy is protected.

Councillor Jones said:

“I’ve been nagging the council for years about this open space – it is vandalised and near derelict – so I’m delighted that the Labour government has stumped up the money to create an open space which will add to the amenity of the area and provide much needed play opportunities for children aged 9 to 13”.