UK Power Networks now have a start date to carry out works involving upgrading an underground electricity connector. They will be using a sub contractor who is being properly briefed by UKPN on traffic management.
o/s 17 Welcomes Road Kenley
UKPN ref- 240104449 – LB 1L4517)
Start date – 18/11/2020
Permit end date – 26/11/2020
Permit Number — PW00000021428
Works will involve excavation (approx. size 8m x 1.1m x 0.9m) cable jointing and reinstatement. Whilst on site the road width past the works will be restricted to 2.5m, wide. When leaving site overnight, access past the works should be 3m wide.
UK Power Networks
Whilst the UKPN works are on-going please avoid using the lower part of Welcomes Road if you can.
At Zig Zag Road
Junction of Zig Zag Road and Welcomes Road: Starting Wednesday 18th November until first thing Monday morning 23rd Nov. To make good damage by construction site traffic using Zig Zag Road contrary to Council routing instructions by installing some new kerbing, breaking out surface of bellmouth and first section of Zig Zag Road and laying 20mm sub base and 10mm SMA running course. The road will be closed most of the time so please use Abbots Lane for this period. It will be passable for pedestrians. Although the work will be finished by Friday night Zig Zag Road will remain closed over the weekend to allow the SMA surface course to cure.
The contractor will open the road early on Monday morning so the refuse lorry can get past. Your patience is appreciated and please be nice to the people doing the work!
The (slightly belated) Summer 2020 Newsletter is now available here (PDF file).
Please be aware that there will be temporary closures/or delays from 30th September for 4 to 5 days due to kerbing being installed at the lower end of Welcomes Road.
Please try to use an alternative exit/entry and we apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Frank Gaskin, Civil Civils, will be in Uplands Road making necessary repairs on 10th, 11th and 12th September. Please drive carefully and if the road is obstructed temporarily exercise patience.
From time to time members report incidents of trespass, theft and other suspicious behaviour in the neighbourhood and this seems to be well received by many members when the information is circulated by WURA.
If you wish to report an incident please try to include the following details:
- date and time
- description of person/clothing
- location of incident
- if any vehicles are involved, a description of the vehicle
- whether the incident has been reported to the police
If an actual crime has occurred, we strongly encourage you report it to the police.
A new drainage connection for the development at 32 Welcomes Road is to be installed from 29th June to 2nd July. You are strongly advised to avoid using the lower part of Welcomes Road/Kenley Lane/Valley Road at all for this period.
Advance warning notices will be put up by the contractors.
The contractors will manage the refuse collection lorry routing which is due to empty bins on Monday.
The drainage work had been scheduled for w/b 22nd June as previously advised, but had to be postponed a week for technical reasons.
Every effort will be made to complete the work by Wednesday 1st July but an extra day has been allowed for the unexpected.
Thank you for your patience.
Croydon Council require evidence-based data for any traffic infringements or damage to the WURA roads. This isn’t just for the HGVs involved in the construction work, but should cover any obstruction or blockage, except those for the short period required for a delivery.
Construction traffic is required to conform to the Council stated rules which now form part of each site’s logistics plan. Vehicles should enter at the Kenley Station end of Welcomes Road and depart via Hayes Lane by turning right.
Any HGVs travelling in the opposite direction, reversing or maneuvering to turn (except, of course, to access their site) are contravening these rules and should be reported.
Any damage caused to the road surface or kerbside should also be reported.
Please email details to the WURA secretary at email@example.com. To be a useful report, the following information MUST be included:
- The name of the contractor on the vehicle and its registration number – ideally a photograph showing one or the other.
- The location of the incident (outside which house number or junction, for example)
- The date and time of the incident
- A statement regarding the incident – whether the vehicle was moving, reversing, parked, the direction of travel, etc.
- If the incident is associated with damage to the road or property frontage, a picture of the damage caused.
Work is planned for 3 to 4 days from Tuesday 23rd June 2020 outside 32 Welcomes Road, which is a construction site. The road will be passable but traffic light controlled whilst managing any HGVs that might be travelling in opposite directions.
Monday has been left clear for the refuse lorry to operate unimpeded.
Because of the COVID 19 situation the Committee felt that it would be unwise to hold an AGM this year and noted that Kendra had made a similar decision.
The Committee therefore met on 1st June using Zoom. Click here to view the resulting report on the meeting which was based on matters arising from the 2019 AGM and updating members on the current situation. The website stats referenced in the minutes can be viewed here.
Signed-off accounts are now also included here.
Your comments are welcome and you can email myself or the Chairman with them.
Kind regards and keep safe.