Welcome to the website of the Southfield Park Triangle Residents' Association. The Association covers the residents of the ten roads east of the park and north of Southfield Road, including one side of Southfield Road, London W4. You can find the full list and details of our aims and further information in the About us section.
, We'll meet in March a little before Easter - tba! As usual, in the Scout Hut starting at 09.45 for teas and coffees - see you there for all the news and gossip!
All our work to get Thames Water to improve our experience of living near the Storm Tanks may be about to show improvements - at last! TW will soon be starting the schedule of improvements at Acton Pumping Station (aka the Storm Tanks)
The work - TW have altered the way in which our storm tanks fill up, so that the two middle tanks fill first during periods of heavy and prolonged rainfall. Previously all the tanks filled together thereby creating 4/6 odorous areas, now this will be 2 (then 4 etc). Most rainy situation only requires two tanks to be used so this is an improvement. The big news - TW will then be installing covers on the two middle storm tanks to reduce odour with new odour control units to treat the gasses and air within the tanks. When? - Site preparation is from Wednesday 22 March and TW expect to start work from Tuesday 28 March. The work will take approximately five months to complete. Drop-in sessions - TW will be holding a public drop-in session for anyone who would like to find out more about the work and ask questions to the project team. Details of the drop-in session is below, at the Scout Hut - Rugby Road, W41AT Monday 27 February - 5.00pm to 8.00pm
This is a different project altogether, with work starting on the same piece of land (and all over London). The above "Drop-ins" are NOT about the Tunnel in particular.
The tunnel building starts in the Autumn and although, strictly the project is still under some legal scrutiny, if all goes according to plan, building will start on the whole project and at the Acton Storm Tanks end in the Autumn of 2017. The Acton site's contribution to the project is expected to take around 3.5 years. For local residents, work will be permitted during the week, 08.00 to 18.00 and on Saturdays, 08.00 to 13.00. To begin with most of the work will be related to site preparation and assembly of machinery (just at the end near where Hatfield Road joins Greenend Road. and the construction of the tunnel will follow until early in the second year. During this first 15 or so months is when there is expected to be most of the earth excavation and vehicle traffic. All the vehicles will be on and off site from the same (North West) corner travelling (it is believed) in one direction down Warple Way and up Stanley Gardens. During the tunnel lining phases (probably from 12 to 15 months into the work or, say, late 2018/early 2019) most of the work will be underground.
We started to collect our 2017 subs at the Xmas breakfast meeting so you will be getting reminders, knocks on doors and maybe leaflets soon - prices @ £5 per home / £2 for senior neighbours By all means, pay your subs directly from your bank. We just need a reference to identify you e.g. "Gre 34" or "4Salt" Here's our account details SPTRA online account - account number: 01253888 / sort code: 30-92-01
The Scout Hut refurbishment project - stage II
We hope to confirm a donated budget of £15k+ to do some much needed internal improvements. Do you know of any group willing to donate to this cause - tell us please @14thActonForest
The Hatfield Rd battle - Freshways Dairy
Following a recent meeting with the council we believe action from the planning enforcement and nuisance teams is on its way soon - we hope, and we are encouraged by the considerable involvement now, on the part of Rupa Huq MP, to help us in this dispute.
Southfield Neighbourhood watch
There are now 46 N Watch coordinators in Southfield - the largest number for any London Ward Follow the news on twitter Southfield NW @Southfield_NW
Southfield Neighbourhood Watch @Southfield_NW Scout hut forest school @14thActonForest
Our 7th annual summer party took place on Saturday 25 June - see the photos.
SPTRA General Meeting - March tba.
The current team is on our website.
A website has been set up on the original group of houses, in Alexandra, St George's and Hatfield Roads, and their history. It holds information drawn from the 1911 census on the households, occupations and birthplaces of those living there, but also covers other topics like the neighbourhood, the shops, school, church, and park, the local transport facilities, which once included our own station, Rugby Road Halt. It also looks at the area in wartime, and welcomes contributions.
More information about the history of Acton in general can be found on the website of the Acton History Group.