Highways and Footpaths

Footpath on North side of the Diagonal Road

Highway changes across the Green are nearing completion. These have moved the carriageway on the diagonal road a few metres to the north and removed  the pavement on the north side of the road.  LBE said the work was needed to cope with the extra pedestrians Crossrail will attract, but FoHG feels it is inappropriate to rely on the Common land to absorb all the additional passengers. Other space is needed to accommodate the extra passengers.

 

Removing the footpath has raised real serious concerns. How will pedestrians be prevented from wearing a new path out of the Common land? And as an area where young children play ball games etc will road safety issues arise with the road so close to the grass?

Paving stones

We also think the paving stones around the bus stops, where  so many waiting passengers, are unwise.  They are quickly disfigured by chewing gum, spilt drinks etc.

Railings

On a much more positive basis, FoHG is working with Ealing Broadway Ward Forum on the design of new railings that will help protect the grass and prevent the problems that so disfigured the green, particularly around the bus stops.  Ward Forum funds will be used to acquire railings modelled on the 1897 survivors at the North West corner of Haven Green and will both visually and historically appropriate.