Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, today met with representatives of HS2 Ltd to push for better community engagement with residents in Ruislip.
Boris met with Julie King, Director of Community Engagement and Mike Hickson, Programme Director (Area Central) to seek assurances on future engagement with residents with the upcoming public events on the Colne Valley Viaduct design taking place later this month.
During the meeting, Boris raised the need for all affected residents to be able to contribute to the design process of the viaduct for the benefit of the local community and environment. They also discussed the impact of traffic signalisation on Swakeleys roundabout, the importance of regular informative updates and the need to provide clearer information on schemes such as Settlement Deeds for eligible residents.
Commenting after the meeting, Boris said: “From listening to residents, I understand the level of frustration there is within the local community at HS2 and the need for better engagement. Residents tell me they’ve lost faith but Julie and her team have assured me they are committed to changing this and will be working hard in Hillingdon to ensure residents are better informed. Nevertheless any constituents with concerns about HS2 and the future works, please get in contact.”