Chairman's Newsletter Write Up - Spring 2020

byTarun Wasan

In the last newsletter, I touched upon several local issues that were on the committee’s agenda. Over the past few months, we have implemented 2 key initiatives –

  • The Security Patrol pilot scheme became operational in Feb 2020 covering a small number of streets on the Haymills estate. There is a separate article devoted to this initiative elsewhere in this newsletter.
  • The website has been revamped and re launched on a fresh platform with a modern look and feel. Over time we will add more functionality, making it an attractive platform for local businesses to advertise their services on.

Security -
Following concerns raised about residential burglary on the estate during the winter months of 2018-19, police and the council took several initiatives. Increased patrols of the area were undertaken, home security visits to residents were conducted and in Autumn 2019 two temporary CCTV units were deployed at key points along Corringway. As a result of a wider police operation targeting burglars, several suspects are in custody and subject to enforcement action.

I am pleased to report that over the winter period this year, burglary across the Haymills’ Estate was down by 55% in comparison to the same time a year ago. While this is obviously welcome news, we must remain vigilant and will continue to monitor the situation.

- We next need to tackle the traffic situation through the estate. There continues to be rat-running traffic due to the use of traffic navigation apps that are guiding motorists through our estate to avoid the clogged parts of the A406 and Western Avenue. This matter is complicated as it involves roads that are designated as public highways.

Fly tipping –
May I encourage you to report all incidents that you see. We continue to actively raise this with our Councillors to bring this to the attention of Ealing Council in order to introduce some enforcement measures. If you see cases of fly tipping, report them via the Love Clean Streets phone app.

I would welcome views and suggestions from fellow residents – feel free to email with any views, observations and suggestions to or post it on the HHERA Facebook page or via Twitter.

Lastly, we are all facing unprecedented times. The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus has impacted countries around the world including the UK and we are all feeling the effects. This is an incredibly dynamic situation. Each of us wants to help our friends and family navigate the human and economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and to minimise the impact on our community.

To this end, please follow guidance issued by the authorities regularly updated on and comply with suggested measures and actions. Where possible, please offer help and support to the elderly and most vulnerable members of the community. Should you wish, feel free to contact me - I can be reached on or by phone on 078 8789 2896.


Following the recent government notification on avoiding large public gatherings to contain the spread of the pandemic, your committee has taken the decision to postpone the AGM for 2020, which was planned to be held on Apr 29, 2020 at the Church of Ascension, Beaufort Road, W5 3EB. Consequently, we have withdrawn the notification and agenda for the AGM, which would otherwise have been published in this newsletter. At this time, we are unable to commit to a revised date but will notify in due course when the AGM could be held.

Best Wishes and Stay Safe!

Tarun Wasan – Chairman