Road safety tips from Havering Council

Road safety tips from Havering Council

All our lives have been affected by Covid-19, causing many of us to choose to cycle, whether for our commute or exercise. This means it’s more important than ever that we take extra care to make sure our roads are safe for everyone. Be observant of any Covid-19 social distancing guidelines that are in place at any time to ensure you and others can travel safely. The links in the bullet points below provide advice for cycling on roads, and for people driving near to pedestrians or cyclists.

Advice for cycling on roads

• Before turning a corner or changing road position, try to make eye contact with other road users and signal clearly with your arm before turning. Be assertive and communicate what you intend to do with your signal. See this video for navigating roundabouts.
Ride where you can be seen, approximately a third of the way into the lane. Cycle in the middle of the lane to control traffic behind you, e.g. to turn right, pass parked cars or change lanes.
• Cover your brakes with both hands at all times. Braking distances vary under different weather conditions. Expect the unexpected.
• Anticipate which gears you will need before you stop, ready to start off easily again.
• Set your pedals to the “pedal-ready” or “2 o’clock” position when the bike comes to a stop. This will help you push off smoothly and quickly.
• If there is enough space to filter through stationary traffic, you must go up to the right of the traffic – be aware of blind spots, narrowing lanes, long vehicles and changing traffic speed.
• Be predictable. Don’t make any erratic or last-minute movements.

Tips for driving near people cycling or walking

• Look well ahead for people walking or cycling and anticipate their possible actions and look carefully before manoeuvring.
• Drive at a considerate speed. When approaching people walking or cycling, make sure you slow down to give yourself enough time to respond to their actions.
• Keep an increased distance from the kerb when passing people walking, particularly where groups are passing each other from opposite directions.
• Give plenty of room when following or overtaking people on bikes. Leaving a gap of 1.5 metres is considered a ‘safe pass’.
• Be patient. Waiting behind slower vehicles won’t cost you much time.
• Be aware that people cycling may change speed or move out further into the carriageway suddenly to avoid obstacles that you may not have seen.
• Check for people walking and cycling before opening your car door.• Be conscious that many people may be new to cycling and possibly quite nervous.

Havering Council Support

• Whether you’re a first-time rider or a regular cyclist looking to improve your cycle skills, Havering offers free cycle training so sign up for a FREE, tailored course.
• If you are a business, contact us to discuss sustainable travel options for your staff, or check out our guides. You may be eligible for a grant to support suitable travel to and from your work place. And, look out for upcoming Safer Urban Driving course dates.

 

 

Fairview Industrial Park Quarterly Newsletter June 2021

 

 

 

 

LATEST REPORT FROM RENEWI

I am delighted to report we have had no new fly complaints this year and that with continued monitoring and increased measure for fly management the fly levels remain low across the site. We will continue to implement this plan throughout the coming months to ensure the fly numbers remain low.

The team will continue to work with the Fairview Estate team to ensure any concerns are dealt with and regular fly liaison meetings have resumed this year with face to face meetings in a Covid safe manner.

We will continue to keep you informed of progress with any projects on site, in the meantime if you would like to contact us, you can do so on 01708 634540, or by email to Gurjeet.Kaur-Assi@renewi.com

Projects awaiting completion.

Fairview Industrial Park – Asset Review of the Footway & Carriageway Network Throughout the Estate.

As you are aware the Estate has been surveyed, and the infrastructure has been categorized with immediate and longer – term maintenance works.

We had planned to commence addressing the highest priority items early in 2021 and had aimed to work through all of the identified defects over the coming 24 months.  However, due to adverse weather conditions late January 2021, and the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, there have been unavoidable delays.

A meeting was held at the end of April 2021 and works were identified, prioritized, and will hopefully be undertaken in July/August 2021. Formal notification of the date/time frame for the works will be provided in due course.

THIS PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVED 50% MATCH FUNDING FROM THE LONDON RIVERSIDE BID

 

Safety Improvement Scheme – Pedestrian Crossing to the North of the Estate/ Security Gatehouse

Businesses may have noticed when exiting the Estate that it is not uncommon for pedestrians to walk on the road, and concerns have been raised regarding this practice by a number of businesses on the Estate.

Historically, Marsh Way did not have the sharp bend that now exists but instead continued straight, with good lines of sight, and as such a single footpath (located on the East side of the entrance road) was presumably deemed appropriate.  However, when the A13 was constructed, the current Marsh Way, with the sharp bend, was installed, and as such the “shortest” route for pedestrians onto / out of the Estate is to walk up or down the exit lane.

Due to the steepness of the banks on the West side of the entrance to the Estate, it is economically impractical to install a footpath on this side, however we feel that it is important to provide a safe option for pedestrians to cross the road and access the footpath on the East side.

We confirm that Consultants have completed a Feasibility study and the best option to improve safety and provide a safer pedestrian route onto the Estate has been decided upon.

A design was sent to various contractors inviting them to quote for the works, and an extremely competitive quote was obtained from a local contractor who hopefully will undertake the works in July/August 2021.

Formal notification of the date/time frame for the works will be provided in due course.

THIS PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY ACHEIEVED 50% MATCH FUNDING FROM THE LONDON RIVERSIDE BID

 

CCTV system expansion programme/installation of static CCTV to cover new entrance barrier at the Security gatehouse.

We confirm that hopefully the new CCTV will be installed July/August 2021.

THIS PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVED 50% MATCH FUNDING FROM THE LONDON RIVERSIDE BID

MATCH FUNDING IS SOUGHT FROM THE LONDON RIVERSIDE BID FOR ALL PROJECTS.

 

SECURITY GATEHOUSE DEFIBRILLATOR

Our thanks go out again to the British Heart Foundation, and the London Riverside BID for their 50% match grant funding towards a community defibrillator.

Together We Can Save Lives

As you are probably aware the BID successfully secured grant funding towards a defibrillator which is now installed at the Security Gatehouse on the Fairview Industrial Park, with thanks to the British Heart Foundation.

Since installation, the defibrillator has been called out by businesses or the emergency services; but thankfully it has not been needed and all individuals concerned are well, however it is there for peace of mind.

Remember, that for a patient to have the best chance of surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest, CPR and early defibrillation must be provided within the first 3-4 minutes of the cardiac arrest, followed by advanced life support within the first 8 minutes of the arrest.

If you ever need the defibrillator, it is located at the entrance to the Estate at the Security Gatehouse. Simply call the Security Projects team on 07528 968073. ALWAYS CALL 999 FIRST

A useful video from the British Heart Foundation  how to perform CPR

Some BID members have also made their defibrillators available to other BID Members, including Fairview neighbours ESS Safeforce and CEME:

 

FREE COVID MOBILE TESTING UNIT (MTU) – MARSH WAY (OPPOSITE BARLOW WAY)

AT THE REQUEST OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HAVERING WE HAVE CIRCULATED THE EMAIL/PHOTOGRAPH BELOW.

Good Afternoon

My name is Joanne Ellery, I am business liaison for London Borough of Havering.

We are a running a new COVID MOBILE TESTING UNIT (MTU) which will travel around industrial estates in Havering providing fast, free Lateral flow tests on site for tenants, staff and customers.

I am really excited to announce that we will be launching our mobile unit on Wednesday 23rd of June 2021 from 9am to 3pm and weekly thereafter at the Fairview Industrial Park, our bus will be located in Marsh Way (Opposite Barlow Way)

Everyone is welcome to come along to be tested, the tests take a few minutes, are extremely easy, and you will receive your results back in half an hour.

To help and support the easing of lockdown the government guidelines encourage people to test twice weekly, this helps to break the transmission of covid as 1 in 3 people can have covid and not display any symptoms.

We will also have free home testing kits on our bus which you can collect if you wish to test from home.

We look forward to meeting you all on Wednesday.

Kind regards

Joanne Ellery

London Borough Of Havering

 

Wildflower planting brings Marsh Way Roundabouts to life with a burst of colour

It’s just over a year since the London Riverside BID’s joint project with Havering Council to beautify the Marsh Way roundabouts was stopped in its tracks by the first lockdown.

The BID commissioned landscape architects Untitled Practice to create a planting scheme sympathetic to the natural environment and designed to provide a haven for insects and wildlife, especially bees.

This year’s late summer, which was followed by a long dry spell looked like it might overwhelm the young plants, but the most recent rain has helped them burst into life, with a showy display of yellow’s, purple’s, oranges and whites.  The moths and bees are in a little Rainham refuge of heavenly scents and pollen, working away in amongst the madness of the trucks and vehicles that surround their small island paradise.

The seeds will scatter, carried in the wind and by insects, and so we will hopefully see this mini landscape gently replicated outside our front doors, and along verges and A-roads.

The established perennials should flourish every year now, with the summer paint pallet fading into autumnal stems and grasses, providing architectural interest and needing a cut-back just once in the winter to prepare them for their spring rejuvenation.

If you would like to know more about the plants that have been used please contact Olga Astaniotis at the London Riverside BID oastaniotis@londonriversidebid.co.uk

Security

WARNING: PLEASE BE EXTRA VIGILANT AND DO NOT LEAVE KEYS IN VEHICLES AND AVOID LEAVING VEHICLES UNATTENDED!!!!!!

WE CONFIRM WE ACTIVELY DISCOURAGE UNMARKED VEHICLES/VANS FROM ENTERING THE ESTATE.  THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT INCIDENTS WHERE UNAUTHORISED VEHICLES HAVE ENTERED THE ESTATE AND PROCEEDED TO REMOVE ITEMS FROM SKIPS/OUTSIDE OF PREMISES.

WHEN ASKED TO LEAVE, THE INDIVIDUALS HAVE BECOME ABUSIVE / THREATENING.

UNFORTUNATELY, ON OCCASIONS THESE VEHICLES/VANS HAVE BEEN INVITED ONTO THE ESTATE BY BUSINESSES TO REMOVE RUBBISH ETC.

HOWEVER, WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU CAN AVOID INVITING THESE INDIVIDUALS ONTO THE ESTATE PLEASE.

 

In general, crime on the estate appears to be under control.  All mobile patrol vehicles are fitted with on board cameras, on board tracking and panic buttons. The mobile patrol guards are fitted with body cameras

There is a WhatsApp group operated by the Estate’s Security, businesses who have access to a mobile phone are included in the group.

The Fairview Industrial Park gatehouse/mobile patrol is linked of other Security companies in the London Riverside BID area and the SNT/Police

If you are a victim of theft/crime report to the Police however small / Non-emergency number– Dial 101

Security Contact Numbers:

Daytime mobile: 07528968073

Daytime office/ Out of hours 0844 8460247

Metropolitan Safer Neighbourhood Teams Rainham 01708 779708 mobile 0208 649 3522, 07843 065869

South Hornchurch 0208 721 2704 mobile 07766247213

 

Free Paper Recycling – Paper / Cardboard

Make sure your company makes full use of this free service located in Orwell Close.

Please note this bin is for paper/cardboard only

Alternatively, Keeble Recycling Ltd in Ferry Lane South is open to all businesses that wish to deliver their paper and cardboard (charge now applies) for recycling, Monday to Friday 08.00 to 15.00. They also offer a Confidential Document Shredding service, (charge now applies to all deliveries under 250kgs) call: 01708 528000

 

How to contact Estate Office – 01708 520523

Maggie Dixon – CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER: 07767 700987

Email: office@fairviewindustrialpark.co.uk

 

FAIRVIEW WEBSITE

www.fairviewindustrial park.co.uk

May we remind you this is a useful facility to advertise job vacancies/staff requirements, and property for sale or to let.

Looking to rent or have property available?

Contact the estate office. If you are looking for property or have property available please contact
us on 01708 520523 or office@fairviewindustrialpark.co.uk for up-to-date information

 

Sunbelt Rentals Ltd – TRAFFIC

Plan Ref No:

Address: Barlow  Way, Fairview Industrial Park, Rainham RM13 8BT

Tel: 07971  521680 – Chris Kora

Tel: 07535 031630 – Zoe Dixon

Contact: Chris Kora

Hours of Business: 24 HOUR Operation

Email: chriskora@sunbeltrentals.co.uk

Website: www.sunbeltrentals.co.uk

 

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Fairview Industrial Park Quarterly Newsletter March 2021

 

 

 

 

 

LATEST REPORT FROM RENEWI

Renewi has not received any new fly complaints since last summer. As we begin to enter the new fly season Renewi have begun implementing this year’s fly management plan to ensure fly levels remain low as we enter Spring and the coming Summer months. Renewi will continue with the current measures throughout the next few months to ensure that fly numbers remain low.

Renewi continues to remain fully operational throughout the last 12 months and the pandemic providing a critical service to the four local boroughs.

The team have continued to work with the Fairview Estate throughout this time to manage any concerns and regular fly liaison meetings will continue this coming year in a Covid secure manner.

We will continue to keep you informed of progress with any projects on site, in the meantime if you would like to contact us, you can do so on 01708 634540, or by email to Gurjeet.Kaur-Assi@renewi.com

Projects completed.

Installation of new 2 rising arm barriers and safety package at Security gatehouse.

After photograph:

The old 4 barrier rising arm system had been in place for over ten years and finding replacement parts for them was making maintenance difficult and costly, within current regulations. Various features were not working correctly, causing operational issues.

We anticipate an immediate reduction in maintenance and service costs.

MATCH FUNDING IS SOUGHT FROM THE LONDON RIVERSIDE BID FOR ALL PROJECTS. THIS PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY ACHEIVED 50% MATCH FUNDING FROM LONDON RIVERSIDE BID

Projects awaiting completion.

 Fairview Industrial Park – Asset Review of the Footway & Carriageway Network Throughout the Estate.

As you are aware the Estate has been surveyed, and the infrastructure has been categorized with immediate and longer – term maintenance works

We had planned to commence addressing the highest priority items early in 2021, and had aimed to work through all of the identified defects over the coming 24 months.  However, due to adverse weather conditions late January 2021, and the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, there have been unavoidable delays.

In the later part of April 2021, a follow up site meeting has been arranged to identify, agree and prioritise works for the following 12 months.

The initial stage will form Phase 6 of Roadtech’s ongoing program of works, and match funding will be sought from the London Riverside BID in line with all projects for the Estate.

New Projects:

Safety Improvement Scheme – Pedestrian Crossing to the North of the Estate/ Security Gatehouse

Businesses may have noticed when exiting the Estate that it is not uncommon for pedestrians to walk on the road, and concerns have been raised regarding this practice by a number of businesses on the Estate.

Historically, Marsh Way did not have the sharp bend that now exists but instead continued straight, with good lines of sight, and as such a single footpath (located on the East side of the entrance road) was presumably deemed appropriate.  However, when the A13 was constructed, the current Marsh Way, with the sharp bend, was installed, and as such the “shortest” route for pedestrians onto / out of the Estate is to walk up or down the exit lane.

Due to the steepness of the banks on the West side of the entrance to the Estate, it is economically impractical to install a footpath on this side, however we feel that it is important to provide a safe option for pedestrians to cross the road and access the footpath on the East side.

During early 2020 we, therefore instructed consultants to undertake a Feasibility Study to examine various options to improve safety and provide a safer pedestrian route onto the Estate. Lockdown and disruptions to “usual” traffic patterns have caused delays in completing this work, however the conclusion of the finished report was that a pedestrian crossing, with Belisha Beacons located at the entrance to the Estate was on balance the most appropriate solution.

The local authorities and utility companies have been approached for their input/approvals, and a design has now been sent to various contractors, who have been invited to quote for the works, which we hope to go ahead with during the summer of this year, and will again be managed by the consultants.

As with all significant projects, an application will be submitted to the London Riverside BID to be considered for “match funding” towards the overall costs of the proposed scheme.

Security

WARNING: PLEASE BE EXTRA VIGILANT AND DO NOT LEAVE KEYS IN VEHICLES AND AVOID LEAVING VEHICLES UNATTENDED!!!!!!

WE CONFIRM WE ACTIVELY DISCOURAGE UNMARKED VEHICLES/VANS FROM ENTERING THE ESTATE.  THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT INCIDENTS WHERE UNAUTHORISED VEHICLES HAVE ENTERED THE ESTATE AND PROCEEDED TO REMOVE ITEMS FROM SKIPS/OUTSIDE OF PREMISES.

WHEN ASKED TO LEAVE, THE INDIVIDUALS HAVE BECOME ABUSIVE / THREATENING.

UNFORTUNATELY, ON OCCASIONS THESE VEHICLES/VANS HAVE BEEN INVITED ONTO THE ESTATE BY BUSINESSES TO REMOVE RUBBISH ETC.

HOWEVER, WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU CAN AVOID INVITING THESE INDIVIDUALS ONTO THE ESTATE PLEASE.

In general, crime on the estate appears to be under control.  All mobile patrol vehicles are fitted with on board cameras, on board tracking and panic buttons. The mobile patrol guards are fitted with body cameras

There is a WhatsApp group operated by the Estate’s Security, businesses who have access to a mobile phone are included in the group.

The Fairview Industrial Park gatehouse/mobile patrol is linked ot other Security companies in the London Riverside BID area and the SNT/Police

If you are a victim of theft/crime report to the Police however small / Non-emergency number– Dial 101

Security Contact Numbers

Daytime mobile: 07528968073

Daytime office/ Out of hours 0844 8460247

Metropolitan Safer Neighbourhood Teams Rainham 01708 779708 mobile 0208 649 3522, 07843 065869

South Hornchurch 0208 721 2704 mobile 07766247213

Security:

Welcome to the new day time mobile patrol – Steve – 07528 968073

 

Completion of CCTV Functionality Test, Asset Tags/bar Codes and Registration.

The management of the Fairview Industrial Park continue to invest in crime reduction initiatives to reduce even further the existing low crime rate experienced on the Estate.

In October 2020 a full survey and functionality test of all CCTV was undertaken, asset tags/bar codes were put in place and registered. This is for warranty purposes and for general management of assets, and will aid with updating/replacing CCTV where necessary in the future. Consideration is being given to add another CCTV to cover the new entrance barrier system, now being installed at the security gatehouse.

There are currently 14 CCTV static/Domes installed at strategic, vulnerable locations on the Estate.  In addition to this, there are 8 CCTV’s installed at the security gatehouse that record all vehicle movements in and out of the Estate.

The CCTV system is not only utilised for crime detection and anti-social behaviour deterrence, but also to assist with overall management of the Estate.
The Estate CCTV system of course, operates in full compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018

Free Paper Recycling – Paper / Cardboard

Make sure your company makes full use of this free service located in Orwell Close.

Please note this bin is for paper/cardboard only

Alternatively, Keeble Recycling Ltd in Ferry Lane South is open to all businesses that wish to deliver their paper and cardboard (charge now applies) for recycling, Monday to Friday 08.00 to 15.00. They also offer a Confidential Document Shredding service, (charge now applies to all deliveries under 250kgs) call: 01708 528000

Keeble

Paper Recycling Recycling House
Ferry Lane South Rainham Essex RMl3 9DB
Tel:01708 528000 Fax:01708 521991
email: recycle@kpr.co.uk
www.keeblegroup.co.uk
Registered in London No.493526

 

CERTIFICATE OF RECYCLING

IN 2020 8480KGS OF MIXED PAPER AND CARDBOARD WERE COLLECTED – SAVING 144 TREES, IT ALSO HELPED OFFSETTING 144160 TONNES OF CARDBOARD EMISSIONS.

 

BID MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES COULD HELP FURTHER INCREASE THE SAVING OF TREES AND AT THE SAME TIME INCREASE THE OFFSETTING OF CARBON EMISSIONS

THE SAVING OF TREES & REDUCTION OF CARBON IS ENHANCED WHEN RECYCLING OFFICE PAPERS

SO, SHOULD ANY BID MEMBERS OR ASSOCIATES BE INTERESTED IN GDPR COMPLIANT DESTRUCTION & CARBON NEGATIVE RECYCLING OF OFFICE PAPER PLEASE EMAIL recycle@kpr.co.uk ADVISING THAT THEY ARE BID MEMBERS.

 

D R Keeble
Managing Director
ESTABLISHED OVER IOO YEARS

Printed on 100% Recycled

Directors: D.R. Keeble, S.D. Keeble

 

How to contact Estate Office – 01708 520523

 

Maggie Dixon – CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER: 07767 700987

Email: office@fairviewindustrialpark.co.uk

 

 

FAIRVIEW WEBSITE

www.fairview industrial park.co.uk

May we remind you this is a useful facility to advertise job vacancies/staff requirements, and property for sale or to let.

 

WELCOME NEW ESTATE OCCUPIERS:

Units E5/E6 Star Business Centre – Nikoltt Technologies

Barlow Way South – Sunbelt Rentals Ltd – TRAFFIC