Utility companies

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2011
Reference: 
2011/3486
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Residents in South Kilburn are extremely concerned about the unacceptable standard of work from the National Grid while replacing the gas pipes in that area. There is a lack of safety measures surrounding the sites and an absence of information for when the work will be completed. Please will you put pressure on the National Grid to comply with health and safety standards and improve their communication with residents?

Answer

Answer for Utility companies

Answer for Utility companies

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My understanding is that this query relates to National Grid works on Canterbury Road. This road is part of the London Borough of Brent's network and they were responsible for granting a permit to enable the works to be undertaken. The works started on 04/07/2011 and are due to end on 21/11/2011.

Although TfL has no jurisdiction over these works it did contact National Grid who stated that this deep excavation is signed and guarded correctly, and a consultation letter for these works had gone out to local residents.

If you wish further information may I direct you to Trevor Hulin, the streetworks team leader in Brent who can be contacted on 020 8937 5133 or [email protected]