Challenging Thames   Water on Bursts Pipes  

Councillors Andrew Lee, Alexa Michael and Thomas Turrell have written to Thames Water to challenge the utility supplier on the number of burst pipes in the area, especially on Hayes Lane.  There have been two burst pipes in Hayes Lane since 2022.

Councillor Turrell has also submitted a Freedom of Information request to the organisation to find out the impact of these burst pipes on water waste and bills over the last few years.

The Councillors are acting after a burst on Hayes Lane in May which saw a driveway destroyed and some residents’ homes flooded. There was another, smaller water leak on 19th June, also in Hayes Lane.

Councillor Turrell said:

Firstly, thank you to the London Fire  Brigade for their swift action in May which helped reduce flooding following the burst. Councillor Lee and I called on residents in the area to check on and make sure no-one had lost power or water. Thankfully, disruption beyond the immediate area was minimal. However, local people did tell us that bursts on this road were frequent, so we are now trying to work with Thames Water to establish a plan on how future pipe bursts can be prevented”.

Read the teams full letter here:

Read Councillor Turrell’s Freedom of Information requests and responses at: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/water_waste_in_hayes_london_boro

Plans to Relocate Keston Post Office  

Over the summer, residents in Keston were asked their views by the Post Office to move the Villages post office from number 4 to number 19 Heathfield Road.

The plans would see the Post Office open a new convenience store in the village. All three Councillors supported the proposals in the consultation and have asked the Post Office to align the opening hours of the Post Office with the shop to better serve local people.

Cannon Street Services to Remain on Hayes Line  

Network Rail have confirmed to Bromley Council that previously announced plans to change rail services on the Hayes line from heading into Victoria instead of Cannon Street were dropped as part of the operator change in October 2021.

Network Rail also confirmed that should the new operator wish to look at these plans again in the future, this would be a new proposal which would have to go back out to public consultation.