Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Question How many meetings has the Leader had with representatives of QPR since January 2012? Please confirm if the issue of Warren Farm was discussed at any of these meetings and please provide details of those discussions Answer The leader of the council has not been present at any direct meeting with QPR outside of […]

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Road and Pavement repairs

by Nigel Bakhai on 16 July, 2013

Please find below a copy of my speech to the July 2013 council meeting on the subject of spending on roads and pavements: Thank you, Mr Mayor. Between 2000 and 2006, under Labour Ealing Council’s capital spending on roads and footpaths averaged around £1.2M per year. Under the Tories this went up fivefold to £6M […]

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June 2013 – Oral Question – Warren Farm

by Nigel Bakhai on 12 June, 2013

Question Would the Council leader please outline the council’s response to the legal challenge by the Hanwell Community Forum to the Warren Farm development? Answer Cllr Bell replied: “I have given the following comment to the press: ‘During the toughest economic times in our history, the council is trying to secure long-term investment in high-quality […]

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In March and early April, residents in parts of Elthorne and Walpole were consulted by Ealing Council about a series of proposals for improving the Uxbridge Road in Hanwell and West Ealing. The main aims of the scheme were to improve road safety and the local environment by smoothing traffic flow, reducing traffic speed, making it […]

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My review of the 2012/13 Council Year

by Nigel Bakhai on 8 June, 2013

After two years with a 100% perfect attendance record, the figures for the council year 2012/13 show that I attended 42 out of a possible 43 meetings or 98% of council meetings I  was due to attend. I attended all 8 of the full council meetings (these are meetings of all 69 councillors represented in the borough), […]

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The London Fire Brigade is consulting residents over the Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s plans to make £45.4m in cuts to the service over the next two years. The plans will mean that 12 stations will close across the capital, including at Westminster and Knightsbridge. A further 7 stations including Hayes that currently have two fire […]

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Warren Farm

by Nigel Bakhai on 24 April, 2013

Please find below a copy of my speech to the April Planning committee meeting in relations to the QPR development at Warren Farm:- Thank you Chair for allowing me to speak. Although this development is in Norwood Green ward, residents in Elthorne are also affected by this development.  As a sports fan, I want to […]

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Tackling dog fouling in Hanwell and West Ealing

by Nigel Bakhai on 20 April, 2013

Following a number of recent complaints from residents, I have arranged with council officers for new stickers to be installed on lampposts in Elthorne to tackle the issue of dog fouling in the area. According to figures obtained by my Lib Dem colleague Cllr Gary Malcolm in December, we have seen an increase in the number of reports of […]

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Supporting Local Businesses in Hanwell & West Ealing

by Nigel Bakhai on 6 March, 2013

In response to a council survey in 2008, 68% of businesses thought that improving shop fronts would make Hanwell town centre a more attractive place to visit and 76% were interested in taking part in a shop front improvement scheme. However, there were still a number of businesses on the waiting list to apply for the scheme […]

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Street cleaning performance and Streetwatchers

by Nigel Bakhai on 29 January, 2013

Please find below a copy of a speech to the January 2013 Council meeting to support a Lib Dem amendment on the council’s poor performance in street cleaning and the Streetwatcher service:- Mr Mayor. The problems with Enterprise at the start of the new rubbish and recycling contract in April-May last year are now largely […]

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