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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

King George’s Field / Poor’s Piece update

by Nigel Bakhai on 29 January, 2013

Work is nearly finished to rejuvenate King George’s Field, a small park on the corner of Lower Boston Road and St Mark’s Road in Hanwell. The improvements aim to encourage greater community use of the area, also known as Poor’s Piece, while tackling problems with anti-social behaviour.  Work includes a new outdoor gym, table tennis table and seating. […]

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Street Cleaning update

by Nigel Bakhai on 11 November, 2012

Since April we have had a new contractor, Enterprise Ltd, responsible for street cleaning in the borough, This has led to numerous problems with missed rubbish and recycling collections, particularly at the start of the contract although between July and September, Elthorne had the highest number of missed collections in the borough. As part of […]

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Question Would the Portfolio holder please provide a breakdown by ward of the number of missed rubbish and recycling collections in July, August and September 2012? Answer JUL AUG SEP TOTAL ACTON CENTRAL 147 378 180 705 CLEVELAND 205 294 246 745 DORMERS WELLS 88 172 173 433 EALING BROADWAY 192 403 243 838 EALING […]

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Question Please tell me when the last time the Uxbridge Road in Hanwell and Southall was washed and when is it due to be washed again? Answer Southall 2010 Hanwell 2011 Both scheduled to be washed before end of March 2013

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Question What percentage of Blue and Orange roads which are due to be washed twice per year according to the contract with Enterprise Ltd were washed between April and the end of September? Answer None

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Missed Rubbish and Recycling collections

by Nigel Bakhai on 30 July, 2012

As many of you will know from personal experience, Elthorne has been beset by problems of missed rubbish and recycling collections since Ealing Council changed contractor at the beginning of April.  The figures I have obtained show that Elthorne has been one of the worst hit parts of the borough. In April, Elthorne ranked as the third worst out of the 23 wards with […]

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Elthorne ward forum spending 2012/13

by Nigel Bakhai on 18 July, 2012

This year I have the pleasure of being the Chair of the Elthorne ward forum. Each ward is given a budget made up of £30,000 in capital and £7,500 of revenue to spend on local projects in their area. However, this year Elthorne has been awarded an additional £10,000 as a reward for coming joint top with […]

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Please find below a copy of the text of my speech to the July 2012 council meeting in response to a Conservative motion calling for compensation to residents over the failures in the waste & recycling contract:- Thank you Mr Mayor, I rise to second the Lib Dem amendment. We all in this chamber accept […]

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Question Would the portfolio holder please provide a breakdown by ward of the number of missed rubbish and recycling collections in April and May 2012? Answer APRIL Refuse sack Wheelie bin Dry box Food box Plastics Total Southfield 61 319 338 246 964 Walpole 69 268 186 229 752 Elthorne 117 236 161 189 703 […]

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Question Would the portfolio holder (for Transport & Environment) please clarify whether the council has any plans to return or resell any unused wheelie bins bought to collect garden waste? Answer Wheelie bins have an extremely long shelf life and it is impossible to predict future demand levels. Over the coming years customer participation levels […]

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