Archive for the ‘Local Council’ Category

I have recently campaigned against plans by the Shell garage in Church Road in Hanwell for a new 24 hour licence to sell alcohol seven days a week. I wrote to the Licensing team at Ealing Council to register my objections to the application: “Please can I register my objection against this application in the strongest possible terms on the […]

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New plans for St John’s Primary School

by Nigel Bakhai on 25 October, 2013

Ealing Council is consulting on plans to expand St John’s Primary School in Felix Road to a 3 form entry school from September 2016 to cope with the additional local demand for school places. Council officers are developing these plans in conjunction with Rydon and A2 Dominion to encorporate the school rebuild into the Green Man Lane estate regeneration. The existing […]

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Question How many people are employed by the council and its service providers on zero hour contracts? Please provide a breakdown by directorate and what kind of jobs are done by people on zero hour contracts. Answer At the London Borough of Ealing those on zero hours contracts are referred to as “casual” or “as […]

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No improvement to failed cleaning contract

by Nigel Bakhai on 15 October, 2013

Please find below a copy of my speech to the October 2013 council meeting on the subject of rubbish and recycling services in Ealing: After 18 months of poor services, residents have had enough. No more excuses. Enterprise bosses may have come and gone but no-one at Ealing Council has taken responsibility for the failures […]

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September Elthorne Policing Report

by Nigel Bakhai on 19 September, 2013

Here is my report of this month’s meeting of the Elthorne Safer Neighbourhood Police panel including the latest crime data. The police began with an update on efforts to tackle the three ward priorities agreed at the previous meeting which were ASB from alcohol around St Mellitus Church, ASB from youths around Olde Hanwell, and residential burglary. […]

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Elthorne Urban Sports & Activities Week

by Nigel Bakhai on 29 July, 2013

The Elthorne ward forum is pleased to be sponsoring a week of sports and activities between 1 and 5pm every afternoon from 12th to 16th August in Elthorne Park aimed at young people aged between 11 and 16. The priority will be for young people living locally in Elthorne ward, and activities available include BMX, free running, skate […]

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Question Please can you tell me when the new contractor is next due to review library hours at Hanwell Library following its recent re-opening? Answer Any changes to opening hours would have to be agreed by Ealing Council as it will still be responsible for the strategic direction of the service. There are no current […]

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Question How much sponsorship income did the council raise in 2012/13 for maintaining flower baskets, or public open spaces in the borough? How does the council promote these green spaces for sponsorship? Answer As of 4th April 2013 the Council’s annual income for roundabout, planter and small open space sponsorship was £22,500. There are currently […]

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Question How much income was raised by filming in the borough in 2012/13? If possible, please provide a breakdown of how much was raised by ward. Answer Over £270,000 of income for the council was generated in 2012/13 by the Council’s West London Film Office (WLFO), which is part of the Marketing & Communications department. […]

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Question A constituent complained about the poor quality of the audio system in the public gallery in the council chamber at a recent meeting of the Planning committee. Please can you tell me what is being done to improve sound quality in the council chamber or if there are any plans to upgrade the sound […]

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