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Question Please can you tell me when Wi-Fi will be installed in Hanwell Library? Answer The propose date for the completed installation of WI FI across all libraries is November 2013.

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Question How much has the council spent or expecting to spend on legal fees in the event of a legal challenge by Hanwell Community Forum to the Warren Farm development? Answer Whilst we have had a pre-emptive notice of action, the actual reason may change or have a greater focus on a particular area, therefore […]

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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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Ealing Lib Dems have played an active part in the cross-party campaign in the borough against plans to downgrade 4 A&Es in North West London and other hospital services at Ealing Hospital. Earlier this month I joined a cross party group of councillors in giving evidence to the Independent Review Panel which has been asked by the Health Secretary to look […]

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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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Corporate Plan Update 2013-14

by Nigel Bakhai on 11 June, 2013

Please find below a copy of my speech to the June 2013 council meeting relating to the council’s corporate plan: Thank you Mr Mayor. First of all, I would like to thank the Chief Executive and his officers for their efforts over the last 3 years in difficult economic circumstances. We all knew after the […]

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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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Please find below a copy of my speech to the annual council meeting in May 2013 in support of Cllr Kamaljit Dhindsa as the new Mayor of Ealing: On behalf of the Liberal Democrat group it gives me great pleasure that I rise to support the nomination of Cllr Kamaljit Dhindsa as Mayor. I always […]

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