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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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Parking Charges

by Nigel Bakhai on 16 April, 2013

Please find below a copy of my speech to the April 2013 council meeting in relation to a debate on increased parking charges for CPZ (Controlled Parking Zone) permits and visitor vouchers:- Mr Mayor, we all in this chamber should not need reminding that the council’s finances over the last three years has meant that […]

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Clegg blasts Labour-run Ealing Council over Leaflet

by Nigel Bakhai on 29 March, 2013

Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg has launched a scathing attack on Labour-run Ealing Council over an adoption leaflet distributed by the council urging families to become foster parents to avoid benefit changes. The Ealing Council leaflet states: “From 1st April 2013 if you rent a council or housing association home and […]

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The Mayor of London has announced major changes to the Met Police service which will have a huge impact on local policing in Elthorne and across Ealing. First of all, there will be drastic reductions in the provision of front counters in the borough where residents can go to report crime. Acton Police station will now be the only 24 hour […]

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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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Please find below a copy of my speech to the March meeting of the Health & Adult Social Services Standing Scrutiny Panel on the proposals to reconfigure hospital services across North West London including Ealing Hospital:- Thank you Chair for giving me a brief opportunity to speak on behalf of the Lib Dem group in […]

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Council Tax Frozen but wrong choices

by Nigel Bakhai on 27 February, 2013

This month’s council meeting sets the budget and council tax for Ealing in 2013/14. The good news for residents is that council tax is frozen again. For the third year running,  unlike our counterparts in the Tories, the Lib Dem council group has submitted an alternative budget where we have identified savings that can be made in […]

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Green Man Lane estate inspection

by Nigel Bakhai on 2 February, 2013

This week I went on an inspection tour of the Green Man Lane housing estate in West Ealing with a Housing officer, as well as members of the council’s estate management team and a senior caretaker.  We walked around the whole estate and identified numerous issues that will be reported for action and repair work that needs to […]

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January – Elthorne Policing Report

by Nigel Bakhai on 1 February, 2013

Here is my report of this month’s Elthorne Police Panel meeting and latest crime statistics provided at the meeting   October November December January Residential Burglary 4 5 5 4 Personal   Robberies 2 2 2 2 There have been 76 burglary offences reported in the ward since April 2012, 10 of which were attempted burglaries. […]

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