Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

Work to start on Church Road/ Uxbridge Road Junction

by Nigel Bakhai on 21 December, 2013

Following a successful public consultation earlier this year, Ealing Council are due to start works at the Uxbridge Road / Church Road junction on 20th January 2014. As someone who lives close to this junction and crosses Church Road on a daily basis, I know how dangerous it is and have long campaigned for safe […]

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Question There was a shortage of white sacks for plastics recycling in November. Has that issue now been resolved and have additional sacks been ordered to meet any increase in demand from the recent publicity campaign to promote plastics recycling? Answer The issue regarding the shortage of white plastics sacks has been resolved, and all […]

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Question Please give a breakdown of the usage and takings by week for the new car park in Southall High Street since it opened Answer Pay & Display   Machines: Week Ending: Tickets Purchased Ticket Value   Purchased 08/09/2013 71 £168.20 15/09/2013 91 £193.60 22/09/2013 91 £206.80 29/09/2013 108 £265.90 06/10/2013 98 £252.25 13/10/2013 233 £142.60 20/10/2013 […]

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Question How much has been raised by the Crossrail Business Rate Supplement levy on businesses in the borough since its introduction? Answer In the three years between 2010/11 and 2012/13 £12.9m raised been raised by the Cross rail levy in Ealing. The Crossrail levy is paid over to the GLA.

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Question What advice or support does the council provide for new businesses wishing to start up in the borough? Are there also any plans to update the council webpage on this subject which is very limited in the amount of information provided? Answer The Council does not have a formal business support and advice department […]

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December 2013 – Written Question – New Businesses

by Nigel Bakhai on 20 December, 2013

Question How many new businesses have set up in the borough since 2010? Answer The total number of businesses registered for business rates in Ealing has increased year on year over the last 4 years. The count at the end of 2010 was 9315 and the count at the end of 2012/13 was 9574 – […]

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November Ealing Policing Report

by Nigel Bakhai on 21 November, 2013

Here is my report from the November meeting of the Ealing Community and Police Consultative Group including an annual borough policing report from Temporary Supinterindent Simon Message. T/Supt Message outlined three key events in the policing calendar this year the first of which was the deployment of tasers across the borough from May 15th. Ealing now […]

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Repairing pavements in Elthorne

by Nigel Bakhai on 18 November, 2013

Over the last three years Ealing council has agreed to spend £350k on new footpaths in Townholm Crescent, Shirley Gardens, Rosedale Close and Jessamine Road in Elthorne. This is good news for the residents in these roads but only the lucky few are chosen for inclusion in the annual footpath renewal programme. I estimate that […]

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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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