Archive for the ‘Local Services’ Category

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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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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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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