Archive for the ‘Local Services’ Category

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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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 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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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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