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The London Fire Brigade is consulting residents over the Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s plans to make £45.4m in cuts to the service over the next two years. The plans will mean that 12 stations will close across the capital, including at Westminster and Knightsbridge. A further 7 stations including Hayes that currently have two fire […]

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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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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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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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Street cleaning performance and Streetwatchers

by Nigel Bakhai on 29 January, 2013

Please find below a copy of a speech to the January 2013 Council meeting to support a Lib Dem amendment on the council’s poor performance in street cleaning and the Streetwatcher service:- Mr Mayor. The problems with Enterprise at the start of the new rubbish and recycling contract in April-May last year are now largely […]

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King George’s Field / Poor’s Piece update

by Nigel Bakhai on 29 January, 2013

Work is nearly finished to rejuvenate King George’s Field, a small park on the corner of Lower Boston Road and St Mark’s Road in Hanwell. The improvements aim to encourage greater community use of the area, also known as Poor’s Piece, while tackling problems with anti-social behaviour.  Work includes a new outdoor gym, table tennis table and seating. […]

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