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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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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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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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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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Online Anonymous Attacks

by Nigel Bakhai on 29 January, 2013

Please find below a copy of a speech to the January 2013 Council meeting in response to a Labour motion on anonymous online attacks against members of the council:- Mr Mayor, in most resident surveys politicians are viewed by the public on a par with second hand car dealers, estate agents and journalists. All too […]

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Council Tax Freeze 2013/14

by Nigel Bakhai on 11 December, 2012

Please find below a copy of my speech at the December 2012 council meeting to second an Ealing Lib Dem motion calling for a council tax freeze in 2013/14. Thank you Mr Mayor, I rise to second the Lib Dem motion. One of the roles I have outside this chamber is to be a director […]

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Elthorne October Policing Report

by Nigel Bakhai on 25 October, 2012

Here is a report from the Elthorne SNT Police Panel meeting in October including some of the latest crime figures.   Robbery May 2 June 3 July 4 August 2 September 2 October 1 There were 18 incidents of personal robbery between April and September. This is an increase of 2 offences against 2011.   Burglary   […]

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