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Archive for the ‘Speeches’ Category

A Pledge to Freeze Council Tax for 4 Years

by Nigel Bakhai on 16 April, 2014

Please find below a copy of my speech at the April meeting of Ealing Council on the Conservative and Liberal Democrat pledges to freeze council tax for the next four years:- At the last full council, the Ealing Lib Dem council group voted to freeze council tax over the next four years and we have […]

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Support Neighbourhood Policing

by Nigel Bakhai on 29 January, 2014

Please find below a copy of my speech to the January 2014 council meeting on the subject of neighbourhood policing in Ealing: Mr Mayor, Crime is always identified as the number 1 concern for residents. In the 2012 Residents Survey, 20% identified crime and ASB as something they were most concerned about in Ealing. 13% […]

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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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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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Please find below a copy of my speech to the annual council meeting in May 2013 in support of Cllr Kamaljit Dhindsa as the new Mayor of Ealing: On behalf of the Liberal Democrat group it gives me great pleasure that I rise to support the nomination of Cllr Kamaljit Dhindsa as Mayor. I always […]

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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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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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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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