Archive for the ‘Speeches’ Category

Council U-Turn on Hanwell Library

by Nigel Bakhai on 14 June, 2011

Here is the text of my speech at the Ealing Council meeting in June following the council’s announcement that Hanwell and other public libraries would not be closed. On behalf of the Liberal Democrat council group, I would like to thank the Portfolio holder Cllr Dheer for his announcement today that the libraries at Hanwell, […]

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Saving Public Libraries

by Nigel Bakhai on 5 April, 2011

Here is a copy of the text of my speech below to the April 2011 council meeting on the future of public libraries in Ealing:- Mr Mayor, as the ward councillor for Elthorne where Hanwell Library is situated, I rise to second the Lib Dem amendment to this motion. While we accept that the council needs to […]

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Here is the text of my speech to the Planning committee in March 2011 in opposition to the proposed development of 3-7 Uxbridge Road which was refused due to overdevelopment, inadequate provision of amenity space, lack of car parking,unsuitable design/massing, and undesirable relationship with neighbouring properties: Chair, I would like to raise a number of […]

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Cuts in Park Rangers & Envirocrime Prevention Officers

by Nigel Bakhai on 1 February, 2011

Please find below the text of my speech to the Ealing Council meeting in February 2011 regarding the proposed cuts in numbers of Park Ranger and Envirocrime Prevention officers. Mr Mayor. I would like to second Cllr Malcolm’s amendment. Like many of my constituents who represented local groups such as the Brent River and Canal […]

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Hanwell Community Centre

by Nigel Bakhai on 14 December, 2010

Please find below the text of my speech at the December 2010 meeting of Ealing Council on the subject of a petition on Hanwell Community Centre. A glance at the petition shows the depth of support for the HCC amongst its users and amongst the people of Hanwell with many signatories from my ward of […]

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Housing

by Nigel Bakhai on 19 October, 2010

Please find below the text of my speech to October 2010 meeting of Ealing Council on the subject of the Government’s Housing policy:- Thank you Mr Mayor. While we support the aims of the first line of this motion that everyone is entitled to a safe, secure, affordable and decent home. The fact is that […]

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Ealing Council’s Corporate Plan

by Nigel Bakhai on 13 July, 2010

Please find below details of my maiden speech to the July 2010 Council meeting on the subject of the new corporate plan. Thank you Mr Mayor. I welcome the opportunity to speak about the glamorously titled new corporate plan for Ealing – “Making the best better” which lays out the vision of the council for […]

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