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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May Elthorne SNT Police Panel

by Nigel Bakhai on 22 May, 2013

Here are my notes from this evening’s Elthorne Safer Neighbourhood Team police panel meeting. To begin with, here are some of the latest figures on crime statistics in the ward.   Residential Burglary Personal Robbery Violent Crimes January 5 2 4 February 4 0 9 March 7 5 11 April 1 1 6 May 5 […]

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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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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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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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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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The Mayor of London has announced major changes to the Met Police service which will have a huge impact on local policing in Elthorne and across Ealing. First of all, there will be drastic reductions in the provision of front counters in the borough where residents can go to report crime. Acton Police station will now be the only 24 hour […]

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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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