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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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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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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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Eden School

by Nigel Bakhai on 18 January, 2013

Residents living around Southdown Avenue or visitors to the Elthorne Park extension, may have noticed signs up for a new school at the Eversheds Sports and Social Club site in Wyke Gardens in Hanwell.   Eden School who were previously based at Eastcote Lane in Northolt before Christmas have now moved into the premises in early January and opened up a school with up to 50 pupils. This […]

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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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Street Cleaning update

by Nigel Bakhai on 11 November, 2012

Since April we have had a new contractor, Enterprise Ltd, responsible for street cleaning in the borough, This has led to numerous problems with missed rubbish and recycling collections, particularly at the start of the contract although between July and September, Elthorne had the highest number of missed collections in the borough. As part of […]

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