Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Parking permit for event day in Wembley

A Wembley event day permit is available to residents who live within the Wembley Stadium event day protective parking scheme (WSPPS) but outside a controlled parking zone.

It allows the permit holder to park their vehicle in a street when Wembley event day restrictions are in operation.    
Residents of private roads in WSPPS are also entitled to permits to allow them to park in streets which are subject to event day restrictions during an event.
Permits are vehicle specific and incur a one off flat rate charge. View permit costs
Up to three permits can be purchased per household.
Permits are valid for the duration that the applicant is living at that address. 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Campaigners sound the right notes in the battle against illegal fly tipping

 A new scheme to encourage Brent residents to stop fly-tipping has been launched by young environmental campaigners. The article features a photograph of Cllr Margaret McLennan, deputy leader at Brent Council, and Awula Serwah, chair of the taking a stand meeting against flying topping at Brent Council. Labour councillor for Kilburn, John Duffy, who opposes that £35 bulky waste charge introduced by the council last month, was at the meeting to discuss his draft of a community-led environmental strategy.
Brent & Kilburn Times, 09 November 2017,

Free week long Luv Gospel music festival coming to Wembley

People are invited to programmes running all day, including a drop in choir, to support MIV in “making a big sound” in the evening. There are Songs of Praise style workshops in the morning where people can share their experiences, and what songs best represents their belief. In the afternoon there is an audience with Brent Council’s deputy leader Cllr Margaret McLennan and Mayor Bhagwanji Chohan the mayor of Brent.
Brent & Kilburn Times, 07 November 2017, 

Wembley Stadium parking: You might be eligible to park for just £10 a day

Brent Council offers event day parking permits to Wembley residents living within the event day protective parking scheme (WSPPS) but outside a controlled parking zone. It allows the permit holder to park their vehicle in a street when Wembley event day restrictions are in operation.
Get West London, 09 November 2017, Online

Wembley Stadium car parking racket shut down by council

A 62-year-old man who ran a pirate event-day car park near Wembley Stadium has had his business shut down. Ramesh Chhagnlal Chhatralia, director of The Hallmark Trading Centre in Fourth Way, rented out event-day parking spaces to Wembley stadium and arena visitors. The unlicensed business was permanently shut down by Brent council's planning inspectorate after it was discovered to breach planning control. Brent cabinet member for regeneration, growth, employment and skills, Councillor Shama Tatler said: "The council wishes to reduce car usage to alleviate congestion on local roads, promote more sustainable modes of transport and improve air quality."
Courtsey of Brent Council

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Barn Way (Barn Hill – Barn Rise) - Planned Pavement Reconstruction

 Council’s plans to reconstruct the pavement in Barn Way, between Barn Hill and Barn Rise.
This work is due to commence on 8 January 2018 and be concluded by 30 March 2018 weather permitting. Parking will be suspended during the course of the reconstruction.
Parking dispensation letters will be provided to residents allowing them to park on the road, should their dropped crossing be reconstructed during a Wembley Event. The contractor will call one or two days before the work on your dropped crossing begins.

Barn Way is in a conservation area, so any vehicle crossing application would first require planning permission. For further details or to make an application, please contact or call 0208 937 5210.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Public sector pay cap to remain

Downing Street has moved to stress that the 1% cap on public sector salary increases will not be scrapped, despite suggestions from Tory ministers to the contrary. A Labour attempt to scrap the wage cap was defeated in Parliament on Wednesday, but earlier in the day Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the Government should consider pay rises “right across the public sector”, and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said ministers would “have to think through” changes to spending plans. An unnamed Conservative source had also indicated that a review of the cap would be made at the next Budget, but No10 issued a statement before the Parliamentary vote that “the Government policy has not changed.”
The Times, 

PM promises building safety review

 Theresa May has confirmed the cladding on Grenfell Tower did not comply with building regulations, as she promised a root and branch review of building safety. Addressing MPs during PMQs, Mrs May also announced that 120 tower blocks in 37 local authority areas had now failed fire safety tests. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the disaster should be a "wake up call" and blamed failures in tower block safety on Tory council cuts. “When you cut local authority expenditure by 40% you end up with fewer building control inspectors. When you cut local authority budgets by 40% we all pay a price in public safety," he said.

It has also been revealed that retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been chosen to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire.
with courtesy of "The Guardian", 

Councils facing cladding bills

Theresa May has ordered a “major national investigation” into the use of potentially flammable cladding on high-rise towers after every piece of cladding so far tested for fire resistance in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy has failed to meet the necessary standard.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Funding needed to address potted roads

According to an annual report by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA), 17% of local and rural roads are in drastic need of maintenance for potholes or risk full resurfacing or closure in the next five years. The survey based on responses from 63% of councils in England and Wales reported that local authorities would require £12bn in funding to clear a maintenance backlog. The number of potholes filled by councils in England last year fell by 19%, with London recording the biggest decline of 43%. Edmund King, president of the AA, said: “The government needs to confront the funding shortfall head on and help to fund repairs and resurfacing work quicker.”

Monday, 13 March 2017

Council set to invest in CCTV and tackle street drinking to make Brent safer

10 March 2017

PLANS to make Brent safer are set to get the go-ahead next week, as Brent Council's Cabinet are asked back improvements to CCTV in the borough and a new proposal to curb street drinking.
The council's Cabinet will on Monday evening (March 13) be asked to back a report recommending the spending of around £2m on an overhaul of CCTV in the borough, which notes increasing operational costs of maintaining a 20-year-old system described in the report as "archaic" and requiring "an upgrade."
Instead, it is suggested that the council switch to a wireless CCTV system, which would allow for a more cost-efficient and flexible CCTV network, and enable the easy relocation of cameras to crime hotspot areas as required, without the need to hard-wire a camera in.
The proposed move to upgrade the borough's CCTV network comes as Brent was this week (March, 9) recognised by the Home Office's Surveillance Camera Commissioner for its work on CCTV, becoming one of only a handful of boroughs in London to be audited and certificated for following the twelve guiding principles, set out in the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice.
Brent's Cabinet will also on Monday evening consider a proposal to better combat street drinking.
Even though the whole of the borough of Brent has been a controlled drinking zone since 2007, anti-social behaviour linked to prohibited street is still an issue in areas including Harlesden, Kilburn, Ealing Road, Neasden, Wembley Park and Sudbury.
In response, it is proposed that the Council introduces Public Spaces Protection Orders in these areas for six months to tackle the issue - a breach of which will be a criminal offence and carry a fine of up to £1,000.
Cllr Tom Miller, Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, said:
"Our proposals to improve our CCTV and tackle alcohol-related anti-social behaviour follow the recent work we have we been doing in getting more police on our streets, in tackling crime linked to rogue shisha outlets and underlines our commitment in making Brent safer.
"The investment in CCTV would not only replace a dated twentieth century system, but will mean we'll get a state-of-the-art, more flexible and cost-efficient system that ensures we can maintain a network that helps to keep residents safe.
"We are also considering measures to introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders for street drinking, demonstrating that while we will always help those vulnerable people battling addiction, we will always take a zero tolerance approach towards anti-social behaviour."

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Ban driving near schools

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan believes cars should be banned from roads near schools to reduce air pollution, calling on boroughs to follow the examples set by Camden and the City of London. He commented: “Forty or fifty years ago we thought smoking was bad and yet our forebears took no action. We know air quality is a killer, it makes you sick and no action has been taken. It's a health emergency.”

Parking permit for event day in Wembley

A Wembley event day permit is available to residents who live within the Wembley Stadium event day protective parking scheme (WSPPS) bu...