Thursday, 15 September 2011

Major Developments in Brent

Civic Centre

The centre is central to the council's desire and vision to establish Wembley as a community focus for Brent. This project started in March 2008. Over £930,000 has been spent to date.

It will be occupied (as phase 1) in March 2013, and final occupation (phase 2) will be in Jun 2013. Office space for 2,300 staff is based on 7 workstations for every 10 staff.

Revenue savings will be £2.5million per annum, on average, over the funding period.

The following developments are already happening:

Wembley, Church End, Willesden Green Redevelopment, South Kilburn, North Circular Road, Alperton, Burnt Oak, and Barham Park.

Details are on the Brent web site.

BRENT CROSS REDEVELOPMENT: Cricklewood Community Forum says: "No, thanks!"

(Photo courtesy of Barnet Times)
Pauline McKinnell, Chairperson of 'Cricklewood Community Forum', says:

“This scheme will cause huge disruption to the community for years to come. Hundreds of homes will be destroyed, with residents not knowing where they will be moved to. Home owners, many of whom have lived in the area for years, will be offered shared equity deals if they wish to stay locally, but details have not been worked out.

"The area is bounded by major roads - the North Circular, A5, A41 and Cricklewood Lane - that already experience frequent traffic congestion. Adding 7,500 new housing units and 27,000 jobs will lead to complete gridlock.

"The concentration of new housing in such a small area is ludicrous. The only way you can get 7,500 homes into the area is to build enormous blocks of flats all over the place. Who on earth would choose to live in a tower block overlooking the North Circular?”

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Wembley and Perivale

Wembley and Perivale

Click above to see the new Parliamentary seat.

Willesden

Willesden

Click above to see the new parliamentary seat boundaries.

Unemployment hits 2.51 million



The number of people unemployed in the UK rose by 80,000 to 2.51 million in the three months to July, official figures have shown.

This is the largest increase in nearly two years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The jobless rate now stands at 7.9%.

Youth unemployment also rose sharply, by 78,000 to 973,000.

The total claiming Jobseeker's Allowance rose by 20,300 in August to 1.58 million.

The number of people in employment in the economy fell in the three months to July, by 69,000 to 29.17 million.