Saturday, 31 December 2011
Campaigners mounted a judicial review challenge of Brent Council’s decision to close its Short Breaks Unit, in Crawford Avenue, Wembley, which the parents claim will leave a gaping hole in the provision of respite care.
The unit is one of only two such centers run by the council which offers short-term respite care for disabled children.
The council’s decision was a result of having to make £104 million of cuts over four years.
There are plans to relocate both respite care units at the Village School but this wont be until 2012.
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Retail expert Mary Portas has set out her vision for Britain's high streets, warning that "after many years of erosion, neglect and mismanagement" they will "disappear forever" unless urgent action is taken.
She has recommended a range of planning policy incentives along with free parking in town centres to lure shoppers back to the high street and a parking league table that ranks car parks by how much they charge.
Thursday, 29 December 2011
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Labour won Wembley Central by election with a substantially increased share of the vote and Krupa Sheth is now the youngest Brent councillor ever and one of the youngest in London.
Surprisingly Lib Dems held their share of the vote. However, the combined coalition vote fell from 54.1% last year to just 47.1% this year, and Krupa had a majority over the Lib Dems and Tories combined.
The result with last year's shares in brackets was as follows:
KRUPA SHETH (LAB) 1401 48.1% (42.8%)
Afifa Pervez (Lib Dem) 1022 35.1% (35.4%)
Madhuri Davda (Con) 349 12.0% (18.7%)
Martin Francis (Green) 138 4.8% ( 3.1%)
Swing from Lib Dem to Lab 2.8%
Swing from Coalition to Lab 6.2%
Labour's share of the vote in Wembley Central has increased from 32.2% in the 2009 by-election to 42.8% in 2010 and up to 48.1% last night. This is Labour's highest share of the vote in Wembley Central since May 1994.
Labour's comeback is in sight
Labour's comeback is in sight
Monday, 19 December 2011
1) ORBITAL CONNECTIONS TO OLD OAK COMMON
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|(Southern is presumably diverted as well, but TfL cannot say that)|
2) CROSSRAIL TO WEST COAST MAIN LINE
(Wembley Central, Watford Junction, and wherever)
Link to Crossrail Promotional Videos
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
|Link to Evening Standard|
"The state of the UK's high streets has been laid bare, after a government-commissioned report described some town centres as 'dead', with huge increases in the number of empty shops.
"Ms Portas, presenter of the BBC programme Mary Queen Of Shops, said the high street had been 'displaced' by out-of-town shopping centres, without anyone considering the impact of such a huge change. Community had been sacrificed for convenience, and there was now no sense of 'belonging' to a local high street, she added."
|Link to The Portas Review|
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Pictures of the Chalkhill Netball team:
the only Junior Netball Club in Brent.
(Thanks go to Luiza Xavier, Chalkhill Hero.)
The High 5s and U14s were hosting their first mini tournament. I was very pleased to attend!
There was the Jack Petchey Award Presentation, at 12.30pm, with Dawn Butler.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Below is an excellent article to read ...
This article claims the Con-Lib Dem coalition is doing better just now, planting a message in the public's mind that Labour "all ways messes up" with economy.
The public will eventually realize it is Cons who are doing what they are blaming Labour for.
Labour is currently letting them to get away with this, due to poor PR. Labour should pull itself up without any regrets and argue.