Archive for April, 2010

Final Leadership Debate

April 29, 2010

I missed the first quarter of an hour but, based on what I saw, I am not surprised that the pollsters gave David Cameron a second win.   I went into these debates with mixed views.  On the one hand I felt it would increase interest in the General Election (and it has) which is a good thing.  On the other hand, I was concerned about what a Presidential type debate may do at a grassroots level e.g. would there be less focus on who is the best person to represent a constituency?  Clearly, these debates are here to stay!

Just one week to go!

Chris Grayling

April 29, 2010

The Shadow Home Secretary, Chris Grayling, visited St Marks Catholic School and took Questions and Answers from the students.  I honestly thoroughly enjoyed it.  We had a very interesting discussion on electoral reform and Chris Grayling made some points.  One of the students then tested me on where Greencroft Road is located.  Fortunately, I was able to answer straight away.  He also asked me for my views on the Third runway and I stated that I supported Party Policy!

Here is Chris answering questions:

Hanworth and Heston Central 29/04/10

April 29, 2010

Some things to report.

1) Highways

Outside 7 Green Road:

Outside 10 Holly Close:

2) Graffiti

Outside 5 Green Road:

Opposite 70 Bear Road:

3) Park

I was walking down Bear Road and saw yet another park that has been turned around.  Looked lovely:

4) Utility box

Outside 62 Church Road, Heston:

Will report, where necessary, in the morning.

Baroness Warsi

April 29, 2010

Baroness Warsi came to help the campaign and meet some residents in Heston yesterday.  She was very well received and enjoyed her visit.  I very much hope that she will return in the future as I am big fan.

Hanworth 28/04/10

April 29, 2010

1) Potholes on Armstrong Road

Firstly, outside 30:

Outside 36:

Outside 38:

2) Graffiti

On the following outside 2 St George’s Villas, Hampton Lane:

Feltham North 28/04/10

April 29, 2010

A lovely morning and I saw quite a few residents out and about.

Picked up some things to report.

1) Highways

Outside 133 Cygnet Avenue:

Near 145 Cygnet Avenue:

2) Graffiti

Outside 5 Central Parade, Sparrow Farm Drive:

3) Flytipping

At the rear of 5 Sparrow Farm Drive:

And, diagonally behind 9 Sparrow Farm Drive:

4) Hounslow Homes Carpark on Finch Drive

Near number 2:

Opposite number 9:

5) Slightly sloping Streetlight

Opposite 151 Cygnet Avenue:

Will report the above in the morning.

Conservatory at Lavender Court

April 29, 2010

It is finished (I think),  looks really lovely and a great size.  I think that the tenants will enjoy it.

Another 4000 reasons to punish Labour

April 28, 2010

A Special Meeting of the Borough Council was called last night.  There is a provision within the Council Procedure Rules for a number of Councillors to do this.  The likes of Councillors Connelly and Sharma were signatures.

Here is the agenda.

Not one Councillor justified why it was necessary to call a Special Meeting for this, which is important as it costs approximately £4000 to have a Borough Council Meeting.  Whilst I do not put a price on democracy, residents have a right to know why certain Independents and Labour felt it necessary to call a Special Meeting for this.  Why did they not propose a motion at any of the scheduled meetings during the past four years and why was it so urgent that needed to be decided just over a week before Local Elections?  Or have I just answered my own question?

The performance of Councillors Sharma, Cadbury and Vaught was especially poor and unpleasant, indeed none of them were willing to take an intervention from me when they were speaking.  I wonder why that was?

Feel free to take a look at the agenda and decide whether you believe that last night was appropriate?  No justification was given for last night’s urgency.

Update: See here for an article about this.

Latest on alley between Helen Avenue and New Road

April 28, 2010

I noticed further work taking place yesterday.  I think that the works that have been carried out will make this area much easier to maintain in the future (especially in terms of litter picking).  This whole area looks much neater and tidier than previously so I am very pleased.

But I also need to report some graffiti in Feltham Park by its entrance (Glebelands end):

Will report now.

Well Done DC

April 27, 2010

I have just watched this.

I am hugely proud of, and impressed with, my Leader for the way he handled this.  I genuinely found everything he said moving, reassuring and sincere!