Posts Tagged ‘Heston West’

Congratulations Alan Keen

May 7, 2010

Knowing how flat out I, and others on my campaign team, have worked not only during this campaign but over a much longer period, this is clearly an impressive result for Labour.  Naturally I feel very disappointed.  There were things that I did not expect such as the following:

  1. For the Labour vote to hold up in Bedfont, Feltham and Hanworth to hold up the way it did;
  2. For the gap between Labour and Conservatives to be as large as it was in Hounslow West & Cranford and, to a lesser extent, Heston

We secured the most votes in Bedfont, Feltham North, Feltham West, Hanworth Park and Hanworth.  However, Labour won by a much greater margin in Heston West, Heston Central, Heston East, Hounslow West and Cranford.

Labour invested heavily in this constituency and I saw over 20 different items of literature from them during the campaign.  They took the threat of the Conservatives seriously.

I respect and accept the decision of residents in this constituency and congratulate Mr Keen.  I do not think I have ever been so tired when giving a speech before but glad I got through it at around 05:30am.  My team could not have done anything more to win this and I will always be grateful to them for their passion and loyalty.

Off to another count at mid-day.  I hope I will continue as a Councillor for Feltham North.

Heston West earlier this evening

April 22, 2010

I was informed about a defect near 40 Heston Avenue.  Looks like it had been repaired by the time I arrived:

Here is a defect outside 64 Meadow Waye:

Knocked over bollard in Cranford Lane (near junction with Blossom Waye):

Will report in the morning.

Things picked up in the past couple of days

April 21, 2010

1) Graffiti

Outside 10a Stourton Road, Hanworth:

Outside 30 North Hyde Lane, Heston:

491 Staines Road, Bedfont:

Near 1 Heston Grange Lane:

83 Staines Road, Feltham:

295 Staines Road, Feltham:

Outside shop on Cassiobury Avenue and Staines Road junction:

2) Utility box in The Croft (near junction with North Hyde Lane):

3) Heston Park

Looking at it from the other side but yet another example of them being on top of grass cutting:

4) Highways

The edge of the carriageway in The Alders, Hanworth is bad in many places.  Here is an example outside 21-29:

92 The Alders:

Near shop on Cassiobury Road & Staines Road junction:

5) Flytipping

Burns Avenue/Harlington Road West junction and between 129 & 131 Harlington Road West:

6) Blocked drain near 40 Faggs Road:

Will report the above, where appropriate later this morning.

Yesterday in Heston West

February 28, 2010

Managed to begin delivering the latest leaflet and got quite a few out considering the up and down nature of the weather.

Not as many things picked up as usual:

1) Flyposting

My blog does reflect how much tagging and graffiti I report.  It does not capture the amount of flyposting I report partly because I do not wish to advertise such businesses.  Here is an example near 159 High Street, Cranford, from yesterday:

The above damages the streetscene as much as tagging in my opinion.

2) Damaged utility box

The following is in Somerset Waye (near the junction with Cranford Lane):

3) Grass verges

I know I have commented about this before.   I think it is a shame when people drive over these.   The first is outside 139a Brabazon Road:

The  next is outside 52 Brabazon Road:

And, 8, 14, 20 & 47 Meadow Waye:

4) New Community Centre

I was pleased to see the following (previous pictures showed it boarded up):

It was being opened that day by Councillor Elizabeth Hughes.

5) Highways

Was pleased to see something I reported had been repaired to a good standard:

Outside 39 Cobham Road:

Outside 99 Cobham Road:

64 Meadow Waye:

The carriageway looks very bad outside 195 Brabazon Road:

6) The UK Flag being flown with pride

Great to see outside Cranford Community College – sorry for no close up:

What will Colin Ellar and Robin Taylor if they see this?

Will report matters, where appropriate, tomorrow.

Yesterday in Heston West

January 31, 2010

What is interesting about looking out for environmental issues as I go out and about campaigning is that some issues exist everywhere and other issues are more obvious in some areas as compared to others.  For example, I was pleased that I saw hardly any graffiti in the first half of the session.


I was pleased to see new trees on the Brabazon Estate.  I am not sure if these trees are part of the extra 1000 trees pledge but was great to see nonetheless.

Here are some things to report:

1) Footway defects

The first one is on the corner of 59 Northfield Road – some could trip here:

The next is at 61 Northfield Road:

The next is outside 63 Northfield Road:

The next two pictures are outside 102-112 Northfield Road:

The next is outside 6 Meadow Waye:

The next is outside 34-36 Meadow Waye:

The next is outside 21 Heston Avenue:

The next is outside 76 Heston Avenue:

2) Grass verges

One of the things that concerned me most yesterday was the damage to the grass verges. Apart from not looking nice, when these have to be repaired, there is a cost to the taxpayer.  In some parts of the Borough such damage has been prevented with the use of bollards but as per a previous posting, this are not always popular.

The first was outside 2 Meadow Waye:

The next is outside 16-18 Heston Avenue:

The next is outside 24 & 26 Berkeley Way:

The next was between 188 & 192 Wentworth Road:

There were some others but not as bad as the above.

3) Graffiti

I did say at the top that I did not see much at the beginning but many of the utility boxes in Wentworth Road were covered.  They were at:

The next was outside 120 Wentworth Road:

The next is outside 158 Wentworth Road:

The next is outside 214 Wentworth Road:

I will report all of the above tomorrow morning.