I have received the following email from Hillingdon Council democratic services following two petitions on the Charville Lane Estate to sort out the persistent flytipping around, Hoppner, Romney and Raeburn Roads
Dear Mr Dixon
Having liaised with colleagues in Residents Services, I understand that the proposal for a fencing and gating scheme for Hoppner Road has been agreed in principle and that financial approval is now being sought and consultation for the proposed works will be carried out with the residents.
As officers have addressed the issues that you have raised, unless I hear from you by 26 October 2017, no further action will be taken by Democratic Services in relation to your petition.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Democratic Services Manager
With local council elections next year, I feel sure that the councillors representing the Charville Ward will want to get on board and make sure that this initiative is followed through on with the funding it deserves – after all, the council spend over £100k each year on their ‘Hillingdon people’ self promotion magazine and over £80k last year on the pretty flower baskets that now adorn the visible routes through the area.
As I predicted, the Tories are selling us out on BREXIT
Theresa May is now talking of an extended ‘transitional’ period before leaving the EU with a £20bn ‘Divorce settlement’ and continued free movement of people and jurisdiction for the ECJ (European Court of Justice – an oxymoron if ever I saw one)
This blatant betrayal left me seething as I have my say on this video – the monotone delivery is down to me trying to keep a lid on my temper!
Party Conference season is upon us and the circus unfolds.
This week, Labour have been going through their paces and the clowns have been front and centre – take a bow Clive Lewis, John McDonnell and not forgetting Diane Abbott.
Not a lot of policy on BREXIT but lots of misguided political correctness to get your teeth in to
Here’s my take….
Today saw the TUC bring their conference to Brighton where senior Trade Union officials and their members meet to discuss policy matters and campaigns ahead.
With the Trade Unions split on whether to oppose or support a Third Runway at Heathrow, my friends at Stop Heathrow Expansion (SHE) decided to run a coach full of campaigners from Harmondsworth to the seaside to put their side of the story and convince the Unions that opposition is the best course of action.
Leaving the Village at 9.30am, we arrived in a wet and windswept Brighton just before 11 and formed up outside the conference
We were joined shortly for a briefing on the latest developments by Hayes & Harlington MP John McDonnell, who posed with the team from SHE for photos afterwards (Below)
With the wind whipping up, the two of us holding the long banner were struggling to hang on to it – after John McDonnell commented on the weather, I joked that we were about to get some impromptu kite surfing in at this rate. His response was to quip, ‘ what’s that, the UKIP air force?’ – he obviously hasn’t heard the news! Whilst it was strange to be joking with a man who I have locked horns with politically for many years (Some of it quite unpleasant), it shows the strength of feeling against the runway that such diametrically opposed characters can come together and work alongside people of all backgrounds and political views on a subject that transcends politics and affects so many.
I received the following email earlier from The Freedom Association about the EU flags being dished out at The Last Night of the Proms.
I was going to write my own piece about this but their Chief Executive, Simon Richards, puts it in to words far better than I can so it is reproduced below –
A guest post from Gerard Batten MEP
Will Brexit mean Exit? UKIP’s six key tests
Gerard Batten MEP
The UK Independence Party does not want to leave the European Union by means of ‘negotiating’ our way out under Article 50. The EU had absolutely no incentive to negotiate a ‘good deal’ for Britain. Instead, it has every incentive to delay and impede the leaving process in the hope that our political class at Westminster will find a way of overturning the decision of the Referendum.
Instead of using Article 50 UKIP wants Her Majesty’s Government and Parliament to seize the initiative and take control of the leaving process. It can do this by repealing the European Communities Act (1972) as a first step – not a last step – in the leaving process. This would mean we are no longer members of the EU under our law. We can then tell the EU the conditions under which we are leaving and not ask them to dictate them to us.
However, Mrs May has chosen the Article 50 route. That being the case, UKIP therefore lays out our six key tests that will demonstrate if, at the end of the process, we have really left the EU or not.
Hayes, Heathrow Villages and West Drayton can be wonderful places.
I remember when Hayes FC played at Church Road, when we had EMI, Nestles and Fairey Aviation supplying good jobs, when we had a community spirit and hope.
It is time for a change and to throw off twenty years of a Labour MP who cares more about political ideology than a unified and successful local community.
This General Election has been called because the Prime Minster says she needs a solid mandate to make sure that our exit from the EU (BREXIT) is carried out correctly.
The reality is very different – we only got the EU Referendum because of the electoral threat of UKIP and the majority of Conservative MP’s (The PM included) backed the remain side in the campaign.