The new Labour majority, which will take charge of Brent Council following the Council’s Annual General Meeting, has already taken a number of steps to improve the lives of local people.
In addition to the scrapping of the unpopular £25.00 charge for bulky refuse collection, Labour will:
- Cancel the sale of the Scout Hut at Oliver Goldsmith School in Fryent ward;
- Seek to cancel the sale of land at Barham Park, on which the previous administration had sought to build a block of flats;
- Bring forward plans for new youth facilities in Chalkhill;
- Bring forward an urgent report on the health and safety issues relating to the dining facility at Byron Court Primary School;
- Investigate sharing services with neighbouring councils in order to achieve the savings needed to avoid cuts in front line services;
- Ensure that low paid staff are protected during the difficult financial times which lie ahead.
The Leader of Brent Council, Councillor Ann John, said:
“It is important that we deliver on the promises we made during the election campaign and we will continue to make progress as quickly as we can. We will work closely with our local Labour MPs, Barry Gardiner who represents Brent North and Glenda Jackson, whose Hampstead & Kilburn constituency covers part of the borough, to secure real improvements in the quality of service to local people”.
Barry Gardiner, Member of Parliament for Brent North, said:
“Ann John has lost no time in getting the Council back to work for the people of Brent. These dramatic initiatives are precisely what people voted for last week. Voters will be delighted that she is moving to deliver real change so quickly”.