New look website relaunched

The Krupesh4Brent webpage has been relaunched and is back with a new look and theme. I will be blogging mostly on local and health and social care issues.Watch this space for regular updates!

Dudden Hill now has three Labour Councillors

Labour has gained a Labour Councillor in Dudden Hill making it a ward now represented by three Labour Councillors.

Cllr Janice Long now represents Dudden Hill ward alongside myself and Cllr Aslam Choudry.Action Team 250513 03

In what was a comprehensive victory, Labour Council candidate votes in Dudden Hill allotted to more than all the other parties put together.

In total across Brent, Labour now has 56 Councillors, Conservative 6 Councillors and Lib Dems 1. The Conservatives have replaced the Liberal Democrats as the main opposition party in Brent.

The Lib Dems were 16 votes away from a total wipeout in Brent.

Full results for Brent can be found through links here LINK

Making a Difference: Adult Social Care supporting vulnerable residents in Brent

Social care delivery is a core service delivery area of the Council and I am proud to be the portfolio holder for this department in Brent. Below is a YouTube video promoting how we are making a difference.

2009 Site Stats

Hope you had a fab New Years’ celebration. Just a round up of the year for those who may be interested in fives.

Top Referrers:

1. Facebook

2. Twitter

3.¬† Alphainventions (not a clue what this is…. but it’s up there)

4. Councillor James Powney

5. Councillor Lesley Jones

Top Blog Posts

1. Liberal Democrats are failing our Children – on John Kelly, now Crest Academy Schools

2. Happy Shree Krishna Janmaashtmi to all

3. Brent Conservative Councillor Bertha Joseph handed 6 month suspension for spending charity money on ball gowns

4. Ice Skating at Wembley Stadium this Christmas – which unfortunately did not happen.

5. Labour’s Team for Brent – A Multi-Racial Team for a Multi-Racial Borough

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1. Krupesh Hirani

2. Krupesh4brent

3. Teddy Kennedy

4. Krishna

5. Krupesh 4 Brent

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3. Write to Them

4. Councillor Lesley Jones

5. Dawn Butler MP

If you’d like more information contact me on krupesh@bclabour.org.uk

Response to CPZ extension in Dudden Hill Ward

I recently posted, informing about the consultation for the proposed extension of the Controlled Parking Zone affecting Dudden Hill ward.

cairnfield street car

Read below my response to the Council’s consultation:

Implementation of any such scheme needs to be tailor made according to the street. The current proposal has been lazily put about.

I have consulted multiple residents on many streets that will be inevitably affected by the CPZ extension and have found a varied response according to each road. On my road, parking is not a problem during the proposed extension hours and residents are opposed to the scheme.

However towards the shopping centre, some residents do agree with the proposal in principle but feel that they are being held to ransom by the Council for the right to park outside their own home.

In addition, this consultation has been rushed and the window for submitting responses has not been open for long enough; especially taking into consideration the postal difficulties that have been experienced Londonwide due to the postal strikes.

I also failed to meet a single resident (after knocking on many many doors) who has sent a complaint to deem this extension a worthy enough action to pursue.

Whilst in principle, if residents do demand it, a CPZ extension may not be such a bad idea, I am very sceptical of the Council’s reasons for bringing this proposal in and fear that it is merely another way to raise quick revenue.

If the Council are going to force money out of residents to park outside their homes, they should at least invest that money to rebuild our roads, which are in dire need of resurfacing.

Krupesh Hirani