Neasden Clean Up Day – Saturday 23rd February 2013 – Time: 10am to 1pm

Neasden Parage signI am working with ABi Associates to organise a Clean Up Day in Neasden.

The meeting place is 10am at the Grange, Neasden Lane NW10 1QB (on the Neasden Roundabout).

Join local business owners, residents and Brent Councillors and help us clean up Neasden. Refreshments will be offered and all tools and equipment will be provided.

For more information please contact: Vijay Amin on 020 8438 4550 and / or email him on info@abi.co.uk

Please wear warm clothes and note that under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Brent yet again a target for disproportionate cuts – this time it’s our fire service

I find it terrible that two fire stations in Brent are under threat of closure – LINK

Last year a family in my ward were victims of a devastating blaze which rocked the community – LINK

One year later, we are hearing that fire stations are under threat in Brent. I believe that this will have a negative impact on response times for fire emergencies.

We are petitioning on the doorstep to campaign to maintain our fire emergency services.

An inquest is underway on the tragic Sonia Gardens fire.

Ward Working funds Fire Service project in Dudden Hill

Last year, a devastating incident occurred in Dudden Hill with the Sonia Gardens Fire.

Following the concerns that many residents were having, we finded the fire service with £2,053 to run a project specifically in Dudden Hill, distributing fire alarms and providing information.

Willesden Area Forum 7PM tonight at the College of North West London

All are welcome to attend the Willesden Area Consultative Forum which takes place on Tonight at the College of North West London, Denzil Road, NW10. Start time is 7pm prompt.

The meeting will be chaired by me. The main items on the agenda at this meeting are:

1       Willesden High Road improvements

2       Introduction of the new waste collection service

3       New structure of the Safer Neighbourhood Teams

4       Education standards in Brent

5       Community Infrastructure Levy – the levy allows local authorities to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in the local area.

I have also invited representatives from the fire brigade who will be available to talk to people during the break about fire safety. I felt this was important due to the tragic incident that happened in my ward last month in Sonia Gardens in Neasden, which is in my Ward.

There will also be a representative from the Willesden Sports Centre to talk to during the break.

I look forward to seeing you tonight.

Likely cause of Sonia Gardens fire revealed

Following the tragic incident in my ward on Saturday, the Fire Brigade has issued a statement saying that fire investigators believe that a chest freezer may have caused the fire.

Local people are still in shock over what has happened. Scenes at the Crest Academy were very emotional when I went over to meet with staff and the Principal to assist on matters from the Council’s side of things.

The London Fire Brigade has issued advice about fire safety on their website here: LINK

Thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.