In the same period the average annual operating surplus at TfL has been £301 million. The Mayor has stated that new alternative front counter in the immediate locality with better facilities will be provided before closing police stations but I did not get any such assurance for Brent from the Deputy Mayor and the Police. If he had taken on our budget proposal to cut transport fares by one per cent he could have saved residents in Zone Four and travelling to Zone One £282.74 over the course of a year. "I am a strong supporter of the London Fire Brigade Museum," replied Mr Johnson. See page 3. The Mayor’s Draft Policing Plan also details how the current locally based Safer Neighbourhood Teams will have less dedicated resources. David Kurten, who represents the London Assembly… Bowel cancer screening is the latest screening available and all the invitations will be sent out to those who are eligible by the end of 2012. Across London, blue-light services are being threatened: I am concerned about what’s happening to our frontline services. The report found that in Harrow only 4 tube and rail stations out of 14 have step-free access. The new analysis shows that compared to 2010 many boroughs will lose significant numbers of police officers and police stations. “The Mayor has done a complete U-Turn on this issue, having rigorously campaigned against closures in the last Mayoral election in 2008. The response to the petition, sent by Deputy Mayor for Transport, Isabel Dedring, said: “The Mayor recognises that there is more to do to further enhance the accessibility of London’s transport system. We’ve witnessed astonishing levels of hypocrisy from a Mayor who once said he’d lower fares in the long term, but has bumped them up by over 40% during his time in office. The drivers will be attending the 'Talk London' event in Barnet on 17 January to question the Mayor directly about this. The opposition groups criticise the Mayor's proposals and propose their own budgets. Meanwhile, the Mayor readily implemented the Government’s policy of setting affordable rent at 80% of the market price – a price which is not ‘affordable’ for many residents in Brent. Londonwide members therefore do not have a ‘constituency’ but represent the city as a whole. Strike action by fire-fighters is extremely bad news for Londoners and could have been averted with better leadership. -          A TfL map showing which above ground London train routes allow free travel for 5 -10 year olds is available here. Watch Navin being interviewed about the tube strike at Kings Cross on 29 October 2010 here. Labour London Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow, Navin Shah AM, said: “The Fire Authority has made it clear that we, like the majority of the public, don’t support axing London fire engines, when safer alternatives exist. It is during these celebrations that I feel especially honoured and privileged to represent, you, the people of Brent and Harrow. An Ahmedabad native and the first Indian in the London Assembly — which holds the mayor of England capital to account —has launched a robust campaign against Dow Chemicals, a sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics. Since 28 November TfL has closed the toilet 3 times (25 out of  37 days on 4 January), and say it cannot be opened now until February. The event was part of a project by US based Ashley HomeStore to provide free beds to some of the most in-need households in London. TfL’s operating budget currently has a surplus of £727 million, which means fares could be cut by 5% to help put money back into the pockets of commuters. Navin Shah, local Labour London Assembly Member, is calling on the Health Secretary to urgently review the situation, and for the Mayor to lobby government for the resources that London’s NHS needs. His question follows the tragic death of 60 year old cyclist, Clifton James, in Harrow on 21st June and follows calls from local lobby group Harrow Cyclists for more investment in cycling from the Mayor. "The toilets are solely for the use of bus drivers and as such, we expect drivers to respect these facilities. Inauguration of the Shri Swaminarayan Nutan Mandir, Bhuj, Gujurat. -       In response to a recent Mayor’s Question response the Mayor stated that between April 2012-June 2014, 96,500 apprentice starts have been reported in London. And, as the literature for the proposal states the Museum will demonstrate  “the consequences of terrorism….. and affirm a commitment to the fundamental values of human life. I understand that savings have to be made, but the level of cuts forced on the London Fire Brigade by the Mayor and government are truly reckless. This shows his promises are not worth the paper they’re written on. Circular Economy route map and through active collaboration In preparation for the ULEZ, it’s important local residents check their vehicle’s compliance with new emissions standards as this will determine whether they will be charged for driving in the Zone. Monday’s vote at LFEPA relates specifically to the Mayoral Direction that Boris Johnson issued to impose his cuts on the London Fire Brigade. There are court cases debating the legal position including a long running case in the Southern District of New York. On the matter of police cover in Brent and Harrow during the Olympics he accepted that there would be smaller police numbers in outer London Boroughs but he’d be able to manage as there’d  be help from ‘mutual aid’ deployment of police forces from other parts of the country. Special constables are volunteer police officers with all the powers of police officers. If true, not only would it stack the deck in developers’ favour, it would let them totally off the hook from their duty to provide the optimum number of affordable homes. He said reducing fares "is not right thing for this city." Boris’s cuts are hitting front-line services and putting public safety at risk. Metropolitan Police data show there were 56 gun crimes committed in Harrow in 2016, up from 35 in 2015; A map showing the 24 hour stations in each borough is. However, the letter is guarded in that it leaves possibility for changes to the current arrangements. I have also been campaigning for a lift to be installed at Stanmore Station to give disabled and elderly passengers better access to the tube. Drop Dow Now is calling for Dow’s sponsorship of the London Games to be dropped due to Dow’s connections to the Bhopal gas disaster in 1984. The 1984 Bhopal disaster killed thousands when chemical gases leaked out of a pesticide plant in India. Members of Harrow Asian Deaf Club (HADC) were invited to a special reception at City Hall yesterday. He has called for more support and has uploaded the petition at his website, www.navinshah.com. My visit to these two centres demonstrated the great medical and educational support and awareness they provide on a day to day basis to the victims and families. -          Data on the Energy Companies Obligation can be found here. The Mayor and government are cutting too far and too fast, hitting the frontline and fundamentally undermining the ability of the fire brigade to do their job. The Mayor’s Knife Crime Strategy is due to be published in June. In London too Labour made significant gains on the London Assembly increasing its seats from 8 to 12 including unseating Mayor Johnson’s key lieutenants and came close to removing two more. Tens of thousands of anti-fascist protesters clashed with police in Cable Street on 4 October 1936. I attended Christmas dinner with a group of charming teenagers in December, which was part of Harrow Council's Christmas Challenge programme for young people. We will now hear what ordinary Londoners think about his plans and this will guide us in our battle to save our much needed frontline fire services. It’s just a grotesque contradiction in terms to talk about the Olympics, but to have so many sponsors who have negative connotations when it actually comes to good health.”. I welcome TfL’s proposed efforts to remove the clutter to make the station attractive and improve the forecourt but conversion of small shops to larger units will be the end of the existing small, family run businesses who’ve been serving the local community for decades and acting almost as an extension of customer services of TfL because of their local knowledge. I passed a motion on 5 June urging the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to press the Government to abandon office-to-residential permitted development rights was passed unanimously by the London Assembly. That is why we voted against the Mayor’s proposals. The first performance set the tone of the afternoon with a mesmerizing dance and music performance of the highest possible standard by artists who with severe disabilities. We already know that Brent has lost 78 police officers from May 2010 to Novemeber 2012, but the Mayor’s plan confirms that the majority of London’s boroughs will have fewer police officers by 2015 than they did in 2010. Shame that the tragedy occurred at the factory owned then by Union Carbide which was bought by Dow chemicals in 2001 and anger because Union Carbide/Dow Chemicals to date are refusing to fully admit their liabilities and have treated victims like dirt. This is something I will be monitoring closely. I joined a scheduled rally today (Wednesday) outside Central Middlesex Hospital with many campaigners protesting against the closure of the A&E unit at Central Middlesex Hospital. I would like to congratulate all the organisers of the many successful events that took place. The current situation being that it is up to the individual school to determine the range of meals it serves to its pupils. Wealthier areas suffered less, largely because it was their residents, the ruling class, who gave Union Carbide the go-ahead to build its plant close to the city centre and its slums. -          Unique diversity related health issues in London. But this does not stop them from being responsible now. The proposals also include extending alternate crewing arrangements for some of the special appliances which are called out far less frequently than regular fire engines. The Assembly has the following Committees: The Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will have a hugely positive impact on our ability to tackle air pollution when it is introduced on 8th April. It is reassuring to receive this strong response from the Mayor. The London Assembly voted to call on Boris to reconsider his proposals to close 10 fire stations and cut 14 fire engines and draw up measures that avoid the need for cuts to the fire service in London. In May, the elections for the London Mayor and Assembly take place which will determine London’s future for the next four years. The London Assembly required a two-thirds majority to amend the Mayor’s budget. On top of this he is stripping back our local Safer Neighbourhood Police Teams this will mean fewer locally based police officers and PCSOs across London. How high should the building be? This project will make a massive long-term difference to all the families involved as well as giving them a sleepover that they will remember for the rest of their lives. I questioned Mayor of London Boris Johnson about NorthWest London A&E closures and London’s vital emergency services at Mayor’s Question Time this week. At the stage of preparing / amending local planning policies when preparing their ‘Local Development Framework’ the report recommends that the Councils should be mindful of how public space is to be managed in any significant schemes and how they will engage the community in both the design and the ongoing management process. It’s time for Boris to get serious and stand up for Londoners instead of campaigning for tax cuts for millionaires. The lungs of our children are not developing properly. We simply do not have enough homes and the insufficient housing supply means that rents are being increasingly pushed up. We understand that savings have to be made, but the level of cuts forced on the London Fire Brigade by the Mayor and government are truly reckless. Today the Mayor of London published his draft Police and Crime Plan for London. The policy comes after Val Shawcross AM called for its introduction earlier this year. We're not going to be bullied by activists or politicians who want to get involved in this, whatever their driver may be. We’re seeing the unacceptable and dangerous face of deep cuts. London Assembly Member Navin Shah AM said the plans to extend Right to Buy to cover housing association properties would “leave. "I'm keen that the matter is resolved as a matter of priority to ensure that both the traffic lights, the road junction and crossings are altered to make them safe to avoid a repeat of any accident or injury. Due to continued growth and expansion, we have Nationwide opportunities available for experiencedInstallers. In many cases this will lead to better co-ordination.". The campaign was losing momentum – waiting for a bigger anniversary than the 27th on Friday. These 'facilities' are for around 70 bus drivers and are completely inadequate. The proposal for the closure of the museum – and the overall draft budget for the fire service – will be considered at a meeting of the full authority on Thursday 24 November. 5,102 families in Brent and 687 of families in Harrow on housing waiting lists with nowhere to turn” as councils’ social housing stock is sold off. It is an act of vandalism to close police stations in deprived areas like Harlesden. Boris Johnson was challenged today over cuts to the Metropolitan Police in Brent and Harrow. On Friday, as a campaign escalated in the UK, groups in Bhopal burned effigies of Dow’s stadium wrap and of Lord Coe, who many want to visit the city. In reality, with the proportionally representative electoral system in use for GLA elections, this proves a high threshold. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast. I call for a tax on bankers’ bonuses to fund work placements for unemployed 16-24 year olds to prevent another ‘lost generation’. The Fire Brigade is overseen by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Association (LFEPA) and in September the Fire Brigades Union voted for industrial action short of a strike in protest at the new shift patterns, which they believe could endanger Londoner’s safety. It was the bankers’ who got us into this mess and it is about time they paid their fair share to help our young people who are bearing the brunt of a recession they did nothing to cause. To get involved and respond to the survey on your local bus services, please visit: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=Q-tvyrV-rbEmiiHiCAbLpQ. You can find out more about the Committee structure of the Assembly, find copies of past investigations and contribute to current ones through the Committee section of the GLA website. London’s fire brigade is facing a crisis, today we found out we will lose 12 fire stations, 18 fire engines and 400 fire-fighters. The report warns that the Met will not be putting the same amount of resource into tackling winter crime this year. These plans will see us being left with one front counter open 24/7 per borough''. The Mayor’s plans will also see a loss of many experienced senior officers, which raises obvious concerns about the supervision of police constables. The plan confirms that Willesden Green Police station will close. His plans are reckless and will jeopardise the long-term safety and security of Londoners. This is the Mayor who pleadged ‘to spend less on press officers and more on police officers’ and ‘to redirect more resources to frontline policing’. The decision not to cut the fire engines was taken on Wednesday (17th) by members of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) after a public consultation found 82% of respondents were opposed to the Mayor’s plan to axe thirteen London fire engines. The Mayor was challenged over his failure to speak up for the NHS in London and protect A&E departments from closure. I am proud to have voted for this motion. Rather than cutting council tax by 1p a day per household, he can freeze it and use the money to protect frontline emergency services. It is vital that residents have access to local police stations, so I’m not surprised that local community members strongly oppose the closure of their police stations. On Thursday 10th April Mayor’s consultation on changes to the London Plan closed. It has been signed by around 300 people, including Mr Shah and mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone. Boris has cut his share of the council tax by one pence a day per household, but at the same time has whacked up fares above inflation for the fifth year running. Her son suffered so badly with the pains in his lungs, it drove him to suicide. 6. The Government should not let the urgent need to establish new trade deals weaken its hand in these negotiations.”. Due to contaminated water, the disaster continues to affect the health of hundreds off villagers in surrounding areas. “If a minority of bus drivers continue to vandalise these toilets we may forced to close these facilities permanently. The Tower was built in the 11th century. Over the last three years North West London has been subject to regular weekend closures, rail replacements services and a great deal of inconvenience. This Assembly warns that the proposed permitted development rights may seriously impact on both Inner and Outer London Boroughs by: 1. Located in the beating heart of central London just behind Leicester Square, we’re a hotel for everyday explorers and urban adventurers. TfL say that they will be working closely with the British Transport Police and Metropolitan Police Service to deter crime and anti-social behaviour on the Night Tube. I am calling on Mayor Boris Johnson to "come clean" about the future of neighbourhood policing in Brent and Harrow following reports that bosses have demanded they be changed. With the Met’s budget expected to face huge cuts surely it’s time that clubs covered the cost of policing their games. Boris may shrug his shoulders and say he is doing all he can, but he is signed up to the government’s reckless economic plans. Boris recently announced an increase to the London Living Wage so hard-working Londoners can afford a decent standard of living. Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has quite rightly  brought to our attention that "Far from protecting frontline policing as ministers promised, over 10,000 police officers are being cut in the next few years alone and that's 10,000 fewer police officers fighting crime, solving serious cases, or keeping our country safe. I am told that the local police in Brent and Harrow is consulting on ‘flexible ways of working’. There was a packed audience of well over 100 residents and lobby groups that attended the consultation to hear how the changes to policing would affect Brent. Emergency services are being “devastated” in Brent and Harrow with Londoners’ lives being put at risk. The fares in London are now costing over a quarter of the minimum wage take home pay and the increase hits Londoners hard at a time when people are facing a squeeze on their quality of life and the London economy continues to struggle under George Osborne’s failed policies. The Mayor’s Draft Police and Crime Plan which contains the list of police stations across London that have been proposed for closure can be found on page 38-42 of this link: http://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Draft%20MOPAC%20MPS%20Estate%20Strategy%202013-2016.pdf. On my table there was a considerable interest from the youth about the London Olympics and how it will benefit Harrow. At the Conference he mentioned that he would be looking to work with his counterparts around the world to start a race to the top in zero emission bus technology. On average it costs £1.4 million to run a one fire engine station. – It may be that we are starting a new school year and have the opportunity to get to know a new teacher. I’ve sighted in my submission Brent Council’s recent initiative to restrict proportion of Betting Shops, Pawnbrokers and Pay Day Lenders who have negative impact on our communities. This is about providing better opportunities for people in Brent and Harrow. 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