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Ealing Liberal Democrats have uncovered Ealing Council's Labour admininistration plans to scrap ward forums as part of their budget for future years. Money allocated to ward forums to spend on local priorities will be completely axed.
Councillor Gary Busuttil said: "This is a kick in the teeth for residents of the borough who are already angry at the fact they are rarely ever consulted or engaged with regarding matters in their communities. Ward Forums are an important mechanism that engages residents with ward Councillors who represent them to the council. Money allocated to Ward Forums helps community causes and improvements to our public spaces like new playgrounds, better lighting and zebra crossings.”
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Councillor Gary Busuttil added: "If it were not for Ward Forum funds, projects like lighting to make our parks safer, zebra crossings to help residents cross busy roads or support for charities such as 'Move into Wellbeing' that provides social and fitness classes for the elderly would not happen."
We the undersigned call on Ealing Council to make a commitment to not remove Ward Forums and ward budgets across Ealing borough.
We will include your name and address when submitting the petition to Ealing Council.
The London Mayor's plan to close Ealing and Southall police stations is totally unacceptable. Ealing Labour council is offering no alternatives while people's safety and communities are being put at risk. We have already lost our counter service at both Ealing and Southall police stations. Now the police stations will be closed.
Local police stations create a visible presence. Officers spend more time in the area close to the station as officers come and go for their breaks and at the beginning and end of their shift.1,158 signatures
Jo Baldwin Trott, Liberal Democrat campaigner, served as an officer for Avon and Somerset Police. 'In the area I policed in Bristol the crime rate significantly increased when the local police station closed. The fear of crime increased due to the reduced visibility of officers. The local criminals knew that the police would take longer to respond and took advantage of this.' Read Jo's longer piece on this issue here.
Sonul Badiani - Liberal Democrat candidate for Ealing Central and Action: “We all know that knife crime in London and Ealing is out of control. I’m ready to fight this issue as your future MP, and I’ve already started work on the ground by setting up a local working group to tackle knife crime. With your help, I am critically fighting to stop our local police station from closing. With a Labour Council and Mayor subjecting us to cuts and failing to attack knife crime in Ealing, now is the time to speak up for our community. Please sign our petition (below) and help save our police station and fight knife crime.”
More information about Sonul's proposals here.
We the undersigned call on London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Government to keep Ealing and Southall police stations open and fund the service properly; and Ealing Council to stand up to the Mayor and the Government.
We will include your name and address when submitting the petition to Ealing Council and Metropolitan Police.
- Mark Sanders donated 2016-11-12 15:48:17 +0000
- Mark Sanders donated 2016-09-30 15:01:18 +0100