On Saturday morning an army of Wembley Central residents gathered at the entrance of One Tree Hill Park to stage a massive clean-up operation all over the ward. The event was organised by the fantastic ‘Keep Wembley Tidy’ group, which was established by residents several months ago in response to significant public concern about the…

Tonight Ark Elvin Academy’s controversial application at the former site of Copland School, where England footballer Raheem Sterling first displayed his awesome talent, was passed unanimously by Brent’s planning committee. The application itself was not generally flawed, except for a new restriction on public access to green space that Wembley children and families have enjoyed…

I’m pleased to say that Cllr Filson, Chair of Brent Scrutiny Committee, has asked me to head up a task group which will investigate the issue of fly-tipping in Brent. The task group will report back to the committee in November. I will be joined by Cllr Krupa Sheth, Cllr Eniola, Cllr Collier and residents…

The residents of Wembley Central have taken the community-led campaign to clean up our ward to the next level. Members of the community have established a great-looking new blog which details the efforts the community is making, alongside local councillors and officers at Brent to clean up our streets once and for all. After the success…

Something important happened in Wembley yesterday, and it wasn’t in the one-sided FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Aston Villa… When I stood for election just over a year ago, I told residents that my main priority would be cleaning up our streets. That is still the case. Yesterday, Wembley Central residents agreed that the…

At Brent Labour’s AGM this weekend, backbench councillors elected a brand new Scrutiny Committee to compensate for the complete inadequacy of the Brent Conservatives and the one Brent Lib Dem. As you may be aware, the 6 Brent Conservatives spend most of their time opposing each other, with their group split in two and confusion still…

This week I wrote an article for LeftFootForward, examining how Brent Labour bucked the national trend of swings  away from us by increasing our majorities in all three of our constituencies – Brent North, Brent Central and Hampstead & Kilburn. I am aware that not all the Brent Labour councillors agree with my analysis, but…