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…

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…

The residents of Wembley Central tonight won a great victory for the local community as the Brent Planning Committee rejected the London Welsh School’s application to move to King Edward VII Park. A brilliant campaign led by local resident, Denise Cheong, had gathered momentum in recent weeks to tip the balance decisively in favour of…

The much-discussed future of the London Welsh School and, by association, the future of King Eddie’s Park continues to garner significant attention in the Brent media. An article by Nathalie Raffray in today’s Brent and Kilburn Times highlighted the understandable concerns of the residents of Prince’s Court, as well as my own comments on the matter. A…

Exciting plans made public by Brent Council last week set out a vision for the One Wembley which residents and councillors have long been calling for. Over the next ten years, the improvements to the area around Wembley Stadium will at last flow out to Wembley Triangle, Wembley Central and Ealing Road. I have blogged…