Today several members of The Labour Campaign to Homelessness team traveled to Parliament to meet with the inspirational Teresa Pearce MP. Teresa is the shadow minister in charge of Labour’s policy on homelessness and – good news: she’s agreed to become our patron! We had a detailed 90-minute discussion, during which we explained to Teresa…

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…

Pastor Martin Niemoller (1892 – 1984) once wrote this: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for me—and there was no one…