Property ownership: Brent has largest concentration of Oxbridge-owned commercial property

As this week’s Guardian revealed, Brent has the largest concentration of commercially-owned Oxbridge property of any borough in the UK. This touches on a wider issue affecting local residents, and we’ll be doing some research to look into the scale of the problem. 

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Brent Local Plan consultation – an appeal for suggestions

I am sitting on a Local Plan review group in Brent Council. When adopted, the Local Plan will determine Brent’s future planning priorities over the next 10-20 years from 2020-onwards. If you have any thoughts on points I should raise at the review group, please get in touch.

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Supporting rough sleepers in Sudbury this coming winter

In this post, we update you on some work we have been doing to support rough sleepers in Sudbury. Brent Council has recently expanded its service to rough sleepers, and the Housing Scrutiny Committee will be looking into this service – as well as the Council’s broader support system for homeless people – at some point later this year.

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Violent crime in Brent: Sudbury Councillors attend Safer Neighbourhood Board event in June 2018

We recently attended a Brent Safer Neighbourhood Board event on violent crime in the borough. 

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Sudbury Police walkabout on 2nd June 2018

We have raised a number of issues with Brent Council, housing managing agents, Transport for London and Network Rail following a police walkabout in Sudbury on 2nd June. We will be carrying out further walkabouts in other parts of the ward on future dates. 

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Annual General Meeting of the Sudbury Town Residents’ Association – May 2018

The Sudbury Town Residents Association (STRA) had its AGM on 29th May, where plans to deliver a ‘cleaner, greener, safer Sudbury’ featured strongly at the meeting. We have taken many of these issues raised up with the Council and other relevant decision-makers.

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‘Sudbury in Bloom’: Gardening near Sudbury & Harrow Road station

Sudbury Councillors have supported the Sudbury & Town Residents’ Association (STRA) in doing some gardening and weeding just south of the railway bridge near Sudbury & Harrow Road station. Thanks to STRA’s ‘Sudbury in Bloom’ initiative, the area is now much-improved. 

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Sudbury Councillors attend Barham Village Residents’ Association AGM

The Barham Village Residents’ Association (BVRA) recently held its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which we attended. Leaseholder rights came up as a key issue at the meeting and we’ll be supporting residents further in taking this up with managing agents.

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Sudbury Labour attends Sudbury Town Residents’ Assocation’s ‘Great Plastic Pick-up’ on 12 May 2018

We were proud to support STRA in their ‘Great Plastic Pick-up’ on 12 May, where we helped clear dozens of bags’ worth of litter from Sudbury’s streets.

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