Neighbours Paper

This is an advertisement for the latest issue of the Neighbours Paper.

The cover headline is ‘Overdevelopment Special’. As well as the usual stories on sports (Ealing tennis club), arts (Ealing BEAT) and music (UFO steel band) we have features on Perceval House, West Ealing and Hanwell developments and Kay’s analysis of the 9-42 petition and Filmworks survey. The paper is here.

CANForum Consultation

We have received the following (edited) message from the chair of CANForum:

“I am writing in my capacity as Chair of CANForum which covers most of Acton centre and a sizeable chunk of East and South Acton wards. After some adventures with funding, a website and committee membership, we are now in a position to begin the formal consultation on the Neighbourhood plan. We will have to use every possible methodology available to reach the 25000 people iving/working/socialising in the CANForum area.

Please log on to the website at CANForum.org and register your views. All shades of opinion welcome.

Jan Gayle-Farlow, Chair CANForum”

Ada Lovelace CofE High School Consultation

Ada Lovelace CofE High School (previously known as North Twyford), will be a local, non-selective, comprehensive school with a total of 1330 students when full. When the school opens it will have a smaller intake of 125 students for the first two years before this figure increases to 196 students each year. It is a Free School, set up by Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, with the support of the Diocese of London Board for Schools. It will be funded by the Department for Education.

There is a consultation available here. Further information is available here. The proposed location is hard to find, but I believe it is off Hanger Lane. For admissions in 2018 etc. see here.

 

Police Message on Terrorism in London

Inspector Fallowfield’s Message

(We received this on 24th May. Nicholas Fallowfield is Inspector Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Crime Prevention & TP Capability.)

MPS Response
·         The MPS is working with our partners to protect London. We have put in place pre-planned responses to make London a hostile environment for terrorists, to provide reassurance to local communities and to maintain our usual service to the public. Our response includes, but is not limited to, the deployment of military assistance to provide static armed guards at key sites such as Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Embassies and the palace of Westminster to release armed police officers for other duties.

·         We will be providing additional police patrols at certain locations, such as transport hubs, places of worship, school routes and crowded places. Our deployments will include more armed officers patrolling on foot and in vehicles. The locations, deployments and tactics employed will vary continuously in order to avoid predictability. Overall in London the public can expect to see an increased number of officers on duty – both armed and unarmed. This will include Special Constables providing additional visible presence over the next few days

·         We are reviewing security arrangements for upcoming events and there will be additional measures in place at many of these events in the coming days. Meanwhile, specially trained officers are providing security advice to businesses, event organisers and venues across London.

Local public reassurance & community cohesion
·         We know that some of our communities will feel a heightened sense of concern. Borough police across London are engaging with their local stakeholders and through their local networks, providing support and reassurance to vulnerable communities, with the business community, schools and faith premises.
·         Safer Schools officers will be reaching out and available to reassure pupils and answer questions they have.
·         As well as reaching out to reassure local partners and communities, local police are actively monitoring community tensions.
·         We encourage people to report any hate crime to police. The message remains as it always has been; we will not tolerate hate crime and will investigate all reports that are made to us

The public are encouraged to remain calm but vigilant
·         We need our communities and key partners to help us to keep London safe and to thwart the terrorists who seek to divide us and undermine our way of life.
·         We need all our partners to encourage communities to remain calm but vigilant. Community intelligence is a key part of our response and we are urging people to immediately report anything that causes them concern or raises their suspicions.
·         If the public saw something suspicious we ask them to ACT. Action Counters Terrorism; report anything you’ve heard that could identify a terrorist threat by calling 0800 789 321. In an emergency always call 999- #ActionCountersTerrorism