14 - 18 August
Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council, tells us about his week.
Monday 14 August
Most of this morning was spent on casework. I caught up with emails and calls.
I am pleased to say that Councillor Steve Curran is recovering well from his hip operation and we expect to see back and around very soon!
Later in the day I looked at feedback from a meeting I attended last week, with the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce.
I then spoke with council officers as part of a regular update on the waste and recycling service.
Tuesday 15 August
This morning I joined our Chief Executive Mary Harpley to host the weekly Leaders meeting with heads of services from across the Council.
The rest of the day was spent catching up on outstanding messages and calls and hosting a series of one to one meetings. Among the areas discussed at these meetings were parking and the waste and recycle service.
Wednesday 16 August
Today saw me deal with further casework and picking up new messages and emails that had come in.
I am pleased to see that 14 of our parks in the borough have once again achieved the prestigious Green Flag status.
You can find which of the parks have the Green Flag flying in our press release.
Thursday 17 August
This morning our Chief Executive Mary Harpley and myself hosted the Corporate Induction event for new staff that have recently joined the Council.
It is always great to meet and chat with new staff. At the event, we outline the aims of the Council going forward and how they, as staff, will play a major part in achieving those aims. It finished with a question and answer session.
Welcome to all our new staff and we hope that they all enjoy a successful career with us here at Hounslow.
The afternoon saw me attend several one to one meetings with council officers.
Later I attended a meeting with representatives of HM Prison Feltham for young offenders to talk about the site and other areas of discussion.
This evening we were shocked and saddened to hear about the terror attacks in Barcelona and Catalonia.
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the families and friends of all those who were killed and injured.
It is hard to comprehend and this was another senseless attack, but we must continue to stand together as one community in the face of adversity.
Friday 18 August
Congratulations to all our A-level students on their achievements this year.
Yesterday, we heard how this year’s provisional figures show that Hounslow’s overall pass rate at 98.4% was above the London (97.6%) and national (97.9%).
Well done to all!
Today I had further casework to work on, as well as following up on messages and calls from earlier in the week.
Have a good weekend!