13 - 19 August
After months of anticipation, students across the borough collected their A-level results. Despite the roll out of tougher exams this year, Hounslow students have much to be proud of after achieving an overall pass rate of 97.2%, of which an impressive 21.2% achieved top notch A*- A grades. Well done all and best of luck on the path to your chosen careers. I’d also like to thank the teachers, school governors and all those involved for their hard work to support this success.
This week, I met with representatives from TfL with senior planning officers to look at the development opportunities for the stations in Hounslow. This is in line the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s plans to ensure we continue to build on publicly owned land. We’re always looking for ways to improve travel infrastructure for the benefit of those who live, work and visit the borough.
I also met with Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner, who is working to deliver the London Mayor's pledge to make walking and cycling safer and easier across London. We had a very frank and honest discussion about upcoming plans. The responses received from residents and the council, regarding the proposed Cycle Superhighway 9 (CS9), are being considered in great detail. The new superhighway would connect town centres through Hammersmith and Chiswick, providing a safer route by separating cyclists from other vehicles.
Later in the week, Cllr Alan Mitchell and I met with a group of Feltham residents regarding the proposed development of part of the Tesco car park. Residents raised their concerns about the effects the proposed development will have on them and the conservation of the area.
I also met with local resident Angela, who is leading the fight to improve Feltham pond. We met with representatives from Thames Water who gave advice on how the council can work with residents to improve water quality and the environment generally. Keep an eye out for further updates on this.
Also during this busy week, I attended the charity cricket match hosted by Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Samia Chaudhary. There was a great turn out and some excellent cricket was played.
To end the week, I visited West Middlesex Hospital to have some tests done and was delighted to see members of council staff working hard to promote CarePlace - a free online information and advice directory offering support to Hounslow residents across areas including adult social care, housing, employment, education and more. Keep up the excellent work!
I hope you’re all enjoying your summer so far, and if you’re at a loose end this weekend, I’d recommend heading down to the Afghanistan and Central Asian Summer Festival in Lampton Park, for a celebration of community diversity.
Have a great weekend all.