17 - 21 June
Greetings everyone, I hope the weather didn’t lull your weekends too much, we always need a bit of rain.
I had a very busy surgery last Saturday, it was well attended by residents who came to me looking for advice. The main issues highlighted by residents were mostly around housing.
On Monday morning, I was delighted to join Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Youth at the official opening of Hounslow Town Primary School which is now the largest primary school in the borough.
We were given an exclusive tour by some of the pupils of the school and listened to a performance from the school choir.
I would like to thank the Head Teacher, Mrs Khalil, the chair of governors and the whole team for providing such an excellent education for the children of Hounslow.
Tuesday night we had our borough council meeting. I would like to thank Councillor Katherine Dunne for moving forward the motion on climate change which was unanimously agreed by all members. You can find the agenda for Borough Council here.
Wednesday, I met with Rachel Cerfontyne, Chair of the Heathrow Community Engagement Board to discuss how they will support our residents with the consultation which was launched this week. I would encourage all residents and businesses to respond to the consultation.
In the afternoon, I went to go and take a look at one of London Borough of Hounslow air quality monitoring stations along the A4 in Brentford.
I would also like to congratulate the England Lionesses for their two-nil victory over Japan in the Women’s Football World Cup on Wednesday evening.
Thursday morning, I supported Katherine Dunne at the launch of the Thriving Communities Strategy 2019 – 2023. This is a key document which highlights the council’s plans to work with third sector partners in developing a more successful and joint up approach to working with communities and to provide support and assistance to those communities that need it most. A free copy of the Thriving Communities Strategy can be found here.
In the evening I attended the interesting and challenging Brentford and Isleworth Area Forum.
As you know, it is the council’s corporate pledge to create four thousand new apprenticeships and training opportunities to help residents into work. The council have recently advertised two new apprenticeship opportunities for residents. One apprenticeship is in digital marketing and the other in finance. If you would like to find out more about these apprenticeships, please do not hesitate to contact Hounslow Council’s apprentice Co-ordinator Katherine Black.
Don’t miss out on joining Hounslow’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme.
On Friday, I hosted Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Transport and Rachel Cerfontyne, chair of the Heathrow Community Engagement Board. This was a very positive meeting which allowed representatives from schools in the borough that are affected by Heathrow to voice their opinion and share their thoughts on the expansion
I would like to thank Baroness Vere and Rachel Cerfontyne for taking the time to come and visit Hounslow.
Good luck to the England Lionesses who face Cameroon on Sunday in the round of sixteen. They are currently on a four-win streak in this Football World Cup, I hope they can continue their dominating performance and come out with another win this weekend.