5 things you didn’t know about your new Cabinet Member for Safety

Learn more about Cllr Ajmer Grewal, Cabinet Member for Safety.

Published: Monday, 11th July 2022

Cllr Ajmer Grewal at the Salopian Gardens in Isleworth with her husband Cllr Pritam Grewal and volunteers from Cultivate London.

Councillor Ajmer Grewal was recently appointed Cabinet Member for Safety at Hounslow Council. She was elected a Councillor in 2006 and represents the Hounslow Central Ward.

  1. Having lived in Hounslow all my life and going to school in Feltham I was honoured to become the Mayor of Hounslow between 2016-2017. During my time as Mayor, the charities I supported were the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the Alzheimer’s Society. It was great working with the different community groups providing vital support to vulnerable residents in the borough – I was especially fond of the wonderful Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain sessions. 
  2. Before joining the Council, I was a radio presenter on Sunrise Radio for 21 years. It was a fantastic job. Despite my love for music, I can’t sing a tune to save my life - I’m completely tone deaf! 
  3. I’m the owner of a local business – a hair and beauty salon – so I’m passionate about supporting other business owners grow and the regeneration of our town centres. The regeneration of the Hounslow High Street Quarter is a superb step for the borough, attracting big brands like Cineworld. The regeneration also plays a vital role in reducing anti-social behaviour – providing young people with fun and engaging ways to spend their time. 
  4. My favourite spot in the borough to visit is Inwood Park I have fond memories of going there as a child. I supported the campaign to make improvements to the park’s play area. Parks have such a big impact on everyone’s health and wellbeing, and we are incredibly lucky to have plenty of great options to choose from in Hounslow. The investment and restoration of our parks and historic houses are important as they provide residents with a safe space to gather and unwind. 
  5. In my new role as Cabinet Member for Safety, I’m looking forward to working closely with our brilliant voluntary Community Safety Partners and the Police. There are already some fantastic community projects underway such as ‘Keeping Ivybridge Safe Together’, which is listening to residents’ concerns and working together to find solutions. It is vital we help make the borough a safer and better place to live for everybody.
     
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