5 things you probably didn’t know about the new Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities

Councillor Shivraj Grewal is the Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities at Hounslow Council and represents the Heston Central ward.

Published: Wednesday, 20th July 2022

Cllr Ajmer Shivraj Grewal

Councillor Shivraj Grewal is the Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities at Hounslow Council and represents the  Heston Central ward. Here are five things you might not have known about him:

  1. He has lived in the borough for 30 years and one of his favourite things about it is the fantastic transport links, with it having great access to key destinations such as Heathrow and central London.
  2. He thinks that you can’t beat Hounslow as a borough, in terms of such a great range of diversity; with so many different cultures and races living together.  As Cabinet member for Communities and Equalities he thinks he has found the perfect role to celebrate diversity and build on it so that everyone has equal opportunities of access to everything that Hounslow has to offer.
  3. His favourite place to visit in the borough is Osterley Park because it is so relaxing, the house has such a fascinating history and its convenient, being close to where he lives.  Cllr Grewal is also passionate about green spaces generally in the borough.
  4. He is a fierce supporter of small and local businesses.  If he could change one thing about the borough it would be that more local businesses are encouraged to return and put up a challenge to the larger shopping malls.  He hopes that the cinema re-opening in Hounslow Town Centre is a great thing as it will encourage more people to the area, and they will visit local businesses.
  5. He has worked in a variety of jobs, currently being a gas safe engineer, running his own company. One of his career highlights was when he worked for Gate Gourmet on a British Airways contract, as an Aircraft Catering Executive.  He got to be around the world-famous and iconic, Concord aeroplanes before they were taken out of service in 2002.
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