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Over thirty local Twickenham Labour Party members joined Heathfield candidates Ranjeev Walia and Sergio Cortes Allsopp to knock doors in Heathfield on Sunday morning.

Labour London Assembly members Fiona Twycross and Tom Copley joined new Labour Councillor, Stephen Knight and  Councillor Jenny Churchill listening to residents and discussing Labour's campaigns in the area.

LONDON ASSEMBLY MEMBERS CAMPAIGN IN HEATHFIELD

Over thirty local Twickenham Labour Party members joined Heathfield candidates Ranjeev Walia and Sergio Cortes Allsopp to knock doors in Heathfield on Sunday morning. Labour London Assembly members Fiona Twycross...

IMG_0193.jpgOn Tuesday night,at a meeting of Richmond Council, Philip Moshi, Vice Chair of Twickenham Labour Party, trustee of Mencap and long standing disability campaigner, asked a question of the cabinet minister for Children's Services and Schools about the transfer of children with Special Educational Needs to Education Health and Care Plans. this followed a report which showed that Richmond Council were the worst authority in the UK for managing the transfer to the plans.

Mr Moshi said: 'At Tuesdays Council meeting, I secured a commitment from the Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Schools that all Educational Health and Care Plans will, from start to finish, be formulated and the services in them delivered in accordance with the law. We in the [Twickenham] Labour Party will ensure that the Council lives up to this commitment for the benefit of the children, their parents and the carers of this Borough.'

LABOUR CAMPAIGNER PUTS COUNCIL ON THE SPOT OVER THEIR FAILURE TO MANGE SPECIAL NEEDS CARE PLANS

On Tuesday night,at a meeting of Richmond Council, Philip Moshi, Vice Chair of Twickenham Labour Party, trustee of Mencap and long standing disability campaigner, asked a question of the cabinet...

Labour call for air quality monitoring in Heathfield and West Twickenham


At Richmond Council's meeting on Tuesday 23rd January, Dr Paul Tanto, Labour candidate for West Twickenham, gained an assurance that the Council would look into siting more air pollution monitors in West Twickenham and Heathfield.

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Dr Tanto said “Air quality is a key responsibility of the Council in its public health role. The Council is meeting the basic DEFRA guidelines, but it needs to do much more.

“West Twickenham and Heathfield have the highest rates of emergency admissions to hospital in the borough for COPD and asthma respectively.   Pollution is one of the factors that aggravates the lung conditions.

“Both these areas have busy roads within them and are overfly zones used by Heathrow air traffic. Understanding the levels of airborne pollution is important and the first step in combatting it.

“Working collaboratively with the public and health and wellbeing agencies we could improve health outcomes in these wards. Understanding the nature of the pollution problem is key".

Cllr Churchill, Leader of the Labour Group, also raised concerns during the meeting regarding public health.

Cllr Churchill said: “Tory administration’s lacklustre approach to public health, on top of its failure to properly fund social care, is having a knock-on effect on our local NHS hospitals. The public’s feedback to the Draft Air Quality action plan says it all really: “Lacks ambition – council needs to demonstrate stronger leadership.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.”

 

You can watch his questions and answers from the cabinet member here:

https://richmond.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/329815/start_time/424000

 

West Twickenham Labour secure air pollution assurance from council

Labour call for air quality monitoring in Heathfield and West Twickenham At Richmond Council's meeting on Tuesday 23rd January, Dr Paul Tanto, Labour candidate for West Twickenham, gained an assurance that...

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