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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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Heathfield Residents and Heathfield Labour Campaigners lobbied Members before the Council meeting on Tuesday January23rd .

 

The protest was organised in support of the question to Council: 
“What planning considerations stopped the EFA from using other sites in the borough to build Turing House School? "

 The question was tabled by Labour Heathfield Campaigner Ranjeev Walia .
It is part of the long term campaign calling for Richmond Council to reconsider the proposed site of Turing House School.

HEATHFIELD RESIDENTS AND LABOUR CAMPAIGNERS LOBBY COUNCIL

Heathfield Residents and Heathfield Labour Campaigners lobbied Members before the Council meeting on Tuesday January23rd .   The protest was organised in support of the question to Council: “What planning considerations...

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On Tuesday, Richmond Council received the news that Councillor Stephen Knight had decided to leave the Liberal Democrat group of Councillors on Richmond Council and join the Labour Party.

We warmly welcome him and applaud his bravery, for what must have been a very difficult decision.

In his statement he said he that after twenty years as a Councillor he realised.

Only the Labour Party can provide the alternative that the Country so desperately needs.” He also observed that across London Labour Councillors are at the forefront of “Driving change in their local communities”.

There is now an official Labour Group on Richmond Council, led by Cllr Jennifer Churchill.

We are proud Cllr Stephen Knight is now a member of our Labour Party. We look forward to fighting the Local Government elections in May where we will be campaigning to ensure that the Labour Group on Richmond Council will get even bigger.

 

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Senior Liberal Democrat Councillor Joins Labour in Twickenham

On Tuesday, Richmond Council received the news that Councillor Stephen Knight had decided to leave the Liberal Democrat group of Councillors on Richmond Council and join the Labour Party. We...

Heathfield Labour candidate Ranjeev Walia is taking the Turing House School Campaign to Richmond Council this week.

He has a Public question listed at the beginning of the Council meeting on Tuesday night. Ranjeev has given notice to ask the Conservative Cabinet Member for Planning and Strategic Development:

"What planning considerations stopped the EFA from using other sites in the borough to build Turing House School? "

Ranjeev commented:

“Heathfield residents are frustrated by the Turing House School plans that are being driven through by the Tory Council without proper consultation.

"Heathfield is always the forgotten part of the Borough. The proposed site for the school is on Metropolitan Open Land, which was meant to be a protected green space."

“These proposals affect everyone. Under Conservative school policies anybody can propose opening a free school, even when they have no site available. We do need more school places across the Borough, but we believe, after talking to residents, the proposed site in Heathfield is not the right location.”

"The residents feel bullied into this decision.We believe that the potential impact of Turing House School on Heathfield residents has not been properly examined by the Council ."

LABOUR HEATHFIELD CAMPAIGNER TABLES COUNCIL QUESTION ON TURING HOUSE SCHOOL

Heathfield Labour candidate Ranjeev Walia is taking the Turing House School Campaign to Richmond Council this week. He has a Public question listed at the beginning of the Council meeting...

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If you’d like to know more about how the Labour Party works, join us for a new members session (even if you're not a new member) on Sunday 18th Feb at 11:00 at the Labour Rooms at 77 Waldegrave Road TW11 8LA. 
We will discuss how party structures work, how meetings work, how decisions are made, how to influence decision making, and how to draft a motion; as well as answer questions.
There will be time to meet other new members too, and an opportunity to say why you joined, what you need and want to offer.
There will be a bring-to-share buffet lunch afterwards and a chance for more conversation and mixing.

To say you're coming see here.  http://bit.ly/2Dsvtqu

New Member Welcome Session

If you’d like to know more about how the Labour Party works, join us for a new members session (even if you're not a new member) on Sunday 18th Feb...

On Tuesday night at a meeting of Richmond Council, vice chair of Twickenham CLP and long standing disability campaigner Philip Moshi will be asking the Richmond Cabinet Member for Children's Services and School  'for a clear, longstanding and unreserved commitment that from inception until completion each Education, Health and Care Plan will be both formulated and, after completion the services in it delivered, in accordance with the Law.'

Education, Health and Care Plans are a concern for many parents of children with Special Educational Needs. In the clip below, the BBC reports that Richmond is the worst Local Authority in the UK for managing the transfer to the plans. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zsm_fUNYNo&sns=em

Philip to ask council for committment to care plan

On Tuesday night at a meeting of Richmond Council, vice chair of Twickenham CLP and long standing disability campaigner Philip Moshi will be asking the Richmond Cabinet Member for Children's...

Your Political Education Office Bob has arranged another Pint and Politics session on Sunday  Jan 21st.
The theme is Pint & Politics: improving our questioning & listening together see here  www.tinyurl.com/TwickP-P2

You are cordially invited to Pint and Politics

Your Political Education Office Bob has arranged another Pint and Politics session on Sunday  Jan 21st. The theme is Pint & Politics: improving our questioning & listening together see here ...

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Click here for a video christmas message from the Heathfield team

 

 

Seasons greetings from the Heathfield team

Click here for a video christmas message from the Heathfield team    

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