Blog Posts - Hounslow



Ibis Budget Hotel London Hounslow

I went to UK after a gap of 5 years. I was going to cruise on the Harmony of the Seas (on invitation). I was sure I wanted to extend my stay. I was not sure what to do tough. In the end I decided to stay in London for 3 nights on my own. Visit Bri...
by Travel Tales from India on Jun 30, 2016

Bulky Item Collection in Brent and Hounslow

I see Hounslow are adopting a Brent style bulky items collection service, with a very similar reasoning.  The introduction of charging for this service led to a steep decline in collections, and it is reasonable to assume that some of the items...
by James Powney's Blog on Jun 1, 2015

Notes from the Mansfield Enquiry

Guest blog by Peter LathamOn Saturday 28 March 2015 I went to Hounslow Civic Centre for the morning half of the NW London local authorities' Mansfield enquiry hearings into the impact of the NW London NHS 'Shaping a Healthier Future' project on he...
by wembleymatters on Mar 29, 2015

Butt suggests combined West London Authority as 40% central staffing cuts sought in Brent budget

The  Report for the First Reading Debate on the Council Budget was up on the Council website by 23.45 last night. It includes a section on the Borough Plan Consultation which is fast work as the consultation only closed at 5pm yesterday.Full Cou...
by wembleymatters on Nov 29, 2014

Brent in 'secret' discussions to merge legal department with 8 other boroughs

From Islington Tribune LINK - merging of legal departments of nine London boroughs, including Islington and Brent:'...secret discussions...have taken place between nine London boroughs, including Camden and Islington, about effectively "privatising...
by wembleymatters on May 22, 2014

London Calling! - Have a great tour in one day!

This was the song that kept lingering on my mind every time I think of London. A place with so many things to see and explore.A land full of excitement and that I never thought I would be able to experience ever in my entire life. But...
by Angelo The Explorer on May 21, 2014

London Calling! - Day Of Our Arrival in United Kingdom

This was the song that kept lingering on my mind every time I think of London. A place with so many things to see and explore.A land full of excitement and that I never thought I would be able to experience ever in my entire life. But...
by Angelo The Explorer on May 21, 2014

Contract Award

This afternoon, I will be going to a meeting of West London Waste in Hounslow to discuss a twenty five year contract for disposing of all of London's municipal waste.  This is an even bigger contract than Brent's own Public Realm contract.
by James Powney's Blog on Apr 26, 2013

Brent Council Executive Disrupted

Last night the Brent Council Executive was disrupted and had to decamp to another part of the building.  This is becoming routine.  What is appalling is that the two police officers present simply stood there and made no effort to intervene...
by James Powney's Blog on Nov 13, 2012

Brent to 'Carry on Regardless' despite super-contract drop-outs

I reported on November 1st that the Communications Department at Brent Council had refused to talk to me about the future of the four borough supercontract for the public realm after the withdrawal of Barnet and Richmond councils.The current edition...
by wembleymatters on Nov 12, 2012

Barnet may opt out of public realm 'supercontract'

On Wednesday 7 November 2012 Barnet Council Cabinet Resources Committee is considering a recommendation to support the One Barnet in-house Street Scene Project. The One Barnet Street Scene Project includes the following services:·   &...
by wembleymatters on Oct 30, 2012

A celebration of Southall Broadway

Diwali in Southall When I first came to London I lived in Hounslow in West London near to Heathrow Airport. Hounslow and the adjoining area of Southall in the London Borough of Ealing have very visible Asian populations and businesses so much so tha...
by DaithaiC on Oct 30, 2012

Four borough 'super-contract' reduced to three

The four borough 'public realm' procurement contract led by Brent Council has been reduced to three after the London Borough of Richmond dropped out. The contract would cover waste management, recycling, street cleansing, and parks maintenance and in...
by wembleymatters on Oct 26, 2012

London Art Spot: Darren MacPherson

If you’re looking for something a bit different to do one day, you can pop down to Hounslow and watch through the large street windows of figurative painter Darren MacPherson’s workshop as he creates is latest pieces. He will most likely...
by Little London Observationist on May 10, 2012


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