Fall in anti-social behaviour
New figures released by the police show a fall in the number of reports of anti-social behaviour in the borough.
The news follows the release of crime figures for Hounslow which also show an improvement.
There were over 1,000 fewer reports of ASB between June and September this year, compared to the same period in 2012 – an eight per cent drop.
More free parking in borough
Free stop-and-shop parking for half an hour is to be rolled out across Hounslow on all shopping streets with pay and display, following a decision by the council’s Cabinet this week, (5 November).
The move follows the announcement of two new shopping parades in Chiswick - Devonshire Parade and Turnham Green Terrace – being added to the 14 currently in operation around the borough.
Protecting front line services
The council is planning to invest an extra £1.8 million on adult care services next year, and is well on course to meet its £12 million savings target.
The plans were discussed and agreed at last night’s cabinet meeting, and include a re-iteration of the council’s commitment to protecting front line services.
Among the savings, more than £4 million has been identified from unspent budgets, thanks to tougher spending controls and careful financial management.
TC Developer announced
Hounslow’s regeneration took a giant leap forward after the council announced the winning bid to redevelop the town centre late on Tuesday (5 November).
Barratt and Wilson Bowden were chosen as the developer at a cabinet meeting after a rigorous procurement exercise.
Spectacular light show
Residents have been urged to get down to Hounslow High Street this Friday (8 November) to see the festive lights switched on, marking the start of a weekend of seasonal celebrations.
Councillor Steve Curran, cabinet member for housing, planning and regeneration, said: “This should be a great show for all the family to enjoy.
£13.5m leisure centre approved
Councillors last night approved plans for a new £13.5 million leisure centre in Heston.
The new, modern facility will be built on the site of the Heston Pool and will include a number of state-of-the-art facilities including a 25m main pool, a learner pool, health suites, a 100-station gym, two dance studios, a cafe and soft play facilities.
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