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Councillor Gary Malcolm on Acton Green

A few days ago, the Labour Mayor-led Metropolitan Police did a random "drugs test" in the streets of Shoreditch, proclaiming that it was for "women's safety". This was widely regarded as a PR stunt which most comments call "embarrassing".

If the police or any politician want to solve an issue then they need to listen, research and come up with ideas that show that the problem can be fixed or reduced.

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Councillor Gary Malcolm on Acton Lane

At an Ealing Full Council meeting on Tuesday, 14 December Southfield Councillor Andrew Steed asked the Labour Councillor responsible for tree management a number of questions about the management of contractors and why work has still not been done to prune trees in Southfield and across Ealing borough.

In the reply from the Cabinet Member, they admitted that they were forced to change their contractor when there were excessive delays in tree pruning.

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Liberal Democrat Councillor Gary Malcolm with hundreds of petition signatures

Planning is a subject that annoys a lot of people in Southfield and the whole borough of Ealing, and this includes the huge number of skyscrapers to be built in South Acton bordering Southfield as well as the very expensive flats in Ealing Broadway (£744,000 for a one bedroom flat in the Filmworks development). Hardly affordable housing!

Many of these newly built flats remain empty due to the developers' high sale prices.

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Southfield Councillors Gary Busuttil Gary Malcolm and Andrew Steed

The three Southfield Liberal Democrat Councillors have been running our monthly advice sessions for a couple of months since the Covid restrictions changed; some we ran outside to enable us to meet residents and listen to their concerns.

Since the tragedy of the MP Sir David Amess, who was murdered at his surgery, we have updated our plans to ensure that we and residents are safer but still able to meet with residents to hear problems they have with Ealing Council.

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