Information about my work as a Labour Councillor for East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

More good work from Andrew Dismore AM

I am glad to see Barnet and Camden's Labour GLA member Andrew Dismore is still hard at work. He and Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband sent Diwali greetings to the Hindu and Sikh community, which is warmly appreciated.

He also asked residents to identify dangerous roads and junctions in Barnet for road safety week. This is a vital issue of concern to many residents, after the success of the Walksafe N2 campaign, I hope there will be a sea-change in Barnet Council's aattitude to pedestrian safety. I campaigned with Cllr Anita Campbell and Andrew earlier in the year on the Stirling Corner issue, and again it seems that the change in the Cabinet means a little more sense is seen on road safety.

He is also camapigning against the closure of Whetstone and Golders Green police stations. Given that crime is a serious issue for a lot of people in the borough, it seems a little odd that the party which calls itself the party of law and order would propose this. It seems that the only 24/7 police station in Barnet will be Colindale. I don't yet know where any replacement desks will be, but as with the reduction of hours at the Barnet station to working day, working week hours, I can't be sure that'll be enough.

Andrew has also published his November report from City Hall.