With the Chancellor about to start his budget speech unemployment continues to climb. Nationally 2.1 million people are claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) with nearly 6,000 of those in Wandsworth.
One of the books in me is The Aborted Politician, a look at those people who created an embryonic political career and contested a parliamentary seat and then – for whatever reason – did not pursue politics any further.
Here’s the crime briefing for burglary and street crime reported in Wandsworth between 9-16 April, 2009.
Just posted the latest crime briefing for Wandsworth http://tinyurl.com/c9ywa5 # Recent tragic events make this more relevant than ever.
The council’s Community Safety Division, in partnership with the police Safer Neighbourhood Team, are running their crime prevention roadshow at Asda Clapham Junction tomorrow (Saturday 18th).
And after last week’s news that Tooting were getting their own town centre police team comes the news that Clapham Junction is getting one too.
One of my colleagues, Piers McCausland, has written a little piece over on ConservativeHome about the lack of local control of business rates. Assuming many readers of this blog do not read ConservativeHome’s local government pages I have copied the article below.
Over the past few months I’ve been developing this blog as a way to communicate with residents, to let you know what I am thinking, what I’m doing on your behalf, and to highlight issues in which you might be interested.