Category Archives: Pensioners

Fire safety standards found to be lacking at 24 Barnet care homes

24 care homes in Barnet were found to be failing to meet fire safety standards through London Fire Brigade (LFB) audits carried out following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Responding to the figures, obtained from a written answer by the Mayor of London, local London Assembly Member, Andrew Dismore AM, urged care homes to “co-operate fully with the LFB to get […]

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Barnet Council finally admit high risks of Brexit

Barnet Council has finally admitted to Brexit-related risks affecting the Council. On 20th February, Barnet’s Policy and Resources Committee met to discuss the issue, the committee report stating that Brexit would result in three highly likely, high impact risks. These included the likelihood that more EU nationals would leave the country or fewer arrive, resulting in loss of skilled staff […]

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Sadiq Khan invests £200,000 in Grahame Park Old Library

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has awarded £200,400 to Notting Hill Genesis to help transform the “Old Library” into a dynamic multi-use enterprise, skills and community hub in the heart of Grahame Park, Colindale. The award is from a £30 million fund for projects which will boost local economies, improve the environment and bring people together in some of […]

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Dismore joins campaign to save Midland Hotel

Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore has backed plans to list the Midland Hotel pub in Hendon as an Asset of Community Value. An application was submitted to demolish the building and replace it with 59 residential dwellings, none of which are affordable. Reverend Dr Julia Candy, the priest in charge of the local parish of […]

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Labour press for full step-free access at new Brent Cross station

A group of Labour Councillors and the local London Assembly Member have written to Barnet Council seeking to ensure that the new Thameslink Station at Brent Cross West will be fully accessible and step-free for wheelchair users. In a joint letter from London Assembly Member Andrew Dismore, Barnet Councillor Anne Clarke and Camden Councillor Lorna Russell, the three called for […]

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