Following the dismal Willesden Week of Action last November, and the many questions from residents about what it actually achieved, Make Willesden Green made a Freedom of Information request for the Council's Evaluation Report of that woeful week. We have the pleasure of sharing the document with you here. Although the Week of Action was meant to have three key objectives, it seems the Council mainly dedicated attention to the first of these - most notably by placing a 'matrix crime prevention sign outside the tube station'.
On the back of the data presented in the Evaluation Report, I decided to write the letter below to the editor of the Brent and Kilburn Times, if nothing else to set the record straight on what the priorities are among those residents consulted.
As the May local elections approach, the Council (and indeed the ConDem opposition) will be claiming all sorts of support for local causes. It's important we keep reminding ourselves of their actual record over the past few years, and hold incumbent Councillors and their local parties to account at the ballot box.