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Packed Public Meeting – St.Paul’s School Head’s Eloquent Plea

Criticises proposed neighbouring developments on Morrisons and Police sites

A packed public meeting at St Paul’s Church on Friday 27th January heard about a proposed development at Morrisons store on Brentford High Street and also plans for the Watermans, Max Factor and police station sites. 

John Wright, head of St Paul’s primary school spoke out. Here’s his speech in full:

Introduction
I am the head of St Paul’s CE primary school which opened in 1873 to serve the community of Brentford, set up by local people sitting in this church.  We have 338 children, roughly 200 families.  Most live within a mile or so of the school, some families are in their second/third generation at the school.  The school is highly diverse, reflecting Brentford, we are part of the community

Personally I live in South Ealing but am part of the Brentford community.  My family and I visit the Watermans, shop at Morrisons, eat and drink in local pubs/restaurants

I am grateful for this opportunity to speak and would like to thank the councillors present.  I recognise that they have entered public service to serve, support and build the community of Brentford.  I know that they work hard to achieve this, turning out to meetings, supporting the needs of many constituents.  I would like to recognise their commitment to representing and standing up for their community.

I stand before this meeting to represent the school.  I recognise that there may be a range of views but hope I represent the core views.  Continue reading Packed Public Meeting – St.Paul’s School Head’s Eloquent Plea

Friends of St Paul’s Recreation Speaks Out

Criticises proposed neighbouring developments on Morrisons and Police sites

A packed public meeting at St Paul’s Church on Friday 27th January heard about a proposed development at Morrisons store on Brentford High Street and also plans for the Watermans, Max Factor and police station sites. 

Martin Case, head of Friends of St Paul’s Recreation spoke out. Here’s his speech in full:

The proposed plans for the Morrisons site if current proposal is granted will rip the heart out of the Brentford community for a period of at least two years and cause significant deterioration to the quality of life in the town for both residents and business.

Where are local people to shop while this site is being developed? What contingency planning has been agreed to support the missing supermarket while building occurs?

Does the council advocate the use of cars making short journeys to Tesco’s in Osterley thereby adding to the already poor air quality of Brentford let alone the additional traffic problems this will generate? Continue reading Friends of St Paul’s Recreation Speaks Out