Pete Murry, concerned about the Council's leafleting proposals, wrote to his councillors. Here are the responses received so far:
I too agree this is a daft idea and can't understand the logic behind this.
I have not read the full report on this, but initial thoughts based on the below information is how do they intend to enforce this, if someone distributes leaflets? Are they going to police shopping areas like Neasden and issue on the spot fines? Surely this will cost more than what they intend to receive.
This is not a sensible idea and I have never heard of anything like this before. I hope the 10 Labour Executive members who make the decision use common sense and not pass this proposal.
Can I make it very clear that this is not a proposal which has been made by any of the councillors for Dollis Hill.The proposals are contained in a report which is being put forward by officers to the Executive of Brent Council. Like you, I was unaware of it until I read the report in the Times. The Executive is led by Cllr Ann John and has nine other Labour members.I share your concern, as I too have campaigned publicly on many occasions, including on behalf of the Coalition for a Sustainable Brent Cross and the Save our Six Libraries campaign. Whilst I am sure we all wish to discourage litter, the fact that the order does not seem to exclude such campaigns is disturbing.I understand that there will be a consultation period. I believe you may also be able to speak at the meeting, by contacting Anne Reid. Full details here: http://democracy.brent.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=123&MId=1573As and when I get more information on this, I will contact you again,best regards,
Cllr. Alison HopkinsLiberal Democrat Councillor for Dollis Hill