The AGM on 16 March was extremely well attended, and it is satisfying that so many residents want to come along to give us their views. The Chairman gave a report on the past year opening with the quote “We had the best ever Christmas lights and the worst ever permanent ones”. The main topic of conversation was, understandably, the new traffic lights, with the overwhelming majority not in favour (see separate update). Other topics included the deterioration of the service on the Metropolitan Line (also see separate update), the problem of businesses closing in Northwood and trying to attract customers to those that remain; the difficulties of setting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
Our MP, Nick Hurd, was unable to attend at the last moment, due to House of Commons business; he had been due to talk about the Sustainable Communities Act. Councillor Seaman-Digby was able to hurriedly secure Bob Alabaster, Head of Procurement at LBH, who talked about value for money.
The Chairman made a plea for more volunteers to join the committee, in order for us to continue providing the sort of service that residents want. If anyone feels able to join us, please contact Tony Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org