Brentford Community Council (BCC) is an independent organisation established in 1989 with start-up support from Hounslow Borough Council. Since 1999 we have been financially independent, funded by donations from organisations and individuals across the community.
Our mission is to represent the general interests of the area with any person or agency providing services or undertaking activities affecting the local environment and well-being of people living in the area, specifically related to local planning applications and planning issues. We are non-party political. The group is open to anyone who would like to get actively involved in the BCC or would like to bring an issue to our attention.
Civic Voice has launched a survey for “Tell us the impact of conservation cuts”. They are calling for an end to the continued cutting of local conservation officers in local government and hopes the survey will gather local information from around England.
The National Trust backed the Civic Voice campaign. Please contribute to the survey and pass it to other groups in your area that might respond also.
Civic Voice has agreed with Historic England that they will present a report that will show the regional comparisons.
The All Party Parliamentary Group of MPs for Civic Societies has agreed to campaign for a CLG Select Committee Inquiry on this subject. Civic Voice needs to get a greater understanding of the issues that communities are finding with lack of conservation resources in local authorities and failure of local authorities to protect conservation areas and the historic environment.