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Funded Design Collaboration

Does your business have a design-related challenge? Access a talented Design student's skills, and up to £1000 of funding.

Brunel University's Product and Industrial Design courses are among the highest rated in the UK. Designplus are now offering industry partners a chance to collaborate on our Final Year Design Students' Final Projects, offering you a no-risk opportunity to have a dedicated Design student working for your company.

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Redevelopment proposals for Goat Wharf

A planning application has been submitted to the London Borough of Hounslow for the redevelopment of Goat Wharf, 42-50 Brentford High Street, and details can be viewed on the Council's website.

The proposals are for 86 new homes, including affordable and family housing, commercial space and extensive landscaping to improve the approach to the river from Brentford High Street.

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Alliance Dance Unit Seeks Sponsorship

Alliance Dance Unit (ADU) is a Street Dance Unit based in Brentford.

The project was recently recognised by The Philip Lawrence Awards Network as a regional finalist which was presented to ADU at their first ever show in December 2010; this sold out the Watermans. Also in December, ADU won best youth project 2010 in the Hounslow Borough.

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Hounslow Council Report on Brentford Flooding

The scrutiny review can be read on the council website .

The executive summary of the report available in full at the above link reads as follows:

1.1 As ward councillors and scrutiny members we are all aware of the impact of these recent events on our residents, businesses and surrounding area and it was felt quite strongly that further lessons should be identified to help improve plans in response to an emergency.

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Consultation on Investment Strategy

Investment Strategy Consultation 2011/12-2013/14 - from the London Development Agency

Our Investment Strategy sets out the strategic direction the London Development Agency will take to invest, innovate and influence for the capital's economic development.

The radical improvements we have made as an Agency since May 2008 are delivering real and positive results. Over a year ago we said we would deliver fewer and larger projects - we would be investing on the basis of better returns and better value and working differently with our partners. This has happened and we will continue on this path in 2010/11 and beyond even though the LDA will cease to exist by 31 March 2012. Given increasingly limited resources, we have already become much more of a catalyst, an enabler and a strategic commissioner, rather than the funder of projects. We have become tougher, clearer and more consistent with the criteria that drive our investment decisions. Those processes and the rigour behind them will continue.

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