The latest episode in the Sahota screws St Mark’s Primary School saga unfolded at a public meeting last night in Hanwell. About 50 or so parents of St Marks Primary School arrived at the Hobbayne Centre to hear from Onkar Sahota’s property consultant. Apparently Sahota himself was happy to pass up the opportunity to engage with 50 of his constituents east of the River Brent so he didn’t make it.
Sahota has previously lied in email correspondence about his personal ownership of the 42 Lower Boston Road site that adjoins the school. He is the sole owner and he is the sole owner of the company that operates his two doctors’ surgeries. There is no-one else involved in this decision on his side.
Somewhat indiscreetly Sahota’s property consultant managed to confirm that Sahota had originally accepted a deal back in 2013 to sell the land but had then reneged on it. Since then the council has offered more money but the consultant is advising him to hold out for more and he is holding on to the land.
Quite simply Sahota is holding the council to ransom regarding this piece of land which he negotiated with the old Labour administration to buy days before they were swept away in 2006.
Shockingly all three of the Labour councillors for the Elthorne ward where the school is situated failed to show up in spite of overtures from the parents action group.