Archive for Month: April 2019

  • The latest on unauthorised encampments in the borough

    As many residents know that Cllr Joanna Dabrowska has been tirelessly fighting for Ealing Council to apply for a borough-wide injunction, just like 13 other London Boroughs have. With a handful of the 32 London councils luckily enough not to have been affected by unauthorised encampments (or no more than single figures), this means that…

  • Have your say on RAF Northolt’s Air Space

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska, as a member of the RAF Northolt Community Liaison Committee, attended a meeting of the Committee earlier this week. The Department of Transport is modernising the airspace over all airfields and airports over the South East of England. RAF Northolt must submit a proposal alongside all other airfields, so that the Civil…

  • Anyone lost count on how many unauthorised encampments there have been on Ealing Common and in the Borough?

    With yet another unauthorised encampment arriving on Ealing Common this evening, Cllr Joanna Dabrowska is once again inundated with correspondence from local residents. The new encampment is settling on the smaller southern common along Elm Avenue. There are six parts of Ealing Common with five of them have at one time or another had an…

  • 2019 Events on Ealing Common – UPDATE

    Due to the fallow year last year, there have been some changes to the events programme and the Events team at Ealing Council received applications from event organisers later than usual. For this reason, the events programme for Ealing Common is still not finalised and the council will not be circulating the usual letter to…

  • To PSPO or not to PSPO

    Ealing Council has gone out to consultation for a borough-wide Public Space Protection Order. With the Council’s rejection of Cllr Dabrowska’s borough-wide injunction, the administration has come up with another ‘bright but pointless idea’ which actually doesn’t resolve the matter of unauthorised encampments. After reading the consultation and draft order, it seems that the Council…

  • Śmigus-dyngus

    Readers might think it is a computer typo, but it’s not. Śmigus-dyngus is celebrated by Poles on Easter Monday. The tradition is for the boys to douse the girls with water and switch their legs with pussy willow.  It has at its core the pagan spring rite of pouring water and switching oneself with willows as…

  • Ealing Common – Eid in the Park

    A proposal has come in to hold Eid in the Park on Ealing Common as follows: Event Title: Eid in the Park Event Overview/Background: A family friendly fun day coinciding with the annual celebration of Eid al fitr, marking the end of Ramadan and an important date in the Muslim Calendar. Organiser: Mohammed Yusuf, Director…

  • PRESS RELEASE: Ealing Labour Council Spends £41k on Consultation Process to Close 7 Libraries

    Ealing Labour Council reveals that they have spent £41k thus far on the consultation process to close 7 libraries. In response to a direct question asked at the 2nd April Full Council Meeting, Labour admitted that they had spent £41k so far, including £17.5k on two consultants.  This is despite not only having a director…

  • Ealing Common – Total Bounceout

    A proposal has come in to hold an obstacle-based event on Ealing Common this summer as follows: Event Title: Total Bounceout Event Overview: An inflatable obstacle course made up of 16 modular obstacles similar to those seen on Total Knockout. Background/Purpose of Event: The purpose of the obstacle course is for families, friends and children…

  • Speech: Opposition Motion – Keep free “Stop & Shop” Bays

    This evening, Cllr Joanna Dabrowska moved an opposition motion to save the free ‘stop and shop’ bays. You can read the full motion here. Here is Cllr Dabrowska’s speech: Mr Mayor, I would like to move the motion in my name. When I first saw the proposal in the cabinet papers earlier this year, I…