Category: Community

  • Conservatives Urge Residents to Sign On-Line Petition to Save Libraries

    Residents are being urged to sign the online Petition to save seven Ealing Libraries under threat of closure and not to be fooled by the Council’s consultation on the issue. Cllr Seema Kumar, Opposition Member for Council Services said:     I urge residents to sign the on-line petition.  Labour’s plan to consult means closure…

  • Conservatives Launch Petition to Save “Stop and Shop” Bays

      Ealing Conservative Councillors have launched an online petition to save Stop and Shop Bays, which the Labour Council now intends to abolish to make way for more paid parking. The Council’s own report notes that the free bays were implemented to encourage motorists to use local businesses.  However, without any consultation, with local businesses…

  • New unauthorised encampment settling on Ealing Common

    Click here to read the latest update. This afternoon around 3pm a group of caravans were spotted driving onto Ealing Common. Vigilant residents immediately contacted Cllr Joanna Dabrowska to alert to the fact. Cllr Dabrowska alerted the authorities. Reports have been received from residents about break-ins and attempted burglaries (the wonders of CCTV) within the…

  • Labour Reject Proposal to Save Ealing Libraries

    Ealing Labour voted to increase the number of Special Responsibility Allowances paid to themselves, whilst rejecting a Conservative amendment which would have saved the libraries by scrapping all Special Responsibility Allowances. The 26th February budget which increases Council Tax for a second year in a row, is predicated on the closure of 7 libraries and…

  • Save Our Borough Libraries

    Ealing Council’s administration has started a consultation proposing to convert seven of its 13 libraries into community-managed libraries where the Council hopes it will be run by volunteers. You have until 17th May to respond to the consultation. Additionally, fellow Conservative councillor, Cllr Seema Kumar, shadow cabinet member for Council Services and Safer Communities, has…

  • What’s that smell?

    Local residents have been contacting Cllr Joanna Dabrowska after getting whiff of a pungent “aroma” emanating from their neighbours. Turns out that the local riding school has been piling horse dung in their car park which is adjacent to Gunnersbury Avenue (aka A406). Cllr Dabrowska called in Animal Health from the Council who did an immediate…

  • Lovebox & Citadel Public Meetings at Gunnersbury Park

    Click here to read latest updates and this year’s line-ups. Without consultation with any stakeholders, Gunnersbury Park’s events organiser, The Event Umbrella, on behalf of David Bowler, CEO of Gunnersbury Park CIC, has organised public meetings to occur once a month before the Lovebox and Citadel festivals are due to happen over the summer. Meetings…

  • Ward boundary reviews – The Boundary Commission wants your views

    On 5th February 2019, The Local Government Boundary Commission published a draft recommendations of revised ward boundaries and now want the input from residents. The last review occurred in preparation for the 2010 elections and the current ward review will probably come into effect for the 2022 local elections. The Commission’s recommendations propose an increase…

  • Government announces plans to tackle illegal traveller sites

    Sajid Javid set out draft measures aimed at making it easier for officers to intervene and remove travellers from land they should not be on. The Home Secretary will also consider making it a criminal offence to set up such camps. It is currently defined in law as trespassing, a civil matter. In addition, the…

  • Ealing Council in legal quandary over Ealing Town Hall

    Residents may have become aware of the planning application that Mastcraft, the Ealing Council’s approved developer, has submitted. The statutory consultation starts today (5th February) and residents have until 26th February to send in their comments (links at the bottom of this article).   Since the developer’s proposals were exhibited last summer, two community groups had…