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  • Today is Fat Thursday – what is it?

    Today is Fat Thursday or Tłusty Czwartek. Today, you will see Polish shops overflowing with shoppers and happy faces walking out with a doughnut (or ten). Fat Thursday is a feasting day in the Christian calendar and occurs on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday when Lent begins. Since Lent is a period when excessives are…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Crossrail Update: Ealing Broadway & West Ealing stations

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska sent a FOI* enquiry to Crossrail/Network Rail about the progress of Ealing Broadway and West Ealing stations. Here is the response: We have completed on-time all of the railway upgrades required for the new Class 345 Elizabeth line trains to serve the stations in Ealing. Therefore local people are already benefiting from…

  • Pitzhanger Manor – Community Briefing

    Just outside Ealing Common ward, Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery are holding a community briefing for local groups. Wednesday, 12th December 2018 at 7pm Ealing Green Church, W5 5QT

  • Statement – serious incident involving Amey staff member

    Statement from the Council: “There has been a serious incident which has resulted in the death of one of Amey’s employees.    The council extends its deepest sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues. “Collection crews are being informed and sent home.  Services that are impacted will be resumed Saturday and we ask for patience and…

  • PETITION: Borough-wide injunction against unauthorised encampments

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska would appreciate if residents could sign her petition which went live today on ealing.cmis.uk.com/ealing/ePetitions.aspx The petition is to get Ealing Council to finally listen to residents and implement a borough-wide injunction against illegal encampments. Many other London councils as well as authorities outside the capital have successfully applied for injunctions with Bromley and…

  • Council loses petition

    Ealing Common residents living on or near Popes Lane passed a signed petition to Cllr Joanna Dabrowska in mid-April 2018. Cllr Dabrowska dutifully presented this petition, from disgruntled residents on the subject of the Popes Lane highway alterations and the implemented CPZ, at the Full Council meeting on Tuesday, 24th April 2018. However, following up…

  • RAF100 – Anniversary Parade & Flypast

    One hundred days after RAF’s official 100th birthday, there will be a parade in London and a flypast (see image). On Tuesday, 10th July, the parade will begin at 11:25am and will march up The Mall, followed by the flypast over Buckingham Palace at 13:00 (subject to weather, aircraft serviceability and operational commitments).       The…

  • Ealing Town Hall – what’s happening now?

    For residents wanting to see a presentation and speak to the developer of the proposed boutique hotel as part of the Ealing Town Hall regeneration there will be an opportunity at next Monday’s Ealing Broadway ward forum. Mastcraft, the hotel developer, will be attending the neighbouring ward’s ward forum on Monday, 9th July 2018 at…