Category: Other

  • WAKE UP EALING

    Wake-Up Ealing is a small group of Ealing residents that feel very angry about Heathrow Airport’s proposed airspace changes that will happen prior to the construction of the third runway. These changes will bring in 25,000 additional flights to the airport, and will bring low flying landing aircraft directly over Ealing Common ward for the…

  • Perceval House – redevelopment proposal

    Residents might be interested in the redevelopment proposal of Perceval House (the Council’s administrative building). Please click on this link to see the proposal in more detail. Development website: www.percevalhouseredevelopment.com

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Q&A – Complaints to the Council

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska asked: How many level one, level two, level three complaints against the council and how many referrals to the LGO since 2016 – per directorate? Of the complaints to the LGO, what were the recommendations to the council to action? Have they been actioned? Ealing Council’s response: All recommendations are actioned by…

  • 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