Recent News

  • Popesfield allotment update – still waiting

    Readers might recall an update last summer when it looked promising that the Popesfield allotments will be ready before the 2019 season. It seems that the application to Thames Water was finally submitted on 21st March 2019 and no date has been provided. Ealing Council’s parks team is now chasing for a date to get…

  • Demand Responsive Bus Trial

    Transport for London (TfL) has launched a four week consultation on plans to trial a demand responsive bus service in Ealing. According to TfL, this is a trial service that does not have a fixed route or schedule, but ‘responds’ to the request to be picked up by the customer. It can be booked at the…

  • New Crossrail station timeline – will it be delivered ‘on time’?

    The Crossrail station timetable has been released to the public. Considering Network Rail’s ‘track’ record, one can be very sceptical whether it will be delivered on time or will the project go ‘off the rails’ again. According to the timeline, Network Rail expects the whole borough’s Crossrail station portfolio to be all upgraded in less…

  • Q&A – list of housing associations building in the borough of Ealing

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska asked: Since 2010, please provide a list of housing associations that have built or applied for planning permission in the borough? For each HA, please list number of units approved or applied for. (Plus name of developments) Ealing Council’s response: Details are provided in the attached spreadsheet.

  • Q&A – number of parking meters in the borough

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska asked: Please provide the number of parking meters still in operation in the borough Ealing Council’s response: There are currently 196 Pay & Display machines still in operation within the borough.

  • Q&A – Acton Library & Curzon Cinema

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska asked: Acton Library & Curzon Cinema – please provide an update why Curzon pulled out? What was the detail behind the decision? Were any costs (planning, legal, etc) reimbursed to either to Ealing Council or the applicant? Ealing Council’s response: The Council signed an agreement with Curzon Corinthian Ltd in July 2015.…

  • Q&A – Air pollution as a result of Longfield Road banned turn

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska asked: Please provide the air pollution readings on/around Haven Green, before and after the Longfield Road banned turn came into force. Ealing Council’s response: The attached Annual Status Report covers the five years up to the end of 2018. Monitoring sites EA27 and EA28 are located on Haven Green. Both sites have…

  • Q&A – 20mph speed limit – update

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska asked: 20mph speed limit – what is the timeline of (post-implementation) surveying whether the average/highest speeds attained have actually dropped as a result of the new lowered limit? Ealing Council’s response: The monitoring of phase 2 of the 20-mph zone is not a short-term project. Monitoring is required over an extended period…

  • New encampment settling on Ealing Common & latest news on injunction

    On Sunday evening around 8pm, Cllr Joanna Dabrowska was at The Grange pub on the corner of Warwick Road and The Common, when several regulars and the bar staff called out to say that ‘the caravans’ are back. Cllr Dabrowska dashed out to capture the arrival of approximately dozen vehicles along the Warwick Road Extension…

  • Avoid Ealing Broadway over the summer due to roadworks

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska has become aware of the traffic arrangements happening on The Mall from today, Saturday, 20th July til 12th August 2019 as a result of electric cabling works. The maps should be self-explanatory, however, Cllr Dabrowska has raised the issue of the traffic plans as it seems that no lane will be open…