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St James Church in West Ealing to close down

After over a century, St James Church in West Ealing is closing its doors – this time for good. It was closed down for a period some years ago. I can remember it boarded up and with broken windows. This time though it looks like its closing for good. Services stop...

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Ealing Matters Newsletter – Issue 1

19 April 2018                                                                                                                     ISSUE 1 Welcome to the first newsletter published by Ealing Matters. We are a network of residents’ groups throughout Ealing who are...

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Parks and green spaces volunteering workshop

Ealing Council is running a workshop to encourage people to volunteer to help in local parks and green spaces.  At the workshop you'll be able to find out about the sort of activities involved such as gardening, pond care, tree and hedge planting.  The Council is also...

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Closure plans for Ealing Hospital come to light

A Freedom of Information (FOI) reply has revealed plans to create a 50 bed frailty/elderly unit within refurbished parts of the closed down EDGH. The FOI reply document arrived on 21 February 2018. The FOI planning document is dated 16 June 2017. This document has the...

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Council tax to increase by 5.99% from April

Ealing Council is increasing Council Tax by 5.99% which is the maximum it can increase it by without a referendum. The core Council Tax will increse by 2.99% and on top it is passing on the government's 3% social care levy.The statement on its website says that...

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Ealing Save Our NHS

Here is Ealing's local internet news service Exposure Box's second film about the state of the NHS in Ealing. It includes a powerful speech from Ealing Hospital consultant Gurjinder Sandhu describing the enormous pressures on NHS staff. The film is 14 minutes long but...

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Warren Evans goes in to administration

We highlighted the financial problems Warren Evans was having a few weeks ago. Sadly, no new investors could be found and the company has gone in to administration putting 300 jobs at risk. Let's hope someone rescues it and saves the jobs. Otherwise, it will leave a...

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Strong local support for plans around new West Ealing Crossrail station

It's been a long time coming, but work is due to start on the new station at West Ealing this summer. A little later the Council will begin work on improving...

Storm cones hoisted for Southall

Ealing Police/MOPAC meeting At the Ealing Police/MOPAC meeting in Ealing Town Hall last night, it dawned on me and others that a terrible public...

Woolworths art-deco facade gets protection – for the moment

The scaffolding going up round the old Woolworths building caused an initial flurry of concern that the facade was about to be demolished.  However, thanks to...

NatWest bank in West Ealing to close

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it is closing 197 NatWest branches and one of these is West Ealing, the branch at the Lido Junction on the corner of...

Mobikes come to West Ealing

With their distinct orange and black livery, Mobikes have arrived in West Ealing - at the top of St James Ave to be exact. The idea is to give easy access to...

Cuppa with a Copper

With the closure of Ealing police station to the public the police want to give people a chance to come and talk to them about any problems and concerns they...

Brand new St John’s Primary School opens today

The original plans for the Green Man Lane Estate did not include a new primary school for St John's but thankfully common sense prevailed and provision was...

West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Area News – October 2017

West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Area News West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood  Plan (WECNP) West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Forum(WECNF) is still in discussion...

Ealing Council successful in first round bid for funds for West Ealing

It's happened in a bit of a hurry but good news from TfL that Ealing Council's bid for funding under the Liveable Neighbourhoods scheme has cleared the first...

120 flats and 15-storeys high plans for the Woolworth’s site in West Ealing

A2Dominion have submitted a planning application for the old Woolworth's site in West Ealing. It was due last year but has been delayed. In the meantime, many...