Profile of West Ealing
West Ealing is a well established community
But does not have the London Borough of Ealing (LBE) ‘District’ status enjoyed by the likes of Acton, Hanwell and Perivale. The boundaries of West Ealing are the historic boundaries of the Royal Mail W13 postal district. Its shape is that of a narrow ‘portrait’ bounded by the river Brent to the north and Northfields/Boston Manor tube line in the south. To the west the border follows the West Ealing/ Greenford railway line south through Castle Bar Park station and Drayton Green station and then heads down Eccleston and Grosvenor Roads and then Clitherow Avenue. The eastern boundary borders Pitshanger Park and Walpole Park and then includes Lammas Park to terminate at Northfields tube station.
There are no ONS/GLA/LBE population figures for West Ealing
But latest estimates are 18,000 to 20,000 residents. It’s a very multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-faith community. We have rich and poor living here. There are three retail strips – east/west in Broadway/Uxbridge Road, north/south in Northfield Avenue and a smaller one in The Avenue, close to West Ealing station. Three are 47 restaurants of many different nationalities and styles, as well as 23 cafes. We lack a state secondary school, and adequate green space in the centre and we have a dearth of sports, cultural and leisure facilities.
Two Council Estate regeneration programmes are underway
in the centre at Green Man Lane and Dean Gardens. The former will introduce 600 new residents by 2022, whilst the latter – renamed Sherwood Close – will re-house existing tenants and leaseholders and add over 400 new residents by 2019. At Green Man Lane a new primary school will open in September 2017. This will be the first completely new school to be built in West Ealing since its predecessor was built in the 1970s.
In December 2019 we expect the new Crossrail/Elizabeth Line Railway Station will open in Manor Road
Offering new, high capacity trains running regularly to and from Canary Wharf, the City, West End, Paddington, Heathrow and Maidenhead. In 2018 the new West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Plan is likely to become the legal spatial plan for the centre of W13. (See www.wecnf.org)
A Middle Eastern style mosque (WLIC) is being built in the centre
When completed it will be a regional place of worship for up to 3,000 worshippers. Two private residential tower blocks are planned on Broadway in the centre – with the prospect of hundreds of new residents.