I’m not being funny but… get along to this exhibition in West Ealing this weekend

It’s well worth dropping in to the Welshore Hub ( next to the now closed Morrisons) on the corner of the Uxbridge Road and St James Ave in West Ealing to see Nick Pearson’s art exhibition for OPEN Ealing. Nick loves to use everyday objects and put them in a different context to make you think.  So, you’ll see two cardboard boxes ripped open in a hurry one night but now juxtaposed as if in conversation; an everyday broom hanging up tempting you to give it a push like a clock pendulum; half a chair rescued from a school and just hanging there making you wonder why. Nick’s work sets these everyday objects in a new context and, with some wry humour, sets you thinking about what is ‘art’?

The exhibition is open over the weekend from 10.30am-5pm on Saturday and 10.30am-2pm on Sunday. Drop in and ask Nick to talk about his work. You’ll enjoy it.

More on OPEN Ealing’s website

Volunteers needed to help clean West Ealing

Walsingham Road

Good spot for some guerrilla gardening?

Over the three days of Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th May West Ealing is getting a clean up.  Can you spare a little time to help?

Over three days at the end of May, InWestEaling is joining forces with local businesses, Ealing Council, recycling contractors Amey and First Mile, residents and community groups to clean up West Ealing town centre.

Mopping, washing, painting, sweeping, dusting, sorting, recycling, scrubbing, sanding, weeding, planting, there is a task for everyone. There is a call for volunteers and equipment to ensure the project achieves maximum impact. This is an opportunity for the businesses and residents to get together to make West Ealing a brighter town centre for everyone to enjoy.

InWestEaling is an organisation funded and led by local businesses to promote the town centre and represent businesses on issues of common concern. As part of its work it holds events and markets and supports retailers and other businesses to reduce their costs. It offers training and development courses and works with partners to make West Ealing a safer town centre to visit, shop and work. The ‘Cleaning West Ealing’ campaign brings together organisations and individuals who want to improve West Ealing’s town centre.

Phil Hall Chair of InWestEaling said: ‘This is a great opportunity to focus time and attention on West Ealing and for groups to come together to make a visible impact on our high street. I call on local businesses to join forces and help make this the success it deserves’.

Over the three days of Thursday 28, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 May teams will be out and about cleaning up West Ealing. Drains will be cleared in Green Man Lane, telephone boxes washed and tidied and areas weeded and planted. There will be a free waste amnesty with businesses able to throw away unwanted items in the skips provided. In addition, there will be unlimited recycling with waste electrical and electronic items collected for free. Pavements will be jet washed and waste bins will be cleaned along with a host of other cleaning projects.

Ealing Council has run similar transformative clean up days and Cllr Bassam Mahfouz, the council’s cabinet member for transport and environment said: ‘We are all responsible for keeping our environment clean so everyone can enjoy it. InWestEaling is leading a fantastic initiative and doing great work to ensure businesses also do their part in making West Ealing a vibrant and clean place to live, work and relax. I want to encourage as many people as possible to get stuck in to help this worthwhile project which I am sure will be enjoyable and rewarding.’

For more information about InWestEaling or to volunteer contact the InWestEaling team:
Tel: 020 8231 2369 Email: info@westealingbid.co.uk Website: www.inwestealing.co.uk

The story behind the house collapse in West Ealing

There’s a very good piece about the collapse of the roof of a house in West Ealing on the getwestlondon website

It explains the background to the illegal building work on the site, the Council’s enforcement action to get the building put back as it was and the efforts being made to re-house the ground floor residents who had to be evacuated.

Help our local Juice Cube bar make use of even more unwanted fruit

The Juice Cube bar in the Uxbridge Road is seeking funding, help and support to expand its project. The basic idea behind it is simple – make juice out of fruit that would otherwise be thrown away and go to waste. Their target is £13,000 and you can see all about their project and aims on their crowdfunding page – https://kriticalmass.com/p/drinkdifferent .
As with all crowdfunding projects, make sure you know exactly what you are doing but it’s at least worth a read and you can help out in ways other than money.

Building collapse in West Ealing


The roof on part of a house on the corner of Hatfield Road and Grosvenor Road collapsed this afternoon.  I believe three people were hurt, with at least one being rescued by the Fire Brigade.  Some residents on the ground floor have had to be moved out and Hatfield Road is curently shut to traffic.

This corner building, which I think used to be a dairy many years ago, has had a chequered history over the last year or two.  West Ealing Neighbours had discussions with the Council some months ago as to exactly what was happening with this building and the building work that had taken place to extend it.


Help promote more live music in Ealing


I was brought up listening to British Rhythm & Blues music from bands such as the Rolling Stones, Chicken Shack, Fleetwood Mac, Aynsley Dunbar, The Animals, Manfred Mann and many more.  What I didn’t realise until quite recently was how much these bands owed to The Ealing Club, rightly dubbed the birthplace of British Rhythm & Blues. The Ealing Club team now needs your help to get funding for some really exciting music projects.  Can you help? All you have to do is vote to show your support:

‘The Ealing Club Community Interest Company has applied to the AVIVA Community Fund to capture additional funding for projects that will sit alongside a series of exciting new concerts. By registering and voting YOU could persuade one of Britain’s largest companies to fund the following initiatives for Ealing Borough:

– Music workshops that put instruments into the hands of people of all ages

– New vitality in forgotten places where LIVE MUSIC has been absent for many years: e.g BandStands & Empty shops

– Activities that highlight Ealing Borough’s momentous relationship with Blues & Rock Music while also providing a boost to all other genres of music that exist in West London


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More information about The Ealing Club here

Upcoming events at Chat&Meet coffee shop in West Ealing

Some upcoming events at Blueprint/ Chat & Meet Coffee shop and this means dates for your diary:

Tuesday 5th May 2015
Ealing Business Forum (EBF) on #EalingHour with @ContactusEaling, @Barnabites and @CathPG
18:30 – 20:00

Wednesday 6th May 2015
Tweetup workshop with @ContactusEaling and @MGreer
13:30 – 14:30

Thursday 7th May 2015
Graphic Design Workshop with Hooman of ineek.com
10:30 – 12:00

Saturday 9th May 2015
Saz’s Cake, Coffee and Craft
11:00 – 15:00

Wednesday 13th May 2015
Lets Tweet Together with @ContactusEaling

So make sure you put the dates in the diary and make the most of this pilot hub.

Look out for tweets @chatnmeetcoffee about opening hours and events.

Blueprint and the Chat&Meet coffee shop are in Drayton Green Road