Some of you may remember filling out a brief online questionnaire from Ealing Council a few weeks ago which asked questions about what would make West Ealing a better place in which to live. The survey was in aid of a Council bid for significant funds from TfL’s Liveable Neighbourhood Fund.
Good news is West Ealing is one of the seven winners of the first round of funding, Ealing Council has secured funding to further develop its proposals. These proposals include better conditions for walking and cycling, changes to the town centre to make it more attractive and less dominated by cars. Also included in the Council’s bid is a plan to redesign Dean Gardens – using the exact same plan that was produced as the result of a concerted effort by a group of local stakeholders including West Ealing Neighbours and other residents’ groups, faith groups, West Ealing BID, Clarion and other local housing associations, the Council, the police and others. This is the plan that can be seen here.
Congratulations to Ealing Council for all their hard work and I very much hope that for this next stage the proposal will be developed with the local community so that it will be one which truly represents the wishes of local people. We want to see a plan we can all fully support as it has the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for many, many West Ealing residents.