The Grosvenor looks set to close down permanently

The Ealing Today website has picked up a story about The Grosvenor pub closing down permanently. The pub was rescued in 2014 by the Food and Fuel group (story here). Many of us were convinced the site would be sold to a property developer. However, Food and Fuel transformed it from a rather run down pub in to an attractive and welcoming venue.

In 2016 Food and Fuel was sold to The Restaurant Group (TRG).There were fears a few months ago that the finances were not looking good. Now, TRG is closing all its pubs and its Chiquito restaurant chain with the loss of some 1500 jobs. Corona virus appears to have been the final straw.

The prospect of it being bought by a property developer is once again on the horizon.

Council launches Ealing Together to help respond to the Covid 19 corona virus crisis

‘Ealing Together is a collaboration between local community and voluntary groups, Ealing Council and other public services and concerned residents that want to help.’

Its website offers residents the chance to volunteer their help and to donate to help the work of organisations involved. It also has information for local residents who may be in need of help whether through having been advised to self isolate, who may have corona virus symptoms or are worried by a sudden change in financial circumstances.

We will add further information shortly.

Coronavirus Covid-19: Useful advice from Ealing Council for people wanting to help

If you want to help your local community during this Coronavirus emergency then a good starting place is reading Ealing Council’s piece on their website.

It covers topics such as:

Ways to help

Avoiding scams

How we can all help to slow the spread of the virus

There are also new community groups springing up offering ways to help. One such is the Facebook group Ealing Covid-19 Mutual Aid.

Decision due soon on plans to develop Chignell Place

We covered the plans to build 63 micro-living flats on this site back in late 2018 – see here.

It’s taken a while but the application goes to the planning commitee for a decision on Wednesday 18th March.

Micro-living is no doubt a part of the future for housing in big cities. At the time WEN had concerns about some aspects of the plans as detailed in our post in 2018. We await the decision with interest.

Update on Thursday 19th March. The Council’s planning committee has postponed a decision on this application. We will update this story when we have a new date for the decision.

Public meeting about plans for Dean Gardens on Thursday 12th March 7.30pm

You may well have had one of our leaflets about this already but this is a reminder about our public meeting about the design changes planned for Dean Gardens. The park is to get a complete redesign as part of the TfL funded West Ealing Liveabe Neighbourhood project. We will have details of the final plan for you to see and you will be able to ask questions of the Council’s landscape architect for this project.

There are details about the plans on the Live West Ealing website.

The meeting is on Thursday 12th March at the Welshore Community Hub, 99 Broadway, West Ealing W13 9BP. The meeting starts at 7.30pm