Sep 232016

A New Plan for Ealing Broadway

Both West Ealing and Ealing Broadway have neighbourhood forum plans nearing completion. These plans, if accepted by the Council, residents and businesses, will influence the development of these two town centres for 10 and more years to come. So they matter. The closing date for comments on the West Ealing plan  is 5th October. Information about the Ealing Broadway plan is below:

A ground breaking new plan for Ealing Broadway has been sent to the Council by the Central Ealing Neighbourhood Forum.

The plan will influence development in the centre over the next ten years. It shows how Central Ealing can respond to the opportunities and threats of Crossrail.

CENF is the first business neighbourhood in London to submit a Plan under the Localism Act. It has been created by a partnership of local residents, businesses and community organisations.

It believes Ealing should be a distinctive and welcoming place for people to shop, work, study or just visit. It should be the natural focus for the wider area, based on the special character of its buildings and green spaces, and be a regional centre of excellence for culture and education.

The Forum wants everyone to get engaged . The plan details can also be seen here.

Ealing Council now has to arrange for a formal consultation on the Plan and for an independent Examiner to assess it. It will then be put to separate referendums of local residents and businesses, and if both groups vote in favour it will become part of Ealing’s official local plan.

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Sep 222016


Keen to have an early look at the future home of the West Ealing Co-Workspace Hub?

Come along to the first event being held in the future home of the shared workspace – and after 45 minutes of business networking and one-minute pitch presentations, we’ll go on a tour of the two-floor facility.

See what the building looks like now, visualise how you could use the space and take this opportunity to get involved and give some feedback.

When: Friday 30 September, 1-2pm
Where: First floor of St James House 105-113 Broadway, West Ealing W13 9BE (entrance is on St James Avenue)

This is a free event for SMEs, being run by ContactUs and supported by Ealing Council. Registration is required and places are limited.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite by Wednesday 28 September.

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Sep 162016

Tweet Ealing residents invited to  free “Improving healthcare in Ealing“ event Ealing CCG is holding an engagement event to discuss NHS plans to provide an even better health and care system across North West London. The NHS would like to hear residents’ views on five key areas it is looking to improve over the next five years: •         Preventing ill health •         Long term care •         Care for people aged over 65 •         Mental health •         Quality of care This public meeting is open to all residents of Ealing and will be held on Tuesday 20 September 2016 from 3pm-5pm at Ealing Green Church, London W5 5QT. There will be presentations and an opportunity to ask questions and share your ideas. Spaces are limited and therefore must be booked in advance. To reserve your place,  email, click here to book on Eventbrite or search ‘Improving healthcare in Ealing’ at […]

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Sep 072016
Fly-tipping, bins and pigeons... cleaning up West Ealing

Tweet There has been a range of problems round our streets following on from the introduction of the new bins. Like other parts of the borough we seem to have had an increase in fly-tipping and our fair share of bin problems. WEN has been actively involved in trying to help deal with these problems. I seem to have filled out umpteen Council ‘report it’ forms for fly-tipping. I have also been in touch with the Walpole councillors to help with some of the houses of multiple-occupation where there have been problems with bins. I hope residents feel that bit by bit the situation is improving and our thanks to our councillors for their help. We all know there is much more to be done to get our streets back to being clean and tidy but they are determined to get it done and we as residents we can keep […]

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Sep 052016
Live music, activities for all the family and more at West Ealing SoundBite Festival in Dean Gardens Saturday 10th Sept 1-9pm

Tweet The weather forecast looks good for the return of the West Ealing SoundBite Festival to Dean Gardens on Saturday.  SoundBite is a free food and music festival for all the family celebrating the rich diversity of the area. Music We have a full music programme from 1pm-9pm including local choirs, talented local band Du Bellows, the Brunk Band’s  brass punk ‘n’ ska sound and the urgency of Smiley & The Underclass. Also this year a special guest appearances by renowned UK-based Somali musician Hudeydi and Somali funk musicians Dur-Dur Band International. See the full programme on Children’s Activities Donkey rides, face-painting, funfair rides, games, Giant Lego and children’s cookery are just some of the activities on offer for younger children whilst a climbing wall, shoot-out football, along with the free wi-fi bus are part of our whole new activity area for teenagers. Food On the food front, West […]

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Sep 012016

Tweet Proposals are being worked on to build new homes at the Mattock Lane end of the Northfields allotments. The allotments are owned by local charity Pathways. It also owns Dean Court which is accommodation for older people on the other side of Northfield Avenue. Pathways would like to redevelop Dean Court to increase the amount and quality of housing for older people. Their aim is to provide a total of approximately 110 Pathways social homes and 30 homes for sale across the whole development. Part of their plan is to take about 10% of the allotment site, at the north end, and build 18 new social homes and four homes for sale.  These homes wil be in two buildings, one five to six storeys high and the other three to four storeys.These homes would be built first in order to move existing residents of Dean Court in to these […]

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Aug 252016

Tweet It feels like it’s been a long time coming but BHS in West Ealing has finally closed. It was due to close some time ago when the site was sold for development but that was put on hold and it kept going until the whole of BHS went out of business. For many who have lived here for all or much of their lives it will feel like the end of an era.  BHS was the last of the multiples and department stores that once made West Ealing the main place to shop – better than Ealing Broadway. I could list all the shops that were once here but those days have long gone and West Ealing shops now offer a very different experience. They are far more ethnically diverse, mostly independently owned and we must have one of the best shopping centres in the borough for food.  Rather […]

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Aug 242016

Tweet I was shocked to hear yesterday that David Eales has died. He was an early member of West Ealing Neighbours and a great supporter of our efforts. He was passionate about cycling and worked tirelessly to help and encourage others to get cycling. I remember being very pleased one year when he had time to help out with our Abundance project by cycling round collecting surplus fruit from houses across Ealing.  It seemed to perfectly capture the spirit of the project. He was always generous with his time and  helped us with the cycling proposals we put in our report about improving pedestrian safety at the Lido Junction. My abiding memory of him is of seeing him cycling past our house on his way to his allotment on Northfields Avenue with his spade and tools stashed in the bike’s trailer. Our condolences to his family at this sad time. […]

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Aug 112016
Your views wanted on plans for West Ealing

Tweet West Ealing is changing fast.  Hundreds of milions of pounds are being spent on redeveloping the Green Man Lane and Sherwood Close Estates and millions more wil be spent redeveloping the BHS site. As a result many hundreds of new families wil make West Ealing their home.On top of this we have Crossrail coming in 2018 and all the changes that it is likely to bring to the area. At this time of great change the West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Forum has put together a detailed spatial plan for land use in the centre of West Ealing (see map below for area of plan).  The plan looks at how a series of sites in West Ealing could be developed.  These include the Royal Mail building in Manor Road and Chignell Place along with some radical ideas for building a mixed use development at the southern edge of Dean Gardens. […]

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