Your chance to visit the future home of West Ealing co-workspace hub Friday 30 Sept @1pm


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.

Police raid Chignell Place in West Ealing again

Seen  by many residents as a ‘no-g0’ area, especially at night, Chignell Place was raided yet again by police on Monday. Some arrests were made and drugs found. Chignell Place has long had a bad reputation locally for crime and anti-social behaviour.  There have been stories of people painting out the yellow lines so they can park their cars there. Also, stories of traffic enforcement officers fearing to go there. Anecdotally, it’s also where groups of young men gather late night before heading off to Melbourne Ave and Dean Gardens where there are regular outbreaks of violence and anti-social behaviour.  All in all, a pocket of trouble and this is the second major police raid in a year. One radical solution has been proposed by West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Forum which is to put a pedestrian route through to the West London Islamic Centre and Singapore Road. Full details are on page 31 on their draft neighbourhood plan.

What would you suggest to sort out this problem cul-de-sac, which in most other parts of London would be a premium site?

The full story is on the Ealing Today website




Come and talk about what matters to you about West Ealing – Sat 12th March from 10am St James Church

Due to unforeseen events it has been decided to postpone tomorrow‘s Unconference until later in the Spring.

Please look out for a ‘save the date’ notice in the near future.

This event is an opportunity for you to create the conversations you want to have about West Ealing that matter to you, whether it’s parking, shopping, anti-social behaviour, our great spaces like Dean Gardens, or anything else that matters to you.

Just come along and tell everyone what you want to speak about or find out about and jump in to the conversation.

An UN-conference means that the event will be the opposite of everything you might expect from a normal conference. It’s free, it’s on a Saturday, nobody wears a suit, etc. But the most important thing is, there’s no agenda – which means there are no big ‘look at me, I know what I’m doing’ keynote speakers.

Except there is kind of an agenda, it just happens not to exist yet. The first thing we’ll do on the morning of the event is all create the agenda together- which means that whatever your interest, the event’s guaranteed to be relevant. Basically, if you’re interested in having a conversation about something – you pitch it to the rest of the room (so they know what you’ll be talking about) and then pick a room and a time on the agenda grid, and away you go!

Find out more and tell us you’re coming here

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Simon Hall on 07801466679 or

The event is hosted by West Ealing Neighbours.

The venue is St James Church, St James Ave, West Ealing W13 9DL

West Ealing Christmas Fair on Saturday 12th December 12noon-4pm

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West Ealing Christmas Fair, Melbourne Avenue on Saturday 12th December 12noon – 4pm

Christmas comes to the heart of West Ealing on Saturday 12th December when the annual Christmas Fair takes place in Melbourne Avenue, right in the centre of West Ealing between the library and Sainsbury’s.
The spirit of Christmas is captured with the return of the much-loved Charlie the donkey who will be touring the streets from 11am before leading the nativity players in the Fair’s finale. Especially for children there will be face painting, funfair rides and, of course, Father Christmas handing out gifts.
We have a wide range of musicians and singers performing including the Ealing Rock Choir, Capital Chorus along with a choir from St Johns and St James churches plus The Mermaids and local favourite Robert Hokum.
Craft Market
The Christmas Fair also offers everyone the chance to buy locally made Christmas gifts ranging from cakes, confectionery, apple juice & chutneys to jewellery, skincare & fragrances, cards and many other gifts.
For more information:

Advice services at Green Man Lane cafe this Thursday 1-4pm

Advice Plus is a new ‘drop in’ advice service open to residents who live in Ealing and more specifically in the West Ealing area.

This service offers free, confidential support on:

• Training and employment
• Money advice on debts, benefits and managing finances.
• How to switch energy provider and save money on your monthly bills.
• Housing- general queries
• Health and wellbeing- tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle including support on mental health.


Our next session is on the 1st October between 1-4pm and is at Green Man Lane Café.

West Ealing SoundBite Festival Sat 12th Sept

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Saturday 12th September sees the third West Ealing SoundBite Festival take place in Dean Gardens from 1-9pm.

There will be a music stage, children’s activities, craft fair, community stalls, cookery zone and food stalls from local restaurants.
The day opens with the hugely popular Ealing Rock Choir on stage and in the park at 1pm. In the evening we welcome back Azadeh, the singer songwriter based in Ealing who worked recently with Jools Holland and will support Deacon Blue on their forthcoming tour.
We have even more activities for children this year including:
• donkey rides
• fun family cooking
• craft workshops
• Sumo wrestling
• fun fair rides
• and face-painting.
Other activities include:
Cookery demonstrations, pedal-powered smoothie maker,a range of locally-made craft goods, apple juice, ctutneys, honey amd much more.
2015 is the third year that SoundBite Festival has been run and it gets bigger and better each year – we hope to see you there!

Update on plans for Crossrail on Tuesday 7th July WECNF meeting 7.30pm

The West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Forum is holding its  2015 Annual General Meeting at the Drayton Court Hotel on Tuesday 7th July 2015 commencing at 7:30pm. All visitors welcome.

The keynote presentation will be ‘The Future for West Ealing Centre’, which will describe the status of WECNF’s Neighbourhood Plan.

There will also be an update on what we know about West Ealing Crossrail. A new WECNF Management Committee will be elected at the meeting.

Full details are here

Artisan Craft Fair in West Ealing on Saturday 27th June

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This is the second Real Artisan Craft Fair in West Ealing.  It will be in the Salvation Army Hall in Leeland Road on Saturday 27th June from 10am-2pm.  Here’s what the organisers say about it:
‘Our aspiration is to establish a fair comprising of Artists and Crafters in the Ealing Area. We aim to bring together talented makers in various disciplines whose work is of high quality and will appeal to the discerning buyer. Our first fair was opened by BBC’s Huw Edwards and was a great success! We have expanded from the Hall in the beautifully renovated Salvation Army building to the café area as well, so have an opening for a few other artists or crafters to have a stall. If anyone is interested in a stall (£23.00) please do contact Annie Darlasson;’