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


Apologies to all our subscribers for the last odd and unexpected email. Our site was hacked. We are working hard to put it right as fast as we can.

In the meantime, we will soon be sending out details of a public meeting on Thursday 12th March about the plans for Dean Gardens. The meeting will be at 7.30pm at the Welshore Community Hub, 99 Broadway, West Ealing W13 9BP.

Our apologies again.

OPEN Ealing finds a permanent home

WEN is delighted that the arts organisation OPEN Ealing now has a permanent new home in Dickens Yard. OPEN started life in what was A2Dominion’s old headquarters on the Uxbridge Road opposite the fire station. There it grew and thrived and became a key arts venue for all of Ealing with a wide range of arts activities across the seven floors of this building. One highlight for me will always be the residence of the Opera Viscera and their sell-out perfomance of Narcissus and Echo

OPEN had to leave the building when A2Dominion wanted to build their new HQ on this site. Since then OPEN has continued to run classes and events from a number of temporary homes. Now, at long last, OPEN has a brand new permanent home in Dickens Yard located between Jigsaw and Gymbox. Great news and we wish them well.

More details about OPEN Ealing can be found here

New effort to save Warren Farm

The struggle to save Warren Farm continues. This is a recent email from the Hanwell Nature group:

‘After 9 long months, we can finally announce their is exciting news – a real break through in the campaign to protect Warren Farm.

cHanwell Nature’s legal team have found the strongest legal argument yet, and a local resident and member of Hanwell Nature has issued legal proceedings against Ealing Council’s decision to grant planning permission without undertaking an Environmental Impact Assessment. (EIA) as to the impacts such a development would have.  We firmly believe Ealing Council has a duty to protect our open green spaces, and the environment that we all share. This new legal action opens the door to a judicial review of that decision in the High Court.  Therefore we need your help to make sure that happens.


At a time of perilous climate change and the world’s attention firmly on creating solutions to protect our environment, we can’t keep looking away helplessly while our environment suffers at the hands of ill-considered development. It’s time to take a valiant stand for nature and ensure our Councils are protecting it when considering large developments, with high impact. 



  • You can pledge to donate to the legal fund on our crowd justice page  we have 29 days to raise £11,000 we are almost half way there!
  • Forward this email to your group, family and friends.
  • Download a copy of  “easy steps to protect Warren Farm”that you can take with 5mins – 1hr of your time  here.
  • Could you join together with others to become and Environment Angel (see the attached PDF for more details).
  • Please share on your social media
  • Comment on our blogs  have your say.
  • Share the campaign video
  • Like and follow us on Twitter, lets get it up to a 1000 followers (don’t have a twitter account perhaps someone you know does, why not share the link with them to like our Twitter profile
  • Like our Instagram  there are some amazing pictures of the wonderful nature now living on Warren Farm. 

    We appreciate all your help in getting this important cause out there, and if you would like us to talk at a meeting or gathering of your friends or local residents we would love to support you in that.  Or maybe you can think of other like minded groups that support the environment, that you could reach out to? 

For further information please email us, we would love to hear from you. 

The Hanwell Nature “hive” is at maximum output.

Best wishes and thank you again, every bit of support keeps us going.’