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Maddening behaviour from Ealing council

I thought you might be interested in this story about truly perverse behaviour from Ealing Council.Our yoga studio, Yoga West, has been running a local campaign to clean up Warple Way in Acton. People sometimes flytip and leave food waste on the street. When this happens, foxes rip open the bags. It's a beautiful street with Edwardian and Victoria commercial premises, however, the refuse can turn it from looking nice to looking awful.In response we have organised a campaign to do the following:Put up posters to remind people not to do thisRegularly litter pick on the streetCreated a group to watch out for people who do flytip and report them to Ealing.Organised regular communication with local councillors and the envirocrime team at Ealing to stop flytippingAs a building we take our environmental responsibilities seriously and although amazingly there is still no legal obligation for commercial properties to recycle, I and the other Directors of the building agreed to engage a recycling company for curbside recycling collection. This has been in place for about 5-years.It appears that on one of the times I personally reported flytipping to the Ealing team; one of our team forgot to attach stickers to our cardboard for curbside recycling. We have hired a number of new people as we try to grow the organisation after the pandemic. We don't really have much flattened cardboard and it appears that when they put out recycling for collection they forgot to do this.Instead of finding the flytippers Ealing council has issued us with a PCN for forgetting our stickers even though we called them in and we are spearheading a campaign to clean up the street!Esp. perverse when you realise how hard trading is for local businesses after the pandemic. I find this decision completely, completely incomprehensible and am frankly furious at the ridiculousness and insanity of the situation.James

James M Muthana ● 17d6 Comments ● 9d

HAVE YOUR SAY! DEVELOPER INCREASES UNITS FROM 990 TO 1,228 AT FRIARY PARK

The developers Mount Anvil/ Catalyst are launching their latest planning application for Friary Park on 1 June - yellow notices are still to be posted, but it is live on the LBE planning portal and there are 24 objections, no supporting remarks so far. Residents have until 22 June to comment. The application is a hybrid one, which means some parts will be fixed and other parts ‘outline’. The outline plans will continue to evolve in future applications, so it is important keep commenting.INCREASED FOOTPRINT, MASS AND HEIGHTIn the current plan, it is proposed Block B2 be increased in height to 17 storeys whilst ‘increased footprint and massing’ be applied to Blocks B3, C1 and C2. If the outline plans are adopted, a total of seven buildings will be in excess of 14 storeys (two of which will be 24 storeys).FRIARS PLACE GREENIn addition, the proposal includes two drawings where a MUGA (multi-use games area) spills over into Friars Place Green. This triangular green is common land. It has already been the subject of a much-criticised planning application that was withdrawn by the developer.HOW TO COMMENTTo comment, go to https://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications and enter 221747HYBRID. In addition, email the case officer [not yet announced on the LBE portal] and cc leader of Ealing Council Peter Mason MasonPe@ealing.gov.uk. Also write to the East Acton councillors whose jurisdiction includes Friary Park. Kate Crawford: crawfordK@ealing.gov.uk. Steven Donnelly: donnellyS@ealing.gov.uk. Hitesh Tailor:  TailorHi@ealing.gov.uk

Juliet McDonald ● 30d6 Comments ● 13d