The Acton Market Reduce and Recycle hub monthly returns on Saturday 3rd June. Once again bringing the Mount alive in Acton with lots of great organisations and businesses coming along on to help people in Acton to #reduce, #reuse and #recycle. At our monthly hub at MarketW3 we want you to:RECYCLE: Bring along your old and unloved: • Clothing, Shoes, Small electrical appliances for donation to TRAID www.traid.org.uk• Laptops for donation to the Fixing Factory www.fixingfactory.org • Pens and writing instruments• Toothbrushes and other dental itemsREPAIR: • Learning to fix your Clothes with Ealing Repair Café www.ealingrepaircafe.org • Get your Bikes checked with Dr Bike (2 pm-5 pm) • Drop of your tools for sharpening (paid) with Renew Sharpening Service or speak to them about their services REUSE: • Shop at our pre-loved traders or with our stall holders many who sell returns and seconds from the high street at a reduced price choose from sportswear, womenswear and menswear. • Book Swap – Bring a book and take a book, with Churchfield Community Association!AND there’s more: Our tasty local foodie stalls will be onsite so you can sample the flavours of Ghana, India and Lebanon.So, come along and grab a bargain, knowing you will be helping reducing waste as well as saving money.For more information and links to our hub stall holders visit:https://marketw3.co.uk/the-reduce-and-recycle-hubThe next date for the Reduce and Recycle hub:• Saturday 8th JulyReduce and Recycle Hub successesAt the Reduce and Recycle hub we have so far:• 284 kg of unwanted clothes and shoes saved from landfill by Traid, which reduced carbon emissions (CO2) by 2.83 tonnes and water savings of 450.7m3.• 96.2 kgs of small electrical items collected which will be recycled.If your organisation, community group or as a trader are interested in getting a stall or can volunteer to help run some of the activities, please email email@example.com.
Zahra Shah ● 132d0 Comments ● 132d
The recent decision by the Mayor to prempt legislation requiring tall buildings to have more than one staircase has been welcomed by Friary Park campaigners. We applaud Steve Donnelly (Lab) for speaking so articulately against the application to add another tall tower, and Julian Gallant (Con) for being the lone voice on the Planning Committee to vote against. Here is a piece in the Ealing Times just published.https://ealing.news/
Maire Lowe ● 216d14 Comments ● 137d
Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Do you believe in empowering people to improve their lives? If so, we have an exciting opportunity that might just be perfect for you! Action West London, a dynamic charity committed to addressing social exclusion, is seeking a Community Representative to join our dedicated Board of Trustees.About Action West LondonAction West London (AWL) is a respected charity that has been serving the local community for over 20 years. Our mission is to help disadvantaged individuals, particularly those facing social and economic exclusion, to change their lives through employment, education, and enterprise. Our work spans several key areas including supporting young people at risk, assisting job seekers, aiding refugees, and providing educational and training opportunities.The RoleAs a Community Representative on our Board of Trustees, you will play a crucial role in guiding the strategic direction of AWL. You will bring your local knowledge, insights, and passion to the table, helping us to make decisions that best serve our community.Your primary responsibilities will include:• Providing a voice for the local community in board meetings• Helping to shape the strategic direction of the charity• Collaborating with other trustees to oversee the charity's governance• Assisting in the development and implementation of AWL's policies and goals• Advocating for AWL within your networksWhat We're Looking ForWe welcome applications from individuals who are committed to our mission and have a deep understanding of the community we serve. You should have:• A strong connection to and understanding of the West London community• A passion for social change and a belief in the power of employment, education, and enterprise to transform lives• Excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach• Integrity, independence, and good judgementPrevious experience in a similar role would be beneficial but is not essential. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who can bring diverse perspectives to our board.Why Join UsServing as a trustee for AWL offers the unique opportunity to make a significant impact in your community. You will:• Gain valuable experience in leadership, strategic planning, and charity governance• Have the opportunity to influence the direction of a respected local charity• Work alongside a dedicated team of trustees and staff members• Be at the forefront of effecting social change in West LondonApply TodayJoin us in making a difference. If you believe in the power of community action and want to be a part of a team that's transforming lives in West London, we want to hear from you!For more information on how to apply, please visit our website at www.actionwestlondon.org.uk or email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease note, this is a voluntary role. However, reasonable expenses will be covered. The closing date for applications is 31st May 2023.Action West London is committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.Together, we can create positive change in West London. Apply today to become a Community Representative on our Board of Trustees. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!
Action West London ● 138d0 Comments ● 138d
I'm sure we'll all be cock a hoop when we learn about the far reaching decisions made on our behalf and without public consultation. PLENTY of non-public "consultation" though, if you read on..... Building London's sustainable and inclusive future.London boroughs are set to unveil a list of key infrastructure projects needed to secure "a more prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable" future for the capital.The London Infrastructure Framework will be officially unveiled at UKREiiF 2023 – the UK's real estate investment and infrastructure forum - in Leeds later today.The framework, which has been developed with the boroughs by the economic consultancy Metro Dynamics and through close working with the Greater London Authority and Transport for London, will promote more efficient planning and delivery of infrastructure and enable a more united pan-London voice to support projects in accessing funding.London Councils' Executive Member for London's Future: Business, Economy and Culture, Cllr Elizabeth Campbell, said: "By setting out boroughs' agreed priorities and the exciting range of development opportunities across the capital, the London infrastructure framework will drive investment towards where it will make the most difference."But alongside this new framework, we are also calling for a new devolution deal for the capital to support boroughs' ambitions around growth and infrastructure. Letting boroughs keep more proceeds from locally driven growth would help us secure investment for these strategic projects and bring benefits not only to Londoners but the UK economy as a whole. "Boroughs are more determined than ever to work with each other and with our partners in City Hall and central government, as well as with private investors. Together we can secure the infrastructure London needs to thrive in the coming years and maximise its contribution to the UK's economic well-being."
Rosco White ● 139d0 Comments ● 139d
I'm looking for a reasonably priced bathroom fitter to fit bathroom suite in my flat in Acton. I'd be really grateful of any recs please.
Danielle Fox ● 139d0 Comments ● 139d
This is Zaina who has been gone for over three weeks now.
See more details on PetsReunited https://www.petsreunited.com/ealing/ealing/lost/cats/lost-female-persian-cat/rrcwm3c2
Alison Howard ● 139d0 Comments ● 139d
Further revelations about abuse at this cycling club have come out in the press. It is perhaps best not to dwell on that aspect but I had always associated it with Westbourne Grove and hadn't been aware that it was based in Acton at the time Bradley Wiggins was a member. Does anyone know where it was located?
Mark Evans ● 145d0 Comments ● 145d
Action West London are delighted to share the first of our free community events at the Donut Factory in Acton.Ealing Repair Cafe and AWL’s Reduce and Recycle Hub have come together to co host a Reduce and Reuse event at our offices.Come along on Wednesday May 17th between 12.30pm and 16.30pm and:REPAIR by:• Learning to fix your Clothes with Ealing Repair CaféEaling Repair café encourages the mending of clothes and textiles. They want to get more people valuing and wearing their clothes for longer and to move away from fast disposable fashion. On 17th they will offer advice on how to mend by sewing, embroidery, visible mending, patching, boro and sashiko stitching. At sessions we help by providing sewing equipment, threads and fabric for patches.Come and join them for a repair and natter and hot drinkRECYCLE by bringing along you old or unloved• Clothing and Shoes• Small electrical appliances• Laptops• Toothbrushes & Dental care, (see full list here )• Felt Pens and writing instruments,( see full list here)These items will go to Traid, The Fixing Factory and TerracycleREUSE/ REDUCE• Churchfield Community Association Bookswap• Hammersmith Library of Things•Find out more about Household recycling with Act for EalingThe event is drop in but we do need you book in so we know you plan to come – but you can come along at any time.Book athttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reduce-and-reuse-hub-with-ealing-repair-cafe-tickets-625299195727?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Acton Market ● 146d0 Comments ● 146d
I have a brand new, unused, grey cat litter tray (suitable for a kitten or small cat (too small for my cat) a large box of dry food(opened, tried once by my cat, who doesn't appear to like them!) And two small bags of hairball treats (same outcome as the biscuits...she's too fussy for her own good!). They are all free to anyone who wants them.
Danielle Fox ● 147d0 Comments ● 147d
New School sign in Crown Street. What are the rules please.
Jean Murphy ● 150d1 Comments ● 149d
I wondered if anyone was interested in forming an informal club based at Act One. The idea would be that we agree a screening, buy our own tickets, then retire to the café or lounge after for a chat about the film and/or film in general.I used to belong to such a club at Waterman's and it worked very well, but never really got going again after the lockdowns. Now, I hardly ever go there and Act One is my cinema of choice.Obviously we'd need a few people to form the core of the group.Just thought I'd ask ...
Susan Kelly ● 165d3 Comments ● 150d
Great news right?Alternatively, be very afraid…..This could mean twice as many trains using the Churchfield Rd level crossing.Already the barriers are down circa 50% of the time.So this could mean either CR being made a no through road (including for pedestrians)orA big bridge over the top.
Lewis Barnett ● 171d7 Comments ● 151d
The AGM will be held on-line at 19:00 on 9th May 2023 and we do hope you will join us.In addition to the formal business of the AGM, we have some presenters who will also be happy to respond to your questions:Councillor Gary Malcolm Lib Dem – the Local Plan Juliet McDonald – the importance of Friars Place Green and St Dunstans Gardens David Tennant – update on Cap the Towers and a resident’s opinion on the Local Plan https://capthetowers.orgPeople who have signed up to receive a newsletter by email from the CANForum should receive an invitation with a link a day or so before the event.If you would like to attend but are not yet on the mailing list then please sign up at https://www.canforum.org.uk/supporter/register.If you would like to attend but not signed up for the newsletter then contact CANForum via the email address on https://www.canforum.org.uk/content/about-project
Libby Kemp ● 154d2 Comments ● 151d
I would like to send some items of furniture to family abroad, and the quote I have got seems a bit steep. Does anyone on here have any recommendations for removal/transport firms?
Olga Sidoryk ● 152d3 Comments ● 152d
Its been a while, reluctantly I post this as it opens up to ignorant comments, but it is worth noting that there are now a couple of detailed studies into the impact of LTNs across London. They all seem to all conclude similarly that ltns have a positive impact on traffic (lower) figures and air quality (less nox). The most detailed one I found was the one in science direct. Findings: LTNs reduced NO2 both within intervention areas (5.7%) and in boundary areas (8.9%)Traffic volumes were reduced by 58.2% within LTNs and by 13.4% at LTN boundary sites.Source:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361920922003625It’s a shame that this initiative was ‘shouted down’ in Ealing and Acton. Imagine 13.4% less traffic on horn lane and churchfield road. Any factually based thoughts?Cheers,Ossian
Ossian OlsÃ©n ● 211d32 Comments ● 152d
With Local Elections only days away it seems strange that we have not received any leaflets or information so farNo Polling Card to give details of Polling Offices. The Ealing Town Hall website is useless!
Jean F Fernandez ● 154d2 Comments ● 154d
Thank you to everyone who came to the ARTBLOCK on Saturday 29th to our BIG CLEAR OUT Day and fabulous Cake Stall. This was the first stage in our Kitchen Hub project- to have a huge clear out to make room for our new kitchen. Thank you to everyone who helped out, taking stuff to charity shops, dressing up stuff to nurseries, and moving rubbish. Please check out our crowdfunding page https://www.spacehive.com/applekitchenhuband for more information our websitewww.apple-play.com
Vicki Barker ● 154d0 Comments ● 154d
Not sure where this might be - the scrubs was suggested but then near Gurnell. But the organisers would like to know what we think.This questionnaire might help them….https://forms.gle/jbvtGKUZP2XrqagU6Do please fill it in.
Sara Nathan ● 178d3 Comments ● 160d
In March 2023, The commissioner of the Met Police Sir Mark Rowley admitted the force has 'racists, misogynists and homophobes' in its ranks – as Home Secretary Suella Braverman blasted 'serious failings of culture, leadership and standards' at Scotland Yard. On 6th April I sent a lengthy email to Mark Rowley pleading with him to review The Hammersmith Nudes' murders of the 1960's. I told him that I am in contact with adult children and other members of 6 of the murder victims. I told him that many of the victims' family members are convinced that if the victims were police women, doctors, nurses or solicitors there would have been a review. On April 11 I recieved the following."Dear Mr Milkins,My apologies for the delayed response. I have forwarded this matter to the appropriate team for their review and direct reply to you.Kind regards,***** ******** ********* | Inspector | Staff Officer to the Commissioner."Today I received a a phone call from New Scotland Yard followed by the following email.Dear Mr Milkins "It was good to speak to you on the phone just now, and as promised, I am emailing to confirm my details. I recognise the huge amount of dedication you have put into your investigations and I am sorry that these terrible murders remain unsolved, despite your efforts.There have been various reviews conducted regarding these cases over the years and I know you were in contact with DC Paul Rogers in 2007, and most recently, DC Adam Bailey in 2020. It remains the case as per DC Bailey’s letter that the links between Harold Jones and the victims are not substantive enough to enable a definitive finding that he was responsible for their deaths. I hope you understand that because Jones died in 1971 and there is no additional material further to what has been looked at in the above reviews, we won’t be reviewing the cases again at this time.Having said that, I know you are determined to continue with your work, and if there is something substantive and probative that you find that you would like to bring to our attention in the future, please do so.I wish you all the best."DC ***** ****** | CSC - Major InquiriesSpecial Casework TeamTHE MUST GO ON. AND IT WILL.
Neil Milkins ● 166d0 Comments ● 166d
There are so many 'Gents Hairdresses' around now.My long time Barber has changed hands.Does any one have a favourite I could try?
Bob Crossley ● 212d5 Comments ● 166d
This small, open-air exhibition by the boating pond in Gunnersbury Park is well worth a visit if you're down that way. Lots of interesting history and not just about the Rothschilds of Gunnersbury.
Susan Kelly ● 247d1 Comments ● 173d
Here are details for some local churches where I could find them on their websites. All very welcome to all of these services! Anyone please feel free to add the details for those not included:**Good Friday 11:00am - Open Air service in the marketplace on the Mount outside St Mary's **Oaktree Anglican Fellowship216 High St, London W3 9NXGood Friday Service 11am outside St Mary's ChurchEaster Sunrise Service 6am at Ealing CommonLocation: Ealing Common (North East Corner)Easter Sunday Celebration 4.30pmPlease join us for our all-age Easter service.St Mary’s ChurchThe Mount, High St, London W3 9NWMaundy Thursday - 7:30pm Communion serviceGood Friday - open air 11am outside the church 12pm stations of the cross (self led) 1.30pm Good Friday serviceEaster Sunday - 8am Holy Communion 10.30am Parish communionOur Lady of Lourdes141-143 High St, London W3 6LXMaundy Thursday - 7pmGood Friday - children's service 10amGood Friday - Celebration of the Passion of the Word 3pmEaster Saturday - 8pmEaster Sunday - 9am, 10:30am and 12:00pmSt Martin’s West ActonHale Gardens, London W3 9SQMaundy Thursday - 7:30pmGood Friday - 10.45am service outside St Mary's Acton - 12pm-1.30pm stations of the cross at St Mary's Acton - 1.30pm-3pm Prayers and readings on the CrossEaster Saturday - 8pm Easter vigit at Christ the Saviour churchEaster Sunday - 8am Holy Communion service - 10am service followed by an easter egg huntSt Dunstan’s East ActonFriars Pl Ln, London W3 7AWGood Friday - 9am Good Friday meditation - 10.15am prayer walk ending outside St Mary's Acton - 11am Service outside St Mary's ActonEaster Sunday - 6am Sunrise service + breakfast - 10am All age communion - 11.30am Easter egg hunt and egg rollingActon Baptist ChurchChurch Rd, London W3 8PPEaster Sunday - 10:45amActon Hill ChurchHigh Street Corner of, Woodlands Ave W3 9BUEaster Sunday - 11:00amBerrymead Evangelical Church16 Avenue Rd, London W3 8NSEaster Sunday - 11:00amChurch of the AscensionBeaufort Road, London W5 3EBGood Friday - 2pmEaster Sunday - 10:30amChrist Church Turnham GreenTown Hall Ave, Chiswick, London W4 5DT(St Alban's S Parade, Chiswick, London W4 5LG)Maundy Thursday - St Alban's 7.30pm - 30 minutes prayer and reflectionGood Friday - St Alban's 7.30am, 12pm, 7.30pm - 30 minutes prayer and reflectionEaster Sunday - 9.30am Holy Communion - 10.30am St Alban'sAnyone looking for an online service - Good Friday at 11am https://www.htb.org/livestream- Easter Sunday at 11:30am https://www.htb.org/livestream
Prabal Ray ● 179d0 Comments ● 179d
https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/bus-changes#on-this-page-0207 seems to be less frequent. Loss of 427 will make buses even more crowded.
Kalpana Oza ● 214d5 Comments ● 182d
Wow that's a big planLooking forward to seeing the plans
Jon morris ● 1457d60 Comments ● 182d
I'm looking for a domestic cleaner to come To my one bed flat in Acton next Saturday morning for a few hours. I'd really appreciate any recommendations please.
Danielle Fox ● 212d2 Comments ● 188d
Hi,Hi, my name’s Katy. I work as a GP and as a positive psychology coach, and have run several wellbeing courses with great feedback**. I’ve designed a 6 session wellbeing course to look at practical things that increase health and happiness:RELAX • effective steps to switch off the stress response and switch on relaxationEAT • healthy tips to help you get to where you want to with your eatingMOVE • incorporate moving more into your daySLEEP • improve your wellbeing and immune system through better sleepCONNECT • with yourself, and outside self: with others, nature and purposeFormat: relaxed, fun and informal, with a mix of video, discussion and reflectionWill it make a difference?: Previous course participants say yes!**Interested? Ask questions: email@example.comSign up: Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-wellbeing-course-tickets-601239813467Put a Spring in your step!Katy*venue: St Alban’s Church, South Parade, London W4 5LG. Big building with plenty of ventilation and room for social distancing.**Feedback from previous courses:”An amazing course, very enjoyable.” “Inspiring, thought-provoking”“gave me some smart small steps to take” “v useful and effective” “changed my mindset to positive”
Katy Willis ● 188d0 Comments ● 188d
The 207 and 607 busses from Ealing to Acton High Street stopped and offloaded passengers before Acton roundabout. Part of the road was closed off with bollards.The 607 and 207 went down Horn Lane instead of Acton High Street.Passengers waiting outside Morrrisons had no idea the busses were rerouted. Many were worried about how they would reach home.Today the situation is the same as the 607 and 207 are still using Horn Lane. No busses are stopping at Rosemont Road Bus Stop in Horn Lane.No-one seems to know why this is happening. Any ideas?There should be signs warning passengers!
Jean F Fernandez ● 197d7 Comments ● 190d
Hi everyone,I would just like to recommend Repair Guyz, 8 Horn Lane, Acton W3 6QT who have been really helpful and friendly. Their prices are reasonable.They sell mobile phones,laptops and accessorues. They also do repairs.Info@repairguyz.co.uk020 8993 8344020 7096 9098
Jean F Fernandez ● 190d0 Comments ● 190d
If you have a passion for a product, or you have product or service you want to turn into a business, taking that to your local market will be one the first steps you can do to get your business started.@actionwestlondon are responsible for @acton.market and Saturday Market W3 and we are currently developing a free self-learning training course to help people educate themselves on trading at their local market.Whether you are just getting started or you want to enhance your knowledge the free training tool will cover some really essential information;1. Deciding what to sell: by the end of this module you will be able to decide what products are likely to makeyou money2. Pricing for profit: by the end of this module you will be able to work out your costs in order to price forprofit3. Staying within the law: by the end of this module you will know who you need to inform or register with inorder to trade and identify key areas of the law you will need to comply with4. Making sales: by the end of this module you will know how to display your stock to interest customersand how to convert that interest into salesAt the end of the training course there may be opportunities, incentives and offers that allow you totrade at Acton Market.To get access to the training tool. Sign up herehttps://www.actonmarket.co.uk/trader-training
Acton Market ● 202d0 Comments ● 202d
March Reduce and Recycle HubThe Acton Market Reduce and Recycle hub monthly return on Saturday 4th March, first Saturday of the month. Once again bring the Mount alive in Acton with lots of great organisations and businesses coming along on to help people in Acton to #reduce, #reuse and #recycle. At our monthly hub at MarketW3 we want you to:RECYCLE: Bring along your old and unloved: •Clothing, Shoes, Small electrical appliances for donation to TRAID www.traid.org.uk•Laptops for donation to the Fixing Factory www.fixingfactory.org •How you can increase your household recycling with ActforEaling - www.actforealing.org •Pens and writing instruments•Toothbrushes and other dental itemsREPAIR: •Learning to fix your Clothes with Ealing Repair Café www.ealingrepaircafe.org •Get your Bikes checked with Dr Bike (2 pm-5 pm) •Drop of your tools for sharpening (paid) with Renew Sharpening Service or speak to them about their services REUSE: •Shop at our pre-loved traders or with our stall holders many who sell returns and seconds from the high street at a reduced price choose from sportswear, womenswear and menswear. •Book Swap – Bring a book and take a book, with Churchfield Association!AND there’s more: Our tasty local foodie stalls will be onsite so you can sample the flavours of Ghana, India, Mexico and Lebanon.So, come along and grab a bargain, knowing you will be helping reducing waste as well as saving money.For more information and links to our hub stall holders visit:https://marketw3.co.uk/the-reduce-and-recycle-hubThe next date for the Reduce and Recycle hub:• Saturday 4 April Reduce and Recycle Hub successesAt the Reduce and Recycle hub we have so far:•197 kg of unwanted clothes and shoes saved from landfill by Traid, which reduced carbon emissions (CO2) by 1.79 tonnes and water savings of 312.6m3.•68 kgs of small electrical items collected which will be recycled.If your organisation, community group or as a trader are interested in getting a stall or can volunteer to help run some of the activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acton Market ● 216d2 Comments ● 213d
The wonderful Talking Pictures TV channel has a regular series of 10-minute documentary films made in the early 1960s, called Look at Life. A recent 1961 programme (aired on Frday 24th Feb) about Britain's mayors featured some interesting footage of Acton High Street taken from the town hall.
Simon Tuke ● 219d1 Comments ● 213d
Really, lots. And two police vehicles.Anyone know why?
Sara Nathan ● 216d5 Comments ● 213d
Our black bins on Acton Lane between Avenue road and Bollo Bridge road were not collected 2 weeks ago and have not been collected again today, this means they have not been collected for four weeks and counting! Needless to say most of them are overflowing and a health hazard. Is anyone else in the same situation? I have reported a missed colletion, made a complaint and even spoken to someone at the council who told me to make a complaint online, to no avail. I will be writing to our MP and local councillors if nothing is collected tomorrow. Please make sure you do the same if you are in the same situation.
Stéphanie Radet ● 216d0 Comments ● 216d
All planning applications for residential buildings above 30 metres must now include a second staircase under a move by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.The Utterly Useless & Incompetent Twerp is rather late for North Acton and environs.Maybe he'll actually DO something about knife crime in another decade?https://www.planningportal.co.uk/services/weekly-planning-news/planning-news-16-february-2023#khan-orders-second-staircases-for-tall-residential-applications
Rosco White ● 228d14 Comments ● 220d
It says there was a public vote for this particular piece. Maybe I have been asleep for months...anyone else didn't get to vote?Light pollution in hideous colours once again puts a blot on the landscape of Acton.I hope you all love it.
Linda Tubby ● 249d13 Comments ● 221d
I'm now at my desk, but earlier whilst outside I was aware of a completely different-to-me bird sound in the trees. It must be spring, but what are the birds that have suddenly arrived/woken up to spring? I think I can see 4 or 5 larks of one kind or another for a start. anyone else got a Monday morning feathered friend sighting?
Veronica Tuke ● 231d3 Comments ● 221d
Did you know that there was a massive Art Deco Odeon where Morrison's now stands? https://linktr.ee/nigelsmithwalksNigel does a walk of our cinema history a couple of times a month, which includes a look inside what is now the Climbing Wall, which preserves much of the Art Deco cinema it used to be.
Susan Kelly ● 229d6 Comments ● 221d
So if anyone out there was wondering what to give up for Lent, the salad shortage solves that problem! Wasn't the historical reason for having Lent to make the meagre food stocks last until the fields starting producing food again?
Veronica Tuke ● 221d0 Comments ● 221d
Perhaps if LBE stopped forcing their PC Lefty Woke Political Agenda on Residents, and just concentrated on The Day Job, providing Services, they might not have to increase Council Tax so much?
Rosco White ● 228d2 Comments ● 226d
A proposal has gone in to turn a family home into flats which is not at all in keeping with the character of the area. Please consider objecting on the Ealing planning portal before this Tuesday when the period for objections finishes. Many thanks for considering taking action against developers threatening our beautiful neighbourhood!
James Bennett ● 226d0 Comments ● 226d
The Market W3 Reduce and Recycle hub returns on Saturday 4th February to Acton. The hub will have lots of great organisations coming along on to help people in Acton to #reduce, #reuse and #recycle. At our monthly hub at MarketW3 we want you to:RECYCLE: Bringing along your old or unloved • Clothing, Shoes, Small electrical appliances for donation to @TRAID • Laptops • Pens and toothbrushesREPAIR: • Learning to fix your Clothes with #EalingRepairCafé • Getting your Bikes checked with Dr Bike (2 pm-5 pm) • FREE laptop health check from Dr Laptop from 12pm and 4pm REUSE: • Shop at our pre-loved traders or with our stall holders many who sell returns and seconds from the high street at a reduced price choose from sportswear, womenswear and menswear. • Repurpose old t-shirts in yarn • BOOK SWAP - Bring a book and take a book!Friends of the Earth, our local environmental groups will also be there updating us with their latest campaign for United For Warm Homes.AND if that’s not enough: Our tasty local foodie stalls will be onsite so you can sample the flavours of Ghana, India, Mexico and Lebanon.Reduce and Recycle Hub successesAt the Reduce and Recycle hub we have so far:• 160 kg of unwanted clothes and shoes saved from landfill by @Traid, which reduced carbon emissions (CO2) by 1.49 tonnes and water savings of 256.6m3.• 52 kgs of small electrical items collected which will be recycled.So, come along and grab a bargain, knowing you will be helping reducing waste as well as saving money.For more information and links to our hub stall holders visit:https://marketw3.co.uk/the-reduce-and-recycle-hub #actonw3 #reducewaste #prevloved #upcycledfashion #actonmarketw3 #recycle #reduceandreuses #shoplocal
Acton Market ● 244d2 Comments ● 227d
Have donated money, but wondered if there was anywhere local (Acton, Ealing, Chiswick etc) that might be collecting practical stuff like blankets, warm clothes etc.
Olga Sidoryk ● 236d4 Comments ● 229d
Hi, We are looking to get our front garden renovated. Does anyone have any recommendations please? The plan is to have a black and white tiled path with larger grey tiles on rest of the garden, we also need to get the wall rebuilt and new railings and a gate. Thanks in advance
Alison Taylor ● 236d1 Comments ● 230d
I got an email this morning telling me that I can now only travel for free from 9am to 4.30pm. I am furious. You can't give then take away. Slippery slope towards getting rid of the whole thing.So, peoples, what can we do about this? Sadly we can't go on strike.There must be something we can do. Any ideas?
Sarah Jane Vickers ● 244d12 Comments ● 230d
A quote from an anonymous thinker. "How many Silver-back gorillas would be required, and how long would it take to train 1 of the gorillas to sit at a piano and play Beethoven's 5th Symphony?" Would it ever be possible?
Neil Milkins ● 231d0 Comments ● 231d
Were you satisfied with the council's consultation process for the Local Plan? Did your ward councillor discuss it with you? Were you aware of the Local Plan meetings prior to December 2022?We should have been consulted all through the process which would you believe started in January 2019!If you think the process was unsatisfactory please sign belowhttps://chng.it/RDtMxKh9
Libby Kemp ● 235d1 Comments ● 234d
This is the second time in a couple of months that the E3 westbound has been sent on a long, slow diversion because of problems on Acton Hill/Gunnersbury Lane.When I came past on Friday, no work was being done to fix the problem.Not good enough.
Susan Kelly ● 253d4 Comments ● 235d
Thought this was quite extraordinary and sad at the same time. I sure you don't get into this condition unless you are very ill — I hope he recovers.
The Daily Mail has a report on it
Andy Jones ● 257d2 Comments ● 238d
Please come and sign Petition tomorrow morning outside Morrison's Acton from 11am.Petition will be handed in to Ealing Council on Tuesday morning.Our green spaces are in threat of developmentMotivation+Action= RESULT
Debra Gynn ● 241d4 Comments ● 239d
Please come and sign Petition tomorrow morning outside Morrison's Acton from 11am.Petition will be handed in to Ealing Council on Tuesday morning.Our green spaces are in threat of developmentMotivation+Action= RESULT
Debra Gynn ● 241d0 Comments ● 241d
RESPONSES ON TOWERS, HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE TO FOLLOW.You do not have to make just one response to the Local Plan, you can respond until February 8th on individual topics. Below is suggested responses on the Local Plan on Climate Change.In the next few weeks there will be shared responses on Housing, Open Space, Transport, Employment and other topics, your “Town” – Acton, Ealing, Hanwell, Greenford, Perivale Northolt and Southall. Reply by email email@example.com and/or in writing to Steve Barton, Strategic Planning Team, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, London, W5 2HL and say whether you are responding as an individual or a groupEaling Transition has prepared a response to the Draft Local Plan centring on their principles for Climate Change which I am sure will be of interest to many. Ealing Matters suggest you avoid general questions found in Chapters 3 and 5 and go straight to the next section where you will find Ealing Transitions comments on the consultation and their response to the Draft Local Plan.See: https://ealingtransition.org.uk/ and scroll down to the Local Plan
Libby Kemp ● 263d2 Comments ● 242d
This year's Crayle sermon will be on Sunday 5th September at 10.30 am at St. Mary's Acton. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to see the inside of this beautiful Grade 2 listed Church in the centre of Acton. Our MP, the Mayor, the Lord Lieutenant and Councillors all attend. Never heard of the Crayle sisters? They left very generous donations to the people of Acton in their Wills. Nearly 300 years afterwards people still benefit and the funds are administered by Acton Charities. See a plaque to their memories at the back of the Church.This year, the sermon will be preached by Rev Julia Palmer. You do not need to be a churchgoer. Coffee afterwards. All invited.
Maire Lowe ● 265d2 Comments ● 244d
Good to see the reappearance tonight of the Bridge Cafe on tonight’s The Apprentice (the loser’s cafe). I’ve never been inside but I used to drive past it every day on my way to Thai Nice.
David Archer ● 249d1 Comments ● 248d
Really like this shop which is an adornment to the area, looks great and always has something really interesting to buy particularly for gifts.https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/specialist-retailers/how-independent-grocery-store-basil-and-toms-is-helping-rejuvenate-local-trade-in-acton/675388.article
Mark Evans ● 251d1 Comments ● 249d
It's seems like everyone is out to scam. 10 days ago I had a letter from SSE, part of the O.V.O. family offering a £50 energy credit if I had a Smart Meter installed. I booked the meter but had to change to S.S.E. O.V.O. I have just been informed by John from S.S.E. O.V.O. that the agent from S.S.E. had tricked me into signing up to S.S.E. O.V.O. and since signing up have been told that I don't qualify for a Smart Meter or £50 credit. John has promised to rectify the matter.I have been on the phone to SSE and OVO from 9.30 this morning until now ( 3.00 pm) today. I have been waiting up to 30 minutes to get connected and have been cut off 3 times by Ryan then Steff then another woman.
Neil Milkins ● 249d0 Comments ● 249d
Thrilled to announce that the second screen at ActOne officially opens to the public on Friday 27 January, and the first film we're showing is Steven Spielberg's 'The Fabelmans'!Book your seats so that we can give screen two the welcome it deserves - tickets here: https://actonecinema.co.uk/ActOneCinema.dll/WhatsOn?f=386331Thank you to this community for all of your support!James & the ActOne Team
James Lewis ● 254d6 Comments ● 249d
Eleven locations still to be announced, one in The Oaks?M&S announces it will open 20 new stores with cafés and 12 food halls creating 3,400 jobs over the next two years - so is one opening near you?Marks & Spencer has revealed plans to open 20 new shops across the UKThe move, part of a £480million investment, will create 3,400 jobsChief executive says he wants to make sure M&S has stores in the right places By DANYA BAZARAA FOR MAILONLINEPUBLISHED: 09:37, 16 January 2023 | UPDATED: 12:25, 16 January 2023Marks & Spencer has announced plans to open 20 new shops across the UK in a move that will create 3,400 jobs.Eight full-line stores will open in shopping centres such as the Bullring in Birmingham and the Trafford Centre in Manchester, as well as in retail parks and high streets across key cities over the next financial year.M&S will also open 12 new food halls, including in Stockport, Barnsley and Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland.The new openings, planned for 2023-24, will bring investment in new stores to £480million, M&S said. Nine of the 20 new store locations have been revealed so far, with the remaining 11 to be announced in due courseNine of the 20 new store locations have been revealed so far, with the remaining 11 to be announced in due courseBirmingham Bullring (full-line store opening Autumn 2023)Manchester’s Trafford Centre (full-line store opening Winter 2023)Lakeside Thurrock (opening Winter 2023) Stockport (food hall opening in Summer 2023)Barnsley (food hall opening in Autumn 2023)Largs, North Ayrshire (food hall opening in Winter 2023)Purley Way (full-line store opening Summer 2023) Leeds White Rose shopping centre (full-line store opening Summer 2023)The remaining 11 locations are to be announced in due course.The new store pipeline for 2023/24 includes eight full-line stores in city locations including a new 97k sq ft store in Leeds White Rose and a 70k sq ft store in Liverpool One, both due to open in Summer 2023. Later in the year, other major stores will open, including a 65k sq ft store in Birmingham Bullring (Autumn 2023), a 96k sq ft store in Manchester’s Trafford Centre and a 98k sq ft store in Lakeside Thurrock, both set to open in Winter 2023.All five of these stores will be relocated to former Debenhams sites – part of M&S’s investment to regenerate vacant sites. Each has been designed with local families in mind, with wider aisles. They will have fresh market-style food halls stocking the full M&S food range, spacious clothing, home and beauty departments, brand-new M&S cafes and free car parking. Alongside full line sites, M&S has planned investment in 12 new food halls. These include a 16k sq ft store in Stockport opening in Summer 2023, a 12k sq ft store in Barnsley (South Yorkshire) opening in Autumn 2023, and a 9,000 sq ft store in Largs (a seaside town in North Ayrshire, about 33 miles from Glasgow) opening in Winter 2023.Nine of the 20 new store locations have been revealed so far, with another 11 to be announced in due course, M&S says. M&S's latest plans come under a wider restructure of its retail footprint, with the group last year revealing it would reduce the number of its full-line stores by 67 to 180 over the following five financial years.Chief executive Stuart Machin said: 'Stores are a core part of M&S's omni-channel future and serve as a competitive advantage for how customers want to shop today.'Our store rotation programme is about making sure we have the right stores in the right place with the right space - and we're aiming to rotate from the 247 stores we have today to 180 higher-quality, higher-productivity full-line stores that sell our full clothing, home and food offer whilst also opening over 100 bigger, better food sites.'The out-performance of our recently relocated and renewed stores give us the confidence to go faster in our plan.'SOURCE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11639681/M-S-open-20-new-stores-creating-3-400-jobs-one-opening-near-YOU.html
Rosco White ● 259d7 Comments ● 256d
Does anybody at ActonW3 or knows someone with a spare room that they are not using to store various belongings until I have my accommodation sorted. I can not afford the storage prices. I am able to pay £10.00. per week. Regards Marcus Holt.
Marcus Holt ● 259d0 Comments ● 259d
Local concerned residents and particularly families with young children and/or those suffering any breathing difficulties are invited to OBJECT ASAP to this utterly ridiculous THIRD Concrete Batching Plant to be shoehorned into the already chronically congested and highly polluting Horn Lane Goods Rail Yard.Inspiration for the wording in your Objection can be gleaned from previous Objections lodged against the current two existing polluting Concrete Batching Plants.Please assist in OBJECTING to this wanton further pollution of a residential family area.I thank you. 😁THIRD and Proposed YEOMANS CONCRETE BATCHING PLANT details at:-https://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications/https://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=RHH84EJMN5800 Installation of a temporary, rail served, mobile ready-mixed concrete batching plant with ancillary infrastructure to serve the High Speed Two development. Yeoman Aggregates Acton Goods Yard 305 Horn Lane Acton Ealing W3 0BP Ref. No: 223766FUL | Received: Wed 31 Aug 2022 | Validated: Wed 31 Aug 2022 | Status: Pending ConsiderationThe SECOND and existing QUATTRO CONCRETE PLANT Construction of a rail served concrete batching plant (CBP), rail served cement storage facility (4no cement / PFA storage silos), workshop, modular office/welfare facilities, aggregate storage bays, substation and other ancillary structures and parking areas to enable use of site for concrete batching, cement storage and distribution, and associated administrative activities (proposals to enable permanent relocation of existing CBP operation, workshop and administrative activities from Quattro site at Park Royal). Land Forming Part Of Acton Goods Yard 305 Horn Lane Acton W3 0BP Ref. No: 191885FUL | Received: Fri 26 Apr 2019 | Validated: Mon 22 Jul 2019 | Status: Granted with S106 conditionsThe FIRST and existing HANSON CONCRETE PLANT P/2013/3475Soft Landscaping https://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=ZZZW6JJMTA796&activeTab=summary Retention of replacement Concrete Batching Plant Hanson Concretes Horn Lane Goods Yard 305 Horn Lane Acton W3 0BP Ref. No: P/2013/3475 | Received: Tue 06 Aug 2013 | Validated: Tue 06 Aug 2013 | Status: Conditional Consent
Rosco White ● 351d19 Comments ● 261d
Does anyone have a room for a lodger? Hiba is a Syrian woman, studying at Uni and working weekends at Westfield. She would love to rent a room in a family home. Can afford up to £500 a month. Our first Syrian Refugees at Home guest is a good friend of hers but hasn’t a room for her. Please share on your street what’s app groups if you would. ThanksI can probably get at least one personal reference for her if you message me.
Sara Nathan ● 261d0 Comments ● 261d
He is urging us to defy and resist it. Anybody have an inkling what his objections are?
Mark Evans ● 264d7 Comments ● 262d
Have a lot of stuff Wardrobe Pots and pans GlassesEtcAny charity needs to collect.
John Kennedy ● 270d1 Comments ● 268d
Could anyone recommend a local contractor to replace a rotten fascia board at the back of a house? To be clear: it's the wooden board under the eaves that the guttering sits on.I'm at the junction of Acton Vale and the High Street.Hello to everyone, and many thanks in advance.....
John Clark ● 268d0 Comments ● 268d
Does anyone have any suggestions of where to donate puzzles, games etc?I would prefer to donate to something like a care home which is why I haven't put them on Freecycle.
Sarah Vickers ● 273d2 Comments ● 270d
Does anyone k now any business/person who supply and install ceiling fans?
Natalie McDermott ● 270d0 Comments ● 270d
This year's Carol Concert at St Barnabas's in Pitshanger will be in aid of the Trussell Trust, which runs food banks all over L B Ealing.It's on December 10th at 7pm. I shall be helping with refreshments.Do come and tell all your friends.https://www.wegottickets.com/event/549585
Susan Kelly ● 319d2 Comments ● 286d
Dunno what you guys do but we have a non-present pact for family adults at Hannukah and Xmas - yes of course we celebrate both!! This year mine is going to our drop-in. (Done Refugees at Home, RNLI, Good Gifts etc etc over the years) NO TAT - no re-gifting - no wrapping paper. It’s a win/win…https://localgiving.org/charity/westlondonwelcome/project/HelpAsyumSeekersInActon/
Sara Nathan ● 288d1 Comments ● 286d
A SERIOUS QUESTION. In 2019 Money Man Martin Lewis won a £3 million pounds settlement from Facebook for using his face and profile to defraud vulnerable people out billions of pounds. Yet every day dozens of these fake ads are still accepted by Facebook to rob the unwary. In 2021 alone £11 billion pounds have been defrauded from people. WHY ARE THE POLICE OR OTHER AUTHORITIES UNABLE TO STOP IT. Has Martin Lewis accepted £3 million pounds from Facebook on condition that he doesn't sue them again? FAKE HEADING. "Thousands Flock to ATMs After Martin's Exclusive Interview."
Neil Milkins ● 291d5 Comments ● 291d
If anyone has cause to use the Acton Central underpass when the barrier is down then check your TfL account, I've been billed £8.90 for going under when a train was coming.Normally zone 3 to zone 3 is £1.80 at peak hour so at the very least I've been over charged by £7.And since I had just got off an Overground into Cental (the barrier came down while I was exitting) then the whole thing should have been capped at £9 for the day.While I don't think I should be charged at all for a journey of under 1 minute I also seem to recall this is a decades long thing and TfL go charge for using the underpass. (South Acton doesn't charge for the bridge, maybe they are missing a trick?)I've applied for a refund, lets see what they say.
Allan Kelly ● 304d2 Comments ● 291d
A MULTI-million pound investment in the electricity network in North Acton will start next month.Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) aims to boost its infrastructure in an area of fevered development.A £16m programme of work will run in two phases over 15 months, increasing capacity and strengthening power supplies to 63,000 customers.The first phase involves cable routing from the existing Canal Bank sub-station to Leamington Park.Some sections of the A40 between Horn Lane and Victoria Road will require weekend working, to ensure the safety of engineers and road users, while minimising traffic disruption.This day and night weekend working will take place between January 20 and March 26.It will be followed in the Spring by cabling work in Noel Road, Victoria Road and Wales Farm Road, where traffic management will be required.At all stages, homes and businesses will be unaffected.SOURCE: EalingTimes https://www.ealingtimes.co.uk/news/23188557.north-acton-power-network-gets-16m-boost/
Rosco White ● 292d0 Comments ● 292d
Anyone else finding it increasingly frustrating how you can barely ever get on a bus to Hammersmith in the morning peak. The 218 bus seems to go past Acton Central bus stop several times whilst completely full!
James Da Silva ● 305d1 Comments ● 292d
We have found an item of jewellery this morning on Summerlands Avenue. It is being cared for, but if you have lost something, please message me with a full description and also please pass this on....thank you. Hopefully it can be reunited with its owner.
Anne Brown ● 293d0 Comments ● 293d
Here are details for some local churches where I could find them on their websites. Anyone please feel free to add the details for those not included:Oaktree Anglican Fellowship216 High St, London W3 9NX Tel: 020 8993 2060Sunday 11th December 4pm – Kings Chamber Orchestra Christmas concert for children (at St Mary’s)Sunday 11th December 7.30pm – Kings Chamber Orchestra Christmas concert (at St Mary’s)Saturday 17th December: A trip to Narnia – contact church office for more informationSunday 18th December 6.30pm – Christmas Carol and Christingle serviceSaturday 25th December 10am – Christmas Day serviceSt Mary’s ChurchThe Mount, High St, London W3 9NWSunday 18th December 6.30pm – Service of Nine Lessons & CarolsSaturday 24th December 4pm - Crib ServiceSaturday 24th December 11.30pm – Midnight EucharistSunday 25th December 8am – Communion serviceSunday 25th December 10.30am – All age EucharistSaturday 31st December 11.45pm – Watchnight EucharistSt Martin’s West ActonHale Gardens, London W3 9SQSunday 11th December 6.30pm – Carols by CandlelightSunday 18th December 10am – All age service with a Junior Church Nativity PlaySaturday 24th December 4pm – Crib serviceSaturday 24th December 11.30pm – festive communion service with traditional carols and hymns led by St Martin’s choirSunday 25th December 10am – Family communion Christmas serviceSt Dunstan’s East ActonFriars Pl Ln, London W3 7AWSunday 11th December 9am and 10.45am – All age worship Christingle with Nativity playSunday 18th December 6pm – Carols by CandlelightOur Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church41-143 High St, London W3 6LXSaturday 24th December 6pm – service for children and familiesSaturday 24th December 11.30pm – Carol service + midnight massSunday 25th December – 9am, 10.30am, 12pm – servicesSt Alban’s Church Acton GreenSouth Parade, Chiswick W4 5LGSunday 11th December 10.30am – The Nativity with LIVE DONKEY!Sunday 11th December 7pm – Contemporary CarolsSunday 18th December 10.30am – Messy Christmas Christingle ServiceSunday 25th December 10am – Christmas CelebrationSunday 1st January 11.15am – New Year’s celebration with communionChrist Church Turnham GreenTown Hall Ave, Chiswick W4 5DTSunday 18th December 7pm – Traditional Carols by candlelightSaturday 24th December 4pm – Carols on the GreenSaturday 24th December 11.15pm – Midnight CommunionSunday 25th December 11.15am – Christmas communionAnyone looking for an online service:Holy Trinity BromptonSunday 18th December 11.30am – Family Carolshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdemzfq1mwUN9Gnq4MZ8OagJoin online at 11.30am
Prabal Ray ● 296d0 Comments ● 296d
Does anyone know if the 207 or 607 are running from Acton to Shepherds Bush this Friday (9th) ? I find the information very confusing.
Sarah Vickers ● 299d3 Comments ● 298d
Will LBE take a blind bit of notice what Residents want?If, say, 75% of respondents said "NO more Towers!" would LBE adhere to that?
Rosco White ● 301d0 Comments ● 301d
Two security guys half their size challenged them but decided (rightly) not to pursue.This was unheard of decades ago but is very commonplace now.My thoughts on this will be well known to regular readers but is anyone else caring to comment as to how we got here and such criminal acts can now be done with impunity?
Rosco White ● 315d17 Comments ● 304d