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 ● 231d4 Comments ● 224d
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 ● 230d1 Comments ● 224d
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 ● 238d12 Comments ● 224d
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 ● 225d0 Comments ● 225d
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 ● 229d1 Comments ● 228d
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 ● 247d4 Comments ● 229d
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 ● 251d2 Comments ● 232d
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 ● 235d4 Comments ● 233d
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 ● 235d0 Comments ● 235d
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ● 258d2 Comments ● 236d
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 ● 259d2 Comments ● 239d
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 ● 243d1 Comments ● 242d
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 ● 245d1 Comments ● 243d
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 ● 243d0 Comments ● 243d
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 ● 248d6 Comments ● 244d
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 ● 253d7 Comments ● 251d
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 ● 253d0 Comments ● 253d
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 ● 345d19 Comments ● 255d
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 ● 255d0 Comments ● 255d
He is urging us to defy and resist it. Anybody have an inkling what his objections are?
Mark Evans ● 258d7 Comments ● 256d
Have a lot of stuff Wardrobe Pots and pans GlassesEtcAny charity needs to collect.
John Kennedy ● 264d1 Comments ● 262d
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 ● 262d0 Comments ● 262d
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 ● 267d2 Comments ● 264d
Does anyone k now any business/person who supply and install ceiling fans?
Natalie McDermott ● 264d0 Comments ● 264d
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 ● 313d2 Comments ● 280d
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 ● 282d1 Comments ● 280d
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 ● 285d5 Comments ● 285d
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 ● 298d2 Comments ● 285d
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 ● 286d0 Comments ● 286d
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 ● 299d1 Comments ● 286d
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 ● 287d0 Comments ● 287d
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 ● 290d0 Comments ● 290d
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 ● 293d3 Comments ● 292d
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 ● 295d0 Comments ● 295d
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 ● 309d17 Comments ● 299d
Looking for someone to sell a few things for me via Ebay or Nextdoor - whichever. With commission of course.
SM von Pfluegl ● 299d0 Comments ● 299d
I'm looking on behalf of someone who is temporarily housebound.Does anyone know of a mobile photographer (not nrlecessarily professional) that could take a photograph for a passport?
Danielle Fox ● 313d2 Comments ● 299d
Anyone know why there was a dispersal Oder from the police from about Morrisons down to Chiswick High Road yesterday afternoon?Was there a riot? Or wot?
Sara Nathan ● 303d4 Comments ● 299d
There is one family left It went to tribunal 16 novI wonder how they family got on.
John Kennedy ● 302d0 Comments ● 302d
We have some elderly relatives staying with us over the next week in a road west of Acton Lane and south of the High Street. During the day they are left to their own devices as the rest of us are out at work. They have a non-ULEZ compliant car and their mobility isn't great and they wanted to go on some short trips for instance Gunnersbury, Acton Park or to nip to the shops to get us some provisions using the Lidl or Morrisons car park.I know they will incur the charge if they cross the North Circular to go to Gunnersbury but does anyone know the location of ULEZ cameras within the Acton area other than on the entry points?
Alan Fairchild ● 325d6 Comments ● 303d
Ealing Matters newsletter containing a round-up of development activity going on around the borough in anticipation of the statutory consultation on the draft new Local Plan that is due to start at the end of the month. https://ealingmatters.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/221119-Ealing-Matters-newsletter-13.pdfEaling Matters’ next newsletter will be published some time before Christmas, and will include a summary of key issues from the consultation to help people give an informed response.
Libby Kemp ● 306d0 Comments ● 306d
After that report how can it keep opened???.
John Kennedy ● 309d3 Comments ● 308d
Can anyone recommend a reliable roofer to come and look at my Acton property (to remove a small tree from chimney stack, fix a leak and help assess wider state of roof)? Have been let down by a couple of roofers already and really keen to get the job done properly. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
Mark Barrett ● 314d2 Comments ● 309d
There is no reason for anyone working or on benefits to use food banks ! Benefits are worked out to allow enough money to eat healthily . I know people with brand new cars , PlayStations , 60 inch tvs , £500 snakes , £1000 of tattoos . Growing up in the 60s in a poor family we never went hungary . We would play ou t all day and pop in for 5 mins and make a jam sandwich . The Marcus Rashford brigade do not know about poverty ! People sell their Rashford vouchers for half price to buy drink drugs , in the same way they sold the free laptops given to their children in lockdown. How you prioritise how to spend your money is why food banks exist !
Dennis Brogan ● 331d15 Comments ● 314d
We need someone to work with my don with his stretches and he loves dancing. Must have experience of doing this with other - training will be given.Good English essential.DBS needed - we can support with that. £11 per hour.
Diane Doyle ● 316d0 Comments ● 316d
Hi,Just wondered if anyone had any camera footage from Saturday morning (12/11/22) at 6.20 am as a car has slammed into both mine and my neighbours' cars, causing significant damage to both. Probably both right-offs and has somehow managed to drive off without leaving any details. Police were called, but unlikely to come to anything. We believe it was an Audi, as there was debris at the scene not belonging to either of our cars.Incident occurred on Bowes Rd, W3 so any footage or images around Bowes Rd, Glendun Rd, Perryn road, East Acton Lane (just before or soon after) would be greatly appreciated.Thanks
Simon Decer ● 316d0 Comments ● 316d
I'm a fan of Ruth Cadbury - she is an excellent MP and I think has done a good job for the constituency. If there was a valid criticism to make of her it would be that she was often reluctant to take on board the concerns of Chiswick residents if they came up against the view of Hounslow Council which she had been part of for so long before becoming an MP.Andy Slaughter may not share that fault and could end up being a more effective advocate for W4 - perhaps.
Francis Rowe ● 320d1 Comments ● 320d
https://www.ealing.gov.uk/healthsurvey If you live and work in the borough of Ealing, then tell us your views on the Ealing Health and Wellbeing plan.The survey below takes about 5 minutes to complete and closes tomorrow on 10th November. Just click on the link to complete the survey https://www.ealing.gov.uk/healthsurvey
Rosco White ● 321d1 Comments ● 320d
Here is the link to the latest Ealing Matters newsletter. It’s over a year since our last issue, so there is a lot to report. Rather than try and cram everything into a single issue, this one concentrates on issues affecting the whole of the borough, including progress on the Local Plan. We will follow up shortly with another newsletter looking at what has been happening in the different areas across the borough. https://ealingmatters.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/221101-Ealing-Matters-newsletter-12.pdfSince council decisions ultimately lie with the leader and the cabinet, your local councillor (unless they happen to be a cabinet member) has virtually no power to work on your behalf. Only seven wards out of 24 are represented by 10 councillors who make ALL the decisions.
Libby Kemp ● 321d1 Comments ● 321d
Thanks to those of you who have objected to this scheme because of the overcrowding, lack of public open green space and lack of social housing. The latest hybrid application is going to the planning committee this Wednesday. evening. Please come to Ealing Town Hall from 7pm if you would like to observe, as seating for the public is quite limited.I understand that all 3 East Acton councillors as well as Rupa Huq have objected to this latest application for more towers.
Chris Hurley ● 344d8 Comments ● 326d
Pop along to the Reduce and Recycling Hub at Acton Market. There are lots of activities for the eco-conscious and you can test your recycling knowledge by participating in Act For Ealing's fun challenge. Read more here...https://actforealing.org/2022/11/03/recycling-challenge-at-acton-market/Games aside, there are also lots of useful stalls to help you live a greener lifestyle.Get your kitchen knives/ garden tools sharpenedDrop off your old laptopRepurpose unwanted clothes/ shoes / small electricalsLearn how to mend and darn Get your bike checked over with Dr Bike (2-5pm)And much more! See you there I hope
Juliet McDonald ● 326d0 Comments ● 326d
Anyone lost keys churchfield rd outside Vape shop near station
Stephen Gould ● 333d2 Comments ● 327d
Maggie Dodge ● 328d2 Comments ● 328d
I wonder why? 😆
Rosco White ● 358d3 Comments ● 329d
Reduce and Recycle hub at Acton Saturday W3 market Our next Reduce and Recycle Hub returns on Saturday 5th November to Acton Saturday Market W3 with lots of great organisations and businesses helping us to reduce, reuse and recycle. As well as all our great regular traders and ethnic food stalls.RECYCLE by bringing along you old or unloved: • Clothing and Shoes • Small electrical appliances• Laptops • PLUS: Take part in ActForEaling Recycle ChallengeREPAIR by getting help to:• Learning to fix your Clothes• Gardening and Kitchen Tools sharpened• Getting your Bikes checked (2 pm-5 pm)REUSE• Borrow from Hammersmith library of thingsREDUCE• Stir it up Family Recipe Bags with minimal packaging We are lucky to have some great organisations join us for Novembers Reduce and Reuse Hub at the Acton Saturday W3 market involved in recycling, upcycling and reducing waste. As well as all our great regular traders and ethnic food stalls. Did you know that Acton market already has stalls involved in the recycling and the circular economy? Many of our stall holders sell returns and seconds from the high street at a reduced price from sportswear, womenswear and menswear. So come along and grab a bargain, knowing you will be helping reducing waste as well as saving money. Here are some of the activities at the market on Saturday 5th November: RECYCLE: Donate your old and unused laptops to the Fixing Factory: We will have a collection point for laptops that will have all memory and storage wiped clean and fixed by the Fixing factory team at one of their sites and passed onto a new owner. For more information on this great project https://www.fixingfactory.org/ Clothes, shoes and small electrical items will be Traid. As a charity, Traid is committed to protecting the environment and reducing world poverty by recycling, fund raising and campaigning in the UK. Traid will be collecting clothing, shoe1s and small electrical appliances. If you can’t make it to the market on Traid also offers a doorstep collection in partnership with Ealing council for clothes and small electrical items. For more information on how to book a doorstep collection https://www.traid.org.uk/wlwa/ PLUS: ActforEaling will be there guiding you on what can recycle in Ealing doorstep collection. Come along for an take part in our recycling challenge on what goes in the blue green and grey doorstep bins. https://actforealing.org/REPAIR:Learn how to repair your clothes with Ealing Repair cafe who will help teach how to patch and darn your clothes. Extending the life of your clothes helps the planet as well as saving you money. Come along for advice and their guide on how to patch and repair. The Ealing Repair café is run by volunteers and meets up monthly around Ealing Broadway. https://ealingrepaircafe.org/ Sharpen your Gardening and Kitchen tools with Dave at Renew Sharpening. Dave will be offering a drop off and delivery service at the market around W3 and W4. Items can sharpen most tools, such as knives, scissors, garden tools, woodworking tools and construction tools. https://renewsharpening.co.uk/ Get your bike checked over and have minor repairs with Dr Bike. In partnership with Ealing Council Dr Bike will be there in the afternoon from 1 pm until 5 pm where mechanics will carry out minor repairs on the spot and give advice on how to look after your bike to keep you riding all year round. For all the dates and locations of Dr Bike around the Ealing Borough here https://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/201176/cycling/3025/cycle_training_and_dr_bike_cycle_maintenance REUSE: Hammersmith Library of things will be at the market where you can borrow useful household items for DIY, cleaning, gardening, events, entertainment and more for a few pounds per day. Within easy reach of Acton, The Library of Things is based in Hammersmith, in a borrowing kiosk inside Livat Hammersmith, King Street, London W6 9HW. Visit their website to find out more on what you can borrow www.libraryofthings.co.uk/hammersmith REDUCEStir it up Vegetarian Family Recipe Bags established in 2021 is a local recipe bag delivery service (Ealing, Brentford, Kew, Chiswick, Acton, Richmond and Isleworth). Stir it up specialise in quick, nutritious vegetarian family food and helping remove the stress from mealtimes. We source seasonal veg from organic farms (often as close as Chiswick House) and use minimal packaging, only compostable packaging in our reusuable delivery bags. Stir it up is a Community Interest Company and put people and planet before profit. https://www.stiritup.org.uk/ Friends of the Earth, our local environmental group will be there updating us on their latest energy campaign and other issues to be concerned about. Churchfield Road Association also joins us, as part of the community group who supports the market and the Acton area. Reduce and Recycle hub is held on the first Saturday of the month at Acton Market. Our focus is on Waste Reduction and circular economy. We were fortunate to win lottery funding to support the project and so looking to build it into a useful educational hub of help, support and information for our local community. For more details on the lottery funded project, part of the Climate Action Fund https://actionwestlondon.org.uk/2022/05/action-west-london-receives-a-climate-action-fund-grant/ The Reduce and Recycle hub will be a regular feature of the market on the first Saturday of the month with 5th November and 3rd December being the events for 2022. Interested to trade or join the hub?If you are a trader, involved in upcycling, recycling or waste reduction, we would love for you to join us. Please get in touch. Or if you are organisation, community group or as a are interested in getting a stall or can volunteer to help run some of the activities, please email email@example.com. First Reduce and Recycle Hub was a great successOn Saturday 5th November Acton Saturday Market W3 launched their Reduce and Recycle Hub during The Great Big Green Week.99 kg of unwanted clothes and shoes saved from landfill by Traid, which reduced carbon emissions (CO2) by 0.95 tonnes and water savings of 160m3.43 kgs of small electrical items collected which will be recycled. Plus lots of great conversations and leaflets taken on what is going on in the area. Design it yourself demonstrated how to recycled old t-shirts into yarn and easily used to knit, weave or plait into useful items. Sustrans had lots of great feedback on their walking and cycling hub for Acton. If you want to respond, you can do it online https://sustrans.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/friary-park-walking-and-cycling-centre-residents-discovery What is the circular economy? At ReLondon, the circular economy is defined as one in which stuff is kept in use for as long as possible, delivering the highest value it can, for as long as it can. So rather than making, using and then throwing stuff away the current linear system, a circular economy means looking at each of those stages for new ways of cycling materials and value back into the system – using materials and products again and again, in many different forms. For more information https://relondon.gov.uk/business/our-circular-vision/
Acton Market ● 334d0 Comments ● 334d
From today, anyone who is going hungry through lack of money can get a free jacket potato with beans at Morrison's café.Ask for Henry.
Susan Kelly ● 335d3 Comments ● 335d
Hi. Does anyone have any recommendations for scaffolding companies please? We are replacing windows in our Churchfield road flat above one of the shops and need a reputable company to provide frront and rear scaffolding for our window fitters. Any help greatly appreciated!
Ian Baker ● 335d0 Comments ● 335d
Great chance to hear award-winning young horn player Ben Goldscheider (Barbican ECHO Rising Star 2020/21 and BBC Young Musician Concerto Finalist 2016), flautist Imogen Royce and pianist Imma Setiadi at St Peter's Acton Green (Southfield Road, W4 1BB) at 7.30pm tonight, Friday 21 October. Programme includes Debussy Syrinx, Dukas Villanelle, Schubert Auf dem Strom and Mozart Selections from The Magic Flute and Horn Concerto No 4 in Eb major.Tickets available on the door: £15 adults, £5 under 25s/students, free for under 18s accompanied by a ticket holder (maximum of four under 18s per accompanying adult)Doors open at 7.00pmDrinks available before and after the performanceFor full programme details see www.stpetersactongreen.co.uk/events-1/autumn-concertSt Peter's Church is on the E3 bus route
Shona Scott ● 340d0 Comments ● 340d
Yesterday our street got notice (on those yellow A4 sheets beloved of the council) of a huge development opposite Morrisons, where there will be two high rise blocks and a third smaller building, plus an underground car park. This will be among the present blocks, Moreton tower etc. Am I the only one who thinks that this is too much? How many new flats does Acton need?
Michael Thompson ● 396d26 Comments ● 341d
Could anyone make use of a piece of new 18mm MDF approx. 100x100cm ? I need to get rid of it in the next few days. I'm in Poets Corner. Have put on Freecycle and NextDoor, but received no replies yet.
Julie Kaiser ● 343d1 Comments ● 343d
Does anyone want to buy a W H Smith's DIY will writing kit. Opened but not used. £10
Sarah Vickers ● 350d6 Comments ● 343d
To Peter Mason, Leader Ealing Council Shital Manro, Cabinet member for Good Growth Steve Barton, Strategic Planning Manager Chris Maltby, Consultant Planner and Case Officer Cap the Towers is calling, publicly, for the Friary Park Planning Application of Mt Anvil and Catalyst (221747HYBRID) to be removed from the agenda of the Planning Committee meeting on 19 October, 2022, if it has not been already removed by yourselves. There are at least 4 reasons for this request: this application is nowhere near ready to be presented to the planning committee, as we shall show. 1. Only a fortnight out from this meeting at which a crucial planning decision could be made, the Case Officer - at our request - finally uploaded onto the planning portal some 37 documents in support of the application. These documents consist of submissions which the developer has made to the GLA in response to their Stage 1 report. The 37 documents vary in size between 1 page and 514 pages but amount to a total of 1306 pages, full of detail requiring us to consult financial, legal, building, and energy experts for us to achieve some kind of understanding of many of these abstruse and esoteric documents. Residents of Acton should not be expected, in their spare time and unpaid, to digest all this material in a period of 12 to 13 days. 2. In spite of the Case Officer’s assertion that the 37 documents contain ‘essentially technical matters’, there are shocking examples here of entirely new proposals which go well beyond that description. e.g. the proposal to change the whole character of St Dunstan’s Gardens some way down the road from the Friary Park site to provide additional green space/amenity space which the developer so desperately needs if they are to fulfil London Plan requirements. The residents of Acton will never agree to this - it can never happen. But crucially not a word has been spoken to residents of Acton about this proposal. Entirely speculative on the part of the developer and Ealing planners - just made up, to give the impression to the Planning Committee or the GLA that they have a plan for finding community space. This leads on to our third point. 3. It has been a noticeable feature of the way this developer, assisted by Ealing’s planners, has operated in that they ‘float’ ideas for how they hope to acquire amenity space or community space (which we recognise is a very real concern for the GLA) without taking sufficient account of the very real possibility that these speculative proposals may, in the end, prove unattainable. They (developers and the Council) have already had their fingers burnt once when they had to withdraw their plans for Friars Place Green last year. The Borough could end up with a massively overcrowded and unhealthy site at Friary Park that should never have obtained planning permission because the necessary open space or community space was not guaranteed. First, the necessary community space should be firmly secured and approved, and only then should the planning application follow.At the moment, it’s all the wrong way round. 4. Such has been the efficiency with which the Labour Party whip has compelled Labour councillors to tow the line that this development must be supported, that Acton residents now find themselves in the position where they will have no councillor at the planning committee meeting supporting their case in opposition to the development. The only one of our three councillors who has supported residents all along in this matter has sustained a serious injury and is unable to speak on our behalf on the 19th; the other two councillors are in favour of the development and therefore have disqualified themselves from being our advocate. What price democracy in the current Ealing Council? The idea that councillors are there to represent the interests of their constituents is being ignored.For this reason alone, may we respectfully suggest that the application be considered at a subsequent Committee meeting when our supportive councillor is restored to health? Just 4 reasons then for 221747HYBRID to be deferred till a later date. Thank you. David TennantCAP THE TOWERS: ACTON
Chris Hurley ● 351d3 Comments ● 346d
Such an innovative idea is FAR too fair and democratic for the Communists running LBE...............................Westminster City Council has announced plans to hold a resident ballot to decide the future of the Church Street regeneration site. Regeneration plans include more community centres, sports facilities and pedestrianised green spaces, as well as "high quality" new homes. The ballot will ask qualifying residents in sites A, B and C if they are in favour of the proposals for the regeneration of the Church Street area. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/services/weekly-planning-news/planning-news-13-october-2022#news-round-uphttps://churchstreet.org/
Rosco White ● 348d0 Comments ● 348d
Can anyone recommend a Dermatologist. The waiting time on the NHS is making me think about going down the private route
Maggie Dodge ● 364d2 Comments ● 349d
A neighbour has three large bags of tinned and dry food that she would like to give to a good bank. They would need to be collected from her. Any suggestions as to who could help ?
Nina Battleday ● 375d7 Comments ● 349d
Well done who ever done this.Wonderful display at the station makes a joy.
John Kennedy ● 350d1 Comments ● 350d
Congratulations to Acton Town station for winning an award for their flower display. It’s nice to see someone doing something positive for their environment and it’s a great display of colour. Makes my day just that bit better. Well done to whoever looks after it.
Yasmeen Alzubaydi ● 352d1 Comments ● 351d
I've just been sent consultation plans for Builders Depot to move to Jewsons site along with more housing.Do we really need more high storey housing? I weep.www.horn-lane.co.uk
Ana Strachan ● 374d5 Comments ● 352d
I'm looking for a local electrician to do a few electrical jobs in my flat in Acton, and would really appreciate any recommendations please, if anyone has any.Thank you 😊
Danielle Fox ● 354d0 Comments ● 354d
I'm looking for an electrician that can carry out an EICR inspection. There are so many out there, but I much prefer to use recommended tradesmen whenever I can, so if anyone has any recs, it would be much appreciated please.
Danielle Fox ● 369d2 Comments ● 354d
I hope Rupa gets "un" suspended soon. I once wrote to her about an issue I was having and she responded really quickly and was very helpful. It was an unfortunate remark. I'm sure she will learn to keep her thoughts - even if true - to herself. In my dealings with people I have often said that someone does not sound "Irish" or "Scottish" or "Northern" (or whatever) and it was never said as a slur it was simply a fact. Politics is a dirty business and I hope Rupa recovers from this overblown off the cuff conversation.
Natalie McDermott ● 363d15 Comments ● 354d
I have an unfurnished, one bed flat in Acton W3 that I'm selling but am looking for someone that wants to rent (at reduced rent) for a couple of months. Please contact me on 07904 631 038 if anyone interested.
Danielle Fox ● 382d1 Comments ● 355d
I visited the KFC Restaurant in King Street Hammersmith Tuesday afternoon and was disgusted at the state of the filthy toilets which appear not to have been cleaned for some time!No toilet paper, no liquid soap. Rubbish on the floor. There is no excuse for this as the restaurant was not busy at the time.The overflowing waste bins in the restaurant which meant diners had no option to dispose of leftovers.I complained to staff but it was obvious they were not concerned. I wrote to KFC Customer Service but have not yet received a reply.Next time I visit a restaurant I will inspect the toilet facilities BEFORE ordering a meal.This branch of KFC should either be deep cleaned and staff re-trained, or closed down
Jean F Fernandez ● 356d2 Comments ● 355d
I just want to give everyone a heads up. In my opinion, RSK are incredibly dishonest and manipulative. When my mother moved into a flat managed by them, they agreed to several things like having the flat repainted, the garden cleared etc and though I chased them for written confirmation, they would only give the green light verbally, never in writing. I am still, over a year later, waiting for almost £1000 to be reimbursed. I have also worked at an estate agents. We always followed up with emails, either confirming or disputing what the tenant had put to us. Just please be mindful of them. They say yes, but unless you have it in clear writing, they won't pay up even after they verbally agree with you. My fault, I shouldn't have signed the contract without written agreement.
Ansa Sheikh ● 356d0 Comments ● 356d
Our lovely Council don't give a toss that this is in the midst of a residential area, with two already existing Concrete Plants, spewing out additional air and noise pollution, six days a week."Temporary" my backside, we all know this will become established and granted permanent Planning Permission in due course.Reference 223766FULAlternative Reference PP-11491190Application Received Wed 31 Aug 2022Application Validated Wed 31 Aug 2022Address Yeoman Aggregates Acton Goods Yard 305 Horn Lane Acton Ealing W3 0BPProposal Installation of a temporary, rail served, mobile ready-mixed concrete batching plant with ancillary infrastructure to serve the High Speed Two development.Status Pending ConsiderationAppeal Status UnknownAppeal Decision Not Availablehttps://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=RHH84EJMN5800
Rosco White ● 357d1 Comments ● 356d
The Castle Public House Victoria Road Acton W3 6ULProposal Request for a Screening Opinion under Regulation 6 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 for mixed use redevelopment comprising 36 storeys building (the Victoria Road frontage) and 27 storeys building (the Wales Farm Road frontage) to provide up to 534 student accommodation units (Class Use Sui Generis) and commercial flexible floorspace within Use Classes A1 and/or A2 and/or A3 and/or A4 and/or B1 and/or D1 and/or D2 (following demolition of existing public house unit)The outcome was that no EIA is required.https://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications/centralDistribution.do?caseType=Application&keyVal=P92ZTIJM02A00
Paul Webster ● 1944d11 Comments ● 364d
Ealing Council and its chosen developer Mastcraft are holding an exhibition of their proposals in Ealing Town Hall as follows:Thursday 21 June 9:30 - 12:30Friday 22 June 14:30 - 17:30Saturday 23 June - 10:30 - 15:00You can see the plans and speak to the project team. Go and have your say!What you can do If you haven’t already done so, sign the petition at https://tinyurl.com/TownHallexhibition. Go to the exhibition (times below) and tell them you don’t want the Victoria Hall sold.Ask your councillors to object. Sign up at http://eepurl.com/vHwIP to keep in touch.
Martin Cain ● 1923d7 Comments ● 369d
If anyone due a booster has been resisting the idea of having to travel to Ealing, or further afield (yet again), I've just picked up mine at the mobile unit on the Mount. They are still there now (1745) and will be back on Sunday and Monday 1200-1800.They don't appear on the NHS website walk-in options and would be happy for the custom...
Lorna Dodd ● 370d1 Comments ● 370d
A few weeks ago a large commercial rubbish bin was positioned outside The Oaks Shopping Centre on Churchfield Road. Every week the bin has been left overflowing with rubbish collecting on the floor around it. It is an eyesore and the smell is appalling. I have written to the management of The Oaks as no common sense has been used in positioning this bin on a public road. I would like to make the council environmental services aware but cannot find a contact email/number anywhere on the website. Can anyone help? Thank you so much, Tom
Tom Croxall-Ingram ● 373d1 Comments ● 371d
I realise that this doesn't really chime with this forum's demographic but I thought it worth flagging up. If you know a woman of child-bearing age who is struggling to afford towels or tampons, then both Morrison's and Tesco are offering free products to them.In both cases you go to the Kiosk, where they sell fags etc. At Morrison's you ask for a package left for you by Sandy; at Tesco the package has been left by Beth. Discreet service and packaging for women who are embarrassed by needing them.
Susan Kelly ● 374d2 Comments ● 373d
Does anyone have a room or shared flat to rent for a French male university student who will be studying at the London School of Economics? He is arriving in London this coming week.
Jane F-Smith ● 374d2 Comments ● 374d
More details on the following link.
Alison Howard ● 384d1 Comments ● 379d
Has anyone local to Churchfield Road got a kitten or cat that likes the above? I bought some to tempt my elderly cat who is not eating much but she didn't like this particular variety.I have 9 pouches left.
Sarah Vickers ● 388d5 Comments ● 382d
Has anyone had the misfortune to have to speak with EC about non collection of wheelie rubbish bins. I have. My bin was not collected on the due date even though the collectors were collecting in our street. When I called I was told I would have to call the following day to report it. When I called today I was told that I should have called before 1.00pm. Now I will have to wait another week for the bin to be collected and if any sacks are not pushed into the bin then it will not be collected. I have know EC were useless and I should not have expected more from them. The woman I spoke to sounded half asleep - usual incompetent service from EC. They are truly the pits. No wonder we are over run with foxes and rodents.
Natalie McDermott ● 390d5 Comments ● 384d
Yesterday I saw someone leave a baby outside a shop in Larden Road. The baby was in a pram which would have fit in with ease. I share this from a place of care. Please do not leave your baby or young children unattended. It takes seconds for someone to take them
Nicola Tyler ● 386d1 Comments ● 384d
Hello! I'm looking for a part time housekeeper, 2 hours a day (mid morning Mon to Fri). I need help with cleaning, cooking, ironing, laundry, a bit of garden maintenance (nothing heavy) and light shopping. The person doesn't have to be a professional housekeeper, just someone who likes housework and is good at maintaining a home. Driving would help but not essential. If anyone is interested, please email me. Thanks very much. Start date 12th September.
Ansa Sheikh ● 388d0 Comments ● 388d
It's starts next week. Lots of different events. Something for everyone and the children too. Book on line at www chiswickbookfestival.net
Maire Lowe ● 388d0 Comments ● 388d
I am looking for recommendations for storage facilities/units nearby (Acton/west London) - or are they all much of a muchness?Also, recommendations for reliable house clearance firms gratefully received.
Olga Sidoryk ● 389d3 Comments ● 388d
Hi all,Thrilled to say we've now launched our fundraising campaign to build ActOne's second screen, which will be vital for the long-term future of the cinema.You can become a backer here (and check out our launch video narrated by Mark Kermode!): https://www.spacehive.com/actonesecondscreenAll the best,James & the ActOne Team
James Lewis ● 474d10 Comments ● 390d
Unclaimed Prize:-Draw date / Draw number Game Prize unclaimed Prize level Area bought Winning Numbers Last date to claim11/03/20221510EuroMillions £1,000,000.00 UK Millionaire Maker London Borough of Ealing MNZW39388 07/09/2022
Rosco White ● 390d0 Comments ● 390d
"According to a report in the Financial Times, the Greater London Authority (GLA) has written to developers warning of a significant shortage of capacity in the electricity grid in west London. The situation is so serious that it could potentially lead to a decade long ban on new housing projects in the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow.The warning suggests that efforts to upgrade capacity in Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon boroughs being undertaken by SSEN and the National Grid may take over ten years.The newspaper quotes the GLA as telling developers, “major new applicants to the distribution network ... including housing developments, commercial premises and industrial activities will have to wait several years to receive new electricity connections”."Meanwhile permission has apparently been granted to construct two huge towers and a smaller block on the same site as Moreton Towers, just opposite Morrisons. Is Ealing inviting more GPs to serve the population? Is it buying land for new parks for children to play in? Is it planning for the schools which will be needed for the children of tomorrow? I'm not sure!!https://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications/PLAN/223203FULIf you can get this link to work -the Ealing website warns us that it's flaky - you can see the delights Acton is being offered. Can we citizens object? Let's try! We have 10 days before it's too late.
Michael Thompson ● 393d4 Comments ● 391d
Have a neighbour could with some help.He can’t get to a food bank I have tried but he is really unable.Is there a charity that would deliver a home delivery, he had one with Covid-19 but lost the number
John Kennedy ● 413d3 Comments ● 392d
Am I right in thinking that this nice new figure is before a thumping amount of VAT is slapped on it?If so, no wonder the government isn't too bothered.
Sarah Vickers ● 396d9 Comments ● 393d
Does anyone know a person called Jowita Bartczak?I found an NHS card belonging to her this morning near Derwentwater Primary school.
Apple Leiper ● 394d0 Comments ● 394d
I am decluttering/downsizing but am reluctant to get rid of a rickety shelf unit which my late father (who enjoyed pottering around doing DIY) made about 50 years ago, originally as that 70s classic a Room Divider.I was thinking that it would be fairly straightforward to dismantle them and use the planks of wood to make something sturdier and more practical, perhaps a small coffee table or somesuch.Recommendations for someone that can do this would be gratefully received. Thanks all.
Olga Sidoryk ● 397d0 Comments ● 397d
Hi there, We really need a book keeper to keep us on the straight and narrow including simple annual accounts preparation Can you help our small children’s charity (<£20k t/o) – DM if interested1Thank you!
Don Tanswell ● 411d2 Comments ● 397d
All the recent stabbings are down to the heat and/or school holidays and/or longer days.Apparently.Yeah, when one or two or three of the aforementioned happen we all vent our spleens by grabbing a knife and murdering someone.We have a narcisstic, self promoting, grossly incompetent Loser as Mayor and he proves this time and again.........All who voted for him ......... Outstanding! 😆
Rosco White ● 404d9 Comments ● 398d
Planning Committee Meeting held at Ealing Town Hall on 17th August 2022:I attended Ealing Council’s Planning Committee Meeting on Wednesday 17th August 2022 at 7pm in order to hear the debate and consideration of the major Planning Application proposed for the East Acton Arcade off Old Oak Common Lane in Acton W3.The proposals were to demolish a number of existing commercial shops and businesses which present an attractively-shaped frontage including the very popular London Snooker Club upstairs which has been operating there for several decades with thousands of members.There are 100 objections including from the Ealing Civic Society and from the adjacent London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham where there is a Conservation Area immediately facing the proposed development land. In planning, views into or out of a Conservation Area should be considered in any planning application. The Planning Committee Meeting was held in the Ealing Town Hall Main Chamber. On arrival at the public gallery upstairs, I noticed there were no Agendas whatsoever!I called to the Committee Clark, Mr Jack Roberts, to ask if he had some Agendas for the members of the public to read upstairs and follow the proceedings. Mr Roberts brought one Agenda and Briefing Notes upstairs and I gave the Agenda to the owner of the Snooker Club who was sitting on the other side of the public gallery, as she did not have one. There were only about 7 people in the public gallery as the Meeting was convened in the middle of the summer - suppose if over 100 members of the snooker club had attended having to share 1 Agenda between them!It was therefore not possible for me to follow the case at all. I later saw (after the Meeting was over) that there are in fact 70 pages in the Agenda Report including the Location Plan. When the Meeting started at 7pm, I immediately noticed that the sound system was not working upstairs. I called out to the Chair of the Meeting (Councillor T Mahmood) asking if the sound could be switched on please but this did not happen unfortunately.The amount of sound reaching the upper gallery is rather muted especially when some of the officers and councillors sitting downstairs are softly spoken or do not speak close enough to their microphones. I normally record the meeting with a Dictaphone but with the speakers switched off, this was impossible. Someone in the front row of the gallery mentioned that the proceedings are shown on computer on the web. However since I was at the Town Hall in person, this was of little use. Furthermore not long after the Meeting started, one of the Committee Councillors (Councillor Anand, I believe) mentioned that he had just received a message on his telephone from a resident to say that the Council's video link to the Meeting was not working.I later heard the following day from an Acton resident who had unsuccessfully tried on two occasions to access the meeting between 7:30 and 7:45 via the video link. This lady told me the same error message continued to appear when she subsequently tried to access the July and August Planning Committee Meetings from the Council's links.Finally, in past days, even when there were maybe a dozen or more applications on the agenda (not just one as on Wednesday night), a full set of plans was pinned up on a bulletin board for each case and these were visible downstairs on the ground floor of the main chamber and enabled people attending the Meeting to look at the various plans in any particular application that they were interested in before the Meeting commenced.However there were no plans whatsoever available. During the Committee Meeting, some of the plans were shown on 2 TV screens downstairs but even the larger of the two screens could not be clearly seen from where I was upstairs in the public gallery some distance away from the screens. It is often said by the Planning Department staff that “everything is on the web” however this is incorrect. In many cases, documentation has been withheld and in other cases, mere summaries have been given by officers which do not always reflect the actual contents being summarised as alluded to above.All told, procedures appear to have deteriorated of late.In summary, Agendas were not amply provided, the Sound System was switched off upstairs and the Video link provided by the Council did not and still does not work.Victor Mishiku "The Covenant Movement"(attendant at Committee Meetings for the last 36 years)20th August 2022.
Victor Mishiku ● 402d3 Comments ● 399d
On the corner opposite sainsburys. Anyone know what this is going to be? Seems to be a lot of activity going on at the moment, noticed a coffee machine through the window but can’t imagine Churchfield rd needs another coffee shop?!
Lee Harding ● 408d2 Comments ● 399d
I'm looking for recommendations for carpet companies who can supply and fit please. Need a communal hall and stairs recarpeting.Many thanks!
Lisa Shackleton ● 401d1 Comments ● 400d
My flat is empty and currently on the market. If anyone needs or,knows someone Who is looking for a very short let flat, mine is unfurnished and empty. I don't want to leave it empty for too long! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Fox ● 404d5 Comments ● 400d
I have heard from one of Henry's good neighbours that he passed away on Monday at the age, I believe, of 83 at Charing Cross Hospital.Until recent years when Henry's health was poorly, he freely helped local people and businesses oppose various unneighbourly or unsuitable development plans in the Acton area of Creswick Road, Lynton Road, Horn Lane, Pierrepoint Road and also even in Haven Green, Ealing.Thank you Henry! RIP.Victor Mishiku 3/8/2022.
Victor Mishiku ● 419d4 Comments ● 407d
We had a break in to the garage and two bikes stolen, my sons trek Marlin 7 orange red and yellow xxl, and my girls red white and black Specialized.Please if anyone sees an information about reselling these bikes, please let me know.. Stuart Road is a notorious place of drug addicts and dealings especially along the school wall. Addicts are breaking into cars and now they are going a step further garages. We had a car stolen few years ago about 4 break ins into the car. It is truly disgusting what is happening, I also never see and police patrols.
Ewa lysakowska ● 438d5 Comments ● 411d
Has this rather good place on the Vale closed down?Love their fried okra, so I do hope not….
Sara Nathan ● 421d9 Comments ● 411d
Oh, poor Ealing Council and Developers........ wottashame. We live in hope, there IS a God! 😁From the story on the front page............The issue has come to light after a developer recently made an application for a scheme to be connected to the grid and was told that there is not “sufficient electrical capacity for a new connection” until up to 2035.
Rosco White ● 425d8 Comments ● 414d
Another day in London, another stabbing murder, cue another Khan platitude.Or does he even bother to comment any more?
Rosco White ● 415d3 Comments ● 415d
I use to see them at least once a month but haven't seen a single one in my garden for over twenty years now?Anyone got an idea why?I know you have to be very careful with rat poison because they will eat that if they come across it.
Rosco White ● 418d3 Comments ● 418d
I applaud this Man and his Family! It is good that He is taking a stand. This is happening to too many People who are being priced out of the area they live. I hope The council offer him a similar affordable property on the Estate. Why should He have to move?
Margaret Noel ● 565d24 Comments ● 420d
Anyone know if this is still open. Can’t seemTo make a booking ?
Maggie Dodge ● 456d9 Comments ● 428d
In the hot weather, can people look out to water trees on their streets (or beyond), especially young ones. We all like to have them in our streets, but as well as it being really hot, there has been very little rain lately and we can't expect the council to drive around every street with a watering can.
Ron Lewis ● 434d6 Comments ● 432d
In July last year Ealing Friends of the Earth highlighted a video released by the Met Office with a weather forecast for 2050 showing London boiling with summer temperatures in the 30s and 40s °C. You can view it here: www.ealingfoe.org.uk/weather-2050Just one year later we don't have to wait for 2050 - we've already got the extreme heat that the Met Office feared. The UN secretary general has just warned that humanity is facing "collective suicide". Step forward the Conservative candidates for PM: almost the only cost saving they can think of is cutting the tiny green levy of £3/week per household.Extreme weather isn't just uncomfortable; heat and drought threaten our crops and farm animals. Even when it happens elsewhere in the world, it affects us too because we import almost half of our food. It also threatens our infrastructure: electricity and water supplies, transport, etc. Every single reputable scientific body on Earth is worried about global heating. The inaction by our politicians is shameful.
Donald Power ● 435d0 Comments ● 435d
Should we petition Deidre Costigan our Cabinet member with responsibility for all things green and climate change strategy?Whilst Ealing Council cannot prevent home-owner’s laying plastic grass, as part of their Local Plan? they do have the power to stop the laying of plastic grass and MUGAs at all new developments, this should include conversions of properties to smaller units. The new development at Dickens Yard not only has plastic grass but also plastic leaf screening, where in a short period the leaves dry out and blow onto flower beds and lawns. The Friary Park development are planning a MUGA, they are requesting the removal of a tree on Friars Place Green to allow the MUGA to spread on to the Green.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/17/why-fake-grass-is-far-from-green-in-ways-you-might-not-guess?
Libby Kemp ● 435d0 Comments ● 435d
A Cockatoo has been found in the Acton area he was very hungry and tired. Please get in touch with Acton Pets if you have lost him. We would need proof that he is yours i.e. receipt for him or photos or videos of him that you have.Please get in touch 020 8753 1883 0r come in.Hope we can find the owner.
Jean Murphy ● 435d1 Comments ● 435d
Has anyone on here bought or sold properties recently? I'm looking for an estate agent to sell my property. I'd be really grateful for any recs please.
Danielle Fox ● 454d7 Comments ● 439d
Well, that's been my personal experience anyway!That should rev things up on here - happy to be shot down in flames and hung, drawn & quartered for my impertinence........ 😂Perhaps you Ladies would contribute what Confucious has to say about men? 😆
Rosco White ● 451d2 Comments ● 439d