Does anyone know whether this nice lttle restaurant is going to open agian? Or has it gone for good? Thanks to anyone who knows
Sarah Vickers ● 5h0 Comments ● 5h
Plus this gem .........But there was not a “statistically significant” drop in the number of cyclist injuries. This fell from 18 to 17, though against a 10 per cent Londonwide increase in bike casualties.No mention of course about the number of injuries from road crashes occurring in areas of increased traffic surrounding the LTNs. Maybe those figures aren't convenient? 😁https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/uk-travel-traffic-news-london-road-car-crash-b947328.html
Rosco White ● 3d7 Comments ● 1d
I myself don’t often visit this store as I’m based in Pitshanger Lane that meets my needs. But for people living in Central Ealing, it’s a bit of a blow surely. This talk of people using it daily rather than the weekly shop, well that’s a national trend much advertised by the press & TV. That’s not a purely Ealing shopping pattern.There will be fewer items & higher prices. Cynical little ole me thinks it’s the usual greedyitis at play.
Bettina Margaret Thwaite ● 4d13 Comments ● 1d
Has anyone else found the website this year a mare to navigate around?Click on buy tickets for anything and you're taken to comedy tickets and nothing else.Pretty poor and will surely effect attendee numbers????The council doesn't seem to have done much to promote it at all this year which i find odd......... perhaps too busy making sure there's enough flowerots blocking up the roads to care.
Colin Goodman ● 2d0 Comments ● 2d
Don't forget, if you haven't done so already to give your feedback on your local LTN. A list of the ongoing surveys is here:https://oneealing.co.uk/links-to-ealing-councils-ltn-surveys/
Tricia Arbuthnot ● 4d12 Comments ● 3d
I attended the Planning Committee tonight at Ealing Town Hall. I have been doing so for the last 35 years now.I was interested in the case at 1 Golden Manor W7 which is both in a Conservation Area and faces an adjoining Conservation Area and a small Public Open Space (the "Rose Garden"). In 2017 & 2018, I assisted neighbours fight off a previous worse proposal (which was being recommended for granting by the Planning Department) as on this occasion tonight.Upon arrival, I asked to see the Agenda for the 10 items under discussion. The Committee Clerk gave me her only copy (and there were 9 members of the public there including former MP, Stephen Pound). The 1 Golden Manor application was listed as Item 10 on the Agenda but the Agenda I was given only went up to Item 3 (last page 185).On reading the index, I realised that there are supposed to be 264 pages and the ones I wanted to read were pages 219 - 264 but they were all missing! I was able to read the "Briefing Notes" which were placed on the public seats right at the end of the Victoria Hall (away from the loudspeaker) and straight away I noticed a fatal error in them where the Planning Department had come to the bizarre conclusion that the garden at 1 Golden Manor was "previously-developed" land - in fact it is "Greenfield" as residential gardens in built-up areas are now designated as "Greenfield" since 9th June 2010 when the law was changed to protect green open spaces. This is not the first time a senior planner has made this mistake (uncorrected by her Area Manager, Ms Alex Jackson - as occurred in another case in W13 as Cllr. Mahmood may recall).After the Objectors' representative addressed the Committee very fully and after they then heard from the developer party, the Members of the Planning Committee discussed the application which Ward Councillor Ray Wall (Chair of the Planning Committee) had called in.I was very impressed by the comments of many of the Committee Members who were not afraid to question the recommendation of the Case Officer who was wholly in favour of the development.A number of the Members expressed concern about the inadequate plot size of the proposed development, the loss of garden land especially when "climate change" is much to the fore these days, actual harm to the Conservation Area and the fact that the proposed development would be out of keeping with the character of the Conservation Area and its original carefully laid-out housing and spacious gardens.The acting Chair, Cllr. Tariq Mahmood, called for a vote and the result was 8 - 3 to REFUSE the planning application.Well done to the residents who stood up to the garden-grabbers!Victor Mishiku Wednesday 21/7/2021"The Covenant Movement" email@example.com
Victor Mishiku ● 5d6 Comments ● 3d
LOCAL EVENT: St. Augustine's Priory School, Ealing this SUNDAY 25th July is the launch of a new European-style Market with lots of Vintage fashion, homewares, paintings, fabulous artisan stalls, street food, good tunes, kids activities, face painting and maybe even some live music. Come and see us for some Sunday fun! Support your local traders and small independent businesses. Hopefully the weather will be nice and you can bring your blankets and have a picnic on the grass... so see you there....10-3pmGood Vibes. Good Food. Good Music. Good Laughs. Good Goods!
Jools Lewis ● 3d0 Comments ● 3d
Probably the last hope that the 26-storey won't be built in the centre of Ealing has gone as the Secretary of State Robert Jenrick has declined to intervene. If he had there would have been a public enquiry which might have cast more light on exactly how this was allowed to happen. As Jenrick's track record shows he is relentlessly pro-developer this probably was not a huge surprise.
Gordon Southwell ● 4d1 Comments ● 4d
Please see this appeal for a missing cat in Ealing from Pets Reunited
Alison Howard ● 6d2 Comments ● 5d
According to the Stop the Towers group the plans for a 15 storey tower behind the Art Deco facade of the old Woolworths building have been abandoned and the developer is now going to sell the site having cleared it.
Gordon Southwell ● 5d2 Comments ● 5d
The girl in the blue shawl is my daughter Corinne Day, I have a photo of Marevna painting the picture. Marevna painted two other pictures of Corinne which she gave to my mother-in-law. They are now with Corinne's husband. They were painted in 1975.
Hazel Day ● 6d1 Comments ● 5d
Just driven back from Sainsbury's in Chiswick, water, water everywhere.Yes it did rain a lot but the number of blocked drains doesn't help. Ironic that I went past south Acton where the old factories are being levelled to enable even more high rise flats to be put up. We have a council that can't do the basics right (sweeping the roads, gulley emptying) so they become property developers. Can't wait for Phillipa's response.
peter king ● 38d71 Comments ● 5d
Ealing Council has unveiled plans to ‘rationalise’ its household waste recycling service to save money. This will mean the closure of the site at Sterling Road in South Acton.Residents are told that they can use the site in Greenford or travel up to Park Royal. Not exactly encouraging fewer miles in the car, is it?No doubt discussions are well underway for the redevelopment of the site with one of the council’s favoured property companies.My bet is on at least 25 storeys as the height of whatever tower replaces this much valued community amenity.
Simon Hayes ● 160d66 Comments ● 6d
Ever since Ealing Planning Department stopped sending out Notification Letters giving 21 days in which to respond to planning applications nearby, the system of putting up the yellow Public Notices on lampposts has been less than perfect.Disregarding instances where developers have likely pulled them down, the Planning Department itself has not always acted sensibly to ensure that affected neighbours know what it being proposed at close proximity.In a case in Rotherwick Hill (part of the Haymills Estate in Ealing W5), an unneighbourly play tower & platform was erected without planning permission. Eventually, planning applications were made but the Council did not put up any Notices in the road where the adjoining back garden of an Ashbourne Close neighbour would be badly affected and where the neighbour had previously complained about the unauthorised structure overlooking their garden.Because no yellow Public Notice was put up in Ashbourne Close, the most affected neighbour was unaware of the latest application and therefore did not write in within the usual 21 days - only finding out that an Appeal to The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) had been lodged months later. Because the neighbour had not filed an objection at first instance, the rules did not allow her to respond to the Appeal!The writer contacted PINS to explain the situation which was made worse as the Appellant's Planning Consultants were stressing that the neighbour had not objected at first instance and therefore there was no problem!PINS however were not satisfied that natural justice was being observed and ruled that the affected neighbour should be allowed to make her objections.The Appeal was dismissed by PINS yesterday - please see at:https://www.dropbox.com/preview/AppealDecisionDismissedByPINS.13thMay2021.pdf?role=personalThis result vindicates the objection of the neighbour in Ashbourne Close - the road in which the Planning Department failed to put up a Public Notice!V.Mishiku - "The Covenant Movement" firstname.lastname@example.org
Victor Mishiku ● 73d20 Comments ● 7d
Our new council leader Peter Mason has apparently nominated England player Bukayo Saka for the freedom of Ealing borough. I know he is a Greenford lad but he missed a penalty for his country. The manager should never have asked him to take it I believe and has exposed the lad to the keyboard morons. However, the freedom of the borough is taking his new found position to the extreme.
peter king ● 13d16 Comments ● 7d
It starts today 16 July and runs until 8 August. The Count itself is just 15 min of your time - but there is lots of info and this would be a great activity to get the whole of the family involved in.Which butterflies do you know the names of and can identify already for instance? (I failed on two out of the five in a Zoom quiz last night!)https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/
Philippa Bond ● 10d4 Comments ● 7d
Julian Bell Honesty Test. Update. I asked Bell a simple question over a month ago. It concerned the circumstances in which Mr Najsarek gained employment with Ealing Council? It was: “Did you already know anything of what appeared in the press on June 30 2016 in respect of Mr Najsarek’s behaviour in Bolton when you appointed him?” Bell must have known the answer. All he needed to say was yes or no. A dilemma. If he said “yes”, he would reveal that he had been dishonest with the people of Ealing when he praised Najserak’s wonderful record of public service. If you said “no”, he would confirm that Mr Najserak had successfully deceived his way into Ealing Council.A test of integrity for a public servant! Not Bell. He ignored the email. He was guilty of a LIE BY OMISSION. As an avowed Christian, Bell, I am sure, would have been familiar with the Epistle of St James, the origin of this concept. It was his obligation as a public servant to make himself accountable. He failed. It is was his obligation as a public servant to be honest. It is my opinion and allegation (which I believe is supported by the simple evidence of this case) that he is a public liar and, as such, unfit for public office. I have told him to understand that every working day from now on I am asking the same question. HOW OFTEN WILL JULIAN BELL LIE TO ANDREW FARMER? FIVE DAYS SO FAR – AND COUNTING.
Andrew Farmer ● 373d105 Comments ● 7d
Religion in the council chamber? NO THANK YOU.Did we all enjoy last week’s Full Council prayer meeting? Region should play no part in politics. It was not on the agenda. We would not have known what happened but for the YouTube relay of the event. How long has this been going on?
Andrew Farmer ● 29d30 Comments ● 8d
KHAN OUT NOWIt appears the London Mayoral Election will be going ahead.Khan is unfit to stand and should be removed now. On New Year’s Eve, he spent £1.5million of our money on a light show. It included an image of a clenched fist associated with the violent BLM Movement. That association apart, a clenched fist is a symbol of violence, of a threat of violence. I take threats seriously. Don’t we all? Khan needs to answer this question: Who are you threatening, Mr Mayor? Clearly, it is not safe for a man who has incited violence in this way to continue in office. OUT NOW.
Andrew Farmer ● 194d42 Comments ● 13d