My afternoon trip today from Heston to Temples Pharmacy to have my 2nd jab (AstraZ) was a delight.Firstly coming up Northfield Avenue and seeing the large allotment site busy with gardeners tending there plots with an array of decorated sheds (men's sheds?) scattered around.The busy open air market at Ealing Broadway made me want to get off the bus...but I had to press on for my 4pm appointment.Charming volunteers at Temples put me in extra good spirits.What a selection of pavement coffee bars to choose from.Sitting outside Cinnamons and watching the Ealing world go by. Lots of big cars! Scooters and families enjoying sunshine and the wide pavement.After the coffee and snack it was time to try out the long line of wooden benches (we don't have them in enough places) and admire the shop fronts. Some displays were corkers.Blimey Ealing there were attractive litter bins every 40 yards or so as well..no wonder pride oused. I actually caught a tan sitting on those benches. .so my apartment mates said. I couldn't tell them that I've been for a jab as they are all anti the pandemic and refuse the jabs!So thank you Ealing for the outdoor treat today.
Jim Lawes ● 2d4 Comments ● 1h
As per the headline. The programme is called "Push Up Brentford"and is on Together TV which is channel 87 on Freeview.The listing states "After 116 years at their much loved Griffin Park Brentford FC moved to a new stadium. This filmlooks back at this history with views from fans, to the players.It was on last week, same channel same time but I only caught the end of it, by accident. It may be on again next week as well.michael adams
Michael Adams ● 20d10 Comments ● 1h
So, hope for Ealing perhaps.Harrow Council listened to residents & used real statistics, not manipulated figures.Ealing & Hounslow Councils take note
Peter Yale ● 2d17 Comments ● 15h
While I'm pleased that the sports hub at Gunnersbury Park is finally going to open has anyone considered the impact on access to the car park. If there are ten pitches, a large gym and a number of other outdoor facilities then there is going to be a large increase in the number of people turning up particularly at the weekend.The access to the park is essentially one way and generally good will between drivers avoids it getting blocked but if there is a stand off the road could get blocked. The plan is to start charging for the car park and people exiting will be anxious to get out in time to avoid a hefty fine. People entering the car park might not understand this and therefore there is scope for conflict. As far as I can tell this looks set to get very messy.
Mark Evans ● 6d35 Comments ● 15h
Does anyone who lives in this ward, which I think covers part of Hanwell, know whether or not there are many LTNs in it? Would be interested to learn if this was to be a factor in the by election.
Mark Evans ● 1d1 Comments ● 1d
I see that a poster in their window advises they are closing on 29 April. Merging with the Ealing Broadway branch. I suspect the word merging is being misused.
Andy Hamm ● 4d4 Comments ● 2d
Eric Leach tells us that he had his 2nd Pfizer Jab yesterday at Ealing Town Hall. Good for him. My husband at 82 will mark 12 weeks tomorrow for his 2nd Pfizer. Our surgery, when we chased them up thought maybe in a couple of weeks time.,
Bettina Margaret Thwaite ● 12d26 Comments ● 3d
Must be up for the 'No Sh*t Sherlock' awards.Sterling Road closedPunitive charges to dispose of bulky furniture that cannot be recycledAn unnecessary booking system at Greenford, there's not much risk sitting in your car while it queues.And, there's surprise that recycling rates are down - really?
N V Brooks ● 12d16 Comments ● 4d
It always was a basic flaw in the concept of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods that necessarily they mean somewhere else has to become a higher traffic neighbourhood. When this is in someone else's jurisdiction problems are bound to arise.
Hounslow are obliged to protect the interests of their residents but the notion of lots of ANPR cameras appearing on borough boundaries to keep non-residents out is a nightmare.
The hope is that, once the Mayoral elections are over, the Department of Transport will relax the rules around funding to allow councils to ditch unworkable schemes without having to pay for unwinding them themselves.
Gordon Southwell ● 12d52 Comments ● 4d
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 ● 277d94 Comments ● 4d
We are delighted to see that the Sports Hub is now open. The Bowls Club wishes every success for this enterprise.For the Bowls Club, the photograph in the article is particularly poignant in that it features the bowls pavilion and bowls green. The statements from officers of LB Hounslow and LB Ealing talk of delivering "important community, sports and leisure facilities for residents in the local area" and a vision for Gunnersbury Park "where local people can enjoy sport, beautiful green spaces and a rich local history long into the future.."Meanwhile, bowling in Gunnersbury Park is facing extinction after a history of 90 years. The Community Interest Company is bent on ensuring this fate through a policy of intentional neglect.Members and supporters of the Bowls Club have repeatedly been refused access to the site to carry out extremely urgent maintenance to the green. We learned yesterday that an expert and fully accredited third party has also been refused access by the CIC. This party had very kindly offered to carry out maintenance on behalf of the Bowls Club.The planning application from Putt in the Park has yet to be determined by Hounslow Planning Committee. We believe that by the time this decision is made, whether it is to refuse or to permit, the bowls green will be beyond repair.You may, as does the Bowls Club, wonder how it has been possible to arrive at this situation in what is, after all, a public park which was conceived to be for the benefit of the entire community.
Jim Storrar ● 6d3 Comments ● 5d
We just cannot stop them, we don't have democracy we have dictatorship with this bent voting system. Instead of being counted centrally our votes do not go out of our wards, Both Conservatives and Labour love it and will never change it.
Roy Baker ● 40d53 Comments ● 6d
Seems as if the 'Sub' Standard thinks it's a done deal for mayor of London, heavens help us all if they are true. “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” Khan is obviously able to despite his appalling record of having done virtually nothing since he was elected bar the War on the Motorist. Heaven help us next year as well if the current two sets of clowns get re-elected in Hounslow and Ealing.
peter king ● 29d47 Comments ● 8d
Philippa Bond ● 58d29 Comments ● 9d
Large groups of mainly children were making noise in Lammas park till well after midnight last night.Pretty harmless in this unless distancing was being completely ignored but the park is strewn with litter.Maybe they and their parents ( and I hope there were at least some present) would like to come and clear up the mess.Only knew about this as an elderly relative was ill yesterday and we stayed late with her.We could hear the noise from Windermere Road. Disappointed to see the aftermath on this mornings visit.
Raymond Havelock ● 20d22 Comments ● 10d
Check this out, Cycle Training and more on the Council's website:https://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/201173/transport_and_parking/150/cycling/4
Philippa Bond ● 11d0 Comments ● 11d
At last something for Bellend to feel proud of
peter king ● 20d22 Comments ● 12d
Our Central Heating has has stopped working, and this is affecting the way the hot water works too. T Brown stated a motor needed replacing as an emergency, as it was incorrectly repaired by them previously in February when the repair people did not have the correct lubricant so poured Cooking oil over the motor spindle. It then worked for a few weeks and now makes all sorts of clicking and banging noises but has stopped. working.Mum is 88 and should not have to live like this in the freezing cold.Whenever the hot water is used the radiators now go in, regardless of the Central Heating thermostat settings, until the water reaches the required Hot water temperature.T. Brown made it an emergency and promised it would be repaired today Wednesday 10th March.Now T. Brown want to put if off until next week.Does anyone know if I Can demand Ealing council use it's legal powers to make T. Brown carry out it's own promise to replace the motor they themselves damaged? It must be T. Brown's legal responsibility to do so, as it was their own repair people who produced the fault.
Leslie Bailey ● 41d19 Comments ● 15d