The autumn edition of around Ealing arrived today, how have I coped since the summer edition tumbled onto the mat? Alternatively known as 'propaganda on the council tax', does it really cost as much as keeping the Stirling Road tip open for a year? On an alternative tack, a council employee was in our cul-de-sac early on Thursday morning picking up a few pieces of paper to drop into a green bag. I'm worried that it may be our annual road cleansing visit, last seen with a full sweep in May of last year. Maybe it's down to the fact that Pitshanger is a Conservative area or maybe they are as inept as they regularly come across.
peter king ● 43d50 Comments ● 1d
Although soap bars are a lot more economic than liquid soap and suit me, Him Indoors prefers the latter. I'm fed up with all the plastic bottles with unrecyclable pumps - so is there anywhere in Ealing where I can find refill packs or can take a large bottle to be filled with liquid soap?
Philippa Bond ● 3d4 Comments ● 1d
See front page:http://www.ealingtoday.co.uk/default.asp?section=community&link=http://neighbournet.com/server/common/ldrstrans096.htm
Philippa Bond ● 5d50 Comments ● 2d
The LTNs may (mostly) be gone but like other British politicians in history many Ealing councillors failed to understand the political climate of the day. After over 16 months of restrictions the last thing people wanted was more control and more restrictions - they want their freedoms and their normal way of life back. But whether or not you believed that Low Traffic Neighbourhoods were a good or a bad idea, and notwithstanding any policy from central Government or finance from TfL, whether it’s the LTN fiasco or other issues such as high rise towers or Victoria Hall the whole saga is symptomatic of a more fundamental issue. That is: the abuse of position and the erosion of democracy. With their dogma and their own political agenda they become arrogant, don’t listen, think they know better than the people, and that residents should subscribe to their world view. Driven more by party political agenda than respect for the wishes of the local community, they have lost touch with the residents they are supposed to represent. Ill-thought-out policies alienate local residents, creating an anger and resentment which in itself does not promote a healthy and harmonious community. There are a few very good councillors, but generally our party political system does not produce competent individuals suitable for running a local community for the benefit of its residents. As the respected linguist, historian and political activist Noam Chomsky observed, there are always those prepared to reduce our democracy in order to further their agenda. The same people are still in council and there remains an existential threat to our communities and our democracy. But whatever your political persuasion, residents should remain vigilant else there is the risk of more of a ‘Culture of Control’ and an increasingly authoritarian administration. Local communities do not need party agenda driven politicians. Local communities do need honest and trustworthy people as councillors, who are competent, without party-political ideology, and who listen to the local residents who elect them to office to represent their majority wishes. Certain councillors may not like it, but it’s called democracy. Councillors are our local public servants, not our masters - they are not in power, they are in office at our sufferance. They might do well to remember this.
Mike Davidson ● 11d85 Comments ● 2d
Whoever did this was being a bit childish but also very funny.
Gordon Southwell ● 3d5 Comments ● 3d
The Swedish School at The National Archives in Kew is recruiting host families for sixth form students arriving in January. In case you have a room available in your home, this is a way for you to get an extra income and a chance to get to know a young person from Sweden. Many of the host families have a long lasting friendship with their students and visit them in Sweden after the exchange year. The host family provides care and a room for the student as well as breakfast and dinner. Host families receive £740 per calendar month throughout the student's stay. More info here https://swedishschool.org.uk/en/become-a-host-family/ or just send an email to email@example.com
Gustav Johansson ● 3d0 Comments ● 3d
I am trying to take Ealing Council to Court but am hampered by my lack of of legal experience , they have assigned a solicitor to send me threatening messages warning me of court costs etc. My claim is based upon the fact that in the 6 years I have lived in the borough Ealing almost always ignore emails and take no action to protect tenants from rogue private landlords , I am sure many of you here have negative experiences with the council , would ask anybody with some basic legal experience be willing to help me obtain justice . I am trying the small claims court but its not straightforward at all , I think its time Ealing residents united against the Council who despite the new leader almost never listen to the genuine concerns of local residents , I will happily share a contact email if anybody is willing to assist me in any way
P Taylor ● 9d9 Comments ● 3d
It does look a bit odd that the work has slowed down even more outside the station recently. Having seen the award winning stations in east London, our flagship out west is a prince disguised as a frog in comparison. Despite having Labour all over Ealing plus that little twerp Khan, we have got a station that ticks the accessible box but no more. The sheer volume of passengers using it should have made an escalator a no.1 priority.
peter king ● 10d4 Comments ● 3d
Support for a change in the governance arrangement was overwhelming (by DAVE HILL)Croydon Council will be led by a directly-elected Mayor (DEM) in future after voters expressed a strong preference for switching to the mayoral system at a local referendum held yesterday.Of the 58,897 people who cast votes, an overwhelming 47,165 chose to adopt a mayoral model, while only 11,519 opted to retain the current leader-and-cabinet set-up, under which the council leader is elected by fellow councillors rather than by voters. Turnout was 21 per cent.The referendum was held after a petition raised by pro-DEM campaigners last year secured enough signatures of borough electors, five per cent of them, to require the plebiscite to take place.The leader of the Labour-run council at the time, Tony Newman, was opposed to switching to the mayoral system. However, following Newman’s departure a year ago amid severe financial problems at the borough, his successor, Hamida Ali, took a more conciliatory approach.Hackney, Lewisham, Newham and Tower Hamlets have had directly-elected Mayors since early this century, and governance referendums held in the latter two boroughs in May saw local electors vote strongly in favour of retaining them.The workings of the mayoral system can vary, however, with power concentrated in the hands of a Mayor or devolved to councillors in different ways and to differing degrees. Croydon Council says its Mayor will appoint a cabinet and delegate powers to it “so that decisions are made collectively, as at present under the leader/cabinet model.”Both the mayoral and the leader-and-cabinet arrangements are termed executive models of governance, with most decision-making powers held at cabinet level.Labour in Croydon has been divided over the governance question, with local MPs Steve Reed and Sarah Jones opposed to adopting the mayoral system while key activists in the south of the borough have favoured it, along with Croydon South Conservative MP Chris Philp.The referendum petition was supported by a political coalition embracing Labour, a former UKIP candidate and residents’ groups unhappy with the “growth borough” policies of the council under Newman, particularly its enthusiasm for more house-building in a borough that has experienced a rapid population increase.Advocates argued that candidates seeking to become Mayor will have an interest in seeking support across the whole of the borough and tailoring policies accordingly, rather than concentrating their efforts on electoral wards they know they can win. Criticisms of the pro-DEM campaign have included claims that it is motivated by a desire to prevent more homes being built in affluent areas.SOURCE: https://www.onlondon.co.uk/croydon-boroughs-voters-choose-directly-elected-mayor-system-in-referendum/?utm_campaign=12721421_Key%20Issues%2013%20Oct%202021&utm_medium=email&utm_source=London%20Councils&dm_i=192K,7KNWT,M4M0DR,UU03B,1
Rosco White ● 4d5 Comments ● 4d
Bit of a niche request but can anyone suggest a place where you can buy gluten free cous cous in the centre of Ealing?
Tricia Arbuthnot ● 4d0 Comments ● 4d
For me, YES, for at least two reasons:-If a potential killer knows that when caught there is the probability that they will also die, there is possibly a chance some murders wouldn't happen? So there's lives saved right there.We are all fed up with "Life Sentences" being anything but, and why should society pay the long term expenses of keeping a killer? Colin Pitchfork anybody?An interesting, albeit highly emotive subject, let's keep it clean folks, without the histrionics. 😀
Rosco White ● 17d37 Comments ● 4d
I am sure i am not the only one but have tried all ways including changing password and no joy.I have 4 days left now and have been trying for 2 weeks!
Simon Wycombe ● 29d16 Comments ● 7d
Has anybody else tried to buy Peroxyl recently.,I’ve tried every pharmacy I know of- out of stock is the answer everywhere.Husband has often ordered in bulk online but even this is a no no now., it’s either out of stock or the prices quoted are grotesque. e.g. Superdrug normally has it at about 3.40 pounds but online it’s double indeed sometimes several times that price. You would be mad to pay several times the odds. I even saw one site that quoted over 300 pounds ( no, that’s not a typo). So Corsodyl it has to be! Any information would be welcome. Production difficulties maybe? Transport difficulties ?
Bettina Margaret Thwaite ● 8d2 Comments ● 7d
I first heard about this happening in Devon then Nottingham and now it is coming to Ealing.https://www.aroundealing.com/news/retrofit/
Philippa Bond ● 43d20 Comments ● 8d
Tuesday October 19, 11:00 - 12:00Ask The Voice of Authority:Cllr Peter Mason, Leader, Ealing CouncilA live interview with Cllr Peter Mason, Leader, Ealing Council, to ask: what is on his wish list for the borough, what challenges does he face in delivering recovery, growth and development in Ealing and what sort of partners is he seeking to help overcome those challenges and deliver that wish list.We'll also seek to paint a picture of the man behind the vision for the borough: who and what have influenced his views on growth? What were the watershed moments that formed these views? And what are his personal passions and pastimes?Watch the live interview and take your chance to submit a question. Use the 'Questions and Comments' form below to submit your questions for Cllr Mason, and get ready to be called onto the screen to Ask The Voice of Authority...WEBINAR REGISTRATION - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B8jRyEuXTBer03H6xbjyTA?utm_campaign=Friday%20listings%2008.10.21&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_content=&utm_medium=email
Rosco White ● 9d0 Comments ● 9d
Maybe someone should have told Ealing council about this before Dicken's Yard was put on the market outside of the UK first
peter king ● 23d7 Comments ● 10d
Are Rupa and her pals still banned out the Churchfield?
Martin Cain ● 10d1 Comments ● 10d
I need to find someone who can test the off peak economy 7 supply to a storage heater and reset the storage heater.
Chris Lucy ● 12d0 Comments ● 12d