Welcome to the winter 2022 edition of Around Ealing magazine. It is available to view (below) as a PDF or as an interactive version.
The front-end of the winter 2022 edition is dominated by information about the cost of living.
When the editor was standing in a street recently that contained both a foodbank and a, seemingly ubiquitous, McDonald’s fast food restaurant, it prompted the question: Which is there now more of? You could say, perhaps, that the answer he found was the perfect encapsulation of the cost of living crisis: There are now more than twice as many foodbanks in the UK as there are branches of McDonald’s. Ealing Foodbank is in need of donations and volunteers and you can read more on pages 10-11 and in our longer version of the story online.
The cost of living is not all about food, of course. And we try to list some of the most helpful ways
to find support on pages eight and nine of the magazine and also look at the crisis in energy costs, too.
There is also a lot more in the magazine on other topics, ranging from orchards to the citizens’ tribunal; and from primary school admissions to a local man’s inspirational story of returning to his primary school as its headteacher.
Lastly, we wish everyone a pleasant Christmas, or Chanukah, and a happy new year.
The magazine will return in March for its spring edition.