More than 300 electric vehicle charging points by the end of the year

Family using Electric vehicle charge point

Ealing Council is continuing to add electric vehicle charging points across the borough to help to improve local air quality, encourage active travel and help people make the switch from more polluting cars.   With far lower running costs than traditional cars, exemption from the congestion charge and ultra-low emission zone schemes, as well as […]

Harvest mice making a comeback in the borough

A harvest mouse in its natural meadow habitat

The Ealing Wildlife Group (EWG) has been working throughout the summer on an exciting project, one of the first of its kind to be launched in the capital, to bring a locally extinct species back to the borough. Backed by the council, the project aims to reintroduce harvest mice, a tiny rodent species in significant national decline, […]

School Streets make active travel safer

Pupils at Willow Tree Primary School on bikes and scooters

Parents and pupils returning to class this September may notice some of Ealing Council’s new School Streets in place at a number of local primaries across the borough – all with the aim of making it safer and easier for children to walk, cycle or scoot to school. A School Street is a designated area […]

Hobbayne by-election: Last chance to register to vote

Hand putting a voting slip into a ballot box. You need to register for the Hobbayne by-election

Residents not currently registered have until Tuesday, 31 August to sign up to vote in the Hobbayne ward by-election, which will take place on Thursday, 16 September. Any residents who were registered to vote for the GLA elections in May, and still live at the same address, will be automatically registered.  The online registration system is a quick […]

Greener homes, greener future

One home with 'Energiesprong' solar panneling

Did you know greener homes can save money and fight the climate crisis at the same time by reducing the amount of energy used to heat your home? We need to drastically reduce the amount of harmful gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide we release into the atmosphere, products of burning fossil fuels […]

Active travel aids the planet

A girl school pupil riding a bike in a playground

To combat climate crisis we must slash the amount of harmful emissions released into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels. By cutting the number of shorter journeys made by car right here in Ealing we can make a difference. That is why Ealing Council is ramping up its expansion of active travel schemes to help […]

Celebrating National Allotment Week

Vinka Reeves on the Haslemere Allotments. Photo copyright of Gill Shaw

It is National Allotment Week (9-15 August) which means it is a great time to celebrate the people dedicating their time to growing local produce for the benefit of healthier living, the environment, and our communities. Award winning photographer and Ealing resident Gill Shaw has launched an exhibition to showcase members of the community involved […]

Biodiversity Action Plan on its way

trees lining the banks of the River Brent hanwell

Our biodiversity is something worth fighting for – which is why Ealing Council is launching an ambitious action plan (BAP) to safeguard the borough’s nature long into the future. From creating wildflower meadows, to planting trees, building bird and bat boxes, and even supporting the reintroduction of the locally extinct harvest mouse, the BAP sets […]

Growing a better future for the borough

Greenhouse on an allotment

The way our food is grown, sold and delivered has become more important than ever as we look to combat the climate crisis. Intensive farming methods, alongside the production and delivery of food on global and national scales threatens our environment, biodiversity, and ecosystems. Crucially, these methods also contribute to the outpouring of harmful emissions […]

Backing biodiversity across the borough

Park ranger Vanessa Hampton planting in Walpole Park

Climate crisis is something every single one of us should be concerned about. Unless we take urgent steps to tackle the issue then people across the globe, the country and Ealing itself will see their lives seriously impacted. The council has launched a climate action strategy which is beginning to change the way we do […]

Dean Gardens: Have your say on proposals

Dean Gardens in West Ealing

Ealing Council is seeking the views of residents and park users about a range of possible improvements for Dean Gardens in West Ealing.  The council would like to know your views on the proposed improvements and you can have your say by completing a short survey, which is now open. Plans and images of the proposed changes […]

Gurnell Leisure Centre: Update from council leader

Gurnell Leisure Centre - front steps

Peter Mason, leader of Ealing Council, has updated local people on the status of the Gurnell Lesiure Centre in Greenford. This week (20 July) he visited the leisure centre to see the facilities and get an insight into the current state of the building and what its future looks like. Councillor Mason said: “We know […]