Ealing’s climate challenge accepted

Climate action is needed now

Ealing Council has formally adopted its Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy, which will see wide-ranging and bold measures introduced across the borough to tackle the threat of climate catastrophe on a local level.  The aim is to become carbon neutral, as a borough and an organisation by 2030. This will be achieved both through reducing […]

A new vaccination centre to help fight COVID-19

A COVID-19 vaccination

A new vaccination centre opened in Ealing this week as part of the fight against COVID-19. The new centre, which opened at CP House on Uxbridge Road on Tuesday (2 February), will mean that there is more capacity to vaccinate residents. It will help add to the number of people who can be vaccinated each […]

10,000 tests in Hanwell and West Ealing

Door to door testing

On Monday we heard the news that Hanwell and West Ealing was one of just a handful of places in the country where a case of the South African variant of COVID-19 had been detected and that there was no direct connection between this case and travel to South Africa. In order to try and […]

Urge to get tested after COVID-19 strain found

COVID-19 test

Ealing Council is asking residents living and working in parts of Hanwell and West Ealing to get a COVID-19 test, whether they have symptoms or not, after a local resident tested positive for the South African strain of the virus. The individual is understood to have been tested for the virus at the end of […]

COVID-19 is a deadly killer

National lockdown

This last week I have had a number of really sad and difficult conversations with friends who have lost family members to COVID-19 including those in the prime of their life in their 40s. This serves to remind us all that this disease is a deadly killer and we should not drop our guard against […]

NHS staff exempt from LTN enforcement for home vaccinations

LTNs are being trialled in the borough

NHS staff visiting residents in their homes to administer the COVID-19 vaccine will be exempt from enforcement of Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) measures, Ealing Council has confirmed. NHS staff administering home visit vaccinations who are required to enter LTN sites in the borough should email Suspensions@ealing.gov.uk entering ‘Key Worker’ in the subject heading. They should […]

Changes to LTNs confirmed by Ealing Council

LTNs are trialling across the borough

Ealing Council has confirmed a series of recommendations to improve Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTN)s in the borough following an interim assessment of the trial schemes last month (December 2020). Bollards currently used to prevent through traffic will be replaced with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras as a means of enforcing the trial schemes and an […]

An alarming increase in COVID-19 case numbers

National lockdown

This week in the light of the government’s decision to reintroduce a lockdown across the country from 4 January and the highly alarming increase in COVID-19 case numbers that we are seeing both in Ealing and across the capital, I have spoken with and written to faith leaders about what more we can all do […]

Local businesses must follow COVID-19 rules

COVID-19 stewards

Local businesses are being reminded to follow the government’s COVID-19 rules at all times as we all try to help stop the spread of the virus, protect vulnerable people in our communities and support the NHS. Ealing Council enforcement officers and COVID-19 stewards are working with the police to visit businesses in the borough to […]

Christmas 2020 is unlike any other

Coronavirus update

Christmas 2020 will not be as we’ve known it before, says council leader Julian Bell in his latest video update (above). Like other religious festivals in 2020, we’re not going to be able to celebrate it in the way that we would have liked. The new COVID variant has put us in Tier 4 and […]

Wishing you a greener Christmas

Recycling collections

Everyone is encouraged to think about the ways they can have a greener Christmas this year. Just like in previous years, residents are reminded that there will be some changes to rubbish and recycling collections over the festive period. People across the country waste more food this month than at any other time of the […]

Vaccination process will take months not weeks


This week has seen the historic moment when the first people were given the COVID-19 vaccine, (says Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council in his latest video above). Nobody in Ealing is yet to receive the vaccine, but that should happen hopefully in the next week. As I said last week, this mass vaccination process […]