Try something new: Free self-defence course

Self-defence and personal safety course

A local training academy is offering free self-defence and personal safety courses for women and girls. The course will run over six weeks from Saturday, 25 January and will teach you and train you with the latest self-protection techniques and tactics as well as the right mindset designed to keep you safe. Bethany-Anne, an Ealing […]

Use your vote on 12 December

Use your vote

It is almost time to use your vote in the general election – which is on Thursday, 12 December. Everyone registered will be able to vote for their preferred candidate. All polling cards have now been distributed along with postal and proxy votes for those unable to attend their polling station on the day. Where […]

Hassle free way to lower your energy bills

Lower your energy bills

Ealing Council is once again offering to help residents get a better deal on their energy bills by switching provider and saving money. Since 2013, local people have saved £367,639 on their fuel bills thanks to the Big London Energy Switch (BLES). This switching scheme, run by the council’s partner iChoosr, brings people together to […]

What is planning permission? Do you need it?

Planning application drawings

Whether you are thinking of carrying out some work on your home, or considering developing or changing the use of a building or a piece of land, you may need to apply for planning permission. The local planning authority is Ealing Council. If a developer wants to build new houses, or even if a resident […]

Slide Ealing: On-demand bus trial launches in Ealing

Slide Ealing on-demand bus

Ealing residents can jump on a new kind of bus ride this week with an on-demand service that lets you request a seat, select your pick-up and drop-off points and pay directly through an app. Slide Ealing is being run by Transport for London (TfL) for a 12-month trial period, seven days a week from […]

Counterfeit not welcome: Award for foiling fakes and frauds

Trading standards

Ealing Council’s trading standards team has won an award for its outstanding work to stop the sale of dodgy goods and counterfeit products in the borough. The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) recognised the team’s dedication to protecting the public by ensuring counterfeit goods – which are often dangerous or sub-standard – are not sold in the […]

New energy company for Londoners

London Power new energy company for Londoners

More than a million people are living in fuel poverty in London – the highest number since records began. A new ‘clean’ energy company aims to improve this situation while also helping the environment, too. Londoners are spending an estimated £3.5billion on gas and electricity household bills every year. On top of this, London’s residents […]

Junior Travel Ambassadors fun day

Junior Travel Ambassadors at training and fun day event

This autumn pupils came together from across the borough to learn about road safety and to train to become Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTA). The JTA programme – supported by the council’s school travel team is a student council which promotes active and sustainable travel as well as road safety. It brings children together to spread […]

Exciting future for Acton Library

Acton Library

The old Acton Library building could be transformed into a cultural hub for the community that will include a cinema and also space for theatre and live music. In October, Ealing Council’s cabinet approved the leasing of the building to the local community group Acton Arts Project for 24 years. The Acton Arts Project intends […]

Even more schools to become travel STARS

Mayfield Primary School STAR scheme case study

This autumn, 10 more schools joined up to the borough’s STARS programme, bringing the total of accredited schools up to 35. The Transport for London (TfL) STARS scheme is a school travel accreditation scheme that helps London schools and nurseries produce a travel plan. The scheme has three levels of accreditation, Bronze, Silver and Gold […]

Increased funding for police officers in Ealing

Police and council officers chatting to trader in Southall during the operation

Ealing Council has recommitted to funding additional police officers for the next three years to ensure Ealing is a great place to live, work and study. This ongoing commitment is in line with the council’s priority to keep communities safe and reduce crime and antisocial behaviour across the borough. The Police team will provide a […]

Keeping children safe in education with ‘toolkit’

Community safety team

Following on from the introduction of a Prevent toolkit for schools to help them keep vulnerable children safe from harm and exploitation, a new one has been developed for organisations running out-of-school activities. The Prevent Supplementary Schools Toolkit for out-of-school settings (OOSS) in the borough was put together by Ealing Council’s community safety team. Funded […]