Street party celebrated lockdown community spirit

Adults watching children sitting at a table doing arts and crafts at a street party

Neighbours in a street in Ealing held a party to celebrate the way everyone had come together to help each other through the pandemic – while raising money for charity. The ‘Lockdown Lift-Off Neighbourhood Street Event and Fundraiser’ took place in Ainsdale Road in the Hanger Hill ward. Ealing Council had given permission for the […]

Get ready for Ealing Half Marathon

Map of Ealing detailing the route of Ealing Half Marathon 2021

The award-winning Ealing Half Marathon is back once again and will take place this Sunday (26 September). There are some road closures to be aware of. Ealing Half Marathon could not take place last year because of COVID-19 restrictions but the race, which is endorsed by Ealing Council, has been able to return thanks to […]

Cutting our footprint and becoming zero heroes

Two sets of footprints - one much bigger than the other, denoting the larger carbon footprint of the UK vs the global average

Lots of phrases are used when talking about the climate crisis and our impact on the world but they are not always explained. WHAT IS ‘NET ZERO’? The council’s climate action strategy’s aim is to make our borough’s harmful emissions so low that we can effectively say we are ‘net zero’. But what does that […]

Healthy schools prize won with record points total

Three children eating food at a table at school

Youngsters are more likely to be healthier when they become adults if they adopt good eating and exercise habits early in life – and school is a great place to start. More than 70 schools in our borough have achieved ‘healthy schools’ status through the Healthy Schools London programme. And, in 2019, the council’s health […]

The power is in your hands

a energy saver lightbulb turned on in a line of switched off standard bulbs

With bills rising, there has never been a better time to switch energy provider and to lock in a good deal for your household power. And, with climate change on everyone’s minds, finding a supplier of renewable energy would be even better. Wholesale energy prices hit a three-year high recently, and the government regulator Ofgem […]

Here comes the sun: Solar powered schools

Grange Primary School pupils in the playground - one jumping in the air, one sitting with his thumbs up

Environmentally-aware pupils were excited to learn their school is getting new solar panels as part of the borough’s goal of reaching net zero carbon by 2030. The project at Grange Primary School in Church Gardens, Ealing, will supply clean energy from the sun as well as provide a handy educational tool – and save the […]

How speech therapy unlocks family communication

Two women chatting in an office

Our borough is the third most ethnically diverse local population in the whole of the UK and more than half of our school pupils do not speak English as their first language. Ealing Children’s Speech and Language Therapy service is funded by the NHS and Ealing Council. Its speech and language therapists support children and […]

Applications for high school starting now

School children walking and wheeling bikes towards the school entrance

Applications for children to start high school in our borough are now being received. If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, he or she will be due to leave their primary school next summer and start year seven at a high school in September 2022. The recommended date for […]

Climate crisis involves us all taking action

Climate action is needed now

Over the summer, the new leadership at Ealing Council set out our priorities for the coming year. We set out three key themes: Creating good jobs, tackling the climate crisis and fighting inequality. You will see more of this in the weeks and months to come. We are also going to be putting together a […]

Ealing Half Marathon – the race is on

Runners at the start of Ealing Half Marathon

The ever-popular Ealing Half Marathon is taking place in just three weeks’ time. A surge of local support made sure the race could go ahead. Earlier this year, the Ealing Half Marathon, a not-for-profit organisation endorsed by Ealing Council, stated that it needed more entries to help keep the event going. And it made an […]

How you can act for Ealing too

Placard saying 'There is no planet B' being held aloft at a protest

Act For Ealing is a growing network of community groups, businesses, local organisations and individuals working together to find ways to help the borough reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030. Supported by Ealing Council, Act For Ealing was started in summer 2020 and now has its own online Ealing Climate Action Hub […]

Around Ealing magazine – autumn 2021

Front cover of Around Ealing magazine - autumn 2021 edition

Welcome to the autumn 2021 edition of Around Ealing magazine. You can view PDF and interactive versions of the magazine (see below). As you will notice throughout this autumn 2021 edition of the magazine, instead of referring you to ealingnewsextra.co.uk for more information on lots of our stories, we are now telling you to go […]