Be a part of the conversation and shape Ealing

Sun rising over homes

Residents and businesses are being invited to give Ealing Council their views on the area and on their local communities, so they can be part of a conversation that will help shape the future of the borough. It is part of an ongoing process in preparation for next summer, when the council will be presenting […]

Service and sacrifice: Lest we forget

Armed forces veteran wearing medals, carrying a wreath to lay at Ealing War Memorial

On Remembrance Sunday (14 November) the country will stop to commemorate the sacrifice of our armed forces, past and present. You can attend a local service; with three key, traditional events being held on the morning. Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Munir Ahmed, is due to attend a Remembrance Sunday service at Ealing War Memorial on […]

Helping you to get connected

A woman using a tablet device to use the internet

To mark Get Online Week (18-24 October) the council is helping residents gain confidence online, access important services like the council’s digital customer portal My Account, and learn new skills so they can participate more fully in society. The theme of Get Online Week this year is ‘Get online. Get connected.’ Using the internet confidently, […]

Stories of those who resisted racism

Three men looking at the camera. They are writers Samuel Selvon, John La Rose, and Andrew Salkey. It was taken by photographer Horace Ové

A new exhibition coming to the borough in November showcases the lives and actions of people who stood up to racism. Local people have played a huge role in pulling it all together. Ealing Rises Up is part of Citizen UK, a collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery and the council’s Ealing Local History Centre, in […]

Black actors in early Ealing films

A man wearing an old striped sailor's uniform standing next to a ship's captain holding an old fashioned pistol - scene from 1935 movie Midshipman Easy

Ealing Film Studios became world famous last century, not least for its production line of movies that came to be known as Ealing Comedy. October is Black History Month and Dr Jonathan Oates looks at a lesser known but important part of the studio’s early success: Black actors. The Ealing Film Studios’ releases between the […]

Design your weekend with fashion, film and fun in Park Royal

Buildings in Park Royal Design District

Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to check out talented artists on your doorstep this weekend. Park Royal has been chosen as the newest addition to the London Design Festival design districts and its studios will be opening up to the public for exhibitions, pop-up shops, performances and workshops. The London Design Festival (LDF) […]

Royal approval for charity setting the PACE for 17 years

Disabled people in wheelchairs and sitting on chairs, playing volleyball

A local charity, whose team of volunteers has been helping people with disabilities to stay active and enjoy sports for almost two decades, has been given a prestigious national award. PACE Charitable Trust will be given The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service next week (27 September) – the highest award a voluntary group can receive. […]

ParkPlay means free fun and games for all the family

Children running on grass in a park

Fancy joining in a free game of dodgeball, quick cricket or frisbee? Or tempted by the idea of a scavenger hunt or just having some family fun in a park? Well, ParkPlay might be for you. ParkPlay is a new, Sport England-backed charity offering free activities for people of all ages. It is running every […]

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 […]