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 […]

Community projects at heart of your Future Ealing

Man and woman standing on the steps of Southall Town Hall

The Future Ealing Fund (FEF) is helping ambitious local ideas get off the ground and a range of different projects are already benefiting from support – including a community arts hub in Acton and a video series in Southall showcasing the talents and stories of local people. This second round of the FEF was announced […]

Front gardens: Climate action’s secret weapon

Woman standing in front of her driveway, which she has allowed to go 'green' with plants

Did you know that if you are lucky enough to own a driveway or front garden, you could have a powerful tool for climate action on your hands? The borough has approximately 75,000 front gardens. But a survey as long ago as 2005 found that more than half were covered almost entirely in hard surfaces. […]

Your personal computer champions

Man at computer desk inside library

The borough’s libraries have a become home to a group of friendly digital champions, on-hand to help you get to grips with everyday technology. While some people are excited by new technology, the rapid move to doing more things online is a worry for others. It can leave some people feeling isolated or vulnerable. The […]

Retrofit a big leap for green homes that are cheaper to run

Woman standing in front of house and garden gate

A significant chunk of the UK’s harmful carbon emissions come from keeping our homes warm. But the council is using a pioneering Dutch retrofit method to take the heat out of this issue. You may remember an article we ran recently about the ground-breaking approach to retrofitting homes that makes them incredibly energy efficient, which […]