|South Acton Ward Councillors' January 2011 Newsletter|
All the latest news from your South Acton Ward councillors
Wednesday, 16th February, is a public consultation on the Local Implementation Plan (development and planning for the future) at the Oaktree Centre at 7pm;
Wednesday, 16th March, is South Acton Ward Forum at the Armenian Centre at 7pm.
The snow before Christmas was the worst I can remember for many years. I think the roads and some pavements were kept as clear as possible and I must thank the workers for their efforts. I thought I was going to be lynched by some of the pensioners at their Christmas party at St Mary's the Monday before the holiday because of the time it took to grit the Mount and King Street. Fortunately, it was done while the party was in progress. Thanks to Mary Tuohy for organising the party, the Rotary Club for funding it and the church for the hall. We still need to sort out who grits the areas around sheltered accommodation because I had the annual debate between Ealing Homes and Highways about who is responsible while there were at least three falls in Harleyford Manor, including the chairman of the residents' association.
Applications for primary school places must be in as soon as possible. Please draw the attention of parents to this.
L&Q and Countryside have received planning permission for the next stage of the regeneration in South Acton estate and the Meanwhile Works for the properties at the end of the programme have been approved but are still subject to further consideration. Cabinet has approved the procedure for public consultation on the town hall redevelopment.
The council is very concerned about the low level of recycling in South Acton, Acton Central and some of the wards in Southall. If we can improve there is a financial reward. Ideas are welcome so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before the ward forum meeting. Ideas for improvements in parks also attract joint funding from the council.
Lastly, clap your hands and jump for joy. The campaign by CARA, Twyford High School and your ward councillors, including former councillors Liz Brookes and John Cudmore, has finally resulted in traffic lights being installed and which are now working by Tesco's on Uxbridge Road. Local governemt does work, even if it takes its time. Now we need to get proper lighting on South Acton estate and improve the road safety at the junction of Bollo Bridge Road and Acton Lane.
John Gallagher email@example.com 020 8993 0017
Yvonne Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8993 4166
Mik Sabiers mik.sabiers@ ealing.gov.uk 07867 538646
Labour Councillors for South Acton Ward
12 January 2011