South Acton Ward Council News

Cllr John Gallagher's monthly report


Dear Residents,

The South Acton Ward Forum meeting will be next Wednesday, 16th March, at the Armenian Centre, 105A, Mill Hill Road, at 7pm.

Census Day is Sunday, 27th March. Please make sure you fill in all present in your household on that day and encourage members, friends and neighbours to do so as well because this is worth £22 thousand for each registered resident over the next ten years for the council and other local public services.

Cllr Dr Abdullah Gulaid and I went to the Regeneration Open Day at the Priory Centre yesterday and spoke to several officers and advisors. While we were there several members of Acton Swimmimg Club and Acton History Group were there with members of the residents' working group and Priory users. We stressed the points that we do not think Acton councillors are receving all the information to which we feel entitled and that Priory users must be adequately rehoused, especially if the building is required for a school before the town hall is completed. We also reminded officers that we want the Passmore Edwards library forntage retained in the same way Acton History Group and former Councillors Phil Portwood, Pat Seers and Norman Pointing and I made sure happened with his building at Acton Care Centre.

Please note this email address: Residents in South Acton and Acton Central wards are becoming increasingly annoyed by large dogs attacking people and other dogs in Springfield Gardens but the police and park rangers need reports from the victims and owners when offences occur because they cannot deal with reports at ward forums or third hand from councillors. Several dog owners have told me about attacks on their pets but it is hard to persuade the CPS to prosecute so we may need to think about some sort of campaign or petition.

Cllr Mik Sabiers presented a petition to council directed to TfL about their strange decision to shut down the E3 and 440 bus stops for the 427 at Neville Close to the great inconvenience to the elderly residents.

I had the pleasure of launching Ealing Shop Mobility on 24th February in the company of John Sergeant, Steve Pound, MP, and Cllr Julian Bell. It is a very worthwhile scheme to assist people with disabilities to shop and help stimulate the local economy in these dark times. It is down to the vision Sian Vasey, of
Ealing Centre for Independent Living, and Dick John, a retired council officer, in particular.

Julian, Cllr Dr Patricia Walker and I attended Ealing Youth Conference on 19th February and we were very impressed by the young people present and their contributions. Hazooria Tann, from Twyford C of E High School, who spoke at council on the need for the crossing by the school, was elected deputy in the election for the Youth Parliament.

Your South Acton Labour Councillors

John Gallagher john' 020 8993 0017

Yvonne Johnson 020 8993 4166

Mik Sabiers 07867 538646


10 March 2011

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