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  • Article: Oct 21, 2014

    The long term future of Oxford Street as an international shopping centre will only be secured if it moves towards permanent pedestrianisation, says a new report out today by Stephen Knight, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesperson. The report argues that Oxford Street will fall further behind other shopping centres, both in the UK and around the world, unless serious problems with congestion, pollution and safety are finally resolved.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2014

    More and more betting shops have opened due to a loophole in the law that allowed the big bookmaking chains to open branches in many locations without planning permission. Residents have expressed concerns about anti-social behaviour including muggings, drug dealing, vandalism, littering, harassment and intimidation from customers outside on the street, underage gambling and street drinking.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2014
    Local campaigner Craig O'Donnell is keeping tabs on developments on the Cinema site. There are now two proposals for a new cinema in Ealing.
    Land Securities continue to press ahead with their proposals for the Filmworks scheme and have confirmed that Picturehouse would operate their cinema and it would have 1,000 seats as pressed for by Cllr Jon Ball.
  • Article: Oct 16, 2014

    Labour rushes through planning decision with no escalators.

    When Ealing Broadway station is rebuilt for Crossrail, it will not have escalators or other improved facilities for users. Labour councillors rushed through a planning committee decision in August rather than trying to improve the proposals. Local Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Cllr Jon Ball spoke at the meeting to urge that the scheme be sent back to Crossrail and not passed until the station has escalators and proper facilities for people changing between trains and buses. Labour Councillors voted down Cllr Ball's proposal and passed the inadequate Crossrail scheme.

  • Article: Oct 15, 2014

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the recommendation today by the London Health Commission that Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square and 25,000 acres of parks in the capital should go smoke free said:

    "Huge changes have taken place in public attitudes towards smoking and it is important that this continues. It is now hard to even imagine that 30 years ago smoking was not only permitted on London Underground trains but was also routine in most offices.

  • Article: Oct 14, 2014
    In Southfield Ward Focus

    Please read about the recent Thames Water Storm Tanks meeting, Sycamore Lodge under threat and also hear about the Mulberry Centre who provide a great service to those suffering from cancer.

    Local Care Homes Plans threatened
    Councillor Andrew Steed has exposed Ealing Council for not referring elderly residents who are in need to care to both Elm and Sycamore Lodges.

  • Article: Oct 6, 2014
    By Cllr Gary Malcolm in http://garymalcolm.blogspot.co.uk/

    With the local elections behind us in Ealing and the Scottish Referendum now decided, it has shown us that to get people can be interested in politics they need to feel their vote will mean something.

    In Ealing the percentage who turned out to vote was about half that of Scotland. The approach from the Liberal Democrats is always to engage and involve residents and interested groups, in both the formation of policies and the feedback process about how Council services are being managed.

  • Article: Oct 2, 2014

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group and transport spokesperson, commenting on the announcement that funding has been confirmed to install step free access at Seven Kings, Maryland, Manor Park and Hanwell stations ahead of Crossrail fully opening in 2019 - meaning all Crossrail stations within London will be step free - said:

  • Event: November 6, 2014 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
    Grange Primary School, Church Gardens, Ealing W5 4HN

    Thursday 6 November 2014
    Grange Primary School, Church Gardens, Ealing W5 4HN

  • Event: November 13, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Scout Hut, Rugby Road, Chiswick, W4 1AT

    Thursday 13 November 2014
    Scout Hut, Rugby Road, Chiswick, W4 1AT