Council to axe ward forums


After a period of speculation it has been confirmed that the budgets have been cut for all Ward Forums in Ealing. The last Southfield Ward Forum will be on 1st April 2020 in St Albans Church, South Parade at 7.30 pm.

In the ten years that they have been in existence they have provided an important means for residents to meet their elected representatives and the local police team, to raise issues and be updated on events in their area. In addition, having a local budget has enabled local ideas and suggestions to be implemented: be it the lighting on Acton Green and Southfield Rec, funding local charities which helped many children and the elderly, to contributing to the murals at Turnham Green, and the planting of hundreds of trees across the ward.

Councillor Gary Busuttil said: "It is a great shame that the Labour Council are doing this, but we will continue to have some form of local meetings throughout the year. Can I thank everyone who attended and contributed to the Forum over the past ten years, who ventured out on cold wet evenings, but who played their part in the community."

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