Tree update - additional money found


In addition to the ward forum spend on trees it has been confirmed that Southfield will now benefit from additional funds from the Mayor of London's Tree Fund. This means that most, if not all, of the trees that were cut down last November (over 100) will be replaced.

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14 storey monster - 100 Bollo Lane planning update


The proposed 14 storey building for 100 Bollo Lane was given the go ahead by Labour-run Ealing Council recently.

Local residents had also objected to the scheme and over 100 of them had signed a Liberal Democrat petition which was handed in at the planning meeting.

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Acton Lane Wall Update

Councillors in front of Acton Lane Bridge

At our recent ward forum, Southfield Liberal Democrat Councillors Gary Busuttil, Gary Malcolm and Andrew Steed, agreed to use money from the Ward Forum budget to fund 60% of the work needed to demolish and stabilise the wall adjacent to the railway bridge on Acton Lane. 

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Longfield avenue


It is a year now since the Longfield Avenue traffic scheme was introduced. It's difficult to see how this scheme is improving safety or traffic flow.

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Blue Badge Blues eased


Ealing council have finally realised that not everyone who needs a blue badge has access to the Internet at home. They have now invited elderly and vulnerable people to use the free internet access at the borough's libraries.

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Update on plans to downgrade local hospitals


Councillor Gary Malcolm, attended a public meeting at Ealing Town Hall which discussed recent cuts that have been made to health services including the closure of Accident & Emergency (A&E) wards at Central Middlesex and Hammersmith hospitals, and the closure of the maternity and children’s A&E services at Ealing Hospital.

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Councillors support Mayor's charity for homelessness

key_acton_homeless_concern.pngSouthfield Liberal Democrats helped to organise a quiz night to raise money for Ealing Council's Mayoral charity, Acton Homeless Concern. Councillor Gary Malcolm's team won the quiz and many hundreds of pounds was raised for the charity.

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New rules to help reduce unsafe dog walker behaviour


Details of a new Professional Dog Walkers licencing scheme have been announced. This was prompted after residents commonly saw dog walkers with ten or more dogs across Southfield Rec. After the complaints, where some residents felt threatened by the large number of dogs, not always being kept under control, your Liberal Democrat councillors suggested that a licencing scheme should be introduced.

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Council Tax to rise - but no answer to the £30 million black hole


Ealing council's tax bill will rise this April after the Council passed on the 2% social care levy to residents.

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Acton Lane Wall: Good news for parents and children

There has been a long running campaign by parents and Councillors in Southfield, regarding the wall that juts out adjacent to the railway bridge on Acton Lane, near Woolsey's Cycle shop.

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