General Election Candidates announced

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The candidates for the 2017 General election for Ealing are Humaira Sanders, Nigel Bakhai and Jon Ball.

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Charing Cross hospital rally

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Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central and Acton, Jon Ball, attended a rally organised by the Liberal Democrats to raise awareness of the Conservative government cuts to local hospital services.

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Heathrow consultation - ensure you tell them we do not want expansion

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Despite the fact that the Conservative government indicated it wished to expand Heathrow, your Liberal Democrat Councillors want as many residents as possible to remind them of the negatives of expanding Heathrow airport, by filling in the short consultation.

Airport Watch have advised us that there would be new flight path directly over Chiswick and it is likely that greater flights will mean more air and noise pollution. The consultation ends on Thursday 25 May and some facts to help give you more information, from Airport Watch, are available here.

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Tree update - additional money found

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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